Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - February 19, 2013
February 19, 2013 Special Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #2

Wingate Creek Mine Amendment R-13-001


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Robert Brown

Action Requested
I move to APPROVE Manatee County Resolution No. R-13-001, granting an amended Master Mining Plan for the Wingate Creek Mine.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Ch. 125.01, F.S. Powers and Duties of County Commissions

Ordinance #04-39, The Manatee County Phosphate Mining Code

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan (Ordinance 89-01, as amended)

Development Order Ordinance No. 13-01

Background Discussion

The request is for approval of a Resolution granting Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC a Master Mining Plan (MMP) amendment for the Wingate Creek Mine (approximately 3,028 acres) to:


  • Extend mine buildout dates: trucking until July 31, 2023, mining until July 31, 2023, and reclamation until to December 31, 2027;
  • Amend limits of mining and disturbance to include ±557.0 acres to allow mining extraction activities on 15 acres of previously undisturbed land and 542 acres of previously disturbed land and approve the elimination of the 200 ft setback requirement for the Wingate Creek Mine/Wingate East (fka Texaco Tract) common property line, as allowed in Ordinance 04-39;
  • Update the Reclamation Plan as required by these amendments;
  • Allow exchange of Wingate Extension* and Ft Green Remnants* sand tailings and overburden with Wingate Creek Mine and Southeast Tract*;
  • Beneficiate / process Wingate Extension and Ft. Green Remnants phosphate ore at the Wingate Plant;
  • Modify the waste disposal plan to allow mining extraction of Wingate initial clay settling area and use of conventional clay settling areas (FM-1 & FM-2) at the Southeast Tract and F-9 at Four Corners Mine for clay storage;
  • Approve waiver from certain items in the Ordinance 04-39 Reclamation Manual;
  • Amend the Environmental Monitoring Program;
  • Allow the continued use of the approved Wingate Corridor until the completion of mining and reclamation;
  • Grant an exception to recontour the south dam wall of the initial clay settling area into a sight berm along existing 300 ft. setback from Winding Creek subdivision (Section 29, Range 22E, Township 34S) during mining and reclamation the initial clay settling area;

The Wingate Creek Mine is located in the eastern portion of Manatee County and is currently zoned EX. The site is located adjacent to Wingate Extension and near the Southeast Tract. Currently the mine totals 3,028 acres of which 2,584 acres is approved for mining and disturbance (with a 280 acres clay settling area) and 444 acres is non-disturbed lands. The request includes impacting a 0.6-acre isolated freshwater wetland. The request includes 110.5 acres of long-term preservation following reclamation.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

Email response from County Attorney's Office:

 Re: Fw: revised Wingate MMP and staff report 
 William Clague
 Robert Brown, Alissa Powers
 02/06/2013 02:20 PM
From: William Clague/MCG 
To: Robert Brown/MCG@MCG, Alissa Powers/MCG@MCG 

Rob / Alissa:

I have reviewed these and have no comments.


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Attachment:  FINAL MMP Staff Report.pdf
Attachment:  MMP_R-13-001_BCCrevised for 2-19-13bc.pdf
Attachment:  Wingate Amendment.pdf