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Manatee County Commission Agenda Results: 3/25/2014


BRADENTON -- At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners approved Resolution 14-038, a request for funding a Double-Diamond Diverging Intersection at University Parkway and I-75 in Bradenton. In other business, members approved of lowering the Land Development Code Amendment Bonds from 200 percent of project improvement cost to 130 percent. 

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER (Larry Bustle, Chairman)

INVOCATION (The commission does not endorse the religious beliefs of any speaker.)

1. Invocation led by Pastor James Hamilton, Mt. Gilead Seventh-Day Adventist Church


Presentation of Colors

2. Presentation of Colors by VFW Post 10141, Bradenton, FL, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by John Weldon, Senior Veterans Services Counselor


Items Scheduled for Time Certain

3. 10:30 A.M. TIME CERTAIN - Item #32 - Resolution R-14-038 in Support of FDOT Request for Funding and Construction of a Diverging Diamond Interchange at I-75 and University Parkway and Associated Capacity Improvements on University Parkway

Changes to Agenda

4. Updates to Agenda



5. Florida Association of Counties Legislative Update

Proclamations (Motion required to adopt proclamations) -- Approved, Unanimous

6. Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

Attachment: Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day - 03.25.14.pdf

7. The Society Inc. Day

Attachment: The Society Inc Proclamation - 03.25.14.pdf

8. National Crime Victims' Rights Week

Attachment: Crime Victims Rights Week - 03.25.14.pdf

9. Every Child A Reader Week

Attachment: Every Child a Reader Week - 03.25.14.pdf

10. Fair Housing Month

Attachment: Fair Housing Month - 03.25.14.pdf

11. Hernando De Soto Historical Society Month

Attachment: Hernando de Soto Historical Society - 03.25.14.pdf

12. National County Government Month

Attachment: County Government Month - 03.25.14.pdf

13. Parliamentary Law Month

Attachment: Parliamentary Law Month - 03.25.14.pdf

14. Water Conservation Month

Attachment: Water Conservation Month - 03.25.14.pdf

REQUEST BY COMMISSIONERS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda)

CITIZEN COMMENTS (Consent Agenda Items Only)

15. Citizen Comments --  


Clerk of Circuit Court

16. Clerk's Consent Agenda

Attachment: 03252014 Clerk's Consent Agenda.pdf


17. Dashboard Report for the Month of February 2014

Attachment: Feb. 2014 dashboards.pdf

Attachment: PSCC_FEB 2014.pdf

18. Flexible Benefits Plan Amendment

Attachment: Carryover Amendment.pdf

Building and Development Services

19. Thomas E. Kevelighan Jr, Code Enforcement Case No. CE2010010618

Attachment: BOCC Attachments 3-25-2014 Kevelighan.pdf

Community Services

20. Amendment Number One to Non Profit Agency Funding Agreement

Attachment: Amendment Number One YMCA.pdf

Financial Management

21. Budget Amendment Resolutions

Attachment: B-14-043 Resolution_Narrative.pdf

22. Budget Submission Date for Certain Constitutional Officers

Attachment: R-14-037 Constitutional budgets due.pdf

23. Change Order 1 to Contract 14-0640MW, Coquina Beach Nourishment Project

Attachment: beach nourish Change Order #1.pdf

Attachment: beach nourish co1 dept rec.pdf

Property Management

24. Ellenton Gillette Road and US 301 Roadway Improvement Project 6084560. Parcel 2 owned by The Whisenant Family Limited Partnership for an amendment to the contract for sale and purchase for a warranty deed. * Adibe

