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This is the image for the news article titled County Commissioners approve $740 million net annual budget
County Commissioners approve $740 million net annual budget
09/23/2020
Annual spending plan includes extra funding for transportation improvements, public safety enhancements
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Manatee County accepting applications for Healthcare Advisory Board
09/23/2020
Manatee County is accepting applications for five seats on the Healthcare Advisory Board, a volunteer group that evaluates, monitors and discusses the healthcare system in Manatee County and makes recommendations to the County Commission regarding the funding of healthcare services in Manatee County.
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County offices closed Sept. 7 to observe Labor Day
09/03/2020
Manatee County Government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7 to commemorate Labor Day. Trash, recycling and yard waste collections for the week will be postponed one day from Tuesday through Saturday for residents in unincorporated Manatee.
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This is the image for the news article titled Applications for Round 2 of Manatee CARES Act funding to close temporarily Friday
Applications for Round 2 of Manatee CARES Act funding to close temporarily Friday
09/02/2020
The application window for the second round of Manatee CARES Act funding for local small businesses, nonprofit agencies and community organizations will close temporarily at noon on Friday to allow staff to review pending applications
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This is the image for the news article titled Manatee County and Independent Financial Advisors provide transparent, in-depth review for Community of Manatee County’s financial position
Manatee County and Independent Financial Advisors provide transparent, in-depth review for Community of Manatee County’s financial position
08/28/2020
The County Administrator, Clerk of the Court, and County Financial Management Director will join a host of independent professional financial advisors to provide a clear, thorough and transparent explanation of the County Government's finances, reserves and cash balances on Monday.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Historic Preservation Board
08/27/2020
Manatee County is accepting applications for two vacancies on the Historic Preservation Board, a citizen’s advisory committee that makes decisions regarding Manatee County’s archaeologically, historically and aesthetically significant sites, districts and zones.
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This is the image for the news article titled Manatee County resumes evening MCAT service Saturday, Aug. 29
Manatee County resumes evening MCAT service Saturday, Aug. 29
08/24/2020
Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) will resume its standard evening schedule Saturday, Aug. 29 when evening routes resume this weekend. Bus routes were scaled back to end at 6 p.m. with the onset of the coronavirus in March.
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Manatee County opens Canopy Zone at Robinson Preserve
08/21/2020
An exciting new Canopy Zone feature is now open at Manatee County’s Robinson Preserve, allowing visitors to experience nature from a fresh perspective while exploring amidst the treetops.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Planning Commission
08/20/2020
Manatee County is accepting applications for two seats on the Planning Commission, a citizens advisory committee that makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on land use items.
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This is the image for the news article titled Manatee County seeks public input for redesign of busy Northwest Bradenton roadway
Manatee County seeks public input for redesign of busy Northwest Bradenton roadway
08/20/2020
Future improvement project aims to balance safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists along 9th Ave NW
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Six weeks remain to #MakeManateeCount
08/14/2020
Manatee County residents have six more weeks to respond to the 2020 Census to avoid an undercount that could cost the state and local community billions of dollars for programs and impact representation in Congress.
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This is the image for the news article titled Manatee County to open second round of CARES Act funding for nonprofits with expanded eligibility
Manatee County to open second round of CARES Act funding for nonprofits with expanded eligibility
08/14/2020
A second round of Manatee CARES Act funding assistance with expanded eligibility will make grants available for even more local nonprofit agencies and community organizations that are providing assistance and services to the public during the pandemic.
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County, city officials scratch Labor Day fireworks
08/13/2020
The annual fireworks show over the Manatee River originally scheduled for the Fourth of July and delayed until Labor Day has been postponed again to avoid large gatherings next month.
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This is the image for the news article titled Safety First Small Business Grant Program expands to many local businesses on Monday
Safety First Small Business Grant Program expands to many local businesses on Monday
08/13/2020
Many more Manatee County businesses are expected to become eligible to apply for CARES Act relief following the County's announcement that eligibility for funding has been substantially expanded.
