Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 2, 2015
June 2, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #33

Cooperative Funding Agreement Between Southwest Florida Water Management District and Manatee County for Mitigation Project Design and Construction


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Parks and Natural Resources
ext. 6001, charlie.hunsicker@mymanatee.org

Action Requested

Authorize Chairman to sign Cooperative Funding Agreement between Southwest Florida Water Management District and Manatee County for Hidden Harbor Habitat Restoration Project, and adoption of Resolution B-15-058 amending the annual budget for Manatee County for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute 125

Background Discussion
  • SWFWMD staff approached Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources regarding performing mitigation at the Hidden Harbor property.
  • SWFWMD and Manatee County staff have worked on a conceptual mitigation design which would meet mitigation requirements and compliment park features at Hidden Harbor.
  • Performing this mitigation project at Hidden Harbor will meet the Florida Communities Trust requirements for restoration performed on the property in which partial funding for purchase of the property was contingent on approximately 110 acres habitat restoration being completed by the County.  This project consists of design, permitting, construction, and construction engineering services for habitat enhancement of approximately 110 - 150 acres at Hidden Harbor.
  • The implementation of this project is estimated to cost $609,500, to be paid for on a reimbursement basis entirely by SWFWMD.  A future agreement with SWFWMD will fund establishment period vegetation management to meet success criteria and maintain required coverage of desirable plants.
  • Adoption of  Resolution B-15-058 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, Florida for fiscal year 2014-2015 is also being requested.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return two original signed documents to Kay Rogers, ext. 6043, kay.rogers@mymanatee.org for distribution to SWFWMD.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$609,500 303.6067401

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
One Time

Attachment:  Hidden Harbor-SWFWMD Legal Opinion.pdf
Attachment:  Project Summary HidHarb SWFWMD Mit 20150511.pdf
Attachment:  215510559-01-01SP CONCEPT PH1 20150401.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution B-15-058.pdf
Attachment:  Hidden Harbor SWFWMD.pdf