Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 11, 2015
REVISED August 11, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #18

Longboat Key Inlet Management Plan


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Parks and Natural Resources

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-15-110 authorizing the filing of a local long-range budget plan for the Longboat Key Inlet Management Plan to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S 125

Background Discussion
Manatee County, in coordination with the Town of Longboat Key, conducted an Inlet Management Plan for the Longboat Key Pass.  The focus was to assess the existing coastal processes of the pass and vicinity to improve the regional sediment management in order to better conserve the sediment resources of the area.

Adoption of Resolution R-15-110 for the inlet maintenance project is required for the project to be included on the list of proposed projects prepared by FDEP and forwarded to the Florida Legislature in preparing the FY 2017 state budget.  The Town of  Longboat Key will adopt a similar resolution.

The total preliminary cost estimate for the excavation of Longboat Key Pass is $4.6 million. Mobilization cost is estimated at $1.75 million.  Assuming a round number of 400,00 cubic yards can be excavated, at $7/cubic yard, the cost of excavation is $2.8 million.  Tilling costs are estimated at $50,000. WCIND Regional funds would provide 50% ($2.3 million). Because this project will proceed to construction with all of the sand coming to the Town of Longboat Key, the Town will be the primary beneficiary for the receipt of beach compatible sand.  Therefore, the Town of Longboat Key would be required to provide 50% match.   Attached is the 2015-2016 request.

This same resolution was passed last year and the State of Florida  has required that we annually update this resolution of support.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward one executed copy of R-15-110 to maggie.marr@mymanatee.org for transmittal.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  LGFR 2015-2016 Longboat Pass Submittal - TEXT.pdf
Attachment:  R-15-110.pdf