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June 23, 2016 Legals

PROPOSED
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 

TO BE VOTED ON
AUGUST 30, 2016

NOTICE OF ELECTION

I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on August 30, 2016, for the ratification or rejection of a proposed revision to the constitution of the State of Florida.

Proposed constitutional amendments No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, and No. 5 will appear on the November 8, 2016 General Election Ballot

NO. 4

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4

ARTICLE XII, SECTION 34

(LEGISLATIVE)

Ballot Title:

SOLAR DEVICES OR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE DEVICES; EXEMPTION FROM CERTAIN TAXATION AND ASSESSMENT.

Ballot Summary:

Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general law, to exempt from ad valorem taxation the assessed value of solar or renewable energy source devices subject to tangible personal property tax, and to authorize the Legislature, by general law, to prohibit consideration of such devices in assessing the value of real property for ad valorem taxation purposes. This amendment takes effect January 1, 2018, and expires on December 31, 2037.

Full Text:

ARTICLE VII

FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 3.  Taxes; exemptions.—

(a)  All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such portions of property as are used predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general law from taxation.

(b)  There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars.

(c)  Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an existing business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be specified by general law. The period of time for which such exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law.

(d)  Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law. The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by general law.

(e)  By general law and subject to conditions specified therein:,

(1)  Twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of property subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation.

(2)  The assessed value of solar devices or renewable energy source devices subject to tangible personal property tax may be exempt from ad valorem taxation, subject to limitations provided by general law.

(f)  There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real property dedicated in perpetuity for conservation purposes, including real property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or by other perpetual conservation protections, as defined by general law.

(g)  By general law and subject to the conditions specified therein, each person who receives a homestead exemption as provided in section 6 of this article; who was a member of the United States military or military reserves, the United States Coast Guard or its reserves, or the Florida National Guard; and who was deployed during the preceding calendar year on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature shall receive an additional exemption equal to a percentage of the taxable value of his or her homestead property. The applicable percentage shall be calculated as the number of days during the preceding calendar year the person was deployed on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature divided by the number of days in that year.

SECTION 4.  Taxation; assessments.—By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided:

(a)  Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida’s aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use.

(b)  As provided by general law and subject to conditions, limitations, and reasonable definitions specified therein, land used for conservation purposes shall be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use.

(c)  Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be exempted from taxation.

(d)  All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided in this subsection.

(1)  Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on January 1st of each year; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:

a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.

b.  The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

(2)  No assessment shall exceed just value.

(3)  After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.

(4)  New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change as provided in this subsection.

(5)  Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.

(6)  In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law.

(7)  The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall be held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this amendment.

(8)a.  A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either of the two years immediately preceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as follows:

1.  If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.

2.  If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.

b.  By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the legislature shall provide for application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person.

(e)  The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.

(f)  A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner’s spouse if at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following:

(1)  The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property.

(2)  Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.

(g)  For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as defined by general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) shall change only as provided in this subsection.

(1)  Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year.

(2)  No assessment shall exceed just value.

(3)  After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.

(4)  Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.

(h)  For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) and (g) shall change only as provided in this subsection.

(1)  Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year.

(2)  No assessment shall exceed just value.

(3)  The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.

(4)  The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.

(5)  Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.

(i)  The legislature, by general law and subject to conditions specified therein, may prohibit the consideration of the following in the determination of the assessed value of real property used for residential purposes:

(1)  Any change or improvement to real property used for residential purposes made to improve for the purpose of improving the property’s resistance to wind damage.

(2)  The installation of a solar or renewable energy source device.

(j)(1)  The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based upon the current use of the property:

a.  Land used predominantly for commercial fishing purposes.

b.  Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable.

c.  Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public.

d.  Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial fishing facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities.

(2)  The assessment benefit provided by this subsection is subject to conditions and limitations and reasonable definitions as specified by the legislature by general law.

ARTICLE XII

SCHEDULE

SECTION 34.  Solar devices or renewable energy source devices; exemption from certain taxation and assessment.—This section, the amendment to subsection (e) of Section 3 of Article VII authorizing the legislature, subject to limitations set forth in general law, to exempt the assessed value of solar devices or renewable energy source devices subject to tangible personal property tax from ad valorem taxation, and the amendment to subsection (i) of Section 4 of Article VII authorizing the legislature, by general law, to prohibit the consideration of the installation of a solar device or a renewable energy source device in determining the assessed value of real property for the purpose of ad valorem taxation shall take effect on January 1, 2018, and shall expire on December 31, 2037. Upon expiration, this section shall be repealed and the text of subsection (e) of Section 3 of Article VII and subsection (i) of Section 4 of Article VII shall revert to that in existence on December 31, 2017, except that any amendments to such text otherwise adopted shall be preserved and continue to operate to the extent that such amendments are not dependent upon the portions of text which expire pursuant to this section.

