Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 12, 2014
August 12, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #50

Construction Trades Board

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Cindi Blake
Permitting Services Section Manager
941-748-4501, ext. 3802

Action Requested

Adoption of Resolution R-14-079 and Ordinances 14-33 and 14-08, Construction Trades Board.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
As authorized under Chapters 125, 489, and 553 Florida Statutes.

Background Discussion
  • The attached resolution and ordinances establish rules and regulations for licensed contractors, and repeal prior related Resolution 96-56 and Ordinances 96-05, 96-20, and 99-57.
  • The following changes have been recommended:
    • Reduces the Board Members from 11 to 7. It is becoming more difficult to find people willing to serve. Meetings have been scheduled and we did not have a quorum.
    • Reduces the requirements for a quorum from 7 to 4;
    • Eliminates the duplication of licensing by Manatee County and the State of Florida; and
    • Changes the contractor's qualification file with Manatee County expiration date of September 30 annually to August 31 annually, consistent with the State of Florida expiration date.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

Reviewed and responded by James Cooney.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please send approved copy of agenda memorandum and attachments (Ord. 14-08, Ord. 14-33, and R-14-079) to John Barnott, Building and Development Services Department Director.

Please forward a copy of the Ordinances to Cindi Blake, cindi.blake@mymanatee.org, after they have been filed with the Department of State.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Ord. 14-08 Construction Trade Board and Contractor Licensing.pdf
Attachment:  Ord. 14-33 Construction Trades Board Rules.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution 14-079 Manatee Construction Trades Board.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Bradenton Herald - Construction Trades Board - 8-12-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Sarasota Herald Tribune - Construction Trades Board - 8-12-14 BC.pdf