Attachment: Whisenant Amendment to Contract.pdf

25. Permanent Utilities Easement between SMT Auto LLC and Manatee County

Attachment: Permanent Utilities Easement.pdf

Attachment: AFD_Ownership and Encumbraces.pdf

Attachment: Joinder and Consent_Mortgagee.pdf

Attachment: Joinder and Consent_Mortgagee2.pdf

Attachment: 16th St-1st AutoSales UE.pdf

Public Safety

26. Service Fee Waiver

Attachment: Stop Payment Fee Waiver Agenda 032514.pdf

Public Works

27. Surplus Equipment

Attachment: Surplus list 3-25-14.pdf

Attachment: Reconciliation list 3-25-14.pdf

Attachment: Resolution R-14-034.pdf

Attachment: Resolution R-14-035.pdf

Attachment: Resolution R-14-036.pdf


28. Agreement for Solid Waste with the Town of Longboat Key * Sikora

Attachment: Town of Longboat Key Solid Waste Agreement.pdf


29. Motion to Approve Consent Agenda -- Approved, Unanimous


30. Citizen Comments (Consideration for Future Agenda)

Lee Redfern said the the commission needs to quit taking inquiries citizens have as if they are attacks. Redfern continued, saying that the chairman (Bustle) had no right to turn her microphone off last time she was there; that she didn't swear or throw any slurs to members, and that he (Bustle) "didn't have the right."

Glen Gibellina said he has come before the board six times, wanting to know why the county still doesn't have a renewable energy program at the port. Gibellina compared other ports to Port Manatee, in that they capture the energy they use from roof-top collectors, but that Manatee is not taking advantage of that. Gibellina added, "This is not a privilege that we have, to come up here and address you, it is a right!"    


CIVIC CENTER AUTHORITY (Robin DiSabatino, Chairman)


PORT AUTHORITY (Carol Whitmore, Chairman)

D. ADVERTISED PUBLIC HEARINGS (Presentations Upon Request)

Building and Development Services

31. LDCT-13-04 - Ordinance 14-02 fka 13-40 - Land Development Code Amendment Bonds - Continued from February 25, 2014 - Legislative - Kathleen Thompson * Clague

Attachment: Staff Report - Ordinance 14-02 fka 13-40 Land Development Code Bond - 3-25-14 BC.pdf

Attachment: Ordinance 14-02 - fka 13-40 - Land Development Code Amendment Bonds - 3-25-14 BC.pdf

Attachment: Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Land Development Code Amendment Bonds - Ord. 14-02 - 3-25-14 BC.pdf -- Approved, Unanimous

E. ADVERTISED PUBLIC HEARINGS (Presentation Scheduled)



32. Resolution R-14-038 in Support of FDOT Request for Funding and Construction of a Diverging Diamond Interchange at I-75 and University Parkway and Associated Capacity Improvements on University Parkway * Clague

Attachment: Resolution R-14-038.pdf -- Approved, Unanimous 

Public Works

33. 2014 Project Priorities and Grant Requests

Attachment: Table1_Priorities.pdf

Attachment: Table2_Major_Project_Changes.pdf

Attachment: Table3_TIP_Process.pdf -- Approved, Unanimous




34. Commissioner Comments

Commssioner DiSabatino said she loved the University Parkway project, and that It will help to get more people here, adding "I think it is a great thing, we would not be here if we did not see a benefit." 

Commssioner Gallen said the "Common Law Grand Jury" trumps what he was taught studying government, and that it wouldn't work here now. Gallen added, "Now, if you don't like your representatives, you get rid of them (vote them out)."

Commssioner Benac said she travels around the county all of the time, and rides her bike many places because of the traffic. Benac said, that there is always traffic, no matter where you go, and that everyone should just get used to it.

Commssioner Baugh ragged on the FDOT, saying she agreed with Carol Whitmore, and that there is no reason for a study. "We know there is traffic there." Baugh added, "People out east, (LWR) thank you for the resolution."

Commssioner Whitmore said there are ways to navigate around the heavy traffic, that people just need to get a little creative, adding, "Maybe the traffic guys can think out of the box."  

Bustle said that they (the commission), were having some trouble with citizen comments, and that he had asked Micky (county attorney) to draw up some new rules. 



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