Notices

Recycle Bins

January 26, 2022

Unincorporated Manatee County residents we are experiencing a delay on delivering recycling carts for new residents or swap outs due to damage. Unfortunately, due to a shortage of employees and manufacturer delays, please allow us until the first week of March, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

Coqunina Beach HHW/ E Scrap Collection

January 24, 2022

COQUINA BEACH HHW / E-SCRAP Collection this Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 9am – 3pm.

Covid- 19 Vaccine POP-UP

January 20, 2022

The Florida Department of Health will host two COVID-19 vaccine sites this month, the first in Manatee County and another in Sarasota County.

Vaccines will be available Thursday at State-College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota in Bradenton, 5840 26 St W.

Later this month on Saturday, Jan. 29, at Betty J. Johnson Library in Sarasota, 2801 Newtown Boulevard.

The clinic at SCF will take place on campus at the Library and Learning Center, rooms 143 and 146 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Additional COVID-19 testing site to open in downtown Bradenton

January 18, 2022

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Jan. 18, 2022) – The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County and Manatee County Government have teamed up to offer an additional location for COVID-19 testing.

The new site will be at the SUNZ insurance building at 1301 Eighth Avenue in Downtown Bradenton.

This new location will begin operations at 7 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2021 and will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. seven days a week. It is a walk-up operation, and no appointments are necessary. Clients can pre-register at https://mdc.nomihealth.com/signup/fl/sunz.

Visitors are asked to bring proof of Florida residency (driver’s license, utility bill with Florida address, etc.).

This site is in addition to the ongoing COVID-19 testing site at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. That location -- in the southwest parking lot of 1 Haben Boulevard in Palmetto -- operates 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. seven days a week.

Testing is free of charge in both locations.

For more information on Manatee County Government, visit www.mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/manatee.county.fl and on Twitter @ManateeGov.

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Bill Logan

Information Outreach Manager

Cell: (941) 274-0930

bill.logan@mymanatee.org

Manatee County seeking applicants for Citizens Oversight Committee

January 18, 2022

Manatee County seeking applicants for Citizens Oversight Committee

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Jan. 13, 2022) – Manatee County is looking for four (4) citizens to be a part of the advisory committee on Infrastructure Sales Tax.

The committee — which makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners — meets periodically and prepares an annual report reviewing spending of the half-cent infrastructure sales tax approved by voters in 2016.

Committee applicants must reside in unincorporated areas of Manatee County.

The term of this appointment is for two years. All meetings will be publicly noticed. The committee meets periodically at 5:30 p.m. at the Manatee County Government Administrative Center, Board of County Commissioners Conference Room 9th Floor, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, Fl 34205.

Applications are due February 10 and may be found online at www.mymanatee.org/advisoryboards.

For more information, call (941) 745-3778 or email johnnie.yetter@mymanatee.org.

For more information on Manatee County Government, visit www.mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/manatee.county.fl and on Twitter @ManateeGov.

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Bill Logan

Information Outreach Manager

Cell: (941) 274-0930

bill.logan@mymanatee.org

Manatee County accepting applications for Construction Trades Board

January 18, 2022

Manatee County accepting applications for Construction Trades Board

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Jan. 14, 2022) – Manatee County has the following openings for the Construction Trades Board. The purpose of the Construction Trades Board is to regulate state and local contractors and license local contractors within unincorporated Manatee County. The Construction Trades Board shall have the authority to discipline persons who violate applicable local code, State Statutes or Florida Building Code provisions pertaining to the activities of licensed contractors, including the authority to suspend and or revoke their licenses and impose monetary fines.

Seat #1 – Licensed General Contractor

Description of eligible applicants: Contractor must have five years of experience in the construction trade and hold an active license as a Licensed General Contractor with Department of Business and Professional Regulation or Registered with an active Certificate of Competency license in Manatee County. Applicants must reside or have a business located in the unincorporated areas of Manatee County. Must be willing to serve in a voluntary capacity.

Seat #2 – Licensed Commercial Swimming Pool Contractor.

Description of eligible applicants: Contractor must have five years of experience in the construction trade and hold an active license as a Licensed Commercial Swimming Pool Contractor with Department of Business and Professional Regulation or Registered with an active Certificate of Competency license in Manatee County. Applicants must reside or have a business located in the unincorporated areas of Manatee County. Must be willing to serve in a voluntary capacity.

Seat #5 - Consumer Representative

Consumer Representative may be any resident of the local jurisdiction who is not, and has never been, a member or practitioner of a profession regulated by the board or a member of any closely related profession.

Seat #6 - Consumer Representative

Consumer Representative may be any resident of the local jurisdiction who is not, and has never been, a member or practitioner of a profession regulated by the board or a member of any closely related profession.

