Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 7, 2017
REVISED November 7, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #47

Florida Power & Light Easement Agreement for Roadway and Sanitary Sewer Improvements - Willow Walk Phase II


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Sia Mollanazar, P.E., Deputy Director- Engineering Services, Public Works Department

Chris Mowbray, P.E., Highway Engineering Division Manager, Public Works Department  

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairperson to execute the Florida Power and Light Easement Agreement with Manatee County Government for the Road Crossing at Willow Walk Phase II.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Constitution Article III - Section 1e - Governing Powers

Background Discussion

The developer is the owner of certain real property located in Manatee County, Florida, in Section 32, Township 33 South, Range 18 East and in section 5, Township 34 South, Range 18 East. The developer has submitted to the County a plan for a residential community on the property, which is identified as PDR-14-04(P)/17-S-18(P)/FSP-17-27, and which is known as "Willow Walk Phase II" (the Project).  The developer desires to connect the project to Willow Walk Phase I's road network and sewer system for the benefit of the Project.

The proposed roadway between phases will cross the Florida Power and Light (FPL) Railroad Right-of-Way, and will benefit the developer and the Manatee County road network system.  The attached FPL Railroad Easement Agreement for Willow Walk Phase II allows the connection of the roadway network and sanitary sewer between phases.  The proposed roadway easement will become Manatee County's infrastructure and asset upon installation.  Therefore, by executing this agreement, the County agrees to acquire the easement for the roadway improvements and acknowledges that the developer shall design, engineer, permit, and construct the roadway improvements within the easement in accordance with the approved site plan.

In general, all roadways and pipe crossings and/or accessing FPL or CSX Railroads Right-of-Way require a liability insurance policy in the amount of $3,000,000 with FPL shown as the Loss-Payee on the policy.  The annual estimated premium for this policy is $1,400.00.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return two (2) executed original FPL Railroad Easement Agreements for Willow Walk Phase II Improvements to the Public Works Department, attention Sia Mollanazar, P.E., Deputy Director.

Please call Sia Mollanazar, P.E. at 941-708-7487 and he will arrange pick up of the signed, executed originals.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$1,400 annually from the Transportation and Trust Fund and Utility Cost Center

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$1,400 annually

Attachment:  RE_ Willow Walk Railroad Crossing - FPL Agreement -CAO comments 08102017.pdf
Attachment:  FPL - Easement Agreement including Exhibit A & Exhibit B 10202017.pdf