Manatee County Administrative Building First Floor, Chambers January 7, 2016 - 9:00 a.m.
REVISED - January 7, 2016 - Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #6

Mining - Four Corners Mine, Northeast Tract & Jameson Tract - Reclamation Bond Adjustment


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Carmen Mosley - Sr. Fiscal Services Mgr., 708-7450, Ext. 7209

Jane Oliver - Fiscal Analyst, 708-7450, Ext. 7613

Alissa Powers, Environmental Program Mgr., 748-4501, Ext. 1892

Action Requested
  • Accept Surety Bond No. KA2977 Rider, in the increased amount of $24,130,783.00 with Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC

Enabling/Regulating Authority

In accordance with Ordinance 04-39, a phosphate mine reclamation bond covers one hundred ten percent (110%) of the reclamation cost for each acre of land to be disturbed during the coming year and all land previously disturbed by mining activities and includes the costs of the wetland mitigation and the tear-down and removal of mine infrastructure.  On an annual basis, the accuracy of the bond areas and the costs of reclamation is certified by a registered third party engineer and is reviewed and approved by the Director or his designated staff.

The Parks and Natural Resources Department has reviewed the increased reclamation bond amount for the Four Corners Mine.  This Bond is increased from $20,979,561.00 to $24,130,783.00 for the 2015/2016 Annual Report period.  It has been determined that the increased amount meets the requirements of the Manatee County Phosphate Mining Code (Ordinance 04-39) and Operating Permit R-14-003.  The bond acceptance will correspond with Board approval of  R-16-001.

Background Discussion


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
  1. Please provide confirmation of the action taken on this item to both Alissa Powers with Parks & Natural Resources (alissa.powers@mymanatee.org), and Jane Oliver with the Public Works Department (jane.oliver@mymanatee.org)
  2. Please contact Jane Oliver at Ext. 7613 when all original executed documents are ready for pick-up

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Four Corners Mine SB Rider.pdf