+ Code Enforcement Board is not being used to its full potential
At the Longboat Key Town Commission’s special Colony Beach & Tennis Resort workshop in April, Town Manager Dave Bullock noted to commissioners the quickest way to get the Colony to respond to town code violations was to involve the Town Commission and schedule a meeting. In the same way, had the town’s Code Enforcement Board been involved, compliance may have been obtained sooner, and commissioners might have been spared the time dealing with such violations.
There is more “sugar than vinegar” on the code board, and its history will confirm that. There have been difficult cases requiring the code board to wield its authority with the threat of fines (the vinegar), as incentive to come into compliance quickly. The goal of the code board, however, has always been to achieve compliance in a reasonable time period without resorting to fines (the sugar).
There is no question that the code-enforcement officer has resolved code violations. The question is how many of those cases could have been resolved sooner had code board meetings been held. If so, might the code-enforcement officer have helped to achieve complicity with the extensive violations at the Colony? Although there have been innumerable violations, the code board was not convened to deal with the issues for which they have been selected.
Longboat Key resident and a Code Enforcement Board member
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- Thank you for reporting the story of the two men trying to take over SOS. Their incredible remark denying they have fired Lee Fox by saying she can stay for one more year but work out of her home and not in the office at SOS where she has worked for years saving this organization.
After the Pelican Man died I never thought anyone would have the strength and ability to save this wonderful organization. But Lee Fox labored long and hard and got a license for this organization to operate.
Now two fundraisers want to kick her out. It is unbelievable. I hope she has a good lawyer. In most organizations the fund raisers work for the person who holds the license and the dream. This is blatant sexism against a pioneering woman.
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