Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 28, 2015
REVISED July 28, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #64

Adopt-A-Palooza Animal Adoption Event - Accept and Ratify Execution of Monster Truck Appearance Agreement with Feld Motor Sports, Inc.


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Bill Hutchison, Animal Services Director

Action Requested

Accept and ratify execution of Monster Truck Appearance Agreement with Feld Motor Sports, Inc., for the animal adoption event to be held on August 1 and 2, 2015.  This agreement was executed by the County Administrator pursuant to authority granted under Resolution R-09-161.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

Manatee County Animal Services is hosting what it hopes will become an annual event  called “Adopt-A-Palooza.”  The event will be held at the Bradenton Area Convention Center over the two days of August 1 and 2, 2015.  The goal is to have 50 animals adopted to relieve some of the pressure at the facility with respect to over-crowding.   Local vendors have been solicited by Animal Services volunteers and supporters to offset as much of the cost of the event as possible.  Feld was one of the local enterprises solicited, and Feld graciously agreed to provide one of its dog-themed “Monster Trucks” as a static display for the kids that are expected to attend the event.  It is a win-win as Feld has only recently moved its Monster Trucks operation into the area and this event gives it a chance to show civic support.  The Dalmatian-themed truck is being provided to the County at no charge.

The intellectual property agreements provided by Feld to the County Attorney’s office, which permit use of its product and images in the manner the County requested, have been reviewed by attorneys on both sides and an agreement acceptable to both sides was jointly drafted and executed by the County Administrator.   The hope is the Board of County Commissioners will now ratify the agreement so that use of the truck at the County’s event will be properly authorized.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
The agreement was reviewed by Bill Clague, Assistant County Attorney.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

A fully executed agreement will be provided to Board Records upon receipt from Feld.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Monster Truck Appearance Agreement.pdf