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Date of Issue: December 06, 2007

Fore!

Putt-putt may come-come to Anna Maria Island.

Bradenton Beach planning and zoning board members voted unanimously last Thursday to approve a miniature golf course adjacent to the Beach Bazaar, at 117 Bridge St. Final approval will come from the city commission during its meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 7.

There was some discussion about parking - 12 spaces - on the south side of the property, which fronts Third Street South.

Residents along that street were also less than enamored with the golf course.

Adrienne Boles, who ownes property just to the south of the possible putt-putt, said she was concerned with lights. “I don’t want to listen to a whole bunch of stuff in the back of my house,” she said.

Joe Boles, who also lives on the south side of the proposed site, voiced concerns. He talked about property value declines of such a venture, as well as his ingress and egress in the event of an emergency.

Those concerns were determined to be addressed by fire officials from the building official.

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