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Couple found dead, BBPD unravel murder-suicide

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BBPD Officer Steve Masy and other law enforcement assist the medical examiner in removing a body Oct. 17 from the apartment where two people were found dead in the 2500 block of Avenue C in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice
Sabrina Dumdei, 37, died in Bradenton Beach. Her body was found in her apartment Oct. 17. The Bradenton Beach Police Department is investigating.

A string of domestic incidents may have been the precursor for two deaths in Bradenton Beach.

Law enforcement officers began an investigation Oct. 17 at a triplex in the 2500 block of Avenue C in Bradenton Beach, where Sabrina Dumdei, 37, and Zachary Winton, 34, were found dead, according to Bradenton Beach Police Detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz.

Diaz called the case a “probable murder-suicide,” but added Oct. 18 that he was waiting for the medical examiner’s assessment of the bodies.

Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale told The Islander that Dumdei’s father called the BBPD around 2:30 p.m. Oct. 17 to report he found two bodies when he arrived at the property to contact his daughter.

Bradenton Beach resident Patty Shay told The Islander that she walked by the scene after Speciale arrived, when she heard Dumdei’s mother say, “My daughter and her boyfriend just killed each other.”

Speciale, who lives a block over on Avenue B, was the first to respond to the scene after a neighbor ran to his home and notified him of the father’s discovery.

Speciale said Dumdei was a family friend who’d worked for his now-retired wife at a salon she owned.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office crime scene unit arrived around 2:50 p.m. to begin its investigation.

Authorities had not disclosed many details about the incident as of Oct. 18, including what weapons were used or how and where the bodies were found within the upstairs rental apartment.

“There’s a lot of blood,” Speciale said of the scene. “We don’t know the weapon yet, so we’re waiting to find out where the wounds are and what they’re consistent with.”

A broken, blood-spattered chair was visible on the second-floor balcony of the triplex as law enforcement officers began investigating the scene. Blood also could be seen splashed across the sliding glass door and blind behind the chair, as well as smeared on the door to the residence.

Diaz said the mess was even worse inside, where they found the bodies.

“It was a gruesome scene,” he said. “Probably the worst I’ve seen in my 30 years.”

Employees from the District 12 medical examiner’s office removed the bodies from the residence around 9:50 p.m. for examination, which could take up to a month to complete, according to Diaz.

The couple had been involved in three known domestic incidents in the months leading up to their deaths.

Dumdei was arrested July 19 for misdemeanor domestic battery, but the charge was dropped before the case could make it to an arraignment hearing and she was released.

Winton was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery Aug. 10 and was released after posting bond.

The bond was later disposed when the charge was dropped.

Most recently, Winton was arrested Aug. 31 on four felony charges, including aggravated assault of his partner with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, battery, false imprisonment and tampering with a witness.

He denied the allegations and was released Sept. 1 after posting a $16,000 bail, and the case remained open.

Winton was instructed not to contact Dumdei, but Winton’s attorney filed a motion Sept. 9 for consensual contact.

Judge Lon Arend of the 12th Judicial Circuit Court granted a motion Sept. 15 to lift the no-contact order between the pair.

Last nests close to hatch date, surprises still possible

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AMITW volunteers Linda Oneal, Amy Waterbury, Barbara Riskay and Carla Boehme pose Oct. 14 between the last two sea turtle nests yet to hatch in the nursery near Peppertree Lane in Anna Maria before season ends Oct. 31. The team has been collecting data since nests began hatching in July. The data is shared with the state and Manatee County. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Allen

Sea turtle nesting season on Anna Maria Island is all but over.

However, people must remain vigilant of possible “surprise hatches” through early November in all areas of the beach but, the days are counting down at a nest nursery established between White Avenue and Peppertree Lane near the border between Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, according to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring director, Suzi Fox.

Since May, turtle watch relocated 349 clutches of eggs to human-made nests to the nursery, out of harm’s way from a sand renourishment project, which started July 8 near 77th Street in Holmes Beach and was planned to end the first week in November at Longboat Pass.

As of Oct. 16, two nests in the nursery remained to hatch and 20,174 hatchlings had made their way to the Gulf of Mexico.

But Fox said there might be nests laid in other areas that turtle watch volunteers did not spot on their morning ATV patrols. So people must adhere to turtle-friendly lighting regulations, as any of the unknown nests could hatch late.

“Surprise hatches happen every year,” Fox said. “We do the best we can to spot them all, but occasionally they fool us.”

Additionally, nests laid north of the project in Anna Maria were counted but not monitored for data, so those nests were not staked off and hatch data was not documented.

In the meantime, a small team of volunteers has been excavating hatched nests in the nursery, since flotillas of hatchlings — usually about 100 per nest — started emerging in July.

Linda Oneal, one of the nursery volunteers who dug new nests for relocated eggs early in season, has been conducting excavations and collecting data in the mornings.

Oneal and teammates Carla Boehme and Barbara Riskay wait 72 hours after a nest hatches, per Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission regulations, then dig into the nests to count how many eggs hatched, didn’t hatch, or if there are dead or live hatchlings remaining. The data is shared with the state and Manatee County and live hatchlings are released to the Gulf of Mexico.

“I’ve learned a lot as I’ve never gone through this before with renourishment,” Oneal said. “We’re tired but we don’t want it to end.”

To report sick, injured, entangled or dead sea turtles or shorebirds contact the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922.

For more information on the nesting season, contact AMITW executive director Suzi Fox at suzifox@gmail.com or 941-778-5638.

Anna Maria holds firm on mask mandate, outdoors, too

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Tillman Thomas, left, Grumpy’s Farm Market owner, and John Nason work in masks at the Oct. 13 farmers market. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice

Anna Maria is holding firm with face covering and social distance requirements in the city to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan prohibits local governments from issuing fines for violating pandemic-related orders, such as municipal mask mandates.

However, with around 3,000 Floridians testing positive for the virus every day and 15,735 dead since March, many people continue wearing face masks and social distancing. The virus spreads through close contact and can be airborne.

To that end, Mayor Dan Murphy issued two new orders to replace the city’s mask mandate, which previously included a $50 fine for violations.

One order grants businesses and special events within city limits the right to require face masks and to enforce the requirement by trespassing violators.

Another order requires people to wear face coverings and maintain at least 6 feet of social distancing while at city properties, including city hall, the city hall annex on Pine Avenue and at City Pier Park.

Violators “shall be subject to removal from the city location,” according to the order.

The launch of the 2020-21 Anna Maria Farmers Market at City Pier Park Oct. 13 was one of the first special events in the park since the pandemic closed events and an early test for the new orders.

Deputy clerk Debbie Haynes wrote in an Oct. 14 email to The Islander that there were no issues enforcing the face mask and social distancing requirements for both vendors and marketgoers at the event.

A code enforcement officer stationed at the park had to give “only a few reminders to put on masks,” she said.

So far, the market vendors are satisfied with the city’s safety measures, Haynes said.

“The vendors I spoke with were pleased with the first day,” Haynes wrote, adding “No requests for changes for next week’s market.”

The market runs 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays through May 11, 2021.

A couple of marketgoers told The Islander they were happy with the event’s safety measures.

“I think it’s safe the way it is,” marketgoer Miguel Acosta said. “It’s spaced out. If there were more people it’d need more space, but it’s fine the way it is. It’s outside, too.”

“It’s nice to have it,” he added. “It’s a little something different than going to the beach or the pool.”

“If they implemented even more safety measures, I think it would probably discourage people from coming because then you lose the vibe that you want,” Indiana-resident and longtime visitor Tom Cates said. “But I wouldn’t do less. They’re probably at a happy medium right now.”

“I like what they’re doing with the market,” he added. “They could even expand it a little bit, add more vendors and advertise it a bit more.”

Another special event planned for city property will be the Vintage Flea Market on Sunday, Nov. 8, at City Pier Park, with the same face mask and social distance requirements as the farmers market.

The event — which will run 8 a.m.-4 p.m. — will be coordinated by Michelle Brunone, who has staged the vintage flea market for several years. This year won’t be like any that have come before.