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This is the image for the news article titled Walk-up COVID-19 test site at Lincoln Park now offering antibody tests
Walk-up COVID-19 test site at Lincoln Park now offering antibody tests
08/10/2020
Adults ages 18 and older can be tested; no prescription, no appointment necessary
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This is the image for the news article titled Community leaders announce Mask Up Manatee! Coalition, public education campaign for COVID-related news
Community leaders announce Mask Up Manatee! Coalition, public education campaign for COVID-related news
08/05/2020
The community's top leaders joined today to announce a new Mask Up Manatee! coalition which is being formed to spread public health and COVID-related information to a broad network in Manatee County.
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This is the image for the news article titled County Commissioners enact local face covering resolution requiring masks to be worn inside businesses in Manatee County
County Commissioners enact local face covering resolution requiring masks to be worn inside businesses in Manatee County
07/27/2020
Manatee County Commissioners today voted to enact a local face covering resolution that goes into effect immediately. Those entering a business in Manatee County will be required to wear a face mask.
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Manatee County Commissioners to take up accessory dwelling units in August
07/24/2020
Manatee County Commissioners will discuss accessory dwelling units -- a topic of high public interest -- during a work session planned for Aug. 4 at 9 a.m.
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This is the image for the news article titled Manatee County Administrator's presents $710 million recommended budget for coming year
Manatee County Administrator's presents $710 million recommended budget for coming year
06/26/2020
Manatee County Administrator Cheri Coryea today presented County Commissioners with a $710.7 million net budget for next year. The budget is a slight reduction from the current year due to a host of unknowns presented by the global pandemic, but it includes funding for new Sheriff's Office deputies, two new ambulance units and a host of long-needed transportation improvements throughout Manatee County.
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This is the image for the news article titled Manatee County announces $17.5 million plan to assist citizens, businesses, non-profits impacted by COVID-19
Manatee County announces $17.5 million plan to assist citizens, businesses, non-profits impacted by COVID-19
06/23/2020
County will apply CARES act funding to four broad community areas, will host virtual meetings in July for those interested in applying
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This is the image for the news article titled Anna Maria Island-wide beach renourishment project to begin in July
Anna Maria Island-wide beach renourishment project to begin in July
06/19/2020
AMI beaches will be restocked with fresh, white sand from Holmes Beach to Coquina Beach
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Manatee County EMS launches Water Safety Wednesday today
06/17/2020
Today is the first Water Safety Wednesday, marking the launch of a summer long campaign to bring pool safety awareness to local families and visitors with young children.
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This is the image for the news article titled Manatee County resumes many in-person services suspended during quarantine period
Manatee County resumes many in-person services suspended during quarantine period
06/04/2020
On Monday, June 8, Manatee County Government will reopen some public buildings and services that were closed or suspended in March to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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This is the image for the news article titled Manatee County, cities of Palmetto, Bradenton announce Independence Day fireworks show postponed to Labor Day
Manatee County, cities of Palmetto, Bradenton announce Independence Day fireworks show postponed to Labor Day
05/28/2020
The annual fireworks show over the Manatee River, generally celebrated on Independence Day, July 4, will be moved this year to Labor Day, Sept. 7.
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This is the image for the news article titled Walk-up COVID-19 test site opens at Lincoln Park on Thursday, May 28
Walk-up COVID-19 test site opens at Lincoln Park on Thursday, May 28
05/26/2020
Florida Division of Emergency Management will open a new walk-up COVID-19 test center in Manatee County beginning Thursday.
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State approves Manatee County vacation rental reopening plan
05/21/2020
Manatee County received state approval for its plan to allow local vacation rentals reopen safely and quickly under a set of health and safety protocols.
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This is the image for the news article titled Parts of Robinson Preserve to close as expansion project resumes May 26
Parts of Robinson Preserve to close as expansion project resumes May 26
05/15/2020
Work is set to resume on the final construction phases at Manatee County's popular Robinson Preserve Expansion. The Parks and Natural Resources Department will oversee habitat restoration on 135 acres located at the expansion area of Manatee County’s most popular natural preserve.
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This is the image for the news article titled Manatee County Commissioners approve additional funding for COVID-19 testing
Manatee County Commissioners approve additional funding for COVID-19 testing
05/05/2020
County Commissioners today authorized spending an additional $100,000 from the County’s Disaster Recovery Reserve to purchase additional COVID-19 testing kits to help the County reach its new goal of testing 2 percent of Manatee County residents.
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