Manatee County BCC Resolutions related to COVID-19 Emergency

Active Resolutions

Resolution No. R-20-064Accepting Grant Funds from Dept of Health and Human Services as part of the CARES Act
Current Status: Active 
Effective: 5/5/2020
Original Expiry Date: NA
Extension Expiry Date: NA

Manatee County accepts the grant award of $347,563.12 from the Department of Health and Human Services related to the CARES Act (relief funds to hospitals and other healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response). The County Administrator or her designee is authorized to execute all appropriate documents required for receipt of the grant award. 

Resolution No. R-20-056 Reaffirming Local Emergency and Amending Curfew
Current Status: Active (excluding curfew)
Effective: 4/10/2020
Original Expiry Date: 4/17/2020
Extension Expiry Date: 4/21/2020 (Curfew rescinded)

Local Emergency remain in effect. Continues curfew (11 pm to 5 am) for all of Manatee County. All pedestrian and vehicular movement, standing and parking, except for persons engaged in Essential Services or Essential Activities, defined in the Governor’s Exec Order 20-91, are prohibited during curfew hours. Gatherings of ten or more people that do not constitute Essential Services or Essential Activities are prohibited.

Resolution No. R-20-045 Declaring a  State of Emergency Related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019
Current Status: Active
Effective: 3/24/2020
Original Expiry Date: 3/31/2020
Extension Expiry Date: See R-20-056

Declares a state of local emergency (initially declared on March 16, 2020 in R-20-041) due to the imminent threat of a disaster emergency caused by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), effective immediately for all territory within the legal boundaries of Manatee County. Board of County Commissioners (BCC) is empowered to extend the period of the Local Emergency in 7-day increments, by memorandum, with ratifications in any event by the BCC as soon as is practicable at a regular or special meeting. The Director of Public Safety has authority to implement disaster emergency plans. During the Local Emergency declared herein, the County Administrator, County Attorney and the Clerk of Court are authorized to exercise all powers delegated to them pursuant to Resolution No. R-09-161

Previous Resolutions

Resolution No. R-20-053: Reaffirming Local Emergency and Establishing Curfew
Current Status : Superseded by R-20-056
Effective: 4/3/2020
Original Expiry Date: 4/10/2020
Extension Expiry Date: N/A

Resolution R-20-053 establishes a curfew (11 pm to 5 am), effective immediately, for all of Manatee County (with some exceptions). Gatherings of ten or more people that do not constitute Essential Services or Essential Activities are prohibited. This includes all publicly property and spaces, and all privately owned property (excepting the interior space of residences) within Manatee County, including all municipalities excepting the Town of Longboat Key.

Resolution No. R-20-041: Declaring a State of Local Emergency Related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019
Current Status: Superseded by R-20-045
Effective: 3/16/2020
Original Expiry Date: 3/23/2020
Extension Expiry Date: N/A

Resolution R-20-041 declares a state of local emergency due to the imminent threat of a disaster emergency caused by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), effective immediately for all territory within the legal boundaries of Manatee County. The resolution waives some procedures and formalities required by law and delegates authority to the Director of Public Safety to implement disaster emergency plans, agreements, documents. During the period of the Local Emergency declared herein, the County Administrator, County Attorney and the Clerk of Court are authorized to exercise all powers delegated to them pursuant to R-09-161.

 


Resolution No. R-20-046 Declaring State of Emergency Related to Drought Conditions; "Burn Ban"
Current Status: Inactive 
Effective: 3/24/2020
Original Expiry Date: 3/31/2020
Extension Expiry Date: 4/28/2020

During the state of local emergency, the use, ignition or discharge of items containing “explosive compounds”; “fireworks”; sparklers; items using or containing any amount of pyrotechnic composition; flares; open burning; and campfires shall be prohibited throughout Manatee County during the period of local emergency and any extensions thereof. Exceptions: use of outdoor cookers or grills as long as they are attended by a responsible adult at all times the unit is burning, cooking or otherwise in use; agricultural, silvicultural or land clearing burn that has been authorized by the Florida Forest Service, with sufficient fire suppression equipment and personnel on site; properly permitted public fireworks displays with adequate fire suppression equipment and personnel on site; and flares discharged over the Gulf of Mexico.