Sunday, July 21, 2019

Anna Maria

Anna Maria multi-use trail barricade

Multi-use trail to open along Gulf Drive

ANNA MARIA – It’s been years in the making. The city’s multi-year project to create a multi-use trail along its city streets and through...
Anna Maria pier mock up

Anna Maria approves final budget, raises taxes

ANNA MARIA – It’s going to be more expensive to live in Anna Maria. The City Commission unanimously approved the city’s 2018-19 annual budget...
Anna Maria pier FEMA

FEMA proposes $1.37 million for pier damage

ANNA MARIA – The City Commission has accepted a $1.37 million staff recommendation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that would help fund...
Anna Maria City Pier

Second pier construction RFP being issued

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy expects a new request for proposals (RFP) for the construction of a new city pier to be issued...
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...