Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #39

Perico Preserve Project, Execution of Contract for Sale and Purchase for a Warranty Deed from Perico Roadways Inc., for property located near the Perico Bayou; PID 7360600097


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Margaret Daniell, Interim Property Acquisition Division Manager, Property Management, Ext. 3009

Charles Meador, Real Property Specialist, Property Acquisition Division, Property Management, Ext. 6289

Action Requested
  • Execution of Contract for Sale and Purchase for a Warranty Deed from Perico Roadways Inc., a dissolved Florida corporation.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Chapter 125, County Government, and Chapter 607, Florida Business Corporation Act, Florida Statutes.

Background Discussion
  • The acquisition process was initiated with requests from the adjacent Perico Bay subdivision HOA which led to conceptualization for connecting a regional trail network over the property.
  • Purchasing this parcel owned by Perico Roadways, Inc., will allow Manatee County to explore the possibility of building a connector trail that will allow access from the Robinson Preserve South Access Point into Perico Preserve.
  • This would effectively connect three preserves and miles of trails, and the proposed trail would be comparable to shell surface trails at Robinson Preserve. The trails would add value to the experience of Preserve Patrons and accessibility for Park and Natural Resources staff managing the properties.  
  • The parcel consists of mangrove wetlands, submerged land in Perico Bayou, and an area of uplands along the west boundary on which a connector pedestrian trail would be located.
  • The proposed trail would only be accessible to the public during preserve hours.
  • Upland portions of the subject property have been invaded by undesirable invasive exotic vegetation which serves as a nearby seed source to both Robinson and Perico Preserves and are aesthetically undesirable as noted by neighboring residents.
  • The nuisance and exotic vegetation, consisting mostly of Brazilian Pepper and Carrotwood Trees, would be removed and a thick vegetative buffer of desirable native trees and shrubs replanted along the west boundary to maintain views comparable to existing conditions for the neighboring property owners.
  • Neither an Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) or appraisal was completed.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return a copy of the executed contract to Charles Meador,  at Charles.meador@mymanatee.org, and Damon Moore, Parks and Natural Resources Department, at damon.moore@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$40,000.00 in the Perico/Robinson Preserve Trail Project. #385-6071303

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Contract for Sale and Purchase.pdf
Attachment:  RLS-15-294.pdf
Attachment:  Location Map.pdf