Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 11, 2015
REVISED August 11, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #26

U.S. 19 Tiffiany Marie Olson Memorial Highway Request


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Sage Kamiya, P.E., PTOE, Deputy Director, Traffic Management-Public Works Department 941-708-7407 ext. 7425.

Action Requested
Adopt Resolution R-15-112 supporting the designation of US 19 from the US 41 interchange to Palm View Road as the Tiffiany Marie Olson Memorial Highway.

Authorize the Chairman to sign a letter requesting the support of Senator Bill Galvano to designate this section of US 19 as Tiffiany Marie Olson Memorial Highway.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

On May 19, 2015, Christine Olson appeared before the Board of County Commissioners to request US 19 be designated as a memorial highway from its interchange with US 41 and north to Palm View Road. The requested designation would be in memorial of her daughter, Tiffiany Marie Olson, who died in a traffic crash on December 7, 2005, on this section of US 19. Christine Olson began “TIFF – To Inform Families First” in memory of her daughter. This non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting emergency contact registration to help notify families in case of an emergency.

The Florida Department of Transportation's process requires the local agency request a memorial highway designation of a State Legislator who would agree with the dedication.  The State Legislator can either file a bill or amend the language of another bill to include a memorial highway designation.  Once the bill passes and is signed by the Governor, the Florida Department of Transportation will install the memorial marker signs if the local government supports the designation and installation of the signs.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return signed copy of documents to: alberta.yon@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  RLS 15-185 RenamingUS19.pdf
Attachment:  US 19 Olson Memorial Highway Resolution.pdf
Attachment:  Memorial Highway Designation of US 19 Request.pdf