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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .5B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .7A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .3BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,SEPTEMBER 14,2013 VOLUME 60,NO.74 25 CENTS La ConchaLa Concha spa plan goes before Key West Commission for final vote Tuesday.Read what supporters and opponents have to say.Story 6A MultiplictusNew show opens the season at The Studios of Key West with works by artist Gerry Stecca, including pieces showcased at Art Basil Miami.Story 4B Funding headed for revoteIt appears the Monroe County Tourist Development Councils Middle Keys advisory committee has had a change of heart about cutting funding for its marquee events. According to the TDC, the DAC 3 board has decided to revisit its decision that decreased Original Marathon Seafood Festival funding 40 percent, from $50,000 to $30,000, while tripling the Middle Keys groups allocation to Fantasy Fest in Key West from $10,000 to $30,000.On a split vote at last months meeting, the DAC 3 committee also committed $20,000 to the annual Key West Poker Run, which makes one stop in Marathon at the Island Fish Co. Several sources have told the Keynoter that at least two members of the ninemember DAC board wish to take up a new vote at its next regular meeting, scheduled Oct. 9 at Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key. Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Daniel Samess told the Keynoter that TDC Director Harold Wheeler sent him an email last week confirming the boards desire to reconsider its decision. Many have criticized the DAC 3 board in the wake of its Aug. 14 vote, and Marathon City Councilman Dick Ramsay put a discussion item on Tuesdays regular meeting agenda to discuss it further. Ramsay wanted the council to approve sending a letter to the Monroe County Commission, urging it to overturn the DACs decision. The commission has final say on DAC funding recommendations. It was clear during Tuesdays discussion that many believe the Aug. 14 vote will be overturned.TDC confirms reconsideration of festival money coming Oct. 9MARATHONBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com More drones coming todayThe skies above the Florida Keys may soon have multiple drones aloft with word that the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will begin testing the unmanned craft for Sanctuary duty.Test flights are scheduled to begin today in waters off the Upper Keys as well as Lower Keys. Federal scientists hope the drones, which boast realtime video and photo capability can help monitor wildlife at close range with minimal disturbance.Testing unmanned aircraft in the diverse habitats of the Keys will help demonstrate the applicability of this technology in supporting science and resource protection in ecosystems around the world, said Sean Morton, sanctuary superintendentThe drone being tested, known as the PUMAUAS, is a 13-pound, battery-operated aircraft with a nine-foot wingspan. It can be handlaunched and recovered from land or at sea. And the drone can fly for up to two hours on a single charge, according to the manufacturer. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuarys interest in drones comes on the heels of a test flight conducted last month at the behest of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, hoping to use drones to spot hidden water holes that breed mosquitoes in remote off-islands.ANorth Carolina company, Condor Aerial, did one demonstration flight Aug. 26. Then on Monday of this week, Mosquito District DirectorNational Marine Sanctuary eyes slow-flying craftKeynoter StaffSANCTUARY Photo courtesy NOAANOAAs Office of Marine and Aviation Operations will test a Puma unmanned aerial system (UAS) in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary starting Saturday to determine its feasibility in monitoring wildlife,locating marine debris,and helping understand how boaters use the Sanctuary.Millipedes invade Keys homes againThey brazenly wander inside and crawl underfoot across tile floors. Passing overhead on ceilings, they seem indifferent to gravity. Yellow-banded millipedes have made themselves at home in the Florida Keys, and seem unlikely to depart.They do get in all over the place, said Suzanne Koptur, Phd., a professor of Biological Sciences at Florida International University. Theyre looking for grub.If memory suggests that Keys floors once went untrammeled by the hundreds of little pink feet on just one of the inches-long millipedes, that would be accurate.The first recorded United States sighting of the Caribbean species was made in 2001, in Key West. No one knows how they got here, possibly hitching a ride on an imported plant. They soon spread north, through Monroe County and onto the South Florida mainland.As far as invasive species go, the yellow-banded millipede appears relatively benign.This harmless creature can be an indoor nuisance but not a plant pest, says a state fact sheet. They do not bite.Kim Gabel, environmental horticulture agent for the Monroe County Extension Service, was the lead author of the 2006 Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences report on yellow-banded millipedes. Gabel has been traveling out of state and could not be reached for this article. Koptur agreed, Theyre really nothing to worry about, and nowhere near as creepy as cockroaches. Millipedes are not insects but myriapods essentially invertebrates with multiple body segments, each having two pair of legs. Each segment has a hardInvasives first arrived in Key West about 2001 HOME PESTSHIGH HOPES Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWMarathon High School swimmer Audrey Matthis adorns teammate Nicole Lera with words of encouragement before a four-school meet Thursday in Islamorada.See the results,Story 1B Bridge fix could top $71 million?The city of Marathons most iconic landmark and tourist destination could be in even more jeopardy than imagined if figures in a recently released Monroe County study are even remotely accurate. According to Monroe County consultant HDR Inc., it will take $71.76 million over the next 30 years to keep the Old Seven Mile Bridge leading to Pigeon Key functional. Thats more than $53 million above an $18 million county estimate to upgrade the decking and railing on the bridge, though the HDR estimate does include repairs to the bridges substructure. The county paid the Omaha, Neb.-based architectural, engineering and consulting firm $18,000 to conduct an independent review of two complicated 2012 state Department of Transportation inspection reports that outlined numerous bridge deficiencies. The 202and 132-page DOTreports contain dozens of photos cataloging thebridges disrepair, but are difficult to decipher. The agency inspects the bridge twice each year in May and November. Both HDR and state DOT officials are expected to attend Tuesdays County Commission meeting in Marathon, at which HDR will go over its 32-page report with the board. Much is hinging on the outcome of Tuesdays discussion, as the county was in the midst of negotiating with DOTon the $18 million decking fix. The county wasCounty gets report Tuesday on historic spanBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comSee Millipedes,3ASee Drones,3ASee Bridge,3A Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWA yellow-banded millipede effortlessly scales a Key Largo wall.The harmless but sometimes annoying invertebrates arrived in theKeys more than a decade ago.See TDC,3A
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We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSDeputies earn Master status for their workMonroe Sheriff Deputies Jeanette Joseph and Dahlgren Marks earned Master Deputy stripes in a ceremony held this week at the Monroe County Detention Center.Sheriff Rick Ramsay and Major Tommy Taylor offered congratulations noting the master deputy certification isnt easy to earn. Requirements include: At least five years of service with the Sheriffs OfficeAbove standard performance evaluations for the past three yearsAn enhanced education, including at least 30 semester hours in college, or at least 120 hours of specialized law enforcement trainingMeeting all annual retraining requirements, including maintaining all required certifications, such as CPR, Firearms training, training in OC gas, baton, Taser or anything else required by their current assignmentAt least 20 hours of community service / volunteer work in the community in a one year period. Lots 41, 42 & 43 Cayman Dr.Ramrod Key Dave Wiley (305) 942-6210www.DaveWileyProperties.com Big Pine Key office is open 7 days a week for your convenience Dave LISTED & JUSTSOLD these lots on Ramrod Key! If you are ready to Buy or Sell your piece of Paradise, call Dave today. Meeti n g Notice Mo nr oe Cou n ty La n d Autho r ityThe Monroe County Land Authority Advisory Committee will meet in the Monroe Regional Service Center located at 2796 Overseas Highway, Suite 104, Marathon, Florida on September 25, 2013 beginning at 9:00 AM. The agenda is available online at www.monroecounty-fl.gov or by contacting the Land Authority office at 295-5180.ADAASSISTANCE If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, 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 1.Published Keynoter 9-14-13 Island Vision Careis now accepting NEW patients.Dr.John Sheldon's optometry practice services all ages,from kids to seniors.Monday Friday 9AM to 5PM Saturday by appointment6400 Overseas Hwy. MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 Pa n el meet s Sept. 18 o n Navy pla nAn advisory committee empanelled by the Monroe County Commission to study the environmental impacts of U.S. Navy operations in the Florida Keys meets next week to discuss the future of explosive, sonar and gunnery exercises in local waters. Earlier this month the Navy released a final environmental impact statement that guides future operational capabilities in more than 2.6 million square miles of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing document was widely vetted by the Monroe County Commission, an advisory panel and hired consultants from the firm Keith and Schnars. The training increases are broad and include more air combat maneuvers such as dog fights between planes, from 5,700 per year up to 6,840; an increase in air platform testing from 10 to 12 per year; an increase in gunnery exercises from 36 to 70 per year involving 56,000 non-explosive rounds going into the water; flare exercises using more than 4,500 flares; and the annual release of 30,000 canisters of chaff, a radarfooling countermeasure. Naval Air Station spokeswoman Trice Denny noted: Just remember, these are all potential increases that are not necessarily going to happen each year. The EIS would give the Navy the increased capability should it be required. The countys EIS Oversight Committee is set to meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in County Commissioner Danny Kolhages office, 530 Whitehead St. to consider entering another round of public comment to the Navy and hear a presentation from consultant Keith and Schnars. Oversight Committee member Don Riggs acknowledged that the public process is nearly over and the Navys intention is essentially realized, but he said another recommendation may be forthcoming. Theres some value of going on the records with your concerns even if the concerns arent going to be addressed, Riggs said, pointing out that chaff, flares and explosives will ultimately wind up in Keys waters. This has the potential to impact everybody in the Florida Keys. The last comparable study was completed in 2009. The full document is available online at www.AFTTEIS.com Another Navy study affecting Monroe County residents made official in August lays out an increase in fighter-jet takeoffs and landings at NAS Key Wests Boca Chica Field, along with a transition to the newer generation fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II. Navy officials are now empowered to increase the number of flight operations out of Boca Chica from 47,500 annually up to 52,000 and gradually replace the F18 Super Hornet with the Lightning II.Reviewing environmental impactBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Rush on city hall bids raises alarmTempers flared at the end of Tuesdays Marathon City Council meeting due to perceived issues with an accelerated timetable to construct a long-awaited new City Hall. Mayor Mike Cinque took exception to Councilmen Dick Ramsay and Chris Bull expressing major concerns with City Manager Roger Hernstadts schedule during closing comments, as opposed to discussing it during the meeting. Fanning the flames was the insinuation that the city was rushing contractors to bid on the estimated $5.5 million job at Cinques behest. He terms out of office on Nov. 5. Common practice is to agenda an item for discussion, but Ramsay said he did not receive a letter from the citys lead architect, William Horn, until Tuesday. Horn is working with Marathon firm Solaria Design & Consulting Co. and Key West firm mbik2m on the project. Horn wrote the letter on Aug. 7. It was addressed to Hernstadt and outlined myriad potential problems if the city sticks to the timetable it put in place. I have major concerns over a letter that I got this morning concerning the progress of the City Hall. Our design team . wrote this letter because they had concerns and wanted the city to understand those concerns, Ramsay said on Tuesday. But Cinque cut off Ramsay and Bull, angered they chose that point in the meeting to address Horns letter. Bull then asked City Attorney John Herin about the proper procedure to request a special meeting to discuss City Hall, but Cinque adjourned the meeting. It was the wrong time, Cinque told the Keynoter I felt sorry for Chris; I think he got caught in the middle a little bit. When you have somebody like Dick pulling those shenanigans it makes it tough.Horn did not return a call for comment, but his letter addresses items the design team should not be responsible for if such problems evolve due to the untypical bidding process and extremely short bidding time frame. Horn listed those as: The schedule forces contractors to bid using largely preliminary design development documents as opposed to construction development documents that are much more detailed and complete. An already shortened fourweek time frame to produce construction documents has been shortened to three weeks. Bidders wont have enough time to review the construction documents before bidding, which can result in additional change orders. Subcontractors will ultimately submit bids to the general contractor based on design documents, which will cause change order requests during