+ 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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3 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
19 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
21 Taste of the Keys & Fashion Show
8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
Program to honor Sally Shapiro
Longboat Key resident Sally Shapiro loved music, and a special musical program her husband, Sam, organized will honor her memory.
Key of Sea seeks new voices
Key of Sea Chorus, which sings at assisted-living and retirement homes in the Sarasota area, is inviting new members to join.
Learn more about LBK Foundation
Want to know more about the Longboat Key Foundation, which is embarking on a $1 million fundraising drive, as reported in the Dec. 18 issue of the Longboat Observer?