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Friday, May 15, 2015


Published Friday, May 15, 2015

At Thursday's Planning Commission meeting, members were three commissioners shy of the usual seven. Commissioners recommended approval for Land Development Code Text Ordinance 15-03, streamlining  applications for manufacturing. In other business, the board recommended approval of a 147-acre rezoning to build 299 single-family detached residences west of I-75 and north of Mendoza Road. 

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Thursday, May 14, 2015


Published Thursday, May 14, 2015
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At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council held a public hearing  for approval of a Preliminary Planned Development Project to establish Office/Workshop uses at 4310 63rd Street West. The council also agreed to a formal request from the DDA for a joint workshop meeting, scheduled for May 20.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015

As the county grows, so do its highways. At Tuesday's BOCC Work Session, members reviewed a dozen of the county's arterial roads to see if the speed limits that govern them is keeping up with pace of the people they serve.

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Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015

At Tuesday's BOCC Work Session, members and staff reviewed the past and present protocols for county employee compensation. As the recovering economy reshapes itself, so will the method by which replacement employees are hired, and none of the remedies will come cheap.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015


Published Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Manatee County Commission's work session Tuesday morning will address work force issues. Later that day, the Manatee School Board will hold a workshop (with discussion regarding the board's transition following Superintendent Mills' retirement), followed by a meeting (when it will vote on approval of providing attorneys for school board officers and employees named in Gagnon v. SBMC). The Bradenton City Council will meet Wednesday, and the Planning Commission will meet Thursday.

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Friday, May 8, 2015


Published Friday, May 8, 2015

It's the end of the U.S. Civil War all over again on May 23, when reenactors and living history interpreters "occupy" the early town of Manatee that partially remains in what is now Manatee Village Historical Park. 

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Published Friday, May 8, 2015
 

Longtime residents of one of Manatee's oldest neighborhoods are shunned by five of the seven County Commissioners; told to look the other way from the soon-to-be 40-plus foot homes hugging the broken edges of Palma Sola Boulevard.

 

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Published Friday, May 8, 2015

Tammy Hopper is Manatee County's Employee of the Month for May. The announcement was made at Tuesday's BOCC meeting, during the awards/presentations/proclamations part of the agenda.

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Published Friday, May 8, 2015

At Thursday's BOCC Land Use meeting, members approved the Palma Sola Bay Development Inc. project with a 5 to 2 vote. In other business, members were presented with the first draft of the new rewrite of the County's Land Development Code.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Published Wednesday, May 6, 2015

It happened during Commissioners' comments at the end of Tuesday's BOCC meeting. Commissioner Charles Smith's statement seemingly started out as a jest, but to Commissioner Larry Bustle it crossed the line. "Not in my district," said Bustle. He was talking about Commissioner Smith's recent self-appointed role as the point-man on the Rubonia Community Center.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Larry Hurst June 23, 2015
Robert Johnson June 22, 2015
Ralph Wagner June 22, 2015
Arthur Tennant June 20, 2015
Joseph Perry June 18, 2015
Roberta Kniffen May 21, 2015
Margaret Hendrickson June 15, 2015
Ruth Gill February 10, 2015
June Pressler June 16, 2015
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