Town of North Redington Beach
March 24, 2008
Commissioners Begin New Terms
Town officials are elected every year. The 2009 election will be for mayor and commission seats # 1 and #2.
Future Leaders (?) Petition Town
Town officials encourage citizens to let them know what’s on their minds about the way things are going in the community. That’s one of the primary objectives of this web site, the regular mayor’s newsletter and the long-standing open door policy at Town Hall.
As a rule, there aren’t that many communiqués from the public.
But this month, the commission heard from two of the town’s younger citizens who obviously feel more can be done to meet their needs for recreation. Ms. Evie Lopez and Ms. Ashley McGowan each submitted a letter to the mayor calling for improved playground equipment at Harold Radcliffe park. They asked for swings, monkey bars and indicated they would really like a water park. To see the letters, click below.
Mayor Bill Queen shared the requests with other commission members and assured the youngsters that consideration will be given to at least two of their requests. He explained that the water park is likely out because it was considered at the time the current playground equipment was installed and proved to be both too expensive and a greater liability problem than the town could handle.
Commission Completes Code RevisionsThe commission has completed action on eight ordinances that are part of a continuing update of the municipal code. Of particular interest to homeowners is a change in swimming pool regulation. The new law provides that in ground pools can be no higher than the dwelling’s slab, and that spas cannot be higher than 30 inches above the pool. Complete details are available at Town Hall. Another change calls for building inspectors to make sure new construction is within setbacks as soon as the slab is completed. Prior regulation called for the survey after block had been placed. Other ordinances will allow signs on both frontages when a business fronts on two streets, and clarifies that a six foot fence in the side yard cannot exceed the length of both the structure and the adjoining structure. Other changes were largely cosmetic, making them consistent with county rules.
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Bill Queen, Mayor
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