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Date of Issue: June 21, 2007

Another change order approved for pier in Bradenton Beach

The latest in a series of change orders for construction of the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach was approved last week.

The work, $6,900 worth, involves spraying insulation on the ceilings at the restaurant, dockmaster building, bait and tackle shop and rest rooms at the structures under construction at the east end of Bridge Street.

City commissioners held an emergency meeting to approve the changes Thursday. They were faced with either going for the more expensive insulation or installing vents, pursuant to building codes for the buildings. The vent option would have cost about $1,400, but would not have provided additional storm protection and other benefits of the insulation.

And what was the nature of the emergency for the Thursday morning meeting that was "short-noticed" to the public?

"The guy's out there spraying right now," Commissioner Bill Shearon said Friday afternoon.