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                                                                Our Village Voice

        VOL. 29 NO. 7                                                                                  JULY 2018

                                                                                                               Bill wanted to follow
                                                                   rain? It seems to be raining a lot! Did you   his much admired  TV
                                                                   know that all this rain is actually helping to   hero Anthony Bourdain
                                                                   replenish our lakes, rivers and streams? As   into parts unknown, but
                                                                   Florida’s landscapes continue to change due to   with a difference. Bill is
                                                                   development and other factors, it is important   still of this earth, not even
                                                                   to remember rain replenishes some of our   sick, and will return to
                                                                   critical resources. Rainwater filters through   his column in the August
                                                                   the Floridan Aquifer through a process called   issue. Same place, same
                                                                   recharge. Our Floridan Aquifer is the main   time or whenever the newsletter, Our Village Voice,
                                                                   source of Florida’s drinking water. According   is delivered to your mailbox.
                                                                   to the St. Johns River Water Management, only
                                                                   a quarter of the rain water we get filters all the
                                                                   way through the purifying process to recharge
                                                                   the aquifer. So bring on the rain, it is necessary
                                                                   to help refill our lakes, streams and wetlands
                                                                   while benefiting wildlife and our drinking
                                                                   water supply.
                                                                     You  can  become  a  water  warrior! Visit
                            American Flamingos | Photo: Harold A. Davis to take the pledge
                                                                   to save water in your home, outside your home
       Welcome To Summer!                                and in your community. Audubon’s Water for Florida’s Future
                                                         program is in partnership with Duke Energy, and teaches
         As we head into the summer months there are many   many simple actions you can take to conserve water. A few   Celebrate our Month of Independence
       opportunities to enjoy what Florida has to offer. Many
       in  Central  Florida  have  been  asking  –  why  so  much   Welcome To Summer! on page 7

                                                                                   This may sound like a deal   important to reduce your speed during inclement weather
                                                                                 but  keep  in  mind  only  12   like our regular afternoon rain showers. Reducing your
                                                                                 percent of Florida property   speed reduces the probability of a crash and reduces the
                                                                                 owners would benefit. And   severity if you do have a crash.
                                                                                 the shortfall must be made     Arrive alive and enjoy your summer, Palm Beach
                                                                                 up elsewhere. Chances are   County!
                                                                                 good we will see cuts in   Important Information For Short-Term Rental Property
      Dear Friend,                                       county services and amenities and increases in millage   Owners
        Summer is in full swing                          rates which will affect everyone. Only our schools would     As of this printing, we are busy testing our new online
      … whether you are enjoying                         be exempt from cuts.                              tourist development tax system which is scheduled to go
      a day on the water, planning                         November is just a few months away and it is not too   live this summer. The new system eliminates all paper
      a road trip or participating in                    early to start talking about Amendment 1 and its impact   and gives short-term rental property owners the ability to
      the lobster mini season, our                       to our county. I urge all homeowner associations to start   manage their account 24/7 at
      office is here to help! In this                    educating your members now. Please make sure you are     If you own a short-term rental property, you must register
      issue, we’ll bring you up-to-                      fully informed before casting your ballot on Nov. 6.  the property with this agency and set up an account online.
      date on our new, online tourist                    Slow Down, Stay Cool                              If you have an agent managing a property for you including
      development tax process and                          Planning a road trip this summer? During the holiday   filing returns and remitting payments, you must authorize
      we’ll share details about an                       and vacation seasons, Florida’s roads can be some of the   your agent in our new system to avoid late fees and penalties.
      important amendment on the                         busiest in the country. This summer we are partnering with     Your agent cannot set up an account for you.
      November ballot.                                   the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor     We want to help make this transition to our new online
        As a reminder, our office is closed on Wednesday, July 4 in   Vehicles (DHSMV) to ensure all motorists arrive alive.  system smooth and easy. If you have questions or need
      observance of Independence Day.                      According to DHSMV,                             assistance, please check our website at
            Warm wishes for a safe and happy July Fourth holiday,  there were over 2,200                   tdt. If you still have questions, please contact us at:
                                         Anne M. Gannon  speeding crashes during the                         • TDT Hotline: (561) 355-3547
      What You Need To Know About Amendment 1            months of June and July                             • Email:
        I would like to call your attention to the upcoming   in 2017. Unfortunately, 59                     If you have an agent managing your rental property for
      November ballot, specifically Amendment 1 which would   people lost their lives in these             you, we have special workshops designed just for them.
      create an additional homestead exemption of up to $25,000 for   crashes.  In  total,  speeding       Ask them to call our TDT Hotline to learn how they can
      homesteaded properties with an assessed valuation of greater   kills an average of 300 people        set up an appointment for special assistance for agents who
      than $100,000 up to $125,000. If passed by Florida voters in   in Florida each year.                 manage short-term rental properties.
      November, this exemption would create a shortfall for Palm     Please slow down and
      Beach County of approximately $28 million.         obey posted speed limits. It’s   Call Jupiter Police               Please Send Your
                                                                                          Department                          Email Address

                                                                                          immediately                      Please  send  your  email  address
                                                                                        to report suspicious activity.   to Jeff Green, Association Manager,
                                                                                            (561) 799-4445.              Jupiter  Management.  It  is  needed
                                                                                            The sooner called            for  quick  flashes  of  information  to
                                                                                         the sooner they can help.       residents and homeowners (shores@
                                                                                        911 is for emergencies only., direct phone line
                                                                                       Keep cars and house locked.       (561) 743-4607.
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