Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 24, 2015
REVISED February 24, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #29

Mill Creek Watershed Management Program


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Thomas R. Gerstenberger, P.E., Stormwater Engineering Division Manager, Ext. 7228

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairperson to execute the attached Cooperative Funding Agreement between Manatee County and Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD); and designate Project Manager for the County as Thomas Gerstenberger, P.E.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. Chapter 125, County Government

Background Discussion

Manatee County has applied for Cooperative Funding Agreement with Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) for a Watershed Management Program (Study) of Mill Creek.  In conjunction with this initial agreement, the County will reimburse SWFWMD for 50% of all allowable cost associated with the project budget.  This agreement will remain effective through December 31, 2017.

The County is entering into this Cooperative Funding Agreement with SWFWMD to modernize 100-year floodplain delineation through LIDAR, infrastructure inventory, permit data collection, and drainage model analysis.   Once the watershed study is adopted through SWFWMD, the modernized 100-year floodplain data will be submitted to Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) for incorporation in Manatee County Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM).  At present, 100-year floodplain delineation for Mill Creek watershed dates back to 1984 and 1992 effective FIRM.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return two (2) executed agreements to Thomas Gerstenberger, P.E., Public Works Department, for transmittal to SWFWMD.  Once the agreement has been executed by SWFWMD, an original signed agreement will be forwarded to Board Records.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
460-0010700/Stormwater Engineering

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Maximum Cost not to exceed $287,500

Attachment:  Mill Creek Watershed Management Program.pdf
Attachment:  RLS 15-027 Response (02-06-15).pdf
Attachment:  Mill Creek Watershed Location Map.pdf