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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #13


Subject
2017 Historic Preservation Small Grant Funding

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter: 
   Kathleen Thompson, AICP, Planning Manager 
   941-748-4501, ext. 6841

Contact: 
   Bobbi Roy, Planning Coordinator 
   941-748-4501, ext. 6878



Action Requested

RECOMMENDED MOTION:

Authorize Chairman to sign letter to Robert Bendus, Director, Bureau of Historic Preservation, regarding Grant Application. 



Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Land Development Code

Certified Local Government



Background Discussion

• As a Certified Local Government, the county is eligible to apply for a Historic Preservation Small Matching Grant.

• As a Certified Local Government no match is required under this program.

• The grant program is administered through the State of Florida/Division of Historic Resources.

• The application request is for the maximum award amount of $50,000.

• If awarded grant funding, the proposal is to hire a consultant to conduct a historical survey of buildings within the mid-century modern neighborhood of the Bayshore Gardens district.

• The Scope of Work also includes

o identifying potential boundaries for local and national historic districts
o preparing the Florida Master Site File forms for the oldest houses and neighborhoods dating from 1955-1959 – estimated at 400 structures
o assist in developing design guidelines for the area

• Once the survey is completed, it is hoped this example will encourage other older neighborhoods to participate in historic preservation measures.
 
• The application must be submitted to the state by June 1, 2015.

• Only 25% of the grant amount is advanced. It then becomes a reimbursement process.

• The Clerk of the Circuit Court has agreed to use their purchasing and accounting divisions to administer the grant.

• Attached is the application in draft form. Additional documentation will be included.

• Staff is requesting a Letter of Support from the Board Chairman.



County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
Please return original letter with Chairman's signature to Bobbi Roy, Building and Development Services Department.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
n/a

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
n/a


Attachment:  BOCC Approval Letter.pdf
Attachment:  2017 Application - DRAFT.pdf