Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 28, 2017
REVISED November 28, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #39

"The Board of County Commissioner's Annual Christmas Tour of Lights"


Contact and/or Presenter Information

William P. Steele, Transit Division Manager, William.Steele@mymanatee.org, (941) 747-8621, x7440

Chad Butzow, Public Works Deputy Director, Chad.Butzow@mymanatee.org, (941) 708-7432, x7432

Action Requested
Authorization of the Transit Division Manager to execute an External Room Reservation Agreement with the State College of Florida (SCF) for the 2017 Ted Nowosad Tour of Lights to be held December 15 and 16, 2017.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Comprehensive Plan, Intergovernmental Coordination Element, Objective 11.1.4 Efficiency in Service Delivery.

Background Discussion
The Ted Nowosad Christmas Tour of Lights is an annual event where Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) buses tour local holiday lights, using SCF as a base location. The event takes place over two evenings and is available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are asked to bring a donation in the form of toys or food in lieu of fare payment. The buses will start and end the tour from the SCF location. The Tour of Lights is scheduled for December 15 and 16, 2017, and SCF charges $80.00 for use of their bathroom facilities. Execution of the External Room Reservation application form and fee payment ensures that SCF bathroom facilities are provided for the Tour of Light participants and for the volunteers who collect gifts and non-perishable food items.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return the approved agenda item to William Steele, Transit Division Manager, (941) 747-8621 x7440, William.Steele@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$80.00, 435-0012000

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
One-time cost

Attachment:  Tour of Lights_SCF Reservation Agreement.pdf