ISLAMORADA -- A meeting to provide wastewater collection system information to residents of Windley Key is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Founders Park Community Center, mile marker 87, bayside.
Reynolds Water Islamorada LLC and Islamorada staff will present and discuss the preliminary design for the Windley Key Wastewater Collection System. Residents will have an opportunity to review their proposed location for connection to the system and request modifications.
Windley Key residents are encouraged to attend.
Reynolds Water Islamorada representatives can also be reached at (305) 414-8356 and they have a website designated to the Islamorada Wastewater Project at reynoldswaterislamorada.com.
ISLAMORADA -- A second person involved in a high-speed motorcycle chase with deputies in January was arrested last week.
Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony O'Dea was on patrol near mile marker 71 at 7 p.m. Jan. 21, when he saw two motorcycles allegedly speeding northbound. He turned on his lights and siren to stop them, but instead they sped up, according to the deputy. He said they passed numerous cars in no-passing zones and were traveling more than 75 miles an hour in heavy traffic.
At the mile marker 74, one of the motorcycles turned off the highway and eventually stopped on Iroquois Drive. Islamorada resident Jose Bolivar, 18, was placed under arrest and charged with fleeing and eluding police, reckless driving and received numerous traffic citations.
Bolivar told the deputy the other driver was 20-year-old Anthony Hoover of Key Largo, according to the arrest report.
Bolivar had a video recorder mounted to his helmet which was running at the time of the chase on the highway, the report states. The video was collected as evidence and used to confirm Hoover's identity, as well as the traffic violations committed by the two men as they sped away from O'Dea.
A warrant was issued for Hoover's arrest and he was booked into jail on March 12 on charges of fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer and reckless driving.
ISLAMORADA -- The village's Ad Hoc Planning and Development Services Citizens' Advisory Committee will hold public meetings at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, and at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Founders Park Community Center, mile marker 87, bayside.
The committee continues to gather public input related to the Planning and Development Services Department including planning, building and permitting services. Public input is sought on experiences and issues relating to Islamorada permitting and inspection services from those involved in construction in the community.
Permit expediters, planners, architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and other interested parties are invited to attend.