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Name: Eva of the Avenues
Date: 2015-11-09 15:30:12
Subject: Bradenton Beach
Comments: On another note, I read with interest the story about the new City Treasurer. Maybe I missed it, but where is the mention of government finance, a CPA accreditation, or a degree in finance? This person was just the "best fit?" Funny that they left out mentioning the fact that he is actually a friend of Jack Clarke. Maybe that is the only qualification they felt was necessary. Hope he is up for the challenge and doesn't turn out to be another embarrassment in the Clerk's Office.

Of course Clarke's stance on the Moratorium hurt him. He was more interested in soliciting the favor and campaign dollars from developers and the business establishments than actually speaking for the RESIDENTS. With all the money from the commercial interests Clarke still wasn't able to pull off a win. You just have to love Karma!

Also, Bud Miller - if you want to critique my mistyping of Shearon you should first brush up on your own spelling, capitalization, and punctuation, lol!

Name: Bud Miller
Date: 2015-11-09 08:12:40
Subject: Bradenton Beach
Comments: "Eva Of the Avenues".... First off you spell the Elect Mayors name Shearon. Second Shearon didn't win anything. You have to beat your opponent with Votes...which he did not. All in all if you did not beat with votes then Clarke should have remained in Office. But that's not how this played out. But you are half right, if there were a joker to be drawn, it should have gone to the Recalled Mayor. I am sure there will be a lot of butt kissing and playing nice for a while by Shearon. Then he will be crying about.."no one will let me pass anything" "I cant run this city the way I want to" WELL DUH>>> I am sure NO one is going to be bullied this time around. I don't know what to think of a person who would run again after being recalled. Clearly a lot of the Voters had voted for Clarke last time but We all know The Moratorium Killed those votes and those Votes went to Shearon. Bad timing for Clarke on the Moritorium. Shearons Campaign was pushed through on the PROMISE that he would put the Moritorium through... The voters clearly didn't think, because it has to go in front of Commission for Approval. SO Why would you vote for someone who Makes that kind of statement!! I am sadden and disappointed to hear some of the confusion by mail in voters. They will be watching closely and if need be will support another recall. If I did my homework correctly he can be recalled in 6 months. I really wish more people would get involved and go to meetings and pay close attention AND VOTE!!! I can say one thing... I was shocked at who I had seen at Shearons Election Party. I can only imagine how the employees are handling this Disaster. From what I have read .... They are closer now more than ever. Stand strong my friends... the sun will shine again. Everything happens for a reason, sometimes we don't know why, but we shall soon find out!

Name: Eva of the Avenues
Date: 2015-11-09 04:30:57
Subject: BB mayor
Comments: Congratulations to Mayor-Elect Shaeron and the new First Lady of Bradenton Beach. It only took the Ace to win it,literally and figuratively. I'm surprised the opponent didn't draw the "Joker". I hope Bud Miller will congratulate him also. It only took a few citizens to see through what is going on in this City. It's unfortunate that Mr. Clarke and his cronies gutted the City's administrative office in the two short years since his selection to the commission and his orchestration of the farce recall election. Hopefully the new commission will be able to gain some kind of consensus with Mayor-Elect Shaeron and work to put a qualified staff back in City Hall and move the City forward.( I am a bit skeptical as one new Commissioner celebrated at the Police Chief's wife's bar and the other new Commissioner celebrated with the defeated Mr. Clarke at Island Time.) Let's see how the cronies react this time. Will we see efforts behind the scenes again to defeat Mayor Shaeron and any attempts to hold people accountable or will we see the same efforts by attorneys working with employees and local businessmen and women to make it difficult for Mayor-Elect Shaeron to succeed. The citizens will see through it if the attempts are made again. Congratulations to the new Mayor and best of luck!

Name: Ron Goff
Date: 2015-11-08 20:32:38
Subject: Treehouse
Comments: Keep the treehouse, have spent many years at Angelino's and love the treehouse, so many people stop and take pics and get so much pleasure fro m it. It would be a shame to remove such a treasure that so many people enjoy

Name: Anne Clayton
Date: 2015-11-08 14:51:01
Subject: Keep the Tree House
Comments: Why not do something kind; have a little grace; show the rest of us you have a heart? Don't you remember being a kid? Why remove a tree house that only brings joy to most guests that visit Anna Maria Island/Holmes Beach? Let it stay. Please.

Name: Julie Langsenkamp
Date: 2015-11-08 11:49:01
Subject: Save the treehouse
Comments: Save the treehouse.

Name: P salzmann
Date: 2015-11-08 08:20:56
Subject: Tree house
Comments: Let the tree house stay.

Name: Larry Wiley
Date: 2015-11-08 08:12:12
Subject: treehouse
Comments: With so much ugly in the world, why would they want to destroy beauty. #THE TREEHOUSE SHOULD STAY!!!!!!!!

Name: Carol cook
Date: 2015-11-08 07:43:54
Subject: Beautiful treehouse
Comments: We are presently staying at the property with the treehouse. I am appalled that the city woukd even consider taking this beautifully done tree house down. Seriously who in the world would find it offensive in any way? It adds character to the beach and people love it. While sitting in a chair by the treehouse the amount of tourists who show up to take pictures and comment on how wonderful it is is astounding. Why rake simple pleasures away from the people? Why pick on local businesses who pride themselves on having such a work of art on their property. I don't cars if it was done illegally, it is safe and beautiful and insane to think about taking it down just because. Please rethink this. It's crazy and brings joy to so many.

Name: Nicholas DiOrazio
Date: 2015-11-08 05:03:21
Subject: tree house
Comments: I fully support the continuation of the tree house. I believ3e it was the right decision for Richard and Lynn to make. There are many habitable properties on this island that are legal and nonconforming. This is a nonhabitable structure that was built safely and is used only by Lynn and Richard for their personal use. Why can't the city make one allowance for this structure

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