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Monday, April 21, 2014

Published Monday, April 21, 2014

Manatee County is now accepting applications for two upcoming vacancies on the Tourist Development Council which makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on the expenditures of Tourist Tax Revenues. The Tourist Development Council is comprised of nine volunteer members who make recommendations to the County Commission on the effective operation of the projects in the Tourist Development Plan and the uses for which Tourist Development Tax revenues may be expended.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Published Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Manatee Tourist Development Council will meet Monday morning. Later that day, the Palmetto City Commission will convene for a workshop and regular meeting. During Tuesday's regular meeting, the BOCC will vote on on approval of a plat for a 67-lot subdivision. The Manatee School Board will have a workshop - with a review of a presentation by a new public accounting firm selected to provide external auditing - and a regular meeting that day. On Wednesday, the Bradenton City Council will have an afternoon workshop on a new gunfire alert and location technology for law enforcement, followed by a regular meeting in the evening.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Published Friday, April 18, 2014

Top Manatee County officials loaded a bus and hit the road Tuesday morning to visit the county's pinnacle farm producers, looking for a snapshot of what was once the county's economic backbone. Currently, Manatee's agriculture production ranks 7th largest among Florida's 67 counties, but many wonder how long that status will last.

Published Friday, April 18, 2014

Port Manatee is linked to the CSX Transportation mainline by short-line railroad tracks, and what sits on those tracks now are two new, mean and green diesel-electric locomotives. The port made the purchases with financial help from a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant, and they are ready to go to work.

Published Friday, April 18, 2014

At Thursday's Port Authority meeting, commissioners approved a new telephone system for phase one of a Mass Notification System, and approved an agreement for dredging certain berthing areas. Members also moved the meeting to where the port's two new locomotives are parked for a group inspection and photo op. 


Monday, April 14, 2014

Published Monday, April 14, 2014

Port Manatee officials are encouraged that the Obama administration’s budget request for fiscal year 2015 includes full federal funding for the first study phase of deepening the federal channel and harbor area of Port Manatee, which is regarded as the closest U.S. deepwater seaport to the expanding Panama Canal.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Published Sunday, April 13, 2014

The BOCC will hold a mobile work session on Tuesday with visits to various agri businesses regarding the state of Manatee County Agriculture. The Bradenton City Council will hold a workshop the following morning, and the City of Bradenton Planning Commission will convene that afternoon. The Manatee Port Authority will vote on a lease extension and modification agreement with Verizon for Port Manatee's fourth port when it meets for a regular meeting on Thursday.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Published Friday, April 11, 2014

At Thursday's Planning Commission meeting, commissioners recommended approval for a map amendment on a 32-acre site at 30th Avenue East and 27th Street East, a 64-acre development at 615 Upper Manatee River Road, and a development on a 41-acre site off Bayshore Drive on Center Road. In other business, members recommended approval for a revised preliminary site plan for a Race Trac gas station on U.S. 41 and Pearl Avenue. 



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Published Thursday, April 10, 2014

At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council passed a consent agenda which included the awarding of a nearly $1.8 million contract for the city's 2014 Water Main Improvement Project to Pospiech Contracting. No other votes took place at the meeting.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Manatee BOCC Chairman Larry Bustle felt citizen comments were getting problematic, so he asked county attorney Micky Palmer to look into rewriting the rules governing what and when citizens could give the county commissioners a piece of their mind. He found out it wasn't that easy.

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Name Date
James Sexton April 17, 2014
Francis O'Connor April 4, 2014
Duane Silver April, 2014
Norma Semrinec April 15, 2014
Lee Jackson April, 2014
Virginia Goodhew April 11, 2014
Dorothy Hackett April 9, 2014
Margaret Nelson April 9, 2014
Robert McNally April 2, 2014
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