Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 25, 2014
February 25, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #8

Authorization to Publish a Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Ordinance No. 14-15-Revisions to Purchasing Code.

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

James A. Minix, Chief Assistant County Attorney
Jo Ann Grace, Legal Assistant, Ext. 3750

Action Requested

Motion to authorize publication of a Notice of Public Hearing on proposed Ordinance No. 14-15 relating to an amendment to Chapter 2-26 of the Manatee County Code regarding contract claims and administrative hearings.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 125.01, Florida Statutes and Ch. 2-26 of the Manatee County Code.

Background Discussion

Sections 2-26-63 and 2-26-64 of the Manatee County Code set forth the procedures for contract claims to be resolved by staff and for those claims requiring an administrative hearing before an independent hearing officer.  The County Attorney's Office believes that these sections need to be revised and has prepared a revised Ordinance 14-15 for future consideration by the Board.  The revisions are to the contract claims sections 2-26-63 and 2-26-64, which involve the legal rights and remedies should a contract claim dispute arise and require an administrative hearing. A complete review of the ordinance will be made when it comes before the Board for a public hearing.

The County Attorney's Office requests authorization to publish a Notice of Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 14-15 and anticipates bringing this matter for public hearing before the Board in the near future.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
See attached proposed Ordinance No. 14-15.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return a fully approved copy of this agenda item with attachments to joann.grace@mymanatee.org.
Thank you.

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Attachment:  Purchasing Ord 2014 final.pdf