Sarasota News Leader

11/30/2012

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CITY COMMISSION PREVIEW Discussion of the proposed overlay district for Laurel Park is one item on the City Commission's Dec. 3 agenda. Photo by Norman Schimmel TRESPASSING ORDINANCE, REOPENING OSPREY AVENUE IN THE AREA OF THE STALLED LIFT STATION WORK, LAUREL PARK OVERLAY DISTRICT AND CITY ISLAND LEASES ON THE AGENDA By Stan Zimmerman City Editor It is a full plate for the Sarasota city commissioners Dec. 3, with both the afternoon and evening sessions of their regular meeting featuring numerous issues. Also on the consent agenda are lease extensions for MarineMax and the Ski-A-Rees on city-owned property on City Island. MarineMax would receive a five-year extension to avoid lease termination on Dec. 31. Meanwhile, city staff is negotiating a longer lease to come back before the commission later. MarineMax operates a marina on New Pass. The first item on the afternoon consent agenda cleans up the city ordinance dealing with trespassing. This is a key anti-vagrancy tool, and the changes will allow the county-owned Selby Library at Five Points and the Sarasota County Area Transit transfer station on Lem- The Ski-A-Rees have entertained Sarasota auon Avenue to issue trespass warnings enforce- diences since the 1960s, with Sunday exposiable by the city Police Department. tions of water ski expertise on the south side Approval will set up this measure for a public of City Island. They are requesting a five-year extension to 2017. hearing early next year.

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