Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 7, 2013
May 7, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #3

1:30 P.M. TIME CERTAIN (ITEM 42) - Ordinance 13-04 - Land Development Code Section 719 (Wetlands) - Bill Clague - Legislative

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William Clague

Assistant County Attorney

941-748-4501 ext. 3750

Action Requested


I move to adopt Ordinance No. 13-04, amending and restating Section 719 of the Manatee County Land Development Code, regarding wetlands, in the form presented at this public hearing by the County Attorney's Office, as recommended by the Manatee County Planning Commission.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Background Discussion
  • The County Attorney's Office has advised the Board of the need to amend and restate Section 719, Wetlands, of the Land Development Code to reflect the County's current wetlands avoidance policies and practices. The County Attorney's Office has prepared a draft Ordinance No. 13-04 to address this legal concern. The Ordinance does not provide for any substantive changes in the current policies and practices of the County, but rather codifies existing policies and practices in accordance with the requirements of Florida Statutes, and makes "housekeeping" changes for clarity and consistency.


  • On April 11, 2013, by a vote of 6 - 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval.


  • On March 23, 2013 the Board of County Commissioners had the first reading of this Ordinance. No action was necessary at that time.


  • The County Attorney's Office has provided the attached redline of the Ordinance reflecting the recommended changes that were discussed at the April 23, 2013 hearing.


  • The County Attorney's Office will provide a brief presentation describing the recommended changes as well as the issues raised at the April 25, 2013, meeting of the Planning Task Force.

County Attorney Review
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Explanation of Other
The County Attorney's Office drafted the attached Ordinance.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please forward a copy of the executed document to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org.



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