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Manatee Port Authority Agenda Results: 11/21/2013


PALMETTO -- At Thursday's Manatee Port Authority Board meeting, commissioners voted to enter into an agreement with FDOT to perform reconstruction and rehabilitation on berths 6-11. FDOT will cover $8.5 million of the cost, $1.5 million will be paid by MARAD and the Port Authority will spend $1.33 million. In other business, board members voted unanimously to oppose any consolidation of Port Manatee with surrounding ports.

1.Employee Recognition

2.Presentation – Stanley Riggs & Kevin Button, Port Manatee Commerce Center - Riggs, a real estate investor and doctor from Sarasota, is president of Port Manatee Commerce Center (PMCC), and Button, a 17 year UPS executive and industrial engineer from Atlanta, is Operations Manager for PMCC. They have partner with the Port to operate a 23 acre, seven building, 360,000 square-foot trans-loading and warehouse complex just outside the security gates of Port Manatee.  (PMCC website)

3. Consent Agenda

A.Warrant List

B.Minutes for Approval -- October 17, 2013 meeting

C.Budget Resolution – FY 2013

D.Budget Resolution – FY 2014

E.Deletion of Port Asset 

CONSENT AGENDA -- Approved, Unanimous 

 4.  Additions, Changes and/or Increases to Port Manatee Tariff No. 3 and Port Manatee Railroad Local Freight Tariff Maup-80-L -- Approved, Unanimous

5.  Berth 12 Wharf Extension Water Meter Fees -- Approved, Unanimous

6.  Berth 12 Wharf Extension and Container Terminal Project - Change Order No. 013 -- Approved, Unanimous

7.  Joint Participation Agreement – Berth Rehabilitation & Reconstruction -- Approved, Unanimous

8.  Resolution Opposing Consolidation of Port Manatee -- Commissioners want the state to leave Port Manatee alone. -- Approved, Unanimous (Full Story)

Public Comments --  None

Commissioner Comments -- Commissioners want to send letters to the legislature, the Governor, and lobbyists in Tallahassee, stating that they don't want any consolidation of the ports -- Approved, Unanimous


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