Tag Archives: 02-12-2014

Rod & Reel returns to service

It took a bit more than four months of repairs, but the historical Rod & Reel Pier at 875 N. Shore Drive in Anna Maria reopened for business the morning of Feb. 7. The pier and its restaurant had been …

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Mayor denies property manager’s claims on vacation rentals

An email circulating among Anna Maria Island vacation property owners and managers from Joe Varner of Anna Maria Vacations, 5702 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, contains numerous inaccuracies and misstatements, said Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn. The email is doing nothing but …

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Frustration builds over BB pier construction delays

It’s been months since the T-end of the Historic Bridge Street Pier has had foot traffic from visitors to Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Mark Young

With $1 million waiting in two bank accounts following an agreement between Manatee County and Bradenton Beach to match funding to reconstruct the Historic Bridge Street Pier, further delays are frustrating city officials. While the resort tax dollars from the …

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Bradenton Beach mayor, city entangled in lawsuits

Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon addresses the gallery Feb. 6 regarding a lawsuit that alleges he has overstepped his authority, among other claims. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Sarasota attorney Robert Lincoln filed a lawsuit Feb. 6 on behalf of ELRA Inc. alleging Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon has overstepped his authority and has a conflict of interest in the ongoing litigation to terminate a joint development agreement …

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Dredge contract talks, renourishment continue

Beachgoers set up near dredge equipment at 30th Street in Holmes Beach Feb. 5 as beach renourishment continues southward from 79th Street in Holmes Beach toward the contract termination point at 13th Street South in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Negotiations between Manatee County and Great Lakes Dredge and Dock to continue the present beach renourishment project are ongoing, according to Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources director Charlie Hunsicker. Meanwhile, GLDD is continuing to pump sand southward to 13th …

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Monsters at the point

  Bob Patten, a visitor staying in an accommodation near Bean Point the evening of Feb. 1, reported hearing strange noises coming through the fog and had concerns about monsters in the sea. When the fog lifted, he was able …

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HB charter committee takes input, mayor wants a vote

Holmes Beach Charter Review Committee members are soliciting a replacement on the committee for Travis Casper, right, who recently resigned. Islander File Photo: Mark Young

The Holmes Beach Charter Review Committee saw its biggest audience yet Feb. 6. “We have an audience for new business today,” Committee chair Bob Johnson said. The audience included Mayor Carmel Monti, who told the committee the mayor should have …

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HBPD focuses on enforcement, improper passing

An HBPD patroloficer makes a traffic stop on Marina Drive Feb. 5. Islander Photo: Merab-Michal Favorite

The Holmes Beach Police Department is looking out for motorists who use improper passing techniques while driving. At a Jan. 28 city commission meeting, Chief Bill Tokajer said he and members of the department would be “strictly enforcing” any illegal …

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Holmes Beach responds to tree house litigation

Movement in one of the five actions currently flowing through the 12th Judicial Circuit Court in Manatee County took place Jan. 13 with the city filing a response to a show-cause order filed in October 2013 by Sarasota attorney David …

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Island police blotter – 02-12-2014

Anna Maria         • Jan. 29, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a call regarding a couple engaged in a verbal argument. The woman said no physical contact had been made …

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