Publish June 23 and July 21, 2016

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ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL PROPUESTA SOBRE LAS

QUE SE VOTARÁ EL 30 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016

AVISO DE ELECCIÓN

Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notifico que se llevarán a cabo elecciones en cada condado de la Florida, el 30 de agosto del 2016, para la aprobación o el rechazo de una propuesta modificación de la constitución del Estado de la Florida.

Propuesto enmiendas constitucionales N° 1, N° 2, N°  3, y N° 5 aparecerá el 8 de noviembre de 2016 Boleta Elección General

N° 4

ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL

ARTÍCULO VII, SECCIONES 3 Y 4

ARTÍCULO XII, SECCIÓN 34

(LEGISLATIVO)

Título de la boleta:

DISPOSITIVOS SOLARES O DISPOSITIVOS DE FUENTE DE ENERGÍA RENOVABLE; EXENCIÓN DE CIERTOS IMPUESTOS Y TASACIONES.

Resumen de la boleta:

Se propone una enmienda a la Constitución del Estado para autorizar a la Legislatura, por ley, sobre la exención del impuesto ad valorem sobre la tasación del valor de los dispositivos solares o fuente de energía renovable sujetos al impuesto de la propiedad personal tangible, y para a autorizar a la Legislatura, por ley, a prohibir la consideración de tales dispositivos para calcular el valor de los bienes inmuebles con fines de tributación del impuesto ad valorem. Esta enmienda entra en vigor el 1° de enero de 2018 y expira el 31 de diciembre de 2037.

Texto completo:

ARTÍCULO VII

FINANZAS Y TRIBUTACIÓN

SECCIÓN 3.  IMPUESTOS; exenciones.—

(a)  Todos los bienes que sean propiedad de la municipalidad  y de utilización exclusiva para propósitos municipales o públicos deben ser exentos de impuestos. Si la municipalidad tiene una propiedad fuera del municipio, puede ser exigida, por la ley, del pago de la unidad impositiva en la cual la propiedad está situada. Si esta propiedad se utiliza con propósitos educativos, literarios, científicos, religiosos o de caridad, predominantemente, pueden, por ley, estar exentos de impuestos.

(b)  Habrá exención impositiva de manera acumulativa para cada jefe de familia que resida en este estado, en lo concerniente a los artículos del hogar y efectos personales, hasta un valor establecido por ley, que no será menor a mil dólares, y para cada viuda o viudo o persona con ceguera o discapacidad total permanente, en lo referido a la propiedad hasta un valor fijado por ley que no será menor a 500 dólares.

(c)  Cada condado o municipalidad puede, a los efectos de su propia exacción impositiva y sujeto a las provisiones de este inciso y de la ley, conceder una exención del impuesto ad valorem a los nuevos empresarios o a las expansiones de los negocios ya existentes, para conceder un desarrollo comunitario y económico, tal como es definido por ley. Dicha exención sólo puede concederse por ordenanza del condado o de la municipalidad, luego de la votación de sus electores a través de un referéndum que autorice a las autoridades a adoptar dicha ordenanza. Esta exención concedida debe aplicarse a la mejora de los bienes inmuebles hechos por o para el uso de los nuevos empresarios, a la mejora de los bienes inmuebles relacionados con la expansión de un negocio ya existente y a la propiedad personal tangible de tales nuevos negocios y bienes personales tangibles relacionados con la expansión de los negocios existentes. Los montos o los límites de los montos de dicha exención deben ser especificados por ley. El período de tiempo por el cual la exención puede ser concedida a un nuevo negocio o a la expansión de uno ya existente debe estar determinado por ley. La autoridad que concede la exención debe expirar luego de diez años de la fecha de aprobación de los electores del condado o la municipalidad, y puede ser renovada a través de un referéndum, tal como está previsto por ley.

(d)  Todo condado o municipalidad puede, a los efectos de su propia recaudación impositiva y sujeto a las previsiones de este inciso y de la ley, otorgarle una exención al impuesto ad valorem a los dueños de propiedades históricas con el objetivo de la preservación histórica. Esta exención puede ser otorgada sólo por la ordenanza del condado o la municipalidad. Los montos o los límites de los montos de esta exención y los requerimientos para que las propiedades sean seleccionadas, deben estar especificados por ley. El período de tiempo por el cual esta exención puede ser otorgada a los dueños de las propiedades debe estar determinado por ley.

