Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto - Longboat Key Room 9:00 a.m. - September 29, 2020
REVISED - September 29, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #51

Adoption of Resolution R-20-129 Supporting the Designation of the State Road 64 and Pope Road/Greyhawk Boulevard Roundabout as the Chase Coyner and Matthew Powers Memorial Roundabout

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Staff Contact: Clarke Davis, Deputy Director, Traffic Management, Public Works, x7272

Action Requested
Adopt Resolution R-20-129.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 334.071, Florida Statutes
Senate Bill 78 (2020)

Background Discussion
On September 15, 2018, Chase Coyner, age 17, and Matthew Powers, age 15, lost their lives in a car crash at the intersection of State Road 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard on their way to homecoming at Lakewood Ranch High School.

During their 2020 session, the Florida Legislature took action to honor Messrs. Coyner and Powers by designating, upon its completion, the roundabout at State Road 64 and Pope Road/Greyhawk Boulevard in Manatee County as the “Chase Coyner and Matthew Powers Memorial Roundabout.”

Section 334.071, Florida Statutes, provides that when the Legislature designates a transportation facility for honorary or memorial purposes, the Florida Department of Transportation is required to place markers for the facility.  Section 334.071(3), Florida Statutes, provides that a city or county must pass a resolution in support of a particular honorary designation before the Florida Department of Transportation places the road markers.

Adoption of the proposed resolution will provide the County's support needed to confirm the designation and allow the State place appropriate markers.

Staff recommends adoption of Resolution R-20-129.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please send a copy of Resolution R-20-129 to nick.azzara@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Res R-20-129 for Memorial Highway Designation.pdf
Attachment:  CAO Coyner_Powers Memorial Response.pdf