Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 7, 2017
REVISED February 7, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #37

Bowlees Creek Watershed Management Plan


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Sia Mollanazar, P.E., Deputy Director - Engineering Services, Public Works Department, Ext. 7487

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 the Project Manager for the County as Thomas Gerstenberger, P.E., Stormwater Engineering Division Manager.

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

Background Discussion

Manatee County has applied for the Cooperative Funding Agreement with Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) for a Watershed Management program (study) of  Bowlees Creek.  In conjunction with this initial agreement, the County will reimburse the SWFWMD for 50% of all allowable costs associated with the project budget.  This agreement will remain effective through December 31, 2019.

The County is entering into the Cooperative Funding Agreement with SWFWMD to modernize 100-year floodplain delineation through LIDAR,  infrastructure inventory, permit data collection, water quality, and drainage model analysis.  Once the watershed study is adopted through SWFWMD, the modernized 100-year floodplain data will be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) for incorporation in Manatee County Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM).  At present, 100-year floodplain delineation for Bowlees 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.,  Stormwater Engineering Division Manager, Public Works Department, for transmittal to SWFWMD.  Once the agreement has been executed by SWFWMD, an original signed agreement will be forwarded to the Board Records for retention.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Maximum cost not to exceed $216,000

Attachment:  Bowlees Creek Watershed Management Plan -SWFWMD Project No N809 12202016.pdf
Attachment:  CAO Review Memo Coop Fund Agmt Bowlees Creek Watershed - CAO No 2016-0841 12282016.pdf
Attachment:  Site Map Bowlees Creek Watershed.pdf