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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Publication Date: 08-30-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Macclenny (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: aleph - 000579533
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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SIN CE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comSanderson resident Anne Moshbakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll. ONLINE POLL RESULTS The current school term is about nine months. Should the term last longer and by how much?39% 9 months 34% Year-round 16% 10 months 10% 11 months Compromise may let rural residents on Shelly Lane keep livestock See page 5Kicko Classic ends with 20-12 loss to Baldwin on home eld See page 15Estranged husband arrested for beating on pregnant wifePage 16S ee page 4The money squeeze$400K more slashedMIKE ANDERSON | P RESS ST A FFT arrested he rented in the JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com The Press Randy Michael13 months for the, running a meth lab Hours of new aides shortened 2.5 hoursB AKER COUNTY SCHOOL BO ARD Vivid aer 2 decadesS ee page 2 S ee page 2 S ee page 4 PHOTO COURTESY OF ANNE MOSHIER All that remained of the Homestead Air Force Base chapel (shown in the photo above) after Hurricane Andrew were the stained glass windows at either end of the A-frame building. The photo at right was taken in the front yard of Ms. Moshiers former home on the base across from a golf course. You can see the trees were tossed around like toothpicks. Most signicant of all is the rainbow stretching across the sky: a re minder that God is with us, she said.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence. Letters must reect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public. The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspapers judgement does not meet standards of publication. CONT AC T US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our oce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comCOMMEN TT B C PPage3AUGUST 30, 2012 Page 2 T B C P ursday, August 30, 2012 Early this week, after the Baker High Wildcats returned to the football eld against Baldwin and our Facebook faithful began expounding on the results, coaching decisions, etc., we decided to ask them about Baker County coaches of old, too. Who is the best coach ever? was the question, and here are the re sponses that followed:Charmazing McWonderful: All of them have been great in their own way! Darlene Yarborough Harris: By all means Tom Covington! Tracey Mayhall: I think Coach Sulkowskis doing a great job with the Wildcats! Beth Manning: I agree with Charmazing! They all have been great in different ways. Some more than others :) Tarrece D Givens: Danny Green. Barbara W. Barton: COACH COVINGTON BEST COACH EVER. Mike Richardson: Coach Green! Patti Crews Mobley: And Dan ny Green, Jr. AKA Bobby Johns! Blanche E Legendre Chinn: My vote is for Ryan Sulkowski. He works hard with the boys to do Facebook fansWhat you had to say ...LETTER TO THE EDITOR their best! Michael Davis: Danny Green, he has done a wonderful job with Orange Park the past couple of years! Tucker Roberts: I think coach Green and Johns are great coaches. Both won district titles and went deep into the playos. Robert Lancaster: Coach Dean! Mike Richardson: I was waiting for someone to say Coach Dean. Hahaha. Chris Crews: Hands down Danny Green. His win-loss record alone should speak volumes. If Im not mistaken, I think his number of wins ranks top ten in state history. Eddie Davis: I think Tom Covington and Ed Jasonek. Daniel Dugger: This is a no brainer. 1) Danny Green. 2) Bob by Johns. Its just a shame they wouldnt pay him to stay and win a championship! ... I do love the po litical answers to a simple question though. Misty Gris: I didnt play foot ball (lol) but Coach West was a great man and had good philosophies on top of leading a great program. Karen Cox: Danny Green, no doubt about it!Join The Press at Facebook.com. We post questions and breaking news updates about whats happening locally and ask for feedback from readers. We also post links to articles, photos and other content at www.bakercountypress. com. Log on, search for Baker County Press and Like us to join the conversation and stay informed. 24 MONTHS $1599.99 $1899.99 $2399.99FLPMTAPR$90.0021.56%$108.0021.57%$136.0021.57%Baker Square Shopping Center MACCLENNY259-5655 $ 90 00 $ 90 00 $9000 $ 108 00 $ 108 00 $10800 $ 136 00 $ 136 00 $13600 H air D ynamicsHwy. 90 Glen 259-3796 607-7256 cell.Foil HiLites & Color w/style $60Haircuts: Women $12 | Men $8 | Kids $5 Open: Wednesday 10-3 (By appt. only); Sat. 10-2Friday 10-4 & 7-10 pm GWEN WALLS F rom page 1 F rom page 1The money squeeze:Sentenced for the, running a meth lab... Sherrie RaulersonSchool superintendent Macclenny IMPRESS I ONSJim McG auley Only prudent course was delay sand mining vote MY SIDE OF THE MATTERROBERT GERARD Thanks for donations for supplies OUT OF COUNTY SUBSCRIBERS,Fed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem. Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com

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Page 4 T B C P ursday, August 30, 2012 Page 5 T B C P ursday, August 30, 2012 MIKE ANDERSON P RESS ST AFF F rom page 1 Anne Moshier Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal & Shingle Reroofs & Roof Repairs Your hometown contractor! LIC.#RC00670032593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#RB0067070LLC Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional Care ....... . . . . . . .................. Dear Citizens of Baker County, August 2012 On behalf of Oldcastle Southern Group, we are writing this letter to introduce the entire community to our proposed plans to build a state-of-the-art sand mining facility in Baker County. We are currently conducting face to face outreach meetings with Baker County residents because Oldcastle understands we are rst and foremost citizens of the communities in which we work. It is our ultimate goal to be a good neighbor and a socially responsible corporate citizen of Baker County for many years to come. Pending successful approvals, the Company will have an impact of more than $4 million annually and create 16 direct and indirect permanent jobs. Proposed Plans and Project Description: Our potential for Baker County Purchase approximately 400 acres from DuPont located south of Interstate 10, adjacent to County Road 228 on DuPonts active titanium mining site. Size Less than 3 acres will be mined each year. The total mining site is approximately 192 acres. Expected Duration: 25 50 years Products Florida Department of Transportation, Concrete Sand; Commercial Concrete Sand; Asphalt and Stucco Sand The Bene ts: (As prepared by Fishkind & Associates Economic Consultants-2012) Total, annual economic impact of $4.4 million during mining operations 16 direct and indirect permanent jobs during mining operations Total economic impact of $6.8 million during construction period of 12-18 months Support Community Organizations Education Programs with Local Schools Assurances: All of Oldcastle Southern Groups operations are and will continue to be conducted in compliance with valid Federal, State and Local permits. We appreciate how Oldcastle Southern Group has approached us, and their development goals are consistent with our goals of planned growth. Darryl Register, Executive Director-Baker County Chamber of Commerce. Our plans represent a long-term, signi cant investment that will also contribute to a well-trained workforce, an enhanced quality of life and environmental stewardship. Dennis McClelland, General Manager-Oldcastle Southern Group Oldcastle Materials is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mix concrete, and construction and paving services in the United States. We welcome your questions and comments and strive to become an active, good corporate citizen in Baker County for many years to come. Resource Management is a Critical Value Oldcastle Southern Group is committed to the conservation of Baker Countys water resources. It is a core value of Oldcastle Southern Group to be good stewards of the environment by responsibly managing our nite natural resources. Our sand mining plants utilize state-of-the art technologies to minimize water consumption and maximize onsite water reuse and recycling. Water Sources The mine site will draw from a deep water source currently not used for residential or the City of Macclennys water supply. The sites water supply will come from the Lower Floridan aquifer. Well Water Usage Well water is most needed during the initial years of the mining operations. The vast majority of the well water usage is in the rst ve years. The water allocated for usage beyond year ve is intended for emergency purposes. Water Balance Conservation The sand mines proposed process plant is designed to be a closed loop operation that maximizes the amount of water recycled and reused onsite. Approximately 99.5% of all the water used in our process operations is reused or retained onsite The majority of the water not returned to the process will leave the plant in the material by way of truck. For further information please contact: Elizabeth Revell 904/583-5755 COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION MAKING THE SWITCH IS EASY! Let us show you how!At Country Federal Credit Union get exceptional customer service with member service representatives who go the extra mile to make the switch as easy as 1 2 3!Receive FREE checking, FREE Visa debit card, FREE checks, FREE I-Pay & Home Banking, FREE E-Statements & worry free checking. Contact a Member Service Representative for the details. Open 24/7 @ www.countryfcu.com Serving Baker County for over 33 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. Fish, Jr. J.D.259-6606The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. NEW CONSTRUCTIONREMODELSREPAIRSWATER HEATERSSUMP PUMPSLocally Owned & Operated 275-2683 | 219-8906CFC1426353 F rom page 1District trims hours of new teacher aides Hurricane Andrew: PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Some of the horses that call Shelly Lane in the southern county home.B AKER COUNTY LAND PL ANNING AGENC YProposes one animal per acre on Shelly Lane

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ursday, August 30, 2012 T B C P Page 6 ursday, August 30, 2012 T B C P Page 7 ROCK CONTRACTORSCUSTOM HOMES & ROOFING, INC.904.259.8989515 SOUTH 6TH ST. | MACCLENNYL ic. CBC1250891 | LICENSED & INSURED Specializing inMETALROOFINGand other types of roo ng THANK YOU FOR STANDING WITH THE GIANTThe recent campaign for County Commission District 1 was about issues, solutions and vision for the future of Baker County. I want to oer my sincerest appreciation to all voters of Baker County for your concern, listening to the candidates and letting your voice be heard. I am humbled by your decision and do not approach the challenges of this oce lightly. I have great respect for Commissioner Michael Crews, his eorts, and the sacrices he has made for the citizens of our county. I would like to extend an invitation to his supporters to stay involved in the aairs of our county. I intend to make every eort to be a county commissioner, representing all of our citizens. I did not conduct this campaign alone. I sincerely appreciate everyone that contributed nancially and volunteered to share our message with others. Your encouragement has been invaluable. I would be remiss in oering my thanks and appreciation if I did not thank my Lord, Jesus Christ. I have sought His strength, discernment, and wisdom through the campaign and will continue to do so. I also covet your prayers for me as I make decisions that will aect us all. I invite all of our citizens to come together as we face the challenges of making Baker County the best place on earth to live, raise a family, work and fellowship!God bless you, James The Giant Croft JamesTheGiant.orgPaid by James Croft, Rep., Baker County Commissioner District 1 Woods Complete Tree ServiceLicensed & InsuredFull Line of Tree ServiceStump Grinding We sell FirewoodFree EstimatesDanny Wood OwnerPhone: 904-222-5054We appreciate your business! Treatment rooms are private and con dential. IMPLANTS ARE A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO MISSING TEETH! 4 IMPLANTS TO SECURE YOUR EXISTING LOWER DENTUREAll work done in our Macclenny of ce, no referrals or driving to Jacksonville! Melissa Taylor, R.D.H. Dr. Carter, D.M.D IMPLANT CONSULTATION INCLUDING X-RAYS FREE$175 VALUE T B C Pwill be open on Labor Day from 10-3 September 3.Ad deadline will be Monday at 3:00 pm. www.bakercountypress.com | 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny | 259-2400 $ $ WE BUY TIMBER $ $ DIAMOND TIMBER, INC.FOR A QUALITY CUT MIKE ANDERSON P RESS ST AFF M ACCLENNY CITY COMMISSIONProposes $4.4M budget in GLEN T OWN C OUNCILLounge patron injured in attack on dance oor Angie Burroughs Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem. Subscribe to our E editionwww.bakercountypress.com PRE SS CLA SSIFIED S ONLY$6.00 cash/check Deadline M onday at 5:00 THE BAKER COUN T Y PRESS ADVERTISING DEADLINE ISMonday at 5:00 pm

