Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 23, 2017
May 23, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #13

National Beach Safety Week - May 22-29, 2017


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Board of County Commissioners

Action Requested

Adopt Proclamation designating May 22-29, 2017, as "National Beach Safety Week" in Manatee County.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

The objective of National Beach Safety Week is to make citizens aware of the need to be safe while in and near the water with special emphasis on the hazards associated with Rip Currents.

Beach Safety Week stresses the following:  Learn to Swim; Swim Near a Lifeguard; Swim with a Buddy; Use Sunscreen and Drink Water; Obey Posted Signs and Flags; Keep the Beach and Water Clean; Learn Rip Current Safety; Enter Water Feet First; Wear a Life Jacket.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please forward signed Proclamation to Joe Westerman, Chief, Marine Rescue Division.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Public Safety Marine Rescue / 001.0007300

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Beach Safety Week Proclamation.pdf