Bradenton Times News Articles
Manatee County is accepting applications through June 1 for one opening on the Tourist Development Council (TDC) which makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on the expenditures of tourism tax revenues.more»
At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council gave three proclamations honoring National Arbor Day, National Osteopathic Medicine Week, and Municipal Clerks Week. Council members also approved a consent agenda with resolutions that included included vacation of easement of the Cottages at San Casciano neighborhood, and reversion of subdivision/partial vacation of platted lots at said neighborhood. Both resolutions had public hearings in prior meetings. Councilman Gene Gallo had an excused absence from the meeting.more»
County officials say they couldn't do it alone, and the school board claims they don't have the legal power, and neither say anyone was at fault, but records show both have failed to deliver an impact fee policy that actually covers the impact of new development.more»
At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, members approved an interlocal agreement with the Manatee County School Board providing for an Impact Fee Study. In said business, commissioners approved a proposal to meet with the board to help expedite the study in a 'workshop/meeting' to re-enact fees.more»
Over the past week, there have been many questions regarding school impact fees and why the county has not collected them, despite the fact that the authorization for the fees being suspended expired in 2013. Communications between the county and the school district reveal that despite growth in the northeast corridor of Manatee County, the school district asked the county not to collect the fees in 2013 and again in 2014.more»
Manatee County is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Historic Preservation Board, a citizen’s advisory committee that makes decisions regarding Manatee County’s archaeologically, historically and aesthetically significant sites.more»
At Monday's TDC meeting, members approved a $25,000 contribution to kick off the first Skyway Film Festival, recommended a $1,000,000 contribution to fund the South Florida Museum and requested supplying half of the $60,000 needed for a City of Anna Maria Pier study.more»
At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, members approved a capital improvement for street drains, approved Resolution 2015-04, creating a Citizens Advisory Task Force, and commissioners decided to take some time and get some more information before going forward with support for the next Riverwalk Regatta in 2016, despite recent concessions promised by the event's promoters.
At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee Board of County Commissioners will vote on whether approve an Interlocal Agreement that would give the school board guidelines for doing an impact fee study, for the purpose of possible reinstatement.
Guadalupe “Lupe” Hernandez has been selected as the Manatee County Tax Collector’s Employee of the Quarter for the 2nd Quarter 2015.more»