Thanks, Mayor Bill Shearon!
With all the news of changes and challenges the Bradenton Beach government is facing, I'd like to chime in on the good news regarding the pier renovation.
Not only is it exciting that an iconic old pier is getting a much needed facelift but also I am very thankful to Mayor Shearon and the entire city government for their sensitivities to local businesses during the disruptive stages of the renovation.
I think I can speak for many Bridge Street businesses that are extremely relieved that the city has taken into careful consideration those of us who own local businesses affected by the construction.
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They have thoughtfully accommodated us and kept us in the loop with no surprises. That is truly refreshing.
Also, many thanks to former Mayor John Shaughnessy for your tireless efforts to make the Bradenton Beach Pier all that it can be.
Capt. Sherman Baldwin, Paradise Boat Tours