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Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In an eventful Manatee County Commission meeting Tuesday, local hospitals left with more than $7 million in indigent healthcare funds, golf cart riders got closer to driving on the sidewalks legally, and the commission got to see the many flavors of bridge that FDOT has as options for Cortez. The board also voted narrowly to make it official policy not to allow citizens to give public comment at work sessions unless the commentary regards something on that session's agenda.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Published Tuesday, September 23, 2014

At Monday night's meeting, commissioners concluded discussions and the adoption for their FY 2015 budget. They also adopted Resolution 2014-23, a Mental Health Bill supporting the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (HR 3717). In other business, the commission adopted Ordinance 2014-10, restricting property use for "pain clinics," and voted to approve Ordinance 2014-11, setting standards for medical marijuana dispensaries.

 

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Sunday, September 21, 2014


Published Sunday, September 21, 2014

On Monday, the Palmetto City Commission will convene for a special meeting. The BOCC will have a regular meeting Tuesday, when it will be presented with the results of FDOT’s Cortez Bridge Project Development and Environment  (PD&E) Study (the Manatee Port Authority will also meet within said meeting). Also on Tuesday, the Manatee School Board will workshop and then hold a meeting (with a public hearing and presentation on a remediation plan for the district’s computer fleet). Wednesday afternoon at 5, the Bradenton City Council will have its final public hearing on the city’s 2014-15 budget, then have a meeting at 6. The Village of the Arts Overlay Expansion Ad Hoc Committee will also convene at Bradenton City Hall on Wednesday.

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Friday, September 19, 2014


Published Friday, September 19, 2014

In a Thursday night meeting that lasted all of 11 minutes, the Manatee County Commission approved a 2014-15 budget of $540.8 million and millage rates of 7.0435 for taxpayers in unincorporated Manatee County and 6.4326 for residents in municipalities. There is no increase in the property tax rates, though the budget amount is 2 percent higher as a result of increased values.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014


Published Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Bradenton City Council voted unani­mously at a public meeting last Wednesday to tentatively approve the budget and property tax rate for Fiscal Year 2014-15. The second and final reading and public hea­ing of the budget and property tax rate is scheduled for 5:01 p.m. Sept. 24 in the City Hall Council Chambers. The council will consider approving a property tax rate of 5.8976 — which is the existing rate.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Published Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians are more likely to result in fatal or serious injuries than any other types of crashes, and the financial impacts and suffering caused by these crashes are significant," reads an FDOT Brochure on the subject. At Tuesday's MPO meeting, the board was brought up to speed on the importance of protecting non-vehicle traffic on our roadways.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Obituaries

Name Date
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
Sylvester McCollough November 4, 2014
Holly Frost November 12, 2014
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