Bradenton Times News Articles
If someone in Bradenton wants to change the zoning of their land, it usually takes a public hearing and an approval by the city council. Not if you are Pat Neal. According to Tim Polk, who is in charge of zoning for the city, Neal's Perico Island property was not properly zoned back in the '90s when it was annexed by the city, so he gave it an R-1 zoning versus the approved PDP (Planned Development Project) on the zoning maps. Polk said Neal told him the original zoning was a mistake. The City Council approved his site plan approval without Polk disclosing he administratively changed the zoning from the approved maps.more»
The School District of Manatee County welcomes new Community Security Officers into elementary schools beginning tomorrow morning, Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The CSOs will provide an additional security presence at all district elementary schools that do not currently have an SRO. However, due to legal concerns raised during the last 24 hours, the CSOs will be deployed on an unarmed basis until further notice.
The growth of Internet services and web technologies have increased the ways citizens interact with government. Paul Alexander, is Manatee County's Information Technology Department Director, and he delivered a IT update presentation to Manatee County Commissioners at Tuesday's work session.more»
Among the games this Friday: Lakewood Ranch will host Braden River; Bayshore will visit Southeast; Manatee will travel to Sarasota to play against the Sailors, and Bradenton Christian will host St. Pete's Canterbury Crusaders.more»
FSU/Asolo Conservatory alums Brendan Ragan and Summer Wallace piqued the interest of local theater fans in June, when they announced that they would be forming a new theater company in downtown Sarasota. Urbanite Theatre is one step closer to reality, now that they've broken ground on an intimate facility that is sure to add a new dimension to the local arts scene.more»
The Lord has blessed Bradenton Christian School (BCS) with a new superintendent in Dan Vande Pol, who is eager to continue BCS' tradition of excellence and lead the school forward into the future.more»
On Sunday and Monday September 21 & 22, The Manatee Players will hold auditions for four upcoming shows. Auditions will be at 7 p.m. each evening at the Manatee Performing Arts Center on a first come, first up basis.more»
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has been a media lightning rod throughout her first term in office. A very public and vocal AG, the last four years have given her tremendous opportunity to weigh in on a wide variety of issues that serve to give voters a strong indication of what they can expect if she is elected to a second term.more»
With the September call of the bulk carrier Sen Treasure, Port Manatee Scrap Metal Inc. is embarking upon exportation of scrap metal to Mexico from Port Manatee. The Sen Treasure departed Port Manatee bound for Veracruz on the evening of Sept. 10, after being loaded with more than 13,325 metric tons of material trucked from the Port Manatee Scrap Metal facility located less than 2 miles from the dock. The facility features a state-of-the-industry shredder system.more»
"Crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians are more likely to result in fatal or serious injuries than any other types of crashes, and the financial impacts and suffering caused by these crashes are significant." reads an FDOT Brochure on the subject. At Tuesday's MPO meeting, the board was brought up to speed on the importance of protecting non-vehicle traffic on our roadways.