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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015

At Tuesday's Manatee County Commission meeting, board members' contradictions fueled anger not seen in recent history, to a point that two additional Sheriff Deputies were sent to watch over the disgruntled public.

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The MindSpa Mental Fitness Center in Sarasota has been approved by the Veterans Administration (VA) to provide support to veterans as a non-VA provider. Non-VA medical care is provided to veterans when VA facilities are not available. The program also provides veterans with access to medical care that is not offered at VA facilities.

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners got an unexpected jolt of criticism – from residents across the county – contesting a project approval granted at last Thursday's Land Use Meeting. Citizens came to the dais to demand that commissioners rescind Thursday's approval and not allow any development that is not completely compatible with the Comp Plan, Land Development Code and is congruent with surrounding neighborhoods. For their efforts, they were told they couldn't talk about the project and would we be removed from the dais if they did.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Published Monday, January 12, 2015

Angele “Coco” Hanson was selected as the Manatee County Tax Collector’s Employee of the Quarter for the 1st Quarter 2015. An employee since 1986, Coco is the manager of the Palma Sola office. The announcement was made at the Tax Collector’s Current Collections Managers’ Home Team Meeting, Wednesday, January 7, when Tax Collector Ken Burton Jr. and the Senior Team presented the award.


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Published Sunday, January 11, 2015

The BOCC will hold a meeting Tuesday morning, when it will vote on approval of a new Local Development Agreement for the Willow Walk subdivision as well as three interlocal agreements Manatee County and the Cities of Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and AMI. Later that same day, the Manatee County School Board will workshop then have a meeting, when it will vote on approval to "resolve all claims" asserted in a public records lawsuit. The Bradenton City Council will meet on Wednesday. Both the Manatee Port Authority and the Planning Commission will convene on Thursday.


Friday, January 9, 2015

Published Friday, January 9, 2015

At Thursday's Land Use meeting, Manatee County Commissioners once again listened to the impassioned pleas of citizens with deaf ears, approving a 1,103 residential unit development despite widespread opposition and logical concerns.

Published Friday, January 9, 2015

At Thursday's BOCC Land Use meeting, members struggled with the appearance of two of the applications: one a motor pool off I-75 between SR 70 and SR 64, the other a storage unit facility on 26th Street West in Bradenton. In other business, Commissioners approved a rezone and site plan for 1,103 residential units on 69th Sreet East.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Published Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The three councilmen who were elected to new terms to start 2015 were sworn in Tuesday morning dur­ing a brief ceremony in the City Hall Council Chambers. Ward 2 Councilman Gene Brown and Ward 4 Councilman Bemis Smith (the outgoing Vice Mayor) were automatically re-elected when no one filed to run against them last year. Ward 3 Councilman Patrick Roff won re-election in November.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Published Tuesday, January 6, 2015

When a city waves a flag for an almost $2 million contract, it is usually a sign for all interested parties to take the gloves off and put their wares on the line. At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, Waste Management and Progressive Waste Solutions challenged each others' ability – through a written protest request – to do the job that best fits the city's needs.


Published Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Manatee County will host a January 16 meeting to help local non-profit agencies interested in applying for Human Services grants that go to assist disadvantaged children and families in the community. Community Services Department representatives will hold a funding application orientation meeting Jan. 16 at 8:30 a.m. at the United Way McClure Center, 4215 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch.

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Name Date
Chase Bowman February 24, 2015
Arlene McDonald February 26, 2015
Michael Provost February 12, 2015
Joseph Brunory February 19, 2015
John Meiklejohn February 20, 2015
Obie Hill February 12, 2015
Alfred Gaspari February 21, 2015
Betty Hager February 20, 2015
Stacey Weinrich February 10, 2015
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