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Safety Harbor officials approve 2006 budget

By Times Staff
Published September 20, 2005

SAFETY HARBOR - The City Commission adopted its fiscal 2006 budget at its meeting Monday night. The budget of $11.2-million is an increase of about $440,000 from last year's budget. The increase includes about $107,000 for 14 crossing guard posts, which the Sheriff's Office had not charged in previous years. The commission also voted unanimously to keep the property tax rate at $2.74 for every $1,000 of taxable value. The budget takes effect Oct. 1.

Police: Man propositioned undercover officer online

CLEARWATER - A 45-year-old Boynton Beach man was arrested Sunday after he propositioned an undercover detective posing as a child on the Internet, police say. Stephen N. Williamson sent obscene images to a detective acting as a child and used a Web camera to commit real-time lewd acts, police said. The crimes occurred near the end of 2004, according to arrest reports. Police spokesman Wayne Shelor said Williamson was arrested when he came to Clearwater last weekend to meet the child. Williamson was charged with three counts of lewd/lascivious exhibition and a count each of transmission of material harmful to a minor and solicitation of a minor via computer. He posted $40,000 in bail and was released from the Pinellas County Jail early Monday morning.

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