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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.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Published Friday, March 28, 2014

At Wednesday's regular meeting, the Bradenton City Council passed an ordinance that will amend regulations on demolition of buildings deemed unsafe. A Special Use Amendment to establish a charter school at 3809 59th Street West was also approved. Councilman Gene Gallo was absent from the meeting.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Manatee County Commissioners are on a mission to build an ambitious interstate exchange at exit 213 off I-75 near Lakewood Ranch. Their unanimous vote to adopt Resolution R-14-038 at Tuesday's BOCC meeting put them closer to it. But for Manatee County residents, it may be a Pyrrhic victory if commissioners succeed. Their only obstacle seems to be common sense, and the BOCC has been known not to let that get in their way.

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Florida Supreme Court has approved the “Manatee Model” of Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court R.B. “Chips” Shore as the statewide standard for public access to online court records. The model will be the minimum threshold in terms of how restrictive Florida Clerk of the Court's system must be. Shore has been working diligently to come up with an acceptable and secure platform to end the moratorium on providing anonymous public access to records online that was enacted in 2004.

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners approved Resolution 14-038, a request for funding a Double-Diamond Diverging Intersection at University Parkway and I-75 in Bradenton. In other business, members approved of lowering the Land Development Code Amendment Bonds from 200 percent of project improvement cost to 130 percent.


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Name Date
Jean Ferrante April 21, 2014
James Sexton April 17, 2014
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
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