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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners kept up their campaign to get funding for the intersection at I-75 and University Parkway, by sending State Senator Bill Galvano a letter looking for support for the mega-million dollar project. In other business, citizens showed up at the dais to protest any changes to the citizen comment rules, prompting commissioners to return with something more favorable to citizens when the final rules are up for approval.



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Published Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Manatee County has an opening for a citizen member on the 2014 Value Adjustment Board a public committee that appoints special magistrates to hear petitions relating to property assessments; complaints relating to homestead exemptions; appeals from denied exemptions, or disputes arising from exemptions granted, upon filing of exemption; and appeals concerning ad valorem tax deferrals and classifications.

Published Tuesday, April 8, 2014

At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, members passed Resolution 2014-04, revising land use and development fees. In other business, the City of Palmetto was awarded second place in the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Commission's Future of the Region Development Infrastructure Award. 



Monday, April 7, 2014

Published Monday, April 7, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners wiil vote on removing uncollectible debt, taking possession of four county properties through eminent domain, and revising ordinances on regulating "secondhand goods" and revise citizen comment rules.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Published Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Palmetto City Commission will convene for a workshop and regular meeting on Monday. At Tuesday's meeting, the BOCC will vote on approval of revised procedures to its meetings. At the Manatee School Board workshop Tuesday afternoon, the board will be given an update on a plan to sell more than an acre of property at Jessie P. Miller Elementary. At the regular meeting that night, a number of public hearings are set to take place, including a proposed amendment to the district's bullying and harrassment policy and and a proposed new policy for handling head injuries from sports. The Bradenton City Council will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, with an award for a construction contract for water main improvements to Pospiech Contracting for almost $1.8 million. The Manatee Planning Commission will meet on Thursday.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Published Friday, April 4, 2014

The Lake Manatee Dam is approaching 50 years old, and recent inspections reflect more damage then was previously thought after leaks were discovered earlier this year. The repair cost could reach $15 million on just the first phase, and it is crucial that the first segment of the work is finished before summer rains fall.


Published Friday, April 4, 2014

At Thursday's Land Use meeting, commissioners approved both Creekwood items: the Stewart Grove Subdivision and a rezone on the Riker Subdivision. In other business, the board enacted Emergency Authority for the Lake Manatee Dam rehabilitation contract in order to complete Phase 1 of the project before the summer rains.



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014

East county will remain in the spotlight as the focus of business at Thursday's BOCC Land Use meeting. The proposed Creekwood Development at I-75 and S.R. 70 looks to amend and restate their Development Order, and in other business, both the Stewart Grove and the Riker Subdivisions look to increase density. Stewart Grove is on the Upper Manatee River Road and Riker, is located on Pope Rd. in east Bradenton.


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Published Sunday, March 30, 2014

It's a thin week for local government board meetings. The Bradenton City Council will have a workshop on Wednesday. On Thursday, several public hearings will be held on various land use ordinances and amendments during the BOCC's Land Use meeting, including a hearing on an ordinance that would amend the Preliminary Site Plan for Parrot Bay Cove Marina on 11510 36th Avenue West.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Published Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Florida Legislature recently passed a bill that would lower the cost of motor vehicle registrations by up to $25 per year. Assuming it is signed by the Governor (who proposed the cut), it will go into law September 1. Manatee County Tax Collector Ken Burton, Jr. is advising those who have to renew in the interim to select the one-year option, as to save money next year.

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Name Date
Francis O'Connor April 4, 2014
Duane Silver April, 2014
Norma Semrinec April 15, 2014
Lee Jackson April, 2014
Virginia Goodhew April 11, 2014
Dorothy Hackett April 9, 2014
Margaret Nelson April 9, 2014
Robert McNally April 2, 2014
James Hibbs April 4, 2014
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