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 #50

Execution of Certification of Lands on County-owned land to authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers access to the property to place dredge material from Port Manatee to recontour the Washington Park Parcel in Palmetto, Florida 34221


Contact and/or Presenter Information

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

Tim Cristello, Real Property Specialist, Property Acquisition Division, Property Management Department, Extension 6284

Action Requested
  • Execution of Certification of Lands.
  • Execution by the County Attorney to sign the Attorney’s Title Certificate for the Certification of Lands.

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

Background Discussion
  • Manatee County owns an 88-acre parcel of land in Palmetto known as Washington Park. 
  • The United States Army of Corps of Engineers (USACOE) in conjunction with Parks and Natural Resources Department has a project requesting the right to place dredge spoil from Port Manatee on this County-owned land.  Parks and Natural Resources Department staff intends to use the dredge spoil as fill material to recontour the property in furtherance of a project to restore Washington Park.
  • In order to proceed, the USACOE requires the County to execute the Certification of Lands.  Before the County can lawfully execute this instrument needed by the USACOE, the County was required to close and abandon all the roads within the Washington Park parcel. 
  • The County initiated vacation was adopted and approved by Resolution R-19-015 on September 24, 2019.  The vacation was completed and recorded in the Public Records of Manatee County on October 1, 2019.
  • As requested in the legal response, the updated title reports reflecting all roads have been closed and abandoned within the Washington Park parcel have been provided to the County Attorney's Office.  This information has been relied on by the County Attorney to sign the Attorney's Title Certificate for the Certification of Lands when the Board executes this document. 

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return the original, fully executed Certification of Lands and Attorney's Title Certificate to Tim Cristello, 1010 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton,  Florida 34205.

Please email a copy of the approved agenda item to:

Tim Cristello at Tim.Cristello@mymanatee.org

Charlie Hunsicker at Charlie.Hunsicker@mymanatee.org

William Clague at William.Clague@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Certification of Lands and Attorney's Title Certificate.pdf
Attachment:  Response Email to CAO Matter No. 2018-0639.pdf
Attachment:  Location Map.pdf