Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 17, 2014
REVISED June 17, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #47

Accept Contribution for Bald Eagle Habitat Enhancement


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director

Action Requested
Acceptance of $35,050 contribution from Blackrock Development Holdings and $35,000 contribution from Neal Communities of Southwest Florida, LLC, for enhancement of bald eagle nesting habitat in Manatee County; and adoption of Budget Amendment B-14-050 amending the annual budget of Manatee County, FL, for Fiscal Year 2014.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion

As a condition of a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission permit, Blackrock Development Holdings and Neal Communities are making contributions to Manatee County in the amount of $35,050 and $35,000, respectively, for enhancement of bald eagle nesting habitat in Manatee County.  The contributions will support the following activities:

  • Nuisance vegetation abatement at Robinson Preserve
  • Installation of an artificial nest platform at Ungarelli Preserve
  • Nuisance vegetation abatement at Pine Island in the Braden River
  • Nuisance vegetation abatement at Neal Preserve

Staff recommends acceptance of the contributions and requests that Budget Resolution B-14-050 be adopted to place the funds in the Natural Resources operating fund.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Send copy of approved agenda to Jayne.roberts@mymanatee.org, Candace.cruz@mymanatee.org, and the Clerk of the Circuit Court Finance Dept

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  B-14-050 PNRD Contribution.pdf
Attachment:  Blackrock Development Holdings letter.pdf
Attachment:  Neal Communities Letter.pdf