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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Published Thursday, October 23, 2014

At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council voted to approve the last plot of land for the WCI Communities Tidewater Preserve subdivision through the consent agenda. The council also approved the first of two public hearings of a City Planning Commission request to update the city's Form-Based Code at the request of Village of the Arts business owners, who want to increase visibility for the village via additional signage.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners appointed five Nuisance Abatement Board members and two Health Council of West Central Florida board members. In other business, BOCC members entertained a proposal to link an eight-county mass transportation single-pay network for convenient regional travel.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Published Tuesday, October 21, 2014

At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, members voted to adopt Ordinance 2014-15 Noise Citation, voted to approve Ordinance 2014-14 of the Comprehensive Plan and transmit amendments to the Department of Economic Opportunity. Commissioners also discussed complications with the proposed Regatta Boat Festival in February of 2015.

Published Tuesday, October 21, 2014

At Monday's Tourist Development Council meeting, members approved incentive packages for United and Jet Blue Airlines, and $500,000 over five years for advertising at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Published Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Manatee Tourist Development Council will meet Monday morning. Later that day, the Palmetto City Commission will workshop then hold a meeting. Tuesday, the BOCC, CRA and Port Authority will all meet in a 7 hour marathon session. During the BOCC's meeting, commissioners will vote on approval of repealing and revoking the CRA's South County and 14th Street West Community Redevelopment Areas, as well as repealing and terminating a blight study on the latter area. The Bradenton City Council will have its monthly evening meeting on Wednesday, when it will vote on final subdivision plat approval of Tidewater Preserve No. 7 from the consent agenda, and an ordinance containing text amendments to the city's form-based code that include modifications to signage standards to the Village of the Arts district. 


Friday, October 17, 2014

Published Friday, October 17, 2014

At Wednesday's special meeting, the Bradenton City Council voted 5-0 to ratify the Public Works & Utilities union contract.

Published Friday, October 17, 2014

At Thursday's Port Authority meeting members voted to partner with World Direct Shipping to carry product back and forth between the port in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico and Port Manatee. In other business, for the first time a County Commission meeting was opened a the Port Manatee facility to reverse a vote on the 911 emergency call system that was approved last Tuesday in the BOCC chambers in Bradenton.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Calling her role as one that represents citizens and to be “a voice the voiceless,” long-time Anna Maria Island resident and second-term Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore will seek a third term this November when voters will choose between her and newcomer Terri Wonder.

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When Terri Wonder talks about why she's running for a seat on the Manatee County Commission, she stresses opposition to many of the board's recent decisions on issues like Long Bar Pointe and the proposal for an indigent care tax. On her first campaign for office, the candidate touts her background as a social scientist in the military as having helped expose her to bureaucracy and a focus on "people-centric, not special interest-centric".


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Published Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Manatee County is accepting applications for the Historic Preservation Board, a voluntary advisory board that approves and denies Certificates of Appropriateness on exterior renovations and demolitions of historical structures in an effort to preserve our community’s heritage. Through the COA process, the board also ensures protection of archeological sites throughout the County.

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Daniel Siglin October 21, 2014
Judith Snodgrass October 22, 2014
Veleta Spann October 15, 2014
Josephine Lupoli October 18, 2014
Dimitrios Sokos October 19, 2004
Gary Richelieu October 16, 2004
Aline Funk October 17, 2014
Alice Szakacs October 16, 2014
Deborah Snyder October 20, 2014
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