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Sunday, May 25, 2014


Published Sunday, May 25, 2014

Manatee County Government offices will be closed for Memorial Day. The Manatee School Board will vote on approval of a two-year extension to Superintendent Rick Mills's contract, as well as amendments to the contract, during its regular meeting on Tuesday. The Bradenton City Council will hold a regular meeting Wednesday evening, when it is set to vote on approval of revisions to the retirement system for city police officers. The BOCC will have a budget presentation on Thursday.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014


Published Saturday, May 24, 2014
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All City of Bradenton offices will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. There will be changes to the trash collection schedule for next week only. Household garbage usually collected on Monday will be picked up Tuesday. Household garbage usually picked up on Tuesday will get picked up on Wednesday.

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Friday, May 23, 2014


Published Friday, May 23, 2014
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At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, Commissioners approved an Investment Grade Energy Audit and a Performance Contracting Services Agreement that guarantees to pay for the equipment and services from electricity saved by using those services and equipment. The largest component of the Florida Power and Light Services project is a central chiller plant, which will be located in downtown Bradenton.

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Published Friday, May 23, 2014
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Manatee County Government offices will be closed Monday, May 26 to commemorate Memorial Day. Trash, recycling and yard waste collections for the week will be postponed one day from Tuesday through Saturday for residents in unincorporated Manatee. The Anna Maria Island Trolley will operate normal daily routes and the Manatee Ave Island Express will operate on holiday schedule.  Manatee County Area Transit operations will be suspended for the day.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The highly contested Race Trac retail store and fuel station proposed to be built at U.S. 41 and Pearl Rd. in southern Bradenton got the green light at Tuesday's BOCC meeting.

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Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners approved the highly-contested Race Trac retail and fuel station proposed to be built at U.S. 41 and Pearl Avenue in south Bradenton. Commissioners also approved the Florida Power and Light ESCO (Energy Performance Agreement) that guarantees an annual amount of savings on the county's utility costs. 

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Published Tuesday, May 20, 2014

At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, the council voted down an ordinance that would have limited the number of outdoor vending machines outside of each establishment to two; commissioners want more time. They also passed the first step in having a revised ordinance for the sale and consumption of alcohol.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014


Published Sunday, May 18, 2014

Edward Jones is recognizing May 29 (5/29) as Save for Education Day, a firm-wide holiday that's name is derived from a popular college saving tool called a 529 Plan. "At Edward Jones, we know that seven out of 10 families do not have 529 college savings plans for their children's future education expenses*, so we are hoping to build awareness of the many options families have to help pay for college expenses," said E.J. Financial Advisor Jessica Hart-Howard.

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Published Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Palmetto City Commission will hold a workshop (with discussions on pain clinic regulations and the zoning code for medical marijuana dispensaries) and regular meeting (with a first reading on an ordinance that would amend the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages) on Monday. The BOCC will convene for a regular meeting Tuesday, when it is scheduled to have a final public hearing and vote on the proposed Race Trac at Pearl Avenue and U.S. 41. On Wednesday, the Bradenton City Council will workshop.

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Friday, May 16, 2014


Published Friday, May 16, 2014
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At Tuesday's work session, Manatee County Commissioners discussed the direction current CRA funds would go if the Southwest Tax Increment Financing (SWTIF) becomes effective on October 1, 2014. Some commissioners are still not convinced Ordinance 14-28 -- the order finalizing SWTIF -- has a tight enough lock on the $3 million being transferred from the two current CRA accounts into the SWTIF program.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Sue Styers Aug 29, 2014
Thelma Bowlby August 17, 2014
Joseph Dabek August 20, 2014
Edna Mills August 21, 2014
Gary Payne August 16, 2014
Mabel Berry April 20, 2014
Gary Payne August 16, 2014
Thelma Bowlby August 17, 2014
Mildred Haas August 15, 2014
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