+ Performance review time for town manager
It’s time for the Longboat Key Town Commission to give Town Manager Dave Bullock an annual performance review.
Commissioners were mailed a blank copy of an annual evaluation to complete and return to Town Hall by Oct. 30. Evaluations will be summarized and included on the agenda for discussion at the Nov. 12 workshop.
The town manager’s employment agreement reads that commissioners shall review and evaluate the job performance of the town manager at least once each year of the employment agreement. Commissioners must also define annually the goals and objectives of the town manager.
+ Financial abuse workshop offered
The Sarasota Community Alliance Aging in Place Action Team and University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USF) will sponsor a free educational event called “Last Will & Embezzlement: Protecting Yourself and Others from Fraud and Exploitation,” from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 5, at the USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus, Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
The event includes the showing of a short documentary featuring actor Mickey Rooney and local professionals in aging. A panel of local experts involved in the prevention and prosecution of financial abuse will address how exploitation happens.
Space is limited. Register online at lastwillandembezzlement.eventbrite.com, or contact Raquel Castillo at 861-2575 or Raquel_Castillo@doh.state.fl.us.
+ Publix update
The new Publix looked pretty much the same for several consecutive weeks until last week, which brought constructive developments. Gray corbel underneath the soffit, or roof overhang, is now in place, and roof structures have been dried in and framed. The entry facade has been framed and the windows put in place, all of which bring the store closer to the final look Longboaters will see in December upon its opening.
Longboat Key Commissioner Pat Zunz was incorrectly quoted last week as stating she was a former chair of the Planning and Zoning Board. Zunz is a former planning board member and the past chair of the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Meetings & Agendas
• Town Commission Regular Meeting — 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1.
• Code Enforcement Board Regular Meeting — 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8.
• Zoning Board of Adjustment Regular Meeting — 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11
• Town Commission Regular Workshop — 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15.
All meetings take place at Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, unless otherwise noted.
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