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Meetings Op-Ed Happenings ISL BIZ 10-20 YEARS AGO Runway gardners. 12 Clean campaign. 28-29 PLEASE SEE MURDER PAGE 2 PLEASE SEE BRIDGE PAGE 4 VOLUME 26, NO. 26 APRIL 25, 2018 FREE Buzz about a rescue. 13 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 Obituaries. Streetlife. 22 CLASSIFIEDS. AsTheWorldTerns check their database. 6Parrish man sentenced to life for island hairstylists deathBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter An 84-year-old Parrish man was sentenced to life in prison for killing a former Anna Maria Island hairstylist. Judge Brian Iten meted out the life sentence for Eugene Matthews April 19, as well as two 30-year prison sentences for two attempted murders, each with a 25-year minimum, to run concurrently. A jury convicted Matthews Feb. 23 of second-degree murder for Rebecca Rawsons death and attempted second-degree murder counts involving her daughter Kathryn Rawson and brother-in-law Rodney Rawson. Kathryn and Rebecca Rawson were waiting in a vehicle for Rodney Rawson to return from Matthews home with a family dog in January 2017 when a bullet pierced the windshield, striking Kathryn. Prefacing the sentence, Iten said: Everyone agrees the death of Rebecca Rawson here was nothing short of a tragedy. Matthews was angry the day he shot into the car, at the car, the judge added, and adopted the maximum sentencing recommended by the lead prosecutor, Assistant State Attorney Dickey Hough. Friends and family in the court gallery supported Kathryn Rawson, who held a large photograph of her mother on the stand. Kathryn Rawson looked at Matthews and said: I want you to take a good hard look at this picture. She called Matthews a monster, and said she doubted hed ever feel remorse. She described her mother as the most Her mother, shot in the face, covered her in blood, she said. After her testimony, Kathryn Rawson sobbed in the gallery.Holmes Beach could replicate MPB pier By Terry OConnor Islander Reporter There is no readily apparent reason the demolished Manatee Public Beach pier cannot be replicated. U.S. Coast Guard regulations dont prohibit it. Nor do Florida Department of Environmental Protection rules. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers such a structure without a submitted plan. Manatee County commissioners unanimously approved a proposal in March 2009 to replace the failing structure with a new 15-foot-tall pier twice as high. The replacement pier was never built. Its been widely reported the former 300-foot-long pier on the Gulf of Mexico at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach would have to be rebuilt twice as high as the PLEASE SEE MPB PIER PAGE 2DOT decision: Build a new 65-foot Cortez Bridge By Terry OConnor Islander Reporter Ignoring public sentiment in its own survey running nearly 3-to-1 in favor of repairing the existing Cortez Bridge, the Florida Department of Transportation is going to build a new high span in its place. The DOT decided to build a fixed, 65-foot-clearance bridge, said L.K. Nandam, District 1 secretary for the DOT, despite vocal public opposition. Weve got to replace the bridge, Nandam said. Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy was incredulous in his remarks after the April 23 announcement at the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting attended by about 60 people. Murphy is an Island Transportation Planning Organization member with MPO voting privileges. Only 28 percent of the people want it and youre going forward with it anyway? Murphy asked. Its totally unpopular. I dont think anybody would be elected with 28 percent of the vote. The bridge, put into service in 1957, links Bradenton Beach with the mainland at Cortez. DOT inspections between 2008 and 2012 found it structurally obsolete but repairable. Murphy also questioned the DOT ignoring the results of its own public-input process. Does that not carry any weight at all? he asked. Even more importantly, Murphy said, the new $72 million span would literally relatively high roadway running through the village. On the other side in Bradenton Beach, it will create a divide there as well, he said. PLEASE SEE BRIDGE PAGE 4


2 APRIL 25, 2018 THE ISLANDER Unique Pet PortraitsComposited images printed to stretched canvas Sunsets PRINTS FROM MPB PIER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 MURDER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 previous 7.5-foot high pier, which would mean a corresponding increase in length to support the structure. But the county proposal didnt have to be so big, There is nothing in our regulations that would require it, a spokesman for Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. George Menzie, of the public affairs detachment in Clearwater, said in an April 19 phone call with The Islander. position. We wouldnt have any issue with it, he said. Shannon Herbon, public information manager, said the pier could be rebuilt to its former size as far as the DEP is concerned. We dont have a regulation that would require a pier to be at a certain height, Herbon said. The DEP would primarily be concerned about the impact on seagrasses, she said. Certain scenarios might require a certain heightline, Herbon added. Manatee County natural resources department director Charlie Hunsicker on vacation, according to staff was unavailable to answer emails and calls ney, saying Itens sentence didnt matter because hed likely live only a few more years. He called the shooting an accident from a bullet that ricocheted and maintained he was standing his ground. Neither Kathryn nor Rodney Rawson were hit in the spray of bullets. I will not let you take what you did on Jan. 10, 2017, overtake over my life, Kathryn Rawson said. Ed Rawson, her father and formerly of Holmes Beach, died about a week before the shooting incident. I woke up on Jan. 11 without my parents. For what? Rebecca Rawson was a former Holmes Beach resident who, for 30 years, worked at Head Quarters Salon in Holmes Beach and at Lor-Ells Hair Design, an Anna Maria salon that closed in 2016. Kathryn Rawson worked for Island Cabana, a boutique on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. for comment. Holmes Beach commissioners balked at building a larger structure and voted unanimously March 1 not to request funding for a pier from Manatee County. If commissioners knew the pier could be rebuilt precisely as it was, the vote may have been different. Commission Chair Judy Titsworth lit up when told it may be possible to rebuild the pier to its former dimensions. That would be awesome, Titsworth said April 19 at the Holmes Beach code enforcement public forum. Id love that, because thats what people wanted. Titsworths and other commissioners reluctance to request funding involved their perception a larger pier would be an eyesore, Titsworth said, when they voted against the project. The city commission vote followed a request from Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, a former Holmes Beach mayor and commissioner, who asked if her hometown wanted funding to rebuild the pier. The pier, a county-maintained beach, was demolished after an engineers report deemed it unsafe in February 2009. Reconstruction costs were estimated eight years ago by Hunsicker at $1.5 million to $2.5 million plus $100,000 in planning and permitting fees. He said permits from the DEP and the Corps with another six months for construction. Hunsicker projected at the time the new pier could be ready by January 2010. Whitmore, chair of the Manatee County Tourist Development Council, said at the time the TDC would provide $1.4 million and county revenues would cover the balance of the cost. County commissioners voted to replace the pier, but a 2010 county permit to rebuild expired without action in 2015. All construction projects in the waters off Anna Maria Island require permits from the Corps, and the Coast Guard provides input on any navigational concerns, according to Miller.


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4 APRIL 25, 2018 THE ISLANDER Meetings BRIDGE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Anna Maria City Salute, City Pier Park, Pine Avenue at North Bay Boulevard. Bradenton Beach Holmes Beach Next week: More on the DOT Cortez Bridge replacement plans, Cortez and Bradenton Beach opinions on the decision and the direction for the future of the two communities most effected by the DOT plan. Go to this weeks story online at and Facebook to weigh in. West Manatee Fire Rescue Manatee County use). use). Of interest will be closed. Newly led lawsuits seek to muzzle Holmes Beach stalkersNew noise initiative Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer announced a new initiative to educate renters staying at party houses. renters at vacation rental homes where the HBPD has received complaints about noise from residents with a pamphlet in hand. have been meeting renters, informing them of the citys noise ordinance and advising them theyre staying in a residential area. It seems to be working, Tokajer said. By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter suits to stop their neighbors from stalking and recover damages for losses to two rental homes. The co-owners and their companies allege Richard and Marjorie Motzer called Holmes Beach police more than 60 times for unfounded noise complaints at two vacation rental properties. The complaints and petitions for temporary injunctions ask a 12th circuit judge to immediately restrain defendants from any acts of stalking. Referring to HBPD call logs, the plaintiffs contend the Motzers called police to the properties more than 20 times to 5501 Holmes Blvd. and more than 40 times to 302 55th St. between April 2017 and December 2017. The alleged stalkers were sent a cease-and-desist letter but have continued to call in noise complaints, the latest March 11, according to the two lawsuits. Filed in early April, the litigation alleges the Motzers intentionally interfered with the Kaletas prejudgment interest, court costs and attorneys fees. The Motzers reside in the 300 block of 56th Street near or adjacent to the two vacation rental homes. In an April 18 email, Richard Motzer told The Islander he had no comment on the litigation. Public records show complaints go both ways, concerning both the Motzers residence and the two Kaleta-owned vacation homes. In a July 2017 Holmes Beach police report, renters then staying at 302 55th St. reported a person from the Motzers home yelling from a bull horn, cursing and scaring children playing in a pool during the afternoon. According to the July 2, 2017, police report, Richard Motzer told a dispatcher on a recorded line: You tell them to do something about it or I think we are probably going to court and we are going to sue the ment and the city because they will not do anything about the noise. The noise is over the top, tell them to do something or one thing or another and when I go over there you are going to need to bring over body bags because I am fed up with it. The next month, Richard Motzer wrote to the mayor and commissioners, complaining he was unable to enjoy any quiet in his home, especially in June and July 2017, and about the citys failure to notify tenants, rental units and management companies with a letter as it previously promised. HBPD Chief Bill Tokajer said April 19 that handouts on noise have since been distributed to renters. The Motzers have 20 days to respond to the complaints after they are served. As of press time, they hadnt been served, according to the court records. Neither Shawn Kaleta nor Jennifer Kaleta provided comments. Nandam refuted Murphys assertion a new bridge would divide communities while admitting a majority of DOT survey respondents wanted the bridge repaired. We beg to differ, he said. The reason being is, if you look at the bridge touchpoints off the 35-foot its a very, very small incremental difference. A new bridge would restrict one street in Cortez, which would likely be connected to Cortez Road, he said. So there is no division of the communities, Nandam said. DOT project manager Marlon Bizerra called the project challenging as he detailed the decision. Cost and overall impact overrode public survey results, he said. Repairing the existing bridge would cost more than $100 million, which is far more than building a new one, Bizerra said. There is a lot of opposition. Bizerra said the Cortez Bridge project development and environment study weighed social, economic, natural and physical environmental impacts associated with the bridge. The larger bridge has many advantages over the existing low-level drawbridge, Bizerra said. Major repairs already made in 1996, 2010 and the existing bridge continues to age and deteriorate. The new bridge would be constructed using modern materials capable of lasting beyond the 75-year design life requirement for new DOT bridges, Bizerra said. pared to a new mid-level drawbridge and another $11.2 million in operating and maintenance costs over the 75-year life span compared with the drawbridge, according to a DOT release. A fixed bridge will eliminate congestion and delays from bridge openings, which will be reduced 98.9 percent. The new bridge also will include two 10-foot siderier. front, under the Cortez Village approach, which could provide landscaping, benches, bicycle or kayak rentals, a play area and dog park, according to the DOT. It also could connect the north and south sides of Cortez with a roadway and walkways under the new bridge where pedestrians wont compete with Cortez Nandam said the DOT will reach out to residents in Cortez for participation in an aesthetics committee similar to the one convened for the Anna Maria Island Bridge replacement project on State Road 64/Manatee Avenue. Design is scheduled to begin this year and the right of way phase is funded beginning in 2020. Construction is not yet funded. It may be some consolation the new bridge in Cortez is far from becoming a reality even if it receives final approval from DOT Office of Environmental Management in Tallahassee, Nandam said. A new bridge project life cycle is about 15 to 20 years, he said. The ITPO was formed to advise the MPO and priorities to generate state funding earmarks for road projects.


