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Longboat heading down wrong path with light poles, technology

Longboat heading down wrong path with light poles, technology

Do Longboat leaders really believe they and Waterleaf and the build-out of a defensive telecommunication network will be the solution to the mid-Key cell phone reception issues?

April 21, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboat’s underground movement starts soon

Longboat’s underground movement starts soon

The Commission has made clear, as has the community, that it prefers lower light poles for aesthetic reasons. The catch is that the taller poles will transmit cellular signals more effectively.
and at a greater distance and therefore fewer are required.

April 15, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Height of future Longboat light poles still up for debate

Height of future Longboat light poles still up for debate

“They need an answer on lighting height today or else the project will be held up. So if we have to stay through dinner; we will not, not finish this item.”

April 1, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat utility lines burial about to begin

Longboat utility lines burial about to begin

The Town commission will vote on $49 million in bonds issuance as approved by voters.

November 19, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Five years on (now eight)

Five years on (now eight)

Something about learning from the past, eh?

September 16, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Legislation threatens Longboat power line burial plans

Legislation threatens Longboat power line burial plans

Town to fight rules that could spread antennas throughout community.

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

All of Longboat to underground utilities; work begins

All of Longboat to underground utilities; work begins

After years of discussion, and a voter-approved referendum, the town has begun undergrounding power lines.  With condominium groups protesting their tax portion for the undergrounding, Town Manager Dave Bullock sought to mitigate those costs to taxpayers. In September, the Town Commission spent hours at a meeting in an effort to ease the disparity in cost […]

January 2, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Amid protests, Commission postpones undergrounding utilities

Amid protests, Commission postpones undergrounding utilities

“The intention of the Commission was noble and good, but somewhere along the line we lost track of what was going to happen.”

July 9, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Undergrounding: Longboat Commission masters the art of clumsy defeat

Undergrounding: Longboat Commission masters the art of clumsy defeat

The voters of Longboat Key wanted to see their neighborhoods undergrounded. This was their chance. It looked like the Commissioners were carrying the football for the community across the line and victory was at hand.

July 9, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboat voters approve undergrounding

Longboat voters approve undergrounding

A total of 2,031 Longboaters — more than 55% — voted in support of undergrounding neighborhoods.

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