“It is new to all of us and we still are a handful of weeks away from our first market on city property,” Brunone wrote in an Oct. 15 email to The Islander. “I will be taking instruction from the city as to what they require regarding safety guidelines.”

She declined to comment further.

Murphy expressed confidence in Brunone, who told the commission Oct. 8 that she would uphold the city’s orders.

“If someone chooses to violate the order, we are confident that they will be properly addressed,” Murphy wrote in an Oct. 14 email. “We are also confident that she can and will enforce the order to the best of her ability.”

“Brunone has been doing business with this city for many years and we know her as a person who keeps her word,” he added.

However, there was no clear answer for what would happen if a special event coordinator refused to uphold the city’s orders.

Murphy did not respond to an Oct. 14 email from The Islander regarding repercussions for event coordinators using city property who refuse to uphold face mask and social distancing requirements.

Both orders expire every seven days, so Murphy can renew or modify them on a weekly basis.

Bradenton Beach aims to improve Gulf Drive park, Bridge Street

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Katie Pierola Sunset Park in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice

More improvements are in store.

Bradenton Beach commissioners voted 5-0 Oct. 15 to authorize public works director Tom Woodard to work with Commissioner Marilyn Maro to clean up and improve Katie Pierola Sunset Park, 2200 Gulf Drive N., by cutting back vegetation, widening a pathway to the beach and adding benches.

Maro, who proposed the project, said the park’s pathway to the beach has been narrowed by overgrown seagrape plants and other vegetation. She suggested pruning the vegetation and widening the walkway, then installing ropes and bollards to delineate a clear path and prevent erosion.

She also proposed adding two benches and planting trees to provide seating area and shade for parkgoers in lieu of the picnic tables and tiki huts that were there but removed after sustaining storm damage.

“I think this looks like something that, for the most part, we can do,” Mayor John Chappie said.

“It sounds great,” Commissioner Jake Spooner said. “I appreciate Marilyn for bringing this to our attention.”

Building official Steve Gilbert said the park is set beyond the Coastal Construction Control Line, so any improvements require a permit from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

City engineer Lynn Burnett said the city may be able to include the improvements as work under a Florida Department of Transportation permit for Gulf Drive beautification to cut costs and save time.

Woodard said he would return to the commission with pricing for the work.

There was no public comment and Commissioner Jan Vosburgh moved to authorize Woodard to complete the work. Maro seconded the motion.

City attorney Ricinda Perry advised on a couple of Bridge Street improvement projects, including one to replace the strip’s solar-powered lighting with LED- powered lighting to improve vehicle and pedestrian

visibility at night.

While the city must wait 8-11 weeks for a street- light manufacturing backlog to smooth out, Perry said she soon may call a special community redevelopment agency meeting to discuss the “big-ticket” cost.

In the meantime, Care Electric relocated five solar-powered streetlights from Third Street North to Bridge Street to improve lighting, however, three of the streetlights failed. The contractor plans to repair the malfunctioning fixtures in the coming weeks.

“I think this was a great safety move on the city’s part,” Perry said.

Holmes Beach candidates report finances ahead of Nov. 3 vote

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In line for early voting Manatee County voters line up Oct. 19, the first day of early voting, to cast ballots in the Nov. 3 election. A line stretched from the entrance to the polling place at the Manatee County Utilities office, 4410 66th St. W., Bradenton, into a back parking lot — about two blocks. The polling place is the nearest to Anna Maria Island and open 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily through Sunday, Nov. 1. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

The signs are up and the mailers are out.

And voting is ongoing.

Meanwhile, Holmes Beach City Commission candidates have filed their reports on campaign contributions and expenditures for the Nov. 3 municipal election.

The four candidates in the running for two seats include incumbent Commissioners Pat Morton and Kim Rash, former Commissioner Rick Hurst and newcomer Jayne Christenson.

Mayor Judy Titsworth is unopposed in her bid for a second term. She contributed $1,000 to her campaign fund and her expenditures included a $240 qualifying fee.

Christenson contributed $1,500 to her campaign, received $2,385 and spent $3,086.62 as of Oct. 13.