(e)  Por ley y de acuerdo a las condiciones especificadas en el presente:,

(1)  Veinticinco mil dólares del valor de tasación de la propiedad sujeta al impuesto a la propiedad personal tangible estarán exentos del impuesto ad valorem.

(2)  El valor de tasación de los dispositivos solares o de una fuente de energía renovable sujetos al impuesto a la propiedad personal tangible pueden estar exentos del impuesto ad valorem, sujeto a las limitaciones provistas por ley.

(f)  Se concederá una exención al impuesto ad valorem a los bienes inmuebles dedicados a perpetuidad a la conservación, incluyendo bienes inmuebles como espacios de conservación a perpetuidad o con otros objetivos de conservación, tal como es definido por ley.

(g)  Por ley y sujeto a las condiciones especificadas aquí, las personas que reciben una exención sobre su propiedad, tal como está previsto en el inciso 6 de este artículo, son: quien fue miembro del Ejército de los Estados Unidos o parte de la reserva, Guardacostas de los Estados Unidos o sus reservas, miembros de la Guardia Nacional de Florida, y quien estuvo sirviendo activamente durante el calendario anterior por fuera del suelo estadounidense, Alaska, o Hawái, en apoyo a las actividades militares designadas por el legislativo; deben recibir una exención adicional que sea equivalente al porcentaje del valor impositivo de su propiedad de vivienda. El porcentaje aplicable debe ser calculado a través del número de días del calendario anterior que esa persona estuvo en servicio activo por fuera del suelo de Estados Unidos, Alaska o Hawái, en apoyo a las operaciones militares designadas por el legislativo, dividido el número de días de ese año.

Sección 4.  Tributación; tasaciones.—Por ley, las regulaciones deben asegurar la valoración de mercado de todas las propiedades para el impuesto ad valorem, provisto:

(a)  La tierra agrícola, zona de recarga de los acuíferos de Florida, o la tierra utilizada exclusivamente con fines recreativos no comerciales puede ser clasificada por ley y tasada únicamente sobre la base de su naturaleza o su uso.

(b)  Según lo provisto por la ley y sujeto a las condiciones, limitaciones y definiciones razonables especificadas en este documento, la tierra utilizada con fines de conservación debe ser clasificada por ley y tasada únicamente sobre la base de su naturaleza o uso.

(c)  En conformidad con la ley, la propiedad personal tangible disponible como existencias para la venta comercial o ganadera puede ser valuada para su tributación a un porcentaje específico de su valor, puede ser clasificada con efectos impositivos o puede estar exenta de impuestos.

(d)  Todas las personas con derecho a una exención de bienes de familia bajo el inciso 6 de este artículo deben hacer tasar sus bienes familiares a su valor de mercado a partir del 1° de enero del año siguiente a la fecha efectiva de esta enmienda. Esta tasación puede cambiar únicamente de acuerdo a lo estipulado en este inciso.

(1)  Las tasaciones sujetas a este inciso deben modificarse anualmente, el 1° de enero de cada año; pero esos cambios en las tasaciones no pueden exceder el más bajo de los siguientes:

a.  Tres por ciento (3%) de la tasación del año anterior.

b.  El cambio porcentual en el Índice de Precios del Consumidor para todos los consumidores urbanos, el promedio de las ciudades de Estados Unidos, todos los ítems 1967=100, o los reportes sucesivos para el calendario anterior inicialmente informados por el Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos, Oficina de Estadísticas Laborales.

(2)  Las tasaciones no pueden exceder su valor de mercado.

(3)  Tras un cambio de dueño, como es provisto por la ley, los bienes de familia deben ser tasados a su valor de mercado al 1° de enero del siguiente año, a menos que se apliquen las previsiones del inciso (8). En lo sucesivo, la vivienda debe ser tasada como está previsto en este inciso.

(4)  Los nuevos bienes de familia deben ser tasados a su valor de mercado a partir del 1° de enero al año siguiente al establecimiento de la propiedad, a menos que se apliquen las previsiones del inciso (8). Esa tasación sólo debe modificarse según está previsto en este inciso.

(5)  Los cambios, las adiciones, las reducciones o las mejoras sobre la propiedad deben ser tasadas como está previsto en la ley; siempre y cuando, luego del ajuste por los cambios, las adiciones, las reducciones o las mejoras sean tasadas como está indicado en este inciso.

(6)  En el caso de que finalice su calificación como vivienda, la propiedad debe ser tasada como contempla la ley.

