Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 10:00 a.m. - February 6, 2014
February 6, 2014 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #6

LDCT-13-04 Ordinance 14-02 fka 13-40 - Land Development Code Amendment Bonds - Kathleen Thompson, AICP

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Kathleen Thompson, AICP

Planning Manager

941-748-4501 ext. 6841

Action Requested


Based upon the staff report, evidence presented, comments made at the Public Hearing, the action of the Planning Commission, and finding the request to be CONSISTENT with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan, I move to ADOPT Manatee County Ordinance 14-02 fka 13-40, amending the Manatee County Land Development Code (Ordinance 90-01, as amended), as recommended by the Planning Commission.


Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Develoment Code

Background Discussion

• The Land Development Code requires private improvements within a subdivision to have a security bond to cover 200% the cost of construction plus a 3% administrative fee.

• With the down turn in the economy and tighter lending regulations, developers are not able to secure such a large bond from financial institutions.

• Staff recommends the security performance for private improvements be equal to the percentage required for public improvements which is 130% of the current cost of construction.

• Staff also recommends the wetland mitigation security bond be increased from the current 115% to equal the same percent required for public/private improvements (130%). The additional percent represents the cost estimate plus the addition of potential CIP adjustments, project contingency and indirect costs.

• The procedural requirements for installation and bonding of subdivision improvements is being removed from Section 722.3 and put back in Chapter 9 - Subdivision Standards with a new Section 910.

• On January 16, 2014, by a vote of 5 – 2, the Planning Commission recommended approval. Mr. Bower and Mr. Conerly voted nay.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
William Clague reviewed and responded by email on December 31, 2013.

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 - Land Development Code Amendment Bonds - Ord. 14-02 - 2-6-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance - Land Development Code Amendment Bonds - Ord. 14-02 - 2-6-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Land Development Code Amendment Bonds - Ord. 14-02 - 2-6-14 BC.pdf