|September 13, 2016 - Regular Meeting|
Agenda Item #36
Ordinance 16-40 Amending Sec. 2-29-27 of the Manatee County Code of Ordinances to amend the County's Tourist Development Plan
Contact and/or Presenter Information
Presenter: Elliott Falcione, Executive Director, CVB x5913
Contact: Monica Luff, Sr. Admin. Spec., CVB x5913
Adopt Ordinance 16-40.
F.S.S. 125.0104 Authorized uses of Resort Tax Funds
- Amendment to the Tourist Development Plan includes a one-time reimbursement of up to $1,000,000 to the City of Bradenton for capital enhancement (new state-of-the-art scoreboard) at McKechnie Field.
The new scoreboard will include a video display, and architecture elements that complement the character of the ballpark.
Reimbursable costs will include structural design, permitting, removal of existing scoreboard, and installation of new scoreboard.
Public Hearing ad was placed in the local newspaper on September 3, 2016.
TDC unanimously recommended approval of reimbursement up to $1,000,000 for the scoreboard at their regularly scheduled meeting on June 20, 2016.
In 2012, Manatee County executed a new 20-year agreement with the City of Bradenton in the amount of $400,000 per year. The Pittsburgh Pirates provide $400,000 worth of in-kind brand awareness during regular season home games for the term of the current agreement.
In 2012, Manatee County was limited in tourism tax revenues that required the City of Bradenton/Pirates to reduce components of the renovation project that included a new scoreboard. Today, resources are available to offer the City of Bradenton/Pirates up to $1,000,000 to add a new scoreboard at McKechnie Field. Scoreboards are common at most Spring Training ballparks throughout Florida.
During the past four years, the Pittsburgh Pirates owner has invested over $12,000,000 at both McKechnie Field and Pirate City.
This one-time investment will not compromise our ability to market the destination and provide resources for other county-wide capital projects that are eligible to use tourist development tax funds.
Spring Training 2015 generated an economic impact of $36,000,000 to the Bradenton Area.
Project will be paid with 100% tourism tax proceeds that is limited in use via Statute F.S.S. 125.0104.
No ad valorem taxes will be budgeted for this project.
County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)
Explanation of Other
Ordinance 16-40 prepared by the CAO.
Instructions to Board Records
Copy of signed Ordinance 16-40 to Monica Luff, CVB
Copy of approved agenda memo to firstname.lastname@example.org and to email@example.com
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Attachment: Clague Memo - Ord 16-40.pdf
Attachment: TDT Ordinance 16-40 (Pirates Scoreboard).pdf
Attachment: Ordinance 16-40 - Bradenton Herald Notice of Public Hearing.pdf