(7)  Las previsiones de esta enmienda son disociativas. Si alguna de las previsiones de esta enmienda puede ser considerada inconstitucional por cualquier juzgado de jurisdicción competente, la decisión de esa corte no debe afectar o impedir las previsiones restantes de la enmienda.

(8)a.  Una persona que tiene una nueva propiedad partir del 1° de enero de 2009 o de cualquier año posterior y que ha recibido una exención de impuestos a la propiedad de acuerdo a la Sección 6 de este Artículo a partir del 1° de enero o en cualquiera de los dos años anteriores a la posesión de la nueva propiedad, tiene derecho a que sea tasada a un monto menor al de su valor de mercado. Si esta revisión es aprobada en enero de 2008, una persona con una nueva propiedad a partir del 1° de enero de 2008, tiene derecho a que la tasación de aquella sea menor a la de su valor de mercado sólo si esa persona recibió una exención para la propiedad el 1° de enero de 2007. El valor de tasación de las nuevas propiedades debe estar determinado por lo siguiente:

1.  Si el valor de mercado de la nueva propiedad es mayor o igual al de la anterior a partir del 1° de enero del año en el que la propiedad anterior fue dejada, el valor de tasación de la nueva debe ser el valor de mercado de la nueva propiedad menos un monto igual o menor a $500.000, o la diferencia entre el valor de mercado y el valor de tasación de la propiedad anterior a partir del 1° de enero del año en el que fue dejada. En lo sucesivo, la propiedad debe ser tasada de acuerdo a este inciso.

2.  Si el valor de mercado de la nueva propiedad es menor al valor de mercado de la anterior a partir del 1° de enero del año en el que fue dejada, el valor de tasación de la nuevo propiedad debe ser igual al valor de mercado dividido por el valor de mercado de la propiedad anterior y multiplicado por el valor de tasación de la primera. Sin embargo, si la diferencia entre el valor de mercado de la nueva propiedad y el valor de tasación calculado de acuerdo a este subinciso es mayor a $500.000, el valor de tasación de la nueva propiedad debe aumentarse para que la diferencia entre el valor de mercado y el valor de tasación sea de $500.000- En lo sucesivo, la propiedad debe ser tasada como está provisto en este inciso.

b.  Por ley y de acuerdo a las condiciones especificadas en este documento, la legislatura dispondrá sobre la aplicación de este párrafo a las propiedades con más de un propietario.

(e)  La legislatura puede, por ley, con propósitos de tasación y sujeto a las provisiones de este inciso, permitirle a los municipios y municipalidades que emitan una ordenanza que indique que las propiedades con valor histórico sean tasadas sobre la base de su naturaleza o su uso. La tasación en relación a su naturaleza o uso debe aplicarse sólo a la jurisdicción especificada en la ordenanza. Los requerimientos para que las propiedades sean así consideradas deben estar especificados por ley.

(f)  Un condado puede, de acuerdo a la ley, prever la reducción del valor de tasación de una propiedad  en la medida en que el aumento del valor sea el resultado de la construcción o mejora de la propiedad con el objetivo de proporcionarle una vivienda a un adulto mayor, consanguíneo o adoptivo, a los padres del dueño o de su esposa si al menos uno de ellos tiene 62 años o más. Dicha reducción no podrá exceder al menos uno de los siguientes:

(1)  El aumento del valor de tasación resultado de la construcción o mejora de la propiedad.

(2)  El 20% del total del valor de tasación de la propiedad con mejoras.

(g)  Para todos los gravámenes distintos a los del distrito escolar, las tasaciones de los inmuebles residenciales, como establece la ley, que tengan nueve unidades o menos y que no estén sujetos a las limitaciones de tasación dispuestas en los incisos (a) al (d), deben modificarse según lo estipulado en este inciso.

(1)  Las tasaciones sujetas a este inciso deben ser modificadas anualmente en la fecha provista por la ley; pero esos cambios en las tasaciones no deben exceder el diez por ciento (10%) de la del año anterior.

(2)  Ninguna tasación puede exceder el valor del mercado.

(3)  Tras un cambio de propietario o de control, según lo definido por ley, incluyendo cualquier cambio de propietario de la entidad legal que posea la propiedad, dicha propiedad deber ser tasada a su valor del mercado así como también en la próxima fecha de tasación.

(4)  Las modificaciones, adiciones, reducciones o mejoras de dicha propiedad deben ser tasadas como indica la ley; sin embargo, luego del ajuste por las modificaciones, adiciones, reducciones o mejoras, la propiedad debe ser tasada de acuerdo a este inciso.

