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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - March 1, 1980, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier the voice of the South county vol. 36, no. 18-104 pages-6 sections second class postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Tel 813 484-2611 saturday March 1,1980 published twice weekly a. News county settlement shocks environmentalists. Story on Page 6. Entertainment rotary Benefit concert at vhf auditorium. Details on Page 10. Conan Unity news animal Sanctuary needs funds to survive. See Page 6. Features shoe repair a dying business say local shop owners. Story on Page 4. Sports vhf baseball ers defeat Riverdale 9-5. Story on Page 15. Inside today . C church.22,23 entertainment.20,21 fishing.18,24,25 Flea Market ads. 3,19,24, Flea mkt. . C letters.2,3,8 obituaries.13 real . C society.10,11,12 sports.15,16,17 tides.24 travel.19 to Money saving coupons in this Issue Allied surgical.7 beall�?Ts.13 estates unlimited.11 Osprey boat rental 17 Stanley steemer.7 South county pest con 13 walgreens.3 Laurel Road answer offered by Ned Burke Sun coast gondolier staff writer frustrated Over the county a apparent apathetic attitude and the pit owners bickering Over who should be responsible for the paving of Laurel Road one Laurel Road property owner took the matter in his own hands and offered a personal proposal to the county commissioners on How the lingering problem can be solved. A there Are four main parties or interests involved in this Laurel Road problem a a said Carlton Hurt who owns property along Laurel Road. A they include the county property owners pit operators and the state department of All of these parties said Hurt must share in the Cost and responsibility of paving and maintaining Laurel Road. A no party to this problem should be looking for a free lunch a Hurt emphasized. In a four Page proposal he urged the county to become More involved in the Laurel Road problem by designating someone to act As a coordinator giving that person authority to coordinate and suggest solutions and assigning one commissioner to work with that person in setting up work sessions involving All parties. A was soon As a meeting of minds is reached on a solution to this problem then an agreement of some sort could be signed by All necessary parties. The time consumed As Well As the animosity and litigation All exact their own Cost. An Early solution. On As Var urinary a basis As possible would appear to be a fair Deal for All parties a said Hurt. The Laurel Road property owner said he would be willing to donate to the county that portion of the needed Laurel Road right of Way he owns and to contribute the $1 per front foot toward the paving of Laurel Road As proposed by Charles Goode county Engineer. Hurt however strongly pointed out that he would be willing to make the above contributions Only if certain a a conditions were met first. One condition according to Hurt would be that the Road must be constructed and paved to county specifications and that upon or before completion of paving the Road would be designated a county owned Public Road with the county being responsible for its continued maintenance. A i think All of the parties involved should contribute to the costs of solving the problem or else quit the Field and leave the rest of us with an area of increased Rural quietude a Hurt said. Under hurts proposal the borrow pit operators would probably Bear the largest share of the Road costs but would be Given Assurance that they would be permitted to operate their present Sites for the next five years subject to a a limit or Cut backs on truck traffic activity. Continued on Page 4 keep on trucking but for How Long is what Many residents of Laurel Road Are asking themselves these Days As the controversy Over who is responsible for the Cost of paving the Roadway lingers on and on. Photo by Ned Burke dust on Laurel Road unsettled the dust on Laurel Road is anything but settled. Adding to the already Cloudy dilemma Over who should be responsible for paving Laurel Road Sarasota county commissioners held a Public hearing tuesday to consider the renewal of a borrow pit permit for Don Montgomery of Venice fill and Shell. Montgomery now joins Bob Rigby of Rigby trucking and Hal Montgomery of Englewood trucking As the third major pit operator along Laurel Road whose permit renewals May depend on their willingness to appease Laurel Road residents demands for a paved Road and for less air and noise pollution caused by the heavy truck traffic along that thoroughfare. County Engineer Charles Goode recommended an 18-Day Extension on Don Montgomery a permit so that renewal permits for All three pit owners could be considered at the same time. The Rigby and Englewood trucking firms were Given 60-Day extensions on their renewal permits in january when they were ordered by the Board of commissioners to come up with a plan to pave Laurel Road. Attorney Stephen Rees representing Don Montgomery said he would be willing to go along with the Extension but he said the paving