Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Community News

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...
Board accepts new fire chief contract

Board accepts new fire chief contract

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue’s soon-to-be Chief Ben Rigney’s employment contract is approved and ready to go into effect when current Chief Tom...
City prevails in preliminary Sunshine case hearing

City prevails in preliminary Sunshine case hearing

BRADENTON – Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Edward Nicholas has ruled in favor of the city of Bradenton Beach regarding the reasonable foreseeability of...
County commission approves Coquina Beach tree removals

County commission approves Coquina Beach tree removals

BRADENTON – Manatee County commissioners have approved removing 97 more Australian pines from the south Coquina Beach parking lot, bringing the total so far...
Proposed changes for VRC program

Proposed changes for VRC program

HOLMES BEACH – City leaders are considering implementing some changes to the vacation rental certificate program that may cost vacation rental owners a little...
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...
Commissioners approve election changes

Commissioners approve election changes

HOLMES BEACH – City commissioners had a full agenda when they met June 11. The first thing commissioners tackled was the second and final reading...
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Biz tax changes take shape

HOLMES BEACH – Good news may be coming for owners of residential rental properties in the Island’s largest city. Commissioners voted four to one on...
Peter Osman a ‘Doggone’ good artist

Peter Osman a ‘Doggone’ good artist

CORTEZ – Peter “The Dog Man” Osman has spent the past 30 years making his whimsical “Doggone” sculptures and the past two years selling...
Planning commissioners talk future flooding

Planning commissioners talk future flooding

HOLMES BEACH – The city’s planning commissioners voted unanimously June 5 to find an ordinance amending the existing flood plain ordinance as consistent with...
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Commissioners consider exemption for rental homes

HOLMES BEACH – Vacation rental owners may soon have one less piece of paperwork to worry about filing in one Island city. During a May...
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...
County Commission authorizes removal of six Australian pines

County Commission authorizes removal of six Australian pines

BRADENTON – Six Australian pines will be removed from the Coquina Beach parking lot for now and a comprehensive project report will be presented...
Holiday crowds, traffic overwhelming

Holiday crowds, traffic overwhelming

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach officials are concerned about the overcrowding and parking issues that occurred at and around Coquina Beach and Cortez Beach...
Sunshine defendants make offers to compromise

Sunshine defendants make offers to compromise

BRADENTON BEACH – The six defendants in the Sunshine Law lawsuit have proposed compromise offers that seek financial reimbursement from the city of Bradenton...