Manatee County Government Administrative Center BCC Conference Room, 9th Floor 1:30 p.m. - January 14, 2014
January 14, 2014 - Work Session
Agenda Item #2

Display Racks on County Beach Property


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Carmine DeMilio, Parks Operations Manager, Property Management, ext. 8203; carmine.demilio@mymanatee.org

Action Requested
Work Session. No Action Required.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
The Parks Code (found at Chapter 2-24 of the County Code) does not provide specific regulation of the types of display/distribution racks in question. The only provision of the Parks Code arguably applicable is 2-24-8, which prohibits posting signs, distribution of handbills, circulars, or advertisements, and vending in County parks without a County franchise license. Florida Statutes 705.101 through Florida Statutes 705.104 provide the statutory scheme whereby a county government may obtain the lawful removal and possible sale or disposal of property abandoned on its property.

Background Discussion

To have initial discussion, provide a picture of the problems, provide a discussion of the legal and administrative limitations to regulation and enforcement, propose a general policy direction concerning uniform newspaper rack systems to attempt to address the concerns over the beach news rack placement issue.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
To be determined

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
To be determined

Attachment:  Modular Rack Locations.pdf
Attachment:  News Rack Ordinance Bradenton Beach.pdf
Attachment:  news rack white paper..pdf
Attachment:  13-279 Display Racks on County Beach Property.pdf
Attachment:  Photos - Unclaimed News Racks.pdf