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Date of Issue: March 17, 2005

Holmes Beach legal moves continue

In a move not unexpected, attorney John Shubin, on behalf of adjacent property owners Ruthanne McLean and Barbara Coloney, has appealed the Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment's Feb. 18 decision to grant a lot-width variance to Frank Davis for his proposed development at 5622 Gulf Drive.

The appeal will first be heard by the city commission, but no date has yet been set, according to City Clerk Brooke Bennett.

Shubin's appeal letter was sent to the city on March 4.

The city also received a letter on March 5 from attorney Caleb Grimes, representing Patrick and Angeline Kabris, requesting "informal mediation" to settle the Kabris' request for an amendment to the city's comprehensive plan and future land-use map.

The Kabris' were denied their request Feb. 10 by the city commission, and Grimes states that denial was improper.

Under Florida statutes, said Grimes, he is requesting that a "mutually acceptable mediator" be selected to resolve the issue.