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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - September 26, 1977, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier the Volee of the South count vol 33 no 71 26 pages second class postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Telephone 813 484-2611 monday september 26,1977 published twice weekly a Price 10c United Way drive the fifth annual kick off luncheon of the South Sarasota county United Way will be held on wednesday oct. 12 at 11 50 . At the Venice Community Center James e. Sicks Campaign chairman announced today. Donation is $3.50 per person and tickets May be purchased at the door. All members of civic and service clubs Are urged to have their group make this their club meeting for the week and help give the drive a successful Send off Sicks asks. But grievance procedure changes Council vote cleared by Tony Briggs Sun coast gondolier news editor the Venice City Council will vote in Public meetings whether to hear employee grievances in the future following a questionable private vote on such a matter two weeks age and a subsequent investigation into whether the balloting was a violation of the government in the Sunshine Law. Assistant City atty. Jack Mcgill said Friday that after studying the Law he did not think the councils private balloting was a violation of the Law. But he conceded the act was questionable. Mcgill has advised that Council rectify the situation by voting again on the grievance at tuesdays regular Council meeting. City clerk Steve Albee also has been advised to rewrite the grievance procedure in the personnel handbook to require that All votes on future grievances be voted on in regular meetings rather than by ballot outside the Mcgill said after researching the Law that the councils handling of the grievance could be considered proper because it was a a quasi judicial act a which does not have to be performed in Public meetings. A i done to think anyone can say it is a per be violation of the Sunshine Law or that it was not a per be violation of the Sunshine Law a Mcgill said but explained he did no to see any a real he said that even if there was a violation the Council would Only have to take the vote in Public to Correct the improper act. The Council voted two weeks ago not to hear a grievance from City Engineer ted Yeatts under the procedure set Forth in the personnel rules. Since the regulations say Only that the Council has the option of either hearing the grievance or rejecting it Albee circulated a memo to the elected officials giving them the Choice by marking a Box a a yes or a no Quot. After the vote was taken Albee asked the attorneys to look into the possibility of whether it was a violation of the Sunshine Law which prohibits elected officials from taking official acts outside of Public meetings. Mcgill said he did not think the decision on the grievance constituted a policy decision and therefore was not subject to the Law. Fun filled Sun fiesta takes form learn to do it on your Ownby sunny Sullivan Sun coast gondolier staff writer a people want to know How to save Money quoted Bolam said about the course to be offered by the new Community services a powder puff car repair class. Bolam was discussing older people who come in to his Mobil station especially older women and they want to use the self service gasoline pump. A a in la show Mem How to pump the Gas Quot Bolam said Quot because doing it themselves will save Money. And a lot of women want to know How to maintain their cars too. So my son Bill will teach pm All of this interest and the soon to be offered courses in How to do it yourself is a result of efforts put Forth by newly appointed Community services coordinator Katie Pointer. Classes will be offered through the Community services program out of the Venice Junior High school according to the Developer of the project Harry Holmbraker. Holmbraker said the project emerged As a result of the growth in the Venice area and monies Are slated for Katie pointers salary and for the fund in general. A the state will provide $6,000 and Sarasota county Parks and recreation is adding another $6,000,�?� Holmbraker stated. The project is gearing up and according to Holmbraker Quot the new person Pointer is on Board and she will be dealing with Walt Rothenbach in charge of county Parks and recreation and Guy Bennett principal of the Junior when asked about the specifics of the newly created Job and services Holmbraker said a my Job is to provide staff he indicated the Job itself fell under Bennett a supervision but he outlined the premise of the service itself. A a it serves a trilogy of functions a Holmbraker commented Quot one Community services offers educational activities and programs which assist with adult he said the program serves As a Liaison a a catalyst Between people and functioning As an intermediary Between people and agencies Between their problems and someone who can solve them Holmbraker stated the Community service coordinator Hopes to fill a social service role. Talking with Katie Pointer the role of social service and recreational activity Coor Dianto seems to intertwine. Continued on Page 5 the lady is a Mechanic a jumping in with both maintenance class open to everybody in the feet Community services coordinator Katie Venice Community. Photo by Koelsch Pointer tries her hand at the Quot powder puff Quot car the scary halloween costumes will do their marching thursday oct. 27 and the big bands pretty majorettes and colourful floats will Parade Down Venice Avenue saturday oct. 29. A lot of Good things in one place will be available at the fiesta in the Park on saturday oct. 29 