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Town seeks new plan to pay for island-wide undergrounding

Town seeks new plan to pay for island-wide undergrounding

‘The question is how to get it done? I believe this island can make this happen. I think we can find a funding mechanism we can all live with.’

September 20, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Undergrounding should not divide community

Undergrounding should not divide community

I fear that we are currently moving too hastily, without sufficient public discussion, and are on a bad course with regard to a matter of supreme importance. This will likely result in a bad result for our community and one that will further divide us rather than unite us.

July 14, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

A burial we should all look forward to watching

A burial we should all look forward to watching

By divesting the methodology from property values, the smallest unit and the largest home pay the same. Even more troubling is the fact that the majority of Longboat Key taxpayers will pay nothing whatsoever toward undergrounding all of the side streets.

June 9, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Candidate countdown…

Candidate countdown…

Final debate of election brings strong answers and differences.
• Jaleski against tourism; others say it is manageable.
• How should we solve traffic on the Key? Candidates differ.
• Which candidates are ready to lead? Read the answers.
• How do we redevelop and keep our beauty and ambiance?
• Any lessons learned from the recent defeats in court? You decide.

March 3, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

What’s first?: Colony rising from the ground or power lines getting buried?

What’s first?: Colony rising from the ground or power lines getting buried?

Meanwhile, Longboat erodes. Our patience erodes. And meanwhile we die. Die of boredom or die literally. And the still living find other pursuits that happen more decisively like watching the trees bend toward the sun in the backyard.

February 23, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Candidates speak out on tourism, boat trailers and managing blight

Candidates speak out on tourism, boat trailers and managing blight

Longboat Key News asked each of the four candidates in the contested elections questions regarding three issues: whether to adopt a boat/trailer ordinance, if the town needs more tourism units, and whether the town should acquire the north end gas station. In the coming weeks leading to the election, Longboat Key News will publish questions and answers with the candidates. Here is what they had to say:

February 20, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Options offered in undergrounding Longboat utilities

Options offered in undergrounding Longboat utilities

The commission will debate the politics, fairness and viability of who ought pay for what.

February 20, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat’s beach condition, admin costs and future challenges tackled

Longboat’s beach condition, admin costs and future challenges tackled

Should the town bury power lines on GMD or the entire key? Why or why not? And how should the project(s) be funded? Read what our candidates say…

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

Longboat Key Candidates talk development rights, power line burying and dog park

Longboat Key Candidates talk development rights, power line burying and dog park

Should the town bury power lines on GMD or the entire key? Why or why not? And how should the project(s) be funded? Read what our candidates say…

January 31, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

What didn’t Longboat Key residents get for Christmas?

What didn’t Longboat Key residents get for Christmas?

Barring the calling of a special election, residents will have to wait for more than a year to vote for burying the utilities on Gulf of Mexico Drive.

January 12, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »