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Name: Dale Schmitdz
Date: 2015-03-16 07:03:33
Subject: Hotels
Comments: Of course they will sue.You have billions of dollars, real estate investment trusts, hedge funds, insurance companies, and 401 K funds invested in these hotels. When Chief Kenney, LT Damato, and Sgt Danger were on the police force they enforced 509 did evictions, did inspections, wrote tickets and towed cars. In addition they knew who buttered both sides of their bread and knew how to enforce these codes,


Name: Wm Smith
Date: 2015-03-12 15:13:05
Subject: Cast n Cage
Comments: The original lease seemed extreme. I don't know how a small business could pay that amount of rent, especially since the pier was closed. Now the city wants to loose another business season going through the lease process again. Buyer beware!


Name: Wm Smith
Date: 2015-03-12 15:13:04
Subject: Cast n Cage
Comments: The original lease seemed extreme. I don't know how a small business could pay that amount of rent, especially since the pier was closed. Now the city wants to loose another business season going through the lease process again. Buyer beware!


Name: Bill
Date: 2015-03-12 10:50:34
Subject: Bicycles
Comments: Bicyclists should be treated like pedestrians and given the right-of-way. Anna Maria Island is a vacation spot, not s racetrack.slowdown. It's much easier for you to put your foot on the brake than it is for a bicyclist us to stop and start again.


Name: Jerry Cappello
Date: 2015-03-12 10:33:57
Subject: Bicycle route from Haleys Motel to Publix
Comments: The speed limits, bike paths and the way people on the island respect bicyclists make riding a bike here as safe as can be. BUT...
I would make one suggestion regarding bicyclists on Anna Maria. Every realtor and bike renter should provide a map that shows the 3 possible routes (Gulf Drive, Palm/Marina Drive & Holmes Blvd) from Haleys Motel at the intersection of Gulf Drive and Palm Drive to Publix on the Island. The map should emphasize that bicyclists AVOID Gulf Drive has much as possible. It is that stretch where bikes frustrate drivers the most. I can ride my bike from Haleys Motel to Publix and never create a problem for motor vehicles.
I have to add that is a interesting survey this week on bicycles. Did some quick research. My findings: bicycles are considered vehicles therefore subject to the same laws. That surprised me, and made wonder about someone on a skateboard, or rollerblading. Anyway,for me if I'm the person in a vehicle (aka car) and a come upon a bicyclist, they will get the right of way. It is such a miss match between person on a bike and a car that I don;t think anyone ever wants to be the motor vehicle operator explaining that "its not my fault I hit the bicyclist, he didn't stop at the stop sign."


Name: tom matheson
Date: 2015-03-09 19:06:42
Subject: Traffic and Bridges
Comments: Too many cars are stopped too often for too long because the bridges to the island open on demand for any big boat that shows up, any time. See the bridge schedules: http://www.offshoreblue.com/cruising/gicw-bridges.php This blocks traffic way too much and all those angry people are becoming dangerous. Elsewhere on the ICW, bridges are only opened once per hour, and the boats have to wait instead of all those cars with angry drivers. Our bridges should open just once per hour as well. This is an easy fix. Just do it.

Writing for us on bicycles, thanks very much for the great bike lanes!


Name: David J. Skjonsby
Date: 2015-03-06 12:25:51
Subject: Flora and Fauna
Comments: More articles from Cindy Lane on Pelicans and Manatees. Nice work.


Name: Cynthia Grizzle
Date: 2015-03-05 15:25:34
Subject: Suncoast CISMA Article
Comments: Rusty, as chair of the Suncoast CISMA I would like to thank you for attending our workday and for writing this lovely and informative article about us. We have all kinds of free educational opportunities throughout the year. would like to add that if anyone is interested in joining our mailing list, they can get in touch with me via the website you provided. It's the easiest way to be informed about our events. Thanks again!


Name: Jack Knowlton
Date: 2015-02-22 18:46:12
Subject: Multipurpose the Pier Park Land
Comments: We need additional parking in Anna Maria and tourists would gladly pay a reasonable amount to park. Parking areas can be developed into an area with quiet areas to rest and enjoy the view. Why are we being so shortsighted that we can't have additional parking and sitting areas with a view.


Name: Stevie Coppin
Date: 2015-02-19 14:12:32
Subject: Pier Park
Comments: This is a unique opportunity to save some green space for the enjoyment of residents and tourists. Do NOT sell this land. Make it into a community gathering place, a park that will extend down to the waterfront. Move the parking elsewhere - - to the back of the park for example. Plan for a future restroom, gazebo, benches, small stage, firepit, boating on the canal, carousel. This is in keeping with the "green village" concept on Pine Ave. How fortunate that the city had the foresight to purchase this land!


Name: John Roelof
Date: 2015-02-16 08:23:41
Subject: Its cold here in Ohio
Comments: Is the treehouse vacant next week?


Name: John Roelof
Date: 2015-02-16 08:23:40
Subject: Its cold here in Ohio
Comments: Is the treehouse vacant next week?


Name: John Roelof
Date: 2015-02-16 08:23:39
Subject: Its cold here in Ohio
Comments: Is the treehouse vacant next week?


Name: John Roelof
Date: 2015-02-15 14:38:06
Subject: Spencer Lanthier
Comments: What's your beef?


Name: Spencer Lanthier
Date: 2015-02-14 12:44:31
Subject: Anna Maria Vacation Rentals
Comments: I would advise any visitors to avoid Anna Maria Vacation Rentals. They have been very unprofessional in their rental practices.Shame on them


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