Meetings Op-Ed Happenings 10-20 YEARS AGO Sea turtle prep. 17 Truckin to Coquina. 28 PLEASE SEE FIRE PAGE 2 VOLUME 26, NO. 25 Happy Earth Day APRIL 18, 2018 FREE Grill night at HBPD. 21 Happy Earth Day Happy Earth Day Happy Earth Day Happy Earth Day Happy Earth Day Happy Earth Day Happy Earth Day Happy Earth Day The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Obituaries. Streetlife. PropertyWatch. CLASSIFIEDS. AsTheWorldTerns face off with rising tide. 6 Anna Maria attorney points out private beach pitfallsBy Bianca Bened Islander Reporter impacted by a new state law regulating how owners can limit use of their beachfront property than initially thought. City attorney Becky Vose told commissioners April 12 that HB631, the Possession of Real Property Act, set to go into effect July 1, may threaten public beach use. The law says beachfront property owners can declare portions of their property private on the beachfront landward of the established mean high tide line. An islandwide erosion control line set in 1992 with a beach renourishment project can protect much of the islands beaches, but protect public beaches without taking proactive measures. She said commissioners should prioritize adopting a customary-use ordinance before July 1 to provide an affirmative defense against potential public-private beach feuds. She said without establishing areas for customary use, the city would have to go to the courthouse to argue with people who try to prohibit access to their property landward of the mean high tide line. PLEASE SEE BEACH PAGE 2 In addition, Vose said it would be imperative for the city to collect testimony from people to prove and protect historical use of the beaches. Iconic surf shop burns, damage up to $250K Happy Earth Day Happy Earth Day Happy Earth Day Happy Earth Day Happy Earth Day Happy Earth Day By Bianca Bened Islander Reporter Rain, wind and fire hit Anna Maria Island April 15. West Coast Surf Shop in Holmes Beach during a squall, causing no injuries but leaving behind hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage. The fire started just after 2:30 p.m., when an electrical incident inside the store Holmes Beach police arrived almost immediately, followed by at least three West marshal Jim Davis said. within the hour. A manager in the shop was alerted by a customer to the smell of smoke, Davis said. Davis said after the manager looked out a window and saw smoke and a haze rising, broke out evacuated about 30 customers. Some customers were reluctant to leave, Davis said. Customers regrouped at Skinnys Place across the street while firefighters damage. Davis praised the store employees, commenting that they did an amazing job evacuating customers.
2 APRIL 18, 2018 THE ISLANDER Unique Pet PortraitsComposited images printed to stretched canvas Sunsets PRINTS FROM BEACH CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 FIRE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Vose recommended the city search archives at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society to prove the citys beaches historically have been used by the public. Vose said by taking steps now, the city might be able to dissuade property owners who might want to assert their property line on the beach. Murphy said a letter from Charlie Hunsicker, director of Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources, is a compromise in the new law. But Vose says thats not quite accurate. She spoke to an attorney for Walton County, where an ordinance regulating beach access prompted the bill. The attorney described the bill as cutting off all defense initiative, Vose told commissioners. Two people commented at the April 12 meeting that they were harassed by a person on South Bay Boulevard who claimed his property continued from the shore into the open water. Jayne Slade-Dashiell of Anna Maria and her friend, missioners the property owner called police on them early morning Feb. 13 when they attempted their usual stroll on the beach along South Bay Boulevard. The Bay Boulevard resident told the women to return to the street in front of his house and walk around before returning to the beach. However, no version of the law allows property owners to claim private use of submerged lands. The mean high tide line falls along the portion of the beach where, on average, the tide rises highest. The area seaward of the mean high tide line is typically public property, including on the bayfront in Anna Maria, where a severely eroded bayfront now has a beach. Anna Maria resident Jack Brennan volunteered April 13 to take on the task of gathering data demonstrating historic use of Anna Marias beaches. Murphy tasked Vose with drafting an ordinance to establish customary use ahead of the states July 1 effective date for the law. More than $250,000 in property and merchandise build, the whole area inside the store itself was pretty much consumed with heat and smoke, he said. Only the surfboards appeared to be undamaged. Owners Jim and Ronee Brady were on the east competition, Davis said. The iconic West Coast Surf Shop has operated in Holmes Beach for more than 50 years. Davis indicated he did not know when the shop would reopen.
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4 APRIL 18, 2018 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City Salute, City Pier Park, Pine Avenue at North Bay Boulevard. Bradenton Beach Holmes Beach forum. New private beach law carries implications in Anna Maria West Manatee Fire Rescue Manatee County use). use). Of interest politan Planning Organization, Holiday Inn-Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, 8009 15th St. E., Sarasota. will be closed. By Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter After two weeks of scrambling to understand the may not be the case in Anna Maria. ing for copies of the erosion control line established in 1992 and maps with the established mean high tide lines, which were surveyed in conjunction with a 1992 beach renourishment project. But Mayor John Chappie said April 9 privatizing any section of the beach in Bradenton Beach is absolutely out. Chappie said all of Bradenton Beach has been does not fall under bill HB631 signed into law March 30. The Possession of Real Property Act allows for landowners to privatize the beach at their property seaward to the mean high tide line. Beach renourishment projects supersede the new law, making the beach public wherever renourishment occurred. Holmes Beach, likewise, will have little or no effect due to the law. The Gulf beaches from the Bradenton Beach line to the Anna Maria city limits are renourished. According to city engineer Lynn Burnett, the erosion control line, or ECL sits far up in the sand, generally along the vegetation or dune line in Holmes Beach. Landowners most likely would be legally challenged by the city if public use of the beach is questioned. The new law requires cities and counties to go to court to designate privately owned beaches as public under a claim of customary use. The city would need to prove continuous, ordinary use of the beach and prove historic public use in the courts if such a case arose. But the lines in the sand are not so clear in Anna Maria, where piecemeal renourishment occurred. The beaches on the northernmost tip of the island, north from the Sandbar Restaurant and Pine Avenue to Bean Point along the Gulf of Mexico and the bayfront have not been renourished with government funding, according to Charlie Hunsicker, Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources director. Likewise, a few other sections here and there in Anna Maria havent been renourished, Hunsicker said. The area around the Sandbar and Spring Avenue not all done. This sets up Anna Maria for possible challenges under the new law. And, in Anna Maria, the beach continues south from Bean Point on the bayfront, on Tampa Bay. The jury is still out on where these property rights fall, Hunsicker said April 6. Code violations and local land-use laws also come into play. agreed. ing about people up north yelling at them to get off their property for just walking down the beach in the surf, Greenbaum said in a phone interview April 11. The new law doesnt cover that. Yelling at people walking is unnecessary. They could be yelling at their own neighbors. I feel we should all enjoy nature and the bounty we have here on the island, Greenbaum continued. Where codes come into play, Holmes Beach code education, education, education. Its just like any other structure as far as we are concerned, Thomas said by phone April 8. There is a process to build most everywhere for accessory structures, like fences. You have to get a survey, you have to get a permit, you have to adhere to city requirements. We shouldnt have any issues, but you cant just put up a fence on the beach. Greenbaum agreed. Im not going to allow that to happen, he said regarding the possibility of fences appearing on Anna Marias beaches. Lets knock on wood and hope it doesnt come up. And we wont allow anything that impacts the turtles. Suzi Fox of the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring also put the focus on protecting wildlife. Every city on the island has an ordinance that to be clear of every object on the sand for the nesting beach season May 1-Oct. 31, Fox stated in an email April 10. tures would interfere with nesting season. He also was quoted in Foxs email, saying, As we struggle with the business of life and the problems with accommodating both residents and our tourists, weve got to remember there is wildlife that depends on us. Flushing scheduled for AMI waterlines during overnight hours as needed over the next few months, according to the Manatee County Utilities Department. Flushing is needed this time of year to rinse out stale water and bring chlorine residuals back to standard levels, according to Amy Pilson, Manatee utilities public affairs liaison. ing so residents are aware of the reasons for the water they see, Pilson said in a news release. There are no precautionary boil water notices. Residents need not worry about the safety of the drinking water, Pilson said. For more information, go to mymanatee.org
