Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 17, 2013
December 17, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #6

Pirates Charities Grant Agreement- Blackstone Park (Palmetto Field Project)


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Parks and Natural Resources Department

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to execute the Pirates Charities grant agreement. 

Adoption of Budget Amendment B-14-028 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, Florida, for FY 2014.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
BoCC Policy 502.000 - Grant Processing Procedures

Background Discussion

In accordance with the Board directive of January 10, 2012, staff began investigating alternative funding to assist with the development of the Little League fields at Blackstone Park.

The Pittsburgh Pirates organization was contacted and subsequently the County was awarded $75,000 from their non-profit organization, Pirates Charities.

Staff recommends that the Board accept this grant award and authorize the Chairman to execute the agreement.

Staff recommends that the Board adopt Budget Amendment B-14-028 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, Florida in the amount of $75,000.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return one executed copy of the grant agreement to Cindy Gray, Administrative Coordinator at Parks and Natural Resources for transmittal to Pirates Charities. Send electronic copy of executed grant agreement and BA-14-028 to judy.moree@manateeclerk.com and jayne.roberts@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  CAOresponse-PiratesCharities.pdf
Attachment:  PiratesCharitiesagreement.pdf
Attachment:  Budget Resolution BA-14-028.pdf