THE ISLANDER APRIL 25, 2018 5 34th Ave. W75th St. WManatee Ave. W Palma Sola Blvd. Cortez Rd. WTo BeachesTo BeachesPalma Sola Bay HB committee recommends new city manager governmentBy Terry OConnor Islander Reporter Holmes Beach should hire a professional city manager. Or adopt a hybrid form of a professionally managed type of government. The details are to be sorted out by the Holmes Beach City Commission, according to the ad hoc committee convened to advise commissioners on possibly adopting a new form of government. After much deliberation and research over the past eight months, committee members struggled to agree ing, which lasted more than three hours. Eventually, one concept emerged as the favorite. Everyone is supportive of bringing in a professional person, said David Cheshire, committee chairman. I think weve come to a good consensus. The eight-member committee convened Aug. 24, 2017, to discuss how best to advise the Holmes Beach commission to adopt another form of government, hire a city manager or maintain status quo. I think we all agree we want a professional manager in our future, said committee member Terry Schaefer. I think weve accomplished our charge. The committee was not unanimous in voting on its consensus. Vice chair Scott Boyd was the only nay vote in the 7-1 count. I would recommend the city of Holmes Beach to continue to have a strong mayor, Boyd said. My ultimate desire: I would have an administrator who the mayor. Other reservations about hiring a city manager revolved around cost and how a city manager would function in Holmes Beach. Hiring a city manager would cost an estimated ing to the committees research. Thats a lot of money in the citys $13,423,653 budget, but it would be worth it if the right hire were made, according to committee consensus. Holmes Beach has employed a strong mayor-commission form of government since incorporation in and adopts ordinances. Florida municipalities as part of their study into what would be the best government for Holmes Beach. The next committee meeting time was not set, although it will convene once more before making Cheshire said. How they voted Scott Boyd: Strong mayor-city commission with an interim administrator to see how it works. Once you put it in the charter, its in there forever. Jay Calhoun: My recommendation is to hire a professional manager. David Cheshire: Our function is to recommend the best form of government and then well recommend what should be done to implement it. I do believe we need a professional manager. Nancy Deal: Keep the mayor and hire an interim administrator reportable to the commission. Ultimately I recommend a weak mayor with a professional manager. Renee Ferguson: I want that city manager to happen. Having a new mayor every two years with Pam Leckie: I believe strongly in a strong city manager. I dislike the term weak mayor. Ellen Prince: Weak mayor, professional manager. If things go really, really bad, you can get rid of the manager. Terry Schaefer: I fully recommend hiring a city manager.


6 APRIL 25, 2018 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our APRIL 25, 2018 APRIL 25, 2018 APRIL 25, 2018 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Publisher and Editor Editorial Contributors Advertising Director Of ce Staff Distribution (All others: Anna Maria Islander Opinion Your Have your say The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit for grammar and length. Letters must include name, address and a connews@ Anonymous letters will not be printed. Readers also may comment on online, where The Islander has 3,000+ registered users. Also, The Islander has an active 11,300+ likes Facebook community. To join the conversation, like The Islander on Facebook.Praise for Publix A big thank you to the friendly service at the island Publix, especially the bakery team. Truck-tastic time The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank everyone who attended and participated in the 2018 BeachN Food Truck & Music Festival. It was a great event with perfect chamber of commerce weather! Our sincere thanks go to the many volunteers needed to put together an event of this size and whose assistance helps make the festival possible. A very special thank you to CrossPointe Fellowship for all of the volunteer hours and support of our chamber and our chamber events. Hats off to all of you! Commission stuck in park Some on the city commission would like to have the taxpayers of Bradenton Beach pay for a parking garage. Currently a parking garage is not allowed by the comprehensive plan, but Commissioner Ralph Cole would like that to change. Thats correct, the guy who lost his election and then was appointed to the commission against the democratic direction the citizens of Bradenton Beach pushed in the last years election. Cronyism at its best! It only takes four commissioners to unilaterally change the comp plan, regardless of the publics comments or desires. Funny thing is: Not a single Bradenton Beach resident would use this garage, but they want them to pay for it. Why? Because not unlike the Bridge Tender Inn restaurant, recently approved for 100-plus new dining seats without adding parking, the merchants want more parking, and they want the taxpayers to pay the Our city has great planning, all at the taxpayers expense. Have you been on Bridge Street lately and watched the lineup of cars waiting to get into the less than 40 illegal parking, un-landscaped, mud-hole parking spaces for the 400-seat Bridge Tender? Another of our commissioners wants to build a new restaurant but cant because he cant afford a parking garage and wants you to pay for it. How many restaurants and bars do we need on Bridge Street? There are currently 10. Who do you think will pay the shortfall every year when there arent enough fees to pay the annual costs of a parking garage? Ask the city of Bradenton if the fees for the downtown parking garage pay for the expenses? Whos watching? On a small island of three cities with three governments, mayors, commissioners, committees, police and law enforcement departments its easy to see how people come to disagree. In Bradenton Beach, we saw two elections and a commission appointment so close they had to be decided by a card draw. A recall and the election that followed in Anna Maria clearly demonstrated where the line was drawn. And in Holmes Beach, we outlasted the two-year term of a loosescrew mayor who had commissioners bowing to his wishes. He decimated the city budget but Now the city is facing the effects of the pile-on of vacation rental ordinances. Some neighbors feel relief from the pressure of crowded rentals, while the city faces millions in lawsuits from rental owners mostly for lowering the occupancy numbers. After all, for rentals, the money is the number of people the house can accommodate. Its changed our community. In Holmes Beach, the changes have demanded new and stronger law enforcement. Chief Bill Tokajer just knows all too well how our community has grown. for cops its more than cars, its more people. Including some bad actors. To the HBPDs credit, crime prevention is paramount. Promoting neighborhood watch and offering home visits for snowbirds and residents is just a start. We learned long ago that behavior improves when people know theyre on camera. And were all on camera much more often than we know. Surveillance cameras are operating in stores like Publix, but small shops also are seeking protection. But is it Big Brother? A simple answer is no the stores are not collecting data or tracking your comings and goings. They do that through your credit card usage. Tokajer has proposed putting license plate recognition cameras on the bridges and access points where cars go north or south on Anna Maria Island. The cameras take a digital photo of the tag from the rear of the vehicle. The tag number is run through a database and returns information only on bad actors stolen cars, warrants and the like. The software does not track the cars or access data on good drivers. So whats the problem? None that we can see.


