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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 #54


Subject
Adoption of Resolution R-20-156 regarding the Parks and Community Facilities Infrastructure Sales Tax - Amending Project Scopes and Amending a Project Name

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Contact: Jan Brewer, Director, Financial Management, x 3726
Presenter: Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Parks and Natural Resources, x 6001



Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-20-156 - Approval of changes to the Project and Equipment List.

  • Amend the Scope of the G.T. Bray Park District Park Pickleball.

  • Amend the Scope of the G.T. Bray Park - Tennis Court Replacement.

  • Amend the Scope and Name of the Sylvan Oaks Park Basketball Courts.


Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 212.055(2) Florida Statutes

Ordinance 16-35 Infrastructure Sales Tax Referendum

Resolution R-18-130 - Amended and Restated R-16-128 Establishing Guidelines for Expenditures of Proceeds of an Infrastructure Sales Tax.


Background Discussion

Ordinance 16-35 provided for a referendum to be conducted allowing for the collection and distribution of an Infrastructure Sales Tax. The referendum was passed by voters on November 8, 2016, and beginning January 1, 2017, a Half-Cent Discretionary Local Government Infrastructure Sales Surtax is being collected in Manatee County.

Resolution R-18-130, adopted by the Board on August 7, 2018, and Exhibit B of the Resolution, Infrastructure Sales Tax Project and Equipment List, contained a detailed list of the projects to be funded by the Infrastructure Sales Tax and their estimated costs.

1. Amend the Scope of the G.T. Bray Park District Park Pickleball.

Original Scope: Due to the increased demand of pickleball and to meet the needs of future growth, there is a prominent need to create a pickleball complex. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the country, with more than 2.8 million players, a 12% increase over of the past year. Building a dedicated pickleball complex with 12 permanent courts along with adequate shade and restroom facilities, will provide a greater service to our residents, members and guests. It will also create an opportunity for more programming including tournaments, clinics, leagues, socials and lessons. The outdoor basketball courts will be relocated near the new skate park, to allow unrestricted public use. One full sized basketball court will be constructed with fencing and lights that will be open, free to the public.

New Scope: Pickleball has become one of the fastest growing sports in the nation. Its growth over the last 2 years since the original concept plan was prepared has surpassed that of the supply of courts needed to accommodate those who play the sport. With this growth in mind, there is a tremendous need to increase the number of pickleball courts throughout the County and especially at G.T. Bray. The plans at G.T. Bray to accommodate the public demand would be to convert the existing 8 hard tennis courts to 20 pickleball courts with covered shade structures over up to 20 courts with lighting, player seating and fans.

2. Amend the Scope of the G.T. Bray Park - Tennis Court Replacement.

Original Scope: Remove and replace existing tennis courts with a corrected slope.

New Scope:

  1. Refurbish, add subsurface irrigation, and resurface existing clay courts.
  2. Enlarge the footprint of the 4 southern linear clay courts to allow for seating and shade structures for the players and participants. Result will be 3 corrected courts meeting US Standards within the footprint of the original 4.
  3. Construct up to an additional 4 new hard tennis courts outside of the G.T. Bray recreation center in the open field.
  4. Construction of seating and shade between courts.
  5. Install fencing and sidewalks around the newly constructed hard tennis courts.

3. Amend the Scope and Name of the Sylvan Oaks Basketball Courts.

Original Name: Sylvan Oaks Parks Basketball Courts

New Name: Lincoln Park Basketball Courts Replacement

Original Scope/Rationale: Construct two regulation basketball courts at Sylvan Oaks Park. Courts should mirror the existing courts in terms of size, fencing, lighting, benches, trash cans and more, as determined during the design phase. Please consider additional amenities that would add greater value to the overall facility, such as improved backboards, padding, water fountains, parking, LED lights, and more. With the scheduled expansion to the aquatics components at Lincoln Park with a new community pool, the existing basketball courts will need to be removed and replaced at a different location. To minimize those effected, we are requesting the replacement of two basketball courts with lighting be constructed at Sylvan Oaks and before the existing courts are removed.

New Scope/Rationale: Construct two regulation basketball courts at Lincoln Park. Courts should mirror the existing courts in terms of size, fencing, lighting, benches, trash cans and more, as determined during the design phase. Please consider additional amenities that would add greater value to the overall facility, such as improved backboards, padding, water fountains, parking, LED lights, and more. With the scheduled expansion to the aquatics components at Lincoln Park with a new community pool, the existing basketball courts will need to be removed and replaced at a different location. To minimize those effected, we are requesting the replacement of two basketball courts with lighting be constructed to the Southwest corner of the Lincoln Park property near the tunnel and next to the existing pavilion.



County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
Copy of adopted resolutions to Financial Management Department: Budget@MyManatee.Org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
N/A

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  Ordinance 16-035 dtd 6.21.16.pdf
Attachment:  R-18-130 Fully Executed - Amended and Restated R-16-128.pdf
Attachment:  Bradenton Herald Newspaper Ad ran on 10.02.20.pdf
Attachment:  R-20-156 Amending Project Scopes and Name 10.13.20.pdf
Attachment:  Bradenton Herald Affidavit - R-20-156.pdf