Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 8, 2018
May 8, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #40

Resolution R-18-054 Authorizing the Acquisition of the Myarra Property Joint Venture, LLC., Parcels for the Braden River Preserve located at 6804 99th Street East, Bradenton, Florida

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Joy Leggett-Murphy, Property Acquisition Division Manager, Property Management Department, Extension 3439

Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Parks and Natural Resources Department, Extension 6001

Dan Schlandt, Deputy County Administrator, Extension 3732

Action Requested
  • ADOPT Resolution R-18-054.  The adoption of this resolution is conditional and is subject to resolution of title issues, acceptable to Manatee County, prior to closing.


Enabling/Regulating Authority
Chapter 125, County Government.

Background Discussion
  • On March 20, 2018, the Board of County Commissioners approved the Assignment Option Agreement to assume the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, Inc. option agreement for the right to purchase the Myarra Property Joint Venture, LLC., property. 
  • The parcel is approximately 32.37 acres presently owned by Myarra Property Joint Venture, LLC ("MPJV") and the County wishes to acquire the "MPJV" property for the Braden River Preserve Project.  The cost to acquire this parcel is $3,000,000.00.
  • The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast ("CFGC") has committed to transfer approximately an 11.6 acre parcel known as the "Bergstresser Estate Lot" adjacent to the "MPJV" property at no cost to the County creating a combined preserve area of approximately 44 acres.  The deed and conservation easement to this parcel will be held in escrow and conveyed to the County when the title has been cleared.
  • The "CFGC" shall contribute at least $1,029,645.00 as a donation to the County as a contribution for the purchase of the "MPJV" property.  The "CFGC" will make this donation directly and immediately to the County at or prior to the closing.  
  • The Cooperative Agreement regarding the Braden River Preserve with "CFGC" memorializes the obligations and responsibilities of the parties.
  • The Conservation Easements in favor of "CFGC" will be over both parcels, which is approximately 44 acres as agreed in the Cooperative Agreement.
  • All documents for this real estate transaction will be held in escrow until closing.  The expected closing will be on or before May 22, 2018, then all conveyance documents will be recorded in Official Records of Manatee County.  Currently there is a title issue that Myarra Property Joint Venture, LLC must resolve, subject to Manatee County acceptance, prior to the closing.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please email a copy of the approved agenda to Tim Cristello at Tim.Cristello@mymanatee.org, Charlie Hunsicker at Charlie.Hunsicker@mymanatee.org, and Alyssa M. Nohren, Iccard Merrill, at ANohren@IacrdMerrill.com.

Please return the original signed resolution   Also return a certified copy of the executed resolution to Tim Cristello, Real Property Specialist, Property Acquisition, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 800, Bradenton, Florida 34205.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Settlement Costs of $3,007,386.38 to 303-6094600-561000 Braden River Preserve

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Resolution R-18-054.pdf
Attachment:  Assignment of Option Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  Cooperative Agreement Braden River Preserve.pdf
Attachment:  Conservation Easement for Floyd C Johnson and Flo Singer Johnson Foundation Preserve at Braden River.pdf
Attachment:  Conservation Easement for Bergstresser Property at Braden River.pdf
Attachment:  Warranty Deed Myarra Property Joint Venture LLC.pdf
Attachment:  Warranty Deed Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast Inc.pdf
Attachment:  RLS-2018-0074 with additional emails for legal review.pdf
Attachment:  Location Map Braden River Preserve.pdf