+ 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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Commission savors the sunshine
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