Bradenton Times News Articles
At Tuesday's Manatee County Commission meeting, members of the county's healthcare community agreed to piece-meal the next year of health care costs for the uninsured and under-insured residents of Manatee County through a matching state and federal fund program.more»
The second and final reading and public hearing of the 2014-15 City of Bradenton budget and property tax rate is scheduled for 5:01 p.m. tonight in the City Hall Council Chambers at 101 Old Main St. The council will consider approving a property tax rate of 5.8976 — which is the existing rate.more»
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.more»
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.
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.more»
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.more»
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.more»
"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.
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.more»
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.more»