She garnered contributions from Richard Brown, Frank and Mark Cashin, David and Susan Cheshire, Nancy and Mike Deal, Renee Ferguson, Margaret and Tim Finley, David and Barbara Hines, Jeannine Inda, Margie Motzer, Melissa Rash, Louis and Frances Richardson and Marty Robertson, all of Holmes Beach.

Additionally, former Holmes Beach Mayor Bob Johnson and wife Denise, Commission Chair Jim Kihm, Commissioner Kim Rash — also running for a seat — and his wife, Theresa, Commissioner Terry Schaefer’s wife, Vicky, and alternate planning commissioner Gale Tedhams contributed to Christenson’s campaign.

Out-of-town contributors included Terry Bach of Glenview, Illinois; Tim Brian of Traverse City, Michigan; Stephen Matthew Crump of Dothan, Alabama; Thomas Flynn of Kentwood, Michigan; Richard Giardelli of Sarasota; James Janaszak of Elk Grove Village, Illinois; David Johnson of Port St. Lucie; Chris Misamore of Leesburg, Georgia; and Brian Parish of Columbus, Ohio.

Christenson’s expenditures went toward her qualifying fee, printing costs, campaign buttons, website domain name, Facebook advertising, Paypal fees for online donations, postage and signs.

Hurst contributed $100 to his campaign, received $3,350 in campaign contributions and had spent $2,871.89 as of Oct. 13.

He reported donations from Holmes Beach residents Nate and Amy Bowes, James Hamilton, Mark and Karen Hanson, Mark and Zoie Kelly, Gerald and Constance Martinek, Craig McDonald, Michael and Lee Ann Pritchett, Lori Schlossberg, William Shuman and planning commissioner James McIntire.

Holmes Beach business owners Mondher Kobrosly of Bradenton, owner of the Time Saver Liquor Store, and Margaret Davenport, also of Bradenton, co-owner of Duffy’s Tavern, donated as individuals. Duffy’s also contributed as a business entity.

Hurst’s campaign expenditures included his qualifying fee, signs, mailers and envelopes, postage, stickers and print advertising.

According to his finance report, Morton contributed $800, received $1,400 and spent $1,474.46 on his campaign. The money paid for the qualifying fee, signs flyers and mailers.

He received contributions from Gerald Newbrough and Hugh Holmes Sr. of Holmes Beach, as well as $300 from Shoreline Builders of Southwest Florida, a construction firm owned by Mayor Judy Titsworth and husband Steve.

Other contributing business entities included the Beach Bistro restaurant and Mike Norman Realty, both in Holmes Beach, and Palma Sola Animal Clinic and RE/MAX Alliance Group, both in Bradenton.

Rash contributed $1,000 to his campaign account, received $2,500 in contributions and has spent $1,618.41.

Holmes Beach contributors included fellow candidate Jayne Christenson and her husband Joseph, Michael and Nancy Deal, Renee Ferguson, Gerald Newbrough, Margaret Patall, Vicky Schaefer and Margie and Dick Motzer.

Other contributors included Timothy and Johanne Dunigan of Anna Maria; Virginia Harrod of Lockport, Kentucky; Mark Kennedy of Murphysboro, Illinois; Daniel and Mary Kerns of Charleston, West Virginia; Carl and Lynne Koenig of Newton, Pennsylvania; Sean Muniz of Wheaton, Illinois; and Richard and Laura Weingart of Bradenton.

Rash reported expenditures for his qualifying fee, postcards, postage, signs and printed advertisements as of Oct. 13.

Voting is underway by mail and early voting will be 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. through Nov. 1 at mainland locations.

On Election Day, Holmes Beach registered voters will cast ballots 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive.

Of 2,784 registered voters in Holmes Beach, 856 people voted in the November 2019 municipal election.

Eyes on the road – 10-21-2020

The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following:

  • Cortez Road and 119th Street West in Cortez: Work to realign the intersection of 119th Street West at Cortez Road/State Road 684 continues. Phase 2 involves work on the north side of Cortez Road with traffic to Harbor Landings detoured to 127th Street.
  • Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach: A county pipeline replacement project continues, involving resurfacing the roadway, reinstallation of paver driveways, removal of construction materials Monday-Saturday. Expected completion is this fall.
  • Clark and Marina drives in Holmes Beach: Roadway striping is to be installed this fall.

