+ Outdoor seating
The Town Commission approved two requests by The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill and The Longboat Key Club and Resort’s Harbourside Tennis Gardens at its Monday, Dec. 7 regular meeting. The Dry Dock requested a site-plan amendment for additional outdoor seating, and The Tennis Gardens asked for a site-plan amendment to allow for outdoor dining at the facility’s snack bar/café during operating hours of the indoor dining facility.
+ Town election dates confirmed
At its Monday, Dec. 7 regular meeting, the Longboat Key Town Commission confirmed Jan. 26 as the town’s preliminary election date (if a runoff election is required) and March 16 as the general municipal election date.
+ Commission makes business-tax revision
The Town Commission adopted an ordinance that revises a category of the town’s business-tax-receipt program to reduce the cost paid by individuals renting their boat slips.
Town Manager Bruce St. Denis recommended that the business tax be reduced from $103.95 to $33.60 per year after slip owners complained about the high cost of the tax.
+ Beach money
The Town Commission passed a resolution that will transfer $30,000 from the north-end, erosion-control structure account to the North Shore Road sand- fill project account. This resolution will allow the town to place 600 cubic yards of sand near the eroded North Shore Road public beach access point.
• Planning and Zoning Board Islandside Hearing — 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 at Temple Beth Israel..
• Code Enforcement Board Meeting — 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14.
All meetings take place at Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road.
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19 Longboat Key Fine Art Festival
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
19 Mote's Party on the Pass
22 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
23 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
A Cinderella story
A 10-week-old miniature pinscher puppy found a “happily ever after ending” at the Celebration of Pets April 12, at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds.
Pharmacy brings dose of medicine to Publix
The in-store pharmacy of Longboat Key Publix opened Monday, approximately 16 months after the completion of the new store at 525 Bay Isles Parkway, in the Shoppes of Bay Isles.
Golfer scores victory with less than a stroke
The Longboat Key Masters Golf Tournament, which took place March 28 through March 31, at the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Islandside and Harbourside golf courses came down to less than one stroke’s difference between first-place winner Kevin Preston and second-place winner Michael Russell, of Longboat Key.