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8 APRIL 25, 2018 THE ISLANDER Eyes on the road The Florida Department of Transportation posted the following notices for the week of April 23: tee Avenue to SR 684/Cortez Road: Manatee County crews are replacing force mains. Directional drilling and installation of a force main will be underway on Gulf Drive between 26th and 28th streets north. Trafactivities. Expect delays through April 30. Also, installation of a 6-inch water main is under way along Avenue C from 24th Street North to 26th Street North. Crews will be installing water services across Avenue C, working from west to east. Interme diate road closures will be in place along each segment. The route from Avenue C southbound onto Gulf Drive is temporarily closed. The roadway is open northbound Gulf Drive to 22nd Street North. For more information about the project, go online to Martinique Drive to 107th Court West: Crews are improving drainage, constructing sidewalk and bicycle lanes and installing new signage and pavement markings. Work occurs off the roadway and does not require lane closures. Florida Safety Contractors Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018. will be working on the bridge. expect closures 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Sunday, April 30-Thursday, May 3. For the latest road watch information, go online RoadwatchWMFR budget talks begin with tax hike debate for 2018-19 scal yearBy Bianca Bened Islander Reporter West Manatee Fire Rescue administrators are year. In a preliminary budget workshop April 17, board commissioners and WMFR administrators met to evalBattalion Chief Ben Rigney presented commissioners with a budget for the coming year, including an expense increase just under $1,250,000. We were able to make the numbers work, he said of constructing a budget without a tax hike. But he said an increase in property-owner assessments likely would be necessary to compensate in the 2019-20 Commissioners debated whether the rate hike should instead be distributed more evenly in the 2018 and 2019 budgets to minimize taxpayer impact. The rates will be discussed at another budget workshop set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the administration building, 6413 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. The budget anticipates the districts assessment revenue will stay the same, at $6,909,755. Interest income will rise by $5,000 and grant income will fall by $180,000. However, because of new construction and development within the district, which increases the assessment of vacant property, revenue may go up, Rigney said. Any difference would be covered by the districts reserves. The plan is to tap into the reserve fund for $1,530,000, which almost entirely covers $1,564,607.28 in capital outlay expenses. However, Rigney said the district also would gain revenue from the sale of the administrative building, set to be finalized in May, diminishing the impact on the reserves and allowing the district to settle an $850,000 note. The majority of capital expenses is $1 million to obtain a new administration building, but Rigney said the district still isnt sure of the cost. Chief Tom Sousa said the district should host a workshop in June on options for the district, includbuying vacant land to construct a new admin building. The district also budgeted $315,000 for selfcontained breathing apparatuses, devices that allow building. Another $40,000 each is budgeted for two vehicles In the capital expenses, WMFR allocated $84,607.28 to a savings account to replace Engine 131 by 2021. The engine has been in service for 17 years, Sousa said. Rigney said the district likely would designate engine is about $650,000, Sousa said, but he expects to obtain one for much less. The most recent engine cost $480,000, Sousa said April 20. Personnel expenses will rise about $144,000, Rigney said, from $5,643,114.18 to $5,787,436.90. budget, Sousa said. Tour boat owner scours Bradenton Beach for docking solution By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Sherman Baldwin of Paradise Boat Tours in Bradock at the Historic Bridge Street Pier. The dock, a replacement approved a year ago, is forecast to be installed by July 1. Baldwin has plans to launch a 149-passenger water taxi between Bradenton Beach and downtown Bradenton and Sarasota, which are dependent on serving passengers in Bradenton Beach. According to Baldwin, the boat is ready to launch, but will not be released by lenders until the dock locations are cleared for use by all three cities, and Bradenton Beach is the holdup. He said during an April 19 commission meeting that he wants to hire Duncan Seawall, Dock and Boatlift the contractor that rebuilt the pier to conduct a noninvasive look-see to determine if he can load and unload his water taxi customers at the gangplank on the south side of the pier the walkway that conMayor John Chappie said he thinks Baldwin can proceed with the study as a private citizen, but would prefer the pier team review the request before it went before the commission for a vote. Police Chief Sam Speciale, who chairs the pier team, said the contractor must be careful not to do anything that would endanger the lease with the state for the submerged land under the pier. would be required to release any city liability. Sherman said he would proceed with plans for the meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.Holmes Beach remodel job at a standstillBy Terry OConnor Islander Reporter a Holmes Beach residence razed a roof without a permit. The renovation in the 500 block of 74th Street remains devoid of activity roughly three weeks after being red-tagged, which causes work to cease until the site comes into compliance with permit obligations. investigation showed work beyond the scope of the permit. Where they tore off two-thirds of the roof, that work was not allowed in the permit, McGuinness said April 18. The contractor must submit a new constructioncost estimate outlining everything it takes to get the house back to a livable state, McGuinness said. Ive instructed him to protect the open structure, but thats the only work allowed for now, he said. McGuinness said the home was built before the city enacted a Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Map in 1975. A building constructed pre-FIRM is eligible for a project cannot exceed 50 percent of the market valua tion of the home, according to FEMA regulations. A pre-FIRM house is not elevated to FEMA requirements, McGuinness said. When you modify a house like that, you cant improve it beyond 50 per cent of the market valuation. Its illegal. McGuinness said his department will look at the contractors new construction-cost estimate once its submitted. Meanwhile, work will remain suspended, he said. The re-evaluation will entail comparing the valuation of the structure and the substantial improvement, McGuinness said. The 1,984-square-foot home, built in 1959, last sold for $650,000 April 20, 2017, according to the Manatee County Property Appraiser website. Work allowed by the $3,693 permit includes an addition and remodel to a single-family home, including carport and electrical, partial new roof trusses and lanai remodel. The work was valued at $116,744, not including a new roof. The 50-50 FEMA limit is less the valuation of work being done in the revised renovation permit. The contractor for homeowner Michael Flanagan, 502 74th St., Holmes Beach, is Wash Family Construction of Holmes Beach. Contractor Darrin Wash said April 18 he expects the new permit application will be approved quickly once submitted. He said engineering considerations are being double-checked before he makes the submittal. contractor exceeding permit allowances, McGuinness said. The real penalty for the contractor is an idle job site. Nothing can resume until I lift the stop-work order, McGuinness said.


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THE ISLANDER APRIL 25, 2018 13 For more information, golf signup and sponsor opportunities, call Toni Lyon, 941-928-8735 or email Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue AN INSPECTOR CALLSMAY 3-13 By J. B. Priestly Directed by Heiko Knipfelberg Co-Produced by Off-Stage Ladies In 1912 England, a well-to-do family, eminently respected in their community, is subjected to what seems to be routine inquiry in connection with the death of a young woman from the seedier side of town. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the Birling family home, their peaceful engagement dinner party is shattered by his investigation. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences.DOWNTON ABBEY MEETS MISS MARPLE A GRIPPING YARN MILLION PEOPLE CANT BE WRONG SPEAKS TO THE MOMENTTICKETS: $20Box of ce opens 1 hour before each performance 10009 Gulf Drive & Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Local beekeeper removes unwanted guests from festival Plantings to mark National Arbor Day Keep Manatee Beautiful representatives will join ebrating National Arbor Day. KMB estimates 179 communities in Florida will plant trees on the holiday, including Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach. Across the United States, thousands of trees will be planted, according to the National Arbor Day Foundation. in Holmes Beach, where the Holmes Beach Parks Jamaican dogwood at Spring Lake Park, 6807 Holmes Blvd. KMB donated the tree. At 8:45 a.m., a planting will take place at 311 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Three green buttonwoods purchased with a donation from Modern Woodmen of America will be planted. In Bradenton Beach at 9:30 a.m., three desert cassia will be planted at Herb Dolan Park in the 2500 block of Avenue A North. Then celebrants will move south to Coquina Beach, where at 10:15 a.m. a sabal palm will be planted. For more information, call the appropriate city hall or KMB at 941-795-8272. By Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter There were more than swarms of people at the food truck festival April 14 at Coquina Beach. There also was a swarm of unwanted guests. A colony of honeybees took up residence midafternoon April 14 at a table under a tent intended to provide shade and seating at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Beach N Food Truck and Music Festival. Chamber workers roped off the area to warn people away, and the bees were mostly quiet, with only a few Holmes Beach beekeeper George Fuller was called 67th Street home to gather up his beekeeping gear. He returned to remove the swarm, but not until the festival ended and the crowd left. Fullers wife, Zan, chuckling about his quick return and exit from the house with the gear, said, I never saw him move so fast in his life! He was really excited. Fuller got interested in beekeeping after he heard a presentation by the West Coast Beekeepers Association at an Anna Maria Island Garden Club meeting two years ago. He now keeps two hives in his Holmes Beach backyard and the food truck swarm was his fourth collection since establishing his home for bees last spring. Zan Fuller, who also has an interest in what she calls a fascinating hobby, said her husband moved the swarm in the usual way scraping the entire ball of bees into a bucket and relocating them to a hive at their home. When bees swarm like that, it generally means they are protecting the queen bee, who should be at the center of the swarm, she explained. She said that as a hive becomes overloaded with bees, a new queen emerges and the old queen takes a share of the worker bees away and relocates. The Fullers suspect this likely happened at Coquina Beach. The other hive was probably very close by, George Fuller said. The Fullers said it would be seven to 10 days before they would know if a queen was among the swarm of festival honeybees. If they see eggs being laid, its a telltale sign a queen is present. If thats happening, we have a happy hive, Zan said. Honeybees are not native to the Americas, but were brought by colonists from Europe in 1622. Native species of bees were kept and traded by indigenous people before that time. In 2017, the Global Research Center estimated that in the past decade, 30 percent of the national bee population disappeared and nearly a third of all colonies perished. Honeybees are important, because, along with other bees, they pollinate an estimated 80 percent of all food crops in the United States. The Fullers also reap a bonus from their backyard hives. The bees have produced 20 quarts of honey all harvested in only six months. They are so important to all of us, Zan Fuller said.


14 APRIL 25, 2018 THE ISLANDER Ofcials debate surveillance camera need, data collectionHolmes Beach police chief details LPR system Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer wrote a four-page memo April 4 to Mayor Bob Johnson that license plate recognition cameras to assist investigations and proactive policing with a $140,000$160,000 one-time price tag. maintenance plan. The cost to connect the system to a wireless network is $3,900 per year. In it, the chief recommends the Vigilant Solu tions system, with cameras enabled to read vehicle tags and vehicle travel direction, as well as a link to law enforcement databases. He proposes eight cameras at the following locations: and off the Anna Maria Island Bridge on Manatee Avenue. on East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach. in Holmes Beach. coming off Cortez Road. By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Tag readers, also known as license place recogni tion systems, are used to deter criminal activity, assist police investigations and protect the public but will they be put to use on Anna Maria Island? A debate over vehicle surveillance is rumbling through city halls and island meetings sparked by an April 4 memo from Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer to Mayor Bob Johnson. At last check, Tokajer counted Johnson, Holmes Beach commissioners and law enforcement in Manatee County and Bradenton Beach as supporters. Holmes Beach Commission Chair Judy Titsworth said its a budget item shed support. Bradenton Beach Commissioner Jake Spooner isnt sure and wants to learn more. Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie, a one-time supporter, now has privacy concerns. Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy is an opponent. Murphy doesnt dispute tag readers are a wonder ful law enforcement tool. But as far as protecting the public, the mayor is sounding an Orwellian alarm. A tracking device on every persons car would be equally a wonderful law enforcement tool, but we all know that impinges on our freedom, Murphy told The Islander April 17. The mayor, a self-proclaimed database guy and former executive director for information technology at Verizon, called the systems a time bomb waiting to go off and warns databases can be breached, abused and misused. If only it tracked the bad guys, Id be all for it, Murphy added. Murphy opposes it, claiming personal data will be stored for years and years, and available for some hacker or some marketer or whomever, possibly someone who might have an ax to grind against you. By state law, according to Tokajer, three years is the maximum time the data can be stored and, he emphasized, the Vigilant system hes proposing collects and retains only vehicle tag numbers and direc tional data. Communities or agencies can make policy deci sions to store the data for less time, he said. The Holmes Beach police chief said hed prob ably want to store it for a year, foreseeing a possible need to review data to solve a crime if, for instance, a seasonal resident didnt immediately report a bur glary. Tokajer disputes the tracking suggested by Murphy, saying while the Vigilant system connects with state and nationwide criminal, vehicle and per sonal records, it does not house the information from database searches. Past abuses, professional ethics Murphy pointed to past abuses of the law enforcement database, Driver and Vehicle Information Data base, known as DAVID, which includes the personal data of motorists statewide. The Tampa Bay Times reviewed data from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles system from January 2014 to May 2016 and reported 432 possible cases of DAVID misuse, including eight used the system for clearly personal reasons, such as to track former lovers, gain information in child custody cases or check on friends and celebrities, according to an Aug. 27, 2016, article by Howard Altman. Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming said strict policies and professional ethics protect against database misuse. High standards govern the use of the law enforcement database, he added. With DAVID abuse, Cumming said, not only are Our community has been overwhelmingly sup portive of the license plate technology, Cumming said of the tag readers stationed at the south and north ends of Longboat Key since 2013. In counterpoint, Murphy said, look at the database compromises of Facebook, the Veterans Affairs, U.S Postal Service and others and how most people dont know when data are compromised. He believes data could be sold, misused or abused. expired tags. Its too risky. Privacy, effectiveness Bottom line to Murphy is the tag readers invade an individuals right to privacy. I dont think its the city of Holmes Beachs business how many times I go to Publix when my grandchildren are in town. And I go there a lot because they eat a lot, he joked. Tokajer disputes the system will pick up Murphys trips because, under his proposal, the cameras will not cover the north end of the island to the Publix Super Market in Holmes Beach. Besides, he said, My guys arent going to be tracking the comings and goings of people on the island. They have enough to do. They wont be following the ordinary citizen. Murphy views his main point is it captures everyones data and people need to know that before we use everybodys tax dollars. Hes heard the system has a 1 percent kill rate one of 100 cars might be the bad guy. The 99 others will be alerts for minor offenses payments. In an April 5 email to his commissioners, Murphy pointed out the technology may suffer the same fate as red-light cameras, in that it can be viewed as simply a way to increase revenue. backups, Murphy added. Tokajer has facts to support his argument. A 24-day trial run on Manatee Avenue in 2016 utes plus, hits for 92 state warrants, 173 warrants from a nationwide database, 2,010 driver license violations and 1,636 expired tags and uninsured drivers. Another effective use of the system? Stolen car From 38 years of law enforcement experience I can tell you the people in a stolen car are not coming to the island on vacation. They are coming to the island with criminal activity intention, Tokajer wrote in the April 4 memo. Funding Undeterred by a recent Coalition of Barrier Island walked back their support for the cameras, Tokajer said April 19 it is a matter of educating people. Holmes Beach commissioners were initially skeptical, he said. However, on hearing facts and learning more, they supported it. He initially hoped to fund the system through Manatee Countys $1.19 million beach concession fund, but the intergovernmental project lacked supmeeting. Tokajer said hell look for other sources, including donations if necessary, to protect our island and our citizens. Purchasing the cameras, according to Johnson, will be part of this years Holmes Beach budget discussions. Murphy called Tokajers eight camera proposal overkill but he has yet to get direction from the Anna Maria commissioners. The camera systems havent been a topic in any commission meeting. Bradenton Beach approved its concession fund request omitting the LPR. Mayor John Chappie said the commission would need more information to change direction. Tokajer is answering both mayors by offering to a group. Murphy might not be convinced easily. The perfect law enforcement tool is a tracking device implanted in my head. If I were in law enforcement, Id be pushing for money to do that, Murphy said.


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The program featuring remarks by Holmes Beach Police Bill Tokajer on the use of license plate recognition systems will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Club members and guests will gather for breakfast at 8 a.m. For more information, call Sandy Haas-Martens at 941-778-1383.BIEO agrees, deletes LPR cameras from county fund requestBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Time is of the essence was a repeated phrase cials meeting in Bradenton Beach. of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key. The single-item agenda was targeted on surplus beach concession funds from Manatee County and whether Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach would support Holmes Beachs request for $50,000 to implement a license plate recognition system on the island. Members of the coalition agreed more research is needed before they support LPR funding. Holmes Beach unanimously approved the item for concession funding in late March. The concession fund, which has grown to more than $1 million revenue from the two public beach concessions is allocated by the county for capital be recommended by the three island municipalities. The three city commissions must approve any proand staff have expressed concerns the funds will be Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy said he is concerned with privacy issues and database security for the LPR cameras. Its a scary thing to develop without knowing the implications, Murphy said. We need all the implications and a healthy discussion before we deploy eight cameras on the island tracking everyones moves. Murphy also shared concerns about the fallibility of the database. Its not a matter of if its getting hacked, its a matter of when, Murphy said. Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer, who previously made a presentation on LPR cameras, emphasized that data collection is only on offenders. Longboat Key Mayor George Spoll said license cameras exist at both ends of the key and are about 40 percent effective at recording plates. He said they have helped LBK police pick up undesirables. According to Tokajer, who proposed the LPR technology, Longboat Key is upgrading to the system he recommended. Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie agreed more information is needed before taking the request to the county, and said he didnt know before the meeting that the request is for eight cameras. He said time is short to secure county funding and the camera proposal had not gone before his commission as part of the concession fund proposal. Lynn Burnett, city engineer for the three island cities, said, We know time is running out. We know that those monies have already been looked at by other departments of the county and they are already trying they have shortfalls. Since the cities agreed on the project list exclusive of the $50,000 for the cameras, she suggested moving forward with everything else. Burnett said there would be other funding sources for the LPR system. Holmes Beach Mayor Bob Johnson said since time is of the essence, the city could remove the $50,000 line item from its list and further research the system and funding options. Bradenton Beach moves forward During an April 19 city meeting, the Bradenton Beach commission unanimously approved the list of projects for the county concession fund request, minus the license plate recognition line item. Holmes Beach chief weighs in Tokajer sent a memo April 4 to Johnson, who sent license plate recognition technology. His memo said the LPR technology is an intuitive and secure monitoring and recording tool that allows ity and statuses of stolen vehicles, as well as potenIn an April 19 interview with The Islander, Tokajer only data being collected is the picture of a license plate on the rear of a vehicle. The LPR is taking a picture of the license plate and car from the rear for identification purposes, Tokajer said. There is no privacy issue because there is no data. There is no info on who is in the car or who it is registered to. He said the only people who should be concerned are those who have committed crimes. Regular citizens would not be tracked. We are not watching everyones comings and goings on the island. Thats far-fetched, Tokajer said. He said the system he is proposing Vigilant Solutions is used by the Manatee County Sheriffs Office, as well as Sarasota, Charlotte and Pinellas counties. He added that anyone who has recently driven onto Longboat Key or over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge has been subject to LPR technology. It just makes sense for us to monitor the comings and goings on our island because there are only three major entrances, Tokajer said. It will work out to be safer for all of our residents, visitors and business people.


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Commissioner Ralph Cole responded that he recently watched a video of another city commission meeting in the state that employs a city manager but is facing similar delays with contractor Technomarine. Mayor John Chappie said city staff is not dock: The chief and the pier team has done an exceptional job in this whole process. By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach commissioners are reacting to citizen demand. In response to several citizen-initiated referendums that changed the city charter in 2017 and new proposals to amend it in 2018, commissioners motioned April 19 to form a charter review committee. It was unanimously passed. Additionally, the commission unanimously passed a motion to amend the land development code and comprehensive plan to prohibit new multilevel parking garages in the city and also discussed the possibil ity of hiring a city manager both items included in citizen-proposed charter amendments for the Novem ber ballot. A charter review is mandated anytime. The last review was in 2015, but three charter amendments added to the ballot by the nowdefunct Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach and approved in November 2017 and four proposed for the November 2018 election, led Mayor John Chappie to suggest forming a CRC now. At the April 19 meeting, city attorney Ricinda Perry said the 2017 amendments hadnt been published language in the charter. She said additional policy concerns with the char ter need to be addressed and, historically the city has appointed a committee to review the document. She presented the commission with a resolution to form a CRC and also included the previously approved resolution adopting the CNOBB initiatives and citing So now the burden is on the city to make sure the charter can actually function as intended by the voters, Perry said. She said, according to the char ter, the mayor nominates members for appointment to the CRC, and each commissioner votes on each candi date. She added that CRC members cannot be on another city board, such as planning and zoning or Scenic Waves Partnership Committee. Chappie said he would like to move the process forward. That way everything is out there in the open, there is total transparency and an opportunity for anybody to come forward with their ideas and to develop this the citizens that would be appointed. The city will be accepting applications for the CRC through May 7, with commissioners voting on the candidates at their meeting at noon, Thursday, May 17, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Parking garage prohibitions Following discussion on the CRC, the commission addressed the issue of multilevel parking structures. A charter amendment proposed by a newly formed PAC, Keep Our Residential Neighborhoods, comprising former P&Z members Reed Mapes and John Metz, who also spearheaded last years initiatives under CNOBB, would permanently ban multilevel parking structures in Bradenton Beach. Commissioner Ralph Cole said April 19 he added the agenda item because the comprehensive plan pro hibits parking garages, but the LDC doesnt provide the supporting regulations. He said he would like to add language to the LDC to prohibit parking garages in the city. Chappie said according to the comp plan, parking land-use category and the Bridge Street mixed-use commercial zone, but there are other zoning districts where a parking garage could be allowed. This should be of great concern to everyone on this dais, Chappie said. He added that he is not sure the state would allow land-use matters to be addressed through the city charter, which is what KORN is proposing. state mandates land-use matters be included in the comp plan and LDC, not the charter. Those are the tools and documents where the land development regulations are supposed to be placed, Perry said. She said the best plan would be to follow Coles suggestion to tighten up the comp plan to address parking garages throughout the city and also review the LDC to make sure it mirrors that prohibition. A motion directing city planner Alan Garrett to work with the P&Z to review the comp plan and LDC and draft prohibitions for garages throughout the city was unanimously approved by the commission. City manager pros, cons Cole began discussion about the possibility of a city manager in Bradenton Beach, saying he put it on the agenda because its another KORN initiative proposed for the Nov. 6 ballot. He said hiring a city manager has come up repeatedly but cost has been a primary concern. Would we have to raise taxes to put in a city manager position? is always the concern, Cole said. He said the city has been running well with the weak mayor and department head structure and he sees no need for change. Chappie said he thinks Bradenton Beach is too small for a city manager. He said the transparency of the current system, which requires open discussion in the sunshine is his preferred form for government. Its not a city manager or a strong mayor type of government, where a lot of that discussion doesnt take place out in the public, Chappie said. He added he looks forward to hearing the CRCs perspective on the issue. During public comment, Metz said, any good city manager will save as much as he costs. more administrative expertise, including employee performance reports and project management. It should be run like a business with the concept that you are not really running a business, but pleasing residents, Metz said. If you were running a $3 million business, youd want someone who has been trained. Vice Mayor Marilyn Maro said she has never seen any residents at the monthly department head meetings, At those meetings, every department head goes over what they did for the month and we all evaluate it, Maro said. I was very impressed with that, but no one else is ever there. Perry recommended the city manager issue as one topic of discussion for the CRC, and Cole said it is among his directives for the committee.


