Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 13, 2016
REVISED September 13, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #39

Interlocal Agreement with City of Bradenton (Scoreboard for McKechnie Field)


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter:  Elliott Falcione, Executive Director, CVB

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

Action Requested
Approval and authorization for the County Administrator to execute Interlocal Agreement with City of Bradenton for reimbursement up to $1,000,000 for capital improvement to McKechnie Field (new state-of-the-art scoreboard).

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
  • On June 20, 2016, the Manatee County Tourist Development Council unanimously recommended approval.
  • On July 20, 2016, Bradenton City Council approved and executed the Interlocal Agreement.
  • On September 13, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners revised the Tourist Tax Ordinance to allow this expenditure.
  • This agreement allows a one-time reimbursement of up to one million dollars ($1,000,000) for a new state-of-the-art scoreboard at McKechnie Field.
  • This iconic baseball park will help generate marketplace impressions that will assist in tourism development.
  • The City of Bradenton will oversee the entire project and will facilitate procurement process for general contractor services.
  • This agreement shall terminate September 30, 2018.
  • A budget amendment will be brought forward in FY 2017 to appropriate funds of $1,000,000 from tourist development tax funds.
  • 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 one original signed agreement to Monica Luff, CVB

Copy of approved agenda memo to:  monica.luff@mymanatee.orgeva.galler@mymanatee.org, and candice.cruz@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
1030002400 Other Civic Enterprises

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
one-time expenditure up to $1,000,000

Attachment:  Clague Memo - Pitts Scoreboard.pdf
Attachment:  ILA - Pitts Scoreboard - 2016.pdf