GSR creditors committee: Bon Eau deal criminal By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The GSR unsecured creditors committee formed by the federal bankruptcy court filed a stinging rebuttal to GSR's emergency compromise motion (see separate story) to save its $6.5 million deal with Bon Eau Enterprises LLC of Sarasota, opposing the compromise and claiming that a crime has been committed.
GSR creditors agree, disagree on management structure By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The court-approved unsecured creditors committee in the GSR Development bankruptcy case has generally agreed with a motion by GSR attorney Richard Prosser to appoint a restructuring manager for the company, but with one notable exception: GSR principals Robert Byrne and Steve Noriega must get the boot from management.
Record Holmes Beach budget approved By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Despite pleas from some residents, the Holmes Beach City Commission at its Sept. 26 meeting unanimously approved a record $12.1 million budget for the 2006-07 fiscal year. The commission also approved a millage rate of 1.8, down from the previous year's rate of 1.9, but an increase of 10.38 percent over the rollback rate of 1.61316.
WMI: Public needs yard waste education By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Some Holmes Beach residents are always complaining that the city isn't saving money, but at the same time, other residents are finding ways for the city to spend money unnecessarily, at least according to Commissioner Pat Morton.
Top Notch: First weekly winner also 2006 grand prize winner
The grand prize winner from among six weekly award-winning photos in the 2006 "Top Notch" Islander photo contest is 'Hermit' by Kim Klement of Bradenton. Her shot was the first winner on June 28 and was taken at Andros Island in the Bahamas in May. She can claim her grand prize, including $100 from The Islander, a dining certificate from Ooh La La! Bistro, a bottle of champagne from Anna Maria Island Liquor and Wine, dinner for two at a Chiles Group Restaurant and framing of the winning photo by Decor and More. Congratulations to all the winners - and be watching next week for our featured runnersup.
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