Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 26, 2013
REVISED February 26, 2013, Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #20

Resolution R-13-035, Parks and Recreation, Fort Hamer Road – Rowing Center Vacation, declaring a public hearing.


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Moonlin Johnson
Ext. 6289

Lynn Willis
Ext. 6287

Joaquin Servia, Manager
Property Acquisition/Ext. 3021

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-13-035, declaring a public hearing on March 26, 2013, at 9 a.m., or as soon thereafter, for the purpose of considering and acting upon an application to vacate Fort Hamer Road at the Rowing Center.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Land Development Code: Chapter 9, Section 911.3, public Hearing Requirements for Vacation of Streets, Roads and Other Appropriate Property. Florida Statue: Chapter 177, Section 177.101 (3), Vacation and Annulment of Plats Subdividing Land; Chapter 336.09, et seq., Closing and Abandonment of Roads

Background Discussion

BACKGROUND: The Manatee County Parks and Recreation Department would like to initiate an application to vacate a portion of an improved right of way of Fort Hamer Road at the Rowing Center, located between River Isle Run and the Manatee River, containing 70,000 square feet more or less. The right-of-way was granted and recorded in O.R. Book 225, Page 680, and O.R. Book 1351, Page 2489, of the Public Records of Manatee County, Florida. This Vacation does not impact the Fort Hamer Bridge. The vacating area is approximately 500 feet west of the future Fort Hamer Bridge.

PURPOSE OF REQUEST: The Parks and Recreation Department would like to vacate the Fort Hamer Road, located within the perimeter of the Rowing Center. This request is required by Chapter 316.204, Florida Statutes, Obstruction of public streets, highways, and roads, prior to the planned repair and replacement of perimeter fencing which will include automated gates at all access points. Included within the scope of the perimeter fence project are automated access gates which will be equipped with frequency receivers allowing emergency vehicles automated access to the facility after hours when gates are closed. Additional fob type transmitters will be available for those requiring frequent access to the park after normal working hours. This will enhance the security for this facility.

COUNTY AND UTILITY COMPANY REVIEW: Jurisdictional review by other appropriate County Departments and Private Utility Companies serving the location to be vacated have been notified of the applicant's intention to file a vacation, and have no objection, and complies with the technical requirements of the County’s Land Development Code and pertinent Florida Statutes.

FISCAL IMPACT: All expenses associated with the subject application, its approval, and recording will be borne by the Applicants. Since this is a County initiated vacation request there is no application fee.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return approved resolution copy to Moonlin Johnson, Property Acquisition Division, Property Management Department at moonlin.johnson@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Resolution R-13-035 Fort Hamer - DECLARING-PH 1 w Exhibit A.pdf
Attachment:  RLS - Fort Hamer Road - Rowing Center.pdf
Attachment:  Application - Fort Hamer Road.pdf
Attachment:  Fort Hamer Rd rw vac loc map.pdf
Attachment:  Additional map with Future Fort Hamer Bridge.pdf