Posted on June 7, 2021 at 8:24 AM by Penny Johnston
Palmetto, Florida celebrates America’s Independence on Sunday, July 4th with great music in Sutton Park, followed by fireworks over the Manatee River. The Palmetto Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) hosts its annual “Fourth Festival” with award winning country music singer Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise. The July 4th celebration begins at approximately 5:00 p.m. in historic Sutton Park on Old Main Street in Downtown Palmetto (1036 6th Street West).
DJ James Thomas will start the evening providing pre-recorded music. The opening act later in the evening is His Country, a talented local husband and wife duo, Duane and Dee Kauffman. The Palmetto VFW will present the Colors, and US Army Veteran Gary Masengale will sing the National Anthem at about 7:00 p.m.
American country singer Wynonna Judd has had a long and successful singing career, starting as a duo act alongside her mother Naomi Judd, then as a solo artist and now she is performing with her band as Wynonna & The Big Noise. She has had a number of chart topping hits including “She is His Only Need”, “No One Else on Earth”, and “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days)”. Wynonna & The Big Noise is set to perform around 7:30 p.m. Sunday night. Everyone can stay in their seats or walk down to the Manatee River for the fireworks extravaganza starting when the music ends, around 9:30 p.m.
“The Palmetto Community Redevelopment Agency sponsors the July 4th celebration to promote Palmetto’s downtown business district, our beautiful parks and waterfront,” says Palmetto Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant. “We want everyone to come, have a great time and learn a little more about Palmetto.”
For more information regarding the Palmetto Fourth, please contact the Palmetto CRA at 941-723-4988 or JBurton@PalmettoCRA.org.
Posted on December 7, 2020 at 9:35 AM by Penny Johnston
Mayor’s Inaugural Address – November 16, 2020
Since November 2016, we have worked to keep our property tax rate down while ensuring the needs of the City are met. Additional construction has helped us to accomplish that.
Leveraging City and CRA funds together with external grants and funding sources has allowed the City to accomplish the following in the last four years:
Goals for the next four years:
Posted on October 5, 2020 at 10:04 AM by Penny Johnston
The City has finalized the budget
for the upcoming year. The City Commission approved a $33 million budget
for the new fiscal year beginning October 1, 2020. Property taxes will
remain at 5.9671 per $1,000 of taxable value, which we have maintained for six
years. In addition, the property assessed values increased by
approximately 7% over FY20. This year’s budget includes
enhancements to Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, the Palmetto Historical Park, and
replacement of patrol vehicles and utilities equipment.
The City looks forward to the
upcoming year with the completion of the Equalization Basin at the Waste Water
Treatment Plant and the start of construction of the new Police Department in 2021.
The City was successful in receiving grant funding from the Florida Department
of Economic Opportunity for the construction of the 7th Street
extension to serve the new hotel scheduled to be built along Haben Blvd.