The town hadn’t even posted an ad for the soon-to-be-vacant town manager’s position but had already received nine applications at the May 14, 1982, Longboat Key Town Commission meeting.
The ideal candidate: someone between the ages of 35 and 60 with a graduate degree in public administration, experience running a small city and experience in dealing with developers and zoning and coastal issues.
Salary: $32,000 to $40,000, “preferably at the lower end of the scale, so as to allow for raises as he/she progresses in the job.”
Adjusted for inflation, that works out to $77,188.77 to $96,486.22 in 2013 dollars.
The current town manager’s salary: $180,000.
+ It takes a Village
The group now known as the Longbeach Village Association held its first meeting May 7, 1986.
The group called itself the Village Civic Association before deciding to name itself the Longbeach Village Association in honor of the old Longbeach post office. Other names considered, and sometimes used, included the North Longboat Civic Association, the Longboat Forum and the Longbeach Civic Association.
+ Colony receives a sign from commission
Colony Beach & Tennis Resort General Manager Katie Moulton told the Longboat Key Town Commission at its May 3, 1999, meeting the Colony’s sign had been in place for about 30 years, but former Planning, Zoning and Building Director Mary Black told the commission she hadn’t seen “conclusive data” proving the sign was more than 25 years old.
The commission sided with the Colony, giving the sign historic designation, which is reserved for signs more than 25 years old.
That meant the Colony didn’t have to move its sign, which extended about 4 feet into the state right of way.
The sign still stands today and is still owned by longtime Colony owner Dr. Murray “Murf” Klauber. Last summer, after several letters faded, Klauber had the words painted over with the sign’s signature forest green color.
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19 Mote's Party on the Pass
22 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
23 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
23 Wine Tasting for Mote at Harry's on Longboat Key
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
A Cinderella story
A 10-week-old miniature pinscher puppy found a “happily ever after ending” at the Celebration of Pets April 12, at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds.
Pharmacy brings dose of medicine to Publix
The in-store pharmacy of Longboat Key Publix opened Monday, approximately 16 months after the completion of the new store at 525 Bay Isles Parkway, in the Shoppes of Bay Isles.
Golfer scores victory with less than a stroke
The Longboat Key Masters Golf Tournament, which took place March 28 through March 31, at the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Islandside and Harbourside golf courses came down to less than one stroke’s difference between first-place winner Kevin Preston and second-place winner Michael Russell, of Longboat Key.