construction. The design team is being exposed to risks that would not be there if there was a typical schedule and bidding process. According to the letter, design documents were to be complete by Sept. 4; construction documents by Sept. 23 and bids are due by Oct. 4. Solaria President Steve Grasely told the Keynoter he wasnt interested in whatever politics are at work behind the scenes, but did confirm issues with the lack of time available. If you talked to any contractor and told them how it was going theyd say, Oh wow, he said. Aproject like this should take six months. From a standard normal project this is about half the duration. Grasely also reiterated Horns concern with contractors basing bids on design documents that lack almost all detail. Basically what they are is nice pictures, he said. I am going to find out whos at the bottom of this accelerated schedule. Whether its an individual or more, when I can confirm Ill make those facts public, Ramsay said. He added that, for now, he has absolutely no idea why the citys design team would be working on a rushed timetable. It appears its based on trying to get the final bidding process through before the upcoming election, but Im speculating, he said. Thats my opinion and I will get to the bottom of it. Cinque told the Keynoter hes highly insulted by [Ramsays] insinuation. Thats the stupidest thing I ever heard. Dick is starting to stir up a bunch of lies. Dick is doing whats good for Dick, he said. Bull told the Keynoter he has concerns with certain aspects of the project, but said he only planned to request a special meeting on the topic. By that time Cinque and Ramsay were already going back and forth. Were all here and itd take a minute and a half to vote on whether to have a special call meeting. But he shut it down for whatever reason, Bull said. Bull sent his request to City Clerk Diane Clavier on Thursday afternoon. It appears the meeting wont happen, though, as Councilwoman Ginger Snead is unavailable and Cinque is out of town until next Friday. Hernstadt said the schedule he laid out was based on council comments after voting to move ahead with the new City Hall. They urged me to get it done as soon as reasonably possible, he said. Hernstadt declined to comment on how he might address Horns letter with the design team. The council decided in July on a roughly 13,000to 14,000-square-foot City Hall, on stilts, located at the events field between 98th and 99th streets on U.S. 1. As proposed, it would sit roughly 50 feet off highway and have parking on both sides and an events plaza in back. It would also feature a 200-seat meeting room/events room on the 98th Street side and city offices on the 99th Street side.Architect warns of risks,costly change ordersBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONJury selection in stabbing case MondayJury selection in the second murder trial of Nicholas Ferro is set to begin Monday at the Plantation Key Courthouse.Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia has three days set aside for the jury selection process and two weeks total set aside for the trial. Ferro, 27, of Hollywood in Broward County, is accused of stabbing to death Key Wester Marquese Butler on Nov. 1, 2009, during a brawl near Caroline and Simonton streets in the aftermath of the annual Fantasy Fest parade. Ferro, 26, stood trial for second-degree murder in Key West in March, but jurors were unable to reach a verdict after three days of deliberations leading Chief Monroe Count Circuit Court Judge David Audlin declared a mistrial. Then in April, Audlin recused himself from further proceedings, handing off the case to Garcia. In July, Garcia released Ferro on a $750,000 bond. Ferro is required to wear an ankle monitor tracking his whereabouts. Ferro, represented by Miami-based attorney Ed ODonnell IV, contends that he stabbed Butler in self-defense. Assistant Miami-Dade County State Attorneys Breezye Telfair and Miesha Darrough are prosecuting because staff at the Monroe County State Attorneys Office has ties to the Butler family. Neither side will comment given a gag order issued by Garcia.Murder charge dates back to Fantasy FestBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comIN THE COURTS FERROKeys sites removed from DEPlistNumerous parcels within the Florida Keys have been removed from the list of state-owned properties under consideration for a massive sale to help fund future landconservation efforts. The announcement Thursday from the state Department of Environmental Protection came as Susan Grandin, director of the Division of State Lands, defended the overall proposal to sell targeted acres of conservation lands to raise money for the purchase of more critical sites. She said many of the sites that could be sold are not the most pristine and were often included in larger land-conservation efforts. Sometimes in order to get the critical land you need you have to buy a portion of land that is not as high value, Grandin said. So extra acres were typically thrown in by land owners, sometimes they presented it as an all or nothing deal. The 17 small parcels totaling 15.2 acres around Plantation Key within the Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area, most abutting U.S. 1, were removed due to environmental and growth-management reasons that had been pointed out by officials from Monroe County, Grandin said. In the past month, more than 1,000 acres have been removed from the list. Many of those acres were removed because of title restrictions that prohibit any sale, mapping errors and various legal reasons. Because of the process required to approve the list, the sale of any land isnt expected to occur until the middle of next year. The Legislature approved the state land-sale program with the hope of raising $50 million. Grandin said it is unknown how much the state will generate from the parcels that remain under consideration and that no estimate may be made until the final list is set. The money from any sale will be combined with $20 million that lawmakers included in the budget for the purchase of land to protect springs and water quality. Groups such as the Florida Wildlife Federation continue to have questions about sites on the list.Most located in Upper Keys drew concernsBy JIM TURNERThe News Service of FloridaENVIRONMENT
Michael Doyle met with Kevin Brown, a Marathon man who hopes to start selling unmanned autonomous vehicles or UAVs.The Marathon-based contractor brought a working craft known as the DJI Phantom and S800 model multi-rotor drone that uses rotors for lift. The Condor drone has wings and a single rear propeller that more closely resembles a bird in flight.The district has not made a decision about proceeding with drones, but the Condor Aerial system, with training, would cost about $80,000 to start. The S800 craft would cost the district less than $10,000 after being modified for mosquito control use, according to Brown. NOAAs foray into drone technology for the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary is examining how unmanned craft can approach wildlife with minimal disturbance, according to Morton. The tests being conducted starting today and continuing for a week will include surveying protected marine life like roseate spoonbills, roosting frigate birds, sea turtles and Key deer. NOAAofficials said the Puma can fly lower and slower than manned aircraft and its quiet operating system allows scientists to gather species population data without disturbing wildlife. During the test, the aircraft will be launched either from a sanctuary vessel or the shoreline and recovered from the water. ANOAA Corps pilot with the NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations will control the Puma remotely. Unmanned aircraft systems represent the next development in marine resource monitoring, and are potentially cheaper, greener and safer than manned flights, said Matt Pickett, aviation operations coordinator for NOAAs Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. NOAAis partnering to test the UAS with scientists and resource managers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service and U.S. Coast Guard. The sanctuary is providing support to this years mission through vessel use and staff time. If test missions are successful, unmanned aircraft technology could be used in marine protected areas worldwide, NOAAsaid. Previous UAS tests have taken place at national marine sanctuaries in Washington state, California, Hawaii and Georgia. Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects 2,900 square nautical miles of critical marine habitat, including coral reef, hard bottom, sea grass meadows, mangrove communities and sand flats, as well as shipwrecks and maritime heritage resources.Testing wildlife surveys by airFrom Drones,1A shell, outlined in yellow. The yellow-banded millipedes can grow to about 4 inches. Despite the name, millipedes do not have 1,000 legs. However, several hundred legs are possible. Millipedes typically confine themselves to moist and dark areas under boards or flowerpots, and around spongy plants like mosses and liverworts. They consume decaying plant detritus, which is an asset to the ecosystem. As part of their defense, millipedes excrete a type of oil with an unpleasant odor. Koptur said an FIU graduate student working at Miamis Monkey Jungle saw the monkeys picking up the millipedes in a delighted way, and rubbing their fur with them, apparently as some type of insect repellant. The march of yellowbanded millipedes indoors seems to ebb and flow, possibly triggered by rain or cold. Unless the millipedes find a way back to the yard, they probably will dry out from lack of moisture and die within a day, leaving their curled corpses behind to be swept up. About the only way to keep them outside is to check weather seals, caulking and other areas along the wall. If air-conditioning can escape, the millipedes can get in. If you see a live one on the floor, spritz it with a water bottle and toss it back outside, Koptur said. If you want to kill them, I dont recommend pesticides. Keep a cup of water with a little bit of dish soap and drop them in, then recycle their bodies in the compost bin. Gabel and her co-authors noted in their fact sheet, This is one of those situations that what nature has created, nature will have to cure.Rain, cold trigger migrationFrom Millipedes,1A attempting to have DOTfoot most of the repair bill in exchange for taking over ownership of the bridge. In June, the commission agreed to include a $2.7 million placeholder for bridge repair in its $57 million list of future infrastructure projects. Commissioner Heather Carruthers was questioning that decision at a Monday special budget meeting in Marathon. Why is the bridge allocation still in capital improvement plan if we dont know whats going to happen? she said. Thats skin in the game; thats [DOTs] term, not ours. It makes us credible, County Administrator Roman Gastesi replied. But county Mayor George Neugent told the Keynoter the report could throw a wrench in negotiations. He said hes had preliminary discussions with DOTofficials including state Secretary AnanthPrasad. The state is going to have to play a much bigger role in a solution because the county cant assume the liability of the substructure and the deck based on the numbers we saw, he said. County Public Works & Engineering Division Director Kevin Wilson said HDR and DOTofficials have been talking so they can understand what each other thinks regarding the bridge. Wilson wasnt immediately optimistic about the bridges future, though. Right now it doesnt look very positive if the numbers are anything like what HDR says, he said. Tuesdays meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the Marathon Government Center. Senior staff writer Kevin Wadlow contributed to this report. Right now doesnt look positiveFrom Bridge,1A Saturday,September 14,2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com Come and Feel what Gel Infused Foam is all aboutKEY LARGO LOCATION 99411 O/S HWY, Key Largo FL 305-451-4849 MARATHON LOCATION 10875 O/S HWY, Marathon FL 305-453-6415 IF THE POWER GOES OUT WILL YOU BE READY? AUTOMATIC STANDBY GENERATORS Commercial Industrial Residential Sales & Service 7KW to 5 Mega Watt Units Diesel Fuel Polishing L.P.Systems Leak TestKeys Power Systems LLCWE TURN YOU ON! WHEN THE OTHERS TURN YOU OFF www.keyspowersystems.com292-9277FL.Lic.ER0011651 Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos I believe things are working toward a resolution, County Commissioner David Rice said from his seat in the audience. Mayor Mike Cinque had asked Rice if he wished to speak. Added Cinque: I have talked to some of the board members and Im confident some of the votes are going to be changed. Wheeler also attended Tuesdays council meeting. He declined to speak, but offered to answer any questions if necessary. TDC funding is centered on the amount of heads in beds an event generates. The Seafood Fest draws 20,000-plus visitors to Marathon Community Park each March, but does so at the height of tourist season.The TDC has adopted more restrictive definitions of destination versus turnkey events in an effort to better evaluate what events draw the most visitors. That appears to have caused confusion among at least two members of the board. The definitions are complicated, but turnkey events are essentially supposed to generate more room nights than destination events. Maximum funding is $50,000 to turnkey events and $30,000 for destination. County Mayor George Neugent has also scheduled a commissioners item for Tuesdays monthly meeting in Marathon to discuss the DAC 3 Seafood Fest vote. Neugent said it appeared moot with a revote scheduled, but that he has questions on the definitions hed like answered. Wheeler is out of town until Monday. It was at the heart of the matter as to whether the Seafood Festival qualifies as a turnkey event. How does Harold say everything is resolved when he was the one leading the charge at the local DAC that it was not a turnkey event? So I dont know if this matter is completely resolved at this time, Neugent said. Tuesdays commission meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the Marathon Government Center.Some votes are changingFrom TDC,1A THEKEYWESTCHAMBEROFCOMMER C EANDTHEDEMOYAGROUPPRESENTA Showcase of Key West Businesses 25th Annu a l Tr a de ShowWednesd a y,September 18,2013 2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.At the W a ldorf Astori a Ca s a M a rin a Resort 1500 Reynolds St. Presented by: For more information contact the chamber at 305-294-2587 Co-Sponsored by:www.keywestchamber.orgOver 40 Vendors Free & Open to the Public Great Samples & Give-A-Ways Stop by the FDOT Booth and learn more about the No. Roosevelt Blvd. Project.
