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Manatee County invites kids of all ages to annual Goblin Gathering at G.T. Bray Park
09/23/2021
Manatee County’s Parks and Natural Resources Department invites the public to celebrate Halloween in a safe and fun-filled environment during the 19th annual Goblin Gathering.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Children's Services Advisory Board
09/22/2021
Manatee County is now accepting applications for six open seats on the Children’s Services Advisory Board (CSAB). The volunteer board makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners about priorities and expenditures of the County’s dedicated millage for children’s services.
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County offices closed Sept. 6 to commemorate Labor Day
08/31/2021
Manatee County Government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 6 to commemorate Labor Day.
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Manatee County Public Libraries to close through Aug. 23
08/12/2021
Manatee County Administrator Dr. Scott Hopes today announced that the County's six public library branches will close to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Local job seekers invited to Aug. 26 Manatee County Government Hiring Expo
08/09/2021
Local job seekers will have dozens of public sector careers to learn about and apply for at the County's Aug. 26 Hiring Expo at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. Representatives from Manatee County Government hiring managers will be on hand with job opportunities and are prepared to make on-site conditional job offers to qualified candidates.
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Manatee County seeks public input in developing Mobility Plan
08/05/2021
Manatee County's first long-range Mobility Plan aims to improve safety, increase options for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists
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Manatee County accepting applications for Historic Preservation Board
08/04/2021
Manatee County is accepting applications for three 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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Portion of Morgan Johnson Road closed temporarily due to heavy rains
08/04/2021
High volumes of rain over a short period led to the closure of Morgan Johnson Road (57th St E) between State Road 64 and 13 Avenue East this morning.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Planning Commission
08/03/2021
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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Manatee County to make over $400,000 available through SHIP Housing Rehabilitation/Replacement Program
08/02/2021
Starting today, low and very low income Manatee County homeowners can apply for financial help for housing rehabilitation and replacement assistance from Manatee County Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity (REO).
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Manatee County seeking Special Magistrate applicants
07/29/2021
Manatee County is accepting applicants for vacancies for four Special Magistrates, volunteer positions who hear and decide alleged violations of Manatee’s Land Development Code and Code of Ordinances, imposing fines against the violators.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Children's Services Advisory Board
07/23/2021
Manatee County is now accepting applications for six open seats on the Children’s Services Advisory Board (CSAB). The volunteer board makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners about priorities and expenditures of the County’s dedicated millage for children’s services.
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Manatee County recognizes National Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week, July 18-24
07/17/2021
Manatee County Government will recognize its own Pretrial and Probation Services Division and its many accomplishments during National Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week, July 18 - 24.
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Manatee County continues Hurricane Elsa response effort
07/07/2021
Manatee County Emergency Operations Center remains at a partial activation today as our damage assessment team continues to assess impact from Hurricane Elsa.
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Manatee County Government offices closed July 5 for Independence Day but AMI Trolley, Beach ConneXion to run additional services over holiday weekend
06/25/2021
In an effort to help drivers avoid heavy beach crowds over the Fourth of July weekend, Manatee County Area Transit will offer free rides onto and off of Anna Maria Island via Manatee Avenue next week.
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Manatee County to host drive through vaccination event this Friday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. outside Administration Building
06/23/2021
Manatee County will host an open drive-through vaccination event Friday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the alleyway behind the County Administration Building for County Government employees who work in the Administration Building or any others downtown who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who attend will be able to receive the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
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County Commissioners confirm Robert Reinshuttle as Deputy County Administrator
06/08/2021
New Deputy County Administrator Reinshuttle formerly served as Chief Operating Officer of Florida Association of Community Health Centers
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Manatee County Commissioners confirm Dr. Scott Hopes as official County Administrator
05/26/2021
Manatee County Commissioners yesterday confirmed Dr. Scott Hopes as their official County Administrator, deciding to remove the "acting" designation he has held since he was originally hired on April 1.
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Manatee County Utilities reminds customers to conserve water, especially during current dry period
05/26/2021
Manatee County Utilities Department (MCUD) is reminding customers of local watering conservation efforts during the dry weeks leading up to the rainy summer months. Avoiding unnecessary water use, Utilities officials say, will help avoid stressing water supplies.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Affordable Housing Advisory Board
05/25/2021
Manatee County is accepting applications for seven seats on the Affordable Housing Advisory Board, a volunteer committee that makes recommendations to County Commissioners to encourage or facilitate affordable housing.
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Manatee County Animal Services to host animal vaccine clinic 
05/17/2021
With Hurricane Season starting in June, Manatee County Animal Services wants to make sure pet owners are prepared in the event of a disaster. Manatee County Animal Services and Commissioner Kevin Van Ostenbridge are hosting a free pet vaccination, microchip and licensing clinic for Manatee County pet owners on Sunday, May 23. 
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MCAT's popular Summer ConneXion Bus Pass resumes June
05/17/2021
Program provides local teens inexpensive, reliable transportation during the summer
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Lee Washington Elected President of the County Veterans Services Officer Association of Florida, Inc.
05/12/2021
Lee Washington, Manatee County Veterans Services Officer, was elected last week as President of the County Veterans Services Officer Association of Florida (CVSOAF), a two-year position. Most recently he held the position of Senior Vice-President from May 2018 to May 2021.
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Manatee County residents invited to virtual town hall series on Hurricane Season prep
05/11/2021
Each County Commissioner will host video conference with Emergency Management Chief, Public Safety Director to relay messages for 2021 storm season
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Manatee County to repeal mask requirements inside libraries, public buildings
05/11/2021
County Commissioners directed County Administrator to remove all COVID-related requirements in County facilities
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Manatee County highlights local successes during Economic Development Week, May 9 – 15
05/07/2021
Since 2009, County Commissioners have approved nearly $16.5 million in incentives to create or retain almost 7,000 high paying local jobs
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Manatee County to host final first-dose opportunity at Bennett Park, April 28, 3 - 7 p.m.
04/22/2021
After vaccinating nearly 134,000 Manatee County residents over the first four months of the year, Manatee County will host its final first-dose vaccination event next week at Tom Bennett Park. Anyone ages 18 and older may come for a first-dose appointment on Wednesday, April 28 from 3 - 7 p.m.
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Manatee County hosts first-come, first-served vaccination event
04/20/2021
Manatee County will hold a first come, first served vaccine event at Tom Bennett Park on Wednesday, April 21, 8 a.m. – noon.
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Gov. DeSantis, Sen. President Simpson announce unprecedented state funding to close Piney Point
04/13/2021
$15.4 million will be used to pretreat Piney Point water; Legislature could appropriate $100 million to permanently close Piney Point
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Manatee County accepting applications for Value Adjustment Board vacancy
04/08/2021
Manatee County has an opening for a citizen member on the 2021 Value Adjustment Board which hears appeals regarding denied property tax exemptions, petitions relating to assessments, and appeals concerning ad valorem tax deferrals.
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Manatee County announces COVID vaccination updates
04/07/2021
County to make appointments for one more week, then transition to first come, first served system later this month
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Manatee County will host 1 p.m. press conference near Piney Point today
04/03/2021
Local and state officials will provide a media briefing today at 1 p.m. to talk about the latest efforts to address the compromised phosphogypsum stack at the Piney Point reservoirs.
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No foolin': On April 1 Manatee County has vaccinated 100,000th patient
04/01/2021
County, DOH to schedule 4,000 first-dose appointments, 15,500 second-dose appointments next week
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Manatee County to schedule 8,000 appointments next week for adults 40+
03/26/2021
Manatee County has begun scheduling 8,000 first dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments for next week for adults 40 and older at Tom Bennett Park and the Public Safety Center.
