Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 22, 2013
October 22, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #24

Florida Department of Corrections WS872


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to execute Florida Department of Corrections contract WS872 to provide Florida Department of Corrections work squad for the Natural Resources Department.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion
  • With the Natural Resources Department managing and maintaining 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 August 9, 2011, Work Squad contract #WS713 between the Florida Department of Corrections and Manatee County Board of County Commissioners was executed.  The contract provided for a dedicated inmate labor work crew for one year to provide land management services and work on county managed lands under the supervision of the Department of Corrections.
  • On August 21, 2012, WS713 Amendment #1 renewed the contract for one (1) year, extending the contract to November 16, 2013.
  • The attached Work Squad Contract #WS872 replaces the current contract #WS713.  This contract is for one year, beginning on November 16, 2013, and ending on November 15, 2014, with a renewal option at the Agency's initiative for one (1) additional year under the same terms and conditions.
  • Staff recommends acceptance of Work Squad Contract #WS872.
  • Funding source is the Water/Sewer Watershed Management Fund.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return two executed original agreements to jayne.roberts@mymanatee.org Natural Resources Dept., for transmittal to the Florida Department of Corrections

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$57,497 401.0009500

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
one time

Attachment:  WS872 Department of Corrections contract.pdf