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Civic Association names new president

By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published May 5, 2002

KEYSTONE -- The Keystone Civic Association has elected Rich Dugger as the group's new president, bringing to an end the seven-year leadership of former president Steve Morris.

Morris, who helped guide the rural enclave through many controversial zoning battles with developers and the county, decided to step down earlier this year.

Dugger, 35, office manager for a Keystone trophy maker, attended his first association meeting less than a year ago. He already was involved in a disagreement over the business practices of Hughes Nursery, a landscaping company abutting his property.

Dugger, who grew up in Keystone, said he will continue efforts to keep Keystone as rural as possible. Under Morris, the association was able to push through changes lowering new housing density to one home per 5 acres.

"Everyone agrees they want it to stay country," said Dugger, who also wants to hold more social events for members. "I mean when I was a kid when we wanted groceries we have to go to Armenia Avenue."

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