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Friday, September 12, 2014


Published Friday, September 12, 2014

Schroeder Manatee Ranch, Inc. wishes to build higher. Their University Lakes project has but three parcels left to which they can build on, but residents say seven stories is too much and ten is out of the question. SMR says they already have the right to build up to ten stories, and going up instead of out reduces their footprint. A request for a recommendation from the planning commission at Thursday's meeting deadlocked in a 3-3 tie and did not carry.

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Published Friday, September 12, 2014

The Schroeder Manatee Ranch Inc. University Lakes project dominated the meeting and ended in a tie vote. Residents showed up to complain about the possibility of a 10-story building in the center of town. In other business, Neal Venture's Dakin Homestead Properties, is adding another 584 homes to the Parrish community. There are currently already proposed projects that total more than 5,000 homes within a few square miles of each other in that part of Parrish.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014


Published Thursday, September 11, 2014
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During Wednesday's Bradenton City Council meeting, citizen commenters addressed the council's approval of a planned residential subdivision on Perico Island that would involve the removal of wetlands in the area, arguing that the project is in violation of city environmental codes and that the council should rescind approval.

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Published Thursday, September 11, 2014
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At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council approved a resolution to increase fees for city water, sewer and reclamation charges by amending the city's rate and fee structure for those services. The council also voted to pass an ordinance amending parts of the city police officers' retirement system.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014

At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee County Commission unanimously approved a motion that would allow the county to move forward with a possible waterpark at Tom Bennett Park, near the intersection at I-75 and SR 64 in Northeast Manatee County.

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Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Largo-based security firm Critical Intervention Services was one of the companies that participated in a Request for Proposals by the Manatee County School District, for providing armed security at the district's elementary schools. The company was not the top-scored bidder by the selection committee and initially indicated that it might protest the bidding process, as allowed for by Florida statute. Instead, it sent the superintendent a lengthy letter, questioning the design of the bid process, while making unflattering accusations regarding the conduct of the district's attorney.

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Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Manatee Memorial Hospital CEO Kevin DiLallo and Assistant Administrator Joseph Hwang delivered a presentation at Tuesday's BOCC meeting that took another swing at convincing commissioners to reconsider a sales tax that would pay for indigent health care the hospital provides. The fund that for decades has covered the cost will run out of assets next year.

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Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee School Board narrowly passed a proposal to approve a contract for private armed security at the district's elementary schools. In other business, the board passed a finalized budget for the 2014-15 fiscal school year and also approved a contract between the district and specialized health care consulting company Compass Professional Health Services.

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Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners voted to bring contracts to the next regular meeting for both Waste Management and Waste Pro to continue to haul country trash for another seven years for $140 million. In other business, Manatee Memorial employees and supporters returned to the commission to once more pitch their indigent health care story.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Published Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Manatee County is accepting applications for the planning commission, an important advisory board that hears presentation for various land use applications and makes recommendations to the board of county commissioners. No special experience or education is required. If you're a registered voter in Manatee County, you can apply.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Eleanor Eason November 17, 2014
Dan Taylor November 16, 2014
Jacklin Suggs November 16, 2014
Frederick Seiden November 14, 2014
Lynn Miles November 13, 2014
Gloria Sells November 6, 2014
Jean Claude Presendieu October 30, 2014
Sylvester McCollough November 4, 2014
Holly Frost November 12, 2014
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