Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 17, 2014
REVISED June 17, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #82

LDCT10-06 - Ordinance 14-25 - Land Development Code Amendment Post-Disaster Temporary Dwellings - DTS20100144 - Legislative - Shelley Hamilton

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Shelley Hamilton
Principal Planner
941-748-4501 ext. 6863

Action Requested


Based upon the staff report, evidence presented, comments made at the public hearing, the action of the Planning Commission, and finding the request to be consistent with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan, I move to APPROVE Manatee County Ordinance No. 14-25, as recommended by the Planning Commission.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Land Development Code

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Background Discussion
  • With experience from other communities that have been impacted by disasters in recent years, permitting the use of mobile homes and recreational vehicles as temporary dwellings on single family residential properties assists in post-disaster recovery.
  • This amendment will allow residents to occupy temporary dwellings on their property during reconstruction of their houses.  This will enable them to continue to experience a sense of community and encourage them to participate in the County’s recovery process.
  • Several sections of the Manatee County Land Development Code prohibit mobile homes and recreational vehicles from being occupied or connected to utility service on residential single-family properties in specific zoning districts or as accessory uses.
  • Staff recommends the following amendments:
    • Section 201, Definitions
    • Section 705, Temporary Use Criteria
    • Section 604, Exemptions from certain areas within County (Whitfield Overlay, Recreational Vehicle Overlay)
  • Finding consistency with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan, staff recommends adoption of the LDC changes as outlined in the staff report.
  • On May 8, 2014, by a vote of 5 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval.
  • An update from the June 5, 2014, Board of County Commissioners public hearing will be on an update memo for the June 17, 2014, Board of County Commissioners public hearing.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Maureen Sikora reviewed and responded by email on April 8, 2014.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the executed document and letter from the Florida Department of State to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Staff Report 2 - Post Disaster Temp Dwelling - 140617 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance - LDC - POST DISASTER - TEMP DWELLING - DTS20100144 - 140617 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - LDC - Post Disaster - Temp Dwelling DTS20100144 - 140617 BC.pdf