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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - August 25, 1977, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier the Vole of Tho sooth county vol. 33, no. 63-46 pages second class postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Telephone 813 484-2611 thursday August 25,1977 published twice weekly a Price 10c Council changes mind again refuse ordinance junked the proposed new garbage ordinance w hich has been under consideration for More than a year a and on the Brink of approval twice a was again rejected by the City Council tuesday night because of some confusion Over who would be required to pay for service. The councils continued indecision on the matter Drew fire from councilman b. H. A a Berry Walker who has been a Strong proponent of the ordinance. A Why do we keep flip flopping Back and Forth Why done to we Ever make a decision. I feel we ought to get on with it or throw it by t the controversial ordinances chances of passage on second Reading were dashed w Hen the necessary swing vote of councilman Bill Freeman went against it because he did not agree that apartment residents should have to pay for garbage service. Councilmen Eugene Caffrey and John Vickers have been against the ordinance almost from the beginning because they Are upset about a provision calling for residents to bring their cans to the curb for pickup. Vickers also said he favors increasing the monthly fees for garbage pickup service for businesses by 25 percent. The ordinance was drafted to provide funds to the City to help pay for its refuse collection Section and to standardize collection techniques to save time and Money. No fees would be levied on residential customers who require Only two pickups per week. All businesses and institutions would have to pay monthly fees however. Ironically most of the complaints about the ordinance have come from the residential sector protesting a a change in lifestyle that curbside pickup would create. Others have charged it would mar the aesthetic Beauty of the City. There have been virtually no complaints from the businesses. The ordinance appeared to have a Good Chance of passing continued on Page 3 College donors Are no Scrooge students who settled in for instruction this week at the Venice Campus of Manatee Junior College Mac have the generosity of area residents to thank for the higher education facility at the Brickyard. The Branch Campus would still be a dream had it not been for the hundreds of people who donated the thousands of dollars needed to get the project off the drawing Board. More than $25,000 has been pledged during the fund raising Campaign which was formally launched july 1 and which will continue until $28,000 More has been contributed. As a Community service the Sun coast gondolier will recognize those donors whose financial support made possible the establishment of the South county College facility. For More information about contributions Contact the and hoc committee at 485-7366. The following names and those which will be published in subsequent issues of the Sun coast gondolier will be inscribed on a jct a permanent scroll of donors Elwyn and Mildred Dell $50 William c. Dunk jr., $50 inside today Bridge scene a. 5 churches. .14-15 classified. .24 editorial. 4 entertainment. 6-7 fishing. .34 Flea Market .36-37 Horoscope. .35 letters. 4 obituaries. .5-36 real estate. 24 thru 30 simply Sinclair. 4 social Calendar. .17 social news 8-9 sports. 10-11 tides. .21 Eleanor Bezjian $10 Robert l. Burgess $20 first National Bank of Venice $1,000 Douglas r. Murphy $200 roots paints $25 Young woman a club of Englewood $100 Joseph Bel Fiore $100 Betty j. Fay $50. Ann e. Fieg $10 or. And mrs. Donald Trueschel $10 b amp w Auto repair $50 Venice hearing Aid Centre $10 Donald and Alma Fontaine $5 Taylor rental Center $100 Windsong travel $25 Stewart business services $25 John s. Booth Iii $100 Englewood Golf construction $50. Jay i. Fisher $250 coast Federal savings and loan assoc., $1,000 Bresler a ice Cream parlor $25 Englewood business and professional women a club $200 Englewood Bank and Trust $1,500 . And Margaret Curwood $10 or. And mrs. J. Leighton Cornwell $100 the attic $25 Sunshine press $100 or. And mrs. Frank Gorgolione $25. Mary Alice Wheeler $25 or. And mrs. Garold v. Stryker $200 Cdr. Theodore r. Brown. $50 Wentworth Square Trust $100 Joseph g. Thro $500 first Federal savings and loan Assoc of Englewood $100 . Chaddock $50 Charles s. Herron jr., $100 col. And mrs. D. R. Van Sickler $20 Venice travel Agency $100. Key Agency $50 Boyenton Mobile Homes $100 Ronald w. Higel $100 Tulio e. Saavedra $25 Gulf Shamrock $50 mrs. Crosby Glendening $100 nes Lewood shop $50 col. And mrs. B. H. Walker $100 Rev. Or. Mary h. Hinkle $100 Venice Sun realty. $25 Venice apothecary $10 Avenue apparel $25 Paul Thayer $10. Quick print copy Center $50 Richard m. Morrison $1,000 Shirley s. Byke $30 cajun club restaurants $50 w. R. Duke insurance Agency $100 Thomas s. Eddy $50 Taylor rental Center of Englewood $10 continued on Page 3 ferry Calls it quit reasons personal by Sheri Bridges Sun coast gondolier staff writer after More than three years As chief of the Venice police department Robert j. Ferry has submitted his resignation from the Force citing a personal reasons for his departure. Ferry would not comment further on his decision to quit but some sources said he was unhappy with recent City Council policy decisions As they have dealt with the police department. The Council rejected ferry a request for five extra men in the department for the coming year during budget hearings this month and reduced All requests for 10 percent salary increases in the department to five percent. City manager Dale Rieth said monday he would accept ferry a resignation effective sept. 2, and continued on Page 3 a. Police chief Robert ferry reflects on resignation policemen Are angry weather High Low rain aug. 18 89 74 .00 aug. 19 88 74 .12 aug. 20 89 74 .00 aug. 21 89 79 .00 aug. 22 89 82 .00 aug. 23 85 75 .28 aug. 24 88 72 .02 rain for the week. .42 rain for the month 9.63 rain for the year. 28.90 temperatures and rainfall Are recorded at 8 am daily on the dates