Bradenton Times News Articles
The first edition of the Manatee Public Library System's new online literary and arts journal has been published. The journal, called 805 Lit + Art, is looking to display fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, and all forms of art from all artists willing to submit their work to have it published in the journal.more»
At Tuesday's Port Authority meeting, members voted to build a new two acre cargo pad with Gulf Coast Bulk Equipment Inc. In other business, members voted to partner with Logistec USA Inc. to handle perishables at Port Manatee.more»
Residents of Rubonia want their community center back. They don't want someone else from someplace else coming into their neighborhood and telling them what works best for their community. But Manatee County Commissioners appeared unsure toward the concerns of a dozen residents who came there to speak before the board at Tuesday's meeting.more»
At Tuesday's County Commission meeting, members approved the Old Taylor Nursery property for sale to Visible Men Academy Inc. In other business, members also listened to Rubonia community residents plea to keep the Rubonia Community Center from being sold.more»
At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, members voted to approve a CDBG grant for a new water main and fire hydrants. In other business, members voted to approve a conceptual design for a building that will house a new "Seahorse" (restaurant) where the old Seahorse used to be (northwest side of Green Bridge).
The Palmetto City Commission will have a workshop (which will include discussion of city-owned surplus property—namely, the soccer fields at the 800 block of 14th Street West) then meeting (with a public hearing and vote on an application for a Community Development Block Grant up to $750,000, and a special CRA board meeting) Monday. The BOCC will vote on approval of two Local Development Agreements, and hear an Army Corps of Engineers update on Ware's Creek Tuesday. The Bradenton City Council will workshop Wednesday.more»
At Thursday's Budget Presentation, county administrator Ed Hunzeker said he was pleased to be getting the budget recommendations out to the public early in the process. He said property values have rebounded and the economic recovery is a welcome change. At a public hearing that evening, citizens lent their input to the process.
At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council heard first readings for an ordinance amending a part of the charter of the city's Firefighters' Retirement System, and an ordinance that would widen the radius of the Village of the Arts District, and further modify standards for signs and fences within the village. The council also approved a motion to continue a public hearing for a Preliminary Planned Development Project approval to its next meeting.more»
The TDC's FY2016 budget was approved at $5,342,935, while their FY2017 budget passed at $7,382,445. Publications throughout the U.S. and Europe are selling Bradenton and its beaches as the place to go.more»
At Monday's Tourist Development Council meeting, members approved their FY2016 and 2017 Budget that include a sponsorship reimbursement of $200,000 for a repeat performance of the River Regatta, $50,000 for arts and cultural promotion and a $100,000 line item for airport promotions.more»