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Oct 29

BIG WEEKEND in Palmetto- Nov. 10 & 11, 2018

Posted on October 29, 2018 at 10:29 AM by Penny Johnston

A couple of special events are coming to the City of Palmetto in November.  The first opportunity is called an “Open Street,” to be held on November 10th from 9:00am to 2:00pm on 10th Ave West.  It is really a party in the streets where people of all ages and capabilities can take back the street for non-motorized use! We want you to come learn about the “Complete Streets” project that is coming to our community, learn about different ways to get around besides a car, and just plain have fun! Parking will be located off of 7th Street West near Sutton Park. Bring your questions about what 10th Avenue could look like in a few years as well as about the existing and planned trails in our city. There will be food trucks, fitness demonstrations, a bike rodeo, art exhibits, and tons to learn! This is a free event for all to enjoy!

The very next day, November 11 is Veterans Day.  Palmetto is again the host city for the Manatee County Veterans Council official ceremony at 11 am at Sutton Park with a parade and festivities to follow.  Join us as we honor those who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms. 

Jul 10

Importance of Improving the Desoto Bridge

Posted on July 10, 2018 at 11:56 AM by Penny Johnston

There have been multiple conversations and years of research about the replacement of the Desoto Bridge, noting the bridge was built in 1957 and it needs to be improved.  Please read the attached letter from the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, speaking on behalf of approximately 2000 businesses.

DeSoto Bridge improvements- Manatee Chamber of Commerce