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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Published Tuesday, September 16, 2014

At Monday's Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting, members reviewed updates on the FDOT S.R. 70 / I-75 project, got an update report by Secretary Hattaway on the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Initiative, and were presented with the Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) update. Members also appointed the MPO's 2015 Legislative and Policy Issue Committee members to their board.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Published Monday, September 15, 2014

Manatee County is asking for public feedback through an online survey as part of an independent evaluation of Manatee County Animal Services. The county retained the Matrix Consulting Group to conduct an Organization and Staffing Study of the Animal Services Division. The project will provide an evaluation of the organization, management and staffing of the Division to identify strengths and improvement opportunities.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Published Sunday, September 14, 2014

During Monday’s MPO meeting, FDOT will report on the I-75/SR 70 interchange project’s design. The BOCC will have a work session on Tuesday, and the Bradenton City Council will do the same on Wednesday. Thursday’s Manatee Port Authority meeting has been canceled; that evening, the BOCC will hold another public hearing on its budget for the coming fiscal year.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Published Friday, September 12, 2014

On Thursday night, the Manatee County Commission tentatively approved a 2014-15 budget of $540.8 million. There is no increase in the property tax rate in the proposed budget, though the total amount is 2 percent higher as a result of increased values.

Published Friday, September 12, 2014

Schroeder Manatee Ranch, Inc. wishes to build higher. Their University Lakes project has but three parcels left to which they can build on, but residents say seven stories is too much and ten is out of the question. SMR says they already have the right to build up to ten stories, and going up instead of out reduces their footprint. A request for a recommendation from the planning commission at Thursday's meeting deadlocked in a 3-3 tie and did not carry.

Published Friday, September 12, 2014

The Schroeder Manatee Ranch Inc. University Lakes project dominated the meeting and ended in a tie vote. Residents showed up to complain about the possibility of a 10-story building in the center of town. In other business, Neal Venture's Dakin Homestead Properties, is adding another 584 homes to the Parrish community. There are currently already proposed projects that total more than 5,000 homes within a few square miles of each other in that part of Parrish.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Published Thursday, September 11, 2014

During Wednesday's Bradenton City Council meeting, citizen commenters addressed the council's approval of a planned residential subdivision on Perico Island that would involve the removal of wetlands in the area, arguing that the project is in violation of city environmental codes and that the council should rescind approval.

Published Thursday, September 11, 2014

At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council approved a resolution to increase fees for city water, sewer and reclamation charges by amending the city's rate and fee structure for those services. The council also voted to pass an ordinance amending parts of the city police officers' retirement system.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014

At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee County Commission unanimously approved a motion that would allow the county to move forward with a possible waterpark at Tom Bennett Park, near the intersection at I-75 and SR 64 in Northeast Manatee County.

Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Largo-based security firm Critical Intervention Services was one of the companies that participated in a Request for Proposals by the Manatee County School District, for providing armed security at the district's elementary schools. The company was not the top-scored bidder by the selection committee and initially indicated that it might protest the bidding process, as allowed for by Florida statute. Instead, it sent the superintendent a lengthy letter, questioning the design of the bid process, while making unflattering accusations regarding the conduct of the district's attorney.

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Aline Funk October 17, 2014
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