Bradenton Times News Articles
At Tuesday's Manatee School Board meeting, Superintendent Rick Mills announced that the district now expects positive financial results for both the recently ended school year as well as 2014/15.more»
At Tuesday's Special Budget Meeting Commissioners viewed the proposed budget changes with the opportunity to flag what each commissioner thought was acceptable, and what was not. Public Safety; Public Works; and Neighborhood Services were all subjects on the work session agenda.more»
At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee County School Board voted unanimously to adopt an official policy on types of service animals allowed on school grounds.more»
At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee School Board voted to pass a policy regarding allowable service animals on school grounds. In other business, Superintendent Mills announced a positive financial forecast for the district, and board member Barbara Harvey announced during her end of meeting comments that she would not be running for reelection in 2014.more»
Manatee County Commissioners will begin a lengthy budget process this week. Following budget presentations on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the BOCC will hold a public budget hearing Thursday evening. After a workshop, the Manatee School Board will have a public hearing on adopting a new district policy on service animals during its regular meeting on Tuesday. The Bradenton City Council will have a regular meeting on Wednesday, and a Planning Commission Meeting will take place on Thursday.more»
At Thursday's BOCC Land Use Meeting, commissioners showed their flexibility to modify their General Development Plan and Land Development Code by using approvals on special request. Del Webb at Lakewood Ranch, may be changing the way a development gets built.more»
At Thursday's Land Use Meeting, commissioners breezed through a long agenda, approving 1,300 dwellings on 643 acres off of SR 70, approved a rezoning of 14 acres for 38 single family homes, and approved a Race Trac Market on SR 70 and 30th Street East. At the Race Trac location, the county will lose a National Registered historical house built in 1896.
Manatee County property tax rates remain unchanged in the $527 million budget Manatee County Administrator Ed Hunzeker delivered to the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday. Next year’s proposed budget is about $7.8 million more than the current year’s budget but remains about $63.6 million less than it was at its peak in 2007.more»
At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners voted to move forward with an ordinance that they say would bring southwest Manatee County closer to getting the capital needed for necessary redevelopment in the district.more»
At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners approved Ordinance 14-31, an Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Ordinance designed to lure investment; members also approved Ordinance 14-28, a Southwest County Ordinance that will accommodate the county's proposed Tax Increment Financing District. In other business, commissioners reviewed the conflict over red-light cameras, and voted June 3, 2014 as Sam Woolf Day in Manatee County.