Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 7, 2013
REVISED May 7, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #31

Morgan Johnson Road Sidewalk Project Purchase Contract, Knowles Parcel #806


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Paul Johnson, Property Management, Ext. 6284

Joaquin Servia, Division Manager, Property Management, Ext. 3021

Action Requested
Authorization for Chairman to execute Contract for Purchase of a Permanent Easement from Norma Knowles for the Morgan Johnson Sidewalk Project in the amount of $5,000. Also, request BCC to authorize the acceptance and recording of final instruments, subsequent or concurrent with the closing of property.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Chapters 125 and 127, Florida Statute. Comp Plan - Goal 5.3 Addresses bikeway and pedestrian systems.

Background Discussion

The Morgan Johnson Road sidewalk is a Manatee County requested sidewalk which involves the construction of 2,950 linear feet of sidewalk and 250 feet of reinforced concrete pipe from the 1500 block of Morgan Johnson Road northward to State Road 64.

The property is located at 1006 East 57th Street, Bradenton, Florida, on the west side of Morgan Johnson Road and south of State Road 64. A Permanent Easement is required on this property, identified as Parcel #806.

An appraisal by Philip R. Hobby of Independence Acquisition, LLC, on January 12, 2013, for parcel #806, valued the land at $2,600, and improvements including landscaping and grass at $1,400, for a parcel total of $4,000.

A settlement was reached at $5,000. The settlement is a negotiated figure representing a litigation avoidance settlement which eliminates additional costs for litigation fees for attorneys, property appraisers, land planners, engineers and surveyors.

The Contract for Sale and Purchase of a Permanent Easement is hereby submitted to the BCC for execution in the amount of $5,000.

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
Please return a copy of the executed contract to Andrea Adibe, Assistant County Attorney, andrea.adibe@mymanatee.org, Paul Johnson, Property Management, paul.johnson@mymanatee.org, Johnnie Yetter, Project Management, johnnie.yetter@mymanatee.org, and Christy Cultrera, Finance, christy.cultrera@manateeclerk.com.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$5,000 (Contract Price) Funding Source: 414-6054770

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  MJ #806 Purchase Contract .pdf
Attachment:  MJ #806 Negotiated settlelement justification .pdf
Attachment:  M J 806 Project Map .pdf