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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 29, 2014
July 29, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #31


Subject
West Coast Inland Navigation District

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Parks and Natural Resources Department


Action Requested
Approval of WCIND request for additional funding from the Countywide Navigation Improvement Fund in the amount of $36,076 to complete the Trailer Estates and Flamingo Cay channel dredging.


Enabling/Regulating Authority
Chapter 374 Florida Statutes, West Coast Inland Navigation District
Rule 66A-2 Florida Administrative Code


Background Discussion
The Board of County Commissioners requested WCIND to conduct the following:
  1. Trailer Estates East Survey/Dredge. The formal request was on March 13, 2013, in the amount of $20,000.
  2. Flamingo Cay Survey/Dredge.  The formal request was on June 7, 2013, in the amount of $15,000.

As of July 11, 2014 there is a combined $31,847 in the accounts.

WCIND conducted the surveys and determined that dredging was needed in both areas. Both projects were advertised, however, the number of bidders was limited and the costs high.  WCIND decided to combine both projects, as they are small in the industry, to see if the bids would be lower. The bids did come in somewhat lower, however, through negotiations, the final combined bid is $67,923.

This exceeds the current budgeted amount by $36,076.  Staff recommends that the Board approve the request for an additional $36,076 for the dredging of Trailer Estates and Flamingo Cay from the Countywide Navigation Improvement Fund.

Once the Board takes action, staff will notify WCIND to proceed. WCIND will approve the bid immediately and dredging can commence.  The projects are estimated to be complete within 120 days.



County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
Please send approved agenda item to maggie.marr@mymanatee.org


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
NA

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
NA


Attachment:  WCIND7-9-2014.pdf