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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - November 14, 1977, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondoliers ii Vole of the South county vol. 33, no. 83 28 pages second class postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Tel 813 484-2611 monday november 14,1977 published twice weekly a Price 15c a veterans Day observed Venice area veterans organizations braved the icy North winds Friday to observe veterans Day in its traditional fashion. The Observance began in the downtown veterans Park and eventually wound up at the new memorial on the West end of Venice Avenue. The services were highlighted by a Flag raising at the new veterans memorial above and the traditional playing of taps left. Photo by Tony b Gas a City sets paper recycling Days the City of Venice is going to begin collecting newspapers at the end of the month for recycling under the new solid waste ordinance. A the City of Venice is very enthusiastic about the newspaper segregation aspect of the new solid waste ordinance a said Public works director Larry Heath. The City is being split up into five zones Heath explained with the first zone getting Home collection on the last monday of each month. Other zones will have collection on subsequent Days. A the City is planning to conduct the collection of newspapers once a month door to door. The residents will be required to bag and or bundle the newspapers and place them at curbside for collection a Heath said. A no magazines Are to be res rents who done to want to wait until the end of the month to have their old newspapers picked up can take them to one of the six newspaper recycling drop off Points in the City. The Recic located at City Hall Higel Park be recycling bins will be Heath said the Mobile Home Parks have been contacted and most of them plan to have Central drop off Points within the Park for residents who live there. The reason the City included newspaper recycling provision As part of its new solid waste ordinance is to reduce the amount of solid waste being sent to the Landfill extend the life of the Landfill reduce air pollution from burning the papers reduce the continued on Page 2 City violations now being prosecuted City problems with prosecuting violations of local ordinances Are on the Way to Resolution. City manager Dale Rieth told the gondolier after meeting with state attorney James Gardner. Rieth said the City has experienced problems since the abolition of municipal courts in january because no one was prosecuting the cases at the county level. But after meeting with Gardner he discovered that the City had not been using the proper procedure in filing complaints which made it difficult to prosecute the violations of the Law. A a we misunderstood some of the things that had to be done a Rieth said a and he Gardner did no to know that problems were being he explained that the City a new police chief Ray Way mire. Along with City clerk Steve Albee and assistant City attorney Andy Britton have been instructed to work up a procedure for filing and prosecuting cases which originate in the City. In the meantime Rieth said Gardner has promised to Send a list of guidelines for City officials to follow when they want to prosecute a Case. The guidelines lad not been received As of late last week. One of the things that has been holding up the prosecution of Many of the Misdemeanour cases is that under new Laws there must be three witnesses to the wrongdoing except in the Case of traffic violations. City officials did not realize this Rieth said and that a Why Many of cases were simply thrown out of court. A what had happened was that the department Heads were reluctant to Issue a complaint because they thought nothing would happen a Rieth said. City building official Bob Becker and fire chief ted Deming Are the primary department Heads with the Power to Issue citations for violations of building codes and fire regulations. Rieth conceded that the process will be involved if the City is to get prosecution but that is the Only Way it will happen. A it seems to be the Long Way around a Rieth said a but it seems the Only Way we can do Rieth commented that Legal problems today have become so Complex a that it seems to take an act of Congress to get them but the City is willing to face the problem. Rieth said he Hopes the new procedures will restore Money to the City coffers that has been lost from cases not being prosecuted. Winter exodus underway its november Cool weather has come to the Venice area and with the inexplicable timing of the swallows of san Juan Capistrano the tourists have returned to our town. The roads Are once again crawling with cars bearing License tags from such familiar places As the Buckeye state the Wolverine state and the Keystone state. The lines of automobiles idling behind the City a countless traffic lights have grown nearly As Long As the after dinner speeches at club conventions. The Venice area Cham Ber of Commerce Vacc and local service stations attested to the fact that the so called a a season has started. Yes they said the Sun has