Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 24, 2017
REVISED January 24, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #20

Mining - Four Corners Mine, Northeast Tract & Jameson Tract - Reclamation Bond Adjustment


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Carmen Mosley, Sr. Fiscal Services Mgr., Public Works Department 708-7450, Ext. 7209

Alissa Powers, Environmental Program Mgr., Parks and Natural Resources Department, 748-4501, Ext 1892

Jane Oliver, Fiscal Analyst, Public Works Department, 708-7450, Ext 7613

Action Requested
Accept Surety Bond No. KA2977 Rider in the increased amount of $26,319,479.00 with Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

In accordance with Ordinance 04-39, a phosphate mine reclamation bond covers one hundred ten percent (110%) of the reclamation cost for each acre of land to be disturbed during the coming year and all land previously disturbed by mining activities, and includes the costs of the wetland mitigation and the tear-down and removal of mine infrastructure.  On an annual basis, the accuracy of the bond areas and the costs of reclamation are certified by a registered third party engineer and are reviewed and approved by the Director of the Parks and Natural Resources Department, or his designated staff.

The Parks and Natural Resources Department has reviewed the increased reclamation bond amount for the Four Corners Mine.  This Bond is increased from $24,130,783.00 to $26,319,479.00 during the 2016/2017 Annual Report period.  It has been determined that the increased amount meets the requirements of the Manatee County Phosphate Mining Code (Ordinance 04-39) and Operating Permit R-16-001.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
  1. Please provide confirmation of the action taken on this item to jane.oliver@mymanatee.org.
  2. Please notify Jane Oliver at jane.oliver@mymanatee.org when documents are ready for pick-up.
  3. Please provide copies of the executed documents after they have received Board of County Commission acceptance to Alissa Powers at alissa.powers@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Four Corners Mine SB Rider.pdf