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      ‘Rendezvous At The Light’ Event

      Returns To The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

        The annual festive “Party in Paradise” returns to the shores   and returning cultural programs. A magical silent auction   Tommy Bahama Jupiter, Aqua Grill, Brick & Barrel, Cafe
      of the Jupiter Inlet on Nov. 19 when guests will “Rendezvous   will nestle amongst the breezy swaying palms and twinkle   Chardonnay, Guanabanas, Hog Snappers, Little Moir’s
      at the Light” for the not-to-be-missed waterfront fundraiser   lights. With this year’s Rendezvous auction online, anyone   Hibiscus StrEATery, Lina’s Crema di Limoncello, Lynora’s,
      benefitting the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500   can join in on the evening’s bidding featuring highly sought-  Mana Greek Fusion, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Oceana Coffee,
      Captain Armour’s Way, in Jupiter. The twinkle-lit gala, with   after premium packages.               Seminole Reef Grill, Stormhouse Brewing, Topside at the
      delectable hors d’oeuvres from popular local restaurants, live     Guests sponsoring tables are invited to attend the VIP pre-  Beacon and FineMark National Bank & Trust’s Chef Daniel
      music, and a magical silent auction, takes place from 6 to 9   party beginning at 5 p.m., specially catered with delicious   Diaz. Guests will also enjoy delicious wines and select beers
      p.m. on the historic grounds of the iconic lighthouse and is   creations by Tequesta’s EVO restaurant and Chef Erik   from local providers.
      presented by The Law of Firm of Charles D. Jamieson. P.A.   Pettersen.                                 Tickets are $150 per person. For more information and
        The event officially marks the beginning of the holiday     Rendezvous  attendees  will  enjoy  sampling  culinary   about this event and tickets, visit
      season for Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum as well as new   delights generously provided by local restaurant favorites:
      Medicare Corner With Kathy O

        As an insurance agent                            issues and a fixed income so additional benefits were very     Most extra benefits of a local agent happen after you enroll. I
      who specializes in Medicare                        important to her. When I would ask her questions about her   am a resource for my members. I can reorder lost cards, answer
      plans, I am often asked “why                       coverage, she had no idea and no one to turn to for help. It   benefit questions, give a list of specialists, review notices, claim
      do I need a local agent?”                          broke my heart to see her struggle and frustrated me that I   statements and so much more. The best part is there is no cost
      Medicare can be complex                            didn’t have the knowledge to help her. I had a life and health   to you the Medicare recipient!
      and confusing with all the                         license since 2008 but was only trained in life insurance.     I’m an educator of Medicare Basics: I guide you through
      different options and all                          I also did customer service for property and casualty but   enrollment. We meet one on one to review and analyze your
      the  mailers,  commercials                         could not offer my own mom the type of support I could   specific health situation and needs. We review the features
      that promise the moon,                             give my clients at work. A close friend working with United   and benefits and limitations of plans. I also look up costs of
      suggestions,  “facts”  or                          Healthcare Medicare plans encouraged me to take the training   medications, check out doctors and networks and compare
      stories you might hear                             necessary to be appointed and I joined him in 2013 working   multiple plans with you.
      from friends, relatives or                         with Medicare consumers. My mom was my first client.    I  speak  Medicare:  Supplement,  Drug  Plan  and
      neighbors. In fact, my mom fell into this web of confusion,     Many people are great at Internet research and can analyze   Advantage Plan.
      and I watched her struggle with navigating plans as she   and choose a plan that works for them. But did you know; if     For a free Medicare Plan review please call me.
      moved between North Carolina and Florida and during   you choose a plan and enroll, you cannot add a local agent later?          Kathy Olejniczak, Agent,
      annual enrollment each year. She had complex medical   Your only resource is the 800 number on the back of your card.                   (561) 212-7640
      Town Of Jupiter News

      By Jim Kuretski, Mayor,                              The Town has collected $2.5 million from developers for   and commercial property owner in the Town would have
      Town of Jupiter                                    inclusionary housing for commercial and industrial projects. The   benefitted by that.
        The high inflation rate                          Town Council is responsible to decide how to invest these funds     During the Sept. 22 final public hearing on the Fiscal
      since 2021 has created                             to create future affordable housing opportunities in Jupiter.  Year 2023 budget, I identified revenue streams that were
      significant financial hardships                      Since the Town is nearing buildout of its vacant residential   underestimated in the budget plan and proposed eliminating a
      to residents and businesses.                       properties, future opportunities to create affordable housing units   vacant town staff position to enable the Town’s ad valorem rate
      The cost of housing in Jupiter                     within Jupiter will be increasingly more challenging.  to be reduced.
      and south Florida, has been                        Governmental Fiscal Accountability                  Ultimately, the Town Council voted four to one to maintain
      skyrocketing, with property                          The Town was fortunate to have its overall real estate tax   a flat ad valorem tax rate that achieved a 13.1 percent increase
      resales occurring in a seller’s                    base increase by 13.1 percent, mostly attributable to property   in total ad valorem tax revenues.
      market. This month’s news                          resales that occurred last year. Property resale events resulted     The Town should have lowered its ad valorem tax rate, to
      report provides insights about                     in very significant increases in the taxable property valuations   do its part to limit governmental cost increase burdens to its
      Town efforts to (1) have affordable housing units in Jupiter and   for those properties.             residents and local businesses, particularly at this time with such
      (2) limit cost increases in governmental revenues/taxes to do its     There are 16,243 residential units that have an annual   unprecedented financially challenging conditions. I am not alone
      part in controlling the overall costs of living in Jupiter.  3 percent “Save Our Homes” taxable property valuation   in my public service approach, as more local governments in
      Affordable Housing                                 increases on CAP. Accordingly, I advocated for an offsetting   Palm Beach County opted to lower their ad valorem tax rates
        Over the past two decades, we have continued to implement   3 percent reduction in the Town’s tax rate. Every residential   this year, than I recall ever happening before.
      infrastructure improvements in older charter neighborhoods in
      Jupiter that have more affordable housing costs, in efforts to
      improve the desirability of living there.
        We  had  1,589  affordable  housing  units  constructed   BUILDING LIFE’S CHAMPIONS
      through Abacoa DRI obligations. The mandated affordability
      requirements expired after five years. The five-year period was
      the governmental standard for affordable housing units at the   imagine collaborative personalized insightful creative learning
      time of Abacoa’s master plan approval.
        We had longer term success with Barcelona, a 351-unit rental
      community constructed three years ago. Seventy-five workforce
      housing units were constructed, with mandated affordability
      requirements, valid for 30 to 50 years.
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