Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 8, 2013
October 8, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #21

Hardee Correctional Inmate Contract WS889


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Charlie Hunsicker, Director

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to execute Florida Department of Corrections contract #WS889 to provide 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 Duette Preserve and occasionally at other 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.

The Natural Resources Department contracts with the Florida Department of Corrections for two work squads. The addition of a third squad would provide dedicated services at Duette Preserve and would allow the original two work squads to provide expanded services, not only to the four new preserves under restoration activities, but also other properties under Natural Resources  management.

The funding source is the Phosphate Severance 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 Department, for transmittal to the Florida Department of Corrections

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$64,691 120.0012800 Phosphate Severance Fund

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Florida Dept of Corrections contract #WS889.pdf