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Manatee County to schedule 16,400 appointments next week for adults 50+, expand registration to 18 and over
03/19/2021
Manatee County is expanding pre-registration for its vaccine standby pool to those 18 and over. The County will begin today to schedule 16,400 first dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments for next week for adults 50 and older at Tom Bennett Park and the Public Safety Center.
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Manatee County begins vaccinating 60 and older, expands vaccine registration to 55 and over
03/18/2021
Manatee County has begun vaccinating seniors ages 60 and over and will expand its standby pool registration to patients 55 and over. This update comes after nearly all patients ages 65 and older who registered for the standby pool have now been vaccinated.
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COVID-19 vaccinations expand to extremely vulnerable patients today, seniors 60 and above on March 15
03/12/2021
Local leaders today announce new process for special needs patients to schedule appointments and seniors 60 and older to register for a future vaccination
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Manatee County seeks applicants to serve as acting County Administrator
03/05/2021
Now through March 12, Manatee County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applicants for an acting County Administrator to serve as the local government's chief executive for up to one year while the Commission begins a nationwide search for a permanent County Administrator.
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Manatee County begins booking 9,600 vaccination appointments for next week
03/04/2021
Manatee County will begin contacting 4,500 seniors today to schedule next week’s COVID-19 vaccination appointments at Manatee County’s Public Safety Center for March 8-12. On Monday, another 5,100 seniors will be called for appointments at Bennett Park.
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Manatee County DOH, Public Safety to vaccinate 50,000th patient
03/02/2021
One year after the first COVID-19 case was discovered in Manatee County, local public health officials will vaccinate their 50,000th patient tomorrow when 2,550 seniors are scheduled to receive their first shots at Tom Bennett Park.
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CARES assistance applications for nonprofits, businesses and homeowners to open this month
03/01/2021
Applications open tomorrow for the CARES Act funding for nonprofits for Community Health and Wellbeing and Thursday for the Recover Manatee Safety First Small Business Grant Program. Applications for the Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) open Monday, March 15.
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Manatee County to book 5,100 vaccination appointments for Monday and Tuesday, March 1-2
02/23/2021
Manatee County will contact 5,100 seniors today and tomorrow to schedule the week's COVID-19 vaccination appointments at Tom Bennett Park for Monday, March 1 and Tuesday, March 2.
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Manatee County to postpone Bennett Park vaccinations this week as nationwide winter storm delays COVID-19 vaccine deliveries
02/17/2021
Manatee County will contact 5,100 seniors today and tomorrow to reschedule the week's COVID-19 vaccination appointments that had been scheduled for Bennett Park for Thursday and Friday, Feb. 18 - 19.
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Another 3,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointments will be booked this week
02/16/2021
The Florida Division of Emergency Management will host a "pop-up" vaccination spot at Premier Sports Campus, 5895 Post Blvd., Lakewood Ranch this week for 3,000 Manatee County residents who live in zip codes 34202 and 34211.
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Manatee County to begin booking 5,100 first-dose vaccination appointments Feb. 11 - 16
02/12/2021
Manatee County today will begin calling seniors ages 65 and older who have enrolled in the County's vaccination standby pool to book 5,100 appointments for the week.
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Manatee County to begin booking 5,100 first-dose vaccination appointments Monday, Feb. 8
02/08/2021
Manatee County today will begin calling seniors ages 65 and older who have enrolled in the County's vaccination standby pool to book 5,100 appointments for the week.
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Manatee County invites public input to proposed impact fee changes
02/03/2021
Manatee County is looking for public input over the next month for a new set of proposed impact fees, a one-time charge the County imposes on new development to pay costs of providing public services to the new development.
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Manatee County seeking applicants for Affordable Housing Advisory Board
01/28/2021
Manatee County has three openings on the Affordable Housing Advisory Board, a volunteer committee that makes recommendations to County Commissioners to encourage or facilitate affordable housing in Manatee County.
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Manatee County to book 4,500 first-dose vaccine appointments this week
01/25/2021
Manatee County 311 callers will begin randomly selecting names from Manatee County's Vaccination Standby Pool today to book 4,500 vaccination appointments for seniors to be vaccinated at Bennett Park on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
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Manatee County to make $1.6 million available through Housing Rehabilitation/Replacement Program
01/24/2021
Starting today, low and very low income Manatee County homeowners can apply for financial help for housing rehabilitation and replacement assistance from Manatee County Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity (REO).
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Manatee County to book vaccination appointments for full and part-time Florida residents only
01/21/2021
Following new guidance from the Florida Department of Health, Manatee County will begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments for full and part-time Florida residents only whenever new doses arrive.
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Calls to book second vaccination appointment dates begin today
01/20/2021
Those who received first dose Dec. 30-Jan. 1 should look for call, text from County confirming second appointment date
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Manatee County accepting applications for Citizens Oversight Committee for Infrastructure Sales Tax
01/15/2021
Manatee County is accepting applications for three individuals to be a part of the citizens advisory committee that makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on Infrastructure Sales Tax.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Environmental Land Management and Acquisition Committee (ELMAC)
01/13/2021
Manatee County has two vacancies on the Environmental Land Management and Acquisition Committee (ELMAC), a citizen’s advisory committee which makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on environmental land acquisition and management issues, including recreational planning and programming of public lands.
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Manatee County activates new vaccine registration site tonight; Gov. DeSantis applauds Manatee County field vaccinations
01/07/2021
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visited Manatee County's vaccination site at Bennett Park today to commend local efforts to get vaccinations into local seniors quickly and efficiently.
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Manatee County begins new way to pre-register for future COVID-19 vaccine appointments
01/06/2021
Manatee County Commissioners today signed off on a new COVID-19 vaccine standby pool process that will allow seniors ages 65 and older to avoid waiting lines by pre-registering by phone or online with the County if they're interested in receiving vaccines beginning to arrive locally.
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Manatee County DOH, Public Safety announce new COVID-19 vaccination opportunities
01/04/2021
Local Department of Health (DOH) and Public Safety officials today announced another round of free COVID-19 vaccinations. DOH received another shipment of vaccines and will continue to work with Public Safety administer 1,200 to seniors ages 65 and older this week.
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Applications for Manatee CARES will continue to be reviewed until March 31
12/30/2020
Following the recent approval of the federal spending package, pending applications for Manatee CARES Act funding for local residents, small businesses, nonprofit agencies and community organizations will continue to be reviewed through March 31. Nonprofits will have until that date to draw down on funds awarded through Manatee CARES programs.
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Manatee County DOH, Public Safety announce vaccination availability for seniors 65 & older
12/29/2020
Local Department of Health and Public Safety officials today announced plans for the public distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to seniors ages 65 and older.
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Manatee County announces upcoming holiday schedule
12/23/2020
County offices will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
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Manatee County accepting applications for two elected official seats on Tourist Development Council
12/18/2020
Manatee County is now accepting applications for two seats on the Tourist Development Council (TDC), a citizens advisory committee that makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on the expenditures of Tourist Tax Revenues.
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Manatee County Library Assistant Rich D'Alessandro named 2020 Employee of the Year
12/07/2020
Rich D'Alessandro, library assistant at the Rocky Bluff Library for the past three years, has been named Manatee County's 2020 Employee of the Year. His coworkers describe him as a compassionate, personable and hard-working team player. He’s always looking for ways to support his coworkers and build them up.
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Manatee County's 2021 wall calendars arrive this week
11/23/2020
Manatee County's popular 2021 wall calendars arrive this week, just in time for the holidays. This year's, Bright Horizons, features the stunning sunsets that can be seen within Manatee County.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Criminal Nuisance Abatement Board
11/19/2020
Manatee County is accepting applications for four positions on the Criminal Nuisance Abatement Board which hears cases regarding criminal nuisances on places or premises located in unincorporated areas of the county.
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Four County Commissioners take oath, begin four-year terms
11/18/2020
Three new County Commissioners — George Kruse, Kevin Van Ostenbridge and James Satcher — were sworn into office and Commissioner Vanessa Baugh took oath for a third term during a brief ceremony yesterday.
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Manatee County Government offices closed Nov. 26 - 27 for Thanksgiving
11/18/2020
Manatee County Government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday next week for Thanksgiving.
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Manatee County issues voluntary evacuation notice for Island residents, low-lying areas
11/11/2020
Two shelters of last refuge will open by noon today but residents in flood-prone areas urged to stay with friends, family
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Tropical Storm Eta moves into the Gulf but will bring wind, rain to Manatee County this week
11/09/2020
Manatee County officials are asking local residents to monitor news reports and the County's social media accounts closely for developments on the messy, unpredictable Tropical Storm Eta.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Environmental Land Management and Acquisition Committee (ELMAC)
11/05/2020
Manatee County has two vacancies on the Environmental Land Management and Acquisition Committee (ELMAC), a citizen’s advisory committee which makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on environmental land acquisition and management issues, including recreational planning and programming of public lands.
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COVID-19 testing site relocates from Lincoln Park to Bradenton Area Convention Center today, Oct. 30
10/30/2020
Florida Division of Emergency Management relocated the COVID-19 test center in Palmetto from Lincoln Park to the Bradenton Area Convention Center today.
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Mask Up Manatee Coalition to begin distributing 11,000 masks to Title I students, staff this Friday
10/14/2020
Manatee Schools Superintendent, Manatee County Administrator and County Health Officer will lead a Mask Up Manatee team delivering 11,000 masks to the county’s 15 Title I elementary schools this Friday and next.
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Applications for Manatee CARES assistance programs to reopen this month
10/13/2020
Applications will reopen later this month for a new round of Manatee CARES Act funding for local residents, small businesses, nonprofit agencies and community organizations.
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Manatee County to proceed with purchase of 161 rural acres for future MSO, Utilities, Public Works operations centers
10/13/2020
Manatee County Commissioners today authorized the purchase of 161 acres in East Manatee for a new government operations center to serve Manatee County’s fastest growing areas, Parrish and Lakewood Ranch.
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Manatee County's 18th Annual Goblin Gathering
10/02/2020
This year, Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department is offering a safe and unique way to trick-or-treat that avoids the large crowds.
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Manatee County announces new Building Official Stephanie Raucci
09/30/2020
Manatee County's new Building Official announces new Building Official Stephanie Raucci is a former construction business owner who superiors say will carry on the Building Department's longstanding reputation for stellar customer service.
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Manatee County Commission repeals face covering mandate, urges County residents to continue following CDC guidelines
09/28/2020
County Commissioners today repealed a mandatory face covering resolution, replacing it with a position by a unanimous proclamation that anyone in Manatee County should continue to wear masks if they're unable to socially distance indoors.
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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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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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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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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 urges residents to monitor T.S. Laura closely
08/21/2020
Manatee County Emergency Management officials urged Manatee County residents to monitor tropical storms approaching Florida over the weekend. It is still too early to know exactly where the storms will track, but Tropical Storm Laura may bring strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge to Manatee County, said Emergency Management Chief Steve Litschauer.
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Manatee County announces sandbag locations ahead of Tropical Storm Laura
08/21/2020
County will host virtual meeting tomorrow at 2 p.m. for Commissioners to consider local state of emergency
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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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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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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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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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Manatee County accepting applications for Children's Services Advisory Board
08/10/2020
Manatee County is now accepting applications for four open seats on the Children’s Services Advisory Board (CSAB). The volunteer board makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners about priorities and expenditures of the County’s dedicated millage for children’s services.
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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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Manatee County residents may apply for another round of CARES Act funding in August
07/30/2020
County officials invite public to virtual meeting on Friday at 9 a.m. to go over application process for individuals who have experienced financial losses from the coronavirus
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Manatee County urges residents to monitor Tropical Cyclone #9
07/29/2020
With a tropical cyclone forming in the Virgin Islands, Manatee County officials are urging residents to make plans today by having supplies on hand or an evacuation plan if they're in low-lying coastal areas.
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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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Manatee County Commissioners to consider indoor mandatory face covering ordinance next week
07/22/2020
Manatee County Commissioners will meet next week to consider a local requirement that would require face coverings to be worn indoors in certain situations in Manatee County. The Board directed the County Attorney's office to "draft, schedule, and advertise the necessary resolutions and ordinances to put in place a mask mandate as soon as possible."
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Manatee County invites public input for East County Library design
07/21/2020
The long-awaited East County Library has reached the 30 percent design stage, and the design team has delivered a virtual update to the public.
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Application period opens July 14 for Safety First Small Business Grant Program
07/13/2020
Beginning July 14, Manatee County small businesses may apply for a one-time grant of up to $5,000 to support continuity of business operations by ensuring small businesses can reopen safely through the Recover Manatee Safety First Small Business Grant Program.
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Details on applying for millions in Manatee CARES Act funds to be announced in virtual meetings July 9, 10
07/02/2020
Businesses impacted by COVID-19 should attend July 9 meeting; July 10 reserved for non-profits, hospitals, medical, mental health and substance abuse providers
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Manatee County encourages residents to avoid heat exposure during Fourth of July weekend
07/01/2020
With local temperatures consistently in the 90s and heat indices above 100 degrees, Manatee County leaders are encouraging Manatee County residents and visitors to avoid prolonged exposure to the heat and humidity, especially during the Fourth of July weekend.
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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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Manatee County Commission: Follow Surgeon General's recommendation, wear face coverings in public
06/24/2020
After two days of lengthy debate over whether to make face masks mandatory in public, County Commissioners today approved a statement endorsing recommendations from the Florida Surgeon General that state all individuals in Florida SHOULD wear face coverings in any setting where social distancing is not possible.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Health Care Advisory Board
06/18/2020
Manatee County is accepting applications for two representatives of the business community to serve on the Manatee County Health Care 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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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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Manatee County residents may apply for one-time rent, mortgage, utility payment assistance this week
06/09/2020
This Wednesday through Friday, Manatee County residents may apply for emergency help paying overdue rent, mortgage and utilities through the Manatee CARES Assistance Program
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Manatee County business owners asked to complete brief survey on economic recovery
06/08/2020
Manatee County Government Redevelopment & Economic Opportunity (REO) Department is calling on local business owners to complete an anonymous survey by Friday, June 12.
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Manatee County residents invited to virtual town hall series in June on Hurricane Season prep
06/05/2020
Each County Commissioner will host video conference with Emergency Management Chief, Public Safety Director to relay messages for 2020 storm season
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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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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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Manatee Libraries to offer curbside book, material pickup beginning Monday
05/27/2020
Manatee County Libraries lovers, who have checked out thousands of digital resources over the past three months, will have another option to access library materials next week. On Monday, Manatee Libraries will begin offering curbside materials pickup as the public library system begins a phased reopening plan.
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Manatee County announces summer camp registration
05/27/2020
With school over and the summer quickly approaching the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department is excited to announce the opening of many of our Summer Camp programs, including the Summer Blast Camp at the GT Bray Park Recreation Center and the John H. Marble Recreation Center starting June 1st, and some of our most popular outdoor Specialty Camps scattered throughout the beautiful County preserves starting June 8th.
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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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Manatee County Commissioners approve sending vacation reopening plan to state leaders for final review, approval
05/19/2020
Manatee County Commissioners today unanimously approved sending a plan to allow local vacation rentals to resume operations to the state leaders for final review and approval.
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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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Face mask giveaway continues in Manatee County's most impacted COVID-19 areas
05/14/2020
Commissioner Misty Servia will host another face mask and hand sanitizer giveaway tomorrow morning in South Manatee County. Face masks remain available at three area youth centers and MCR Health locations throughout Manatee County.
