Manatee County Government Administrative Building First Floor, Chambers December 3, 2015 - 9:00 a.m.
December 3, 2015 - Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #7

LDCT-15-01/Ordinance 15-29 - Land Development Code Text Amendment - Legislative - Lisa Barrett

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information


   Lisa Barrett, Planning Manager, 941-748-4501 ext. 6884


   Bobbi Roy, Planning Coordinator, 941-748-4501 ext. 6878

Action Requested

Based upon the staff report, evidence presented, comments made at the Public Hearing, and finding the request to be CONSISTENT with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan and in accordance with Section 341 of the Land Development Code, I move to ADOPT Manatee County Ordinance 15-29, amending the Manatee County Land Development Code, as amended, as recommended by the Planning Commission.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion
  • On June 9, 2015 the Board of County Commission approved Ordinance 15-17, providing for an Amended and Restated Land Development Code (LDC).  
  •  The Amended and Restated Code was a major “housecleaning,” primarily targeted at reorganizing and better clarifying the language and regulations in the LDC. 
  • The reorganization included: 1) moving, consolidating, and deleting repetitive language; 2) deleting titles and adding others for consistency; 3) updating cross-references internally; 4) updating cross-references to Florida Statutes; 5) removing Public Works and Property Maintenance Standards from the Code into separate Manuals; and 6) making modifications to reflect current practice.
  • As staff has started to implement the code in their reviews, some errors have been noted.  This is not uncommon with a re-organization of this size and scale.  Many of the “errors” or “glitches” are simply items that were missed, omitted by error, or typographical errors.
  • This is the first round of general “clean-ups” to the LDC.  As staff and the public continue to work with the LDC, more changes and corrections are anticipated.  Staff will bring forward additional amendments in the near future. 
  • Staff recommends approval.
  • On October 8, 2015, by a vote of 6 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval.


County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
William Clagues reviewed and responded.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the executed document to bobbi,roy@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Staff Report - LDCT15-01 - Ordinance 15-29 - LDC Amendment - 12-3-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment to SR - Todd Boyle E-mails.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - LDC Amendment Corrections and Scriveners Errors - Ordinance 15-29 - Bradenton Herald - 12-3-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance - LDCT-15-01 - Ordinance 15-29 - LDC Corrections and Scriveners Errors - 12-3-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Affidavit of Publishing - LDC Amendment - Corrections and Scriveners Errors - Ordinance 15-29 - Sarasota Herald Tribune - 12-3-15 BCC.pdf