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Date of Issue: March 17, 2005

Warning to Holmes Beach: Anna Maria may be coming

Anna Maria may be moving to Holmes Beach.

Relax, Holmes Beach residents. If the planned move goes through, it's only for about six months.

Based upon advice from City Attorney Jim Dye that city commission meetings could be held outside the city limits, Mayor SueLynn contacted Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore about holding commission meetings at the Holmes Beach City Hall.

Since the Holmes Beach City Commission meets on Tuesday and Anna Maria's commission on Thursday, there might not be a scheduling conflict, SueLynn said.

"Besides, the Holmes Beach commission room is already set up for recording, with an excellent microphone system for public use," she added.

Scheduling details will be worked out with Whitmore and the Holmes Beach staff, and SueLynn said the issue would be on the Feb. 12 commission worksession agenda.

The Anna Maria city hall renovation project is expected to take at least six months, with a planned start date around March 1 (see separate story).

SueLynn said she would look at scheduling commission meetings in Holmes Beach from March through September.