Bay County RESTORE Act Proposals Advanced for Consideration

UPDATE September 23, 2016

On October 4, Bay County's draft RESTORE Act Multi-Year Implementation Plan, including 15 project proposals, will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners. The plan can be downloaded. This Plan is for RESTORE Act Direct Component ("Pot 1") funds that are reserved for Bay County's use. A list and map of the projects and a tally of comments received on the projects is available. The draft plan was considered in a public hearing during the Board's July 19 meeting. A 45-day public comment period was then opened. More than 130 comments were received.

The public comments can be downloaded (16 megs, downloads as zipped folder, click on and view each comment as a pdf). The draft plan is also available for viewing at the main Bay County Public Library at 898 W. 11th St., Panama City, FL 32401. Additional information is available at Bay County's main RESTORE Act web page and the web page on the Plan and projects under consideration.

The Plan is being brought back to the Board for consideration of the public comments and to conduct a second public hearing. Approximately $7 million is available for projects. The cost of the 15 proposed projects in the draft Plan exceeds the available funds by approximately $2.5 million. The cost of projects in the Board-approved Plan cannot exceed the funds available, so not all 15 projects will be selected for inclusion in the Plan. The Board will decide which projects to include in the Plan, then approve and submit the Plan to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

The Plan will be considered in a public hearing during the Board's October 4 meeting, which starts at 9 a.m. CT. Public comment will be allowed during the agenda item, limited to 3 minutes per person, no powerpoints. Project supporters are encouraged to have one person speak for each project, with other supporters standing at the end of the speaking time to show their support.

UPDATE July 20, 2016

At the Bay County Board of County Commissioners meeting of July 19, the Board approved the draft Bay County RESTORE Act Direct Component (Pot 1) Multi-Year Implementation Plan. Video of the public hearing when the plan was discussed can be viewed under Item 11. A copy of the Plan is available at the main Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th St., Panama City, FL. A map of all projects can be downloaded. Other materials and maps of individual projects are available.

All 15 proposed projects are included in the draft Plan. The cost of the proposed projects exceeds the available funds. The public will have until 4 pm CT, September 2, 2016 to submit comments on the Plan. Email comments can be sent to RESTOREproposals@baycountyfl.gov; mailed comments can be sent to RESTORE Act Direct Component, County Manager's Office, 840 W. 11th St., Panama City, FL 32401. After reviewing comments, the Board will decide which of the projects to approve for funding with the available funds, approve the Plan, and send it to the U.S. Department of the Treasury for review. After review of the Plan by Treasury, Bay County will prepare Direct Component grant applications for each project.

Background

The Bay County Board of County Commissioners advanced 15 RESTORE Act Direct Component project proposals for consideration for funding. These proposals are part of Bay County’s Multi-Year Implementation Plan for projects to be funded with RESTORE Act Direct Component funds reserved for Bay County’s use. The draft Multi-Year Implementation Plan, including the 15 proposed projects, will be brought before the Bay County Board of County Commissioners in a public hearing during the Board's July 19 meeting. The Board will approve a draft Plan, and a public comment period of at least 45 days will be opened.

Staff will compile the public comments, provide recommendations as appropriate, and bring the draft Plan, including the list of proposals and public comment compilation, before the Board in a public hearing. The Board will approve a final Multi-Year Implementation Plan with projects not exceeding a Direct Component cost of $7 million, the amount available to Bay County through the Transocean and Anadarko Clean Water Act settlements related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

The public hearings and comment period will be noticed through legal ads, media, interested parties emails and web site postings, including on Bay County’s RESTORE Act main web page.

The public will have an opportunity to comment at both public hearings. The draft and final Plan will be available for download from the internet, and a paper copy will be available at the main Bay County Public Library location.

The draft Multi-Year Implementation Plan contains descriptions of the projects being considered. After approval by the Board of County Commissioners, the plan, including selected projects, will be sent to the U.S. Department of the Treasury for acceptance. The final project descriptions and details are the decision of the Bay County Board of County Commissioners.

