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Friday, October 10, 2014


Published Friday, October 10, 2014

At Thursday's Manatee Planning Commission meeting, members voted to recommend approval an 896-residential unit development in Parrish on Golf Course Road; and ditto for a 95-acre, 301-single family residential development off Bud Rhoden Road in north county. Members also recommended River Club Park of Commerce on the Southeast corner of I-75 and S.R. 70.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014


Published Thursday, October 9, 2014
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Pat Neal's Perico Island project and an eventual contract with Village Green for maintenance of public green space came under discussion at Wednesday's Bradenton City Council meeting. Opponents to Neal's plans to increase density on the ecologically-sensitive land say they only want the city to follow its own laws. Meanwhile, residents in Village Green were able to get the city to resume pitching in on maintenance to their water system.

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Published Thursday, October 9, 2014
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At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council approved the 2014-15 budgets for the Bradenton Community Redevelopment Agency, the 14th Street Community Redevelopment Agency, and the Central Community Redevelopment Agency. The council also approved a contract that would outsource maintenance of city-owned open space to Village Green, and voted to allow Mayor Poston to authorize changing managers of the City's custodial bonds. Councilman Harold Byrd was absent from the meeting.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, Manatee County Animal Services' Bill Hutchinson gave a presentation designed to hamper the mountain of distrust that has grown from the illusion Manatee County representatives were taking top priority in saving as many animals as the county's resources could afford. Hutchinson wanted to know, can't we all just get along?

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Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014

At Tuesday's Manatee County Commission meeting, board members listened to other solid waste haulers, and citizens, communicate the reasons why the county should open its 7-year, $140 million trash hauling contract for bids. It was if it's not broke, why fix it reasoning that prevailed over the possibility of saving some dollars and keeping public business in the sunshine.

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Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners dealt with another hostile crowd, dissatisfied with the decision of members to not put the solid waste $140 million contract out for bid, and Bill Hutchinson's presentation on his plan to turn the Animal Services division's recent reputation around so that it would no longer be an embarrassment to the county. 

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Monday, October 6, 2014


Published Monday, October 6, 2014

Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore is running for a third term on the board. Representing At-Large District 6, she faces first-time candidate Terri Wonder on the November 4 ballot, in a race that all Manatee County voters are eligible to participate in.

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Published Monday, October 6, 2014

Democrat Terri Wonder is running for the Manatee County Commission on a campaign that calls for what she says is a more "balanced" approach to environmental protection and land development, as well as proposing more focus on issues such as urban blight and neighborhood preservation. The first-time candidate faces incumbent county commissioner Carol Whitmore for the county's District 6 at-large seat in November.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014


Published Sunday, October 5, 2014

A Monday afternoon workshop between the City of Palmetto's Commission and Community Redevelopment Agency has been cancelled. During a Tuesday meeting, the BOCC will vote on adoption of an ordinance that would reduce the current size of the County Code by roughly 100 pages, as well as an ordinance that would seek to give financial incentives to film makers for filming within the county. The Bradenton City Council will convene Wednesday, when it will vote on approval of the city's 2014-15 CRA budget. The Manatee Planning Commission will meet Thursday.

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Friday, October 3, 2014


Published Friday, October 3, 2014

Amid concerns about the county's efforts to overhaul the its emergency 911 system, County Administrator Ed Hunzeker, asked the BOCC to move forward quickly in appointing the necessary human components that will participate in the refit of new equipment and procedures.

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Obituaries

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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