Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 12, 2017
REVISED December 12, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #23

Artificial Reef Grant Award from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Manatee County Department of Parks and Natural Resources

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman of the Board to execute Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Grant Agreement No. 17015 in the amount of $60,000 for artificial reef construction, and adoption of Budget Resolution B-18-024 amending the Annual Budget of Manatee County, Florida, for Fiscal Year 2018.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute 125

Background Discussion
Manatee County has been awarded a grant through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in the amount of $60,000.00 to create an artificial reef complex in 35-50 feet of water in an area of sand bottom in the Gulf of Mexico.  This will provide additional opportunities for recreational fishing and diving off the coast of Manatee County.

A 2010 economic impact study, headed by the University of Florida, showed that artificial reefs in Manatee County resulted in annual reef related impact of over $23,000,000 and 234 full or part-time jobs.

Adoption of Budget Resolution B-18-024 is being requested.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Contact Kristin Erickson at extension 6011 for pick up of two original signed copies for transmittal to FWC for their signature. 

Copy of approved agenda to Jayne.Roberts@MyManatee.org, Budget@MyManatee.org, Lori.Stephens@ManateeClerk.com, and Judy.Moree@ManateeClerk.com.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$60,000.00 3036081501

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
One Time

Attachment:  FWCGrantContract2017.pdf
Attachment:  Response Memo to CAO Matter No 2017-0544 dtd 1-9-17.pdf
Attachment:  B-18-024 FWC Articial Reef Grant.pdf