Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 6, 2014
May 6, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #19

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Longboat Key Inlet Management Plan


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

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-14-055 authorizing the filing of a local long-range budget plan for the Longboat Inlet Plan to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute 125

Background Discussion
Manatee County, in  coordination with the Town of Longboat Key, conducted an Inlet Management Plan for the Longboat Key Pass.  The focus was to assess the existing coastal processes of the pass and vicinity to improve the regional sediment management in order to better conserve the sediment resources of the area.

Adoption of Resolution R-14-055 for the inlet maintenance project is required for the project to be included on the list of proposed projects prepared by FDEP and forwarded to the Florida Legislature for consideration in preparing the FY 2016 state budget.  The Town of Longboat Key will adopt a similar resolution.

The total preliminary cost estimate for the excavation of Longboat Key Pass is $4.6 million.  Mobilization cost is estimated at $1.75 million.  Assuming a round number of 400,000 cubic yards can be excavated, at $7/cubic yard, the cost of excavation is $2.8 million. Tilling costs are estimated at $50,000.  WCIND Regional funds would provide 50% ($2.3  million)  Manatee County and the Town of Longboat Key would be required to provide 25% each or $1.15 million.  Manatee County and the Town of Longboat Key will request reimbursement of the required local match from WCIND local funds and/or beach renourishment funds to the degree that sand excavated from the pass will be placed on the beach as nourishment. Attached is the 2014-2015 request.

This same resolution was passed last year and the State of Florida has required that we annually update this resolution of support.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward an executed copy of the resolution to maggie.marr@mymanatee.org for transmittal.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  R-14-055.pdf
Attachment:  FINAL 2014-2015 Longboat Pass Funding Request Submittal Application.pdf