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1 <br />1 <br />@ @ITEM 2002 -04 -11 City Council Minutes <br />Mayor Walter W. Parker called the April 11, 2002 Council meeting to order. The <br />following members of Council were present: James Burke, Jack Youmans, Whitley <br />Reynolds, Walter Crawford, Jason Buelterman and Richard Barrow. <br />June Johnson gave the invocation. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. <br />Dr. D. A. Owen presented Council with a request to rent surfboards on the beach <br />stating that the boards are attached to the surfer by a leash. Parker said that he surf zone <br />was 17th Street South. Youmans asked who would be responsible if someone was <br />injured, you or the renter? Owen told Council that the surf zone was 300 feet south of the <br />pier and that people are swimming in that area. Crawford asked about teaching the use of <br />the board. Owen answered that teachers would be on duty. Buelterman asked if the long <br />boards were foam. Owen replied fiber and all sizes. Crawford asked if this were granted <br />would it overlap other beach rental in the area? Owen replied that nobody rents <br />surfboards. Crawford stated that the surfboards might pose a safety hazard. Barrow <br />asked if other beaches rent these types of boards? Owen answered yes, Florida. George <br />Chandler told Council that he rents body boards. Hughes said the ordinance has never <br />allowed surfboards. Chandler said that because of the ordinance he will give up 18th <br />Street license. <br />Beth Weinstein from Clean Up Southern Company was not present to address <br />Council. <br />Rusty Fleetwood addressed Council on his concerns about the proposed fence <br />ordinance that will have a second reading tonight stating that 3 and %2 feet is not high <br />enough to keep a dog in the yard. <br />Henry Levy commended all the people that worked so hard on the Park of the <br />Seven Flags. Levy said that the speed of the construction would depend on the City <br />workers. Charlie Waggoner also spoke on the same issue. <br />Kathryn Williams announced that the Beach Sweep would be Saturday morning <br />at 10 a.m. forming at he pier and that the MSC will hold their auction on April 20th from <br />4 P.M. until 7 P.M. at City Hall. <br />Dan O'Leary asked Council about a wood fence at the end of 10th Street. <br />Crawford said that it was granted as a revocable license the same as a dune crossover, <br />and that no city property has been conveyed to either party involved. O'Leary said that <br />there was no advertisement for construction. Parker said that Bargeron will check and <br />make sure everything is legal. <br />Earl Schafer said Council should take a hard look at the 35' height limit because it <br />needs to be eliminated. <br />J.R. Roseberry asked if the name of the park at Inlet and Butler is set in stone. <br />Parker answered no. Levy said a sign stating that U.S. 80 begins here will be in place. <br />Mayor Parker open, asked for comments and closed the following public hearing <br />on zoning issues according to law. <br />Planning Commission Chairman Dick Smith presented the Archer/Hand petition <br />for an 11 -foot front yard variance at 1318 Venetian PIN 11- 03 -6A. Attorney Harold <br />Yellin explained the background on this request and also handed out pictures of surveys <br />done during the years starting with 1928. Burke asked if this will continue to be a single <br />family resident. Hand said it would be a duplex. Crawford questioned the zoning of the <br />