Category Archives: 10-13-2010

Geyer honored with dedication

The Holmes Beach City Commission on Oct. 5 named and dedicated the city hall chambers in honor of Patricia A. Geyer. There was a meet-and-greet followed by a dedication at 9 a.m. at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Geyer, who served 18 years on the city commission and was elected mayor from 1990-94, […]

Stoltzfus seeks appeal court review

Former Anna Maria Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus replied to the 2nd District Court of Appeal with an Oct. 6 response with a number of legal reasons as to why his recall should not be dismissed as moot. Stoltzfus attorney Richard Harrison said the fact that the recall election was held and the results certified “does not […]

Pier boardwalk pushed back to May

Plans for construction of a 450-foot boardwalk and accompanying amenities at the Anna Maria City Pier to begin in November have been postponed. The project will not begin before the city’s May 2011 city pier centennial celebration. Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick, who chairs the transportation enhancement grant committee, told members at the Oct. 6 meeting […]

BB revises settlement plan in land dispute

Bradenton Beach commissioners last week revised a move to resolve a longstanding legal dispute with Island Inc./Beach Development Inc., the owners of a half-acre of beachfront property that the city has deemed preservation. The commission first rescinded an Aug. 31 decision authorizing special city attorney Greg Hootman to work out a settlement agreement with the […]

County refunds trolley ad dollars

Manatee County is refunding to the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce the advertising money the chamber raised to keep the Island trolleys operating fare-free. The county board of commissioners Oct. 7 voted 5-1 to reimburse the chamber $40,200 for the ads on the trolleys, which, according to county administrator Ed Hunzeker, have not had […]

Gullett mullet tourney on the plate

When Ben Gullett died in 2008, his son Ricky Gullett thought long and hard about a way to honor his father. The elder Gullett had been a loved and respected fisherman and was one of the area’s best at throwing handmade cast nets over schools of mullet. Many church and civic groups counted on Ben […]

HBPD releases images of burglary suspects

The Holmes Beach Police Department continues to investigate a Sept. 12 burglary at Sand-n-Sudz Laundry on Holmes Boulevard. Last week, the HBPD released two images from video surveliance of the laundry and asked for the public’s help in identifying the men in the photographs. Police reported that about $360 was stolen, along with a set […]

Attorneys urge Islanders to seek BP bucks

High-powered attorneys last week encouraged Island business owners to seek damages for injuries caused by the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil spill. Just how severe the injuries might be and the compensation Islanders might be owed is an unknown, said Robert J. Gordon of Weitz and Luxenberg in New York City. The Deepwater disaster can be […]

Candidate profiles for three Island cities and WMFR

Nov. 2 Election news: Candidate profiles for three Island cities and WMFR, including answers to The Islander’s questions and a short bio for each….. Selby wants 2010 put behind Anna Maria By Rick Catlin, Islander Reporter The biggest issue facing the city and residents is “is putting 2010 behind us and looking to the future,” […]