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Undergrounding election violation complaint dismissed; Town makes case seeking $30,000 in fees from Jaleski for “malicious intent”

Undergrounding election violation complaint dismissed; Town makes case seeking $30,000 in fees from Jaleski for “malicious intent”

Jaleski says Town influenced underground vote; Town says Jaleski acted with malicious intent.

February 10, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat’s Electric Kool Aid Power Line Plan

Longboat’s Electric Kool Aid Power Line Plan

Perhaps all of this Undergrounding the Utilities mess has to do with the wrath of the Peacock Gods. Villagers should take a more benevolent view of the birds who up to now kept large financial assessments off of their properties. Think of them as the equivalent of the cows in India.

January 19, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Villagers protest town’s power line plan

Villagers protest town’s power line plan

“This is a very regressive tax system and sets a precedent that’s quite frightening with 28 percent of the people paying 70 percent of the cost.”

January 19, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Undergrounding Longboat Key: Bullock’s brave new world

Undergrounding Longboat Key: Bullock’s brave new world

The holidays were certainly over on Longboat Key for Town Manager Dave Bullock as he started the New Year off with a six-hour commission meeting in front of more than 150 residents who displayed neither a shortage of words, opinion, facial expressions or gesticulations.

January 19, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Utility undergrounding moves forward on Key

Utility undergrounding moves forward on Key

After months of debate and cost analysis, the Longboat Key Town Commission moved forward in 2015 with a plan to underground power lines on Gulf of Mexico Drive. The issue was put to a vote in November and more than 62 percent said ‘yes’ to allowing the town to bond up to $25.25 million for […]

January 5, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Commission pushes ahead in undergrounding amid protests

Commission pushes ahead in undergrounding amid protests

This is nowhere close to being questionable; it is unconscionable. It doesn’t seem democratic that people with so little in the game can decide.” — Village resident.

December 21, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town blesses plan to underground rest of Key, add dark fiber network

Town blesses plan to underground rest of Key, add dark fiber network

“Do we want to be part of this emerging technology or not? We are talking about our future and the role we would have in that future on Longboat Key.” — Mayor Jack Duncan

December 21, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tales from the Dark Fiber

Tales from the Dark Fiber

The Commission should consider using an ad valorem method to remove the unfairness and disparities of tax burden and benefit from the two Projects as and if approved.

December 21, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Plan to bury neighborhood power lines up for debate

Plan to bury neighborhood power lines up for debate

Proposal has all property owners paying a share to underground the remainder of Longboat Key. The total cost so far is $20.5 million.

December 5, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Undergrounding the rest of the LBK…

Undergrounding the rest of the LBK…

Town Manager to return with a plan that will ask all property owners to pay a share of the $25,250,000 cost. Commission pushes for March vote.

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