— Lisa Neff

County reopens window to CARES Act funding, applicants

Financial relief is back on the table for those struggling to survive the coronavirus pandemic’s economic impact.

Manatee County announced Oct. 13 that it would resume accepting applications for Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding through its numerous assistance programs this month.

Congress passed the $2 trillion CARES Act in March with bipartisan support and the president’s signature.

The bill distributed emergency funds to every state to then divvy up between local governments, small businesses, community organizations and citizens.

Out of the $8,328,221,072 Florida received through the CARES Act, Manatee County received $70,000,000.

The county created several assistance programs to distribute the funds to the recipients, including:

  • Manatee CARES Housing Assistance Program to help county residents pay rent and mortgage payments, as well as past-due utility fees associated with COVID-19’s impact;
  • Small Business Grant Program to help keep struggling businesses afloat;
  • CARES Act Funding for Nonprofits and Community Organizations to help fund nonprofit community organizations with offices within the county.

The programs will resume taking grant applications on different dates.

The Manatee CARES Housing Assistance Program will reopen its application window for a fourth round of funding at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28.

County residents who experienced a loss of income or delinquent rent or mortgage payments with associated past due utility payments can apply for up to $10,000 through the program.

Individuals will be awarded funds based on their documented needs for delinquent housing and past-due utility payments that have accumulated since March 1.

The Recover Manatee Safely First Small Business Grant Program was to resume taking applications for a third round of funding at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Businesses in the county with up to 500 employees can apply for up to $50,000, including a $5,000 grant to help reopen and operate safely, as well as up to $45,000 to reimburse documented business losses due to the pandemic.

The Funding for Nonprofits program was to reopen its application window for a third round of funding at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19.

To apply for that money, nonprofits must be 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) organizations registered in the state with offices in the county or adjacent counties. The organizations also must have “evidence” that it serves county residents and “of local needs specific to COVID-19 impacts.”

Applicants can receive up to $5,000 for personal protective equipment and other items to comply with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines, and/or money to expand existing food distribution programs, including local food banks.

Any nonprofit that received relief funding through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Paycheck Protection Program or any other source of CARES Act money must disclose such funding in its application.

County information outreach manager Nicholas Azzara has told The Islander that while county staff was reviewing an overload of grant applications as they come in, all CARES Act funding should be distributed by the end of 2020.

People interested in learning more about the CARES Act, or how to apply, can visit the county’s website, www.mymanatee.org.

Illegal house built in Sarasota Bay near Cortez docks to tumble

The stilt-house built over the water near the commercial fishing docks in Cortez is coming down after three years of legal maneuvers between builder Raymond Guthrie Jr. and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

On Oct. 8, a virtual court hearing was held on a DEP motion for contempt against Guthrie for his failure to remove the non-permitted stilt-house in the public waters on Sarasota Bay.

In spite of multiple court orders, Guthrie was not found in contempt.

Still, the court gave him a final deadline to remove the structure.

“They gave me 90 days to take it down,” Guthrie, a Cortez resident, said Oct. 14. “I’ve just got to pull it down.”

“This matter is still in litigation so we are limited in our ability to comment at this time,” DEP public information manager Shannon Hebron wrote in an Oct. 15 email to The Islander.

The statement continued, “On Oct. 8, 2020, the department attended a hearing on its motion requiring Mr. Guthrie to comply with the provisions of the court’s final judgment after he failed to remove the unauthorized structure, despite the 30-day time extension provided by the department. While the judge declined to hold Mr. Guthrie in contempt of court, he did order Mr. Guthrie to remove the unauthorized structure within 90 days of the order on the motion.”

