+ Residents are urged to voice their opinions
Longboat Key residents are urged to attend a meeting at noon Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, to discuss options for the town’s island-wide beach renourishment project.
+ Longboat election sees new challengers
The District 2 Longboat Key Town Commission seat currently held by Mayor George Spoll, who is term limiting out this March, suddenly has two potential challengers.
Town Clerk Trish Granger confirmed that Harbourside residents Jack Jaret, a former general employees’ town pension board trustee, and Jack Duncan have returned candidate qualification packets and are in the process of obtaining signatures from registered voters.
If both residents become certified candidates by the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Office by the Nov. 15 qualification deadline, it will mark the town’s first commission race for the March municipal election.
The District 4 commission seat held by Vice Mayor Jim Brown and the At-large seat held by Commissioner Phillip Younger still have no challengers. Both Brown and Younger have qualified for their seats and are seeking re-election.
Former Mayor Joan Webster announced in a press release last week that she would not seek another two-year term as a commissioner in either the District 4 or At-large seat.
The news came less than a week after Granger notified The Longboat Observer that Ray Rajewski, a town Tax Oversight Committee member who had filed paperwork to run for the seat, has also decided not to run for the At-large seat.
And Alan Moore, co-owner of Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant & Marina, will also not run for the At-large commission seat this March.
Any other interested citizens can request a commission candidate qualification packet by calling Granger at 316-1999.
The correct phone number for the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Foundation is 202-296-0567.
+ Meetings & Agendas
• Zoning Board of Adjustment Regular Meeting — 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11.
• Vision Plan Special Meeting — 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11.
All meetings take place at Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road.