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778679022222 Classifieds . . .4B Living . . . .3B Business . . .5A Opinion . . .4A Sports/Outdoors .1B Crossword . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,FEBRUARY 27,2013 VOLUME 60,NO.17 25 CENTS Member FDICEqual Housing Lender Need A Loan? Call Us! 305-296-8535 KeysBank.com AniMadruga (305) 308-3210NMLS#: 812674 BrianBarroso (305) 393-4669NMLS#: 812460 KurtLewin (305) 304-4187NMLS#: 812476 Smith (305) 942-4821NMLS#: 518207 LoriBailey (305) 304-6991NMLS#: 812459 Anger on the courtA tennis match between Key West and Marathon players takes an ugly turn. Story, 1B Money Key woesThe owner of a private island is more than frustrated with partiers who use it and leave trash piles behind.Story, 6A County backs off No NameAnyone dealing in reality knows commercial electricity is coming to No Name Key, says Monroe County Mayor George Neugent. But that doesnt mean the county wont defend its landuse plan, which prohibits public utilities to the island, until the decades-long battle over commercial power is resolved or the county changes its policy. In a special County Commission meeting to address the issue Tuesday, Neugent described what he believes is a losing battle the countys been fighting to prevent power poles and lines from being installed on No Name and residents from hooking up to them. Lower Keys utility Keys Energy Services installed 60-plus poles last July. Were tied up in something going on 20 years. How long are we going to spend taxpayer dollars in an illogical way defending it? he said. Its not our fight. If they want to fight until hell freezes over, spending their money, thats their right. The commission took five separate votes relating to various legal and other proceedings related to No Name Key. None will immediately lead to commercial power on No Name, but they do loosen the screws, so to speak.It voted unanimously to not appeal Monroe County Circuit Court Judge David Audlins Feb. 21 dismissal of a county claim that power lines run by Keys Energy trespass on county aerial easements on No Name.It voted unanimously to not appeal a Feb. 6 Third District Court of Appeal ruling upholding a prior Audlin decision that the state Public Service Commission has jurisdiction over electrifying the 1,000-acre island.Still no commercial electricity but commission slowly loosening gripBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comNO NAME KEY JUST CHILLING OUTKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWIslamorada sisters Elizabeth (left) and Jessica Wood put an Eno Hammock to the test while taking a break from exploring the Giant Nautical Flea Market,held Saturday and Sunday at Founders Park in Islamorada and staged by the Upper Keys Rotary.For more event photos,go to www.KeysNet.com/photos .Court hears Section 5 case todayLast year, then-Monroe County Elections Supervisor Harry Sawyer battled Gov. Rick Scott on the national stage over how many earlyvoting days should be allowed in the November election.Scott ultimately won eight days instead of Sawyers preferred 14 but that battle and more will be heard today by the U.S. Supreme Court. Oral arguments before the nine justices are scheduled in the case of Shelby County, Ala., vs. Attorney General Eric Holder, a case in which Shelby County seeks to have Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act stricken.Section 5 requires any change to voting procedures to get federal approval whats called preclearance. Thats everything from the number of early-voting days to changing election districts to buying new voting machines. Federal approval was needed for a 2010 Keys referendum that saw voters go to a School Board-hired superintendent from an elected one.It applies to jurisdictions where past voting practices were determined to be discriminatory. In the Keys, with a large Hispanic population, it was applied because in the past, ballots were not printed in Spanish. Section 5 covers Monroe and four other Florida counties, as well as some local jurisdictions in California, North Carolina, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York and South Dakota. It also covers all of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Alaska, Arizona and Virginia. Last year we got an umbrella from Section 5 because it helped Mr. Sawyer fight and the voters were heard from, said Elections Supervisor Joyce Griffin. If we werent under Section 5, they wouldnt have been heard from. Shelby County vs. Holder grew out of the Justice Department nullifying a 2008 Calera (Ala.) City CouncilProvision for elections covers MonroeBy LARRY KAHNlkahn@keynoter.comVOTING RIGHTS ACT Ted Koelher of Ashland,Wis.,sent this along,his son Steven with a snowman sporting a mile 0 Key Westhat.Ted says that in Ashland,it has not been above freezing here in at least a month.Today in Ashland,the forecast is for a low of 21 degrees.Today in Marathon,the high is forecast at 77.THINKING WARM THOUGHTS Dredging plan comes under fireAproposal to restore a 700-foot boat channel to a private development near Duck Key has an endorsement from the Monroe County Planning Commission but conservationists fear the precedent it would set.The project remains far from winning approval. Groups including the County Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and possibly the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary have yet to agree.This is not something thats going to stimulate more development, said Sandra Walters, a consultant for Little Conch Key Development Corp. This is a positive step toward solving a problem that already exists.The developers own the submerged shallow bottom leading to Walkers Island, where they have building rights for eight units. Our economy is the marine environment and that environment is deteriorating, said Charlie Causey, an Islamorada angler and conservationist. If we dont protect the marine environment, were toast. Part of that is not tinkering with Mother Nature. Apublic-information meeting on the channel project, hosted by its backers, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Marathon Government Center.County planning staff recommended that applicants hold the session to outline the specifics and history of the proposal, which would amend the countys comprehensive land-use plan to letIf approved, 200 channels may be affectedENVIRONMENTBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org students charged in school lockdownThree Key West students face a third-degree felony charge of possessing a firearm at school following last Thursdays lockdown of Horace OBryant Middle School in Key West. Charged are a 12-yearold seventh-grader who brought the airsoft gun to school, a 13-year-old eighthgrader from whom he got it at a bus stop at Poinciana Housing, and another 13year-old eighth-grader given the gun in the school cafeteria by the 12-year-old. Airsoft guns look like genuine bullet-shooting guns but fire plastic pellets through either a spring-lock device or compressed air. Theyre meant to look real but be non-lethal. In this case, the gun was a replica .45-caliber automatic handgun. One witness told Key West police officer Henry Arroyo that one male handed the gun to a second student ... [who] then placed the gun under his shirt. Another witness called their father who, in turn, called police.That student told Arroyo she saw the gun and became afraid, leading to the call.Monroe County State Attorney Catherine Vogel, while declining to discussReplica gun shuts campus of middle schoolBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSSee Gun,3ASee Dredging,2ASee No Name,2ASee Voting,2A
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,February 27,2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.7764 THURS.7461 FRI.7160 SAT.6958 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria.There currently are no beaches with health advisories.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald.Keynoter mail subscriptions:$64.84 in Florida and $60.32 out-of-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail.Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. 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The Cultural Umbrella has five members representing the five TDC districts. It works with the TDCs advertising and public relations agencies to promote the Keys as a cultural destination, and makes recommendations for funding of cultural events. The deadline to apply is March 15. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. WKYZ Florida KeysPirateRadioKeyWest.com 96.7 FM 101.7 FM Keys News on the half-hour Daily (M-F) News Director Don Riggs M or nings 7:30 8:30 9:30 A f t er no ons 4:30 5:30 OPEN MON-FRI (by appointment) Se Habla Espanol We sell and service all makes & models:Hear in the New Year Digital Hearing Aidsstarting at$995offer expires 3-15-13 Free Hearing ScreeningFree Year of Batteries with Purchase0% Financing AvailableImproving Your Quality of Life GUARANTEEDServing South Florida for over 22 YearsT A VERNIER: 92410 Overseas Hwy. Suite 1(305) 852-9624 KEY WEST : 1601B N. Roosevelt Blvd.(305) 296-5481NEW LOCA TION MARA THON: 5701 Overseas Hwy. Suite 17(305) 289-0028in The Professional Building with Dr. Constiglio election because two years earlier, the county had changed district boundaries but didnt submit them for federal approval. That election district previously had been 71 percent black. When redistricted in 2006, the district ended up 23 percent black. Two years later, the black incumbent City Council member in that district lost re-election.Nancy Abudu, senior staff counsel with the American Civil Liberties Unions Voting Rights Project in Atlanta, said shes not sure if Monroe County and Sawyers fight with Scott will be used in the federal governments argument to retain Section 5, but Florida will definitely be singled out.The Voting Rights Act, passed in 1964 and revised several times, pegs Section 5 coverage in part to voter turnout or registration in the 1964, 1968 and 1972 elections. The Supreme Court will measure the preclearance rules against the 15th Amendments declaration that Congress can take appropriate measures to enforce equal voting rights. This report was supplemented with material from McClatchy Newspapers.Supreme Court gets Section 5From Voting,1AIt voted 4-1 to send County Attorney Bob Shillinger to a status conference with the PSC in Tallahassee. Neugent was the dissenter.The hearing stems from No Name resident Bob Reynolds complaint to the PSC that it, not local courts, has jurisdiction over electrifying No Name. Shillinger said the hearing would likely not happen before June 18.The commission voted 4-1 to defend and not pursue a settlement with Reynolds and three other No Name residents who sued the county for $10 million in January, alleging discrimination in not allowing commercial power. Neugent was the dissenter.Reynolds filed the suit with his wife, Julianne, and Jim and Ruth Newton, after the county denied them building permits to connect to live power poles on the island.The commission voted 4-1 to continue to defend its revocation of a permit Newton received to hook up to the power poles. Neugent dissented.The county had issued the permit last year, then revoked it when officials realized Newtons house is on No Name. Newtons appealing to the state Division of Administrative Hearings.Beyond the legal entanglements, commissioners said that if the land-use plan is amended to allow electrical building permits for No Name residents, it should be done through proper channels.We shouldnt change this through the mechanism of a settlement. I dont think thats good government, Commissioner Danny Kolhage said.County slowly distances itselfFrom No Name,1Apeople apply to re-dredge boat channels provided the bottom is privately owned.Walters, who began developing the proposal in 2006, said the project would replant dredged seagrass taken from the channel, dedicate a 26-acre flat to a conservation easement, and improve markings to limit future boat groundings.County staff backed an amended Walkers Island plan as a balanced approach to protect the resources and give people the opportunity to restore access to their property, said Mayte Santamaria, assistant director of Planning and Environmental Resources.The county Planning Commission agreed on a 4-1 vote in November.According to a county staff report, there may be 200 channels on privately owned bottom in the Florida Keys. Only a fraction of those likely could meet standards laid out in the Walkers Island proposal, Santamaria said. Local, state and federal laws generally have banned dredging, both new and maintenance, for about two decades. Changing that prohibition should not be taken lightly, critics say. If we want to protect our important shallowwater fisheries, we need to do everything possible to protect their habitats, said Peter Frezza, an Audubon of Florida biologist and fishing guide. If we allow dredging across the flats, were not doing that, Frezza said. Dredging a channel will only enhance boating traffic by inviting more boats in.The Walkers Island channel apparently was dredged in the 1950s and not maintained since. It now is only a foot deep in spots and has regrown some seagrass, a county report says.The plan is to make it 20 feet wide at the bottom, less than 5 feet deep. The maximum width would be 35 feet.Dredging could set precedentFrom Dredging,1A Sewerhead gets raiseThe chief of Key Largos wastewater taxing district has received a 6.5 percent raise, almost less than half the amount she asked for last month at the beginning of her contract renegotiations. Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District commissioners voted 5-0 on Feb. 19 to bump General Manager Margaret Blanks salary to $118,000 for one year. They offered her a two-year contract, but she preferred to keep it one year, said Commissioner Steve Gibbs. Blank wanted a 12 percent raise from $111,000 to $125,000 because her workload increased so much in 2012 due to staff shakeups. Her predecessor, Chuck Fishburn, was making about $140,000 a year when he resigned and Blank was promoted in 2011. But the commissioners balked at her request Jan. 22, saying she deserves a raise but was asking for too much money. Blank said she would have preferred her entire asking price, but the amount to which the commissioners agreed reflect their appreciation of her hard work. I think $125,000 is ultimately the right number, but reasonable people can disagree, Blank said this week. Even so, a $7,000 raise is nothing to sneeze at. The board has recognized my contributions, and I appreciate that. The commissioners also decided this week not to seek back pay they are legally entitled to because they havent received a raise since the state Legislature created the wastewater district in 2002. At the same Jan. 22 meeting the commissioners turned down Blanks original raise request, they voted to give themselves a 27 percent raise increasing their per-meeting pay from $300 to $382. They attend no more than three meetings a month. The salary is based on the U.S. Department of Labors Consumer Price Index, which calculates cost-of-living increases. The legislation creating the district stipulated their pay be based on a now-defunct cost-of-living index, and district general counsel Ray Giglio wrote proposed language, to be approved by the Legislature, that it now be based on the CPI. But since they havent been given raises in more than 10 years, Giglio said any commissioner who has served on the board the past four years is entitled to back pay, which in total would have cost Key Largo taxpayers around $50,000. Nevertheless, most of the commissioners realized the public-image implications of the proposal and decided to abandon the idea. We let it die, he said.Blank sought 12 percent hike in payBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comKEY LARGOWoman struck, nearly run overHer winter vacation profoundly interrupted for more than a week, Sheila McCourt of Toronto now plans to spend as much time as possible in the Florida Keys sun.Maybe Ill get to play some tennis or even go bikeriding, McCourt said Tuesday. But I need a new bike.McCourt, 64, spent five days in Jackson Memorial Hospitals Intensive Care Unit after she was struck by a truck Feb. 18 while riding her blue-and-yellow bicycle on Plantation Key. The bicycle and McCourt got tangled underneath the truck in the accident at the Indian Mound Trail and U.S. 1, near mile marker 89.She would have been run over if witnesses Anthony Gardner and Richard Marr had not alerted and stopped the driver of the truck after he hit her, said Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Robert Graf in an initial report.McCourt was taken by ambulance to Mariners Hospital for initial treatment. She suffered a seizure at Mariners and was airlifted to Jackson Memorial after being stabilized. She was moved out of intensive care Friday and scheduled for release Tuesday. As soon as the guy comes to take some pins out of me, McCourt said. She was riding her bike shortly before 2 p.m. on Presidents Day, following her husband, David, as they headed east on the bike path. Truck driver Edward Kloesel of Tavernier was headed onto U.S. from the side street. He reportedly stopped to let David McCourt pass but did not see Sheila. Kloesel struck her as he made a right turn onto the highway. He was ticketed for violating the right of way.David McCourt, a retired teacher, said he deeply regrets that both Sheila and he were not wearing their bicycle helmets a safety precaution they normally take.If nothing else, I hope our story encourages bicyclists to always wear their helmets, he said. This kind of thing can happen any time.Its a good lesson for our grandchildren, Sheila agreed. Ahelmet definitely would have helped.She suffered serious bruising and road rash skin loss, but apparently did not receive any broken bones or permanent back injuries.About a week after returning to their vacation rental on Woods Avenue, Sheila said she plans to attempt a return to physical activity.We came down to get out of the cold and do things to stay healthy like riding bikes, she said. Were here for a couple more weeks so I may get the chance yet.Husband,she say it shows need for helmetUPPER KEYSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Sheila McCourt of Toronto recovers at Jackson Memorial Hospitals Intensive Care Unit after suffering serious injuries when a truck hit her bicycle.Her husband regrets not insisting on wearing their helmets.
