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    Commission gives go-ahead for new library

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times, published September 22, 2000

    Also at Tuesday's meeting, Clearwater commissioners gave final approval to next year's $221.7-million city budget, which maintains the city's current property tax rate of $5.50 for every $1,000 dollars of assessed property value, while water, sewer and garbage fees are being increased. Finally, the commission denied a request by a developer to change the zoning of a gulf-front parcel on Sand Key to allow a high-rise condo to be built there, after hearing two hours of opposition speeches from neighbors.

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