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Estates at Tillet Bayou road on Tuesday agenda


The County Commission will be taking a break following Tuesday's meeting, but before that happens there will be another discussion about Terra Ceia.

See the full agenda for Tuesday's County Commission meeting at the county's Web site.

Specifically, the Estates on Tillet Bayou, and even more specifically, the road that was planned to cut through the controversial new development that's planned there, to the dismay of the people who live in what they consider to be one of the last pieces of "old Florida" in the region.

The new stipulation would eliminate access to Bayshore Road from the development.

The commissioners voted 4-3 on May 19 to have another hearing after Commissioner Joe McClash mentioned the road during commissioners' comments, noting that the vote for the site plan had happened at the end of a long and contentious meeting on the night of May 12 and they had just forgotten that the road was no longer gated.

A worry on May 19 was that other issues about the development could be brought up at Tuesday's meeting when Estates on Tillet Bayou comes up. Commissioners have vowed to hold firm that the road and its access is all that will be discussed Tuesday.

Other items on Tuesday's agenda include:

  • A measure to endorse the National Association of Counties' health reform principles.
  • Eminent domain cases involving 17th Street East, the Tara Boulevard Extension and the Ware's Creek Stormwater Improvement Project.
  • The Crisis Communication Response Plan.
  • Various issues surrounding the 63rd Avenue East Bridge.
  • Administrative services for employee health benefits.
  • An interfund loan to the Clerk of Circuit Court.
  • Vote on an amendment to the Local Housing Assistance Plan.
  • Changes in recreation fees.
  • A discussion of alternate locations for the downtown transit center.
  • A presentation on the Silverleaf development of 621 single-family homes, continued from June 4.
  • Community Development Block Grant Substantial Amendment.
  • Manatee County Conservatory Park.
  • Amending the zoning ordinance and preliminary site plans to reduce setbacks for some residential lots in the University Groves development.
  • Rezoning land at U.S. 301 and 38th Avenue East from Suburban Agriculture to Light Manufacturing.


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