Tag Archives: 07-18-2012

New issues arise during BB budget talks

As Bradenton Beach commissioners continued their budget discussions, public works director Tom Woodard brought forth some issues needing to be addressed that are not in the proposed budget. Woodard said due to previous budget cutbacks, scheduled hardening of city buildings …

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BB public works budget is about being prepared

Bradenton Beach Commissioner Gay Breuler said during a July 9 public works budget discussion that “our infrastructure … is looking shoddier and shoddier and I think that’s an insult” to city staff. Infrastructure became a primary topic in budget talks. …

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Motion on competency filed in Bradenton Beach porn case

A motion to declare a Bradenton Beach man legally incompetent to proceed to trial has been filed by his attorney. Joseph Edmund Chiquet has spent the past two years in jail awaiting trial on charges of having sex with a …

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Connelly sentencing next week

Holly Connelly, 30, found guilty May 11 of charges she schemed to defraud more than $50,000 from the Key Royale Club, will be in court for sentencing at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 27.     A Holmes Beach police investigation last …

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DeSoto prosecutor: trial depends on public defender

Littlehale

Ronald Littlehale, 64, of Holmes Beach — alleged to have solicited minors and possess and transmit child porn — has been held in the DeSoto County jail since his November 2011 arrest. The prosecutor assigned said July 11 she is …

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Access never denied

Overlooked in the ongoing printed concerns voiced over the Sandpiper Resort’s 27th Street gate is the fact that no Holmes Beach resident is now, nor has ever been denied access to that section of the street leading to Gulf Drive. …

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Holmes Beach ‘beats’ builders on FEMA 50 percent rule

A mostly demolished house at 531 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, pictured March 7, illustrates the problem city building officials have enforcing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s 50 percent rule. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell

As an update to the recent crackdown in Holmes Beach on policing residential remodels that exceed the 50 percent Federal Emergency Management Agency rule, the city has succeeded in reigning in two demolitions.         According to Mayor Rich Bohnenberger July …

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Holmes Beach to hike business fees 5 percent

The Holmes Beach business tax receipt fee appears to be on its way up in price.     On first reading July 12, city commissioners approved an ordinance to increase the tax on all businesses, including merchants, financial institutions, professionals, residential …

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Fight with girl leads to child abuse charge

A 24-year-old Holmes Beach woman was arrested on a felony child abuse charge following a physical altercation with a girl. A group of men and women, including Sara Strain, were at a motel July 9 in the 3200 block of …

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Looks like Kansas

Megan Donnelson Jensen of Perico Island spotted and photographed this waterspout around 5:15 p.m. July 14 in the Gulf of Mexico offshore of Bradenton Beach while on the beach with her husband. “It was pretty cool,” she said. “We’re originally …

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