Stories this week on Anna Maria Island: Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010
Wade fisher fatality
John Bell and Kelley Grey await the transfer drowning victim Terry Cox, brought to an awaiting ambulance by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Law Enforcement Officer Terry Noll. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Voters had their say Sept. 7 in the special election to recall Anna Maria Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus, but the results were only announced Monday, Sept. 13. Anna Maria voters chose 362 to 331 votes to remove Stoltzfus from office.
On the choice of who should serve his remaining term, Gene Aubry won the balloting with 363 votes to 333 votes for Stoltzfus.
By 10 a.m. Monday, all involved parties in the special election had filed either motions or responses demanding the immediate release of the voting results from the Sept. 7 election on the recall of Anna Maria Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus.
At 1:52 p.m., the notice came from the Second District Court of Appeal that “all ballots, including absentee ballots, cast in the recall election of Sept. 7, shall be unsealed and open for public inspection.”
Bradenton Beach commissioners voted last week to move forward with a $2.66 million spending plan for 2010-11 and likely will adopt the budget this week.
The commission, meeting Sept. 7 at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., also unanimously adopted a resolution setting the proposed millage rate — the rate used to collect property taxes for the city — at 2.1539 mills.
Penny Frick of Bradenton wins the sixth and final week of The Islander’s Top Notch photo contest with this stop-action image of a white pelican landing on the shore near an entourage of laughing gulls in Cortez. She wins an Islander T-shirt, which can be picked up at the newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. And she is one of six nominees for the Top Notch grand prize. Also next week, look for an array of honorable mention photos.
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