Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #44

Housing Finance Authority Appointments


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Geri Lopez, Director of Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department

Denise L. Thomas, Housing and Community Development Manager, ext. 3474

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-17-115 appointing James J. Heagerty, Jr., to the Housing Finance Authority of Manatee County, Florida and authorization for the Chairman to sign the Certificate of Membership for the Housing Finance Authority appointment.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Section 159.605 Florida Statutes

Manatee County Ordinance 79-06

Manatee County Ordinance 91-40

Background Discussion

On December 1, 2015, the Board of County Commissioners approved the attached written protocol to govern appointments to the Housing Finance Authority (Authority) of Manatee County, Florida.  The protocol was developed by counsel for the Authority, with input from the County Attorney.

Notice of the Authority vacancy was published in the Bradenton Herald on August 24, 2017, and was posted on the Authority's website.  Only one application was received for the appointment which was that of James J. Heagerty, Jr., on September 6, 2017.

James J. Heagerty, Jr., has  been a member of the Authority since August 21, 1990, and has been continuously re-appointed to the Authority since that time.  Mr. Heagerty has extensive experience in real estate development, finance, and management.  Mr. Heagerty's appointment expires on October 31, 2017, and the Authority is requesting reappointment.  The term of the position will be from November 1, 2017, through October 31, 2021.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Copy of Resolution R-17-115 and copy of Certificate of Membership to Angela Abbott, Attorney for the Authority at angelaabbott@cfl.rr.com and to Denise L. Thomas at denise.thomas@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Letter to Board.pdf
Attachment:  Protocol for Appointments.pdf
Attachment:  Publication of Notice.pdf
Attachment:  Application of J Heagerty.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-17-115 for Appointment to HFA - JH.pdf