of Laurel Road was not legally his clients problem. The commissioners agreed to set the Date for the Public hearing for april 1, instead of March 25th As originally proposed because the Board reportedly already has a full Agenda for that Day. Venetian Sun fiesta set a fouled up fowl was this poor Birds plight when our photographer wandered by. Mired Down in muck and mud the Bird had struggled to the Point of exhaustion to free itself As it finally did with a Little help from the Camerman. Photo by Schmidt venetian Sun fiesta the event planned for the time when there Are the least number of tourists in the area so that the local area residents can participate will be held this year on october 17-26. Gordon Plummer president of venetian Sun fiesta committee for 1980, announced the dates commenting that the committee a purposely picked the time of year when there Aie fewer tourists in the area to fulfil the Aims of the event a to provide entertainment for the residents of the Venice several members of the Board Are needed and anyone willing to help with the planning and promotion of the event should Contact Plummer at 488-1855. Mrs. Jeffrey King is president elect and Walt Jennings was elected vice president. A new Secretary and treasurer will be named at a later Date. Jack Taylor will again coordinate the Public relations and Reta Thorner of Venice Little theatre will coordinate the schedule As Well As assist with Public relations. Gene Burr will succeed Brian Holcomb As chairman of sports events and mrs. Sherrick Gilbert is chairman of youth activities this year succeeding mrs. Terrance Ewing. Returning Are Hazen Stephens in charge of membership George Hunter program mrs. Warren Nelson fiesta in the Park and George Wayne Liaison to Venice City Council. No Pedometer needed in sixth decade running alone and forgotten this derelict Hull could probably Tell Many a tale of fishing and fun if it could Only speak. Shifting tides and shiftless vandals will meanwhile hasten the end of what was once someone a proud Possession. Photo by Schmidt by de Cummings special to the gondolier when my wife gave me a 25-mile Pedometer for Christmas i realized what an exaggerated impression she had of my jogging ability. I was struggling at the time to get beyond four Miles a Day. And she paid $17.50 for a Gadget to Tell me when i had gone 25. Before returning it to the store i pointed out As diplomatically As i could my reasons for rejecting her unusual gift. To begin with i never expected to run 25 Miles at one time in my life. The farthest i had Ever walked was 20 Miles and that was then i was an army private 35 years ago. Furthermore the accuracy of a Pedometer depends on a consistent length of stride a 30, 33, 36 inches a whatever. Its that bump every time you set your feet Down that makes something Click inside the instrument and causes it to Register the distance you be travelled. My stride just Isnit that regular. I May Start out at 30 inches or better but after a couple of Miles in a shuffling along in the twenties. And by the time in Mon my fifth mile my legs Are probably doing Well to bite off 18 inches with every step. I pointed out All these arguments to the clerk when she asked Why i was returning the merchandise and she was very understanding. More so than my wife. Anyway i got credit for the Purchase and i done to have that extra weight to lug around when in a jogging. I never expect to compete in a 26-mile Marathon. At my age a 10-mile run is sort of a Long Range a Joal that gives me something to fantasize about. In a a Little Over Halfway there As i proved by completing the 10,000 meter Road run in Sarasota last sunday morning. I began thinking about entering that race As soon As it was announced. At the time i had done five Miles a few times and six at least once. Ten thousand meters Are the equivalent of about six and a Quarter Miles. To prepare for the ordeal i began lengthening my practice runs to six Miles or better every Day. I found some new aches and pains but nothing that continued running ameliorate and a hot Shower obliterate. So i sent in my two Bucks entry fee. In my age group 55-59, i did no to anticipate a great number of competitors. There turned out to be 19. Even so i Wasny to presumptuous enough to see myself As a Winner. I would be satisfied to Complete the course in about an hour. I be dissatisfied just to Complete it. We drove to Sarasota my wife and i for the 9 . Start sunday feb. 17. And you know the weather was wet and Chilly. It had rained off and on since 3 28 . That was the first time it woke me up thereafter sleep was intermit tent. We reached Sarasota High school where everything began and ended about 7 40. Plenty of Larking in several locations. We finally picked a spot behind the track football Field bleachers where my wife could watch the finish from the car or weather permitting stand outside and snap pictures. Since i had pre registered i merely reported to the table marked �?o54-59, male and received my paper number 934.1 continued on Page 4

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