Commission discusses beach bond validation today


Commission discusses beach bond validation today


Date: March 24, 2011
by: Kurt Schultheis | City Editor


The Longboat Key Town Commission will discuss how to validate its $16 beach bond referendum at its 1 p.m. regular meeting today.

The town of Longboat Key has no access to $16 million in funds that Key voters approved for a beach project last week because of an advertising error committed by the Town Clerk’s Office.

The commission must decide whether to hold another election or get the vote validated by a county judge.

Also at its regular workshop at Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, the commission will:

Consider forwarding to its April 4 regular meeting for formal action:
• A resolution that provides a cost and fuel adjustment increase for the town’s Waste Management garbage service contract.

• An update regarding the Planning, Zoning and Building Department’s proposed fee schedule.

• A brief overview presentation of the Longboat Key Police Department presented by Police Chief Al Hogle.

• A brief overview presentation of the Longboat Key Fire Rescue Department present by Fire Chief Paul Dezzi.

• The possibility of forming an economic revitalization committee for the town.

• Establishing parameters for a future island-wide beach project.

• The cost and scope of a peer review that will be performed of the town’s Comprehensive Beach Management Plan.

• The proposed development for Bayfront Park and the required actions necessary to renovate and expand the park.

• The possibility of offering beer and wine for sale at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center.

• The present status of the current year’s budget and preliminary information regarding the fiscal year 2011-12 budget.

• Modifications presented by the Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Board, regarding a section of the town code that deals with walls, fences, hedges and berms.

• The possibility of removing some state “No Parking” signs in the Gulf of Mexico Drive right-of-way.

• Key residents and commissioners to committees named in the town code or as required by outside agencies.

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  • The issue regarding offering beer and wine for sale at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center is a winner. This has been something I have been proposing to the staff for many years. I think it's a great way to socialize with fellow tennis players similar to the cafe at the Key Club and a great way to enhance revenues. The Tennis Center is a beautiful facility and goes begging for that extra something that would enhance camaraderie.
  • Milan Adrian
    Thu 24th Mar 2011
    at 5:51pm
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