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Friday, September 19, 2014


Published Friday, September 19, 2014

In a Thursday night meeting that lasted all of 11 minutes, the Manatee County Commission approved a 2014-15 budget of $540.8 million and millage rates of 7.0435 for taxpayers in unincorporated Manatee County and 6.4326 for residents in municipalities. There is no increase in the property tax rates, though the budget amount is 2 percent higher as a result of increased values.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014


Published Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Bradenton City Council voted unani­mously at a public meeting last Wednesday to tentatively approve the budget and property tax rate for Fiscal Year 2014-15. The second and final reading and public hea­ing of the budget and property tax rate is scheduled for 5:01 p.m. Sept. 24 in the City Hall Council Chambers. The council will consider approving a property tax rate of 5.8976 — which is the existing rate.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Published Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians are more likely to result in fatal or serious injuries than any other types of crashes, and the financial impacts and suffering caused by these crashes are significant," reads an FDOT Brochure on the subject. At Tuesday's MPO meeting, the board was brought up to speed on the importance of protecting non-vehicle traffic on our roadways.

 

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Published Tuesday, September 16, 2014

At Monday's Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting, members reviewed updates on the FDOT S.R. 70 / I-75 project, got an update report by Secretary Hattaway on the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Initiative, and were presented with the Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) update. Members also appointed the MPO's 2015 Legislative and Policy Issue Committee members to their board.

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Monday, September 15, 2014


Published Monday, September 15, 2014

Manatee County is asking for public feedback through an online survey as part of an independent evaluation of Manatee County Animal Services. The county retained the Matrix Consulting Group to conduct an Organization and Staffing Study of the Animal Services Division. The project will provide an evaluation of the organization, management and staffing of the Division to identify strengths and improvement opportunities.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014


Published Sunday, September 14, 2014

During Monday’s MPO meeting, FDOT will report on the I-75/SR 70 interchange project’s design. The BOCC will have a work session on Tuesday, and the Bradenton City Council will do the same on Wednesday. Thursday’s Manatee Port Authority meeting has been canceled; that evening, the BOCC will hold another public hearing on its budget for the coming fiscal year.

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Friday, September 12, 2014


Published Friday, September 12, 2014

On Thursday night, the Manatee County Commission tentatively approved a 2014-15 budget of $540.8 million. There is no increase in the property tax rate in the proposed budget, though the total amount is 2 percent higher as a result of increased values.

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Published Friday, September 12, 2014

Schroeder Manatee Ranch, Inc. wishes to build higher. Their University Lakes project has but three parcels left to which they can build on, but residents say seven stories is too much and ten is out of the question. SMR says they already have the right to build up to ten stories, and going up instead of out reduces their footprint. A request for a recommendation from the planning commission at Thursday's meeting deadlocked in a 3-3 tie and did not carry.

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Published Friday, September 12, 2014

The Schroeder Manatee Ranch Inc. University Lakes project dominated the meeting and ended in a tie vote. Residents showed up to complain about the possibility of a 10-story building in the center of town. In other business, Neal Venture's Dakin Homestead Properties, is adding another 584 homes to the Parrish community. There are currently already proposed projects that total more than 5,000 homes within a few square miles of each other in that part of Parrish.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014


Published Thursday, September 11, 2014
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During Wednesday's Bradenton City Council meeting, citizen commenters addressed the council's approval of a planned residential subdivision on Perico Island that would involve the removal of wetlands in the area, arguing that the project is in violation of city environmental codes and that the council should rescind approval.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Emma LaSota September 6, 2014
Elizabeth Pagliarulo September 11, 2014
Joseph Bische August 31, 2014
Jeanette Zerwin September 12, 2014
Janie Thielen September 12, 2014
Richard Schluederberg, Sr. September 10, 2014
Anne Teyssier August 28, 2014
Paul Saracino September 4, 2014
Bertha Everman August 31, 2014
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