Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 6, 2017
REVISED June 6, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #35

Ordinance 17-35 - Golf Cart Use, Terra Ceia Island


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Vishal S. Kakkad, P.E., PTOE, Traffic Design Division Manager, Ext. 7812

Action Requested
Adoption of Ordinance 17-35, amending Section 2-22-9 of the Manatee County Code; creating golf cart road designations within Terra Ceia Island; providing for codification, severability, and an effective date. 

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida State Statutes:  Chapter 316.008 - Power of Local Authorities

Florida State Statutes:  Chapter 316.212 - Operation of Golf Carts on Certain Roadways 

Background Discussion
  • At the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) regular meeting on September 23, 2014, the Board adopted Resolution No. R-14-52, Procedures and Criteria Relating to Designation of Public Rights-Of-Way For Operation of Golf Carts.
  • A request was initiated from local residents within Terra Ceia Island requesting golf cart operations on roads within their community.  In accordance with Manatee County Resolution R-14-52, the local community provided letters to the Public Works Department documenting over 67% support in the study area.
  • Pursuant to the Resolution and the residents' requests, the department collected traffic data and performed a field review.  Based on this, it was determined that the operation of golf carts may safely travel on certain public roads and streets within Terra Ceia Island.
  • Ordinance No. 17-35 is to create golf cart road designations on county roadways within Terra Ceia Island. 

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return a stamped copy of the agenda memorandum to Jeff Bishop (jeff.bishop@mymanatee.org), Public Works Department, Traffic Design Division, Ext 7815.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
1010020707 - Traffic Operations (Gas Tax)

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$4,000-Installation, $500/year Maintenance and Repairs

Attachment:  Ordinance No. 17-35.pdf
Attachment:  Response Memorandum to CAO Matter No. 2017-0218 dtd 4.19.17.pdf
Attachment:  Proof of Publication-Ord 17-35.pdf