Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 7, 2017
February 7, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #38

Pearce Drain/Gap Creek Watershed Management Plans


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Sia Mollanazar, P.E., Deputy Director-Engineering Services, Public Works Department, ext. 7487.

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairperson to execute the Cooperative Funding Agreement for the Pearce Drain/Gap Creek Watershed Management Plan between Manatee County and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD); and designate Thomas R. Gerstenberger, P.E., as the Project Manager for the County.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. Chapter 125, County Government

Background Discussion

Manatee County has applied for a Cooperative Funding Agreement with Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) for a Watershed Management Program (study) of Pearce Drain/Gap Creek.  In conjunction with this initial agreement, the County will reimburse SWFWMD for 50% of all allowable costs associated with the project budget.  This agreement will remain effective through December 31, 2019.

The County is entering into this Cooperative Funding Agreement with SWFWMD to modernize the 100-year floodplain delineation through LIDAR, infrastructure inventory, permit data collection, water quality, and drainage model analysis.  Once the watershed study is adopted through SWFWMD, the modernized 100-year floodplain data will be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) for incorporation in Manatee County Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM).  At present,100-year floodplain delineation for Pearce Drain/Gap Creek Watershed dates back 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) executed agreements to Thomas Gerstenberger, P.E., Stormwater Engineering Division Manager for transmittal to SWFWMD.  Once the agreement has been executed by SWFWMD, an original signed agreement will be forwarded to Board Records for retention.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Maximum cost not to exceed $336,000

Attachment:  Location Map of the Pearce Drain - Gap Creek Watershed.pdf
Attachment:  Pearce Drain-Gap Creek Watershed Management Plan - SWFWMD Agreement No 17CF0000380 recvd 12282016.pdf
Attachment:  Response Memo COOP Fund Agmt Pearce Drain-Gap Creek Watershed - CAO Review - No. 2016-0840 12282016.pdf