THE ISLANDER APRIL 18, 2018 5 34th Ave. W75th St. WManatee Ave. W Palma Sola Blvd. Cortez Rd. WTo BeachesTo BeachesPalma Sola Bay Holmes Beach warned coastal erosion issues are real By Terry OConnor Islander Reporter The cost of the rising tide will be painful and sobering. Half of Holmes Beach will be inundated by coastal the tide through improved stormwater management and other solutions, according to city engineer Lynn Burnett. Storm evacuation routes would be swallowed up, too, Burnett told city commissioners at their April 10 work session. Beach has risen 8 inches, according to Burnett, and its not expected to recede. This isnt a fallacy, said Burnett, a Holmes Beach native. This isnt some theory. This has nothing to do with the global-warming dispute. It has to do with the reality of times that Ive watched high tide ation routes. Commissioner Jim Kihm asked how much water will be in his yard by the year 2060. Is it all dry land? Kihm asked. Do we still have wet streets? Holmes Beach is a coastal community bounded on the west by the Gulf of Mexico and the east by Anna Maria Sound and Sarasota Bay. Yet its antiquated stormwater system is inadequate to handle runoff within the incorporated limits, said Burnett. Making the problem more acute, the three Anna Maria Island cities are millions of dollars short of implementing needed defenses. You need revenue sources to pay for solutions, she said. The goal is to establish a framework for a system that will last for 100 years and that will not be a burden on taxpayers, Burnett said. The Holmes Beach defense system against seaof Mexico, interconnected valves in storm drains and All three cities have come together and are moving forward in this same fashion, Burnett said. for these efforts were undertaking. Benefits of the strategy include dry roads, safe evacuation routes and improved walking, biking and driving conditions, Burnett said. But it will only buy a respite of about 20 years before an islandwide process of incremental elevation of roadways, driveways and sidewalks will be required, she said. The city stormwater utility assessment fee will help pay for improvements. It is budgeted to accrue $216,000 this year. A Southwest Florida Water Management District grant matches every dollar Holmes Beach spends on stormwater improvements. tax may need to be increased. Private property rights will be trumped by the citys responsibility to protect the citizenry, Burnett said. The city reserves the right to undertake changes or terminate permitted activities without risk or liability of any kind, particularly involving driveways. There are some painful things in the process, she said. There are people we need to patiently work with one-on-one. Its a delicate process. Kihm said he wants to ensure residents are not faced with confrontational city ultimatums. I think that was something that was missed the last time we had a discussion about driveways. It sounded like it was my way or the highway. Burnett said she would bring comprehensive plan amendments to the commissioners soon in order to start implementing short-term solutions with funding already in place. I know its a little bit sobering, but we have a responsibility, a huge responsibility, Burnett said. The commission will next meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, seawalls. An estimated $111,000 worth of WaStop valves, pipes, were just installed along Marina Drive, Burnett said, and more are on the way. Were on a good track if we stay the course, she said. All seawalls will require a 1-foot cap addition as they are replaced or repaired. Its an expense looming for every island property owner, said city attorney Patricia Petruff. Any seawall in place on this island will need to be replaced within the next 15 years, said Petruff. Most importantly, Holmes Beach must improve its handling of stormwater runoff, Burnett warned, or If we continue to let all the water run down the hill to Sarasota Bay, we will never solve the problem insurance rates will go up. So we have to do something upstream at each property so we can capture the water running off that roof at its source. The plan is to remove the impervious materials replace them with pervious French-drains that replen
6 APRIL 18, 2018 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our APRIL 18, 2018 APRIL 18, 2018 APRIL 18, 2018 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. 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 Advertising Director Of ce Staff Distribution (All others: email@example.com) Opinion Your Have your say The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit for grammar and length. Letters must include name, address and a connews@ islander.org. Anonymous letters will not be printed. Readers also may comment on stories online where The Islander has 3,000+ registered users.Doing sunset Our family has lived in Bradenton more than 33 years. My mother, my adult children and now my grandson continue to embrace the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island. Weve witnessed the growth on the island and enjoy all it has to offer. We proudly frequent old and new businesses and points of interest with our out-of-town guests. A must-do when visiting the island: sunset. Our albums contain countless colorful photographs of the sunset but one stands out from them all. I wanted to share the photo of my grandson, Grayson William Heller son of Keaton and Rachel Heller of Oviedo captured in January. Good news, bad news This issue of your favorite weekly community newspaper is focused on Earth Day, the annual worldwide event celebrated April 22 to show support for our environment. And islanders take great care and boast of the pristine environment. Sea turtles, gopher turtles, shorebirds, eagles and osprey, dolphin and manatees call our island and the island waters home and they help make up the magic. Everyone comes to love Anna Maria Island. Who wouldnt want to protect it from the ravages of man? Sadly, as I drove onto the island on Manatee Avenue last week, at the light at East Bay Drive I noticed the driver ahead of me was smoking a cigawindow. With my windows down, I also could smell the cigarette and then, I watched the casual, anticipated Grrrrrrrr. That butt is offensive to the island enviof plastic last more than 10 years, it can choke and kill the wildlife and marine life that mistake cigarette And the recent rain will likely wash that butt into the bays or the Gulf of Mexico. With fewer people smoking, cigarette butts continue to be the most common litter in the United States and around the world. Please, dont be a litterbug or a litter butt. In the realm of Earth news, Holmes Beach city occurring here and around the world. Never mind the debate about global warming, the rising sea level is real and it will have profound effects on waterfront properties. Commissioners learned that as much as half of Holmes Beach could be inundated with coastal waters and seawalls and improve stormwater drainage. Its true, of course, for the entire coastline. Raising seawalls will be essential and costly for homeowners and Earth Day is as good a reminder as any to start making preparations. maybe than your mortgage. Wake up, rise up, clean up. Help Mother Nature when you can. Happy Earth Day. Time for new leadership? travel days to, from and around Anna Maria Island. Who do we thank for this debacle? Once again, our city leaders are deafening in their silence on solutions. What did we elect them for? More studies that end up in the trash bins of history. Three months ago, the Holmes Beach police chief was going to look into the light timings at Manatee Avenue. Well, at 5 a.m. I still sit there for two minJob! So, if our politicians and their appointees are so helpless as to alleviate their constituents problems As you can see, this moment on Anna Maria Island holds a special place in my heart.
