Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 24, 2019
September 24, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #17

Fort Hamer Road Extension Road Improvement Project (U. S. 301 to Erie Road); Authorization to Commence and Prosecute Eminent Domain Proceedings

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Pamela J. D’Agostino, Assistant County Attorney, Ext. 3750

Action Requested
Motion to:

1. Adopt Resolution R-19-117, determining public purpose and necessity for the acquisition of Parcels 10, 16, 19, 22, and 26 as relates to the proposed improvements to extend Fort Hamer Road from U. S. 301 north to Erie Road; and

2. Adopt Resolution R-19-118, authorizing the use of eminent domain "quick take" proceedings in the acquisition of Parcels 10, 16, 19, 22, and 26 as it relates to the proposed extension of Fort Hamer Road from U. S. 301 north to Erie Road.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Chapters 73, 74, and 127, Florida Statutes.

Background Discussion
Manatee County proposes to extend Fort Hamer Road from U. S. 301 north to Erie Road to alleviate traffic demands in the area and serve the Parrish Community High School.  This is a CIP-approved project which involves constructing a new four lane divided highway with closed drainage, sidewalks on both sides, and bicycle lanes to provide anticipated capacity needs associated with new growth and to improve traffic circulation in Parrish.  To complete the project, the County needs to own fee simple title to certain privately-owned land designated as Parcels 10, 16, 19, 22, and 26 for the purposes of the project.  
Property Acquisition Division staff has attempted to negotiate with counsel for the property owners to purchase these lands, but without success.  If the County does not acquire these parcels, the project cannot be completed.  Accordingly, the County must exercise its right and power of eminent domain to acquire these parcels in order to complete the project.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
This is a County Attorney item.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

If approved by the Board, please e-mail an approved copy of this agenda item to pamela.dagostino@mymanatee.org and alicia.stull@mymanatee.org.  Please also provide two certified copies of each resolution with attachments to the Office of the County Attorney, Attention: Alicia M. Stull, Paralegal, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 969, Bradenton, Florida 34205.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
CIP Project No. 6054765 - The total cost to Manatee County to acquire these parcels is uncertain.

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Resolution R-19-117 and Attached Schedules (Necessity) 9-4-19.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-19-118 and Attached Schedules (Quick) 9-4-19.pdf
Attachment:  Aerials of Parcels.pdf
Attachment:  Project Map.pdf