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Longboat Key plans wet well upgrades, generator replacement

The projects will help the town to satisfy state consent order connected to sewer spill.

Longboat Key town commissioners voted unanimously Monday to move forward with a pair of projects to satisfy a state consent order connected to the town's June 2020 sewage line break.

The town is proposing to bypass, clean, repair and line a wet well at Master Lift Station D on Gulf Bay Road, which would cost about $182,000. The plan also includes spending another $100,000 to replace a 2006 backup generator at the lift station.

For now, commissioners decided to forego enhancing the seawall at Bayfront Park. There was also consideration of conducting a living shoreline study with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program.