Tag Archives: 11-02-2011

Warning: Keep off the grass

Anna Maria city officials posted “no trespassing” and “no fishing” signs for about 60 percent of the six lots recently acquired by the city across from the Anna Maria City Pier. Public works director George McKay said the signs are …

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Pier ceremony Nov. 7

Anna Maria and Florida Department of Transportation officials will hold a ceremony at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at the City Pier entrance to officially open the Anna Maria City Pier boardwalk. The $858,000 project completed in early October was …

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BB legal dispute ends

A long-running dispute between a Bradenton Beach property owner and the city ended in late October — about six weeks after the property owner died. Ken Lohn, who died Sept. 4 at 77, took his complaint against the city as …

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BB woman’s plea reduces charge

A Bradenton Beach woman pleaded no contest to culpable negligence, a second-degree misdemeanor. Phaedra Christina Brace, 31, was arrested last November at her home in Bradenton Beach. Bradenton Beach police said Brace left her child in the care of an …

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Candidates ready for Nov. 8 election

The five candidates in Holmes Beach and four in Anna Maria seeking election to their respective city commissions will remain busy with campaign activities through election day on Nov. 8. Three seats on each commission are up for election, and …

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Elections office prepares for balloting

The Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office was testing voting equipment and mailing the last of absentee ballots this week in preparation for the Nov. 8 election. Two jurisdictions will conduct polling on election day Tuesday — Holmes Beach, where …

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State law allows large duplex construction

While each candidates seeking election to the Holmes Beach City Commission have said a major issue is the proliferation of rental homes with four to six bedrooms, there’s apparently little city officials can do about the perceived problems “Construction is …

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HB commission scratches upstart market

A proposal for an open-air market in Holmes Beach every Sunday for the next six months was rejected Oct. 25 by the Holmes Beach City Commission. Ambrose Inc. had requested a special-event permit for Sundays from Nov. 6 through April …

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Solar-powered trash can installed at HBCH

Mmmm, trash. Holmes Beach public works employee Don Gray, Waste Management route manager Mike Bridges, City Commissioner Pat Morton and the solar-powered BigBelly trash compactor outside Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

BigBelly sits outside Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, with an empty stomach Oct. 28. BigBelly, the first solar-powered trash compactor installed in the area, can collect 32 gallons of trash, compact the waste and consume 32 more gallons …

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HB takes legal path against Bradenton Beach

It’s a tale of two cities with one boundary, and the mayor-elect of one city — Bradenton Beach — said that settling the issue with lawyers would do nothing but cause “ill-will and hard feelings” between the two cities. Holmes …

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