Araise versus bonus argument was the only snag Tuesday during the city of Marathons final public hearing for its fiscal year 2013-14 budget. Councilman Chris Bull has been lobbying since July for a 3 percent across-theboard raise for all city employees except City Manager Roger Hernstadt, who has a separate contract as an employee of the council.As written, the budget called for an average of 3 percent bonuses for all employees, but Bull has been adamant since July that the raises be permanent. Either way, the 2013-14 tax rate would not change. Bull made that proposal again on Tuesday, but was shot down by fellow council members. Councilman Rich Keating said he would prefer that Hernstadt make the final decision on the raises, but agreed to a threshold of $39,000. Id like to maybe see [a 3 percent raise] for the rank and file employees, he said. Department heads set goals for themselves and they have to be evaluated. Id like to see that be a part of the criteria for their raises. Councilwoman Ginger Snead and Mayor Mike Cinque agreed with Keating and voted down Bulls proposal, 3-2. Councilman Dick Ramsay sided with Bull. I have a tendency to not want to give an across-theboard raise. Youre now treating your directors the same way you do the secretaries, Snead said. Cinque told the Keynoter that Hernstadt mentioned to me that $39,000 was where you start to get into management and thats where it should be more incentivized. City employees have not received pay raises in the past five years, but Cinque noted that health insurance costs have increased $2,800 per employee over that time. The city foots the bill for that increase. Even on a $40,000 or $50,000 employee thats a 5 or 6 percent raise. Theyre getting another $3,000 in premiums paid for them, he said. In a last ditch effort to compromise, Bull motioned to approve a 2 percent across-the-board raise and a 1 percent bonus at the discretion of the city manager. It was voted down, 3-2. Keating then motioned to approve his original proposal of bonuses for employees earning over $39,000 per year. It was approved, 3-2, with Ramsay and Bull dissenting. The council ultimately approved a spending plan thats largely the same as first presented in July. Changes were so minimal that the council didnt bother to go through a final presentation that Finance Director Peter Rosasco delivered at the Sept. 5 initial public hearing. The citys total budget is $11.46 million for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, and is expected to raise $3.99 million in property taxes. The 2.2969 property tax rate is 5.32 percent over the rollback rate of 2.1809. Rollback is the rate needed to collect the same amount of tax dollars as in the current year. That rate is equivalent to $2.2969 for every $1,000 of assessed property value, meaning the owner of a $300,000 house in Marathon would pay $689.07 in city taxes. The same owner paid $659.67 in city taxes this year. KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday,September 14,2013 Youve earned it. Now its time to save.Bundle your home and auto insurance to find out how much you can save.Have you reviewed your insurance policies lately? Chances are we can bundle your home and auto policies to provide you the same or better coverage for less money. Plus, youll get personalized service from local agents who care about you and your safety. This program is now available in Florida, call an agent today to start saving. 31 Ocean Reef Dr. C-204 Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 367-4788 155 Key Deer Blvd. Big Pine Key, FL 33043 (305) 872-4788 102481 Overseas Hwy Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 451-4788 provided and serviced by HOME ADVANTAGE THANK Y OU! For making the 3rd Annual Music For MARC a huge success.The following businesses and people made this event a success. Island Grill Mandalay Paddle!* the Florida Keys Pasta Pantaleo Creative Services Eye Catcher Signs Coconut Telegraph Sons and Daughters of Italy Dennis Michael AC Dr.Bill Appleton Billy Davidson Lucia Garcia/Romeu Patrick Hummel Ray Jaworski Kara Pascucci Leslie Saunders Leah Sutter Nick Wahlstrand MUSIC ANS: Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/PhotosAcross-the-board raises failLast sticking point before budget adoptedBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONI have a tendency to not want to give an across-the-board raise.Youre now treating your directors the same way you do the secretaries. Councilwoman Ginger Snead CALLCLASSIFIEDS743-5551
Saturday,September 14,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com Owner Eddie Lopez has lived and worked in Marathon for 27 yearsBusiness established in Marathon in 1997 years! Industrial-zoned property on two sides20-foot-wide planted buffer between site and neighbors12-foot-tall wall along Stirrup Key Wood DriveOperating hours 7:30-5:30 Monday-Saturday NO early morning or late evening noise! Cost savings to property owners and contractors Reduces vehicles on road by consolidating truckloads NO hazardous waste NO smelly household garbage NO biomedical wasteNOTHING that goes into your home trash cans and is picked up by Marathon Garbage What comes in goes outnothing stays there more than 6 days! Spotters trained at State-approved school will inspect all loads coming in and reject non-acceptable materials About 7-10 loads a day expected at start = a few small trucks in and out and 1 large truck out to mainland Maximum capacity after 5 years projected at 12-18 small trucks a day and 2 large trucks out Trucks entering facility will form line in entrance roadlimited to 3 at any one timeAny trucks waiting to enter will park at adjacent property, entirely off of Aviation Boulevard Marathon Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling & Transfer Station PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITY GREEN! Send an email or letter to City Council members conveying your support for Marathon C&D Recycling Center & Transfer Station. Feel free to take points from this yer. It is important they know that people want this! Their contact information is below, and please copy us, too. email@example.com..us firstname.lastname@example.org..us email@example.com..us firstname.lastname@example.org..us email@example.com..us City of Marathon, 9805 Overseas Highway Marathon, Florida 33050 firstname.lastname@example.org Discount Rock and Sand, Inc. 1077 79th Street Ocean, Marathon, FL 33050 For more information, call Eddie Lopez at (305) 481-0009 or Sandy Walters at (305) 294-1238 10-page permit from Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)38 conditions require facility to be built and run cleanly and safelyDEP inspectors can visit facility at any time ensuring constant enforcement and compliance All management and staff must be trained at State-approved school Facility must follow detailed, State-approved Operation & Maintenance Manual Florida law states: The Legislature nds that the recycling of construction and demolition debris fullls an important state interest. This facility will help Monroe County and Marathon meetthe State-mandated 75% recycling goal Aviation Boulevard
Opinion & EditorialSaturday,September 14,2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A 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 Richard Tamborrino . . .Advertising/New Bus.Dev.Dir. Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2013 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIALHigher insurance rates a given nowLETTERS TO THE EDITORCheck ballot statusBeing conscientious citizens of Key West, my husband and I want to vote in the up-coming elections, even though personal business is keeping us out-of-state at that time. We dutifully used the web site provided for requesting absentee ballots and on August 22 e-mail responses confirmed that our requests were received as we intended. Since the October 1st election is approaching, and we have not received our ballots, I went back to the web site to check on my status. I was shocked and appalled to see that, while we were entered as receiving absentee ballots for the November run-offs, we were NOTscheduled to receive ballots for the October 1st election. I have called the Supervisor of Elections office to demand ballots and written my complaints to Ms. (Joyce) Griffin (Supervisor of Elections). I am not only concerned about my own ballot, but I am concerned that there may be many more voters who might be similarly disenfranchised. This is an issue that should be investigated and, if voter turn-out via absentee ballot is low, the results of that election should be called into question. That there is a very controversial issue on the ballot could make one very suspicious of how something like this can happen. I urge everyone who has requested an absentee ballot to immediately check their own election status. P.D. Cummings Key WestThe architectural renderings of the new city hall building in Marathon voted on by the City Council and my subsequent meetings with Debbie London and Karl Bursa (Planning Department) would suggest the extent of sustainable energy applications for the design would be limited to solar PVlandscape lighting.Ive watched Marathons evolution for more than 20 years and am concerned that our city leaders are not considering the errors of past decisions to gauge future investments. Are projected costs associated with our citys massive monthly electric bills weighed against designing for solar PVas a viable complement (historically electrical costs have averaged a 5 percent increase per year) to future building design? Weve been here before. Sea, Air, Land Technologies invested many hours with the architect for the new Grassy Key fire station design reviewing:Efficient air conditioning design (typically 60 percent to 70 percent of electric bills).The daily Kwh of solar that can fit on that roof space.The significant reduction in air conditioning requirements resulting from the solar array shadowing the hottest portion of the roof.The city voted for the least-expensive design rather than make an investment in sustainability. The real costs of the fire station design are now buried in the excessive monthly electric bills, which will only increase in the future for the life of the building. The taxpayers should know the amount we pay in utility bills after the completion of the fire station as compared to the initial cost of a solar PVsystem. I believe this building project is a good litmus test to the reasoning applied to future building projects, funded by the taxpayers, including the new city hall.It has been demonstrated many times that the cost of solar as a retrofit is far greater than incorporating it into a building designed for solar. During construction, the array attachment points can be bolted into the roof framing, conduit runs can be made and inverter locations established. Adding dormers on the south side (back of building) greatly limit the available square footage available for a solar PVarray. The hottest side of the roof, facing south, is the best place to locate the solar array for optimum energy production and shadowing the heat load to the building. Not only will solar PVoffer natural peak shaving when the utility rates may be the highest, but on weekends when most of the building is dormant, any excess energy produced is net metered at full retail value back to the city. If the system incorporates battery backup, you will have instant power backup without waiting for the generator warmup, eliminating system crashes during power interruptions. These solar PVarrays are typically warranted for 25 years, with performance expectations well beyond 50 years. This is established and proven technology. The long-term return on investment should be a consideration, as should Marathons opportunity to set a standard for environmental stewardship. The irony lies in our exceptional access to solar energy, our exceptional vulnerability to the effects of climate change and being located within the second largest marine sanctuary in the country. I would encourage all members of the City Council to please revisit this legacy decision with their fellow council members. Bob Williams owns Sea, Air, Land Technologies in Marathon.Long-term impact on cost to own coastal real estate a real cause for alarmProperty insurance policies in Florida are about to get more expensive in some cases, a lot more. The potential impact could bring sweeping change to some communities, particularly those along the coast. Many property owners in coastal communities in Florida will be hit with double-digit insurance rate increases in the coming months.This state of affairs boils down to one common denominator: Both the state of Florida and Congress created what amounts to property insurance welfare programs for political purposes to please the electorate. The state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and the federal National Flood Insurance Program set policy premiums artificially low, thus placing the risk of a catastrophe on taxpayers. Now, operating with buyers remorse, both the state and federal governments are reversing course, letting rates rise to market levels. The cost of that past political folly will now be borne by todays property owners. This weeks decision by the Office of Insurance Regulation to allow Citizens to increase rates by a statewide average of 6.3 percent will be particularly tough on coastal counties, where 10 percent hikes are likely. These increases arrive in January and February 2014. On top of that, the National Flood Insurance Program is scaling back on subsidized premiums and raising rates on low-lying properties beginning Oct. 1, only weeks away.Older homes could be hit with 20 percent increases annually. And theres yet another property insurance issue on the horizon. The state-run insurance giant intends to shed 400,000 of its 1.22 million customers by shifting those policies into the private insurance market. Those letters will come from one of the states private carriers taking over their homeowner policies by Nov. 5. However, policyholders can reject the takeover and remain with Citizens, although those property owners can be forced into the private market in January as insurance companies will be allowed to cherry-pick Citizens policies. There are other provisions in the law that complicate the issue, and policyholders should consult their insurance agent to find the best solution to their situation. Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature are intent on lowering the risk on Citizens by shedding policies. Florida has escaped a hurricane strike for a record seven years, and Citizens holds a record $6 billion surplus, enough to cover damages for a once-a-half century hurricane. But Tallahassee like Washington, D.C. wants to put property insurance on more actuarially sound ground. This one-two punch in property insurance is bound to have a major impact on Floridas real estate market. We can virtually rule out a political solution. For many homeowners, the cost of living in Florida will increase sharply. Our fear is soaring property insurance will alter the cultural landscape as policyholders who cannot afford the new rates sell their properties to the more affluent and to investors. The politics of the past are coming back to haunt the future. Bradenton Herald GUEST COLUMNCity needs to invest in sustainability WILLIAMS After the end of World War II,Marathon business leaders and others sought to convert the towns military landing strip into a commercial flight facility. National Airlines was the first commercial airline to offer scheduled service in 1958.A lighting system, rotating beacon and hard surfaced overlay were added in the 1960s.A parallel taxi strip was added in the 1970s.The facility now operates as a general aviation airfield managed by Monroe County.And has been approved for a customs service facility that will allow planes to land from overseas flights andclear customs in Marathon instead of diverting to airfields in Miami-Dade County or Key West International.Photo courtesy of Jerry WilkinsonCELEBRATING OUR PAST Commission takes up La ConchaAwidely unpopular plan to convert the La Conchas rooftop bar into a day spa is poised to get the OK from the Key West City Commission during a meeting set for Sept. 17. Members of the Key West Planning Board, while sympathetic to public opinion, approved the concept via a major development plan back in July. As city Planning Director Don Craig told members of that board: Many have an emotional tie, to the space but, The property owners do have a right to operate within the land development regulations and our recommendation is approval. The 160-room hotel at 430 Duval is owned by the local Spottswood family and managed by Remington Hospitality of Dallas. The plan calls for replacing the meeting space and bar with six spa suites at a cost of $1.2 million. Appended to the back-up documents given to commissioners are 28 pages of letters and emails that nostalgically ask for a reprieve that isnt likely forthcoming. To remove this from the Key West experience is a step in the direction contrary to what Key West is all about, Jim Marquardt wrote. This is [like] closing Mallory Square. There has to be a point where you, our city leaders, put your foot down and say enough. An online petition posted to www.moveon.org and presented to Planning Board Chairman Richard Klitenick garnered some 1,300 digital signatures.Tuesday meeting follows approval by planningBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTThe Key West City Commission on Tuesday will convene for the second and final public hearing of the fiscal year 2013-14 municipal tax rate and budget plan. The session, tacked on to the front of a regular meeting, is set for 6 p.m. in Old City Hall on Greene Street. During a special meeting last Thursday, commissioners directed city staff to back off a proposed tax increase and dip into the citys ample reserves to offset the revenue gap.The budget for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 calls for spending of $41,305,565, up from $40,879,931 in the current fiscal year. The proposed tax increase was $2.9185 per $1,000 of assessed property value. For the owner of a $300,000 house, that would equate to an $875.55 city tax bill.The rate up for a binding vote is $2.7976 per $1,000. The owner of the same house assuming a 4.32 increase in taxable value will pay the same $875. With a full slate of major public developments in process, the planned budget considers several sizeable capital allocations: $17 million for a new city hall at Glynn Archer Elementary School, $5.6 million for a new fire station at 525 Angela St., and $13 million for the Truman Waterfront park, expected to cost more than $30 million.Reserves used to hold down millage increaseKEY WEST Keynoter StaffCity tax rate goes to final hearing The sunset views from the La Conchas rooftop bar could be replaced by six spa suites as the owners of the Duval Street hotel seek approval Tuesday from the Key West Commission.Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEY
Saturday,September 14,2013 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 107 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period August 31 September 7, 2013. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing AgentSelling Agent Big Pine Key 31695 Warner St$374,900$355,000607Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Abby OglesbeeColdwell Banker Schmitt/Abby Oglesbee 30914 Delgado Ln $125,000$125,000595Rose Dell & Associates/Rose DellRose Dell & Associates/Rose Dell 31466 Avenue I$250,000$205,000413Pr udential Knight & Gardner/T. Thoman-WoodPr udential Knight & Gardner/T.Thoman-Wood 31466 I Ave$250,000$205,000412Pr udential Knight & Gardner/T. Thoman-WoodPr udential Knight & Gardner/T. Thoman-WoodCudjoe Key 22910 Hawkins Ln$899,000$808,333825Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoColdwell Banker Schmitt/Randy Williams 23069 Bonito Ln$359,000$325,000374Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Patti NicklessColdwell Banker Schmitt/Moe SmythKey Colony 601 Ocean Dr$299,000$275,000717Gail's Island Realty/Steve MckeonColdwell Banker Schmitt/Bill WilkinsKey Largo 541 Palm Dr$369,000$333,000673Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann WarrenColdwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann Warren 96000 Overseas Hwy$650,000$570,000295Buttonwood Realty/Antonio HernandezOutside Of MLS FKBR 308 Windley Rd$269,000$260,000290Island Equity Real Estate/Holly HightShoreline Properties/Jaclyn Kelley 108 Sable Palm Ln$359,900$320,00063Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsColdwell Banker Schmitt/Maria BarrosoKey West 47 Seaside South Ct$600,000$600,0001015Engel & Voelkers Fla Keys/Robert CardenasE ngel & Voelkers Fla Keys/Deborah Cardenas 200 Sunset Harbor, Wk 15 $7,900$7,500431Sea Winds Realty Inc./Donald HeislerSea Winds Realty Inc./Donald Heisler 3491 Eagle Ave $299,000$285,000189Engel & Voelkers Florida Keys/Michael PetroCentury 21 All Keys/Diane Paglia 1118 Catherine St$499,000$480,000165Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Linda MerkeyCentury 21 Schwartz/Jimmy Lane 1710 Patricia St$425,000$400,00053Schwartz Property Sales/Jimmy LaneMarquis Properties Realty/Rudy MolinetLittle Torch Key 751 State Road 4a Rd$395,000$305,0001624Truman & Co Inc./Terri SpottswoodTruman & Co Inc./Terri Spottswood 183 Barry Ave (1) $1,950,000$935,000437Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Beata & Jim SharpeC oldwell Banker Schmitt/Beata & Jim SharpeLower Matecumbe 101 Gulfview Dr$599,000$590,000165American Caribbean RE/Vanessa J. ChamizoMoorings Realty/S. Wampler & S. EwaldMarathon 3574 Overseas Hwy (1) $599,000$500,0001630American Caribbean RE/Brenda TorrellaAmerican Caribbean RE/Bill Paulson 19 Sombrero Blvd$105,000$96,000124American Caribbean RE/Bill PaulsonAmerican Caribbean RE/Bill Paulson 211 Anglers Dr $179,000$169,00075Coldwell Banker Schmitt RE/Wanda BrockCentury 21 Schwartz/Ben Daniels 357 109th St Ocean$179,000$170,00051RE/MAX Marathon Vac./Kim Rabito-ShowRE/MAX Marathon Vac./Kim Rabito-ShowPlantation Key 187 Gardenia St$477,000$440,000229Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsAmerican Caribbean RE/Trent Shaw 128 Leoni Dr $293,500$293,500121Realty World Freewheeler/Amy LindbackRealty World Freewheeler/John El-KouryRamrod Key 27358 Jamaica Ln$399,000$389,000549Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoColdwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoSaddlebunch 6 Bay Dr$206,100$199,100234American Caribbean RE/Paul LabossiereShoreline Properties/Jaclyn KelleyStock Island 5030 5th Ave$275,000$270,0001109Location 3 Real Estate of KW/Deborah BattyColdwell Banker Schmitt/Sean FarrerVacant Lot (*) Commercial Property (1) WIN$1000 Gift CertificateDonated by ROYAL FURNITURE $10 PER TICKETOnly 200 tickets to be soldWe are also challenging local business and organizations to join us by hosting your own FIRM fundraising events. MLKAR will support your activities by:Helping with fundraising ideas;Advertising your companys events on Facebook, in print advertising in local newspapers, and radio promotions;Provide change ($$) collections boxes where requested;Recognition & Awards advertising at the end of the event.Please call Tammy at 305-743-2485 to meet the Challenge!!Fair Insurance Rates in MonroeMarathon & Lower Keys Association of REALTORS5800 Overseas Hwy., #15 Marathon, FL 33050 CHALLENGE ISLAND TIME PARTY!!JOIN US for a FULL DINNER BUFFET with LIVE MUSIC! at theCONCH FLYER RESTAURANT3495 S. Roosevelt Boulevard @ AirportSaturday, Oct. 5th 6-10 PMFeaturing LIVEENTERTAINMENT byTHE BUBBA SYSTEM Outrageous Silent Auction featuring airfare & accommodations for: Two Tickets to the Master Golf Tournament or Two Tickets to the 2014 Super Bowl or A $2000 Gift Card Shopping Spree In New York at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdoff Goodmans or Bloomingdales for two.Tickets: $50 Tables for 10 guests: $1,000Tickets available at www.keystix.com or at the MARC Plant StoreAll funds raised go directly to the MARC programs Kirk of the KeysOverseas Highway at 89th Street Marathon MM 51.5 743-4256Staffed Childrens Sunday School & NurserySunday Services 9 a.m. Contemporary11 a.m. Traditionalwww.kirkofthekeys.com Marathon Church Of God800 74th Street,OceanSunday Worship & Children's Church 10:45AM Sunday Evening Worship 6:00PMWednesday Night Bible Study 6:30PMA Pentecostal Ministry with a Prophetic Voice" For God so loved the world..." and so do we! CLASSIFIED ADS 743-5551 BusinessOut-of-state policies found on Citizens rollsWhen Citizens Property Insurance sends out its monthly customer bills, only 31 percent of them go to the same house that is insured.The rest go to other mailboxes in Florida and around the globe, according to data analyzed by the American Consumer Institute of Citizen Research.More than 19,000 bills go to people who live in Canada, nearly 27,000 go to New Yorkers, almost 12,000 go to folks in New Jersey and hundreds more go to England, Germany and France. From Singapore and China, to South Africa and Luxembourg, Floridas staterun insurance company is providing subsidized insurance coverage to 22,775 property owners who reside abroad. Another 176,465 policies go to homeowners with primary addresses in other states, the study found. At least 1 million of the nearly 1.3 million monthly bills for homeowners policies stay in Florida, but that includes an estimated 500,000 policies that go to addresses different from the property that is insured. As Florida grapples with how to lower the cost of homeowners insurance along its hurricane alley, the out-ofstate subsidies are a luxury it cannot afford, said Steve Pociask, president of the Washington, D.C.-based think tank that reviewed Citizensbilling lists.It all comes down to affordability,he said. People who live here and have their primary homes insured here are teachers, police, service workers and they are being stung by higher prices. While 27,000 people who have their bills sent to New York are getting subsidized insurance. Why do we want to subsidize these folks?The inequities are enough to prompt Sen. David Simmons, the chairman of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee to draft legislation to require that outof-state policyholders whose second homes or vacation are insured by Citizens no longer receive subsidized rates.It is a real issue,said Simmons, R-Maitland. We thoroughly investigated it. The people who have the windonly policies in the coastal accounts pay comparatively less than people who have personal accounts who are paying close to actuarially sound rates. Its grossly unfair.Pociasks findings have also prompted a coalition of business and environmental groups this week to call for legislation to ban property owners whose primary residence is out of state from qualifying for Citizens insurance, which are offered at below-market rates.It is bad public policy to continue to allow public subsidies for wealthy, out-of-state homeowners, including coastal homeowners who should be paying a fair price to live in a vulnerable area,said Manley Fuller, president of the Florida Wildlife Federation and a member the Stronger Safer Florida Coalition, whose goal is to reduce the risk of hurricane losses in the wake of a major storm.The study, produced independently by Pociask using data supplied by Citizens, does not distinguish between policyholders who own or rent their property to fulltime residents in Florida but receive their bills out of state, and those who live in Florida only part of the year.Its a controversial suggestion in a state where steady improvements in the real estate market are being driven in part by international buyers.For example, in Sunny Isles Beach, development is under way for eight luxury condominiums, most of which are being marketed to foreign and out-of-state investors. Mayor Norman Edelcup predicts the citys property tax base will double in the next five years because of it. But, he said, access to property insurance is key. If Citizens were to deny insurance coverage to nonresident owners in effect creating second class citizens I would be totally against it, he said.If those property owners are denied Citizens coverage, and cant obtain insurance from an alternative carrier, that would immediately cut those buyers out of the market and that would have a dramatic effect on us,he said.Legislators tried to impose a surcharge on non-homesteaded property once before, in 2006. But the measure, which was adopted by legislators as part of a sweeping insurance reform bill, was repealed the next year in the wake of spiraling insurance costs at the state-run carrier. Under the current system, anyone who obtains a Citizens policy faces the risk of being charged additional assessments if the state runs out of money to cover claims in a massive storm. Floridians who dont carry Citizens coverage would also face fees to bail out the state carrier, leading some to question the fairness of giving out-of-state residents subsidies if they escape the added costs.We should not be subsidizing insurance period because it distorts risk and it distorts the market,said Christian Camara, Florida state director of the R Street Institute, a free-market think tank. But we especially should not be subsidizing folks who do not live in Florida and would not be subject to the assessments in a worst-case scenario.Efforts to shrink Citizens and reduce the potential size of those assessments was the focus of a major property reform bill passed last session.Under the plan, Citizens established a clearinghouse to encourage private insurers to take over Citizens plans, limited the maximum Citizens policy from $2 million to $1 million and eliminated subsidizes for new construction in environmentallysensitive coastal areas. But Pociask, who said his organization receives no funding from Florida entities, warns that because of the large number of out-of-state policyholders, the reforms may not do enough to ease the financial burden on Florida residents if a massive storm were to hit. The whole idea of having that investment from other countries is really good for the state, but, the question is, should somebody else be on the hook for paying for their insurance? he asked. Our plan is to address the inherent inequities that exist without denying anybody access to Citizens,he said. But we want to make sure the existing Citizens policyholder are not subsidizing other policyholders who are out of state.Lawmakers eye changes to limit those subsidiesBy MARY ELLEN KLAS Herald/Times Tallahassee BureauWINDSTORM INSURANCEROTARY SUPPORT The Key Largo Rotary Clubs donation to the Upper Keys Foundation drew a thank-you from Ed Holly,program administrator.Rotarys contribution will go directly to pay for one bus trip for the 16 sports teams at Coral Shores High. Pictured L-R: Doc Boilini,Nancy Alvarez, Jennifer Miller,Ed Holly, Gretchen Holland.
