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Sunday, November 16, 2014


Published Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Palmetto City Commission will have a workshop and meeting on Monday, when it will swear in commissioners Harold Smith, Tambra Varnadore and Brian Williams. The BOCC and Port Authority will have a dual meeting on Tuesday morning (Charles Smith and Robin DiSabatino will be sworn in during the BOCC's meeting). Later that day, the Manatee School Board will have a meeting, when its two new members, Mary Cantrell and Charlie Kennedy, will take their oaths of office, and a new chair and vice chair will be elected. The Bradenton City Council will meet on Wednesday, when re-elected Councilman Pat Roff will take his oath, and the council will consider improvements to the Village of the Arts.

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Friday, November 14, 2014


Published Friday, November 14, 2014

At Thursday's Manatee County Planning Commission meeting, seven concerned citizens sat in a straight line in the middle of the dais with one concern: to stop a proposed storage unit facility from occupying a building and parking lot that was once a grocery store. They left with what a room full of opposition seldom accomplishes: a victory.

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Published Friday, November 14, 2014

Manatee County will host a community meeting on Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss planned improvements to the North Coquina Boat Ramp. The informal meeting will be held at the Marine Rescue Building, 2651 Gulf Dr. South, Bradenton Beach.

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Published Friday, November 14, 2014

At Thursday's Manatee County Planning Commission meeting, commissioners recommended approval for a DRI Development order change, bringing the total residential units to a total of 4,683 in the Lakewood Center Development. Commissioners also recommended approval for rezoning of 84 +/- acres for a total of 99 =/- acres for 511 lots for a Planned Development Mixed Use Zoning.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014


Published Sunday, November 9, 2014

County offices will be closed on Tuesday for Veteran's Day. A Bradenton City Council workshop will take place at the South Florida Museum on Wednesday, and on a workshop on Thursday, the Manatee School Board will review its bylaws, which must be done before further revision of its written policies and procedures can be completed by Neola, Inc. The Manatee Planning Commission will also meet on Thursday.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014


Published Saturday, November 8, 2014

All City of Bradenton offices will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. This will result in a minor change to the City’s trash collection schedule for next week.

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Friday, November 7, 2014


Published Friday, November 7, 2014

Lakewood Ranch residents showed up at Thursday's Manatee County Commission Land Use Meeting with all of the expectations of finding relief from what they consider egregious development. They came expecting their county representative to convey to the rest of the commission that seven-story buildings and bumper to bumper traffic is not what they moved here for. What they got was a familiar sentiment: get used to it, because there's plenty more where that came from.

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Published Friday, November 7, 2014

Tuesday's Land Use Meeting, Manatee County Commissioners kicked off the FPL Chiller Distribution project and announced the areas to avoid due to construction. They also approved the final submission to the state's 2015 legislative session. In other business, commissioners again turned a cold shoulder to the room full of LWR residents, who came to complain about a project consisting of three seven-story buildings in the center of their suburban main street. 

 

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Published Tuesday, November 4, 2014

At Monday's City Commission meeting, commissioners passed the proposed plan for the February 2015 Regatta Boat Race Festival on the Manatee River. In other business, they put off the decision as to what restrictions LED advertisement signs will be limited to on 8th Avenue until the November 11 meeting or soon there after.

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Monday, November 3, 2014


Published Monday, November 3, 2014

Manatee County Tax Collector Ken Burton, Jr. recently announced that his office achieved $10 million in Tourist Development Tax (TDT) collections, hitting a milestone the Office set last year. The Local Option Tourist Development Tax was established in 1989, by Manatee County Ordinance. Use of TDT revenues for a purpose not expressly authorized is prohibited.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Thelma Mathis December 14, 2014
Robert Cooper December 9, 2014
Sarah Robinson December 12, 2014
Harry Wujcik December 13, 2014
Annie McNally December 12, 2014
Pritamdas Chatani December 11, 2014
Alice Taft December 7, 2014
Arlene Stromberg December 8, 2014
Donald Ross December 10, 2014
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