Parking plan coming for a vote By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Is it possible that Anna Maria may finally solve the parkings woes that have plagued the city since the first Model-T Ford full of visitors drove across the old wooden Anna Maria Island Bridge in 1925 and made a right turn to Anna Maria?
Holmes Beach budget passes first hearing, millage OK'd By Diana Bogan
Holmes Beach held its first public hearing for the 2005-06 fiscal budget, which includes a reduction in millage from 2 to 1.9 mills. The reduced rate will generate an additional $359,100 in tax dollars for the upcoming year. This represents a 14 percent increase in property tax income.
Holmes Beach moving forward with referendum By Diana Bogan
The Holmes Beach City Commission is committed to moving forward with the nonbinding referendum allowing residents to vote on whether the city should undertake a study on consolidating the three Island cities.
A representative from Kirk Pinkerton law firm brought an informal request for the vacation of the right of way of Fifth Avenue between Manatee Avenue West and 39th Street, adjacent to the Loggerhead Junction business complex. That portion of Fifth Avenue is unimproved.