Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 1, 2015
December 1, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #17

Cortez Village Historical Society Reimbursement Agreement


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 Cortez Village Historical Society for capital improvements to Cortez Cultural Center Museum and Adoption of Budget Amendment B-16-017.

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 capital improvements to the Cortez Cultural Center Museum, a 1946 wooden cottage that will house family histories, militaria, and genealogies of original settlers and their descendants.
  • The capital improvements include restoration of the ceiling, walls, and flooring.
  • The CVB and Cortez Village Historical Society, a non-profit organization, will each provide matching funds up to $10,000.
  • This is a one-time expenditure.
  • This partnership will complete the project.
  • This project will allow the CVB to enhance awareness of Cortez Village to visitors.
  • Budget Amendment B-16-017 allows transfer of $10,000 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

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
1030002400 Other Civic Enterprises - CVB

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
One time expenditure up to $10,000

Attachment:  B-16-017.pdf
Attachment:  Cortez Cultural Center Agreement.pdf