Bradenton Times News Articles
Manatee government offices will be closed on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. Tuesday, the Manatee School Board will vote on approval of giving high schools the option to start at 7:30 or remain at 7:45, and acceptance of proposed terms on Don Hall's governance as Interim Superintendent. The board will also discuss the superintendent search process, and hold an executive session prior to the meeting. The Bradenton City Council will meet Wednesday, and the BOCC will have a budget presentation Thursday.more»
Port Manatee is considering constructing a two-acre cargo pad. At Thursday's Port Authority Board meeting, Gulf Coast Bulk Equipment Inc. demonstrated their wares in a presentation that impressed Authority members.more»
At Thursday's Port Authority meeting, members were delivered a presentation from Gulf Coast Bulk Equipment INC. In other business, the Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation Program approved a FEMA grant for the port to modernize its south gate.more»
The City of Bradenton ended the 2014 calendar year with a 1.7 percent decrease in reported crime. It should be noted that the City only had three (3) murders and 18 fewer robberies during 2014. Also, 2014 marks the ninth time in the last ten years that the City of Bradenton has ended the calendar year with a reduction in crime.more»
Representatives from Visible Men Academy returned to the Manatee Board of County Commissioners Tuesday with a proposal to purchase a piece of property adjacent to their temporary quarters; and they must have hit a nerve, because they left, as few do, with a big victory.more»
At Monday's meeting, commissioners for the City of Palmetto conceptually approved the 2016 Riverwalk Regatta boat races with trepidation. The inaugural 2015 race was to be an annual event, but Palmetto officials threatened a boycott. Promoters of the event presented it as a win/win situation for both Bradenton and Palmetto, but officials in the latter city complained that both the traffic and the dollars failed to flow north of the river.more»
At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, members voted to conceptually approve the 2016 Riverwalk Regatta Boat Races that proved to be unsuccessful for the city back in February of this year. In other business, members approved Ordinance 2015-05 regulating liquidation and garage/yard sales in the city.
The Palmetto City Commission will have a workshop then meeting Monday. During the BOCC's Tuesday meeting, FDOT will give an update on the status of the Concept of Operations Plan for AMI. The Bradenton City Council and the CRA will hold a joint workshop Wednesday.more»
Florida's Manufacturing Competitiveness Act helps local governments to streamline regulation approvals by adopting a Local Manufacturing Development Program ordinance allowing manufacturers to obtain master plan approvals for their sites. Building and Development Services Department Director John Barnott presented ACT to the Manatee County Planning Commission at Thursday's meeting for recommendation of approval to the BOCC.
At Thursday's Planning Commission meeting, members were three commissioners shy of the usual seven. Commissioners recommended approval for Land Development Code Text Ordinance 15-03, streamlining applications for manufacturing. In other business, the board recommended approval of a 147-acre rezoning to build 299 single-family detached residences west of I-75 and north of Mendoza Road.more»