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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 17, 2014
June 17, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #48


Subject
Hardee Correctional Inmate Contracts

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director
X6001

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to execute Amendment #1 to Florida Department of Corrections contracts WS852 and WS889 extending the contracts for one additional year.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion
  • With the Parks & Natural Resources Department managing and maintaining 30,000 acres of conservation lands, utilizing inmate labor is a valuable resource and provides cost savings.  The Hardee Correctional Institution has provided approximately 8,000 hours of inmate labor annually for use at Duette Preserve and occasionally at other county preserves under annual agreements executed by the Board.  The assistance of inmate labor has been instrumental in accomplishing the amount of work that is required in the maintenance of our environmental preserves.
  • On July 30, 2013, Work Squad Contract #WS852 between the Florida Department of Corrections and Manatee County Board of County Commissioners was approved.
  • On October 8, 2013, Work Squad Contract #WS889 between the Florida Department of Corrections and Manatee County Board of County Commissioners was approved.
  • The contracts provide for dedicated inmate labor work squads for one year, with an option to renew for one additional year, to provide land management services and work on county managed lands under the supervision of the Department of Corrections.
  • Staff recommends extending contracts WS852 and WS889 for one additional year.


County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
Eschenfelder

Instructions to Board Records
Return one executed original agreement of each contract to Jayne Roberts, Parks & Natural Resources, for transmittal to the Florida Department of Corrections.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$57,497 - 401.0009500 Watershed Fund & $57,497 - 120.0012800 Phosphate Fund

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Annual


Attachment:  WS 852 Amend #1.pdf
Attachment:  WS 889 Amend #1.pdf
Attachment:  RLS Response May 5 2014.pdf