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Cell tower policy debate heats up

Cell tower policy debate heats up

Two issues in play: how to best craft an ordinance to achieve the Commission’s intent of not allowing a cell tower on the Key and if the revision must go to the Planning & Zoning Board for re-review.

May 4, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

If you don’t know what you are doing…

If you don’t know what you are doing…

Although it is Town policy to discourage construction of a cell tower (the amendment would rank a cell tower as the least desirable option) the Board members seemed to fall over each other trying to accommodate a cell tower option.

June 24, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Telecommunications woes

Telecommunications woes

Since the final report was issued by TE Connectivity there has been a steady attempt to discredit it.

June 24, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Commission tells manager to pursue telecommunication hierarchy approach

Commission tells manager to pursue telecommunication hierarchy approach

Sarasota attorney Mike Furen asked why the Town has not hired a telecommunications expert in developing its code. Furen said staff had admitted it does not have the expertise to evaluate applications.

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town tangos with telecommunications

Town tangos with telecommunications

The new code proposes to allow a cell tower of up to 110 feet on all sites on Longboat Key, except for town owned property which will have a limit of 100 feet.

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

Town removes cell tower height controls

Town removes cell tower height controls

The Commission decided not to put the restrictive language in the Comprehensive Plan, but instead decided it will adopt land-use regulations down the road.

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town seeks to alter cell tower controls

Town seeks to alter cell tower controls

A change proposed in these Comprehensive Plan amendments is to take the height restrictions of cell towers out of the future land-use element and comprehensive plan altogether.

June 3, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Island Chapel members vote “no” to cell tower

Longboat Island Chapel members vote “no” to cell tower

A cell tower at Longboat Island Chapel is not going to happen according to church officials. The Longboat Island Chapel Congregation voted overwhelmingly not to approve an extension of a three-year lease agreement for a cell tower to be built on the church property at a special members-only meeting held Sunday, April 14.

April 15, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town talking telecommunications

Town talking telecommunications

The Town of Longboat Key is in the midst of amending its telecommunications policy and a working draft of proposed cahnges is currently posted for resident review on the Town Website, www.Longboatkey.org.

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Brown, Younger, Pastor are Longboat’s best vote

Brown, Younger, Pastor are Longboat’s best vote

A true analysis clearly shows the logic and rationale to vote for incumbent Jim Brown over Larry Grossman, incumbent Phill Younger over Gene Jaleski and challenger Irwin Pastor over Terry Gans.

March 4, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »