DOT plans preview for Cortez Bridge alternatives

The Cortez Bridge is the topic du jour — again. People will again have an opportunity to comment and view a video on the newest Florida Department of Transportation alternatives for the future of the bridge at an open house … Continue reading →

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County siphons Bradenton Beach gas tax revenue

Bradenton Beach could be operating in a deficit next year. Based on the spending plan endorsed July 15 by the four city commissioners, the city will be enacting a 9.18 percent tax increase. The city’s 2016-17 fiscal year budget — … Continue reading →

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HB sets millage, distributes draft budget

“It’s a little different than last year,” Holmes Beach Mayor Bob Johnson said, opening the commission discussion on the city millage rate July 26. Johnson proposed retaining a rate of 2.25 mills for the 2016-17 fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1. … Continue reading →

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Center releases budget — 1 month into fiscal year

A month into its 2016-17 fiscal year, the Center of Anna Maria Island released its budget plan to the public. The nonprofit introduced spending items in the budget at a community meeting July 25 attended by about 15 people and … Continue reading →

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FISH considers budget, projects

A subcommittee of the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage — a nonprofit supporting the commercial fishing lifestyle in Cortez for 25 years — arrived at some decisions July 18 about the 2016-17 FISH budget. Present at the FISH budget meeting … Continue reading →

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Anna Maria mulls settlement offers, 3 new Bert Harris claims filed

Three new Bert Harris claims were filed July 25 against the city of Anna Maria. The vacation rental ordinance that went into effect April 1, limits the number of allowed guests in short-term rentals to eight has prompted property owners … Continue reading →

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