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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #26


Subject
Geocaching GeoTour Program

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Melissa Nell, Manager, Volunteer and Education Division
742-5923, x6042

Action Requested
Authorization for the County Administrator to execute Amendment Three to the Groundspeak agreement.

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. 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.
  • Amendment Number Three extends through October 2016.
  • Staff recommends that the Board authorize the County Administrator to execute Amendment Three 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 Three to Melissa Nell, Parks and Natural Resources, for transmittal to Groundspeak

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:  GeoTour Renewal Amendment 3 - Year 4 - Taking FLight GeoTour.pdf