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Looking ahead at the week in government and business


It's a busy week in the realm of business and government meetings, and there's an election, too.

Business and Government

On Monday, The Bradenton Times is running a story on Bealls Inc.

Also Monday, the Palmetto City Commission holds its workshop at 4:30 p.m. and then the Commission and CRA meeting starting at 7 p.m. The workshop will look at asset allocation alternatives, city application fees and a proposed ordinance regarding the party responsible for the stormwater management fee. That latter item will be moved forward to the City Commission meeting's agenda.

The Palmetto City Commission also get an update on the 23rd Street realignment and baseball fields.

Sitting as the Palmetto Community Redevelopment Agency, the commission will decide on extending the contract of interim CRA administrator Jeff Burton to Feb. 9, consider two storefront grant applications and a public art mural project.

Tuesday is Election Day in the cities of Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. Check The Bradenton Times' coverage for information on the candidates.

Also Tuesday, the Manatee County Commission will hold its regular meeting. Items on the agenda include an employment agreement with the county administrator, alcoholic beverage-related regulations, a lawsuit filed by Bradenton Tropical Palms against the county, the relocation of cattle operations at the Duette Preserve, an ordinance regarding Woody's River Roo Pub and Grill, refinancing the Port Manatee $10 million loan, a discussion of the use of golf carts on county roads and sidewalks, a consideration of a resolution on offshore oil drilling, and the federal and state legislative agendas.

On Thursday, the Manatee County Commission will hold its land use meeting. The commission will look at the Lorraine Road and State Road 64 Commercial Park, the Gateway Overlay Master Plan and a revised zoning ordinance for a 175-foot telecom tower within Christian Retreat.


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