Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 7, 2017
REVISED March 7, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #38

Robinson Preserve Expansion and Restore Funding Collaboration


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Ext. 6001

Action Requested

Request County support to advance a proposal to the State Legislature to seek additional state funding for the completion of restoration and revegetation phases at Robinson Preserve.

This request is to cover up to a $600,000 short fall to complete the remaining phase for environmental landscapes at the Robinson Preserve expansion project.  5.2 million dollars in grant commitments have been secured from Federal and State partners towards completion of the restoration components of the project and this estimated 600,000 dollars would complete funding for this phase.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion
Private support within the County is prepared to address the Legislature on the County's behalf.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please provide documented approval to move forward to Charlie Hunsicker (charlie.hunsicker@mymanatee.org) and Lena Rapp (lena.rapp@mymanatee.org).

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Robinson Preserve Document.pdf
Attachment:  Letter size RPE February 2017 Update Summary.pdf
Attachment:  Articles.pdf