Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - December 10, 2019
December 10, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #60

Mill Creek Watershed Management Plan - Agreement with Southwest Florida Water Management District


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Sia Mollanazar, P.E, County Engineer, Deputy Director- Engineering Services, Ext. 7487

Thomas R. Gerstenberger, P.E., Stormwater Engineering Division Manager, Ext. 7228

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairperson to execute the Cooperative Funding Agreement between Manatee County and Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and designation of the Project Manager for the County as Thomas Gerstenberger, P.E.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statutes Chapter 125, County Government

Background Discussion
This is a request to renew the existing Manatee County Cooperative Funding Agreement (attached) with Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) to extend the time necessary to complete the watershed study.  In conjunction with the original agreement, the County will reimburse SWFWMD for 50% of all allowable costs associated with the project budget.  The current agreement had a contract expiration date of June 30, 2019.  The agreement will be renewed to extend the contract expiration date to December 31, 2020, and the performance schedule to complete the watershed study from May 31, 2019, to September 30, 2020. 

Once the watershed study is adopted through SWFWMD, the modernized 100-year floodplain data will be submitted to Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) for incorporation in Manatee County Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM).  At present, the 100-year floodplain delineation for Mill Creek watershed dates to 1984 and 1992 effective FIRM.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return two (2) partially executed agreements to Thomas Gerstenberger, P.E. with 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. 

Please call Janice Haas at extension 7462 to arrange for pick-up of the partially executed documents.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Not to Exceed $287,500; 460-0010700 - Stormwater Engineering

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Agreement Between SWFWMD and Manatee County for Mill Creek Watershed Management Plan - No 2015REV005-B.pdf
Attachment:  CAO reviewed, approved, fully executed prior & expired Mill Creek Watershed Management Plan Agreements - 2015REV0005 & 2015REV0005-A .pdf
Attachment:  CAO Comments - Mill Creek Watershed Management Plan-SWFWMD Agreement; (Matter No. 2019-0546) Schenk 11-15-19.pdf
Attachment:  Mill Creek Watershed Location Map.pdf