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The Board of Commissioners typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  Special Sessions and Work Sessions are scheduled as needed.  The agenda for upcoming meetings is posted below on the Friday afternoon prior to the scheduled meeting.  A list of future scheduled meetings appears below or click here for a tentative 2021 Public Hearing Schedule

Tarpon Springs City Hall Auditorium is now open to the public for meetings. Masks are strongly recommended per CDC guidelines for those that choose to attend the meeting in person. The public should enter through the main entrance on Pine Street.

The City broadcasts Commission Meetings live on YouTube and local cable affiliates and provides an archive of past meetings on YouTube. For the public unable to attend the meeting, comments may be emailed to or mailed to the attention of the City Clerk. Comments must be received no later than one hour prior to the meeting. The email must include your name, address and the agenda item your comments are referencing.

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Tuesday, July 27 2021 Regular Session

6:30 PM – City Hall Auditorium








  1. Stormwater Action Plan    Deferred to August 10, 2021 Regular Session



  1. Attorney’s Fees: Johnson Jackson PLLC Invoice 8085
  2. Special Events: Back to School Bash and Ecofest
  3. Award File No. 210180-N-JL Single Source Purchase of City Marketing for Cultural and Civic Services – Deferred to August 10, 2021 Regular Session
  4. Award Bid No. 210161-B-AM Golf Cart Leasing
  5. Authorize Execution of Quit Claim Deed with Easement Reservation from Duke Energy for Right of Way at Huey Avenue and Tarpon Avenue
  6. Authorize Execution of License Agreement with CG Nation, LLC – Name Change – Camp Gladiator
  7. Authorize Execution of the Sovereignty Submerged Lands Fee Waived Lease Renewal for the City Marina



  1. Award Bid No. 210162-B-JL Electric Motor and Pump Repair Services
  2. Increase File No. 210091-N-JL Single Source Purchase of Flowserve Pumps Parts and Accessories
  3. Renew File No. 160015-C-RA Dell Computers through Florida State Contract No. 43211500-WSCA-15-ACS
  4. Approve Sidewalk Improvement Program
  5. Authorize Execution of Agreement with the State of Florida for Grant to Develop an Adaptation and Resiliency Plan for the City’s Historic and Greek-town Districts
  6. Authorize Execution of Agreement with Pinellas County for Right of Way Transfers – Deferred to August 10, 2021 Regular Session
  7. Authorization for City Manager to Sign DR-420 Forms
  8. Settlement of Meres Crossing, LLC v. City of Tarpon Springs



  1. Resolution 2021-40 Application 21-67 Conditional Use for Restaurant – 227 East Lemon Street
  2. Resolution 2021-41 Application 21-84 Conditional Use for Gymnastics Training Facility – River Bend Village
  3. Resolution 2021-37 Approval of New Position and Job Description for Planning Department (Deferred from July 13, 2021 Regular Session)
  4. Ordinance 2021-13 Decreasing Water, Sewer and Reclaimed Rates for FY2022 (2nd Reading)
  5. Resolution 2021-43 Budget Resolution
  6. Ordinance 2021-08 Deleting Rules of Procedure from Code of Ordinances (2nd Reading)
  7. Resolution 2021-22 Adoption of Rules of Procedure



  1. Approval of Job Description for Future Sustainability Position – Deferred to a future Commission meeting – date to be determined
  2. Sister Cities Program:
    A. Adoption of Sister Cities Rules and Procedures
    B. Approval of Gifts for New Sister Cities
    C. Approval of Travel Expenses
  3. Appointments to the Budget Advisory Committee
  4. Appointments to the Library Board



Next BUDGET WORK SESSION Thursday, July 29, 2021

6:30 P.M. – City Hall Auditorium



Executive Summary-Proposed Budget FY 2022 as of 7-12-2021
Proposed Budget FY2022 as of 7-12-2021

Proposed Budget FY 2022 Presentation – 7/20/2021


Salary Survey 2022 – Summary of Findings
Salary Survey FY2022 Summary by Pay Grade
Salary Survey FY2022 Summary by Job Type
Salary Survey FY2022 Detail by Pay Grade


Staffing Priorities for FY22 Budget
New Position Request By Department – FY 2022

Work sessions are intended to provide opportunities for Commissioners to study issues, gather and analyze information and clarify questions.  No votes are conducted during work sessions.  These sessions are open to the public but are not the appropriate forum for public comment on the budget.  Two Public Hearings are scheduled for the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget: September 7 and September 15, 2021, at 6:30 P.M.

