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On July 25, representatives of Bob's Boathouse will appear for the third time before a Sarasota County Special Magistrate, that time for a pen- alty hearing, Special Magistrate Meg Wittmer ruled on May 23. According to testi- mony and evidence presented to Wittmer last week, only two items out of the 12 on a county "punch list" had been completed since she issued a March 21 compliance order in the case. The March order allowed the business 60 days to address everything on the punch list except for landscaping and lighting matters. All the items have to be finished before t h e b u s i n e s s c a n obtain a Certificate of Occupancy (CO). "And you will be able to have an opportu- nity to discuss any d e f e n se s t h a t m a y James Aker (left), attorney for Bob's Boathouse, and Assistant Sarasota County Attorney David Pearce prepare for the start of the May 23 Special Magistrate hearing. Photo by Rachel Hackney PENALTY HEARING SCHEDULED WITH 10 'PUNCH LIST' ITEMS UNRESOLVED, REPRESENTATIVES OF BOB'S BOATHOUSE ARE TOLD TO APPEAR AGAIN BEFORE A SPECIAL CODE ENFORCEMENT MAGISTRATE ON JULY 25 I know what needed to be accomplished and the proximate time it takes to do that. I was looking at it from a construction standpoint. Mike Mehan Utilities Department Sarasota County By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor

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