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UPDATED: 12:55 p.m.
The music can continue at Paddy Murphy's Irish Pub, 457 Fifth Ave. S.
Naples City Council voted 6-1 today to renew the downtown bar and restaurant's live entertainment permit for two years. The approval means the pub will be allowed to have no more than two performers from 7 to 11 p.m. and no more than one performer between 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. Monday through Sunday.
The live entertainment permit expires in 2011.
UPDATED: 12:52 p.m.
Music is in the air at Bice Ristorante, 300 Fifth Ave. S.
Naples City Council today voted to renew the downtown Naples restaurant's live entertainment permit for two years.
The restaurant can have no more than two indoor amplified performers playing instruments between 5 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The live entertainment permit expires in 2011.
UPDATED: 12:20 p.m.
Little Prague Bistro, 289 Ninth St. S., will be able to pursue an alcohol license.
Naples City Council voted this afternoon to grant the downtown Naples restaurant a distance waiver, which will allow the restaurant to pursue an alcohol license even though there are two businesses with licenses within 500 feet of the restaurant.
The owner, according to a report from city planner Adam Benigni, would like to serve wine and beer.
UPDATED: 12:12 p.m.
One advisory board won't have to meet monthly any more.
Naples City Council this morning voted to to change requirements for the community services advisory board meeting schedule. The decision not only eliminates the monthly meeting requirement, but also eliminates the requirement for off-site meetings at community centers.
Councilwoman Teresa Heitmann cast the dissenting vote.
The change takes effect immediately.
UPDATED: 12:01 p.m.
Two more weeks.
That's how long Naples City Council gave consultants to come up with a new rate structure for irrigation water rates.
Council had been asked to increase irrigation water rates for users across the board. Under the proposal, general users would have seen an increase to $0.89 per 1,000 gallon from $0.82 per 1,000 gallon. Bulk users – often golf courses – would have either seen an increase to either $0.39 per 1,000 gallon or $0.40 per 1,000 gallon from $0.33 per 1,000 gallon. The difference in rates is determined by whether the user has storage on site.
Council members said they felt rate structure wasn't appropriate and voted 4-3 to delay the vote until Sept. 16, giving consultants more time to develop a new rate structure.
Councilwomen Teresa Heitmann and Dee Sulick and Councilman Gary Price cast the dissenting votes.
POSTED: 8:53 a.m.
It's time for a parade.
Naples City Council unanimously approved the route of the 60th annual Swamp Buggy Parade. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m., Oct. 24.
The parade will go down U.S. 41 beginning at Golden Gate Parkway and continuing to Third Avenue South. U.S. 41 will be closed during the parade.
The parade is expected to last two hours.