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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Published Sunday, April 26, 2015

On Monday, the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization will meet, with a presentation on Longboat Key traffic congestion and the possibility of funding an analysis for answers on how to alleviate it. Tuesday, the Manatee School Board will hold a workshop (with information about Committee Senate/House Bill 7069 relating to education accountability) and executive session, followed by a meeting (with discussion on the board's process for addressing allegations against the Superintendent). The Bradenton City Council will workshop Wednesday.


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015

Manatee County was recently named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of the County’s commitment to “effective urban forest management.”


Friday, April 24, 2015

Published Friday, April 24, 2015

From April 20-26, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) encourage boaters to “Spring Aboard” by enrolling in a boating education course.

Published Friday, April 24, 2015

Manatee County is accepting applications through June 1 for one opening on the Tourist Development Council (TDC) which makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on the expenditures of tourism tax revenues.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Published Thursday, April 23, 2015

At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council gave three proclamations honoring National Arbor Day, National Osteopathic Medicine Week, and Municipal Clerks Week. Council members also approved a consent agenda with resolutions that included included vacation of easement of the Cottages at San Casciano neighborhood, and reversion of subdivision/partial vacation of platted lots at said neighborhood. Both resolutions had public hearings in prior meetings. Councilman Gene Gallo had an excused absence from the meeting. 


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015

County officials say they couldn't do it alone, and the school board claims they don't have the legal power, and neither say anyone was at fault, but records show both have failed to deliver an impact fee policy that actually covers the impact of new development.

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, members approved an interlocal agreement with the Manatee County School Board providing for an Impact Fee Study. In said business, commissioners approved a proposal to meet with the board to help expedite the study in a 'workshop/meeting' to re-enact fees.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Over the past week, there have been many questions regarding school impact fees and why the county has not collected them, despite the fact that the authorization for the fees being suspended expired in 2013. Communications between the county and the school district reveal that despite growth in the northeast corridor of Manatee County, the school district asked the county not to collect the fees in 2013 and again in 2014.

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Manatee County is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Historic Preservation Board, a citizen’s advisory committee that makes decisions regarding Manatee County’s archaeologically, historically and aesthetically significant sites.

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2015

At Monday's TDC meeting, members approved a $25,000 contribution to kick off the first Skyway Film Festival, recommended a $1,000,000 contribution to fund the South Florida Museum and requested supplying half of the $60,000 needed for a City of Anna Maria Pier study.

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Name Date
George Bushong April 24, 2015
Confesor Corniel-Rodriguez April 19, 2015
John Colleary _
Nelson Crosby April 18, 2015
Carmen Andersen April 19, 2015
Merlin Gnegy April 18, 2015
Lilian Gonzalez April 18, 2015
Donna Hill April 18, 2015
Roy Tunstall April 17, 2015
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