Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 3, 2014
June 3, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #41

Parks & Natural Resources Fee Schedule


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Charlie Hunsicker, Director, x6001

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-14-050, amending Resolution R-10-121, providing for the addition of user fees for certain recreational activities managed and maintained by the Parks & Natural Resources Department, with an effective date of June 3, 2014. 

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion

On October 8, 2013, the Parks & Recreation Department and Natural Resources Department merged, each with a separate fee schedule and associated resolutions.

Although it is the department's intent to bring the current Fee Schedule to a future Work Session to share and discuss the department's plans to combine and reorganize a single Master Fee Schedule, at this time we would like to add new Rental and Programming Fees and have approved prior to the summer recess of the County Commission.

We are continuing to fine-tune our operations to meet the needs of the community in the most efficient way possible.  Therefore, the following fees are proposed:

Rustic Cabin Rentals / Jiggs Landing
Jiggs Landing cabins are rustic in nature, furnished with two single beds, nightstand, two chairs, screened windows and door, electric ceiling light and fan.  There are no kitchens or bathrooms, but dedicated restrooms and locked shower facilities are available on the premises.  Stays are single night or weekly; Saturday night stay is required for Sundays' only checkout.  Stays are limited to one week and no more than six stays per year.  Key and Cabin Security Deposits are refundable. 

Single Night(s) (Saturday night stay required, w/Sunday checkout only)   $40.00/per night
Weekly (Sunday to Sunday stay, w/Sunday checkout only)   $270.00/per week
Security Deposit - Key   $50.00
Security Deposit - Cabin   $50.00

Child Watch
Parents with a Recreation or Recreation/Racquet Membership, staying on site, can leave two children (ages 9 months to 8 years) at Child Watch, up to 2 hours/day.  A $5.00/month additional fee will be charged for each additional child.  Child Watch days and hours are subject to change.  Staff will not feed children, accompany to restroom, or change diapers.  Only parents can check children in or out of Child Watch.

$5.00/Monthly - each additional child above two per family/2 hours/day

Silver Sneakers Tennis Membership
Beginning in September 2013, we became a Nationally Recognized Silver Sneakers participating agency.  Through this agreement we offer our basic Recreation Membership to those eligible participants and are reimbursed based on the participant's use as outlined in our contract.  We were approached by some of our members who are eligible for Silver Sneakers but would like to be able to play on our clay tennis courts, which is an amenity not included in our Recreation Membership.  We have proposed this new fee as an option for eligible Silver Sneaker participants to pay should they desire to use the clay tennis courts.  The proposed fee was derived from the difference between our current Senior 1 Month, 6 Month, and 12 Month Recreation Fees and our current 1 Month, 6 Month, and 12 Month Tennis Membership Fees. 

1 Month - $48.00         6 Month - $130.00         12 Month - $150.00

Senior Softball - Athletic Field Rental
In 2010, changes were made to our fees and the operating of field maintenance between the affiliated leagues and Manatee County, inadvertently affecting Senior Softball.  Since then, Senior Softball no longer operates independently but rather as a component of our Adult Softball program.  While this merger in programming has been effective for all parties, the seniors continue to be inadvertently affected each time the general fee is adjusted and due to their predominate seasonal use of the fields, it is requested they have their own program.  In addition, the seniors have asked for the ability to pay "per month" to aid in their snowbirds schedules.

Senior Softball - $150.00 Field/1 Day per Week/Month
Senior Softball - $400.00 Field/1 Day per Week/Quarter

Daily Pool Pass & Daily Gym Pass - Pool or Gymnasium Admission Only
Guests have shared concerns over visiting the park for use of a single amenity, yet required to pay a fee covering the entire facility.  The majority of guests visit our facility over the summer with their children whom have no interest in the tennis courts and/or are not of age to use the fitness center. 

Daily Pool Pass - $2.00
Daily Gym Pass - $2.00

Fees will be added to the department's Master Fee Schedule, currently comprised of Resolutions R-10-121, 10-178, 11-020, 11-116, 11-243, and 13-090.

Adoption of Resolution R-14-050 is requested to update and amend the current Fee Schedule.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return an approved copy of the agenda to jayne.roberts@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Resolution R-14-050 - P&NRD Fee Schedules.pdf