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BB commission errs, elects new vice mayor. Page 4 On the government calendar. Page 4 Anna Maria mayor proposes $3.29 million budget. Page 5 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 Looking back to July 2004. Page 7 Appeals court upholds state net ban. Page 8 Community events, announcements. Pages 10-11 Critical marine habitats exclude AMI. Page 13 Centered community: Youths T-shirt sales Island police blotter. Page 19 Holmes Beach rezone reviewed. Page 20 Dialing up the deli, rewards and events. Islander entering college hall of fame. Page 24 AsTheWorld Terns share crabby thoughts. Page 6$$$$$$$$ Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year 10 years ago Meetings Op-Ed Happenings Streetlife The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org VOLUME 22, NO. 37 JULY 16, 2014 FREE PLEASE SEE JULY 4, PAGE 3 Page 23 PLEASE SEE BB PIER, PAGE 2 Mirror images graph of white pelicans on Sarasota Bay in February. Haver wins an Islander MoreCabana, Slims Place, Tortilla Bay, Grooms Motors and Carlson Framing await the overall winner. For more information about the contest, go to page 8.Top Notch: Week 4 winner Law enforcement takes on July 4 challengesBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island on July 4 was a tale of challenges, with each island city having its share of law enforcement issues to varying degrees. Holmes Beach police appeared to have the busiest time the evening of July 4, as cers on duty that evening and they were kept pretty busy, he said. We issued 91 parking tickets, six citaand responded to 11 complaints of fireDj vu: Bradenton Beach pier project bid redo Islander Reporter A little dj vu visited Bradenton Beach City Hall July 10. The city commission awarded the contract for renovations to the Historic Bridge Street Pier to Duncan Seawall Dock and Boatlift. It was a repeat of the decision in May, but after competing companies Pac Comm and Tampa Bay Marine protested, the city canceled all bids and rescinded the award. Pac Comm contested the original award based on its bid at a lower cost, and Tampa Bay Marine said it was not considered in spite of being recommended. A week later, the city issued another request for proposals for the work. The revised RFP included an electrical component that was not included in the original bid. Based on the evaluation results, the highest score is Duncan. They have the best response to lighting design and electrical Gilbert and ZNS Engineering, the citys Duncan. Three companies responded to the RFP: Pac Comm, Tampa Bay Marine and Duncan. Pac Comm was not represented at the July 10 meeting at city hall. The companies were scored using a matrix that included cost, work in progress, local resources and references, experience and licensing. Duncan, in the most recent RFP, was the second lowest bidder, coming in behind Tampa Bay Marine. Tampa Bay Marines bid was $80,000 below Duncans cost estimate. The selection committee ranked Duncan Seawall the highest. They are the responsible bidder, said Duncans attorney, Adam Mohammadbhoy of Harllee & Bald, P.A., of Bradenton, during public comment. Total cost is only one of the 22 criteria and awarding contracts to someone other than the lowest bidder is permissible. Mohammadbhoy said Duncans proposal would have the lowest impact on the pier restaurant and bait shop, which will remain open during the construction process. Duncan plans to work at night. Roland Pena, owner of the pier concessions, said Duncan was the only contractor to approach him and address concerns about the anticipated 160-plus days of construction. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh asked Gilbert when work would begin. It will start the day before yesterday, said Gilbert. Gilbert said the contractor proposed a A boat slams the city-owned Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach in the wake of Tropical Storm Debby in June Debby and damage from June 2013 is yet to be repaired. Islander File Photo Time is of the essence. Bradenton Beach building of cial Steve Gilbert bags at the station. Islander Photo: Courtesy Holmes Beach Police Department Turtle time. Page 13 Patriot missed. Page 20 Celebrating Snooty. Page 10
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LUNCH $ 7 39 DINNER $ 8 39 JULY SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY BB PIER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1Changing stations planned for county-run parks, boat ramp A changing station installed at Coquina Beach was put in use before July 4. Manatee County property manager Charles Bishop said the station was well received a success. Islander Photo: By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter T ime for a change at county parks on Anna Maria Island. C ounty property manager C harlie Bishop had a prototype cabana-style changing station in use at C oquina Beach to gauge public reaction during the July 4 weekend. Bishop said the C oquina changing station was well received and well used. He had introduced the cabana concept at a June 18 meeting of the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Bishop plans to add two more stations at Coquina Beach, and two at the M anatee P ublic Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. I f those are successful, Bishop said another 25-30 might be added to the county-run parks on the island. Cabana changing stations may be placed at BayBoat Ramp in Holmes Beach. they want to work with Bishop to determine where cabanas will be located at their respective parks. Bishop had told B IEO members the idea of the changing stations is to make it convenient for beach goers to change clothes at the beach, rather than using a business restroom, their vehicle or openly on the beach. Funds for the changing stations are coming from the county revenue that results from the resort tax. months that the county is not returning a fair share of the resort tax to the cities. D evelopment tax, is used to fund tourism-related projects, including beach renourishment, the Bradenton A rea C onvention C enter and the P owel C rosley E state, among others. mid to late July startup. However, a contract still must be negotiated between the city and D uncan, brought before commissioners and signed by M ayor Bill Shearon. the contract as soon as possible, G ilbert said. A s stated in the RFP time is of the essence. Shearon cited concerns over the delay in construction, which extends the work into tourist season. T his project is a health, safety and welfare project due to the condition of the pier and due to the delay weve already had now, Shearon said. A lso were heading into the height of hurricane season. Shearon said city attorney Ricinda Perry, who did not attend the meeting, will furnish a contract as soon as possible. R enovation plans include expanding the outdoor dining area at the pier restaurant by 9,700 square feet, ing stations and 21 new pilings in addition to replacing the 151 that support the pier. T he 21 extra pilings will extend into Sarasota Bay will form a protective barrier to prevent damage from boats breaking loose from the nearby anchorage. T he pier renovation will be funded through a joint effort by the Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and Manatee County government. T he M anatee C ounty T ourist D evelopment C ouncil recommended spending up to $1 million in matching funds for the project from the tourist development tax fund and county commissioners approved the spending plan. I t is a 5 percent tax collected on accommodations in the county of six months or less.
