TDC OKs $1.5M to rebuild Anna Maria City Pier

Thanks to the Manatee County Tourist Development Council, Anna Maria is another step closer to paying for a new city pier. In a meeting Dec. 4, TDC members reviewed and approved a $1.5 million plan to send to the county board for ultimate approval, reviewed tourism in the county and discussed the holiday season.       […]

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High court suspends Webb from legal practice

Island attorney Chuck Webb is suspended from practicing law for 60 days for violating ethics rules that govern the legal profession. The Florida Supreme Court entered a consent judgment Nov. 30, accepting the attorney’s plea at the recommendation of 20th Circuit Judge Cheryl Laboda, assigned as the referee in Webb’s case. Charles Houston Webb, a […]

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BB commissioner returns to dais after losing popular vote

The Bradenton Beach commission chose a familiar face for the vacant seat on the dais. Former Ward 3 Commissioner Ralph Cole — ousted in the Nov. 7 election — was tapped Dec. 6 for an open seat on the dais by the mayor and commissioners during a special meeting at city hall. The vote was […]

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Anna Maria commissioners, islanders review pier options

In a fact-finding meeting Dec. 4, Anna Maria commissioners gave Ayres Associates direction on the future of the Anna Maria City Pier. Some people made their case for wood decking and pilings, while others wanted to weigh the benefits of concrete construction. Jay Saxena, vice president of Ayres Associates southeast operations, told commissioners Ayres is […]

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Holmes Beach police chief, commissioner question DOT study

A lot of questions were asked. Answers were less plentiful. Nearly 100 people attended a public workshop Dec. 5 on Longboat Key on the barrier island traffic study conducted by the Florida Department of Transportation. “They’ve done a really good job of brainstorming ideas,” said Holmes Beach Commissioner Jim Kihm. “Now they need to decide […]

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Real Estate – 12-13-2017

Jesse Brisson’s real estate report will return Dec. 20.

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