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Public beach parking time limits lifted, Bayfront Park to reopen May 13
05/12/2020
Social distancing requirements will remain but parking limits will be lifted at Manatee County's public beach parking beginning tomorrow, May 13.
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Next segment of 44th Avenue expansion begins next week
05/08/2020
Construction to extend 44th Avenue East from 45th Street East to I-75, including the critical bridge across the Braden River, begins Monday.
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Free face masks will be distributed in some of Manatee County's most impacted COVID-19 areas
05/07/2020
Manatee County residents in some of the area's most impacted COVID-19 communities have a chance to get a free face mask to guard against the coronavirus.
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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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County, DOH, MCR Health officials announce COVID-19 testing updates
05/04/2020
Manatee County's community-wide effort to test local residents for COVID-19 has expanded by more than 30 percent over the past week, and Manatee County residents will have even more options for local testing in coming weeks.
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Manatee County residents may visit public beaches for two hours daily beginning Monday
04/30/2020
Manatee County officials today announced details to manage crowds amidst several ongoing construction projects on Anna Maria ahead of public beaches opening on Monday.
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MCR Health announces four free testing sites for Saturday, May 2
04/30/2020
MCR Health, in collaboration with Manatee County Government, Bradenton Police Department and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, will provide free COVID-19 drive-through testing to the residents of Manatee County this Saturday, May 2nd, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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DOH, County announce additional COVID-19 testing details
04/29/2020
The Department of Health in Manatee County and Manatee County Government will co-host another drive-through testing for Manatee County residents at the Bradenton Area Convention Center next week, May 6 - 8.
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Prescriptions no longer needed for this week's drive-through collection at Convention Center
04/28/2020
In an effort to have more Manatee County residents tested for COVID-19, patients may now call to make an appointment for this week's drive-through collection without a doctor's prescription. Patients who call to get an appointment will be screened for signs and symptoms and then scheduled for a specimen collection at the drive-through.
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Manatee County public beaches to reopen with restrictions Monday, May 4
04/28/2020
County Commissioners today unanimously voted to reopen public beaches next Monday, May 4 to allow Manatee County residents to enjoy the sand and surf along Anna Maria Island.
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740 additional COVID-19 specimen collection kits now available in Manatee County
04/23/2020
Three days after County Commissioners authorized funding to purchase additional COVID-19 collection kits, nearly 800 have been obtained. Patients in Manatee County will soon be able to be tested at one of six locations around the county.
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Manatee County accepting applications for 2020 Value Adjustment Board
04/22/2020
Manatee County has an opening for a citizen member on the 2020 Value Adjustment Board which hears appeals regarding denied property tax exemptions, petitions relating to assessments, and appeals concerning ad valorem tax deferrals.
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Manatee County Commissioners rescind local curfew, approve funding for COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment
04/21/2020
County Commissioners today rescinded a local curfew and authorized spending up to $100,000 to purchase another 1,200 COVID-19 testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) to boost the numbers of Manatee County residents who can be tested for the coronavirus.
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Manatee County Commissioners extend temporary curfew until at least Tuesday
04/17/2020
Manatee County Commissioners today extended a local resolution and curfew until at least Tuesday, April 21. The Board will take up the curfew again at its regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday at 9 a.m.
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Manatee County Commissioners to hold virtual meeting at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 17
04/16/2020
Manatee County Commissioners will hold another virtual meeting tomorrow, April 17 at 1 p.m. to consider a seven-day extension of a supplemental local emergency resolution intended to protect public safety by preventing the spread of COVID-19.
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Manatee County Fire Chiefs urge public to heed local burn ban as dry conditions persist
04/15/2020
Fireworks, sparklers, flares, campfires and open burning are all temporarily prohibited as part of a local burn ban that continues into April as dry conditions persist.
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Manatee County Commissioners open County boat ramps, extend local curfew seven days, lift private property restrictions
04/10/2020
Manatee County Commissioners today voted to open County boat ramps on by Monday, April 13 at 3 p.m. The Board also extended a local curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. and enacted a new local emergency resolution that reaffirms law enforcement's ability to cite individuals who violate group gathering restrictions in public places.
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Manatee County Commissioners to hold virtual meeting at 1 p.m. today, April 10
04/09/2020
Manatee County Commissioners will hold their first entirely virtual meeting April 10 at 1 p.m. to consider a seven-day extension of a supplemental local emergency resolution intended to protect public safety by preventing the spread of COVID-19. Commissioners originally approved the resolution on April 3.
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Manatee County Commissioners approve temporary curfew, additional steps to protect public health
04/03/2020
Manatee County Commissioners today approved additional measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to protect law enforcement and first responders who face a critical stretch this April as COVID-19 cases climb steadily in Florida.
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Manatee County Commissioners to hold emergency meeting tomorrow to consider additional steps to protect public health
04/02/2020
Manatee County Commissioners will meet tomorrow at 2 p.m. to consider a supplemental local emergency resolution that would create a temporary local curfew and that would give law enforcement agencies the ability to enforce group gathering restrictions on private property, in conjunction with Governor DeSantis Executive Order 20-91 & 20-92.
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Manatee County extends closure of public buildings to April 30
04/01/2020
In accordance with Gov. Ron DeSantis's "Safer at Home" direction today, (Executive Order 20-91), Manatee County Government offices will remain closed to the public through April 30.
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Manatee County emphasizes efforts to protect first responders, announces additional closures
03/31/2020
Manatee County Public Safety officials today stepped up efforts to keep first responders safe during the COVID-19 response in coming weeks with a direct appeal to both business owners and Manatee County residents.
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Manatee County extends local state of emergency, announces other COVID-19 closures
03/30/2020
Manatee County's local state of emergency has been extended another seven days to April 7. An emergency burn ban during the current drought was also extended today until April 7.
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Manatee County Animal Services aims to Clear the Shelter, will offer free pet food next week
03/27/2020
Manatee County foster families have stepped up to help Animal Services (MCAS) empty the kennel over the past week. Manatee County residents can help the shelter maintain its record low numbers in coming days.
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50 patients seen during Department of Health's first day of COVID-19 collections at Bradenton Area Convention Center
03/26/2020
Department of Health staff today collected specimens from 50 potential COVID-19 patients during the first day of collections at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. Vacancies remain for patients with prescriptions to book appointments over the remaining days of collections.
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Department of Health (DOH) announces COVID-19 drive-through specimen collection site, dates
03/25/2020
Manatee County Health Department will host a drive through specimen collection site for patients with a prescription at the Bradenton Area Convention Center from Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, March 29.
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Manatee County announces parks, boat ramp updates
03/25/2020
County leaders today announced several updates in the community-wide response to the COVID-19 response.
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Manatee County announces new temporary COVID-19 closures, burn ban
03/24/2020
In an effort to further curb public gatherings on popular beaches and to protect citizens during the COVID-19 public health crisis, Manatee County officials today announced that beach access is now restricted at Beer Can (Greer) Island. Additionally, all county- and city-owned boat ramps will close temporarily Thursday, March 26 at 6 a.m. All Manatee County beaches remain closed.
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Manatee County Utilities remind residents, 'No Wipes in the Pipes'
03/23/2020
During a time when toilet paper can be hard to come by, Manatee County Utilities officials are reminding residents to avoid flushing anything except toilet paper. Wipes, tissues, paper towels and other products simply shouldn't go down the drain.
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Manatee County to offer complimentary MCAT service beginning tomorrow, March 23
03/22/2020
Recognizing the adverse economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic for area residents, Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) is offering free fixed route transit and Handy Bus service starting on Monday, March 23, including the MCAT Route 99 buses that travel into Sarasota County.
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Manatee County public beaches to close tomorrow, March 20 at 6 a.m.
