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Sunday, October 12, 2014


Published Sunday, October 12, 2014

During a Tuesday morning work session, the BOCC will discuss with the Children's Services Advisory Board "potential priorities for the community as relates to applications for funding from the Children's Services millage." The Manatee School Board will also workshop (its discussion regarding safety and security in the district's elementary schools has been cancelled) then convene for a meeting on Tuesday, when it will hold a public hearing on an amendment to the district's Risk Management and Insurance policy. The Bradenton City Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday for the purpose of ratifying the contract between the city and AFSCME, followed by a workshop. A Manatee Port Authority meeting will take place on Thursday.

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Friday, October 10, 2014


Published Friday, October 10, 2014

At Tuesday's Planning Commission meeting, members recommended approval for a Mixed Use Planned Development on the Southeast corner of I-75 and S.R. 70. Offices, retail, lodging and residential are all in the mix that extends south on the west boundaries of Lakewood Ranch.

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Published Friday, October 10, 2014

At Thursday's Manatee Planning Commission meeting, members voted to recommend approval an 896-residential unit development in Parrish on Golf Course Road; and ditto for a 95-acre, 301-single family residential development off Bud Rhoden Road in north county. Members also recommended River Club Park of Commerce on the Southeast corner of I-75 and S.R. 70.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014


Published Thursday, October 9, 2014
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Pat Neal's Perico Island project and an eventual contract with Village Green for maintenance of public green space came under discussion at Wednesday's Bradenton City Council meeting. Opponents to Neal's plans to increase density on the ecologically-sensitive land say they only want the city to follow its own laws. Meanwhile, residents in Village Green were able to get the city to resume pitching in on maintenance to their water system.

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Published Thursday, October 9, 2014
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At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council approved the 2014-15 budgets for the Bradenton Community Redevelopment Agency, the 14th Street Community Redevelopment Agency, and the Central Community Redevelopment Agency. The council also approved a contract that would outsource maintenance of city-owned open space to Village Green, and voted to allow Mayor Poston to authorize changing managers of the City's custodial bonds. Councilman Harold Byrd was absent from the meeting.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, Manatee County Animal Services' Bill Hutchinson gave a presentation designed to hamper the mountain of distrust that has grown from the illusion Manatee County representatives were taking top priority in saving as many animals as the county's resources could afford. Hutchinson wanted to know, can't we all just get along?

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Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014

At Tuesday's Manatee County Commission meeting, board members listened to other solid waste haulers, and citizens, communicate the reasons why the county should open its 7-year, $140 million trash hauling contract for bids. It was if it's not broke, why fix it reasoning that prevailed over the possibility of saving some dollars and keeping public business in the sunshine.

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Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners dealt with another hostile crowd, dissatisfied with the decision of members to not put the solid waste $140 million contract out for bid, and Bill Hutchinson's presentation on his plan to turn the Animal Services division's recent reputation around so that it would no longer be an embarrassment to the county. 

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Monday, October 6, 2014


Published Monday, October 6, 2014

Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore is running for a third term on the board. Representing At-Large District 6, she faces first-time candidate Terri Wonder on the November 4 ballot, in a race that all Manatee County voters are eligible to participate in.

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Published Monday, October 6, 2014

Democrat Terri Wonder is running for the Manatee County Commission on a campaign that calls for what she says is a more "balanced" approach to environmental protection and land development, as well as proposing more focus on issues such as urban blight and neighborhood preservation. The first-time candidate faces incumbent county commissioner Carol Whitmore for the county's District 6 at-large seat in November.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Daniel Siglin October 21, 2014
Judith Snodgrass October 22, 2014
Veleta Spann October 15, 2014
Josephine Lupoli October 18, 2014
Dimitrios Sokos October 19, 2004
Gary Richelieu October 16, 2004
Aline Funk October 17, 2014
Alice Szakacs October 16, 2014
Deborah Snyder October 20, 2014
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