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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Published Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Two agenda items involving approval to terminate former Manatee High School assistant principles of the Manatee School District were tabled for a second time at Tuesday's school board meeting.

Published Wednesday, December 10, 2014

In order to control beach erosion, Manatee County continues to move south with their re-nourishment operation. Sandy shores are what brings visitors to the area, and officials are poised to complete five miles and as many years of beach face lift.

Published Wednesday, December 10, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC Work Session, Manatee County's Tax Collector, Ken Burton, announced there was a tsunami-a-brewing just a couple of years away; and he told commissioners he knew what to do about it.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Published Tuesday, December 9, 2014

At Monday's Tourist Development Committee meeting, members got a market update on advertising Manatee County as a destination of choice by way of publications to both an international and domestic audience. A public relations and social media update also showed an increase in interest from those looking to vacation here.



Sunday, December 7, 2014

Published Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Tourist Development Council meeting will take place on Monday. The BOCC will have two workshops on Tuesday: a morning one including presentations on the Certified Local Government program it recently joined, and the newly approved Vacant and Abandon Structure Program; and briefings on the Beach Renourishment Effort of 2014, the pending construction of the Cortez Beach groins and Longboat Pass Management Study. The Manatee School Board will have a board workshop and executive session Tuesday afternoon, followed by a meeting in the evening, when it is set to vote on long-tabled decisions to terminate suspended assistant principals Matt Kane and Gregg Faller. The Bradenton City Council will workshop on Wednesday, and the Manatee Planning Commission will meet on Thursday.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Published Friday, December 5, 2014

A soft-spoken custodian known for her outstanding work ethic and warm smile has been named 2014 Manatee County Employee of the Year. Cathy Cruz, a Property Management custodian for the past seven years, was selected for the honor and recognized at today’s regular meeting of the Manatee County Commission.

Published Friday, December 5, 2014

At Thursday's BOCC Land Use meeting, Manatee County Transportation Division Manager Clarke Davis delivered the board a draft of the Florida Department of Transportation Tentative Work Program for FY2016-FY2020.

Published Friday, December 5, 2014

All aboard! A new MCAT route beginning Monday, Dec. 8 will connect residents of north Manatee with some of Palmetto’s biggest retail centers. The new route, called the North County ConneXion, will provide bus service to Rubonia, Holy Cross Manor, Palmetto Station, Publix and Wal-Mart in Palmetto.

Published Friday, December 5, 2014

At Thursday's Land Use meeting, Manatee County Commissioners approved a County Zoning Ordinance amending the Lakewood Center General Development Plan. Commissioners also approved a FDOT Tentative Work Program, drafted by county staff, plotting the highway related projects proposed for Manatee County over the next five years. Developers complained that portions of the LDC put in at the request of county fire departments were costing them unnecessary expenses.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Published Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Betsy Benac, an at-large Manatee County Commissioner first elected in 2012, was voted by the board to be its new Chair at Tuesday's meeting. Fellow at-large Commissioner Carol Whitmore will remain Chair of the Manatee County Port Authority after being reappointed by the board. 

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Name Date
Robert Cooper December 9, 2014
Sarah Robinson December 12, 2014
Harry Wujcik December 13, 2014
Annie McNally December 12, 2014
Pritamdas Chatani December 11, 2014
Alice Taft December 7, 2014
Arlene Stromberg December 8, 2014
Donald Ross December 10, 2014
Denise Potter December 4, 2014
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