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City of Tarpon Springs

City of Tarpon Springs

No. 1 Charter Amendment

Increasing Exemption Threshold for Real Property Requirement and Requiring Referendum for Sale of Recreational Property

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently requires a voter referendum and approval by the affirmative vote of four members of the Board of Commissioners if the City wishes to purchase, sell, exchange, convey, or lease real property in any amount greater than $250,000. Shall the Charter be amended to increase the limitation amount to $350,000, but require a voter referendum for the sale of any city parks, recreational, or waterfront property?

Yes

No

City of Tarpon Springs

No. 2 Charter Amendment

Enumerating the Powers, Responsibilities, and Duties of the Board of Commissioners

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently lists the composition and powers of the Board of Commissioners. Shall the Charter be amended to include and accurately enumerate the powers, responsibilities, and duties of the Board of Commissioners, including the duty to maintain parks, improve streets and sidewalks, evaluate charter officers, review city policies, set a budget, act as the Community Redevelopment Agency Board, create boards and departments, and maintain the Anclote River?

Yes

No

City of Tarpon Springs

No. 3 Charter Amendment

Nonpartisan Municipal Elections and Correction of Spelling Error

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently provides for the terms of office, qualifications, and date of annual elections, but is silent as to the nonpartisan aspect of the City’s municipal elections. Shall the Charter be amended to clarify that all municipal elections in the City are to be conducted on a nonpartisan basis and to correct a spelling error of the word electors?

Yes

No

City of Tarpon Springs

No. 4 Charter Amendment

Interference with Administration of Charter Officers

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently prohibits the Board of Commissioners from directing and supervising City employees that are under the City Manager’s authority, but does not address employees of other charter officers which are the City Attorney, Internal Auditor, and the City Clerk and Collector. Shall the Charter be amended to prohibit the Board of Commissioners from directing and supervising employees of all charter officers?

Yes

No

City of Tarpon Springs

No. 5 Charter Amendment

Duties of Internal Auditor as a Full-time Employee of the City

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter is presently silent as to the full-time role of the Internal Auditor and does not enumerate the duties of the Internal Auditor. Shall the Charter be amended to require that the Internal Auditor be a full-time employee of the City and to enumerate the duties of the Internal Auditor, including the duty to audit City departments for compliance, develop an audit manual, and prepare and audit calendar?

Yes

No

City of Tarpon Springs

No. 6 Charter Amendment

Authority of the City Clerk and Collector to Hire, Discharge, or Suspend Employees

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter authorizes the City Clerk and Collector to hire, discharge, or suspend employees of the City Clerk and Collector’s Office in the Charter Section relating to the City Manager. Shall the Charter be amended to reflect that the City Clerk and Collector is authorized to hire, discharge, or suspend employees of the City Clerk and Collector’s Office in the Charter Section relating to the City Clerk and Collector?

Yes

No

City of Tarpon Springs

No. 7 Charter Amendment

Requiring the City Attorney or A Representative to Attend and Advise Quasi-judicial Board Meetings

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently does not require the City Attorney or a representative of the City Attorney’s Office to attend and advise quasi-judicial board meetings of the City. Shall the Charter be amended to require the City Attorney or a representative of the City Attorney’s Office to attend and advise all quasi-judicial board meetings of the City?

Yes

No

City of Tarpon Springs

No. 8 Charter Amendment

Residency Requirement for the City Manager, Department Heads, and Charter Officers

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently requires the City Manager and limited positions to establish legal residency in the City, and allows the Board of Commissioners to temporarily excuse the residency requirements for up to one year. Shall the Charter be amended to allow the Board of Commissioners to excuse department heads and Charter Officers from residency requirements for up to three years, but not allow an exception for the City Manager?

Yes

No

City of Tarpon Springs

No. 9 Charter Amendment

Prohibition of City Employees Selling Goods or Services to City

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently allows City employees to sell the City goods or services not in excess of $20.00. This section has been preempted by Section 112.313(3), Florida Statutes, which prohibits the sale of goods or services of any value by an employee to the City. Shall the Charter be amended to reflect Florida Statutes and delete language that allows City employees to sell goods or services to the City?

Yes

No

City of Tarpon Springs

No. 10 Charter Amendment

Amending Street and Sidewalk Investment Fund and Creating the Sidewalk Improvement Fund

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter created a street and sidewalk investment fund to support street, drainage, and sidewalk improvements. The Charter Revision Commission has determined that the funds could be better utilized to effectuate sidewalk improvements throughout the City. Shall the requirements of the Fund be amended to allow the Board of Commissioners to appropriate up to $100,000 annually for sidewalk improvements if it is matched from the City’s Capital Improvement Program?

Yes

No

City of Tarpon Springs

No. 11 Charter Amendment

Charter Revision Commission Advisory Opinion Regarding Charter Interpretation

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently allows the City Attorney to request from the Charter Revision Commission an advisory opinion concerning the interpretation of the City Charter. Shall the Charter be amended to allow the Board of Commissioners to reconvene the latest Charter Revision Commission to request advisory opinions regarding the interpretation of the City Charter when necessary?

Yes

No

City of Tarpon Springs

No. 12 Charter Amendment

Amend City Hospital Name and Clarify That it is City Owned Property

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently references the City hospital as Tarpon Springs General Hospital. The name has since been changed to Advent Health North Pinellas. Shall the Charter be amended to reflect the current and accurate name of the hospital (Advent Health North Pinellas), clarify that it is city owned property, and require the Charter section to be referenced in all leases and agreements with Advent Health North Pinellas?

Yes

No

City of Tarpon Springs

Referendum Question

Sale of City-owned Surplus Property for Appraised Value

Shall the City sell to Jesse Bozarth a 2728 square foot, parcel of city-owned surplus property adjacent to his property at 308 High Street for its appraised value?

Yes

No

Julie Marcus
Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections

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