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4 JULY 16, 2014 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com Bradenton Beach heads. 941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Manatee County rate adoption. Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. West Manatee Fire Rescue denton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of Interest Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall. Development Council, TBD. Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.Comp-plan change could quash Bradenton Beach lawsuitBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter Did you know when you park on the west side of Gulf Drive at Coquina and Cortez beaches you are treading on environmentally sensitive land? Based on the citys comprehensive plan, Bradenton Beach parking areas from Fourth Street South to Longboat Pass are designated preservation areas. At the July 3 city meeting, commissioners voted to move forward with plans to change the comp plan and re-zone the areas in question as recreational, park areas and open space, a label that allows for parking in the land-use designations. If there is not a change, we have an inconsistency within the zone districts, said city planner Alan Garrett. To follow the law of the policy means removing all the parking south of Fourth Street because we would have to designate that as more of a conservation type of a zone district. The change could also affect an ongoing lawsuit involving ELRA Inc., the corporate entity for the BeacHhouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., owned by Ed Chiles. Commissioners voted 3-2 to allow the private property to be included in the affected area. Mayor Bill Shearon and Commissioner Janie Robertson opposed amending the plan, saying the change should only include public lands along the Gulf of Mexico. I have no problem doing this for public land but, when were talking about a private citizen, then I believe it should be their responsibility, Robertson said. Tjet Martin, and Jo Ann Meilner in June 2012 against the city, challenged the approval of an agreement with ELRA Inc., that provided for the construction of a parking lot on the vacant parcel adjacent to the BeacHhouse Restaurant. Shearon dropped out of the lawsuit when he was elected mayor in November 2013. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh asked that the mayor recuse himself from voting during the July 3 meeting because of Martins involvement with the lawsuit. Martin is campaigning for Vosburghs Ward 4 seat in the November city election. However, Shearon declined to recuse, saying he is no longer involved. vote if no special interest affects their decision. zoning board review found the application inconsistent with the comprehensive plan, which listed the lot as preservation land. Both Shearon and Meilner served on the planning and zoning board at the time. But the city approved the joint agreement with ELRA to improve the parking lot, giving both entities non-exclusive access. The project included creating a dune line to protect city hall and prevent storm surge across Gulf Drive. The dune and landscaping from north to south on the beach, west of the parking area has been completed. Shearon and Meilner resigned from the P&Z following the approval of the agreement. The lawsuit claims the area was renourished in 1992, and thus it was labeled preservation. But Chiles has been paying taxes on the parcel as submerged lands. According to the Manatee Property Appraiser website, the Gulffront lot, which has been converted into a valet parking area, is valued around $4,700, and Chiles pays about $80 a year in taxes. We assessed the value based on the fact that there is only about 58 feet of usable land there, said Mark Johns, director of appraisal services for the property built on the property. evaluating the property for use as a parking lot. The change to allow for a parking lot would mean a substantial increase in taxable value, Johns said. Johns said normally if there is a change in property use, the property owner applies for a permit through the city. However, ELRA has no permits for the use of the beachfront lot. Applying for a city or county permit would alert us to a change and we would re-assess the property value, but because there was never a permit for the property at 102 Gulf Drive, it is still a vacant lot as far as we are concerned, Johns said. the parcel being used as a parking lot. But, in 2006, the city initiated a code enforcement action against ELRA regarding the parking use. ELRA made a claim at the hearing that the parcel had been used for parking since the restaurant opened in the 1970s. It was considered grandfathered by the code board and, therefore, exempt from regulation. The parties then compromised, allowing up to 40 cars to be parked on the lot. The lawsuit against the city, now with Martin and Meilner as complainants, has been stalled in the court system without mediation, arbitration or a hearing date. In order to become law, the proposed changes to board and then be considered by the city commission at two public hearings. For the change to become law, it will require the sioners. Anytime you change the comp plan, it takes a lot of time, a lot of money and a lot of staff work, said Robertson. I just think we need to take this very seriously.BB commissioners dethrone vice mayorBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter It may not be the mayors choice, but Bradenton Beach has a new vice mayor. Commissioners elected Jack Clarke for the job after it was determined the December vote for the mayors nominee, Commissioner Janie Robertson, was made in error. I accept the responsibility enthusiastically, and Im looking forward to it, Clarke said. Robert Lincoln, the attorney representing ELRA Inc., the corporate entity for Ed Chiles BeacHhouse restaurant, addressed the procedural error at the July 3 city meeting. Robertsons appointment had been included in a list of board appointments at a Dec. 5 meeting and the list was approved unanimously. Lincoln claimed that under the city charter, Robertsons nomination should under have been listed as a separate agenda item for the commission to consider and take a vote. Robertson was dethroned. She then nominated Commissioner Jan Vosburgh, because, she said, she believed it should be Vosburghs turn in honorary rotation, as has been traditionally observed by the commission. However, Vosburgh declined the nomination by Robertson. Vosburgh nominated Clarke. Vosburgh was participating in the meeting via Skype while vacationing in Utah. Clarke was elected unanimously. During the meeting, Lincoln alleged Shearon violated Floridas Government-in-the-Sunshine Laws when, early on in this term, he sent an email to commissioners inquiring about their interests in serving as liaisons to community organizations. Commissioner Ed Straight said previous mayors had evidently made the same procedural errors when appointing the vice mayor and liaisons. He suggested the commission apply the correct procedures in the future. Shearon Clarke The parking lot on the south side of the BeacHhouse area is preservation, and parking is not an allowed use. Islander File Photo
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6 JULY 16, 2014 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our JULY 16, 2014 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Opinion Your PLEASE SEE OUR OPINION, NEXT PAGE Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Publisher and Editor Editorial Contributors Jesse Brisson Will Corr Advertising Director Production Graphics Of ce Staff Distribution (All others: email@example.com)Starting over at center We have a community center in crisis. The heartgive it a good spark to get it beating strong again. What a tragedy it would be to lose a safe place for our children and teens, where parents, retired adults and visitors have access to life-changing programs. It appears we have a board of directors happy to sit by and do nothing to stop the bleeding. Where were they at the Save Our Center (June 4) meeting? Scott Rudacille was the only board member to speak, yet why wasnt the entire board there to answer questions? They have admitted being responsible for the fundraising shortage. Why wasnt the hardship brought to the commuresponsibilities seriously. Meanwhile, it decided to go from monthly to quarterly board meetings. Can you imagine balancing your checkbook only four times a year? President Harry Truman said it best, the buck stops here. The mess is in your lap, and it doesnt matter how it happened. We need solutions before its too late. Due to a disastrous 2014 fiscal year, and the boards lack of leadership or sense of urgency, some large donors are contemplating withdrawing supboards ability to perform its responsibilities and turn this situation around. One headline read: Its a new day for the AMICC. Thats a great slogan and one that should be embraced. So board members, lets see you step up, give the slogan some substance, resign and turn the reigns over to people who share the vision and have the time, energy and resources to get the center back on Poor planning, bad drainage A few weeks ago, crews came and paved our streets in Cortez village. The only notice was put on our doors saying the work would start the next day. Im not saying I wasnt pleased that, after 27 years, our streets would be paved, but I immediately whole area and wondered about the storm drains. I already could hear them at work. I knew my street did not drain, as well as the that people sometimes cant get their mail for days. And there are more streets in the village that do not drain properly after storm events. I immediately got on the phone to Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie and told him my concern, and he offered to look into the matter and to get back to me. But I had no call back. In the meantime, the roads were completed. I called Chappie again, and he said he was sorry although he offered to arrange a slope on the roads. I am upset about this. It is so inadequate. I feel that this village has been overlooked and asphalt was have a large bump at the edge of the road to my propAs a taxpayer in this community, this is not good enough. It seems no one cares about our small, picturesque village. We thank you for your service to the community. Yes, we need a new day and it starts with you. Shake down In what seemed mostly like a normal week on the island although some Hollywood stars came to visit over the holiday it was business as unusual after the Fourth of July. It seems the new command of government the lawyers is seizing control in Bradenton Beach. Two clerks are out and now theres a new vice mayor. It also seemed neither the mayor nor the vice mayor knew what hit them, but the stage is set to take to represent the citizens. Stay tuned. Theres no telling what will tumble next week, but oldtimers must be feeling a twinge of the past, as new power struggles mimic the 1970s Connick era of government. Moving on, we have to wonder why people would leave their gear overnight on the beach, discarded like the crumbs in a potato chip bag, but able to do great harm to wildlife and marine life? Oh yeah, beach chairs, canopies and such cause harm to nesting sea turtles and shame on those folks who disrespect our environment. Have you never heard that you are welcome to share paradise, but Leave only footprints? Uncaring adults are the culprits. And sea turtles often are the victims, although other wildlife can suffer from callous attitudes and thoughtless littering. Just FYI: sea turtles spend their entire lives mostly underwater in a weightless glide near and offshore, and only females come ashore and only to for incubating their eggs. They dont know to look for obstacles, maybe because in their underwater world, nothing much gets in their way. The tents, canopies, chairs, castles and holes dug in the sand obstruct their path and they are left to careen into these foreign objects on their quest to nest. They become snarled and, if they escape, they frequently abandon their intent to nest. So whoever the callous offenders may be, be gone with you. You are the trash on the beach that spoils paradise. And speaking of treasures, you will note this week that we say goodbye to a great friend, especially to those folks in Anna Maria who took time to know him well in a seemingly short time. Mark Alonso died July 12.
