Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 24, 2015
February 24, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #23

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Gopher Tortoise Habitat Management Assistance Fund


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Ext. 6001

Action Requested

Acceptance of  Purchase Order #AB4B15 from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) in the amount of $12,500 for improving gopher tortoise habitat at Rye Preserve, and adoption of Budget Resolution B-15-042 amending the annual budget of Manatee County Florida for FY 2015.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion
  • In August 2014, the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department responded to a request for proposals from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) for the Gopher Tortoise Habitat Management Assistance program.
  • On October 9, 2014, Purchase Order #AB4B15 in the amount of $12,500 was issued.
  • Funds are to be used on approximately 59 acres of scrub and pine flatwoods areas within Rye Preserve, improving habitat where gopher tortoises and the Florida scrub-jay live.
  • No matching funds are required.
  • Project completion date is May 15, 2015.
  • Adoption of Budget Resolution B-15-042 is being requested.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please send approved agenda to Jayne Roberts in Parks and Natural Resources (jayne.roberts@mymanatee.org, extension 6028).

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$12,500 FFWCC Grant

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
One Time

Attachment:  GT FWC_RLS.pdf
Attachment:  B-15-042 Florida Fish & Wildlife.pdf