Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a .m. - June 16, 2015
June 16, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #34

Amended and Restated Fill Removal Agreement regarding Expansion of Robinson Preserve


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Parks and Natural Resources,
ext. 6001; charlie.hunsicker@mymanatee.org

Action Requested

Authorize the County Administrator to sign Amended and Restated Fill Removal Agreement regarding Expansion of Robinson Preserve.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute 125

Background Discussion
  • In December 2012 Manatee County entered into a three party agreement with the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast and Robinson Farms, Inc. (RFI) to acquire 150 acres of a 200 acre parent parcel for the expansion of Robinson Preserve.  As an inducement for RFI to make the sale of the 150 acres (described in the agreement as the "Expansion Property"), the County agreed to provide surplus fill material remaining from the excavation of environmental features and landscapes over the County's Expansion Property to  RFI for their use in a proposed future residential subdivision on the remaining 50 acres (described in the agreement as the "Remainder Property").
  • The terms of the original agreement approved by the Board on December 27, 2012, called for up to 375,000 cubic yards of surplus fill to be transferred to the Remainder Property.  The exact amount was, at the time, to be determined at a later date when the final design of Robinson Expansion had been completed. 
  • It has now been determined that of the 375,000 cubic yard amount reserved for RFI that 240,000 cubic yards of fill is the actual determined to be surplused from the County project.
  • A revised agreement titled the "Amended and Restated Fill Removal Agreement regarding Expansion of Robinson Preserve" provides for these final fill volume specifics, and designates the remaining 135,000 cubic yards which would have been delivered to the RFI property under the original agreement as a charitable contribution back to the County, with the economic value of  the donation to be determined by RFI.
  • The full context of the amended agreement is included along with an exhibit describing the logistics of the movement of fill from the County-owned Expansion Property to the RFI owned Remainder Property.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
William Clague, Assistant County Attorney, informed Parks and Natural Resources the Amended and Restated Agreement is acceptable for consideration.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please provide two executed originals to Kay Rogers, Parks and Natural Resources, ext. 6043, kay.rogers@mymanatee.org, for distribution.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  RobinsonFill.pdf
Attachment:  Exhibit B.pdf