|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 7, 2017|
Agenda Item #29
Additional Recreation Staff Positions
Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker / Director / x6001
Danny Hopkins / Recreation Division Manager / x6005
Approval to create two full-time Recreation Coordinator positions to be supported by revenues generated from fee increases adopted by the Board on December 13, 2016, and adoption of Budget Resolution B-17-032 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, FL for FY 2017.
Patron memberships and usage of the G.T. Bray Recreation Center have gradually increased during 2015 and 2016, but staffing has not. As a result, the Recreation Division's Athletics/Youth Camps and the recreation center's Front Desk/Tennis Center experience continuous concerns that operations and programs lack the personnel resources to provide a safe environment and an efficient workforce. Heavy workloads coupled with the staffing deficiency is impacting overall quality of services.
Manatee County residents and visitors continue to enjoy a standard level of service provided in the form of available ball fields and organized league play, safe summer and holiday camps that are touted among the best by the Bradenton Herald, and maintained tennis/pickleball courts that are heavily used. Membership patrons and users of our parks system deserve quality customer service that the Parks & Natural Resources Department aspires to provide.
The Parks & Natural Resources Department recommends approval to move forward to create two full-time Recreation Coordinator positions to be supported by revenues generated from fee increases adopted by the Board on December 13, 2016.
The department's adopted Fee Schedule includes fee increases to support additional staff workloads and are as follows:
Effective date: January 3, 2017
Effective date: April 1, 2017
Adoption of Budget Resolution B-17-032 is requested.
County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)
Explanation of Other
Instructions to Board Records
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$95,013 - 001.0012700 and 001.0013000
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Attachment: B-17-032 02 07 2017 Recreation Positions.pdf