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ursday, August 30, 2012 T B C P Page 9 Page8AUGUST 30, 2012 Bobby Robinson, 69, of Olustee dies and retired PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Baker County District School Board will hold the following PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, September 17, 2012, at the District School Board Room located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Approval of the following: 2012-2013 Student Progression Plan 2012-2013 Code of Student Conduct THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. The documents will be available for preview at the Superintendents Ofce located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida beginning Wednesday, August 15, 2012 (8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.). Sherrie Raulerson Superintendent of Schools 8/16-9/13c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHT JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 02-2012-CA-000122 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED TRUST SERIES INABS 2006-E, HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES INABS 2006-E UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED DEC 1, 2006 Plaintiff(s), vs. JAMES FERGUSON, et. al. Defendant(s) _______________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGSPROPERTY TO: JAMES FERGUSON ADDRESS UNKNOWN, WHOSE LAST KNOW ADDRESS IS: 801 RESTON COURT, ST JOHNS, FL 32259 RACHAEL FERGUSON AKA RACHEL FERGUSON ADDRESS UNKNOWN, WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 801 RESTON COURT, ST JOHNS, FL 32259 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: LOT 38 OF HUNTERS RIDGE AT GLEN PLANTATION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 74 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA more commonly known as 14493 HUNT ERS RIDGE EAST, GLEN ST MARY, FL32040 This action has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney, GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A., whose address is 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110, Tampa, Florida 33607, on or before 30 days after date of rst publication and le the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 17th day of August, 2012. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Ofce of the Court, BAKER County, 339 E. MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNY FL 32063. County Phone: 904259-0209 TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. AL FRASER BAKER County, Florida By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk 8/23-30c NOTICE TO BID Notice is hereby given that the Baker County Board of Commissioners will receive written, sealed bids for the following: FURNISHING & SERVICING PORTABLE TOILETS Please designate a unit price per month for regular units and handicapped units. All bids must be sealed and have Portable Toilet Bid clearly marked on the outside of the bid packet. All bids must be received by 12:00 p.m., September 12, 2012. Bid may be mailed or delivered to the Baker County Administration Building located at 55 North 3rd Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063. For more information please call (904) 2593613. The Baker County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. 8/30-9/6c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, OF THE EIGHT JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 02-2012-CA-183 CLAUDE ROBINSON JR.,MELISSA ROBINSON BROWN, TAMMY ROBINSON KINGBIRD, JAMES DARYL ROBINSON, LOREN DAVID ROBINSON, PETITIONER VS ELIZABETH VIRGINIA ROBINSON,deceased,her heirs, assigns, widow, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming through, by under, or against her RESPONDENT _______________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ELIZABETH VIRGINIA ROBINSON, deceased, her heirs, assigns, widow, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming through, by under, or against her YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Petition For Declaratory Judgement has been led in Baker County, Florida that you may have an interest in. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on the Petitioners Attorney whose name and address is HUGH D. FISH, JR., at P.O. Box 531, Macclenny, Florida 32063, on or before September 21, 2012, and le the original with the Clerk of Court, either before service on the petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a Final Judgement upon Suite to Quiet Title will be entered for the relief demanded in the petition. WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court on this 20th day of August, 2012. AL FRASER As Clerk of the Court BY: Julie Combs Deputy Clerk 8/23-9/13c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11000203CA M WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-3, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-3, Plaintiffs, vs. ROBERT LEE BLACK; et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: Robert Lee Black and Pamela C. Black whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 24, PINE GROVE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. MORE COMMONLY DESCRIBED AS N 7th Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Ablitt|Scoeld, P.C., Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is The Blackstone Building, 100 South Dixie Highway, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 on or before September 20, 2012, (no later than 30 days from the date of the rst publication of this notice of action) and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition led herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at BAKER County, Florida, this 20th day of August, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk 8/23-30c HIGGINBOTHAMS TOWING & RECOVERY 7611 WEST MT. VERNON GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction September 14, 2012 at 10:00 am, at Higginbothams Towing & Re cov ery, 7611 West Mt. Vernon, Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040. 2011 ZLMC Scooter Vin# LJLTCBHN7B3E52261 8/30c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2009-CA-0276 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRY WIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. TONY L. BLOXHAM, et al. Defendants, _______________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 2nd, 2011 entered in Civil Case No.: 02-2009-CA-0276 of the Cir cuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, MacClenny, Florida, The Ofce of Al Fraiser will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at East Door of the Courthouse, 339 East MacClenny Avenue, MacClenny, FL 32063 at 11:00 am on the 10 day of September, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2, TOBACCO PATCH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 18, OF THE CURRENT PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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 le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 28 day of August, 2012. AL FRASER Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk TRIPP SCOTT, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 110 S.E. Sixth St., 15th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Telephone (954) 765-2999 8/30-9/6c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-000109-CA AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE SERVICING, INC., Plaintiff, vs. CATHY ANN ROBINSON A/K/A CATHY A. ROBINSON A/K/A CATHY ROBINSON, et. al. Defendant(s), _______________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: CATHY ANN ROBINSON A/K/A CATHY A. ROBINSON A/K/A CATHY ROBINSON. UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CATHY ANN ROBINSON A/K/A CATHY A. ROBINSON A/K/A CATHY ROBINSON whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: PARCEL 3 A PORTION OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 25, THENCE N 87 16 10 E ALONG THE 1/2 SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 25, A DISTANCE OF 264.45 FEET; THENCE S 00 43 17 E, 224.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N 87 16 10 E, 139.14 FEET; THENCE S 00 43 17 E, 435.48 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4; THENCE S 87 13 25 W ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 139.14 FEET; THENCE N 00 43 17 W, 435.59 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 3010 North Military Trail, Suite 300, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 on or before September 28, 2012/(30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition led herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 28 day of August, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Tabitha Wilson DEPUTY CLERK ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, AND SCHNEID, PL ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 3010 NORTH MILITARY TRAIL, SUITE 300 BOCA RATON, FL 33431 8/30-9/6c NOTICE OF ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT DECISION(S) The District has granted permit(s) for the following applications: JEA, 21 W Church Street T-8, Jacksonville, FL 32202, application #88271-12. The District proposes to authorize a change in welleld allocation distributions and increase the operational exibility on the North Grid from 20% to 28%, with no requested change in the overall annual allocations, along with the continued use of 155 million gallons per day (mgd) of groundwater (contingently increasing in the last 10 years of the per mit up to 162.63 mgd through the permittees providing additional reclaimed water to replace permitted Floridan aquifer uses, if it becomes feasible) to serve a projected population of 1,026,161 people in 2031 with water for household, commercial/industrial, water utility, and essential re protection uses and unaccountedfor water losses. In addition, the District proposes to add Condition 44 requiring notice to the District of the permittees commencing regular operation of the river crossing transmission line, changes to Condition 27 and Figure 4 to reect revised wetland monitoring well locations and a reduction in the overall number of wetland monitor wells from 11 to 10, the addition of Condition 43, which requires that an additional interim water quality report be submitted, and non-substantive changes to Figures 2, 3 and 5. The withdrawals used by this proposed project will consist of Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 4 active wells in Duval County, located in Section: 35, Township: 1 South, Range: 26 East, known as Norwood; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 2 active wells in St. Johns County, located in Section: 18, Township: 5 South, Range: 28 East, known as St Johns Forest; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 1 active well; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 1 active well in Duval County, located in Section: 38, Township: 1 South, Range: 29 East, known as Mayport; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 1 active well; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 5 active wells and 1 proposed well in Duval County, located in Sections: 29 and 33, Township: 2 South, Range: 28 East, known as Oakridge; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 6 active wells in Duval County, located in Section: 21, Township: 2 South, Range: 26 East, known as McDuff; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 3 active wells and 1 proposed well in Duval County, located in Section: 42, Township: 3 South, Range: 28 East, known as Southeast Welleld; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 2 active wells; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 6 active wells in Duval County, located in Sections: 18 and 7, Township: 3 South, Range: 28 East; Sections: 13 and 24, Township: 3 South, Range: 27 East, known as Deerwood 3; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 8 active wells in Duval County, located in Sections: 10, 3 and 55, Township: 2 South, Range: 26 East, known as Fairfax Welleld; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 2 active wells in Duval County, located in Section: 7, Township: 2 South, Range: 28 East, known as Monument Rd; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 1 proposed well and 3 active wells in Duval County, located in Sections: 33 and 34, Township: 2 South, Range: 24 East, known as Cecil Commerce; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 8 active wells in Duval County, located in Section: 24, Township: 2 North, Range: 26 East; Sections: 44 and 45, Township: 2 South, Range: 26 East, known as Hendricks; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 4 proposed wells and 7 active wells in Duval County, located in Sections: 11, 12 and 