Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 2, 2015
June 2, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #19

Florida Department of Corrections Contract W1008


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to execute Florida Department of Corrections Contract W1008 to provide Florida Department of Corrections Work Squad for the Parks & Natural Resources Department.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion
  • With the Parks & Natural Resources Department managing and maintaining approximately 30,000 acres of conservation lands, utilizing inmate labor is a valuable resource and provides cost savings.  The Hardee Correctional Institution has provided approximately 8,000 hours of inmate labor annually for use at county preserves under annual agreements executed by the Board.  The assistance of inmate labor has been instrumental in accomplishing the amount of work that is required in the maintenance of our environmental preserves.
  • On October 8, 2013, Work Squad Contract #WS889 between the Florida Department of Corrections and Manatee County Board of County Commissioners was approved.
  • On June 17, 2014, Amendment #1 to the contract extending the contract for an additional year was approved.
  • The attached Work Squad Contract W1008 replaces the current contract WS889.  This contract is for three years beginning October 25, 2015, and ending October 24, 2018, with a renewal option at the County's initiative for one additional three year period under the same terms and conditions.
  • Staff recommends acceptance of Work Squad Contract W1008.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return two executed original contract to Jayne Roberts, Parks & Natural Resources, for transmittal to the Florida Department of Corrections.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$57,497 - 120.0012800 Phosphate Severance Fund

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Dept of Corrections W1008.pdf