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Monday, June 2, 2014


Published Monday, June 2, 2014
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The Manatee County Commission will host its second of two community workshops to gather ideas on possible approaches to community-wide health care issues Tuesday night at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. All members of the public are invited to attend and participate.

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Published Monday, June 2, 2014
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After more than a year’s worth of work, Manatee County Government has become the fifth Florida government to earn accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program, the country’s only accreditation process for emergency management programs.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014


Published Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Palmetto City Commission will hold a workshop (with public hearings on ordinances regulating pain management clinics and medical marijuana dispensaries) and a regular meeting on Monday. The BOCC will follow suit on Tuesday, with a regular meeting in the morning (with a presentation on the county's use of red traffic light cameras) and a health care work session in the afternoon; they will meet again on Wednesday for a budget presentation. The Bradenton City Council will workshop on Wednesday. A BOCC Land Use Meeting will take place on Thursday, and the Tourist Development Council will meet on Friday.

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Friday, May 30, 2014


Published Friday, May 30, 2014
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At Wednesday's health care work session, Manatee County Commissioners sat and listened to the ideas attendees presented. Participants worked charrette-style in groups of a dozen or more on several different topics related to the industry. Most of those who participated left understanding more about the enormity of the challenge, if not how to solve it.

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Published Friday, May 30, 2014
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The Manatee County budget presentation scheduled for Thursday afternoon was postponed after Governor Rick Scott announced that he would be adding Bradenton to his campaign stump schedule this week. Not all of the commissioners, or the public, were happy with the last-minute cancellation and lack of public notice.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014


Published Thursday, May 29, 2014
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At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council voted to approve two ordinances that revise parts of the retirement system for participating city police officers. In other business, regulations for the disposal of grease from businesses and food service facilities, as well as an interlocal agreement between the city and four other government entities on the issuance of revenue bonds for the benefit of Presbyterian Retirement Communities, Inc. and affiliated corporations, both passed.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Manatee School District Superintendent Rick Mills was unable to secure additional job security in advance of the November school board election, as a vote to extend his contract through June of 2018 and require a unanimous vote of the board to remove him without cause (while maintaining a 3-2 requirement "with cause") failed 3-2 at Tuesday night's marathon meeting.

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Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee School Board voted 3-2 not to approve amendments to Superintendent Rick Mills's contract, with board members Julie Aranibar and Karen Carpenter dissenting; the change from a one year extension to a two year extension for the superintendent's position did not go through as a result of said vote.  

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Published Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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Manatee County Government has achieved Gold Level Green Local Government status through the Florida Green Building Coalition. Suzanne Cook, Executive Director, Florida Green Building Coalition and Brenda Rogers, Manatee County Community Services Director and leader of the County’s Green Team, presented County Commissioners with the news during a regular meeting of the board Tuesday.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014


Published Sunday, May 25, 2014

Manatee County Government offices will be closed for Memorial Day. The Manatee School Board will vote on approval of a two-year extension to Superintendent Rick Mills's contract, as well as amendments to the contract, during its regular meeting on Tuesday. The Bradenton City Council will hold a regular meeting Wednesday evening, when it is set to vote on approval of revisions to the retirement system for city police officers. The BOCC will have a budget presentation on Thursday.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Gary Payne August 16, 2014
Thelma Bowlby August 17, 2014
Mildred Haas August 15, 2014
Virginia Townsend August 14, 2014
Richard Berger August 16, 2014
Daniel Ibasfalean August 17, 2014
James Jaso August 5, 2014
Herman Searcy August 12, 2014
Raymond Tigue August 12, 2014
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