Bradenton Times News Articles
At Thursday's BOCC meeting, members debated whether to raise the millage rate for much needed capital or to look elsewhere through the budget. Administrator Ed Hunzeker stayed committed to not fund any new positions, which makes things more difficult for the Sheriff and the Tax Appraiser, who are struggling to keep up with the county's fast population growth.
According to statue, any 'severe injury' caused by a dog bite shall result in the confiscation of the dog by animal control, it being placed in quarantine and then possibly destroyed in an expeditious manner. This can all happen in a 10-day period, if the current status of the dog's diseases aren't known and/or the owner can't be contacted. At Tuesday's Manatee County Commission meeting, citizens declared just what a harsh reality that can mean.more»
At Tuesday's meeting, critics of Manatee County's Animal Services occupied the chambers. More then 150 citizens demanded they be heard in spite of Chairwoman Benac's initial statement that the commission wouldn't be hearing any statements connected to the AS euthanasia case that is temporally on hold. Commissioners approved a letter to the state legislature urging them to change the statute that governs euthanizing dogs after bites.more»
At Monday's MPO Meeting, members voted in the salary, expenses and stipulations for their new Director, David Hutchinson. A performance based evaluation will be new under Hutchinson's direction, as well as other rules governing the position. In other action, a resolution in memory of Citizens Advisory Committee member Rod Warner will be introduced at September's MPO meeting.
Amid much public debate over the county's considered euthanization of a dog after an incident where a labrador bit off part of a child's ear in what advocates say was self-protection after feeling threatened by the child, the Manatee County Commission will discuss section 13(2) of Florida Statute chapter 767. The section discusses law on attacks or bites by a "dangerous dog."more»
The Manatee-Sarasota MPO will meet Monday. The Manatee School Board will hold a workshop (with discussion on updating the district's bullying and harassment policy) then meeting (with a vote on approving a settlement with former Manatee High employee Patricia Aragon) on Tuesday. The BOCC will meet twice on Thursday—first for a special budget meeting, then a meeting for budget reconciliation and setting next year's millage rate.more»
At Wednesday's meeting, Bradenton City Council members unanimously voted to set the city's 2016 millage rate, and details on a tentative $90 million budget were presented by City Clerk Carl Callahan. Millage and budget hearings will follow on September 9 and 16.more»
At a special meeting on Wednesday, Manatee County Commissioners passed Resolution R-15-118, a BP settlement offer for business and revenue lost following the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill that occurred in 2010.more»
David Brierton was named the Manatee County Tax Collector’s Employee of the 3rd Quarter on Wednesday, July 15.more»
Manatee County Commissioner Larry Bustle says he is regaining strength and plans to return to the dais, once he is cleared by his physicians. Bustle suffered a stroke in early May. Bustle, 78, was rushed to the hospital after collapsing at a Manatee Chamber of Commerce breakfast.more»