DUNEDIN - City commissioners will meet in a planning session Monday, March 2, with a facilitator to determine goals and establish priorities for the next year.
The meeting is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Achieva's Center Courte, 1659 Virginia St. in Dunedin.
Dunedin Commissioners voted 5-0 Feb. 19 to hire Florida Institute of Government at the University of South Florida to be the facilitator at Achieva Credit Union’s office in Dunedin. The firm’s base fee is $2,900.
Commissioner Bruce Livingston said the time is right to have the session.
DUNEDIN - Dunedin Mayor Julie Ward Bujalski and City Manager Rob DiSpirito ran through a long list of the city’s most recent successes at the annual State of the City on Feb. 13, hosted by the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce at the Dunedin Golf Club.
In front of about 75 residents, Ward Bujalski began her presentation by acknowledging her and her staff’s focus on the city’s role in strengthening Dunedin’s economy.
DUNEDIN - Mayor Julie Ward Bujalski said artistic and architectural aspects of the Dunedin Causeway Bridges should be given serious consideration at some point during the replacement or rehabilitation project.
Speaking after a county presentation on the bridge at the City Commission meeting Feb. 5, Ward Bujalski said “we have an opportunity to do something really creative here.”
She said the bridge accommodates 1.2 million people annually who travel to Honeymoon Island, the top state park in attendance.
DUNEDIN - The city of Dunedin Committee On Aging calls for nominations once a year to Dunedin’s Senior Hall of Fame. The Dunedin Senior Hall of Fame honors and celebrates older Dunedin residents who have made significant contributions to our community.
Honored inductees must meet the following guidelines:
- Must be 75 years old or older and have lived in Dunedin for 10 years or more. More importantly, they must have demonstrated the art of aging successfully and inductees must have donated time and abilities to activities serving the community.
DUNEDIN - A 2008 Clearwater High School graduate and Dunedin native is serving aboard the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), living and working at the Navy’s forward-deployed base south of Tokyo.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Oaks is a gunners mate aboard the destroyer operating out of Yokosuka, which is located approximately 35 miles south of Tokyo and accommodates the United States’ furthest forward-deployed naval forces.
DUNEDIN - The Taoist Tai Chi Society is a step closer to moving forward with its plans to renovate the Fenway Hotel, which will be used as the organization’s national headquarters.
Dunedin City commissioners gave preliminary approval unanimously Feb. 19 for the project, which could take up to two years, and all five commissioners lauded developers for their efforts to address concerns about the development.
DUNEDIN - After decades of constant relocation and stints of homelessness, former U.S. Marine Mike Dunlap became a first-time homeowner at 55 years old.
On Feb. 13, Dunlap received the keys to his new, mortgage-free home in Dunedin, courtesy of the USA Homeownership Foundation Inc. DBA Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals partnership with Bank of America.
Fifty-five may seem like an unconventional age to take up permanent residence, but for Dunlap, staying in one place wasn’t part of his Marine Corps training. Bearing a sense of displacement commonly felt among veterans, Dunlap was used to packing his bag and moving at a moment’s notice, a press release said.