03/19/2020
County and municipal officials today announced that the beaches of Anna Maria Island will close tomorrow, March 20 at 6 a.m. Beach closure signs and barricades will alert drivers to the closure.
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Manatee County Government buildings to close to the public for walk-in services for 15 days beginning March 18 at 8 a.m.
03/17/2020
In accordance with The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, which recommend avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people, Manatee County Government will be closing all public buildings to the public for walk-in services for the next 15 days. All buildings will remain close beginning at 8 a.m. on March 18.
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Manatee County public safety, health officials: local residents 'must be proactive, not reactive'
03/16/2020
Manatee County Commissioners declared a local state of emergency shortly after Public Safety and Health Department leaders urged Manatee County residents not to panic but to take the coronavirus seriously and to practice good hand washing and social distancing.
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County Administrator delivers Annual Report highlighting year of progress, change
03/10/2020
Manatee County Administrator Cheri Coryea marked the completion of a successful first year on the job by delivering the 2019 Annual Report to County Commissioners today.
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Manatee County to roll out 3-1-1 number for non-emergency requests on March 11 at 3:11 p.m.
03/04/2020
Contacting Manatee County for non-emergency help will become easier than ever before on March 11 when ten unique County information and request lines will be consolidated into one. Manatee County's new One Call Resolution Center will officially begin taking calls on March 11 at 3:11 p.m.
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Manatee County officials urge good hygiene following coronavirus confirmation by CDC
03/02/2020
Following a briefing with Gov. Ron DeSantis and state health officials regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) this morning, Manatee County public health and safety officials met at the Public Safety Center today to discuss the latest steps in community preparedness.
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Manatee County hosts March 7 grand opening for Blackstone Park soccer, softball fields and dog park
02/28/2020
Soccer and softball players have sparkling improvements to return to when spring leagues begin at Blackstone Park next weekend. A new dog park at Blackstone will also open, becoming Palmetto's first park for pups.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Affordable Housing Advisory Board
02/27/2020
Manatee County is accepting applications for 11 seats on the Affordable Housing Advisory Board, a volunteer committee that makes recommendations to County Commissioners to encourage or facilitate affordable housing.
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Five regional transit teams compete in Tampa Bay Area Roadeo on March 8
02/20/2020
The region’s best Bus Operators will be putting their skills on display at the second annual Tampa Bay Area Regional Bus Rodeo and Technology Expo on Sunday, March 8 at the Manatee County Transit Fleet Facility, 2411 Tallevast Road.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Health Care Advisory Board
02/18/2020
Manatee County is accepting applications for two vacancies on the Manatee County Health Care 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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MCAT to offer park-and-ride shuttle service to, from Cortez Fishing Festival this weekend
02/11/2020
Visitors to the Cortez Fishing Festival can avoid crowded Cortez streets by taking Manatee County Area Transit's park-and-ride shuttle service this weekend.
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UPDATE: Gulf Drive South lane closure delayed until next week
02/10/2020
The one-lane closure along Gulf Drive South between 5th and 6th Streets South on Bradenton Beach has been delayed until next week.
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County invites public to 2020 Hurricane Preparedness Expo
02/03/2020
Manatee County residents will have an opportunity to get free expert advice on preparing their homes and families for Hurricane Season at Manatee County's first Hurricane Preparedness Expo next month.
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Manatee County neighborhood leaders invited to 2020 Manasota Neighborhoods Summit
01/31/2020
Community leaders are invited to attend the Manasota Neighborhoods Summit on Feb. 21, hosted by Neighborhood Services staff from Manatee County, Sarasota County and the City of Sarasota.
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MCAT announces service changes during Saturday's Bradenton Area River Regatta
01/31/2020
Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) will change several routes on Sat., Feb. 8 as a result of the Green Bridge closing for the Bradenton Area River Regatta.
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Manatee County Commissioners confirm new Public Safety Director Jacob Saur
01/28/2020
Manatee County Commissioners today unanimously confirmed the appointment of Jacob Saur as the County's new Public Safety Director. Saur previously served as the County's Emergency Communications chief and has worked for the County since 2001.
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County offices closed Jan. 20 to observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
01/13/2020
Manatee County Government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash and recycling pickup schedules will continue as normal next week. Manatee County Area Transit and the Anna Maria Island Trolley will operate normal daily routes.
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Manatee County to host Jan. 29 meeting for local non-profits wishing to apply for human services grants
01/08/2020
Manatee County will host a Jan. 29 meeting to help local non-profit agencies interested in applying for human services grants to assist Manatee County residents.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Infrastructure Sales Tax Oversight Committee
01/06/2020
Manatee County is accepting applications for three seats for a citizens advisory committee that makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on Infrastructure Sales Tax.
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MCAT's popular Tour of Lights returns Friday
12/11/2019
Manatee County Area Transit's (MCAT) popular Tour of Lights returns Friday, Dec. 13. The 90-minute ride through local neighborhoods in west Bradenton is free and open to the public.
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Manatee County custodian Theresa Wunderlich named Manatee County 2019 Employee of the Year
12/10/2019
She's the smiling face that keeps the County's Public Safety Center sparkling clean. Now custodian Theresa Wunderlich is also the County's Employee of the Year.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Animal Services Advisory Board
11/27/2019
Manatee County is accepting applications for four soon-to-be-vacant positions to serve on the Animal Services Advisory Board, a seven-person panel which makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on domestic animal policy.
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Manatee County's 2020 wall calendars arrive this week
11/26/2019
Manatee County's popular 2020 wall calendars arrive this week, just in time for the holidays. This year’s calendar, Aquatic Beauty, features incredible photos of animals found in and around Manatee County waters. 
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Manatee County accepting applications for upcoming vacancy on Tourist Development Council
11/25/2019
Manatee County is now accepting applications for a vacancy on the Tourist Development Council (TDC), a citizens advisory committee that makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on the expenditures of Tourist Tax Revenues.
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Manatee County Government offices closed Nov. 28 - 29 for Thanksgiving
11/21/2019
Manatee County Government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday next week for Thanksgiving.
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Manatee County Government recognized at 2019 Manatee Chamber of Commerce Manatee Young Professionals (MYP) Awards
11/19/2019
Manatee County Government received two awards at the Manatee Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Manatee Young Professional Most Valuable Player (MYP-MVP) Awards last month.
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Moccasin Wallow Road Improvements from U.S. 41 to West of I-75 Public Information Meeting Announced
11/13/2019
Manatee County is hosting an open house for an upcoming roadway improvement project on Moccasin Wallow Road from U.S 41 to west of I-75 in Bradenton. The open house will be held at the First Baptist Church of Gillette, located at 3301 97th Street E., Palmetto, Florida 34221, on Monday, December 2, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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Manatee County launches new Beach ConneXion Shuttle service Dec. 7
11/12/2019
New fare-free transit service will run along Manatee Avenue between 75th Street West and Manatee County Public Beach
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Manatee County hosts 5th annual Small Business Expo on Nov. 21
11/08/2019
Entrepreneurs, start-ups and established business owners can access up to 20 local business resources from financial, marketing, workforce recruiting/training and small business development industries at Manatee County’s fifth annual Small Business Expo Thursday, Nov. 21.
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Manatee County announces Veteran's Day-related closures
11/05/2019
Manatee County Government offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 to commemorate Veteran's Day.
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Manatee County announces stormwater updates for 2020
11/05/2019
Five remaining informational meetings cancelled as County prepares short, long-term plans for stormwater improvements & funding
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Manatee County accepting appeals related to new FEMA flood maps
11/01/2019
Manatee County officials are now accepting appeals for the new FEMA preliminary flood insurance rate maps (FIRM) that were announced earlier this year. The new flood maps and elevation requirements may impact insurance rates for some Manatee County homeowners.
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Manatee County seeks public involvement with Local Mitigation Strategy Plan
10/29/2019
Manatee County is seeking public comment on its updated Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS), a plan for how to proactively prepare for and handle disasters and emergencies in the community.
