+ 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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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.