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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Published Tuesday, October 21, 2014

At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, members voted to adopt Ordinance 2014-15 Noise Citation, voted to approve Ordinance 2014-14 of the Comprehensive Plan and transmit amendments to the Department of Economic Opportunity. Commissioners also discussed complications with the proposed Regatta Boat Festival in February of 2015.

Published Tuesday, October 21, 2014

At Monday's Tourist Development Council meeting, members approved incentive packages for United and Jet Blue Airlines, and $500,000 over five years for advertising at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Published Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Manatee Tourist Development Council will meet Monday morning. Later that day, the Palmetto City Commission will workshop then hold a meeting. Tuesday, the BOCC, CRA and Port Authority will all meet in a 7 hour marathon session. During the BOCC's meeting, commissioners will vote on approval of repealing and revoking the CRA's South County and 14th Street West Community Redevelopment Areas, as well as repealing and terminating a blight study on the latter area. The Bradenton City Council will have its monthly evening meeting on Wednesday, when it will vote on final subdivision plat approval of Tidewater Preserve No. 7 from the consent agenda, and an ordinance containing text amendments to the city's form-based code that include modifications to signage standards to the Village of the Arts district. 


Friday, October 17, 2014

Published Friday, October 17, 2014

At Wednesday's special meeting, the Bradenton City Council voted 5-0 to ratify the Public Works & Utilities union contract.

Published Friday, October 17, 2014

At Thursday's Port Authority meeting members voted to partner with World Direct Shipping to carry product back and forth between the port in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico and Port Manatee. In other business, for the first time a County Commission meeting was opened a the Port Manatee facility to reverse a vote on the 911 emergency call system that was approved last Tuesday in the BOCC chambers in Bradenton.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Calling her role as one that represents citizens and to be “a voice the voiceless,” long-time Anna Maria Island resident and second-term Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore will seek a third term this November when voters will choose between her and newcomer Terri Wonder.

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When Terri Wonder talks about why she's running for a seat on the Manatee County Commission, she stresses opposition to many of the board's recent decisions on issues like Long Bar Pointe and the proposal for an indigent care tax. On her first campaign for office, the candidate touts her background as a social scientist in the military as having helped expose her to bureaucracy and a focus on "people-centric, not special interest-centric".


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Published Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Manatee County is accepting applications for the Historic Preservation Board, a voluntary advisory board that approves and denies Certificates of Appropriateness on exterior renovations and demolitions of historical structures in an effort to preserve our community’s heritage. Through the COA process, the board also ensures protection of archeological sites throughout the County.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Published Sunday, October 12, 2014

During a Tuesday morning work session, the BOCC will discuss with the Children's Services Advisory Board "potential priorities for the community as relates to applications for funding from the Children's Services millage." The Manatee School Board will also workshop (its discussion regarding safety and security in the district's elementary schools has been cancelled) then convene for a meeting on Tuesday, when it will hold a public hearing on an amendment to the district's Risk Management and Insurance policy. The Bradenton City Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday for the purpose of ratifying the contract between the city and AFSCME, followed by a workshop. A Manatee Port Authority meeting will take place on Thursday.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Published Friday, October 10, 2014

At Tuesday's Planning Commission meeting, members recommended approval for a Mixed Use Planned Development on the Southeast corner of I-75 and S.R. 70. Offices, retail, lodging and residential are all in the mix that extends south on the west boundaries of Lakewood Ranch.

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Name Date
Lee Edington 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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