and sunday oct. 30. The spectacular air show will keep everyone looking skyward As the daring pilots twist and turn their aircraft around through and Over the Clouds. A boat and Auto show pork Barbecue and Art display will also be on hand to keep everyone a interest entertained and occupied. The fun filled schedule of events will wind to a close sunday oct. 30 with a sail race under hopefully sunny skies and a religious service on the municipal Beach. Also on sunday will be a new activity called a Christian happening which will give everyone an Opportunity to a have a Good time in the so whether you Are one who likes to get in on the action or one who prefers to watch the action from a comfortable sideline seat there a a place for you in the venetian Sun fiesta. Catch up on your sleep and save your Energy because there san almost non Stop schedule of activities ahead. Lice make for Lousy students students sometimes get so bogged Down in school work they feel like tearing out their hair. But if your child seems to be scratching his head More than usual it might be head lice and not Homework that is the Root of his itching. For the fourth year in a Row outbreaks of head lice have been reported in county schools. There have been at least a half dozen cases in each of the South county elementary schools according to Mary Myers Public health nurse and the problem is believed to have also spread to the Junior and senior High schools. The incidence of pediculosis Rapitis head lice is a National problem and one that has escalated since the ban of Dot insecticide in 1971. The county health department says lice infestation was fairly widespread until the use of Dot during world War ii nearly eradicated the insects. But the outlawing of Dot extensive world travel and an increase in social Contact Are All thought to have contributed to the present situation the health department reasons. Head lice Are parasites that live on human blood mainly on the Scalp and Are spread from person to person. The insects can be transmitted from one infested continued on Page 5 childhood delights a few grown ups probably remember the Delight of whizzing Down a sliding Board at full Speed. But these kids in kindergarten at Venice elementary school remember a As can easily be seen. Photo by Koelsch Caspersen Beach will be discussed a report on the county a latest plans for Caspersen Beach will be discussed at the first fall meeting of the league of women voters and will be open to All interested persons. Sarasota county administrator de Maroney will explain what Steps the county has executed so far for the Beach and Tell of plans for the future. The South county unit of the league of women voter inside today i classified. P. 20 entertainment 8-9 1 fishing. 18 w Flea Market ads. 16-17 i letters. .4 1 obits. .5 1 real estate. 21 thru 25 society. 6-7-8 i sports. Tides. 10-11 18 conducted an extensive study earlier this year into what Steps should be taken to preserve the Beach and made recommendations to the county Parks and recreation department. Among the suggestions made by the league were that the existing Road be closed and a new one be built on the East Side of the Peninsula a Beach patrol be established to prevent vandalism and driving on the dunes and establishing closing hours. The county has indicated it plans to adopt most of the suggestions. The meeting will be held sept. 29 at 9 45 . At the Home of mrs. Norman Reninger 708 s. Armada Road Venice. Following Maroney a presentation he will accept questions from the audience. The morning meeting will be followed by an optional dutch treat lunch at the Wedgewood restaurant. For further information Contact mrs. Reninger at 485-6772 or mrs. R. M. Dudley 485-6859. By Sheri Bridges Sun coast gondolier staff writer a treasure Hunt jazz band concert Beauty pageant and an air show All in the same week is enough to keep anyone on the go and panting for breath. These and Many More exciting events Are All on the Agenda of the fifth annual venetian Sun fiesta. This years Calendar of activities promises to surpass All previous celebrations with a Host of new events and Many old favourites included in the schedule. The festival will begin Friday oct. 21 at 7 . When radio station War begins giving clues to the location of a treasure Chest key. The first person to locate the key and open the Chest May claim the $25 treasure. Sports fans will have a Field Day during the 10-Day fiesta. Scheduled activities include Tennis matches Golf putting contests softball tournaments racquetball Competition and the Venice High school indians football game Friday oct. 21 against it. Myers those with an Eye for Beauty will enjoy the traditional miss Venice pageant planned for saturday oct. 22. One Lucky Young lady will be selected to Wear the Crown and represent the City in the miss Florida Competition. Talent will be showcased when teens demonstrate what they can do monday oct. 24 and children follow suit the next evening. The High schools melodious Bel Canto singers will be featured in monday nights entertainment. Kiwanis anything goes contest will continue its no holds barred reputation for annual hilarity when it Rolls onto the vhf stadium wednesday oct. 26. Water wildness and Way out sporting categories will be the nights watchwords. The spooks and goblins make their debut thursday oct. 27 at the opening of Epiphany churches ghost House. This Creepy Castle will be open to the Public each evening through sunday oct. 30. Everyone loves a Parade and the two included in the fiestas schedule should be tons of fun for the thousands who always turn out to watch. Children in

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