Cities set hearings for 2013-14 budgets

The island cities will finalize budgets — and property tax rates — for 2013-14 in September.

Hearings in Anna Maria will take place at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 and 6 p.m. Sept. 25.

In Bradenton Beach, hearings are at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive, at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, and 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18.

In Holmes Beach, hearings at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive, will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 and 6 p.m. Sept. 24.

Manatee County also is deciding its budget for the coming fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. Hearings will take place at the county administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 and 6 p.m. Sept. 19.

The School District of Manatee County’s budget hearings will take place 1 p.m. Aug. 29 and 5:45 p.m. Sept. 9 at in the boardroom, 215 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Trim notices of proposed 2013 property taxes went out Aug. 19 from the Manatee County Property Appraiser’s office, but property owners should not pay taxes before receiving tax bills on or about Nov. 5.

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