Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 10, 2015
REVISED February 10, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #15

Florida Department of Transportation Agreement for Access to Conduit


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Contact: Bill Kersey (x5803)

Presenter: Paul Alexander, Director of ITS Dept. (x3737)

Action Requested

Motion to approve Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for Access to Underground Conduit.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Agreement For Access To Fiber Optic Conduit 

Background Discussion

The County desires to utilize approximately 850 feet of Department Conduit that spans beneath the CSX Railway and between the adjacent hand-holes to the east and west of that railway on 7th Street West in Palmetto, Florida.

The Department desires to make available their conduit to the County for the purpose of pulling a fiber optic cable to expand the County's network to the Bradenton Area Convention Center ("BACC").

The County wishes to expand the BCC INet Fiber to the BACC for increased bandwidth in support of the BACC continuity of business plan as well as for the new Voice over IP (VoIP) telephone system. 

In researching the possibility of accomplishing this task, all potential pathways required the crossing of the CSX railway.

The possible crossing along the 7th Street West corridor was favorable due to there already being an FDOT conduit existing beneath the railway.

The ability to utilize this pathway required a consent to be given by FDOT for that specific use at that specific location.

Once contacted, FDOT required a signed agreement between the two parties, FDOT and the County, for this use.

Mr. Robert Eschenfelder of the Manatee County Attorney's office created the above stated document which is being presented to the Board for approval. 

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Robert Eschenfelder has reviewed the matter pursuant to RLS 15-22

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return two executed, original agreements to Bill Kersey, Information Technology Department, for forwarding to FDOT.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  FDOT Agreement.pdf