Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 19, 2019
November 19, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #58

Rye Preserve (Bidwell Tract) Donation Agreement between JDL Development II, LLC, and Manatee County


Contact and/or Presenter Information

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

Charles Meador, Real Property Specialist, Property Acquisition Division, Property Management Department, Extension 6289

Michael Elswick, Parks and Natural Resources Department, Resource Management Division Manager, Extension 6041

Action Requested
  • Execution of Donation Agreement with JDL Development II, LLC.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
  • Florida Statutes, Chapter 125. County Government.

Background Discussion
  • On July 26, 2016, the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners ("Board") executed and Interlocal Agreement ("ILA") regarding Wetland Mitigation Activities between Sarasota County and Manatee County.
  • University Station (the site of the retail store known as "Whole Foods") was developed on the southwest corner of University Parkway and Honore Avenue adjacent to the border of Sarasota and Manatee County.
  • The Bidwell Tract is approximately 40 acres within the Rye Preserve that is being donated to Manatee County as part of the ILA.
  • The Parks and Natural Resources Department wishes to accept the conveyance of the Bidwell Tract as the land is contiguous to Manatee County's Rye Preserve.
  • Upon execution by the Board of the Donation Agreement that is the subject of this agenda, the Property Acquisition Division will coordinate the real estate closing with the developer to ensure fee simple ownership of the Bidwell Tract.

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: Charles.meador@mymanatee.org and Michael.elswick@mymanatee.org

Please return the original, fully executed Donation Agreement to Charles Meador at 1010 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, Florida.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Donation Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  CAO RLS Responses.pdf
Attachment:  Location Map.pdf