Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 7, 2017
REVISED November 7, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #18

Resolution R-17-125 regarding Ballot Question for School Board Millage


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Ed Hunzeker, County Administrator

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-17-125 authorizing the placement of the proposed referendum for a levy of one mill of ad valorem property tax by the School Board on the ballot in a special election; and adoption of Budget Resolution B-18-017 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, Florida, for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 1101.73(2), Florida Statutes

Background Discussion

As authorized pursuant to Section 1101.73(2), Florida Statutes, the School Board of Manatee County has adopted a resolution directing the Board of County Commissioners to call a special election at which the electors within the School District may approve the levy of one mill of ad valorem property taxes for operating expenses.

Florida Statute 1011.73(2) provides:

(2) MILLAGE AUTHORIZED NOT TO EXCEED 4 YEARS.—The district school board, pursuant to resolution adopted at a regular meeting, shall direct the county commissioners to call an election at which the electors within the school district may approve an ad valorem tax millage as authorized under s. 1011.71(9). . . ..

§ 1011.73(2), Fla. Stat. (2017) (emphasis added).

Resolution R-17-125 calls for placing the ballot question on the ballot for a special election on March 13, 2018, or on such other date set by the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections for the municipal elections for the Town of Longboat Key.

Budget Resolution B-18-017 transfers $300,000 from reserves in the General fund to the Supervisor of Elections budget to fund the special election.   The County General Fund will be reimbursed by the School Board for costs of the special election.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Resolution R-17-125 was prepared by Assistant County Attorney Bill Clague.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please send an electronic copy of the Resolution to Diane Vollmer at diane.vollmer@mymanatee.org and certified copies to:

  • Dan Schlandt, Deputy County Administrator, County Administrator's Office
  • Mike Bennett, Supervisor of Elections, 600 301 Boulevard West, Suite 108, Bradenton, FL 34205
  • Manatee County School Board, 215 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Resolution R-17-125.pdf
Attachment:  B-18-017 Special Elections.pdf
Attachment:  Ltr from School Board dtd 10 05 17.pdf