Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 7, 2017
REVISED March 7, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #39

Robinson Preserve Tree Trust Fund Application


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director

Action Requested
Authorization for the Parks & Natural Resources Department to acquire monies from the Tree Trust Fund in the amount of $291,550 for the purchase and installation of trees at Robinson Preserve Expansion and Adoption of Budget Resolution B-17-038 amending the Annual Budget for Manatee County, FL, for Fiscal Year 2017.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125
Land Development Code 714.4

Background Discussion

In December 2012, Manatee County acquired approximately 150 acres of property located adjacent to Robinson Preserve in Northwest Bradenton as a donation from The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, Inc.  The property is currently undergoing restoration activities such as exotics removal, installation of trails, construction of an environmental center, and habitat restoration.

The Parks & Natural Resources Department is requesting funding from the Tree Trust fund in the amount of $291,550 to purchase and install trees at Robinson Preserve Expansion.

Adoption of Budget Resolution B-17-038 is being requested to place the funds in the Parks & Natural Resources Tree Trust Fund account key.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return copy of approve agenda to Jayne.roberts@mymanatee.org, budget@mymanatee.org, and Finance.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$291,550 Tree Trust Fund

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Robinson Preserve Expansion Tree Trust Fund Application.pdf
Attachment:  038dtd030717 Robinson Preserve Tree Trust.pdf