Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 25, 2015
REVISED August 25, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #52

9:00 A.M. TIME CERTAIN - Designation of the Manatee County Historical Courtroom and Courthouse Grounds as "The R.B. "Chips" Shore Historical Courtroom"

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Mitchell Palmer
Ed Hunzeker

Action Requested
Motion to adopt Resolution 15-137

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statutes s. 125.01; Resolution 93-156

Background Discussion

Manatee County's longest-serving Clerk of the Circuit Court, the Hon. R.B. Chips Shore, passed away on July 29, 2015, at the age of 74.

In light of Mr. Shore's lifetime of contributions to the Manatee County community, history and the State’s judicial system, the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court requested that the County Commission bestow a special and rare honor upon Mr. Shore by naming the County's newly-renovated and re-dedicated historic courtroom and historical courthouse grounds in commemoration.

Manatee County Resolution 93-156 allows for the naming of a County facility or location for an individual on criteria including that the individual has “demonstrated integrity, contribution to the community, and patriotism.”

At the direction of the County Commission at its August 11th meeting, the County Attorney was directed to draft the required resolution.  That direction has been complied with by virtue of the attached Resolution 15-137.

The County Attorney's Office has advised that the County has complied with all procedural requirements contained in Resolution 93-156 associated with making this dedication, and that the Resolution is in sufficient legal form to be adopted.

The County Administrator also recommends approval of the resolution.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Executed copy shall be provided to the County Administrator and to the Circuit Chief Judge

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Honorary Naming of Historic Courtroom for Chips Shore RES.pdf
Attachment:  Response RLS 15-215 Renaming Historical Courtroom 1.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution 15-137 - Notice of Public Hearing.pdf