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With a unanimous vote on Tuesday morning, April 1, members of the Siesta Key Village Association (SKVA) endorsed a proposed outdoor display ordinance crafted by island business owners. H o w e v e r , M a r k To o m e y, o w n e r o f Robin Hood Rentals, cautioned he expected it would be months before the document is aired during its first public hearing, which will be before the Sarasota County Planning Commission. First, it will go to county staff to be drawn up in appropriate language prior to its begin- ning the track through the process neces- s a r y f o r a d o p t i o n , explained architect Mark Smith, the past SKVA president who worked with county s t a f f i n d r a f t i n g the document. Two racks of clothing are displayed outside Coconuts on south Siesta Key in March. Photo by Rachel Hackney` THE SIESTA KEY VILLAGE ASSOCIATION ENDORSES A PROPOSED NEW ORDINANCE THAT WOULD ALLOW ISLAND MERCHANTS TO ADVERTISE SOME WARES OUTSIDE BUSINESSES SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR DISPLAYS But the important thing is, really, it will have to be enforced, and the county's not going to be able to devote an army of people to enforce it. Nora Patterson Commissioner Sarasota County By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor

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