+ Commissioner plans final term
Town Clerk Trish Granger confirmed that District 3 Commissioner Peter O’Connor submitted election paperwork at Town Hall for another two-year term.
O’Connor’s third, and final, two-year term would begin March 2010 and end in March 2012 if he is re-elected.
O’Connor still must file paperwork with the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections office.
+ Beach funding resolution passes
The Longboat Key Town Commission approved a beach-funding resolution at its Monday, July 6 regular meeting that allows the town to continue to remain eligible for state grants.
A breakwater solution for north-end beach erosion is eligible for 22% cost sharing with the state if approved by the Florida Department of Transportation. And the $2.5 million groin project that will be built behind The Islander Club has already received approval for 22.79% cost sharing.
+ School’s out for the summer
Longboat Key town staff has canceled the July and August Zoning Board of Adjustment regular meeting and the July and August Planning and Zoning Board regular meetings for a lack of agenda items in the summer months.
The Town Commission will also not hold any regular meetings or regular workshops in July or August. The Town Commission’s next scheduled meeting is its Monday, Sept. 14 regular meeting.
+ Meetings & Agendas
• Code Enforcement Board Meeting — 10 a.m. Monday, July 13.
All meetings take place at Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road.
NUMBERS IN THE NEWS
151 — Number of town water samples taken in 2008 to look for bacteria. None came back positive.
25,000 — The amount in dollars the Town Commission is willing to spend to hire a traffic consultant to dispute the city of Sarasota’s bayfront connectivity proposal.
1.6 — The maximum millage rate the Town Commission adopted at its Monday, July 6 regular meeting.
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Paint the town red and green
This year, we won’t just be on the lookout for the most festive holiday lights on the Key. We’ll be on the prowl for anything that embodies the happiness of the holidays with our new “Spirit of the Season” contest.
Pettingell tradition is as sweet as pie
For the sixth consecutive year, Pettingell delivered pies from Yoder’s Restaurant in Sarasota to his customers at Thanksgiving.
Former Key Club manager takes on new role
Former Longboat Key Club & Resort General Manager Michael Welly has a new gig.