Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 24, 2015
February 24, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #6

Resolution 15-28 Specific Charitable Entities


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Karen Windon, Deputy County Administrator

Action Requested

Motion to adopt Resolution 15-28 authorizing use of Manatee County facilities and staff to assist specific charitable entities.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida Statute 125.01

Background Discussion

While a central role of local government is the use of its resources to help ensure the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens, government cannot alone perform this task. Private charitable entities help fulfill this goal.  Manatee County has many such charitable entities, some of which in particular fund and/or perform services specially aimed at health, safety, and welfare needs often addressed by government. The Manatee County Commission has, in the past, adopted several resolutions (R-02-295, R-03-055, and R-09-261) authorizing the limited, reasonable use of facilities and staff to assist these entities in communicating their fundraising and/or volunteer solicitation efforts to Manatee County employees.

For several years, Manatee County Animal Services (MCAS) has worked with a number of local animal rescue and adoption agencies to achieve the Manatee County Commission’s goal to become a No Kill Community. While there has never been formal authorization from the Board, Animal Services has traditionally worked closely with the Animal Network, Inc., a 501 (c)3 group, to work toward No Kill goals. Last year, the Animal Network contributed over $34,000 -- raised largely through donations and fundraisers -- to MCAS which, in turn, provided heartworm treatment for more than 200 dogs in their custody.

Manatee County Resolution 09-261 provides the authority to use county resources to aid eight charitable entities in a limited manner. These entities include the American Red Cross Manatee County Chapter, the United Way, the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton, The Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Community Blood Center, Women in Government Manatee Chapter, the American Heart Association, and Habitat for Humanity of Manatee County, Inc.

The revision to the current resolution, Resolution 15-28, adds the Animal Network, Inc., to the list of authorized charitable organizations. The Resolution will also allow MCAS to replace a link to the Animal Network's No Kill donation site as a no-cost measure to raise awareness for a donation opportunity that directly benefits MCAS dogs.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Updating of existing resolution to incorporate an additional not for profit.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Send copy to Karen Windon, Deputy County Administrator, Karen.windon@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  CharitySupportRes2015 (3).pdf