Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 26, 2013
REVISED March 26, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #39

Cooperative Funding Agreement between SWFWMD and Manatee County for Indoor Water Conservation Project (N443)

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Olga Wolanin, EXT 5416

Action Requested

Authorization for Chairman to execute Cooperative Funding Agreement between Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and Manatee County for Indoor Water Conservation Project (Phase VI, N443)

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Conservation element of Manatee County Comprehensive Plan provides for the County to continue to encourage residents and businesses to maintain or improve water conservation habits and Energy Policy Act of 1992 provides that the maximum water use allowed for water closets and toilets, other than blowout toilets, manufactured after January 1, 1994, is 1.6 gallons per flush.

Background Discussion

January 23, 2007 BOCC approved Resolution R-07-31 implementing the Indoor Water Conservation Incentive, which includes a $100 toilet rebate for maximum of two (2) toilets per unit for each toilet with a 3.5 or greater gallons  per flush replaced with a 1.6 or lower gallons per flush.

December 1, 2011 County Administrator approved submittal of Application for Cooperative Funding to SWFWMD for Indoor Water Conservation Incentive Phase VI (approval letter attached).

January 14, 2013 Utilities Department staff submitted RLS to County Attorney's office for review of Cooperative Funding Agreement between SWFWMD and Manatee County.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return both fully executed original contracts to Olga Wolanin, ASAP, for transmittal to SWFWMD.  They must be received by SWFWMD by April 1, 2013.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$108,750.00 (This number represents County's cost from April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014)

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
4010020000 582000; 4019008010 337307

Attachment:  Resolution R07-031.pdf
Attachment:  Approval Letter.pdf
Attachment:  Budget 4010020000, FY2013.pdf
Attachment:  SWFWMD Agreement.pdf