Florida Keys Community College is poised to embark next month on a twoto threeyear process of offering a fouryear baccalaureate degree right here in Monroe County. College President Jonathan Gueverra made that announcement during his formal inauguration Friday at the colleges Stock Island campus but didnt go into specifics.His two predecessors, Larry Tyree and Jill Landesberg-Boyle before him, entertained the idea which is becoming increasingly common in the Florida College System to varying degrees but never got down to details. College spokeswoman Amber Ernst-Leonard said the college must perform proper due diligence in order to create a comprehensive baccalaureate degree proposal, which would need approval from the Florida Department of Education and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, an accrediting body. She said the first step is establishing a baccalaureate degree committee. At that point, they will begin establishing timelines and identifying data to review that will help determine what program(s) is most viable to serve the needs of our students and our community, she said. Previous baccalaureate discussion has focused on the colleges popular marine science and engineering twoyear associates degree.In November, Gov. Rick Scott challenged state community colleges to begin offering four-year degrees that cost no more than $10,000, the idea being to make higher education more affordable while bolstering Floridas workforce with job-specific training and certification.One of the goals will be to meet the governors challenge, Ernst-Leonard said.Gueverras inauguration was slightly marred by a small group of sign-waving college students who turned out to protest the non-renewal of biology teacher Sherri Hertz.Riffing on the inaugural theme of Building Bridges, one sign read, Burning Bridges.Ernst-Leonard said the college was aware of the possible demonstration, so to err on the side of caution, asked the Monroe County Sheriffs Office to provide security.Sheriffs spokeswoman Becky Herrin said her office didnt receive any complaints but Deputy Scott Ward was on hand to monitor the situation. Although he was hired last July, Gueverras inauguration took a number of months to organize. He earns $180,000 per year under a three-year contract and came to from his job as chief executive officer for the Community College of the District of Columbia. There are 28 community colleges in the Florida College System and FKCC is among five that do not offer some type of four-year degree. 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Quantity limits per customer apply. All Keys Delivery All Keys DeliveryWe deliveron time! Light to medium weight deliveries From Key Largo to Key West! Business to business delivery services featuring On Time, same day delivery and courier services! When the Big guys cost too much and the others are too slowAll Keys Delivery is here for youCall firstname.lastname@example.orgLICENSED & INSURED Smith-Martin, teacherbattleMonroe County School Board member Robin SmithMartin and John Dick have come out on opposing sides of an ongoing debate about teacher privacy. Dick raised the issue when he received a complaint from a teacher fearing her computer was being remotely accessed for something other than routine maintenance.After some initial confusion, Superintendent Mark Porter explained that the district Information Technology Department could indeed remotely access computers, including audio/video monitoring through microphones and cameras in classrooms. He said the software, which costs about $5,000 per year, is primarily used to repair computers offsite.At a Feb. 12 School Board meeting, Smith-Martin suggested Dick fears a boogie man. He also referred to the suggestion of covert electronic snooping as a fear of alien computer hackers. He even went so far as to get into a terse e-mail exchange with Glynn Archer Elementary School teacher Lisa Gardi after she sent him a message complaining that he was dismissing an important issue. This is not an area the board should weigh in on as a policy-making body, SmithMartin wrote Gardi on Feb. 20. And pressuring board members to make speculative and conspiratorial comments will only lead to less resources in the classroom. He also references Gardis husband Matt, a former candidate for state House and county clerk and runs a political commentary website. Perhaps you should leave the political acrimony and gotcha journalism to Matt, Smith-Martin wrote. In a follow-up e-mail, Lisa Gardi called that a personal attack. This is a problem for me, she wrote. Do we need a policy written? Maybe. Ethically, I think its an issue and it does lead to a bit of mistrust in the system. When does it become an issue the board should weigh in on? Reached Tuesday, SmithMartin, was reluctant to talk on the record, saying only, My statement is if were going to remote-in to staff memberscomputers, we need to have a disclaimer to cover us legally. Dick has railed against the software potential as an invasion of teacher privacy. I have been around visiting schools and Ive gotten concerns from a large amount of the staff including administrators ... wanting to know what the situation is going to be, Dick said. This is a real thing, he said. Government intrusion on rights of privacy is very serious to me. While some board members might think its a minor issue, to me this is an extremely major issue. Board Chairman Andy Griffiths said he doesnt want to get between two colleagues. Former district Audit and Finance Committee member Larry Murray, a frequent schools critic, said SmithMartins treatment of Gardi is in line with other recent behavior. He pointed out that in January Smith-Martin found himself issuing a public apology for remarks he made after the suicide of Key West High School student Matthew Gilleran. In that instance, SmithMartin chalked the situation up to Gillerans unfettered access to a gun. In a Jan. 29 e-mail from his School District account to local blogger Sloan Bashinsky, Smith-Martin used some crass language, adding, Apologies for the profanity, folks, but it came from the heart. Murray said Smith Martin appears to be on a campaign to offend as many people as possible. I believe [he] is out of control and needs to be reined in.Board member dismisses her concernsBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS SMITH-MARTINthe specifics of this case, said the penalty for a juvenile could be anywhere from a pre-trial program, juvenile probation or commitment to the Department of Juvenile Justice with possible placement outside the home, depending on the severity of the case and the history of the delinquent child.She also said that in applying the law, generally an airsoft is not a firearm.When the lockdown was initiated, school administrators had to notify teachers via e-mail because the schools intercom system was not functioning. Principal Mike Henriquez said thats because it was being physically moved to the schools new office.The Leon Street campus is undergoing a $38 million rebuild including the addition of a new elementary school wing.Various penalties possibleFrom Gun,1AFKCC plans four-year degreeBut specifics far from being spelled out yetBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGE KEYSNET.COM Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,February 27,2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: email@example.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . .Editor Kathie Bryan . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2013 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIALWith NRA juice, gun law standsLETTERS TO THE EDITORReportings unbalancedOpposing viewpoints or research on both sides of an issue should be required prior to printing headlines in bold print. I thought the Keynoter did not forget journalistic ethics. Perhaps you have had cuts in the research department. The Feb. 23 headline Sequester would hit the Keys big clearly is a tactic to scare and worry folks who depend on the economy like a local small-business owner. I see nothing in the article about how this would affect the folks, except an insinuation that I conclude it will reduce funds spent on tourism. I see noticeably fewer Navy personnel traveling cited. The article says 600 non-military workers would have to take 22 days off without pay. Oh my God, do you mean they must be paid when not working? What a great concept. As a balanced approach to reporting, please include both arguments in a story unless it is an opinion article. Just a suggestion, but perhaps you could explain what sequester means, or use the headline Keys help reduce national debt. Instead of criticizing the news for not researching or providing alternative viewpoints, it is more constructive to offer suggestions. Please consider adding a column to the paper using quotes and resources, such as Ayn Rands Atlas Shrugged and Cleon Skousens ,000 Year Leap, to remind the readers of our great nation. Most folks dont take the time to pen the newspaper but I always have to de-code what is printed as news and wish other folks would join me. If my time spent placing paper to pen would help just one person and encourage them to study history, please let that person be you. Nancy Suits Big Torch KeyKeep Key West cleanResidents and visitors alike are noticing the cleaner greener Key West. Sidewalks and rights of way are being cleared to make them safer and more attractive. And theres something each of us can do to assure they stay that way: Put away your trash and recycle bins after pickup. According to a citywide ordinance, trash and recycle bins can only be placed in the city right of way after 4 p.m. the day before pickup, and must be removed from the right of way by 8 p.m. on the day of pickup. Additionally, people need to remember that recyclables, once they are placed curbside, are off limits to scavenging, and that includes used appliances. If you must dispose of bulk items, schedule a pickup with Waste Management. That way, the item doesnt sit on the curb and you know that its properly disposed of. Old appliances can contain hazardous materials as well as those that can be recycled. Scavenging old appliances is not only illegal, it robs city taxpayers of revenues that help keep our solid-waste rates low. Disposing of old appliances properly assures that Key West continues to move toward clean and green. Alyson Crean Key West In the past week, I have received a great deal of correspondence and questions from Monroe County residents concerning HB 531, a bill sponsored by state Rep. Jimmy Patronis regarding ad valorem taxation of military housing. I can appreciate the concerns presented and would like to take this opportunity to clarify some of the issues involved.The need for this legislation was created by the actions of the Monroe County Property Appraisers Office, which made a determination in June 2012 that Southeast Housing LLC must pay property taxes on the buildings and other structures comprising its family housing project for Naval Air Station Key West. The underlying land is still owned by the federal government and the use of the land and the improvements are ultimately controlled by the Navy.Apublic-private partnership was established to construct, renovate and manage the military housing at various naval bases throughout the southeastern United States. The partnership is between Southeast Housing LLC and the Navy. The Navy is entitled to 90 percent of the excess cash flow of the project and BBC Military HousingNavy Southeast LLC is entitled to the remaining 10 percent. This public-private partnership is authorized by an act of Congress called the Military Housing Privatization Initiative. This law was established because the Department of Defense did not have sufficient funds or related resources to construct and make necessary renovations to the military housing in a timely fashion. In 2007, the Property Appraisers Office decided that the military housing should remain exempt from property tax because it was beneficially owned and controlled by the Navy. Five years later, in 2012, with no factual changes regarding the Southeast Housing project, the property appraiser changed his mind and placed $11.3 million in liens on the military housing. Southeast Housing filed a lawsuit in August 2012 challenging the tax status and the liens. In its response to the lawsuit, the Florida Department of Revenue agreed with Southeast Housing on several key points:Southeast, in its partnership with the military, does perform an exempt use and is immune from local property taxes.The Navy holds the virtual and beneficial ownership of this military housing, and the removal of the exemptions on the Southeast Housing properties is contrary to both state and federal law and without legal basis.The military housing in the Southeast Housing properties has and continues to serve an important function of the federal government and is entitled to exemption from ad valorem taxation.Additionally, rental priority and rental charges such as at Peary Court are established by the military and not Southeast. Peary Court is currently under contract for sale and when the sale is finalized, Peary Court will be back on the tax rolls.If Monroe County truly was owed these funds, I could not support this legislation. However, current law