Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 29, 2014
REVISED July 29, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #30

Hardee Correctional Inmate Contract


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Charlie Hunsicker, Director

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to execute Amendment #1 to Florida Department of Corrections contract WS872, extending contract for one additional year.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion
  • With the Parks & 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 October 22, 2013, Work Squad Contract #WS872 between the Florida Department of Corrections and Manatee County Board of Commissioners was executed.
  • The contract provides for dedicated inmate labor work squads for one year, with an option to renew for one additional year, to provide land management services on county managed lands under the supervision of the Department of Corrections.
  • Staff recommends extending Contract WS872 for one additional year.

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 executed original contracts to Jayne Roberts, Parks & Natural Resources, for transmittal to the Florida Department of Corrections.

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

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  WS872 Amendment #1.pdf