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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 11, 2016
REVISED October 11, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #50


Subject
Year 5 Annual Renewal For GeoTour Contract

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Melissa Nell, Volunteer and Education Division
941-748-4501 ext. 6042
melissa.nell@mymanatee.org



Action Requested

Authorization for the County Administrator to execute Amendment Four to the Groundspeak, Inc. (Geocaching) agreement for the Taking Flight GeoTour and all future amendments.



Enabling/Regulating Authority

F.S. 125



Background Discussion
  • The Parks and Natural Resources Department developed the "Taking Flight GeoTour" in 2012 which combines environmental education with outdoor adventure, leading participants on a high-tech treasure hunt through Manatee County's preserves.
  • On September 11, 2012, the Board authorized the County Administrator to execute the agreement with Groundspeak, Inc. (Geocaching). This organization provides the County with a custom webpage on Geocaching.org (the leader in geocaching websites) with a map specific to this tour, a "landing page" for the tour, advertising within the Tampa Bay region, features in their online blog, videos, and newsletter, and views by 250,000 plus visitors.
  • On December 17, 2013, the Board authorized the County Administrator to execute Amendment Number One, which continued the existing contract.
  • On September 9, 2014, the Board authorized the County Administrator to execute Amendment Number two, which continued the existing contract.
  • On September 22, 2015, the Board authorized the County Administrator to execute Amendment Number three, which continued the existing contract.
  • Amendment Number Four extends the contract through October 2017.
  • Staff recommends that the Board authorize the County Administrator to execute Amendment Four to the agreement.


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records

Please forward two executed copies of Amendment Four to Melissa Nell, Parks and Natural Resources, for transmittal to Groundspeak, Inc. (Geocaching)



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$2,500 Parks and Natural Resources Department, Education and Volunteer Operating Budget

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  Taking Flight GeoTour -Amendment Four for Year 5.pdf