Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 18, 2013
REVISED June 18, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #38

West Coast Inland Navigation District Request


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

Action Requested

Authorization for the Chairman to request funding in the amount of $10,000 from the West Coast Inland Navigation District for the removal of two barges from the Manatee River.

Authorization for the Chairman to execute an agreement with WCIND for removal of the two barges from the Manatee River.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Chapter 374 Florida Statutes, West Coast Inland Navigation District

Rule 66A-2 Florida Administrative Code

Background Discussion

This request will fund the removal and disposal of two steel barges abandoned in the Manatee River just west of I-75.  The barges are in very poor condition and no owner has been identified.  There is a potential for the barges to pose serious threats to navigational safety.  Weather or tidal conditions could cause them to relocate from their current position where they may sink and cause hidden hazards or float free and obstruct navigation.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return executed letter and two copies of the executed agreement to Maggie Marr (maggie.marr@mymanatee,org) for transmittal to WCIND.

Please note that the WCIND Project number has not been assigned. This will be done upon execution of the agreement by WCIND. 

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Barge-agreement.pdf
Attachment:  june18-2013request.pdf
Attachment:  WCIND-barge.pdf