FWC and Critical Wildlife Area Management

The FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee) is proposing a number of additions and changes in the CWA’s (Critical Wildlife Areas) from Collier County through Tampa Bay.

It’s just the kind of issue that most of us busy people, simply ignore. Yet it is one of those government agency issues that can directly affect your business when your customers can no longer wet a line in several of their favorite fishing destinations. CWA’s can restrict access to certain areas that are deemed to be breeding or nesting areas for birds and other animals. In some cases these are responsible designations that will help preserve our ecology. In others, they are politically motivated by the vocal minority who would prefer to never see an outboard motor again.

SWFMIA President, Hans Wilson has sent a letter to FWC expressing our opinion and concerns. As always, these issues are best influenced by those who are directly affected. We have posted a detailed report of all the areas under consideration for you to download.

We urge you to take a few moments to review CWA’s in your area and spread the word to your customers to get involved. Please contact us with your comments.

Download the CWA report and SWFMIA’s response here.

SWFMIA local government agenda items for the week of August 29, 2016

Lee County No Meetings

City of Cape Coral Monday the 29th @ 4:30pm

No issues

City of Fort Myers No Meetings

Town of Fort Myers Beach No Meetings

City of Sanibel No Meetings

City of Bonita Springs No Meetings

Village of Estero Wednesday the 31st @ 9:30am

No issues

Charlotte County No Meetings

City of Punta Gorda Wednesday the 31st @ 9:00am

Vacancy
Punta Gorda Isles Canal Advisory Committee

Sarasota County No Meetings

City of North Port No Meetings

City of Sarasota No Meetings

City of Venice No Meetings

Town of Longboat Key No Meetings

Manatee County No Meetings

City of Anna Maria No Meetings

City of Bradenton Beach No Meetings

City of Bradenton No Meetings

City of Holmes Beach No Meetings

City of Palmetto No Meetings

Hillsborough County No Meetings

Plant City No Meetings

City of Tampa No Meetings

City of Temple Terrace No Meetings

Pinellas County No Meetings

Town of Belleair No Meetings

City of Belleair Beach No Meetings

City of Belleair Bluffs No Meetings

City of Clearwater Monday the 29th @ 1:00pm

Approve an increase to the 2015/16 Pier 60 Operations budget in the amount of $15,100 to cover the cost of two additional full time employees at 3rd quarter, for a total of 9.8 FTE positions at Pier 60.(consent)
http://clearwater.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?m=l&id=/matter.aspx?key=3918

Adopt Ordinance 8931-16 on second reading, making amendments to the Clearwater Code of Ordinances and Clearwater Community Development Code regarding numerous provisions, including: stormwater systems; museums; outdoor retail sales, display and/or storage; outdoor storage; accessory uses/structures; erosion and sedimentation; waterfront sight visibility triangles; outdoor cafés; low impact development techniques; grass parking; subdivision design standards; hearing officer appeals; the comprehensive sign program; the final plat fee; and providing for and modifying various definitions.
http://clearwater.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?m=l&id=/matter.aspx?key=3853

City of Gulfport No Meetings

City of Indian Rocks Beach No Meetings

Town of Indian Shores No Meetings

City of Largo No Meetings

City of Madeira Beach No Meetings

Town of North Redington Beach No Meetings

City of Oldsmar No Meetings

City of Pinellas Park No Meetings

Town of Redington Shores No Meetings

City of Safety Harbor No Meetings

City of Seminole No Meetings

City South Pasadena Tuesday the 30th @ 7:00pm

No issues

City of St. Pete Beach No Meetings

City of St. Petersburg No Meetings

City of Tarpon Springs No Meetings

City of Treasure Island No Meetings

Southwest Florida Water Management District Tuesday the 30th @ 9:00am

No issues

South Florida Water Management No Meetings

WCIND No Meetings

SWFMIA local government agenda items for the week of August 15, 2016

Lee County Tuesday the 16th @ 9:30am

Adopt a resolution supporting applications for State FY17/18 beach and inlet funding
Supports County applications for State funding for inlet and beach erosion control projects in accordance with 62B-36 Florida Administrative Code.  This competitive grant process can provide FY17/18 funding to offset County costs of inlet and beach erosion projects. The resolution also delegates authority for an Assistant County Manager to execute fiscally neutral change orders for grants under this program.

City of Cape Coral No Meetings

City of Fort Myers Monday the 15th @ 4:30pm

Budget amendment, in the amount of $45,000, appropriating funds from the Series 2005 Yacht Basin Note proceeds and increase the Electrical Pedestal
Replacement Capital Project by like amount.

