+ 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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19 Longboat Key Fine Art Festival
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Resident receives U.S. citizenship
For one Longboat Key resident, facing the American flag and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance held special meaning at the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key’s April 3 breakfast meeting.
Lacrosse players engineer spring break
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) lacrosse team members hit the beach on Longboat Key during their recent spring break.
Observer wins 20 Local Media Association awards
Local Media Association, made up of 2,000 newspapers in U.S. and Canada, announced the winners of its 2013 Editorial Contest Monday. The Observer Group won a total of 20 awards among eight of its newspapers, making it the third top company winner.