BELLEAIR BLUFFS -- Belleair Bluffs commissioners responded favorably and with enthusiasm to a suggestion by Mike Crawford of the Pinellas Planning Commission that a design plan be developed for the city.
Crawford appeared at the commission's Monday night workshop meeting and outlined in general terms what could be done.
The commission, by consensus, agreed to accept a proposal that would include details of such a plan, a time line and costs from the PPC.
Belleair Bluffs has no planning department and a slew of problems in the city regarding codes for business and development cry out for a systematic plan for the city.
Commissioner Bob Russo cited parking as one of the chief problems.
The city's two main thoroughfares -- West Bay Drive and Indian Rocks Road -- are lined with businesses. A developed plan for the city would address parking, signs, lights among other subjects.
Crawford estimated it would take about nine months to develop a plan for the city once the commission accepts a proposal.
In other action, the commission discussed a change to the city code that concerned business licenses for residences.
This raised more questions than it answered and was put over for further discussion at next week's regular meeting.
The commission supported Dick Holmes of South Pasadena for an open seat on the Pinellas Planning Commission.
Robert David, public works director, reported that Nancy Lohr of Progress Energy has said that the company plans to have completed by the end of 2006 radio wave meter reading. This would end the necessity for meter readers to personally inspect home electric meters.
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