37, Township: 2 South, Range: 26 East, known as Main St; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 3 active wells St. Johns County, located in Section: 18, Township: 5 South, Range: 28 East; Section: 5, Township: 5 South, Range: 27 East, known as St Johns North; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 2 proposed wells in Duval County, located in Sections: 15 and 22, Township: 4 South, Range: 28 East, known as 9A-9B; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 1 active well and 2 proposed wells; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 1 active well in Duval County, located in Section: 31, Township: 1 South, Range: 25 East, known as Westlake Welleld; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 1 active well; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 1 active well in Duval County, located in Section: 25, Township: 3 South, Range: 27 East, known as Royal Lakes; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 1 proposed well and 5 active wells in Duval County, located in Section: 32, Township: 3 South, Range: 26 East, known as Lakeshore; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 7 active wells in Duval County, located in Sections: 16 and 39, Township: 2 South, Range: 28 East, known as Ridenour Welleld; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 3 active wells; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 1 active well in Duval County, located in Sections: 13, 24 and 35, Township: 4 South, Range: 26 East; Sections: 18 and 19, Township: 4 South, Range: 27 East, known as Community Hall; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 1 active well in St. Johns County, located in Section: 19, Township: 5 South, Range: 30 East, known as PDL A1A North; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 4 proposed wells in Duval County, located in Sections: 23, 24, 25 and 26, Township: 1 North, Range: 26 East, known as Northwest; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 2 proposed wells in St. Johns County, located in Section: 39, Township: 5 South, Range: 27 East; Section: 44, Township: 5 South, Range: 26 East, known as River town; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 2 active wells in St. Johns, County, located in Section: 54, Township: 4 South, Range: 27 East, known as Julington Creek; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 2 proposed wells and 5 active wells in Duval County, located in Sections: 14 and 15, Township: 3 South, Range: 25 East, known as Southwest Welleld; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 2 active wells in Nassau County, located in Section: 37, Township: 2 North, Range: 28 East, known as Nassau Regional; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 2 active wells in Duval County, located in Sections: 3 and 49, Township: 1 South, Range: 28 East, known as Beacon Hills; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 4 active wells in Duval County, located in Sections: 14 and 15, Township: 2 South, Range: 25 East, known as Marietta; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 1 active well in Nassau County, located in Section: 38, Township: 2 North, Range: 27 East, known as Lofton Oaks; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 2 active wells; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 3 active wells in Duval County, located in Section: 52, Township: 2 South, Range: 27 East, known as Arlington Welleld; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 1 active well in St. Johns, County, located in Section: 31, Township: 5 South, Range: 30 East; Section: 6, Township: 6 South, Range: 30 East, known as PDL A1A South; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 1 active well in St. Johns County, located in Section: 43, Township: 3 South, Range: 29 East, known as Ponte Vedra North; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 2 active wells in Duval County, located in Section: 33, Township: 1 South, Range: 27 East, known as Woodmere; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 2 active wells and 1 proposed well in St. Johns County, located in Section: 20, Township: 6 South, Range: 30 East, known as Ponce de Leon Welleld; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 3 active wells in Duval County, located in Section: 52, Township: 2 South, Range: 27 East, known as Lovegrove; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 2 proposed wells in Nassau County, located in Sections: 45, 7 and 8, Township: 2 North, Range: 27 East, known as West Nassau Regional; Groundwater from Upper Floridan Aquifer via 1 active well in Duval County, located in Section: 51, Township: 1 South, Range: 28 East; Section: 40, Township: 2 South, Range: 28 East, known as Cobblestone; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 1 proposed well and 6 active wells in Duval County, located in Sections: 13 and 49, Township: 1 South, Range: 26 East, known as Highlands; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 2 active wells and 3 proposed wells St. Johns County, located in Section: 27, Township: 3 South, Range: 29 East, known as Corona Road; Groundwater from the Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 4 active wells; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 1 active well in Duval County, located in Sections: 16 and 56, Township: 3 South, Range: 27 East, known as Brierwood; Groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer via 2 active wells Nassau County, located in Section: 14, Township: 3 North, Range: 28 East, known as Otter Run. If you wish to receive a copy of a Technical Staff Report (TSR) that provides the St. Johns River Water Management District (District) staffs analysis of a permit application, please submit your request to: Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178-1429. Once a TSR becomes available, you may also review it by going to the Permitting section of the Districts website at oridaswater.com/permitting/index.html. To obtain information on how to nd and view a TSR, visit https://permitting.sjrwmd.com/ epermitting/html/EP_FAQs.html, and then follow the directions provided under How to nd a Technical Staff Report (TSR) or other application le documents. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected has the right to request an administrative hear ing by ling a written petition with the District. Pursuant to Chapter 28-106 and Rule 40C-1.1007, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the petition must be led (received) either by delivery at the ofce of the District Clerk at District Headquarters, P. O. Box 1429, Palatka Florida 32178-1429 (4049 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177) or by e-mail with the District Clerk at Clerk@sjrwmd. com, within twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publication of the notice of District decision (for those persons to whom the District does not mail or email actual notice). A petition for an administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt of the complete petition by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Palatka, Florida during the Districts regular business hours. The Districts regular business hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Petitions received by the District Clerk after the Districts regular business hours shall be deemed led as of 8 a.m. on the next regular District business day. A petition must comply with Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28106, F.A.C. The Districts acceptance of petitions led by e-mail is subject to certain conditions set forth in the Districts Statement of Agency Organization and Operation (issued pursuant to Rule 28-101.001, F.A.C.), which is available for viewing at oridaswater.com. The District will not accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Mediation may be available if you meet the conditions stated in the full Notice of Rights (see last paragraph). The right to an administrative hearing and the relevant procedures to be followed are governed by Chapter 120, F.S., Chapter 28-106, F.A.C., and Rule 40C-1.1007, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means the Districts nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Failure to le a petition for an administrative hearing within the requisite time frame shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hearing. (Rule 28-106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, please visit http://oridaswater. com/nor_dec/ to read the complete Notice of Rights to determine any legal rights you may have concerning the Districts decision(s) on the permit application(s) described above. You can also request the Notice of Rights by contacting the Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support, P. O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178, tele. no. (386)329-4268. 8/30c STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT and FINAL ORDER GRANTING PETITION FOR VARIANCE The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue an Environmental Resource/ Mitigation Bank Permit (#10-108703-001) and a Final Order Granting Petition for Variance from Rule 62342.700(1)(a), (2), (3), and (4), Florida Administrative Code, to CRP/HLV Highlands Ranch Mitigation Bank, LLC to establish the Highlands Ranch Mitigation Bank (HRMB) on a ~1,575 acre site in three phases. The mitigation bank project includes the preser vation of the site and the restoration or enhancement of longleaf pine/xeric oak sandhill, mesic and hydric pine atwoods, baygall swamp/bay swamp, bottomland forest/wetland forest mixed, and oodplain swamp/stream swamp communities. Enhancement and restoration will be accomplished through canopy thinning in existing upland and wetland pine plantation areas, nuisance and invasive exotic vegetation species control, supplemental planting, prescribed re, and hydrologic enhancements. Management of the HRMB site includes prescribed re and control of nuisance and invasive exotic vegetation species. The mitigation bank was assessed, using the Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM) (Chapter 62-345, F.A.C.), as having a total potential of 424.81 freshwater credits: 207.31 as Hydric Flatwoods/Wet Prairie Credits and 217.50 as Freshwater Forested Credits. HRMB is located in Clay County. The HRMB site is specically located in Sections 9, 10, 15 and 16 of Township 5 South, Range 23 East. The Mitigation Ser vice Area (MSA) for the Bank is St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) Basin 4 Lower St. Johns River and Northern Coastal, which includes portions of Baker, Clay, St. Johns, Putnam and Duval Counties. The application, draft permit, and Final Order are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the Departments Bureau of Submerged Lands and Environmental Resources, Bob Martinez Center, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 2500, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received) in the Ofce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within 21 days of publication of this notice. Petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. Failure to le a petition within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The Petition shall contain the following information: (a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner, the applicants name and address, the Department Permit File Number and the county in which the project is located; (b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Departments action; (c) A statement of how each petitioners substantial interests are affected by the Departments action (changes to the conditions placed on this per mit); (d) A statement of the material facts disputed by Petitioner, if any; (e) A statement of facts which petitioner contends warrant reversal or modication of the Departments action (changes to the conditions placed on this permit); (f) A statement of which rules or statutes petitioner contends require reversal or modication of the Departments action (changes to the conditions placed on this permit); and (g) A statement of the relief sought by petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wants the Department to take with respect to the Departments action. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the permit have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding. The petition must conform to the requirements specied above and be led (received) within 21 days of publication of this notice in the Ofce of General Counsel at the above address of the Department. Failure to petition within the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right such per son has to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., and to participate as a party to this proceeding. Any subsequent intervention will only be at the approval of the presiding ofcer upon motion led pursuant to Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. 