Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 10, 2016
REVISED May 10, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #23

West Coast Inland Navigation District FY 2017 Applications


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker / Director, Parks and Natural Resources / x6001

Nan Summers / Grants Coordinator / x.6052

Action Requested
  1. Adoption of Resolution R-16-079 approving the FY 2016-17 applications to the West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) and authorizing the submission of said applications.
  2. Authorization for the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners to sign any and all agreements with WCIND upon approval of said applications.
  3. Authorization for the County Administrator or his designee to sign extensions and new sub-agreements with those agencies that are not County Departments.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Chapter 374 Florida Statutes, West Coast Inland Navigation District
Rule 66A-2 Florida Administrative Code
FS 125

Background Discussion
Manatee County is authorized by Rule 66A-2, Florida Administrative Code, to approve and administer waterway projects as a member of WCIND. Rule 66A-2 F.A.C. also requires the submission of applications no later than May 31st of each year. The following funding categories have been established for WCIND Projects: 
Law Enforcement; Navigation Improvement; Environmental Education; Boating Safety and Education; and Boating Recreation.

A total of 4 applications were received and met the criteria: 

  • Law Enforcement: Manatee County Sheriff Marine Patrol Unit ($71,722)
  • Navigation Improvement: Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department Aid to Navigation/Waterway Signage Maintenance ($75,000); and Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department Lost and Abandoned Vessel Removal ($50,000)
  • Boating Safety and Education: Manatee County Search and Rescue Personal Protective Equipment ($2,207.69)

The total request for WCIND funds is: $198,929.69. An estimated $950,000 is projected to be available from the FY 2016-17 millage beginning on October 1, 2016.

After these applications are submitted, WCIND will review and approve them at their September 2016 meeting and formal agreements will be executed. At this same meeting, WCIND will approve and sign all amendments/extensions for those grantees that request a one-year extension which is allowed under Rule 66A-2 F.A.C. There are also sub-agreements and amendments between the County and those grantees not associated with any County function.

Staff recommends that:
  1. The Board adopt Resolution R-16-79 approving the FY 2016-2017 applications and authorizing staff to transmit them to WCIND;
  2. The Chairman be authorized to sign all grant agreements between WCIND and Manatee County for those approved applications prior to the September 2016 WCIND meeting; and
  3. The County Administrator or his designee be authorized to execute all sub-agreements and extension amendments between Manatee County and those approved agencies prior to the September 2016 meeting.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return executed Resolution R-16-79 to Nan Summers (nan.summers@mymanatee.org, x.6052) for transmittal to WCIND.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  WCIND FY 2017 Applications.pdf
Attachment:  RES R-16-079.pdf