Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 30, 2013
REVISED July 30, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #25

Beach Renourishment State Funding


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

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-13-122 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 renourishment as the local project sponsor for beach renourishment on Anna Maria Island.

Each year the State of Florida prepares a long-range beach management budget for all eligible and anticipated projects along the state coastline. As part of the application process, a current and updated resolution from 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 share to implement the project is required.  In addition, the resolution identifies the source of the matching funds, in this case the Tourist Development Tax.

This information, along with the other application materials, currently being prepared by the County's engineering consultant, CBI (new name for Coastal Planning and Engineering, Inc.), is used by the State to prioritize and rank projects for funding.  Attached as an informational item is a copy of the 2012-13 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 funding 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 and one certified copy to judy.moree@manateeclerk.com

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Resolution_13-122_bch_funding.pdf
Attachment:  AMI 2012-13.pdf