Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 6, 2017
REVISED June 6, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #16

Amendment One to Agreement with Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Association, Inc. (SANCA)


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter:  Elliott Falcione, Exec. Director, CVB  x3940

Contact:  Monica Luff, Sr. Admin. Spec., CVB x3944

Action Requested
Approval and authorization for the County Administrator to execute Amendment One to Agreement with Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Association, Inc. (SANCA) for Promotion of Tourism.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee Code of Laws 2-29-25  Tourist Development Plan

F.S.S. 125.0104  Authorized uses of Resort Tax Funds

Background Discussion
  • The current agreement, approved by Commissioners on June 7, 2014, allows the County to reimburse SANCA for tourism-related marketing and promotions and for disbursement of funds to SANCA for CVB Branded Venue Advertising at Nathan Benderson Park.
  • The current agreement expires September 30, 2017, with the option to renew for an additional 3 years.
  • The current agreement has a performance requirement that a boathouse and finish tower are to be completed by January 2017; however, they couldn't complete construction of either structure by that date due to budget constraints. 
  • This amendment will:
    • extend the construction deadline of the finish tower to July 31, 2017.   The finish tower is nearing completion at this time.
    • extend the construction deadline of the boathouse to December 31, 2020; and
    • extend the duration of the agreement to January 31, 2021.
    • There is no change to the total amount of funds to be reimbursed through the agreement.
  • To date, the Nathan Benderson Foundation has pledged $5M towards the boathouse construction for a $10M build-out.
  • On April 17, 2017, the TDC unanimously recommended approval of these amendments to the agreement. 
  • As with all Manatee County agreements, this agreement has a termination clause subject to 90 days notice to the other party.
  • All funds involved are tourism taxes, not ad valorem taxes.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Send executed original to Monica Luff, CVB

Send executed copy to reviewing attorney at the CAO (William.clague@mymanatee.org)

Copy of approved memo to Monica Luff, CVB (monica.luff@mymanatee.org) and Eva Galler, CVB (eva.galler@mymanatee.org)


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
1030002202 CVB Promotions; 1030002200 CVB Marketing

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$150,000/yr for mktg & promo; and up to $140,000 in 2018, up to $145,000 in 2019, and up to $149,308 in 2020

Attachment:  SANCA - Agreement Amend 1 Revised.pdf
Attachment:  SANCA - Co Atty Memo.pdf