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Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant

Mayor’s Memos

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Dec 09

Manatee County Fair Fun 101

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 4:50 PM by Penny Johnston

On January 12, 2017, the Manatee River Association will open its gates to “Fair Fun 101.”  Our County Fair brings the whole community together; with arts and crafts and livestock exhibitions along with entertainment and food appealing to all ages.  Talents and careers blossom from the training and exposure provided to Manatee County’s youth at the Manatee County Fair. Not only can you enjoy an action packed 10-day adventure in your hometown, you can support local youth as they showcase projects that may have taken almost a year to complete.

On behalf of the City of Palmetto, congratulations to the Board of Directors of the Manatee River Fair Association, the staff and all the volunteers on the 101st Manatee County Fair! Palmetto appreciates your efforts and accomplishments in producing yet another fun-filled showcase of everything that is great about Manatee County.  

Make sure to create some lasting family memories at the “Fair Fun 101” Manatee County Fair from January 12 – 22, 2017.   See you there!



Very truly yours,

Shirley Groover Bryant


City of Palmetto

Oct 06

Important 1/2 Cent Sales Tax Meetings

Posted on October 6, 2016 at 8:43 AM by Penny Johnston

I encourage you to attend one of the County’s upcoming educational meetings about this fall’s half-cent sales tax for infrastructure. Voters will consider the County’s half-cent for roads, public safety equipment and parks during the Nov. 8 General Election. At each meeting, a County Commissioner will deliver opening remarks, followed by a 20-minute presentation on the proposed tax. After the presentation, people will have a chance to ask questions of County staff knowledgeable about the tax and its proposed projects.  The meetings start at 6:00 p.m.

Commissioner Charles Smith’s meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 6 at Palmetto Library, 923 6th Street West, Palmetto.

Commissioner Carol Whitmore’s meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto.

Commissioner Larry Bustle’s meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Rocky Bluff Library at 6750 U.S. Highway 301 N., Ellenton.

Aug 23

Keep our City Beautiful

Posted on August 23, 2016 at 10:06 AM by Penny Johnston

I am so pleased by the many positive comments I am receiving on the appearance of the City of Palmetto.  Many of the changes are more obvious, but a lot of the changes have to do with the cooperation of our residents and business owners taking pride in the city and adhering to our codes. The most obvious changes are at the gateway, but our Code Enforcement monitors the appearance of the City on a daily basis by enforcing the city codes.  Some of the more common violations are overgrowth, open storage and abandoned vehicles.  Please do your part to keep all areas of the city beautiful.

Also, please remember to keep your sidewalks clear for better handicap accessibility. As a resident or property/business owner, you are responsible for keeping sidewalks adjacent to your property clear of any obstructions or debris.  The sidewalks are in place for the safety of the public. Let's all do our part keeping them clean and usable.

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