Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 12, 2017
CANCELLED - September 12, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #37

Ft. Hamer Extension Interlocal Agreement


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Clarke Davis, Transportation Planning Manager, ext. 7272

Sia Mollanazar, P.E., Deputy Director, Engineering Services

Action Requested
Authorization for the County Administrator to execute the Interlocal Agreement regarding Fort Hamer Extension between Manatee County and the School Board of Manatee County.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 163.01, Florida Statutes

Background Discussion

The School Board intends to design, permit and construct a high school located south of Erie Road and west of U.S. 301 in Parrish.  It is scheduled for completion in August 2019. During the approval process for the School Site Plan, the County identified certain local road improvements necessary to provide for public safety and adequate access to serve the school. 

Concurrently, the County has proposed in its draft Capital Improvements Program (CIP), design of Fort Hamer Road from its current terminus at U.S. 301 to Erie Road.

This has presented an opportunity for the School District to relocate its primary student access from Erie Road to Fort Hamer Road.  This is expected to mitigate the need to build the alternative access and safety improvements on the local road network.  The interlocal agreement is presented as a means for the County and School District to coordinate funding and accelerated construction of Fort Hamer Road so it will be in-place for the school opening in August 2019. 

This Interlocal Agreement provides for the School District to advance funds for the engineering design, permitting, right-of-way acquisition, construction management services and construction of the school access segment of Fort Hamer Road.

The School District shall advance to the County, funds in an amount equal to 30.98 percent of the total estimated capital costs of the engineering design, permitting, right-of-way acquisition, construction management services and construction of the Fort Hamer Extension.  This amount is estimated to be and is capped at four million dollars.

The School District's share of the cost is two million dollars, and this amount shall not be reimbursed.  The County shall reimburse the School District the remaining balance of two million dollars plus interest at an annual rate of 1.74% no later than January 1, 2024.

At their meeting on September 7, 2017, the Board of County Commissioners continued this item to September 12, 2017.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

Bill Clague, Assistant County Attorney, participated in the development and review of the interlocal agreement.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Provide two executed originals to County Administrator to be delivered to the School Board for approval and execution, with one original to be returned to Board Records for filing pursuant to Florida Statute 163.01.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$2,000,000 - Capital Improvement Program

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs