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Sep 13

Debris Cleanup an Solid Waste Schedule

Posted on September 13, 2017 at 3:23 PM by Penny Johnston

Hurricane Irma

Debris Clean-up Guidelines and Solid Waste Schedule

Debris Clean Up

In the coming days, the City will be working with our debris management contractor to assess the volume of limbs, yard waste and construction debris.  This initial assessment period is necessary to comply with FEMA guidelines for reimbursement.  After the initial assessment, our contractor will be working as quickly as possible to remove the debris. The City appreciates your patience during this process, as it could take a few weeks to complete.  We ask that you use the following guidelines to help expedite the process:

  • Yard Waste (trees, limbs, brush, etc.) should be separated from construction and building materials and placed curbside.  Leaves should be bagged or in a container
  • Construction and Debris (C&D) materials such as metal awnings, roofing, drywall, carpet, lumber, etc. should be in a separate pile and placed curbside
  • All debris piles should be placed by the street in front of your house away from the sidewalk and water meters
  • All debris piles should be away from power poles, mailboxes and not directly under power lines

Solid Waste Schedule (week of 9/11 thru 9/15)

  • Yard waste pick-up is suspended until the storm debris clean-up is completed (refer to guidelines above)
  • There will be no recycling pick-up this week
  • If your normal solid waste pick up is Monday & Thursday you will receive service on Wednesday and Thursday
  • If your normal solid waste pick-up is on Tuesday and Friday you will receive service Tuesday and Friday (no change)
  • Solid waste services (household trash and recycling only) will resume the normal pick-up schedule the week of 9/18.

Please go to under the “News and Announcement” section for further updates.

Jul 18

Take a Fresh Look at Palmetto's Historic Past

Posted on July 18, 2017 at 9:53 AM by Penny Johnston

Palmetto is taking a fresh look at our historic past.  Over the past few years, local artist Cory Wright has painted scenes of various historic structures, and the City has featured her artwork on some of our reusable cloth bags available during the Manatee County Fair.

Previously, the bags have portrayed Old Main Street, with one of the buildings dating back to 1902; the Woman’s Club which was started by a group in 1900; the Green Bridge, named after Bradenton merchant E.P. Green back in 1927; and the Ag Museum which is just filled with Palmetto’s roots.

This year, the City featured Cory Wright’s rendition of Providence Missionary Baptist Church, which was established in 1921.  The church has continued to be a fundamental, orthodox Baptist church of more than 95 years.

Look for other iconic buildings within Palmetto.  Submit your suggestions to City Hall and maybe we can have an artist capture the building’s charm and history on next years’ bag.

Apr 05

Hurricane Season starts June 1st

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 1:21 PM by Penny Johnston

As we look forward to summer and vacation planning, it is important to remember that June 1 is the official start of hurricane season which runs through November.  Please utilize any of the many resources available if you have questions about storm preparedness.  Pay particular attention to flood zones and evacuation routes posted on Manatee County's website.

If there is an active hurricane, the County’s home page at will become the Emergency Management page and will keep you posted throughout the event.  For tips on how to prepare for a hurricane, click on the link Disaster Planning Guide on the County’s web page, or visit City Hall or a local Manatee County Library for a free copy of the guide.

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