Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 7, 2017
REVISED February 7, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #29

Additional Recreation Staff Positions


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Charlie Hunsicker / Director / x6001

Danny Hopkins / Recreation Division Manager / x6005

Action Requested
Approval to create two full-time Recreation Coordinator positions to be supported by revenues generated from fee increases adopted by the Board on December 13, 2016, and adoption of Budget Resolution B-17-032 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, FL for FY 2017.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion

Patron memberships and usage of the G.T. Bray Recreation Center have gradually increased during 2015 and 2016, but staffing has not.  As a result, the Recreation Division's Athletics/Youth Camps and the recreation center's Front Desk/Tennis Center experience continuous concerns that operations and programs lack the personnel resources to provide a safe environment and an efficient workforce.  Heavy workloads coupled with the staffing deficiency is impacting overall quality of services.

Manatee County residents and visitors continue to enjoy a standard level of service provided in the form of available ball fields and organized league play, safe summer and holiday camps that are touted among the best by the Bradenton Herald, and maintained tennis/pickleball courts that are heavily used.  Membership patrons and users of our parks system deserve quality customer service that the Parks & Natural Resources Department aspires to provide.  

The Parks & Natural Resources Department recommends approval to move forward to create two full-time Recreation Coordinator positions to be supported by revenues generated from fee increases adopted by the Board on December 13, 2016.

The department's adopted Fee Schedule includes fee increases to support additional staff workloads and are as follows:

Effective date: January 3, 2017

  • Increase County Affiliated League Athletic Field Lights hourly costs by $1:
    • Little League Baseball/Softball
      $15 to $16/hour

    • Soccer
      $20 to $21/hour

    • Football
      $23 to $24/hour

  • Increase the June through October Daily Swim Pass cost by $1, whereby the Daily Swim Pass fee will be removed from the Fee Schedule, as the Daily  Guest Pass fee to use all amenities in the G.T. Bray Recreation Center (excluding clay courts) is $3:
    • Daily Guest Pass
      Individual - $3 (includes tax)

  • Increase the Youth Basketball Player fee by $5:
    • Youth Basketball Player
      $65 to $70

Effective date: April 1, 2017

  • Increase the Recreation Membership fee by $5 (Includes pool, gymnasium, fitness center, wellness orientation, game room/teen center, racquetball, tennis (hard courts only), pickleball, selected exercise classes, and child watch):
    • 1 Month
      $20 to $25 - Individual
      $20 to $10 - D-FY (Drug-Free Youth)/Ages 13-18
      $75 to $90 - Family (up to 4)
      $14 to $16 - Additional Family Member

    • Bank Draft/Month
      $20 to $25 - Individual
      $18.75 to $10 - D-FY (Drug-Free Youth)/Ages 13-18
      $62.50 to $75 - Family (up to 4)
      $4.17 to $6.25 - Additional Family Member

    • 6 Month
      $120 to $150 - Individual
      $60 - D-FY (Drug-Free Youth)/Ages 13-18
      $425 to $500 - Family (up to 4)
      $75 to $90 - Additional Family Member

    • Annual
      $240 to $300 - Individual
      $225 to $120 - D-FY (Drug-Free Youth)/Ages 13-18
      $750 to $900 - Family (up to 4)
      $50 to $75 - Additional Family Member

  • Increase Youth Camps weekly Summer/Holiday Camp fee by $10 and add "Prorated $20/daily for short weeks":
    • Summer/Holiday Camp (Week)
      $90 to $100 (Prorated $20/daily for short weeks)

Adoption of Budget Resolution B-17-032 is requested.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please provide a copy of approved agenda item to: carrie.kelley@mymanatee.org, cynthia.gray@mymanatee.orgbudget@mymanatee.org, and Finance.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$95,013 - 001.0012700 and 001.0013000

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  B-17-032 02 07 2017 Recreation Positions.pdf