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Commissioners Terry Gans, left, and Phill Younger, were sworn in Monday as mayor and vice mayor, respectively. Terry O'    Connor
Longboat Key Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 5 years ago

Longboat Key Town Commission selects new mayor in special vote

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Four days after Longboat Key Mayor Jack Duncan resigned as District 2 commissioner following his quadruple bypass, the Town Commission selected his replacement Monday.
by: Terry O’Connor News Editor

Four days after Longboat Key Mayor Jack Duncan resigned as District 2 commissioner following his quadruple bypass, the Town Commission selected his replacement Monday.

Vice Mayor Terry Gans was voted in unanimously to succeed Duncan.

“I appreciate the confidence of my fellow commissioners,” Gans said.

Commissioner-elect George Spoll was sworn in to fill the District 2 vacancy left by Duncan’s resignation. Spoll had been nominated to be mayor, too, “respectfully declined” in favor of Gans. The nomination by Commissioner Aramndo Linde was withdrawn.

Commissioner Phill Younger was voted in to succeed Gans as vice mayor in a 5-2 ballot for vice mayor.

All the fill-in officials will serve terms until the March 2017 statutory meeting.

Roughly 50 attendees were at the meeting, which also featured discussions and updates on the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort redevelopment, the Zota Beach resort and the town moratorium on legal medical marijuana dispensaries and treatment centers.

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