risen on this years Winter tourist term. Dennis Frushone Vacc executive vice president said the flow of visitors into the chamber a office has not reached 1976�?Ts october Early november level but added that the number is increasing steadily each Day. Inside today he also noted that the number of mailed in inquires Are nearly double what they were at this time last year. In october 1976, Frushone said 1,777 letters requesting information about the area were received by the chamber. That figure soared to 3,186 pieces of mail in october 1977. A if that a any indication of the number of people interested in coming Down wed better look out a Frushone predicted. A when they hit its going to be Bentley Collins owner of Bentley a Amoco said gasoline sales at his station have been up about 20 percent since August. He noted much of his recent business traffic has been comprised of a local folks six months residents coming Back earlier than in Nokomis Dick Sadey of Dicks Shell said his sales have picked up by 50 percent in just the past few Days. Previously he said the surges had been a spotty a but he forecast that now the heavy traffic is Here to stay. For Dan Tramontana of Danes Mobil business has increased 30 to 50 percent in the last four weeks. He said his sales for late 1977 Are surpassing even those during last years extra Busy season. Gordon Whitehead of Porky a Chevron and Harvey Clark of Clarks Fina each said they have had Little change in gasoline sales. Whitehead said his traffic usually increases considerably after thanksgiving. Clark noted most of his business comes from year round residents but said he a noticed an increase of 25 percent in Highway traffic. In other words it looks As though wed All better pad our schedules with extra driving and shopping time. Its soon going to be As crowded around Here As a subway station during the Rush hour. Classified. .20 editorial. .4 entertainment .6-7 fishing. .12 Hospital report ,. .19 obituaries. 2-16-28 real estate. 21-27 sports. 10-11 society. 13-14-15 tides. .12 Mundy Park the Community Center the City purchasing department on Airport Avenue and the City garage on Seaboard Avenue. Author s books Are Home run hits Matt Christopher spends time thinking about earthquakes Devil Pony and Fly Hawks and hell talk about them on thursday at the Venice Public Library children a presentation. Christopher the father of four children moved from Ithaca n.y., to Venice pursuing improbable items like basketball spark plugs and catchers with Glass arms. A writer with More than 60 children a adventure and sports books to his credit Christopher first published in 1932 when he was 14 years old. Still producing More than three books a year there is a contract already in the works for 1979. Targeted toward the 10-to 14-year-old Market he is published by Little Brown and company As Well As Steck Vaughn. The prolific writer says he has gone through four typewriters and thousands of reams of paper. And he insists on doing the first draft quickly so he can follow up with three revisions. Because he says a when you re writing too fast you done to have the Christopher will be speaking at 3 30 . On nov. 17 in the Venice Public Library children a Section. Join Homecoming Venice High school Homecoming Parade committee does no to want you to feel overlooked if you Haven to been contacted about having your club civic service or fraternal organization participate in the annual vhf Homecoming Parade planned Friday nov. 18 beginning at 6 15 . The Parade route will begin at Barcelona Avenue in the area of the City Tennis courts. It will travel East on Venice Avenue turning South on Nokomis Avenue East on Turin Street and ending at the . Edwards building. The school floats will continue on to the High school. Winner of the class float Competition will be announced during half time at the Homecoming football game which begins at 8 . At Venice stadium. Also during half time the biggest event will be crowning of the 1977 Homecoming Queen. The committee is still looking for More participants and is encouraging anyone interested in becoming involved to Contact Venice High school at 488-6726, ext. 42, for More information. Hav donates $25,000 Matt Christopher Venice Hospital will receive a Check for $25,000 from the Hospital auxiliary volunteers hav at the 26th anniversary luncheon meeting at indies Hall Bay indies Park at noon today monday. Mrs. Reino Ahlman will present the Check to Ronald Hanson executive director As one of the last official acts As president of the organization. Mrs. Ahlman will turn Over her Gavel to miss Janet Marks after installation. The Check is the result of fund raising efforts by the hav in its hospitality shop at the Hospital through to rentals there and the annual Christmas Bazaar country cupboard held in october. Proceeds will go to the first payment on the new $100,000 pledge for construction of an auditorium at the Hospital. The auditorium is becoming a necessary part of the Hospital for in training of its personnel to keep up with state and Federal requirements according to Hanson. Y

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