Attorney Stavros Tingirides still hopes that his client Cafe on the Beach LLC has a chance at retaining the Holmes Beach concession.
Indeed, at the county commission’s 9 a.m. Tuesday, May, 25 meeting at the County Administration Center in downtown Bradenton, there is that possibility. County attorney Tedd Williams said in a letter to county officials a motion for reconsideration would not be out of order.
The Manatee County Sherriff’s Office will be holding a property showing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24-27 in front of its property and evidence office, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton.
On April 28, Manatee County deputies executed several search-and-arrest warrants in connection with a stolen property investigation. More than 400 suspected stolen items were recovered, including big-screen televisions, iPods, computers and jewelry.
Attorney Jeremy Anderson, who represents Robert and Nicky Hunt of 303 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, called Mayor Fran Barford “despicable” in a letter to the city May 19.
Anderson claims the mayor stepped outside her authority when she asked attorney Ricinda Perry, who represents Pine Avenue Restoration LLC, to provide the Department of Community Affairs with “additional information on behalf of the city.”
Officials with the Florida Department of Community Affairs were scheduled to hold a telephone conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, with Anna Maria city attorney Jim Dye and attorneys representing Robert and Nicky Hunt, who filed a complaint against the city Feb. 11.
The Old Salt Fishing tournament scheduled at Galati Marine in Anna Maria Memorial Day weekend (May 26-May 30) has been postponed due to the presence of the Louisiana oil spill near the outer fishing grounds.
Now that the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections office has certified the petition to recall Anna Maria Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus, expect Stoltzfus to file a legal challenge.
Stoltzfus attorney Richard Harrison wrote in a May 19 e-mail that the commissioner’s position on the recall “has not changed” and Stoltzfus will “initiate appropriate legal action” if the petition is verified and “properly served” on the commissioner.
Backlash spilling from more than 100 absentee ballots at the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage’s annual meeting led to a meeting scheduled for place May 24, after The Islander press deadline, to discuss the election.
At the May 4 annual meeting, Kim McVey, who works at Cortez Bait & Seafood and was a FISH board member, was slated to be the new president. She received 98 votes to incumbent Richard Culbreath’s 65.
Chris Pate of Holmes Beach won the grand prize in The Islander's annual Top Notch contest with his photograph of a wave-skater at White Avenue beach. Pate won $100 from the newspaper, plus gifts from Islander advertisers, including a $50 gift certificate from the Chiles Restaurants Group, a $50 certificate for Hair's to You Salon, a $25 certificate from Mister Roberts Resortwear, a $10 certificate for Minnie's Beach Cafe and the framing of the winning photo by Karly Carlson Custom Framing. The weekly winners received Islander "more-than-a-mullet wrapper" T-shirts and front-page placement of their photos. Next week, The Islander's honorable mentions in the popular contest.
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