Bradenton Times News Articles
Port Manatee is adding a 2-acre cargo pad to support storage of prilled sulphur, a new commodity for the Florida Gulf Coast port. Under an agreement signed Tuesday [June 16] with longtime port tenant Gulf Coast Bulk Equipment Inc., construction of the pad is slated to begin in September on the east side of Port Manatee.more»
The Manatee-Sarasota MPO will meet Monday, with a report on the state of the Congestion Management Process system and adoption of its Transportation Improvement Plan budget for fiscal year 2015-16. The Manatee School Board will hold a workshop Tuesday afternoon, followed by a meeting that evening (with discussion on the proposal for the board to add two more members to its body). During its monthly evening meeting on Wednesday, the Bradenton City Council will hold a second reading and public hearing on a resolution declaring the council to be the city's Community Redevelopment Agency.more»
The first edition of the Manatee Public Library System's new online literary and arts journal has been published. The journal, called 805 Lit + Art, is looking to display fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, and all forms of art from all artists willing to submit their work to have it published in the journal.more»
At Tuesday's Port Authority meeting, members voted to build a new two acre cargo pad with Gulf Coast Bulk Equipment Inc. In other business, members voted to partner with Logistec USA Inc. to handle perishables at Port Manatee.more»
Residents of Rubonia want their community center back. They don't want someone else from someplace else coming into their neighborhood and telling them what works best for their community. But Manatee County Commissioners appeared unsure toward the concerns of a dozen residents who came there to speak before the board at Tuesday's meeting.more»
At Tuesday's County Commission meeting, members approved the Old Taylor Nursery property for sale to Visible Men Academy Inc. In other business, members also listened to Rubonia community residents plea to keep the Rubonia Community Center from being sold.more»
At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, members voted to approve a CDBG grant for a new water main and fire hydrants. In other business, members voted to approve a conceptual design for a building that will house a new "Seahorse" (restaurant) where the old Seahorse used to be (northwest side of Green Bridge).
The Palmetto City Commission will have a workshop (which will include discussion of city-owned surplus property—namely, the soccer fields at the 800 block of 14th Street West) then meeting (with a public hearing and vote on an application for a Community Development Block Grant up to $750,000, and a special CRA board meeting) Monday. The BOCC will vote on approval of two Local Development Agreements, and hear an Army Corps of Engineers update on Ware's Creek Tuesday. The Bradenton City Council will workshop Wednesday.more»
At Thursday's Budget Presentation, county administrator Ed Hunzeker said he was pleased to be getting the budget recommendations out to the public early in the process. He said property values have rebounded and the economic recovery is a welcome change. At a public hearing that evening, citizens lent their input to the process.
At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council heard first readings for an ordinance amending a part of the charter of the city's Firefighters' Retirement System, and an ordinance that would widen the radius of the Village of the Arts District, and further modify standards for signs and fences within the village. The council also approved a motion to continue a public hearing for a Preliminary Planned Development Project approval to its next meeting.more»