Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 28, 2015
REVISED July 28, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #28

Beach Renourishment Funding


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Parks and Natural Resources

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-15-109 supporting a County application for beach renourishment state funding.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
State rules mandate that the County submit a resolution for funding eligibility.
F.S. 125

Background Discussion
Manatee County participates with the State of Florida and the federal government to cost share for beach renourishmnet as the local project sponsor for beach renourishment on Anna Maria Island.

Each year the State of Florida prepares a long-rage beach management budget for all eligible and anticipated projects along the state coastline. As part of the application process, a current and updated resolution for the eligible government entity which includes statements of their support of the project, willingness to serve as the local sponsor, and a statement of the extent of their ability and willingness to provide the necessary local funding to implement the project is required.  In addition, the resolution identifies the source of the matching funds, in this cast the Tourist Development Tax.

This information, along with the other application materials, currently being prepared by the County's engineering consultant, CBI, is used by the State to prioritize and rank projects for funding.  Attached as an informational item is the copy of the 2015-2016 application.

Manatee County has been successful in the past in securing funding to match local expenditures from the dedicated one cent Tourist Development Tax.  State competition for funding remains high as federal and state matching funds may be reduced in the future due to other national and state priorities.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward one executed copy of the resolution to maggie.marr@mymanatee.org for transmittal to CBI and one certified copy to judy.moree@manateeclerk.com

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  FY201516_County Projects - Application_Beach_Manatee County.pdf
Attachment:  R15-109.pdf