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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - March 8, 1980, Venice, Florida4 Sun coast gondolier Venice Florido so Turnoy Morch 8. 1980 fishing pier projects proposed Ewing addresses rotarians 4 ideas for increasing Revenue to the Airport fund were presented to the Airport advisory Board by two different parties at wednesdays meeting. Nancy Hogan concessionaire at the fishing pier suggested to the Board that $1 per car parking fee be instituted for the pier area. Board member . Bob Anderson said this had been considered previously and it was Felt the Cost of Manning a ticket Gate would be More than the Revenue received from the parking charges. Is. Hogan who presently has the responsibility for Selling the admission tickets to the pier itself said she would be willing to handle the parking fee collection and let it take the place of fishing tickets. She also asked the Board to consider granting her a Long term lease and allowing her to erect a building to House an indoor outdoor seafood restaurant at the pier. City manager Dale Rieth said the maximum length possible for a lease would be 30 years but told is. Hogan the coastal setback line would probably be the major drawback to the construction of a restaurant. She was asked to formulate a More definitive proposal and present it to City Council for its consideration at a future meeting. Larry Edwards who said he fishes from the area of the pier several times a week asked for permission to lease land near the pier for the purpose of conducting a rental business for sailboats Power boats bicycles and Beach equipment. His plans include construction of a building for overnight storage and Edwards said he estimated the building would Cost him about $28,000, with approximately $25,000 invested in boats bikes Etc. He and his four sons would operate the business said Edwards. He also was cautioned by Anderson that the coastal setback line could present a problem and it was suggested he might use storage facilities away from the Beach hauling the boats and other equipment to a warehouse each night on a trailer built for that purpose. Both Edwards and is. Hogan Are to make presentations before City Council to see if that group would agree to lease Public land for such purposes. Electrical outage hits Venice the Day the lights went out in Venice was thursday. The outage however was unusual in that Many facilities in the area experienced Power failure to Only a portion of their complexes. The gondolier for example had electricity and lights in some offices but not in others. Other structures in Venice experienced this same peculiarity. The Odd electrical outage was finally traced to a current seasonal food program tuesday in South county a strawberries and Sweet corny is the topic for a featured Florida foods program presented by Sarasota county cooperative Extension service. The presentation will be Given tuesday March 11 at South county Annex Venice and on wednesday March 12 at Extension auditorium 3000 Ringling blvd., Sarasota. Luther Rozar county Extension director will discuss production and marketing of these seasonal foods. Jean Meadows Extension Home economics agent will present information on nutritional values preservation and preservation methods. This educational program is free of charge and open to the Public. Breaker that malfunctioned at Florida Power and lights substation located East of Albee farm Road. A we had a breakdown in our equipment which caused two of three phase lines entering an electrical users facility to malfunction a said . Phillips of the Venice Florida Power and Light office on South Nokomis Avenue. Phillips explained that users with line entering their Complex had no outage but those with More than line experienced partial electrical shortages. A this is the first time we be Ever had anything like this. It was a rather Peculiar the partial electrical outage lasted about 45 minutes until Fps workmen cleared up the problem. Phillips said some 13,000 customers were affected by the electric eak Down. Melissa Mcdowell Secretary to Joanne e. Koester supervisor of elections for Sarasota county demonstrates How easy it is to use the new Voto Matic voting machine. Photo by Burke Airport fencing continues As topic continued from Page 1 predictions had estimated 81,000 operations annually by 1980. According to will the Faa is a anxious to get the fencing in since if there is an Accident they will have a lot of explaining to he said his Agency receives letters from pilots complaining of vehicles on the runways and will himself on a visit to the Airport saw a woman lost on the runway in her car. An Faa inspection made in february listed a Golf cart parked on the runway and a car crossing the taxi area. The surveillance report concluded there was a Little or no improvement in runway safety conditions since the last some members of the audience questioned the need for a Fence saying there has never been an Accident on the Airport in All its years of operation. Will reported that Federal funding for Airport fencing would now amount to 90 percent rather than the 80 percent figure in effect earlier. The remaining 10 percent would be split 50-50 with the state so the City would end up paying Only five percent of the Cost. Federal funds said will come from the eight percent tax on All airline tickets a five percent waybill tax on air cargo and the seven cents a gallon aviation fuel tax state funding comes from gasoline tax he added. Anderson asked whether resurfacing of runways would be eligible for Federal funding. Will said they would and added that runway 13-31 would have a High priority for an overlay of the Center 75 feet since Small bits of gravel or paving material from a deteriorating runway could be ingested into Turbojet engines. A suggestion was made that the fencing go around the entire Airport and Golf course rather than just the runways. Would the Faa fund the fencing then will said a no a adding a you would have difficulty with Faa if you attempted to enclose the Golf course since of the safety problems appears to be the Golf Sheila Hagan member of the Board and fixed base operator at the Airport