Baldwin County, Alabama
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File #: 20-0939    Version: 1
Agenda section: Action Items Status: Passed
File created: 3/17/2020 Meeting type: Baldwin County Commission Regular
On agenda: 3/17/2020 Final action: 3/17/2020
Agenda item title: Fiscal Year 2020 Joint Funding Agreement between the Baldwin County Commission and the U.S. Geological Survey
Attachments: 1. US Department of the Interior Geological Survey Joint Funding Agreement FY 2020 (REDACTED)

Meeting Type:   BCC Regular Meeting

Meeting Date:  3/17/2020

Item Status:   New

From: Zach Hood, EMA Director

Submitted by:  Danon Smith, EMA Planning & Grants Coordinator

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ITEM TITLE

Title

Fiscal Year 2020 Joint Funding Agreement between the Baldwin County Commission and the U.S. Geological Survey

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STAFF RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation

Take the following actions:

 

1) Approve the annual U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey Joint Funding Agreement for Water Resources Investigations between the Baldwin County Commission and the U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey in the amount of $22,100.00 to be funded by the Baldwin County Commission.  This funding provides for the continued operation of the continuous-record stage gauging stations at Magnolia River at U.S. Highway 98 near Foley, Styx River at County Road 64 near Loxley, Styx River at Seminole, and a continuous-record rain gauge at Fish River near Silverhill; and

 

2) Authorize the Chairman to sign the Joint Funding Agreement between the Baldwin County Commission and the U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey, and related documentation to cover the period from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

 

Previous Commission action/date:  No

 

Background:  The U.S. Geological Survey provides for the operation and maintenance of continuous-record stage gauging in Baldwin County (listed above).  These monitoring stations are accessible via the Internet and are monitored daily by the National Weather Service.  The stream gauges aid in the early warning of flooding in flood-prone areas, as well as aiding in the reduction of flood insurance by providing Community Rating System (CRS) points to Baldwin County.  This is a recurring contract paid annually by the Baldwin County Commission.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

 

Total cost of recommendation:  $22,100.00

 

Budget line item(s) to be used:  52300.5150.2

 

If this is not a budgeted expenditure, does the recommendation create a need for funding?  No

 

 

LEGAL IMPACT

 

Is legal review necessary for this staff recommendation and related documents? 

Yes - reviewed (annually) as part of Meeting Agenda Process

 

Reviewed/approved by:  Reviewed 3/11/2020 by Brad Hicks, County Attorney.

 

Additional comments:  N/A

 

 

ADVERTISING REQUIREMENTS

 

Is advertising required for this recommendation?  No

 

If the proof of publication affidavit is not attached, list the reason: N/A

 

 

FOLLOW UP IMPLEMENTATION

 

For time-sensitive follow up, select deadline date for follow up:  N/A

 

Individual(s) responsible for follow up:   BCC Administration and BCEMA Staff

 

Action required (list contact persons/addresses if documents are to be mailed or emailed):  Administration:

 

Prepare correspondence and obtain the Chairman's signature on two original agreements.  Retain one original for BCC Administration records.

 

Send one original agreement to:

 

Desvin Jones 

S. Sherwood Forest Blvd, Suite 120

Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70816

 

Send one copy to EMA, attention Zach Hood.  EMA Staff: Perform follow up and implementation

 

Additional instructions/notes:  N/A