|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 25, 2017|
Agenda Item #58
RESTORE Act - Manatee County Direct Component Multi Year Implementation Plan
Contact and/or Presenter Information
Nan Summers, Grants Coordinator, x6052
Charlie Hunsicker, Director, x6001
Authorize Chairman to sign the transmittal letter conveying the Manatee County Direct Component Multi Year Implementation Plan for local expenditures under the RESTORE Act.
Federal RESTORE Act
Manatee County has been allocated $6.3 million for Direct Component funds over fifteen years.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury requires proposed plans to be submitted in 5-year increments.
A slate of projects proposed for the first portion of funding was presented to the Board during a public work session held January 31, 2017. Direction to staff at the work session was to proceed developing public engagement presentations for those projects.
The required 45 day comment period has been successfully completed. This meeting will share those results and request Board approval to submit the plan to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The projects are:
Public engagement included a wide range of vehicles, beginning with a press conference featuring live demonstrations that was extensively covered by print, electronic, and broadcast media outlets. A new website was created with interactive maps, project descriptions, surveys, and comment options. Six videos were produced and shared on the website, social media, and to groups during live presentations.
Comments were overwhelmingly positive and total people reached exceeded 72,000.
Next steps: Upon approval, this initial slate of projects will be submitted to the Department of the Treasury. Upon its approval, each project will be submitted separately with a detailed description and will receive an individual notice of award when it passes rigorous review.
County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)
Explanation of Other
Instructions to Board Records
Return letter to Nan Summers in Parks & Natural Resources Department.
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs