Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 20, 2014
REVISED May 20, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #33

Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund - Funding Agreement


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Parks & Natural Resources Department, x6001, charlie.hunsicker@mymanatee.org

Holly Greening, Executive Director, Tampa Bay Estuary Program, 727-893-2765, hgreening@tbep.org

Action Requested
Adoption of Reimbursement Agreement for Phosphate-Related Expenses between Manatee County and Tampa Bay Estuary Program for support of the Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. 125

Background Discussion
  • On December 17, 2013 Manatee County Board of County Commissioners agreed to participate in the Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund (TBERF) by providing a $75,000 contribution to the fund and adopting Budget Resolution B-14-020.
  • The TBERF is a competitive grants program with the goal of funding projects which restore and protect Tampa Bay and its watershed, including Manatee County.
  • For the 2014 TBERF, $625,000 was made available for competitively-awarded projects with funding commitments from the Southwest Florida Water Management District, The Mosaic Company Foundation, Manatee County, Pinellas County, the Florida Department of Transportation, Tampa Electric Company, and Port Tampa Bay.  A total of 15 project proposals were submitted in response to the Request for Proposals, totaling more than $1.3M in requested funds. Each project proposal is required to have at least a one-to-one match.
  • The selection committee will recommend funding nine (9) projects for a total of $622,260 to the TBEP Policy Board.
  • Manatee County Clerk of Court has recommended the adoption of a funding agreement between Manatee County and TBEP to ensure compliance with Section 211.3103, Florida Statutes.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Provide one executed copy to Rob Brown, Parks & Natural Resources Department, ext. 1870, rob.brown@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Reimbursment Agreement for Phosphate-Related Expenses (TBEP) v2.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution B-14-020.pdf
Attachment:  Clague Memo.pdf