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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, April 5, 2006
The Millennium dredge owned by Goodloe Marine of Apollo Beach returned to its mooring station off Bayfront Park where a family enjoyed the beach in Anna Maria last week in preparation for the planned resumption of the beach renourishment project. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Goodloe: We're not renourishment bad guy By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Ben Goodloe of Goodloe Marine said his company's work crews are already gearing up for a resumption of the beach renourishment project by Friday, April 7.
Holmes Beach postpones cell tower addition By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Citing the need for more public input, Holmes Beach city commissioners March 28 held off on making a decision on a request for a special exception by cell phone carrier Metro PCS to add a fourth antenna array to the existing cell tower at the Smith Realtors building on Marina Drive.
Board backtracks on extending ROR district By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
An extension of Anna Maria's retail-office-residential district from Pine Avenue south on Gulf Drive to Palmetto Avenue in the city's future land-use map now under revision was put on hold March 27 by the planning and zoning board after two members changed their "votes" on expanding the district.
The U.S. Coast Guard meeting March 29 in Holmes Beach to hear public comment on a proposal to change the daily on-demand opening times of the Anna Maria and Cortez bridges drew the expected pros and cons on both sides.