Commissioner Herbst’s newsletter focuses on the fact we are currently experiencing the 2023 hurricane season, which runs from June 1st through November 30th. NOAA is forecasting (70% certainty) that there will be 17 named storms (winds 39 mph or higher) this season. Of those storms, 5-9 are expected to become hurricanes, and 1-4 are predicted to develop into major hurricanes. He provides other helpful information on preparing for emergencies, and the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Quick Tips Guide for preparing for an emergency HERE.
The Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar mails the TRIM (proposed tax) Notices in August of each year. This is NOT a tax bill but shows your property’s 2023 Just/Market Value, exemptions, and proposed taxes as set by the various taxing authorities. The TRIM Notice is your opportunity to review your 2023 Just Value and ensure you are receiving all the tax-saving exemptions you are eligible for.
Marty’s newsletter goes on to answer some common questions: I Recently Applied for Homestead Exemption–Why Is It Not Showing on My TRIM Notice? I Had Homestead Exemption Last Year – Where Did My Exemptions Go This Year? I Am a Senior Citizen – Why Isn’t the Senior Exemption Showing?
Mayor Fisher’s newsletter focuses on the upcoming hurricane season. He also discusses the county’s response to Sargassum on our beaches and the dangers of flesh-eating bacteria associated with this beach issue. The newsletter goes on to talk about the economic engines in the county: Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale Airport. The newsletter cites many resources for county residents to gain information about important issues.
Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner John Herbst and State Representative Chip LaMarca provide some guidance for all residents as we go into the 2023 hurricane season. These two communications provide tips and resources that are important as we keep an eye out for a future hurricane.
Rep LaMarca, in his legislative newsletter, provides an update on the key pieces of legislation that were considered during the 2023 60-day session. The topics covered include the budget, infrastructure, health and agriculture and natural resources. He also discusses the tax-free holidays in Florida that were enacted and expanded upon during this session.
In his July 2023 newsletter, Broward Property Appraiser Marty Kiar discusses veterans with a service-connect disability and how to get an exemption on your property taxes. The disability exemption can be emailed to Marty’s office.
He also discusses helpful resources available to all of us. These include property owners needing proof of residency for school applications, sales in your condo/coop, and the importance of participating in the Owner Alert program to protect your property against fraudulent deed transfers.
Mayor Lamar Fisher, our county commissioner, reminds everyone about the County’s helpful hurricane preparedness resources. Make sure to visit Broward.org/Hurricane for all your hurricane preparedness needs. Other items of interest in the May 2023 newsletter include the new Film Lauderdale website to support the Film Commission that assist with film making in our county.
Other issues discussed are solid waste update, small business initiatives, and multi-billion-dollar Premium Mobility Plan (PREMO) which will forever improve the transportation landscape in Broward County. This transformational initiative will add over 200 miles of new premium transit services to its existing service network.
This issue of On The Galt Mile has information important to all residents and businesses. Topics help update residents and businesses about issues impacting them, as well as community activities and items of general interest. Read and enjoy this issue – and be looking for the next issue. The current issue contains the following stories.
Learn about LauderGo coming to the Galt Mile. Commission hires consultant to design the streetscape for Galt Ocean Drive. Electric vehicle charging stations on the Galt and North Beach Shoppes. Fire safety in our buildings as explained by our fire chief and fire marshal. CPR and AED training available to condos and coops. Finally, what is the Galt Mile Community Association?
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