Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #39

Beach Renourishment Funding


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-16-113 authorizing the Parks and Natural Resources Department to file a long-range beach erosion control budget plan with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

FS 125
State rules mandate that the County submit a resolution for funding eligibility.

Background Discussion

Manatee County participates with the State of Florida and the Federal Government to cost share for beach renourishment as the local sponsor for beach renourishment on Anna Maria Island.

Each year, the State of Florida prepares a long-range beach management budget for all eligible and anticipated projects along the state coastline.  As part of the application process, a current and updated resolution for the eligible government entity which includes statements of their support of the project, willingness to  serve as the local sponsor, and a statement of the extent of their ability and willingness to provide the necessary local funding to implement the project is required.  In addition, the resolution identifies the source of the matching funds as the Tourist Development Tax.

This information, along with the other application materials currently being prepared by the County's consultant CB&I, is used by the State to prioritize and rank projects for funding.  Manatee County has been successful in the past in securing funding to match local expenditures from the dedicated One Cent Tourist Development Tax.  State competition for funding remains high as Federal and State matching funds may be reduced in the future due to other national and state priorities.

Attached as an information item is a copy of the 2016-2017 application.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Send one executed copy of the resolution to kay.rogers@mymanatee.org and one certified copy to judy.moree@manateeclerk.com.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  R-16-113.pdf
Attachment:  FY 2016-2017 County Projects.pdf