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Dunedin to use robocalls to contact code violators

DUNEDIN

Robocalls to be used to contact code violators

Code enforcement will begin using robocalls to remind some repeat violators of city rules. Dunedin planning and development director Greg Rice said the program will initially target illegal signs and door-to-door solicitors who distribute fliers without a permit. The robocall computer software — which reportedly decreased illegal signage in Hollywood, Fla., by 70 to 80 percent within two months — will cost Dunedin $6.95 a month for 500 minutes. That will enable the city to make roughly 300 calls a month. In giving unanimous approval Thursday, city commissioners said the concept might also be useful for other types of code violation cases. They will receive an update on the program in six to 12 months.

Chef will show how to use herbs

Chef Michael Webb will show attendees at the Dunedin Community Garden Association's monthly workshop what to do with herbs. The free workshop is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Attendees will learn how to dry herbs, how to pair them with companion ingredients and how to use them as building blocks for various dishes. Webb, the classically French-trained owner of the Dunedin Fine Art Center's Palm Cafe, will also share two pesto and marinade recipes. Visit DunedinCommunity Garden.com.

Knifemaker will share technique

Knifemaker Ken Straight is the latest subject of the Dunedin Fine Art Center's free monthly Coffee & Conversation series. At noon Thursday, Straight, who forges blades from hot metal in the traditional way, will share his technique via video presentation, as well as with completed blades. Visit dfac.org, call (727) 298-3322 or email ken@dfac.org for more information.

CLEARWATER

Final concert of season is Sunday

The Clearwater Bach Choir, the Arioso String Quartet and others will perform the works of Bach and Renaissance composer Adrian Batten at "Splendor of the Baroque," Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church's sixth and final concert of the season, at 3 p.m. Sunday. First come, first served. A light reception will follow the concert. A $5 donation is suggested. Peace Memorial is at 110 S Fort Harrison Ave.

PALM HARBOR

Bakers are urged to enter bake-off

Applications are being accepted for the 2013 Palmsbury Bake-Off on April 6 during the Palm Harbor Citrus Festival. The one-day bake-off will be at Harbor Hall, 1190 Georgia Ave., at 1 p.m. Entrants bake an item at home and bring it to Harbor Hall for presentation to the judges. Entry forms are available at the Palm Harbor Chamber office, 1151 Nebraska Ave. For more information, call Connie Stewart Schuck, (727) 771-4900, or Jordan Myers, (813) 810-0015.

Dunedin to use robocalls to contact code violators 03/08/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 8, 2013 7:54pm]
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