Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Anna Maria

AM Pier Permit

Pier construction permits issued

ANNA MARIA – The city now has the federal permits needed to build a new city pier. On Friday, Aug. 3, Mayor Dan Murphy sent...
Anna Maria pier bids

Pier construction bids rejected

ANNA MARIA – The city pier has been demolished, and the search continues for a construction firm to build the new pier. Last week, city...
Island loses residents

Island loses two more residents

ANNA MARIA – David Youngs and Nate Solomon are the latest permanent residents to leave Anna Maria Island. Last week, the married couple closed on...
Anna Maria pier demo pile

Pier demolition ahead of schedule

ANNA MARIA – A visit to the Anna Maria City Pier late Friday afternoon indicated the demolition process is proceeding at a rapid pace...
AM Pier Vandalism

Pier banner vandalism suspect arrested

ANNA MARIA – Holmes Beach resident Michael Lee Brown was arrested on Thursday, July 19, on a third-degree felony charge of criminal mischief ($1,000...
Anna Maria Pier Vandalism

Pier banner vandalized

ANNA MARIA – The city pier restoration project banner was vandalized at some point over the weekend. Located near the foot of the pier...
AM Pier building gone

Pier demolition begins

ANNA MARIA – The demolition of the hurricane-damaged Anna Maria City Pier began Monday and the restaurant and bait shop at the pier’s T-end...
Grand Tree Speakers

Amended tree ordinance now in effect

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria Commissioners recently adopted an amended tree ordinance, then promptly applied it when approving two grand tree removal requests previously...
Anna Maria Pier demo

Pier demolition clarified

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy doesn’t want people blaming the Ayres Associates design and engineering firm for the pending demolition and replacement of...
Anna Maria Pier criticism

Commissioners respond to pier criticism

ANNA MARIA – Some Anna Maria Commissioners are becoming frustrated with the social media criticism levied at them regarding the pending demolition and replacement...
Anna Maria Beach Survey

Survey stakes on Anna Maria beach explained

ANNA MARIA – The wooden survey stakes recently spotted along the beach north of the Sandbar restaurant pertain to storm erosion monitoring and not...
Anna Maria Pier Demolition

Speeler and Associates selected to demolish Anna Maria City Pier

ANNA MARIA – The city now has a firm under contract to demolish the Anna Maria City Pier. On Wednesday, June 6, the Anna Maria...
Anna Maria City Pier demolition

Pier demolition team selected, rejected

ANNA MARIA – Sully’s Quality Projects was rejected as the City Pier demolition contractor less than a week after being named the city’s first...
snooks group shot

Snooks would have been proud

ANNA MARIA – It was a great beach day last Saturday with blue skies and gentle breezes, but a group of kids and their...
Anna Maria City Pier demolition

Sully’s Quality Projects deemed top choice for pier demolition

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy is now authorized to begin negotiations with the Venice-based Sully’s Quality Projects construction firm for the demolition of...