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Saturday, March 29, 2014


Published Saturday, March 29, 2014
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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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Friday, March 28, 2014


Published Friday, March 28, 2014
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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.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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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.

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Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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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.

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Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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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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Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Published Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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The last opportunity to pay 2013 Manatee County property taxes before interest, advertising charges and late fees are assessed is March 31, 2014. To avoid delinquency, payments may be made online at taxcollector.com until 11:59 p.m. March 31, or in person at any Manatee County Tax Collector’s location no later than 5 p.m. Mailed in payments must be postmarked by March 31. Partial payments are not accepted.

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Published Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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Ronnie Snyder says, "I don't give up," and he hasn't. Snyder has been attending MPO meetings since October of last year, with one goal: to help MPO members understand the significance of installing street lights to what is quite possibly the most traveled highway in both Manatee and Sarasota Counties. 

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Published Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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At Monday's MPO meeting, members discussed, at length, the University Parkway/I-75 Double Diamond design proposed to relieve traffic in the Lakewood Ranch area. In other business, the board got a look at additional MCAT and SCAT routes that would be servicing the LWR area.

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Monday, March 24, 2014


Published Monday, March 24, 2014
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At Tuesday's Manatee County Commission meeting, members will follow-up on their request to the Metropolitan Planning Organization to expedite funding for the proposed Double Diamond lane formulation of University Parkway and I-75. However, the laundry list continues to grow into hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Published Monday, March 24, 2014
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Prepare. Respond. Thrive. That’s the theme of this year’s National County Government Month which Manatee County will celebrate along with more than 3,000 counties around the United States in April. Throughout April Manatee County will host a number of public events aimed at promoting County services and a Ready, Resilient community.

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Obituaries

Name Date
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
Robert McNally April 2, 2014
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