Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 10, 2016
REVISED May 10, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #38

Golf Cart Use - Ordinance 16-27, Heather Hills Estates & The Village of Cortez


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

Action Requested
Authorization to advertise and set a public hearing on June 7, 2016, to consider adoption of Ordinance 16-27, amending Section 2-22-9 of the Manatee County Code; creating golf cart road designations within Heather Hills Estates and the Village of Cortez; 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 Heather Hills Estates and the Village of Cortez requesting golf cart operations on roads within their communities. In accordance with Manatee County Resolution R-14-52, the local communities provided letters to the Public Works Department documenting over 67% support in the study areas.
  • Pursuant to the Resolution and the residents' requests, the Department collected traffic data and performed field visits. Based on this, it was determined that the operation of golf carts may safely travel on or cross certain public roads and streets within Heather Hills Estates and the Village of Cortez.
  • Ordinance No. 16-27 is to create golf cart road designations on county roadways within Heather Hills Estates and the Village of Cortez.

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

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$9200-Installation, $1150/year Maintenance and Repairs

Attachment:  Ordinance No 16-27.pdf
Attachment:  CAO Memo Dated 03-28-16.pdf