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Bayfront Park Recreation Center may open for Longboat’s busy season

Bayfront Park Recreation Center may open for Longboat’s busy season

The town of Longboat Key is attempting to open the Bayfront Park Recreation Center to allow the popular facility to serve residents and visitors in the upcoming busy season. Currently, the expanded Bayfront Park is under redevelopment and sufficient access and parking as well as an area for emergency vehicles to turn around would have [...]

December 15, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fire contract passes 4-3

Fire contract passes 4-3

“If we are to have a Fire Department and Paramedics we must be competitive.”

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Police contract close to approval

Police contract close to approval

Town and police department close to new contract. Pay increases part of proposal.

February 27, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Additional crosswalk signage on way

Additional crosswalk signage on way

Town Manager Dave Bullock said the recently installed crosswalks on Longboat Key will receive new flashing signage as well as pavement markers to give motorists advanced warning of a crossing. Bullock has been under pressure by the Commission to push the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to make the crosswalks safer following complaints by residents [...]

February 27, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat pins hope on new crosswalk signage

Longboat pins hope on new crosswalk signage

Bullock pressed FDOT to take measures after man was hit by car.

February 15, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Commissioner and Town Manager to urge MPO for funding of traffic study

Commissioner and Town Manager to urge MPO for funding of traffic study

Commissioner Jack Daly, also a member of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and Town Manager Dave Bullock will be proposing at the MPO meeting on Jan. 25, that it consider paying $135,000 of the $675,000 cost for the regional traffic study project. The $675,000 traffic study project will be performed by the Florida Department of [...]

January 31, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The beauty of burying something ugly

The beauty of burying something ugly

It will take the focused determination of our current Town Commission to push forward with the latest proposal to bury the power lines in the neighborhoods. The plan will be attacked as unfair, undemocratic and perhaps unnecessary. But we need their steadfastness. That is what we pay them the big money for on Longboat Key — to stay the course and not enter the convoluted land of policy making gone awry.

December 5, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Bullock addresses Longboat beach erosion

Bullock addresses Longboat beach erosion

I’m worried about the south end in particular and the rapid loss of sand dunes in three months on the beach in front of Sanctuary and L’Ambiance and the Longboat Key Club.

December 3, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Beach, Bayfront Park, Tennis Center budgets up for review on Monday

Beach, Bayfront Park, Tennis Center budgets up for review on Monday

“The appetite for sand will exceed our budget,” said Bullock.

July 13, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town Attorney seeks cap on hours

Town Attorney seeks cap on hours

Longboat Key Town Attorney Maggie Mooney-Portale wants to cap the number of billable hours included for legal work performed on procurement and contractual matters that are included in her monthly retainer fee.

April 24, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »