Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 5, 2015
May 5, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #37

Florida Maritime Museum 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 Friends of the Florida Maritime Museum, Inc.

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 of the Florida Maritime Museum, which is located in the Village of Cortez.
  • The improvements include:  Renovate the Burton Store, expand the Pillsbury Boat Shop, construction of an event pavilion on the grounds of the Facility, install fencing along 119th Street, and LED Lights for Museum.
  • The CVB and the Friends of the Florida Maritime Museum will provide matching funds in an amount up to $180,548 each.
  • This is a one-time expenditure.
  • On February 23, 2015, the TDC unanimously recommended approval.
  • The partnership will complete the current renovation 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
one-time expenditure up to $181,000.00

Attachment:  Florida Maritime Museum Agreement 2015 - FINAL.pdf