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ursday, August 30, 2012 T B C P Page 11 Page 10 T B C P ursday, August 30, 2012 PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012 NOTICE OF ELECTION I, Kenneth W. 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 November 6, 2012, for the ratication or rejection of proposed revisions to the constitution of the State of Florida. NO. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: HEALTH CARE SERVICES. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage; permit a person or an employer to purchase lawful health care services directly from a health care provider; permit a health care provider to accept direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; exempt persons, employers, and health care providers from penalties and taxes for paying directly or accepting direct payment for lawful health care services; and prohibit laws or rules from abolishing the private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service. Species that the amendment does not affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide; affect which health care services are permitted by law; prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers compensation; affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010; affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; or affect any general law passed by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature, passed after the effective date of the amendment, provided such law states with specicity the public necessity justifying the exceptions from the provisions of the amendment. The amendment expressly provides that it may not be construed to prohibit negotiated provisions in insurance contracts, network agreements, or other provider agreements contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Health care services. (a) To preserve the freedom of all residents of the state to provide for their own health care: (1) A law or rule may not compel, directly or indirectly, any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage. (2) A person or an employer may pay directly for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for paying directly for lawful health care services. A health care provider may accept direct payment for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services. (b) The private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service may not be abolished by law or rule. (c) This section does not: (1) Affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide. (2) Affect which health care services are permitted by law. (3) Prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers compensation. (4) Affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010. (5) Affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services, except that this section may not be construed to prohibit any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. (6) Affect any general law passed by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature after the effective date of this section, if the law states with specicity the public necessity that justies an exception from this section. (d) As used in this section, the term: (1) Compel includes the imposition of penalties or taxes. (2) Direct payment or pay directly means payment for lawful health care services without a public or private third party, not including an employer, paying for any portion of the service. (3) Health care system means any public or private entity whose function or purpose is the management of, processing of, enrollment of individuals for, or payment, in full or in part, for health care services, health care data, or health care information for its participants. (4) Lawful health care services means any health-related service or treatment, to the extent that the service or treatment is permitted or not prohibited by law or regulation at the time the service or treatment is rendered, which may be provided by persons or businesses otherwise permitted to offer such services. (5) Penalties or taxes means any civil or criminal penalty or ne, tax, salary or wage withholding or surcharge, or named fee with a similar effect established by law or rule by an agency established, created, or controlled by the government which is used to punish or discourage the exercise of rights protected under this section. For purposes of this section only, the term rule by an agency may not be construed to mean any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. NO. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: VETERANS DISABLED DUE TO COMBAT INJURY; HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to Section 6 of Article VII and the creation of Section 32 of Article XII of the State Constitution to expand the availability of the property discount on the homesteads of veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury to include those who were not Florida residents when they entered the military and schedule the amendment to take effect January 1, 2013. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benets, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fty thousand dollars and up to seventy-ve thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specied therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-ve and whose household income, as dened by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an ofcial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably identies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Veterans disabled due to combat injury; homestead property tax discount.The amendment to subsection (e) of Section 6 of Article VII relating to the homestead property tax discount for veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE GOVERNMENT REVENUE LIMITATION. Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the existing state revenue limitation based on Florida personal income growth with a new state revenue limitation based on ination and population changes. Under the amendment, state revenues, as dened in the amendment, collected in excess of the revenue limitation must be deposited into the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches its maximum balance, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum nancial effort required from school districts for participation in a state-funded education nance program, or, if the minimum nancial effort is no longer required, returned to the taxpayers. The Legislature may increase the state revenue limitation through a bill approved by a super majority vote of each house of the Legislature. The Legislature may also submit a proposed increase in the state revenue limitation to the voters. The Legislature must implement this proposed amendment by general law. The amendment will take effect upon approval by the electors and will rst apply to the 2014-2015 state scal year. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 1. Taxation; appropriations; state expenses ; state revenue limitation . (a) No tax shall be levied except in pursuance of law. No state ad valorem taxes shall be levied upon real estate or tangible personal property. All other forms of taxation shall be preempted to the state except as provided by general law. (b) Motor vehicles, boats, airplanes, trailers, trailer coaches and mobile homes, as dened by law, shall be subject to a license tax for their operation in the amounts and for the purposes prescribed by law, but shall not be subject to ad valorem taxes. (c) No money shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of appropriation made by law. (d) Provision shall be made by law for raising sufcient revenue to defray the expenses of the state for each scal period. (e) Except as provided herein, state revenues collected for any scal year shall be limited to state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior scal year plus an adjustment for growth. As used in this subsection, growth means an amount equal to the average annual rate of growth in Florida personal income over the most recent twenty quarters times the state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior scal year. For the 1995-1996 scal year, the state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior scal year shall equal the state revenues collected for the 1994-1995 scal year. Florida personal income shall be determined by the legislature, from information available from the United States Department of Commerce or its successor on the rst day of February prior to the beginning of the scal year. State revenues collected for any scal year in excess of this limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches the maximum balance specied in Section 19(g) of Article III, and thereafter shall be refunded to taxpayers as provided by general law. State revenues allowed under this subsection for any scal year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature in a separate bill that contains no other subject and that sets forth the dollar amount by which the state revenues allowed will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours after the third reading of the bill. For purposes of this subsection, state revenues means taxes, fees, licenses, and charges for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state government. However, state revenues does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state; revenues that are used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenues used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund elective expansions made after July 1, 1994; proceeds from the state lottery returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund; balances carried forward from prior scal years; taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services required to be imposed by any amendment or revision to this constitution after July 1, 1994. An adjustment to the revenue limitation shall be made by general law to reect the scal impact of transfers of responsibility for the funding of governmental functions between the state and other levels of government. The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this subsection. SECTION 19. State revenue limitation. (a) STATE REVENUE LIMITATION.Except as provided in this section, state revenues collected in any scal year are limited as follows: (1) For the 2014-2015 scal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenues collected during the 2013-2014 scal year multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus four one-hundredths. (2) For the 2015-2016 scal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for scal year 2014-2015 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus three one-hundredths. (3) For the 2016-2017 scal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for scal year 2015-2016 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus two one-hundredths. (4) For the 2017-2018 scal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for scal year 2016-2017 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus one one-hundredth. (5) For the 2018-2019 scal year and thereafter, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for the previous scal year multiplied by the adjustment for growth. (6) The adjustment for growth for a scal year shall be determined by March 1 preceding the scal year using the latest information available. Once the adjustment for growth is determined for a scal year, it may not be changed based on revisions to the information used to make the determination. (b) REVENUES IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITATION.State revenues collected in any scal year in excess of the revenue limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches the maximum balance specied in Section 19(g) of Article III, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum nancial effort required from school districts for participation in a state-funded education nance program, or, if the minimum nancial effort is no longer required, returned to taxpayers as provided by general law. (c) AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION. (1) The state revenue limitation for any scal year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Unless otherwise provided by the bill increasing the revenue limitation, the increased revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph shall be used to determine the revenue limitation for future scal years. (2) The state revenue limitation for any one scal year may be increased by a three-fths vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Increases to the revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph must be disregarded when determining the revenue limitation in subsequent scal years. (3) A bill increasing the revenue limitation may not contain any other subject and must set forth the dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours after the third reading in either house of the legislature of the bill in the form that will be presented to the