MANATEE -- Five residents were appointed Tuesday to the Manatee County Animal Services Advisory Board.
The Manatee County Commission appointed Lisa Williams, Lisa Barnott, Rebecca Neal, Jean Peelen and Gerald Thomas. The advisory board has not met in more than a year.
No application was received for one seat, which will be readvertised, according to Bob Smith, Public Safety Department director.
David Doyens holds the veterinarian seat and his term expires July 31.
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All members serve four-year terms.
Smith said an advisory board meeting will be scheduled for February.
While no commissioner now serves as liaison for animal services, Commission Chairwoman Vanessa Baugh asked for minutes to be sent to all commissioners.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore said the advisory board "is a board to recommend policy to our board and that's what we got to get back to."
The commission also:
Appointed Mildred Isom the medically needy consumer of health care on the county Healthcare Advisory Board.
Recommended approval of the combination of roundabouts and signals at major intersections as the preferred alternative for the 15th Street East Complete Streets project.
Approved the children's services annual plan for the fiscal year 2016-17, which includes approximately $8 million in funding.
Approved a $3.5 million interloan fund from the Transportation Trust Fund to the 5th and 6th Cent Gas Tax Fund for "construction related costs for the 44th Avenue East-19th Street Court East-30th Street East project," according to agenda materials.
Approved the purchase of a parcel owned by Perico Roadways Inc. to "allow Manatee County to explore the possibility of building a connector trail that will allow access from the Robinson Preserve South Access Point into Perico Preserve," according to agenda materials.
Claire Aronson, Manatee County reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7024. Follow her on Twitter@Claire_Aronson.