Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - December 10, 2019
December 10, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #84

Letter from Town of Longboat Key


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Cheri Coryea, County Administrator, ext. 3468

Action Requested
Authorization for the Manatee County Administrator to proceed with scheduling discussion meetings with the Town of Longboat Key Town Manager, to discuss the scope, detail, and timing of the Town of Longboat Key beach project and consideration of Manatee County voluntary participation in the project.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Efficiency in Service

Background Discussion

On November 6, 2019, George Spoll, Town of Longboat Key Mayor, sent a letter to Manatee County Board of County Commission Chairman Stephen Jonsson. The letter outlined the efforts of the Town to proceed with a multi-year $42.5-$47.5 million plan to stabilize and re-nourish 10 miles of Gulf Coast Beaches, a portion of which is in Manatee County. The Mayor requested consideration by Manatee County to participate in funding a portion of the project that resides in Manatee County totaling up to $2.69 million.

In order to proceed with fact finding and discussion, the County Administrator and Town of Longboat Key Town Manager need to schedule several information meetings. Once fact finding has been completed, the County Administrator will report back to the Board of County Commissioners on any viable options. These meetings should take place and be completed prior to the joint meeting between the County Commission and the Town of Longboat Key Commission scheduled at 1:30 p.m. on March 26, 2020, at the Convention Center.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Maintain attached Letter from Town of Longboat Key on file with the Clerk of the Court.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Town of Longboat Key.pdf