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Sarasota Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 5 years ago

Wedding fee a 'deterrent'

by: Robin Roy City Editor

During the Dec. 7 City Commission meeting, commissioners were discussing a proposed fee of $250 for weddings in city parks and began to have a little fun with it.

Commissioner Fredd Atkins said the $250 surprised him.

“It doesn’t cost that much to get married,” he said. “And they don’t know what they’re getting into.”
That got a laugh around the City Commission Chambers.

Vice Mayor Kelly Kirschner joked that could be the purpose of the fee.

“Maybe it acts as a deterrent,” he said.

The $250 fee was approved for weddings with parties of more than 10 people.

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