Town of Fort Myers Beach No Meetings

City of Sanibel No Meetings

City of Bonita Springs Wednesday the 17th @ 9:00am

No issues

Village of Estero Wednesday the 17th @ 9:30am

No issues

Charlotte County No Meetings

City of Punta Gorda No Meetings

Sarasota County No Meetings

City of North Port Tuesday the 16th @ 1:00pm

No issues

City of Sarasota Monday the 15th @ 2:30m

No issues

City of Venice No Meetings

Town of Longboat Key No Meetings

Manatee County No meetings

City of Anna Maria No Meetings

City of Bradenton Beach No Meetings

City of Bradenton Wednesday the 18th @ 8:30am

No issues

City of Holmes Beach No Meetings

City of Palmetto Monday the 15th @ 7:00pm

No issues

Hillsborough County Wednesday the 17th @ 9:00am

No issues

Plant City no Meetings

City of Tampa No Meetings

City of Temple Tuesday the 16trh @ 6:00pm

No issues

Pinellas County No Meetings

Town of Belleair Tuesday the 16th @ 6:30pm

No issues

City of Belleair Beach No Meetings

City of Belleair Bluffs Monday the 15th @ 6:00pm

No issues

City of Clearwater Monday the 15th @ 1:00pm

No issues

City of Gulfport Tuesday the 16th @ 7:00pm

No issues

City of Indian Rocks Beach No Meetings

Town of Indian Shores No Meetings

City of Largo Tuesday the 16th @ 6:00pm

No issues

City of Madeira Beach No Meetings

Town of North Redington Beach Thursday the 11th @ 6:00pm (Last Week)

No issues

City of Oldsmar Tuesday the 16th @ 7:00pm

No issues

City of Pinellas Park No Meetings

Town of Redington Shores No Meetings

City of Safety Harbor Monday the 15th @ 7:30pm

No issues

City of Seminole No Meetings

City South Pasadena No Meetings

City of St. Pete Beach No Meetings

City of St. Petersburg Thursday the 11th @ 3:00pm (Last Week)

No issues

City of Tarpon Springs No Meetings

City of Treasure Island Tuesday the 16th @ 6:00PM

No issues

Southwest Florida Water Management District No Meetings

South Florida Water Management No Meetings

WCIND No Meetings

Proposal for Critical Wildlife Areas In Pine Island Sound

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public workshop in Sanibel to share information about and solicit comments on the proposal to designate new Critical Wildlife Areas (CWA) in Lee County.

Pine Island Sound (Lee County)
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Ding Darling Education Center
1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957

The proposed initiative will look at Pine Island Sound and could close down some productive waters for fishing during the year or implement full time buffer zones around the islands. CCA urges you to attend the upcoming meeting and give your comments.

If you plan to attend or have any questions please contact Trip Aukeman at taukeman@ccaflorida.org.

SWFMIA local government agenda items for the week of August 1, 2016

Lee County Tuesday the 2nd @ 9:30am

No issues

City of Cape Coral Monday the 1st @ 4:30pm

No issues

City of Fort Myers Monday the 1st @ 4:30pm

Project Agreement for Florida Department of Environmental Protection Clean Vessel Act Grant Program, in the amount of $23,407.50, for the replacement of the vessel sewage pumpout system at the Yacht Basin, with a required City match of $7,802.50 for a total project amount of $31,210.00
And
Budget amendment, in the amount of $23,408, recognizing the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Clean Vessel Act Grant revenue and increasing Yacht Basin Repairs and Maintenance by like amount (Ward 4)

Town of Fort Myers Beach No Meetings

City of Sanibel Tuesday the 2nd @ 9:00am

No issues

City of Bonita Springs Wednesday the 3rd @ 5:30pm

Authorize Mayor to approve Resolution awarding the Riverside Park dock replacement/reconfiguration project to the lowest responsible bidder, Nelson Marine Construction, Inc. in the total bid amount of $56,301.00 upon approval of documents by City Attorney

