PLANNING COMMISSION Manatee County Government Administrative Center 1112 Manatee Avenue West First Floor, Commission Chambers, 9:00 A.M.
Revised - April 10, 2014 - Planning Commission Meeting
Agenda Item #2



Contact and/or Presenter Information

Rossina Leider

Principal Planner

941-748-4501, ext. 6859

Action Requested


Based upon the staff report, evidence presented, comments made at the Public Hearing, and finding the request to be CONSISTENT with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan and the Manatee County Land Development Code, as conditioned herein, I move to recommend ADOPTION of Manatee County Zoning Ordinance No. PDPI-06-45(G)(R); APPROVAL of the General Development Plan with Stipulations A.1 – A.2, and  B.1 – B.3; for a project that previously granted Special Approval for a project adjacent to a perennial stream; for a project that previously granted Specific Approval for an alternative to Section 604.10 of the Land Development Code; ADOPTION of the Findings for Specific Approval; and GRANTING Specific Approval of an alternative to Section 704.66.4 of the Land Development Code, as recommended by staff.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

• The current request is for an amendment to the General Development Plan of the existing North Water Reclamation Facility and Water Treatment Plant (NWRF) to include a fuel depot facility.
• The NWRF is generally located north and east of 69th Street East and north of Erie Road, extending north more than 5,500 feet.  The 647 acres facility shares the site with recreational uses (Buffalo Creek Golf Course, ball fields, and community center).
• The proposed “fuel depot” will be located in the southeast portion of the existing facility in a 2.08-acre site. The fuel depot will be operated by the County and includes the following:
  -Three (3) fuel pumps to accommodate two (2) diesel and one (1) gasoline vehicles at the same time.
  -One (1) “Diesel Exhaust Fluid” (urea) Dispenser for compliance with EPA emissions.
  -Two (2) above ground tanks:
            1.      a 20,000 gallon tank with two compartments, one for gasoline (5,000 gallons), and one for diesel (15,000 gallons), and
            2.      a 1,000 gallon DEF tank to support EPA compliance.
  -Two driveways, from an existing private driveway, will allow the access to the facility and will connect to a perimeter asphalt turning area with center concrete island. Associate stormwater will be provided.
• No building has been included as part of this proposal. The site plan shows the general layout of the facility, and the separation of gasoline pumps, tanks, and pump island to property lines (108’ feet to the west and 120’ to the south) which exceeds the minimum required setback (25 feet per LDC Section 704.66.3). At this time, no other changes have been proposed to the previous approved plan for the overall NWRF facility.
• The proposed fuel depot lies within Zone X per D-FIRM Panel 12081C0178E, effective 3/17/14. No floodplain management requirement or substantial improvements will be required.
• There are no impacts to jurisdictional wetlands with this proposal. At time of Preliminary Site Plan/Final Site Plan the fuel depot facility shall comply with LDC requirements for wetland protection (Section 719), tree protection (Section 714), Landscaping (Section 715). Specific approval for Section 604.10 (North Central Overlay) was previously granted for the NWRF [PDPI-06-45(Z)(G)] to eliminate the required roadway buffer (50 feet) and greenbelt buffer (20 feet), and permit flexibility in quantity, type, and placement of plantings within the buffers.
• The fuel depot facility shall comply with LDC Sections 723 (Adverse Impacts Performance Standards) and 704.72 (Utility Uses) and compliance with the referenced regulations will be reviewed at Preliminary Site Plan/Final Site Plan stage.
• Specific Approval has been requested to allow above ground position for storage tanks of flammable liquids products in excess of 500 gallon quantities (LDC Section 704.66.4). Staff, including the Fire Department, supports the requested Specific Approval. Any environmental and containment concerns will be addressed at the time of permitting and must meet all applicable state regulations for pollutant storage tanks.  Safety parameters will be enforced by the Fire Marshal according to following applicable fire codes.
• Staff recommends approval of this request. Original stipulations will carry forward.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded via email on 03/14/2014.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Maps - Future Land Use, Zoning and Aerial - North County Fuel Depot - PDPI-06-45(G)(R) - 4-10-14 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report - North County Fuel Depot - PDPI-06-45(G)(R) - 04-10-14 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - North County Fuel Depot - PDPI-06-45(G)(R) - 4-10-14 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Site Plan - North County Fuel Depot - PDPI-06-45(G)(R) - 4-10-14 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Request for Specific Approval - North County Fuel Depot - PDPI-06-45(G)(R) - 04-10-14 PC.pdf