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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Published Tuesday, April 29, 2014

At Monday's MPO meeting, board members approved a set of amendments to the MPO's Transportation Improvement Program; the board also voted 10-5 to give the public access to an upcoming meeting, during which negotiations for extending the employment of Board Executive Director Michael Howe will be discussed. In other business, the board heard a presentation by FDOT on plans for creating "pedestrian refuges" in several traffic-heavy areas along Bee Ridge Road.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Published Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Manatee Council of Governments will hold one of their quarterly meetings on Monday. The Sarasota-Manatee MPO will also meet Monday morning, when it will hold a public hearing on several proposed amendments to its Transportation Improvement Program. During a workshop on Tuesday, the BOCC will hear a Housing and Urban Development report on its Community Development Block Grant/HOME Program. Tuesday evening, Manatee Schools Superintendent RIck Mills will meet with local residents at Miller Elementaryabout the proposal to sell surplus property owned by the school. The Bradenton City Council will convene for a workshop on Wednesday. A Thursday BOCC Land Use meeting will include a vote on approval of a map amendment for more than 32 acres for development.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Published Friday, April 25, 2014

The Manatee School Board’s former staff attorney John Bowen was the subject of deliberation at Tuesday's regular meeting. His successor, staff attorney James Dye, advised that he may have recently violated ethics set by the Florida Bar.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Published Thursday, April 24, 2014

Manatee Healthcare System's CEO is lobbying for another go at an indigent health care sales tax referendum. Kevin DiLallo met with Manatee County Commissioners last week to try to convince them to revive the plan that would allow local hospitals to continue receiving large, blanket payment for treating indigents, even after the county's dwindling funding source expires by adding a half-cent to the local sales tax.

Published Thursday, April 24, 2014

A recent law enforcement technology that has been touted to pinpoint the location of gunfire as soon as a shot goes off is under consideration for adoption by the city of Bradenton.

Published Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Bradenton City Council's Wednesday meeting was light on business, as the board only heard an item to approve of a Special Use request to establish an interior-onlly motor vehicle showroom, called Global Auto Showroom, at 2840, 2842, and 2844 Manatee Avenue East, within the Two Rivers Business Park.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee School Board approved of a certified public accounting firm proposed to perform the district's external auditing services. The vote followed a presentation heard by board members during the workshop prior to the meeting.

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners approved Resolution R14-072 making April, 25, 2014 "Free Transit Day" in Manatee County. In other business, county attorney Micky Palmer postponed a vote on the revised procedures for meetings of the County Commissioners: Resolution 2014; to be heard at a later date.


Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014

At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee School Board voted to approve a contract for external auditing services by Moore Stevens Lovelace PA. During public comments, board members heard several citizens express opposition to the possible sale of the park property on Jessie P. Miller Elementary. The board also approved notice of advertising for revision of its wellness and nutrition policy.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014

At Monday's meeting, members voted to go forward with a general description plan for the new Palmetto Police Department headquarters and also voted to put the city's waste contract out for bid in an RFP. In other business, commissioners voted to continue the moratorium on internet cafes; continued a vote until May 19 for Ordinance 2013-20, regulating outdoor vending machines; and approved a preliminary plan for a six-family dwelling development on 11th Street in Palmetto.

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Name Date
Leslie Lovestead July 21, 2014
James McCobb July 22, 2014
Edith Norbury July 20, 2014
Richard McLaren July 17, 2014
Jean Burroughs July 18, 2014
Larry Van Winkle July 18, 2014
Eugenia Shannon July 15, 2014
Philip Hack May 28, 2014
Melvin White July 5, 2014
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