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Manatee and Sarasota Counties report 5.3 percent increase in Longboat property values

Manatee and Sarasota Counties report 5.3 percent increase in Longboat property values

As of July 1, the property appraiser offices in Manatee and Sarasota counties are reporting a 5.3 percent increase in Longboat Key property values this year. The Sarasota County property appraiser’s office reported a 2015 Longboat Key tax roll of $3,724,103,778, compared to a 2014 taxable value certified tax roll of $3,558,297,887 for a 4.66 […]

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

Town Manager distributes Longboat property valuations

Town Manager distributes Longboat property valuations

Town Manager David Bullock distributed the final property valuations for Manatee and Sarasota Counties which came in this week. Staff is proceeding to develop the maximum millages for the July 7 regular meeting. Enter your email below to receive occasional Longboat Key breaking news eblasts and updates. <a href=”http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1323554-NkTwY5gu7N” title=”Online Form”>Online Form – Constant Contact […]

July 6, 2014 | Posted in Business, Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat property values rise 5.4%

Longboat property values rise 5.4%

If the tax rate on Longboat stays the same, an additional $467, 618 will be generated through property taxes for the Town’s coffers.

June 2, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

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 »

Town to vote on trailer parking rules

Town to vote on trailer parking rules

Longboat Key will be unique in the area in that it will allow property owners to continue to park as many boat and boat trailers in their front yards as they wish.

January 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Boat trailers can remain in Longboat Key front yards

Boat trailers can remain in Longboat Key front yards

‘What is the scope of the problem? I have heard anecdotally that the Village never has made a complaint. Is this overkill?’

November 16, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | 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 »

Longboat property values may be on the rise

Longboat property values may be on the rise

Property values on Longboat Key are increasing for the first time since 2008. The town estimates that the overall increase for Longboat Key property will be approximately 2.1 percent. This number is based on preliminary estimates from the Sarasota County Property Appraiser’s Office and the Manatee County Property Appraiser’s Office. Town Manager David Bullock presented […]

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 »

Sarasota homeless nightmare hurts tourism, property values

Sarasota homeless nightmare hurts tourism, property values

Today’s buyer of million dollar properties and visitors from afar on vacation does not want the first introduction as they drive from the airport to be the three Charles Mansons and one Charles Mansonette who hold up a sign at U.S. 41 and the Ringling Bridge Causeway saying, “I am a sociopath, God Bless…”

March 31, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »