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Community tells town what it wants

Community tells town what it wants

‘I think we have to look at each entity individually and not compare. Each should stand on its own merit.‘

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Commission approves first reading of 2011-2012 budget

Commission approves first reading of 2011-2012 budget

The Town Commission this week approved the first reading of its 2011-2012 budget, which included a 1.8872 millage rate, the same rate as the 2010-2011 budget. The commission decided to eliminate a proposed business-tax increase, which would have created an additional $8,000 in revenue, citing that now is not a good time to increase taxes […]

September 16, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Budget cuts targeted amid debate

Budget cuts targeted amid debate

In a blend of politics and fiscal pragmatism, Longboat commissioners accomplished two budget issues this week: setting a maximum tax rate and identifying more than one quarter million dollars in budget cuts to hold the tax rate in line with last year

July 15, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Manager slashes budget

Manager slashes budget

“We want to be presented with a budget balanced through cuts and not taxes, and we want you to identify the cuts” was the message Longboat Key town commissioners made clear to Town Manager Bruce St. Denis at the last budget workshop

July 1, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Mote receives $1 million pledge

Mote receives $1 million pledge

Two longtime supporters of Mote Marine Laboratory have pledged $1 million to fund key initiatives over the next four years. They recently donated the first portion of their pledge, which will be used to support a Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program at Mote as well as red-tide related research and outreach efforts. This pledge will help Mote […]

June 3, 2011 | Posted in In the news, Top Box | Read More »