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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 27, 2015
January 27, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #21


Subject
Fee Waiver - Off Site Parking for Cortez Fishing Festival

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Presenter: Bridget Frattallone, x6036
Contact: Melissa Nell, x6042

Action Requested
Authorization for the Parks and Natural Resources Department to facilitate and waive fees for the use of open space near the flotilla building at G.T. Bray Park, to allow off-site parking for MCAT bus service to then transport people to the Cortez Fishing Festival from February 14 - 15, 2015. In accordance with the provision of Resolution R-14-173, waiving facility fee for special events in county parks.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Resolution R-14-173


Background Discussion
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage hosts the annual Cortez Fishing Festival at Cortez Village, which attracts approximately 25,000 participants.

The open space near the flotilla building at G.T. Bray Park is available for use and would not interfere with any scheduled activities in the park on February 14 - 15, 2015.

The MCAT bus service will be transporting people from G.T. Bray Park to the Cortez Fishing Festival from February 14 - 15, 2015.

In previous years, the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage has requested a full discount of fees and an agreement made with the understanding that Manatee County would be a partner of the event.

The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage has once again requested a 100% discount. In accordance with Resolution R-14-173, Board approval is required and staff recommends approval.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
Please return approved copy of the agenda to Kay Rogers (kay.rogers@mymanatee.org), Parks and Natural Resources Department.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$800.00 - 001.0000000.347203/01820048100, Permitting Fee

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Annually


Attachment:  Cortez Fishing Festival 2-14-15-15.pdf
Attachment:  R-14-173.pdf