NORTH REDINGTON BEACH – Appointments for the planning and zoning as well as the beach advisory boards were approved at the June 12 North Redington Beach town hall meeting. The appointments were unanimously approved by the Town Commission during new business.
Steve Busse, Doug Taylor and Randy Kountoupis were reappointed to the planning and zoning board. Their three-year terms will end in 2017.
Roland Arellano was newly appointed as an alternate to the planning and zoning board for the same three-year term ending in 2017. Arellano was present and commented that he was surprised none of the other PZB board members were present.
As a regular attendee of the monthly town hall meetings for the last two years, Arellano says attending the meetings keeps him aware of what’s going on in North Redington Beach.
“I wish these people (the other boards) would show up at the monthly (town hall) meetings (in addition to their assigned meetings),” said Arellano.
Reappointment of the beach advisory board members for two-year terms ending in 2016, were also approved by the board of commissioners.
The reappointed members are Nila Postupack and Ruth Spears. Appointed alternate members are Veronica Baldanza and Sarah Balle.
During miscellaneous business, Mayor Bill Queen announced that the property located at 16811 Gulf Blvd. is scheduled for demolition on June 19. The town has been engaged in three years of legal battles that began with multiple code enforcement violations against the property back in 2011.
“Then we (NRB) got a lien against the property and now it is finally going to go,” said Mari Campbell, the town clerk.
This year’s annual July 4th picnic and parade will have a new twist.
Queen will give an oral history quiz on the American Revolution with prizes for correct answers.