2021 Meeting Dates
All Meetings are at 6:30 PM at City Hall unless otherwise noted

January 7, 2021 (6:00 PM) Continuation of December 15, 2020 Regular Session
January 12, 2021 Regular Session and CRA
January 15, 2021 (3:00 PM) Continuation of December 15, 2020 Regular Session
January 26, 2021 Regular Session and CRA
February 2, 2021 Special Session / Town Hall Meeting on Homeless Issues
February 9, 2021 Regular Session
February 23, 2021 CRA and Regular Session
March 4, 2021 Work Session
March 9 2021 Regular Session and CRA
March 23 2021 Regular Session and CRA
April 6, 2021 Special Session
April 13 2021 – April 6 2021 Special Session – Continuation
April 13 2021 Regular Session
April 27 2021 Special and Regular Session
May 11 2021 Regular Session
May 25 2021 Regular Session
June 1 2021 Work Session
June 8 2021 Regular Session
June 22 2021 Regular Session
July 1 2021 Executive Session (3 pm City Hall 2nd Floor Conf. Rm.)
July 13 2021 Regular Session
July 15 2021 Special Session
July 17, 2021 Work Session (2-5pm @ SPC Tarpon Springs Campus)
July 27 2021 Regular Session
August 10, 2021 Regular Session
August 24, 2021 Regular Session
September 14, 2021 Regular Session
September 28, 2021 Regular Session
October 12, 2021 Regular Session
October 26, 2021 Regular Session

FY 2022 Budget Adoption Schedule (Tentative)

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 First Budget Work Session
Thursday, July 29, 2021 Second Budget Work Session
Thursday, August 12, 2021 Third Budget Works Session
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 First Public Hearing
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Second Public Hearing

Rules and Procedures for Commission Meetings

Work Sessions:
Work sessions are intended to provide opportunities for Commissioners to study issues, gather and analyze information and clarify questions. No votes are conducted during work sessions. These sessions are open to the public but are not the appropriate forum for public comment.

Public Comment:
No speaker shall have the right to address the Board of Commissioners for more than four (4) minutes on any particular item. Members of the public present at the meeting may donate their time to a speaker to extend the speaker’s time but such donation shall forfeit the donor’s right to speak. The speaker shall identify the persons who have donated their speaking time. Each donation shall extend the speaker’s time an additional two (2) minutes. In no event shall the speaker’s time be extended beyond ten (10) minutes of total speaking time. Any deviation from this rule must be approved by the consensus of a majority of the Board, but no vote need to be taken to waive this requirement. Each person addressing the City Commission as a body, and not to any member thereof. All speakers, including City Commissioners, shall be recognized by the Mayor. No person, other than members of the City Commission and the person having the floor shall be permitted to enter into any discussion, either directly or through members of the City Commission, No questions shall be asked to individual Commission members, except through the Mayor. Any person making a personal, impertinent or slanderous remarks, or who shall become boisterous while addressing the City Commission may be requested to leave the meeting and may forthwith be barred from further audience at the meeting.

Preservation of Order:
The Mayor shall preserve order and decorum, and shall prevent attacks on personalities of impugning of motives of particular members, and shall prevent digression from the question under discussion. The Mayor shall ensure that no boisterous conduct, such as cheering, clapping, or the like shall be permitted during debate. The Chief of Police or his or her designate shall be the sergeant-at-arms of the City Commission.

Appeals and Record of Proceedings:
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City of Tarpon Springs does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Interested parties should make necessary arrangements for the verbatim transcript in advance.

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities:
Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call (727) 938-3711 or fax a written request to (727) 937-8199.