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Sarasota News Leader June 7, 2013 Page 48 PAST EXPERIENCE "That's great," Smith said. "In the meantime, it's severely impacted my business … 'cause As an example of how the SKOD can be people think I'm closed now." changed, Matthes explained that he had worked with county zoning officials and the Mark Smith of Smith Architects, a past ChamCounty Commission a couple of years ago on ber chairman and SKVA president, suggested the inclusion of a new measure in the code Smith look into pulling temporary use permits to regulate the placement of newspapers in (TUPs); the county Zoning Office can issue modules on the island. That initiative was de- those to a business owner four times a year, and they can be used for outdoor displays. signed to beautify the key. If a committee working to change the SKOD's provisions about outdoor merchandise displays can win over the business owners as well as the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce and the Siesta Key Association — which represents island residents — then the County Commission would change the ordinance, Matthes pointed out. Matthes noted each TUP is good for nine consecutive days. Lally added that he thought the cost was $30 to $40 per TUP. "If I'm not allowed to put anything outside," Ritter replied, "I might as well shut my business down, and I don't believe that's fair." "We need a majority," Gaddie added. "We are "We understand that," Gaddie told him. "We will do what we can to help you." % a democracy." A Very Special Offer For Advertisers Purchase a full-page, advertising twelve pack between now and January 31st, 2013 and receive four of these fantastic SNL 16oz Tervis® Tumblers. Show your support for The Progressive Voice Of Southwest Florida around the house, around the office, wherever you go with these locally manufactured, high-quality insulated tumblers. or (941) 227-1080 Advertisers must meet all terms and conditions of sale for the 12-pack advertising package. Limit of one set of four tumblers per advertiser. Offer is valid while supplies last. "Tervis" is a registered trademark of Tervis® Tumbler Company. The Sarasota News Leader is not affiliated with Tervis® Tumbler Company.

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