Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 29, 2014
REVISED July 29, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #70

Fort Hamer Bridge - Sovereignty Submerged Lands Easement


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Sia Mollanazar, P.E. , Deputy Director - Engineering Services, Public Works Department - Contact Ext. 7487

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to execute the Sovereignty Submerged Lands Easement to the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund of the State of Florida (Instrument #410238083) required for the Ft. Hamer Bridge Right of Way.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida Statute, Chapter 125, Section 125.01 - Powers and Duties

Background Discussion

The County will be constructing a new bridge across the Manatee River connecting Upper Manatee River Road with Fort Hamer Road.

The bridge piers will be constructed within the Sovereignty Submerged Lands of Florida which includes tidal lands, islands, sandbars, shallow banks and lands waterward of the ordinary or mean high waterline, beneath navigable freshwater, or beneath tidally-influenced waters.

Prior to construction of the bridge, which is within the Sovereignty Submerged Lands of Florida, Manatee County is required to attain an easement from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).

The submerged easement processing fee to FDEP is $619.00

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return original, executed agreement to the Public Works Department, attention Kent Bontrager, P.E., Project Engineer II.   Please call Mr. Bontrager at 941-708-7450 Ext. 7331 and he will pick up the signed original document.

Public Works Fiscal staff will forward Permitting Fee and signed originals to FDEP upon execution.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$619.00 - FDEP Submerged Easement Processing Fee

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Ft Hamer Bridge - Sovereignty Submerged Lands Easement - BOT File No 410238083.pdf
Attachment:  FDEP Invoice #77459 Submerged Easement Processing Fee -Dated 05232014.pdf
Attachment:  RLS 14-207 - Fort Hamer Bridge.pdf