Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 25, 2017
REVISED July 25, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #42

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Manatee County, Florida Department of Health in Manatee County, and School District of Manatee County


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Sherilyn Burris, Emergency Management Chief

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to adopt Resolution R-17-048 and to execute the Memorandum of Understanding to establish the Special Needs Shelter responsibilities for Manatee County, Florida Department of Health in Manatee County, and School District of Manatee County in the operation of the Manatee County Special Needs Shelters at Manatee Technical Institute and Nolan Middle School during disasters.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute 252.355 - Registry of persons with special needs; notice; registration program; and F.S. 381.0303 - Special needs shelters

Background Discussion
The Manatee County Division of Emergency Management in conjunction with the Manatee County Policy Group will be responsible for determining the need to open the Special Needs Shelter in the event of a disaster. The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County (Emergency Support Function 8 - Health and Medical) will be responsible for the shelter administration, operation, and logistical support of the Special Needs Shelter Program. It is understood that the Special Needs Shelter could be required to operate twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days a week for an undetermined length of time.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please email copy of signed MOU and signed resolution to Candace Kelly, Emergency Management, at candy.kelly@mymanatee.org (ext. 1667).

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Unknown - 0010007001 Emergency Mgmt or Storm Acct Key

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Unknown - When the Emergency Operation Center is activated and shelters are opened

Attachment:  MOU MC, FDoH in MC, SDMC.pdf
Attachment:  Response Memo to CAO Matter No. 2017-0174 dtd 5.11.17.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-17-048.pdf