THE ISLANDER JULY 16, 2014 7 Headlines from July 14, 2004Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall July 6 75 90 0 July 7 75 90 0 July 8 77 93 0 July 9 78 91 0 July 10 78 93 0 July 11 76 93 0 July 12 76 83 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 87.624-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. We also offer online e-edtion subscriptions a page-by-page view of the weekly news for only $36 per year, but you must sign up online. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on Anna Maria Island. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get The Islander free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN MAIL SUBSCRIPTION 1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeksMAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org 10 years ago on a boat near Bean Point when the boats anchor imbedded itself in the back of Cullinanes head. The boaters brought Cullinane to Galati, where he was taken by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center. The anchor was removed and Cullinane survived. portation told Holmes Beach commissioners the term functionally obsolete for the Key Royale Bridge He said the DOT determined the bridge also is structon City Commission claiming the citys approval of a site plan for Arvida Corporations condo project on Perico Island violated the citys comprehensive plan. The new site plan called for 686 units in 13 high-rise challenging the Bradenton decision. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Opinion Your Please, join us in support of the community center, so every child has a chance to grow strong now and long into the future.Shoulder together? We, the people of Bradenton Beach, spoke loudly and clearly at the last election. We replaced every incumbent we could. Now it seems three commissioners, who are there by default because no one chose to run against them when their terms were up, appear to have decided to do everything they can to undermine the elected mayor. They vote against him at every given chance. Example: Historically the newly elected mayor chooses a vice mayor, similar to our governor choosing his or her lieutenant governor. But three disagreeable commissioners in Bradenton Beach have voted to remove the mayors choice, not because she was doing a bad job, or because she asked to be replaced, but because they had the votes to spite the mayor. They must feel they know better than the mayor, who had been working on a daily basis with the clerk on the myriad problems facing the city and oh, you know doing the job we elected him to do. These three commissioners are no longer representing the people. They have turned a blind eye on the voters in favor of their own agenda. shoulder to shoulder, trying to balance a sagging budget, mend a broken pier, bring the citys computers and website into this century, they simply vote against everything the mayor is trying to do. It seems the problem isnt who is blind to the citys needs, but who is deaf to the voters. Jo Ann Meilner, Bradenton Beach Born in Spain, he went through many trials in his quest to come to the United States. We were so lucky that he settled on Anna Maria Island and gracious manner and giving nature to embrace us. He brought with him an enduring smile. He will long be remembered for standing up to remove a sign heralding a business owned by a friend on his three-wheel bicycle his preferred mode of transportation around the city. Shame to those who tried to trample his First Amendment rights and failed. Cheers to you, Mark, and thank you for sharing your life with us. Bonner Joy Opinion Our Mark Alonso, his three-wheel bike and his art.
8 JULY 16, 2014 THE ISLANDER forward each week by the judges. Entries that fail the contest requirements are disI f youve got a great snapshot, weve got a contest you could win. T he I slander T op N otch digital photo contest began publishing weekly winning photos in late June. Six weekly winning photos will featured on the cover, and one photo will be a grand prize winner of $100 from cates from local merchants. Weekly winners receive a More-Than-a Mullet-Wrapper Islander T -shirt. Next weeks deadline is noon Friday, July 18. T op N otch entries can include family photos, landscapes and scenics, candid snapshots, action, holidays, humor and animal pictures. N othing is overlooked, including kid pics, sentimental moments and moments of personal triumph. T his year, judges also will be looking for top pet photos with a prize appropriate to pets. C ontest entries should be submitted in original JPG format via email to email@example.com. Digital submission is required. No retouching, enhancements or computer manipulation is allowed. along with entry information in the e-mail text. There is no limit to the number of weekly entries, and entries need not be repeated, as selected entries are moved Top Notch contest rulesraphy. org. missions. email entry. Top Notch digital photo contest underway, next deadline July 18Top notch past winnerMichael H. Smith, 2006 weekly winner.Ruptured gas line forces brief evacuation in Holmes Beach State appeals court upholds statewide net ban Mud, water and natural gas spew from a hole that Gator Paving and Grading dug with a backhoe July 8 at 31st Street and Avenue E in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy Holmes Beach Police Islander Reporter A natural gas leak July 8 forced the temporary evacuation of several homes in Holmes Beach and blocked A venue E. G ator P aving and G rading, working on a drainage project under a city contract, struck a 4-inch pipe with a backhoe at the intersection of A venue E and 31st Street. Holmes Beach building inspector Bill C arlin noticed the smell of gas while on routine rounds in the area, and called the leak into the city building department, which called 911. The Holmes Beach Police Department, West Manatee F ire R escue and TECO P eoples G as responded to the scene. T here was water on top of it, so it could have said Police Chief Bill T okajer. shal, an engine company arrived on the scene at 10:09 a.m., four homes to the northeast of the intersection were evacuated and A venue E was blocked for several hours as TECO s rapid response team worked on sealing the leak. W MFR evacuated the homes, set up a perimeter and stood watch until the area was cleared at 2:20 p.m. and the road re-opened and homeowners were allowed to return. D avis said W MFR responds to gas line breaches several times a year. Kevin Hicks, CEO of G ator P aving and G rading said a 2-inch line was marked, and the crew found it, but a second 4-inch line was not marked. Hicks said the line was about 4 feet from the marked line. It happens. We try to expose them and the utilities companies try to mark them, but once things have been around awhile, especially in urbanized areas, you have that problem, said Hicks. E ither things are not marked properly or not on the plans. Hicks said in this case the utility company would pay for the repair because the line was not marked, and G ator P aving and G rading cannot be found at fault. A ccording to TECO spokeswoman C herie Jacobs, TECO s rapid response team installed a temporary bypass for the broken line, so as not to disrupt customers gas service. A permanent repair was made in the early morning hours of July 9. A ccording to public works foreman G ary Blunden, the ongoing work is part of the citys southend drainage project and G ator P aving and G rading was contracted by the city to do the work. Blunden said the drainage work will continue. Islander Reporter their breath. F loridas 1st D istrict C ourt of A ppeals three-judge panel in T allahassee sided July 7 with the F lorida F ish commissions authority to enforce the state constitutional amendment approved by voters in 1994. The appellate court ruling reversed a decision by Leon C ounty C ircuit Judge Jackie F ulford that was gill nets of certain wider mesh sizes. Fulfords ruling in the case of Wakulla Commercial F ishermens A ssociation v. F lorida F ish and Wildlife C onservation C ommission called the rule a legal absurdity, and sided with the commercial appellate court heard arguments from F W C lawyers and Wakulla C ommercial F ishermans A ssociation lawyers in May. The trial courts ruling, however well-intentioned it might have been, was erroneous, 1st DCA judges wrote in their opinion. T he constitutional amendment restricts overall ers. F ishers have contested the rule, bringing it in and out of courts, for 20 years. T he F W C contends the rule is intended to preserve Wakulla Commercial Fishermans Association contends that the rules do not achieve those intentions. F ishers argue limiting the mesh size of the nets bycatch that the net-ban intended to eliminate. However, this courts ruling has not dampened the efforts of organizations opposing the rule. Weve come this far, were not going to give up, said M ark C oarsey, president of the M anatee chapter of Fishing for Freedom. The FFF is a statewide organization of commer ermans A ssociations mission. A nnual membership fees and T -shirt sales go toward court costs and attor industry as well as the impact the net ban has had on Were going to take it back to court. We just dont know which way. We just want to make sure we do it the right way, Coarsey said. FISH supports local sher group T he F lorida I nstitute for Saltwater Heritage lent for Freedom. FISH board member Jane von Hahmann suggested the group support FFF with a cash donation. I think we need to make a bigger statement as an organization, von Hahmann said. FISH board members decided to join the FFFs Manatee chapter with a $500 membership contribution. I kind of staggered a little bit. F or them to come out and give $500, said M ark C oarsey, FFF M anatee president. C oarsey said individual membership in the local FFF group costs $5 per year. T he local FFF holds meetings at F ishermens Hall, owned by FISH, in exchange for lawn mainte nance. A t the July 7 meeting, C oarsey said his group is willing to do more in appreciation repairs to windows, stairs and restrooms at the hall. We want to make it known were not just a Weve been trying to make a difference.
