Sarasota News Leader

01/17/2014

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IMPROVING THE CODES An aerial view shows Bob's Boathouse (marked with the red flag) at the rear of property on the South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Image from Google Maps COUNTY STAFF IS WORKING ON REVISIONS TO REGULATIONS TO DEAL WITH CONTINUING CONCERNS OVER BOB'S BOATHOUSE AND TO PREVENT A SIMILAR SITUATION IN THE FUTURE By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Sarasota County staff will be tackling ongo- this week, Tom Polk, director of the couning complaints involving Bob's Boathouse in ty's Planning and Development Services two diverse ways, the county commission- Department, told the board he has been reviewing the process ers decided on Jan. 14 for issuing Temporary — through a revision I feel we can't stop the [Temporary C e r t i f i c a t e s o f of the county's building code and through Certificate of Occupancy (TCO)] process Occupancy (TCOs) exploration of changes for this one error. There's a lot of in the wake of ongoin the county's Air upcoming TCO considerations I think ing complaints about and Sound Pollution that this board would not want us to stop. B o b 's B o a t h o u s e , which opened in Ordinance. Tom Polk early November at Director During the County 5515 S. Tamiami Trail Planning and Development Services Sarasota County Commission's reguin Sarasota. Among the changes he is lar meeting in Venice

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