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Manatee County, Palmetto officials invite public to help unveil 'Under the Rainbow' mural next week
10/18/2019
Manatee County and City of Palmetto officials invite the public to unveil a new seascape mural at the Palmetto MCAT station next week.
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Manatee County Public Safety announces new EMS Chief James Crutchfield
10/10/2019
James Crutchfield, who launched and has led the County's successful Community Paramedic program in 2016, has been named Chief of Emergency Medical Services.
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Get on the bus with MCAT’s free Travel Training Program
10/04/2019
Riding the bus can be an intimidating experience for first-time riders or individuals with special needs. Manatee County Area Transit is making that experience easier with its free MCAT Travel Training Program. The fully personalized program helps riders understand how to use bus services, covering everything from navigating bus routes to purchasing a mobile ticket.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Construction Trades Board
09/25/2019
Manatee County is now accepting applications for four vacancies on the Construction Trades Board
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Manatee County Commissioners unanimously confirm Deputy County Administrator Karen Stewart
09/24/2019
County Commissioners have confirmed Karen Stewart as the new Deputy County Administrator. She joins County Administrator Cheri Coryea's executive team, along with Deputy County Administrator John Osborne.
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Manatee County Commissioners to discuss stormwater program funding, enhancements on Sept. 24
09/17/2019
During a work session today Manatee County Commissioners discussed the County's stormwater program and how to fund it into the future to improve drainage and local water quality.
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Manatee County invites volunteers to National Estuaries Week event in Perico Bayou
09/13/2019
Do your part to improve local water quality at an oyster reef restoration volunteer event Saturday, Sept. 21 at 8 a.m. at Perico Bayou.  
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Manatee County seeks public feedback on accessibility improvements
09/12/2019
From accessible signs and restrooms to wheelchair ramps and hearing loops that help the hearing impaired follow public meetings more closely, Manatee County Government has made important strides to improve accessibility for the disabled in recent years. Now the County wants to hear from the public on what other facilities should be prioritized for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.
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Sarasota-Manatee Traffic Management Center's SMART TRAFFIC website receives state Outstanding Achievement Award
09/10/2019
One year after launching a real time traffic information website, the Sarasota-Manatee Traffic Management Center (TMC) has received top state honors from the Intelligent Transportation Society of Florida.
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Manatee County accepting applications for four seats on Health Care Advisory Board
09/05/2019
Manatee County is accepting applications for four seats on the Health Care Advisory Board. The Manatee County Health Care Advisory Board, a volunteer group that evaluates, monitors and discusses the healthcare system in Manatee County and makes recommendations to the Manatee County Commission regarding the funding of healthcare services in Manatee County.
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August 31 Hurricane Dorian update
08/31/2019
County de-escalates EOC as Dorian projects to pass north, east
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Manatee County accepting applications for Planning Commission
08/31/2019
Manatee County is accepting applications for one seat 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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August 30, 1 p.m. Hurricane Dorian Update
08/30/2019
Manatee County government officials continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian, with local impacts expected to begin as early as Sunday afternoon and potentially through Wednesday afternoon.
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County offices closed Sept. 2 to observe Labor Day
08/21/2019
Manatee County Government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 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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Emergency Management officials urge caution on roads following week of strong rain
08/16/2019
Following a week of storms that has drenched some areas of Manatee County with 12 inches of rain, Manatee County Emergency Management is urging drivers to use caution and avoid driving through standing water.
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Clear the shelters at Manatee County Animal Services this Saturday
08/13/2019
Manatee County Animal Services (MCAS) announced that it will join with News Channel 8 WFLA to host Clear the Shelters fifth annual nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 17. On this day, MCAS will offer waived pet adoption fees as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative that seeks to help families find and adopt homeless pets. Since 2015, Clear the Shelters has resulted in more than 256,688 pet adoptions nationwide.
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County Commissioners confirm new HR Director Kim Stroud
08/06/2019
County Commissioners today unanimously confirmed the appointment of Kim Stroud as the county government's new Human Resources director. For the past nine years she has served as the division manager for the County's award-winning Employee Health Benefits division.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Children's Services Advisory Board
07/10/2019
Manatee County is now accepting applications for three open seats on the Children’s Services Advisory Board (CSAB). The volunteer board makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners about priorities and expenditures of the County’s dedicated millage for children’s services.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Construction Trades Board
07/02/2019
Manatee County is now accepting applications for an opening on the Construction Trades Board for a State Certified or Locally Licensed Contractor (Seat #1).
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Manatee County announces additional services over Fourth of July extended weekend
06/24/2019
In an effort to help drivers avoid heavy beach crowds over the Fourth of July weekend, Manatee County Area Transit will offer free rides onto and off of Anna Maria Island via Manatee Avenue next week.
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Manatee County releases draft 2019/20 CDBG Annual Action Plan for review and public comment
06/21/2019
Under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended and the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, Manatee County is required to prepare a plan that describes how the County will allocate Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds to meet the needs of low-income and moderate-income persons in Manatee County.
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Manatee County Commissioners confirm Chad Butzow as director of Public Works
06/18/2019
Manatee County Commissioners today unanimously confirmed Chad Butzow as director of Public Works, a department of nearly 460 employees that designs, maintains and builds County roads.
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Manatee County accepting applications for seats on Health Care Advisory Board and Historic Preservation Board
06/04/2019
Manatee County is accepting applications for one vacant seat on the Health Care Advisory Board and two vacancies on the Historic Preservation Board.
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Manatee County hosts World Oceans Day festival Saturday at Emerson Point Preserve
06/03/2019
Emerson Point Preserve, Manatee County's beautiful conservation land at the mouth of the Manatee River, is home to the the third annual World Oceans Day Festival this Saturday. Parks and Natural Resources (PNR) staff and local vendors will offer ocean-themed activities from 9 a.m. until noon.
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Manatee County's annual budget process begins with County Administrator's $1.5 billion recommended budget
05/28/2019
Manatee County Administrator Cheri Coryea presented County Commissioners with a $1.5 billion budget for next year with funding for new Manatee Sheriff's Office deputies and employees, additional paramedics and a new Disaster Recovery Reserve that would be used to help rebuild the community in the wake of a natural disaster or other community emergencies.
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County Commissioners unanimously approve Cheri Coryea as County Administrator
05/21/2019
County Commissioners today unanimously approved Cheri Coryea as Manatee County Administrator, lifting the temporary term "acting" from her title and paving the way for a long term agreement as the County's chief executive.
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Manatee County offices closed May 27 to observe Memorial Day
05/20/2019
Manatee County Government offices will be closed Monday, May 27 to commemorate Memorial 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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Sarasota/Manatee MPO wants to hear from you
05/15/2019
The community is invited to participate in the Transform Tomorrow 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan General Survey. Feedback from the public will help the Sarasota/Manatee MPO understand the community’s transportation concerns, needs, and desires. It will also help the MPO understand attitudes toward potential solutions, and how those solutions should be prioritized.
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Summer ConneXion bus passes make mobile ticketing a breeze for area teens this summer
05/15/2019
For the second summer in a row, working teens can use the Summer ConneXion bus pass to hop aboard an MCAT bus to get to and from work for less than 50 cents a weekday. The $25 pass allows anyone ages 19 or younger to ride on MCAT buses from June 1 - Aug. 31.
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Manatee County to open new and improved skateparks at GT Bray and Blackstone Park
05/13/2019
Later this month Manatee County will officially re-open two new and improved skateparks at G.T. Bray Park and Blackstone Park. Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources will host a grand opening of G.T Bray Skatepark at 6 p.m. on May 22 and Blackstone Skatepark at 6 p.m. on May 23.