already allows the exemption in question, so all the legislation does is to ask for a clarification and affirmation of current law. The taxes in question were never owed, so they cannot be taken away.My office will continue to monitor this bill as it moves through the committee process in Tallahassee. It still has two more committee stops, the last of which is the Economic Affairs Committee, of which I am a member. I am confident that we will have time to look at alternatives, including potentially amending the bill, and craft a solution that will work for all of the parties involved.It is important that we find a way to balance the concerns of our citizens with the need to improve and maintain affordable military housing for our servicemen and women. I hope this information is helpful in alleviating the concerns.Republican Holly Raschein from Key Largo represents House District 120 in the state Legislature. The district takes in all of the Keys and parts of south Miami-Dade.Stand-your-ground statute was the lobbying groups baby from the beginningThe panel created by Gov. Rick Scott to review the states stand-your-ground law completed its report last week. This followed last years shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer who claimed he was threatened. Perhaps it wont surprise you to learn the panel did not recommend any major changes to the law, which allows those who feel their life is in danger in public to use deadly force.State Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith, who asked to serve but wasnt appointed to the panel, told the News Service of Florida on Friday that he wasnt surprised by the outcome: When you put a task force together of people who wrote the bill and full of people who support stand your ground,I knew that the task force wouldnt come up with anything earth-shattering.It might surprise you, however, to learn that the stand-your-ground law didnt originate in the Florida Legislature. It came from the National Rifle Associations Institute for Legislative Action, which heavily lobbied for passage and contributed numerous action alerts to NRAmembers in Florida asking them to press state lawmakers for adoption. The Center for American Progress Action Fund reports the NRAs involvement in Floridas controversial law didnt end with lobbying: The NRAhad already made a financial investment.... The Florida Legislature passed the bill with the support from 22 of the 23 lawmakers who got NRAfunds. That was back in 2005 when Jeb Bush was governor. He signed the bill with the NRAs chief Florida lobbyist standing at his side. It might also surprise you to learn that Florida is considered a good state for introducing laws being pushed by corporate interests and others who operate under the umbrella of the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC. The Center for Media and Democracy, a nonprofit investigative reporting group in Washington, D.C., has been documenting ALECs involvement in drafting legislation state-by-state. Global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights, according to the centers ALECexposed report. These so-called model billsreach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations. Floridas stand-your-ground bill, signed into law in 2006, has since been adopted by legislatures in more than two dozen other states. Other examples of ALECs model legislation includes privatizing schools and state prisons, defunding unions and passing election law reforms that critics say aim at disenfranchising certain voting groups. So when you learn that Floridas review panel thought stand-your-ground was just fine the way it was, remember who wrote the draft legislation the NRA and then draw your own conclusions. Virtually all federal workers like Transportation Security Administration staff at Key West International Airport,shown here would be furloughed under the sequester,which would be $1.2 trillion in across-the-board federal spending cuts over the next 10 years.Military tax bill merely clarifies lawGUEST COLUMN RASCHEIN Schools to split $518,000Ten schools in the Florida Keys will share $518,154 in state recognition funding for their student performance as measured with a letter grade.The School Recognition Program, run by the Florida Department of Education, awards money each year to schools that maintain an A rating or improve at least one letter grade. Statewide, 1,700 schools will share in $134.5 million divvied up according to enrollment, state officials said Monday.In Monroe County, Horace OBryant Middle School, Poinciana Elementary School, Sugarloaf School, Key Largo School, Plantation Key School, Sigsbee Elementary, Key West Montessori and Treasure Village Montessori all maintained Aratings.Key West High and Gerald Adams Elementary are also eligible, as they improved one letter grade from a B in 2011 to an Ain 2012, according to a database maintained by the state. Schools that demonstrate improved performance for students should be rewarded for their hard work, Gov. Rick Scott said in a prepared statement.The Legislature created the School Recognition Program in 1997 to reward schools for high or sustained improvement in student performance. Since then, nearly $1.5 billion has been awarded through the states Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.Unlike most state money allocated to districts, which is administered by a centralized administration, recognition money flows directly to the schools. Staff and members of their advisory councils identify local needs and decide how to spend the money.Acceptable uses include faculty or staff bonuses, equipment or materials and even hiring temporary staff. Scotts proposed state education budget for fiscal year 2013-14 is $18.47 billion for kindergarten through grade 12. That represents perstudent funding of $6,800, up $400 from the current year. However, the Legislature doesnt have to abide by the governors proposed spending plan and those numbers can change.Recognition money coming from the stateBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSBoard says no to hiring RealtorThe Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board decided Thursday against hiring a Realtor to help with the search for a new Lower Keys headquarters. The Mosquito Control Districts lease for city of Key West-owned land on College Road on Stock Island expires in May 2014, and all indications are that the city prefers to use it for a 24-hour homeless shelter to replace the one at the Sheriffs Office headquarters, also on Stock Island. For one thing, the Realtors as a rule represent the sellers. We dont have anything that weve agreed on what were looking for, Chairman Bill Shaw said during the boards meeting in Marathon.Shaw said he prefers having district staff pursue properties and bring recommendations back to the board.All were going to do is make enemies of a lot of Realtors because theyre not the one that got chose, he said. If we do, we have to put it out [to bid] somewhere, and were going to end up with 90 days in this process before we get anything done. Commissioner Steve Smith agreed, saying he doesnt believe many Realtors would respond to a district request for proposals to perform the search. If we find a place, talk to the Realtor representing the property, he said. Each property is going to have its good parts and each will have something we dont like. We have to weigh all those; some third party cant do it, Shaw said. Fellow commissioners agreed and the board decided against an RFP. Director Michael Doyle reiterated that its unlikely the city of Key West would change its stance on the shelter. The homeless shelter site has already moved ahead so far. Unless some legal issue occurs and the shelter issue disappears because of a lawsuit, then its unlikely, he said. If we do move out of Key West, maybe we have all our meetings here [in Marathon]. Then it would be good for the rest of the county, Goodman said. In other business:The board approved a resolution allowing commissioners to voluntarily adjust down their own salarie. Commissioner Jack Bridges suggested the idea during a discussion regarding a 10 percent pay cut for the board. He said commissioners should be able to adjust their own pay provided its not higher than the highest paid board memberDecided against paying roughly $1,100 to purchase a video camera to livestream district meetings.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMOSQUITO CONTROL Statewide, 1,700 schools will share in $134.5 million.
Ramped-up holiday season spending typically keeps some borrowers from making timely payments on their credit cards in the last three months of the year, and 2012 was no exception. The rate of credit card payments at least 90 days overdue jumped to 0.85 percent in the fourth quarter from 0.78 percent a year earlier, credit-reporting agency TransUnion said Wednesday. Thats an increase of about 9 percent. The rate also climbed 13 percent from the third quarter, when it was 0.75 percent, the firm said. Much of the growth in late payments on credit cards in the October-December period is due to increased spending for the holiday season, said Ezra Becker, vice president of research and consulting in TransUnions financial services business unit. When the bills arrive in January, many cardholders who missed payments start taking steps to catch up, which ends up lowering the credit card delinquency rate in the first quarter.For people who might have overspent themselves, they might not have the money right on hand to pay, but once they start to get their tax refunds and their year-end bonuses, you see that come back into line, Becker said.Still, that task is more difficult this year because most paychecks have been reduced since Congress and the White House allowed a two-year reduction in Social Security payroll taxes to lapse at the end of December. In addition, Americans due to receive an income tax refund may have to wait a bit longer for their check this year, because the Internal Revenue Service got off to a late start.TransUnion anticipates that the card delinquency rate will decrease slightly to 0.81 percent in the first three months of this year. But that forecast hinges on the U.S. economy avoiding any major shocks and doesnt factor in the possible impact of higher payroll taxes or delayed tax refunds.Those factors could end up driving the card delinquency rate higher in the first quarter, Becker said. While many cardholders failed to keep up with payments in the fourth quarter, the average amount of debt charged by borrowers declined on an annual basis. The average credit card debt per borrower in the U.S. fell 1.6 percent to $5,122 from the last three months of 2011, though it grew 2.5 percent from the July-September quarter, TransUnion said.Though serious delinquencies have risen in the last year, average credit card debt has actually dropped, which is a sign that consumers continue to manage their credit well, Becker said.During the last recession, many Americans reined in spending in favor of paying off debt, particularly credit card balances. The housing downturn also prompted many homeowners to make paying their credit card accounts on time a priority at the expense of other financial obligations, such as their mortgage payments. While higher, the late payment rate increased from historically low levels.The lowest late payment rate on TransUnion records going back to the mid-1990s was 0.56 percent, set in the third quarter of 1994. More recently, it was at 0.60 percent in the second quarter of 2011.Although many cardholders have kept their credit card debt relatively low since 2010, TransUnion has forecast that average credit card debt will rise by roughly 8 percent to $5,446 by the end of this year the highest level in four years.One factor in the increased late-payment rate is that banks have been issuing more credit cards to borrowers with less-than-sterling credit. Data on the number of new credit card accounts opened by consumers lags by a quarter, so the most recent figures that TransUnion has are from the third quarter of last year.The latest data show that the number of new credit cards issued in the JulySeptember period fell 2.4 percent from the same stretch in 2011, coinciding with some of the largest credit card issuers scaling back the volume of mail marketing aimed at signing up more new borrowers, Becker said. Even as card volume declined, some 30.5 percent of the new cards issued in the third quarter went to socalled non-prime borrowers. Ayear earlier, the share of new cards issued to nonprime borrowers was slightly lower at 30.63 percent, TransUnion said. 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Islamorada, Florida305.664.8900John EsslingerState Certified General Contractor www.islandvillageneralcontractor.com Florida KeysBusiness Cards BusinessCredit card debt falls, late payments rise The number of those overdue increases 9%By ALEX VEIGAAssociated PressCONSUMERS THE UNITED WAYThe Publix stores in the Florida Keys had United Way Appreciation Day Feb.21 to thank their employees for supporting the United Way of the Florida Keys and the 18 agencies it serves through payroll deductions, individual contributions and corporate matches.Last year,Publix employees helped raise $117,000 for United Way agencies in the Keys,most of any employee group.
