*Editor's note--Printed herein is the Charter of the City of Deltona, Florida, as adopted by Laws of Fla., ch. 95-498, and adopted by referendum on September 9, 1995, and effective on September 9, 1995. Amendments to the Charter are indicated by parenthetical history notes following amended provisions. The absence of a history note indicates that the provision remains unchanged from the original Charter. Obvious misspellings and punctuation errors have been corrected without notation. For stylistic purposes, a uniform system of headings, catchlines and citations to state statutes has been used. Additions made for clarity are indicated by brackets.
State law reference(s)--Municipal home rule powers, F.S. ch. 166.
This act, together with any future amendments thereto, shall be known and may be cited as the "City of Deltona Charter," hereinafter referred to as "the Charter."
The Legislature hereby finds and declares that:
(1) The Deltona Lakes area in Volusia County includes a compact and contiguous urban community amenable to separate municipal government.
(2) It is in the best interests of the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of this community to form a separate municipality for the Deltona Lakes area with all powers and authority necessary to provide efficient and adequate municipal services to its residents.
Incorporation of municipality and corporate limits.
There is hereby created in Volusia County, a new municipality to be known as the City of Deltona which shall have a Commission-Manager form of government. The Corporate boundaries of the City of Deltona, hereinafter referred to as "the City," shall be as described in section 9(1).
The City shall be a body corporate and politic and shall have all the powers of a municipality under the Constitution and laws of the State of Florida, as fully and completely as though such powers were specifically enumerated in this Charter, unless otherwise prohibited by or contrary to the provisions of this Charter. The City shall have all governmental, corporate, and proprietary powers necessary to enable it to conduct municipal government, perform municipal functions, and render municipal services, and may exercise any power for municipal purposes unless expressly prohibited by law. The powers of the City shall be liberally construed in favor of the City.
Budget & Appropriations
Dissolution of existing districts
This act shall take effect as provided herein only upon its approval by a majority vote of those qualified electors residing within the proposed corporate limits of the proposed City of Deltona as described in section 9(1), voting in a referendum election to be called by the Volusia County Council and to be held in accordance with section 13(1) and with the provisions of general law relating to elections currently in force, except that this section and section 15 shall take effect upon becoming a law.
Future incorporation efforts
Should this charter fail at referendum, the issue of incorporation for Deltona residents may only be brought to the voters by petition of 10 percent of the eligible voters within the Deltona Municipal Service District boundaries.