Vice Mayor Moraitis toured the Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress–home to the largest collegiate esports arena in the country, to learn more about the university and its tremendous impact within the esports landscape. There is no doubt esports is a rapidly growing industry, with numerous recreational opportunities for all ages. Providing recreation and a place of belonging is integral to a thriving community and I believe building a 15,000 square foot esports arena, holding about 500 people, on the second floor of the proposed community center at Lockhart Park, is the right fit for our city.
The office of Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar recently mailed over 776,000 TRIM (proposed tax) Notices to Broward County property owners. Florida law requires the property appraiser to assess every parcel of real and tangible personal property in Broward County as of January 1, 2021. The 2021 just values are based on the 2020 market data. The TRIM Notice you received shows your 2021 just value, exemptions you are receiving, and the proposed tax amounts as set by the various taxing authorities listed on the notice. It is important to remember the Property Appraiser’s Office does not set or collect taxes.
If you believe you are entitled to a Homestead Exemption or any other exemptions not shown on your TRIM Notice, you may still late file for any 2021 exemption until September 20, 2021. For a list of all the available tax-saving exemptions and to apply for exemptions online, please visit our website at https://web.bcpa.net/bcpaclient/#/Homestead or call us at 954-357-6830.
Eligibility guidelines for COVID-19 vaccinations
- As of March 29th, all individuals age 40 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
- As of April 5th, all individuals age 18 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
- As of May 13th, all individuals age 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
For Coronavirus information from the Florida Department of Health, call COVID-19, Call Center (available 24/7) at 1 (866) 779-6121, Email at [email protected] or Click here for What you need to know now about COVID-19 in Florida.
FDOH Broward: Broward County has partnered with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) to provide vaccination appointments. For more information or to view the current vaccination sites, Click Here. FDOH also has a COVID-19 Call Center that can be contacted 24/7 at 866-779-6121 or by email at [email protected]. The FDOH Broward website is http://broward.floridahealth.gov/.
Ocean Chemist Pharmacy: You can register to get your vaccination right on the Galt Mile at Ocean Chemist located at 3535 Galt Ocean Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 – call (954) 329-2690. Appointments are necessary. Click here.
Walmart and Sam’s Club Pharmacies: To register for an appointment at Walmart, Click Here. To register for an appointment at Sam’s Club (membership not required), Click Here. For a comprehensive list of participating Florida Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies, Click Here.
Winn-Dixie Supermarket: For more information or to make an appointment, Click Here.
CVS Pharmacy: For more information or to schedule an appointment, Click Here or call 800 746-7287.
Homebound Residents: For Homebound Residents who wish to schedule a vaccination appointment in their homes, please email [email protected] or Click Here to complete an online Survey (for assistance completing the survey, call 866-779-6121).
To obtain more information about these sites and read a comprehensive overview of Broward County’s response to this epidemic, please click here to read a report prepared by Eric Berkowitz, Vice President, Galt Mile Community Association. This document is updated frequently – so be sure to check it often.
For an expanded list of Broward vaccination venues, Click Here.
In his newsletter. he highpoints the fact we are reaching higher levels of our community members getting vaccinated. “This is wonderful news! I am excited and look forward to returning to in person meetings, events, and face to face interactions with my constituents.” As of April 26, 2021 approximately 1.3 million doses have been administered in Broward County.
On April 19, 2021, Broward County issued Emergency Order 21-01 which amends the Comprehensive Emergency Order to lift most capacity restrictions and sanitation requirements for outdoor activities.
Broward County continues to aid those in need through several Emergency Rent Assistance Programs.
Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar’s latest newsletter contains important information for all Broward County residents about the 2021 Property Exemptions, letting us know it is not too late to apply. He also discusses the portability savings and the fact it has been extended to three tax years. Finally, he reminds of about the special disabled veterans and military exemptions available to property owners.