If they dont already have Spring Break plans, 50 lucky Florida Keys students can get in on something pretty cool: Aweek of flight simulation in Pensacola for free. The Monroe County School District and the South Florida Workforce Investment Board, a nonprofit thats federally funded through the state, have partnered to send 100 South Florida students 50 each from the Keys and MiamiDade to the National Flight Academy. The program in which the Workforce Investment Bureau is investing $100,000 runs for five days. The Keys students will head north on March 24 the second and final day of the Navys Blue Angels show at Naval Air Station Key West. The National Flight Academy is adjacent to where they train. The registration process is going on right now, said Camilla Burton, supervisor of secondary education for the Monroe County School District. Thirty-two students have been recruited already and were working to fill the remaining sports.... We hope to have them filled this Friday. There will be 25 students from Key West High, 15 from Coral Shores High and 10 from Marathon High.The initiative is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Initiative, known as STEM. Eligible students must have a high interest in STEM disciplines and technical subjects; be in ninth, 10th or 11th grade; and have a grade point average of at least 2.5, among other things.Village OKs noise lawOutdoor entertainment in Islamorada is about to get much quieter thanks to an ordinance unanimously passed by the five-member Village Council. Music during the daytime will not be allowed to exceed noise levels put out by the average vacuum cleaner, nor be louder than a common conversation between two people at night.And music exceeding 80 decibels during the day and 60 decibels at night would violate the ordinance. Penalties could include a citation, a summons, a notice to appear in court or civil action.Noise will be recorded most likely by a Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputy using a decibel meter at the site of whoever complains.Meeting Feb. 14, council members were reluctant to pass the measure, which must be put to one more vote. But they said they had to balance the rights of business owners who depend on live music to draw customers with the rights of residents living nearby to enjoy a quiet quality of life. The ordinance will not distinguish between a band playing at a restaurant or bar and a musical group entertaining wedding guests at a private residence. We cant expect, as a tourist-based industry, to have entertainment at a vacuum cleaner level, especially at weddings, Councilman David Purdo said.As it stands now, the ordinance will allow bands to play until 12:30 a.m. on New Years Eve. But for the rest of the year, live outdoor music must shut down from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday through Thursdays, and between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.By DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comStudents heading to flight schoolMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday,February 27,2013 2059 Overseas Highway Marathon305.743.6341www.MarathonBoatYard.com Test Rides for Qualified Buyers Factory Reps and Repower Specialists On Site IN WATER DEMO DAYSATURDAY, MARCH 2NDFROM 9 AM TO 4 PM2013 INVENTORY ON THE DOCK Hotdogs, Hamburgers & Soda ENT R ANT FEE $35/ P E R SON I n clud es : e v ent t shirt ; v e (5) c ar d p o k er han d; c oo k o u t (children 12 & under free, cook out only) T his y ear s fa m i ly f u n e v ent wi ll ha v e y o u p e d a l in g thro ug h tro p i c a l har d woo d ha mm o ck s on the o ld Ov erseas H i g hwa y & M i ll ionaires R ow ... a l on g the wa y y o u wi ll p i ck up pl a y in g c ar d s with the b est po k er han d s winnin g g reat p ri z es All to pp e d o with a c e l e b rator y o ld fashione d c oo k o u t at o u r na l d estination Co m e j oin o u r l an d c r u ise of the Upp er K e y s an d raise f u n d s for GATOR s c ho l arshi p s for l o c a l hi g h s c hoo l seniors BICYCLE POKER RUN 2013 presented by Florida Keys Gator Club BICYCLE POKER RUN 2013presented byFlorida Keys Gator ClubF ree t ranspor t a t ion b ack t o s t ar t ing poin tR SV P t o M ike 305-664-8258 mjb arch t@ a tt. ne t Al so win an El ec t ra T ownie 7 D B icyc l e Ra e T icke t s $5 each 3 for $10, 7 for $20Drawing held at the conclusion of the Bicycle Poker Run Donated by Backcountry Cowboy Outtters of Islamorada OPEN TO ALL!SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013 9AMR e g istration S na pp er s (K e y L ar g o MM 94.5) 10AM P o k er Ru n S tarts N oon Coo k o u t Co c on u t Co v e R esort (W in dl e y K e y MM 84.5) 1:30 P M P ri z es anno u n c e d GRAND PRIZE : APPLEIPAD & Ot her G rea t Pri z es At Beautiful Rainbow Bend Resort Mile Marker 58,Grassy Key Reservations 289-1554 Credit Cards Accepted The only thing we overlook is the ocean.Open 7 days a week Dinner 4:30 10pm Breakfast 7:30 10amCasual,Gourmet Oceanfront Dining Rack of Lamb Tender...delicious... A hint of rosemary LAttitudes review Feb. 1, 2002 Sunset DinnersNo w only $15.95per person7 nights a week(except holidays)Must be seated by 5:15 pm D Owner: Trespassers spoil islandMany Keys visitors and locals know Money Key as a perfect spot to anchor up and spend a sunny day in the Keys, maybe even start a fire and camp overnight. The problem is the small island about 800 feet off the Seven Mile Bridge oceanside near mile marker 42 is privately owned, and its visitors are apparently anything but conscientious. The problem is these formerly pristine islands turn into trash cans. We have squatters and its just a nuisance, said Lance Kyle, whose family has owned the island since the 1970s.We dont encourage camping or visitation, but people feel entitled and that its a government property and should be accessible, he said. Kyle says he or a couple he pays to maintain the island has removed at least two makeshift toilets from the island the past couple of years.Theres evidence of campfires and drums with a toilet seat on top. We had 10 coconut palms out there, but people have been chopping them down and using them for firewood, he said.Kyle added that visitors apparently did not take kindly to recent attempts to curtail nuisance visitors to the island.I hired a local person to go out there and they went out and put up [no-trespass signs on 4-by-4 pieces of wood] with concrete footers. About two weeks ago, somebody went in there and knocked them all down. Theyre all smashed up, he said.Kyle, who lives in the Washington, D.C., area and said he visits the Keys several times yearly, said he was told by the Monroe County Sheriffs Office to file a police report.I think everything has been just too laissez faire over the years. Its getting to the point where people are just totally disrespectful. People have just stepped up the badbehavior aspect, he said.Kyle met with Sheriffs Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission staff, who agreed to monitor the island as part of normal patrols. But it doesnt appear that authorities are able to go out of their way to police the island. Chad Scibilia, captain at the Marathon Sheriffs Office substation, said he has limited resources. I have one guy and one boat. [Deputy Willy Guerra] is going to do what he can to help him out, he said. FWC spokesman Bobby Dube said if there is proper signage in the right place ... wed be able to enforce it during normal patrols. If we do see someone there, we can address it, he said. We can always ask them to leave because it is private property. Nine times out of 10, theyll leave. Kyle said he pays caretakers $300 or $400 annually to clean the island.Money Key popular spot for partyingBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMIDDLE KEYS Lance Kyle installs a no-trespass sign on Money Key but says the problems persist.Keynoter StaffISLAMORADA Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,FEBRUARY 27,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4B Open-air affair If youre in downtown Key West on Saturday, consider the Open Air Art & Music Affair. Story, 3B Come blow your horn Think you know how to make music with a Conch shell? Your challenge arrives Saturday. Story, 3B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle Match grows ugly in Dolphin winIn an air of contentiousness that had already turned their emotions as taut as their racket strings, Key West Highs Olivia Delaune and Marathons Jackie Clairmont struggled on with their No. 1 singles match that would even get testier Monday afternoon on a sun-faded court behind the Conch gym.The strife was there for everyone to see earlier in the match when Delaune had called a ball hit by Clairmont out. Delaunes comment of see the mark had attracted the attention of spectators, coaches and teammates because of the unlikeliness that a ball could leave a mark on a hard court.Now, the tension was even more palpable. In an effort to ease it, Key West coach John Moeller, who was watching through a green wind screen, called out to Delaune, Youre doing great, kid.He asked her what the score was. Six-four, came the answer. Whose flavor? Mine, and its about to be 7-4.Delaune won the next point to make it 7-4 and draw within a game of her first victory of the season. Shes being good, Moeller said of his mercurial senior as the players changed sides. She hasnt thrown her racket yet.Clairmont had her own rooting section her father and some teammates who, behind a green fence, implored, Come on, Jackie, just play your game, after expressing their displeasure with Delaunes demeanor. At 30-30, Delaune whipped a cross-court forehand that appeared to have landed on the line. Out, Clairmont called. That was not out, Delaune shouted back. My call, Clairmont said. At that point, it was suggested that someone take the court to call the lines but it never happened. With Delaunes lead cut to 7-6, she hit a shot that appeared to be out and Clairmont called it that way. It was right on the corner, Delaune objected. Can you show me where it hit? Im farther away than you.Soon, Clairmont hit a clear winner. In recognition, Delaune shouted to her, Awesome. The Marathon girls behind the fence (Delaune referred to them as the peanut gallery fan club) believed she had called out and let her know it. The Key West player turned to them, angry and rattled.Clairmont, by far the least vocal of the two, kept her focus and, with Delaunes gone, went on to win theConch Delaune says Marathons Clairmont cheatedBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorPREP TENNISPhotos by BERT BUDDEMarathons Jackie Clairmont (left) gives the ConchsOlivia Delaune a look of disbelief after a line call in their Monday match while Delaune (right) glares at Clairmont during the match.Pierce carries Dolphins overPalmerMarathon High School sophomore Kyle Pierce had himself a game Friday, tossing a nine-inning complete game and hitting a walk-off base hit to earn the Dolphins a crucial early-season victory over Palmer Trinity School, 5-4. Pierce singled to right to scored Carlos OFarrill, who started off the inning getting hit by a pitch and stealing second base. On the mound, Pierce struck out 10, allowed six hits and issued three walks in the extra-inning affair. Marathon (3-3) trailed, 42, with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning when OFarrill hit a pop-up behind home plate that was misplayed by the Falcons catcher. The mishap gave the Dolphins new life and they took full advantage. OFarrill made Palmer pay on the next pitch, lacing a triple off the fence in left centerfield to score Ariel Rodriguez and Richie Wells. Rodriguez had walked and Wells had a pinch-hit single before Sean Roussin sacrifice-bunted to advance them to second and third.The Dolphins trailed 4-1 after allowing two runs in both the first and third innings. But they got in it in the fifth playing just the wayHe strikes out 10 Falcons,gets the winning hitBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON BASEBALLConchs now 5-0In the top of the fifth inning of a wild game Saturday night, Chris Varela, the Key West High baseball catcher, suddenly