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INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN INDIAN RIVER COUNTY AND <br />TOWN OF INDIAN RIVER SHORES FOR FERTILIZER REGULATION ENFORCEMENT <br />THIS AGREEMENT for fertilizer regulation enforcement ("Agreement") is entered into <br />this ' 2nd day of June , 2015 by and between INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, a political <br />subdivision of the State of Florida ("County") and THE TOWN OF INDIAN RIVER SHORES, a <br />body corporate existing under the laws of the State of Florida ("Town"). <br />BACKGROUND RECITALS <br />WHEREAS, in August 2013, the County established the Indian River County Fertilizer <br />and Landscape Management Ordinance ("County Fertilizer Ordinance"), which was amended <br />in October 2013; and <br />WHEREAS, as part of establishing the County Fertilizer Ordinance, the County <br />designated the authority to enforce the County Fertilizer Ordinance to a code enforcement <br />officer within the County public works department (the "Enforcement Officer"); and <br />WHEREAS, in November 2014, the Town adopted an ordinance regulating the use of <br />fertilizer within the Town (the "Town Fertilizer Ordinance"); and <br />WHEREAS, the Town, not having a code enforcement officer devoted full-time to <br />enforcing the Town Fertilizer Ordinance, has requested the County to assist in the enforcement <br />of the Town's Fertilizer Ordinance through the use of the Enforcement Officer; and <br />WHEREAS, the parties find it serves a governmental and public purpose to enter into <br />this Agreement to provide enhanced enforcement of the Town Fertilizer Ordinance within the <br />Town in order to promote local efforts to improve surface and ground water quality and reduce <br />the adverse effects of fertilizers on the environment, <br />NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and promises herein <br />contained and other good and valuable consideration, and intending to be legally bound, the <br />County and the Town agree as follows: <br />1. Recitals. The background recitals are true and correct and form a material part <br />of this Agreement. <br />2. Authority and Duties of Enforcement Officer. The Enforcement Officer will spend <br />a minimum average of two hours per week enforcing the Town Fertilizer Ordinance within the <br />Town each calendar month (e.g. 8 hours monthly). Such enforcement includes, but is not <br />limited to, educating the public and lawn -maintenance personnel on the Town Fertilizer <br />Ordinance, responding to complaints related to the Town Fertilizer Ordinance, investigating <br />violations of the Town Fertilizer Ordinance, issuing warnings and code enforcement citations <br />as provided by the Code Enforcement Ordinance, preparing for and attending Town Code <br />3120150074629 <br />RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF <br />JEFFREY R SMITH, CLERK OF COURT <br />INDIAN RIVER COUNTY FL <br />BK: 2899 PG: 628 Page 1 of 4 12/17/2015 9:14 AM <br />1 <br />