Applications are due February 28 and may be found online at www.mymanatee.org/advisoryboards.

The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday (and 4th Wednesday as needed) of each month at 3 p.m. at the Board of County Commissioners Chamber located at 1112 Manatee Ave West, Bradenton, FL 34205.

For more information, call Stephanie Charles (941) 748-4501 Extension 3805 or email stephanie.charles@mymanatee.org

For more information on Manatee County Government, visit www.mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/manatee.county.fl and on Twitter @ManateeGov.

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Bill Logan

Information Outreach Manager

Cell: (941) 274-0930

bill.logan@mymanatee.org

Garbage Delays

January 14, 2022

Attention residents living in the unincorporated area of Manatee County:

Manatee County Utilities has not changed its collection schedule. Residential garbage, yard waste and recycling collections are running behind due to unexpected hauler employee illnesses and staffing shortages. All garbage, yard waste and recycling services are being collected according to the normal schedules. Please leave your items out until 7pm on the normal collection day, if not collected by then, bring it in and put it back out before 6am the next morning. If your scheduled pick up is missed, every attempt will be made by the haulers to collect it the following day. All collections will be completed by Saturday evening each week.

If you do not live within the unincorporated portion of Manatee County (you do not pay Manatee County Utilities Department for these services), please contact your local garbage provider.

• City of Bradenton (941) 932-9434

• Town of Longboat Key and Anna Maria (941) 753-7591

• Holmes Beach (941) 932-6426

• City of Bradenton Beach and Trailer Estates (941) 355-9600

• City of Palmetto (941) 723-4580

Community Clean Up

The community cleanup events that is schedule on 14th ST CRA Area for Saturday, February 5, 2022, have been cancelled.

Please remember up to two large items (furniture, mattress, tires, etc.) can be placed at the curb with your regular garbage and picked up for free.

This does not include white goods (refrigerator, stove, washer, etc. and E-Scrap (TVs, printers, microwaves, etc.), which require a special pickup.

Call Utilities Customer Service at (941) 792-8811 to schedule a special pickup for white goods, E-Scrap or more than two large items.

Funding Application Window for Non-Profit Agencies Providing Human Services to Manatee Residents Opens January 27

January 11, 2022

Funding Application Window for Non-Profit Agencies Providing Human Services to Manatee Residents Opens January 27

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Jan. 11, 2022) – The 2022/23 application period for non-profit agencies interested in applying for human resources grants to assist Manatee residents will open on Thursday, January 27, at Noon.

The Human Services Division of Manatee County’s Neighborhood Services Department invests in programs through the Children’s Services Dedicated Millage to help disadvantaged children and families in the community, as well as from the General Revenue Fund to assist adult residents or provide other services throughout Manatee County.

For consideration of investment for Adult or Children's Services funding, applicants must meet the general eligibility requirements below:

• Be recognized as a corporation under the State of Florida

• Be tax exempt per the Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3)

• Provide proof of sufficient insurance coverage

• Provide financial audit or compilation by an independent auditor certified in the State of Florida

• Serve residents of Manatee County

Awarded on a competitive basis, investment amounts are determined by the Manatee Board of County Commissioners. Programs are paid on a reimbursement basis, contingent upon the successful completion of the project, the results (human gain) and achieving the requirements listed in the investment agreement.

Neighborhood Services representatives will conduct a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., in which they will provide details about the investment-funding process. To register for that meeting, go to bit.ly/ManateeNPA23

Updates, including Zoom meeting information, will be posted on the Neighborhood Services Apply for Human Services Funding Webpage at bit.ly/Manatee501c3App.

The deadline for all application submissions is Friday, February 25, at 5:00 p.m. Contact Kristi Hagen, Children's Services Program Coordinator, at 941-748-4501, ext. 3485, or Kristi.Hagen@mymanatee.org with any questions related to the application process.

For media-related questions, regarding Manatee County Neighborhood Services, contact Kelly Foster, Marketing & Outreach Specialist, at 813-562-3229 (cell), or kelly.foster@mymanatee.org.

About Manatee County Neighborhood Services Department: Neighborhood Services provides a wide range of services focused on enhancing the overall quality of life for Manatee County residents. Through Children’s Programming, Aging, Veterans, Criminal Justice, Probation, Libraries and Fee-Assistance Services, Neighborhood Services connects residents to non-profit agencies Manatee County helps fund and other community resources. For more information, call (941) 748-4501, visit mymanatee.org/neighborhood and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube @manateeneighbor.

For more information on Manatee County Government, visit www.mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/manatee.county.fl and on Twitter @ManateeGov.

