Bradenton Times News Articles
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»
During Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, the first step to assess the ad valorem tax for the city's 2016 budget was publicly presented. Property values are up 5.3 percent, yet utilities have risen and health insurance has soared upwards of 20 percent. Palmetto's City Clerk says they are on a course that may keep any rise to the ad valorem to a minimum.
At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, commissioners voted to approve a solid waste contract with Waste Management. In other business, Palmetto Police Chief Scott Tyler swore in three new officers, and recognized City of Palmetto Crossing Guard, Maria Moreno, with a Lifesaving Award for saving a choking child during the July 4th event.
On Tuesday, a 'Faith Based Alliance Meeting' will be held at the National Guard Armory to discuss community and economic development, among other issues for the Bradenton Central Community Redevelopment Area's neighborhoods. The public is invited to attend.more»