(h)  Para todos las exacciones distintas a las del distrito escolar, las tasaciones de los inmuebles que no están sujetos a las limitaciones de tasación indicadas en los incisos (a) al (d) y (g) sólo deben modificarse de acuerdo a este inciso.

(1)  Las tasaciones sujetas a este inciso deben ser modificadas anualmente en la fecha de tasación provista por la ley; pero esos cambios no puede exceder el diez por ciento (10%) de la tasación del año anterior.

(2)  Ninguna tasación debe exceder el valor del mercado.

(3)  La legislatura debe asegurarse de que, tras las modificaciones, la propiedad sea tasada de acuerdo a su valor de mercado, como es definido por ley. En lo sucesivo, la propiedad debe ser tasada tal como está previsto en este subinciso.

(4)  La legislatura debe asegurarse de que, tras un cambio de dueños, administradores o de propietarios de la entidad legal que posea la propiedad y tal como es definido por ley, la propiedad sea tasada de acuerdo a su valor de mercado. En lo sucesivo, la propiedad debe ser tasada tal como está previsto en este subinciso.

(5)  Los cambios, las adiciones, las reducciones o las mejores de la propiedad deben ser tasadas de acuerdo a la ley; sin embargo, luego de los ajustes por los cambios, adiciones, reducciones o mejores, la propiedad de ser tasada de acuerdo a este subinciso.

(i)  La legislatura, de acuerdo a la ley y sujeta a las condiciones especificadas en este documento, puede prohibir, en la determinación del valor de tasación de un inmueble utilizado con fines residenciales, la consideración de las siguientes:

(1)  Cualquier cambio o mejora de la propiedad utilizada con fines residenciales con el objetivo de para resistir a los daños del viento.

(2)  La instalación de un dispositivo solar o de una fuente de energía renovable.

(j)(1)  Las tasaciones de las propiedades en el frente costero de trabajo deben estar basadas en el siguiente uso de la propiedad:

a.  La tierra utilizada predominantemente con fines de pesca comercial.

b.  La tierra que es accesible para el público y es utilizada para las embarcaciones en aguas navegables.

c.  Puertos y depósitos de botes que son abiertos al público.

d.  Facilidades de fabricación marina que dependen del agua, facilidades para la pesca comercial y la construcción de embarcaciones, junto con sus facilidades de reparación y sus actividades de soporte.

(2)  Los beneficios de las tasaciones provistos en este inciso están sujetos a las condiciones, limitaciones y definiciones razonables especificadas por la legislatura y por la ley.

ARTÍCULO XII

PROGRAMA

SECCIÓN 34.  Los dispositivos solares o fuentes de energía renovable; exención de ciertos impuestos y tasaciones.—Esta sección, la enmienda al inciso (e) de la Sección 3 del Artículo VII autorizando a la legislatura, sujeto a las limitaciones establecidas por ley, a eximir del valor de tasación a los dispositivos solares o las fuentes de energía renovable sujetos a los impuestos de propiedades personales tangibles del impuesto ad valorem, y la modificación del inciso (i) de la Sección 4 del artículo VII autorizando a la legislatura, por ley, a prohibir la consideración de la instalación de un dispositivo solar o fuentes de energía renovable en el valor de tasación de bienes inmuebles para los fines del impuesto ad valorem, que surtirá efecto el 1° de enero de 2018, y expirará el 31 de diciembre de 2037. Al vencimiento, esta sección será derogada y el texto del inciso (e) de la Sección 3 del Artículo VII y el inciso (i) del Artículo 4 del artículo VII revertirá al vigente el 31 de diciembre de 2017, excepto que cualquier modificación de tales texto entonces adoptado deba ser conservado y continúe operando en la medida en que tales enmiendas no dependan de las porciones de texto que expiran de acuerdo a lo establecido en esta sección.

Publish June 23 and July 21, 2016

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.: 2015 CA 000066

Sunstate Federal Credit Union,

Plaintiff,

vs.

Unknown spouse, heirs,

devisees, grantees, assignees,

lienors, creditors, trustees

of Raymond L. Lush, Deceased,

Elda Lush-Skaggs and

unknown tenant(s),

Defendants.

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NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: Unknown Spouse, Heirs,

Devisees, Grantees, Assignees,

Lienors, Creditors, Trustees of

Raymond L. Lush, deceased

You are notified that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property in Gilchrist County, Florida:

The West 315 feet of the South 691.05 feet of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 8, Township 8 South, Range 15 East, Gilchrist County, Florida. Less and except road rights of way. All lying and being in Gilchrist County, Florida.

has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on James E. Sorenson, D. Tyler Van Leuven, Jack E. Kiker, III, J. Blair Boyd, Stephen Orsillo and Jessica A. Thompson, the Plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is Post Office Box 4128, Tallahassee, Florida 32315-4128, within 30 days of the first publication and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition.

