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Longboat Key Thursday, May. 29, 2014 11 months ago

Commission passes on nuisance hearings

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by: Kurt Schultheis Managing Editor

The Longboat Key Town Commission had to wait three months to do it, but they finally reconvened a Colony Beach & Tennis Resort public nuisance hearing Wednesday morning at Town Hall to back off on procedures that could lead to the demolition of certain buildings on the shuttered property.

With the Colony’s legal mess still stirring in U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the potential of lawsuits from Colony unit owners looming if buildings eventually are approved for demolition, the commission took a different approach.

Commissioners unanimously approved a proposed option by Town Manager Dave Bullock to correct a long list of issues that constitute a public safety issue for Key residents through the town code and a revised report and recommendation checklist presented by Building Official Wayne Thorne.

“You can end the public nuisance hearings today and allow town staff to pursue code enforcement of the town code administratively,” said Town Attorney Maggie Mooney-Portale.

Bullock said Thorne has already begun the process of delinieating on a building by building basis what the deficienies are to certain buildings that need to be corrected.

“We bring you this path that I believe will allow us to take targeted action in this report,” Bullock said.

For more information, pick up a copy of next week's Longboat Observer.

Contact Kurt Schultheis at kschultheis@yourobserver.com

 

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