Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 11, 2015
REVISED August 11, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #34

Resolution R-15-059, Mosaic Fertilizer LLC - G&D Farms Tract


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Rob Brown, PNRD, Division Manager, extension 1870   rob.brown@mymanatee.org


Action Requested


Based upon APPROVAL of the Zoning Ordinance (Ord. No. Z-14-04), the staff reports, evidence presented, comments made at the Public Hearing, and finding the request to be CONSISTENT with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan and Manatee County Ordinance 04-39 ("The Manatee County Phosphate Mining Code") as conditioned herein, move to ADOPT Resolution R-15-059, Master Mining Plan, as recommended by staff.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Chapter 125.01, F.S. Powers and Duties of County Commissions

Ordinance 04-39, The Manatee County Phosphate Mining Code

Zoning Ordinance No. Z-14-04

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan (Ord. 89-01, as amended)

Resolution R-08-002

Background Discussion

The Four Corners Mine has been an approved phosphate mine since 1977.  It consists of two discontiguous tracts in Manatee County, known as the "Jameson Tract" (+ 4,753 acres) and the "Northeast Tract" (+ 5,052 acres), including infill parcels.  The current Master Mining Plan for Four Corners Mine (R-08-002) was adopted by the Board on August 7, 2008.

The request is for approval of a Resolution amending and restating the Master Mining Plan for the Four Corners Mine to include:

  • Addition of G&D Farms Tract (+ 272 acres) to the approved Four Corners Mine boundary;
  • Allow mining and reclamation on G&D Farms Tract;
  • Allow mining extraction in the previous Northeast Tract setback (+32 acres);
  • Beneficiate/process G&D Farms Tract phosphate ore at the Four Corners Mine beneficiation plant;
  • Allow pre-mining construction activities;
  • Allow waiver request of setback requirement adjacent to CR 39;
  •  Disposal of waste clays from ore processed from G&D Farms Tract to the existing F-9 clay settling area (CSA);
  • Amend the Environmental Monitoring Plan to include the monitoring of G&D Farms Tract; and
  • Amend the Four Corners Mining and Reclamation Plans to reflect the proposed changes.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Email a copy of the Resolution to Rob Brown, rob.brown@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Resolution R-15-059.pdf
Attachment:  GD Farms MMP Staff Report Final.pdf
Attachment:  RLS 15 130 CAO Comments.pdf
Attachment:  Affidavit of Publishing - G and D Farms - Sarasota Herald Tribune - 8-11-15 BC.pdf