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Budget, beaches & canals to fill fall agendas

Budget, beaches & canals to fill fall agendas

A long-range beach plan and canal dredging program must be clarified, adopted and funded in coming months.

September 24, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Bullock’s budget holds tax rate even

Bullock’s budget holds tax rate even

The budget is benefitting through a 5.33% increase in assessed values of LBK property.

August 8, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Bullock seeks 25K in dispatch dollars

Bullock seeks 25K in dispatch dollars

Town Manager Dave Bullock needs $25,000 of commission contingency money to pay for overtime in the Longboat Key Police Dispatch.

April 24, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town looks to shore-up reserves

Town looks to shore-up reserves

‘You will be spending money at a frightening rate. It is hard to imagine the speed through which money can be consumed.’

June 24, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Budget: where to cut, when to tax?

Budget: where to cut, when to tax?

At this stage of the discussion, only one commissioner hinted at raising the tax rate and the manager said he will return in June with a budget showing further cuts and the effect they will have on operations and services.

May 28, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Budget in adoption process

Budget in adoption process

n an effort to generate revenue to mitigate rising pension costs, the town commission decided to move forward with adopting the new millage rate of 2.0760 mils, up from 1.8872 mils in the 2012-13 budget.

September 9, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Employees win benefit showdown

Employees win benefit showdown

‘Arguing about this is like a sideshow at a carnival.’ — Commissioner Terry Gans

August 17, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The budget impact is in; Battle of the Benefits comes to head this week

The budget impact is in; Battle of the Benefits comes to head this week

The DROP benefit will cost the Town an additional $58,332 per year. The total cost is nearly $1.75 million over a 30-year amortization.

August 10, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

In today’s America, it seems people are either offended by something someone said about someone, that they shouldn’t have said about someone, or, our political leaders are spinning out a story that ends with us crouching in fear because we think the future now holds unimaginable terrors.

March 4, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

The President in his own words

The President in his own words

There was a time when Mr. Obama didn’t think concern about the deficit was a political form of domestic terrorism.

January 21, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »