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Jun 03

10th Street West Construction Begins June 14, 2019

Posted on June 3, 2019 at 8:31 AM by Penny Johnston

10th Street West Construction Begins June 14th 

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and CSX freight railroad will close 10th Street West from 3rd Avenue Drive West to 6th Avenue Drive West while they improve the roads, sidewalks, infrastructure, and rail road tracks on that busy stretch of highway. Construction will begin Friday, June 14th and last an estimated 70 days.


As with any construction project, it will be inconvenient and dusty for a while, but the finished product will provide a much smoother, safer roadway for the center part of Palmetto.


We ask you to pay attention to the new traffic patterns and please be patient.  Carefully follow the posted detour signs as you are traveling east and west, suggesting that you use 17th Street West or 7th Street West to connect to US 301.  We realize this will put a temporary strain on traffic and drivers.  Thank you for your understanding.

Apr 16

Stay Informed

Posted on April 16, 2019 at 10:42 AM by Penny Johnston

From time to time, the City of Palmetto has current information that we would like to share with our residents, communities, and the media. Some news is included with the utility bills, and for the media or some of our communities, we forward the news in an email to the “contact person” and let them disperse the information.  We want you to know the City has a new Code Red phone system, or there is pending state legislation that may affect you, or there are upcoming public events we want to share.


If you are part of a Homeowner’s Association and would like to be kept abreast of the information, please call City Hall at 941-723-4570 and ask to speak with my assistant, Penny Johnston.  She will add your email address to our list… and I promise we will not inundate you with junk mail.


The City staff and elected officials are striving to do the very best for Palmetto, and we want to keep you informed along the way. 

Mar 28

DeSoto Seafood Festival 2019

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 2:40 PM by Penny Johnston

DeSoto Seafood Festival has evolved over the 30 years to become the largest regional festival in Manatee County. The Festival began as the River Fest on downtown Bradenton’s “Sandlot” at Rossi Waterfront Park and was only open on Saturday and Sunday. After decades of fine-tuning, this event has become a 3-day festival comprised of Food, Music, Arts & Crafts and Family Fun that is hosted in the historic Sutton & Lamb Parks in Palmetto, FL.

Festival Details:

Chairs are permitted in designated areas only – No pets – No coolers


5pm – 10pm Friday April 5th, 2019

11am – 10pm Saturday April 6th, 2019

Noon – 6pm Sunday April 7th, 2019


Sutton Park, 1025 6th Street West, Palmetto, FL


FREE Admission all weekend long