Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 25, 2014
February 25, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #23

Agreement for Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Signal Access


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Vishal S. Kakkad, P.E., PTOE, Traffic Design Division Manager, Ext. 7812

Action Requested

Authorization for the Chairman to execute the attached Agreement for Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) signal access between Manatee County and Bay News 9 thereby allowing the County to share the video feed from the CCTV cameras used for monitoring traffic conditions in the Manatee County area.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida Statutes ยง 119.07(2)(c)

Background Discussion
  • As part of the Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) projects, 59 CCTV cameras were installed throughout the County. These cameras provide real-time but unrecorded video images which are used by the Traffic Management Center (TMC) staff to monitor the traffic conditions.
  • Bay News 9 is requesting the County provide access to the video feed from these cameras to broadcast to the general public for the purpose of providing traffic conditions in the Manatee County area.
  • To cover the cost of security and logistics coordination during the initial installation of Bay News 9's equipment, Bay News 9 will pay $1,000 to the County for each County facility at which the equipment will be installed.
  • In addition, Bay News 9 will pay an annual fee of $500 for each County facility at which their equipment is installed to cover the cost of hosting, security, and logistics coordination for providing access to their equipment to perform maintenance and repair.
  • Several agencies within the Tampa Bay region (Pinellas County, FDOT) are currently sharing the video feed from their CCTV cameras with Bay News 9. The information from the CCTV camera video feed will help motorists make informed decisions especially during a traffic incident.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return four (4) executed originals to Vishal S. Kakkad, Traffic Design Division, Public Works Department.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
101-0020708 Transportation Trust/Traffic Management Center

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  CCTV Access Agreement_Manatee County_Bay News 9_February 2014.pdf
Attachment:  12-314 CCTV Agrmt with Bay News 9.pdf