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Four Eminent Domain Takings and Secondhand Good Statute on Tuesday's BOCC Meeting


BRADENTON -- At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners wiil vote on removing uncollectible debt, taking possession of four county properties through eminent domain, and revising ordinances on regulating "secondhand goods" and revise citizen comment rules. 


Commissioners will vote on whether to remove $487,410.57 off the books in EMS uncollectible debt from the county books. The debt is sent to a collection agency and the county reserves the right to later collect the debt from the individuals that received services.

Commissioners also will vote on taking eminent domain possession on four properties for their 44th avenue project, at a cost of almost $3 million. These properties are located between 19th Street Court East and 30th Street East.

The board will also vote on whether to put "Household Appliances" back in the definition of  Ordinance No. 14-12, regulating secondhand goods."

Last on Tuesday's agenda is a revision of the county's citizen comment rules. Commission Chair Larry Bustle asked County Attorney Micky Palmer to rewrite the county's "meeting procedures." Bustle told Palmer citizens' comments are becoming a problem, and he would like to revise the rules. 


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