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Monday, December 24th, 2012

Safety first at city’s floating dock

Some public frustration is mounting over the lengthy closure of the floating day dock adjacent to the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. Especially for new visitors to the island, who aren’t up to speed on city news, said public works director Tom Woodard. “I had some fairly vocal complaints, especially ...

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Special master for Bradenton Beach resigns

Bradenton Beach Special Master Harold Youmans has submitted notice to terminate his contract with the city. Since 2005, when Bradenton Beach opted to hire a special master to hear code enforcement cases, Youmans has been called in to conduct quasi-judicial hearings for the city. In a letter dated Dec. 11, Youmans provided ...

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Bradenton Beach ponders: Is it street or avenue?

There is a saying in Christianity that asks, “Will the road you are on get you to my place?” If you are on Church Street in Bradenton Beach, it will indeed take a traveler to Harvey Memorial Community Church, but the listed address for the church and several residences isn’t Church ...

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Holmes Beach commission focus: fixing problems

At their Dec. 20 work session, Holmes Beach commissioners explored illegal lot splits, underground footers, noise problems and other rental issues with an eye to fix problems as soon as possible. They outlined objectives to accomplish during the expected six-month building moratorium in the R-2 zoning district, and talked about implementing ...

Monday, December 24th, 2012

HB prepares for moratorium, honors police chief

    By a 4-1 vote, Holmes Beach commissioners stayed on course to enact a moratorium effective Dec. 25 to halt new permitting for construction, demolition and substantial rebuilds for up to six months in the city’s rental district.     A motion by Commissioner Marvin Grossman and second by Commissioner Judy Titsworth ...

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Historical society drops plan to move Spahn house

The Anna Maria Island Historical Society has decided not to proceed with raising funds to preserve Spruce Street house in Anna Maria built as a winter home in the 1950s by baseball Hall-of-Famer Warren Spahn. AMIHS board president Maureen McCormick notified the city along with donors and supporters of the decision ...

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Correction

An Oct. 16 story in The Islander identified an alleged burglar as an Holmes Beach man residing in Bradenton Beach. While the incident occurred in Holmes Beach, the suspect, identified as Roger Cliburn, 47, resides on 17th Avenue in Bradenton and not in the 2700 block of Avenue C, as ...

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Cortez woman arrested for drug paraphernalia at rehab

A 31-year-old Cortez woman was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia Dec. 13 while at a Bradenton rehabilitation center, and more charges could be pending. Stephanie Lund, of the 4200 block of 126th Street West in Cortez, was attending the rehab facility when she went across the street to a ...

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Newly elected fire district commissioners switch chairs

The gavel soon will pass from West Manatee Fire Rescue Commissioner Randy Cooper to fellow Commissioner David Bishop.     By unanimous voice vote, the commission selected Bishop to chair the commission that provides oversight for the 18-square-mile district with 44,828 residents, including Anna Maria Island.     An architect and life-long district resident ...

Monday, December 24th, 2012

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012

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