+ Town rules campaign sign wording must be changed
Town Clerk Trish Granger informed District 1 commission candidate Lee Pokoik Dec. 17 that campaign signs he has placed around town do not comply with state election requirements.
The signs read: “Lee Pokoik Town Commissioner.” Granger says the signs must read “Lee Pokoik for Town Commission District 1” so that incumbency is not implied.
Pokoik fixed the signs by using a black magic marker.
Said Pokoik: “You need a magnifying glass to read it, but the signs are fixed. There’s no requirement in state statutes that say how large the print must be.”
+ Commission writes pension scorecards
The Longboat Key Town Commission used a grading scale of one to five to answer a list of questions for its pension actuary to see what kind of pension plans the commission wants moving forward.
The answers the commission provided, the actuary said, indicate its current pension plan represents what it wants.
The commission will review an actuary report in January that could provide future cost-saving measures.
+ Garbage schedule stays the same for the holidays
The town of Longboat Key’s garbage, yard waste and recycling schedule is not affected as a result of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.
+ Christmas trees may be placed curbside for pickup
After the holidays, town residents may place Christmas trees curbside for normal yard-waste collection by 7 a.m. Wednesdays. Please remove all ornaments, icicles, lights and stands first.
Contact the Public Works Department at 316-1988 for more information.
+ Meetings & Agendas
• Town Commission Regular Meeting — 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4.
All meetings take place at Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road.
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2 Power Networking Seminar
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
16 Pillar of Hope Open House
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
16 Business After Hours Networking Event
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golfer sees swinging success
Longboat Key resident Arlene McKitrick celebrated her 200th golf championship win this week at Sara Bay Country Club in an FSGA event.
Mote receives NOAA grant
Mote Marine Laboratory recently received a $99,615 grand for its dolphin and whale rehabilitation efforts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Correction: Heitlers to net 75 years in April
In its Sept. 18 issue, the Longboat Observer featured Plymouth Harbor resident George Heitler, a lifelong tennis player who has played tennis for most of his 99 years and is a regular at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center.