After acceptance of the plan by Treasury, a separate grant application must be submitted for each project. The Bay County Board of County Commissioners will be the applicant when grant applications are submitted to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The Board will make the final determination as to grant application content, with final grant application approval by Treasury. The County will be the grant recipient. Projects will be completed by the County, grant sub-recipients, and/or contracts awarded through competitive processes.

Links to various documents are provided below, including a separate list of the projects as well as a county map showing the locations of all the projects. Two files provide individual project maps.

For background information purposes, project proposals as originally submitted by proposers are also provided below. The Proposals are listed in order of proposal number. Each proposal has the full proposal file in pdf format (2014-###a, you must scroll through the text boxes to read), the main text of the proposal that was exported to a spreadsheet and saved as a pdf (2014-###b, easiest to read and print out), and the budget sheet in pdf format (2014-###c). However, the project information provided in the Plan represents the official project information.

Exhibits are attached to the end of the full proposal file (2014-###a), with the exception of environmental checklists, which are separate files ending in "d" (2014-###d). Maps of each proposal are also included (2014-####m) Proposal presentations from the Bay County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee meeting are posted under the proposal number followed by an "e" (2014-###e).

To view an online map of the proposed projects click here.


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Bay County draft RESTORE Act Multi-Year Implementation Plan 201607 Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay County RESTORE Act Direct Component Proposals under consideration by the BCC - map 201607 Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay County RESTORE Act Direct Component Proposals under consideration by the BCC - proj maps pt 1 201607 Proposals advanced by BOCC
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Bay PRP 2014-001 Artificial Reef Proposal _ Full Proposal_Final Bay PRP 2014-001a Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-001 Artif reef sheet Bay PRP 2014-001b Proposals advanced by BOCC
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Bay PRP 2014-001 Artificial Reef Propo Exh 3 env cklist Bay PRP 2014-001d Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-001 Artificial Reef Proposal presenta Bay PRP 2014-001e Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-001 Artificial Reef Proposal map Bay PRP 2014-001m Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-004 N Bay Wastewater Sys Water Reuse - Full Bay PRP 2014-004a Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-004 N Bay Wastewater Sys Water Reuse sheet Bay PRP 2014-004b Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-004 Budget N Bay Wastewater Sys Water Reuse Bay PRP 2014-004c Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-004 N Bay Wastewater Sys map Bay PRP 2014-004m Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-006 Bettering Bay Through Science Policy - Full (1) Rev kj Bay PRP 2014-006a Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-006 bettering bay sheet Bay PRP 2014-006b Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-006 Budget Bettering Bay Bay PRP 2014-006c Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-006 Environ sci and public policy presentat Bay PRP 2014-006e Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-006 Bettering Bay area map Bay PRP 2014-006m Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-011 Outfall Sediment Reduction Projects Bay PRP 2014-011a Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-011 PCB outfall sheet Bay PRP 2014-011b Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-011 Budget Outfall Bay PRP 2014-011c Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-011 PCB outfall presenta Bay PRP 2014-011e Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-011 Outfall Sediment Reduction map Bay PRP 2014-011m Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-016 BC Master Plan and Capital Improvements - Full rev. kj Bay PRP 2014-016a Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-016 Bay Mastr Plan sheet Bay PRP 2014-016b Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-016 Budget BC Master Plan Bay PRP 2014-016c Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-016 Bay Mastr Plan presenta Bay PRP 2014-016e Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-016 Bay Master Plan area map Bay PRP 2014-016m Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-017 pcmi restore grant final application Bay PRP 2014-017a Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-017 AMIkids sheet Bay PRP 2014-017b Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-017 Budget AMIkids Bay PRP 2014-017c Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-017 PCMI Restore Act presenta Bay PRP 2014-017e Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-017 AMI kids PC Mar Inst area map Bay PRP 2014-017m1 Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-017 AMI kids PC Mar Inst site map Bay PRP 2014-017m2 Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-022 EastPass - Full Bay PRP 2014-022a Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-022 E Pass sheet Bay PRP 2014-022b Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-022 Budget E Pass Bay PRP 2014-022c Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-022 E Pass presenta Bay PRP 2014-022e Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-022 East Pass map Bay PRP 2014-022m Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-026 Bay Technology Initiative Final 20150206 Bay PRP 2014-026a Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-026 Bay tech initiative sheet Bay PRP 2014-026b Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-026 Budget Bay tech initiative Bay PRP 2014-026c Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-026 Bay Techno Initiative Propo Exh 1 env cklist Bay PRP 2014-026d Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-026 Bay Technology Initiative map Bay PRP 2014-026m Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-027 Gulf World Marine Institute Bay PRP 2014-027a Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-027 Gulf World sheet Bay PRP 2014-027b Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-027 Budget Gulf World Bay PRP 2014-027c Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-027 Gulf World Marine Institute Bay PRP 2014-027e Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-027 Gulf World Marine Institute map Bay PRP 2014-027m1 Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-027 Gulf World Marine Institute response area map Bay PRP 2014-027m2 Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-028 Porter Park Improvements 2014 Bay PRP 2014-028a Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-028 Porter Park sheet Bay PRP 2014-028b Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-028 Budget Porter Park Bay PRP 2014-028c Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-028 Porter Park presenta Bay PRP 2014-028e Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-028 Porter Park area map Bay PRP 2014-028m1 Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-028 Porter Park site map Bay PRP 2014-028m2 Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-033 Mid City Storm Water Project Bay PRP 2014-033a Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-033 midcity stormwater sheet Bay PRP 2014-033b Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-033 Budget Midcity stormwater Bay PRP 2014-033c Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-033 Mid City stormwater presenta Bay PRP 2014-033e Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-033 Mid City Stormwater map Bay PRP 2014-033m1 Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-033 Mid City Stormwater ownership map Bay PRP 2014-033m2 Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-033 Mid City Stormwater bound points map Bay PRP 2014-033m3 Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-040 ID cause of pollution at Carl Gray Park Bay PRP 2014-040a Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-040 ID cause pollution sheet Bay PRP 2014-040b Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-040 Budget ID cause Bay PRP 2014-040c Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-040 ID Cause Propo Exh 2 env cklist Bay PRP 2014-040d Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-040 ID cause presenta Bay PRP 2014-040e Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-040 Carl Gray ID Cause study area map Bay PRP 2014-040m Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-041 Carl Gray Park Boat Ramp Bay PRP 2014-041a Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-041 Carl Gray ramp sheet Bay PRP 2014-041b Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-041 Budget Carl Gray ramp Bay PRP 2014-041c Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-041 Carl Gray Park ramp presenta Bay PRP 2014-041e Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-041 Carl Gray Boat Ramp area map Bay PRP 2014-041m Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-041 Carl Gray Boat Ramp site map Bay PRP 2014-041m2 Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-043 Port Adventure Bay PRP 2014-043a Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-043 Port Adventure sheet Bay PRP 2014-043b Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-043 Budget Port Adventure Bay PRP 2014-043c Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-043 Port Adventure presenta Bay PRP 2014-043e Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-043 Port Adventure area map Bay PRP 2014-043m Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-044 Economic analysis for project prioritization - Full Bay PRP 2014-044a Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-044 econ analysis sheet Bay PRP 2014-044b Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-044 Budget econ analysis Bay PRP 2014-044c Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-044 Econ Analysis presenta Bay PRP 2014-044e Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay PRP 2014-044 Economic Analysis area map Bay PRP 2014-044m Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay County RESTORE Act Direct Component Proposals under consideration by the BCC 20150616-1 rev Excel old Proposals advanced by BOCC
Bay County RESTORE Act Direct Component Proposals under consideration by the BCC 20150616-1 rev pdf old Proposals advanced by BOCC