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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Published Sunday, March 2, 2014

At Monday's workshop, the Manatee School Board will be updated on revisions to the district's operating manual. The Palmetto City Commission will meet for a workshop and regular meeting (during which a final public hearing and vote on an ordinance for new floodplain regulaions) that afternoon and evening. Tuesday through Thursday, the BOCC will hold joint sessions with the Manatee Planning Commission on a land development code rewrite. A Bradenton City Council workshop will take place on Wednesday, and a Manatee Land Use Meeting will convene on Thursday.


Friday, February 28, 2014

Published Friday, February 28, 2014

Although it was just under a dozen citizens who showed up at the Thursday BOCC land use meeting to protest the operational permit Mosaic Mining was there to renew, those who questioned the permitting turned out to to be too much for Mosaic's team, county commissioners and staff to handle, at least in terms to getting complete answers to their well-intentioned questions. Nevertheless, the billion dollar phosphate giant once again managed to leave with everything they came to get.

Published Friday, February 28, 2014

At Wednesday's evening meeting, the Bradenton City Council approved a first reading of two separate ordinances that if ultimately approved, would allow development of an as-of-yet unspecified retail property to the east of a recently-approved development site for a WaWa gas station at 4465 State Road 64 East.

Published Friday, February 28, 2014

At Wednesday's Bradenton City Council meeting, approval of a first reading of two separate ordinances that would seek to amend land and zone use maps for the purpose of allowing developent of a retail site east of a proposed Wa Wa gas station on SR 64 Road East was approved. In other business, a final reading of an ordinance that would make changes to the pension system of BPD officers also passed.

Published Friday, February 28, 2014

At Thursday's special meeting for the renewal of three phosphate mine operational permits, commissioners pleaded helpless to any changes those opposing the request had hoped for, but made no apologies for the 7 to 0 vote of approval they granted each mine. Once more, it seems Mosaic is permitted, while citizens are patronized.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It might take days or even weeks to realize a tool, your laptop, or some jewelry is missing, and for that reason the Manatee County Sheriff's Office says, "we need more time." At Tuesday's Manatee County Commission meeting, MCSO representatives presented the commission with a remedy: Ordinance No. 14-12, a cultivation of  current regulations into a more realistic timeline for their cat and mouse game of, To Catch a Thief. Some dealers, however, say the rule amounts to a costly and unreasonable expense. After some amendments seeking to alleviate such burdens, the BOCC passed the ordinance at Tuesday's meeting.

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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At Tuesday's board meeting, Manatee County Commissioners struggled for hours to convince 99 percent of their audience that the board was helpless in the decision making process to approve the first 200 of what is to be thousands of dwellings on the last mangrove-laden, undeveloped portion of Sarasota Bay in Manatee County.


Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014

At Tuesday's workshop, the Manatee School Board was given information on a new emergency plan for shooting crises that was presented mostly by District Director of Construction Services Jane Dreger and Lieutenant Morrell of the Manatee Sheriff's Department. The presentation focused on how an active shooter crisis should be handled by law enforcement and schools.


Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Manatee County Commission and Planning Commission will host four half-day workshops in March to discuss a series of proposed changes to the County’s Land Development Code, local regulations that govern how land is developed in the unincorporated areas of Manatee County.

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Tuesday's meeting, commissioners voted to approve phase 1 of the controversial Long Bar Pointe development, a portion that threatens a portion of the few remaining Mangroves in Sarasota Bay. Against the advice of every citizen who commented, commissioners supported the applicant. In other business, the board passed an ordinance restricting secondhand good dealers.

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Name Date
Jean Ferrante April 21, 2014
James Sexton April 17, 2014
Francis O'Connor April 4, 2014
Duane Silver April, 2014
Norma Semrinec April 15, 2014
Lee Jackson April, 2014
Virginia Goodhew April 11, 2014
Dorothy Hackett April 9, 2014
Margaret Nelson April 9, 2014
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