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Section 10. Dissolution of existing districts.
(1) DELTONA FIRE DISTRICT DISSOLUTION: TRANSFER OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES; SERVICES; PERSONNEL; TRANSITION ORDINANCES.

The Deltona Fire District, an independent special taxing district created by Chapter 69-1707, Laws of Florida, shall cease to exist on December 31, 1995. From that date forward, the City shall have, exercise, and enjoy all rights, immunities, powers, benefits, privileges, and franchises now and formerly possessed or held by said Deltona Fire District. Pursuant thereto:

(a) Transfer of assets and liabilities. The assets, liabilities, and written contracts of the Deltona Fire District, including all rights, obligations, duties, and relationships now existing by law or agreement between the special district and other governmental units, shall be unaffected and shall remain in full force and effect and shall become those of the City of Deltona. All rights, claims, actions, orders, and all contracts between the special district and district personnel, and all legal or administrative proceedings involving the district, shall continue in full force and effect under the jurisdiction of the City of Deltona.

(b) Services.

1. To the extent not inconsistent with this Charter, all resolutions and policies of the Deltona Fire District shall remain in effect until amended, revised, or repealed by the City Commission.

2. Fire protection and emergency technician services shall thereafter be a function of the City of Deltona, specifically the Deltona Fire Department, under the jurisdiction of the City.

(c) Personnel. Employees of the Fire District shall become employees of the City, and all rights as to vacation, sick leave, pay grades, retirement, and insurance shall be preserved until such time as merit rules, regulations, and personnel procedures have been established by the City. The Deltona Fire District pension board shall remain in effect until such time as the City establishes a new pension board consistent with the rules, regulations, and personnel procedures that have been established by the City for fire personnel.

(d) [Repeal of state law.] Chapters 69-1707, 73-646, 83-533, 84-538 and 90-415, Laws of Florida, relating to the Deltona Fire District are hereby repealed.

Red text indicates new language as approved by Deltona voters at the General Election held on November 4, 2008 ( 5 of 8 proposed Charter amendments approved by the voters).


 
 
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