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Longboat lightning rod issue returns for a vote

Longboat lightning rod issue returns for a vote

If passed, new rules will allow lightning rods to extend six feet above the maximum allowed home height.

October 9, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town Commissioners are Disregarding Science and Public Opinion

Town Commissioners are Disregarding Science and Public Opinion

The Town continues to take a bizarre — and wavering —position to increase the height restrictions for questionable, and possibly unsafe, 6 foot high lightning rods.

October 9, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Flip Flops on Lightning Rod Height Rule, Again

Longboat Flip Flops on Lightning Rod Height Rule, Again

Mayor Schneier said that he was a little put off because the applicant for the taller rods was a promoter and a salesman who didn’t live in the town.

September 19, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

New rule a lightning rod issue for island residents

New rule a lightning rod issue for island residents

The issue caused significant controversy last spring when property owner Boris Miksic installed a lightning protection system that loomed far above the maximum building height

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Community Opposition Halts Building Height Code Changes

Community Opposition Halts Building Height Code Changes

The Town Commission received hundreds of emails protesting the new proposed code changes.

July 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat home height and size rules under assault

Longboat home height and size rules under assault

The Town Commission and especially the community should be wary of two changes to Longboat Key’s building and zoning codes that threaten to undermine the integrity of the island.

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Death by a thousand cuts: A call to arms — Saving our paradise

Death by a thousand cuts:  A call to arms — Saving our paradise

Will this contribute to the beauty of the town and its eventual prosperity and quality of life? It would be foolhardy to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

How high and how big should we build?

How high and how big should we build?

Both controversial code changes were approved by the LBK Planning and Zoning Board. Commision to debate on Tuesday

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

Commission to discuss resident-only parking plan

Commission to discuss resident-only parking plan

The Longbeach Village Association has advocated for resident-only permit parking along the public roadways of the Village.

June 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Where cars and community collide on north Longboat Key

Where cars and community collide on north Longboat Key

The conflict arrives in the form of hundreds, if not thousands, of diners who descend on two of the island’s most popular eateries – The Mar Vista and The Shore. The nexus of the conflict is born from the fact that the two restaurants are surrounded by the otherwise quiet residential Village.

December 25, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »