VOTE: March 15th on a referendum Charter Change

VOTE: March 15th on a referendum Charter Change

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The qualified voters of the City of Madeira Beach will consider a referendum Charter Change related to the possible conveyance of City-owned property.  The related ordinances and resolution establishing the ballot language are listed below for public viewing.

The Madeira Beach City Charter currently reads as follows:

Section 1.7 – Limitation on exercise of powers. 

The sole and exclusive limitation on the exercise of powers of the City shall be that prior to the sale of any real property possessed by the City or prior to a conveyance by whatever means of an interest in lands possessed by the City which conveyance is for a term to exceed ten (10) years, the issue shall be submitted to a referendum vote of the electors of the City, at an election to be called by the Board of Commissioners of said City, and a majority of the votes cast shall be in favor thereof; and then and only then may the property be conveyed; provided, however, that the City shall have the power to convey public utility easements without submitting the same to a referendum vote of the electors of the City.

The referendum, as stated in Ordinance 2015-06, proposes the changes to Section 1.7 as follows:

Section 1.7 – Sale or conveyance of real property possessed by the City. 

A super majority (4/5th vote) by the Board of Commissioners shall be required prior to the sale of any real property possessed by the City or prior to a conveyance by whatever means of an interest in lands possessed by the City which conveyance is for a term to exceed ten (10) years.  Only a simple majority (3/5th vote) is necessary to convey public utility easements.

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