In a Nov.17, 2017, order against Guthrie, the DEP stated the terms for the removal:

  • Guthrie must give 24-hour notice to the DEP in advance of the structure’s removal.
  • Stockpiling of tools and materials along the shoreline is prohibited;
  • A floating turbidity apron must be installed around the structure prior to removal;
  • The removed structure must be placed in a self-contained disposal site;
  • Any watercraft associated with the removal must be operated within waters of sufficient depth to prevent dredging.

Guthrie declined to say how much it might cost him to remove the structure.

“It’s a lot, that’s for sure,” he said.

Guthrie had claimed the structure is a historic “net camp,” where cotton fishing nets were stored by Cortez commercial fishers for generations, including by his father and grandfather.

The dispute between Guthrie and the DEP began in June 2017, when the DEP discovered what it termed an “enclosed docking structure,” built without permits on submerged land owned by the state.

Based on Google Earth aerial imagery and historic aerial photo reviews, “prior to 2017, a smaller dilapidated structure existed in the place where the enclosed docking structure was subsequently constructed,” the DEP stated in its 2017 complaint.

Guthrie built the structure with a metal roof, air conditioning and other amenities between February 2017 and May 2017.

On Feb. 18, he was given until June 3 by Judge Edward Nicholas of the 12th Judicial Circuit Court to dismantle and remove the structure.

On May 6, Guthrie, requested a time extension and on May 16 the DEP filed its opposition to the extension but then gave Guthrie an additional 30 days to comply, giving him until July 3.

On July 9, as the structure remained standing, the DEP filed the motion for contempt.

“The department is committed to enforcing Florida’s environmental laws and will continue to share information as we progress through this enforcement process,” Hebron said.

Anna Maria receives 1 app to fill commission vacancy

A candidate for Anna Maria’s vacant commission seat has stepped up to the plate.

Doris “Deanie” Sebring, 54, applied Oct. 8 for Amy Tripp’s now-vacant seat, which will remain empty until her two-year term expires in November.

Tripp resigned at the end of August to move to Black Mountain, North Carolina, but the commission delayed naming a successor until after her term expires.

The window to apply for the position opened Oct. 1 and, as of Oct. 15, only Sebring had applied.

Sebring told The Islander Oct. 15 that she was raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, where she helped run her father’s interior design store until she moved to California, where she lived for 15 years and became the general manager of an auto dealership.

She then moved to Florida, where she created a company that helped reunite people with their lost keys before selling the business.

In 2017, Sebring wrote a children’s book, “Skip and Deanie’s Flying Bike Trip,” which is based on the imaginary adventures of herself and her real-life diabetic alert dog, Skip.

Sebring touted her business acumen in her application.

“With my strong background in business, business development, employee and customer service experience, I feel I would be a real asset to the city commission,” she wrote.

Sebring said her priorities as a commissioner would be to maintain the city’s home rule in regulating short-term vacation rentals and improving pedestrian safety.

Sebring said she was interested in getting involved when she moved to the city in 2014, but first wanted to learn more about the community.

After six years in Anna Maria, she said she’s ready to serve.

“I love Anna Maria and plan on living here for the rest of my life,” Sebring wrote in her application. “I would like to have a hand in shaping the future of my city. I have a strong sense of community and am passionate about helping to make Anna Maria a better place to live, work and visit.”


Current commissioners

A couple of city commissioners encouraged residents to apply for the open seat.

“It’s been very rewarding for me,” Commission Chair Carol Carter told The Islander in an Oct. 14 interview. “It’s been a steep learning curve because I’ve never done anything of this sort before, but I think we should always be learning.”

Carter encouraged “leader-type people” with open minds to apply for the vacant seat.

“I’d love to see people get interested in serving,” Commissioner Jonathan Crane said Oct. 14. “It’s rewarding. You get to know what’s going on, and you get to make a difference for your city.”

“If you’re going to complain about how your city is run, you ought to step up and help change it rather than complain about it,” he added.

Application forms can be found at the city’s website, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Applicants must be Anna Maria residents of at least two years, registered to vote in the city and at least 18 years old. They are asked to provide 2-3 reasons why they should be considered for the commission seat on the application form.

Completed forms must be submitted to city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, or amadmin@cityofannamaria.com, before the application window closes at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16.

Commissioners make $4,800 per year.