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MADEIRA BEACH — The Madeira Beach City Commission gave final approval to an ordinance Oct. 8 that sets regulations for boaters who live on board their boats. The law requires liveaboard boat owners who dock in city waters to get a permit costing $5, and pump out at the city marina. They can …

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INDIAN SHORES — After months of trying to reach a settlement, the Town Council accepted Town Attorney Regina Kardash’s recommendation at the Oct. 8 Town Hall meeting to pursue litigation against Ameriscape US Inc. regarding a Gulf Boulevard beautification project.

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TREASURE ISLAND — City commissioners unanimously accepted the Isle of Capri Civic Association’s contribution of $21,995 to develop John Morroni Memorial Dog Park in Rosselli Park, but it was not without another effort by the group opposing the amenity to prevent it from being built.

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INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Through the use of technology, IRB residents identified issues Oct. 1 that were most important to them, such as density, commercial rentals, mixed-use development and parking.

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — The Barrier Island Government Council held a news conference after its meeting at the Indian Rocks Beach Civic Auditorium on Sept. 25 to show a united front in support of home rule for each municipality’s right to determine if, when and how they will allow short-term ren…

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MADEIRA BEACH — In a reversal of an earlier decision, the City Commission determined that the fitness center at City Hall will not be open to the public, as previously planned. The facility will be used exclusively for workouts by the city’s firefighters and City Hall employees.

GULFPORT — An art auction and dance party fundraiser for mural artist and Army veteran Keith Stillwagon will take place Friday, Sept. 27, 6 to 10 p.m., at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S.

INDIAN SHORES — After a moment of silence in honor of Patriot Day, town councilors got down to business at their Sept. 11 meeting. Highlights of the agenda included the first public hearing of the proposed fiscal year 2019/2020 budget, a variety of police personnel updates, and approving a s…

REDINGTON SHORES — Plans were recently unveiled for a hotel and other improvements on the historic but deteriorating Redington Long Pier property. The proposal was announced by developer Ben Mallah as a part of an agreement with Tony Antonious, the pier’s owner.

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — The City Commission voted unanimously to approve two ordinances adopting the fiscal year 2019-2020 tax rate and budget on first reading during a special meeting Sept. 3. A second and final reading and public hearing is scheduled for Sept. 17.

Revelers did their best to live up to the unofficial city motto “Keep Gulfport Weird” on Aug. 31 at the 19th annual GeckoFest along Beach and Shore boulevards. The threat of Hurricane Dorian didn’t deter thousands who danced, ate, drank and shopped at the street party celebrating the end of summer.

MADEIRA BEACH — My Hope Chest, a nonprofit organization that helps breast cancer survivors pay for reconstructive surgery, hosts one of its signature annual events Saturday, Sept. 7.

The Butterfly gloWalk and 5K Fun Run takes place at Madeira Beach’s Archibald Memorial Park with check-in starting at 6 p.m. The race begins at dusk and will be followed by a party at the Madeira Beach Snack Shack.

REDINGTON SHORES — A sewer rate increase from the county will likely be passed along to the town’s residents. That was the opinion a majority of commissioners expressed at their Aug. 28 workshop after a lengthy discussion of the rate increase and its impact on the town’s budget.

MADEIRA BEACH — Labor Day is behind us, and summer is almost over. The kids are back in school and the beach sands are getting a brief respite from the footsteps of all those sun-worshipers. Yet as we enter into another season, the calendar is filling quickly with scheduled festivals, get-to…

INDIAN SHORES — Two ordinances amending the town’s police pension trust fund were tabled on their second reading at an Aug. 13 meeting. Both ordinances are rescheduled to be addressed at the Sept. 11 town hall meeting.

MADEIRA BEACH — In an unexpected move that gained immediate acceptance, the City Commission decided to let interim City Manager Robert Daniels stay on as permanent manager. Daniels was hired in early July to fill the city’s top job until city manager-designate James Drumm’s arrival.

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — For decades, land on the east side of Gulf Boulevard on the north end of the city has been empty. Several attempts to develop the land during the past 20 years have failed and residents have been calling the area “blighted” and a “disgrace.”

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