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How the Town attorneys unwittingly saved the Longboat Commission in the Colony mess

How the Town attorneys unwittingly saved the Longboat Commission in the Colony mess

The financial exposure to the Town for attempting to strip away building rights is tremendous.

March 18, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboat Key / Urban Land Institute planning session draws near

Longboat Key / Urban Land Institute planning session draws near

The Town of Longboat Key revealed to Longboat Key News the names of near 150 Longboat Key residents, business owners and interested parties who will be included in an all day interview session.

September 28, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town Manager to reduce budget by $300,000

Town Manager to reduce budget by $300,000

Town Manager Dave Bullock wants to reduce the town’s budget costs by at least $300,000 before June 1. Bullock will be working with the various department heads to determine where the most efficient cuts can be made. The Town Commission’s first budget workshop of the summer was held May 20, and Bullock explained that he [...]

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

Town talking telecommunications

Town talking telecommunications

The Town of Longboat Key is in the midst of amending its telecommunications policy and a working draft of proposed cahnges is currently posted for resident review on the Town Website, www.Longboatkey.org.

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town general employees vote ‘No’ to unionization

Town general employees vote ‘No’ to unionization

There were 31 eligible Longboat Key Town general employee voters, out of those 27 votes were cast in the Thursday, March 7 employee election. The union was voted down by a margin of 21-6. The vote began on Feb. 15 via mail and closed March 6. The Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) tallied the votes [...]

March 11, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

Welcome to the Hotel California Pension plan

Welcome to the Hotel California Pension plan

The Town can check into the state retirement system, but it can never leave and that may ultimately be a good thing.

December 16, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

When ignorance marries a bad attitude on LBK

When ignorance marries a bad attitude on LBK

That a layperson would get confused is forgivable, but to think the Chair of a planning board could think adding bedrooms to a home changes density reveals the very heart of what went wrong over the past three years.

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Candidate enters Town election for Gans’ seat

Candidate enters Town election for Gans’ seat

Resident Larry Grossman has finished the qualification process and will be running against Mayor Jim Brown for the District 4 seat, and Longboat resident Irwin Pastor has completed the third phase in the qualifying process and is anticipated to qualify by deadline Monday.

November 18, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Michael Welly steps down with Longboat Key Club sale

Michael Welly steps down with Longboat Key Club sale

‘Welly has done an outstanding job over the past eight years in making the Key Club the main economic engine of Longboat. He should feel good about that.’

October 20, 2012 | Posted in Business, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Terms of Monica Simpson’s consulting contract

Terms of Monica Simpson’s consulting contract

On Dec. 2, the same day Monica Simpson ended her tenure as Longboat Key Planning, Zoning and Building Director, she reached an agreement to work with the Town as a paid contractor. The contract allows for an hourly rate not to exceed $97.50. The contract is for one year but can be terminated by either [...]

December 2, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »