Caroline St. project costs $3.3M
City Commissioners tonight will decide whether to approve the Caroline Street "enhancement" master plan, begun by staff in 2009.
The $3.3 million project, which so has $995,000 in available funding, includes adding a bicycle lane, redoing the entire roadway from Trumbo Road to Elizabeth Street, new landscaping and stormwater drainage improvements.
Also tonight, commissioners are expected to shift $600,000 in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) money to the project, which would still need an additional $1.6 million.
Planners said the city could start construction this spring. Commissioners meet at 6 p.m. at Old City Hall, 510 Greene St.
Man arrested for urinating
Police over the weekend jailed a homeless man for disorderly conduct after witnesses said he urinated on a gas station cashier's car.
The 44-year-old man reportedly was drinking beer in the Chevron parking lot, 1126 Truman Ave., around 9:21 p.m. Saturday despite the 29-year-old cashier's repeated scoldings not to, police reported.
After exchanging harsh words with the cashier, the suspect sauntered over to the man's car and urinated on it, according to police reports. When the cashier confronted him, the man reportedly spit in his face.
The man faces three misdemeanor charges.
Spray schedules online
A schedules of planned times, dates and locations of mosquito spraying are available online at www.keysmosquito.org, says the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District.
Helicopter, plane or truck spraying is covered. The site also allows readers to put in a request for an inspector to visit an address, and find out the answer to commonly asked questions.
"We encourage everyone to take a look at their own neighborhood maps online at www.keysmosquito.org to have a better understanding of spray routes and schedules," says the district's press release. The district also can be followed on Facebook and Twitter at Fl Keys Mosquito.