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Manatee County hosts National Economic Development Week celebration
05/06/2019
Manatee County joins counties nationwide to increase awareness of the positive work economic developers do to enhance local economic impact
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Manatee County accepting applications for Myakka City Fire Control District
04/29/2019
Manatee County is accepting applications for three fire commission seats to serve the Myakka City Fire Control District. Each appointed commissioner will fill a four-year term.
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Manatee County Area Transit offers free ride on Try Transit Day, April 2
04/24/2019
Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) will offer free service on Friday, April 26, as part of Try Transit Day, a regional campaign to promote public transit throughout the area.
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Manatee County Commissioners approve funding plan for new animal shelter, East Manatee library, other major capital projects
04/23/2019
County Commissioners today unanimously approved major updates to the infrastructure sales tax spending plan that will pave the way for a new library in East Manatee, an animal shelter to replace the aging Animal Services facility in Palmetto, pickleball courts at G.T. Bray Park and more.
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Next week Highland Shores boat ramp closes for one month
04/20/2019
Highland Shores boat ramp will close Monday for about one month while crews dredge the navigational channel connecting the boat ramp basin to the Manatee River. Weather permitting, the boat ramp will reopen to the public by the end of May.
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Manatee County hosts Earth Day celebration, activities tomorrow, next week
04/19/2019
An Earth Day-themed expo in the downtown County Administration Building Monday kicks off a series of Earth Day events sponsored by the County.
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County invites public to 2019 Business Recovery Expo next week
04/17/2019
Manatee County will host its annual Business Recovery Expo next week to share information with local business owners on how to prepare for this year's Hurricane Season and natural disasters.
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Manatee County to dedicate Laurie Crawford Dog Park on April 26
04/15/2019
Later this month Manatee County officials will dedicate the Happy Tails Dog Park at G.T. Bray Park in honor of Laurie Crawford. Laurie served on the Manatee County Animal Advisory Board for 15 years, serving as its chair from 2001 to 2015. She also helped establish Manatee County's first dog park which now bears her name.
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G.T. Bray Park hosts April 27 World Tai Chi Day activities
04/12/2019
The worldwide Tai Chi celebration comes to Bradenton soon when local instructors offer free Tai Chi and Qigong lessons at G.T. Bray Park on Sat., April 27.
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Manatee County accepting applications for 2019 Value Adjustment Board
04/02/2019
Manatee County has an opening for a citizen member on the 2019 Value Adjustment Board which hears appeals regarding denied property tax exemptions, petitions relating to assessments, and appeals concerning ad valorem tax deferrals.
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Manatee County hosts veterans seminar series, kicks off U.S. Census campaign during County Government Month
04/01/2019
During April Manatee County Veterans Services takes its annual veterans seminar to the community, and County Government reps will work with community partners to begin a yearlong awareness campaign leading up to next year's U.S. Census count.
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South area of Coquina Beach parking lot to close April 1 to improve drainage, parking
03/28/2019
The southern end of Coquina Beach parking lot will close Monday, April 1, for several months while Manatee County improves stormwater drainage and parking conditions.
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County Commissioners unanimously confirm Karen Stewart to serve as acting Deputy County Administrator
03/26/2019
County Commissioners today touted Karen Stewart's reputation in the community and her accomplishments as Economic Development Official today before unanimously approving her to be the acting Deputy County Administrator to County Administrator Cheri Coryea.
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Veterans Services to offer annual benefit information sessions in April at Manatee Libraries
03/18/2019
Manatee County Veterans Services is offering free annual benefit seminars through one convenient session, which will repeat on four different dates and library locations in April.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Health Care Advisory Board
03/14/2019
Manatee County is accepting applications for one vacancy on the Manatee County Health Care 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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Manatee County warns of scam targeting County water customers
03/13/2019
Manatee County utility customers who receive a suspicious call asking for account information over the phone should report those calls to Manatee County Sheriff's Office which has opened an investigation on the issue.
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Manatee County Commissioners confirm John Osborne as Deputy County Administrator
03/12/2019
County Commissioners this morning unanimously confirmed longtime County employee John Osborne to serve as the Deputy County Administrator.
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Manatee County to host open house meetings, answer questions about new FEMA flood maps
03/11/2019
FEMA representatives and County officials will hold two meetings in April to answer questions about new FEMA preliminary flood insurance rate maps (FIRM) and elevation requirements that will impact insurance rates for many Manatee County homeowners.
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Manatee County first responders drill scheduled for March 20
03/08/2019
aw enforcement, fire service, public safety officials will begin exercise with a convoy from Manatee County Public Works building to Duette Preserve
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Cheri Coryea named acting Manatee County Administrator
02/26/2019
County Commissioners today unanimously confirmed Cheri Coryea as acting County Administrator. Coryea will become the County's Administrator on March 1.
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Retiring County Administrator Ed Hunzeker concludes 50-plus year career in public service this week
02/25/2019
After more than a half century in public service including 12 years as the Manatee County Administrator, Ed Hunzeker will retire at the end of this week. He plans to spend more time with his family.
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Manatee County to host Opportunity Zone Forum
02/19/2019
Manatee County Redevelopment & Economic Opportunity Department's Economic Development Division will host a free Opportunity Zone Forum on Monday, Feb. 25, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto.
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Manatee accepting applications for Tourist Development Council
02/14/2019
Manatee County is now accepting applications for a vacancy on the Tourist Development Council (TDC), a citizens advisory committee that makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on the expenditures of Tourist Tax Revenues.
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2019-20 CDBG Grant Workshop to be held on February 25
02/14/2019
A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Grant Application Workshop for non-profit agencies interested in CDBG funding, will be held on Monday, February 25
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Manatee County announces Presidents' Day closures
02/11/2019
Manatee County Government offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 18 to commemorate Presidents’ Day. All trash, recycling and yard waste collections the week of Feb. 18 will be postponed one day from Tuesday through Saturday for residents in unincorporated Manatee.
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Florida Association of Counties appoints Manatee Commissioners to policy committees
02/06/2019
Four Manatee County Commissioners have been appointed to Florida Association of Counties (FAC) policy committees that form and shape FAC's legislative priorities for the year.
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Valentine’s Day “Clear the Shelter” Weekend Coming to MCAS: All Adoption Fees Waived For 4 Days Only
02/05/2019
Can you feel the love? With hundreds of loving, adoptable pets waiting to go to forever homes, Manatee County Animal Services (MCAS) invites our community to find their perfect pet love match during this upcoming, 4-day special weekend. Valentine’s Day “Clear the Shelter” Weekend is February 14-17 at both MCAS locations.
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Application period open through March 1 for human service funding
02/04/2019
Non-profit agencies that serve Manatee County residents have until March 1 to apply for Manatee County Children's Services funding, a voter-approved fund to help disadvantaged children and their families in the community. General funding is also available to help nonprofits that serve adults or provide other services to Manatee County.
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County offices closed Jan. 21 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
01/14/2019
Manatee County Government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Manatee County accepting applications for two advisory boards
01/11/2019
Manatee County is accepting applications for two vacancies on the Manatee County Health Care Advisory Board and three seats on the Infrastructure Sales Tax Oversight Committee.
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Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program info meetings coming soon
01/03/2019
County officials will hold two meetings in coming weeks to help local neighborhoods and homeowner associations improve their chances for a successful grant application of up to $10,000 in one-time neighborhood improvement funding.
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Registration now open for free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training
12/21/2018
Registration is now open for a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course that begins next month. Manatee County residents and business owners, faith-based organizations, communities/neighborhoods and anyone who wants to be better prepared for common household emergencies can enroll.
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Palma Sola boat ramp to close Jan. 1 for renovations, safety upgrades
12/20/2018
Palma Sola boat ramp, 9800 Manatee Ave. West, will be closed for up to six months for repairs and minor upgrades beginning Jan. 1.
