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Establishing Restrictions on the Sale, Lease or Exchange of Town-Owned Real Property

The Charter provides for the unrestricted sale or lease of Town-owned real property. Shall the Charter be amended to restrict the sale, lease for a term in excess of three years or exchange of Town-owned real property unless approved by at least four members of the Town Commission and a minimum of 60% of Town electors voting at a referendum for any such sale, lease or exchange of Town-owned real property?

Summary Explanation:

Currently, the Charter allows for the sale or lease of Town-owned real property or land with only a simple majority of three Commission votes. This ballot question will amend the Charter and add protective language that requires any sale, lease of Town-owned real property for a term longer than three years or exchange of Town-owned real property to be approved by at least four Commission votes (supermajority vote) and then by a resident referendum vote of a minimum of 60% of Town electors.  This ballot question is binding and will make it more difficult for any elected commission to sell, lease or exchange Town land without resident approval by referendum.   

Town of Surfside Ballot Questions Community Meeting 

On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, the Town will hold a Town of Surfside Ballot Questions Community Meeting. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. and residents will have an opportunity to hear a presentation, as well as ask and receive answers to their questions. Residents can participate by logging into Zoom on the night of the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92248582377#success 

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