Stories this week on Anna Maria Island: Wednesday, July 28, 2010
A “capture” on the Island in 1978 involves members of the DeSoto and Anna Maria Island Privateers. Islander Photo: Courtesy University of South Florida Libraries/Manatee County Public Library Historic Photograph Collection
Voters had their say Sept. 7 in the special election to recall Anna Maria Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus, but the results were only announced Monday, Sept. 13. Anna Maria voters chose 362 to 331 votes to remove Stoltzfus from office.
On the choice of who should serve his remaining term, Gene Aubry won the balloting with 363 votes to 333 votes for Stoltzfus.
By 10 a.m. Monday, all involved parties in the special election had filed either motions or responses demanding the immediate release of the voting results from the Sept. 7 election on the recall of Anna Maria Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus.
At 1:52 p.m., the notice came from the Second District Court of Appeal that “all ballots, including absentee ballots, cast in the recall election of Sept. 7, shall be unsealed and open for public inspection.”
Bradenton Beach commissioners voted last week to move forward with a $2.66 million spending plan for 2010-11 and likely will adopt the budget this week.
The commission, meeting Sept. 7 at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., also unanimously adopted a resolution setting the proposed millage rate — the rate used to collect property taxes for the city — at 2.1539 mills.
Carolyne Norwood of Anna Maria wins the fifth week of The Islander’s Top Notch photo contest with this stop-action image of sandpipers on the march. She wins an Islander T-shirt, which can be picked up at the newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. And she is a nominee for the Top Notch grand prize. For more information about the contest, go to www.islander.org.
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