Tag Archives: 10-02-2013

Anna Maria introduces pieces to parking puzzle

Mayor SueLynn is joined by Anna Maria public works superintendent George McKay in presenting her parking plan options Sept. 24. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Put on a blindfold and try to solve the 3-D puzzle Rubik’s Cube. It might be as difficult as solving parking problems in the city of Anna Maria. But the city is giving it a try. At the Sept. 24 …

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BB commissioners approve tax hike, budget

Jim Conoly — seated behind deputy clerk Maggie Martinez, left, and treasurer Diane Percycoe — is the lone member of the public at the commission’s final 2013-14 budget hearing. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Bradenton Beach commissioners unanimously passed a final reading of an ordinance to adopt the 2013-14 budget at a Sept. 18 special meeting. Commissioners also passed resolutions to adopt the tentative millage rate at 2.3329 with a 2.92 percent increase over …

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HB orders up 2013-14 budget, tax increase

The new fiscal year began Oct. 1 and Holmes Beach commissioners have a record-high $9 million spending plan following final budget approval Sept. 24. Commissioners first voted to maintain the 1.75 millage rate, continuing the three-year tax rate. While the …

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AM chairman targets ‘problem’ vacation rentals

Most Anna Maria vacation rental owners and managers can breathe a sigh of relief. Commission Chair Chuck Webb previously introduced his plan to obtain judicial review of the city’s hotel/motel ordinance to include vacation home rentals with a goal of …

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Sentencing continued for man in federal fraud conviction

Jason Syrek, a 39-year-old former Holmes Beach resident faces 87 months in prison, plus fines and a sizable restitution demand for health care fraud and filing a false tax return. In December 2012, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation …

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HB commissioner clears up Mainsail ethics conflict

Some Holmes Beach residents hope the property near the intersection of Gulf and Marina drives will see improvements now that an agreement between the city and the Mainsail Lodge development team is gaining traction. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Sunrise Lane was a sticking point in the Mainsail Lodge development plans through many months of negotiations between the city of Holmes Beach, the Mainsail and residents along the short, private road. The city of Holmes Beach and Mainsail reached …

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Holmes Beach commission to explore public comment rules

Barbara Hines takes advantage of public comment at the Holmes Beach Sept. 26 work session to announce that Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will host a birdhouse display in October. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Depending on the matter being discussed at a Holmes Beach commission meeting, a citizen wishing to speak sometimes may hold his or her tongue on any given subject for hours. Public comment is typically afforded to citizens at open meetings, …

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Real Estate – 10-02-2013

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Calendar – 10-02-2013

Seasonal planning         Does your organization rely on you to share its event announcements with The Islander? Then we’d like to hear from you now, as we prepare for the 2013-14 season. Send your 2013-14 events calendar — dates, times, …

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Island police blotter – 10-02-2013

Anna Maria         • Sept. 23, 100 block of Mangrove Avenue, burglary. An unknown person entered a home under construction through an unsecured door and stole $1,600 worth of items. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach         …

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