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March 2023                                                     Viewpointe, Page 13
       Tax Talk

      Dear Friends,                                      Jupiter Jubilee                                      • Palm Beach Pride, March 25 and 26 at Bryant Park
         Of the more than                                                                                  in Downtown Lake Worth Beach
      612,000 tax bills that were                           Mother Nature couldn’t dampen the spirit at this year’s      •  Black  Gold  Jubilee, April  15  at  Torrey  Island
      sent out in November, as                           Jupiter Jubilee. The TCO Outreach Team attended Jupiter’s   Campground in Belle Glade
      of this writing, 86 percent                        largest hometown celebration featuring a civic fair, kid’s
      have been paid.  With                              activities, K-9 demonstrations and police and fire displays.   Diamonds Are A Driver’s Best
      property taxes due soon,                           Our team was on hand to answer a variety of questions from
      time is running out before                         vehicle registrations to preparing first-time drivers along with  Friend
      the March 31 deadline. To                          distributing educational materials about agency services.
      help remind those property                         Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth to ask      You might be wondering what a precious stone has to
      owners who have yet to                             questions, get materials, and share your feedback on your   do with driving, and the answer is, nothing; however, the
      pay their taxes, we have                           positive experiences in our service centers.      shape of the stone does, allow me to elaborate. A diverging
      sent out 63,025 reminder                              Our team is always excited to attend community events   diamond interchange (DDI) is a form of vehicle traffic
      notices to encourage them                          and have the opportunity to interact with our clients. If   interchange that allows the two directions of traffic on the
      to pay their taxes before                          you missed us at the Jubilee, visit us at these upcoming   crossroad to temporarily divide and cross to the opposite
      the  deadline.  Hopefully,                         community events:                                 side of the road, creating a diamond like shape. The DDI was
      you have already  paid                                                                               first introduced in France in the 1970s and has since grown
      your taxes, but if not, I                                                                            in popularity across the United States, due to the safety and
      encourage you to visit                                                                               cost effectiveness of the design. and make
      your payment online. If you are one of the hundreds of
      thousands who have already paid, thank you!
                                       Anne M. Gannon,
                             Constitutional Tax Collector,
                              Serving Palm Beach County


        Two Boca Raton Offices: 151 N. Ocean Blvd. • 21073 Powerline Rd. #63
                                                                                                           How Does It Work?
                                                                                                             If you are thinking “Crossing to the opposite side of the
        FULL SERVICE AGENT                      “DEDICATED TO RESULTS”                                       road? How does that work?” you are not alone; instead of
                                                BOCA POINTE RESIDENT & LEGACY CLUB MEMBER                  trying to explain it in words why not hand it over to the
                                                                                                           experts? Florida Department of Transportation put together
                                           BOCA POINTE REGENCY              BOCA POINTE - LA MIRADA        an informational video that shows how it works and what it
                                     SOLD                                  Remodeled 3/2.5 2 car garage $640,000  com/watch?v=f9UlegdqNog to watch the video.
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                                     5th Floor 3 bdrms 2.5 baths, 1962 sf. 400 sf Wrap around   SOLD       looks like from the driver’s perspective. Visit
                                       glassed terrace with impeccable views! $525,000
                                                                            DEER CREEK GOLF ESTATES
                                          BOCA POINTE - EL VIENTO
                                    IN CONTRACT                        IN CONTRACT                         Now Open!
                                                                                                             The new DDI is now officially open at I-95 and Glades

                                                                        Updated 3/2 pool home on golf course
                                        2/2 + Den Spectacular golf views!
                                                                                                           Road in Boca Raton, with more on the way: I-95 at 45th
                                               Call for details
                                                                                                           Street, I-95 at Lantana Road, and I-95 at Hypoluxo Road.
                                           SOLD 7917 Travelers Tree Dr.  SOLD 7647 Cinebar Dr. #24U
                                           SOLD 4776 Sierra Lane      SOLD 7460 La Paz #106                It is another example of Palm Beach County leading the
                                           SOLD 22991 Clear Echo Dr, #86  SOLD 7379 Panache Way            way in innovation and design.
                                           SOLD 23291 FeatherPalm Ct.   SOLD Boca Glades
                                           SOLD 22652 Esplanada Circle W.   SOLD Coral Lakes, Boynton Beach  Is It HOV Or Is It Express Lane?
        Ilene Polito                       SOLD 7675 Via Grande       SOLD Palm Isles, Boynton Beach          Driving can be relaxing, stressful, exciting, scary,
                                                                      SOLD 22672 Caravelle Circle
                                           SOLD 7880 Travelers Tree Dr
        (561) 302-6669                     SOLD 6670 Villa Sonrisa                                         and  overwhelming  at  the  same  time. That  is  why  it’s
        LENE@BOCAHOME.COM                                                 important to know the rules of the road. For example,
                                                                                                           do you know the difference between HOV and express
                                                                                                           lanes? While both lanes may be located on an interstate
                                                                                                           and are intended to decrease traffic, they do have some
                                                                                                              Express lanes are pay-per-use lanes for drivers that
                                                                                                           want a more expected travel  time. These lanes have
                                                                                                           restricted entrances and exits to accommodate drivers on
                                                                                                           longer commutes. Vehicles in the express lane must use a
                                                                                                           SunPass to pay the associated fee. For more information
                                                                                                           on purchasing a SunPass, visit
                                                                                                              HOV is an acronym for “high occupancy vehicle.” The
                                                                                                           HOV decal, issued by the Department of Highway Safety
                                                                                                           and Motor Vehicles, allows low emission vehicles, hybrid
                                                                                                           vehicles certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection
                                                                                                           Agency and vehicles with two or more occupants to drive
                                                                                                           in a high occupancy vehicle lane. The purpose of an HOV
                                                                                                           lane is to encourage carpooling and minimize traffic for
                                                                                                           the hours in which the lane is designated as an HOV lane.
                                                                                                           However, no matter which lane you are occupying, it’s
                                                                                                           essential to follow the rules behind the wheel, to ensure
                                                                                                           that you and others reach your destinations safely. 
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