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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 24, 2019
September 24, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #53


Subject
Resolution Supporting the Florida Legislature’s Designation of U.S. 41 from the Manatee/Sarasota County Line to Tallevast Road as the “Sergeant John C. Baxter, Jr., Memorial Highway”

Briefings
Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Cheri Coryea, County Administrator, ext 3468



Action Requested

Adopt Resolution R-19-119.



Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 334.071(3), Florida Statutes

Background Discussion
  • Section 334.071, Florida Statutes, provides that when the Legislature designates a transportation facility for honorary or memorial purposes, the Florida Department of Transportation is required to place markers for the specified highway segment.
  • Section 334.071(3), Florida Statutes, provides that a city or county must pass a resolution in support of a particular honorary designation before the Florida Department of Transportation places the road markers.
  • The 2019 Florida Legislature has acted to designate U.S. 41 between Tallevast Road in Manatee County and the Sarasota County line as the “Sergeant John C. Baxter, Jr., Memorial Highway.”
  • Sergeant Baxter served the residents of Florida with the Florida Highway Patrol for 25 years.
  • Sergeant Baxter was a member of the 20th Recruit Class in Tallahassee from January 19 to April 8, 1961, and was subsequently stationed in Brooksville, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, and Bradenton.
  • On October 2, 1985, while assisting in the search for a suspect in four armed robberies, Sergeant Baxter was involved in an airplane crash in Manatee County.
  • Todays request will provide the local County honorary designation support needed to confirm this designation.


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records

Please send a copy of Resolution R-19-119 to mailto:nick.azzara@mymanatee.org.



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
N/A

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  Resolution R-19-119.pdf