Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 27, 2015
January 27, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #22

West Coast Inland Navigation Projects


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Parks and Natural Resources

Action Requested
Approval of submission of two applications to WCIND for: 1) Manatee County Abandoned Vessels in the amount of $25,000; and 2) Aids to Navigation Maintenance in the amount of $20,000; and Authorization for the Chairman to execute grant agreements with WCIND for the following items:
  1. Abandoned Vessel Program
  2. Aids to Navigation Program
  3. Boater Safety/Swim Zone Buoys Program, which was previously approved for submission by the Board of County Commissioners on November 18, 2014.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Chapter  66-A-1 Florida Administrative Code
FS Chapter 374

Background Discussion
The Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department is in need of funding in two areas:
  1. Derelict vessels: Under County Ordinance 05-16 the department is charged to remove abandoned/derelict vessels within County waters that pose a threat to both navigation and the environment.
  2. Aids to Navigation:  The department is responsible for maintaining and upgrading navigation aids, including channel markers, buoys and boating safety and Manatee Zone signage throughout County waters.

On November 18, 2014, the Board authorized the  submission of an application for safety buoys along both County public beaches.

Funds for these programs are within the County's Countywide Navigation Improvement Funds under WCIND.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return both copies of each agreement to Maggie Marr for submission to WCIND.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  WCIND-m329.pdf
Attachment:  WCIND-m330.pdf
Attachment:  M-328.pdf
Attachment:  M-329.pdf
Attachment:  M-330.pdf