News Section: Local Government
Bradenton City Council Regular Meeting Results August 15, 2012
BRADENTON -- Wednesday morning, members of the Bradenton City Council approved a plan to close off the part of 32nd Street West that links the east and west campus grounds of Manatee High School to the general public, in an effort to increase the safety and security of crossing students. Other business included a request from the owner of downtown's Old Main Pub to legally sell alcohol in a mobile bar that would be stationed south and east of the existing building for the pub, and an approval for changes to post-employment benefits for City retiring employees.
1. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
Invocation led by Rev. Fidel Diaz of First Hispanic Baptist Church.
- National Breastfeeding Month – August 2012
- Women’s Equity Day – Aug. 25, 2012 Councilwoman Marianne Barnebey recognized the 92nd anniversary of the ratification of the 92nd amendment, and stated the importance of citizens to recognize equity, regardless of gender.
- The American Society of Landscape Architects, Florida Chapter, awards presentation.
4. ADMINISTERING THE OATH:
5. CITIZEN COMMENTS:
6. CONSENT AGENDA:
(Items A-X passed unanimously without debate.)
a) Approval of Resolution 12-31 relating to the State Revolving Fund loan program and approval of the loan application.
b) Third Quarter Budget Adjustments.
c) Authorization to execute annual agreement with METV.
d) Department of Corrections – Work Squad Contract renewal.
e) Minutes: July 18 City Council meeting.
f) Minutes: July 25 Budget Preview meeting.
g) Public Event: Downtown Farmers’ Market every Saturday from Oct. 6-May 25 on Old Main St.
h) Public Event: Reels at Rossi every third Friday from Oct. 19-Sept. 19.
i) Public Event: Yoga in the Park every Saturday from Oct. 20-Dec. 8.
j) Public Event: Manatee River Garden Club flowers and antique car show for Saturday, Oct. 20 at Lewis Park.
k) Public Event: Riverwalk Fishing College on Sunday, Oct. 21 at Riverwalk’s amphitheater and pier.
l) Public event: Drum Circle every Sunday from Oct. 21-Nov. 25 at Riverwalk’s Regatt Plaza.
m) Public Event: Music in the Park w/Sarasota Pops Orchestra and Village of the Arts Sampler on Thursday, Oct. 25.
n) Public Event: Youth Theater & Pump Boys and the Dinettes on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Riverwalk’s amphitheater.
o) Public Event: Music in the Park on Thursdays Nov. 1, 8 and 15.
p) Public Event: Pioneer Roundup Sunday, Nov. 4 at Riverwalk’s Tower Plaza.
q) Public Event: Riverwalk Open Air Painting on Thursday, Nov. 15.
r) Public Event: Rain date for ArtSlam – Nov. 17. (ArtSlam already approved for Nov. 10)
s) Public Event: Blues Appetizer Concert on Friday, Nov. 30 at Riverwalk’s Pavilion and Family Fun Zone.
t) Public Event: Downtown Hanukah Celebration for Monday, Dec. 10 in front of Manatee Players.
u) Approval of the Tidewater Preserve Phase 2 final subdivision plat.
v) Approval of the Cottages of San Casciano final subdivision plat.
w) Public Event: Canes Cross Country Classic 5K run on Monday, Sept. 3, at GT Bray Park.
x) Street Closure: Temporary closing of 14th Ave. W. just east of 14th St. W. from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 25-27 for the hanging of a mural on the side of the Bradenton Police Substation.
7. BUSINESS/ADVERTISING, PETITIONS, HEARINGS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BRADENTON, FLORIDA, IN SUPPORT OF RESTORING AND MAINTAINING FUTURE STATE FUNDING FOR THE TAMPA BAY REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (Unanimously approved)
RV.12.0028 WARD 2 NEIGHBORHOOD 5.01 BMW PUBLIC HEARING
Request of Michael Pendley, agent, for the School Board of Manatee County, owner, for a Right-Of-Way Vacation of 32nd Street West, from 9th Avenue West to 11th Avenue West located at 902 33rd Street Court West (R1 zoning). Proponents of closing the part of 32nd Street West that ran between the two campuses of Manatee High School, and giving it to the school board, argued that the measure would increase the safety and security of students crossing the street's right-of-way. They also said that the change would give the school board the authority to remove any persons that they deem to be suspicious from the campus. Opponents of the plan expressed concern that closing the road would delay emergency services to residents in the neighborhood surrounding the school, as well as to students on campus. (Approved 3-1, with Councilman Harold Byrd dissenting and Councilwoman Barnebey self-recused from the vote to avoid a potential conflict of interest)
SU.12.0094 WARD 3 NEIGHBORHOOD 1.01 BMW PUBLIC HEARING
Request of Judy Susie, agent, for Winter, Inc., owner, for a Special Use Permit allowing for on-premises outdoor sales and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the south and east of the existing Old Main Pub lounge located at 313 Old Main Street (T5 zoning). Much opposition was voiced against Judy Susie's request for a permit that would allow her to have a "mobile bar" outside of the main building for the Old Main Pub. The opposers, who represented the Riverview Center and its parking lot next to the pub, expressed concern that the amount of trash produced by downtown bar patrons would increase, should the measure go through. (Denied 4-1, with Councilman Patrick Roff voting to approve the motion)
SA.12.0022 WARD 4 NEIGHBORHOOD 20.04 BMW PUBLIC HEARING (Unanimously approved)
Request of Joe Vallor, agent, for Richard Bennett of Bradenton 64, Inc., owner, for special use amendment to allow for outdoor seating and beverage consumption for a sports bar/lounge located at 5254 State Road 64 East (zoned Suburban Commercial Corridor).
8. NEW BUSINESS BY DEPARTMENT HEADS, CITY ATTORNEY AND COUNCIL:
Carl Callahan, City Clerk & Treasurer/Chief of Staff
a) Other Post-employment Benefits Retiree Healthcare Changes. (Unanimously approved)
9. BUSINESS BY APPOINTMENT:
10. COUNCIL REPORTS:
11 DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS:
(For more information on the council's decision to close part of 32nd Street West, click here.)
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