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  County Administrator's Report     17. 18.    
BCC Regular Meeting Budget & Finance Consent  
Meeting Date: 10/20/2016  
Issue:    Interlocal Agreements between Escambia County & Santa Rosa Island Authority and Escambia County & Downtown Improvement Board
From: Joy D. Blackmon, P.E.
Department: Public Works  
CAO Approval:

RECOMMENDATION:
Recommendation Concerning Interlocal Agreements between Escambia County & Santa Rosa Island Authority and Escambia County & the Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board - Joy D. Blackmon, P.E., Public Works Department Director

That the Board take the following action concerning the Interlocal Agreements between Escambia County and the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) and between Escambia County and the Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board (DIB):

A. Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the amended Interlocal Agreement (IA), subject to Legal review and sign-off, between Escambia County and the SRIA regarding the use of the open-air beach trolleys in downtown Pensacola.  THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH SRIA WILL BE DISTRIBUTED UNDER SEPARATE COVER; and

B. Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the Interlocal Agreement between Escambia County, Florida and the Pensacola DIB Relating to Mass Transit Service in Downtown Pensacola, regarding the operations and maintenance of the open-air beach trolleys in downtown Pensacola.

[Funding:  Upon approval of the IA between Escambia County and the DIB, the County will be reimbursed for all costs incurred by the DIB for the downtown Pensacola pilot trolley service]
BACKGROUND:
Escambia County staff was recently approached by Mr. Robert Rinke, Mr. Quint Studer, and DIB staff, who requested that the beach trolleys be used in downtown Pensacola during the months of October through December 2016 for a pilot trolley service, with two proposed routes that would service downtown residents and patrons.

Escambia County and SRIA entered into an Interlocal Agreement (IA) on April 8, 2015, regarding the purchase of three trolley vehicles to provide public transportation on Pensacola Beach. The IA established the transfer of Portofino Island Improvement Funds (PIIF) for the acquisition of the trolleys, outlined responsibilities of each of the entities, and included a provision that the trolleys are to be operated exclusively on Pensacola Beach. In order for the pilot downtown service to be provided, the IA must be amended. The proposed amended IA (first attachment herein) requests that the trolleys be allowed to operate in downtown Pensacola between the time period of October 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016, as a pilot downtown trolley service.

The proposed IA between Escambia County and DIB (second attachment herein) establishes the roles and responsibilities between the two entities regarding the pilot downtown Pensacola trolley routes. The IA states that the DIB shall reimburse the County for all costs incurred for such pilot trolley service.
BUDGETARY IMPACT:
Upon approval of the IA between Escambia County and the DIB, the County will be reimbursed for all costs incurred by the DIB for the downtown Pensacola pilot trolley service. 
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS/SIGN-OFF:
The IA for DIB was reviewed and approved for Legal Sufficiency by Kristin Hual, Assistant County Attorney.  The draft IA for SRIA has been reviewed by Kristin Hual, Assistant County Attorney but is still subject to legal review and sign-off.
PERSONNEL:
No additional personnel anticipated. 
POLICY/REQUIREMENT FOR BOARD ACTION:
N/A 
IMPLEMENTATION/COORDINATION:
Upon approval of the IAs, County Public Works staff will coordinate with both the SRIA and DIB on proper execution of these Interlocal Agreements. 

Attachments
DIB Interlocal Agreement

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