Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 10, 2016
REVISED May 10, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #50

Building and Development Services Satellite Office - Ellenton

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Presenter:  John Barnott, (941)748-4501 ext 3887
Director of Building and Development Services

Contact:  Tammy Boggs, (941)748-4501 ext. 3817
Customer Service Manager

Contact:  Lacy Pritchard, (941)748-4501 ext 3827
Fiscal Analyst

Action Requested
Adopt Budget Resolution B-16-059 for the Building and Development Services Satellite Office.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

In February of 2016, the Manatee Sheriff's Office vacated their District III office in Ellenton in order to move out by I-75 and SR 64.  The property is owned by the State of Florida, but they have advised that we can continue to use it for governmental purposes.  Utilizing this facility as a satellite office for Building and Development service would allow us to greatly improve our service to our customers  and keep many of those customers from needing to travel to the downtown building.    We have surveyed those customers and an overwhelming 90% would welcome an additional office location. 

As building industry activity continues to set record numbers each year, there is a need for additional space to accommodate needed staff.  Building and Development Services staff is currently spread out over three floors of the County Administration Building and this would allow some of those staff to serve customers directly at the proposed facility.  There is no rental cost for the Ellenton location.  The availability of the Ellenton office would be an excellent fit for our industry, customers, and our staff.

Proposed costs to fund necessary improvements to the facility to accommodate staff are $332,736 and all funding would come from Reserves and operating costs in the Building Services Fund generated from user fees.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please send approved copy of the agenda memorandum and attachments to John.Barnott@mymanatee.org, Director of Building & Development Services

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$332,736 147-0990002

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  B-16-059 BDS Satellite Office.pdf