Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor June 4, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
June 4, 2015 - Evening Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #2

Resolution R-15-029 - Public Works Standards Manuals - Legislative - Tom Gerstenberger - Chris Mowbray


Contact and/or Presenter Information


   Tom Gerstenberger, Public Works Stormwater Engineering

   Division Manager, Public Works - 941-748-4501ext. 7228

   Chris Mowbray, Highway Engineering Division Manager

   Public Works, 941-708-7450 ext. 7605


   Bobbi Roy, Planning Coordinator,

   Building and Development Services 941-748-4501 ext. 6878

Action Requested


Based upon the staff report, evidence presented, comments made at the two (2) adoption public hearings on April 2, 2015 and June 4, 2015, the recommendation of the Planning Commission, and finding the proposed Manatee County Public Works Standards Manual to be CONSISTENT with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan, I move to adopt Resolution No. R-15-029, as recommended by the Planning Commission.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

• Manatee County is in the process of updating its Land Development Code Regulations. The first phase is primarily a reorganization, updating, revising, consolidating, and better clarifying language in the Land Development Code (LDC).
• For Phase I, the first step proposed is to remove language from the LDC that is not specially land use related.  The information proposed to be taken out of the LDC is considered more Public Work standards, and as such, not appropriate to be in the LDC.
• Staff recommends specific information (e.g. private/public street requirements, driveway standards, street and structure numbering, water and sewer connections, solid waste regulations, drainage requirements, etc.) be moved into a Public Works Standards Manual with three parts: 

1. Utilities Standards Manual – Part 1.
2. Stormwater Management Design Manual – Part 2.
3. Highway & Traffic Standards Manual – Part 3.

• The information being removed and inserted into the Manual is not being modified at this time (only updates to departments, updates referring to technology, and to correct scrivener errors or inconsistencies is proposed at this time).
• Since the information is not changing, but rather being removed from the Land Development Code to the appropriate Manuals and being adopted by Resolution, the information remains consistent with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan.
• Staff recommends Planning Commission recommend approval of Resolution No. R-15-029 to the Board of County Commission, adopting a Manatee County Public Works Standards Manual, including parts setting forth a Utilities Design Manual, A Stormwater Management Design Manual, and a Highway and Traffic Standards Manual.
• Attached is a copy of the draft Resolution with the Manual divided into the three parts.  Also attached is a listing of each section being taken out of the LDC and inserted into the appropriate parts of the Manual.
• On March 12, 2015, by a vote of 5 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
William Clague reviewed and responded by email on February 19, 2015.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the approved document to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Index of LDC Sections To Be Put Into Manual-04-02-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Public Works Standards Manuals - Cover Sheets - 6-4-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Public Works Standards Manuals - R-15-0029 - 6-4-15 BC Sarasota Herald Tribune.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - R-15-029 - Public Works Standards Manual - Bradenton Herald - 6-4-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution No. R-15-029-Public Work Manuals-04-02-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report-Resolution No. R-15-029-Public Work Manuals -06-4-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Stormwater Management Design Manual - 6-4-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Transportation Design Manual - 6-4-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Utilities Standards Manual - 6-4-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Slideshow - Staff - Public Works Standards Manuals - 6-4-15 BC.pdf