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Longboat pushes for erosion fix

Longboat pushes for erosion fix

The Longboat Pass Management Plan, which addresses everything from the alignment of the channel separating Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key to the installation of groins and sand-retaining strategies, was discussed and debated Tuesday by the Longboat Key Town Commission and Manatee County officials.

February 18, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Meet, greet hosted for candidate Ray Rajewski

Meet, greet hosted for candidate Ray Rajewski

Longboat Key residents Terrie DuCray and Dr. Patrice Greene hosted a candidate meet and greet for Longboat Key Town Commission District 3 candidate Ray Rajewski last night. More than 60 Longboat Key residents gathered at DuCray’s home to meet with Rajewski, ask him about their concerns for Longboat Key’s future and to learn more about his position on current issues.

January 6, 2012 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

2011 Year in Review: Beach renourishment continues with vote

2011 Year in Review: Beach renourishment continues with vote

Longboat Key’s erosive North End received a new 130-foot wide beach last fall. Public Works Director Juan Florensa said the $5 million project placed a total of 150,000 cubic yards of fine white sand from the Broadway beach access to the north tip of the island. Florensa said the beach was a short-term fix that […]

December 31, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Beach plan going to bid

Longboat Beach plan going to bid

The end of an era. In a decision that marks a radical change from 14 years of consistently using Coastal Planning and Engineering (CP&E), the Town Commission is putting the beach management plan out to bid for 2012

November 5, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Long-term fix needed for LBK’s north end beach

Long-term fix needed for LBK’s north end beach

“The beach is in trouble once again,” said north end resident Gene Jaleski. The sand at the newly renourished North Shore Road beach access is already eroding after its completion in May 2011, and an escarpment, or drop off, has formed at the beach access area

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

News analysis: Town seeks ‘top shelf’ interim manager

News analysis: Town seeks ‘top shelf’ interim manager

‘This commission is looking for someone who has the experience to bring and embrace new ideas and direction to the various town issues, while having the managerial skills to carry out the policy.’

September 23, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Town talks of ‘pesky’ Yonkers property

Town talks of ‘pesky’ Yonkers property

It has been called a pimple, a protrusion and more scientifically — a shoreline anomaly. Specifically the reference is to a 1.67 acre parcel located mid-key, known historically as the Yonkers Property, which has a seawall that juts closer to the Gulf of Mexico than the neighbors — just enough to cause major headache, cost and expense to the town’s beach maintenance program

September 23, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

The journey behind our manager’s departure

The journey behind our manager’s departure

I called the town manager after the resignation agreement was signed, after he stepped down, after his 14-year career on Longboat Key was over. And he asked if I was looking for a quote. I suddenly realized that I had to stop working. I found myself attempting to be fake and do my job while a decent man that I have known for 14 years was driving home from work for the final time

September 16, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Half a beach is better than none?

Half a beach is better than none?

The newly restored North Shore beach features quite a drop-off caused by the recent storms…

September 10, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Resident pushes for sand technology testing

Resident pushes for sand technology testing

Resident and former Commissioner Gene Jaleski has asked Mayor Jim Brown to test the SandSaver technology to confirm his believe that it works well. Jaleski has asked the Town Commission to spend a relatively small amount of time and money to conduct a test at the north end where, he says, the $4 million worth […]

September 10, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »