Petitioning Pinellas County Commison

Transfer Ownership of the Seminole Water Tower to the City of Seminole

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The Seminole Water Tower is a beautiful structure located at the heart of our city, it stands as one of our only points of cultures, landmarks and pieces of public art. For years the Tower has stood over our city as the only true and identifiable piece of our skyline for years.

However, the Tower, and the public park that it is located in, are owned by Pinellas County, not the City of Seminole. The tower has also not been functioning for many years. For this reason, the County sees fit to have the tower demolished, regardless of its cultural significance, beauty or status of being one of our cities only identifying landmarks. Our Mayor, Leslie Waters, and our City Council have asked the county to transfer ownership of the park to the City so that we may maintain the park and keep the Tower. The County, however, will only sell us the park for tens of thousands of dollars of tax payer money. This is unacceptable and the City Council has ruled this out. It is unfair to demand taxpayer money to sell a park to citizens who have already paid to have the tower maintained.

For many residents of Seminole, both lifelong and newcomers, the Tower has always stood tall and proud over our city, and that pride spreads and resonates with its citizens. To tear it down would tear down many people's pride for their city. It would deprive future generations the same pride and love that we have felt. We cannot stand idly by and watch our cities only cultural landmark be destroyed.

By sigining this petition, you are asking the Pinellas County Commission to transfer, not sell, the Seminole Water Tower to the City of Seminole.

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