Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 26, 2013
March 26, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #42

Resolution R-13-059, Application to Vacate Certain Rights-of-Way for a portion of Fort Hamer Road (Rowing Center)

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Moonlin Johnson, Ext. 6289

Joaquin Servia, Manager, Property Acquisition/Ext. 3021

Action Requested
Adoption of, authorization to record, Resolution R-13-059 vacating certain improved rights-of-way of record for Manatee County.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Land Development Code: Chapter 9, Section 911.3, public Hearing Requirements for Vacation of Streets, Roads and Other Appropriate Property. Florida Statue: Chapter 177, Section 177.101 (3), Vacation and Annulment of Plats Subdividing Land; Chapter 336, Sections 336.09, et seq., Closing and Abandonment of Roads

Background Discussion

BACKGROUND: The Manatee County Parks and Recreation Department would like to initiate an application to vacate a portion of an improved right-of-way of Fort Hamer Road at the Rowing Center, located between River Isle Run and the Manatee River, containing 70,000 square feet more or less. The right-of-way was granted and recorded in O.R. Book 225, Page 680, and O.R. Book 1351, Page 2489, of the Public Records of Manatee County, Florida.

PURPOSE OF REQUEST: The Parks and Recreation Department would like to vacate the Fort Hamer Road, located within the perimeter of the Rowing Center. This request is required by Chapter 316.204, Florida Statutes, Obstruction of public streets, highways, and roads, prior to the planned repair and replacement of perimeter fencing which will include automated gates at all access points. Included within the scope of the perimeter fence project are automated access gates which will be equipped with frequency receivers allowing emergency vehicles automated access to the facility after hours when gates are closed. Additional fob type transmitters will be available for those requiring frequent access to the park after normal working hours. This will enhance the security for this facility.

COUNTY AND UTILITY COMPANY REVIEW: Jurisdictional review by other appropriate County Departments and Private Utility Companies serving the location to be vacated have been notified of the applicant's intention to file a vacation, and have no objection, and complies with the technical requirements of the County’s Land Development Code and pertinent Florida Statutes.

FISCAL IMPACT: All expenses associated with the subject application, its approval, and recording will be borne by the Applicants. Since this is a County initiated vacation request there is no application fee.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return a certified copy of adopted resolution to Moonlin Johnson, Property Acquisition Division, Property Management Department at 8th Floor, Admin Building.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Resolution ADOPTING-RA (ROW) Fort Hamer Road.pdf
Attachment:  Proof of pub. R-13-059 Fort Hamer Rd.pdf
Attachment:  Application pkg. Fort Hamer Rd.pdf
Attachment:  RLS. Fort Hamer Rd.pdf
Attachment:  Location map. Fort Hamer Rd.pdf
Attachment:  additional map. Fort Hamer Rd.pdf