+ Property owner to pay for violation
Lucinda Geeding, owner of 789 Broadway, will pay the town $770 in administrative costs while avoiding additional fees if she brings her property into compliance with town codes by 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, the Longboat Key Code Enforcement Board decided at its Jan. 13 meeting. Geeding appeared before the board to address a violation involving junk and discarded material. She told the board that she had not been living in the property and had been unaware of its condition.
+ Longboat BP goes postal
Longboat BP will begin operating as a contract post office Wednesday, Jan. 20. Customers will be able to weigh packages and pay for postage in addition to filling up their tanks and using the car spa at the BP station. The Longboat Key Post Office will supervise the BP station’s postal services. As a contract post office, it will not be permitted to sell postal money orders or operate post-office boxes. Postal service hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
+ PIC board member resigns
Betty Blair sent a letter to the Longboat Key Public Interest Committee Board of Directors dated Jan. 8, announcing her resignation from the board, effective immediately.
Blair, who now lives in Sarasota, said one of the reasons she decided to resign was because she didn’t like the position PIC took regarding Mayor Lee Rothenberg. PIC has urged Rothenberg not to run for another term in office because the committee believes the voters would not want him to run for more than six years.
+ Meetings& Agendas
• Key Club Islandside Project Hearings — 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 and Friday, Jan. 22, Temple Beth Israel, 575 Bay Isles Road.
• Town Commission Regular Workshop — 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road.
NUMBERS IN THE NEWS
0 — The amount of money Commissioner Hal Lenobel has spent on his at-large campaign race.
1 million — The amount of money Loeb Partners Realty is willing to spend on the Longboat Club Road intersection if traffic issues arise.
245 — The number of votes cast in the District 1 preliminary election as of Monday, Jan. 18.
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8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
12 Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
14 New Exhibit "Oh Baby" Life Cycles of the Seas
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
17 Hospitabull Evening 'A Taste of Israel'
Gauls celebrate sweet 60
On Jan. 29, Jack and Joan Gaul will celebrate their 60th anniversary.
Dora Walters goes by the book for readers
You saw her byline countless times during her 26 years at the Longboat Observer, but now, retired Senior Editor Dora Walters’ byline appears on her new book, “Rewind…Playback: A Collection of Life’s ‘Little’ Memories.”
Encore opening celebration
Members of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon-cutting event Jan. 20, at Amore by Andrea.