Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 22, 2018
REVISED May 22, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #46

2:00 P.M. TIME CERTAIN - West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) Applications


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Charlie Hunsicker/ Director/ x6001

Nan Summers/ Grants Coordinator/ x6052

Action Requested
  1. Approve three continuing services requests: 1). Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Countywide Navigation Improvement fund; 2). Manatee County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol; 3). Bradenton Beach Police Department Derelict Vessel Removal.
  2. Adopt Resolution R-18-082 approving the FY 2018-19 applications to the West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) and authorize the submission of said applications.
  3. Authorize the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners to sign any and all agreements with WCIND upon approval of said applications.
  4. Authorize the County Administrator or his designee to sign extensions and new sub-agreements with city agencies.

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 G.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 7 applications were received which met the criteria.

Per previous Board direction for no new starts, staff recommends approving the following continuing service applications:

Navigation Improvement

  • Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Countywide   Navigation Improvement Fund ($400.000)

Law Enforcement:

  • Manatee County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol ($80,000)
  • Bradenton Beach Police Dept. Derelict Vessel Removal ($25,000)

The continuing services requests total: $505,000

WCIND funding is, along with Florida Boater Improvement Fees (FBIP), the primary source of funds for projects to renovate or add new boat ramps.    In previous presentations to the Board, staff has shown that we are already facing a shortfall in meeting needed renovations to our existing boat ramps from projected available WCIND and FBIP funds.   Staff is therefore not recommending any new application requests be approved to come from WCIND funds.  To preserve available funding for boat ramp renovation projects the following new application requests are not recommended for funding:

  • Manatee County Sheriff's Office Boat Lifts ($38,156)
  • Manatee County Sheriff's Office Airboat and Trailer ($19,990)
  • Palmetto Police Dept. Palmetto Derelict Boat Removal ($15,000)
  • Palmetto Police Dept. Palmetto Police Dept. Boat ($73,096.89)

The total of new start requests is: $146,242.89

The combined total of funding application requests is: $651,242.89

After these applications are submitted, WCIND will review for approval by their September 2018 meeting and formal agreements will be executed. They will also 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 City grantees.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please send a copy of Resolution R-18-082 to Nan Summers (nan.summers@mymanatee.org).

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  WCIND2018sent.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-18-082.pdf
Attachment:  Boat Ramps - WCIND Funded 5-15-18.pdf