Dated this 13 day of June, 2016.

Todd Newton

As Clerk of the Court

(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)

By: /S/ M. Stalvey

As Deputy Clerk

Publish June 16 and 23, 2016b

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE

EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,

FLORIDA

GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION

Case No. 15000042CAAXMX

M&T Bank

Plaintiff,

vs.

The unknown heirs, beneficiaries,

devisees, grantees, assignees,

lienors, creditors, trustees and

all others who may claim an

interest in the Estate of Inge

Mauthner a/k/a Inge B.

Mauthner, deceased, et al.

Defendant(s).

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AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 

Notice is hereby given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 13, 2016, and  entered in   15000042CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, wherein M&T Bank is the Plaintiff and the unknown heirs, beneficiaries, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees and all others who may claim an interest in the Estate of Inge Mauthner a/k/a Inge B. Mauthner, deceased; John Mauthner, Jr.; Roy Mauthner; Dean Mauthner; Gregory Mauthner; Susi Parrish a/k/a Susi M. Parrish; Inge Batter; Gilchrist County, Florida; Target National Bank/Target Visa; Ford Motor Credit Company LLC a/k/a Ford Motor Credit Company are the Defendant(s). Todd Newton as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the South Door 112 S. Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693, at 11:00 AM on July 11, 2016, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:

Lot 5 and the South half of Lot 4, Block 1, Trenton Original Survey, a subdivision as recorded in Plat Book A, Page 1, of the public records of Gilchrist County, Florida.

Property Address: 615 NE 3rd Street Trenton, FL 32693

Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.

Dated this 10 day of June, 2016.

Todd Newton

As Clerk of the Court

(Clerk of Court Seal)

By:/s/ M Stalvey

As Deputy Clerk

IMPORTANT

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 East University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711.

Publish  June 16 and June 23 2016b.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY IN AND FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA

Case Number 16000030 CPAXMX

In Re: The Estate Of

Mary Lucile Wilder,

Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate Mary Lucile Wilder, deceased, File number: Case Number: 16000030 CPAXMX, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate division, the address of which is 112 S. Main, Trenton, FL 32693 and mailing address is: P. O. Box 37, Trenton, FL 32693 and that the names and address of the personal representative and personal representative’s attorney are set forth below.

All interested persons are notified that:

All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court within later of three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or thirty days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on them.

All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court. Within later of three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or thirty days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on them.

All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice.

All claims and demands not so filed will be forever barred.

The date of the first publication of this Notice is June 16, 2016.

Personal Representative:

Catherine Marie Quincey

Attorney for Personal Representative:

/s/ B. Larry Smith

Smith Law Firm, LLC

B. Larry Smith, Esquire

FBN 152687

B. Shannon Smith, Esquire

FBN: 0022028

Counsel for Personal Representative

322 East Park Avenue

Chiefland, FL 32626

352-490--5533/Fax 352-490-5337

smithlawservice@smithlawfirm.org

Published June 16 and 23, 2016b.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town Bell, Florida, serving as the Town Plan Board, will consider a Conditional Use Permit for the following described real property located within the Town of Bell, Florida; said hearing to be at the Bell Town Hall at 3240 West Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida on July 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard.

Conditional Use Permit

Legal description of the property for Conditional Use Permit as requested is as follows: Com at NE/C of NW/4 of SE/4 25-8-14 for POR Thence run alge ln of NW/4 of SE/4 S 02 deg E 251.50 ft Thence run S 63 deg W 716.73 ft to Easterly R/W ln of St Rd 49 said pt being on a curve Thence run on said R/W ln on a curve (being concave Northeasterly having central angle of 00 deg 11 sec 36 min a radius of 5934.20 ft an arc length of 20.02 ft) a chord bearing and distance of S 29 deg E 20.02 ft to POB Thence departing from said R/W ln run N 63 deg E 421.30 ft Thence run S 12 deg E 208.47 ft thence S 49 deg W 362.23 ft to aforesaid R/W ln of St Rd 49 Thence run alg said R/W ln N 30 deg W 190.33 ft to pt of curvature Thence run of curve (being concave Northeasterly having a central angle of 00 deg 58 min 05 sec a radius of 5934.20 ft an arc length of 100.26 ft) a chord bearing and distance of N 30 deg W 100.26 ft to POB Cont 2.17 ac 28/371 146/372 166/271 166/273167/232 269/76 2000/606 2000/4661 2000/4662.

