Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 13, 2016
REVISED - December 13, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #29

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Grant


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director

Action Requested
Acceptance of Purchase Order B01209 from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in the amount of $14,971.50 for improving gopher tortoise habitat at Rye Preserve; and adoption of Budget Resolution B-17-021 amending the annual budget of Manatee County, FL, for FY 2016.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion

The Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department responded in July 2016 to a request for proposal, which was sent to eligible entities, for the Gopher Tortoise Habitat Management Assistance Program administered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC).

The Department has been selected for the third consecutive year to receive funds for the management (improvement) of gopher tortoise habitat at Rye Preserve.

Purchase Order B01209 has been issued by the FFWCC in the amount of $14,971.50. The funds will be used to enhance gopher tortoise habitat on approximately 55.45 acres at Rye Preserve.

The Purchase Order is effective through June 30, 2017. No matching funds are required.

Adoption of Budget Resolution B-17-021 is being requested.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Send approved agenda to Jayne.roberts@mymanatee.org, budget@mymanatee.org, and judy.moree@manateeclerk.com

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$14,971.50 FFWCC funding

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  FFWCC Order No. B01209 .pdf
Attachment:  B-17-021 FWC Award - Gopher Tortoise - Rye.pdf