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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Published Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Renowned author Stephen King’s visit to the Manatee Performing Arts Center last week raised $135,000 for Manatee County Public Library System, well surpassing the $100,000 goal event organizers set last summer. King spoke for more than an hour before a crowd of more than 370 at Manatee Performing Arts Center, telling tales from his career and explaining the creative process that drives him.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Published Sunday, February 1, 2015

In a light week for local governments, the Manatee County Commission will have a work session on Tuesday (with a presentation on the county's Neighborhood Improvement Program for its Southwest County Improvement District Plan, and its Millennial Housing Initiative) and a Land Use meeting on Thursday.


Friday, January 30, 2015

Published Friday, January 30, 2015

Manatee County Government will host the second ever United Way Clay Shoot at Ancient Oak Gun Club on Saturday, Feb. 7. Four-person teams will compete in a 50-bird shootout during the event. The event is open to the public for both experienced and novice shooters.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Published Thursday, January 29, 2015

Major changes to a project that would build on the WCI Tidewater Preserve subdivision were presented during Wednesday's Bradenton City Council meeting. The project will go through the process of city administrative approval instead of through legislative means by the council.

Published Thursday, January 29, 2015
An addition of 43 single family units to the WCI Tidewater Preserve subdivision was presented at Wednesday's Bradenton City Council meeting. No motion was made on the item; the council instead opted to let the planned project go through approval of the city's administrative departments.



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015

At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee County Commission approved a special tax district on part of the controversial Long Bar Pointe development on Sarasota Bay in southwest Manatee County. Revenues from the Community Development District will provide tens of millions to offset development costs.

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, Members voted to adopt the Ordinance 15-06, which creates a Community Development District at property off El Conquistador Parkway at Long Bar Pointe. Commissioners failed to adopt Ordinance 15-10, a document that was what staff in Building and Development Services had hoped to be their Final Draft for their Property Maintenance and Structural Standards.



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015

James Bacon, an administrative specialist with the Public Safety department in the animal services division, has been named the Manatee County government's Employee of the Month for January, 2015.

Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Beginning Monday, February 2, appointments can be scheduled online at for driver license, ID card, and title transactions at the Manatee County Tax Collector’s Office. Customers are encouraged to make an appointment in order to be seen as quickly as possible when they arrive at an office.

Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015

At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, Police Chief Rick Wells recognized and congratulated Luciano Diaz as officer of the year (2014). In other business, commissioners voted to approve Ordinance 2013-21 regulating the use and location of storage containers, and received a presentation on the condition of the city's sewers.

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Name Date
Chase Bowman February 24, 2015
Arlene McDonald February 26, 2015
Michael Provost February 12, 2015
Joseph Brunory February 19, 2015
John Meiklejohn February 20, 2015
Obie Hill February 12, 2015
Alfred Gaspari February 21, 2015
Betty Hager February 20, 2015
Stacey Weinrich February 10, 2015
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