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Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee School Board approved of a certified public accounting firm proposed to perform the district's external auditing services. 

The vote followed a presentation heard by board members during the workshop prior to the meeting.

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Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners approved Resolution R14-072 making April, 25, 2014 "Free Transit Day" in Manatee County. In other business, county attorney Micky Palmer postponed a vote on the revised procedures for meetings of the County Commissioners: Resolution 2014; to be heard at a later date.

 

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Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee School Board voted to approve a contract for external auditing services by Moore Stevens Lovelace PA. During public comments, board members heard several citizens express opposition to the possible sale of the park property on Jessie P. Miller Elementary. The board also approved notice of advertising for revision of its wellness and nutrition policy.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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At Monday's meeting, members voted to go forward with a general description plan for the new Palmetto Police Department headquarters and also voted to put the city's waste contract out for bid in an RFP. In other business, commissioners voted to continue the moratorium on internet cafes; continued a vote until May 19 for Ordinance 2013-20, regulating outdoor vending machines; and approved a preliminary plan for a six-family dwelling development on 11th Street in Palmetto.

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Monday, April 21, 2014


Published Monday, April 21, 2014
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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.

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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.

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Friday, April 18, 2014


Published Friday, April 18, 2014
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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.

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Published Friday, April 18, 2014
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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.

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Published Friday, April 18, 2014
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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. 

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Monday, April 14, 2014


Published Monday, April 14, 2014
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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.

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Obituaries

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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