Sarasota News Leader

07/12/2013

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SEEKING ASSOCIATION CONSENSUS Martha Smith, owner of Le Grand Bisou Caribbean Boutique, is among those seeking a code provision for outdoor displays in Siesta Village. File photo THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AGREE THAT THE ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTING BOTH SIESTA KEY RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES SHOULD CONCUR ON RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OUTDOOR BUSINESS DISPLAYS BEFORE THE COUNTY ACTS ON A PROPOSAL By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Siesta Key Village business owner Martha Smith is among those Village proprietors Smith took it as a positive sign this week when leading an initiative to amend the Siesta Key the Sarasota County commissioners agreed Overlay District (SKOD) to allow merchants to display wares outthat any request for side their shops withchanges to the zoning There was a time when we would out having to apply code governing Siesta Key should come from not allow somebody to put a pot of for temporary use permits. During the June the island's residential flowers outside a Publix. meeting of the Siesta and merchant associNora Patterson Commissioner ations, not individual Key Village AssociSarasota County business owners. ation (SKVA), Smith

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