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Tarpon Springs leaders to discuss city park rules

By Times Staff Writer
Published May 25, 2004

TARPON SPRINGS - Months after controversy erupted over gatherings in Dorsett Park, officials plan to discuss new restrictions on all city parks at tonight's City Commission meeting.

Officials say they hope to clear up some of the controversy over Dorsett Park by revising the city's park policy. Signs at Dorsett Park currently indicate that the park parking lot closes at 11 p.m. But city staffers say those signs should be replaced and the park should close at dusk like all other city parks.

Commissioners also will consider whether gatherings of 50 or more people constitute a special event requiring a city permit. Under the proposed policy, event organizers will be required to apply for the permit at least 30 days in advance of the event, carry $1-million in liability insurance and pay a $300 security deposit.

Tonight's commission meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 324 E Pine St.

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