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8 APRIL 18, 2018 THE ISLANDER Holmes Beach garbage infests Waste Pro recycling program By Terry OConnor Islander Reporter Waste and recycling hauler Waste Pro said too much food and other trash is spoiling the Holmes Beach recycling program. cling bins, particularly from short-term rentals, said Keith Banasiak, Waste Pro southwest Florida regional vice president. Raw garbage, food waste, yard trimmings, carpet ing, plastic bags, garden hoses and many other nonrecyclable materials are fouling the recycling stream, he said. The problem isnt just Holmes Beach, Banasiak told city commissioners recently. Its anywhere you have short-term rentals. We need to Commissioner Pat Morton, the citys Waste Pro liaison, said residents also must shoulder some blame. Im pro-recycling, he said. We have to come up with something to make it better for everybody. Waste Pros single-stream recycling program is simple. You can put all your commodities together in one it is you can recycle more. When a recycling bin is fouled, Waste Pro tags it and a garbage truck retrieves it. It goes to the landSt. E., Sarasota, where 2,000 tons per month of mixed glass, metals, plastics, paper and cardboard from Manatee County are handled. When single-stream recycling came in, it was great, Banasiak. Overseas markets once welcomed the recyclables, particularly plastics and paper. No longer. China began inspecting the recycling stream more critically as a glut of materials developed. noticed a decline in quality, Banasiak said. Once China started grading material, the extent of the contamination drove the Asian giant to hammer its trading partners, he said. China, the worlds largest destination for recycla ble materials, has erected a green fence, Banasiak said. cantly lower prices if contamination is detected. That increased the amount of products available for sale in the United States, Banasiak said. The problem is we dont have enough use for the recycled product so we had a greater supply than demand. Commissioner Carol Soustek said a functioning recycling program is critical for islanders. Soustek said. Soustek said customers who dont conform to recycling standards should be charged more for col lection. If they decide they dont want to recycle, then Commissioner Jim Kihm supported Sousteks fee suggestion to the applause of some from the gallery. People dont want to follow the rules, Kihm said. They take the easy way out. Then the local municiCommission Chair Judy Titsworth said Holmes Beach must consider whether city recycling should be mandatory instead of voluntary and offered to put discussion on a work session agenda. The city commission will meet next at 6 p.m. Anna Maria approves community center request Anna Maria has joined the other island cities in authorizing the Center of Anna Maria Islands request for $100,601 from the beach concession fund. Commissioners unanimously authorized Mayor Dan Murphy to add his signature to a letter to the county advocating for the centers funding request April 12 after hearing from David Zaccagnino, chair of the center board. The request includes $50,000 to pay off the bal ance of a lease for gym equipment. The center appar ently acquired new equipment after returning the equipment provided on a short-term agreement by developer Shawn Kaleta. Zaccagnino said the center purchased equipment in addition to that provided by Island Fitness, when it ing to perform repairs, clean and seal the center roof. Bathroom redesigns by LaPensee Plumbing come received scrutiny from commissioners. Commission Chair Doug Copeland asked why $8,160 allocated to athletic field maintenance monthly work did not fall into a recurring fund, rather than a one-time expense as stipulated in the terms of the concession fund. Zaccagnino said the repairs were necessary in he said. Holmes Beach Mayor Bob Johnson received all three island mayors requesting the center funding from the county. Bradenton Beach commissioners have indicated they will give authorization as well. The beach concession fund, which generates income from lease payments and concession sales at Manatee Public Beach and Coquina Beach, can be Maria Island. All three cities must jointly agree on any expense for the funds to be dispersed. Anna Maria appoints historic preservation boardBy Bianca Bened Islander Reporter has a historic preservation board. After nearly a year of preparation on the boards effects and study on its goals, the city is ready to designate historic properties. Commissioners April 12 approved appointments suggested by Mayor Dan Murphy for the Anna Maria Historic Preservation Commission. Sissy Quinn, former Commissioner Gene Aubry, Pat Copeland, Gary McMullen and Thomas Wagner comprise the board, which will evaluate and identify historical homes in Anna Maria before they can be added to the registry. Quinn is president of the Anna Maria Island preservation of Anna Maria Islands history. Aubry is an architect and published author, including a book featuring historical homes in his former hometown of Galveston, Texas. Copeland is co-founder of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society. McMullens application states he was employed in the citys parking and code enforcement department and plans to return to the paid position in September. Wagner said in an email to commissioners he He is a licensed architect with experience in historic preservation. The city adopted a preservation ordinance in July The ordinance also allows the city to become a The FLCG program offers state grants related to property preservation, including developing educa tional materials, maintaining a registry and surveying the city for historical properties. Recently, at the advice of Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda Perry, commissioners in the southernmost city on the island abandoned plans to pursue an ordinance similar to Anna Marias. Perry said the proposed ordinance would be of no owners property insurance with the Federal Emer gency Management Agency. She said homes that are exempt from FEMA standards would have little to no impact on the citys rating, and the paperwork would be burdensome. Anna Marias ratings. If you have a structure declared historic, then you arent penalized whatsoever for those historic structures, Greenbaum said. and takes steps toward nuisance ordinanceBy Bianca Bened Islander Reporter Anna Maria wants to add ultralight aircraft and unsafe circumstances to its nuisance ordinance. Commissioners held a public hearing and first reading April 12 for an amendment to the nuisance ordinance to ban operating ultralight aircraft, such as paragliders, over any part of Anna Maria, including 1,000 feet from shore, during daylight hours. In addition to banning ultralights, Mayor Dan Murphy said the city also should consider an issue that he said has developed on the shoreline: Large holes dug in the sand. Murphy said beachgoers are leaving large holes, tunnels and caves on the beach. The holes pose a risk to deputies patrolling the beaches on their ATVs at night, Murphy said, as the Its enough to hurt or ruin someones day, Sgt. Mike Jones, head of the MCSO sub-station in Anna Maria, told commissioners. Murphy said he didnt want to ban playing in the sand or making sandcastles, but the city must address the hazard posed by large holes left by beachgoers. He proposed introducing language to the ordinance banning anything that would create unsafe circum stances on the beach in order to address the problem without outright banning digging in the sand. Commissioner Dale Woodland said such holes have not been a problem in the past and asked for the cause. Jones said the holes are apparently made by chil dren inspired by the world-building video game, Minecraft. ment to the nuisance ordinance will be 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. Click! The Islander welcomes news of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Send notices and photographs, along with a contact to email@example.com.
THE ISLANDER APRIL 18, 2018 9 Force Main 5 work resumes, snarling trafc north to south Bradenton Beach restaurant owner, complainant respond to pier sign debate By Terry OConnor Islander Reporter Manatee County Force Main 5 pipe replacement project on Gulf Drive. The project was pushed back a month after Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie requested a delay tourist season, typically through Easter. high-density polyethylene force main is underway along Gulf Drive between 26th and 28th streets north in Bradenton Beach, according to Manatee Countys with the startup. 28th streets continues through April 30, she said. Tenth Street North at Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach now will be closed through June 18. A detour on 11th Street North will route travelers to Bay Drive North and back to Gulf Drive. Construction from May 1 through June 29 will take place along Gulf Drive between Avenue C and Cortez Road in Bradenton Beach, according to Allen. Intermediate road closures will be required as work moves along each segment. Ten feet of crushed concrete has been installed Gulf Drive. Pavement will be restored after all pipe installation is done. Restoration is underway along Avenue E from Gulf Drive to 28th Street North in Holmes Beach. Temporary restoration will take place along Avenue C before June 29, with permanent restoration after July 9. Motorists are advised to observe reduced speed limits and yield to pedestrians, bicyclists and heavy equipment in construction areas, according to Allen. For more information, go to amipipereplacement. com. By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter In Bradenton Beach, style is subjective. To remove my sign and put in another sign in the same place makes zero sense to me, John Horne, owner of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the Historic Bridge Street Pier, said April 11. Horne was referring to the debate centered on the back-lit restaurant sign near the base of the city pier and further plans to replace it with an old wooden sign that advertises the pier. Some people complained the restaurant sign does not adhere to the aesthetics of the historic district, or it is too brightly lit and in too prominent of a location. Additionally, the sign is 3 feet taller than the 13 feet allowed by the permit, but Horne has said the sign-maker is paying to lower the sign. The Anna Maria Oyster Bar leases the pier restaurant from the city and the sign is on city property. As part of the lease agreement, the city receives a percentIn February, Fidencia Pla, a resident of the Pines Trailer Park and a member of the Scenic Waves Partnership Committee, circulated a petition asking to have the historic character of the district and moved to a less prominent location. Additionally, the petition called for the old sign that advertised the pier to be re-installed where the restaurant sign is located. Following several motions made and reconsidered for both signs, the commission voted to again discuss relocation and other changes with Horne. Horne said he is not sure why the commission would want to relocate the restaurant sign. We are business partners and they get a percent age of my sales. So this doesnt make any sense to me, Horne said. We need to be good business partners. Pla said she is happy with the commissions deci sion to reconsider the sign. I think it was the proper response and change of plans, Pla wrote in an April 11 email to The Islander. All along the residents wanted the AMOB sign moved, based on the 66 residents who signed her petition. The matter is on the agenda for the next city commission meeting at noon Thursday, April 19, at city In Anna Maria, pavers proposed at City Pier Park Theres another improvement in store for City Pier Park. Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy obtained consensus April 12 from commissioners to put together a proposal to install brick pavers at City Pier Park at the corner of Pine Avenue and North Bay Boulevard. The pavers would connect the rest rooms to the area under the sail shades, and also under the sail shades. Murphy said he would return to the commission with design proposals. He said the project would probably cost $25,000$30,000. Holmes Beach prepares to boost tax on businessesBy Terry OConnor Islander Reporter Holmes Beach is expected to increase the local business tax 5 percent next month. The prospect appeared to concern some commissioners at the April 10 work session until city clerk Stacey Johnston pointed out the relatively small dollar amount of the increase. The tax boost amounts to roughly $6 for larger companies and less for small service providers. The tax is on the services a business owner provides, Johnston said. All revenues generated by the local business tax for restaurants with seating for more than 100 patrons or public lodging establishments with seven units or more. It seems very reasonable, said Commissioner Jim Kihm. Johnston said the local business tax assessed to residential rental property should possibly be increased. Its now $31.90 and theres a lot of work that goes into those, Johnston said. State law allows increasing local business taxes a maximum of 5 percent every two years. The city commission raised business taxes for the Johnston said the commission, coming out of the Great Recession in 2012, advised increasing the local business tax the maximum of 5 percent every two years as allowed by state statute. An oddity in the ordinance provides for assessing the local business tax on new car and boat dealers. Holmes Beach doesnt have either type of business, Johnston said. I dont know why its in there, she said. I dont even think we have zoning for those businesses. Adopting the ordinance will allow the city database to be updated before the 2018-19 business tax receipt renewals are sent, Johnston said. Business tax receipt renewals are due by Sept. 30. I am recommending commission consensus to ing, Johnston said. The commission complied. The city commission will next meet at 6 p.m. Tues Proposed Holmes Beach business tax increaseA 5 percent increase in the Holmes Beach local CATEGORY 2016 2018 Residential rental units $30.38 $31.90
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THE ISLANDER APRIL 18, 2018 13 941-779-0881.ONGOING OFF ANNA MARIA ISLAND tion: 941-747-9442.LOOKING AHEAD OFF AMI May 18, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce 19th annual Golf Tournament, Bradenton.CLUBS & COMMUNITYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDWednesday, April 18 Noon-2 p.m. Anna Maria Island Garden Club Fashion Show, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-6758. Thursday, April 19 Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341. 1 p.m. Knit and crochet instruction, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Friday, April 20 mation: 941-538-0945. Saturday, April 21 9 a.m.-noon Keep Manatee Beautiful Great American Cleanup, various locations on Anna Maria Island and off AMI. Information: 941-795-8272. Wednesday, April 25 Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.ONGOING ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341. Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-345-5135. adventure or for an activity, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-538-0945. Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7781383. Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941518-1965. Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.ONGOING OFF ANNA MARIA ISLAND 2798. Street, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-621-6471.GOOD TO KNOW GET LISTED publication date. Please include the date, time, location and description of the event, as well as a phone number for publication.GOOD DEEDS ishable food. The pantry is administered by Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-7780414. forever homes for rescued animals. Information: 941-345-2441. name and phone number. presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota with support INSHORE/OFFSHORE GUIDED 4-6-8 HOUR TRIPS... PLUS, 2-HOUR FAMILY-FUN FISHING ISLAND BUSTER FISHING CHARTERS START to serve Earth Day feast ent the Earth Day Culinary Celebration Sunday, April 22, at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. The evenings menu will include sustainable seafood and tropical libations provided by the Sandbar, Beach House and Mar Vista restaurants. Also, hosts will discuss the Gulf Coast Oyster Recycling and Renewal program, funded with a grant from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and involving START, the Chiles Group restaurants, Manatee County Parks and Recreation Department, the University of Floridas IFAS Program The trio of restaurants, owned by Ed Chiles on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, recycle their oyster shells, which are used to build new oyster reefs. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by callDe Soto Heritage Festival parade set for April 28 Manatee Countys annual spring celebration, the De Soto Heritage Festival, concludes with a grand parade. The parade, the largest in southwest Florida, will be 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28. More than 200,000 people line the streets of Braother entries. For more information, including the parade route, com.Golf outing bene ts animal rescue Golf Goes to the Dogs!, a golf tournament and lunch, will raise money for Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue. The event will be Saturday, April 28, at Terra Ceia Bay Golf and Tennis Club in Palmetto. Registration play is on at 8:30 a.m. Cost for a single golfer will be $65 and includes green fees, lunch, drinks, awards and gift bags. Lunch only will cost $25 per person. 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy Bradenton, FL 34210 imgacademygolfclub.com Rewarding Golf at Every Level Book Your Tee Time Online: imgacademygolfclub.com Golf Shop: 941-758-1464 Join us in the Grille Room on Wednesday nights for our Two for One Dinner Specials!
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Net houses, storage for nets often built in groups or camps, and net spreads, drying platforms for cotton nets, years, storms destroyed the structures and they fell out The letters reference to a single structure points Guthrie Jr. of Cortez. Guthrie built the 1,211 square-foot residence in in submerged lands without state permits. Located about 350 feet from the A.P. Bell and Star docks, the house is next to a 1935 net house, which was renovated by the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage after a 1995 hurricane. the house on pilings in the water and determined the state owns the land where it is situated. The agency issued notices, violations and demanded Guthrie reduce the building footprint or remove the structure to no avail. in 12th Circuit Court seeking Guthries compliance to the agencys prior administrative orders. His response is expected at the end of the month. Joann Semmer of Ostego Bay Environmental Inc. of Fort Myers, has maintained the structure should be allowed with a Butler Act disclaimer, which grandfathers certain structures built before 1951, claiming it once was a net camp. Bell said in a January text, These camps make Cortez what it is. Cortez artist Linda Molto and historian Mary Fulford Green dispute the Guthrie structure is a historic net camp. All I can say is its not a net camp its a party house, Molto said April 11. Green agreed with Molto, saying its not a camp. Its a house with air conditioning, she said. At the March 20 Board of County Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Steve Jonsson prefaced his request for a county board letter on net camps, saying he was introducing Bells request after checking with 12th Circuit Clerk of Court Angelina Colonneso and the clerks historian, Cathy Slusser. The DEP is in the process of taking their net camps wanting to tear them down, Jonsson said, because its obviously Florida-titled property. Jonsson represents District 3, covering Anna Maria Island and Cortez. The commission gave unanimous approval to Jonssons motion after Commission Chair Pricilla Trace called for a vote to write a letter to support what Karen Bell is trying to historically do. Jonsson said April 12 he thinks the Florida Maritime Museum, managed by Colonnesos department, would like the DEP to deed state-owned land with net camps to the museum and the letter was an effort to support the villages historic district. efforts, he added. Asked for the DEPs position on the county letter, agency spokeswoman Shannon Herbon responded April 11 in an email, saying the department and its attorneys will review it. The DEP is open to receiving evidence or information in support of the Guthrie structures historic sigshe wrote. The department to date has not received any information to support this claim, Herbon added. to conduct seagrass experiments at night from the house. The DEP lawsuit seeks to enforce its November exceed $10,000 per day plus investigative costs and expenses. Guthrie was served a summons April 9 instructdays. By Bianca Bened Islander Reporter Commissioners authorized settlement offers April against the city. The settlements include the largest occupancy rate to date for property in Anna Maria. At the recommendation of city attorney Becky 12-bedroom property at 201 S. Bay Blvd. Voses offer recommends allowing two people per bedroom, plus two additional people per unit, for a struction inspection. Commissioners unanimously authorized the agreement. Commissioners also unanimously authorized a settlement offer for planned construction at 513 N. Bay Blvd., owned by Mighty Palm LLC. Voses offer includes a variance for the vacation rental ordinance to permit construction of a six-bedpants. Commissioner Carol Carter abstained from voting is next to her own and the result may affect her property value. The other commissioners authorized by a vote of property owned by William and Nedra Townley. The Bert Harris Jr. Private Property Protection Act of 1995 allows property owners to seek relief if they can prove a government action lowered the value of their property. Claimants must provide appraisals to establish value and settlements, in lieu of a cash payments can either fully or partly restore the rights that existed before the prohibitions.
