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Friday, December 5, 2014

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. 

Published Wednesday, December 3, 2014

With the new year comes the election of new officers to the assorted positions that fall under the leadership of the Manatee Board of County Commissioners. Usually, it's a somewhat mundane affair that involves rotating hats with plenty to go around. But Tuesday's nominations offered up more than the usual process of elimination. It became a process to eliminate one commissioner from consideration to any post.

Published Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Bradenton Beach City Commission voted 3-2 Tuesday morning to postpone a decision on opening an investigation and hearing that would have the potential to remove the island city's Mayor, Bill Shearon.

Published Wednesday, December 3, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, members celebrated the nomination of Cathy Cruz as Employee of the Year. Commissioners also voted to elect Board Officer Chairman appointments and their vice-chairs.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Published Tuesday, December 2, 2014

William Shearon will be the subject of a possible forfeiture proceeding today that could eventually end his tenure as Mayor of Bradenton Beach. City commissioners will decide whether to take action to begin removal of the embattled mayor from office in a special meeting.

Published Tuesday, December 2, 2014

At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, members voted Matt Misco employee of the Year. In other business commissioners voted to place an electronic gateway sign on the north side of the Green Bridge.

Published Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A gorgeous photo of Fort Hamer Park taken by Manatee County employee Jonathan Sabin has been selected as the cover for the Florida Association of Counties 2015 FAC Calendar: Sunrises and Sunsets.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Published Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Palmetto City Commission will have a workshop then meeting on Monday. Tuesday, the BOCC will convene for a meeting. The Bradenton City Council will workshop on Wednesday, and a BOCC Land Use Meeting will take place on Thursday.

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Name Date
Frederick Baas December 17, 2014
Wanda Pooley December 15, 2014
Agnes Haynes December 15, 2014
Thelma Mathis December 14, 2014
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
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