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Date of Issue: October 22, 2008

County to hold hearing on Cortez park

Manatee County was scheduled to hold a public hearing Oct. 21 on a request to name a Cortez playfield for County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann.

The Cortez-based Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage voted in May to request that an area on the southeast corner of the Cortez School House/Florida Maritime Museum be named “Jane von Hahmann Field.”

The group is seeking the designation to honor the commissioner “for her continuous support for the preservation effort in the historic Cortez fishing village and Manatee County in general,” said Allen Garner, FISH chair.

“Jane has consistently worked to preserve the unique quality of life available to residents of Manatee County,” Garner said.

The county commission was scheduled to hold the hearing during its regular meeting, which was to begin at 9 a.m. at the Manatee County Administration Center, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.