City of Holmes Beach Year End Report

The fiscal year ends September 30, 2012. I am pleased to report that our City is closing out the year under budget and without debt and for the first time in our City history we have five consecutive years without …

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Holmes Beach woman murdered in Tampa

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A 31-year-old Holmes Beach woman was found dead Aug. 27 in Tampa of an apparent murder-suicide, Tampa police are reporting. Jamie Kimble, of 72nd Street in Holmes Beach, was dating Orlando resident Luis Roberson Rodriguez, 39, off and on for …

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AM code, MCSO teaming against illegal rentals

Anna Maria code enforcement officers and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy Steve Ogline, who is assigned to the MCSO-Anna Maria substation, have begun targeting vacation rental owners for failure to have proper licenses or violating city codes. One of the …

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BB commissioner fires back over cell tower accusations

Robert Herman, co-owner of AMI Radio, 105 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, began broadcasting to a 50- to 200-foot radius in May. Lacking a Federal Communications Commission broadcast license, it dropped “W” from its AMI name, according to Herman. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ric Gatehouse told his fellow commissioners Sept. 6 at the city meeting he plans to introduce a new cell tower ordinance to repeal the current ordinance and ask the city to sever ties with the co-author of …

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Request to vacate Bradenton Beach property raises concern

The very mention of vacating city property raised eyebrows and concern levels Sept. 6 at the Bradenton Beach City Commission meeting. Suzette Buchan requested the city vacate a 4-foot-wide, 65-foot-long section of city property at 26th Street North because a …

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BB roundabout beautification projects get tentative approval

The roundabout on Bridge Street and Gulf Drive will likely see beautification by early next year. Bradenton Beach commissioners Sept. 6 tentatively approved a roundabout landscaping project to be funded by the Bridge Street Merchants. Islander Photo: Mark Young

The Bridge Street Merchants has been working to get approval to beautify the two roundabouts in Bradenton Beach for several months. BSM first wanted to approach the city to split costs for the project, but a budget battle left no …

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HB candidates raise funds, fuel election campaigns

A trio of newcomers to politics running in the Nov. 6 city election races for two Holmes Beach commission seats and for mayor have been organizing with meetings, door-to-door visits and phone calls. Some candidates have been speaking out at …

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Bradenton Beach gains sex offender

A 65-year-old man convicted of two counts of sexual battery recently moved to the 1600 block of Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach. The man was convicted in Polk County in 1995 of sexual battery of a child under the age …

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HB candidate seeks answers to overdevelopment

Holmes Beach city commission candidate Judy Holmes Titsworth maintains this duplex at 308 68th St. violates setback rules. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Commission candidate Judy Holmes Titsworth is looking for solutions to residential overdevelopment in her push to improve building practices in Holmes Beach.         Titsworth met with Mayor Rich Bohnenberger and public works superintendent Joe Duennes in late August after researching …

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Ex-Holmes Beach man gets 29 months

A former Holmes Beach man was found guilty in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court of obtaining money from a pawnshop by fraud after he entered a plea of no contest. Douglas Mullaney, 40, was sentenced to 29 months in prison. …

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