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Siesta Seen explained, she expects that board will not be able to address the proposed changes until after its summer recess. The board will break for about a month starting in the last third of July. Rick Lizotte, owner of Comfort Shoes in Siesta Village and one of the leaders of the outdoor display initiative, told me on May 19 that, to his knowledge, the proposal submitted to the county had not changed since the Siesta Key Village Association voted in support of it on April 1. During the May 1 meeting of the Siesta Key Association (SKA), Commissioner Nora Patterson asked President Michael Shay whether his board had discussed the proposal. "We had a discussion on this months ago when we saw the first draft," he replied, "and, to be honest with you, the board was against it." SKA Director Deet Jonker pointed out last year that he was on the committee that drew up the SKOD and that he had serious concerns that outdoor displays would make the island look less inviting to residents and visitors. The SKOD applies to all parts of the island, Village Association leaders have explained. The committee that worked on the revi- sion included representatives from south Siesta businesses. TUP SUNSET APPROVED The county commissioners took no longer this week than they did on April 22 with their discussion of the Temporary Use Permits (TUP) provision in the SKOD ordinance. With a unanimous vote after about five minutes of presentation and a quick comment from Commissioner Patterson, the sunset of the TUP provision was extended to June 8, 2016. No one addressed the County Commission during the public hearing on the matter. The vote on May 20 also added Halloween to the list of the holidays/special days for which businesses can seek TUPs. Thompson, the assistant county zoning admin- istrator, pointed out again this week, as she did in April, that only one business had applied for a TUP since the ordinance language was approved in June 2011. That request came in for a TUP for a Halloween event, but it had A segment of the Florida Department of Transportation Tentative Work Program Report for July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2019 provides details about funding for the roundabout proposed on Siesta Key. Image courtesy FDOT Sarasota News Leader May 23, 2014 Page 75

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