Site under Re-Construction
The District was created by a Special Act of the Florida Legislature to fund the purchase of surplus Pinellas County Schools property upon which the Seminole Youth Athletic Association (SYAA) had been operating youth sports programs for years, but was unable to fund the purchase of the property. The District was given limited ability to assess taxes for three years to accumulate the necessary funds, purchase the property, and enter into a management contract with the SYAA or any other association or organization whose programs are intended to serve the recreational needs of the residents of the District.
The full text of the Special Act (Chapter 80-584, Laws of Florida, as amended by Chapters 84-516, 86-445 and 97-225, Laws of Florida can be found here.
The District is governed by a Board of seven (7) Commissioners serving four (4) year terms each on an alternating basis with five (5) appointed by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners, and two (2) by the City Council of the City of Seminole. A list of the current Commissioners of the Greater Seminole Area Special Recreation District, their appointing authority, expiration date of their terms of office, and contact information can be found below.
The District Boundaries take in a part of the unincorporated area of Pinellas County, the City of Seminole, and the City of Largo
No taxes or fees are assessed any longer against anyone. The Disitrct operates on a FISCAL YEAR of October 1 to September 30 of each year. As the taxing authority of the District expired in 1983 and no new revenues are generated, the District is operating on a very limited budget, generally just enough to attempt to meet its statutory obligations as there is no ending date for its charter, yet it must maintain certain reports, conduct meetings, and incur other general operational expenses for infinity. Because of the lack of any income stream, and limited expenditures, no audit report by the State of Florida is required.
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The annual meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Greater Seminole Area Special Recreation District is the 3rd Wednesday of September in each year - SEP 16, 2020 - 7PM
at the SYAA Field
The Greater Seminole Area Special Recreation District is an Independent Special District (Government Entity of the State of Florida), and is NOT affiliated with the City of Seminole in Pinellas County, nor with Seminole County