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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Final plan approved for BB day dock

Bradenton Beach commissioners approved a final plan Sept. 12 to go to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for repairs to the day dock next to the Historic Bridge Street Pier. The dock has remained closed for months due to maintenance issues caused by wave action and blamed on a manufacturer’s design ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Cortez Bridge replacement- rehab talks on DOT horizon

Several Cortez residents reported receiving phone calls from excited developers and contractors wanting to be a part of community discussions regarding the possibility of replacing the Cortez Bridge. Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board member Linda Molto said Sept. 10 at the nonprofit’s monthly meeting, that she received a letter from ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

FISH board moves back on track, returns civility

After a few hours with a facilitator Aug. 10, Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board members, at their next meeting, put aside personal differences and returned to business. “Dedicated to the promotion, education and preservation of Cortez and Florida’s commercial fishing and other traditional maritime cultures, including the environment upon which ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Property rights coalition forms to address rental problems

Property rights are on the front burner for Diana McManaway and Anna Maria Coalition LLC — a recently formed organization picking up where an earlier consortium of rental agents left off earlier this year.     McManaway of 66th Street gained the consensus of about 30 builders, rental agents and others who ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Holmes Beach lowers spending at first of 2 budget hearings

The 2012-13 budget hearing Sept. 11 drew only two members of the public who made no comments. City treasurer Lori Hill presented a proposed 1.75 millage rate and $8,394,950 budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The budget was $535,096 more than the $7,859,854 budget proposed by outgoing treasurer Rick Ashley ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Holmes Beach mayor offers state-of-city report

As the fiscal year comes to a close at the end of September, Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger last week announced the state of the city.         “I am pleased to report that our city is closing out the year under budget and without debt and, for the first time in ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Tree house owner to DEP: Reconsider removal order

Angelinos Sea Lodge, ordered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to remove or modify a beachfront tree house built without permits, appealed the directive in an Aug. 30 letter from its attorney.         David Levin of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A., Sarasota, wrote on behalf of Angelinos ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

FBI raids Islander-owned medical supply business

The FBI and other federal and local law enforcement officers served a search warrant Sept. 13 on Suncoast Brace and Limb at 1878 59th St. W., Bradenton. The company is registered to JoAnn Manali of Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. FBI officials on the scene were reluctant to discuss an ongoing ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Mackinlay to go to trial, Hall charges dropped

Hall rearrested on new burglary charge Just a few weeks after being arrested on a felony gun theft charge, Erik Hall, 24, of 510 67th St., Holmes Beach, was arrested on a new misdemeanor attempted burglary charge. According to the probable cause affidavit, Hall was arrested Sept. 10 for attempted vehicle burglary ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Pier employee arrested for fake ID

A 33-year-old Mexican native was arrested Sept. 11 at the Anna Maria Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, for felony use of personal identification and felony worker’s compensation fraud. Detectives from the Florida Departments of Financial Services and Insurance Fraud placed Jamie Mejia under arrest, and he was booked ...


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