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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Manatee County has the least expensive utility water of any other county in the region, but residents will see back to back increases in 2015 and 16, after a vote to raise rates by the county commission at Tuesday's meeting. 

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners approved a two-part water and waste-water rate hike. In other business, incumbents Commissioners Robin DiSabatino and Carol Whitmore were sworn-in to serve for another term as County Commissioners, and Charles Smith was sworn-in to serve his first four-year term as a Manatee County Commissioner.



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Published Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Local governments are swearing in newly-elected and re-elected officials this week. Tonight's Manatee County School Board meeting will include board reorganization, in which new chairs and vice chairs are elected. The Manatee County Commission will seat new members at the beginning of today's meeting. 

Published Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The massive Lakewood Centre project runs from S.R 70, north to S.R. 64 and sits east of I-75 in Bradenton. Last Thursday, Manatee County's Planning Commission recommended the Board of County Commissioners approve a Zoning Ordinance amending the projects General Development Plan, extending its boundaries and relocation of the entitlements of the project's previously-approved DRI.

Published Tuesday, November 18, 2014

At Monday's City Commission meeting, Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant swore-in members who were elected on November 4. In other business, the board passed a 'Conditional Use' permit, requested by Pets Life Naturally, allowing a LED sign to be located at 523 8th Avenue West in Palmetto.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Published Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Palmetto City Commission will have a workshop and meeting on Monday, when it will swear in commissioners Harold Smith, Tambra Varnadore and Brian Williams. The BOCC and Port Authority will have a dual meeting on Tuesday morning (Charles Smith and Robin DiSabatino will be sworn in during the BOCC's meeting). Later that day, the Manatee School Board will have a meeting, when its two new members, Mary Cantrell and Charlie Kennedy, will take their oaths of office, and a new chair and vice chair will be elected. The Bradenton City Council will meet on Wednesday, when re-elected Councilman Pat Roff will take his oath, and the council will consider improvements to the Village of the Arts.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Published Friday, November 14, 2014

At Thursday's Manatee County Planning Commission meeting, seven concerned citizens sat in a straight line in the middle of the dais with one concern: to stop a proposed storage unit facility from occupying a building and parking lot that was once a grocery store. They left with what a room full of opposition seldom accomplishes: a victory.

Published Friday, November 14, 2014

Manatee County will host a community meeting on Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss planned improvements to the North Coquina Boat Ramp. The informal meeting will be held at the Marine Rescue Building, 2651 Gulf Dr. South, Bradenton Beach.

Published Friday, November 14, 2014

At Thursday's Manatee County Planning Commission meeting, commissioners recommended approval for a DRI Development order change, bringing the total residential units to a total of 4,683 in the Lakewood Center Development. Commissioners also recommended approval for rezoning of 84 +/- acres for a total of 99 =/- acres for 511 lots for a Planned Development Mixed Use Zoning.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Published Sunday, November 9, 2014

County offices will be closed on Tuesday for Veteran's Day. A Bradenton City Council workshop will take place at the South Florida Museum on Wednesday, and on a workshop on Thursday, the Manatee School Board will review its bylaws, which must be done before further revision of its written policies and procedures can be completed by Neola, Inc. The Manatee Planning Commission will also meet on Thursday.

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