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Friday, May 23, 2014

Published Friday, May 23, 2014

Manatee County Government offices will be closed Monday, May 26 to commemorate Memorial Day. Trash, recycling and yard waste collections for the week will be postponed one day from Tuesday through Saturday for residents in unincorporated Manatee. The Anna Maria Island Trolley will operate normal daily routes and the Manatee Ave Island Express will operate on holiday schedule.  Manatee County Area Transit operations will be suspended for the day.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The highly contested Race Trac retail store and fuel station proposed to be built at U.S. 41 and Pearl Rd. in southern Bradenton got the green light at Tuesday's BOCC meeting.

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners approved the highly-contested Race Trac retail and fuel station proposed to be built at U.S. 41 and Pearl Avenue in south Bradenton. Commissioners also approved the Florida Power and Light ESCO (Energy Performance Agreement) that guarantees an annual amount of savings on the county's utility costs. 


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Published Tuesday, May 20, 2014

At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, the council voted down an ordinance that would have limited the number of outdoor vending machines outside of each establishment to two; commissioners want more time. They also passed the first step in having a revised ordinance for the sale and consumption of alcohol.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Published Sunday, May 18, 2014

Edward Jones is recognizing May 29 (5/29) as Save for Education Day, a firm-wide holiday that's name is derived from a popular college saving tool called a 529 Plan. "At Edward Jones, we know that seven out of 10 families do not have 529 college savings plans for their children's future education expenses*, so we are hoping to build awareness of the many options families have to help pay for college expenses," said E.J. Financial Advisor Jessica Hart-Howard.

Published Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Palmetto City Commission will hold a workshop (with discussions on pain clinic regulations and the zoning code for medical marijuana dispensaries) and regular meeting (with a first reading on an ordinance that would amend the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages) on Monday. The BOCC will convene for a regular meeting Tuesday, when it is scheduled to have a final public hearing and vote on the proposed Race Trac at Pearl Avenue and U.S. 41. On Wednesday, the Bradenton City Council will workshop.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Published Friday, May 16, 2014

At Tuesday's work session, Manatee County Commissioners discussed the direction current CRA funds would go if the Southwest Tax Increment Financing (SWTIF) becomes effective on October 1, 2014. Some commissioners are still not convinced Ordinance 14-28 -- the order finalizing SWTIF -- has a tight enough lock on the $3 million being transferred from the two current CRA accounts into the SWTIF program.

Published Friday, May 16, 2014

At Thursday's Port Authority meeting, Norman Atkins, owner of Marine Towing of Tampa, gave a presentation on "Patriot," the newest addition to his tugboat fleet. Patriot was built in East Booth Bay, Maine, runs on two 16-cylinder, 5,000 horsepower engines and is state of the art in tugboat technology.

Published Friday, May 16, 2014

At Thursday's Port Authority meeting, members approved Phase II of a fiber optic network for the port's Mass Notification Network, approved a Joint Participation Agreement with FDOT and viewed a presentation by Marine Towing of Tampa.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Published Thursday, May 15, 2014

At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council approved first readings for ordinances that would make changes to the retirement system for the city's police officers. The council also voted to approve a planned clubhouse for the Pittsburgh Pirates' Spring Training Camp that would be funded through the Pirates organization and a $250,000 contribution from the city's Enterprise Fund.

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Barbara Pernat July 27, 2014
Homer Cablish July 24, 2014
Barbara Anderson July 23, 2014
Mary Taylor July 17, 2014
Rick Ramhofer July 21, 2014
Leslie Lovestead July 21, 2014
James McCobb July 22, 2014
Edith Norbury July 20, 2014
Richard McLaren July 17, 2014
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