Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 7, 2017
February 7, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #36

Amendment to Cooperative Agreement, Stream and Rainfall Data Collection for an additional stream and rainfall data collection location at Mill Creek


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

Action Requested
Authorization for the County Administrator to execute the "First Amendment to Cooperative Agreement Between the Southwest Florida Water Management District and Manatee County to Provide Access to Near Real-Time District Data Collection" to include Mill Creek as an additional stream and rainfall data collection location.

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

Background Discussion

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) has agreed to amend the Cooperative Agreement with Manatee County to add a new stream and rain gauge station at Mill Creek at the request of Manatee County Public Works.  The original agreement (attached) was executed December 15, 2015.  The Mill Creek station will be located at 131st Street on Mill Creek (see attached site map-station No.2560).   The station is being added to monitor flood stages and rainfall in Mill Creek which is a Flood prone watershed (Section 2.3.1 of Manatee County Public Works Standards, Part 2-Stormwater Management Design Manual).  This new station and the data collected will be critical with respect to assessment of flooding and also utilized for a wide range of engineering and operational purposes.  Attached you will find a copy of the First Amendment to the Cooperative Agreement.

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, Public Works Department for transmission to the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD).  Once the agreement has been executed by the SWFWMD, an original will be forwarded to Board Records for retention.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
460-0010700/Stormwater Engineering

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Final Cooperative Agreement - 15MA0000001.pdf
Attachment:  Rain Stream Gauge Locations.pdf
Attachment:  First Amendment to Cooperative Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  CAO RLS No 2016-70.pdf