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,SEPTEMBER 14,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5B 4801 O/S Hwy. | Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038 Introducing: 40% off Green Living Reduce disposable plastics and you can help stave off impact from chemicals polluting marine environments, including estuaries that shelter wading birds like these on Ramrod Key.Story 3B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment 42-0 blowout vs. Ransom EvergladesCoral Shores struck through the air and on the ground Thursday as the Hurricanes dominated Ransom Everglades, 42-0, and ran the Hurricane record to 3-0. Its the first game this season where we played hard through all four quarters, Cane head coach Ed Holly said. The score could have been higher but the game went to a running clock with 4:32 left in the third quarter, when the score hit 35-0 on Henry Jacobsens 5-yard touchdown run to end a 69yard touchdown drive. The game was studded with highlights for the Green and Gold:Sophomore quarterback Nick Frisone threw for the Hurricanesfirst two touchdowns. Frisone (3-for-6, 56 yards) found 6-foot-5 tight end Anthony Rice over the middle for a 31-yard score, when Rice stepped over the last Ransom defender in his way. On the last play of the first quarter, wideout Daron Govan pulled down a toss in the left flat of the Raider end zone. Govan later caught a 17-yard reception.Junior halfback George Jacobsen had a 100-yard game on 11 carries, with a 28-yard touchdown. He also found holes opened by his offensive line for long runs of 29 and 22 yards.Fullback Eddie Dunn battered his way for 94 yards on six carries, with long runs of 22, 14, 16 and 35 yards.Henry Jacobson collected 32 of his 43 yards on one carry, in addition to his scoring run.The Hurricane defense forced three turnovers: a superb interception by Govan, and fumble recoveries by Rice and Dunn. Sophomore lineman David Williams blocked a punt that set up the Canesfinal score.Ransoms passing game moved to ball but the Raidersdeepest drive was stopped by the Cane defense at the Coral Shores 27-yard line.Jacobsen posts 100-yard game on 11 carriesCORAL SHORES FOOTBALLKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral Shores defenders (from left) Jose Bravo,Austin Wilkins,Anthony Rice and Brian Gonzalez corral a Ransom Everglades runner in the Hurricanes 42-0 win Thursday in Tavernier.Coral Shores is now 3-0.Canes top Dolphins teamsCoral Shores and Marathon High School each scored event victories Thursday in a four-team meet where powerhouse Ransom Everglades ruled the pool. Scored as a series of dual meets at Islamoradas Founders Park, the Hurricane teams topped the young Marathon squad 5432 on the girls side and 5327 on the boys. Marathons girls did score their first team-points win of the fall, 46-40 over Carrollton School. Coral Shoresgirls also out swam Carrollton, 51-34. Ransoms boys and girls teams swept their head-tohead meets. Hurricane junior Evin Zekthi had the best day among the Keys swimmers. Zekthi was the overall winner in the 200-yard freestyle with a 1-minute, 49.9-second time, more than five seconds better than the second-place Ransom swimmer. He also won the 100breastroke (1:06.6).Dolphins Wolfe wins 100-freestyle with 56.32 timeSWIMMING Hamilton wins Keyzy TriathlonTop finishers were only seconds apart Sunday at the first All-Womens Keyzy Triathlon, a sprint event in Tavernier that drew 48 entrants.The race featured a onemile paddle (divisions for kayak or paddleboard); a one-mile run and a six-mile bicycle ride.Erin Hamilton, 26, of Key Largo took the overall title with a time of 44 minutes, 1 second, and first in the kayak division. Keira Brophy Herlth, 47, finished second overall and in kayak at 44:19. Katie MacCarron, 20, took third in kayak and overall (46:54). In the stand-up paddleboard group, Eliza Colmes, 51, claimed the crown with a 48.34 time (fifth overall). The race for second in paddleboard ended with four women in a dead heat, all posting computer times of 50:41: Leah Maurer, 23;Tavernier race drew 48 entrants for Sunday meetTAVERNIERMarc Pierre named boys soccer coachMarc Henry Pierre, a former soccer player at Key West High School, has been named the schools boys soccer coach. The appointment was announced by athletic director Neda Preston. Soccer is my passion, said the 27-year-old Pierre, a native of Haiti, who succeeds Rob Eggers, who wasnt retained after two seasons and a 10-173record. An all-district player, Pierre played four years for the Conchs as a fullback and wing under former coach Jason Clifford. He taught me everything I know, he said of Clifford. I think hell be a great coach the kids all know him, said Clifford, who coached the Conchs for 13 seasonsbefore beingsucceeded by Eggers. Pierre played soccer at Middle Georgia College and at Union College in Kentucky. He also attended the University of Maine. After graduating from Union, he returned to Key West. Hes a teachers aide at Horace OBryant Middle School and has been an AYSO coach of under-10 players. He was also an assistant to Clifford and the Key West JVcoach. He is the brother of former Conch player Odone Pierre. This summer, he has playedSundaysoccer with many of the Key West High players he will be coaching. We will have a talented and smart group . Im pretty excited, he said of a team that will have experienced juniors and sophomores. Pierre will bring the approach of a disciplinarian. I wont tolerate bad language or fighting in or out of school, he said. The season begins in November.All-district player for the ConchsBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SOCCERKey West hosting volleyball tournamentThe Key West High volleyball team, coming off a lossThursdayafternoon to Gulliver Prep in Miami, is hosting a tournament this weekend and looking for its first victory. The Conchs will play Palm Beach Gardens at10:15this morning at the Bobby Menendez Gym, and will get two more matches as the day goes on. Key West opened the tournamentFridaywith matches against Atlantic High and Monsignor Pace (results were not available by press time.) Marathon, South Fork and Hardee are also in the tournament.Thursday against Gulliver, the Conchs lost, 25-4, 25-16, 25-8, and saw their record drop to 0-4 overall and 0-3 in District 16-4A.The first game was horrible we got served off the court, coach Kim Butler said. But then we played some of the better games Ive seen us play. There wasConchs take the floor for 10:15 matchBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST VOLLEYBALLKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral Shores junior Rion Hunter,a Hurricane team captain,digs through the water in a medley race Thursday at Founders Park.Hunter helped the Canes take a relay event in a meet against a tough Ransom Everglades squad.See Triathlon,2BSee Volleyball,2BBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgSee Football,2BBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comSee Swimming,2B
Andrew Jones, a Coral Shores senior, won the 100butterfly (1:04.2) by a halfsecond.The Hurricane boys200freestyle relay team (Zekthi, Rion Junter, Colby Barrett, Jones) claimed the title in a close race over Ransom with a 1:41.09 time.Coral Shores fielded the only two one-meter divers at the meet, winner Miles Miller and runner-up Conrad Matthews. Marathon junior Will Wolfe dug in to win the overall boys 100-freestyle event with a 56.32-second time. Wolfe also finished second overall in the 100backstroke. Noemi Fekete, a seventhgrader swimming for the Dolphins, took second in the girls 100-backstroke, posting a 1:14.5 time for her teams best individual finish. Coral Shoresbest girls finishes came in relays where Lady Canes posted two second-place finishes. The girls 200-medley relay squad (Kelsea Volland, Tori Volland, Katharine Hamer, Makayla Cuppett) swam a 2:05.7 time. In the girls 200-free relay, the Canes (K. Volland, Hamer, T. Volland, Jill Preihs) finished with a 1:51.7 time.Marathon returns to Founders Park at 4 p.m. Wednesday for a meeting against LaSalle.Hurricanes boys take 200 freestyleFrom Swimming,1A KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday,September 14,2013 AFFORDABLE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES NOW IN MARATHON305-440-21695190 Overseas Hwy. Marathon,FL 33050Compare our prices before you make an appointment! X-Rays . . . . . . . .$50Digital Mammogram . .$125Ultrasound . . . . . .$90Bone Density . . . . .$150Open MRI . . . . . .$500High-Field MRI . . . .$500Breast MRI . . . . . .$800CT Scans . . . . . .$325Transportation available for services in Homestead locationwww.homestead-diagnostic.comNEWLOCATION!Board Certified Over 14 Years in Business Crossword solutionSolution to the Sept.11 puzzle. L.A. 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Butler said there wasnt one player that stood out, but we played together against a strong, well-rounded team that had some nice hitters. This will be a busy day for Key West High sports. The cross-country team will run against five teams at7:30 a.m. and the swim team will compete against Doral Academy at noon at the Florida Keys Community College pool.Improvement in all aspectsFrom Volleyball,1B Leda Dunmire, 36; Sarah Fleming, 26; and Victoria Dellanos, 39. The inaugural competition launched a series of local triathlon events designed to gain local involvement, organizer Joe Biondoletti said. An open triathlon with divisions for men, women and youth takes place Oct. 6. For information, see the website: www.keylargo bike.com/Oct-6-KEYZYTRIATHLON.htm l. The next women-only event is planned for January.Next triathlon set for Oct. 6From Triathlon,1B Ariel Correa and Dunn at linebacker led the defensive charge, while ends Austin Wilkins and Rice harassed the Raiders. Tackles Logan Rowe and Jose Bravo clogged the middle. Reserve lineman Tayler Russell pulled down a 7-yard sack.Coral Shores freshman speedster Shaka Smith scored twice, juking the last Ransom defender to score untouched on a 46-yard punt return, and on a 31-yard run from scrimmage on the games final play. Placekicker Paul Pauchey went 6-for-6 on extra points, to crowd chants of Kick the ball, Paul! Coral Shores, now 3-0 overall and 2-0, hosts Southeastern Conference South rival Westminster Academy at at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Lions were 2-0 headed into a game against Archbishop Curley (score pending at press time). Kick the ballFrom Football,1B Contributed photoErin Hamilton,26,finishes first overall at the first All Womens Keyzy Triathlon,a sprint competition held Sunday in Tavernier.Ca n e s Chadwick s et s the paceCoral Shorescross-country boys took four of the top six spots to win a five-team meet Tuesday in Key Largo. Hurricane senior Steven Chadwick set the pace, taking overall medalist honors with an 18-minute, 57-second time over a 5-kilometer course at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Coral Shores scored 27 team points, putting them ahead of St. Brendan, Marathon High School, Westwood Christian and Island Christian.Other scorers for the Canes were second-place Jesse Wollangk (20:21); No. 4 Rex Zimmerman, (20:38); No. 6 Pablo Gonzalez (21:40); and No. 14 Kenny Stokes (23:31).Leading Dolphin runner Anthony Garcia posted a 20:51 time for a sixth-place finish. Other Dolphins in the top 20 included No. 7 Aydan Child (22:14), No. 15 Jake Coldren (24:36) and No. 16 Clay Daniels (24:38). Island Christian results were not available. Girls teams from Coral Shores (third behind Carrollton and Westwood) and Marathon High School also competed at Pennekamp. Times were not available.Key West High School hosts its invitational meet at 7 a.m. today on a course at the Key West Golf Club. Coral Shores heads to Broward County Thursday.CROSS COUNTRYKeynoter Staff
No truer words have ever been spoken than those from the 1967 movie The Graduate to Benjamin Braddock (the graduate played by Dustin Hoffman) from Mr. McGuire a family friend: Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you just one word. Ben: Yes sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? Ben: Yes I am. Mr. McGuire: Plastics. Ben: Exactly how do you mean? Mr. McGuire: Theres a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it? Ben: Yes I will. Mr. McGuire: Shh! Enough said. Thats a deal. Mr. McGuires advice proved to be right-on the money.Plastic is in almost every aspect of our lives. It is used in food and beverage industry, toiletries, furniture, construction, agriculture, automobiles, health care, electronics. You name it, its there. It consumes over 5 percent of the U.S. petroleum usage and makes up approximately 12 percent of the solid waste we generate. In 1960 plastics were less than 1 percent of the waste stream. Only about 10 percent of plastic is recycled. What isnt recycled, an estimated seven million tons ends up in the ocean each year. NOAAstates that marine debris has become one of the most pervasive pollution problems facing the worlds oceans and waterways. Plastic pollution impacts marine life that ingests plastic particles mistaken for food and absorbs chemicals like BPAin plastics that make their way into the fish we consume. Every time I read statistics like these it jolts me into action and I re-think my plastic use. Living a plastic-free life is not practical or even desired. There are instances where plastic is the best material for the job and many hidden uses of plastic have probably changed my life for the better. Consequently my priorities are to reduce disposable plastic products. The energy spent into extracting oil, or even raising plants for bio-plastics, and then turning it into a material that never biodegrades, pollutes waterways and when used in one-time only applications is unsustainable. My husband and I have converted to reusable water bottles, shopping bags (my husband got his from Home Depot and Divers Direct), glass food containers, regular silverware and dishes for parties. When I cant reduce waste, I reuse, recycle or dispose of responsibly. I admit to lapses. Next time I buy dishwasher detergent I will buy the box, not the bottle. Cardboard is more easily recycled and made into more products than plastic. Instead of disposable plastic lighters, I will use matches. Afriend bought me some washable mesh produce bags to take to the store for my produce. My problem is I forget to take them with me, even though I remember my shopping bags. So I end up with plastic produce bags, or I skip the bag. At least owning a dog gives me the perfect reuse opportunity for poop bags. And yes, we do find plastic shopping bags useful for bagging messy food waste that I dont put into my composter. Recently my husband converted a broken trash bin into a second composter by drilling aeration holes in the sides. Changing habits developed over decades is not easy. But, whenever I go kayaking in Newfound Harbor, or as my husband puts it our beautiful back yard,or read about the amount of trash the National Marine Sanctuarys Team Ocean has collected, it reminds me that a little effort on my part and others can make a difference. And changing habits is worth it for us and our environment. Saturday,September 14,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com BUDGET SUMMARY City of Key Colony Beach Fiscal Year 2013-14Cash Balance Brought Forward$832,825$97,361$531,547$90,833$1,552,566$385,907$1,938,473 ESTIMATED REVENUES:Taxes:Millage Per $1,000 = 2.4705 Ad Valorem Taxes (97% Collection)1,259,5991,259,5991,259,599 Sales & Use,Gas Tax71,445210,000281,445281,445 Communications Service Tax60,70060,70060,700 Licenses & Permits345,7004,000349,700349,700 Grants22,300101,500123,800123,800 Intergovernmental Revenue137,3109,155146,465146,465 Parks & Recreation32,00032,00032,000 Charges for Services24,00024,0001,179,5401,203,540 Fines & Forfeitures5,0005,0005,000 Interest Earned/Other11,4502501,00010012,80050,00062,800Total Revenue & Financing Sources$1,875,759$103,150$312,500$4,100$2,295,509$1,229,540$3,525,049 Total Revenues & Balances$2,708,584$200,511$844,047$94,933$3,848,075$1,615,447$5,463,522 EXPENSE SUMMARY Legislative/Judicial85,02585,02585,025 General Government Services336,549336,549336,549 Public Safety1,233,53747,0001,280,5371,280,537 Physical Environment80,90780,907718,770799,677 Parks & Recreation82,340153,300235,640235,640 Transportation95,46970,000165,469165,469 Contingencies20,00020,00020,000 Debt Service24,80096,100120,900184,660305,560 Other Non-Operating15,61551,50067,115460,000527,115 Designated Future Purchases16,0005,5004,00025,50060,00085,500 Total Expenditures$1,894,773$100,969$421,900$0$2,417,642$1,423,430$3,841,072 Reserves813,81199,542422,14794,9331,430,433192,0171,622,450 Total Expenditures & Reserves$2,708,584$200,511$844,047$94,933$3,848,075$1,615,447$5,463,522 The tentative,adopted,and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the above mentioned tax authority as a public record. General Fund Road Fund Infrastucture Fund Impact Fund Subtotal Budget Enterprise Funds Sewer and Stormwater Total Budget Published Keynoter 9/14/13 NOTICE OFPROPOSED TAX INCREASEThe City of Key Colony Beach has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: Initially proposed tax levy . . . . . . .$ 1,163,914 Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes . . . . . . .$ (471) Actual property tax levy . . . . . . . .$ 1,163,443 This years proposed tax levy . . . . .$ 1,298,556 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on September 16, 2013 5:15 P.M. At City of Key Colony Beach, City Hall Auditorium 600 WOcean Drive Key Colony Beach, Florida 33051A FINALDECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing.Published Keynoter 9/14/13 Public Meetings Scheduled by and with the City of Marathon forSeptember2013Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee membermay participate in the meetings listed.City Council City Manager Mike Cinque, MayorRogerHernstadt Richard Keating, Vice MayorCity Attorneys Dick Ramsay, CouncilmemberGray-Robinson Chris Bull, Councilmember GingerSnead, Councilmember CITYOFMARATHONSUBJECT : DA TE: TIME: LOCA TION: Planning Commission Meeting9/16/135:30pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Firefighter Pension Board Meeting9/17/135:15pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. City Council Meeting9/24/135:30pmMarathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy. To view the full City of Marathon calendarplease visit ourwebsite: www.ci.marathon.fl.usPursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respec t to any matter considered at any meeting or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes he or she 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. The C ity of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiring special accommodations or a ssistance, please notify the City Clerk at (305) 289-5020 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. 9/11/13Published Keynoter 9-14-13 7954 Tu n a D r ive Ma r atho n I JUSTSOLD this home in Marathon! 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Freeman, C.P.C.U.294-2542In Florida Call Toll-free 1 (800) 292-2542513 Southard Street, Key West CLASSIFIED ADS 743-5551 LivingReduce disposable plastics in your lifeSmall steps now can save big time pollution laterGREEN LIVINGShirley Gun GreenLiving Photo by JEFF KELLYPlastics not properly recycled or disposed of now represent 12 percent of the solid waste Americans generate yearly.An estimated seven million pounds of plastic a year wind up dumped into our oceans.That threatens fish species,wading birds and estuary environments, even these wading birds recently photographed on Ramrod Key.LIVING BRIEFSFree health screenings scheduled Oct.3Lower Keys Medical Center and the Florida Keys Area Education Center (AHEC) will host a free Health & Wellness event for the Lower Keys, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Doubletree Grand Key Resorts Tortugas Ballroom.This years event will include a lecture on Preventing Cancer by Dr. Ahamad a specialist in radiation oncology. Free tests and screens available include breast health exams, scoliosis/posture screening, dental/oral health checkups and free HIVand Hepatitis testing.Attendees will have the choice of receiving more than $200 worth of free labs, health tests and screens from Lower Keys Medical Center, AHEC, Monroe County Health Department and other local health providers. For best lab test results, come fasting 3 to 4 hours before arriving (no food or coffee, water only). There will be healthy snacks and beverages for you after labs are taken.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,September 14,2013 Regal Cinemas Searstown, Key West, 294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. The Family (R)1:30, 4:30, .7:30, and 10:30 p.m. Riddick (R).1:20, 4:20, 7:20, and 10:15 p.m. Insidious Chapter 2 (PG-13).1:15, 4:15, 7:15, and 10:05 p.m. The Worlds End (R): 1:40, 4:40, 7:40, and 10:20 p.m. Lee Daniels' The Butler ( PG-13) 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. Were the Millers (R): 1:05, 4:05, 7:05 and 9:50p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493 Still Mine (PG-13): 2:15, 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. In A World ( R ) : 2:00, 4:10, 6:15 and 8:20 p.m. Blue Jasmine (PG-13): 1:45, 4:00, 6:10, 8:15 p.m. Museum Hours (NR): 1:30 and 6:00 p., and 8:00 p.m..Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288 The Butler (PG-13): Weekdays: 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 2:00, 7:00 and 9:30 p.mTavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall, Tavernier, 853-7003 The Family (R).1:50, 4:25, 7:10. and 9:45 p.m. Spectacular Now (R).1:40, 4:05, 7:00. and 9:30 p.m. Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (PG-13): 1:05, 4:00, 6:55 and 9:45 pm Lee Daniels' The Butler ( PG-13): 1:20; 4:10; 7:00; and 9:50 p.m. Were the Millers (R): 2:00, 4:35, 7:15 and 9:50 pm Keys Movie Times Walk on White galleries open late ThursdayARTThursday, Sept. 19 Walk on White Gallery Walk 6 p.m. Exhibitions and receptions at galleries and shops along White Street from Southard to Truman, includingEXPOSE opening and Reception and Gerry Stecca, Multiplicus opening and reception, The Studios of Key West,600 White St, Coffee Mill Dance Studio, Harrison Gallery,Stone Soup Gallery,Backroom Gallery at the Seam Shoppe, and Key West Pottery.Morada Way Arts and Cultural District Walkabout, 6 p.m. Galleries open late at mile marker 81.5, Islamorada. Participating galleries include Redbone Gallery, Gallery Morada, Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery, Bluewater Potters and Morada Way Clay. For more information, call 6649100. moradaway arts.org Through October3Kate Levin, Riptide Exhibit, 11 a.m. Stone Soup Gallery, 802 White St. Call 296-2080. Aselection of environmental photographic studies of the female nude. DANCESaturday, Sept. 14 Dance, Love and Power 8 p.m. at The Coffee Mill, 916 Pohalski St. Performing a mixed bill of old and new pieces featuring excerpts from 1969, Strings at The Studios, Cloud Illusions, new works in progress & more. Proceeds to benefit Katharine Doughty and Tiberius Bradbary.FESTIVALSSaturday, Sept. 21 Wesley House 4th Annual SummerJam 5 p.m., Dantes Pool Bar & Restaurant / Prime Steakhouse, 955 Caroline St. Food, live music and games. Featuring Howard Livingston and Bubba System. All proceeds benefiting Wesley House Family Services. September 24-29 Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife 15th Annual Festival. The peak of the fall birding season, this event includes an excursion to Dry Tortugas National Park, guided bird and butterfly walks, wildlife photography workshops, a wildlife fair, the FloridaKeys Hawkwatch and boat trips into the backcountry. For more, visit www.keys birdingfest.org.LECTURESWednesday, Sept. 18 Immerse Yourself! Series : The Coast Guard a history and their role in the Keys, 7 p.m. The History of Diving Museum, 82990 Overseas Hwy., mile marker 83, Islamorada. Call 6649737. Friday, Sept. 27 Ocean Life Lecture Series: Thomas Lockyear 7 p.m., Friends of the Key Largo Cultural Center, Murray Nelson Govt & Cultural Ctr, mile marker 102. ABrief History of Diving in the Keys. Reception at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.LITERARYSaturday, Sept. 14 & Sept. 28Key West Writers Guild meeting, 9 a.m., Key West by the Sea, 2601 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Visit: www.keywestwriters guild.net Wednesday, Sept. 18 Keys Writers meeting, 1 p.m., Big Pine Library, 213 Key Deer Blvd. Aread-aloud critique group for all forms of creative writing. All levels welcome. Wednesday, Sept. 25 Latitude 25 Writers meeting, 7 p.m., Key Largo Library, Tradewinds Shopping Center, mile marker 101.4. Call 451-4164.THEATERSaturday & Sunday, Sept. 28-29 Marathon Community Theatre Open Auditions, 9 a.m., 5101 Overseas Hwy, mile marker 49.5. Call 7430994. Seeking individuals to audition for four main stage shows of the 2013/14 season. Florida Keys Council of the Arts, call 295-4369 or visit www.keysarts.com.FLORIDA KEYS ARTS COUNCIL 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL! SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 09/13 THURS. 