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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - June 27, 1977, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier vol. 33, no. 48 a 26 pages second Closs postage paid at Venice Florida 33595. Telephone 813 488-2246 monday june 27, 1977 published twice weekly a Price 10c a he a by City Council i it s a Flat top a John Hart manages a smile As Barber Don bran Bow puts the finishing touches on a haircut you Are not Likely to see on too Manv Voung folks these Days a a Flat top. Hart who had medium length hair before the Cut said he thinks his new style will be cooler for the summer. Photo by Briggs the Flat top comes to Venice by Tony Briggs gondolier news editor is Venice ready for the Flattop recent High school graduate John Hart does no to know but when he walked into the Venice Barber shop last week he ordered the Man with the shears to let the hair fall where it May and ended up with something you done to see on too Many Young people today. A Flattop. The word is probably almost unknown to the under-21 set so for those with a lesser knowledge of the Art of haircutting a Flattop is similar to what you see All those Marine corps Drill instructors wearing. But Hart said he has no plans to enter the military and was not a member of the Marine corps f Junior Roth at the High school. When asked Why he decided to get a Flattop he replied a a it a cooler in summer. Its Johns twin brother Jim who was getting a regular haircut at the same time interjected a i think he a Barber Don bran Bow who performed the masterful haircut said he rarely has the Chance to perform such a feat on someone so Young indicating flattops Are usually done on senior citizens. Hart said he had a no regrets after the haircut was Complete but admitted to having a a couple of second thoughts while his medium length locks were falling to the floor. Responding to a question about what his friends would think of the new look Hart joked a a it la be a Good test to see if they really Are my he does no to know if he a going to maintain his Flattop haircut indefinitely but said he will keep it that Way a at least for the Hart 18, will attend Cedarville College in Ohio this fall and is unsure what the other students reaction will be but he thinks his parents a will be surprised and surprisingly Barber bran Bow said the Flattop is much More difficult to Cut than Long or medium hair. He explained that with Long hair you have lots of room to make mistakes. Quot make a half Inch mistake on continued on Page 8 garbage fees to be mulled the Long delayed solid waste ordinance which would establish fees for collecting garbage in the City of Venice for the first time will be considered by the City Council when it meets tuesday afternoon at 3 . Councilman Eugene Caffrey who favors fees Only for institutional and commercial customers suggested Council take action on the ordinance because it has been delayed for so Long. The solid waste ordinance was originally brought to the councils attention last november but action was delayed because it was too Busy trying to work out new water and sewer rates and there were provisions in the ordinance with which some councilmen did not agree. Caffrey said that he would not vote for the ordinance in its current form but indicated he might be in favor of a separate ordinance which would Only establish fees for businesses and institutions. He explained that there Are some provisions in the proposed ordinance which he does not go along with such As a requirement for residents to place their garbage cans at the curb. It also provides for charges on residents if they can quire More than two pickups per week or they have More than two cans. Caffrey said he feels businesses should have to pay extra for garbage collection service because some receive As Many As five pickups per week a some with Large dumpsters. A there is inequity right now a he said since Many businesses get so much More service than individual residents. Caffrey also indicated that he has an Eye on the estimated $34,900 Worth of Revenue that the fees would generate which would help bolster the expected tight City budget for the coming year. If the fees in the proposed ordinance Are adopted businesses with three cubic Yard dumpsters and who get three pickups a week would be charged $30 per month. The charges Range All the Way Down to $5 per month for businesses with one cubic Yard dumpsters and one pickup a week. Caffrey said he was not sure if he supported the fees proposed in the ordinance because he has not studied them for such a Long time but he indicated he is in favor of some Type of charge. The councilman said he Hopes the matter will be settled one Way or another during tuesdays meeting. But Public works director Larry Heath had reservations about whether the Complex matter could be settled that quickly. Heath said it would be difficult to just approve the fees without establishing some Type of controls and regulations regarding placement of the dumpster cans and other items. He suggested the Council might be better advised to have a workshop session on the matter so it can be More fully discussed. Continued on Page 8 Venice set for College Boss by Sheri Bridges gondolier staff writer spurred by enthusiastic support from area Community leaders the and hoc committee for the proposed Venice Branch Campus of Manatee Junior College Mac has told the Community College officials to hire a full time administrator for the local facility. Ellen Kansman chairman of the and hoc committee said the go ahead was prompted by the optimistic response thursday evening of More than 100 Community leaders who attended the formal kick off of fund raising efforts. A cocktail party was held at Venice yacht club to preview plans for the proposed Branch Campus and to acquaint the invited South county residents with the financial aspects of the project. Those in attendance were Given pledge cards and were informed that $50,000 in seed Money is needed to engage a top administrator an assistant Purchase Basic furniture and building supplies. Although the results have not yet been tallied mrs. Kansman said the mood was generous enough to induce the and hoc committee to ask that the administrator be hired. However she stressed that support from the general Community is still necessary if the project is to be successful. Swan cracks up Over eggs by Lou Sinclair gondolier staff writer or. And mrs. Joe sweeters of Bay indies Mobile Home Park no longer will have to sit up night after night worrying about the Progress of nature in the maternity Ward they arranged beside their Home. In Case you have forgotten and you easily could have because they were in charge of the Ward for 41 Days and nights two swans decided to build i nest in their Yard. When the no St was just a make shift Home the distaff Swan Laid six eggs. President s Hospital controls blasted by Dorothy Lippstreuer gondolier staff writer Venice Hospital administrator Donald Hanson indicated that a resident Jimmy Carter spoke Vith a a forked Tongue in Campaign promises concerning Trice controls when addressing he Venice Nokomis rotary club m thursday. \ a the presidents proposed hos total Cost containment act now before Congress blatantly disregards this pronouncement a Han a on declared. Hanson said a i am not necessarily opposed to All the programs designed to contain a Ospital costs. We at Venice a Ospital could live with the proposed Cap of nine percent on a Ospital however he continued a the problem lies in the fact that the Hospital receives billed charges for Only 30 percent of our patients Quot the administrator explained. A in the Venice area 70 percent of our patients Are on medicare and for them we received Only Cost Hanson noted that the Federal government proposes to reduce these medicare related costs by devising a complicated admission Load formula which would Force hospitals to keep patients out of the Hospital at least on an in patient basis. A this becomes rather difficult when one considers that Only physicians can admit a patient to the Hospital the Hospital itself never admits a patient Quot Hanson stressed. Even in emergencies it is the emergency physician that must admit the patient he explained. Venice Hospital will be penalized because it is in a fast growth area and because it has a High concentration of medicare patents the administrator told the Amienee. A medicare pays reimbursements based on Only a two percent increase and we Are anticipating a 10-15 percent growth a he said. The Hospital can expect to be penalized about $413,000 in medicare unallowable costs under that proposal because of the higher rates of admission due growth area he said. A there is yet another problem when we talk about the Revenue continued on Page 8 three locations Are being considered As Sites for the Branch Campus which is tentatively scheduled to open for classes August 19. The Kim Patio North building could be purchased by investors and then leased Back to Mac. Capri Isles has offered its office building for free use the first year and a two year lease at a a reasonable rent thereafter. The South Wing of the Brickyard is also a possible location and the first year there would also be rent free with a a reasonable rent charged thereafter on a two year lease basis. Continued on Page 8 Walker urges Center s use after the eggs came one or the other of the swans would be sitting on the ovals from 6 of clock in the morning until 11 of clock at night. What the errant parents to be did from 11 until 6, Joe Tell me although he did find out what was going on one night. So what a happened now its another sad tale about aquatic Birds. After 41 Days the female Bird Sandy apparently became disgusted because the eggs Hatch and pulled one of the eggs out of the nest and crushed it according to Joe. When the Bird found there was no baby in the egg it started breaking up the others and soon Harp was Only one egg left so the sweeters kept it As a reminder of their Long siege of baby sitting for some babies that never saw the Light of Day. Presumably Sandy and her mate Sam did no to take the miscarriage too badly because a few Days later Joe was tearing up their nest which had developed into somewhat of a mess and the two swans came by to watch. They did no to offer a single objection. A night or two before Joe thought the eggs would Hatch he expected the swans to stick close to Home but about 10 30 he found both of them had disappeared. So like a dedicated maternity Ward manager he started walking along the Park avenues looking for them lie finally saw two swans that looked like Sandy and Sam at the oter end of the Park called them continued on Page 8 Venice a new $600,000 Community Center is not being used As extensively As was first hoped councilman . A a Berry Walker told City Council wednesday and he suggested that new efforts be made to promote the facility a use. More than 90 clubs and organizations had expressed interest in using the Community Center during its preliminary planning stages but Only a few have come Forth now that it is open Walker said. A a i would like to see it used More by the people we built it for instead of them hiding out at St. Marks and assorted other churches a Walker said. Councilman Eugene Caffrey who was one of the leading promoters of the new Center said he believes the disappointing usage figures Are linked to the fees. The old civic Center was free he noted and suggested that some of the club Likely cannot afford to pay the fees. A the Dollar is what is stopping Many of these meetings a Caffrey said. Walker conceded that the charges May be stopping some and said a if they Are keeping some people out maybe we should negotiate the but City administrator Dale Rieth reminded the Council that despite outward appearances the amount of Money collected by the Center has increased every month since it opened. Rieth said it May be a a premature to change the fee Structure since the Center has been operating such a Short period of time. He also implied that since the new facility is already consuming taxpayer dollars to remain open the Burden should not be increased unless it is necessary. Walker agreed to wait on changing the fees but suggested that an Effort be made to Contact All the clubs and organizations that showed an Early interest in the facility to ask Why they Are not using it. A i am convinced we ought to get them in there so they can see what a Beautiful facility we have a Walker said. The Community Center opened last january through the joint funding efforts of the City county and local donations. It has since run at an operational deficit but has gained wide Public acceptance and has been used for several major dances and concerts. Dual taxation Issue continues unresolved the seemingly never ending dual taxation conflict Between Sarasota county and its four municipalities moved no closer toward being resolved wednesday despite a hearing in the second District court of Appeal in Lakeland. The court deferred action on whether the ruling last year by circuit judge Harry Parham that there should be a different tax rate in the cities and the unincorporated areas was proper. The county and the cities appealed that decision. Parham ruled that City residents should get a one Mill tax rate break while those living in the unincorporated areas should face a tax increase of seven tenths of a Mill. The reasoning was that City residents Are now paying taxes to the county for services they do not receive such As county police Protection. The cities have their own police departments. But Sandy do Alembert representing the county argued that the Florida Constitution was ignored by Parham and that he made a political decision in his ruling. Sarasota county league of cities attorney William Korp on the other hand said he did not think Parham had reduced taxes enough for the municipalities reasoning that Parham May have made a Quick decision in Light of predictions of problems in county budgeting. Do ale Brete drawing from two state supreme court cases dealing with similar arguments in Pinellas and Charlotte counties pointed to the fact that City residents can be taxed for services continued on Page 8

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