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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 1, 2015
REVISED December 1, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #18


Subject
Realize Bradenton Reimbursement Agreement for Art Walk

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter:  Elliott Falcione, Executive Director, CVB, x5913

Contact:  Monica Luff, Sr. Admin. Specialist, CVB, x5913



Action Requested
Authorization for County Administrator to execute reimbursement Agreement with Realize Bradenton for the Art Walk project and Adoption of Budget Amendment B-16-016.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Code of Laws:  2-29-27  Tourist Development Plan

F.S.S. 125.0104  Authorized uses of Resort Tax Funds



Background Discussion
  • This reimbursement agreement is to help fund the Art Walk project, creating a 3-mile destination experience for visitors in the downtown Bradenton Area.
  • The project will include:
    • 5 heritage postcard panels to complement the current 10 postcards located on the Riverwalk, including calls to artist and honorariums. 
    • 3 Village of the Arts gateways, including calls to artist and honorariums. 
    • Public art murals/panels, including calls to artist and honorariums.
    • Public art company services including, but not limited to, securing high quality public art for the historic postcard panels, Village of the Arts gateways, and murals/panels. 
    • Promotion of Art Walk.
    • Signage for Art.
    • Development, programming, testing, and execution of a location-based, responsive website to provide an interactive tour of 42 downtown public art works, cultural institutions, historic sites, restaurants, and shops.
    • Photography and video, as well as historic research, content development, and professionally written text (for the responsive website).
  • The CVB and Realize Bradenton will provide matching funds in an amount up to $100,000 over a 2-year period ($50,000 in FY 2015/2016 and $50,000 in FY 2016/2017).
  • This is a one-time expenditure.
  • Budget Amendment B-16-016 allows the transfer of $100,000 from reserves in the Tourist Development Tax fund for this expenditure.
  • On October 19, 2015, the Tourist Development Council unanimously recommended approval.
  • All funds involved with this reimbursement are tourism taxes; NOT general funds.


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records

Send one signed original Agreement to Monica Luff, CVB

Copy of approved agenda memo to Monica Luff, CVB, and to the Budget office:  monica.luff@mymanatee.org and budget@mymanatee.org.



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
10300002400 - Other Civic Enterprises - CVB

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Up to $100,000; $50,000 in FY 2015/2016 and $50,000 in FY 2016/2017


Attachment:  Realize Bradenton ArtWalk Agreement 2015.pdf
Attachment:  B-16-016.pdf
Attachment:  ArtWalk Proposed Public Art -- Updated.pdf
Attachment:  ArtWalk_existing art.pdf