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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - October 13, 1977, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier k �01 i vol. 33, no. 75 40 pages second class postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Telephone 813 484-2611 thursday oct. 13,1977 published twice weekly a Price 10c six Home s future Uncertain a this 51-year-old Home on Nokomis Avenue May be destroyed unless someone offers to move it to another lot in Venice. Julia cousins who used to own the Home wants it saved. See Story below. Photo by Tony Briggs one of town s oldest houses woman fights to save Home one of Venice a original Homes is facing the wreckers Ball before the end of the month but the family who owned the House for the past 50 years is mounting a Campaign to save the Structure even if it Means giving it away. Until a year ago the two bedroom Spanish style Home was owned by the cousins family which purchased it in 1930 at the height of the depression for the taxes that were owed on it a $1,000. Julia cousins daughter of or. And mrs. M. Cousins who originally bought the Home sold the property to the Venice nursing Pavilion which owns land next door. She said she sold it because she could no longer keep up with the maintenance on the House and the apartments which Are nearby. Miss cousins said she was promised by the new owner that the Home would not be destroyed but the nursing Home decided it needed space for a new parking lot and the old Structure would have to come Down. When she heard what was in store for the old Home place miss cousins set to work to try and find a Way to have the Structure moved to a vacant lot she now owns in Nokomis. After months of looking for someone who could accomplish the Job she finally found a firm which could but then ran into another Roadblock. The Home was so big and heavy that it could not be taken Over any of the Bridges which ring the Island portion of Venice. It seems the last time such a move was tried it damaged the drawbridge so it is now prohibited miss cousins said. Undaunted by one problem after another in her quest to save water main repairs okayed by Council the family Home she began looking to see if she could have the House taken by Barge to Nokomis and then trucked to the vacant lot. Determination again led miss cousins to the company that could accomplish the move but to no Avail. The Only spots at which the Home could be landed were owned by persons who would not allow the trucks to Cross the property to bring it out. With the deadline for the move fast approaching and All possible avenues of moving the Home to her property exhausted. Miss cousins decided the Only thing left to do is to give the Home to anyone in Venice who wants it. The important thing to her is to save the Home no matter who it belongs to. Although she does not own the Home anymore she has been continued on Page 5 repairs to Venice a improperly constructed reverse osmosis raw water main were authorized by City Council tuesday despite a threatened court injunction by the lawyer of the contractor who built the main. Assistant City attorney Bill Korp recommended that Council allow City Engineer ted Yeatts to ask for bids to repair the controversial water main which has been the subject of Council debate for More than a year. All of the Council members went along with the recommendation except mayor Harry Case who said a i have a deep seated conviction that this is not the Way to Case has argued that the City should proceed with the lawsuit it now has pending against contractor Harry Pepper rather than go ahead with the repairs and then proceed with the suit. Korp told Council however that if repairs Are made now the City can show the courts the damage it has suffered in an exact amount. The repairs that were authorized include the portion of the line that has been uncovered which is Only half of the entire mile Long pipeline. Korp said he is unsure what the City would do about recovering the Cost of any repairs that need to be made on the rest of the main. The Cost of repairs and Legal fees the City Hopes to recover were estimated by Korp at Between $50,000 and $60,000. Some Council members were upset at the Contention made by peppers lawyer that the City should not be concerned about getting the water main repaired because it is still operational. Said Korp a a it a sort of like having an automobile that is a Lemon and having the dealer say a Well it runs does no to it a a councilman b. H. A a Berry Walker termed the letter which threatened an injunction and contended the line is still operating a a delaying Walker said the Contention that the line is still working is a an excuse for shoddy unacceptable work. I make no Bones about the fact that when i first heard of this shoddy Job i was outraged. And in a still there was some discus Sion among the councilmen that Pepper should be excluded from bidding on making the corrections to the line but City attorney Charles Wheeler advised against such a motion. Nevertheless Council made it Clear that if Pedder should bid it has no intention of awarding him the contract for the work regardless of How Low the bid should be. Korp said after the meeting that the City could proceed with the lawsuit against Pepper at any time but it probably will wait until the repairs Are made on the water main. The Job is expected to take 60 to 90 Days. A it will be difficult to get to trial before the first of the year a Korp said. Booze Law amendment approved the Law which prohibits the Public consumption of alcoholic beverages in Venice will remain on the books for the time being City Council agreed tuesday night even though some of its members want to be rid of it As soon As possible. Council approved an ordinance during its tuesday meeting which would Amend the present Law to allow the City manager the Power to Grant exceptions to the Law rather than have the Council perform that task. Mayor Harry Case recommended that Council go ahead and approve the interim ordinance until a new alcohol consumption Law based on the state statutes could be worked out. He said he has tried to work amendments into the present ordinance but decided it would be too Complex. Councilman Bill Freeman who originally questioned the need for a Public drinking Law agreed to go along with the interim solution a was Long As we done to drag our feet working up the new Law. Anderson files for Council seat four Are now running local businessman Robert l. A Bob Quot Anderson became the fourth person to enter the Venice City Council race officially filing wednesday morning. Anderson 40, will run for the seat with the two year term and will oppose Bill Gibson vice president of the South county condominium and apartment owners association. Anderson said he is running for the Council seat to a