Manatee County Government Administrative Center Manatee Room, Fourth Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 19, 2016
April 19, 2016 - Work Session
Agenda Item #3

Manatee County Medical Examiner Location


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Charlie Bishop, Director, Property Management, Extension 3004

Maggie Daniell, Senior Fiscal Service Manager, Property Management, Extension 3009

Action Requested
No Action Required

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

The Health Department is a 34,900 square foot facility built in 1991 and is located at 410 B 6th Avenue East, Bradenton, Florida.  In addition to providing health services for Manatee County, the facility also includes the Medical Examiner’s operations encompassing an allotment of 2,300 square feet.  Both the Health Department and the Medical Examiner (ME) require additional space to expand services to accommodate population growth.  And, the entire facility is severely dated requiring a large amount of maintenance and, within some selected areas, significant renovation.

To address both the ME’s and the Health Department’s expansion and renovations requirements staff has prepared a proposal  to relocate the ME to the former Natural Resources Department (NRD) facility at the 6th Avenue Complex site which is currently not occupied.    The Health Department could then expand into the space being vacated by the ME.    Prior to the relocation efforts the NRD building would need to be renovated to meet occupancy code requirements and the new morgue will have to be designed and constructed.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Follow Up Memo - Medical Examiner Location.pdf