Town disputes trolley funding


Town disputes trolley funding


Date: November 30, 2010
by: Kurt Schultheis | City Editor


The Longboat Key Town Commission doesn’t believe it should have to pay one penny toward a trolley route on the island.

That’s what commissioners told the Manatee County Commission at a work session Tuesday, Nov. 30, in Bradenton.

And because the town of Longboat Key contributes about $347,000 annually to Manatee County’s roads and transportation fund, the commission believes the county is obligated to keep the route running.

Manatee County officials only have agreed to fund $200,000 of the $300,000 Longboat Key trolley route that expires Dec. 31 and expect the town to fund the $100,000 shortfall.

But at the work session, Nov. 30, Mayor George Spoll questioned a variety of funding options the county proposed for the route.

For more information, pick up a copy of the Dec. 2 edition of The Longboat Observer.

Contact Kurt Schultheis at

Login Register now

Currently 0 Responses

Login below to post a comment or click register.
Account E-Mail
forgot password? click here
Speak Your Mind Below!


Subscribe to our eNewsletters
1970 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-3468

Copyright 2014 The Observer Group Inc., All Rights Reserved