Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 8, 2019
REVISED - October 8, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #53

Housing Finance Authority Appointment


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Geri Lopez, Director of Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department, ext. 3937

Denise L. Thomas, Housing and Community Development Manager, ext. 3474

Action Requested

Adoption of Resolution R-19-139 reappointing Hugh D. Miller to the Housing Finance Authority of Manatee County, Florida, and authorization for the Chairman to sign the Certificate of Membership for the Housing Finance Authority appointment.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Section 159.605 Florida Statutes

Manatee County Ordinance 79-06

Manatee County Ordinance 91-40

Background Discussion

On December 1, 2015, the Board of County Commissioners approved the attached written protocol to govern appointments to the Housing Finance Authority (Authority) of Manatee County, Florida.  The protocol was developed by counsel for the Authority, with input from the County Attorney.

Notice of the Authority vacancy was published in the Bradenton Herald on August 22, 2019, and was posted on the Authority's website on August 20, 2019. Only one application was received for the appointment which was that of Hugh D. Miller on August 30, 2019.

Hugh D. Miller has been a member of this Authority since July 25, 2006, and has been consecutively reappointed to the Authority since that time.  Mr. Miller has extensive experience in real estate and finance and currently serves as Chairman of the Authority.

Mr. Miller's appointment expires on October 31, 2019, and the Authority is requesting reappointment.  The term of the position will be for four years commencing on November 1, 2019, and terminating on October 31, 2023, or as soon thereafter as his successor in office has been duly appointed, designated and qualified.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please provide a copy of Resolution R-19-139 and a copy of the Certificate of Membership to Angela Abbott, Attorney for the Authority at angelaabbott@cfl.rr.com and to Denise L. Thomas at denise.thomas@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Protocol for Appointments 2019.pdf
Attachment:  Notice - Bradenton Herald 8-22-19.pdf
Attachment:  HFA Advisory Board Application HDM 2019.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-19-139 for Appointment to HFA.pdf
Attachment:  Letter to Board 9-10-19.pdf