|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 21, 2013|
Agenda Item #23
National Park Service Management Agreement for Riverview Pointe
Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Natural Resources
Motion to retroactively approve the agreement with the National Park Service for management activities at Riverview Pointe Preserve and to authorize the County Administrator to execute same.
Florida Statute 125
The National Park Service (NPS) operates and administers De Soto National Memorial located immediately adjacent to the county-owned Riverview Pointe Preserve. In 1999, Manatee County and the NPS determined that development aid and operation of Riverview Pointe in conjunction with operations and activities of the DeSoto National Memorial would be mutually beneficial. On March 22, 1999, the County and NPS entered into a Memorandum of Understanding which allowed the NPS access to the Riverview Pointe property to perform certain management functions including conducting interpretive programs, exotic species control, archaeological studies and other activities. A renewal of the agreement was done on February 19, 2008, with a five year termination date. In 2012, the County and the NPS concurred that this agreement should be renewed in the best interest of both parties.
The County Attorney's office reviewed the agreement and concluded that "it lacked certain basic terms advisable for any agreement, and it contained an erroneous factual reference to the status of the Diocese of Venice." Changes were made after discussions with the NPS and the agreement was signed by Scott Pardue, De Soto National Memorial Superintendent.
The County Administrator signed the agreement on January 29, 2013. Staff has since learned that the approval needs to be ratified by the Board and the requested action completes this task.
County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)
Explanation of Other
Instructions to Board Records
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Attachment: RLS 12-310.pdf