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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - November 24, 1977, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier rho Volee of the South county vol. 33, no. 86 a 44 pages second class postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Tel. 813 484-2611 thursday november 24,1977 published twice weekly�?15c water District proposal to expand boundaries debated a proposal to extend to boundaries of special Utility District Sud #1 to include the area from Vamo Road to Lake Village Mobile Home Park met with opposition tuesday from the Sarasota county commission Ken Anderson utilities director recommended the expansion to remedy the financial filings of the District and to provide better Quality water to the residents of the area under consideration. But the Board decided against taking action on the suggestion and instead placed the matter in committee until further study could be made. Commissioner John Saba was the first to raise objections to the recommendation saying the expansion be fair to North county voters who pledged $10 million in a referendum to establish the District. A i done to think under any circumstances we should furnish water outside the District to those people who Arentt provid North port policeman Dies convicted North port police it. Robert Reinert dropped dead in Venice tuesday on his first Day of work with a repaving company. The 49-year-old Reinert collapsed about 1 30 . While working with Culter repaving co., which has a repaving contract with the City. Co workers said he was sweeping dirt from the pavement at the intersection of firenze and Riviera streets when he complained of being tired. He sat Down under a nearby Pine tree his breathing became Laboured and he fell Over. He was pronounced dead at Venice Hospital of an apparent heart attack. Reinert was convicted last week of official misconduct and tampering with evidence in connection with a 1975 drunk driving Case handled by the North port police department. He had been released on $10,000 Bond following the conviction. His death came just before the City of North ports planned meeting to decide whether or not Reinert should be fired. The 16-year Veteran of Law enforcement and his wife Pat have four children. Ing the same kind of backup As those within the District a he reasoned. Commissioner Beverly Clay agreed and also reminded Anderson that he is now in the process of attempting to obtain an additional five million Gallons a Day from Manatee county to meet the needs of present users. She asked How he also expected to find enough water to service residents in the proposed expansion area. The area currently served by Sud #1 runs from county line Road South to Vamo Road from the Gulf East to cattleman Road. The District was established in 1970 when the county adopted its water and sewer master plan which provided for the creation of four main districts for Central services and one for Rural areas. Sud i is the Only District which has been set up since adoption of the plan. Because Sarasota county has no water source As such the District receives five to six million Gallons of water a Day from Manatee county to service the More than 40,000 dwelling units within its boundaries. Anderson defended his recommendation saying it is the responsibility of local government to provide Quality water to county residents. He said if elected officials done to assume their responsibility to the people Small operations proliferate. Continued on Page 9 clowning around is their Trade by sunny Sullivan Sun Cost gondolier staff writer ringing in their glory the graduates of the 10th annual Ringling Bros and Barnum amp Bailey Clown College graduating class were caught saturday with their collective pants Down. The 51 munsters dropped their pants buffed splashed and flapped their Way into the hearts and pocketbooks of Irvin and Kenneth Feld the renown entertainment producers and Heads of the greatest show on Earth. The final graduation curtain dropped Down on 28 of the Clown College students with the remaining 23 Lucky graduates ringing their personal Bells to celebrate their circus contracts. Of the 23 accepted students three women share the roster with 20 male counterparts. All Turkey Day fun a kindergarteners in mrs Amelia Ziegler s class at Nokomis elementary school donned thanksgiving garb in Honor of thursday s Holiday. The Teepee is a reminder of our country s first thanksgiving with the indians. Photo by Sandy Gray Sac to ask Board keep ninth graders at la Jas Lemon Bay Junior High school advisory committee Sac unanimously approved a motion to recommend that the present ninth graders at the school be allowed to continue their school at the la Jas Campus in september 1978. The recommendation will be presented to the District Sac meeting on nov. 28 in the form of a report by the chairman mrs. . Lippstreuer. The meeting will be held at the Neil Armstrong elementary school in port Charlotte. I r music Man a this instrument Laden Clown is one of 51 who performed saturday at the Ringling Bros and Barnum amp Bailey Clown College graduation. Photo by Sandy Gray will be continuing the baggy pants Pace that they began More than eight weeks ago As Novice clowns amps. Saturdays graduation performance was in essence a premiere audition for the Felds As Well As the culmination of eight rigorous weeks of studying. Part of the requirements include coming up with their own unique version of the age old Art of clowning. Demonstrations of new ideas even if attached to old pants Are what the kids strive for in their acts. Now considered to be bonafide clowns the 1977 graduates will perform with various circus units. And some like James Doug Turner from Bradenton will join circus world. Turner was the Only Florida resident to be accepted along with the three women Clown graduates who like Rachael Mccullen were saluting us from cities As Distant As Woodland Hills Cal. Bernice Elaine Collins from Kansas City Kan. Showed tremendous Energy in