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  1. Holmes Beach declines settlement offer for 306 Clark-Bert Harris suitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Alana Pascoe, a Bradenton Beach annual renter, says traffic is her "No. 1 concern."

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  2. Property investment approved for Holmes Beach preserveRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    The initial purchase of Grassy Point Preserve was funded by the Florida Communities Trust Preservation 2000 Program. Two vacant lots near the entrance approved for purchase by the city could provide parking and a restroom.

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  3. Holmes Beach speed backlash, limits restoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Frank McAndrews prepares to speak as others line up to state their opinions on the recently lowered speed limits on Manatee Avenue and the Anna Maria Island Bridge at the Feb. 14 Holmes Beach meeting. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Dozens of people crowd the Patricia A. Geyer Commission Chambers in Holmes Beach City Hall Feb. 14 to comment on lowered speed limits on Manatee Avenue.

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  4. 4 new Bert Harris claims hit Holmes BeachRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 4 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Four new Bert Harris claims were filed Feb. 14 against the city of Holmes Beach, adding to an existing 19 claims. Attorneys for property owners allege two city vacation rental ordinances - one limiting occupancy to two persons per bedroom or six persons, whichever is greater, and another ordinance requiring licensing and inspections to enforce occupancy - resulted in a loss of reasonable investment-backed expectations and inordinate burdens under the Bert J. Harris Jr. Private Property Rights Protection Act.

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  5. Island police blotter - 02-22-2017Read the original story

    Monday Feb 20 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Feb. 13, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive N., battery. Bradenton Beach police arrested a 37-year-old Bradenton woman who fled after she pulled the hair and scratched the neck of a woman while in the back seat of a parked vehicle.

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  6. Golf champ named at KRC, center adult football kicks offRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Debbie Richardson and guest Sharon Ellen, along with Jana Samuels and guest Barbara Krueger pose after winning the "For the Love of Golf" Valentine's Day event Feb. 14 at the Key Royale Club, Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Courtesy Marty Clark The Key Royale Club played host to a couple of special events in recent weeks.

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  7. Holmes Beach mayor advocates city manager governmentRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Holmes Beach Mayor Bob Johnson is ready to turn over the heavy lifting that goes with running a city with a $12 million-plus budget to a professional. According to Johnson, development in Manatee County leaves Anna Maria Island as "the only beach in town."

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  8. Speeder, 2nd-DUI offender sentenced to probationRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    A 36-year-old man pleaded no contest to driving under the influence and was sentenced to 12 months probation and completion of an advanced DUI course. Holmes Beach police arrested Variot in September 2016 after an officer stopped his vehicle traveling 70 mph between the 700 block of Manatee Avenue and the Anna Maria Island Bridge - an area recently changed to a 25-mph zone.

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  9. DOT-HB speed limit reduction creates ruckusRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Holmes Beach resident and fishing guide Mark Howard says he doesn't mind the lower speed limit at the entrance to Holmes Beach but he had concerns for the way the change was handled. "There was really no notice about this happening," he said.

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  10. Rental management company drops VRO appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy stands by the podium in the city commission chambers during a Feb. 10 interview. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy said Feb. 10 he was "very pleased" with the withdrawal of the appeal and expects the case will return to the circuit court for a hearing on the attorney fees.

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  11. Commission seeks Ugly Grouper site-plan revisionsRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Even with a special exception for remote parking, there's apparently still not enough parking for the expansion plans at the mostly outdoor restaurant-bar. Holmes Beach commissioners met Jan. 24 during a work session and discussed the site plan for the Ugly Grouper, 5704 Marina Drive.

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  12. HB approves 'no-change' offers to Harris claimantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    City attorney Patty Petruff presented three letters addressed to claimants meant to comply with the Bert J. Harris Jr. Private Property Rights Protection Act. Two letters offer no settlement and no change from a Sept.

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  13. Cortez woman pleads no contest to DUIRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    A no-contest plea to a charge of driving under the influence in November 2016 has ended in an order for a 12-month probation and assessment of $2,366 in fines and costs. Twelfth Circuit Judge Doug Henderson sentenced Alicia Moore, 30, to the DUI probation and time served in jail for driving on a revoked license.

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  14. Sunken boat removal, remnant of former mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    John Banyas, owner of Cortez-based N.E. Taylor Boatworks, stands on the 46-foot Tayana sailboat he salvaged Jan. 30. The boat sank in the Bradenton Beach anchorage near Bridge Street some time during September 2016 storms. According to BBPD Lt.

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  15. Medical marijuana dispensaries banned in Bradenton BeachRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Bradenton Beach commissioners were given the opportunity to reconsider a proposed ordinance banning medical marijuana dispensaries in the city before a final reading, hearing and vote. A supermajority of voters chose "yes" to constitutional Amendment No.

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  16. Slow down and enjoy the scenery, says Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    A 25-mph speed limit sign is posted Jan. 27 entering Holmes Beach on Manatee Avenue from the Anna Maria Island Bridge. Islander Photos: Jennifer Sheppard Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer talks at a news conference Feb. 1 about the reduced 25-mph speed limit in Holmes Beach on Manatee Avenue at the Anna Maria Island Bridge.

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  17. Holmes Beach set to discuss Bert Harris offersRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 31 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Holmes Beach commissioners were expected to discuss "offer" letters to three Bert Harris claimants at a 3 p.m. Jan. 31 meeting, held after Islander press time. The city response is required within 150 days by the Bert J. Harris Private Property Rights Protection Act after a property owner submits a claim alleging a government action inordinately burdened his or her property rights and loss of a reasonable investment-backed expectation.

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  18. Bradenton Beach P&Z strategizes rental regulation approachRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 31 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Reed Mapes, a member of the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board, draws a diagram Jan. 25, during a meeting at city hall. For several months, the board has been meeting to discuss recommendations for a transient public lodging establishment ordinance, similar to existing vacation rental ordinances in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach.

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  19. Holmes Beach arrests 18-year-old for marijuanaRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 31 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    An 18-year-old man was arrested for possessing 0.8 grams of marijuana following a Jan. 4 traffic stop. Andre Goolcharan of Bradenton was arrested in the 700 block of Manatee Avenue after police asked him to leave the Manatee Public Beach parking lot at 11:14 p.m. The park closes at 10 p.m. Officer Alan Bores reported the driver appeared nervous and he followed the vehicle as the motorist ran a red light and traveled into the bike lane on East Bay Drive.

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  20. Waterline Resort tops off 3rd storyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 31 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    The large motel project underway on the canalfront in downtown Holmes Beach should finish in May. According to Marriott.com, the Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, 5325 Marina Drive, will feature 37 two-bedroom suites, each with a gourmet kitchen, large living area and balcony. The resort, which is advertised on the Marriott website as a part of the Autograph Collection, was previously scheduled to open in March.

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