By Pat Copeland
sun staff writer
HOLMES BEACH Mayor Carol Whitmore told commissioners
last week that she is seeking a way to allow all youths
to use the citys skate park for a $10 fee.
Youths from Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, which is helping
fund the parks maintenance, can become park members
for $10 per year. However, youths from other cities in the
county or those visiting relatives must pay $30 per year.
The discussion began when Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger
asked Whitmore if she had met with Rex and Helen Hagen about
the $29,000, donated to the city by the Rex Hagen Foundation.
The money is earmarked for lighting for the citys
baseball field, however, commissioners have maintained that
they will never approve lights on the field.