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Date of Issue: January 25, 2007

Anna Maria city hall temporarily at Island Baptist Church

Anna Maria’s city office functions have been temporarily relocated to the Island Baptist Church annex at 8605 Gulf Drive while city hall undergoes repairs due to mold damage.

Mayor Fran Barford said all city departments have relocated to the temporary office except the public works department, which will continue to operate from its quarters on Pine Avenue.

The city’s main telephone number - 708-6130 - is now operational at the city’s offices at the church.


AM commission meets at AM city hall

The Anna Maria City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, will take place at the Anna Maria City Hall at 10005 Gulf Drive as previously announced, not the Holmes Beach City Hall.

Mayor Fran Barford said that the public hearing scheduled that evening was advertised for the 10005 address and any change in location could not have been advertised in time to meet the legal requirements for a public notice.

While city hall is undergoing repairs, all other city commission and planning and zoning board meetings will he held at the Holmes Beach City Hall commission chambers at 5801 Marina Drive.

Barford said she was “optimistic” that the Island Baptist Church would only have to be utilized as a temporary city office for about six to eight weeks.