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THE ISLANDER APRIL 18, 2018 17 Turtle watch, code enforcement join forces for nesting season By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter nesting season in Florida was spotted April 9 in Palm Beach County. According to Suzi Fox, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director, this is early even for the east coast, which sees earlier nesters due to the warm Gulfstream. This is very, very early and Im a bit nervous, Fox wrote in an April 9 email to AMITW volunteers. We should be prepared to conduct survey walks early. a date that signals mature females soon will make their way to island beaches to deposit their eggs. During nesting season, which runs through Oct. 31, AMITW volunteers are assigned a designated 1-mile stretch of beach to walk once a week, just after sunrise, looking for signs of nesting activity the night before and, later in the season, for hatchlings to emerge. When nests are discovered, they are staked for protection and monitored for data, which goes to Manatee County and the state to track population and behavior trends. The data also is required for beach renourishment research. During nesting season, turtle watch relies on code enforcement in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach to keep the beaches safe for sea turtles and people. Holmes Beach code enforcement officer JT Thomas said he works hand-in-hand with the public to educate people about turtle-friendly practices. He said he invites people to join him at the end of his workday as he patrols the beach checking for code compliance. Sea turtles mostly loggerheads on the island use their instincts to follow the natural light from the water back to the Gulf of Mexico after nesting. The hatchlings follow the same instincts when they emerge from the clutch to the sandy surface they head to the sparkle of light on the water. Bright lights close to the shoreline can distract sea turtles away from the water, increasing the likelihood of death by predation or exhaustion, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The island municipalities have ordinances to deal with sea turtle lighting violations. Additionally, loggerheads are protected by the U.S. Endangered Protection Act. Recently, Thomas has had a team of four citizen volunteers who each ride with him one night a week, checking streetlights and beachfront lights to determine which ones might be problematic for sea turtles. Florida Power and Light is using the information to tag streetlights it plans to turn off or shield for nesting season. Thomas said he plans to tighten communication with FPL this nesting season to address lighting conmany beachfront property owners pruned trees and bushes that blocked light from the beach. Its important people realize they may have cleared landscaping that used to block light to the beach, Thomas said. They may need to switch out Thomas said while he and his crew are checking lights, they stop to chat with people on the beach who are curious about sea turtles. Its all about us working together as a team tion going to the public, Thomas said. Turtle watch shares the knowledge that helps us keep the beaches safe for turtles and people. Anna Maria code enforcement manager Dave Greenbaum said he also has a team of staff and volunteers checking for lighting compliance. He said the city ensures lighting visible from occupancy. Everything is pretty much squared away and ready to go for turtle season, Greenbaum said. Garneau is emailing property owners, management companies and other businesses, reminding them to turn off or shield lights visible from the beach from sunset to sunrise. Notices also include a reminder that beach furniture and related beach items must be pulled landward, behind the dune line. Beach furniture left on the of such items includes a fee. Last year, Bradenton Beach enacted a fee schedthe beach, and lighting violations. Holmes Beach also recently included sea turtle ordinance violations on its notice of violation form and includes a compliance check as part of the citys new vacation rental inspections. The first week in May, Garneau will perform lighting inspections with Fox to ensure there are no compliance issues with new development. Additionally, Garneau, Greenbaum and Thomas attended an FWC lighting workshop in Bellair Beach in March. AMITW and the island municipalities also are up to a light source can help determine if a light is sea turtle-friendly. Fox and AMITW volunteers will be distributing the turtle eye cards, along with other informational materials, to island businesses, owners and residents We are working with code 100 percent in all three cities, Fox said. We are ready to hit the ground running when the turtle girls arrive. For more information on nesting season, contact Fox at email@example.com Turtles and Lights or Wildlife Friendly Lighting for more information on keeping beaches safe for sea turtles. To report sick, injured, entangled or dead sea turtles or shorebirds contact the FWC Wildlife Alert Dos and donts for sea turtle nesting season The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recommends people follow these guidelines for sea turtle safety May 1-Oct.31. front to prevent nesting sea turtles from becoming disoriented and moving toward the glow of light on of the water. Indoor lights should be turned off, with curtains closed after dark, and outdoor lighting should and shielded from view at the shoreline. beach at night. They can distract nesting sea turtles and cause them to return to the water. female sea turtles can become trapped, confused or impeded by gear left on the beach at night. Remove items such as boats, tents, rafts and beach furniture Holes trap turtles and can injure people. Call code enforcement to report unattended property or large holes on the beach. City of Bradenton Beach code enforcement City of Holmes Beach code enforcement Report sick, injured, entangled or dead sea turtles to the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline, at 1-888Tip@MyFWC.com. For more information on nesting season, contact
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20 APRIL 18, 2018 THE ISLANDER Pastor Rosemary Wheeler Backer 6608 Marina Drive ~ Holmes Beach ~ 941-778-1813 www.gloriadeilutheran.com All are welcomeWORSHIP WITH US SATURDAY AT 5 PM SUNDAY AT 9:30 AM Fellowship follows Sunday worship 4408 Gulf Drive ~ Holmes Beach941-778-1638 ~ www.episcopalchurchoftheannunciation.com All are welcome All are welcome Episcopal Church of the AnnunciationThe Rev. Matthew GrunfeldSunday services 8 am Holy Eucharist Rite I 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II with Music Thursday service 9:30 am Holy Eucharist and Healing At your service Obituaries are provided as a community service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present, as well as to those people with ties to Anna Maria Island. Information may be submitted to news@ islander.org. Obituary COMMUNITY CHURCH Call for a ride to the 10:00 AM Worship Service and IN THE SANCTUARY Nursery & Church School Adult Sunday School Adult Book Study Founded 1956ALL ARE WELCOME Sunday 10 a.m. Worship Service6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.longboatislandchapel.org The Lords Warehouse Thrift ShopThe Rev. Bill Friederich Senior MinisterHours 9-noon, Monday, Wednesday, SaturdaySpecial Music : Monica MacMichael, ViolinOpen Arms, Loving Hearts, Accepting Minds Rosemarie Kontra She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Charles She moved to Holmes Beach in 2003 and was employed by Home True Value Hardware of Holmes Beach, where she was known as the sales clerk extraordinaire. Street Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made to www.brownandsonsfuneral. com. She is survived by sisters Mary Alice and wife mayer, Madelyn and husband Samuel Ortiz, and Mary Michael Ortiz; nieces Jamie Kulhamer, Nicole Martinho and Madelyn; a great-nephew and two greatnieces.FISH installs board of cers after election by acclaim By Terry OConnor Islander Reporter No need to count votes in this election. incumbents April 9 at the annual Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board election. All board members Kim McVey, Jane von Hahmann, Kaye Bell, Plum Taylor and Janet Miller won three-year terms by acclaim. Following the election, the four incumbent FISH McVey remains president, von Hahmann, vice recording secretary. Board members all say they will work to spark the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, where attenWe had a lot of things working against us, said festival chair Rose Lipke. Expenses have gone up a lot, plus there was a lot of entertainment competition. the setback. McVey reported two major grants from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will bolster FISH coffers this year. The FWC granted FISH $100,000 from the marine estuarine habitat restoration-monitoring assessment to continue preserve restoration work and $16,000 for exotic plant removal. reported. Long-term liabilities were reduced $26,828, or 8.3 ago. proved wise this year. McVey agreed. Were fortunate because weve been adding to reserves for years and years, McVey said. Founded in 1991, FISH supports a 95-acre preserve and boat-building and repair programs. FISH works against land developments viewed as detrimental to
THE ISLANDER APRIL 18, 2018 21 Click! The Islander welcomes news of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Send notices and photographs with detailed captions along with complete contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. simple cremations$740simple burials$1,195SoundChoiceCremation.comOnline arrangements availableSarasota (941) 312-6371 | Manatee (941) 213-9234 For a free hearing screening, call 941.795.2811 Here to serve you!Dr. Jill Diesman a graduate of Washington University, St. Louis, and the Central Institute for the Deaf, is skilled in diagnostic, rehabilitative and other services for hearing, balance, tinnitus management, 501 VILLAGE GREEN PKWY., STE. 16, BRADENTON Protect the things you love 941-244-4743 Holmes Beach top cop advocates strong defense, LPR Holmes Beach vigilant against active shootersAn average of 20 mass shootings occur every year in the United States. Its a sad time we live in right now that we have to train kids what to do in an active-shooter situation, Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer said. But we would not be doing our job if we did not make them aware whats going on in the world around them. Holmes Beach does not have a SWAT team, so preparation was more important in case the unthinkable happens and a shooter imperils a school, community center or restaurant, he said. Not all active shooters are at schools, Tokajer said. Three tips were given for surviving a shooting attack in a video shown at the April 13 public police forum. No. 1: Get out. Escape the scene of the shooting if possible as quickly as possible. No. 2: Secure your location by locking or barricading the door against the shooter, turn off the lights and silence all cellphones. No. 3: Defend yourself in any way possible as a last resort. By Terry OConnor Islander Reporter Ramp murders in Holmes Beach might have been caught using todays technology, according to the License-plate recognition cameras likely would have resulted in an arrest and conviction, said Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer at an April 13 police public forum. He would have been caught if we had LPRs back then, said Tokajer, who has been stumping for licenseplate recognition technology on Anna Maria Island. We would have had that solved. doctor from Tampa and his two sons were shot to Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach. The doctors brother was critically wounded, but survived. The male suspect escaped despite committing the murders in broad daylight in front of witnesses at roughly 5 p.m. Aug. 1, 1980. A witness also was shot and died after following the suspect to a nearby food store parking lot. said. Too bad they werent around 30 years ago. This technology has assisted in solving major crimes in every location it has been implemented, Tokajer said. Think of the possibilities we may have had if we had this type of technology when the Kingcameras to cover Anna Maria Island. He said he is asking commissioners from all three island cities to contribute to the cause. I am recommending it to our commissioners, Tokajer said. It will help us solve crimes and protect our citizens and visitors. Tag photos gathered by the cameras would be Holmes Beach tried the LPRs on Manatee Avenue sanctioned drivers licenses, 1,636 expired tags and 92 Florida warrants. set up, we had a stolen vehicle enter the island, Tokajer said. From 38 years of law-enforcement experience, I can tell you the people in a stolen vehicle are not coming to the island to vacation. They are coming to the island with criminal intentions. Tokajer said LPRs can help prevent decades of misery suffered by victims as a murder investigation morphs into a hopeless cold case. Detective Sgt. Brian Hall, a member of the Manatee County Homicide Task Force, discussed how investigations are handled today. Hopefully, we wont need their assistance, Hall said. If we have a homicide out here, well call them and their whole team of detectives plus their crimescene investigation team will assist with the investigation. included a video on responding to active shooter situations and a tour of the department facilities at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Sgt. Vern McGowin emphasized home security and scheduling residential police checks. If you can secure your home, you can probably prevent a crime there, McGowin said. McGowin and Officer Josh Fleischer also discussed outreach programs such as National Night Out, Coffee With a Cop, Lunch with a Law Enforcement bullying program for young people. Another security program being developed is RASCEL, or Register All Security Camera Equipment Locations, to ensure police have access to available video evidence in the event of a crime. Burgers, hot dogs and beverages were provided by The Islander after the event with Tokajer and his team serving as grillmasters. The next Holmes Beach community forum will focus on code enforcement at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, to city hall.
