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Sunday, August 10, 2014


Published Sunday, August 10, 2014

The BOCC will meet on Tuesday; the Manatee Port Authority will convene during a recess of the BOCC's meeting. Also on Tuesday, the Manatee School Board will have a workshop and meeting (when it will vote on a salary performance plan for the district's principals and assistant principals). On Wednesday, the Bradenton City Council will vote on a formal request by the CCRA to approve the long-planned plaza that would contain an urban grocery store. The school board will hold a joint meeting with Charlotte and Sarasota Counties in Lakewood Ranch later that afternoon. The Manatee Planning Commission will convene on Thursday.

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Friday, August 8, 2014


Published Friday, August 8, 2014

Originally slated to be 1,072 single-family detached units in 2006, the Eagle Pointe Planned Development has returned with more units and a new expiration date. The 2006 Land Development Agreement remains, with Preliminary Site Plan approval and the wavered impact fees. At Thursday's Land Use meeting, Eagle Pointe got a new lease on life.

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Published Friday, August 8, 2014
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At Thursday's Manatee County Land Use Meeting, commissioners approved over 2,200 residential dwellings in three projects, as well as a shopping plaza off Erie Road and U.S 301. Members also approved a future traffic map, but dominating the morning session was citizens giving public comment.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Published Tuesday, August 5, 2014
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Local developer Carlos Beruff has filed suit with Manatee County over the BOCC's denial for the request of a text amendment to the county's comp plan that would have greatly reduced development oversight on large coastal land parcels. Beruff and his partner on the project, Larry Lieberman, wanted to build a large marina and hotel as part of their upscale Long Bar Pointe development in southwest Manatee County near IMG Academy and sought the change in language in immediate advance of other applications for that project.

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Published Tuesday, August 5, 2014

At Tuesday's meeting, commissioners recognized Matt Misco as Employee of the Third Quarter and voted Commissioner Williams as voting delegate for the Florida League of Cities Conference. In other business, commissioners voted to approve Ordinance 2014-14, a Comprehensive Plan amendment.  

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Sunday, August 3, 2014


Published Sunday, August 3, 2014

A workshop followed by a meeting (which will include a public hearing on a proposed plan to the city's comprehensive plan) will take place in the Palmetto City Commission chambers on Monday; the commission will meet again for a budget workshop on Wednesday. The Bradenton City Council will workshop on Wednesday, and a BOCC Land Use meeting will take place on Thursday. 

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Thursday, July 31, 2014


Published Thursday, July 31, 2014

At Wednesday's budget meeting, County Administrator Ed Hunzeker and Financial Management Director Jim Seuffert reviewed selected programs slated to be funded in the FY-2015 budget. The goal: to keep the AdValorem millage rate unchanged from 2014 at 6.4326.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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It could have been a scene from the movie ... And Justice for All, only Manatee County Commission Chairman Larry Bustle didn't take home any Academy Awards; just a reprimand from some fellow commissioners as well as some legal advice from the county attorney and an earful from Manatee County citizens. The sentiment from all: You went too far.

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Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The start date for the controversial "diverging diamond interchange" at Interstate 75 and University Parkway has been pushed back from early next year to August of 2015. Meanwhile, projected construction costs have risen by more than $12 million according to updates given to the Sarasota/Manatee MPO at Monday's meeting.

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Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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At Tuesday's meeting, Manatee County Commissioners voted in favor of canceling two upcoming meetings so as not to conflict with the primary and general elections. The board also voted to suspend MCAT fares for the two days in an effort to best accommodate voter participation.

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Obituaries

Name Date
David Rojas October 24, 2014
Monique Staves October 27, 2014
Patricia Gandley October 28, 2014
John Dean October 26, 2014
Viola Heckendorn October 25, 2014
Dennis Sabo October 25, 2014
Donald Smith October 25, 2014
James Powers October 22, 2004
Daniel Siglin October 21, 2014
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