Concentration of congestion
Traffic has been tied up by long-awaited bike lane construction in Bradenton Beach, but an end may be in site. Work should wrap up the end of September - just in time for the October influx of Snowbirds. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson Click on image to enlarge
Trustee asks court to toss Tidemark bankruptcy plan
U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee Felicia Turner, overseeing the Tidemark bankruptcy petition, has filed a motion with the bankruptcy court in Tampa asking that Tidemark's bankruptcy be either dismissed or converted to a Chapter 7 (involuntary) bankruptcy.
Anna Maria eyes big bucks for building permits By Jim Hanson. Islander Reporter
Faced with a "bare bones" budget for 2004-05 that leaves little room for any capital improvement projects, such as a new $58,000 roof for city hall, the Anna Maria City Commission is looking at a fee schedule for various permits and services as a revenue generation measure.
There may be a few too many "one-night stands" in Anna Maria.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn says it's time the city commission consider setting a minimum stay requirement for rental properties in the single-family residental (R-1) and medium-density residential (R-2) zones, excluding motels already in those districts.
Renovations at Manatee Public Beach By Diana Bogan. Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners approved a temporary-use permit at their Aug. 24 meeting for Manatee County to bring in two temporary trailers for food and retail sales while the main building at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, undergoes needed renovations.