Notices

Manatee County Residents Invited to Take the Children’s Services Gap Survey

April 8, 2024

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (April 8, 2024) – Manatee County Government wants to hear from you! Now through June 14, residents are encouraged to let leadership know what they think of current County children’s programming and assistance by taking the Children’s Services Gap Survey.

County residents are welcome to voice their opinion(s) in the survey, tailored to their individual relationships with youngsters in the community, by sharing their unique perspectives on what is working well and what gaps they may be experiencing or seeing in services for children and families in Manatee County.

“Our kids are our future,” said Manatee County At-Large Commissioner George Kruse. “This survey gives all of us the opportunity to shape the support we can provide here in Manatee County.”

By collecting and quantifying the data received, Manatee County Children's Services team members will gain valuable insight and understanding of current or potential shortfalls within our community’s family services network. The findings will be shared with the public as responses are gathered. They will also be provided to the Children’s Services Advisory Board to guide and assist them in future funding recommendations. The results also will be considered by the various community groups and advocacy agencies that oversee youth initiatives.

For up-to-date information about Manatee County Government, visit mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ManateeGov.

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Bill Logan

Information Outreach Manager

Office: (941) 742-5866

Cell: (941) 274-0930

bill.logan@mymanatee.org

Manatee County Seeking Citizens Oversight Committee Member

April 8, 2024

Manatee County Seeking Citizens Oversight Committee Member

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (April 8, 2024) – Manatee County is looking for a citizen 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, Conference Room “A”, 7th Floor, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL, 34205.

Applications are due April 26, 2024, and can be found online.

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

For up-to-date information about Manatee County Government, visit mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ManateeGov.

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Bill Logan

Information Outreach Manager

Office: (941) 742-5866

Cell: (941) 274-0930

bill.logan@mymanatee.org

Manatee County Veterans Services to Host Annual VA Benefits Update Meetings

April 3, 2024

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (April 2, 2024) – Veterans and/or their spouses who reside in Manatee County are invited to attend one of the Veterans Services' annual meetings—taking place during the month of April—for updates about VA benefits. Topics will include Compensation, Non-Service Connected Pension, Health Care, Burial and State Benefits.

The five identical meetings will be held as follows:

Wednesday, April 3, 5 to 7 PM, at South Manatee Library, 6081 26th St. W., Bradenton, 34207;

Monday, April 8, 9:30 AM to Noon at Braden River Library, 4915 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton, 34203;

Monday, April 15, 9:30 AM to Noon at Lakewood Ranch Library, 16410 Rangeland Pkwy, Lakewood Ranch, 34211;

Saturday, April 27, 11:30 AM to 2 PM at Rocky Bluff Library, 6750 US Hwy 301 N., Ellenton, 34222; and

Monday, April 29, 9 to 11:30 AM, Veterans Services Office, 1401 3rd Avenue W., Bradenton.

The meetings are free and will be facilitated by our Veterans Services Counselors. No registration is required. Please contact Veterans Services at (941) 745-3795 if you have any questions or if you require special accommodations.

For up-to-date information about Manatee County Government, visit mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ManateeGov.

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Bill Logan

Information Outreach Manager

Office: (941) 742-5866

Cell: (941) 274-0930

bill.logan@mymanatee.org

Manatee County Accepting Value Adjustment Board Applications

March 27, 2024

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (March 27, 2024) – Manatee County has an opening for a citizen member on the 2024 Value Adjustment Board (VAB) which hears appeals regarding denied property tax exemptions, petitions relating to assessments and appeals concerning ad valorem tax deferrals.

The VAB appoints special magistrates to hear petitions relating to:

assessments filed pursuant to Section 194.011(3), F.S.;

complaints relating to homestead exemptions as provided under Section 196.151, F.S.;

appeals from exemptions denied, or disputes arising from exemptions granted, upon the filing of exemption applications under Section 196.011, F.S.; and

appeals concerning ad valorem tax deferrals and classifications.

After the special magistrate hearings, the VAB meets to consider and act upon the recommended decisions of the magistrates.

VAB applicants must own homestead property within Manatee County and must not be a member or employee of any taxing authority in this state or represent property owners, property appraisers, tax collectors or taxing authorities in any administrative or judicial review of property taxes.

The Board meets at least twice a year in the Patricia M. Glass Commission Chambers of Manatee County Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Avenue W. in Bradenton (First Floor).

Applications are due April 29, 2024, and may be found online at mymanatee.org/advisoryboards.

For more information, call Vicki Tessmer at (941) 741-4081, or e-mail her at Vicki.Tessmer@manateeclerk.com.

For up-to-date information about Manatee County Government, visit mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ManateeGov.

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Bill Logan

Information Outreach Manager

Office: (941) 742-5866

Cell: (941) 274-0930

bill.logan@mymanatee.org

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