found himself in the role of a relief pitcher with the Conchs perfect record on the line. The score was tied, 7-7, there were two outs, the bases were loaded and the boisterous Wildcat fans from Royal Palm Beach smelled blood at Rex Weech Field. They got louder when Varela who is 15 years old, 5-7 and 190 pounds threw three consecutive pitches way out of the strike zone. He hit the batter on his fourth pitch, forcing in a run to make it 8-7.Varelas brother, Freddy, similarly broad-chested and a Conch player two seasons ago, jumped from the stands and stood against the backstop, within yelling distance of his brother. Pop! Pop! Come on, Pop! he shouted, as the sophomore threw another pitch that was called a ball.Freddy turned to a friend and said, My hearts beating faster than it did when I was playing. More shouts of Pop orCrazy ending in 12-8 win over WildcatsBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BASEBALL Photo by BERT BUDDEKey West right fielder Chris Garcia makes a diving catch to end Friday nights 11-1 victory over Royal Palm Beach. Durkin lone bright light on courtSenior Riley Durkins two-win performance was the highlight of an otherwise tough match for Marathon High School against perennial state tennis power Ransom Everglades Friday in Miami.The boys lost, 2-5, to the Raiders while the girls fell 0-7.Durkin posted comeback wins in the No. 2 singles match and No. 1 doubles match. He erased a 1-5 deficit to win singles, 9-7, and came back from 3-6 down to win doubles, 9-7, with partner Vincenzo Massaro.I just kept moving him around, trying to tire him out on this hot day. I had better stamina. It was a tough, great win. Durkin said. Coach Chris Bull said Durkin and Massaro played too much testosterone tennis early in their doubles contest. It was the first time they played together this season due to injuries or scheduling problems. Once they took it down a notch to get more consistency, the match tilted in their favor, he said. Durkins were the lone boys wins, though Emilio Alvear played a close No. 5 match (5-8) and Jake Coldren and Jamine Guo lost No. 2 doubles 7-9. The girls teams youth showed against the Raiders, but they bounced back for solid doubles performances. Jackie Clairmont and Savannah Schuhmacher lost the No. 1 match, 5-8, while Daniela Santiestevan and Regan Durkin fell 4-8. The girls came out a little timid in the singles, but showed their skill better in doubles. They all lack match experience and each match they learn to be a little better, Bull said. Fridays match was played at Crandon Park in Miami, home of the annual Sony Open set for March 18 this year.Dolphin netters fall in Miami to the RaidersBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON TENNISSee Dolphins,2BSee Tennis,2BSee Conchs,2B
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Usted tiene la obligacin de comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones del Condado de Monroe en Cayo Hueso, Florida, a ms tardar treinta (30) das despus de la fecha de esta publicacin. No responder tendr por resultado una determinacin por parte del Supervisor de la ineptitud suya para votar, por lo que se sacar su nombre del sistema de inscripciones electorales del Estado. R. Joyce Griffin Supervisor de Elecciones del Condado de Monroe 530 Whitehead Street, #101 Key West, Florida 33040 305-292-3416 Published Keynoter 2-27-13 ACROSS 1Iron ___ 5Guiding10Edge hanging points15Hammerskjld,and namesakes 19Nimbus 20The common heath 21French school 22Central American tree 23Detail 24Unruly mobs 25German river 26A petition 27Conclusion 29Household animal 31Eternal 33A descendant 34Muffles 36Wax 37In the past 40Unspoiled 42Marked with specks46Gruel of maize meal47Japanese gateway 48Common value 50French river 51Magic 52Rabbit fur 53He wrote The Iliad 55Roster 56Poem 57Lucifer 58Desert visions 60European country: abbr. 61Wise old man63Hungarian composer65Hygienic 67Seaweed 69Infamous trial site 71Country road 72Animates 76Straw broom 78More unsightly 82Chum 83Landed properties 85Clinches 87Undivided 88Egg-shaped 90Lodge doorkeeper 91Sandpiper 92A stump 93Titled women 95Small bed 96Babylonian hero 97English statesman 98Puffs up 100Planet #8102Breadcrumb dropper103Journey 105___ Clara 106Tree of Guiana 107Ransomed 111Feline 112Render unfit for eating 116Always 117Thomas ___ 119Growing out 121Metallic element 122Heap 123English composer 124New Zealand trees 125Famous cartoonist 126Winter vehicle 127Takes repose 128Race of wheat129To the sheltered sideDOWN 1Reproved 2Tardy 3Fish sauce 4Dwelling place 5Punctuation mark 6Belted constellation 7King of beasts 8Perform9Russian court favorite10Alloy of tin 11Frost 12Price 13Derived from oil 14Called 15Exhauster 16Competent 17Departs 18Sail the seven 28Function in trigonometry30Case for small articles32God of love 34Shipboard soldiers 35Flavor 37Nobleman 38Musical study 39Sharpens 40Prickly pear 41Tibetan priests 43County in New York 44Go in 45Darling 47Make lace edging 49Stately 52Greatest 53Employs 54French jurist 57Find the answer 58Masculine persons 59Warbles 62Japanese porgy 64German chemist 66Far:comb.form 68A caper 70Big Sky country 72The aftersong 73Nautical 74Andean ruminant 75Drawing room 77Easternmost state 79Jots 80Harden 81Renegade 84Heads:Fr. 86See ya ___ min... 89Literate 91Speaks imperfectly 92Short sonata 94Withered 96Sicilian volcano 97___ kiri 99Smirk101Some harness racers102Upright 104Early American portrait painter 106Heavy ___ 107Corded fabrics 108Wicked 109Editorial imperative 110Excavates 112Tropical fruit 113Russian river 114Light pink wine 115Grafted:Her. 118Burmese demon 120Doze Observer crossword puzzle From Davy Joness LockerSolution in the March 2 Keynoter match, 9-7, having reeled off five games in a row. When she came off the court, she said, That was the first time I ever had an argument with another player.Delaune said, It was the worst match Ive ever had. She cheated. I dont ever cheat on purpose.When she walked back to the courts, Conch coach Bill Butler approached her. I really dont want to talk about it now, she told him with tears in her eyes. Butler put his arm around her, and they had a quiet chat anyway.The resultsOverall, the Dolphin boys won, 7-0, and the girls prevailed, 5-2.In boys singles, No. 1 Vincenzo Massaro defeated Sonny Knowles, 8-2; Riley Durkin beat Chris Bujak, 8-1; Jake Coldren downed Griffin Saunders, 8-3, Jamine Guo defeated Colin Hetzler, 8-3; and Emilio Alvear downed Chun Poon, 8-0.In the other girls singles, the Marathon winners were Savannah Schuhmacher (8-4 over Fernanda Caceras) and Regan Durkin (8-2 over Savannah Robinson). Key Wests Liz Czerwinski defeated Daniela Santistevan, 8-2, and the ConchsHannah Brown defeated Ariana Patterson, 8-2. Marathon won all four doubles matches.Marathon prevailsFrom Tennis,1B Papa rang out competing with the din set up by the visiting rooters and then Varela fired a strike before getting a line drive to right field to end the inning. Relieved, Freddy Varela explained, When we were little, I couldnt pronounce Christopher.It came out Christopapaand that just stuck.And so the Conchs came to bat needing another comeback.They had rallied from a 71 deficit for six runs in the fourth. Atriple by Darren Miller to the dim outreaches of right-center field on a 3-2 pitch had cleared the bases, and then he had scored the tying run on a double by Hugo Valdes. Singles by Valera and pinch-hitter Zack Hughes loaded the bases in the fifth and brought Andrew Freeman to bat. He hit a ground ball and was thrown out at first base at least thats what the Wildcats believed as they rushed to their dugout. However, Key West coach Miguel Menendez came out to talk with home plate umpire Vince Sucameli, and Sucameli ruled that the first baseman had pulled his foot off the base.The Wildcats went back on the field, Freeman went back to the plate and was promptly hit by a pitch, forcing in the tying run. Another run scored when Steven Wells was hit; Miller made it 10-8 with a sacrifice fly and Valdez scored two more on a double to end the five-run inning.For more on this story, go to www.KeysNet.com.Call reversedFrom Conchs,1Bcoach Luis Leal likes using speed on the base paths.Roussin singled with two outs, stole second and third bases and scored on an infield single by Ian Almodovar. Marathon stole eight bases in the game. The win was big for Marathon because it counted toward their District 16 and South Florida Baseball Conference record. The Dolphins and Falcons are two of six similarly sized South Florida high schools, including Keys rival Coral Shores High School, that compete in the conference. Leal said the second district win guarantees the Dolphins of at least a No. 3 seed come district tournament time. The fourth and fifth seeds hold a play-in game to determine who faces the No. 1 seed. We automatically go into the tourney and only have to win one game to advance to the title game, he said. The Dolphins face a pair of stiff tests Thursday and Friday, when District 16 powers Florida Christian and Westminster Christian visit the Middle Keys. Thursdays game is scheduled for 6 p.m. while Fridays is slated for 7.Fins steal eightFrom Dolphins,1B Web extrasTheres a whole lot more going on in Florida Keys sports,and you can read all about it at www.KeysNet.com/sports ,including:The softball teams of Key West High and Marathon High clash today in Conch country.The Lady Hurricanes of Coral Shores High improve to 5-0 on the tennis court.The Coral Shore girls lacrosse team crushes Coral Reef while the boys get ready to take the Sun Life Stadium field against University School. Sails, kings, tuna all strongThere have been increased reports of sailfish catches and, as we enter March, that fishing should improve with each passing day.The action is taking place primarily in the 120to 150foot areas, with live baits such as goggle eyes, small blue runners and pilchards working best. Mixed in with the sails are good numbers of kingfish, plus nice blackfin tuna in the 15to 20-pound class. So it pays to have a wire rig ready for the kings and even the occasional wahoo.I havent heard too much about any dolphin activity, but they can pop up at any time.On the reef, the yellowtail snapper bite remains good, with the most consistent action in 60 feet of water. There are also quite a few mutton snapper mixed in, so be ready with some bigger baits on slightly heavier tackle.There are plenty of king, Spanish and cero mackerel roaming the reef edge to keep anglers busy. And the kingfish are beginning to make their spring move north in Hawk Channel, so the channel humps are your best choice for your smokers.The bay action for mangrove snapper remains very good, but its a matter of finding the area with better-size fish. Theyre taking chunk baits as well as live baits. The king mackerel in the Gulf are also massing up to move north and have been reported anywhere from 15 to 50 miles out. Again, live baits are working best.The weeks bestCapt. Jeff Knapp, of Beckoning Charters in Marathon, reports tarpon of all sizes eating the shrimp that are pouring through the Seven Mile Bridge channels. He has put his anglers on tarpon from 25 to 80 pounds on multiple trips. The crew of the SeaSquared had another varied week of fishing.Rob Monroe, from Oshkosh Wis., treated his daughter, Katie, and seven-year-old grandson, Q, who live in Longwood, Fla., to two halfday trips to the reef. Q filled quite a few slots in his fish log with gag and Goliath grouper, leatherjack, puffer fish, blacktip shark as well as keeper yellowtails, mangroves, Spanish and king mackerel.Ray Wall and his friends from Maryland, as well as Chris Altman and his buddies from Kentucky, also fished the reef for yellowtails and muttons. The Parsons group, from south Jersey, made the trek to the hump and was rewarded with 33 blackfin tuna and five skipjacks. Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, http://SeaSquaredCharters.c om and http://Facebook .com/MarathonFishing For more of this report, go to www.KeysNet.com .FISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson CaptainsColumn Crossword solutionSolution to the Feb.23 puzzle.
