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Siesta Seen to be denied because Halloween was not on the list. Patterson did tell her colleagues that, at the request of Vice Chairwoman Christine Robinson, she had checked with Terrace East resident Peter van Roekens about his view of adding Halloween to the ordinance. "He basically said, in his words, 'It's a non issue,'" Patterson said. She noted that Van Roekens has been a spokesman for years for residents concerned about noise issues in Siesta Village. Along with Halloween, the ordinance will allow for TUPs to be issued for the follow- ing holidays, beginning no earlier than 11 a.m. and ending at the hour specified: • New Year's Eve — valid until 12:30 a.m. on New Year's Day. • St. Patrick's Day — valid until 10 p.m. • Memorial Day — valid until 10 p.m. • Independence Day (July Fourth) — valid until 12:30 a.m. on July 5. • Labor Day — valid until 10 p.m. • Thanksgiving — valid until 10 p.m. The ordinance also provides for the TUP to include one extra day immediately before or after the holiday for which it is obtained, and it is valid to 10 p.m. that day. "If a second day is requested, all subsequent parties request- ing a TUP for that holiday desiring a second day must select the same second day," it says. County noise regulations do apply to all TUPs, the ordinance points out. ROUNDABOUT WORRIES REMAIN Although discussion of the subject has died down amid members of Siesta organizations, the proposal of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for a roundabout at the intersection of Beach Road and Midnight Pass Road is still "hanging fire," as evidenced by a recent email to the county commissioners. On May 7, a member of the Siesta Key Condominium Council wrote that she lives on Beach Road across from Fire Station No. 13, in close proximity to the site FDOT has in mind: "I do not understand what they think a St. Boniface Episcopal Church (marked by red flag) sits north of the intersection of Beach and Midnight Pass roads on Siesta Key. Image from Google Maps Sarasota News Leader May 23, 2014 Page 76

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