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Sarasota News Leader July 4, 2013 CUTTING TO THE QUICK OF IT In May, staff requested commission guidance about whether the city should adopt the county's standards or retain its sovereign right over dredging in the bay. In July, staff members returned to the City Commission to ask for more guidance about what constitutes maintenance as they refine a new ordinance. Mayor Shannon Snyder was not having any of it. "We are trying to write an ordinance while we're holding these folks up," he said. "We're holding these folks up, and we're going to court. They came in under easier rules, and now we're trying to change the rules." Page 27 not exist. Even Ms. Getzoff talked about the remnant of a channel." Commissioners asked for more information before making any decisions. Did the state advertise the lease of sovereign submerged land to Armour? "Is the state rubber-stamping everything," asked Commissioner Suzanne Atwell. Chapman moved that the staff use the county ordinance's approach to maintenance dredging, and for the Armour application, staff should use the "plain and simple definition of maintenance." Atwell seconded it, and the motion passed 3-2, with Snyder and Commissioner Paul Caragiulo in the minority. Commissioner Susan Chapman did not buy that. "I'm not at all worried about the term For now, James Armour will have to park his 'maintenance,'" she said. "It's clear mainte- $3.5 million Viking 74 sport fisherman yacht nance does not cover where a channel does someplace else. % AFFORDABLE ACUPUNCTURE FOR EVERYONE Our Mission MENTION THIS AD TO RECEIVE $5 OFF THE NEW PATIENT FEE To provide our community with high quality and affordable acupuncture and herbal medicine and to create a treatment space that connects people and builds community. •Gene Burgess and Melonie Burgess, licensed acupuncture physicians •Serving Sarasota since 2008 •Treatment rates are on a sliding scale, from $15-$35; new patients pay a onetime additional fee of $10 Click To Schedule An Appointment Online 3615 Webber St • Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 922-4611 Click for larger map and driving directions Open Tuesday through Saturday

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