Tag Archives: 10-27-2010

Somber P&Z recommends pre-school plan

On Oct. 19 at city hall, a vase of flowers was at the seat of Anna Maria planning and zoning board chair Randall Stover, who died Oct. 18. Stover battled cancer for several years. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Sandy Mattick, acting as vice chair of Anna Maria’s planning and zoning board, had a difficult time opening the board’s Oct. 19 meeting. She announced with emotion that board chair Randall Stover died the previous day. Mattick said Stover had …

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Voter’s Guide: Florida state amendments

Six changes to the Florida Constitution and one non-binding resolution are on the ballot for voters on Nov. 2, and four of them have hit hot buttons: Amendments 5 and 6, which would require the Legislature to draw state and …

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Chamber gets wedding festival funding

Newly elected Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce board members Larry Chatt and Lynn Zemmer were all smiles at the chamber’s Oct. 20 board meeting. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is getting $10,000 in funding from the Manatee County Tourist Development Council for the 2011 wedding festival, but approval did not come without some hard work by chamber officials. At an Oct. 20 …

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February target date for kayak launch

The site of a future kayak launch at Herb Dolan Park in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

Bradenton Beach officials expect to see shoreline improvements begin in February at the bayfront Herb Dolan Park. The work likely will coincide with other stormwater improvements in the area, said city consultant Lynn Burnett of LTA Engineers. Burnett briefed city …

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Parking limits adjusted

New signs are up on Bridge Street, where the city has adjusted its parking restrictions. The Bradenton Beach City Commission unanimously voted last month to set a three-hour limit on public spaces on Bridge Street and put the enforcement period …

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Anna Maria mayor candidates confident

In the days before the Nov. 2 election for Anna Maria mayor, Sandra Mattick and Mike Selby expressed confidence they have the qualifications needed to perform the duties of the office and asked voters to elect them to the job. …

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Two vie for BB Ward 4 seat

Two Bradenton Beach residents are courting voters as they campaign for the Ward 4 commission seat in the southernmost Island city. The election will take place Nov. 2, with voters casting ballots from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Tingley …

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At-large commission post on ballot

Veteran officeholder Carol Whitmore faces a challenge from rookie campaigner Sundae Lynn Knight in the Nov. 2 race for at-large Manatee County commissioner. Whitmore, of Holmes Beach, has held the seat for nearly four years. Prior to her election to …

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2 seats, 3 candidates for Holmes Beach commission

Three years into life on the Island and there is nothing holding Jean Peelen back from running for elected office and serving her community. This is the first year Peelen has been eligible to run for elective office, and Nov. …

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6 run for 3 WMFR commission seats

Incumbents Mike Mulyck and Larry Tyler and John Rigney will face off against political newcomers Scott Ricci, Michael Carleton and Mondher Kobrosly for three seats on the West Manatee Fire Rescue District commission in the Nov. 2 general election. Mulyck …

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