asked a if Council votes to reject funds for the fencing what would liability of Council be if someone is maimed or killed wandering on the runway a a i want to be on the City Council Quot answered will. He said he thought the courts would hold Council liable in such a Case. Murray said the High usage of Venice Golf course makes the Fence even More important. He said he understood approximately 75,000 rounds of Golf Are played annually at the facility. Golfers May feel they re perfectly Safe out there Quot said Murray. A i councilman Lucie Grey said some of her constituents had asked Why the City did not just get rid of the Airport. She wanted to know if this is possible and Venice Nokomis rotarians had an Englewood rotary an and Venice resident As guest speaker thursday. State rep. Ted Ewing elected to his present Post in 1976 and re elected in 1978 when he ran unopposed is a resident of the Golden Beach area of Venice and owner of radio station Weng in Englewood. Ewing spoke on a number of items of interest to floridians among them the budget Homestead exemptions and real estate taxes. He spoke of governor grahams proposed adjustments to Florida a biennial budget with the chief executive asking most $500 million in new state expenditures. Ewing said he was sure the governor would meet some opposition to his proposals from members of the legislature. Ewing also discussed the increase in the Homstead exemption which will be put to voters at tuesdays election. If approved the exemption would be increased from $5,000 to $25,000. He said this was a Bill he had worked very hand on and he Felt confident of its passage. In the area of property taxes Ewing said each of the 67 Florida counties assesses property differently with Sarasota county trying to stick to the letter of the Law by assessing close to 100 percent. Other counties assess As Low As 50 percent of fair Market value. Help wanted part time truck Driver. Approximately 20 hrs. Weekly. Hauling newspapers. Chauffeurs License required. Apply Sun coast gondolier 200 e. Miami ave., Venice 484-2611 at a special session last december said Ewing legislators decided to focus attention on this problem and attempt to find a fair equitable and uniform manner to assess real property. The representative spoke of Florida having no personal income tax and no estate or inheritance tax. In a recently published list comparing taxation in the 50 states Ewing said Florida was eighth from the Bottom As to per capita taxes assessed. Quot that a list in a not ashamed to be at the Bottom of a he added. Concerning the Energy crisis Ewing said he believes most approaches to the situation Are negative ones and he feels that using less Energy is Only a temporary solution to the problem. He believes it is More important to find new Energy sources. Although Revenue from gasoline taxes has decreased because of a decline in purchases Ewing said he does not foresee an increase in the gasoline tax this year. He said he does not think the state needs increases in any taxes. He said that two years ago the state took $250 million from the general fund to use for highways and he sees no reason not to do this again because of the present surplus of state funds. Ewing declared there is no reason for Gas lines or shortages of any gasoline products. He placed blame for the problem in Southwest Florida on the Federal government saying the . Department of Energy has the j whole Market place fouled up. With the Law requiring reapportionment every 10 years Ewing said Florida will probably get three new congressional seats in Washington a in addition to the needed to replace congressman Ewing said he believes the Only Way to control government spending is to limit the amount of Money that goes to government. He had a Bill in the legislature last year and will again this year to require a two third vote of the legislature to enact any new to in the state. With the annual 60-Day legislative session to begin in. April Ewing asked that voters let him know their feelings on various topics. A representative j government is a two Way process a he said. Need it can t find it ask for it in the want ads 484-2611. Well clean your Bottom barnacles amp other deposits slowing your boat Down amp wasting fuel in water removal by certified scuba divers. Inexpensive. 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De Krebs newest member of Venice planning commission said he has heard no say Quot there has to be a Fence Quot and he wondered if there is any statutory or regulatory requirement that a Fence be constructed. Anderson said there is not. Taxpayers league continued from Page 1 a in the past few years Quot said Connally a it has been increasingly More time consuming to get a decision from the supreme court because of the Large number of cases handled by that court and the clogged condition of its judicial the orderly judicial procedure suggested by the proposed amendment said Connally appears a reasonable Quot and would undoubtedly result in More expeditious judicial decisions. W pressure cleaning amp coating it White Coaling Ign insula Tive gravel Border dec 100 paint Call 488-7811 i free estimates 1177 South by pass Venice member Venice area chamber of Commerce since 1964 free Organ concert monday March 10 7 . If you like the songs of the 1920�?Ts to 1950�?Ts you la enjoy the delightful music of Jack Metz. Door prizes refreshments 2021 South Trail Ark Plaza Venice 484-4446 Meade in Dick . Attorneys at Law Public notice the City Council of the City of Venice Florida will hold a Public hearing at the Venice Community Center 326 South Nokomis Avenue at 9 a.m., monday March 24,1980, for the purpose of determining the propriety and feasibility of enacting a proposed rent stabilization ordinance to control rents in Mobile Home Parks situate within the corporate limits of Venice and to receive testimony to determine if a housing emergency so grave As to constitute a serious menace to the general Public does exist. All interested persons Are invited to attend. By order of City Council s. Albee or. City clerk publish March 8,20,1980 Sarasota 1620 main 366 5656 Venice 280 Miami ave. 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