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Monday, November 3, 2014


Published Monday, November 3, 2014

Manatee County Tax Collector Ken Burton, Jr. recently announced that his office achieved $10 million in Tourist Development Tax (TDT) collections, hitting a milestone the Office set last year. The Local Option Tourist Development Tax was established in 1989, by Manatee County Ordinance. Use of TDT revenues for a purpose not expressly authorized is prohibited.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014


Published Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Palmetto City Commission will hold a workshop (when it will discuss an ordinance proposing to amend the zoning code relating outdoor eating and drinking establishments) and a meeting on Monday. On Tuesday, polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Bradenton City Council will workshop on Wednesday, and a Manatee Land Use meeting will happen on Thursday.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014


Published Saturday, November 1, 2014

Former Manatee County Public Safety Director Ron Koper is no longer employed with the county. County officials confirmed Friday that Koper was no longer an employee, though no further information on his departure was available. Koper was over Manatee County's Animal Services division during the recent scandal and many citizens had called for his removal.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It's called Central Manatee Network Alternatives Analysis (CMNAA), and it might give citizens more of a hands on approach as to how Bradenton and Downtown Palmetto will grow.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Published Tuesday, October 28, 2014

At Monday's Sarasota/Manatee MPO meeting, many board members seemed caught off guard by a motion that seemed designed to derail the current path for the Cortez Bridge project and open up the way for a much more aggressive design, perhaps even a 4-lane fixed bridge to connect the small fishing village with Anna Maria Island.

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Published Tuesday, October 28, 2014

At Monday's MPO meeting, members appointed appointed two members to the CAC Board, approved the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan, approved a FDOT amendment to the Transportation Program and fought off efforts by some members to make unannounced changes to the FDOT Cortez Bridge repair project.

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Monday, October 27, 2014


Published Monday, October 27, 2014

LaToya Benton was selected by her peers as the Manatee County Tax Collector’s Most Valuable Employee 2014. Candidates are nominated by their peers, must be approved by the Senior Team, and then voted on by the entire office. In addition to Ms. Benton, this year’s candidates were Antonia Media, an accountant in Financial Services, and David Brierton, an IT support technician.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014


Published Sunday, October 26, 2014

On Monday, the Sarasota-Manatee MPO will convene for a meeting. During that meeting, public hearings will be held on amendments to its Transportation Improvement Program and Long Range Transportation Plan. The BOCC will workshop Tuesday morning. After a workshop that includes a Request for Proposals for a long-range master planning and performance management assessment of the district, the Manatee School Board will vote on approval to revise its charter school policy to align with Florida Statutes 1002.33 and 1002.331 during an evening meeting. The Bradenton City Council will have a workshop on Wednesday.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014


Published Thursday, October 23, 2014
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At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council voted to approve the last plot of land for the WCI Communities Tidewater Preserve subdivision through the consent agenda. The council also approved the first of two public hearings of a City Planning Commission request to update the city's Form-Based Code at the request of Village of the Arts business owners, who want to increase visibility for the village via additional signage.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners appointed five Nuisance Abatement Board members and two Health Council of West Central Florida board members. In other business, BOCC members entertained a proposal to link an eight-county mass transportation single-pay network for convenient regional travel.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Lee Lee November 21, 2014
June Stowell _
Eleanor Eason November 17, 2014
Dan Taylor November 16, 2014
Jacklin Suggs November 16, 2014
Frederick Seiden November 14, 2014
Lynn Miles November 13, 2014
Gloria Sells November 6, 2014
Jean Claude Presendieu October 30, 2014
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