THE ISLANDER JULY 16, 2014 9 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY OF THE ISLANDER ON Anna Maria ISLAND* CALL 941-778-7978Sorry, we cannot deliver single copies to condominium units or mobile homes. Election sign pops up premature on Holmes Beach roadside An election sign is planted July 7 in the 2800 block of Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. City code dictates election signs cannot be placed more than 45 days before an election. Candidate Susan Maulucci will be on the Aug. 26 primary election ballot and her island sign is apparently premature. Islander Photo: Islander Reporter O ne candidate apparently jumped the gun with signs for her election campaign. A s election season ripens, election signs will become part of the landscape. But not yet in Holmes Beach. T he city prohibits the posting of campaign signs more than 45 days before an election. Still, a blue sign with the name Susan M aulucci appeared the week of July 7 in the 2800 block of Gulf Drive. sign was removed July 9 by the city. No other action is planned. M aulucci and A rt Jackman are on the A ug. 26 ballot for circuit judge for the 12th judicial circuit. Gearing up for primary M anatee C ounty residents will head to the polls Aug. 26 to weigh in a number of primary races. On the ballot, island residents will see candidates for governor and lieutenant governor and attorney general. C ounty School Board and elect a judge to the 12th Judicial Circuit Court. These are not primary voting, but the actual election, according to a spokesperson at A ll M anatee C ounty voters can cast ballots in school board races regardless of their district. In District 2, Rodney Jones faces Charlie Kennedy. In District 4, F rank Brunner faces incumbent Karen C arpen ter. I n D istrict 5, four candidates square off for one seat: incumbent Julie A ranibar, M ary Stewart C antrell, James T Golden and Carlton Les Nichols. M anatee C ounty voters will decide the judicial race between Jackman and Maulucci. R egistered D emocratic voters will choose between Charlie Crist and Nan H. Rich for the partys gubernatorial candidate on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. R egistered R epublican voters will choose between Yinka Abosede Adeshina, Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder or incumbent Rick Scott and their respective lieuten ant governor choices in the GOPs gubernatorial primary. D emocrats in M anatee C ounty also will vote on the state attorney general candidate between G eorge Sheldon and Perry E. Thurston. Voting will be at regular precinct locations, according to the S OE T here is no early voting in the primary, the SOE said. The SOE said absentee ballots for primary voting for registered voters living overseas were mailed July 11. A bsentee primary voting ballots for all other voters will be mailed July 22. A sample ballot provided by the Manatee County Supervisor of shows the Aug. 26 ballot items voters in Manatee County will decide, as well as party-only ballot items.
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THE ISLANDER JULY 16, 2014 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today 50% OFF WE MOVED TWO DOORS OVER! 8110 CORTEZ RD. W. All in-stock Citizen watches. CELEBRATING 32 YEARS IN BRADENTON! Island happenings Flight, 30x40, by Lee Mears, Julys featured gallery artist. Ongoing events, activitiesThrough Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Mondays Tuesdays Posting in the calendar Send announcements to email@example.com. In the studioMary-Louise Biasotti Hooper is showing her work at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through Aug. 7. The exhibit is titled My World and includes Afternoon Sail. In her artist statement, Hooper writes, I paint what stirs my spirit and hope it is spiritution, call the Studio at 941-778-1906. Theatre Odyssey elects of cers Theatre Odysseys board of directors, meeting earlier this month, elected Anna Maria resident Tom Aposporos as president. Aposporos is a longtime member of the real estate profession, a newspaper columnist and he once served as chairman of the board of Progressive Bank. He was Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce chief executive, Anna Maria city commissioner, and mayor of Poughkeepsie, New York. The board elected Dan Higgs of Sarasota as vice president and Tami Vaughan of Parrish as secretary. Donna DeFant of Sarasota is treasurer. Aposporos, in a news release, said, As president in 2013-14, Dan Higgs deftly moved the company to a new venue, the Performing Arts, and the result was the longest and most successful run of its Ten-Minute Play Festival. He added, We pioneered venues in our early years, settling in one for three years, and Dan perfected the next step in our odyssey. announced the re-election to the board of directors of Bob Trisolini of Longboat Key and the election of Don Walker of Sarasota. Theatre Odyssey is well positioned as it plans its third annual Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival and its 10th annual Ten-Minute Play Festival, said Aposporos. For more information, call Theatre Odyssey of Sarasota at 941-799-7224. AposporosIsland Players staging open house Ever wanted to shine the spotlight or shine onstage? The Island Players will hold its fourth annual volunteer open house 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. The event at the theater at 10009 Gulf Drive at the corner of Pine Avenue in Anna Maria will provide people the opportunity to learn about the 66th season that begins in the fall, tour backstage, meet volunteers, sign up to audition for a play and learn about volunteering. At 3 p.m., directors for the 66th season will preview the scheduled works. The 2014-15 plays include: Oct. 9-19. mances Dec. 4-14. Jones, with performances Jan. 22Feb. 8, 2015. formances March 26-April 12, 2015. formances May 21-31, 2015. 778-5755 or go online to www.theislandplayers.or g.
12 JULY 16, 2014 THE ISLANDER Join our 2,500+ subscribers online! 941-778-7978.WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Think Global, R ead Local WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Think Global, R ead Local Join our 2,500+ subscribers online! 941-778-7978. Quarterly Pest Control: $20/month.Call 941.747.6677www.southerngreens.net LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS Photography Weddings, beach portraits, individual or groups and pets Custom Framing In-home or business consultationsKarlyarlson Photography & Custom Framing 5500 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 941.726.8000 July-Aug Special20% OFF all framing www.discoverdavinci.comCome Discover the DaVinci in You. EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 27 .com941-778-2711 The Original HB committee presents charter ballot questions to commissionProposed charter changes The Holmes Beach Charter Review Committee has suggested both grammatical and substantive changes to the charter that will appear on the November ballot for city voters. Among the substantive changes: exist in the land development code, restricting new buildings to no higher than 36 feet. zones R-1AA and R-1 to 5.8 dwelling units per acre. of initiative and referendum petitions. there is a mayoral vacancy. among the city staff. charter by ordinance. Islander Reporter The Holmes Beach Charter Review Committees day has come. Committee chair Bob Johnson presented the city commission with his committees suggested changes to the charter. The list was put into the form of an ordinance and ballot questions. The commission reviewed the ordinance during a According to city attorney Patricia Petruff, the commission must pass the ordinance without changes. Voters will decide what changes, if any, are to be made to the city charter during the municipal election in November. There will be 18 charter questions on the ballot. Six of the ballot questions deal with grammar, state law or modern technology. on the November ballot, said the Holmes Beach charter has not been reviewed in 17 years. The remaining 12 ballot questions concern substantive changes to the charter. The lengthy questions sparked discussion among commissioners over what sort of voter education the city could undertake concerning the proposals. There are 18 questions on the ballot and people cant walk in blind to that ballot, said Johnson. This is an important document for us as citizens. Johnson said the committee would assist city staff in its education efforts. Posting online materials and holding workshops and town hall meetings were among suggestions by Johnson, Petruff and commissioners. The committee did an outstanding job, said Commissioner David Zaccagnino. The 18 ballot initiatives to me is kind of concerning. I know a lot of it is semantics, but its a lot for people to digest. Petruff suggested outreach begin in August or September, when charter review committee members or commissioners could attend and speak to homeowner association meetings, the chamber of commerce or at other relevant public venues. Mayor Carmel Monti said he plans to incorporate information on the proposals in his annual mayors report, which will become available in October. A new standard has been set by the charter review commission. Ive never seen a committee work that well, that hard, that thoroughly, said Commissioner Jean Peelen. be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Fantastic AMI Teller, Chubbs Carpenter and Justin Decker pose for a photo July 5 at D. Coy Ducks Tavern in Holmes Beach. Teller is starring as Mr. Fantastic in the upcoming He and members of his family who reside in the Tampa Bay area vacationed on Anna Maria Island over the July 4 weekend. Islander Photos: Brianna Shaughnessy Under the red lightsActor Miles Teller poses with longtime friend and island resident Brianna Shaughnessy at D.Coy Ducks in Holmes Beach July 5. The Hollywood star vacationed and partied on the island over the July 4 holiday.
