Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 21, 2013
REVISED May 21, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #35

Braden River Watershed Management Program


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Authorized By Ron Schulhofer, Director,  Public Works

Contact and/or Presenter: Thomas Gerstenberger, P.E., Stormwater Engineering Division Manager, Ext. 7228

Action Requested
Authorization for Chairman to execute amendment to Cooperative Funding Agreement between Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and Manatee County to extend the completion date to September 30, 2013

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. Chapter 125, County Government

Background Discussion

Background/ Discussion

  • Following the El Nino flood, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and Manatee County identified that existing floodplain studies do not reveal the true base flood elevations.
  • The Braden River watershed has been developed at an accelerated pace in recent years.
  • To be able to regulate future development and protect County residents from further flooding within the watershed, a detailed watershed study is needed.
  • Manatee County, the City of Bradenton, and Sarasota County, will participate with SWFWMD to fund a study at a 50/50 cost sharing program.
  • On December 17, 2002, the Board of County Commissioners approved and executed the original agreement for this project.
  • The watershed project is expected to be adopted by the SWFWMD governing Board in May 2013; however, the extension will be conservatively extended to September 30, 2013.
  • There is no additional cost associated with this time extension.
  • The remaining billable balance on the contract, as of 04/01/13, is $0 of the total $379,700 originally executed.  The County has no obligation to fund expenses above the said amount.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return four (4) executed agreements to Thomas Gerstenberger, P.E.,  for transmittal to SWFWMD.  Completely executed original agreement will be forwarded to Board Records once it is received back from SWFWMD.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
460-0010700 - Stormwater Engineering Management

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Remaining billable balance as of 04/01/13 is $0. Any remaining expenditures to be paid by SWFWMD.

Attachment:  RLS 13-045 Braden River Water Email (03-18-13).pdf
Attachment:  Braden River Watershed Management Program - Extension.pdf