Tag Archives: 03-26-2014

BB commission agrees to tolerate higher-decibel music

Bradenton Beach city planner Alan Garrett takes a noise reading March 20 during a sound demonstration in the parking lot of city hall.

Kool and the Gang played from two speakers outside Bradenton Beach City Hall on the afternoon of March 20. Spectators swayed to the music as Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale took the microphone. “Sound check,” he said. “Testing. One. …

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Jeep crashes on AMI Bridge

No one was injured, unless, of course, you account for pride. Holmes Beach police said the driver of the Jeep that crashed over the sidewalk divider and struck the railing on the Anna Maria Island Bridge on State Road 64/Manatee …

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It’s official: renourishment of beaches complete

Looking north from Longboat Pass at the wide expanse of beach March 20 created by renourishment. Some equipment of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. still remains on the shore at Coquina Beach, but workers were making progress on removing the equipment. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Anna Maria Island’s shore is renourished. The project that began Dec. 20 at 79th Street officially ended March 13, when the last area of Coquina Beach south to Longboat Pass in Bradenton Beach was renourished by Great Lakes Dredge & …

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Audit reveals ‘material weakness’ in Bradenton Beach budget

A recent Bradenton Beach audit has revealed serious account deficiencies in the city’s 2012-13 budget. The report was presented during the city commission’s work session March 20. According to the audit, the city’s reserve balance in the general fund has …

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BBPD officer recognized for extraordinary effort

Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, left, and Mayor Bill Shearon, right, present Bradenton Beach Police Officer Steve Masi with a certificate of commendation. Islander Photo: Merab-Michal Favorite

In January, an off-duty Bradenton Beach police officer’s quick actions went a long way to help a woman who had caught fire inside her Riverview home in January. Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale presented Officer Steve Masi with a …

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Bradenton Beach lawyers want city, not mayor named in lawsuit

ELRA Inc., owner of the Beachhouse Restaurant, amended on Feb. 24 its lawsuit against Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon that challenges his capacity as mayor. Sarasota attorney Robert Lincoln filed the original lawsuit Feb. 6 on behalf of ELRA Inc., …

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Holmes Beach charter review reaches out, lacks input

Organization is key, and Holmes Beach Charter Review Committee Chair Bob Johnson heeds that rule. Johnson organized a night meeting March 19 in the hope more public input would be offered on possible changes to the city charter. The committee …

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Judge orders HB to stay tree house fine

Tree house co-owner Lynn Tran orders people off her property fronting the Gulf of Mexico at Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., Holmes Beach. The tree house has been found in violation of city and state regulations. Islander File Photo

The owners of a controversial tree house in Holmes Beach received some relief as they continue their legal feud with the city. Circuit court Judge Janette Dunnigan issued an opinion March 17 ordering the city of Holmes Beach to stop …

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Island road watch for Cortez Bridge

The Florida Department of Transportation will begin a maintenance project on the Cortez Bridge Monday, March 31, and continue through Wednesday, April 2. A DOT release said the east and westbound lanes will closed intermittently from 9 p.m.-5a.m. during the …

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HB man charged with possession released, awaits court date

A Holmes Beach man arrested in January after police found a pill under his seat during a traffic stop has been released on his own recognizance. Brandon Gengler, 22, was released from Manatee County jail March 10 to participate in …

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