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Longboat commission refuses police desire to join State pension

Longboat commission refuses police desire to join State pension

The Town’s negotiator explained that in 2013, when the Fire Department entered the state retirement system, the town agreed to pay 10% of the cost annually and the Firefighters agreed to pay the balance through wage reductions. He said the police decided not to do this.

December 19, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Our Town ought help, not harm the Colony debacle

Our Town ought help, not harm the Colony debacle

The town needs to take that 17.2 acres and determine a viable and legal building envelope that will encourage redevelopment. That, if nothing more, will be of immense value in telling a potential suitor — “This town wants your investment.”

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Gans whacks bicycling Rajewski with SUV

Gans whacks bicycling Rajewski with SUV

Only on Longboat Key would a Commissioner who adamantly supported the Key Club approval, accidently crash into a former Commission candidate who campaigned against growth, tourism and the Club expansion plan, as the anti-development candidate rode his bicycle.

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

Community meets with Colony chaos

Community meets with Colony chaos

‘The Aquarius property values have been impacted severely. We have had to increase the security at the Aquarius because we do not feel safe.’

April 27, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

New Longboat Key Town Commission in place; Brown named Mayor, Brenner Vice Mayor

New Longboat Key Town Commission in place; Brown named Mayor, Brenner Vice Mayor

Status qou: Mayor Jim Brown was reappointed to his post as was Vice Mayor Dave Brenner.

March 25, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Election 2013: Candidate countdown…

Longboat Key Election 2013: Candidate countdown…

Final debate of election brings strong answers and differences.
• Details of future Islandside plan revealed; Bob White protests.
• Is the Longboat Hilton project being handled correctly? Candidates differ.
• Which candidates are firmly against cell towers? Read the answers.
• Why did Jaleski quit the Commission last time? George Spoll takes issue.
• Any lessons learned from the recent defeats in court? You decide.

March 4, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

The shape of Election 2013

The shape of Election 2013

Now that the deadline for the 2013 Longboat Key election has passed, it is official that three out of the four commission races are contested.

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Key candidates strategize

Key candidates strategize

‘The bottom line was when George Spoll was Mayor; he and those Commissioners made a huge mistake in approving the Key Club.’

October 29, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town Commission Meetings

Town Commission Meetings

The Commission took formal action at its June 6 regular meeting to change the date of the September Regular Meeting from September 10 to September 4.

July 28, 2012 | Posted in News Shorts | Read More »

Duncan, Younger seek second term

Duncan, Younger seek second term

The Longboat Key political season is stirring with District 2 Commissioner Jack Duncan taking out re-election papers and At-Large Commissioner Phill Younger doing the same.

June 11, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »