Santa Cruz County

Agenda Item

Approve sole source and contract with Nathan Murray to track maintenance work and inspections related to patrol vehicles, equipment and Sheriff's Office grounds and facilities for an amount not to exceed $45,000, and authorize the Sheriff-Coroner to sign the contract, as recommended by the Sheriff-Coroner


Department:Sheriff-CoronerSponsors:Sheriff-Coroner Jim Hart
Category:SO - Board LetterFunctions:Public Safety & Justice

Board Letter

The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for tracking maintenance on our patrol vehicles. In the past, when we were located at the County building, deputies would park their cars at Fleet for required service. Due to our relocation, it is no longer practical as it requires another deputy be available to pick them up.


The Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for inventory control, inspection, maintenance and repair of the Sheriff’s Office equipment, and the grounds and facilities located at the 5200 Soquel Avenue campus. 


Due to the amount of maintenance and other work requiring tracking and inspection, we entered into a purchase order with Nathan Murray in April 2017. For the new fiscal year, the Sheriff’s Office has evaluated the amount of work that will need to be performed and recommends that we enter into a contract with Nathan Murray for an hourly rate of $32, not to exceed $45,000.


Mr. Murray is a retired Santa Cruz County Deputy Sheriff. Several of the duties and responsibilities essential for this position are unique in nature, require specific knowledge and necessitate certain expertise with law enforcement. Mr. Murray possesses such knowledge and experience.


We have discussed this contract with the Personnel Department and received approval to complete the contract. Sufficient funding is available in the Sheriff’s Office budget (GL 661100/61830).


It is, therefore, RECOMMENDED that the Board approve the sole source and contract with Nathan Murray for an amount not to exceed $45,000, and authorize the Sheriff-Coroner to sign the contract.

Meeting History

Nov 7, 2017 9:00 AM Video Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting
MOVER:Ryan Coonerty, Third District Supervisor
SECONDER:Zach Friend, Vice Chair, Second District Supervisor
AYES:John Leopold, Zach Friend, Ryan Coonerty, Greg Caput, Bruce McPherson