Bradenton Times News Articles
Port Manatee and its stakeholders look to benefit from full federal funding of a feasibility study related to deepening of its channel and harbor area. Manatee Harbor, near the Gulf of Mexico entrance to Tampa Bay, is one of only 10 waterways in the continental United States identified for such U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding in the fiscal 2016 civil works budget announced earlier this month by President Obama.more»
The new Southwest Manatee district to reinvest in aging areas is taking form, tourism numbers continue to break records and the County’s economic development incentives continue to create or retain thousands of local jobs. Manatee County Administrator Ed Hunzeker discussed those and a host of other local government accomplishments in his Annual Report to the County Commission on Tuesday.more»
During Wednesday's Bradenton City Council meeting, former Manatee County Commissioner and TBT Publisher Joe McClash spoke about what he said was the Southwest Florida Water Management District's disregard for considering local land development regulations when issuing permits for development.more»
At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council voted to approve a special request to allow Nicholas & Hale LLC to install barbed wire at 2505 Manatee Avenue East. Councilman Gene Gallo was absent from the meeting.more»
Manatee County citizens who showed up to object to the county's request to adopt a resolution coupling Animal Network with Animal Services in partnership recognized more annulment than ceremony.
Once more, the subject of Animal Services dominated the day's agenda. This time citizens objected to the county's request to adopt a resolution that joins local non-profit Animal Network with the county in a partnership to run Animal Services; compounded with the transfer of $311,138 from the contingency fund to the county's Animal Services department.more»
At Monday's Tourist Development Council Meeting, members approved matching funds to preserve, improve and expand the Florida Maritime Museum in the historic fishing village of Cortez.
Members had a funding day, approving $186,000 in matching funds for the Florida Maritime Museum, $100,000 for Grassy Point, $76,900 for Gulf Front Park, $25,000 to SRQ and $25,000 to the Anna Maria Island Historical Society. In other business, members thought the Riverwalk Regatta was the biggest economic boost in yearsmore»
At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee County Commission is scheduled to approve a consent agenda that includes $311,000 in budgetary funding for its animal services department, as well as the approval of a partnership with non-profit Animal Network, an entity for which the county drew criticism when it was revealed that a donation button on the county website which appeared to be collecting money for the department, was instead directing it to the non-profit.more»
The Tourist Development Council will meet on Monday. The BOCC will convene Tuesday morning, with votes on changes to public comment procedures that the the board agreed upon, as well as a briefing on 2015 county transportation project priorities. The Manatee School Board will have a closed executive session in the afternoon followed by an evening meeting, when it will vote on ratification of waiving Superintendent Mills' contract extension after he notified the board last week that he does not wish to be extended. The Manatee Development Review Committee is scheduled for meetings Wednesday afternoon, and the Bradenton City Council will meet on Wednesday night.more»