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Friday, October 17, 2014


Published Friday, October 17, 2014
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At Wednesday's special meeting, the Bradenton City Council voted 5-0 to ratify the Public Works & Utilities union contract.

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Published Friday, October 17, 2014

At Thursday's Port Authority meeting members voted to partner with World Direct Shipping to carry product back and forth between the port in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico and Port Manatee. In other business, for the first time a County Commission meeting was opened a the Port Manatee facility to reverse a vote on the 911 emergency call system that was approved last Tuesday in the BOCC chambers in Bradenton.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Calling her role as one that represents citizens and to be “a voice the voiceless,” long-time Anna Maria Island resident and second-term Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore will seek a third term this November when voters will choose between her and newcomer Terri Wonder.

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Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When Terri Wonder talks about why she's running for a seat on the Manatee County Commission, she stresses opposition to many of the board's recent decisions on issues like Long Bar Pointe and the proposal for an indigent care tax. On her first campaign for office, the candidate touts her background as a social scientist in the military as having helped expose her to bureaucracy and a focus on "people-centric, not special interest-centric".

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Published Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Manatee County is accepting applications for the Historic Preservation Board, a voluntary advisory board that approves and denies Certificates of Appropriateness on exterior renovations and demolitions of historical structures in an effort to preserve our community’s heritage. Through the COA process, the board also ensures protection of archeological sites throughout the County.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014


Published Sunday, October 12, 2014

During a Tuesday morning work session, the BOCC will discuss with the Children's Services Advisory Board "potential priorities for the community as relates to applications for funding from the Children's Services millage." The Manatee School Board will also workshop (its discussion regarding safety and security in the district's elementary schools has been cancelled) then convene for a meeting on Tuesday, when it will hold a public hearing on an amendment to the district's Risk Management and Insurance policy. The Bradenton City Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday for the purpose of ratifying the contract between the city and AFSCME, followed by a workshop. A Manatee Port Authority meeting will take place on Thursday.

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Friday, October 10, 2014


Published Friday, October 10, 2014

At Tuesday's Planning Commission meeting, members recommended approval for a Mixed Use Planned Development on the Southeast corner of I-75 and S.R. 70. Offices, retail, lodging and residential are all in the mix that extends south on the west boundaries of Lakewood Ranch.

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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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Obituaries

Name Date
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
Denise Potter December 4, 2014
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