Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 15, 2016
November 15, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #28

Interlocal Agreement - Town of Longboat Key 911 fees


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Jacob Saur, Emergency Communications Center, ext. 3585

Action Requested
Approval of Interlocal Agreement for Longboat Key 911 fees between Manatee County and Sarasota County.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 365.173 Florida Statutes

Background Discussion
Florida Statutes define how 911 fees are collected in the State of Florida by establishing that all fees collected for public telephone service are paid into a state fund to be distributed to counties for the provision of Emergency 911 services to its citizens. The allocation of funds is based upon the number of telephone subscribers in each county.

The Town of Longboat Key uniquely falls within boundaries of both Manatee County and Sarasota County. The State of Florida distributes funds based on county of residence, as Manatee County was providing 911 services to all of Town of Longboat Key. Manatee County would invoice Sarasota County annually for the fees based on a subscriber count provided by the telephone company.

On July 26, 2011, the Board approved an Interlocal Agreement between Manatee County and Sarasota County for the re-distribution of the fees received by Sarasota County for Town of Longboat Key residents.

On October 5, 2015, the Sarasota County Board approved an Interlocal Agreement between Sarasota County Government and the Town of Longboat Key for Sarasota county government to perform all law enforcement, fire/rescue, emergency medical dispatch services, and related communications services for The Town of Longboat Key.

On April 1, 2016, Sarasota County Public Safety Communications Center completed the service transition with Manatee County, and assumed the responsibility for all 911 call taking and dispatching for the Town of Longboat Key police and fire departments. This transfer of responsibilities for 911 call taking now requires changes to the 2011 Agreement with Sarasota County to allow the redistribution of 911 fees to Sarasota County for subscribers within Manatee County.

The Interlocal Agreement includes:
  • Defining the process for the re-distribution of fees received by Manatee County from the State of Florida collected from Manatee County residents in the Town of Longboat Key, to Sarasota County.
  • Provides procedures for requesting the annual subscriber inventory of Town of Longboat Key residents residing in Manatee County from the telephone service provider and the re-distribution of those fees received by Manatee County to Sarasota County.
  • Specifies that Sarasota County shall use the 911 fees only for those expenditures authorized by Florida State Statute. The agreement renews annually on October 1st, unless terminated by either party with written notice no less than 30 days before October 1st of each year.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Three original signed agreements to be picked up by Public Safety in Board Records.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Estimated $5,000 annually

Attachment:  InterlocalAgreement2017.pdf
Attachment:  InterlocalAgreement2011.pdf
Attachment:  RLSLBK.pdf