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2022 Property Exemptions – It Is Not Too Late to Apply

Our Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar reminds us that it is not too early to apply for homestead exemptions for 2022.  In his latest newsletter, Marty reminds us that you can apply as late as September 19, 2022.

His newsletter also contains information about those deployed in the military overseas in support of military operations in 2021 are eligible for an additional exemption in 2022.

For more information, click here to read the full newsletter.


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Vice Mayor Moraitis Reports on City Priorities in Newsletter

Vice Mayor Moraitis reports on the city commission’s yearly goal setting for the city.  The commission’s goals include preserving public places and building new parks; public safety; infrastructure; transportation, traffic, resiliency, homelessness, historic preservations, and building a diverse economy.  She also reports on the priorities set by the Florida League of Cities during their action days in Tallahassee.  She ends the newsletter with pictures and stories about her activities out in our community.

Click here to read the full newsletter.


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Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher Reports on County Issues

Broward County Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher, in his February newsletter, reports on several issues important to us on the Galt Mile.  A major project for the advancement of our community and an extremely difficult question to answer has been whether the new commuter line that crosses the New River will do so by tunnel under the river or bridge over the river.  There is also an update on the proposed joint government center with Fort Lauderdale and Broward County.  The county administrator, Bertha Henry, is retiring after 22 years with Broward County.

Click here to read the full newsletter.


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Marty Kiar Provides Homestead Information Important to All

In his latest newsletter, Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar provides important information on homestead exemptions.  If you are a new homeowner or moved and you missed the timely deadline to apply for or renew any 2022 homestead exemption, you still have time. Applicants can late file for 2022 Homestead Exemption, Low-Income Senior Exemption, or any other exemption until September 19, 2022. Once the September statutory “late-filing” deadline has closed, the property appraiser’s office cannot accept any more 2022 exemption applications regardless of any good cause reason for missing the late filing deadline. The Florida Department of Revenue has set the 2022 Save Our Homes cap at 3%.  This Save Our Homes assessment cap limits increases to the Assessed/Save Our Homes Value for properties receiving Homestead Exemption to no more than 3% per year or the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) regardless of increases to the just value of the property.

To read Marty’s full newsletter, click here.



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Broward County Vice Mayor Fisher Reports on Many Issues

Our commissioner, Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher, in his January 2022 newsletter, reports on several issues important to the Galt Mile community.  He starts by stating, “The start of a new year is a great opportunity for all to reflect on the challenges of the past year, make goals for the new year and a plan to attain those goals. As we enter 2022, I hope everyone is pursuing their news year’s resolution by making healthy choices and staying safe as we continue to navigate through this pandemic.”

In his newsletter, VM Fisher discusses an update on COVID-19, redistricting (changing the boundaries of the commission district – we are still in District 4 with the same commissioner), commuter rail meetings, opportunities for small businesses, and the upcoming count of homeless individuals in Broward County.

To read the full newsletter, click here


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Automatic Senior Homestead Exemption Renewals for 2022

Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar reminds us about the renewal of senior homestead exemptions for 2022.  Beginning this year (2022), after the initial application approval, the Senior Exemption automatically renews each year unless the senior notifies our office that they no longer meet the income requirement for this exemption. People who received the Senior Exemption in 2021 and are still living at the same address do not need to send in a signed renewal card to continue receiving this exemption.  The Property Appraiser’s office will mail the Senior Exemption renewal information later this month with the annual income limitation set by the state of Florida.

To read more about senior exemptions, go to galtmile.com to read Marty’s newsletter.


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Rep Chip LaMarca Updates Us on Local Happenings

In his latest newsletter, Rep. Chip LaMarca discusses various issues facing our state that could be addressed by the state legislature when it convenes on January 11.  There are reprints of his articles in the Sun Sentinel 100 influential leaders as well as pictures from his activities in our community.  We thank Chip for participating in our dedication of Pio Ieraci Place on the Galt Mile.

Click here to read the full newsletter.


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Vice Mayor Moraitis Provides Year-end Report

In her year-end report to us. Vice Mayor Moraitis highlights the key activities and issues facing the city commission in 2021. Moraitis is very proud of all the accomplishments during the year including Inter Miami playing their first soccer match, reopening the War Memorial, International Swimming Hall of Fame, and Tortuga and the Boat Show returning to Fort Lauderdale.

As our city commissioner, we are thankful for all the assistance she provided us on issues directly affecting the Galt Mile and projects in the planning stage.  Heather and her staff, Melissa and Erica, are always available and helpful in all inquiries regarding the Galt Mile.  We are so fortunate to have her as our commissioner, proud she is the Vice Mayor, and look forward to 2022 with all the challenges we will face.

To read the full newsletter, click here.


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Vice Mayor Fisher Reports on Events Important to the Galt

Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher, our Broward County Commissioner, reports on many exciting events taking place in Broward County that are important to residents of the Galt Mile.  In his newsletter, he reports on the progress of the beach renourishment (replacing sand on our beaches) program and how it impacts the Galt Mile.  Port Everglades is extending a welcome to the Disney Cruise Line, resulting in an additional 10.6 million passengers yearly.  Broward County has embarked on a mission to attract more of the film and television industry to our community.  Fisher participated in the Foundation Celebration for the Nancy J. Cotterman Center (NJCC). The NJCC is Broward County’s only Certified Rape Crisis Center and Accredited Children’s Advocacy Center that helps those in our community who have experienced sexual violence, child abuse and human trafficking since 1977.  The newsletter also describes recent county actions on a number of issues.

Click here to read Vice Mayor Fisher’s newsletter.