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Monday, June 23, 2014


Published Monday, June 23, 2014

Rodney Jones is running for the Manatee County District 2 School Board seat that will be vacated by longtime veteran Barbara Harvey. Jones, who has experience as a mentor and counselor, says he is currently substitute teaching in the district in order to get a better handle on what is happening in the schools.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014


Published Sunday, June 22, 2014

At Monday's Sarasota-Manatee MPO meeting, FDOT will give a presentation on Sarasota roundabout projects from US 41 10th Street to 14th Street. The Manatee School Board will convene for a workshop on Monday (with a discussion on the district's debt) and a meeting on Tuesday (during which the sale of parcels on the Braden River High property will come up for approval). The Bradenton City Council will meet on Wednesday.

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Friday, June 20, 2014


Published Friday, June 20, 2014
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At Thursday's Port Authority Meeting, members voted to permit an Evaluation Committee that consists of Port executives to negotiate professional service contracts. Members voted to continue into Phase Two of the Mass Notification Project connecting the port's administrative office and the security operations center. In other business, Frank Holden, Port Manatee's Senior Director of Operations and Special Projects, retires.  

 

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Thursday, June 19, 2014


Published Thursday, June 19, 2014

At a special meeting on Wednesday, the Bradenton City Council approved a resolution requesting that FDOT close part of the 8th Avenue West Bridge during the 2015 Power Boat Regatta.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014

At Tuesday's workshop, the Manatee School Board went through budget overviews for the district's Instructional Services and Operations departments, as well as the board's own budget. Major discussion points were a stated prioritization of funding for Instruction over Operations, the gutting of new projects that had been planned, and possible raises for board members.

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Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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The over-labored, overstated, failed-by-61 percent bid to resolve indigent health care in Manatee County, fell from grace once again at Tuesday's BOCC Meeting. It was the last meeting before the board would take its 6-week summer recess and possibly the last chance to convince county residents to step up to the plate.

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Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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At Tuesday's meeting, Manatee County Commissioners approved changes that will extend MCAT Route 16 to University Parkway, while increasing daily fares by 25 cents. Beginning October 6, Route 16 will be realigned to provide an additional connection to the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, as well as transfer opportunities to Sarasota County Area Transit. Fares will be adjusted on Oct. 6 from $1.25 to $1.50, the first increase since 2008.

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Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners voted to renew both of the waste haulers' solid waste franchise agreements. In other business, members wouldn't rule on either the Manatee Animal Partnership Study item or the Healthcare Workshop Study follow-up. After hours of discussion on both items, commissioners abandoned the idea of having a vote on either, seemingly because of all of the opposition to both that was present at the meeting.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Published Tuesday, June 17, 2014

At Monday night's Palmetto City Commission meeting, members adopted an alcohol beverage ordinance for open containers and amended a permit to allow for alcohol sales at by the Rotary for the 4th of July event. The CRA introduced a conceptual invitation to negotiate how to develop the Riverside Property across from the Riverside boat ramp. In other business, city police dogs get ballistic protection gear.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014


Published Sunday, June 15, 2014

During Tuesday's meeting, the BOCC will vote on an amendment that would permit residents to keep trailers and RVs on their property while their homes are being rebuilt from a natural disaster. A summary on the two public health care workshops will also be presented. That same day, the Manatee School Board will review its drafted Strategic Plan for the final time, as well as go over the board's proposed budget, and budgets for administration's Instructional Services and Operations departments. The Bradenton City Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday to vote on a resolution that would request FDOT temporarily close local roads for the Powerboat Regatta event. Public hearings on the county's use of red light cameras will be held in the BOCC chambers on Thursday. Also on Thursday, the Manatee Port Authority will convene for a meeting.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Marion Forbes September 15, 2014
Emma LaSota September 6, 2014
Elizabeth Pagliarulo September 11, 2014
Joseph Bische August 31, 2014
Jeanette Zerwin September 12, 2014
Janie Thielen September 12, 2014
Richard Schluederberg, Sr. September 10, 2014
Anne Teyssier August 28, 2014
Paul Saracino September 4, 2014
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