governor. (d) AUTHORITY OF THE ELECTORS TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION.The legislature may propose an increase in the state revenue limitation pursuant to a concurrent resolution enacted by a three-fths vote of the membership of each house. The proposed increase shall be submitted to the electors at the next general election held more than ninety days after the resolution is led with the custodian of state records. However, the legislature may submit the proposed increase at an earlier special election held more than ninety days after it is led with the custodian of state records pursuant to a law enacted by the afrmative vote of three-fourths of the membership of each house of the legislature. The resolution must set forth the dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. Unless otherwise provided in the resolution, the increased revenue limitation shall be used to determine the revenue limitation for future scal years. The proposed increase shall take effect if it is approved by a vote of at least 60 percent of the electors voting on the matter. (e) REVENUE LIMIT ADJUSTMENT BY THE LEGISLATURE.The legislature shall provide by general law for adjustments to the state revenue limitation to reect: (1) The scal impact of transfers of responsibility for the funding of governmental functions between the state and other levels of government occurring after May 6, 2011; or (2) The scal impact of a new federal mandate. (f) GENERAL LAW IMPLEMENTATION.The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this section. (g) DEFINITIONS.As used in this section, the term: (1) Adjustment for growth means an amount equal to the average for the previous ve years of the product of the ination factor and the population factor. (2) Ination factor means an amount equal to one plus the percent change in the calendar year annual average of the Consumer Price Index. The term Consumer Price Index means the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, U.S. city average (not seasonally adjusted, current base for all items), as published by the United States Department of Labor. In the event the index ceases to exist, the legislature shall determine the successor index by general law. (3) Population factor means an amount equal to one plus the percent change in population of the state as of April 1 compared to April 1 of the prior year. For purposes of calculating the annual rate of change in population, the states ofcial population estimates shall be used. (4) State revenues means taxes, fees, licenses, nes, and charges for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state government. However, the term state revenues does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state for bonds issued before July 1, 2012; revenues that are used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenues used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund optional expansions made after July 1, 1994; proceeds from the state lottery returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation; receipts of public universities and colleges; balances carried forward from prior scal years; taxes, fees, licenses, nes, and charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, fees, licenses, nes, and charges for services authorized by any amendment or revision to this constitution after May 6, 2011. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. State revenue limitation.The amendment to Section 1 and the creation of Section 19 of Article VII, revising the state revenue limitation, and this section take effect upon approval by the electors and apply beginning in the 2014-2015 state scal year. NO. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 27, 32, 33 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX LIMITATIONS; PROPERTY VALUE DECLINE; REDUCTION FOR NONHOMESTEAD ASSESSMENT INCREASES; DELAY OF SCHEDULED REPEAL. Ballot Summary: (1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation; assessments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also would amend Article XII, Section 27, and add Sections 32 and 33, relating to the Schedule for the amendments. (2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of homestead and specied nonhomestead property to increase when the just value of the property decreases. Therefore, this amendment provides that the Legislature may, by general law, provide that the assessment of homestead and specied nonhomestead property may not increase if the just value of that property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1, subject to any adjustment in the assessed value due to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property which are assessed as provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. (3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limitation on annual changes in assessments of nonhomestead real property. This amendment takes effect upon approval of the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (4) This amendment also authorizes general law to provide, subject to conditions specied in such law, an additional homestead exemption to every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitution within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homestead exemption applied. The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead propertys just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional homestead exemption may not exceed an amount equal to the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year of sale of the property. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if approved by the voters at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if approved by the voters at the 2012 general election. The additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is rst received. The amendment shall take effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently scheduled to take effect in 2019, of constitutional amendments adopted in 2008 which limit annual assessment increases for specied nonhomestead real property. This amendment delays until 2022 the submission of an amendment proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the voters. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION 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 Floridas aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classied 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 denitions specied therein, land used for conservation purposes shall be classied 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 specied percentage of its value, may be classied 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 change be changed annually on January 1 1st of each year ; but those changes in assessments a. A change in an assessment may shall not exceed the lower of the following: 1.a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year. 2.b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or a successor index reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. b. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a 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 1 1st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change only 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 subsection amendment are severable. If a provision any of the provisions of this subsection is amendment shall be held unconstitutional by a any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of the such court does shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this subsection 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 2 two years immediately preceding the establishment of a 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 specied 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 specied 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 owners 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 dened 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 However, ; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (4), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a change of ownership or control, as dened 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 However, ; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not 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 dened 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 dened 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 specied 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 made for the purpose of improving the propertys resistance to wind damage. (2) The installation of a 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 shing 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 shing facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities. (2) The assessment benet provided by this subsection is subject to conditions and limitations and reasonable denitions as specied by the legislature by general law. SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benets, up to the assessed valuation of $25,000 twenty-ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than $50,000 fty thousand dollars and up to $75,000 seventy-ve thousand dollars upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of 98 ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of Section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specied therein, the legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding $50,000 fty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age 65 sixty-ve and whose household income, as dened by general law, does not exceed $20,000 twenty thousand dollars The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an ofcial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably identies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f) As provided by general law and subject to conditions specied therein, every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) applied is entitled to an additional homestead exemption for all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead propertys just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption may not exceed the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for a period of 5 years or until the year the property is sold, whichever occurs rst. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one exemption provided under this subsection shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if this amendment is approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if this amendment is approved at the 2012 general election, but the additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is rst received. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assessments.The amendments to Sections 3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, providing a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property, providing an additional $25,000 homestead exemption, authorizing transfer of the accrued benet from the limitations on the assessment of homestead property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on January 29, 2008, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next general election, shall take effect January 1 of the year following such general election. The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII creating subsections (f) and (g) of that section, creating a limitation on annual assessment increases for specied real property, shall take effect upon approval of the electors and shall rst limit assessments beginning January 1, 2009, if approved at a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall rst limit assessments beginning January 1, 2010, if approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g) of Section 4 of Article VII initially adopted as subsections (f) and (g), are repealed effective January 1, 2023 2019 ; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amendment abrogating the repeal of subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g) which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 2022 2018 and, if approved, shall take effect January 1, 2023 2019 SECTION 32. Property assessments.This section and the amendment of Section 4 of Article VII addressing homestead and specied nonhomestead property having a declining just value and reducing the limit on the maximum annual increase in the assessed value of nonhomestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. SECTION 33. Additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who recently have not owned homestead property.This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII providing for an additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who have not owned homestead property during the 3 calendar years immediately preceding purchase of the current homestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2011, or if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2012. NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2, 11, AND 12 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE COURTS. Ballot Summary: Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitution relating to the judiciary. The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be repealed by a general law enacted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional revision eliminates the requirement that a general law repealing a court rule pass by a two-thirds vote of each house, thereby providing that the Legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved by a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the repeal. The court could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by the Legislature, but if the Legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, this proposed revision prohibits the court from further readopting the repealed rule without the Legislatures prior approval. Under current law, rules of the judicial nominating commissions and the Judicial Qualications Commission may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed to repeal by general law enacted by a majority vote of the legislators present. Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commission, and appointments by the Governor are not subject to conrmation. This revision requires Senate conrmation of a justice of the Supreme Court before the appointee can take ofce. If the Senate votes not to conrm the appointment, the judicial nominating commission must reconvene and may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to ll the same vacancy was not conrmed by the Senate. For the purpose of conrmation, the Senate may meet at any time. If the Senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice will be deemed conrmed and will take ofce. The Judicial Qualications Commission is an independent commission created by the State Constitution to investigate and prosecute before the Florida Supreme Court alleged misconduct by a justice or judge. Currently under the constitution, commission proceedings are condential until formal charges are led by the investigative panel of the commission. Once formal charges are led, the formal charges and all further proceedings of the commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may request, and the Judicial Qualications Commission must make available, all information in the commissions possession for use in deciding whether to impeach a justice or judge. This proposed revision requires the commission to make all of its les available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives but provides that such les would remain condential during any investigation by the House of Representatives and until such information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice or judge. This revision also removes the power of the Governor to request les of the Judicial Qualications Commission to conform to a prior constitutional change. This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to the Judicial Qualications Commission, and makes other nonsubstantive conforming and technical changes in the judicial article of the constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 2. Administration; practice and procedure. (a) The supreme court shall adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts including the time for seeking appellate review, the administrative supervision of all courts, the transfer to the court having jurisdiction of any proceeding when the jurisdiction of another court has been improvidently invoked, and a requirement that no cause shall be dismissed because an improper remedy has been sought. The supreme court shall adopt rules to allow it the court and the district courts of appeal to submit questions relating to military law to the federal Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for an advisory opinion. Rules of court may be repealed by general law that expresses the policy behind the repeal enacted by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. The court may readopt the repealed rule only in conformity with the public policy expressed by the legislature. If the legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, the rule may not be readopted thereafter without prior approval of the legislature. (b) The chief justice of the supreme court shall be chosen by a majority of the members of the court; shall be the chief administrative ofcer of the judicial system; and shall have the power to assign justices or judges, including consenting retired justices or judges, to temporary duty in any court for which the judge is qualied and to delegate to a chief judge of a judicial circuit the power to assign judges for duty in that circuit. (c) A chief judge for each district court of appeal shall be chosen by a majority of the judges thereof or, if there is no majority, by the chief justice. The chief judge shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the court. (d) A chief judge in each circuit shall be chosen from among the circuit judges as provided by supreme court rule. The chief judge of a circuit shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the circuit courts and county courts in the his circuit. SECTION 11. Vacancies. (a) Whenever a vacancy occurs in a judicial ofce to which election for retention applies, the governor shall ll the vacancy by appointing for a term ending on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in January of the year following the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. (b) The governor shall ll each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a term ending on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to ll that judicial ofce for the term of the ofce beginning at the end of the appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence of a vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within sixty days after the nominations have been certied to the governor. (d) Each appointment of a justice of the supreme court is subject to conrmation by the senate. The senate may sit for the purpose of conrmation regardless of whether the house of representatives is in session or not. If the senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice shall be deemed conrmed. If the senate votes to not conrm the appointment, the supreme court judicial nominating commission shall reconvene as though a new vacancy had occurred but may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to ll the same vacancy was not conrmed by the senate. The appointment of a justice is effective upon conrmation by the senate. (e)(d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, one for each district court of appeal, and one for each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, ve justices concurring. Except for deliberations of the judicial nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. SECTION 12. Discipline; removal and retirement. (a) JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION.A judicial qualications commission is created. (1) There shall be a judicial qualications commission vested with jurisdiction to investigate and recommend to the Supreme Court of Florida the removal from ofce of any justice or judge whose conduct, during term of ofce or otherwise, occurring on or after November 1, 1966, (without regard to the effective date of this section) demonstrates a present untness to hold ofce, and to investigate and recommend the discipline of a justice or judge whose conduct, during term of ofce or otherwise occurring on or after November 1, 1966 (without regard to the effective date of this section) warrants such discipline. For purposes of this section, discipline is dened as any or all of the following: reprimand, ne, suspension with or without pay, or lawyer discipline. The commission shall have jurisdiction over justices and judges regarding allegations that misconduct occurred before or during service as a justice or judge if a complaint is made no later than one year following service as a justice or judge. The commission shall have jurisdiction regarding allegations of incapacity during service as a justice or judge. The commission shall be composed of: a. Two judges of district courts of appeal selected by the judges of those courts, two circuit judges selected by the judges of the circuit courts and two judges of county courts selected by the judges of those courts; b. Four electors who reside in the state, who are members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be chosen by the governing body of the bar of Florida; and c. Five electors who reside in the state, who have never held judicial ofce or been members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be appointed by the governor. (2) The members of the judicial qualications commission shall serve staggered terms, not to exceed six years, as prescribed by general law. No member of the commission except a judge shall be eligible for state judicial ofce while acting as a member of the commission and for a period of two years thereafter. No member of the commission shall hold ofce in a political party or participate in any campaign for judicial ofce or hold public ofce; provided that a judge may campaign for judicial ofce and hold that ofce. The commission shall elect one of its members as its chairperson. (3) Members of the judicial qualications commission not subject to impeachment shall be subject to removal from the commission pursuant to the provisions of Article IV, Section 7, Florida Constitution. (4) The commission shall adopt rules regulating its proceedings, the lling of vacancies by the appointing authorities, the disqualication of members, the rotation of members between the panels, and the temporary replacement of disqualied or incapacitated members. The commissions rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, ve justices concurring. The commission shall have power to issue subpoenas. Until formal charges against a justice or judge are led by the investigative panel with the clerk of the supreme court of Florida all proceedings by or before the commission shall be condential; provided, however, upon a nding of probable cause and the ling by the investigative panel with said clerk of such formal charges against a justice or judge such charges and all further proceedings before the commission shall be public. (5) The commission shall have access to all information from all executive, legislative and judicial agencies, including grand juries, subject to the rules of the commission. At any time, on request of the speaker of the house of representatives or the governor the commission shall make available to the house of representatives all information in the possession of the commission which information shall remain condential during any investigation and until such information is used in the pursuit for use in consideration of impeachment or suspension, respectively (b) PANELS.The commission shall be divided into an investigative panel and a hearing panel as established by rule of the commission. The investigative panel is vested with the jurisdiction to receive or initiate complaints, conduct investigations, dismiss complaints, and upon a vote of a simple majority of the panel submit formal charges to the hearing panel. The hearing panel is vested with the authority to receive and hear formal charges from the investigative panel and upon a two-thirds vote of the panel recommend to the supreme court the removal of a justice or judge or the involuntary retirement of a justice or judge for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Upon a simple majority vote of the membership of the hearing panel, the panel may recommend to the supreme court that the justice or judge be subject to appropriate discipline. (c) SUPREME COURT.The supreme court shall receive recommendations from the judicial qualications commissions hearing panel. (1) The supreme court may accept, reject, or modify in whole or in part the ndings, conclusions, and recommendations of the commission and it may order that the justice or judge be subjected to appropriate discipline, or be removed from ofce with termination of compensation for willful or persistent failure to perform judicial duties or for other conduct unbecoming a member of the judiciary demonstrating a present untness to hold ofce, or be involuntarily retired for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Malades, scienter or moral turpitude on the part of a justice or judge shall not be required for removal from ofce of a justice or judge whose conduct demonstrates a present untness to hold ofce. After the ling of a formal proceeding and upon request of the investigative panel, the supreme court may suspend the justice or judge from ofce, with or without compensation, pending nal determination of the inquiry. (2) The supreme court may award costs to the prevailing party. (d) REMOVAL POWER. The power of removal conferred by this section shall be both alternative and cumulative to the power of impeachment. (e) PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING SUPREME COURT JUSTICE. