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Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
 

Representatives from Visible Men Academy returned to the Manatee Board of County Commissioners Tuesday with a proposal to purchase a piece of property adjacent to their temporary quarters; and they must have hit a nerve, because they left, as few do, with a big victory.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Published Tuesday, May 19, 2015

At Monday's meeting, commissioners for the City of Palmetto conceptually approved the 2016 Riverwalk Regatta boat races with trepidation. The inaugural 2015 race was to be an annual event, but Palmetto officials threatened a boycott. Promoters of the event presented it as a win/win situation for both Bradenton and Palmetto, but officials in the latter city complained that both the traffic and the dollars failed to flow north of the river.

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Published Tuesday, May 19, 2015

At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, members voted to conceptually approve the 2016 Riverwalk Regatta Boat Races that proved to be unsuccessful for the city back in February of this year. In other business, members approved Ordinance 2015-05 regulating liquidation and garage/yard sales in the city. 

 

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Sunday, May 17, 2015


Published Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Palmetto City Commission will have a workshop then meeting Monday. During the BOCC's Tuesday meeting, FDOT will give an update on the status of the Concept of Operations Plan for AMI. The Bradenton City Council and the CRA will hold a joint workshop Wednesday.

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Friday, May 15, 2015


Published Friday, May 15, 2015

Florida's Manufacturing Competitiveness Act helps local governments to streamline regulation approvals by adopting a Local Manufacturing Development Program ordinance allowing manufacturers to obtain master plan approvals for their sites. Building and Development Services Department Director John Barnott presented ACT to the Manatee County Planning Commission at Thursday's meeting for recommendation of approval to the BOCC.

 

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Published Friday, May 15, 2015

At Thursday's Planning Commission meeting, members were three commissioners shy of the usual seven. Commissioners recommended approval for Land Development Code Text Ordinance 15-03, streamlining  applications for manufacturing. In other business, the board recommended approval of a 147-acre rezoning to build 299 single-family detached residences west of I-75 and north of Mendoza Road. 

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Thursday, May 14, 2015


Published Thursday, May 14, 2015
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At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council held a public hearing  for approval of a Preliminary Planned Development Project to establish Office/Workshop uses at 4310 63rd Street West. The council also agreed to a formal request from the DDA for a joint workshop meeting, scheduled for May 20.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015

As the county grows, so do its highways. At Tuesday's BOCC Work Session, members reviewed a dozen of the county's arterial roads to see if the speed limits that govern them is keeping up with pace of the people they serve.

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Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015

At Tuesday's BOCC Work Session, members and staff reviewed the past and present protocols for county employee compensation. As the recovering economy reshapes itself, so will the method by which replacement employees are hired, and none of the remedies will come cheap.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015


Published Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Manatee County Commission's work session Tuesday morning will address work force issues. Later that day, the Manatee School Board will hold a workshop (with discussion regarding the board's transition following Superintendent Mills' retirement), followed by a meeting (when it will vote on approval of providing attorneys for school board officers and employees named in Gagnon v. SBMC). The Bradenton City Council will meet Wednesday, and the Planning Commission will meet Thursday.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Irene Brothers July 24, 2015
Allene O'Brien June 23, 2015
Dorothy Hill July 28 2015
David Maberry July 24, 2015
Juanita Floyd June 26, 2015
Elizabeth Bennett July 22, 2015
John Lawler July 21, 2015
Marilyn Doxey July 22, 2015
Donald Mills July 23, 2015
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