Notices

Sunz testing site Hours of operation change

August 8, 2022

Starting on 08-08-2022 we will be going to a Monday - Saturday 8am-6pm schedule. IF and when the volumes increase in the future we will adjust accordingly, but this will be the new operational hours moving forward.

1301 8th Ave West Bradenton

Bishop Animal Shelter Sets Open House

July 27, 2022

Bishop Animal Shelter Sets Open House

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (JULY 27, 2022) – Manatee County Animal Welfare is hosting an official ribbon cutting and open house at the Bishop Animal Shelter Friday, August 5, 2022.

This event is to celebrate and commemorate the donation of the facility, located at 5718 21st Avenue West, coordinated by members of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Manatee County and Manatee County earlier this year. The unprecedented gift—worth more than $18 million—includes 14.47 acres of property, an almost 25,000 square foot state-of-the-art medical/intake facility, the original adoption center, a house and other personal property.

“This is a game changer for the County and the pets we serve,” said Manatee County Animal Welfare Division Chief Sarah Brown. “We are excited about the ability to diagnose and treat more quickly, to provide more immediate care to the animals.”

At present, the facility—formerly known as the Bishop Animal Shelter SPCA of Manatee County—is being used as an intake center, thanks to the extensive veterinary facilities including digital X-ray and full-surgical suite. There is additional sheltering space featuring easy-to-clean kennels, isolation rooms, an interior turf yard and substantial storage. All stray animals, Lost and Found animals, Bite Quarantines, Injured Strays and animals involved in any field investigation case are also cared for at this location. Adoptions continue take place at the County’s Palmetto facility, located at 305 25th Street West in Palmetto.

In addition to a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the official opening at 8:30 a.m., Manatee County Animal Welfare staff will be showing off their new home with an open house from 9:30-11:30 a.m. All visitors are welcome and reminded to use the entrance off 21st Avenue.

“To have an elite facility like this—one of the most advanced of any county in the state—is amazing," said Manatee County Administrator Scott Hopes. “With it, we can do even more to help animals in our community.”

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

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Bill Logan

Information Outreach Manager

Office: (941) 742-5866

Cell: (941) 274-0930

bill.logan@mymanatee.org

Community News

July 22, 2022

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 2:37 PM

Subject: Community news

NEED HELP WITH-

HOUSING, EMPLOYMENT, MENTAL HEALTH, SUBSTANCE USE, PHYSICAL HEALTH, FOOD, FINANCIAL BENEFITS, SOCIAL SERVICES, COMMUNITY RESOURCES.

WHEN and WHERE-

MONDAYS10-7: CENTRAL LIBRARY

TUESDAY 12-7: PALMETTO LIBRARY

WEDNESDAY 9-5 :SOUTH MANATEE LIBRARY

CONTACT

JESSICA SMITH

941-545-4378

Jessica.Smith@centerstone.org

Public Libraries Expanding Hous

July 22, 2022

Manatee County Public Libraries Expanding Hours

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (JULY 21, 2022) – The Manatee County Public Library System will be expanding and standardizing its hours at all locations in a phased approach, starting August 1, 2022.

To ensure consistency across the library system, all Manatee County Public Libraries are expanding their hours of operation to Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The new hours will allow customers increased access to library resources, programs and services.

Effective dates for the new standardized hours, by library location, are as follows:

• Downtown, Braden River and Palmetto: August 1

• Rocky Bluff and South Manatee: August 13

• Island: August 27

“The ability to coordinate our hours and expand services is critical for our citizens,” said Manatee County Library Services Manager Tammy Parrott. “We are delighted to have the resources and people in place—at the right time—to better serve our community.”

For more information and to access Manatee Libraries' digital collections, go to mymanatee.org/library.

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

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Bill Logan

Information Outreach Manager

Office: (941) 742-5866

Cell: (941) 274-0930

bill.logan@mymanatee.org

South County Community Cleanup- Canceled

July 12, 2022

The South County Community Cleanup event that was scheduled for August 13th, has been canceled due to waste hauler collection issues.

Lincoln Aquatic Center to Operate Two Swim Sessions a Day

May 31, 2022

Lincoln Aquatic Center to Operate Two Swim Sessions a Day

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (MAY 30, 2022) – In an effort to allow even more recreational access to the swim-and-splash amenities at the new Lincoln Aquatic Center, Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources leaders are announcing newly scheduled hours of operation.

Instead of one open swim session each afternoon, there will now be two separate swim sessions. The first open swim will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., daily. Staff will close and clear the pool and reset for a second open swim session from 2 to 4 p.m.

These newly announced hours will be in effect—along with free admission—every day through August 6, 2022. As a reminder, the Lincoln Aquatic Center will be closed Friday, June 3.

All guests at the pool and water park complex are reminded that there is a strict dress code at the Lincoln Aquatic Center, with proper bathing attire required to be in the pool. More information on approved swimsuits and answers to other frequently asked questions can be found on the Lincoln Aquatic Center Webpage.

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

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Bill Logan

Information Outreach Manager

Office: (941) 742-5866

Cell: (941) 274-0930

bill.logan@mymanatee.org

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.

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