Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto - Longboat Key Room 9:00 a.m. - October 13, 2020
REVISED - October 13, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #37

Execution of First Amendment to the Sale & Purchase Agreement regarding Geraldson Community Farm


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter: Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Parks and Natural Resources, ext. 6001

Contact: Debbie Voorhees, Contracts Manager, Parks and Natural Resources, ext. 6013

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairperson to execute the First Amendment to the Sale and Purchase Agreement regarding Geraldson Community Farm.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute 125

Background Discussion

On June 7, 2005, the Board of County Commissioners authorized its Chairperson to execute the Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Geraldson Community Farm (Agreement).

Currently, Parks and Natural Resources staff is seeking to partner with a non-profit organization in keeping with the farming aspect of the property. In order to fulfill that vision, changes need to be made to the original Agreement:

  1. Allow family members to be employed in farming the land by deleting the "Employment Restriction" clause, #28; and
  2. Allow the County to re-name the property by deleting the "Name" clause, #30. (Greg Geraldson also maintains a small farm plot and local produce farm stand adjacent to the County's Geraldson Community Farm. Removing the "Geraldson" name from the County property would relieve the confusion surrounding the two similarly named properties.)

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please e-mail a copy of the approved Agenda Item and the Executed First Amendment to: Debbie.voorhees@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  FINAL_First Amend. with Exhibit_Geraldson Farm Sale-Purchase Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  Geraldson's Farm_First Amendment_RLS Response Memo.pdf