Manatee County makes $900,000 available for Housing Rehabilitation and Replacement

January 3, 2022

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (January 3, 2022) – Starting today, low- and very low-income homeowners in Manatee County can apply for financial help for housing rehabilitation and replacement assistance from the Manatee County Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity (REO) Department.

Through January 28, qualifying Manatee County residents can submit entry forms through the Housing Rehabilitation/Replacement Program. The program provides 0% interest-deferred payment 30-year loans to make code-related repairs to single-family homes or replace dilapidated single-family housing structures. Housing conditions can be corrected and modified to improve the health, safety and welfare for the people who live there.

Program entry forms will be available today on Manatee County Rehabilitation/Replacement Program webpage. Those who need help completing and submitting an online entry form can call (941) 749-3029.

The total funding of $904,344.80 is expected to help a dozen local households. The deadline for entry forms is January 28 at 5 p.m. On February 4, REO staff will use a lottery-style drawing to determine which applications to review first. Funding will be awarded to households who meet the eligibility requirements until all funds have been committed.

To be eligible, households must be located in unincorporated Manatee County or City of Palmetto and be within the program standards for very low/low income and property value. Read eligibility requirements online.

For more information on Manatee County Government, visit www.mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/manatee.county.fl and on Twitter @ManateeGov.

Non Congregate Shelter

December 30, 2021

Offered to COVID clients during the isolation period for Manatee County residents.

Contact Gabriella 941-714-3704

Household Hazardous Waste

November 23, 2021

HHW drop off

Mon to Fri 8a – 5p and every 3rd Saturday of the month only from 9a – 3p – No HHW drop off on Saturday’s, only on the 3rd Saturday since they are hazardous materials, and they cannot be left outside.

E-Scrap drop off

Mon to Sat. 8a – 5p / then on the 3rd Saturday 9a – 3p – they can drop it off on Saturday since is electronics and they leave them at a shed.

Collecting Household Hazardous Waste Monday through Friday

Manatee County’s Lena Road Landfill is accepting Household Hazards Waste Monday through Friday from 8am – 5pm and every 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., from residents only. Customers will be required to unload items from their vehicles with direction from staff on where to place items. For more information please call (941) 792-8811.

Please note that while unwanted gasoline in approved containers can be brought to the Landfill during the week, the containers cannot be returned on weekdays. Containers can only be returned after disposal at the HHW Collection held the 3rd Saturday of every month.

Manatee County now accepting applications for Environmental Land Management and Acquisition Committee

January 26, 2022

Manatee County now accepting applications for Environmental Land Management and Acquisition Committee

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (January 26, 2022) – Manatee County residents who want to help protect land and water resources — working with willing sellers to preserve fish and wildlife habitat and provide for passive recreation — are invited to apply for a host of positions now available on the Environmental Lands Management and Acquisition Committee (ELMAC).

The Environmental Lands Program has been working on implementation of the community-initiated Conservation and Parks Projects Referendum that was approved by voters in November of 2020, authorizing up to $50M in tax proceeds for the acquisition, improvement, and management of land to protect natural resources and provide parks. 

There are twelve (12) vacancies on the citizen’s advisory committee, which makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on environmental land acquisition and management issues, including recreational planning and programming of public lands.

The ELMAC also serves as the Tree Advisory Board to promote awareness of the County-wide tree canopy and tree education programs.

The vacancies on the committee are for the following seats:

• A member with education in a natural science (3-year initial term)

• A member engaged in business with the agricultural community (3-year initial term)

• A member who represents Keep Manatee Beautiful, Inc. (1-year initial term)

• A member recommended by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce (1-year initial term)

• Three (3) members who are residents of Manatee County (2-year initial term)

• A member who resides in District 1 (2-year initial term)

• A member who resides in District 2 (2-year initial term)

• A member who resides in District 3 (2-year initial term)

• A member who resides in District 4 (2-year initial term)

• A member who resides in District 5 (2-year initial term)

Members are appointed by the Board for initial terms of service of one, two or three years, as indicated above in parentheses. All terms after the initial term are for 3 years, with re-appointment at the discretion of the Board.

Prospective board members can find out what their residential district is at www.mymanatee.org/information.

The ELMAC meets on the first Monday of every other month at 6:00pm in the Movie Room at GT Bray, 5502 33rd Avenue Drive West, Bradenton, FL 34209.

Learn more information about the ELMAC here. For more details or assistance with an application, call ELMAC Liaison Debra Woithe at (941) 742-5923 x6052 or email at Debra.Woithe@mymanatee.org.

Applications are due Feb, 18, 2022 and may be found online.

For more information on Manatee County Government, visit www.mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/manatee.county.fl and on Twitter @ManateeGov.

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Bill Logan

Information Outreach Manager

Cell: (941) 274-0930

bill.logan@mymanatee.org

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