|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 1:30 p.m. - May 13, 2014|
Agenda Item #2
Parks and Natural Resources Fee Schedule
Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director, x 6001
Work Session - no action requested
On October 8, 2013, the Park & Recreation and Natural Resources Departments merged, each with separate fee schedules.
Over the last four years, the Parks & Recreation Department has brought forward specific fees for activities and programs under individual fee schedule resolutions. This has created a fee structure which is the product of six separate fee schedule resolutions, making it somewhat difficult to administer and amend. (see attached)
With the merger of the Parks & Recreation Department and Natural Resources Department, a seventh fee rate resolution has been added. Some fees in the former Natural Resources Department rate resolution differ from the Parks & Natural Resources Department rates for substantially similar activities, such as picnic pavilion rentals, creating confusion for both staff and customers.
Therefore, we propose to undertake a significant rewrite of the current combination of seven fee rate resolutions over the next two months for continued review by the Board, leading to the adoption of a single department's rate resolution in the fall.
We are continuing to fine-tune our operations to meet the needs of the community in the most efficient way possible. After reviewing all fees and benchmarking similar counties, we would like to revise fees accordingly to industry standards and adjust fees to help offset operation costs.
The department will combine and reorganize a master fee schedule, drawing the best and most practical format from many examples from across the country; with the goal of publishing the master fee schedule from one rate resolution, with a table of contents, and post on the county website.
Staff will also provide a brief update on the John H. Marble Park Pool.
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Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)
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Attachment: Work Session Presentation 051314 - Fee Schedule.pdf
Attachment: P&NRD Current Master Fee Schedule.pdf
Attachment: P&NRD - Proposed New Fees.pdf
Attachment: Examples - Other Municipalities Publisched Fee Schedules.pdf
Attachment: John H. Marble - Splash Into Summer Event.pdf
Attachment: John H. Marble - Revitalization & Marketing Plan.pdf