Artist instructs for Pigeon KeyWatercolorist and plein aire painter Pat Anderson offers two days of art instruction in Marathon to benefit the Pigeon Key Foundation. The Broward County resident will teach Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Knights Key RVResort and Marina, mile marker 47 oceanside. Cost is $199 for both days or $135 for one day. Call the Pigeon Key Visitor Center & Gift Shop at 743-5999 to enroll.Legion fundraiser is Saturday nightAmerican Legion Post 154 in Marathon has what it calls a Homefront USO Party on Saturday to benefit the Fisher House Foundation, which provides lodging for families near military members who are in hospitals. There will be Big Band music, prizes and more. Cost is $10 and it starts at 6 p.m. at the Legion, mile marker 49 oceanside.Bike ride helps Keys Gator ClubA10-mile bike ride on Saturday organized by the Florida Keys Gator Club raises money for UF scholarships for Keys high-school graduates. Registration for the Florida Keys Bicycle Poker Run is set for 9 a.m. at mile marker 94.5 oceanside, near Snappers Saloon. The ride is to begin at 10 a.m. with participants stopping at various points to draw poker cards en route to the Coconut Cove Resort at mile marker 84.8. Prizes will be awarded. Registration is $35 per person and includes a postride cookout, event T-shirt and a five-card poker hand. Students can register for $20. For more information, call 664-8252 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.Dance-a-thon at White Street PierThe Monroe County Sheriffs Office Relay for Life team holds a dance-athon from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the White Street Pier in Key West to raise money for the American Cancer Society. There will be instructors teaching dance and Zumba. There is no charge but the Relay team will collect donations.FIRM benefits from Friday socialThe Gardens Hotel at 526 Angela St., Key West, hosts a fundraiser for Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Cost is $20, which includes fair fares and cash bar. FAIR is a grassroots group working to keep windstorm insurance rates low in the Keys.Peace Corps among speakers topicsThe next free session in the Friends of the Marathon Library Speakers Series on Thursday has Jane Adair speaking about her time in the Peace Corps in Iran, her 30-year career teaching in inner-city schools and her December trip to Brazil to seek relief from back pain from a faith healer. Adair has a bachelors degree in religion from Mt. Holyoke College and a PhD. in sports social psychology from Temple University. Thursdays session is at St. Columba Episcopal Church on 52 Street bayside in Marathon. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for coffee and tea, the talk starts at 2. Wednesday,February 27,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com Old Island Restoration Foundation Saturday,March 2 12 noonIn the Garden of the Oldest House322 Duval StreetFREE to Compete or Just WatchConch Shells will be available to purchaseCall 294-9501to RegisterOr register at the Oldest House Museumon March 2, 10:30am noon Presents The OIRF AnnualConch Shell Blowing Contest George M. Botelho, M.D.Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow American Academy of Othopaedic Surgeons Fellow North American Spine Society 305-743-4005Medicare & Most Major Insurances Accepted Languages Spoken Spanish, Russian, Portuguese LivingConch honk SaturdayDozens of contestants are to blow their own horns in Key West this Saturday.Its the 51st annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest and is expected to draw entrants ranging in age from toddlers to seniors, all testing their pucker power on fluted conch shells.Theyll take turns squawking, bleating or possibly even tootling something resembling music when the celebration of Key Wests cultural heritage begins at noon in the garden of the Oldest House Museum, 322 Duval St.Blowing into the pinklined mollusk shells was a tradition even before the islands settlement in the early 1800s. Natives from the Calusa tribe blew conch shells to communicate over distance, and early sailors are said to have used them as foghorns. Nineteenth-century shipwreck salvagers blew blasts to signal when a sinking ship was spotted. Today, the chewy meat of the conch appears on restaurant menus in chowder and fritters, two of the Florida Keyssignature dishes. The shell itself has become a symbol of the Keys the Conch Republic In the conch-honk contest, winners are chosen in multiple age groups for the quality, duration, loudness and novelty of the sounds they make. Musical ability is not required (or often displayed).Sponsored by the Old Island Restoration Foundation, the fun-filled competition is free to enter and watch.Contestants can register at the Oldest House from 10:30 a.m. to noon the day of the event. The competition runs from noon to 2 p.m. Those lacking their own shells can purchase one on site.See how you stack up with shell playersKEY WEST LIVING BRIEFSOpen art fair is all day SaturdayColorful arts and crafts, exuberant musical entertainment and a day strolling Key Wests Historic Seaport are the main attractions at the 13th annual Schooner Wharf Open Air Art & Music Affair, scheduled for Saturday.The event is centered around the Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William St., and the adjacent harborwalk that stretches along the waterfront. It provides a showcase for fine artists and artisans while giving musicians and bands a chance to strut their stuff.The action is to begin at 10 a.m. with art exhibitions continuing until 6 p.m. or later. Live music from the Schooner Wharfs stage is scheduled until 1 a.m. Creative offerings traditionally include original oil paintings, pottery, window art, handmade jewelry, feather crafts and woodcarvings. About 40 art vendors are scheduled to take part and many plan to stage demonstrations of their techniques and talents during the day.Michael McCloud is slated to kick off the musical entertainment, backed by Captain Carl and Professor Pete, with a performance characterized by rich humor and original songwriting. Piper Road follows, blending American country, Irish influences, Big Band sound and other diverse elements into an assured and individualistic fusion.The music scene heat ups as the sun goes down with rhythms from the four-piece Josh Garrett Band, with Louisiana roots.Head on down to waterfront, Schooner barKEY WEST
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,February 27,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 380171 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2013-DR-112-K Samson Priel Kolet, Petitioner and Angela Shaver Kolet, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Angela Shaver Kolet YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Samson Priel Kolet, whose address is 2905 Venetian Dr., Key West, FL 33040 on or before 3-15-13, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 500 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040, before service on Petitoner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 2/4/13 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Riella Lynn Sims Deputy Clerk Published February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 397633 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Civil Action No.: 11-06292 CA01 Section: 25 GILBRALTAR PRIVATE BANK & TRUST CO. Plaintiff(s)/ Petitioner(s) VS. SAND CASTLE HOLDINGS (LLC) Defendant(s)/ Respondent(s) NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE BY THE CLERK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in the above styled cause now pending in said court, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on-line at www.MiamiDade.RealForeclos e.com at 09:00 oclock, AM on March 12, 2013, the following described property: Parcel I owned by Carelca, with the following legal description: Lot 8, Block 8, AMENDED PLAT OF MORNINGSIDE, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 15, at Page 15, of the Public Records of Miami-Dade County, Florida. Parcel II owned by Carelca, with the following legal description: Lot 7, Block 8, AMENDED PLAT OF MORNINGSIDE, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 15, at Page 15, of the Public Records of Miami-Dade County, Florida. Parcel III owned b y Carelca, y with the following legal description: Lot 22, Block 6, AMENDED PLAT OF MORNINGSIDE, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 15, Page 15, of the Public Records of Miami-Dade County, Florida, together with an easement over the West 5 feet of Lot 23, Block 6, AMDENDED PLAT OF MORNINGSIDE, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat book 15, at Page 15, of the Public Records of Miami-Dade County, Florida. Parcel IV owned by East Side, with the following legal description: Lots 13 and 14, less the South 10 feet thereof, in Block 3, of NORTH GATE, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 8, at Page 88, of the Public Records of Miami-Dade County, Florida, also excepting there from that part of Lot 14 which lies within the external area formed by a 25 foot radius arc concave to the Northeast tangent of the North line of the South 10.00 feet of said Lot 14 and tangent to the West line of said Lot 14. Parcel VI owned by Gabesca, with the following legal description: Lot 129, PORT ANTIGUA PLAT 3-4, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 6, at Page 24, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS A FTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on February 12, 2013 By: Nicole Ferguson Deputy Clerk (Circuit Court Seal) Harvey Ruvin, Clerk Miami-Dade County, Florida Law Firm: A RNSTEIN & LEHR, LLP. Published February 23, 27, 2013. Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 398949 Notice of sale Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 677.209/210 of the Florida Statutes on March 21, 2013 at 10 A.M. *Auction will occur where each vehicle/ vessel is located* 1984 American Motors Travel Trailer, VIN# 1M7BA02R7E1333546 Located at Galloway Bay Mobile Home Park 1361 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050 Lien Amount: $7,975.00 a) Notice to the owner or lienor that he has a right to a hearing prior to the scheduled date of sale by filing with the Clerk of the Court. b) Owner has the right to recover possession of vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Florida Statutes Section 559. 917. c) Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle after payment lien claimed by lienor will be deposited with the Clerk of the Court. Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact: Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc., (954) 920-6020. *All auctions are held with reserve* Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction LIC # AB-0001256 Published February 27, March 6, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 398985 NOTICE OF SALE FEDERAL LIEN CORP. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vessels to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 328.17 of the Florida Statutes on Mar 14, 2013 at 10 A.M. Lot#: B33221 1988 SER 1; Reg# FL1438PH; Hull ID# SERF9174A888; Located at: Tow Boat U.S. Key Largo/ Tavernier 254 Loeb Avenue Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 942-9532; Owner: JENNIFER CORY WINSLOW 99306 OVERSEAS HWY KEY LARGO, FL 33037; Customer: SAME AS REGISTERED OWNER; Lienholder: NONE; Lien Amount: $14,063.33 A ny person(s) claiming any interest ( s ) in the above vessels () contact: FEDERAL LIEN CORP. (954) 384-7171 25% Buyers Premium ALL A UCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* LIC# AB0000288 Published February 27, March 6, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 399723 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN that on March 20, 2013 at 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 50, Marathon, Monroe County, Florida, the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida, intends to consider the adoption of the following County ordinance: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING MONROE COUNTY CODE CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE III, DIVISION 7, SEC. 2-202; CLARIFYING THE ADOPTION OF PROCEDURES FOR EX-PARTE COMMUNICATIONS AS ALLOWED IN F.S. 286.0115; AMENDING THE BOCC ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES TO CONFORM THEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION INTO THE MONROE COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearings or meetings, he will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711". Dated at Key West, Florida, this 20th day of February, 2013. AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida (SEAL) Published February 27, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 400084 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on April 2, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND INSPECTION (CEI) SERVICES FOR THE OLD SR 940 LEG A (WATSON BOULEVARD) BRIDGE REPAIR PROJECT BIG PINE KEY, MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published February 27, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter100398475-01 100402035-01 KEYSWIDE CLASSIFIEDS ONLINE (305) 743-5551 Classifieds CITYOFMARATHON,FLORIDA9805OverseasHighway,Marathon,Florida33050 Phone:(305)743-0033 INVITATIONTOREQUESTFORPROPOSALPublicNotice AllinterestedpartiesareherebynotifiedthattheCityofMarathonisacceptingsealedRequestfor