Manatee County Government Administrative Building First Floor, Chambers December 7, 2017 - 9:00 am
December 7, 2017 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #14

9:00 AM Time Certain Ordinance 17-57 Amending Sec. 2-29-27 of the Manatee County Code of Ordinances to amend the County's Tourist Development Plan


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter:  Elliott Falcione, CVB Executive Director  x3940

Contact:  Monica Luff, CVB Sr. Admin. Specialist x3944

Action Requested
Adopt Ordinance 17-57

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S.S. 125.0104  Authorized uses of Resort Tax Funds

Background Discussion
  • Amendment to the Tourist Development Plan includes a one-time reimbursement of up to $1,500,000 to the City of Anna Maria for capital improvements to renovate the Anna Maria City Pier, and to allow expenditures up to $4,000,000 for partial acquisition and capital improvements for Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch.
  • Anna Maria City Pier Renovation Project:
    • Manatee County CVB/TDC will utilize up to $1.5 Million in tourist tax proceeds to invest in a dollar for dollar match with the City of Anna Maria to completely renovate the Anna Maria City Pier.
    • City of Anna Maria will oversee the entire pier renovation project and will facilitate procurement process for general contractor services.
    • Post renovation, City of Anna Maria will have a preventative maintenance program that will be paid for by the City of Anna Maria.
    • This 100 year old pier is iconic in our community, and will help generate marketplace impressions that will assist in tourism development.
  • Premier Sports Campus acquisition:
    • Manatee County CVB/TDC will utilize up to $4 Million of tourist tax proceeds to help support the acquisition of an agreed price of $5.3 Million for Premier Sports Campus, including an additional 39 acres for future parks development that will include a future aquatic facility.
    • The $4 Million would pay for the stadium components of Premier Sports Campus, the parking lots required for stadium attendees, concession facilities, add an additional permanent restroom facility and an approximate 3,000 sq. ft. indoor multipurpose building that would be utilized by out-of-town sports tournament promoters (currently renting tents), so the coaches and athletes have amenities that will lower annual overhead, and enhance our brand in the marketplace. 
    • County impact fee dollars will pay for the remaining sports fields, parking and adjacent undeveloped land in order to acquire this world-class sports complex.
    • The Bradenton Area CVB would manage the programming of all sports fields at Premier, focusing on maintaining an elite field surface year-round while hosting both out-of-town tournaments and local play. 
    • Manatee County Property Management Dept. would handle the maintenance of the Premier complex on a daily basis.
    • Manatee County Parks & Natural Resources Dept. would develop a master plan for the adjacent acreage for future recreational facilities, including an aquatic center.
    • Manatee County would contract or hire all current Premier Sports Campus staff since they have provided top notch customer service to the clients at Premier, and they have intimate knowledge of the operations.
  • This ordinance amendment will not compromise our ability to market the destination and provide resources for other county-wide projects that are eligible to use tourist development tax funds.
  • This portion of the project will be paid with 100% tourism tax proceeds that is limited in use via F.S.S. 125.0104.
  • No Ad Valorem taxes will be budgeted for this project.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Copy of signed Ordinance 17-57 to Monica Luff, CVB

Copy of approved agenda memo to monica.luff@mymanatee.org and eva.galler@mymanatee.org


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Pub Hearing Notice Ord 17-57.pdf
Attachment:  Ord 17-57.pdf
Attachment:  Co Atty Memo Ord 17-57.pdf