THE ISLANDER JULY 16, 2014 13 Sea turtle nesting as of July 4: 212 nests, 241 false crawls, 1 nest hatched. AMITW need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts Mon 10-6, Tue-Thu 9-8, Fri-Sat 9-9, Sun 9-8 www.thebeachshopboutique.com NEXT TO TYLERS ICE CREAMTHE BEACH SHOP We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Beach! The Beach Shop The Beach Shop The Beach Shop The Beach Shop SUMMER FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY Anna Maria Island shore left out of federal protected coastline Islander Reporter Federal agencies designated coastal areas in six states as critical marine habitats for loggerhead sea turtles, but bypassed Anna Maria Island. The National Marine Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife services designated habitats in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. Florida territories covered in the designation include a few beaches in the Panhandle near Pensacola and Apalachicola, but skip over the beaches south to Sarasota County. The territory begins again on Longboat Key and follows the Gulf coastline through Fort Myers and Naples. The majority of Miami-Dade and Broward counties were not included, but stretches along the Atlantic Coast from Palm Beach County to Jacksonville were included. The critical marine habitats account for 46 percent of the 1,531 miles of loggerhead nesting grounds and 84 percent of documented nests in the six states, the release said. Probably the main reason is, from us to the Panhandle, theres very little nesting and they have to cut it off somewhere, said Suzi Fox, executive director of the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring. Our nesting numbers for 5 miles of beach are critical, but theyre really not that high in density. Fox said the designation might affect federal funding for research, beach improvements and renourishment in the areas that fall into the critical habitat. The designation also mostly affects land use. Our laws are pretty good. For areas that need more help, its better for them, Fox said. We dont have casinos and we dont go high and sideways with our buildings. Protecting endangered and threatened species, including loggerhead sea turtles, is at the core of NOAAs mission, Eileen Sobeck, assistant administrator for fisheries with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said in a news release. Given the vital role loggerhead sea turtles play in maintaining the health of our oceans, rebuilding their populations is key as we work to ensure healthy and resilient oceans for generations to come. The designated habitats include near-shore reproductive areas, winter habitat, breeding habitat, constricted migratory corridors and Sargassum seagrass habitat, which is home to the majority of juvenile turtles. Its really in the interest of the bigger picture of all loggerheads, Fox said. It has absolutely nothing to do with local laws and data collection. Nothing is different on the shoreline. The loggerhead is the most common sea turtle in southeast Florida waters, and is considered an imperiled species. Loggerheads are vulnerable to being hit The habitat declaration, in addition to nesting beaches, includes more than 300,000 square miles of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, making it the largest critical habitat area in the United States. Young rangers take oath ronment June 27, winding up a weeklong camp led by LovePhotography.com Dan Stephens June 27. The sisters traveled from San Gabriel, California, to visit family and attend camp at De Soto Bradenton. First sea turtle hatchlings emerge on Anna Maria Island season on the island took place July 12 in the city of Anna Maria. The nest is in Section 3, which covers the beachfront spanning from Pine Avenue in Anna Maria and 66th Street in Holmes Beach. The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring collects data on the number of nests laid, false crawls, number of hatched nests and the number of hatchlings that have made it to the Gulf ings. According to Suzi Fox, AMITW executive director, volunteers will excavate the nest three days after it hatches to determine the number of hatchlings that made it to the Gulf. Federal guidelines prohibit the nest excavation before a three-day waiting period expires. Anna Maria shoreline. Islander Photo: Jack Elka
14 JULY 16, 2014 THE ISLANDER Sean Gregory and Jill Jacobs celebrate their engagement on Anna Maria Island June 8. Islander Photo: Courtesy Loretta YoungSocial media sparks love on the beach Islander Reporter A meeting on a popular dating website led to an engagement on Anna Maria Island for one couple. Sean Gregory and Jill Jacobs met after messaging on a dating site. The matchup turned into phone calls and dates and, Gregory said, he knew two months in that he had found his soul mate. The two eventually vacationed on Anna Maria Island. Jacobs has been a frequent visitor her grandparents have lived here 20 years. Gregory said he fell for the island while falling in love with Jacobs. On June 8, he proposed at 10:32 p.m. on the beach at the end of 48th Street, just about 30 seconds before the thunderstorm started that night, Gregory wrote in an email. I stopped, dropped and showed her the ring. She said I dont want to answer because I want struck and the winds picked up and the rain started. And, she said, Yes. Gregory said he spent a year planning the proposal. He had a little help from his friends, including Marcus and Marianne Seigler of Beach Fashion Boutique, Susan Brinson and Loretta Young of The Flip Flop Shop and Candy Stop, Cynthia Olcott of Libbys and Patti McKee at the Sandbar Restaurant. They were wonderfully gracious hosts, helpful co-conspirators and made the day a wonderful and exciting way to bring the woman I love to the island she calls a second home and give her a moment that will always be one in a million, Gregory wrote. Gregory and Jacobs plan to marry June 1, 2015, at Seaside Resort, 2200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Hes planning for the beachfront ambiance and the sea turtle nesting season to enhance their summer wedding. The ceremony will be small, intimate and romantic. The reception will be behind the Seaside Resort seawall to make sure we keep the turtles protected, Students perform for friends and family attending a Bible School and Memorial Community Church. The church is located at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photography.com Summer schooling Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Children were encouraged to bring quarters to exchange for balloons, which represented clean water. Their coins were a donation for clean water in India for children. The children raised $156.50. Sunday Service 10 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Paul T. Eckel 55 Years and Counting EVERYONE IS WELCOME A dult Bible Study 8:45 AMSUNDAY WORSHIP 10:00 AMChildren & Youth C hurch School after the Childrens Message NURSERY AVAILABLE MISSION OF THE MONTHFlorida Sheris Youth Ranch A NON DENOMINATIONAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY ALL ARE WELCOME 10 a.m. Sunday Worship ServiceThe Rev. Dr. Vincent Carroll, Senior Minister 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.longboatislandchapel.org The Lords Warehouse Thrift ShopHours 9-noon, Monday, Wednesday, SaturdayFounded 1956 Pastor Stephen King8 and 9:30 am Sunday Services PO Box 243, Bradenton Beach, 34217 rArt by Joan V oyles Youre invited to Vivians Psychic Boutique for a consultation in matters of the heart, business affairs, and personal problems.Palms, Tarot Card & Crystal Readings Youre invited to Vivians Psychic V ivian s Psychic Boutique $20 OFF ANY 5850 14th St. W., Bradenton 941.565.9304 he said. The couple hopes for many returns to island they love.
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18 JULY 16, 2014 THE ISLANDER Obituary At your service Obituaries are provided as a community service to residents and family of residents, both past and present, and to those people with ties to Anna Maria Island. Content is edited for style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-778-7978. Take a ride on AMI connect to SRQ! The free AMI trolley service connects at Coquina Beach to Longboat Key Trolley (fee) for service to LBK, St. Armands and downtown Sarasota. Ride FREESchedule info is a public service ofMark M. Alonso Mark M. Alonso, 87, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and formerly of Anna Maria, died July 12. He was born July 28, 1926, in Bilbao, Spain. Mr. Alonso was a furniture designer in New York City before moving his family to Grand Rapids, where he operated his own business, Marks Asphalt Paving. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He entered the service after jumping ship from a British freighter docked in Philadelphia during WWII and volunteering for the draft. He married Miren Sesumaga on July 28, 1953, in Santurce, Spain. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary last year. He almost always wore a patriotic headband. He was an eclectic artist, well known for riding the city streets and in parades on a three-wheel bike, ringing his bell a call to come out and chat. His art work included likenesses of Florida birds made from parts he found while walking the beach branches, coconuts, shells and the like. He also frequently visited friends while paddling a kayak or canoe in Anna Marias canals. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the city commission in Anna Maria in 2008. No service had been planned at press time for The Islander. Mr. Alonso is survived by wife, Miren, of Grand Rapids; daughter Virginia of Sarasota, sons and daughters Billy, Mark, Susi, John and Pam of Grand Rapids; grandchildren Vincent and Austin Harriger; Madeline, Abigail and Olivia Alonso; Cortnee Alonso and Katie Magnuson; Benjamin, Anthony and Elisia Alonso; Miren and Gillian Lazzarini; Calista Alonso; and greatgrandchildren Keegan, Isabelle, Lilly, Dillon, Ethan, Sophia and Eva. Look online at www.islander.or g for photos and Alonso
THE ISLANDER JULY 16, 2014 19 Streetlife Island watch To report information on island crime, call the station, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-6311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-7085804. In emergencies, call 911. Theft victim chases suspect nearly 3 milesBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter Two people who allegedly stole from several people on the beach were behind bars after being chased and held by one of their alleged victims until Bradenton Beach Police arrived. Mitchell Sylvester, 18, and Tiffany Maltbie, 19, both of Auburndale, Florida, face charges of burglary to an occupied dwelling, petit theft and three counts of grand theft. According to the BBPD, Sylvester and Maltbie walked along the beach and picked though unattended belongings in their path on the afternoon of July 5. They came across a beach bag lying in the sand as well as keys to a nearby rental unit in the bag. They gained access to the rental by using the keys While they were ransacking the rental, the victhe report stated. Sylvestor and Maltbie were found in possession of several items, including $137. Sylvester took off running, the report stated, and the victim gave chase. After running nearly 3 miles, Sylvester came to a halt at the 1800 block of Gulf Drive North, where police arrested him. Sylvester and Maltbie allegedly took several other items during their beach walk, including a purse, $500, credit cards and prescription drugs. The credit cards were found on Sylvester at the time of his arrest and other items were recovered from garbage cans in the area of the theft. Sylvester and Maltbie both admitted to committing the thefts, claiming they had taken several items report stated. The cellphones were returned to the owners. Sylvester and Maltbie were arrested and taken to Manatee County jail. Sylvester was additionally charged with grand theft of a vehicle theft based on his alleged participation in anther crime on the same day. Sylvester and Maltbie are each being held on $12,500 bond. Their arraignment will be at 9 a.m., Friday, July 25, and the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Sylvester Maltbie Holmes Beach man accused of trying to steal boat motorBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter A Holmes Beach man was arrested June 30 after he allegedly tried to steal an outboard motor from a womans backyard. Scott Creed, 300 block of 72nd Street, Holmes Beach, faces a felony charge of grand theft over $300. A woman was sitting in her home in the 200 block of Bay Drive North in Bradenton Beach when she saw a man smoking a cigarette on her patio, according to the Bradenton Beach Police report. The woman told police the man looked around to see if anyone was watching, then picked up a small 2.5 horsepower Honda outboard motor that was on a stand in her backyard, the report said. When he realized the motor was chained to the stand and could not be removed, he put it down, according to the report, and picked up a large beach shell from the ground, the report said. A friend of the victims came out and confronted the man about taking the shell, and Creed tossed it back and left, the report said. The suspect allegedly returned around 9:30 p.m., arriving by water in a small boat, the report said. The woman called police and said she believed the man had returned to steal the motor. Police said Creed admitted to picking up the shell while he was waiting for his friend, who lives at the same apartment complex. But he denied touching the motor and said he never intended to steal it. Creed was taken to Manatee County jail and was released on a $1,500 bond the next day. 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Drive, where a 49-year-old man reportedly struck a by the time police arrived. Holmes Beach 3600 block of East Bay Drive was arrested for larceny. Police observed a video of the employee taking $100 from a customer and pocketing the money. 67th Street reported someone siphoned 100 gallons of gas from his boat while docked at his house. 75th Street for possessing alcohol and marijuana. Police observed a bottle of gin in a backpack and, upon investigation, marijuana also was found. The youth was released to the custody of a guardian.
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T he team representing Lizzie Lus R etreat LL C and property owners Ben and Keren ten Haaf included agent M onica Simpson, builder G reg R oss and designer Emily Anne Smith. T he ten Haafs have submitted an application to rezone property at 214 54th St. from medium-density residential R-2 to low-density commercial C-1, including the C-1 mixed-use overlay that allows a mix of res idential and commercial uses in new developments. C ity planner Bill Brisson reviewed the application and recommended denial. So did the planning commis sion when it met in May. T he application was discussed by commissioners, but not voted on during their June 26 workshop at city hall. I f we dont get creative, people like me wouldnt be able to live here. This neighborhood is workingclass people, said resident Laurel Nevans. N evans suggested to commissioners that if they consider approving the rezone and mixed-used overlay expansion, they should ask for something in return. She suggested an affordable housing provision that would restrict the proposed residential rental units at the site to annual leases. P art of the mixed-use overlay district was to retain residents and protect people who live here, said Nevans. Area resident Julie Krokroskia of 56th Street supported the project with the addition of Nevans suggestion of annual rentals as opposed to resort housing. Before we say, O h, its a terrible idea, look at who is doing it, Krokroskia said. If it were me, Id I n previous meetings, commissioners and residents voiced concern over a future property owners possible decisions within the allowable uses of the commercialmixed-use zoning. Before public comment began, Simpson told com missioners the applicants were willing to get legally creative with regard to safeguards in the site plan in the event the ten Haafs were, G od forbid, hit by a bus. C ity commissioners asked if the applicants would be willing to consider annual rentals as a stipulation, and Simpson said she would present the option to the ten Haafs. The teams plea T he team, on behalf of the applicants, presented its case to commissioners. D ont close your minds until youve heard all the viewpoints, said Smith. It will be the lowestintensity land use. Visuals of the surrounding commercial district were set up around the chamber. T hey depicted the laundromat on Holmes Boulevard and lumberyard on 54th Street both businesses are opposite the subject corner property on 54th Street and Holmes Boulevard. the citys comprehensive plan and creates a buffer zone from the high-density commercial area. She said stipulations could be added and, pointing to a photo of the existing home, asked commissioners, What family would buy this house? C ommissioners agreed it was unlikely a family would buy the property and more likely a developer would convert the property into vacation rentals, which is allowed in R-2. R oss added another angle. T heres no office space in Holmes Beach and the landlords know it, he said. because his rent doubled, and there was no viable alter native in Holmes Beach. Brisson said the implications of the applications approval arent as impactful as he initially thought, although he still would not recommend the applica tions approval. I would not recommend something I would think has a lot of questions and you would have to do battle with, said Brisson, referring to the approval process for the site plan that follows the rezone request and small plan amendment application. The commissions response Why didnt you just buy something in the (commercial) district? C ommissioner D avid Zaccagnino asked the applicants and their team. He said the mixed-use overlay was created in 2009 to encourage redevelopment in the downtown area, but no one has taken advantage of it. use of it, but by adding another parcel as opposed to working within the existing district. C ommissioners said they were interested in the idea of limiting the ten Haafs proposal to annual rentals, however they continued to express opinions to deny the application. I t would have to be a really compelling reason, and I dont see one, said Commissioner Jean Peelen. I like the idea of a special exemption. I dont think weve asked What do they have in it for the city? Commission Chair Judy T itsworth and Commissioner P at M orton said the applicants project looks beautiful, but is proposed in the wrong location. The family home that is proposed for rezoning from residential to commercial is at the corner of 54th Street and Holmes Boulevard. Islander Photo: Jen
THE ISLANDER JULY 16, 2014 21 REZONE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Bring this ad to Poppos at the Fresh Market Plaza on Manatee to receive TWO FREE CLASSIC TACOS with the purchase of any burrito or quesadilla with a fountain drink. One freebie per customer. No substitutions. Expires: 07-31-14POPPOS on Pine: 212 Pine Ave, Anna MariaPOPPOS on Manatee: 6777 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton WEBSITE: www.poppostacos.com FACEBOOK: PoppostacosVisit our brand new POPPOS on Manatee Introducing local craft beers on draft!Bring this ad to Poppos on Pine for a FREE CLASSIC TACO with the purchase of any draft beer from select renowned local breweries, including Darwin and Big Top! served noon-9 thursday-sunday HB planners review proposed setback changesThe next step According to Simpson, the ten Haafs have several options to pursue in regards to the property: presented at the June 26 meeting, requiring a formal site plan application. Both requests would go before the commission at public hearings. or recommendations made by the commission, also requiring a site plan application and public hearing. ect, and develop the property under its current residential zoning as two resort housing units. on the market. Islander Reporter The Holmes Beach planning commission June 25 reviewed setback rules drafted by city planner Bill Brisson. regulations and city code. level, while city code dictates accessory structures AC units, pool pumps and generators in the setback or side yard cannot be taller than 48 inches. Brisson forms they become an accessory structure. Brisson said any new construction with an elevated air conditioning structure violates code. changes, including requiring any elevated platforms to be 7 feet or higher for safety. He said a public works employee suggested the change because low-hanging structures could pose a safety hazard. Also, accessory structures cannot be taller than 36 inches, essentially limiting it to air conditioning units. Current code allows 48 inches, but Brisson said reducing the height would eliminate problems with larger equipment, such as generators and ice machines, that are sometimes placed in the setback. And air conditioning units installed improperly need to be repositioned out of the setback, either into the buildable area or on the roof. Most of the changes are not dramatic, but they tend to protect the adjoining property, Brisson said. The planning commission voted to recommend the approval of new setbacks to the city commission. public hearing on the ordinance at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.Island cities seek county funding for islandwide vision studyBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Whats $130,000 to Manatee County? In terms of overall budget size, maybe not so much. The mayors of the three island cities hope its not so much. Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn, speaking also for Mayors Bill Shearon of Bradenton Beach and Carmel Monti of Holmes Beach, has asked the Manatee County Board of Commissioners to cover the $130,000 cost for a study of Anna Maria Island by the Urban Land Institute. In a July 3 letter to Manatee County Board of Commissioners Chair Larry Bustle, SueLynn wrote that the mayors have the backing of their respective commissions in making the request. The study will provide the cities with proper direction to plan for the future, she wrote. We believe the study results will provide the cities with the goals, direction and necessary actions to assure future maintenance and growth of the island will best maximize our collective potential and, at the same time, protect our environmental legacy of sun, sand and surf, she wrote. In pleading the case of the island cities to the county commission, SueLynn said the island has undergone a dominantly residential community to a much soughtafter holiday resort. The new reality has resulted in an economic boom, as well as shock and change in the traditional lifestyle of residents ing, bicycle lanes, street maintenance, maintaining public spaces and managing development as issues common to all three cities. The ULI study will provide a common method to solve many of these issues, SueLynn said. The cost of the basic ULI study is $125,000 whether for one city or three, the mayor wrote. An added $5,000 expense is for a dinner meeting with ULI for the survey team. SueLynn suggested the commission consider allocating any excess beach concession revenue to cover the study cost. Monti, Shearon and SueLynn each signed the letter to Bustle. ULIs mission According to the Urban Land Institute website, it provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communisupported by members representing a spectrum of real estate development and land-use disciplines. Monti Shearon SueLynn
