Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 17, 2015
REVISED November 17, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #34

Adoption of Resolution R-15-165, Animal Services Advisory Board


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Robert Smith, Director of Public Safety, ext. 3511

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-15-165.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Ordinance 12-10

Background Discussion

The current enabling resolution for the Animal Services Advisory Board, Resolution R-00-80, was in need of an update to better reflect the advisory board process.

Animal Services Advisory Board members requested an update of the resolution and during one of their meetings discussed desired and needed changes to define the scope, roles, and responsibilities of the advisory board.

On May 6, 2014, an agenda item was discussed by the BCC relative to a revised resolution (R-14-39) but this item was postponed due to other animal issues occurring at that time.

Resolution 15-165 has been developed to provide for the purpose, membership, terms, and duties of the Board; to make related findings; repeal conflicting resolutions; and provide an effective date.  Updates were developed by staff and current board members with review by the County Attorney.

Substantive changes include:

  • Update to rules including duties of the Board, officers' term; conduct of the Board; staff responsibilities; and public comments at meetings.
  • Definition of membership of the Advisory Board.
  • Clarity on the Sunshine Act and the need for the Advisory Board to comply with same.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
The Resolution was prepared by Chief Assistant County Attorney Robert M. Eschenfelder.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return copy of signed Resolution by email to Robert.smith@mymanatee.org and joann.grace@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Animal Services Advisory Board Resolution (Final).pdf