Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 8, 2013
October 8, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #22

Tampa Bay Estuary Program Agreement FY2013-2014


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker
Natural Resources
ext. 4601

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to execute the Funding Agreement between Manatee County and the Tampa Bay Estuary Program in an amount not to exceed $32,217.00 for the Federal Fiscal Year 2013-2014.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Agreements requiring the signature of the Chairman must be approved by the Board of County Commissioners.

Background Discussion
In April, 1997, Manatee County and other local governments and agencies participating in the Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) formally adopted a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan to complete the cleanup and restoration of Tampa Bay.

That event was followed in February 1998, with the execution of an Interlocal Agreement committing the Program's partners to a course of action to achieve agreed-upon goals for bay restoration

Approximately 50% of the TBEP funding is provided by the federal government through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The remaining 50% of the funding is provided by the Southwest Florida Water Management District and the six (6) local governments, including Manatee County, represented on the Policy Board of the Estuary Program.

Total funding for the TBEP in Federal Fiscal Year 2013-2014 as approved by the Policy Board and EPA, is $1,024,000.  Manatee County's share of the funding is $32,217.00 or 3.1% of the total. The Board of County Commissioners has budgeted the funding for the TBEP in this amount through the Natural Resources Department.

Staff recommends that the Commission authorize the Chairman to execute the Tampa Bay Estuary Program Funding Agreement for FY 2013-2014.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please have the Chairman execute two (2) originals and return both to Kay Rogers, Natural Resources for transmittal to TBEP.  Once TBEP signs the agreement one will be returned to Board Records.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
67% to 4600009501 ($21,585.39) abd 33% to 4010009500 ($10,631.61)

Attachment:  TBEP Agree 2013-2014.pdf
Attachment:  Workplan 5.20.13.pdf