Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 10, 2015
February 10, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #23

FDOT Traffic Signal Maintenance and Compensation Agreement Letter


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Sage Kamiya, P.E., PTOE, Deputy Director, Traffic Management, 941-708-7425, Ext. 7425

Aaron Burkett, Traffic Operations Manager, 941-708-7509 Ext.7509

Action Requested

Authorize the Chairman to sign letter requesting additional funding to fully reimburse the County for maintaining FDOT Traffic signals.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

Manatee County maintains traffic signals on state roadways pursuant to a 2002 agreement with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).  Annually, FDOT provides updated reimbursement to offset the County's cost of maintenance.

In 2014, FDOT revised their statewide agreement to include some additional requirements of the maintaining agencies, such as minor maintenance services for traffic signal supports, temporary signal pole placement, and annual reporting.  In addition, the agreement included funding for maintenance of speed activated warning displays and emergency fire department warning beacons, which staff is currently maintaining.  Given these new requirements and new reimbursements, staff estimates the reimbursement will only cover 50% of the County's maintenance costs.

In January 2015, FDOT provided another revision,  a "Phase II" agreement, which further increases the requirements of the County.  The most significant item includes requiring maintenance of the traffic signal support structure.  Fortunately, the agreement also includes that FDOT will reimburse those costs.  In addition, FDOT proposes increasing the maintenance reimbursement because our traffic signals are connected to the Traffic Management Center.  Staff estimates that these reimbursements equate to approximately 80% of the County's maintenance costs.

Before bringing these Agreements to the Board for consideration, staff believes it is prudent to send the attached request to the FDOT District One Secretary.  The FDOT should increase funding to fully cover the costs incurred by the County for maintaining FDOT infrastructure.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return signed copy of document to:  sage.kamiya@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  FDOT Signal Maint Agmt Letter 2-10-15.pdf