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W, (941) 792-7657 firstname.lastname@example.orgMake one stop to shop for the Dock !marine dockto r s Re mote Controls Islander to be inducted into college sports hall of fameBy Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter Longtime I slander Ken Bowers will soon be in good company at his alma mater in R ocky M ount, North Carolina. Bowers has been named to join 56 other former athletes, administrators, coaches and contributors enshrined in the N orth C arolina Wesleyan C ollege Athletics Hall of Fame during the October homecom ing ceremony. Bowers, who lives in Holmes Beach with wife Bonnie and son Lane, was a four-year starter and twoyear captain on the 1985-88 Battling Bishops soccer team. points, 17 goals and 21 assists, was the only player from the 53-team South Region to earn NCAA Division III All-American honors in 1988, becoming just the fourth Battling Bishop to accomplish that feat. Bowers led the Bishops to four consecutive winning seasons, including back-to-back Dixie Confer ence championships and NCAA tournament appear ances. N. C Wesleyan lost on penalty kicks to even tual national champions UNC G reensboro in the 1987 Overall, Bowers helped the Bishops to a 58-18-6 record during his four-year tenure. During his All-America season, Bowers tallied a career-high 22 points, notching seven goals and eight assists on his way to being named most valuable player and First T eam All Conference honors. Bowers, who moved with his mom, Lois, and brothers C ole, M ark and M att to Holmes Beach in 1974, got his start playing soccer at the Island Youth C enter now the A nna M aria I sland C ommunity Center. He said he was surprised to learn of the hall-offame honor. I didnt realize I had that much of an impact on and off the pitch, though its great to be recognized by my teammates. Bowers went on to say that he was hooked by the game back in the 1970s. We played soccer all day There were a lot of great players back then. No fees. No worries. Just be home on time for dinner. ing soccer, Bowers quickly mentioned two players. I looked up to T im Lease and Junior T ipton. Both were great all-around athletes. T immy was a great ball handler and had a great shot. A true goal-scoring presence. Junior, on the other hand, was as tough as they come, great in the air and an awesome slide-tackler. Just one of the strongest players Ive been around. T hey say the apple doesnt fall far from the tree is quietly making a name by anchoring the back line in competitive soccer for the U14 Manatee Magic. T hough Ken Bowers playing days are behind him, he still enjoys the sport, especially from the sidelines at Lanes games. C ongratulations to Bowers and his family from the Islander. And then there were two Island Gourmet continued its Cinderella run July 8 in adult basketball at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia A ve., Anna Maria. After having only a single win during the regular season, Island Gourmet went on a two-game winning streak, defeating N o. 2 seed Bug G uys 64-53 in the E lsio was unstoppable, scoring 37 points, including 13 for 16 from the charity stripe. D ale Smith added with 10 rebounds in the victory. Brandon Kern scored 19 points and A ndrew T urman added 17 points and six rebounds in the loss to lead the Bug G uys, which also received 10 points and 15 rebounds from Matt Dwyer. advancing to the championship after edging I sland D uncan was led by the one-two punch of R ay G ardner, who scored 21 points and dished out nine rebounds to round out the Duncan scoring. T eagan P urtill scored 17 points and M att R ay added 14 points and seven rebounds to lead I sland Sun, which also received 12 points and eight rebounds from Jason Mican in the loss. The championship game was set for 8 p.m., T uesday, July 15, after press time for this weeks Islander, and it will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a slam dunk and 3-point shooting contests. Indoor soccer underway T he centers indoor soccer league is playing at night throughout the remainder of the summer. The 11-14 division got started July 7 in the center Dental Spa defeat Beach Bistro 6-3 behind four goals from R yan Joseph and single goals from D avid D aigle and Javi Salgado. Beach Bistro was led by R obbie F ellowes, who goal in the loss. T he second game of the evening saw Southern ent players scored, all led by G avin Walkers hat trick. N ate Bettger and James R ichards added two goals each, while Brooke C apperelli and Shelby M orrow each added one goal. T yler P earson scored three goals to lead D ojo M artial A rts, which also received a goal from M ichael Latimer in the loss. T he 11-13 division saw action July 11 with two more matches. Southern G reens eased past I sland Dental Spa by a 5-2 score behind two goals each from Gavin Walker and Nate Bettger. T yler Brewer completed the scoring with one goal. Javi Salgado and R yan Joseph scored a goal each to lead Island Dental Spa in the loss. T he second game of the evening saw D ojo M artial Arts kick its way past Beach Bistro 5-4 in a backand-forth game. Michael Latimer led the Dojo attack with three goals, while C hloe R omberger and Bella Romberger each scored one goal in the victory. Robbie Fellowes topped the Beach Bistro scoring with three goals, while C onnor M ulhearn added one goal in the loss. T he 8-10 division got started July 9 with A ir & E nergy outscoring Bowes I maging 12-7 behind 10 goals from C ole P earson. Will C arroll and M addie Rogers also scored for A&E. Sauls added two goals to lead Bowes, which also received one goal from Noah Wampole in the loss. Bowes then defeated Gulf-Bay Realty 7-4 during three goals and N oah Wampole added two goals to lead Bowes, which also received single goals from Lincoln Sauls and Breya Sauls in the victory. Evan T alucci scored three goals and Ben Brashier put one in the net to lead Gulf-Bay in the loss. Key Royale golf news T he women golfers at the Key R oyale C lub played a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome and an individual-low-net match July 8. T he team of Helen P ollock, Laura P urcell, Jana Samuels and Janet Razze combined on an 86 that was matched by the team of Joyce Brown, Luanne C ollins, Kris Landkammer and C hristina M ason, resulting in shared clubhouse bragging rights. Laura Purcells 3-under-par 29 gave her the lowF ran Barford chipped in on the third hole, while Joyce Lathrop chipped in on eight. Look for more sports online at www.islander.org. Longtime islander from his playing days Wesleyan College, will be inducted into the schools athletic hall of fame during a homecoming ceremony Oct. 25. Islander Photo: Courtesy Wesleyan College
THE ISLANDER JULY 16, 2014 25 Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLELocated at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortezwww.h2owatersportz.com MULTI-DAY DISCOUNTS ON YAMAHA WAVERUNNERS!$500 PER DAY 5-DAY MINIMUM*Not valid with other offers. Offer not valid on shorter rentals. Must pay in full at pickup. 1 full tank of gas per day. NO REFUNDS on unused time. All other rules and regs apply.941-538-4290 Islander Exclusive IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOPEN DAILY 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com Luke Mutter, visiting Anna Maria Island from Ohio, shows off catch, weighing in at close to 100 pounds. Mutter hooked up with the silver king using a crab for bait off the beaches of Anna Maria on July 2 on a guided Capt. Warren Girle. Mangrove snapper and gag grouper cause reefer madnessSteve Humphrey Jr. of Grapevine, Texas, shows off his all-time biggest snook a 32-inch linesider he caught using a live shiner while on a recent charter with Capt. Danny Stasny. By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter A nna M aria I sland is providing excitement for inshore and nearshore anglers. to the nearshore reefs in search of mangrove snapper. Finding an ample amount of hatch bait which is their bait wells. end up with what anglers call a C hristmas tree. T his occurs when the bait is too small to be caught in your net and gets gilled in the mesh. The removal of baits when this happens can be time consuming and wasteful and makes a mess of your boat. G ag grouper season is open and those in search and ledges. Starting at depths of 40-50 feet is usually bites. Finally, the bite in the backcountry can prove chaland have patience. depths of about 40 feet and out to depths of 60 feet, with good results on grouper and snapper. Live baits up to 26 inches. The same baits are producing mangrove snapper up to 18 inches. Limits of both species are attainable at least until the bull sharks arrive. O nce this happens, the grouper and snapper bite is turning off. M oving inshore, G irle is catching respectable catches are falling between 20 and 24 inches, although working the sandy potholes adjacent to mangrove shorelines and islands. catches are in depths of 7-8 feet of water. Live shiners are the bait of choice. F inally, G irle is catching tarpon along the beaches herring, shiners or crabs are producing bites. Johnny M attay at I sland D iscount T ackle says is providing drag-screaming action for anglers willmackerel or mullet are catching blacktip and bull occurring during the late evening and at night. R ather than casting to get baits out in the strike zone, many the bait out. O nce at the desirable distance, the bait to wait for a bite. Snapper fishing is in full swing according to sizes varying from 10-20 inches. F or bait, small live shiners, or hatch bait are producing the bite. with water depths of 5-10 feet. Small live shiners freeStrong tides are proving prosperous more so than weaker tides. C apt. R ick G ross of F ishy Business C harters is targeting mangrove snapper. R eefs, wrecks, rock piles and docks are producing a snapper bite. Gross is catchcast net which make ideal baits for these abundance snapper and are useful for chumming, too. Expect to catch snapper ranging from 10-18 inches. I n these bass, which are welcome sights when reeling up from the depths. live shiners. F ish 18-24 inches are being hooked on free-lined baits. next rise of the tide. A lthough the bite is sporadic, Gross is managing to keep bent rods for his clients. Jim M alfese at the R od & R eel P ier says mangrove snapper are increasing in numbers around the pilings pier snapper are less than 14 inches, but dont be disreally good, too. Spanish mackerel are making a showing around schools of mackerel feeding on schooling hatch bait all around the edges of the pier. For bait, you can sue such as white jigs, silver spoons and Gotcha plugs.
