Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 5, 2015
May 5, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #34

Anna Maria Island Historical Society Reimbursement Agreement


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter:  Elliott Falcione, Executive Director, CVB  x5913

Contact:  Monica Luff, Sr. Admin. Specialist, CVB   x5913

Action Requested
Authorization for County Administrator to execute Reimbursement Agreement with Anna Maria Island Historical Society for capital improvements to the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Code of Laws:  2-29-27  Tourist Development Plan

F.S.S. 125.0104  Authorized uses of Resort Tax Funds

Background Discussion
  • This reimbursement agreement is to help fund the capital improvements to the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, which is located on Pine Avenue on Anna Maria Island.
  • The improvements include: 
    • New Entrance:  Re-configure the entryway of the museum:  Change the primary entrance to the front door off Pine Avenue to align the entrance with Pine Avenue to create better entryway for visitors to enter museum;
    • Platforms & Cases:  Construct platforms to bring objects off the floor and better define sections; re-purpose existing wall cases, construct a map kiosk, construct or purchase a podium to act as a docent station near the entrance, and move existing docent desk to provide view of main exhibition space.
  • The CVB and the Anna Maria Island Historical Society will provide matching funds in an amount up to $25,000 each.
  • This is a one-time expenditure.
  • On February 23, 2015, the TDC unanimously recommended approval.
  • This partnership will complete the history center project.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Bill Clague prepared the Reimbursement Agreement.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

1  Original signed Agreement to Monica Luff, CVB

Copy of approved agenda memo to monica.luff@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
10300002400 - Other Civic Enterprises - CVB

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
up to $25,000 one-time expenditure

Attachment:  AMI Historical Museum Agreement 2015 - FINAL.pdf