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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Published Sunday, February 2, 2014

(UPDATE: Wednesday's Bradenton City Council workshop has been canceled.) The first week of February 2014 will be light in local government board meetings. The Palmetto City Commission will hold a workshop with a presentation on Sunshine and Public Records laws, followed by a regular meeting on Monday, which includes a motion to hold a public hearing on a personnel policy ordinance for February 3. The BOCC will convene for a Land Use meeting on Thursday, during which it will hold a public hearing for Phase 1 of the Long Bar Pointe development plan.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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The results of a recent community survey on issues that the Manatee School District faces were presented in detail at Tuesday's Manatee School Board regular meeting. The 943 completed surveys contained questions as to how the county should prioritize various issues relating to planning and the budget.

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The De Soto boat logo has been the official seal of Manatee County since 1973, while also doubling as its logo in most instances. In recent years, county officials have been on a mission to rebrand Manatee with a new and consistent marketing strategy. At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners sealed the deal.


Published Wednesday, January 29, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioner voted to approve a new county logo, approved four new members to the Manatee County Construction Trades Board, and one new member for the Children's Services Advisory Board. In other business, County Administrator Ed Hunzeker delivered the County's Annual Report for 2013. A citizen also served the board with a "writ of mandamus" for the establishment of a common law grand jury.

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2014

At Tuesday's regular meeting, the Manatee School Board was presented with data collected from the results of a recent community survey on planning and budgeting priorities for the district. In other business, the board approved budget amendments and year to date financial statements for November 2013.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Published Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Manatee County Commission will vote on an official logo for the county at today's board meeting. The county's current seal has doubled as a logo, appearing on county property, uniforms, letterhead, etc. The new logo would not replace the seal, but rather be used in instances where a logo were more appropriate. The county said that its use would be phased in as part of routine maintenance to avoid the cost of re-branding current property.

Published Tuesday, January 28, 2014

At Monday's MPO meeting, members approved A TIP Amendment extending the Project Development and Environment study for the Manatee County 15th Street extension to U.S.41 Complete Streets Project. The MPO board also added two new members to the Citizens Advisory Committee.


Published Tuesday, January 28, 2014

At the Sarasota/Manatee - Charlotte County/Punta Gorda joint MPO meeting Monday, members discussed: transit coordination between Sarasota and Charlotte Counties; the Englewood Interstate Connector; and the North Toledo Blade Boulevard extension. Each year the two MPOs meet to examine regional planning issues.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Published Sunday, January 26, 2014

On Monday, the Sarasota-Manatee MPO will hold a regular meeting (which includes a public hearing on FDOT's request to amend its Long Range Transportation Plan to extend the limits of the 15th Street Project Development and Environment northward to US 41), followed by a joint meeting with the Charlotte County-Punta Gorda MPO - all in Venice. One of the BOCC's public hearings during its Tuesday meeting will be on an amendment to county water and wastewater rates, fees and charges. At a regular meeting that night following a workshop, the Manatee School Board will hear details on the district's recent Budget and Planning Priority Community Survey, to be presented by the Citizens Budget Advisory Committee Board. Finally, the Bradenton City Council will meet for a workshop on Wednesday.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Published Friday, January 24, 2014

Bemis Smith, the City Council’s representative of Bradenton’s fourth ward, was chosen by fellow council members to serve as the City’s vice mayor for 2014. The Council usually selects a new vice mayor during the first meeting of each year. Vice Mayor Smith’s appointment was approved at the Jan. 8 meeting. He was nominated by Councilman Gene Gallo, the outgoing vice mayor.

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Name Date
Virginia Goodhew April 11, 2014
Dorothy Hackett April 9, 2014
Margaret Nelson April 9, 2014
Robert McNally April 2, 2014
James Hibbs April 4, 2014
Marvin Prager April 7, 2014
David Marsh April 4, 2014
Cheryl Edgington March 29, 2014
Rowland Shannon April 2, 2014
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