+ Portable storage proposed for Key
A Montana man who regularly visits Longboat Key is tired of his inability to store things on the Key. So, on Monday at the regular workshop, Carl Heishman asked the Longboat Key Town Commission if it would be open to him building a commercial storage unit on the Key.
He said it would not be the land-eating type that has tin siding and one garage door after another, but rather an architecturally pleasing multilevel unit.
“Believe me, I wouldn’t want to see industrial buildings on your island,” Heishman said.
Commissioners wondered if such a project could fit in areas where existing buildings are vacant. They suggested that Heishman meet with Planning and Zoning staff for direction because rezoning would have to occur.
+ Town hosts health fair Friday at Town Hall
The town will hold its annual employee health fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, at Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road.
The event will include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and body mass index screenings. Other offerings include glaucoma checks, skin screenings, and a nutritional scanning. Breast cancer ultrasound screenings are also available for $139; preregistration is required.
The event is open to the public. Cost for participants who are not enrolled in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida is $39. Cash or checks are accepted.
For information, contact Human Resources Manager Lisa Silvertooth at 316-1999.
In the May 8 Black Tie & Tales column, we incorrectly stated a “Surprising Sunday” item. Linda Salomon recalled celebrating Gloria Moss’ birthday in Beaune, France with her husband, Gilbert, and Moss’ late husband, Marty.
Meetings & agendas
Town Commission Budget Workshop — 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22.
Planning and Zoning Board Regular Meeting — 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 27
Town Commission Regular Meeting — 7 p.m. Monday, June 2
All meetings take place at Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, unless otherwise noted.