her routines and was rewarded with a contract. And Margaret a a Peggy King from Evans City a. Was the third lass to have approval for her performance costume and make up design. The College founded in 1968 by Irvin and Israel Feld continues today under the direction of Irvin and Kenneth Feld with Bill Ballantine As Dean. According to reports the entire Troup of clowns have with Only a few exceptions graduated from the Clown College and gone on to populate the traditional characters created by such greats As Emmett Kelly Lou Jacobs and Feld decided in 1968 there just weren to enough professional clowns to carry on the circus work. Most of the aging performers were looking at Silver streaks among the Gold so Feld created the worlds first Clown College. The result nine years and ten performances later was a Day Glo group of 51 students who tried to out perform out talk and out strip the Competition. R weather High Low rain 1 november 17 82 63 .00 november 18 79 62 .00 november 19 81 61 .00 november 20 83 61 .00 november 21 83 63 .00 november 22 84 63 .00 november 23 84 67 .00 rain for the week .00 rain for the month .14 rain for the year 42.44 1 temperatures and rainfall Are i recorded at 8 a m daily on the 1 dates shown for the preceding i 24 hour period the committee will also bring the motion to the attention of the school Board at the dec. 13 session. Action followed a report by principal Robert Bedford on construction of the new High school and renovation of the present facility. The members Felt that no matter what stage the construction of the new school is in portables should be brought onto the Campus for use until the new building is completed Early in 1979. Arrangements for the construction of new portable classrooms by comprehensive employment training act Ceta employees is being considered. The principal pointed out that it is Likely the seventh graders will be housed in the portable classrooms because they have a More stationary schedule than the older students. Bedford and the staff members have been consolidating orders for material needs in each department with the new school architects who Are now planning furniture and equipment for the new facility. The architects expect to Complete the working plans of stage two by dec. 1. After reviewing material needs and building costs which must come within the $3.75 million allocated by the state for the new school they will begin the final plans for submission to the principal. The committee also asked about the athletic facilities to meet the needs of physical education requirements for boys and girls. Bedford said that there will be an athletic Field which will be used for football in an area Large enough for track and Field events. Final construction of the Asphalt track is not known because of the expense he said. However there will be softball and hardball baseball Fields soccer and volleyball areas As Well As four Tennis courts on Campus. The curriculum offered at the High school will be arranged to provide both vocational and College required courses the principal told the Sac members. Sac meetings Are open to the Public and the next session will be held on thursday Jan. 19 at the school. County City planners meet South county residents will keep close watch during compilation of the state mandated Long Range comprehensive plan eager citizens told planners this week during workshops. The Sarasota county planning department held meetings monday with the Venice planning commission and tuesday with the Sarasota county planning commission to explain the Complex document and to ask for Public input in compilation process. Vocal groups of interested residents attended both sessions to ask questions make suggestions and toss out criticisms. The workshops were the first of several that will be held on the comprehensive plan throughout the time prior to the july 1, 1979 deadline for adoption. The state requires that each City and county prepare a plan to indicate the general Way in which the Community expects to develop in years ahead. The plan is composed of seven state approved elements an intergovernmental coordination and citizen participation element a transportation element a utilities and Public facilities element an environmental element a housing element a land use element and a Public expenditures and implementation element. Probably the greatest concern especially among residents of the unincorporated county areas was about the documents affect on current zoning designations. Dennis Wilkison and Jan Ollry both with the county planning department stressed that the plan is just a general idea of How the county and its municipalities should be expanded. Wilkison told the Venice group that the plan does not provide for specific buildings in particular locations but rather outlines general land uses such As allowing for open space or adequate commercial areas. Continued on Page 9 City won t foot insurance inside today a Venice City councilman a motion to have the City pay the increased costs of dependent insurance coverage died tuesday from Lack of interest. John Vickers who recently announced his resignation from the Post he has held since last january asked the Council to consider footing the Bill for City employees faced with a $13 monthly surge in insurance prices. Following City manager Dale Riethe a report that coverage has increased an unexpected 30 percent Vickers pointed out that the employ yes share of the Rise would usurp the raises they received in october. He noted that by cause of Cost of living and proposed social Security tax increases employees will make less than they did last year if they re required to pay More for dependent insurance. Vickers made a motion that the City somehow con Ipen continued on Page 9 Bridge scene. P. 17 classified .35-36 crossword.20 entertainment4-5 fishing27 Flea Market ads 17-42-43 horoscope.22 hospital.25 letters. 3 obituaries .8-16-23 real estate 36 thru 41 society. 29-30-31 sports10-11 tides.27

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