Home » Manatee County You are browsing entries tagged with “Manatee County”

Longboat shuts down dispatch

Longboat shuts down dispatch

The commission reached consensus to move all dispatch to Sarasota County with the caveat that the Longboat Police Station would be staffed around the clock.

April 6, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fate of police dispatch looms

Fate of police dispatch looms

The Town Commission will entertain the idea of moving all dispatch for police emergency and non-emergency calls off of the island.

April 5, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat’s aged pipe poses threat

Longboat’s aged pipe poses threat

‘The pipe rupturing and the idea of sewage in Sarasota Bay is a risk we cannot take.’

February 23, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Manatee County official discusses consolidation option for 911 call-takers

Manatee County official discusses consolidation option for 911 call-takers

If the number of people answering 911 calls were reduced and relocated to Manatee County’s Emergency Operations Center, the cost of a new, high-tech system would be significantly less, a Manatee County official said Tuesday. If the 45 call-taking positions now spread among the county and its cities were trimmed to 28, and moved to […]

October 5, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Resort tax in Manatee County sets another record

Resort tax in Manatee County sets another record

The Manatee County Tax Collector’s Office states that March set another monthly record for resort tax collections.  The resort tax collections division reported $1.7 million was collected for March resort taxes, the highest ever. The resort tax is the 5 percent paid on rentals of six months or less. The $1.7 million for March 2014 […]

May 28, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Luxury home sales increase in Manatee County

Luxury home sales increase in Manatee County

Eleven luxury homes and condos changed hands in Manatee County last month, four more than the same time last year. The sales generated $19.45 million and the average price was $1.77 million. October 2012’s luxury sales totaled $8.9 million. Three of the properties were on Longboat Key, three in Holmes Beach, two in Lakewood Ranch […]

November 25, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboater helps steer Sarasota Yacht Club philanthropy

Longboater helps steer Sarasota Yacht Club philanthropy

The Sarasota Yacht Club Charitable Foundation will provide scholarships for studies in Marine Sciences, Marine Engineering, or Seamanship.

September 3, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Manatee Commission compromises on Long Bar Pointe

Manatee Commission compromises on Long Bar Pointe

In a 4-3 vote, Manatee County commissioners fashioned a compromise that would allow the Long Bar Pointe developers, Carlos Beruff and Larry Lieberman, to build homes, a hotel and convention center on a vacant 500-acre West Bradenton site, but only if plans for a marina were dropped and mangroves were preserved. Following the meeting, questions […]

August 10, 2013 | Posted in Business, Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Now you get the Pointe

Now you get the Pointe

Although the Commission yearns for a fiscal cash cow and five star attraction, the members should first focus on protecting what is already delivering those results – the natural beauty and bounty of Sarasota Bay.

August 10, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

LBK fights $84,000 trolley subsidy invoice

LBK fights $84,000 trolley subsidy invoice

‘The Mayor and I were surprised that staff is continuing to demand payment.’

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »