Daly, Brown win at polls; Mote, Colony lose

Ed Zunz, Jim Brown, Mayor Terry Gans, Jack Daly, Vice Mayor Phill Younger,
George Spoll.

Associate Publisher

On Tuesday, voters chose Commissioner Jack Daly over Larry Grossman for the District 4 seat and chose former Mayor Jim Brown over Gene Jaleski for the At-Large seat.

Neither of the referenda passed, with the Mote property request failing as well as the Colony property request failing. The first referendum was Mote requesting to convert its property on Gulf of Mexico Drive which is zoned C-1 commercial and allows no density to R-6MX residential which allows a maximum of six residential units per acre for a maximum of 10 units at the property.

The second referendum was requesting to add 180 additional residential units to the already existing 237 units at the Colony property, which would have changed the density from its current 13.6 units per acre to 24.11 units per acre.

The new town commission will select the mayor at a special meeting on Monday, March 20 at 7 p.m.

The following is a breakdown of the vote totals:


District 4 Race:

Jack Daly:             2,174

Larry Grossman:   1,087


District At-Large Race:

Jim Brown:     1,948

Gene Jaleski:  1,343


Referendum – Mote:

For:          1,525

Against:    2,131


Referendum – Colony:

For:          465

Against:  3,220

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