Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 7, 2014
October 7, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #19

Amended Reimbursement Agreement with South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium, Inc.


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter:  Elliott Falcione, Executive Director, CVB, x5913

Contact Person:  Monica Luff, Sr. Admin. Spec, CVB, x5913

Action Requested
Authorization for County Administrator to execute Amended and Restated Reimbursement Agreement with South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium, Inc.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Code of Laws 2-29-25  Tourist Development Plan

F.S.S. 125.0104  Authorized uses of Resort Tax Funds

Background Discussion
  • This reimbursement agreement extends the current reimbursement agreement (in place since October 1, 2011) by another 5 years with three options to extend for an additional year, for a total of eight (8) years.
  • This reimbursement agreement now allows the Museum to be reimbursed up to an aggregate amount of $30,000 per year for not only feeding, care, and maintenance of a second manatee, but also for costs incurred for traveling exhibits.
  • All funds involved are tourism taxes, NOT ad valorem taxes.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Bill Clague drafted the Agreement.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Send 1 original Agreement to Monica Luff, CVB

Copy of approved agenda memo to Monica Luff, CVB (monica.luff@mymanatee.org)

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
1030002400 Other Civic Enterprises - CVB

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$30,000.00/per year; up to 8 years

Attachment:  So-Fla-Museum Agreement 2014.pdf