Village of Estero Wednesday the 3rd @ 10:00am

Meeting canceled

Charlotte County No Meetings

City of Punta Gorda Wednesday the 3rd @ 9:00am

Agenda not posted will check back next week

Sarasota County No Meetings

City of North Port No Meetings

City of Sarasota No Meetings

City of Venice No Meetings

Town of Longboat Key No Meetings

Manatee County No Meetings

City of Anna Maria No Meetings

City of Bradenton Beach No Meetings

City of Bradenton No Meetings

City of Holmes Beach No Meetings

City of Palmetto Monday the 1st @ 7:00pm

No issues

Hillsborough County Wednesday the 3rd @ 9:00am

Approve an interlocal agreement with the City of St. Petersburg, City of Tampa, and Pinellas County to fund the Tampa Bay Ferry Pilot Project. The project is for a six (6) month period with a planned commencement of November 1, 2016. Appropriate, by super majority vote in accordance with Board Policy 03.02.05.00, $350,000 in FY 16 from Countywide General Fund Reserves for Contingency. Equal amounts will be contributed by each of the four signors to the interlocal agreement, for a total of $1,400,000. Funds are contingent on execution of a business and operations contract between the City of St. Petersburg and HMS Ferries, Inc. (HMS) acceptable to the County. Any unspent funds from the pilot project, or any revenues over the initial $125,000 reserved for HMS will be divided evenly among the interlocal signors. This budget amendment increases the Tampa to St. Petersburg Ferry by $350,000 (from $-0- to $350,000) and reduces the Countywide General Fund Reserve for contingency by $350,000 (from $58,899,213 to $58,549,213).

Plant City No Meetings

City of Tampa Thursday the 4th @ 9:00am

No issues

City of Temple Terrace Tuesday the 2nd @ 6:00pm

Agenda not posted will check back next week

Pinellas County No Meetings

Town of Belleair Tuesday the 2nd @ 5:30pm

No issues

City of Belleair Beach Monday the 1st @ 5:30pm

No issues

City of Belleair Bluffs No Meetings

City of Clearwater Monday the 1st @ 1:00pm

Approve an amendment to an existing professional services agreement with HR and A Advisors, Inc. for the Imagine Clearwater Downtown Waterfront Master Plan Project, increasing the purchase order by $60,000 to $438,000 as described in the Additional Scope of Services, and authorize the appropriate officials to execute same. (consent)
http://clearwater.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?m=l&id=/matter.aspx?key=3848

Authorize a Dollar Amount not to exceed $350,000.00 in funding to Gator Dredging of Clearwater Florida, for dredging Cuts E and D-D of the Federal Project Cut Channel section of the Clearwater Pass Federal Project for Maintenance Dredging from CIP 315-93422, Dredging of City Waterways. (consent)
http://clearwater.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?m=l&id=/matter.aspx?key=3830

Appoint one member to the Marine Advisory Board to fill the remainder of an unexpired term through March 31, 2017.
http://clearwater.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?m=l&id=/matter.aspx?key=3785

City of Gulfport Tuesday the 2nd @ 7:00pm

No issues

City of Indian Rocks Beach No Meetings

Town of Indian Shores No Meetings

City of Largo Tuesday the 2nd @ 6:00pm

Agenda not posted will check back next week

City of Madeira Beach No Meetings

Town of North Redington Beach No Meetings

City of Oldsmar Tuesday the 2nd @ 7:00pm

No issues

City of Pinellas Park No Meetings

Town of Redington Shores No Meetings

City of Safety Harbor Monday the 1st @ 7:30pm

No issues

City of Seminole No Meetings

City South Pasadena Friday the 5th @ 9:00am

Meeting Canceled

City of St. Pete Beach No Meetings

City of St. Petersburg Thursday the 4th @ 8:30am

Authorizing a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $19,500,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Capital Improvement Fund
(3001), resulting from Public Service Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2016B proceeds, to the Pier Approach Project (15377) for the Pier Approach Project.

Approving a Construction Manager at Risk Agreement with a Guaranteed Maximum Price between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida (“City”) and Skanska USA Building, Inc. (“Skanska”), for preconstruction and construction services for the Pier Approach Project (“CMAR Agreement”); Authorizing the City Attorney to make non-substantive changes to the CMAR Agreement; Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute the CMAR Agreement; authorizing payment to Skanska in an amount not to exceed $200,000 for the preconstruction phase services.

Acknowledging receipt of the Concept Design Report for the Pier Approach Project prepared by W Architecture and Landscape Architecture, LLC (“A/E”); Approving the Amended and Restated Architect/Engineering Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida, and A/E to expand the scope of services (to add phases for detailed design, preparation of construction documents and construction administration services), increase the fees and costs owed a/e and modify other provisions for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,868,030; Authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to make non-substantive changes to the Amended and Restated Architect/Engineering Agreement and Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute the Amended and Restated Architect/Engineering Agreement.
http://www.stpete.org/agenda%20packets/2016-08-04%20Council%20Agenda.pdf#page=26&zoom=auto,69,735

City of Tarpon Springs Tuesday the 2nd @ 6:30pm

No issues

City of Treasure Island Tuesday the 2nd @ 6:00pm

No issues

Southwest Florida Water Management District No Meetings

South Florida Water Management District No Meetings

WCIND No Meetings