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News for Our Galt Mile Neighbors

This first 2023 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.

Hear from Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis on his vision for the city.  Learn about the activities of Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner John Herbst as he helps sets the priorities for the city.  Review the activities of the Galt Mile Community Association for the past year with an annual report from President Fred Nesbitt.  Learn about the new proposed courthouse.

Keep in touch with Fort Lauderdale through the web and Facebook apps.

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Mayor Fisher Shares Updates in His February Newsletter

Broward County Mayor Lamar P Fisher shares important information for all country residents in his most recent newsletter.

Broward’s MPO and Broward County Receive a Safe Streets Grant of $5 million to develop a safety plan to reduce traffic fatalities. The Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program derived from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will provide $5 billion in appropriated funds over the next five years for regional, local and tribal initiatives nationwide. Additionally, Broward County will receive about $66 million in grant funds for resilient improvement projects. The funding will advance flood mitigation, infrastructure and other water management improvements.

 Broward County’s Port Everglades recently completed a study to add shore power to the Port’s eight cruise terminals. Shore power infrastructure enables ships to turn off their engines and connect to the local electric power grid. Therefore, reducing the engine exhaust gases from cruise ships running on-board powerplants while docked which contribute to air emissions.

 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will welcome two new nonstop services to Tel Aviv and London later this year.

Click here to read the full newsletter from Mayor Fisher.




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Commissioner John Herbst’s Newsletter

In his first newsletter of 2023, Commissioner John Herbst speaks about the goal setting workshop the city commission conducted in January.  Herbst called for the hiring of more police officers to address short-term rentals and panhandling at intersections.  His news letter also discusses plans for a new city hall and construction of the promised park at Lockhart Stadium.

Commissioner Herbst continues to welcome the input of individuals and our neighborhood associations. He has attended the Galt Mile meetings since his election.

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Mayor Lamar Fisher Looks Back at 2022 and Forward to 2023

Our county commissioner Lamar Fisher, serving currently as Mayor of Broward County, in the latest newsletter looks back at the achievements of 2022, and envisions what the future holds in 2023 and years beyond.

Mayor Fisher envisions our community making new strides, engaging every aspect of every community and providing the very best service to all. By implementing his 3 C’s plan: Communication, Collaboration and Community, he hopes to make sure every person, family, and business is thriving in Broward County.

Some of the projects discussed in the newsletter are the Port Everglades, 911 Call Center and transportation.  He also discusses the importance of conserving our coral reef.   The newsletter also details all the activities Mayor Fisher has participated in during the past month.

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Are Exculpatory Clauses Enforceable?

Community association boards and managers often ask their lawyers to create a document which will protect them if owners or other users of the association’s facilities are injured. The communities often intend to require users of the facilities to sign these documents as a condition of allowing them to use the facilities in the hope of minimizing the association’s exposure to liability. Many times, there are issues of whether owners and others have legal rights to use the facilities which preclude the association imposing such conditions, but, for purposes of this article, let us assume we get past those issues so we may consider whether such agreements are enforceable at all.

Click here to read the Community Association Law Newsletter article by Backer Poliakoff & Foelster, LLP.


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Marty Kiar Explains Two Homestead Exemption Renewals

In his latest newsletter, our Property Appraiser Marty Kiar explains an increase in the exemption amount for Widows, Widowers, Blind Persons and Persons Totally and Permanently Disabled from $500 to $5,000 per year.

Marty’s newsletter also details the Automatic Senior Exemption Renewals for 2023 and how to ensure your exemption is renewed.  This exemption is based on adjusted household income.

Click here to read Marty Kiar’s full newsletter.


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News for Our Galt Mile Neighbors

The December 2022 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.

Meet our new local elected officials:  Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner John Herbst; Broward County Mayor Lamar Fisher; and Florida State Representative Chip LaMarca.

Fort Lauderdale is listed in the top of the real estate market for commercial growth and development.

Track what is happening in Fort Lauderdale by going to several key websites.

To read the full issue, click here