Monday, February 18, 2019

Anna Maria

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...
Pier Demolition Bids

Second round of pier demolition bids in

Updated May 28, 2018 ANNA MARIA – After rejecting the first three bids for the demolition of the Anna Maria City Pier due mainly to...
Anna Maria Memorial Day Ceremony

Anna Maria honoring veterans on Memorial Day

ANNA MARIA – The City of Anna Maria will host a Memorial Day ceremony under the shade sail structure at City Pier Park on...
mean high water line Anna Maria

Mean high-water line surveyed

ANNA MARIA – The lines in the sand have been drawn – aka surveyed and staked – in two beachfront locations along South Bay...
Anna Maria customary use property

Commission jettisons customary use ordinance

ANNA MARIA – City officials have abandoned the pursuit of a customary use ordinance as a means of ensuring continued public access to state-owned...