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Wednesday, February 26, 2014


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.

 

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Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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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.

 

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Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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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.

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Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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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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Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee School Board heard Deputy Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene give an overview of the Florida DOE's recently-announced changes to the state's standardized grading system. In other business, the board voted 4-1 to approve the 2014-2015 academic calendar, and also passed board member committee assignments for the year.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Published Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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At the Palmetto City Commission meeting Monday, members had different views on what and how much should be spent for the city's gateway signage. In other business, the city voted to grant Waste Management another 10 months to work out contract stipulations.

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Monday, February 24, 2014


Published Monday, February 24, 2014
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Citizens gathered at the corner of Cortez and 75th Street W in the Bonefish/Winn Dixie plaza parking lot on Friday afternoon to show opposition to the Long Bar Pointe development planned on the Sarasota Bay, behind IMG Academy in Southwest Manatee County. A preliminary site plan for phase one of the development will go before the Manatee County Commission at Tuesday's meeting.

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Published Monday, February 24, 2014
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Manatee County Government this week launched a new online tool that could help local businesses leverage resources and pull through a catastrophe. Manatee County business owners may now sign up for the Business Recovery Directory, a free emergency information exchange network. Manatee County Economic Development Program Manager Karen Stewart said the information businesses provide will help emergency managers in the event of an emergency.

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Published Monday, February 24, 2014
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders are accepting registrants for the fifth annual Baseball Basics for Women clinic presented in partnership with Manatee Memorial Hospital. The clinic is intended for young adult and adult women interested in learning or refining their baseball fundamentals. It will be held Thursday, March 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at McKechnie Field.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014


Published Sunday, February 23, 2014

At a regular meeting following a workshop on Monday, the Palmetto City Commission will hold its first public hearing on an ordinance that would modify various flood regulations, including adopting new procedures and criteria for development in floodplain areas. On Tuesday, the BOCC will vote on whether to approve the Preliminary Site Plan for Long Bar Pointe during a regular meeting (a Manatee Port Authority meeting will take place during a recess at the BOCC meeting). The Manatee School Board will have a workshop (with presentations on the district's School Emergency Plan and on the process of placing students at Horizons Academy Elementary, Middle and High School) and regular meeting (with a progress report on the internal audit) that same day. The Bradenton City Council will convene on Wednesday evening for a regular meeting.

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Obituaries

Name Date
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
Robert McNally April 2, 2014
James Hibbs April 4, 2014
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