22 APRIL 18, 2018 THE ISLANDER PLEASE SEE STREETLIFE, NEXT PAGE Cops & CourtBy Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporter By Kathy Prucnell Streetlife Island watch: To report information on island Man arrested for hit and run, DUI in Bradenton Beach police after she was rear-ended on Gulf Drive at Bridge man. suspect in a pickup turn left on Seventh Street South, a dead end. Hurt followed the pickup and arrested Ronald Keiser, 56, for leaving the scene of a crash. Hurt also noticed signs of the driver might be impaired, according to a police report. Hurt transported Keiser to the Manatee County performed a DUI investigation. The deputy noted in his report Keiser was convicted for DUI in April 2016 and he told the deputy he drank two beers after work. after a breath test measured 0.111 and 0.109 in bloodalcohol concentration. The legal limit is 0.08. He was also ticketed for following too closely. Keiser posted $1,500 bond and was released from jail. April 10 to the DUI and leaving the scene of an accident charges. Keisers arraignment is set for 8:25 a.m. Wednes1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.Bradenton woman arrested for DUI A womans scream for help led Holmes Beach police to the area of 28th Street and the beach and a Bradentons womans arrest for impaired driving. and saw two women run from the beach, jump into a vehicle and travel south on Gulf Drive without turning on the headlights. Sgt. Brian Copeman reported the back seat of the vehicle as he approached, noted signs of the drivBores to assist in an investigation. and arrested the driver, Courtnie Crider, 21, of Bradenton, after she told him she had consumed a rum took Crider to the HBPD station, where she provided centration. The blood-alcohol limit is 0.08. Her passenger told Copeman she and Crider had two rum drinks in the hour before the police stop. Their vehicle was towed. Detective Sgt. Brian Hall said the knife in the backconnection made between the womans scream and the women running off the beach. ence and ticketed for driving without headlights. She was released after posting a $500 bond. Criders arraignment is set for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.Visitor in golf cart gets DUI A golf cart driver in Holmes Beach was arrested on April Fools Day for driving under the Wearing shorts, T-shirt and sandals, Kevin Drive. Alan Bores stopped Berlin, noticing the carts headlights were off. Berlin said hed drank two or three beers and was just trying to get back home to rental propBores report stated. Berlin agreed to take field-sobriety tests, performing. Bores transported Berlin to the police station, where he gave breath samples measuring 0.138 and Berlin was cited for driving without headlights and charged with DUI. His arraignment on the DUI is set for 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.HBPD chief celebrates 5 years Taco Tuesday!Your Choice: Asada, Pastor, Chorizo, Carnitas, Shredded Chicken and Beef. Lunch Specials Mon-Fri 10-2 $6.49 We also cater events!Mon. 10-8 | Tues-Thurs. 9-8 | Fri-Sat. 9-98799 Cortez Rd. W., Cortez 941.795.4898Also at 1156 Washington Blvd, Sarasota, 941-552-8868 WE TWEET TOO@ami_islander Island police blotterAnna Maria theft. Three unsecured bicycles were stolen from a bike rack at the motel. March 28, 200 block of Sycamore Avenue, property damage. A complainant waived prosecution after police responded to a report of a broken window and tracked an alleged vandal to North Shore Drive. The female complainant told a Manatee County sheriffs deputy the incident began when kids came to her house to buy marijuana and a family member gave them coffee grounds. March 29, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., drivers license from a person cited for an alcohol violation. Bradenton Beach April 8, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass. An was trespassed by a store clerk after the man refused patched, found the man sitting on a bench, witnessed the clerks trespass and told the man to leave. The man refused and police arrested and transported him to the Korean dictator and asked irrelevant questions, such as: Are you Irish? April 9, Wicked Cantina, 101 Seventh St. N., theft. stolen from a bike rack. The complainant told police his family rode the bikes and left them unlocked outside the restaurant the prior day. Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD. Cortez disturbance. While on a building check, a Manatee County sheriffs deputy heard a male and female arguing. There were no signs of physical contact, and the couple said the argument was only verbal. Holmes Beach Drive, trespass. A 25-year-old Bradenton man causing a disturbance was trespassed by Holmes Beach police. When police arrived, they separated the man and the cafe manager. The man left. cannabis. A motorist was cited for expired registration, driving with a suspended license and violating a
THE ISLANDER APRIL 18, 2018 23 STREETLIFE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22Dead heron in the road Sex offender visits Cortez The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced April 10 a male sex offender is residing in the 10300 block of Cortez Road near Cortez on a temporary basis. ing child pornography in Allen County, Indiana. Sex offenders must register their permanent and temporary addresses and whereabouts, if transient, unless otherwise ordered by the court. On April 13, the FDLE also reports other sex offenders in the area: of the 129th Street West in Cortez. Maria area. Crescent Drive in Anna Maria. Ninth Street North in Bradenton Beach. an expired registration and noticed the odor of burnt cannabis and asked the driver if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. The motorist answered no, but marijuana cigarette and a burnt joint were found. The vehicle was towed. April 6, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue, warrant arrest. Stopped for not wearing a seat belt, a Sarasota man was arrested by HBPD on a Manatee County war rant for theft. Recovered from the mans vehicle were clothes with sale tags attached. The man was transported to the Manatee County jail. stolen from a mans boat. The owner told police he last saw the box on his boat April 5. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO. Former chamber president les to lift supervised release A former Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com merce president arrested for alleged child abuse is asking the court to be released from pre-trial monitor ing. Deborah Wing, 53, of Holmes Beach, was arrested and had to be restrained from hitting the person. With an April 10 motion in 12th Circuit Court, of McIntosh Law, asked a judge to remove or modify Wings court-ordered supervision to allow her to travel without court permission, and not report to a court A judge allowed Wings release from the Manatee County jail April 5 with court supervision and a $500 bond. The judge also limited Wings contact with the once a week. In their motion, Wings attorneys said she has multiple plans for travel in the coming months and it will be a hardship on the defendant to be on supervised release. Standard pretrial release conditions include weekly reporting until a case ends and prohibitions on travel outside Manatee, Sarasota or the contiguous coun ties. Holmes Beach police arrested Wing after two witnesses reported the incident at the Harrington House Bed and Breakfast Inn, 5626 Gulf Drive. Wing initially called police to the B&B after 11 p.m. Wing and her family member reside at the inn, and she said the family member ran away from home after an argument. The missing person was found nearby, returned spoke with police, along with another witness. The subject of the alleged abuse then left the residence with another relative. Formal charges are pending review by the 12th April 10 waiving formal arraignment, pleading not guilty and demanding a jury trial. A hearing on Wings supervised release motion is set after press time at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