The above referenced as shown on the Gilchrist County Property Appraiser’s Office as Tax Parcel Number 25-08-14-0000-0018-0020.

A Conditional Use Permit is requested by Elizabeth M. Estes for the above described property in conformance with the Land Development Code of the Town of Bell, to allow for location of a mobile home on a temporary basis on the above referenced property in the Town of Bell, Gilchrist County, Florida.

The proposed application may be inspected at the Bell Town Hall, 3240 West Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida.  Interested persons may appear and be heard in respect to the Conditional use Permit at this meeting.

Please take notice that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Bell Town Council with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, they will need a record of the proceedings and that for such purposes, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.  “Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should provide written notice to Mr. Dan Cavanah, Town of Bell Town Manager, 3240 West Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida 32619, Telephone No. (352) 463-6288, at least 48 hours prior to said meeting.

Dan Cavanah

Town Manager

Publish June 23, 2016

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NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE

TO: Dale Damato

9760 N US Highway 129

Branford, Fl  32008

Alex McClure, Esq.

725 Primera Blvd. Suite 200

Lake Mary, FL 32746

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a writ of Execution, Instructions for Levy issued in the Circuit Court of Suwannee County, Florida, on the 15th day of  December, 2015, in the cause wherein Cach, LLC was a plaintiff and   Dale Damato was defendant being case number   12-303-CA in said court, pursuant to the    May 13, 2016 Instructions to Levy from  Alex McClure, Esquire per Judgment Lien Certificate filed   September 12, 2014  and assigned file number   J14000899434  with  Dale Damato as the judgment debtor, of said court.

I, Robert D. Schultz, III, as Sheriff of Gilchrist County, Florida, have levied upon the right, title and interest of defendant, Dale Damato, in the following described property, to wit:

2007 Blue Toyota Yaris,

VIN #JTDJT903975101013,

Title #98002491

and on the 26th day of July, 2016 at the south door, which is the side entrance of the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, in the City of Trenton, Gilchrist County, Florida, at the hour of 10:00 A.M. or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all the said defendant’s property rights, title and interest in the aforesaid personal property at public outcry and will sell the same to the highest and best bidder or bidders for cash, the proceeds to be applied as far as may to the payment and satisfaction of the described execution.

/s/ Robert D. Schultz, III

Robert D. Schultz, III,

Sheriff Gilchrist County, Florida

Publish June 23 and 30, 2016; July 7 and July 14, 2016.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.: 21-2015-CA-98

Capital City Bank,

Plaintiff,

v.

The Unknown Heirs and

Devisees of Joseph Earl Privette,

Deceased; Charles A. Privette, as

a surviving heir of Joseph Earl

Privette, Deceased; Tammy Engles

Berry f/k/a Tammy Engles Green;

and John Doe (Unknown Tenant/

Occupant); and Jane Doe

(Unknown Tenant/Occupant),

Defendants.

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NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:  The unknown heirs and devisees

of Joseph Earl Privette, deceased

You are notified that an action to foreclose a mortgage securing a debt on the following property in Gilchrist County, Florida:

Commence at the NW corner of Section 35, Township 6 South, Range 15 East and run S 00°00’47” E, 276 feet; thence run S 89°50’25” E, 1988.65 feet; thence run S 00°24’26” W, 1719.29 feet; thence run S 89°35’34” E, 467.05 feet; thence run S 52°01’59” E, 389.96 feet to the Point of Beginning. Thence run N 37°58’01” E, 555.28 feet; thence run S 52°01’59” E, 392.23 feet; thence run S 37°58’01” W,  555.28 feet; thence run N 52°01’59” W, 392.23 feet to the Point of Beginning, all lying and being in Gilchrist County, Florida, a/k/a Lot 14 of Woodland Oasis, an unrecorded subdivision.

Together with a 1968 Prince Motors Mobile Home, Title Number 3496469, Vehicle Identification Number F1843 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff’s attorney, J. Marshall Conrad, whose  address is Ausley McMullen, Post Office Box 391, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, on or before July 14, 2016, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition.

Dated on June 15, 2016.

Todd Newton

Gilchrist County Clerk of Court

(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)

By: /S/ M. Stalvey

Deputy Clerk

Publish June 23 and 30, 2016b

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION

Case No.: 15000087CAAXMX

U. S. Bank Trust, N.A.,

as Trustee for LSF9 Master

Participation Trust

Plaintiff,

v.

