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City officials' pay hike on ballot

Even though a lack of opposition may mean voters will not be able to pick their new commission on March 8, they will still be able to decide several referendum questions placed on the ballot through resident petitions.

One ballot question, if approved, would give the mayor and commissioners a pay increase. The mayor is paid $100 a month and commissioners are paid $50 a month. If approved, their pay would increase to $500 a month for the mayor and $300 a month for each commissioner.

Voters are also being asked to rename Town Park to Ronald W. Reagan Memorial Park.

Mayor Bob Fountaine, who was not opposed for re-election, will automatically return to office.

Two open commission seats are also scheduled for election this spring. The present office holders, Paul Warren and Vice Mayor Tim Gregson did not run for re-election.

Their seats will likely be filled by Sam Maniotes and former Commissioner Linda J. Wilson who both filed their candidacy for the at-large commission election. A third candidate who also qualified _ J. Andrew Paul _ has told Town Clerk Larry Bittner that he plans to withdraw from the race.

Bellair Beach

The Belleair Beach Board of Adjustment will consider two variance requests at its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 444 Causeway Blvd. For information, call 595-4646:

+ Dominic and Carol Fragomeni, 2205 Bayshore Drive, are seeking a variance to change their rear setback from 30 feet to 23 feet, 6 inches to enlarge their dining and master bedroom areas and provide more closet space.

+ James and Katherine Herron Jr., 118 14th St., are seeking a variance to reduce their front setback from 25 feet to 19 feet to allow construction of a stairway on a proposed single-family residence.

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