+ Dry Dock outdoor roof approved
The Longboat Key Town Commission approved a 1,239-square-foot outdoor dining roof structure for the Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, 412 Gulf of Mexico Drive, at its Tuesday, June 30 special meeting.
The roof will be located 22 feet from the bay, and the special exception granted allows the roof to have a minimum of 20 feet waterfront yard, instead of the required 50-foot setback.
Dry Dock owner Eric Hammersand can now begin construction on his roof this summer, which will require extensive construction, including pilings being hammered into the ground.
Hammersand asked for the special meeting, so the restaurant could close during the slower summer season for construction.
+ Town Hall closed for Fourth of July
In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, will be closed Friday, July 3. No changes to the garbage schedule will be made for the holiday.
• Phil Younger’s position at Delta Airlines was incorrectly reported in the June 25 edition. Younger was a member of Delta’s management team in Line Maintenance within Technical Operations.
• Planning Zoning and Building Director Monica Daigle’s code enforcement title was incorrectly reported in the June 25 edition. Daigle will work with the Code Enforcement Board but will not be called the code administrator, which is the official state license for a building official.
+ Meetings & Agendas
• Town Commission Regular Meeting — 7 p.m. Monday, July 6.
All meetings take place at Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road.
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2 Power Networking Seminar
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
16 Pillar of Hope Open House
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
16 Business After Hours Networking Event
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golfer sees swinging success
Longboat Key resident Arlene McKitrick celebrated her 200th golf championship win this week at Sara Bay Country Club in an FSGA event.
Mote receives NOAA grant
Mote Marine Laboratory recently received a $99,615 grand for its dolphin and whale rehabilitation efforts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Correction: Heitlers to net 75 years in April
In its Sept. 18 issue, the Longboat Observer featured Plymouth Harbor resident George Heitler, a lifelong tennis player who has played tennis for most of his 99 years and is a regular at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center.