24 APRIL 18, 2018 THE ISLANDER T-Shirts $10 @ The Islander, 3218 E. Bay Drive, HB. Adopt a Duck...Help a Girl! Luck Duck Rac for Pac Al Mont Lon Tacos Burgers Seafood FWC seeks volunteer support Sea to Shore patrons gather to bene t oceans, creaturesBy Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter Education, conservation, research and survival are elements in the mission of a Sarasota-based organization that works to ensure the survival of manatees, turtles and right whales and the health of the oceans where they live. Flippers and Friends fundraiser April 8 at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton some seven months after the fall event was canceled due to Hurricane Irma. Vic and Kathy Caserta of Holmes Beach were among the patrons who enjoyed appetizers, libations, ing Sea to Shore activities, including assisting with manatee rescues, tagging and tracking released manatees, a right whale conservation program and NESTS Neighbors Ensuring Sea Turtle Survival. two years. Hes a hands-on kind of guy, Kathy Caserta said of her husband and his activities with the orgatee. He wants to be doing something. He likes to be involved. Vic Caserta introduced Dr. James Buddy Powell, who grew up on the Crystal River. Powell delivered a presentation about manatees, highlighted by time spent guiding Jacques Cousteau while Powell was 16. Capt. Scott Moore, of Holmes Beach, donated a Crystal River, complete with a manatee swim, started a friendly rivalry among guests, and, the trip went for more than $1,000 when the auction gavel fell. Origiamong the auction items. Kathy Caserta said she was pleased with the venue and thought it a good opportunity for locals with hearts still broken over the death of Snooty, the resident manatee at the museum for 68 years, to move forward. You can do it. April is Florida Volunteer Month and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking new volunteers as it celebrates the more than 5,000 people who assisted in 85 projects around the state in the past year. The positive power of volunteers strengthens our FWC executive director Eric Sutton said in a news release. If you want to combine being in Floridas beautiful outdoors with volunteering, we encourage you to get involved as an FWC volunteer. Here are some projects FWC volunteers are assisting with: imperiled species. boxes for southeastern American kestrels and wood ducks. for plants used in scrub habitat restoration. To become involved in FWC projects, go online It was a hard thing when Snooty passed, Kathy Caserta said. Im glad this event was held at the museum. Guests also were taken on guided tour to the aquarium, which currently holds three rescued manatees on the mend. For more information, go online to sea2shore.org VOTED BEST GERMAN RESTAURANT HOURS MondaySaturday 11 am:30 pm 4625 Cortez Road W. [next to Publix] GERMAN & MEDITERRANEAN CUISINEBEER & WINE | BEER GARDEN German Music PartiesSat., April 21st with Petra & Teresa Wed., April 25th with Sepp Diepolder5 pm to 8 pm Happy Hour @LuckyFrogRestaurantCome in, have a delicious authentic German meal cooked by Master Chef Uwe from Bavaria and sing, dance and have fun.Best 10 Restaurant out of 600
THE ISLANDER APRIL 18, 2018 25 941.778.6614 3007 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED!OPEN 7 DAYS CATERING we deliver for large parties Anna Maria Oyster Bar Pier on the Waterfron Dinin a Open Daily 8am-9pm Breakfast 8am-11am Weekend Brunch 11am-2pm 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, FL OysterBar.net T ableside service with a bayside view on the Bridge Street Pier! T ableside service with a bayside view on the Bridge Street Pier! Call (941) 778-AMOB (2662) for Beach-to-Pier Shuttle! 941.778.1320 http://schnitzel.house 3246 E. Bay Drive, Holmes BeachSpecial: German Lentil Soup with Bacon. Beef Stroganoff, Sptzle and side salad. HAXEN FRI-SAT NIGHTS (reserve ahead) Dinner Monday-Saturday 5-9Soundtrack to Earth Day Rock and Roll course offered the second semester of my freshman year in college was to write 1,200 words on the one record I would take to a desert island. I wrote about The Byrds Mr. words here, I loved the Dylan-esque music with the jingle-jangle sound of Roger McGuinns guitar. I can remember myself at 19, listening to the album recorded 18 years earlier and the product of a different generation and era looking at a photo of the psychedelic cowboys in the band and wishing for my boot heels to be wandering. My class met twice a week and, over the course of the semester, I was introduced to so many new ideas and a range of music that I considered changing my desert island album multiple times. The class studied Elvis Presley more intensely than I studied any Founding Father in American History 101. And my textbook was rock critic Greil Marcus By Lisa Neffmasterpiece, Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock N Roll Music, noticed without exaggeration by Rolling Stone magazine as probably the best book ever written about rock. Mystery Train focused on Presley, Harmonica Frank, Robert Johnson, Randy Newman, Sly Stone and The Band, exploring how their music shaped America and how democracy, mythology and the American landscape the environment shaped the musicians and their music. An extended notes and discography at the back of the book charted how to travel from the music of Harmonica Frank to Elvis Presley to The Allman Brothers Band to The Kinks. After college, my boot heels went wandering and, on my road trips to Yellowstone National Park, Bryce a lot to the music I learned about in Sociology of Rock and Roll. So this is the music included on my various soundtracks to Earth Day, along with tunes by The Byrds, Grateful Dead, John Denver, The Beatles, Tom Petty, Marvin Gaye and Joni Mitchell. Ladies of the Canyon, begins with the familiar paved paradise line, but also contains these lyrics: Please! Forty-eight years ago, people were singing about poisoning the birds and the bees. took place April 22. Then, as will be the case this Earth Day, the activities will be a mix of working, campaigning, celebrating and mourning. Ill be putting on a pair of rose-colored glasses, settling on the sand on Anna Maria Island and returning to my desert island album. cover of Bob Dylans Mr. Tambourine Man. You know the lyrics. They include foggy ruins, frozen leaves, frightened trees, windy beach, diamond sky, beneath the waves and the beautifully phrased circled by the circus sands. How will you jingle-jangle your Earth Day? Share soundtracks to Earth Day What 10 songs would you include on your soundtrack to Earth Day? Email them to Lisa Neff at lmneff@ me.com and look for the listings on Facebook. Please, include your name and where you live.From southern rock to eco-activist Music merges with Mother Nature
26 APRIL 18, 2018 THE ISLANDER Open Mon-Fri 8-4, Saturday by Appointmen t 12044 Cortez Rd. W, (941) 792-7657 email@example.comMake one stop to shop for the Dock !marine dockto r s Re mote Controls LIGHT T YFull / Half Day T www arrenFishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleINSHORE sh OFFSHORE GC Capt. W arren Girle R E O TideWatchNo red tide detected Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was not detected in Manatee County the week ending April 13. Red tide was detected elsewhere in the region. For more information about red tide in Florida, go AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon April 18 2:46a 1.6 1:29p 2.5 7:17a 0.9 8:56p -0.3 April 19 3:52a 1.4 2:05p 2.5 7:39a 1.1 9:55p -0.3 April 20 5:22a 1.3 2:47p 2.5 7:55a 1.2 11:02p -0.3 April 21 3:39p 2.4 April 22 4:48p 2.2 12:17a -0.3 1st April 23 10:13a 1.5 6:29p 2.0 1:31a -0.2 12:24p 1.4 April 24 10:23a 1.6 8:19p 1.9 2:37a -0.1 2:31p 1.3 April 25 10:41a 1.7 9:46p 1.9 3:30a 0.0 3:47p 1.0 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 By Kevin P. Cassidy Islander Reporter The youth basketball league playoffs at the Center of Anna Maria Island tipped off April 11 with a pair of advance to the championships. Brock Soletti led the way with 20 points, while Evan Christenson added 11 points. Connor Ludwig chipped in with 9 points, while Matt Spiedel and respectively. Anthony Nguyen scored 12 points to lead Bins Be Clean, which also received 3 points from Nick Yatros and 2 points each from Cole and Cash Carter in the loss. The second game also was a blowout as Slims from Tyler Brewer and 10 points from Bryce Higgins. David Daigle chipped in with 8 points and Tuna which also received 2 points each from Max Higgins and Riley Quillin in the loss. Adult soccer completes second week After two weeks of adult soccer action at the Center of Anna Maria Island, there are two undefeated teams. Legler Flynn Law and Sato Real Estate both sport 2-0 records. Right on their heels with 1-1 records are Lancaster Design and Acqua Aveda. Slims Place and Moss Builders are tied for sixth place with matching 0-1-1 records. Ross Built is alone in last place and still searching for a victory. Action April 12 started with Legler & Flynn rolling to a 5-0 victory over Lancaster Design behind two goals and an assist from Jeremais Gramajo and a goal and an assist from Blair Schlossberg. Shay Coleman and Amy Ivin added single goals, while Diego Felipe had an assist and made three saves in goal. The second game of the evening saw Slims Place Slims with 2 goals, while PJ Smarjisso and Renee Rupp each scored. Rico Beissert added an assist, while Chris Scott led Moss Builders with two goals, while Jessica Williams added a goal and an assist. Ivan saves and an assist. Sato Real Estate rolled to a 6-2 victory over Ross Built in the third match of the night behind