Longboat Key Players Club unit owners approved a $1.3 million construction project for a new social center last year.
The $504,061 increase from Longboat Key property value increases, along with other line item adjustments, reduces an estimated $426,000 deficit to $389,675.
With the Longboat Key's building department hitting record-breaking permits numbers this year, the town is searching to find extra staff to keep up with a contractor demand for permits.
During turtle nesting season, visitors, residents and businesses are encouraged to move their belongings away from the beach to help turtles. Many, however, are leaving items behind, which can cause problems for nesting turtles.
Town Manager Dave Bullock recommends a millage rate that’s flat at 2.1763.
The property appraiser offices in Manatee and Sarasota counties are reporting a 5.3% increase in island property values.