Friday, March 8, 2013
Mile Markers


Tim Tebow in town

A teens-only event in Islamorada this weekend featuring quarterback Tim Tebow has been opened up to Key West and Lower Keys residents.

Tebow and 1996 Heisman winner quarterback Danny Wuerffel will be at Island Christian School, Mile Marker 83.2, from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, along with Christian music acts Britt Nicole and for King and Country. Coral Shores football coach Ed Holly called the event a "dynamic Christian retreat for teenagers."

Tebow and Wuerffel will be throwing footballs and participating in other field activities, organizers said. They will not be speaking publicly. Tickets, which are free, are capped at 1,000; email


Keys Energy offers discount

Lower Keys residents who are senior citizens or disabled veterans may qualify for Keys Energy Services' discount program. Enrollment is open until March 31, which is the deadline for applications to be completed, signed and returned. Customers who have been in the program must requalify.

A $9.53 discount will be applied to monthly power bills. Senior citizens must be at least 62 years old, and disabled veterans must be deemed totally or permanently disabled, on the date of application. Annual household income cannot exceed $30,396.

Get an application in person at 1001 James St., online at, or ask for one to be mailed by calling 305-295-1090. Previous participants should have received their applications in the mail.


Development plan OK'd

Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Cabinet approved a plan Thursday that will dictate how much development can occur in the Keys over the next 10 years.

It would give the Keys 3,555 state-issued Rate of Growth Ordinance (ROGO) units over a decade. ROGOs are needed to develop property into residential units.

The units would be allocated annually, with Monroe County receiving 197 a year; Key West, 91; Islamorada, 28; and Marathon, 30. If Key West did not use its ROGO units, they would go back to the county and the municipalities.

Opponents wanted the units allocated over 20 years, not 10, Last Stand board President Naja Girard said.