Bight board considers Trumbo dock
The Key West Bight Management Board on Wednesday will decide whether to spend $111,630 on designs for a 204-foot floating dock along Trumbo Road, which branches off from Caroline and Grinnell streets and passes the ferry terminal and school district headquarters. City staff is recommending that the bight board approve the expenditure and has advised the board to hire Stantec Consulting Services Inc. to complete all designs for the "Trumbo Floating Dock," including electrical, water, pump out and shoreline permitting.
The city and Key West Bight have a lease with the state of Florida for the baybottom of the bight. That lease allows for construction of the dock, which will be accessible from the ferry terminal seawall. The bight board meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Old City Hall, 510 Greene St.
Marina owner jailed for gunshot
A Layton marina owner was jailed this weekend after deputies said he fired a shotgun and pointed a laser light at fishermen to scare them away from his property.
Antonio Papp, 45, who owns the Sea Bird Marina, faces three felony charges of aggravated assault and two felony counts of pointing a laser pen at a driver.
Two boaters told deputies that while bully netting near the marina before 2 a.m. Saturday they were threatened by gunfire and the laser light.
Papp told deputies he was "patrolling" the marina and saw two boats approaching. When the laser pen didn't scare them off, Papp reportedly said, he fired his shotgun into the air.
Papp posted $18,000 bond Saturday morning.
Sanctuary advisory panel meets
NOAA's Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council will meet from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Islander Resort, 82100 Overseas Highway, Islamorada.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will feature presentations about the sanctuary's ongoing review of its rules. The co-chairman of the Ecosystem Protection Working Group will report on its progress at 9:15 a.m. A deputy superintendent of science and policy will talk about council review and discussion at 11:15 a.m. Everglades restoration will be discussed at 3 p.m.
The public may comment at 10:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
For more information, contact Beth Dieveney at 305-809-4700, ext. 228, or Beth.Dieveney@noaa.gov.