Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 2, 2014
REVISED December 2, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #20

Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund Agreements


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director
ext. 6001

Action Requested
Acceptance of grant awards and authorize the County Administrator to execute two grant agreements with The Tampa Bay Estuary Program for Duette Preserve Hydrologic Restoration, $87,260; and Robinson Preserve Estuarine Habitat Enhancements-Oyster Bar Creation Project, $53,000; and adoption of Budget Resolution B-15-022 amending the Annual Budget for Manatee County, Florida, for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.  No matching funds are required.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion

The Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund is a competitive grants program administered through the Tampa Bay Estuary Program with the goal of funding projects which restore and protect Tampa Bay and its watershed.  It is managed through a strategic partnership between the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and Restore America's Estuaries who work together to encourage local and national contributions from the public and private sectors and achieves measurable conservation outcomes.  Nine projects were selected through a competitive grant application review process for full or partial funding.  The Parks and Natural Resources Department submitted two project applications which were selected for funding.  Implementation of these projects will result in natural resource enhancements at Duette Preserve and Robinson Preserve.

Adoption of Budget Resolution B-15-022 is requested to amend the annual budget for FY 2014-2015.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Send signed copies of agreements to Jayne Roberts, Parks & Natural Resources, for submittal to The Tampa Bay Estuary for their signature.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
One time

Attachment:  TBEP Duette Preserve Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  TBEP Robinson Preserve Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  County Attorney response.pdf
Attachment:  B-15-022.pdf