The October 2022 issue of On The Galt Mile has information important to all residents and businesses on the Galt Mile. Topics discussed in this issue 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.
Light Up the Galt – November 17 from 6-9 pm – tree lighting at 7 pm
Retirement of Our City Commissioner Heather Moraitis
Smoking and Vaping Ban on Fort Lauderdale Beach
Video of the Galt Mile and Its Beauty
Tracking Progress on Commission Priorities
In his latest newsletter, Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar discusses the qualifications for homestead exemptions and urges residents who have not done so, to apply for their 2023 exemption now. The deadline to file is March 1, 2023. If you are already homesteaded, there is no need to reapply, as you will get a renewal card next year.
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In his October newsletter, Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher shares his reactions to Hurricane Ian. Southeast Florida dodged a major catastrophe in late September, but our neighbors to the west and central Florida were not so lucky. The end of hurricane season is November 30 and as we witnessed, there is always an uncertainty of where these storms will make landfall. This is why everyone must be prepared before a major weather storm comes our way. Our County Administrator was in constant communication with administrations from the west coast. After assessing that Broward’s damage was minimal, we quickly mobilized to send assistance. He details all the assistance provided by Broward County. For more information on the County’s efforts and for vital hurricane preparedness information, visit Broward.org/Hurricane.
Broward County’s Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) will be hosting the 7th Annual Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE) October 19 and 20 at the Convention Center. This is a great opportunity for businesses big and small to learn about international trade resources and assistance, engage with leaders from more than 60 countries to sell products or services and learn from special sessions
With the housing crises continuing to burden our residents in South Florida, Broward County is making a greater effort to invite landlords that have vacant units to participate in the Project Home Again project. Project Home Again is an easy, convenient way for landlords to fill vacant units in Broward County with paying tenants while helping veterans, families and others rebuild their lives. And rent is guaranteed! All tenants are pre-screened, payments are on-time and security paid up front. As evictions continue to rise, this is a great way for landlords to help us give more residents a place to call home. For more information visit Broward.org/ProjectHomeAgain.
Libraries Overdue Fines: The Board of Commissioners approved an initiative that has eliminated late fines for library books, DVDs and other materials returned after the due date. Additionally, any existing late fines on current library cardholders accounts were cancelled. For more information visit Broward.org/Library.
In his latest newsletter, Marty Kiar clarifies that the Property Appraiser’s Office does not set your tax rates, collect property taxes, or determine how the tax revenue is allocated by local government. Florida law requires his office to assess all property based on the market data on January 1 of each year. The tax bill you receive this November from the Broward County Tax Collector is for the 2022 tax year. If you purchased your home in 2022 and the previous owners of your new home were entitled to and received Homestead Exemption or any other exemption on January 1, 2022, you may have inherited their exemptions on your 2022 property tax bill. Florida Statutes require these 2022 exemptions be removed for 2023 and the property be reassessed at the 2023 Just/Market Value. This will often result in an increase in your 2023 property taxes so it is important you apply for 2023 Homestead Exemption and any other exemptions for which you may qualify. If you have any questions regarding your Homestead Exemption or other tax-saving exemptions, please contact the Customer Service Department at 954.357.6830.
The newsletter goes on to discuss escrow adjustments based on your 2022 tax bill and you can pay your taxes through a quarterly installment plan offered by Broward County, where the newly approved 2022 exemptions will be applied to the 3rd and 4th installment payments.
The September issue of On The Galt Mile has important information for all residents and businesses on the Galt Mile. Topics discussed in this issue 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 issues contains the following stories.
Welcome to On The Galt Mile
Property Owners’ Get Advice on Deed Fraud
State of the City Address
City Aims to Improve Safety on Public Streets
Light Up the Galt November 17
Motorcycles/ATVs Racing on Our Streets
Vice Mayor Fisher’s September Newsletter – Great Information
In his September newsletter, Vice Mayor Fisher discusses the impact of King Tides on our area – important for those driving in various parts of Broward County. Residents and visitors are encouraged to monitor conditions and stay alert during these high tide times. Future expected King Tide dates have been predicted for October 8-11, October 25-27, October 28-29, and November 24-26. For more information, please visit Broward.org/resilience/localconditions.
Broward County’s FY23 Budget was adopted and the millage rate stayed the same for FY2023. For more information on the budget, visit Broward.org/Budget. Electric buses are become more common – 12 of the 413 buses are electric, and 46 are hybrid electric. This next year, an additional 26 electric buses will be added.