Qualifying Period for November 3, 2015 City Election

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RESOLUTION 2015 – H

A RESOLUTION SETTING THE ELECTION TO FILL CITY COMMISSION SEATS NUMBER 4 & 5 IN THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS; DESIGNATING THE ELECTION FOR THE 3RD DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2015, SETTING THE QUALIFYING PERIOD; SETTING THE QUALIFYING FEES; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

WHEREAS, Section 4.05 of the Charter of the City of High Springs provides that regular elections of Commissioners shall be held on the same date as the regular state and federal general election; and

WHEREAS, Section 4.03 of the Charter of the City of High Springs provides that candidates for the Office of City Commission shall qualify by filing a written notice of candidacy with the City Clerk at such time and in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance; and

WHEREAS, Section 30-1 of the High Springs Code of Ordinances (as amended by Ordinance 2007-34), provides that the City Commission shall by separate resolution each year set the qualifying period for candidates running for City Commissioner, which qualifying period shall be at least 60 days before the election and shall be for a period of five business days from Monday through Friday; and

WHEREAS, Section 30-1 of the High Springs Code of Ordinances (as amended by Ordinance 2007-34) provides that the resolution adopted each year establishing the qualifying period shall be adopted no later than 30 calendar days prior to the established qualifying period, and further provides that the resolution shall each year establish the qualifying fee for candidates; and

WHEREAS, two City Commission seats (#4 & #5) are open for election in 2015.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HIGH SPRINGS CITY COMMISSION THAT:

SECTION ONE: ELECTION DATE. The City Commission hereby sets the election to fill two City Commission seats #4 & #5 on the 3rd day of November, 2015. The successful candidates shall serve a regular three (3) year term pursuant to the Charter of the City of High Springs.

SECTION TWO: QUALIFICATION. Candidates may qualify to run for election to the said City Commission seats by filing with the City Clerk of the City of High Springs during regular business hours, from Monday, August 17, 2015, through Thursday, August 20, 2015.

SECTION THREE: QUALIFYING FEES. Each candidate for the office of City Commissioner shall pay the required qualifying fee as prescribed in State election regulations.

SECTION FOUR: This Resolution shall become effective upon passage.

PASSED in regular session of the High Springs City Commission on this 9th day of July, 2015.

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