Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 8, 2019
October 8, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #37

Easement Deed from CSX Transportation, Inc., for property located on 30th Avenue East, Bradenton, Florida 34208


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

Action Requested
  • Accept Easement Deed from CSX Transportation, Inc.; and
  • Accept invoice from CSX Transportation, Inc., in the amount of $2,000.00 and authorize the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court Finance Department to issue a check made payable to CSX Transportation, Inc.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Chapter 125, Florida Statues. County Government.

Background Discussion
  • On November 27, 2018, the Board of County Commissioners executed a Construction Agreement with CSX Transportation, Inc. ("CSX") for proposed improvements within the CSX railroad right-of-way.
  • On June 18, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners executed a Contract for Sale and Purchase for a Permanent Easement for $2,000.00 to accommodate the improvements referenced above.
  • On August 20, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners executed an Agreement to Terminate Contract for Sale and Purchase for a Permanent Easement with CSX Transportation, Inc., given CSX's inability to convey clear title to the easement.
  • During a September 2019 conference call with CSX, the County Attorney's Office (CAO), Public Works, Property Acquisition Division and American Government Services (one of the County's title vendors), it was determined that the easement deed, which is the subject of this agenda, is acceptable.
  • Additionally, during the September 2019 conference call, it was determined that an invoice in the amount of $2,000.00 (two-thousand dollars) is an acceptable instrument for this agenda item to request the funds from the Manatee County Clerk of Court Finance Department.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
County Attorney Mitchell O. Palmer assisted Public Works and the Property Acquisition Division in discussion with legal counsel for CSX regarding this agenda item.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return the original easement deed to Charles Meador at 1010 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton.

Do not record the easement deed as it will be recorded upon receiving the $2,000.00 payable to CSX Transportation, Inc. from the Manatee County Clerk of Court Finance Department.

Please email a copy of the approved agenda item to: Charles.meador@mymanatee.org  Johnnie.yetter@mymanatee.org and Anthony.benitez@mymanatee.org


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$2,000.00 to 341-6044160, Rowlett Elementary School Sidewalk Phase VII

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Easement Deed.pdf
Attachment:  Cover Letter and Invoice.pdf
Attachment:  Location Map.pdf