By Tim O’Meilia
Briny Breezes celebrated its 50th…
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By Tim O’Meilia
For the first time since the $510 million Ocean Land sale collapsed in 2007, the town of Briny Breezes took a careful first step toward allowing the town to be more than a mobile-home park.
After four public hearings and questioning by residents, the Town Council unanimously approved, in a series of votes, a new comprehensive land use plan that would allow traditional one- and two-story single family homes, a commercial corridor of…
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By Steve Plunkett
Gulf Stream town commissioners may decide to raise property taxes up to 7.1 percent for the coming budget year, mostly to rebuild reserves used last year for the underground utilities project.
Commissioners set a maximum rate of $3.10 per $1,000 of taxable value, a rate that can be lowered but not raised in subsequent meetings. A home assessed at $1 million after exemptions last year paid $2,927 in town property taxes. If that home’s…
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Briny Breezes Alderman Kathleen Bray resigned April 27, saying her husband’s out-of-state job prevented her from devoting the time necessary to serve the town.
Spending time with her husband, Larry, in Pennsylvania forced Bray to attend several meetings by conference call in the past year.
“When I’m not here, I don’t have a feel for what’s going on in the town,” she said.
Bray was appointed to the council in August 2008, ironically, after her husband, an alderman,…
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