Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 19, 2013
November 19, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #11

Interlocal Agreement with the University of Florida


Contact and/or Presenter Information

John Osborne, AICP, Planning Official
Building and Development Services Department

Action Requested
Approval of interlocal agreement with the University of Florida.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

The Board of County Commissioners, via Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, otherwise known as the Florida Interlocal Cooperation Act of 1969 ("Act"), permits public agencies to make the most efficient use of their powers by enabling them to cooperate with each other on a basis of mutual advantage and provide services and facilities in a manner and pursuant to forms of governmental organization that will accord best with geographic, economic, population, and other factors influencing the needs and development of local communities.

Background Discussion
  • Manatee County occasionally utilizes the services of area universities to assist with planning, research, and other tasks that mutually benefit both organizations.
  • The University of Florida may be utilized for a variety of purposes to include assisting with implementation of the How Will We Grow? project.
  • This interlocal agreement provides a mechanism through which we can contract for specific services with UF staff and their related resources.  Adding UF will increase the resources available to staff and is necessary to move the How Will We Grow? project forward.
  • UF provides a potential cost saving option to the County in accomplishing various related tasks instead of hiring additional staff or consultants.
  • Future work assignments/scopes will be on an "as-needed" basis.
  • Future work assignments/scopes of work will follow the County's purchasing policies.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
William Clague reviewed this item.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please provide three original signed agreements to John Osborne.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
To be determined with future work assignments/scopes

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
To be determined with future work assignments/scopes