09/19 The Family (R)1:50; 4:25; 7:10; 9:45 Spectacular Now (R)1:40; 4:05; 7:00; 9:30 *Lee Daniels The Butler (PG13)1:20; 4:10; 7:00;9:50 *Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (PG13)1:05; 4:00; 6:55;9:45 *Were the Millers (R)2:00; 4:35; 7:15; 9:50 Denotes no passes or discounts accepted. (*) Fri., Sat. ONLY Artist Larry Herlth, known as Lighthouse Larry, will be the featured artist at Morada Ways Walkaboutevening gallery stroll on Thursday.Exhibits open Sept. 19The Studios of Key West kicks off the season with two shows opening Sept. 19. EXPOSE showcases Keys visual and performance art in the main gallery, 600 White St. Works in a variety of media and from a wide diversity of artists will be part of the exhibit, which also features readings and a special appearance by the Key West Comparsa Dancers. Areception starts at 6 p.m. Thursday. Artists participating in the Expose show include: Maggie Ruley, Deborah Goldman, Andy Thurber, Garth Holtkamp, Sherry Sweet T, Shawn Maddox, Brooks Phillips, Grace Apperly, Maureen Venti, Jim Racchi, Mark Hedden, Martha Hubbard, Jonathan Woods, Dahlia Woods, Pam Hobbs, Michele Atkinson, Jeffrey Harwell, Beth Kamenstein, Lauren P McAloon, Anja Marais, Claire Perrault, Sonia Robinson, Jessica Argyle, Sarah Goodwin-Nguyen, Danette Baso Silvers, Judi Bradford, Marky Pierson and Christine Fifer. Also opening Sept. 19 is Multiplictus in Space 2 Gallery at The Studios, featuring work by Miami artist Gerry Stecca, whose last Key West exhibit was a series of outdoor clothespin sculptures in the garden at The Studios. Stecca started his career studying biology, genetics and organic chemistry, but shifted his focus to art, graduating with a bachelors degree in visual arts from the University of California at San Diego and a minor in Sciences. The Venezuelan-born artist now spends his time in Miami and pursuing a masters degree at Savannah College of Art & Design. His work has been exhibited at the Courtauld in London, The University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor, The Savannah College of Art & Design, and the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum in Arkansas. Multiplictus will open Sept. 19 at The StudiosGallery 2 and runs through Oct. 11. Stecca says he now divides his time between sculptural installations composed of thousands of wooden clothespins and painting.For more, visit www.gerrystecca.comThe Studios hosts two new exhibitsART
Saturday,September 14,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad # 639053 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 25th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2013, at 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Lot 10, Block 5, CROSS KEY WATERWAY ESTATES, SECTION 3, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 61 of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. Pursuant to the ORDER GRANTING SUMMARY DEFAULT FINAL JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: ALLEN BROCK Plaintiff VS. BETTY ANNE HAMMAR; WILLIAM HAMMAR; UNKNOWN TENANTS Defendant. And the Docket Number of which is Number 12-CA000507-P. WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 24th day of JULY, 2013. AMY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida (Circuit Court Seal) By: Gwen Douglass Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any 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 after the sale. Published September 7, 14, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 647812 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2013-DR-716-K IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: DAVID G. RODRIGUEZ, Husband, and MICHELLE M. RODRIGUEZ, Wife. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Michelle M. Rodriguez 3105 MacDill Avenue Tampa, FL 33607 Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage, including claims for dissolution of marriage, payment of debts, division of property, and for payments of support, has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action on Bonnie J. Helms, Esq., Bonnie J. Helms, PA, Petitioners attorney, whose address is P. O. Box 5530, Key West, FL 33045, on or before September 30, 2013, and file the original with the clerk of this court at Clerk of the Circuit Court, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, either before service on Petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will 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 re q uest. q Y ou 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 this 28 day of August, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Published August 31, September 7, 14, 21, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 664891 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009 CA 0349 M UCN: 442009CA000349XXXXXX THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006 OC8, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006 OC8, Plaintiff, vs. CARMEN A. BOHORQUEZ A /K/A C. ARABELI BOHORQUEZ; ET AL. Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated 12/12/2011 and an Order Resetting Sale dated June 5th, 2013 and entered in Case No. 2009 CA 0349 M UCN: 442009CA000349XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006 OC8, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006 OC8 is Plaintiff and CARMEN A. BOHORQUEZ A/K/A C. A RABELI BOHORQUEZ; CARLOS BOHORQUEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Monroe County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040. County, Florida, at 11:00 or 11:15 a.m. on the 2nd day of October, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 4, LIDA SUBDIVISION, FIRST ADDITION, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 103 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 AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Monroe County Courthouse. Telephone 305 294 4641 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Ke y West, Florida, y on July 3rd, 2013 A MY HEAVILIN A s Clerk, Circuit Court By:Tammy L. Marciel A s Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. A ttorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Published September 14, 21, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 667452 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 13, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: ART IN PUBLIC PLACES STOCK ISLAND FIRE STATION #8 STOCK ISLAND, 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 September 14, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 668798 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/27/2013, 08:00 am at 189 US HIGHWAY 1 KEY WEST, FL 33040-5476, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ANCHOR TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. L9NTCAPA7B1004635 2011 TAOTAO UNK UNK 27 FT BOAT TRAILER UNK UNK TRAILER Published September 14, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 669208 Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/25/2013 9:00:00 AM at 111 US Highway 1 #107 Key West, FL 33040 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All sales are as-is and final VG54UYA08XA106784 1999 YAMA CW50L 1G2NE52T7VC781055 1997 PONTIAC Published September 14, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 669704 Robbies of Key West, LLC Gives notice of foreclosure of lien and intent to sale this vessel onSeptember 30, 2013 9:00am at 7281 Shrimp Road Key West, FL 33040 Pursuant to Subsection 328.17 Of the Florida Statures, Robbies of Key West, LLC Reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1978 Hunter Vin# HUN50793M78A/30 Published September 14, 21, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 669818 CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE The City Commission of the City of Key Colony Beach, Florida, will present the following proposed ordinance for Second Reading and Final Passage at the Regular City Commission Meeting to be held Thursday, September 26, 2013, 9:30 a.m., City Hall Auditorium, 600 W. Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, Florida. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER FOURTEEN OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, ENTITLED SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL, SECTION14-4 DAMAGING FACILITIES, SECTION 14-5 SEWER PIPE TESTING AND INSPECTION, SECTION 145.1 CONNECTION CHARGES, 14-25 BUILDING SEWER MATERIALS, SECTION 14-32 MANNER OF CONNECTING TO PUBLIC SEWER, SECTION 14-51 DIVERSION OF FUNDS PROHIBITED; AND PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; REPEALING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, that person will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose 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. Copies of the proposed ordinance are available at Key Colony Beach City Hall, 600 W. Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, Florida. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Cathy Henninger, City Clerk Published September 14, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 669588 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Knight Enterprises of Key Largo located at 185 Buttonwood Ave. in the County of Monroe,in the city of Key Largo, Florida 33037 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. James Knight, Owner Published September 14, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 177NCoconutPalmBlvd MM90Sat8amto1pm GarageSale!MiscHousehold &KitchenItems,Furniture, Luggage,Clothes&more! Huge moving sale, Sat 7-2. Household, furn., fighting chair, teak chairs, fishing equipment, marine & plumbing supplies, coolers, Burley bike trailer, crib mattress, girls baby toys and clothes. 1200 73rd St, Mthn BUSINESSOPPORTUNITY FORSALESuccessful EstablishedRetailStore. ExcellentUS1location.Upper Keys.GreatTraffic,Very GoodCashFlow,Profitable. BusinessOnly,LongTerm Lease.TurnKeyOperation, RoomToExpand.QUALIFIED INQUIRIESONLY305-3951754 PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. Marathon Duplex with water access. MU zone. Possible extra income. Gated, Ocean site, 0.75 acre. $650K. Poss owner financing. 