Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto - Longboat Key Room 9:00 a.m. - September 29, 2020
REVISED - September 29, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #30

Execution of Grant Agreement with Restore America’s Estuaries for the Lake Manatee Watershed Improvement Project; Adoption of Budget Resolution B-20-103


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director, x6001

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners to execute grant agreement with Restore America's Estuaries in the amount of $175,000 and adoption of Budget Resolution B-20-103 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, FL, for Fiscal Year 2020. This budget amendment adjusts the FY20-24 CIP.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion
Manatee County has been awarded a grant from Restore America's Estuaries through the Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund (TBERF) for the Lake Manatee Watershed Improvement Project on Duette Preserve in the amount of $175,000. The County has been actively restoring wetland hydrology at Duette Preserve since 2004. In October 2016, the County received a grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for restoration of wetland hydrology and surface water flow to a tributary of the Manatee River at Duette Preserve. The new grant funds will be used to continue the project and will focus on run-off from specific agricultural sources and formulate a restoration design for water quality and wildlife habitat improvements.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Send two signed originals of the agreement to Jayne Roberts, Parks and Natural Resources, for submittal to RAE for their signature, and copies of approved agenda and budget amendments to budget@mymanatee.org, judy.moree@manateeclerk.com, danielle.geyer@mymanatee.org and lori.stephens@manateeclerk.com.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$175,000 3036006508

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  B-20-103 09.29.20 RAE Lake Manatee Watershed Improvement.pdf
Attachment:  Grant Agreement btw RAE and Manatee Co w_Ex A Scope of Work.pdf
Attachment:  Response Memo to CAO Matter No. 2020-0276 dtd 8.06.2020 initalled.pdf