Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 1, 2015
December 1, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #28

Cooperative Agreement - Stream and Rainfall Data Collection


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Thomas Gerstenberger, P.E., Stormwater Engineering Division Manager, Extension 7228 

Action Requested
Authorization for the County Administrator to execute the "Cooperative Agreement Between the Southwest Florida Water Management District and Manatee County to Provide Access to Near Real-Time District Data Collection." 

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. Chapter 125, County Government

Background Discussion

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)  has requested a new Cooperative Agreement with Manatee County (originally executed in February 2000) for the operation of the eight (8) stream and rain gauge stations.  Modernization of data collection and communication has occurred necessitating a revised agreement.  SWFWMD will perform preventative maintenance and calibration of equipment and provide the County with near real-time data from the eight (8) stream and rainfall monitoring sites.  This data is critical with respect to assessment of flooding and also utilized for a wide range of engineering and operational purposes. 

The County is entering into this new Cooperative Agreement with SWFWMD to modernize data collection and communication and to perform repair and replacement of all components at the existing eight (8) stations in order to maintain station operability.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return two (2) executed agreements to Thomas Gerstenberger, P.E., Public Works Department, for transmittal to SWFWMD.  Once the agreement has been executed by SWFWMD, an original signed agreement will be forwarded to Board Records for retention.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Maximum Cost Not to Exceed $25,000

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
460-0010700 / Stormwater Engineering

Attachment:  Cooperative Agreement SWFWMD .pdf
Attachment:  CAO Review no objection.pdf