+ 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 Business After Hours Networking Event
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
24 JFCS Golf Challenge
30 Run to Remember Sponsor and Team Captain Appreciation Night
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
25 Run to Remember
Good pick for Pick
St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church Reverend Emeritus Edward Pick was born in 1935 and ordained to the priesthood in 1960.
Lovebirds: 75 years fly
Charles “Buzz” and Jane Walker celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day with 40 family members and friends at Moore’s Stonecrab Restaurant.
Back in the running
We were skeptical last April when former Longboat Key resident John Wallace told us he had reached the finish line of his marathon career.