Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 11, 2015
REVISED August 11, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #33

Z-14-04 - Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC/Four Corners Mine - G & D Farms Addition - DTS20100222 - Lisa Barrett

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

   Lisa Barrett, Planning Section Manager, 
   941-748-4501, ext. 6884

   Bobbi Roy, Planning Coordinator, 941-748-4501, ext. 6878

Action Requested


Based upon the staff report, evidence presented, comments made at the Public Hearing, the action of the Planning Commission, and finding the request to be CONSISTENT with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan and the Manatee County Land Development Code, I move to ADOPT Manatee County Zoning Ordinance No. Z-14-04, as recommended by the Planning Commission.


Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion
  • The request is for a rezone from A (General Agriculture) to EX (Extraction).
  • The site is located at the northwest intersection of State Road 62 and County Road 39 and is located adjacent to the existing Four Corners Mine to the west. 
  • Mosaic Fertilizer seeks to rezone the 272± acres (known as the G&D Farms Addition) to Extraction to allow phosphate mining. This request is accompanied by a Master Mining Plan (Resolution R-15-059) to allow mining of the resource on site.
  • The rezone request appears to be appropriate given the surrounding uses and zoning.  The addition of the site will be a logical extension of the existing Four Corners Mine to the west. Therefore, staff recommends approval of the request to rezone the site from A to EX.
  • On July 9, 2015, by a vote of 6 - 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
William Clague reviewed and responded.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the executed document and letter from the Florida Department of State to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Maps- Future Land Use, Zoing, and Aerials- G&D Farms - 8-11-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report - G & D Farms - Z-14-04 - 8-11-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Zoning Disclosure Affidavit- G&D Farms-Z-14-04 - 8-11-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Additional Time Request- G&D Farms- Z-14-04 - 8-11-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Affidavit of Posting - G D Farms - Z-14-04 - 8-11-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - G & D Farms - Z-14-04 - Bradenton Herald - 8-11-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance - G & D Farms - Z-14-04 - 8-11-15BC.pdf
Attachment:  Public Comments - G and D Farms - Z-14-04 - 8-6-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Affidavit of Publishing - G and D Farms - Sarasota Herald Tribune - 8-11-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Z-14-04 - Additional Public Comment Letters.pdf