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Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant

Mayor’s Memos

News from the Mayor's Desk

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.

Jul 11

House Numbers

Posted on July 11, 2016 at 9:24 AM by Penny Johnston

One of the things I have observed as I drive around the City is the condition of mailboxes.  The U.S. Postal Service recommends an annual mailbox checkup to avoid damage to your mail or difficulty identifying your address. They suggest the following: Tighten loose hinges on the door; take care of rusty or loose parts; replace missing or faded house numbers, and keep the path to your mailbox clear.

Just a reminder about house numbers: The North River Fire District and other emergency responding agencies may be required to respond to your home or business for a multitude of emergencies. It is important to have your premises marked with easily identifiable numbers.   A delay in locating your home or business could create a life safety hazard. Help us to help you!

For one and two family dwellings, each number must be a minimum of 3” inches in height.  For commercial buildings and multi-family dwellings, the building address numbers shall be a minimum of 6” inches in height.

Spend a few minutes to ensure your house or business is properly identified. If they can’t read it….they can’t help you!

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