Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:15 a.m. - January 10, 2017
January 10, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #15

Contract for Sale and Purchase between Whisenant Family Limited Partnership and Manatee County for property located at US 301 North and Ellenton-Gillette Road, Ellenton, Florida 34222


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Joy Leggett-Murphy, Property Acquisition Division Manager, Property Management, Extension 3439

Larry Decker, Real Property Specialist, Property Acquisition Division, Property Management, Extension 6287

Action Requested
  • Execution of Contract for Sale and Purchase with Whisenant Family Limited Partnership.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 125.35, Florida Statutes, and Article XII of Chapter 2-2 of the Manatee County Code of Ordinances

Background Discussion
  • On October 11, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution R-16-146 declaring property located the northwest corner of US 301 North and Ellenton-Gillette Road as surplus and authorized its sale.
  • Adjacent property owners were then notified via certified mail of the intent to sell the surplus property via private sale, pursuant to Article XII of Chapter 2-2 of the Manatee County Code of Ordinances.
  • On October 28, 2016, a Notice of Intent regarding the Sale of Property was hand delivered to the Property Acquisition Division by a representative of the Whisenant Family Limited Partnership.
  • The Notice of Intent purchase price is $98,381.50, and contains several contingencies.
  • The County Attorney's office worked with County staff to address the contingencies and drafted a contract in furtherance of a potential sale. 
  • After negotiations, the buyers representatives were presented with a contract including acceptable proposed contingencies, and the contract was accepted and executed.  
  • The resulting Contract for Sale and Purchase is hereby presented for consideration by the Board of County Commissioners.


County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Assistant County Attorney Pamela D'Agostino consulted with County staff, provided guidance regarding procedure, negotiated, and prepared the final contract.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return original executed contracts to Larry Decker at 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 800, Bradenton, Florida 34205.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Whisenant Family Limited Partnership, Executed Contract.pdf
Attachment:  Notice of Intent.pdf
Attachment:  Ellenton-Gillette Rd US301- Right-of-way Parcel - loc map.pdf
Attachment:  CAO Email.pdf