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05/23/2014

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THE PROPOSED OUTDOOR DISPLAY ORDINANCE HAS BEGUN MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH THE COUNTY PROCESS; THE TEMPORARY USE PERMIT PROVISION WINS ITS EXTENDED SUNSET DATE; AND ROUNDABOUT WORRIES LINGER By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Siesta Seen SIESTA SEEN Siesta Public Beach remains popular with people of all ages, with many families visible year-round. Photo by Rachel Hackney The county Zoning Administration Office has started the process that will deter- mine whether a revised Siesta Key Overlay District (SKOD) ordinance will be approved, allowing some types of outdoor retail and rental displays. That was the news this week from Donna Thompson, assistant county zoning adminis- trator. She received the paperwork last week from the Siesta committee that has worked on the proposed changes, she told me on May 19. She put the material in draft ordinance form and sent it to the Office of the County Attorney for review, she added. After that office has signed off on it, Thompson said, she will schedule the matter for a meet- ing of the county Planning Commission. However, because agendas are so tight right now for the County Commission, Thompson

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