Category Archives: 12-05-2012

Quam compromises, breaks deadlock on 5th AM commissioner

Saying it was irresponsible for the Anna Maria City Commission to wait four months or longer to elect a commissioner, Chair John Quam announced he would change his vote at the Nov. 29 commission meeting for former Commissioner Gene Aubry to take the seat on the dais vacated when the commission voted  SueLynn to be […]

Public records request vexes Bradenton Beach

No one claims to know why a public records request was submitted to the city of Bradenton Beach to garner city-related emails from four former planning and zoning board members, and the expert legal consultant specializing in email public record requests isn’t saying. “As you know, the public records act does not require a citizen […]

Bradenton Beach man’s trial postponed

Whether a Bradenton Beach man is fit to stand trial will be determined by the 12th Judicial Circuit Court following a psychologist’s evaluation — a doctor hired by the state. Joseph Edmund Chiquet is in his third year in Manatee County jail awaiting trial on charges of having sex with a minor, child pornography and […]

Holmes Beach mayor announces interim building official

Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti announced Nov. 29 his selection of Tom O’Brien as an interim supervisor in the city’s building department.         At the commission work session, Monti recommended O’Brien be hired on a four-month contract to allow him and the commission time to evaluate the building department situation before the permanent position is […]

Former HB building inspector files discrimination claim

Three weeks after former Holmes Beach building inspector Bob Shaffer leveled a charge against the city claiming he was fired due to his age, it has been dismissed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.     Shaffer was fired Sept. 18 following disciplinary action in April for mismanagement and leniency to contractors.     “Based on […]

MCSO finds 5 firearms in Anna Maria felon’s home

Acting on a CrimeStoppers tip, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies at the Anna Maria substation discovered five firearms and a large quantity of ammunition in an apartment in the 100 block of Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. One occupant was arrested. The MCSO report said deputies suspected Roberta Lea Conley, 54, who lives in the […]

HBPD seek suspects in armed home invasion

Holmes Beach Police Department investigators are seeking three suspects in a Nov. 21 armed home invasion in the 3600 block of Sixth Avenue. According to the police report, an HBPD officer was on routine patrol when he was flagged down by a woman who was visibly upset. The woman said she and her roommates were […]

Holmes Beach man arrested on felony battery

A 69-year-old Holmes Beach man faces a felony domestic battery by strangulation charge after being arrested Nov. 27 at his residence in the 6800 block of Marina Drive. According to court records, Ronald Scharff has a history of domestic violence arrests dating back to 2010. According to the probable cause affidavit, Scharff and the victim […]

Island real estate transactions – 12-05-2012

108 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,504 sfla / 1,831 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car pool home built in 1947 on a 50×110 lot was sold 11/09/12, Horvat to Levine for $700,000; list $749,000. 705 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 2,421 sfla / 4,221 sfur 3bed/3½bath/1car pool home built in 2001 on a 60×85 lot was sold […]