Proposalfor ModularRestroomAtJesseHobbsPark Theconstructionofthisprojectconsistsofdrawings,permits,sitepreparation,installationlabor, materialsandequipmentnecessarytoprovideaturnkeyrestroomprojectattheJesseHobbsPark.Theprojectsiteislocatedat:JesseHobbsPark-100-41 th Street,Bayside,CityofMarathon,Florida.ProjectEstimate: $65,000. Documentsmayonlybeobtainedonlineonlyatwww .demandstar .com ProcurementdocumentsincludingbutnotlimitedtoRFP,RFQ,ITB,obtainedfrom anysourceotherthanDemandStarmaynotbeaccurateorcompleteandwillnotbe consideredresponsive.AnyResponderandsubcontractorwhohavenotobtained CityofMarathonsolicitationdocumentsfromDemandStarwillnotbenotifiedof anyaddendaissuedbytheCity,whichcouldcontainmaterialchangesthereto(such asadditionsorchangestothetechnicalspecifications,extensionsoftime,etc.) DocumentsmayalsobeexaminedatCityHall,9805OverseasHighwayMarathon,Florida.Respondersshallsubmitone(1)CompactDisc(CD)inTIFformat,one(1)originalandthree(3)copies ofawrittenRequestforProposalattachedtothisform,signedininkbyanauthorizedcompany representative,containedinasealedopaquepackage,clearlymarkedonthefrontofthepackage:ModularRestroomAtJesseHobbsPark AllRequestsforProposalmustbesubmittedinsealedenvelopestotheCityClerkonorbefore Friday,March22,2013at3:00PMlocaltime.AnyRequestforProposalreceivedafter3:00 PMonsaiddatewillnotbeacceptedandwillbereturnedunopened. RequestforProposalsubmittedwillbeopenedpubliclyandreadaloudatthistimeintheCityHall ConferenceRoomlocatedat9805OverseasHighwayonthesamedate.TheCityassumesno responsibilityforRequestforProposalnotproperlymarked. ProspectiveproposersshallnotcontactorotherwisecommunicatewithCitystafforCityofficials. AllquestionsshouldbedirectedtoDebbieLondon305email@example.com ProposalBidSecurityintheamountofonepercent(1%)oftheTotalBaseBidmustaccompanythe BidinaccordancewiththeInstructionstoBidders.ANonMandatoryPre-ProposalConferencewillbeheldonFriday,March8,2013at1:00pm. CityofMarathon-9805OverseasHighwayMarathon,Florida33050,LargeConferenceRoom.AsitevisitwillimmediatelyfollowthePre-ProposalConference.Respondersarestrongly encouragedtoattendassubmissionofaproposalconstitutessiteinspectionandknowledgeof workrequirements.TheCityreservestherighttorejectanyorallRequestsforProposalandtowaiveinformalities,except timelysubmissionofRequestforProposal,inanyRequestforProposalreceived,tore-advertisefor RequestforProposalortotakeanyothersuchactionsthatmaybedeemedinthebestinterestsofthe City.AsamatterofinformationtoResponders,theCitydoesnotbinditselftoaccepttheminimum specificationsstatedherein,butreservestherighttoacceptanyRequestforProposal,whichinthe judgmentoftheCityCouncilwillbestservetheneedsandinterestsoftheCity.EventDueDate RequestforProposal(RFP)ReleaseFebruary22,2013 NonMandatoryPreSubmittalMeetingFriday,March8,2013 1:00P.M.CityHall ResponseSubmissionDeadlineMarch22,2013 3:00P.M. FirmRecommendation/RankingSelectionMarch28,2013 CouncilAwardApril9,2013PublishedKeynoter2-23-13&2-27-13 CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 REQUESTFOR PUBLIC COMMENTS State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection The Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Resource Management, is soliciting public comments on applications for coastal construction control line permits submitted by the City of Marathon pursuant to Chapter 161.052, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 62B-33, Florida Administrative Code. This application is for placing beach sand and planting sea oats at Sombrero Beach and for seaweed removal, placing beach sand and planting sea oats at Coco Plum Beach. Project locations: Sombrero Beach Road and Coco Plum Beach Road, Marathon. Plans for this proposed project are available for public inspection at City Hall, 9805 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL33050 contact Debbie London for more information 305-289-4103 or, by appointment, at the office of the Division of Water Resource Management at 4708 Capital Circle NW, Tallahassee, Florida, from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. This public comment request is being distributed in order to assist the Department of Environmental Protection in developing facts on which to base a decision on the permit application. For accuracy and completeness, all comments should be submitted in writing with supporting data, evidence, or rationale to furnish a clear understanding of the basis for the comments. The decision as to whether a permit will be issued will be based on an evaluation of: (1) The design adequacy of the proposed construction. (2) The expected impact of the proposed construction to the beach/dune system. (3) The expected impact of the proposed construction to adjacent properties. (4) The expected impact of the proposed construction on public beach access. (5) The appropriate siting of the proposed construction with respect to local setback, zoning restrictions, and maximum usage of upland portions of the property. (6) The expected impact of the proposed construction on nesting sea turtles and hatchlings and their habitat. Comments should be sent to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 300, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org within 14 days of this notice, and should refer to file numbers MO-41 and/or MO-42.Published Keynoter 2-27-13 & 3-2-13 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THATthe Monroe County School District will be holding a public hearing forthe following: RFP515 REX WEECH FIELD RESTROOM & CONCESSION FACILITY MANDATORYPRE-BID CONFERENCE NOTE: Open ONLYto vendors listed on the District Prequalified ContractorList LOCATION: REX WEECH FIELD, 1244 GLYNN R. ARCHER JR. DRIVE, KW, FL TIME: 11:00 A.M. DATE: Thursday March 14, 2013 Public Hearing will be to discuss RFP515 procedures, rules and policies as well as review the site. Please contact Suanne Lee with any questions regarding this hearing. Suanne.Lee@KeysSchools.com or (305) 293-1400 Ext 53360. Published Keynoter 2-27-13 & 3-6-13 GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551
Wednesday,February 27,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Ad# 400291 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on March 28, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: ROOF REPLACEMENT LANCELOT LESTER JUSTICE BUILDING 530 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published February 27, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 401637 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: ARNOLDS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/20/2013, 09:00 am at 5540 3RD AVE KEY WEST, FL 33040-6032, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ARNOLDS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR, INC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1988 1GNDM15Z8JB136053 CHEV 1991 1FMEU15Y6MLA49881 FORD 1995 1G4AG85M1S6463934 BUICK 1996 1J4GZ58Y5TC365413 JEEP 2003 RKC5CA0G53Y573761 RHINO 2003 LBFTCBDK232016603 KNRO 2003 4C3AG42G03E137581 CHRY 2008 LXMTCKPU280019640 TOMO 2008 LBXTCB3A38X070555 KNRO Published February 27, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 402027 LOCAL COORDINATING BOARD FOR THE TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED QUARTERLY MEETING NOTICE The Monroe County Local Coordinating Board will be holding its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at the Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050 at 11:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Inquiries concerning this meeting should be directed to the Health Council of South Florida, Inc. at (305) 592-1452. Published February 27, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter End of Block Yard Sale 62nd St Ocean,Marathon. Sat 8am-? 20+sailboat w/trl, 3 bikes incl 1 electric, lawnmower, 6.0 Jhnsn O/B, building supplies, + more. Marathon 1361 Overseas Hwy F7 Saturday, March 2. Early birds welcome, 7am-12 noon. Something for everyone! Marathon/Grassy Key Mar 2 & 3 (Sat & Sun). 9-5. Sofa bed, TV, marine supplies, too much to list! MM58, US 1. 58212 O/S Hwy MARCH MADNESS Cudjoe Gardens Neighborhood Yard Sale, MM21, Oceanside. Sat. March 2, 8 am -?. Look for signs & balloons. NEW FLOORING FOR SALE! 320 sq. ft. of 18" x 18" ceramic tiles, $275. 45 sq. ft. 3/4" Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring, $50. (305) 394-3364. WANTED TO BUY Old or Antique Guns Key Largo Anglers Club. Call Bob Jones, aboard the boat Lucky 6. 305-367-2382 WANTED TO BUY Retired Collector Gunsmith buying firearms-ammo. Any condition. Call 305-289-0967 or 732-551-1226 ORNATE ANTIQUE OAK sideboard / dresser w/ beveled mirror. 80" H x 54"W x 21" D. $450 Call (305) 394-3364. PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. A PRIVATE COLLECTOR Looking for gold & silver, old coins, jewelry, paintings. WILL PAY TOP DOLLAR, GUARANTEED! 305-743-5780FIBERGLASS SHOWER STALL 36" X 36" X 73". $125 Call (305) 394-3364.FOR SALE BY OWNER Key Colony Beach-Turnkey one half duplex, 2 BR, 2 BA, fully furnished, new dock. Includes 19 Century power boat! $349K. 610-745-1307 AffordableWaterfrontLiving "OldFlorida"LakeCrescent Small,Quiet,AdultPark. HomesforSale$2kto$27k lakecrescentflorida.com(386) 698-3648 For sale by owner Waterfront, Harbor Isles,Marathon. 2br,1ba mobile. 30 deep water, leading to Boot Key Channel. 50 dock. $230,000. Call 786-251-7476.KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841RV/MOBILE HOME LOTS FOR SALE, with transitional building rights, in Key RV Park, Marathon. $65K. 305-743-5164 1BR / 1 BA, fully furnished. Ocean front w/ patio & jacuzzi, 750 sq. ft., Incl. util., cable & wifi. Off street parking. $1000 per month. (305) 852-5015. 3/2WaterfrontBeauty Beautifulandspacious3/2 waterfronthome50ftdocking wooddeckandchikeeand jacuzziwithtwostoragesheds unfurnished$1,email@example.com Affordable Waterfront 3/2 Large furnished manufactured home, MM 63, waterfront w/dock & direct ocean access. $1500 F/L/S. 305-872-2750. BIG PINE KEY 2BR 1BA Upstairs. $1,500/mo includes utilities. F/L/S. No pets. 305-469-0992 HomeforRent Updated2/2 Tavhome,oceanviews, fencedyard,40dock,davits. $1,800305-772-5008 firstname.lastname@example.org MARATHON 2 BR, 1.5 BA, family room, living room, bathrooms. Quiet location with watrview! $1100/mo F/L/S. 305-743-5623Marathon MM 50. 3/2 2000 sf Large furnished apt. Screened porch, overlooking deep water canal, leading directly to Atlantic. Bring your boat! $1800/mo 757-748-5985MM 103 B/S 2 BR / 2 BA Scrned. porch, 35 dock. Furn. opt. No smoking / no pets. Yearly lease. F/L/S $1250 / mo. + util. (786) 302-7020 KCB, Furn 2/2 Waterfront Half duplex. $1,450 per mo. F/L/S. Non-smoking. No cats. Lynn Goodwin, Key Colony Beach Realty, 305-923-9487 KEY COLONY BEACH 1 bd/1 ba condo. Available March 1st. Utilities included. $1200/mo. 743-0173 email@example.com KEY LARGO 2/1 Upstairs, furnished. $1,600/mo, utilities included. First & security. Angela 954-325-2915 MARATHON PARK MODEL MOBILE HOME Fully furnished, 1 BR, 1 BA, $700/mo + util. F/L/S 305-731-5042 OCEANFRONT PARK MARATHON Boat ramp, dockage available. $450 & Up. 603-918-3235 RV LOTS FOR RENT Marathon In Adult Park Please call 305-743-6519 GARDEN PARADISE 1 BR / 1 BA MM 89 Furn. Quiet nghbrhd. Mature, Nonsmoker, Pet? Cable/util. incl., $850/mo. F/L. Call 305-852-1764 MARATHON EFFICIENCY Quaint, quiet street, large fenced yard Unfurnished. $750/mo + one month sec. dep. 305-394-4292 MARATHON STUDIO APT. Furnished, Water & electric included. No pets. $900/mo. F/L/S. 743-0404 BAR & RESTAURANT FOR SALEbeer & wine. SRX liquor license available. Call Roy. (772) 834-5647. K.W.Patio-Bar-Restaurant $1milnet,$3.6documented gross,fullystaffed-managment inplace,250seats,largepatio, liqlicense,busyOldTowncruiseshiplocale.Land,Bldg, Equip&Bus,TurnkeyPrice $5.7mil.Realtor305.587.3483 Marathon Office space for rent. Want a high presence w/o paying? US 1 prices, that is. We have desk space for rent! 305-731-1183; 731-9751 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 FIRST MORTGAGE LOANS Discounted 25%. Currently paying 7.25%. firstname.lastname@example.org. (305) 743-5164 Full Charge Bookkeeper Summerland Key: for CPA firm clients. Must know write-ups, bank recs & year-end adjustments/journal entries. Duties incl. AP/AR, payroll, record-keeping, balance sheet, monthly, quarterly & annual tax reporting. Min. 8 years exp, professional & accurate, team player w/can-do attitude. Must have more accting software proficiency than just QuickBooks & must be able to maintain complete confidentiality. Exp. w/Thompson CSA & CBS software preferred. Accting degree a plus. E-mail resume to email@example.com Bishop, Rosasco & Co. CPAs. EOE. ISLAMORADA MM 82.2 Bookkeeper must know Quick Books and payroll. Immediate opening. Call (305) 393-6664. WANTED: P/T Receptionist for busy nonprofit organization in Islamorada. Duties include answering phones, filing, data entry, and other office related tasks. Please send resume to P.O. Box 1906, Islamorada, FL 33036. Attention Personnel.Carpenters helper/laborer. Drug free. Form work exp. Placing and tying re-bar. Active drivers lic. and own transporation a must. Rob 305-393-7105 Marina&Resort Belongingis whatitfeelsliketoworkatthis marina.Thewillingnesstobe abletoassistourcustomers withany,andallsituationsis essential. Musthaveexcellent interpersonalskills&abilityto workinafastpaced environmentaswellasbeing abletomultitask.Mustbe proficientinbasiccomputer skills.Goodwithpeopleboth inpersonandonthephone. Experienceinunderstanding customers,greeting,complete checkin&out,answerphones andinputreservations.Out going,upbeatpersonalityisa must. Someboatingknowledge wouldbeveryhelpful,butnot necessary.WillTrain. PLEASEREPLYTOADBY EMAILINGRESUMEONLY TO judy@marathonmarinaandboa tyard.com.305-743-6575 judy@marathonmarinaandboa tyard.com GRAPHICS PRODUCTION & DESIGN POSITION College grad or experienced in printing and design. Work in Marathon. Call 305-393-3374 or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org CLEANERS Saturdayin Marathon $17/hr Seasonal OK Call 305-743-8111 GROUNDSKEEPER Full time. Background check required. Apply in person, no phone calls please: Seacamp, 1300 Big Pine Ave, Big Pine Key. PLUMBERS HELPER WANTED Drivers license required. Call 305-731-3505 CERTIFIED HHA 3 days per week, 1 pm 8:30 pm. $13 per hour. Call 631-831-0879 WEAREEXPANDING! VisitingNurseAssociation& HospiceoftheFloridaKeysis hiringinourUpperKeysoffice. IfyouareanRN,LPN,PT,OT, PTA,CNA,HHAor Homemaker/Companionand youarelookingforafulfilling careerinhomehealthand hospicecare-pleaseclick, emailorvisittolearnmoreand apply. email@example.com www.vnahospicekeys.org 92001Overseashighway (Tavernier) Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge is looking to fill a P/T bath house/housekeeping position. Apply in person MM 33. 