Manatee County Administrative Center Commission Chambers, 1st Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 5, 2014
June 5, 2014 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #6

Ordinance 14-25 - LDC Amendment Post Disaster Temporary Dwellings - Legislative - Shelley Hamilton

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Shelley Hamilton

Principal Planner

941-748-4501, ext. 6863

Action Requested


No action necessary; this is the first of two required public hearings. The second public hearing is scheduled for June 17, 2014.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

• With experience from other communities that have been impacted by disasters in recent years, permitting the use of mobile homes and recreational vehicles as temporary dwellings on single family residential properties assists in post-disaster recovery.

• This amendment will allow residents to occupy temporary dwellings on their property during reconstruction of their houses.  This will enable them to continue to experience a sense of community and encourage them to participate in the County’s recovery process.

• Several sections of the Manatee County Land Development Code prohibit mobile homes and recreational vehicles from being occupied or connected to utility service on residential single-family properties in specific zoning districts or as accessory uses.

• Staff recommends the following amendments:

– Section 201, Definitions
– Section 705, Temporary Use Criteria
– Section 604, Exemptions from certain areas within County (Whitfield Overlay, Recreational Vehicle Overlay)

• Finding consistency with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan, staff recommends adoption of the LDC changes as outlined in the staff report.

• On May 8, 2014, by a vote of 5 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Maureen Sikora reviewed and responded by email on April 8, 2014.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Staff Report - LDC - POST DISASTER - TEMP DWELLING - DTS20100144- 140605 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Post Disaster Temp. Dwellings - 06-05-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance - LDC - POST DISASTER - TEMP DWELLING - DTS20100144- 140508 PC.pdf