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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.


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014

All City of Bradenton offices will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. This will result in a minor change to the City’s trash collection schedule for next week.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Published Friday, November 7, 2014

Lakewood Ranch residents showed up at Thursday's Manatee County Commission Land Use Meeting with all of the expectations of finding relief from what they consider egregious development. They came expecting their county representative to convey to the rest of the commission that seven-story buildings and bumper to bumper traffic is not what they moved here for. What they got was a familiar sentiment: get used to it, because there's plenty more where that came from.

Published Friday, November 7, 2014

Tuesday's Land Use Meeting, Manatee County Commissioners kicked off the FPL Chiller Distribution project and announced the areas to avoid due to construction. They also approved the final submission to the state's 2015 legislative session. In other business, commissioners again turned a cold shoulder to the room full of LWR residents, who came to complain about a project consisting of three seven-story buildings in the center of their suburban main street. 



Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Published Tuesday, November 4, 2014

At Monday's City Commission meeting, commissioners passed the proposed plan for the February 2015 Regatta Boat Race Festival on the Manatee River. In other business, they put off the decision as to what restrictions LED advertisement signs will be limited to on 8th Avenue until the November 11 meeting or soon there after.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Published Monday, November 3, 2014

Manatee County Tax Collector Ken Burton, Jr. recently announced that his office achieved $10 million in Tourist Development Tax (TDT) collections, hitting a milestone the Office set last year. The Local Option Tourist Development Tax was established in 1989, by Manatee County Ordinance. Use of TDT revenues for a purpose not expressly authorized is prohibited.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Published Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Palmetto City Commission will hold a workshop (when it will discuss an ordinance proposing to amend the zoning code relating outdoor eating and drinking establishments) and a meeting on Monday. On Tuesday, polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Bradenton City Council will workshop on Wednesday, and a Manatee Land Use meeting will happen on Thursday.


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Published Saturday, November 1, 2014

Former Manatee County Public Safety Director Ron Koper is no longer employed with the county. County officials confirmed Friday that Koper was no longer an employee, though no further information on his departure was available. Koper was over Manatee County's Animal Services division during the recent scandal and many citizens had called for his removal.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It's called Central Manatee Network Alternatives Analysis (CMNAA), and it might give citizens more of a hands on approach as to how Bradenton and Downtown Palmetto will grow.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Published Tuesday, October 28, 2014

At Monday's Sarasota/Manatee MPO meeting, many board members seemed caught off guard by a motion that seemed designed to derail the current path for the Cortez Bridge project and open up the way for a much more aggressive design, perhaps even a 4-lane fixed bridge to connect the small fishing village with Anna Maria Island.

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