Thank you for visiting The Islander Newspaper Online.

We are currently updating our website to provide you better service and function.
If you would like to access the new site, please, click here: The Islander Newspaper

Sorry for any inconvenience. Our new site and service will resume shortly.

Web Master

The Award Winning & Best News on Anna Maria Island, FL Since 1992

"The Award Winning & Best News on Anna Maria Island, FL Since 1992"

Friday, Oct, 31, 2014
Florida Press Assn. Award-Winning Web Site
Home Latest News Weather Sports Real Estate Classifieds Island Guide Islander Store

 SECTIONS

 • 

Main News

 • 

Classifieds

 • 

Opinions

 • 

Streetlife

 • 

Calendar

 • 

Fishing

 • 

Sports

 • 

Real Estate

 • 

Obituaries

 • 

Weather

 Features

 • 

Cortez Cook Off: The Results

 • 

Anna Maria Island Bridge FDOT replacement bridge

 • 

National Hurricane Center (Atlantic)

 • 

Advanced Search

 • 

I love AMI

 • 

Mystery Story

 • 

Fishing Laws

 Classifieds

 • 

Classifieds Page

 • 

Place An AD

 • 

Items for Sale

 • 

Garage Sale

 • 

Estate Sale

 • 

Announcments

 • 

Lost & Found

 • 

Pets

 • 

Transportation

 • 

Boats & Boating

 • 

Fishing

 • 

Kids 4 Hire

 • 

Help Wanted

 • 

Health Care

 • 

Services

 • 

Lawn & Garden

 • 

Landscaping

 • 

Home Improvement

 • 

Business Opportunities

 • 

Rentals

 • 

Real Estate

 Weather

 • 

Today's Forecast

 • 

10 Day Forecast

 • 

Today's Tides

 • 

Emergency e-mail

 • 

Storm Watch

 Archive

 • 

News Archive

 • 

2009 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2008 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2007 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2006 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2005 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2004 Top Notch Gallery

 Useful Links

 • 

Island Links

 • 

i.wed

 • 

Islander Store

 • 

About this Site

 Contact Us

 • 

Islander Store

 • 

Subscribe

 • 

About Us

 • 

e-mail us

Story Tools

Date of Issue: February 11, 2009

City enacts temporary mooring regs

New regulations for the waters that Bradenton Beach controls are in place by vote of the city commission.

The ordinance unanimously approved in a final reading Feb. 5 provides temporary regulations until the city can enact an anchorage and mooring field plan and hire a harbor master.

The city is at work on drafting a master recreational boating plan that will involve adopting permanent regulations for the mooring field, but Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, the city pier management team and members of the advisory ScenicWaves Committee have said interim rules are needed.

A state law extends Bradenton Beach’s boundaries 500 feet into Sarasota bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and the new ordinance states, “The city would like to exercise its police powers for law enforcement in the city waters.”

The measure outlines rules for boats in the area:

  • No watercraft shall be operated at a rate of speed causing waves that damage docks, seawalls and other property.
  • Major repairs of vessels are prohibited in the mooring field area.
  • A vessel with people aboard and anchored, moored or docked in the same location for 72 hours, is presumed to be a liveaboard vessel.
  • The city will establish a Marine Anchorage and Mooring Field Committee that includes two waterfront land or business representatives, two boaters and two environmental community representatives.
  • No person shall discharge raw or treated sewage from any vessel.
  • No person on any vessel or on land may dispose of garbage or waste into city waters.
  • No abandoned, derelict or wrecked vessel shall be allowed in city waters.
  • Mooring of vessels overnight is permitted on a mooring buoy within the city’s mooring field area, located south of the Historic Bridge Street Pier.
  • No one may operate a business from a vessel occupying a mooring without permission of the city commission.

There was no public comment offered on the regulations during the meeting.

The regulations, as well as the status of the city’s effort to draft a master boating plan, will be discussed at a meeting at 5 p.m. Feb. 18, at city hall.

Have your say:

No comments for this page. Feel free to be the first

Username:

Contact:

(email or url)

Subject:

Your View:

Please enter the security code below:

security  

Get breaking news

Follow the Islander on TwitterBecome a fan of The Islander on Facebook

Sign up to receive breaking news alerts via e-mail. We'll send you a notice when the news and classifieds appear online every week, before the print edition hits the streets.

Click here for Gulf oil spill updates related to Anna Maria Island.

Historic Anna Maria City Pier Plank Walk

Put your name, your message, your memorial on the Historic Anna Maria City Pier prior to the Pier Centennial Celebration! And join the fun!

CLICK HERE for Stoltzfus e-mails and related court documents.


FREE Island
Vacation Guide:
get it here

Cortez Cookoff

Click here for 2010 Cortez Cookoff Winner and recipes

To advertise here, please
visit our rates page
or contact us at:
sales@islander.org
Phone: (941) 778-7978
Fax: (941) 778-9392

Back to top of Page

Home | Weather | Real Estate | Classifieds | Archives | Contact | Island Links
Islander Store | Subscribe About this site | Classifieds Page | Place an Ad
For Sale | Garage Sales | Announcements | Lost & Found | Pets | Transportation
Boats & Boating | Fishing | Kids for Hire | Help Wanted | Health Care | Services
Lawn & Garden | Landscaping | Home Improvement | Business Opportunities | Rentals | Real Estate

Our Privacy and Copyright Statements © 1992 - 2009, The Islander