Manatee County Government Administrative Building First Floor, Chambers February 2, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.
February 2, 2017 - Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #9

Planning Commission member request for waiver of conflict of interest

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Sarah A. Schenk, Assistant County Attorney, Ext. 3750
Jo Ann Grace, Legal Assistant, Ext. 3750

Action Requested
Motion to approve a waiver of conflict of interest for Planning Commission member  William E. Conerly as requested in the attached letter from Mr. Conerly dated January 18, 2017, pursuant to the authorization contained in Section 112.313(12), Florida Statutes*
* A vote to approve the waiver requires a two-thirds vote of the Board (5 votes)

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Sections 125.01 and 112.313(12), Florida Statutes.

Background Discussion
  • Planning Commission member William E. Conerly is currently employed with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. ("Kimley-Horn").
  • There are three current contracts between Manatee County and Kimley-Horn as detailed in the attached letter dated January 18, 2017, from Mr. Conerly.
  • Section 112.313(7), Florida Statutes, prohibits a Planning Commissioner from having an employment relationship with a business entity that is doing business with Manatee County.
  • William E. Conerly seeks to continue public service as a  member of the Planning Commission as described in the letter dated January 18, 2017.
  • The Board of County Commissioners may waive the conflict by a two-thirds majority vote if it deems appropriate to do so upon receiving a full disclosure of the transaction  or relationship.
  • On December 20, 2016, under Matter No. 2016-0858, the County Attorney opined on this matter. A copy of that memorandum is also attached.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

This is a County Attorney item.



Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return a fully approved electronic copy of this agenda item and supporting documents to: joann.grace@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Conerly Waiver Request Ltr.pdf
Attachment:  CAO Memorandum.pdf
Attachment:  Proof of Publication.pdf