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File #: 18-1212A    Version: 1
Type: Contract/Agreement Status: Regular Agenda
File created: 7/28/2018 Department: Public Works
On agenda: 8/21/2018 Final action:
Title: Interlocal Agreement with the City of St. Petersburg for Cross Bay Ferry service.
Attachments: 1. PE Interlocal Agreement with City of St Petersburg for Cross Bay Ferry, 2. Public Correspondence Received by BCC - OPPOSED, 3. Interlocal Agreement-Final, 4. Ferry Project Project Cost Summaries by year, 5. Letter to Administrator Mark Woodard re Cross Bay Ferry - Aug 1 2018, 6. Exhibit A - HMS AGREEMENT, 7. Interlocal Agreement, 8. STP.OPSPLAN (06292018) MEM.pdf, 9. 2018 CrossBay Ferry Site Description v4.pdf
Related files: 18-951A

Subject:

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Interlocal Agreement with the City of St. Petersburg for Cross Bay Ferry service.

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Recommended Action:

Recommended Action

Approval of Interlocal Agreement with City of St. Petersburg to Provide Funding for Cross Bay Ferry service from November 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019.

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Strategic Plan:

Foster Continual Economic Growth and Vitality
4.5 Provide safe and effective transportation systems to support the efficient flow of motorists, commerce, and regional connectivity
4.6 Support a vibrant community with recreation, arts, and culture to attract residents and visitors

Deliver First Class Services to the Public and Our Customers
5.1 Maximize partner relationships and public outreach

 

Summary:

This interlocal agreement with the City of St. Petersburg along with the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County will establish a funding partnership among the four partners in support of the Cross Bay Ferry. This ferry is a seasonal ferry transit operation that will provide direct service from downtown St. Petersburg to downtown Tampa from November 1 through April 30 for up to three seasons. HMS will manage and operate the Ferry Service pursuant to and in accordance with the license and operating agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and HMS. The ferry is intended to diversify regional transportation options for both visitors and residents, including commuters.

 

Background Information:

Based on the pilot ferry service funded by these partners in 2016-17, the City of St. Petersburg seeks funding support from these partners to establish the ferry service from November 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019. The ferry service will be operated by HMS pursuant to a competitively bid license and operating agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and HMS for a period of up to three seasons. The second and third seasons will be considered and funding may be solicited based on results of the upcoming season to which this interlocal agreement is applicable.
Additional background is detailed in the presentation delivered by City of St. Petersburg Mayor Kriseman to the Board on July 17, 2018 (see Granicus file ID 18-951A) and the attached letter that is responsive to questions posed by the Board during the presentation.

 

Fiscal Impact:

Funding of $150,000.00 will be included in the Fiscal Year 2019 Tentative Budget and will be derived from Transportation Trust Fund revenue. Pursuant to this agreement and the license and operating agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and HMS (ferry operator), the City of St. Petersburg will distribute equal, 25% shares of any revenue exceeding $400,000.00 to each of the four parties to this agreement.

 

Staff Member Responsible:

Rahim Harji, Assistant County Administrator

 

Partners:

City of St. Petersburg, City of Tampa, Hillsborough County

 

Attachments:

Interlocal Agreement
Letter from City of St. Petersburg Mayor Kriseman and Three-Year Cost Summary
License and Operating Agreement between City of St. Petersburg and HMS