Manatee County Government Administrative Center Manatee Room, Fourth Floor 1:30 p.m. - July 27, 2016
July 27, 2016 - Work Session
Agenda Item #1

Proposed new County Noise Ordinance


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Assistant County Attorneys Geoffrey Nichols and Anne Morris, extension 3750.

Action Requested
This is a work session presentation, and no formal Board action will be taken.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Article II, Section 7, Constitution of the State of Florida

Section 125.01(1), Florida Statutes

Chapter 162, Florida Statutes

Background Discussion

At its regular meeting on May 24, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners approved the advertising of a public hearing for proposed Ordinance 16-08, regarding offensive noise.  Proposed Ordinance 16-08, if adopted, will serve to amend Chapter 2-21 of the Manatee County Code.

Later in the same Board meeting, pursuant to a 5 to 2 vote, the Board instructed the Office of the County Attorney to hold off on advertising the Ordinance until the Board could conduct a work session on the subject.   The requested work session occurs today.

The County Attorney's Office will lead the discussions, to include a discussion of the infirmities that are inherent in the existing ordinance as dictated by various court decisions.

It is anticipated that representatives of the Sheriff's Office, the State Attorney's Office and County Code Enforcement will be present for the work session to provide additional input, as deemed necessary.  Note that the newly-proposed Ordinance is a product of significant vetting as among all of the listed entities.

Copies of the current Ordinance and the newly-proposed Ordinance are attached. 

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
This is a County Attorney item.  The newly-proposed Ordinance was authored by the County Attorney's Office.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Not applicable.

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Not applicable.

Attachment:  Current Ord 13-005.pdf
Attachment:  Noise Ord 16-08 Final.pdf