Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 26, 2013
REVISED March 26, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #6

Safe Digging Month


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Board of County Commissioners

Action Requested
Adoption of a Proclamation designating the month of April 2013 as "National Safe Digging Month" in Manatee County, Florida.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
The Board of County Commissioners has the authority to adopt a proclamation.

Background Discussion
  • April  2013 has been designated as "Safe Digging Month" in the State of Florida by Governor Rick Scott.
  • This proclamation will bring attention to the importance of prevention of damage to the underground utility infrastructure through the calling of the 811, Sunshine State One-call of Florida, Inc., prior to digging. 
  • This proclamation will coincide with the statewide and national campaign in the radio and television media promoting the safe digging practices. 
  • This item is placed on the agenda at the request of  Sia Mollanazar, P.E., Deputy Director - Engineering Services, and Andy Fischer, Infrastructure Inspections Division Manager.  Andy Fischer currently serves as a member of the Board of Director's of the Sunshine State One Call of Florida, Inc., DBA, and widely known as Sunshine 811.
  • The proclamation will be received by Brian Dean, West Region Damage Prevention Liaison for Sunshine 811.  Mr. Dean serves the gulf coast from Lee to Citrus Counties.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please submit a signed copy to Sia Mollanazar, P.E., Deputy Director-Engineering Services, Public Works Department (sia.mollanazar@mymanatee.org)  

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
N/A - Proclamation

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Safe Digging Month - 03.26.13.pdf