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Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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At Monday's workshop, the Manatee School Board was presented with an update on the district's debt situation, currently at $340 million, and its credit rating, currently a triple B minus rating. The board was advised that both are on a path to improve in coming years.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Published Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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At Monday's MPO Meeting, members voted to approve the 2014 MPO Project Priorities, approve the Regional Priorities from the Transportation Regional Incentive Program and Regional Trails, and voted to renew the MPO's employment agreement with Director Michael Howe. 

 

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Monday, June 23, 2014


Published Monday, June 23, 2014

Manatee High School teacher Charlie Kennedy is running for the Manatee County District 2 School Board seat that will be vacated by longtime veteran Barbara Harvey. Kennedy says that his experience as an educator has put him in touch with what is happening in the schools in a way that will add valuable perspective to the board. 

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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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Obituaries

Name Date
Joan Eason September 29, 2014
Gene Hunt September 28, 2014
Muriel Thayer September 26, 2014
Patricia Ritchlin September 25, 2014
Glennava Inman September 25, 2014
Jo-Ann Cherry September 22, 2014
Emma Engelmann September 20, 2014
Bonny Cloud September 18, 2014
Marion Forbes September 15, 2014
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