Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 10, 2017
REVISED October 10, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #23

Reimbursement Agreement for 2017 SandBlast Event


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter:  Elliott Falcione, Executive Director, CVB

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

Action Requested
Authorization for County Administrator to execute Reimbursement Agreement with Keep Manatee Beautiful for the SandBlast event.

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 Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is sponsoring (up to $6,000) the professional sand sculptors to build an exhibit for the America Recycles Day at SandBlast event, which is being held November 2 - 4, 2017, at Manatee Public Beach.
  • This event is being marketed in the region in order to help drive visitors to our community during a month  that we are attempting to stimulate visitation.
  • This is a budgeted item included in the CVB's Fiscal 2018 budget, which the Tourist Development Council unanimously recommended approval on June 19, 2017; and was ultimately approved by the Board of County Commissioners on September 18, 2017.
  • All funds involved are tourism taxes, NOT ad valorem taxes.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Send 1 original Agreement to Monica Luff, CVB

Copy of approved agenda 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
1030002202548000 CVB Promotions - Promotional Activities

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
up to $6,000; one time expenditure

Attachment:  2017 SandBlast Agreement.pdf