utilize my management Talent and to bring proven business practices to the a 23-year resident of the Venice area Anderson is owner and general manager of r. L. Anderson electric inc. He served on the county charter review Board was chairman of the Venice area chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Community Center task Force. He was a prime mover behind the construction of the now completed Community Center. Anderson is currently on the Sarasota Manatee citizens advisory Board for the Sarasota Bradenton Airport authority. He is the youngest person to file for a Council seat in this election and said he thinks there is need for younger representation on the Council. But he agreed that because the City has such a Large elderly population it should have a Large representation on the Council. This will be Andersons second attempt for a City Council seat. He lost his last bid to councilman Eugene Caffrey. Andersons entry into the Council race is a further demonstration of the considerable Community interest in the four Council seats that will be up for grabs in the dec. 6 City election. More than a dozen residents have picked up petitions to run and four have filed including planning commission chairman Frank Proctor who is running for a three year term and George Wayne a former member of the City charter review Board. Bill Granger scoutmaster of boy scout troop 28, has picked up a petition and said he is considering running for the one year term but has not made a final decision. Granger 26, is one of the youngest to indicate he May run for a Council seat. In other action Council approved the concept of a 30-year lease for fixed base operators Foo at the Airport but deferred action on any final agreement until after City officials meet with the Federal aviation administration Faa representatives. This is the first time the Council has gone along with the idea of Long term leases with the fobs. The subject was brought up following the Reading of a proposal from Frank Guzman of Sun air aviation calling for a 30-year lease and a major expansion of his facility at the Venice Airport. Council liked everything but a proposed rental fee based on two and a half cents a Square Felt the amount was too Low but agreed to negotiate with him. The Council also a appointed Robert Hamilton to the fire department Board of trustees to fill the vacancy created by the death of Larry Mclaren. A approved the free use of the Venice fishing pier by participants in the local big Brothers program. Commission adopts coastal setback an ordinance to protect the unincorporated coastal areas of Sarasota county directly exposed to the Gulf of Mexico from erosion and flooding through the establishment of a Gulf Beach setback for Multi family residential construction or excavation was adopted tuesday by the Sarasota county commission. Ordinance 77-77 is said by the commission to have the following Public purposes a protect Public health safety and welfare a minimize future Public expenditures for flood and erosion control measures a minimize future Public expenditures for Relief and or restoration of projects following natural disasters or gradual erosion a insure Public Access along the Public beaches of the Gulf of Mexico a minimize erosion damage to adjacent property resulting from manmade structures a protect beaches beachfront dunes beachfront Bluffs and beachfront vegetation necessary for maintaining Shoreline stability and for protecting coastal property from flood and erosion damage a insure that coast property and coastal Waters retain the economic recreational and aesthetic value of coastal property owners and the general Public. The ordinance defines Quot Gulf Beach setback lines Quot As lines 50 feet landward of the documented erosion line. The documented erosion line Means a line determined through a review of historical records which document the most landward extent of erosion along the land fronting the Gulf of Mexico since Jan. 1, 1948. No Multi family residential construction or excavation or connection with such construction can be undertaken upon coastal property Seaward of the Gulf Beach setback line. Inside today Bridge scene 28 churches. .30-31 classifieds .33-34 entertainment. 6-7 fishing. .32 Flea markets .20-25 Horoscope .28 letters. .4 obituaries 5-15 real estate. .35 thur 39 simply Sinclair. 16 school menus. 15-16 social news. .8-9-10 sports. .11-12 tides. .22 area kids will enjoy Sun fiesta by Sheri Bridges Sun coast gondolier staff writer the fifth annual venetian Sun fiesta has something for everyone and kids Are certainly no exception. This years festival should keep energetic youngsters Busy with everything from building sandcastles to roller skating. Athletically minded youth will want to participate in some of the sports events scheduled during the 10-Day fiesta. The Tennis tournament sponsored by court Side is Ideal for those juniors who want to try their skill in singles Competition. The tournament begins Friday oct. 21 and the final round of play is sunday oct. 30, with time off in Between for school of course. Kids who enjoy running and romping outdoors will want to be on hand during the track and Field events sponsored by noon kiwanis. The activities Are scheduled for saturday oct. 22 at 8 45 . On the Venice elementary school playground. Pedal Power and handling skill will be exhibited saturday oct. 29, at 9 . At the South county Myca. Here youngsters will have a Chance to put their bicycle through the paces As they race through an obstacle course that will test the Drivers dexterity. For those with creative learning Sambo a restaurant is sponsoring a Sand sculpturing contest saturday oct. 22 at municipal Beach. Sambo a Tiger will help officiate the contest which includes trophies for most original most humorous spectators Choice Best sandcastle by a youngster 10 years or younger and Potpourri. Round and round the skaters will go dressed in crazy halloween costumes during fiendish frolics a roller skating event sponsored by the Venice band parents association. For$2 participants can shuffle around Lenny a skate City from 4-7 . Or from 7-10 ., sunday oct. 30. Train rides Are always a lot of fun for youngsters and the 40 it 8 of the american legion has staged a whistle Stop with kids in mind. During the fiesta in the Park saturday and sunday oct. 29 and 30, children can catch a free ride on the 40 it 8 locomotive which will be stationed at Venice Airport. Continued on Page 5 oct. 6 oct. 7 oct. 8 oct. 9 oct. 10 oct. 11 oct. 12 High 85 85 87 87 84 86 86 Low 64 64 65 65 73 74 73 rain .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 rain for the week 00 rain for the month00 rain for the year41.67 Tempero Urei and ram tall Are recorded at 8 daily on the Motet shown for the preceding 24-hour period

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