|May 5, 2015 - Regular Meeting|
Agenda Item #33
ORDINANCE 15-18 Amending Sec. 2-29-27 of the Manatee County Code of Ordinances to amend the County's Tourist Development Plan
Contact and/or Presenter Information
Presenter: Elliott Falcione, Executive Director, CVB x5913
Contact: Monica Luff, Sr. Admin. Spec., CVB x5913
Adopt Ordinance 15-18.
Manatee Code of Laws 2-29-27 Tourist Development Plan
F.S.S. 125.0104 Authorized uses of Resort Tax Funds
- Amendments to the Tourist Development Plan include:
- Changes to the funding of maintenance and capital improvements of County-owned beach park facilities:
- Maintenance: up to $750,000 per year. Currently 575K of the "beach penny" is allocated for beach maintenance initiatives and the remaining funds are reserved for beach renourishment. With beach renourishment costs increasing, this change would shift the 575K to the other eligible pennies within the 5 cents currently levied, in order to increase available funding for future beach maintenance projects. Freeing these monies will now allow the entire "beach penny" to be used solely for beach renourishment (not beach maintenance). The remaining 175K will be used for additional beach maintenance due to the increase in visitors to our area beaches and in order to handle our peak holidays during the summer season. These re-allocated maintenance funds will free non-resort tax county funds to pay for additional lifeguards to extend the hours the lifeguards man the beach during certain times of the year.
- Capital Improvements: up to $200,000 per year to anticipate and allow for future county-owned beach related projects.
- Authorizing the use of Tourist Development Tax Proceeds to fund remodeling, repair, and improvement of the:
- South Florida Museum - up to $200,000 per year for 5 years, with matching funds from the Museum.
- Florida Maritime Museum - up to $181,000, one time expenditure, with matching funds from the Museum.
- Anna Maria Island Historical Museum - up to $25,000, one time expenditure, with matching funds from the Museum.
- Grassy Point Park (City of Holmes Beach) - up to $100,000, one time expenditure, with matching funds from the City of Holmes Beach.
- Gulf Front Park (City of Anna Maria) - up to $77,000, one time expenditure, with matching funds from the City of Anna Maria.
- Public Hearing ad was placed in the local newspaper on April 24, 2015.
- TDC unanimously recommended approval of amendments to the Tourist Development Plan at their regularly scheduled meetings on February 23, 2015, and April 20, 2015.
County Attorney Review
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Explanation of Other
Ordinance 15-18 prepared by the CAO.
Instructions to Board Records
Copy of signed Ordinance 15-18 to Monica Luff at CVB
Copy of approved agenda memo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Attachment: PH Notice - Ord 15-18.pdf
Attachment: Ordinance 15-18.pdf