305-872-2351 WOW LOOK !!! COMPETITIVESOLICITATIONSNOTICEISHEREBYGIVENTOPROSPECTIVEBIDDERS THATtheMonroeCountySchoolDistrictwillbereceivingbidsfor thefollowing:RFP515-REXWEECHFIELDRESTROOM& CONCESSIONFACILITY NOTE:OpenONLYtovendorslistedontheDistrict PrequalifiedContractorListJobLocation:RexWeechField/KeyWestHighSchoolStadiumDescriptionofWork:Design/BuildRestroom&ConcessionFacilityBidOpening:April9th,20139:00a.m.Administration Building,241TrumboRoad,KWBidDocumentsmayberequestedfromDemandstarbycalling 1-800-71 1-1712 orbygoingtothewebsitewww .demandstar .com orbygoingtowww .keysschools.com/rfp .Thepublicrecord documentisavailableatthePurchasingDepartment,241Trumbo Road,KeyWest,FL33040.Allbidsmustbereceivedonorbeforedatesspecifiedinthebid documents.TheMonroeCountySchoolDistrictreservestheright, atitssolediscretion,toacceptorrejectanyandallbidsandtowave informalitiesorirregularitieswhenitisinthebestinterestofthe Boardtodoso.MonroeCountySchoolDistrictPurchasingDepartment PublishedKeynoter2/20/13,2/27/13and3/6/13 NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS 100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY btnfrtbtbtbtbbtnnfrttf rttnbtnnrnftrtrn tn!rtrntbtfrrttntttrn "rnnttrt"rnfntnrtttrn #trrtrftbntfttrt$r tb%rtr&'f(ntnrb)rr*+r ,r-./01232*.44/ rtr0//(t$'f(n$,%../5/#,6(86'"%9 CoralReefParkCo. JohnPennekampDivisionIsseeking: PartTimeBoatRental PartTimeScubaInstructor (PadiCertified) PartTimeSnorkelBoatDiveMaster FTNarrator PartTimeSnorkelShed FullTimeandPartTime ReservationistPickupApplicationsat RangersStation (305-451-6301) FrontDeskReceptionist,FullTimeCareermindedprofessionalwithafriendlysmile andexcellentpeopleskillsneededforbusy veterinaryoffice.Goodtelephoneskillsandthe abilitytomultitaskareessentialtothisposition. Computerexperienceisrequired.Shifthoursvary between7:30amand6:00pmMonday-Friday withsomeSaturdaysandSundaysincluded. Salarybasedonexperience.Pleaseapply atMarathonVeterinaryHospitalat 11187OverseasHwy orcall305-743-7099 ACCEPTING APPLICATIONSfor MarinaRack BuildingManager/ ForkliftOperator intheUpperKeys.Toppayandbenefits fortherightindividual.SendresumetoPOBox1509 Islamorada,FL33036 ERRegistration/AdmittingClerkRegisteredNursesUltrasound/Vascular/EchoTechMaintenanceTech AccountingManager PharmacyTechP/T MedicalLabTech Applyonlineat: http://www .f isher menshospital.or g FishermansCommunityHospitalis locatedinMarathon,FLE.O.E./DrugFreeWorkplace/E-verify MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 KEYSNET.COM CALLCLASSIFIEDS743-5551 Call 305-743-3883
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,February 27,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: 100399614-01Housekeeper needed for daily condo rentals. English/ Bi-lingual. Experienced only. Must have own transportation. Apply in person Continental Inn, 1121 W Ocean Dr., Key Colony Beach. HOUSEKEEPEROCEAN HOUSE is seeking a housekeeper. Must be able to work independently & perform all aspects of providing a very clean room for our guests. Apply in person @ 82885 Old Hwy., Islamorada or call (305) 664-4844. RESORT HELP Immediate openings! Front Desk Receptionist Dockhand/General Maint. Marathon, 305-797-1707 THE MOORINGS and MORADA BAY / PIERRES are seeking self motivated, detail oriented and hard working individuals to fill positions in Housekeeping. Please submit an application /resume @ 123 Beach Rd., Islamorada. MM 81.5 ocean side or email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPRE-SCHOOL TEACHER Exp. a plus but not necessary. Willing to take 40 hr. online classes with possibility of CDA classes to follow. Call Barbara, 305-743-3517EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY Breakfast Cook Prep Cook, Line Cook Host/Hostess Waitstaff Bartender Bus Person Front of House Managers Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon. NOWHIRING SERVER AND PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP. Apply at the Stuffed Pig, Marathon. StockClerk/Cashier Clerk positionavailableatCVSin Islamorada.Applyonlineat www.cvs.com/careers305664-2576 EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair technician. Must have valid drivers license and tools! Call (305) 664-3662. MARATHON PLUMBER AND PLUMBERS HELPER. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass drug test. (305) 731-7797 P/T Landscaper/Grounds Keeper. Start Immediately. Marathon/KCB. Reply to Landscaper, c/o Keynoter, PO Box 500158, Marathon 33050P/T MAINTENANCE Experiencd only, Marathon /KCB area. Send resume to Maintenance Position, C/O Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, Fl 33050 CDLDriver/Equipment Operator Applicationsare beingacceptedforHeavy EquipmentOperatorsand ClassAorClassBCDL licenseddriverswith experience.Mustbeableto passbackgroundanddrug screen.Cleandrivingrecord. ContactAnntoapply.305-8728945 17 HEWES 2000 w/150 Yamaha 2 stroke engine. Less than 400 hrs. Incl poling stand, backrest, pole, livewell, lrg 10" GPS. Ex cond! $12,500 937-478-7111, Islamorada1987 2550 Tiara Pursuit Walk Around with twin 150 1987 Yamahas, 560 hours. $6500. 305-587-0814, Marathon 24 Wellcraft Offshore 1995 C.C., w/2004 225hp Merc, boat restored, always on lift, must see to apprec! Asking $17,000 305-923-9207 or 942-6434 30 CHRIS CRAFT Cabin Cruiser. Handymans Special Great Liveaboard! $3000. See at 2525 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. 45ft 1978 Bluewater Boat. Completely furnished,clean, ready to live aboard. 15.5 ft beam. $18,000 OBO. (305) 304-2447. Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 FOR SALE OR TRADE 23 Suncoast with trailer. 200 HP Suzuki. Needs TLC. $2000 obo. 305-664-1286 55 BOATSLIP FOR SALE or leasein Islamorada. Yacht Club membership incl. $500 / month. Great location! Call 305-393-7494. Boat slip for rent $200/mo. MM 99 oceanside. Up to 40 ft. catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305)942-3055 LIVE ABOARD DEEP WATER DOCKAGE. A great place to call home. MM92.5 O/S For more information call (305) 853-5604 1 Dave buys permits So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 20ft Carbon Fiber Push Pole Great condition. $350 OBO Call or text (305) 434-2274 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $20,000 obo 305-522-2702, Islamorada 40 DORADO Lobster/Crab boat. 3406 Cat, 580 HP, fully loaded w/electronics & hydraulics. Ready to Lobster! $89,000. 305-393-1415. MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386100398007-01All types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com MM 103 O/S 1 BR / 1 BA In marina. $500 / month + electricity. Call (305) 905-6867 for more information. PENN FLY RODS 9 ft., 12 wt., $75. Also two 9ft., 10 wt. rods, $75 ea. Penn Intl. #4 fly reel, $100. Finnor #1 fly reel, $75. (305) 394-3364. AAA AUTO ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 1988 Holiday Rambler Trailer 35. Good condition. No leaks. Can be seen at Breezy Pines RV Park MM30. Asking $3000. 410-212-0584 PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. A/C ARTIC TEMP Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic#CAC 053827, 743-5288 A/C Marathon A/C & Appliances Sales & fast & reliable service! Lic# CAC017490 743-5051 A/CWindswept A/C & Appliances "Shut your windows, shut your doors, you aint gonna be hot no more!" Lic # CAC056989 289-1748 CABINETS FREDS BEDS Kitchen Korner Real wood cabinets with particle board prices 743-7277 CHILDCARE Demming Family Childcare "Where Children Come First". 421 110 St., Mrthn 743-9619 Computer Networking Teal Tech, Inc. (Lic & Ins) Computer Network Wireless Kim@tealTech.net; 481-6981 Concrete Designs Protect & beautify any concrete surface. Deco coatings,concrete stamping epoxy floors & stained pavers. Custom artwork by Ed Moran! Lic#sp3136. 305-923-0654 ELECTRICKelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 743-6098 Entertainment SAM THE D.J. "We Have the Beat To Move Your Feet" (305) 743-9619 www.samthedj.com Marine Construction Are your timbers sagging? Docks & seawalls, etc. Maraton Marine Construction, Lic #ENG232 289-7359 PAINTINGNew Life Painting Painting Concrete Carpentry Repairs. 23 years! Lic#3587 305-849-0293 Plumbing Ernest E. Rhodes Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 REDECORATE IN A DAY Affordable decorating using existing furnishings. Also organizing, assist move-ins. Lybrand Redesign 292-2682 Stump Grinding Stump Grinding & Fence repair Lic. 1204. 872-9877 Swimming Pools-Fazoli B ros. 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HospitalityHappensHere!POSITIONS A V AILABLE: BartenderThebartenderisresponsibleformaintainingliquorcontrols,takingandplacingallorders promptlyandcorrectly,servingfoodandbeveragepromptlyandcorrectlyandensuring theGuest/Ownercheckisaccurateandlegible.Thebartenderisfamiliarwithmenu items,dailyspecialsandfeaturedwines.Alwayswearingtheproperuniform,thanking Guest/Ownersforallowingustoservethemandworkingasateamplayerforthebettermentoftheentireoperation.Bartenderistobalancethedailysales,cash,creditcards andowner/guestchargesusingtheMicrosreportandTSWreportswiththefrontdesk.Cook(Grill)Cookingordersinatimelymannerandmakingsuretheyarepresentedaccordingtothe restaurantsstandards.Cleaningworkareathroughoutshiftandwhenfinished.Wearproperuniform,workasateamplayeranduseprescribedcostcontrolmeasurestoensureprofitability.Applyinperson: 1688OverseasHwy.,MarathonMM48.2BaysideEqualOpportunityEmployer/DrugFreeWorkplace DolphinResearchCenter hasafull-time positionforaMembershipAssistant.Successful candidatewillberesponsible,organized,motivated, self-directedindividualabletoworkeffectivelyin team-orientedenvironment&maintainhighlevel ofconfidentialityandwantsacareerinfundraising fornon-profitorganizations.Excellentoral/written communications,computerskillsincluding experienceusingdatabases,spreadsheets&financial softwarearerequired. Benefitsincludemedical insurance,401(k),vacationandpaidholidays .Job descriptionavailableatwww .dolphins.or g .E-mail email@example.com g EOEDOLPHINRESEARCHCENTER58901O/SHwy.,GrassyKey,FLTeachingLearningCaring MARA THON Delivernewspapers 7daysaweekbetween4a.m.and7a.m. Profitsupto $500aweek. StopintheMarathonofficeat 3015OverseasHighway tofilloutanapplication. NewspaperCarrierWanted WORLDWIDESPORTSMAN81576OverseasHighwayIslamorada,FL33036 Fax:firstname.lastname@example.org Themostuniquesportsfishing,tackle&apparelstore intheKeysisseekingenthusiasticAssociatestojoinourteam: FISHINGANDTACKLE SALESASSOCIATE-PARTTIMEMusthaveexperiencewithsaltwater/marineequipmentMustbewillingtoacceptflexiblescheduling.Weoffer competitivesalary&benefitsincludingemployeediscounts onstoremerchandise.Pleasesendresumeorapplyinperson.EqualOpportunityEmployerDrugFreeWorkplace TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc. 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Oneowner.50Kmiles, Greattransportation! $6744 2002TaurusSel Oneowner,lthrint, moonroof,alloywhls, pwrwindows/locks,rear spoiler.Only46Kmiles! $6995 2005Toyota TundraLongBed Auto,A/C,greatwork truck,bestpriceinS.Fl.! $7995DriveaLittle,SaveaLot!DuncanAuto 305-294-5126 KeyWestwww.duncanauto.com POSITIONSAVAILABLE AT:The Guidance/Care Center Inc. Substance Abuse CounselorFor jail in-house program at Monroe County Detention Center in Key West. Bachelors in Human Services required; CAP and bilingual preferred.Full-time.All applicants must submit: 1) Resume; 2) three references; 3) undergo background,fingerprint,and drug screening prior to any offer of employment.Send resume to hr -email@example.com or via facsimile to (305) 571-9324. EEOC/DFWPFormer applicants need not apply Tarpon Creek Bar& Grill is accepting applications for the following positions: Restaurant SupervisorHost / Hostess BartenderServerFood Runner Line Cook Kitchen Utility We are also accepting applications forindiviuals who are licensed in watersport activities. Please apply in person 13205 Overseas Hwy Marathon, Florida(Behind the Holiday Inn Express & Suites) RENTING?BUYING? SELLING?Use the KeynoterClassifieds for all your real estate needs. 743-5551 KEYSNET.COM GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551 Subscriptions 743-5551 CLASSIFIED ADS 743-5551