a hat trick from Jose Casera and two goals from Josh Sato. Damir Glavan completed the scoring with a goal and Jordan led the way with two goals, while Eric Pullen scored and Scott Eason added an assist in the win. saves in the loss. Action continues with four games starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Key Royale golf news The golf action at Key Royale Club got started system match. Gary Silke earned individual honors by a point. Silkes round also helped teammates Gerry Dahl, Dale Hudson and Barry Izzard to the team title with a combined score of plus-5. The men played a nine-hole shamble April 12. The team of Jim Auch, Bill Merrill, John Purcell and Bob bragging rights for the day. The team of Tim Friessen, Buddy Foy, Tom McDonnell and Nub Turner matched the 3-under-par 29 carded by Gary Alvord, Bob Blaser, Mike Gillie and Wayne Patterson for a tie for second place. Horseshoe news Four teams emerged from pool play and battled it out during April 11 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Bob Rowley and Norm Langeland outlasted walker Myles Macleod 23-19, while Steve 26-20 victory over Hank Huyghe and Bob Lee. Doyle and Bussey earned a trip to the winners circle after defeating Rowley and Langeland by a 26-19 score. play to the knockout stage. The team of Tim Sofran watched as John Crawford and Bussey eliminated Sam Crawford and Bussey, as they dominated Sofran and Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups tion. There is no charge to play and everyone is wel come. Register for T -ball at center Interested youngsters ages 3-6 can register for a spring T-ball program at the center at centerami.or g Maria. The season, which costs $10 for members and $96 for nonmembers, gets started April 30. It will include a skills clinics and games starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday evenings The last day to register is April 21. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org g 941-323-7892 THE ORIGINAL BAIT BOAT IS BACK !LIVE Whitebait & CrabsOn the water at the Kingfish Boat Ramp
THE ISLANDER APRIL 18, 2018 27 By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Fishing around Anna Maria Island is causing anglers to see spots and the spots are on the catch. Skyway Bridge south to New Pass are being invaded by much sought-after spotted seatrout. The popularity of trout not only emerges from the fact it is good eating, but also its eagerness to take bait. shrimp and shiners or soft plastics and top-water plugs most anglers are able to coax a trout to bite. What is special about this month is the trout are preparing to spawn, which means there are some particularly large specimens available to anglers. Most trout catches fall 12-18 inches, with an a real treat for trout enthusiasts. These 20-plus inch trout, or gators as we call them, really bulk up in inches are spawning females full of eggs. I let those When targeting trout, I like to see a few components in the water. For one, clean semi-clear water in Sarasota Bay are a must. Trout love to lurk in the also creates a great ambush point for them to attack As far as baits for trout, live shiners and shrimp work great, although my all-time favorite is the Mirexploding on baits at the waters surface and the Mirrolure does a great job of triggering this response. Theres nothing better than working that lure along the surface of the water click, click, click only to have a monster trout come up and inhale. That loud slurping sound is the best. So, if youre looking for some great action close to shore, get on out there and target some trout. Bay with good results. Free-lining live shiners over for his anglers, as well as numerous jack crevalle and resulting in snook. To target the snook, Girle is workSouthernaire Fishing Charters 941.465.8932AnnaMariaFishing Guide.comDOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACKCAPT. AARON LOWMAN DOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACK CAPT. AARON LOWMAN ing mangrove edges and oyster bars. Moving offshore, Girle is putting clients on mangrove snapper in good structure are getting the job done. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier noted hes seeing the sheepshead spawn wind down and the remainder of the bite dwindle. Taking the sheepies casting silver spoons or small jigs are being rewarded 20-inch range or bigger are being caught on live, freelined shiners. According to Lowman, clean, moving tides, Lowman is targeting snook around mangrove points, cuts and oyster bars. Moving into the Gulf of Mexico, Lowman is putCapt. Jason Stock is running charters offshore for heating up, especially around offshore structure. Live While offshore, Stock is putting clients on permit with live crabs as bait. Goliath grouper are being caught on large baits such as jack crevalle. Capt. David White of Anna Maria Charters also of southern Tampa Bay. Free-lined shiners or shinWhites clients. White reports Spanish mackerel are starting to ing variety to the trout bite. Moving offshore, White is hooking up with a varired grouper. Lane and mangrove snapper round out the catch for his anglers. For the African pompano and AJs, per and snapper, dead sardines are working nicely.
28 APRIL 18, 2018 THE ISLANDER Netting new understanding AME calendar fourth-grade Florida Student Assessment for ELA math. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Manatee Beautiful cleanup at Anna Maria Elementary. grade Florida Student Assessment for ELA Reading. Ball. shine State Standards Assessment. release. torium. drive. appreciation week. Holmes Beach. By Bianca Bened, email@example.comDaughters await Princess Ball Girls, practice your curtsies. The Anna Maria Elementary Princess Ball is coming up, and soon it will be time for the parentdaughter event of the year. At 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26, join AME and the Parent-Teacher Organization in the auditorium for a night of food, refreshments, music, dancing and bonding in a lavish, girls night party complete with a DJ. A corsage is optional, but PTO organizers request guests dress in semiformal attire. Tickets are $15 per couple, and additional siblings are $5 each. Tickets can be purchased at the AME front 6000 Marina Drive, Suite 113 Holmes Beach ENJOY THE PLEASURES OF ISLAND LIVING, paddle over and visit these updated condos in waterfront communities! OPEN HOUSE TOUR 1-4pm Sunday, April 22, brought to you by Kathy Marshall, 941-900-9777, and Betsy Hagen, 941-216-0721.Westbay Cove, 600 Manatee Ave # 224, 2bd/2ba, $349,000. Water Access. Westbay Cove, 600 Manatee Ave #229, 2bd/2ba, $368,500. Partial Water View. Shell Point, 6300 Flotilla Dr #99, 3bd/2 ba, $379,000. Water Access.OPEN HOUSE TOUR APRIL 22 OPEN HOUSE TOUR APRIL 22 OPEN HOUSE TOUR APRIL 22 Bottle boats invade Palma Sola Bay
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30 APRIL 18, 2018 THE ISLANDER islbizBY SANDY AMBROGI The cost of storms can be staggering. Because of Hurricane Irma, $50.5 million of damage occurred in Manatee County last year. On average, only 60 percent of businesses reopen after a disaster, according to statistics from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Manatee County will sponsor the third annual April 26, at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. The program will present information for owners on preparedness and resuming business after a disaster, including a hurricane. Speakers from the National Weather Service, Manatee County Emergency Management, Florida Power and Light and BB&T Insurance Services will discuss continuity plans, preparing for a disaster and programs to assist business owners in recovery. Everyone is welcome and the event is free. For more information call Bruno Kapacinskas with the Manatee County Redevelopment and Economic or visit mymanatee.org. The annual Lucky Duck Race for PACE Center for Girls of Manatee County will be Saturday, May 12, when thousands of rubber ducks will race down The grand prize is a two-year lease on a 2018 Jeep Wrangler from Firkins Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram or $5,000. The second-place winner will receive a weekly dinner for two from the Anna Maria Oyster Bar for an entire year. Throughout April, duck donations will be welcome at all Anna Maria Oyster Bars. Ask a server for prices and specials. Get quacking! Location certainly isnt a problem on Anna Maria Island. Just about every square inch is primo property. Therefore, it is not surprising that associates and Group, 5316 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, carried home an armload of honors from the companys recent service awards in Sarasota. The Lorman Team, of Dave Lorman and Robin Bowman earned a Platinum Club team designation. Winning charity PLEASE SEE ISL BIZ, NEXT PAGE
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