Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #23

Parks and Natural Resources Department Fee Schedule


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Daniel Hopkins / Recreation Division Manager / x 6005

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-16-059, amending R-16-029 and providing for changes to the mobile stage security deposit, lifeguard certification course, and sponsor/advertisement fees.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion

The Parks and Natural Resources Department operations are continually being fine-turned to meet the needs of the community in the most efficient and economical way possible.  The intent is not to compete with private organization and neighboring communities, but to provide access and services at a cost affordable to all, thereby, affording the opportunity for more citizens to enjoy our county owned and operated facilities.

Fee changes recommended by staff (see attached Fee Schedule) are as follows:

  • The current Mobile Stage Security Deposit fee is $500 (p.23).  Decreasing the deposit fee to $450 will allow staff the flexibility to provide more timely refunds and improved customer service.
  • To reduce economic barriers to Manatee County residents desiring to attain a lifeguard certification, the current Lifeguard Certification course fee of $180 will be decreased to $50 for "residents only" (p.24).  This fee will be promoted to local high school and college students in hopes of finding and retaining those who would like to work as pool lifeguards in Manatee County.  The current $180 fee will remain a non-resident fee.
  • Athletic staff often times solicits sponsors to advertise or make contributions to support County programs, events, and activities.  Staff recommends decreasing the beginning range of $125 to $10 so to not be limited within the current range of $125-$10,000 when smaller items are needed (p. 27).

Sales tax shall continue to be charged in addition to the fees where no exemption applies and the tax has been imposed by law.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please provide an approved copy of the agenda to cynthia.gray@mymanatee.org and jayne.roberts@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  P&NRD Proposed Fee Schedule with Strike-throughs.pdf
Attachment:  P&NRD Proposed Fee Schedule - April 26, 2016.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-16-059 - P&NRD Fee Schedule.pdf