Category Archives: 10-06-2010

Precautionary Boil Water Notice

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010) – Manatee County Utilities Department has a Precautionary Boil Water notice still in effect for customers on the North End of Anna Maria Island from Pine Ave. All water used for drinking or cooking should still be boiled as a precaution. A rolling boil of one minute is […]

McClash calls Longboat Pass resolution ‘lie’

Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash Sept. 28 voted against seeking help to dredge Longboat Pass, claiming a county resolution conveys a lie to the federal government. The resolution, which passed 5-1 with McClash’s “nay,” calls on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help restore navigational safety in the federal channel in the pass that […]

Aubry may be required to vote on PAR

Newly elected Anna Maria Commissioner Gene Aubry might run into state law in trying to fulfill his campaign promise not to vote on any issue relating to Pine Avenue Restoration LLC. Prior to his election, Aubry, an architect, had performed work for PAR and was paid for his services. Aubry said he would recuse himself […]

Tom Turner is Anna Maria’s top citizen for 2010

Tom Turner of North Shore Drive is Anna Maria’s Citizen of the Year. The citizen’s recognition committee honored Turner Sept. 28 for his outstanding volunteer service to the city, including assisting the city planner on various planning proposals, his input at commission meetings, his service as a planning and zoning board chair and member and […]

Deadline looms for Stoltzfus-DCA appeal

Harry Stoltzfus, recalled from the office of Anna Maria city commissioner in a Sept. 7 vote, faces yet another deadline. He has until Wednesday, Oct. 6, to file a response with Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeal regarding its decision asking him to show how his appeal is not moot. Attorney Richard Harrison, representing Stoltzfus, […]

Order issued in Lohn case

Circuit Court Judge Edward Nicholas recently asked the city of Bradenton Beach to formally respond to a suit filed by property-owner Ken Lohn more than a year ago. Nicholas issued an “order to show cause,” a routine judicial order in civil suits that formally asks the defendant — in this case the city — to […]

Commision favors Waste Pro

Bradenton Beach commissioners voted 4-1 to proceed with negotiating a contract with Waste Pro of Florida for recycling services in the city. The commission had reviewed bids from four companies during a meeting Sept. 21, then met briefly Sept. 30 to select a bid winner. Commissioners decided to hire a private contractor to save money, […]

Sunset celebration

More than 120 people gathered for dinner and dancing at the chickee hut at the Gulf Drive Cafe in Bradenton Beach Oct. 2 to celebrate the 70th birthday of Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman, fourth from left, including her partner Bob Hinds, left, and kids Beth Flanagan and Chris, Scott […]

HBPD: Sunshine complaint ‘unfounded’

The Holmes Beach Police Department deemed “unfounded” an allegation of a Sunshine Law violation involving Manatee County Commissioners John Chappie and Carol Whitmore and county administrator Ed Hunzeker. The case was closed Sept. 30, about a week after it was opened. HBPD Chief Jay Romine said the complainant, Holmes Beach resident Nancy Deal, and the […]