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Crane, Woodland file preliminary campaign paperwork

ANNA MARIA – The city’s two-week election qualifying period opened Monday and closes at noon on Friday, Aug. 30. Incumbent Commissioner Dale Woodland and Planning...
Pier opening discussed

Pier opening discussed

ANNA MARIA – Commission Chairman Brian Seymour asked Mayor Dan Murphy if the new City Pier will be opened to the public before the...
Repeat noise violations a lingering concern

Repeat noise violations a lingering concern

ANNA MARIA – City officials are searching for ways to better address vacation rental-related noise ordinance violations, with a focus on vacation rentals that...
Mayor proposes maintaining current millage rate

Mayor proposes maintaining current millage rate

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy proposes maintaining the longstanding 2.05 millage rate for the 2019-2020 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. When discussing the...
Pier progressing as planned

Pier progressing as planned

ANNA MARIA – The construction of the new city pier remains on schedule, and the city has identified $74,000 in anticipated savings regarding the...
Copeland will not seek reelection

Copeland will not seek re-election

ANNA MARIA – City Commissioner Doug Copeland will not next seek re-election in the upcoming city elections that will conclude on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Copeland...
Pier lease talks gain momentum

Pier lease talks gain momentum

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy and current city pier tenant Mario Schoenfelder recently reviewed a draft document that includes several potential...
HardiePlank selected for pier building exteriors

HardiePlank selected for pier building exteriors

ANNA MARIA – City commissioners have decided the exteriors of the new pier restaurant and bait shop buildings will be covered with HardiePlank lap...
Anna Maria appreciates county, state pier support

Anna Maria appreciates county, state pier support

ANNA MARIA – City officials are grateful for the continued support the city’s receiving from the county and the state for the construction of...
Anna Maria provides ongoing Center support

Anna Maria provides ongoing Center support

ANNA MARIA – In response to its annual funding request, The Center of Anna Maria Island will receive $21,000 from the city of Anna...
Mason Martin Builders selected to build pier restaurant and bait shop

Mason Martin Builders selected to build pier restaurant and bait shop

ANNA MARIA – Frank Agnelli's Mason Martin Builders is the city’s top choice to construct the restaurant and bait shop at the T-end of...
AM Pier rendering

Pier building bids received but not revealed

ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria received four bids from construction firms seeking the contract to build the new restaurant and the...
Anna Maria salutes veterans on Memorial Day

Anna Maria salutes veterans on Memorial Day

ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria hosted its third annual Memorial Day Patriotic Salute this morning under the shade structure at City...

Pine Avenue restaurant proposed

ANNA MARIA – On Thursday, May 23, city commissioners are scheduled to discuss the proposed construction of a 45-seat restaurant and residential structure at...
Multi-use trail extension being pursued

Officials pursue multi-use trail extension

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria’s city officials want to fill in the city's share of the gap that still exists between Anna Maria’s multi-use...