Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 13, 2016
December 13, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #55

Rowing Agreements - Fort Hamer Boathouse Facilities


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Contact: Debbie Voorhees, Contracts Manager, x 6013

Presenter: Charlie Hunsicker, Director, x 6001

Action Requested

Authorization to execute the License Agreement between Manatee County Youth Rowing, Inc. (MCYR) and Manatee County.

Authorization to execute the Agreement for Non-Profit Agency Services between Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc. (SANCA) and Manatee County.

Adoption of Resolution No. R-16-177 and Resolution No. R-16-178 providing for the transfer of County property/rowing equipment to MCYR and SANCA, respectively, for use in implementing rowing/paddling activities at Ft. Hamer Park.

Adoption of Budget Resolution B-17-023, amending the annual budget of Manatee County, Florida for FY2017.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion

Rowing facility programs/services have expanded rapidly over the past five years, increasing the burden of the County to track visiting teams, manage daily activities, and maintain equipment.

Therefore, the Parks and Natural Resources Department desires to partner with:

  • MCYR to develop and operate youth programs and community rowing programs at the Ft. Hamer Park rowing facility, as well as act as host for visiting college and non-local private competitive rowing teams scheduled by SANCA.
  • SANCA to market to regional, national, and international organizations to bring visiting teams to the Manatee/Sarasota area, maximizing economic impact and Return on Investment.

The Agreements that correspond to these two partnerships are attached. 

Both parties (MCYR & SANCA) have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding which outlines the responsibilities of both parties as they relate to and interact with one another for the purposes of promoting the growth of rowing/paddling in the Manatee/Sarasota area. 

Staff recommends the transfer of related rowing equipment to MCYR and SANCA for use in implementing their respective rowing/paddling programs and activities.  Resolutions to formalize these transfers are attached.

Also adoption of Budget Resolution B-17-023 in the amount of $46,000 to reimburse SANCA for two wakeless launches with trailers to help support visiting teams and other activities in consideration of marketing and coordination services for visiting teams, as per SANCA Agreement herein.   Funding to come from Reserves carried forward from a prior year for this purpose.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please provide an approved copy of the agenda to debbie.voorhees@mymanatee.org, budget@mymanatee.org, and Finance.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
No ongoing costs, one-time payment of $46,000 as provided for in the budget amendment

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  RLS 15-319 for MCYR.pdf
Attachment:  SANCA Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  RLS 2016-0834 for SANCA.pdf
Attachment:  2016_MCYR Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  SANCA R-16-177 Equipment Transfer.pdf
Attachment:  MCYR Resolution R-16-178.pdf
Attachment:  B-17-023 12-13-16 SANCA.pdf