The Unknown Heirs or

Beneficiaries of the

Estate of Riley Otto Starling a/k/a

Riley Starling, deceased, et al

Defendant(s)

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NOTICE OF ACTION

To:           Ashley Nicole Lantz

Resident: Unknown

Last Known Address: 340 Wild Rye Lane, Midway, TN 37809-4070

You are hereby notified that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Gilchrist County, Florida:

The East-half of the West-half of the Northeast quarter of the Northwest quarter of Section 17, Township 8 South, Range 15 East in Gilchrist County, Florida, together with a doublewide mobile home identified by Vin N87163A and N87163B, permanently affixed to the land.

has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action on Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, PLLC, attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 2727 West Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, either before or immediately thereafter, July 14, 2016 otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.

This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Gilchrist County Journal.

Dated June 15, 2016

Todd Newton

Clerk of the Circuit Court

(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)

By: /S/ M. Stalvey

Deputy Clerk of the Court

Movant counsel certifies that a bona fide effort to resolve this matter on the motion noticed has been made or that, because of time consideration, such effort has not yet been made but will be made prior to the scheduled hearing.

ADA Contact Information

Americans With Disabilities (ADA) requests for accommodations for notice of court proceedings: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Ms. Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before the scheduled  court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact the Court Interpreter Program at interpreter@circuit8.org.

Publish June 23 and 30, 2016b

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Bell Mini Storage, pursuant to the provisions of the Florida “Self-Storage Facility Act” (Fla. Stat. 83.801-83.809) hereby gives Notice of Sale under said Act, to wit:

On Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Bell Mini Storage, U.S. Highway 129, Bell, Florida, at 9:30 a.m., Scott Akins, owner will conduct a Sale by Auction to the highest bidder over which is owed on the contents of the space rented by:

Tonia Wilkinson

Charles Turner

consisting of personal and household items.

This sale is being made to satisfy a statutory lien.

Dated this 7th day of June, 2016.

Bell Mini Storage

Scott Akins, Owner

PO Box 267

Bell, Florida 32619

Telephone: (352) 463-0457

Publish June 23, 2016b

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT NEW TEXTBOOKS FOR THE

2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

Notice is hereby given that the School Board of Gilchrist County, Florida intends to adopt new textbooks for the 2016-2017 school year after a public hearing, as follows:

ACTION

Textbook adoption for 2016-2017 school year

Information regarding the proposed new textbooks are available for inspection by the public at the Superintendent’s office, 310 NW 11th Avenue, Trenton, Florida.

A public hearing will be held on the proposed adopted new textbooks at 12:15 P.M. on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at the School Board Meeting at the Gilchrist County School Board meeting room at 310 NW 11th Ave. Trenton, FL 32693.

All interested persons are advised that any person desiring to appeal any decision made by the board as to any matter considered at said hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made of the proceeding, which record must include all of the testimony and evidence presented.

/s/Robert G. Rankin as Superintendent And Secretary of the Board

Publish June 23, 30, July 7 and 14, 2016b.

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PUBLIC HEARING

Elder Options announces a public hearing to which all persons are invited to attend.

Date and Time: August 11th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Place: Elder Options Conference Room A, 100 SW 75th Street, Suite 301, Gainesville, FL 32607

Purpose:  To discuss Elder Options’ Area Plan on Aging for 2017-2019 and inform participants of the Older Americans Act services that Elder Options is proposing to provide directly: Chronic Disease Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management, Matter of Balance, Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance, Enhance Wellness, Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives for Seniors (PEARLS), Caregiver Training/Support (example: Savvy Caregiver), and Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program (aka Tai Chi for Arthritis).  Participants will have the opportunity to make public comments.

Persons with disabilities should contact Elder Options at least 48 hours prior to the meeting in order to request any special assistance.

Publish June 23, 2016b.

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LEGAL NOTICE

GILCHRIST COUNTY

TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD BUSINESS MEETING

The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council announces a business meeting to which all persons are invited.

Date and Time: July 13, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

Place: Suwannee River Economic Council Senior Center located at 1439 SW CR 307A in Trenton, Florida

Dial In Number: Toll free 888.670.3525 Conference Code 6025675116

General Subject Matter To Be Considered:  To conduct the regular business of the Gilchrist County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2009 NW 67th Place, Gainesville, Florida 32653-1603.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 2 business days before the meeting by contacting 352.955.2200. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1.800.955.8771 (TDD) or 1.800. 955.8770 (Voice).

If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued.

Publish June 23, 2016b.

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