+ 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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17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.
Mar Vista dollars to benefit local teen
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub’s walls and ceiling are covered with dollar bills, signed and decorated by patrons. Every few years the restaurant removes the bills for a good cause.
'We Are The Marines'
That is how Maj. Brian Dix introduced “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps July 4, at Avery Fisher Hall.