shown for the preceding ?4 hour period by Tony Briggs Sun coast gondolier news editor the Venice police Force rallied behind resigning chief Robert ferry in a meeting marked by emotion and anger tuesday morning and charged As a group that the City Council is a giving the department the Quot we have people who done to know a Damn thing about running a police department telling us How to run it Quot patrolman Roger Hayman said and asked the officers and dispatchers to stand behind the chief and his actions. A we have taken a lot of St lately from the Council and the administrative Section Quot he continued. Ferry was urged to reconsider his resignation decision but when the chief indicated his mind was made up Hayman said the department should Issue a statement saying it supports ferry a action As head of the Force. Several of the policemen were deeply angered by the councils attitude toward the police department and took the Opportunity to throw some barbs at the elected officials. Patrolman Mike Schade who was the first to voice his unhappiness on monday with the councils actions continued his attack tuesday. A i just got tired of sitting Back and saying nothing Quot Schade said. Quot we have been screwed Over. In a tired of sitting Back and taking the he praised ferry As a the Best thing i have seen in five and a half years. As far As i am concerned the chief is getting the Shaft from City Hayman referring to Schades remarks in the newspaper continued on Page 3 Council surprised the resignation of police chief Robert ferry was accepted a with regret by the City Council tuesday afternoon after a last minute plea failed to have him reconsider his action. Ferry replied with a terse a no sir Quot when he was asked to change his mind about quitting the Job he has held for More than i free years. Councilman b. H. A a Berry Walker seemed to speak for the rest of the elected officials when High said Quot i am shocked disappointed and sorry Quot Over the chiefs decision. A i done to know what other words i can Walker explained that he is sure ferry was a fighting for what he believes is right Quot but should try and understand the position the Council is in too. A i think he must under stand that we must answer to a constituent too Quot Walker said relating to councils decision to Cut the police budget to avoid a tax increase. There is a limit. We have to look at both sides of the equation Quot the councilman explained. Walker said he is deeply disturbed by the a a adversary relationship that seems to be developing Between the Council and the City employees and pointed out that advances have been made Over the past few years in the police department. The truth of the matter is that we have upgraded the depart continued on Page 3 reluctant Raker a wide eyed Clifton Davis foreground does t seem As eager As his brother Anthony to tackle the task at hand. He prefers to strike a watchful pose for photographer Chuck Koelsch. Maybe the Little Guy s dislike for his Job has something to do with the fact his Rake is nearly twice As big As he is. Beach Gate is planned Access banned for show by Sheri Bridges Sun coast gondolier staff writer Caspersen Beach Long the evening hangout of area teenagers and night swimmers will soon have a Gate barring Access to vehicles and will be the site of frequent patrols by the sheriffs department. The Sarasota county commission agreed tuesday that such Steps Are necessary to combat vandalism and destruction of the popular spot. Automobiles driving across the fragile Dune area have accelerated erosion of the waterfront and vandals have caused several fires on the property which blackened several acres and destroyed Large amounts of vegetation. The Gate will be placed at the Entrance Road to the Beach and Large boulders will be put on either Side to prevent vehicles from driving around it. The county erected a Gate last year on the site but it was eventually torn Down and did not Stop the vandalism problems. A Long list of recommendations aimed at protecting Caspersen was presented to Board members several weeks ago by the league of women voters lev. The Parks and recreation Board adopted the leagues suggestions and asked that the commission do likewise. But commissioners have taken no action on the lev a a report. Despite Strong opposition from one of its members the Sarasota county commission tuesday agreed to close Caspersen Beach during an air show scheduled As part of october a venetian Sun fiesta. The request was made by a Terry Ewing chairman of the annual festival for a reasons of Public two years ago a plane participating in an Aerial display crashed into the Gulf but t he Pilot escaped serious injury. Ewing said the Federal aviation administration Faa mandates that All areas near the pathways of planes in air shows be closed to Public Access. He indicated the fishing pier and Golf course will also be shut off. Commissioners Beverly Clay Jim Neville and Andrew Sande Gren concurred that closing the county owned Beach from noon until 5 p.m., oct. 29 and 30, will eliminate the Chance of spectators being injured if an aircraft should crash on the waterfront. Commissioner Larry Rhodes w As absent due to the death of his father in Tampa. Continued on Page 3 bound ngon bypass if your car wobbles bounces and jolts every time you drive Down the recently resurfaced Venice bypass done to worry that your wheels Are out of balance. Nor does the rough Riding indicate that your tires Are about ready to Roll off. What the irregular pave ment does mean is that the new surface Laid by Earl Collins paving has rippled. Dick Davies safety Engineer with the Florida department of transportation do said Quot rippling is a fairly common occur rence and results from heavy traffic travelling the Highway before the Asphalt is completely dry. Don Hall manager of Earl Collins said he was unaware the problem existed and would make no plans to Correct the situation unless directed by the foot. Those instructions should be coming soon As Davies a Ltd a the Sun coast Gondo tier he will Send a Man to a it Nice Quot Pronto Quot to inspect the Busy Highway and make a report. Smoot h driving ahead

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