Tag Archives: 05-28-2014

Island cities, officials ‘on track’ for hurricane season

Officials from Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach attended the 28th annual Governor’s Conference on Hurricanes in Orlando May 16-18. Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon, along with BBPD Lt. John Cosby, public works superintendent Tom Woodard and Commissioner Jack Clarke attended …

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Sheriff’s detective on search for Sabine: ‘We’re not giving up’

Search for Sabine: Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies take a closer look at an area after digging on private property in Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies will continue their search of private property near Galati Marine in Anna Maria for the body of Sabine Musil-Buehler, although so far, in two weeks of clearing brush, digging and searches by cadaver-sniffing dogs, there …

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AM commissioners begin talks on selling ‘white elephant’ park

Architect and former Anna Maria Commissioner Gene Aubry looks over the vacant lots at Pine Avenue and North Bay Boulevard. Aubry provided a design for the park — with parking and restrooms — that spawned a donation from resident Rex Hagen to help fund the improvements. Following his tenure, a new board of commissioners rejected the parking element and agreed to refund donations, including funds expended by Pine Avenue Restoration. Islander File Photo: Bonner Joy

Many Anna Maria residents might be surprised to know of a white elephant in the city. Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines “white elephant” as “a property requiring much care and expense and yielding little profit.” If so, then the six vacant …

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BB commission divided on pier bids, contract

William Sowa, an attorney representing Pac Comm, and Steve Liebel of Duncan Dock and Seawall field questions about their pier construction bids from Bradenton Beach during the May 22 meeting at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Islander Photo: Merab Favorite

Two contractors faced-off May 22 in Bradenton Beach for a chance to reconstruct the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Representatives from Duncan Dock and Seawall and Pac Comm Inc. defended their bid proposals as Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda Perry questioned …

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Island officials agree: paid parking is needed

Holmes Beach Commissioner David Zaccagnino, center, outlines his concept for islandwide paid parking at the May 21 meeting in Anna Maria of the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

It might be hard for some longtime Anna Maria Island residents to believe, but the three island cities finally have agreed on something, if only unofficially. The agreement to have some form of paid parking in all three cities was …

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Island elections: Speculation builds for Holmes Beach election

Speculation over the November Holmes Beach election is building. Bob Johnson, who currently serves as the chair of the Holmes Beach Charter Review Committee and also has served on the traffic committee, collected a candidate packet at city hall — …

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HB planners recommend denial of residential rezone

The Holmes Beach Planning Commission views visual aids of the proposed plans submitted by applicant Lizzie Lus LLC during a public hearing May 21. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

The plans for a change in zoning in Holmes Beach got a no-go reaction from the planning commission. The Holmes Beach Planning Commission met May 21 for a continued public hearing on a small plan amendment and a rezone application …

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Cortez Fishing for Freedom members attend protest, appellate hearing

The Fishing for Freedom group gathers around FFF president Ronald Fred Crum and vice president David Grix at a May 15 protest at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission building in Tallahassee.

As workers in Tallahassee prepared for a day in the appellate court, two Cortez fishers packed their bags. Mark Coarsey, president of the fledging Manatee County chapter of Fishing for Freedom, began making plans to travel to Tallahassee when he …

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Island roadwatch

An eight-month long maintenance and repair project on the Cortez Bridge is in progress, the Florida Department of Transportation said. Crews will work on the east side in Cortez on seawall and piers under the bridge. Work on this project …

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Real Estate – 05-28-2014

4410 Second Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,942 sfla / 2,416 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car Gulffront pool home built in 1936 on a 75×200 lot was sold 05/01/14, Bird to Galanti for $1,995,000. 407 20th Place N., Bradenton Beach, a 2,339 sfla / …

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