Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #2504
City of Cocoa - Mud Lake Conservation Area
Requester: City of Cocoa Organization: Municipality
Project Title: City of Cocoa - Mud Lake Conservation Area Date Submitted 1/4/2008 1:16:10 PM
Sponsors: Posey
Statewide Interest:
Provides for community-based parks, open spaces, greenways, and trails that further outdoor recreation and natural resource protection.
Recipient: City of Cocoa   Contact: Ric Holt, City Manager  
  603 Brevard Avenue   Contact Phone: (321) 639-7550  
  Cocoa 32922   Contact email:
Counties: Brevard
Gov't Entity: Yes Private Organization (Profit/Not for Profit):  
Project Description:
Natural resource evaluation and wetland mitigation bank implementation.
Is this a project related to a federal or state declared disaster? No
Measurable Outcome Anticipated:
Physical improvements and natural resource protection.
Amount requested from the State for this project this year: $500,000
Total cost of the project: $1,000,000
Request has been made to fund: Construction
What type of match exists for this project? Local
  Cash Amount $250,000   In-kind Amount $250,000
Was this project previously funded by the state?   No
Is future-year funding likely to be requested?   Yes
  Amount: $1,000,000 To Fund: Operations, Construction
Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?   No
Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget? No
Is there a documented need for this project? Yes
  Documentation: Cocoa Conservation Area - Management Plan - 9/30/2003
Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?   Yes
  Hearing Body: Cocoa City Council; will come before the Brevard County Delegation on 2/27/08
Is this a water project as described in Section 403.885, Laws of Florida?   Yes
Is the project eligible under section 403.885(2),F.S. to protect public health or the environment; and implement plans developed pursuant to the Surface Water Improvement and Management Act created in part IV of Chapter 373,F.S., other water restoration plans required by law, management plans prepared pursuant to 2.403.067,F.S., or other plans adopted by local government for water quality improvement and water restoration? Yes
Is your project addressed in a state, regional or local plan (such as a SWIM Plan, Comprehensive Plan, Local Master Plan, etc.)? No
Are requesting funding for a stormwater, surface water restoration, or other water management project?
In which Water Management District is your project located?
  St. Johns River Water Management District
Have you provided at least 50% match (that is, one-half the total project cost identified in this request? Yes
  Match Amount: 250000
  Match Source: City of Cocoa General Fund & Stormwater Assessment Fees
Will this project reduce pollutant loadings to a water management district designated 'priority' surface water body? Yes
  Name of water body: Indian River Lagoon
Describe, specifically, how it will reduce loadings, identify anticipated load reductions for total suspended solids, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, and other contaminants, and specify the practices that will be used to reduce loadings:
The surface water restoration improvements and stormwater infrastructure will minimize amount of TSS and nutrients that reach the Indian River Lagoon.
Is the project under construction? No
Are you requesting funding for a wastewater project? No
Are you requesting funding for a drinking water project? No