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Properties like Whitney Beach Plaza will be held to a higher appearance standard if commissioners agree to strengthen the town’s property maintenance code.
Longboat Key Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 5 years ago

Property maintenance code changing

by: Kurt Schultheis Senior Editor

If you have a ripped pool screen cage or park a boat or trailer on the side of your house, the town of Longboat Key is going to eventually force you to fix your screen and park your boats and trailers elsewhere.

At its Monday regular workshop, the Longboat Key Town Commission agreed with staff’s recommendation to strengthen a property maintenance code that right now can only tell property owners to cut weeds and grass.

A rundown Whitney Beach and Plaza and a deteriorating Colony Beach & Tennis Resort have sparked the change to hold some property owners to a higher standard.

Also at its regular workshop, commissioners:

• An update on the National Flood Insurance Program, which the town currently participates in.

• A change in a town ordinance to allow for the switch to regular workshops on Mondays.
• Proposed building height regulations.

For more information, pick up a copy of Thursday’s Nov. 15 Longboat Observer.

Contact Kurt Schultheis at [email protected].

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