Our city commissioner, Heather Moraitis, has been selected by her colleagues to serve as Vice Mayor of Fort Lauderdale. The Galt Mile Community Association congratulates her on her new title and we look forward to working with her on many issues of mutual concern to our city and neighborhood.
In her latest newsletter, Vice Mayor Moraitis states her excitement with the return of futbol – Inter Miami CF, which begins its season on April 18. They will be playing before a live crowd – so this is your chance to attend MLS right here in our city.
Our neighborhood welcomed Patrizia’s (3300 NE 32nd Ave) which is now open in Fort Lauderdale District 1. This is their first location outside of New York and we are so proud that they chose to be a part of the Galt Ocean Mile North Beach Restaurants and Shoppes family!
The Fort Lauderdale Air Show will take place over our beaches on May 8-9, 2021.
The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Marty Kian announced the Owner Alert – a FREE service designed to help you protect your property from scams or fraud by notifying you if a document is received by our office changing the ownership of your property. Property fraud is a very serious issue! Criminals can record fraudulent deeds transferring ownership and then try to mortgage, sell, or rent the property. Owner Alert helps stop these unlawful acts. Let’s work together to protect your home from possible fraud.
Subscribing to this service is quick and easy – simply visit the Property Appraiser’s website at web.bcpa.net/owneralert to register your property. There is no fee for this service and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Ownership records are changed based on deeds recorded with the Broward County Records Division and then provided to our office. BCPA has no legal authority to determine whether a deed is fraudulent. Once registered, Owner Alert will notify you if there is a change of ownership to your property and provide you with important information. If you have any questions about the Owner Alert notification service, please call (954)357-5579 or email us at [email protected]
District 4 Broward County Commissioner Lamar Fisher covers a number of topics in his March 2021 Newsletter. After announcing a new COVID-19 vaccination venue at Pompano Citi Centre, Fisher provides contact info for vaccination sites offered by pharmacies participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. He also provides homebound seniors with an email address to schedule vaccinations in their homes. The newsletter updates the planned Broward Beach Renourishment projects and how the voter-approved Broward Transportation Surtax is being implemented.
Fisher recommends we prepare for the impending hurricane season, as the 2021 season will be another very active and dangerous hurricane season. Fisher concludes with a review of recent County Commission actions affecting all of us.
Fort Lauderdale District 1 City Commissioner Heather Moraitis’ March/April 2021 Newsletter invites constituents to weigh in with lawmakers about two legislative proposals in Tallahassee. Moraitis recommends opposing a vacation rental bill that would clear the way to polluting residential neighborhoods with unrestricted “party” houses and take away control and regulations from local jurisdictions. She also affirms support for a bill that would empower local jurisdictions to prohibit smoking on local beaches. Moraitis thanks Statehouse Representative Chip LaMarca for lobbying on our behalf. These issues affect us all.
Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar announced a new Owner Alert program – a FREE service designed to help you protect your property from scams or fraud by notifying you if a document is received by our office changing the ownership of your property.
Property fraud is a very serious issue! Criminals can record fraudulent deeds transferring ownership and then try to mortgage, sell, or rent the property. Owner Alert helps stop these unlawful acts. Let’s work together to protect your home from possible fraud.
Subscribing to this service is quick and easy – simply visit the Property Appraiser’s website at https://web.bcpa.net/owneralert to register your property. You will need your Property ID# (which can be obtained on the site while registering) as well as your Florida driver’s license or Florida ID number to complete the registration. For the owner to register their rental property, there is an additional proof of ownership required. There is no fee for this service and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Ownership records are changed based on deeds recorded with the Broward County Records Division and then provided to BCPA office. BCPA has no legal authority to determine whether a deed is fraudulent. Once registered, Owner Alert will notify you if there is a change of ownership to your property and provide you with important information. If you believe a deed recorded on your property is fraudulent, this early notification allows you to notify law enforcement and stop scammers in their tracks. Your home is your most valuable investment.
If you have any questions about the Owner Alert notification service, please call 954-357-5579 or email BCPA at [email protected]