Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 28, 2015
REVISED July 28, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #29

Sovereign Submerged Lands Easement for Longboat Pass Maintenance Dredging


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Parks and Natural Resources
ext. 6001; charlie.hunsicker@mymanatee.org

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to execute a Sovereign Submerged Lands Easement.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute 125

Background Discussion
  • The easement is granted by the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund of the State of Florida to Manatee County, Florida and Town of Longboat Key, Florida.
  • The executed easement grants authorization for the legally described parcel of sovereign submerged land to be used for the purpose of maintenance dredging and beach nourishment for a period of 15 years from March 19, 2015.
  • Materials resulting from the maintenance dredging of Longboat Pass shall be shared between Manatee County and the Town of Longboat Key for the purpose of beach nourishment in accordance with an agreement between the Board of County Commissioner and the Town of Longboat Key in approximately 1986.
  • The Town of Longboat Key executed this easement on July 6, 2015, and has submitted the executed document to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

The Submerged Lands Easement requires acceptance by the notarized signature of Ms. Betsy Benac, Chairman, Manatee County Board of County Commissioners.  Also, pursuant to Chapter 695, Florida Statutes, the names of the person executing the instrument, the two witnesses, and the notary public must be legibly printed or typewritten directly below that person's signature.  Provide one fully executed original to Kay Rogers, ext. 6043, kay.rogers@mymanatee.org to be forward to FDEP.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Easement Agreement.pdf