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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 »

Will all of Longboat be undergrounded?

Will all of Longboat be undergrounded?

If the vote passes, every overhead line on Gulf of Mexico Drive and on every side-street and property, would be buried within five years.

March 14, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Trump and Sanders visit Longboat to help solve utility undergrounding fight

Trump and Sanders visit Longboat to help solve utility undergrounding fight

Donald Trump pulled into my driveway in a long black limo that sported a bumper sticker reading, “Big Hands Rule.” He finished listening to Flight of the Valkyries before he swaggered inside. Bernie Sanders later that night arrived in a 1971 Volkswagen bus. The bus had a bumper sticker that read, “Please inhale before voting.”

March 7, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Undergrounding: A critical but common sense choice

Undergrounding: A critical but common sense choice

This is a huge opportunity to make a critical but common sense choice for the good of all on Longboat Key now and in the future. Let us not “snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory”.

March 7, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »