Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 4, 2013
June 4, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #39

Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 13-16 and Resolution R-13-079 related to Commercial Fishing Activities.

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

Motions to adopt proposed Ordinance No. 13-16 repealing Chapter 1-12 of the Manatee County Code and regulating certain inland waters created by Special Act 63-1585 and Resolution R-13-079 requesting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission repeal the Special Acts upon which Ch. 1-12 of the Manatee County Code is based.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Sections 125.01 and 125.66, Florida Statutes.

Background Discussion

In a letter dated November 1, 2012, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) asked the County Attorney's Office to review certain Special Acts of local application regulating fishing by the FFWCC and repeal those that are within its jurisdiction. The Special Acts have been incorporated into the Manatee County Code in Chapter 1-12 and are no longer effective under F. S. 379.1025 and Article IV, Section 9 of the Florida Constitution. The FFWCC is responsible for enforcing these Special Acts at this time and has requested that the County repeal the ordinance containing them. The County Attorney's Office has prepared Ordinance No. 13-16  to address this issue. The Commission has also indicated that a Resolution related to the repeal of said Special Acts is required. In response to that request, Resolution R-13-079 has been prepared and is also attached for information only as notice is not required for a resolution. 

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
See attached proposed Ordinance No. 13-16, Resolution R-13-079, November 1, 2012 letter from FFWCC and FFWCC Section 9.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return a fully approved electronic copy of this agenda item with supporting documents to joann.grace@mymanatee.org.
Thank you.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Ord 13-16 Fishing Activities.pdf
Attachment:  Fishing Acts Res. 13-079.pdf
Attachment:  FFWC letter.pdf
Attachment:  FWCC SEC. 9.pdf