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THE ISLANDER JULY 16, 2014 27 More than 200 beautiful hand-selected properties to choose from. Stop by our of ces or visit our web-site to book your next vacation in paradise! 941-779-0733 www.annamariaparadise.com I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S ITEMS FOR SALE 2659. FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE g ANNOUNCEMENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued ESTATE SALES Sale. Photos: estatesales.net. Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755BAYFRONT BEAUTY: Perched on the edge of the bay, this 2bed/2bath bayfront home has sweeping views of the bay and ICW. Craftsmanship shows in every detail of this beautiful home with dock and of ce or third bedroom. Turnkey Furnished $1,199,000 DUPLEX FOR SALE: 300 block of 65th Street on a conforming duplex lot. Lovingly maintained, new windows, room for a pool, great rental history. $519,000. 5BED/3BATH DUPLEX: West of Gulf Drive, just steps to the beach this relaxed living duplex is currently a successful vacation rental. Excellent rental history and con rmed future bookings. Turnkey Furnished $940,000. 4BED/2BATH DUPLEX: : Location, Location, Location. Across from public beach and off of Gulf Drive, this duplex comes turnkey furnished! $365,000. SNEAD ISLAND: Built in 2006 on over half an acre, this 4bed/3bath home features 14-ft ceilings, crown moldings, kitchen with black granite counter tops, Grand views ,saltwater pool with waterfall feature, 200-ft new dock. Much much more $949,000. FLAMINGO TOWNHOME: Totally redone from head to toe, this 2bed/2bath condo is conveniently located close to Robinson Preserve, Anna Maria Island and, with a pool and docks, what more do you need?! $175,000. POOL HOME WITH SLIP: This elevated 2bed/2bath pool home built on an oversize lot also includes a deeded boat slip. Inviting layout takes full advantage of blending indoors with outdoors. $589,999. HOLMES BEACH40 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXP ERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSFOR SALE Belair Bayou: Unique 3/2 home with 2,632 sa, man cave, pool, lanai with replace and stone table with grill and much more. $316,000.RENTALS GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal BOOKING NOW FOR 2014 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS 208 Peacock Lane, 2/2 duplex in Holmes Beach. $405,000. Great investment property or change to single family. By appointment only. email@example.com Call Marianne TODAY for your free market analysis. Selling your home is important to me.Marianne Correll, Realtor6101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217 GARAGE SALES LOST & FOUND PETS MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978Call US TODAY! 800-367-1617 941-778-6696INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DRIVE ~ HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com Our newest agent has been with us 16 years. You owe it to yourself to have the best, most professional representation. 36 years managing rentals on Anna Maria. All Florida licensed real estate agents. No hidden fees: You keep more of your money. Compare our management fees. RELIABLE VACATION PROPERTY MANAGEMENTMARIANNE, ROCHELLE, LISA, CARLA, SALLY WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander
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30 JULY 16, 2014 THE ISLANDER REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE Continued m. Business news Does your business have achievements to celebrate? Maybe youve just opened a business or your business received an award or special recognition. If so, wed like to hear from you. To be considered, email your information, who, what, where, when and why, to news@ islander.org. Hi-res photos also are welcome. WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Sharon Hightower941-330-5054 NORTHWEST BRADENTON: Great for entertaining. Oversized lot, 3 bed, 2 bath, 2-car garage, formal living, dining, move-in condition. $349,900. HUGE LOT: 100x117, canalfront sailboat water, 2bed 2bath, 2-car garage, priced to sell. $574,500. Open House 12-4 Sunday, July 13. 526 72nd St., HB OPEN HOUSE ISLAND OASIS: 4-car garage, 2 screened porches, 1,200 sf, master suite, gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, butlers pantry, California custom closets, plantation blinds. $799,000. WEEKLY RENTAL, GREAT INCOME POTENTIAL! EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at (800) 669-9777, for the hearing impaired (0) (800) 543-8294. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Properties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce, visit online or call an agent today.Edgewatervacationhomes.com Edgewaterrealestateami.com Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. LOVE L Y 2BR/2BA plus den. B eautifully furnished home in gated Waterlefe Community. Large Open Floor Plan w/Covered Lanai & Private Pool. Community Clubhouse w/Olympic Pool, Championship Golf & Boating on Manatee River plus 24-Hr Fitness. A Perfect Place to Call Home! $285,000. Call Lynn 941-730-1294. NEW LISTING REDUCED S TEPS TO THE B E A C H! Newly remodeled 3BR/2BA. Room for a pool. Close to everything! $399k. Call Lynn 941-730-1294 REDUCED S PECT A CUL A R 6-Bedroom 3.5-Bath home, situated in the center of the island, close to the best beaches, shopping and restaurants. Delightful outside kitchen and dining, spectacular zeroentry pool. Elegant island living at its finest! Perfect new home, second home or home away from home! $1,295,000. Call Lynn Zemmer, 941-730-1294. ANNUA L R ENT A L : Attractive 2 bed 2 bath furnished home in premier Perico Bay Club available year-round. Updated decor, fully equipped. Lake view from private deck. 1-car garage. Move-in ready at $1350/month. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach ISLAND BREEZEPicture perfect 3BR/3BA canalfront pool home on large lot. Stunning rennovation just completed. $924,000LAKESIDE SOUTH Light & Bright, Updated house & Heated Pool, Low SERENITY ON THE LAKE OWNER MAY FINANCE REDUCED CALL NICOLE SKAGGS, BROKER, 941-773-3966 A.M.I. BEACHES REAL ESTATE5702 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach CALL THE BEACHES EXPERTCindy Quinn, P.A., Realtor, CDPECell: 941-780-8000Go to my website to view all AMI listings:islandannamaria.com INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR, HOLMES BEACH I NEED LISTINGS! And Ill give you 100 percent effort.JASON HRNAK 941-773-6572 firstname.lastname@example.org CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG
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