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Manatee County announces upcoming holiday schedule
12/18/2018
County offices will be closed: Christmas Eve, Mon., Dec. 24 Christmas Day, Tues., Dec. 25 New Year's Day, Tues., Jan. 1, 2019
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Heavy rains cancel MCAT's Tour of Lights tonight but event will take place tomorrow
12/14/2018
Manatee County Area Transit's (MCAT) popular Ted Nowosad Tour of Lights has been cancelled for tonight Friday, Dec. 14 due to strong storms in the area today and into the evening. It will take place one evening only this year: tomorrow Saturday, Dec. 15. The 90-minute ride through local neighborhoods in west Bradenton is free and open to the public.
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Registration now open for 2019 Senior Games for Life
12/11/2018
Registration is open through Jan. 18 for the 2019 Gulf Coast Games for Life, a regional competition of amateur athletes ages 50 and older. Seniors will compete in 16 sports for medals and qualifying for the 2019 Florida Senior Games State Competition.
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Powel Crosley Theater gears up for holiday productions, new shows in 2019
12/07/2018
As part of its commitment to producing theatrical presentations of the works of some of the greatest authors and playwrights in history and offering unique theater experiences, Powel Crosley Theater recently announced the return of its popular holiday productions and a new show planned for 2019, all taking place at the historic Powel Crosley Estate.
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Manatee County's 2019 wall calendars now available at public buildings around town
12/07/2018
Manatee County's popular wall calendars have arrived, featuring beautiful photos of popular local destinations.
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Braden River Library supervisor Cathy Laird named Manatee County Employee of the Year
12/06/2018
Cathy Laird, the branch supervisor for the County's busiest library and a longtime employee of the public library system, has been named Manatee County's 2018 Employee of the Year.
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Cold weather shelter available in Manatee County
12/05/2018
Manatee County's Emergency Management Division has coordinated with The Salvation Army to open cold weather shelter space tonight at their Manatee County location at 1204 14th St. W., Bradenton. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and there will be space for an additional 60 people.
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Manatee County seeks public input on past year’s CDBG projects
11/30/2018
Manatee County Community Development is asking for public input on how federal funding (CDBG) was spent in local neighborhoods over the past year.
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MCAT's popular Tour of Lights returns December 14, 15
11/30/2018
Manatee County Area Transit's (MCAT) popular Ted Nowosad Tour of Lights returns Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15. The 90-minute ride through local neighborhoods in west Bradenton is free and open to the public.
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Manatee County Commissioners confirm Ava Ehde as Neighborhood Services Director
11/27/2018
After serving nearly a year as an interim director, Ava Ehde was confirmed as the Director of Neighborhood Services for Manatee County at today's County Commission meeting.
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Manatee County to host Open House to discuss John Marble Park improvements
11/26/2018
The Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department will host an Open House on Monday, Dec. 3, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the John Marble Park gymnasium to preview the County’s projected “master plan” for John Marble Park.
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County Commissioners set to name Commission Chambers in honor of longtime Commissioner Pat Glass
11/20/2018
Manatee County Commissioners next week are scheduled to name their meeting chambers the Patricia M. Glass Commission Chambers in honor of the County's first female County Commissioner, Pat Glass.
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Manatee County offices closed Thursday, Friday for Thanksgiving
11/19/2018
Garbage, yard waste and recycling are suspended for one day on Thanksgiving Day. The regular schedule resumes Monday, Nov. 26. MCAT fixed route, Handy Bus, and Longboat Key Shuttle services will not be available on Thanksgiving Day but resume on Friday.
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Manatee County launches suite of digital tools for the public
11/13/2018
Manatee County residents can now find the information that’s most important to them with one click using a collection of new online applications on the County’s website.
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Manatee County implements more cutting-edge 9-1-1 technologies
11/10/2018
Manatee County has integrated several new potentially lifesaving advancements to its 9-1-1 services to improve emergency response efforts.
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Manatee County's Farm City Week events have begun
11/09/2018
Farm City Week, the annual celebration of partnerships between rural and urban communities, is underway in Manatee County.
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Manatee County to host 4th annual Small Business Expo next week
11/08/2018
Entrepreneurs, start-ups and established business owners can access up to 20 local business resources from financial, marketing, workforce recruiting/training and small business development industries at Manatee County’s fourth annual Small Business Expo next Thursday, Nov. 15.
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Manatee County announces Veteran's Day-related closures
11/07/2018
Manatee County Government offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12 to commemorate Veteran's Day.
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MCAT to offer free rides on Election Day, Nov. 6
10/30/2018
Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) will offer free fixed route bus service on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. The offer includes the MCAT Route 99 buses that travel into Sarasota County.
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Manatee County Animal Services now open 7 days a week in November and December to help increase adoptions
10/30/2018
Manatee County Animal Services (MCAS) will be open 7 days a week starting on November 1. No one wants to spend the holidays alone, including our homeless pets who are looking for a second chance at a forever home. Through no fault of their own, they have been rescued by MCAS and now await a warm bed to cuddle up in and have a loving family to call their own.
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Walk, ride, dance, play at Open Streets Manatee in Palmetto on Nov. 10
10/22/2018
Manatee County residents are invited to grab their walking shoes, bikes and rollerblades for this year’s Open Streets Manatee event next month in Palmetto.
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Manatee County earns four awards from state transit organizations
10/22/2018
Two statewide transit associations have awarded Manatee County Area Transit two group awards and individual awards to Commissioner Carol Whitmore and Manatee County Fleet employee Mike Ruth.
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SBA Business Recovery Center relocates to Bradenton Beach's Tingley Memorial Library
10/22/2018
Manatee County Government and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that an SBA Business Recovery Center today moves to the City of Bradenton Beach's Tingley Memorial Library to help business owners affected by September red tide bloom.
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Manatee County to host community meeting to discuss Lakewood Ranch Park improvements
10/10/2018
The Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department will host a community meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the American Red Cross at Lakewood Ranch to discuss facilities, growth and vision for the future of the County’s projected “master plan” for Lakewood Ranch Park. 
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Manatee County to distribute sandbags at three area locations today, Oct. 9
10/08/2018
Manatee County residents may pick up sandbags at G.T. Bray Park, Bennett Park and Bradenton Area Convention Center from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Construction Trades Board
10/04/2018
Manatee County is accepting applications for two seats on the Construction Trades Board, a volunteer panel that regulates and licenses local contractors.
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Final Public Notice: Manatee County Coquina Beach Project
10/02/2018
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for Manatee County’s Coquina Beach engineered beach repair due to damages in Hurricane Hermine (DR‐4280‐FL PW 479) and Hurricane Irma (DR‐4337‐FL Project 6581, PW 3039). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the Public Assistance (PA) Program.
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Manatee County accepting applications for Health Council of West Central Florida
09/24/2018
Manatee County is accepting applications for two seats on the Health Council of West Central Florida to represent Manatee County.
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Manatee County to host one-day Public Safety Academy in October
09/24/2018
Manatee County’s Public Safety Department will host a one-day Public Safety Academy to increase awareness about what the department does and to develop a better understanding of the public’s role in Public Safety.
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Manatee County accepting applications for NAACP seat on Children's Services Advisory Board
09/20/2018
Manatee County is accepting applications for the NAACP-designated seat on the Children’s Services Advisory Board (CSAB). The volunteer board makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on the priorities and expenditures of the County’s dedicated millage for children’s services.
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Manatee County to host community meeting to discuss G.T. Bray Park Master Plan
09/17/2018
The Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department will host a community meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the G.T. Bray Recreation Center to discuss facilities, growth and vision for the future of the County’s projected “master plan” for G.T. Bray Park.
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View live stream traffic conditions on new Regional Traffic Management Center website
09/17/2018
Manatee and Sarasota drivers now have two new resources to check before heading onto the road for commutes each day.
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