Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 23, 2013
REVISED April 23, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #32

Rubonia Community Center Update


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Cheri R. Coryea, Director

Neighborhood Services Department

Action Requested
Report on the Rubonia Community Center.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
11.1.4.  Efficiency in Service Delivery

Background Discussion

On January 29, 2013, the Board authorized the Chairman to execute an Agreement with United Community Center, Inc. for the operation of drop in programs and special events services for youth and adults at the Rubonia Community Center in the amount of $35,000 for the time period of February 4, 2013 through June 14, 2013.

The Program included special services related to health/nutrition, literacy, technology, recreation and leadership as well as special attention to bilingual programming.

This program has been operational for about 2 1/2 months, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.  The facility can be scheduled for special events by contacting the Neighborhood Services Department, who then coordinates with the United Community Center.

Staff has been performing weekly site visits to the Rubonia Community Center as well as monitoring payment requests.

The Center is being actively used by adults, elders and children mostly from the Rubonia area.  Programming is scheduled each month and all services are free of charge.

A report is being presented at this time to update the Board on current program activities. Under the current agreement, services end on June 14, 2013.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Copy of report to Board Records.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
0 (Report Only)

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Rubonia Report.pdf