305-610-8002KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841Mobile Home Lot For Sale In Key RV Park, Marathon. $89K. 305-743-5164 COMPETITIVESOLICITATION/BIDOPENINGNOTICEISHERBYGIVENTOPROSPECTIVE BIDDERSTHATtheMonroeCountySchoolDistrictwill bereceivingbidsforthefollowing:RFP2013522-ConcreteRepairs-DueOctober3,2013@2:00P.M.BIDOPENING -October4,2013@10:00A.MMCSD AdministrationBldg,241TrumboRoad,KeyWest,FL33040BidDocumentsmayberequestedfromDemandstarbycalling 1-800-711-1712orbygoingtothewebsitewww .demandstar .com orbygoingtowww .keysschools.com/rfp .ThepublicrecorddocumentisavailableatthePurchasingDepartment,241Trumbo Road,KeyWest,FL33040.Allbidsmustbereceivedonorbeforedatesspecifiedinthebid documents.TheMonroeCountySchoolDistrictreservesthe right,atitssolediscretion,toacceptorrejectanyandallbids andtowaveinformalitiesorirregularitieswhenitisinthebest interestoftheBoardtodoso.PleasecontactSuanneLee,PurchasingSupervisor,withany questionsregardingthisbid.Suanne.Lee@KeysSchools.com or(305)293-1400Ext53360. PublishedKeynoter9/14/13,9/18/13&9/21/13 ISLAMORADAMM81.2OCEANSIDEEVERYTHING butbedroomfurnituregoes! Hancock&MooreLRset,upholsteredrecliners, antiquedwhitewickerLRset,armoire,desk, glasstoptables,uprightpiano,bartablewith leatherstools,fauxtrees,wallprints,gasgrill, patiotable/chairs,lotsoftools,hardware,& miscellaneoushousehold&more.101SeashoreDr.,Sat&Sun(9/14&15). 8-3,behindGreenTurtleInn. Rainorshine!Orbyappt.305-393-3118 NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS 100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY KEYSNET.COM GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551 Search Public Notices Online Its your right to know:School District BudgetsLocal Tax ChangesProperty AuctionsPublic HearingsCity Budgets Search Public Notices Online at:www .KeysNet.com Mouse over Classifieds, then click on Public Notices
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,September 14,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 HOUSES FOR RENT MM 104 O/S 3/2. $1800/mo. + util. MM 100 B/S Water view! $2200 / mo. + util. Call (516) 655-5321 ISLAMORADA MM 81.6 2 BR / 2 BA, W/D. $1750 / month, utilities included. Available October 1st. Call (305) 393-3377 KEY LARGO MM96. 3/2 home, Oceanside. Direct ocean access w/ocean views! Furn/unfurn. Yearly lease. $2350/mo. 786-258-3127 MM98GREAT BAYVIEW! 2 BR, 1 BA, on deep canal, fenced yard, screened patios. Beautiful! $1500/mo + util. Avail now! 786-586-3166 PORTLARGO MM 100 Ocean Waterfront! 3/2, Furn or unfurn, pool, private parking, dock. $2600/mo incl water, elect, Dish TV. 786-317-2550 Marathon3/2Duplexon Canal MM50.Oceansidetile floors,A/C,W/D,dock.F/L/ Security$1950/mo.+util.Call 954-465-8205 KEY LARGO MM 100 Holiday By The Sea. 2/1 condo. Recenty remodeled. No pets or smoking. $900/mo + util. F/L/S. 305-394-2311 Marathon-Canalfrontcondo withboatslip 2BR1BA. GreatlocationonCocoPlumin Marathon.NewWasher/Dryer. Niceopenfloorplan.Patio overlookingquietcanalwith quickoceanaccess.1500.00 plusutilities.1yrlease.Askfor Leslie305-743-6881 Keysretreats@gmail.com MARATHON 1 BR MOBILE HOME For rent. Must have security and references. Call 305-743-6519 RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. Please call 305-743-6519RV SITE MM54 MARINA Pay $550/mo in advance for 6 mo. Or $650-$750 depend, + util, mobile pump out service. Dock Avail. Dry camp $29/night 305-610-8002 MasterBedroomforRent NeededOct1-Someoneto shareaclean,quietsingle homeinBigPineKey.Master Bdrmw/fullbath,furnished. Largefencedyard,deck,pool, kitchen&parking.A/C,w/d, cable,Wi-fy,utilitiesincluded. Nopets.Inquiriescontactafter 5pmweekdays,anytimeFriSun.$850.305-395-0170 email@example.com $160/Wk Furn room. Prof woman preferred. Share 2/2 house on canal in Islamorada MM74 O/S. Pvt entr, prkng, sm pet ok, fen yrd. 305-440-3615 UpscaleCondo Roommate wantedfor2-brm/1.5bath firstname.lastname@example.org 1 BR / 1BA MM 101 B/S New construction, CBS home. No smoking, pet negotiable. $800/mo. F/L/S References required. (305) 230-1899 MARATHON EFFICIENCY $600/mo incl water. F/L/S. Close to everything! Call Barbara at CBSRE, 289-6499 MM 99 Oceanside 1/1 canalfront apt. $1,100/mo. F/L/S. Water, electric, cable included. Dockage available. 305-942-3495 Lisa FOODTAKE OUT RENTAL formerly The Dog House, for rent. MM 106. Also, storefront w/ garage bay, Formerly Half Breed Motorcycles, for rent. Also, garage bays for rent. (309) 792-4105 ask for Rich. Available office or desk space. Attractive professional building. Hwy frontage, Marathon. Call: 305-731-1183; 305-731-9751 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 FIRST MORTGAGE LOANS FOR SALE. Discounted 25%. Currently paying 7.25%. email@example.com. (305) 743-5164 Space Available in Beauty Salon in Marathon, for hair, nails or esthetician. Rent or commission. Many possibilities. 305-289-0014 VACATION & CRUISE SALES Daily spiffs, excellent pay (Tavernier). Immediate F/T & P/T positions available. No exp. required. $500-1200/wk. Daily cash spiffs. Easy & fun job! GREAT PAY!Job growth & advancement very possible. Keys Travel, located Tavernier. 754-234-2246 ask for Maggie. Golf Cart Shop Assistant Seasonal position, 10/1 6/1. Seeking motivated individual to assist in operating golf repair shop. On the job training. $12-$15/hr with bonuses. Call (305) 394-3376 F/T ROUTE PERSON for busy Marathon vending company. Marathon area resident pref. Solid work ethic & energetic. Detail oriented. Clean license, Class B CDL preferred. HS grad. Must be bondable. Lots of moderate lifting reqd. Will train. Some mechanical ability desired. References required. Call Harry 305-304-8244 CERTIFIED HHA Fri., Sat, & Sun. Flexible hours. $17/hr. Call 631-831-0879 MANAGEMENT COUPLE Required for a small resort in the Upper Florida Keys. Duties will include: renting, maintaining and cleaning of motel type units; maintaining landscaped grounds, beach area and some small boats and kayaks. Salary and living accommodation provided. Preference for healthy middle age boating couple, with basic computer knowledge; some accounting background. E-mail your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Mechanicshelperwanted Long-standing,familyyacht maintenancecompanyseeks fulltimemechanicshelperfor generalboatrepairs.Excellent pay.Someskill/experience andtoolsrequiredbutwilltrain. Validdriverslicenseandown transportationrequired.305367-2924 ESTABLISHED UPPER KEYS law firm seeking exp. Legal Secretary with Civil Litigation &/or Family Law exp. Salary commensurate with exp. Fax resume to (305) 852-8848Reliable Part Time for intelligent, computer and social media-literate, home-office Person Friday. Unusual learning opportunity. MM 104. Good salary. (305) 451-0044 EXPERIENCED 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. LAZY DAYS Islamorada/Marathon Hiring Servers & Bartenders. Full & PT. Apply in person. Common sense required NOW HIRING: SERVERS LINE COOKS, DISHWASHER Apply in person BRUTUS SEAFOOD 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon hasanopeningfora FULL-TIMETELLER inMarathonAsaTelleratIBERIABANK,youwillbetheinitial contacttoourvaluedclients.Youwillgreet branchvisitors,performtellertransactions, balancecashitemsandhandleforeigncurrency. 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BehavioralHealthTechnician-Marathon CrisisStabilizationUnit.Part-TimeBehavioralHealthTherapistProvidingindividualandgroupcounselingformentalhealthand substanceabuseclientsintheMarathonoffice.FloridaLicense Required:LCSW,LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingualpreferred.Fulltime.FamilyInterventionSpecialist Screen,assess,referralandlinkageforindividualswithsubstanceabusedisordersand/ormentalhealthissuesinthe LowerandMiddleKeys.Co-locatedbetweentheGuidance/Care CenterandDCFoffices.Bachelorsdegreeinamentalhealth disciplineandwithatleasttwoyearsofrelevantexperience required.CAPand/orMasterspreferred.Full-time.BehavioralHealthTherapist Providingservicestochildren&familiesatschoolsandclient homesinthelowerKeyscommunity.Mastersrequired; licensedpreferred.Fulltime. 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The Bermuda chubs were consuming every bit of the chum, the chum bag and some of the bottom paint off of our Key West charter boat the Premium Time Our clients were on the verge of literally melting. This was not how the brochure should read. Time to change the game. The slight breeze created by moving the boat was all that was needed to revive the crew as we pulled anchor and left the seemingly dead sea. Captain Austin Hopp was on the deck and started laying back the remedy for the summer yellowtailing doldrums. Most of the last chum block was still in the hoop net and would help encourage the reef fish passing by much like a neighborhood ice cream truck does with its loud speaker. They would hopefully follow the trail of chum as we moved along at a steady 6 knots. The anglers were now comfortably in the shade basking in optimism as Austin deployed each rod. As the last rod was set into the rod holder, the port rig popped. Aquality-sized yellowtail snapper was reeled to the transom and slipped into the fish box. Minutes later, a snapper ate the flat line artificial bait ending in another fish box deposit. The charter was now moving in the right direction with the clients volunteering or should I say wrestling to take the next turn with the rod. The terrain targeted for yellowtail snapper trolling is generally at the edge of the reef. The water doesnt have to be crystal clear, but there does have to be some clarity or all bets are off. Super dirty water is non-productive. On your GPS cartography you will see a series of what we call cap rock that in some cases is exposed at low tide. The best depths are from 15-50 feet. Once a yellowtail or any fish of quality is hooked up, make a mark at the spot. This will help establish the school location for return sweeps. The fun can last for hours. The trolling spreads we use on our charter boats: Outriggers: These are going to be the most productive baits. Use small tuna feathers or bucktail jigs that will spend most of the troll under the waters surface. Key West mate Run Young uses a modified squid spoon/skirt bait that looks atrocious but works very well. Yellowtail snapper are not that picky as long as the sizing is right. Stagger the outrigger baits to allow for tighter turns around lobster trap balls and returns to the productive areas. Flat Lines: Use a feather or a rigged ballyhoo. This bait can sometimes be used successfully on the troll with kingfish, cero mackerel and flag-sized yellowtail. Bigger bait, bigger fish. There are a few smaller-lipped plugs that troll well and are deadly to larger yellowtails and other reef predators. They are also vulnerable to destruction and cutoffs adding to the expense of the trip. Your choice. Deep Baits: This can either be accomplished by a downrigger or a large-lipped plug. The downrigger baits we use are a skirted ballyhoo, a naked ballyhoo or a Drone spoon. All are extremely effective on snapper, grouper and toothy critters. The deep troll rod usually provides a photo session with something special. The lipped plug we use will either be chartreuse or a bonito pattern Rap X with 140lb. single strand wire. Trolling the reef on a late summer day is loaded with new experiences. A six-knot breeze and popping outriggers may be just what you need to spend more time On the Water. Capt. Marlin Scott owners FishMonster Charters in Key West.Spreads and bait are key to a successful tripMarlin Scott On TheWaterQuick Fact: The best depths are from 15-50 feet. Once a yellowtail or any fish of quality is hooked up,make a mark at the spot. Trolling for Yellowtail Snapper Alicia Keel with a Flag yellowtail snapper.Fish of this size are available while trolling at the edge of the reef.