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Pinocchio knows what’s best for Longboat Key

Pinocchio knows what’s best for Longboat Key

Just like the search for the weapons of mass destruction, there is not a single foot of pavement on Longboat Key where my Iphone lost reception.

July 29, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Boat trailer rules under review

Boat trailer rules under review

The Town of Longboat Key is looking to clean up its yards. In an effort to regulate boat trailers and portable storage units, the town is working on an ordinance that will forbid parking boat trailers in front yards or driveways for a period of more than 5 days per month.

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Perspectives on proposed Urban Land Institute study

Perspectives on proposed Urban Land Institute study

It is unfortunate that the committee’s set of questions does not focus on a limited number of major issues facing the Town.

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Spanish Main considers cell tower

Spanish Main considers cell tower

Cell tower considered at site of existing 65-foot abandoned concrete television tower.

June 24, 2013 | 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 »

Mar Vista hearing canceled for attorney input

Mar Vista hearing canceled for attorney input

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant owner Ed Chiles this week rescinded his application to restore the historic Rufus P. Jordan House, but will proceed with building a tree house and adding 11 seats to the restaurant. This revised application was originally on the Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Board’s 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 agenda. However, […]

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 »

Town Attorney urges Commission to rescind Mar Vista approval

Town Attorney urges Commission to rescind Mar Vista approval

The Longboat Key Town Commission will consider Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m. a recommendation from Town Attorney Maggie Mooney-Portale to rescind the site plan that the board granted on May 6 for a Mar Vista restaurant expansion. Mooney wrote: “Due to procedural Abnormalities and based upon the request from the applicant to refile a […]

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

Errors force Mar Vista do-over

Errors force Mar Vista do-over

Public noticing requirements failed to meet legal muster and due process of affected Village residents has been violated. Staff fixing 30-year old method.

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