Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a .m. - June 16, 2015
REVISED June 16, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #36

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Grant Amendment for Robinson Preserve Trail


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

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to execute Amendment #1 to a grant agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the Robinson Preserve Phase 2 recreational trail.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Administrative Code Chapter 62S-2

Background Discussion
On May 6, 2014, the Board accepted a $200,000 grant from FDEP to create a 1.6 mile trail and associated bridges at the Robinson Preserve Expansion site. The Board also approved the expenditure of the local match of $200,000.

Since that date, a  number of administrative changes have occurred and Amendment 1 formally adopts the following changes:
  1. New dates for deliverables as required by DEP.
  2. Change from shell trails to hard surface trails.
  3. New State grant manager.
  4. New Manatee County grant manager.

The County Attorney has determined that the execution of the Amendment is a business decision of the Board.

Staff recommends that Amendment 1 be accepted and signed. 

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return 2 executed copies of the Amendment to Maggie Marr, Grants Coordinator, for transmittal to FDEP.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Legalopinion.pdf
Attachment:  Revised RTP Amendment 1.pdf