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Be sure to stop often for the changing array of home decor, furnishings, jewelry, shoes and clothing for the entire family at Community Thrift Shop on Manatee Avenue in Bradenton. Its the spot for consignment Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Large selection of Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothes for the whole family! Books and more! Accepting quality consignments. Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Sat 10-4 Historic East Manatee Antiques District Vintage Clothes for All Occasions Antiques and Accessories Lets go shopping! Tiki and Kitty are busy shopping for great values in their favorite shops, especially the blowout sale at Retro Rosies. The days are drawing to a close at Retro Rosies! Select jewelry is now buy-one, get-one and clothing prices start at just $2! Dishes, linen, sewing and other household goods are 20-50 percent off. Hurry, Jewelry2 LOCATIONS: Historic Bridge Street Pier & BradentonTide and Moon Huge Selection of Handmade JewelryExclusive Tide and Moon Island Pearl Pendant & LongitudeLatitude Ring!Custom designed by owner Laura Shely Shop, Save & Support Moonracer Animal Rescue If you cannot find it here, it probably doesnt exist. Moonracer Animal Rescue Restaurant sign controversy tabled in Bradenton Beach The debate over the possible relocation of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar sign at the Historic Bridge Street Pier was tabled April 19 during the Bradenton Beach City Commission meeting. Restaurant owner John Horne, also a community redevelopment agency member, could not attend the meeting. He sent an email requesting the matter be held until he can take part in the discussion. A motion was unanimously approved for the city to rescind its previous directive to the city attorney to formally notice Horne of a violation and instead wait until hes available to discuss the matter at a future meeting. The next commission meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach considers new utility regs for rights of wayBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach is hoping to prevent large telecommunications boxes, antennas and other equipment in city rights of way. The city commission and city attorney Ricinda Perry conducted a workshop April 10 to consider an ordinance to regulate equipment that could be installed on utility poles and on the ground in rights of way, according to a 2017 state statute. Commissioner Randy White was absent with excuse. The Advanced Infrastructure Deployment Act of 2017 limits local regulatory rights for smallor micro-telecommunications equipment in the rights of way. Before 2017, there was no legislation and most municipalities relied on cell tower ordinances. A provision of the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 requires utilities to provide cable and telecommunications operators with nondiscriminatory access to utility poles, conduit and rights of way. Commissioner Marilyn Maro asked why the equipment cant be placed on cell towers. Perry said it is more expensive to lease space on a tower than to install equipment on utility poles or in the rights of way. She also said the law is an attempt to bust up the cell tower monopoly. It is important that the city put legislation in place to tame it some, but there is not much that can counter the law, Perry added. She said the city could regulate interference with Disabilities Act, the Florida Department of TransPerry recommended the commission seek advice elsewhere, as it did in 2013 for the cell tower ordinance. She provided examples of ordinances implemented in Manatee County, St. Augustine and Bonita Springs and said Bonita Springs opted to adopt a stricter ordinance and deal with lawsuits later. She suggested an ordinance include aesthetic requirements that could be removed if the city receives pushback from a provider. Mayor John Chappie asked what happens if a 10 years later. Perry said a stipulation for abandonment should be included in the ordinance, but enforcing it with multiple carriers could prove challenging. She also said the city must establish ownership for the utility poles in the city. Commissioner Jake Spooner asked if the equipment could interfere with stormwater drainage. Similarly, Chappie suggested the ground-level equipment might interfere with Federal Emergency ing. Commissioner Ralph Cole said if the city continues with plans to relocate utilities underground, future telecommunications equipment could be included. Chappie added that since Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and the town of Longboat Key face the same issue, maybe the cities could work together on formulating an ordinance. Perry said Holmes Beach adopted an ordinance in March, and she would reach out to the three municipal attorneys. The commission directed Perry to do that and continue researching the topic. Additionally, Perry was directed to reach out to the person who wrote the citys cell tower ordinance to see if they could assist and for what fee.


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Not valid with other offers or prior services.Expires 05-09-18 AMI chamber asks TDC for bigger share of tourist funds Manatee County 2017 tourist tax collection: Amount Percent Anna Maria $2,120,309 15.6 Bradenton $1,019,434 7.5 Bradenton Beach $1,156,721 8.5 Holmes Beach $3,309,151 24.3 Longboat Key $1,312,375 9.6 Manatee County $4,583.458 33.7 Palmetto $79,297 .005 Totals $13,580,746 100 All of AMI $6,586,181 48.4 Mainland/LBK $6,994,565 51.6 By Ed Scott Islander Reporter An organization undergoing change is asking In December, Deb Wing parted ways with the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce after 30 months as president, nearly 10 years on staff. The chambers board of directors promoted Wings assistant, Terri Kinder, to the top post. For many island businesses, Wing was the face of the chamber and for many years before her, Mary Ann Brockman steered the chamber. Now there is a new chairman of the board as well. She also is a familiar face. On Jan. 1, a month after Wing was handed a termination letter, Bev Lesnick, owner of Island Coffee Haus, succeeded Eric Cairns as board chair. On April 16, Lesnick represented the chamber in making its annual presentation to the Manatee County Tourist Development Council. advantage the meeting was held in the chambers at Holmes Beach City Hall. She used her time to introduce herself to TDC members she had not met. Her dence as she acknowledged a few hiccups in the chamber administration. Lesnick said Kinder will take the chamber to new heights. She then asked TDC members to re-evaluate what we are getting for our marketing here on Anna Maria Island. When I took over this position, I really thought it would be like smooth, but usually when Im involved in something, its not that smooth, she said, smiling. But I can say that we are on our way and things are looking up. Then she asked for more money. The TDC is an advisory panel. It makes recommendations to the Manatee County Commission, tures, including marketing. Lesnick gave the panel a document containing resort tax collection numbers that she said demonstrate the island produces a lot of revenue for the TDC and the county. The report, from Manatee County Tax Collector Ken Burton Jr., shows that during 2017 Holmes Beach collected $3.3 million in tourist tax revenue, Anna Maria $2.1 million and Bradenton Beach $1.1 million. Meanwhile, $4.5 million was collected in unincorporated Manatee, $1.3 million from Longboat Key and $79,000 in Palmetto. The county collects a bed tax, 5 percent on rentals of six months or less. The tax is budgeted by the TDC with approval by the county board of commissioners. All of Manatee County collected about $13.5 million, of which $6.5 million came from island accommodations and $6.9 million from short-term rentals on the mainland and on Longboat Key. Lesnick said the chamber receives $45,000 in marketing funds annually from the county, the same amount as in 2002, and the Longboat Key chamber receives the same amount from the county commission as the Anna Maria Island chamber gets. And we produce, as you can see, quite a bit of resort tax, she said, referring to the document. Maybe its time to re-evaluate, TDC chair and County Commissioner Carol Whitmore said, adding that its important for Manatee County Administrator Ed Hunzeker and Elliott Falcione, executive director of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, to meet with Lesnick, and for the chamber to coordinate its calendar for spending marketing dollars with that of the BACVB. Were trying to keep up with all of the digital marketing that we need to do, Lesnick said. organizations receive funds from trolley advertising. The money is passed through the chamber. In other business, the TDC approved member Vernon DeSear, vice president of marketing at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, as the next TDC vice chair. He succeeds David Teitelbaum, who recently resigned from the board.Fence discourages visitors at AM city pier


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20 APRIL 25, 2018 THE ISLANDER Pastor Rosemary Wheeler Backer 6608 Marina Drive ~ Holmes Beach ~ 941-778-1813 All are welcomeWORSHIP WITH US SATURDAY AT 5 PM SUNDAY AT 9:30 AM Fellowship follows Sunday worship At your service Obituaries are provided as a community service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present, as well as to those people with ties to Anna Maria Island. Information may be submitted to news@ Pastor Stephen King8:30 and 10:15 am Sunday Services rArt by Joan V oyles Obituaries COMMUNITY CHURCH Call for a ride to the 10:00 AM Worship Service and IN THE SANCTUARY Nursery & Church School Adult Sunday School Adult Book Study Lucette Gerry Lucette Gerry, 79, of Anna Maria, died April 12. She was born in 1938 in Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, Quebec, and was one of 10 children of Marie-Ange Legroulx and Orphe Viau. She met her husband, Kenneth Gerry, in Puerto Rico and they married in Honolulu. They had two sons and were married for 37 year before Mr. Gerry died in 1997. Mrs. Gerry worked at the phone company for years. She moved to Anna Maria Island in 1974 and became a U.S. citizen in 1977. She was an accomplished businesswoman and owner of the White Sands Beach Resort and Tropical Breeze Beach Club for more than 30 years, all while raising two kids and volunteering at Anna Maria Elementary School. calling and began volunteering with local churches. She helped at St. Bernard Catholic Church, did street and prison ministry with Christian Retreat, was part of the Sacred Heart Charismatic and a prayer group, helped to teach English to migrant workers and people new to our country with Sister Nora at Project Light in Bradenton, along with may other groups. Memorial donations may be made to roskampinfor dementia. She is survived by her sons Ken and wife Kathy and Jeff and wife Joy; grandsons Kristopher and Kevin; sisters Pierrette Viau, Yvette Viau and Claudette Viau; and many nieces and nephews. Alan A. Al Tate Palella Alan A. Al Tate Palella, 79, of Anna Maria, died April 15. He was born in Loraine, Ohio, and moved to Tampa as a child. He moved to Anna Maria Island in Valerie Jean Matice Valerie Jean Matice died April 12 in Bradenton. She was born in St. Johns, Michigan, Feb. 14, 1949, to Lad and Jean Bartholomew. She was a mother, Cub Scout leader, soccer coach, mentor, wise old soul, straight shooter and a friend. She was a strong independent woman who lived life by her rules. One of her greatest passions was being an advocate, having dedicated time in the womens rights movement in the 1970s and working on elderly issues in Manatee County in the 2010s. For close to 40 years she was someone who provided support, advice and shelter to people in their time of need on Anna Maria Island, where she lived for many years. Her greatest loves were her children, grandchildren and the island. The family will hold a celebration of life this summer. In her honor, her wish was for people to slow down, get on island time and appreciate time with family and friends. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. She is survived by her son Joshuas children Canaan and Quentin; son Zachary and wife Jennie Makanoff and their children Noah and Ashlee; daughter Betsy Oliver McMullin and husband Kenneth and their daughter Jenna; son Robert and wife Alyson Robbins and their children Elle, Jaye and Wesley; and brother Kenneth Bartholomew.Across the pond: Ash, Slater exchange vows on AMI beach 1973. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and former co-owner of Bortells Lounge in Anna Maria. A celebration of Life will be 4-7 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at Bortells Lounge, 10002 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made to brownandsonsfuneral. com. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marie.


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22 APRIL 25, 2018 THE ISLANDER PLEASE SEE STREETLIFE, NEXT PAGE Cops & CourtBy Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporter By Kathy Prucnell Streetlife PROUD RECIPIENT OF THESMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD-LARGE CATEGORYA LANDMARK ONGULF COAST! Repeat DUI offender gets probation A Bradenton woman was found guilty on misdeto submit to drug or alcohol testing and resisting law enforcement. Lorie Hagele, 55, pleaded no contest March 20 in 12th Circuit Court and Judge Doug Henderson sentenced her to 12 months probation, including a DUI program, a victim-impact panel and 75 hours of public service. $750 payment in lieu of public service. Hagele was arrested in November 2017 after she pulled her vehicle next to a Holmes Beach police she had been the victim of an identity theft. sobriety and breath tests. In 2007, she had similarly refused to submit to testing. ing to the court website. Live music Friday & Saturday121 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach 941-896-9737 SHRIMP AJILLO SEARED IN GARLIC & OLIVE OIL WITH LIMES, CRUSHED RED PEPPER & ARUGULA SEAFOOD Island police blotterAnna Maria No reports. Bradenton Beach April 9, 500 block of Gulf Drive South, domestic battery/strangulation. An argument between a couple led a 28-year-old man to allegedly choke a woman. In response, the woman picked up a screwdriver and the man let her go. The man then allegedly struck the woman with a frozen beer mug. April 14, 1603 Gulf Drive North, battery/obstruction. A man listing a West Virginia address was arrested after allegedly striking a condo groundskeeper who was closing a swimming pool for the night. The groundskeeper asked the man whether he was staying at the Bradenton Beach police found the man in the 2000 block of Gulf Drive North, took him into custody and he was transported to the Manatee County jail. Arrest made in Jessies store battery caseCortez No reports. Holmes Beach April 11, 7100 block of Palm Drive, marijuana. Holmes Beach police found a 762-capacity automatic stopped the car for dark window tint and a taillight out and noticed the odor of burnt marijuana. A passenger told police they were cleaning houses. The 26-year-old driver was issued a notice to appear for possessing a gram of marijuana and a pipe and cited for a suspended license. The marijuana, paraphernalia, ammunition and April 11, 6300 block of Flotilla Drive, stalking. A woman reported a man she previously dated left her a gift on her doorstep after she told him not to contact her. Police left messages for the man, asking him not to contact the woman and to retrieve his package. April 13, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A tag was stolen from a car in the parking lot. A homeless man was arrested by Holmes Beach police for punching a female store clerk after she idenJason Bounds was arrested April 17 for battery and resisting a merchant after Holmes Beach and Bradenhim to the incident. The charges stem from 8:45 p.m. March 22, when Bounds allegedly entered Jessies Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, and concealed a beer, a pint of milk and 10 cheese and beef sticks in his jacket. The store clerk confronted the man and he returned the items. The clerk told him to leave or she would call police and when he didnt immediately leave, she reached for the phone. Thats when Bounds allegedly punched the clerk in the head and stomach. EMS responded and treated the clerk. Bounds could not be found by Manatee County Sheriffs deputies and K-9s that night. Holmes Beach Detective Sgt. Brian Hall said a good clear video, a cellphone found near the store after the incident and Bounds April 14 arrest in Bradenton Beach led to solving the case. At press time, Bounds was in custody at the Manatee County jail, assigned a $3,000 bond. He was arrested for the incident while in the jail, having been arrested three days earlier on battery and obstruction charges for striking a groundskeeper in Bradenton Beach. For the Bradenton Beach incident, he was assigned a $1,000 bond. His arraignments are set for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 17, and 9 a.m. Friday, May 18, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. State declines Christmas altercation charge The 12th Circuit State Attorney declined charging a Bradenton man in a case involving an argument at a familys Christmas Day gathering in the 100 block of 51st Street in Holmes Beach. HBPD arrested Michael Grayson Dec. 25, 2017, and suggested a domestic battery strangulation charge after witnesses told police he grabbed and squeezed the neck of a family member and threw the person into a screen. ney Daniel Ley reported the victim did not want to testify and, without the testimony, the state couldnt prove the crime. HBPD reported the tag the law enforcement database. April 14, 100 block of 49th Street, drugs. Cocaine was found when police searched a 53-year-old man arrested for driving on a suspended license. Police observed the mans vehicle run through three stop signs stop, the driver jumped out of the vehicle and stated, You got me. The man was charged with possessing cocaine, running a stop sign, driving with a suspended license, attaching a tag not assigned, and no vehicle registration or insurance. He was transported to Manatee County jail. April 14, 200 block of 67th Street, property found. A South Carolina man called police to report that he found BB guns in a trash can. The property owner told


THE ISLANDER APRIL 25, 2018 23 STREETLIFE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22Travel, reporting restrictions lifted in alleged abuse case Court-imposed travel and reporting restrictions were lifted April 18 for a former Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president accused of child abuse. Deborah Wing was arrested two weeks earlier by Holmes Beach police for allegedly slapping a family member. At a pretrial hearing, Wings attorney, Brett McIntosh, told 12th Circuit Judge Edward Nicholas the matter was essentially a family dispute and Wing with travel plans that include the family member After hearing from the family member, the judge removed the supervision but said a no non-consensual contact order would remain in place between Wing and the family member. Wing had been released from the Manatee County jail April 5 on a $500 bond and court supervision with standard pretrial conditions, such as weekly reporting and travel prohibitions outside Manatee and its contiguous counties. I think bond is more appropriate for this case, Nicholas said. After the hearing, McIntosh told The Islander the Manatee County Child Protection Investigations Division closed its case on the incident and he expected the The Holmes Beach police arrest was 100 percent improper, McIntosh added. He said parents can dispolice she wanted the guns that were in her trash and April 14, 4600 block of Gulf Drive, disturbance. Road rage was reported by a Bradenton woman driving west on Manatee Avenue. She reported a woman driver in a silver Toyota cut her off and followed her vehicle. A male then exited the Toyota and confronted her, yelling obscenities and to get back to her side of town. April 14, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. A Riverview man left his vehicle in the parking lot, went to the beach and returned at 5:30 previously argued with an unknown person about the parking spot. April 14, 5900 block of Flotilla Drive, suspicious incident. A 37-year-old man reported an unknown person in a white SUV tried to run him over in his driveway and an hour later called police to report the person was at a restaurant on Cortez Road West. restaurant. The complainant told police it was not safe for him at home and he left the area. April 14, Citgo, 3015 Gulf Drive, skimmers. The business owner reported credit card skimming devices on two gas pumps. Holmes Beach police found no locks and no signs of tampering on the pumps. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO. cipline their children with slapping. Officers responded to a call from Wing at the Harrington House Bed and Breakfast Inn, 5626 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, where Wing resides with her boyfriend and her family member. The police reported Wing told them the subject had run away from their home. The missing person was found by a witness to the incident and returned while police were at the resicers Wing had repeatedly slapped the family member and had to be restrained from further hitting the subject, according to police reports. Wing served as president of the island chamber 2015-17.WMFR renews 3-year contract with re chief West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Tom Sousa isnt going anywhere. WMFR board members voted unanimously April 17 to renew a contract with Sousa for another three years. The contract includes an increase to the chiefs base salary to $112,000 from $106,500, as well as an additional two weeks of vacation, for a total of Commissioner Al Robinson asked Sousa how he came up with the numbers for his salary and vacation increase. Sousa said he compared his salary with an assessment of his workload. If youre happy, Im happy, Robinson said. Commissioner George Harris said he appreciates Sousas willingness to stay with WMFR. Commissioner David Bishop said the terms were more than fair. Sousas original contract for chief was signed in April 2015, when he took over from retired Chief Andy Price. Sousa said in a phone call April 20 that he is very excited for the next three years. He said he will complete work on the strategic plan, then develop a vision for WMFR for the next 10 to 15 years. He said he wants to finish implementing advanced life support throughout the district, as ALS currently is only available from Station 3 in Holmes Beach. Island watch: To report information on island crime, call the MCSO Anna Maria substation, 941708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-6311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5804.


24 APRIL 25, 2018 THE ISLANDER Adopt a Duck...Help a Girl! Luck Duck Rac for Pac Al Mont Lon Traditional French dining experience featuring entrees of mussels, shrimp, grouper, duck, pasta carbonara, chicken, beef and a slow-cooked duck casserole. 103 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach 941.779.1930The soul of France in the heart of Bradenton Beach Traditional French dining experience featuring entrees The soul of France in the heart of Bradenton Beach French Table WE TWEET TOO@ami_islander Turtle watch spreads awareness through education, outreachBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Community connections and educational outreach Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitorings conservation efforts have many times caught the attention of people willing to donate time and money to help save sea turtles. AMITW executive director Suzi Fox said April 16 that she recently was contacted by Steve Rose, owner of Bortells Lounge, 10002 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, with an offer to provide funding for outreach. With Roses assistance, AMITW purchased a to teach students about sea-turtle friendly lighting. Additionally, Roses contribution will fund satellite tags this summer for two sea turtles. According to Fox, Rose, who could not be reached for comment, said he had been watching AMITW and he thinks the group is working hard to make a difference in protecting our marine ecology. The educational materials were created by Inwater Research Group Inc. a marine conservation organization in Jensen Beach and are compiled in a large trunk that contains four lessons. The theme of the AMITW trunk is Darker Skies, Darker Beaches, and it includes materials incorporating a variety of subjects to teach thirdthrough eighth-graders about the importance of keeping the beach dark during sea turtle nesting season, May 1-Oct. 31. Fox plans to circulate the trunk and its lessons among schools in Manatee County. According to Inwater Research Group education manager Rebecca Mott, who helped design the curriculum, by the end of the 2017-18 school year there will be 16 trunks in 13 school districts, reaching about 26,000 students. AMITWs trunk will represent the 14th school district to incorporate the curriculum and its eighth partner statewide. When we started this program in our county in 2016, we booked out all four trunks in a few weeks, Mott said. The teachers and students love it because its hands-on learning that uses math, science, English we include everything. She said organizations like AMITW that dont this program. It really is a win-win for everyone, Fox said. Additionally, Roses funding will support satellite tracking tags for two sea turtles that will represent Anna Maria Island and Bortells in the 2018 Sea Turtle Conservancy Tour de Turtles marathon, which will begin later this summer. The satellite tags cost $5,000 each. Last year, AMITW participated in the race with a tagged loggerhead, named Eliza Ann after the restaurant at sponsor Waterline Resort and Marina, in Holmes Beach. Sea Turtle Conservancy representatives placed a tracking device on the sea turtle June 19, 2017, after it nested at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, then released the turtle to the Gulf of Mexico early June 20. That tracker showed the path taken by the sea turtle as she nested twice more during three months of her migratory journey. by a mature female loggerhead on the island. As part of the tour, 20 sea turtles were tagged and released from beaches in Costa Rica, Panama, Nevis and Florida. The turtles then competed in a marathon, a competition for which turtle swims the most miles during the three-month race. Following the race, researchers use the data generated by the turtles to learn more about migration patterns and behavior. However, the race serves the double purpose of generating public awareness. The data generated by the Tour de Turtles and Eliza Ann is invaluable, Fox said. And, it draws lots of community attention to the turtles. Fox said the success of AMITW lies in educating the public. Its all about inter-connectedness, Fox said. Programs like the trunk and the turtle tags draw people in so we can educate them, in a fun way, about best practices for sea turtles on our beaches. For more information on nesting season, contact Fox at or 941-778-5638.


THE ISLANDER APRIL 25, 2018 25 Anna Maria Oyster Bar Pier on the Waterfron Dinin a Open Daily 8am-9pm Breakfast 8am-11am Weekend Brunch 11am-2pm 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, FL T ableside service with a bayside view on the Bridge Street Pier! T ableside service with a bayside view on the Bridge Street Pier! Call (941) 778-AMOB (2662) for Beach-to-Pier Shuttle! 941.778.1320 3246 E. Bay Drive, Holmes BeachSpecial: German Lentil Soup with Bacon. Beef Stroganoff, Sptzle and side salad. HAXEN FRI-SAT NIGHTS (reserve ahead) Dinner Monday-Saturday 5-9The science says As snow fell again on the Midwest April 19, pleas went out from wildlife rescue groups to place seed, fruits and nuts in feeders. Birds had gone north on their spring migration and were starving. In my hometown in Illinois, friends who dont know the difference between a crow and a blackbird were crushing cranberries and sunflower seeds in Vitamix blenders to make bird breakfasts. The weather is topsy-turvy. Spring-like today. Wintery yesterday. Summer-ish tomorrow. It isnt unprecedented, but its strange. Strange reports send me to the science journals. A study released April 23 from the University of Exeter in South West England looked closely at how climate change impacts feeding in nature. The researchers examined the spring emergence of oak leaves and caterpillars and the timing of nesting by three bird species. They reported that increasingly warmer springs create a mismatch when hungry chicks hatch too late to feast on abundant caterpillars. Another study, released April 16 from the University of Ottawa, looked at shifts in the timing of life cycle events of interacting species predator versus prey and plant versus pollinator. Ottawa professor Heather Kharouba said climate change is creating mismatches in nature, situations where species could face endangerment because they What other discoveries do recent science journals contain? More about the birds: At the University of Minnesota, researchers attached geolocators to 106 common By Lisa Neffterns from breeding colonies in Ontario, Minnesota, Wisconsin and New York. When the birds returned to their breeding colonies, the researchers retrieved data. The results show important migratory staging areas in the inland U.S. and along the Gulf of Mexico a surprise, because it was previously thought most common terns headed for the Atlantic coast before continuing south. Most of the birds ended up on the coast of Peru, which is vulnerable to multiple effects of climate change, including increasingly frequent and severe storms, changes in the availability of the terns preferred foods and rising sea levels. About the trees: Researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark surveyed 21 species of trees and reported a yet unknown cycle of subtle canopy movement during the night. The sleep cycles differed from one species to another. In another study, scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service estimated that between 2009 and 2014, tree cover in communities declined by 0.7 percent, which translates to losing 36 million trees or about 175,000 acres of tree cover annually. Tree cover declined in 45 states, but 23 states sufgreatest annual net loss in tree cover were Georgia at No. 1, Florida at No. 2 and Alabama at No. 3. Truly Homemade Ice Cream(yes, we really make it ourselves) Voted Best Ice Cream Open 7 Days a Weekwww.tylersicecream.comSERVING GOURMET ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 Manatee Ave & 59th 941-243-3841 Cortez & 119th 941-794-5333 Longboat Center Shops 941-383-6935 SERVING GOURMET ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 OM A PIZZA& ITALIAN RESTAURANT Makers of the Worlds Largest Pizza $100 OFFAny Size PizzaFREE DELIVERY! 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They as fathers in different nests across hundreds of hatchlings sampled, but that did not happen. Instead, they found 70 percent of the nests and hatchlings they analyzed had different fathers. They multiple nests during a nesting season and they might breed more frequently than females. The study began as research into the promiscuity of female sea turtles. But, as they say, scientists follow the science.


26 APRIL 25, 2018 THE ISLANDER You can read it all online at LIGHT T YFull / Half Day T www arrenFishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleINSHORE sh OFFSHORE GC Capt. W arren Girle R E O Fishing Charters Wet Slips Fuel Dock Full Service Marine Mechanic Tackle Shop and Water Sports TideWatchRed tide detected in Manatee the Florida red tide organism, was detected in a sample collected from Manatee County the week ending April 20. Red tide also was detected elsewhere in the region. For more, go to AMI CENTRE, 3218 E. BAY DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH WWW.ISLANDER.ORG AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon April 25 10:41a 1.7 9:46p 1.9 3:30a 0.0 3:47p 1.0 April26 11:01a 1.8 10:54p 1.9 4:14a 0.2 4:43p 0.6 April27 11:20a 2.0 11:51p 1.8 4:51a 0.3 5:29p 0.3 April28 11:39a 2.1 5:21a 0.5 6:11p 0.1 April29 12:40a 1.7 11:58a 2.2 5:46a 0.7 6:50p 0.0 April30 1:26a 1.6 12:19p 2.3 6:08a 0.9 7:27p -0.1 Full May1 2:11a 1.5 12:42p 2.4 6:28a 1.0 8:05p -0.2 May2 2:56a 1.4 1:08p 2.5 6:48a 1.1 8:45p -0.2By Kevin P. Cassidy Islander Reporter The mens senior handicap match-play golf tournament was played over the course of four weeks at the teen players were whittled down to Jim Auch and Jere Rice going mano a mano. Auch prevailed, defeating Rice three and one to earn the crown of Key Royale Clubs senior champ. Another special tourney, the annual Key Royale Club mens President Cup, took place with 44 players March 28. Chet Hutton earned first-place honors with a 7-under-par 25, one with matching 5-under-par 27s. Barry Izzard won the closest-to-the-pin competition on the eighth hole, putting it at 10 feet, 3 inches of the hole. Silke won longest drive from the gold tees, while Terry Tarras won the long drive from the blue tees. Competitors celebrated in the clubhouse with beverages, pizza and chicken wings. The women got out on the course April 17 for a three-shot victory in Flight A. Jean Holmes was alone in second at even-par 32, while Pam Lowry took third with a 2-over-par 34. Sue Christenson captured Flight B with a 2-underConnie Livanos. Flight C was ruled by Beth Lindeman, who carded a 3-under-par 29. Jana Samuels took second place with an even-par 32, while Roxanne Koch was two shots back in third. Markie Ksiazek survived a card off with Sally shot a 3-over-par 35. The men were returned April 18 for their annual Spring Stag Day with 56 players participating in the golf and lunch that followed. Andy Barber, Chet Hutton and Bob OBrien all carded 3-under-par 29s to share the best low-net scores, while OBrien and Larry Pippel tied for the best low-gross score. Hutton, Buddy Foy, Scott Mitchell and Pippel Jim Auch, Gerry Elson, Dale Hudson and Dave Kruger for the best team low-net score. Silke won the long drive from the gold tees, while Tarras won from the blues. Greg Shorten had the closest to the pin on the third hole, while Pippel won it on KRC hands out titles, Beach Bums takes title at center courtround out the stag day winners. Youth basketball season ends Beach Bums defeated Slims Place 46-43 in the April 17 championship game of the youth basketball league at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Brock Soletti poured in 22 points to lead Beach Bums, which also received 7 points from Connor Ludwig and 6 points from Matt Spiedel. Evan Christenson and Jeremiah Sculco completed the scoring for Beach Bums in the victory with 4 points each. Tyler Brewer scored 12 points and David Daigle added 10 points to lead a balanced Slims Place offense, which also received 8 points from Bryce Higgins. Tuna with 2 points in the loss. Blue Lagoon edged Bins Be Clean 16-11 in the third-place game behind a game-high 7 points from Ben Barreda. Jackson Hayes chipped in 4 points and Anthony Nguyen led Bins Be Clean with 5 points, and 2 points respectively. Adult soccer completes third week After three weeks of adult soccer action at the center, only one team has an unblemished record. Legler & Flynn Law is atop the standings with a perfect 3-0 record as Sato Real Estate and Lancaster Design follow closely behind with matching 2-1 records. Moss Builders holds down fourth place with a 1-1-1 record, while fifth and sixth place are occupied by Acqua Aveda and Ross Built with 1-2 records. Slims Place is alone in seventh place with an 0-2-1 mark, while Mar/Kis Insurance is holding down eighth place on an 0-2-1 record. The April 19 action got started with Moss Builders getting a win for just showing up. Opponent Acqua Aveda didnt have enough players to field a team, giving Moss the forfeit victory. Lancaster Design showed why theyre a contender in the second match, earning a 6-2 victory over Slims Place behind two goals each from Danny Anderson and Greg DeMeuse. Sumiko Chipman added a goal and an assist and Michael Lewis scored a goal to round out the offense. Goalie Trey Horne helped hold the lead with seven saves in the victory. Andre Lewis and Rico Beissert led Slims with a goal each and Will Case made six saves in the loss. Ross Built rolled to a 5-2 victory over Mar/Kis Insurance in the third match of the night behind a pair of goals from Omar Polar and a goal and an assist from Chris Culhane. An own goal and a single tally from Monica Simpson rounded out the score for Ross, Kris Yavalar and Tony Morales scored a goal each saves from Mario Prino in the loss. The final game of the evening saw first place Legler & Flynn Law roll to a 6-1 victory over Sato Real Estate behind two goals each from Sean Flynn and Amy Ivin. Jeremais Gramajo and Shay Coleman each added a goal, while Chris Le Clainche and Blair Schlossberg both notched assists in the win. Damir Glavan scored the lone goal in the loss for Sato Real Estate on an assist from Eliza Faillace. Horseshoe news April 18 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits produced three teams that advanced to the knockout stage. Walker Bob Rowley drew the Slaugh outlasted Myles Macleod and Adin Shank 21-18. Lee and Slaugh cruised to a 23-10 victory over Rowley to earn the days bragging rights. Hank Huyghe walked his way to the winners circle during April 21 action after earning the lone 3-0 record during pool play. 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THE ISLANDER APRIL 25, 2018 27 By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter With some of the best weather of the year upon inshore bite is excellent. That is, of course, if youre lucky enough to be in the right spot, on the right tide, on the right day. The waters of the Intracoastal Waterway heading south from Tampa Bay into Sarasota Bay are clear and in the mid-70s, which is the perfect recipe for a great day of flats fishing. With only a couple of weeks left of snook season, anglers are coming out of the woodwork especially on the weekends with hopes of getting their chance at a keeper linesider. Of course, there are plenty of 20-26 inchers out there to keep you busy until the big one hits. The slot size on snook is 28-33 inches. To get in on the action, look for mangrove shorelines, oyster bars, good tidal around the passes are holding big spawning trout. Hopefully you let those go. We need them to lay their eggs so we have more to catch. Plus, there are plenty of slot-size trout around if you really want to eat one. many which is a little alarming. Hopefully, things will change and theyll start making a real showing on On my Southernaire Fishing Charters, Im congood, so why not? Free-lined shiners are the perfect week I saw trout up to 24 inches on the end of the line. Most trout catches were slot, although plenty were exceeding 20 inches. snook in a morning session is almost routine. As for slot snook, weve had a few here and there. On a side note, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently announced a 40-day recreational red snapper season in the Gulf waters an increase from the originally proposed 24-day season. If approved, season would open June 11 and close July 21. To learn more about snapper, pers/ and dont forget to sign up for the Gulf Reef Fish Survey at if you plan to target in depths of 4-6 feet is working well for Girle. FreeSouthernaire Fishing Charters 941.465.8932AnnaMariaFishing Guide.comDOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACKCAPT. AARON LOWMAN DOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACK CAPT. AARON LOWMAN As local weather improves, so does the fishing forecast lined live shiners are resulting in many slot-size trout inches are mixed in, although not as frequent as the for Girles clients. Moving to slightly shallower grass inches. Mangrove edges and oyster bars are key parts of the equation when hunting these snook. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing the arrival of snook at Anna Maria Islands northernmost pier. The time is near to start seeing the big spawning females cruising the shadow lines at night as they take up residence under the pier. They should start to feed as they prepare to move out to the beaches to spawn. Other species being caught at the R&R include black shrimp. To round out the bite, Spanish mackerel and pomers casting small white or pink jigs. Capt. Aaron Lowman is working the nearshore Maria Island in depths of 20-45 feet, Lowman is putting his anglers on mangrove snapper. Live shiners dropped to the bottom around the reefs are attracting mangrove snapper 12-18 inches. erel and blacktip sharks, which add variety to the bite. Moving inshore, snook and spotted seatrout are the targeted species. Both are taking a free-lined live shiner. Capt. Jason Stock is running charters offshore for a free-lined shiners or cigar minnows on a light wire are getting the job done. Kings in the 20-pound range are average catches for his clients. Permit are being found offshore. Casting live silver Moving inshore, Stock is concentrating on snook and spotted seatrout. In depths around 100 feet, red grouper are cooperating eagerly, taking frozen sardines on a weighted rig as they near the bottom. Other species offshore include amberjack and African pompano. Moving inshore, White is clients on big snook and around the passes is producing good action on Whites boat.


28 APRIL 25, 2018 THE ISLANDER AME calendar dent Assessment for ELA Reading. Ball. shine State Standards Assessment. auditorium. drive. appreciation week. trip. 6:30 p.m. kindergarten play. school. release at 1:15 p.m. Anna Maria Elementary is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. By Bianca Bened, Kindergartners cheer on testing students AME kinder kids celebrate Earth Day, clean up campus Great American Cleanup sweeps through Anna Maria IslandBy Terry OConnor Islander Reporter More than 140 volunteers bolstered Manatee County efforts April 21 during the 20th anniversary of Keep America Beautifuls Great American Cleanup. Billed as the nations largest community improvement program, the cleanup was led by executive director Jennifer Hoffman, hired in October 2017 to lead Hoffman coordinates the Manatee County-based and recycling projects. KMB vice chair Trevor Longworth and volunteer Jim LoPiccolo stretched a cleanup banner between two Holmes Beach, before volunteers arrived. This is the dirtiest Ive ever seen this boat ramp, Longworth said. Longworth said volunteers likely would pick up more than the 160 pounds collected a year ago. The most common debris includes cigarette butts, plastic cups, paper, soda cans and even discarded furniture. LoPiccolo said the actual tonnage collected by the volunteers with the help of Waste Pro driver Troy Wain could be reduced because education efforts have been having a positive effect. Bryanna Sparks of Girl Scout Troop 900 said the education shes received in science class sometimes involves gruesome deaths in the animal kingdom. Were learning how trash affects animals, she said. Troop leader Jennifer Sparks said participating in the trash cleanup upholds a prime Girl Scout mandate. We must go out in the community and work to make the world a better place, Sparks said. The annual Great American Cleanup employs more than 5 million volunteers nationwide on average every year to renew parks, trails and recreation areas, clean shorelines and waterways, remove litter and debris, reduce waste and improve recycling, and The next Keep Manatee Beautiful events on Anna Maria Island include four tree plantings for National Arbor Day. mittee will plant one Jamaican dogwood donated by KMB at Spring Lake Park, 6807 Holmes Blvd., at 8 a.m. Friday, April 27. three buttonwoods donated by Modern Woodmen of America at 311 South Bay Blvd. Bradenton Beach will cap the tree celebrations at 9:30 a.m. by planting three desert cassias donated by KMB at Herb Dolan Park in the 2500 block of Avenue A, followed by a planting at Coquina Beach. cities, which requires adopting a tree-care ordinance, installing a legal tree-governing body, an urban forestry program and an Arbor Day observance. For more information, call 941-795-8272.


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30 APRIL 25, 2018 THE ISLANDER islbizBY SANDY AMBROGI PLEASE SEE ISL BIZ, NEXT PAGENew hotel on horizon, awards received Just when islanders are settling down to the impacts of a three-story hotel with 37 two-bedroom suites in their midst, another lodging venture is announced. One Particular Harbour, a joint venture of Jimmy Buffetts Margaritaville Holdings and Minto Communities, announced in an April 17 news release, plans for a 130-room waterfront hotel on Perico Island. Previously, a Buffett-themed eatery in a retail center on Manatee Avenue was announced. Pulling in Sarasota-headquartered Floridays Development Company whose projects include Art Ovation Hotel and the Grande Riviera in Sarasota and Hyatt Place in Lakewood Ranch Minto/Margaritaville will add another dimension to the 220-acre site at 12300 Manatee Ave. on Perico Island. We are thrilled to be partnered with Minto Communities and Margaritaville to create what we are certain will be a landmark destination of Floridas Gulf days, said in the release. Minto senior vice president William Bullock stated, At One Particular Harbour Margaritaville, we are creating a one-of-a-kind waterfront resort destination that will be enjoyed by our residents, the local community and visitors, alike, while having a major positive impact on the area economy, boating and tourist industry. Whew. The deep-water marina will open this summer the boat storage building and marina amenities as well as 132 Margaritaville-inspired residences are nearing completion with model homes open and move-in ready models available for quick purchase. Those hoping for a signature Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville restaurant will have to settle for now on its little brother, a free-standing sports bar LandShark Bar & Grill. Additional details about the hotel and amenities will follow in the coming weeks, according to the news release, along with information on the retail plaza. jams between 75th Street in Bradenton and East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach. Maybe a bicycle And a roundabout? When John and Amanda Horne learned 49 percent of students in Manatee County were not reading at grade-level by the end of the third-grade, they went to work to boost literacy and change the statistics for the better. The owners of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar restaurants consulted the School District of Manatee County, the county library system and the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a program focused on summer reading as a key to keep kids progressing. On April 17, at a gala in Washington, D.C., the Hornes accepted the 2018 Restaurant Neighbor Award from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The award celebrates the best of the best seven winners were selected from hundreds of nominations. The Hornes were honored for their Dive Into Reading Program, which launched in June 2017 at the Ellenton AMOB. The program improved reading skills and taught the children life skills, such as table manners, intergenerational communication and decision-making. The Hornes topped their efforts by providing hot breakfasts before the students were paired with mentors to read books in the fun, relaxing environment of the dining room. Beth Dua, director of the Suncoast Campaign, said the children who participated in Dive Into Reading gained 1.25 months of reading skills.


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