PUBLIC PURPOSE: The District was created by a Special Act of the Florida Legislature in 1980 to fund the purchase of surplus Pinellas County School Board property upon which the 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 a few 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 by clicking HERE. The only service provided is oversight of the SYAA operation of the field.
The District is governed by a Board of Seven (7) Commissioners, serving 4 year terms on an alternating basis, with 5 appointed by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners, and 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 entity, expiration date of the term of office, and email address can be found by clicking HERE. Click HERE for the Schedule of Meetings.
The District Boundaries, which take in a part of the unincorporated area of Pinellas County, the City of Seminole, and the City of Largo, can be foundHERE
NO TAXES or FEES are assessed any longer against anyone, The District operates on a government 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. Click HERE for copy of the most recent budget and HERE for State Reports
As the District has no regular staff or office location, all of its communications are run through it outside Staff Counsel
Timothy C. Schuler, Esq. who is also its Registered Agent
9075 Seminole Boulevard, Seminole, FL 33772