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions of this section, if the person who is the subject of proceedings by the judicial qualications commission is a justice of the supreme court of Florida all justices of such court automatically shall be disqualied to sit as justices of such court with respect to all proceedings therein concerning such person and the supreme court for such purposes shall be composed of a panel consisting of the seven chief judges of the judicial circuits of the state of Florida most senior in tenure of judicial ofce as circuit judge. For purposes of determining seniority of such circuit judges in the event there be judges of equal tenure in judicial ofce as circuit judge the judge or judges from the lower numbered circuit or circuits shall be deemed senior. In the event any such chief circuit judge is under investigation by the judicial qualications commission or is otherwise disqualied or unable to serve on the panel, the next most senior chief circuit judge or judges shall serve in place of such disqualied or disabled chief circuit judge. (f) SCHEDULE TO SECTION 12. (1) Except to the extent inconsistent with the provisions of this section, all provisions of law and rules of court in force on the effective date of this article shall continue in effect until superseded in the manner authorized by the constitution. (2) After this section becomes effective and until adopted by rule of the commission consistent with it: a. The commission shall be divided, as determined by the chairperson, into one investigative panel and one hearing panel to meet the responsibilities set forth in this section. b. The investigative panel shall be composed of: 1. Four judges, 2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Three non-lawyers. c. The hearing panel shall be composed of: 1. Two judges, 2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Two non-lawyers. d. Membership on the panels may rotate in a manner determined by the rules of the commission provided that no member shall vote as a member of the investigative and hearing panel on the same proceeding. e. The commission shall hire separate staff for each panel. f. The members of the commission shall serve for staggered terms of six years. g. The terms of ofce of the present members of the judicial qualications commission shall expire upon the effective date of the amendments to this section approved by the legislature during the regular session of the legislature in 1996 and new members shall be appointed to serve the following staggered terms: 1. Group I.The terms of ve members, composed of two electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one judge from the district courts of appeal and one circuit judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall expire on December 31, 1998. 2. Group II.The terms of ve members, composed of one elector as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, two members of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one circuit judge and one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V shall expire on December 31, 2000. 3. Group III.The terms of ve members, composed of two electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b., one judge from the district courts of appeal and one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall expire on December 31, 2002. g.h. An appointment to ll a vacancy of the commission shall be for the remainder of the term. h.i. Selection of members by district courts of appeal judges, circuit judges, and county court judges, shall be by no less than a majority of the members voting at the respective courts conferences. Selection of members by the board of governors of the bar of Florida shall be by no less than a majority of the board. i.j. The commission shall be entitled to recover the costs of investigation and prosecution, in addition to any penalty levied by the supreme court. j.k. The compensation of members and referees shall be the travel expenses or transportation and per diem allowance as provided by general law. NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROHIBITION ON PUBLIC FUNDING OF ABORTIONS; CONSTRUCTION OF ABORTION RIGHTS. Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment provides that public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benets coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This prohibition does not apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, or a case of rape or incest. This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. With respect to abortion, this proposed amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of privacy under Article I, Section 23 of the State Constitution is broader in scope than that of the United States Constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Prohibition on public funding of abortions; construction of abortion rights. (a) Public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benets coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This subsection does not apply to: (1) An expenditure required by federal law; (2) A case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a lifeendangering, physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, which would, as certied by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed; or (3) A pregnancy that results from rape or incest. (b) This constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. NO. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 3 (Legislative) Ballot Title: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental benets, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and deleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 3. Religious freedom.There shall be no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace, or safety. Except to the extent required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, neither the government nor any agent of the government may deny to any individual or entity the benets of any program, funding, or other support on the basis of religious identity or belief. No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. NO. 9 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SURVIVING SPOUSE OF MILITARY VETERAN OR FIRST RESPONDER. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from serviceconnected causes while on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a rst responder who died in the line of duty. The amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt such surviving spouses homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The amendment denes a rst responder as a law enforcement ofcer, a correctional ofcer, a reghter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effect January 1, 2013. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benets, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fty thousand dollars and up to seventy-ve thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specied therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-ve and whose household income, as dened by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an ofcial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably identies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f) By general law and subject to conditions and limitations specied therein, the Legislature may provide ad valorem tax relief equal to the total amount or a portion of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property to the: (1) Surviving spouse of a veteran who died from servic e connected causes while on active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces. (2) Surviving spouse of a rst responder who died in the line of duty. (3) As used in this subsection and as further dened by general law, the term: a. First responder means a law enforcement ofcer, a correctional ofcer, a reghter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. b. In the line of duty means arising out of and in the actual performance of duty required by employment as a rst responder. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Ad valorem tax relief for surviving spouses of veterans who died from service -connected causes and rst responders who died in the line of duty This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII permitting the legislature to provide ad valorem tax r elief to surviving spouses of veterans who died from servic e-connected causes and rst responders who died in the line of duty shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 10 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to: (1)Provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by counties, municipalities, school districts, and other local governments on tangible personal property if the assessed value of an owners tangible personal property is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000. This new exemption, if approved by the voters, will take effect on January 1, 2013, and apply to the 2013 tax roll and subsequent tax rolls. (2) Authorize a county or municipality for the purpose of its respective levy, and as provided by general law, to provide tangible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance. This is in addition to other statewide tangible personal property tax exemptions provided by the Constitution and this amendment. 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, scientic, 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 xed 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 xed by general law not less than ve 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 dened 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 specied 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 specied 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)(1) By general law and subject to conditions specied therein, twenty-ve thousand dollars of the assessed value of tangible personal property is subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation. Tangible personal property is also exempt from ad valorem taxation if the assessed value of such property is greater than twenty-ve thousand dollars but less than fty thousand dollars. (2) A county or municipality may, for the purposes of its respective tax levy, provide additional tangible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance, subject to this subsection and as provided in 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 dened by general law. (g) By general law and subject to the conditions specied 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. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Tangible personal property; ad valorem tax exemption.The amendment to Section 3 of Article VII providing that property is exempt from tangible personal property tax if the assessed value of such property is greater than twenty-ve thousand dollars but less than fty thousand dollars shall take effect January 1, 2013, and applies to assessments for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2013. NO. 11 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 (Legislative) Ballot Title: ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; LOW-INCOME SENIORS WHO MAINTAIN LONG-TERM RESIDENCY ON PROPERTY; EQUAL TO ASSESSED VALUE. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general law and subject to conditions set forth in the general law, to allow counties and municipalities to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equal to the assessed value of homestead property if the property has a just value less than $250,000 to an owner who has maintained permanent residency on the property for not less than 25 years, who has attained age 65, and who has a low household income as dened by general law. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benets, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fty thousand dollars and up to seventy-ve thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specied therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant either or both of the following an additional homestead tax exemptions: (1) An exemption not exceeding fty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-ve and whose household income, as dened by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars ; or (2) An exemption equal to the assessed value of the property to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate with a just value less than two hundred and fty thousand dollars and who has maintained thereon the permanent residence of the owner for not less than twenty-ve years and who has attained age sixty-ve and whose household income does not exceed the income limitation prescribed in paragraph (1). The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant these this additional exemptions exemption within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an ofcial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably identies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. NO. 12 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7 (Legislative) Ballot Title: APPOINTMENT OF STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT TO BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to replace the president of the Florida Student Association with the chair of the council of state university student body presidents as the student member of the Board of Governors of the State University System and to require that the Board of Governors organize such council of state university student body presidents. Full Text: ARTICLE IX EDUCATION SECTION 7. State University System. (a) PURPOSES. In order to achieve excellence through teaching students, advancing research and providing public service for the benet of Floridas citizens, their communities and economies, the people hereby establish a system of governance for the state university system of Florida. (b) STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. There shall be a single state university system comprised of all public universities. A board of trustees shall administer each public university and a board of governors shall govern the state university system. (c) LOCAL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES. Each local constituent university shall be administered by a board of trustees consisting of thirteen members dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The board of governors shall establish the powers and duties of the boards of trustees. Each board of trustees shall consist of six citizen members appointed by the governor and ve citizen members appointed by the board of governors. The appointed members shall be conrmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of ve years as provided by law. The chair of the faculty senate, or the equivalent, and the president of the student body of the university shall also be members. (d) STATEWIDE BOARD OF GOVERNORS. The board of governors shall be a body corporate consisting of seventeen members. The board shall operate, regulate, control, and be fully responsible for the management of the whole university system. These responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, dening the distinctive mission of each constituent university and its articulation with free public schools and community colleges, ensuring the wellplanned coordination and operation of the system, and avoiding wasteful duplication of facilities or programs. The boards management shall be subject to the powers of the legislature to appropriate for the expenditure of funds, and the board shall account for such expenditures as provided by law. The governor shall appoint to the board fourteen citizens dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The appointed members shall be conrmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of seven years as provided by law. The commissioner of education, the chair of the advisory council of faculty senates, or the equivalent, and the chair of the council of student body presidents, which council shall be organized by the board of governors and consist of all the student body presidents of the state university system president of the Florida student association, or the equivalent shall also be members of the board. WE ARE BAKER COUNTYS ROOFING EXPERTSCOMBS BUILDERS, INC. We specialize in problem roofs 259-2563 FREE Estimates Please be advised that City Hall of Macclenny will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day.We will re-open for business on Tuesday, September 4, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. F LROBERT GERARD

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ursday, August 30, 2012 T B C P Page 13 Page 12 T B C P ursday, August 30, 2012 CITY OF MACCLENNY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN LANDS CONTIGUOUS TO THE CITY OF MACCLENNY AND COMPANION AMENDMENTS TO THE CITYS FUTURE LAND USE MAP AND ZONING MAPThe City Commission of the City of Macclenny, Florida shall consider Ordinance No. 12-06, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO ANNEXATION; PROVIDING FOR THE ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN LANDS CONTIGUOUS TO THE CITY OF MACCLENNY; PROVIDING FOR ACCEPTANCE OF A VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION REQUEST FROM RALPH AND MARGARET SANDS OF PARCELS 192S-22-0000-0000-0232 AND 19-2S-22-0000-0000-0235; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Ordinance No. 12-06 involves an application for voluntary annexation into the City of Macclenny of approximately 23.1 acres located west of Sandsdale Road, south of Bob Kirkland Road. The Subject Propertys Future Land Use Map (FLUM) and Zoning Map designations shall be changed from its Baker County designations to equivalent City categories. Ordinance No. 12-06 will cause the Subject Property to be Residential, Single-family on the Citys Zoning Map. A public hearing requiring City Commission action on the proposed Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. The City Commission meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public hearing will be held shortly after the meeting is called to order. Interested persons may appear at the hearing and be heard regarding the adoption of the proposed annexation. The complete legal description by metes and bounds and the proposed Hall on Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Should any person decide to appeal any decision made as a result of this hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of these proceedings is made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Manager at (904) 259-0972 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. Class i fied ads and no tic es must be paid in advance, and be in our office no lat er than 4:00 pm the Monday preceding pub li ca tion, unless otherwise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accompanied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for ac curacy of ads or notices given over the telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertising will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without notification of error by the person or agen cy for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party as sumes full payment re spon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse advertising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. Artists. Oils, acrylics, water colors, Canvas es, draw ing pads and much more. On sale now. The Of ce Mart, 110 S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc Lark portable building, 12x24, prewired, metal framed interior, roll-up door and side entrance. $3800. 259-4332 after 6 pm or 386-984-9892. 8/30p 2004 Aquasport Osprey 205,2004 AQUASPORT OSPREY 205 TOURNAMENT EDITION with EZ Loader Trailer. Has everything you could/would want on a shing boat and more. Runs great and rides excellent for size with high gunwales. EZ Loader Trailer with disc brakes, multiple storage compartments, transom door, lighted livewell, shboxes with pumpout, hydraulic steering, raw water washdown, pioneer/sony stereo, icom vhf, lowrance depth/gps, cockpit bolsters, lighted compass, optima batteries with selector switch, eisenglass windshield cover, extra rod holders, too many extras to list. Great boat for all around use or for the serious sherman. $18,000. Call Terry 904-2594476. 8/30-9/6p 3 BR, 2 BA, 1600 SF home in Macclenny II on one acre, fenced, double garage, 540 SF, screened porch. 904-613-7759. $137,000. 8/16-30p 2000 Yamaha Kodiak 400, 4-wheel drive, 4 wheeler, $2,600. Call 904-860-3971. 8/30p 4 tires size 245-65-17. Like new. On Toyota Alloy wheels, 6-Lug, $500. Call 710-5246. 8/30p Farm tractor with several pieces of equipment. Will sell all together or separately. 904-275-2593 or 904-612-3584. 8/30p Old 40 gallon syrup pot $325. Call 6136763 or 613-7274. 8/30p 2007 Keystone Camper, 5th wheel, 2 slides, $15,000, call 904-483-8742. 8/9-30p Camille Beckman hand cream, Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc Landscaping mulch, buy direct, a little or a lot. 259-2900. 3/22tfc Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridges, rubber stamps and much more. We specialize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc Alcoholics anonymous meetings Monday and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904-9947750. 209 Macclenny Ave. 3/1-12/27p Will wash and wax your vehicle. Call 904654-7841. 8/30p We install 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc LOST: Lost keys, August 24 at Memorial Stadium. Please call 904-338-1555. 8/30p 1952 MG-TD kit car. Great condition. Tonneau plus top. VW power. Looks great. $4,300. Call 412-4533. 8/30p 2008 Dodge Avenger; 2006 Chevy Crew Cab, 4WD; 2006 Timberland Riverside Travel Trailer. Now accepting bids through September 4, 2012. Please contact Beth at Country Federal Credit Union 904-6534453. 8/30c Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classied advertising on subjects like work-at-home, weight loss products, health products. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no responsibility as to the truthfulness of claims. Respondents should use caution and common sense before sending any money or making other commitments based on statements and/or promises; demand specics in writing. You can also call the Federal Trade Commis sion at 1-877-FTC-HELP to nd out how to spot fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Baker County Press Local homecare seeking full-time RN, Baker County area. Benets and option of company car. Also seeking Speech Pathologist, PRN. Please apply in person 28 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063. Experience preferred. 8/16tfc Hair stylist needed: commission based, health insurance and 401K provided. Call 259-9009 or 673-5357. 8/30p Security Guard: Saturday/Sunday and holidays. 7 a.m. 7 p.m. Must have computer knowledge. We are an EEOC, drug free workplace. We offer dental & health insurance, paid holidays and vacation. Apply at Gilman Building Products, CR 218 Maxville, FL or fax resume to 904-2897736. 8/9-30c Plumber needed must have valid drivers license and dependable transportation. Apply in person at John Williams Plumbing located at 109 South College Street, Macclenny, FL 32063. 259-4580. 8/23-30c Repair plumber needed must have valid drivers license and dependable transportation. Apply in person at John Williams Plumbing located at 109 South College Street, Macclenny, FL 32063. 259-4580. 8/23-30c Taxes can pay! You could earn extra money at tax time! Flexible hours. Free continuing education credits. Learn taxes your way online or classroom. Enroll in Tax School Now! Jackson Hewitt Tax Ser vice 904-520-4303, www.JacksonHewitt. com. 8/23-9/13p Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any prefer ence, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800-6699777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1600 SF home in Macclenny II on one acre, fenced, double garage, 540 SF screened porch. $137,000. 904-6137759. 8/16-30p 1-10 acres, high and dry, sh pond, creek or river front, homes/mobile homes, setup. Owner financing. 912-843-8118 or 904-699-8637. www.landyes.net. 6/30tfc Reduced to $55,000. Was $65,000. 2.89 acres in Macclenny III on a culde-sac. Homes only, cleared and ready to build on. 904-613-7759 or 904-6109974. 8/16-30p House wanted. I buy houses cash. Any condition. Any situation. Call today. 904328-2211. www.jaxhomesell.com. 8/9-11/8p 1 acre, Hunters Ridge, $27,000, high and dry. Call 904-338-1556. 8/30p I buy houses. Cash! Quick sale, fair price. Offer guaranteed. Call 904-425-5132. 8/30-2/21/13p 3.46 acres, north Sanderson, set up for mobile home $42,000. Owner nancing. Call 904-813-1580. 2/10tfc Land for sale Beautiful 3/4 acre lot in Copper Creek, on pond, $47,500. 2540307. 8/23-9/13c acre lot just outside city limits with mobile home. Mobile home has no value. $35,000, D/P $1,500, $324/month. Call 813-1580. 7/12tfc 2 or 3 BR mobile home $385-$550; half acre, garbage, water, sewer, lawn provided, family neighborhood. 912-843-8118 or 904-699-8637. www.rentyes.net. 6/30tfc 2 BR, 1 BA, in Glen; no pets; $550/ month, $500 deposit; available ASAP. Call 588-2589. 8/30p Large 2 BR, 2 BA singlewide, freshly painted, very clean, lots of storage, available now. $600/month, first, last and $300 security deposit. Macedonia area, service pets only. 259-5877. 8/30tfc Seeking lady to share expenses for large brick home with pool, 3 miles north of Macclenny. References required. Call 2593210. 8/30p 3 BR, 1 BA home. 545 Cardinal Lane, Macclenny. Large fenced yard with shed. $875/month, rst and last plus $875 deposit. 305-9680. 8/16-9/20p 2 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson. Service animals only. $500/month, $500 deposit. Call 275-3136. 8/30-9/20p Older 3 BR trailer with screened in porch. Located 7 miles from I-10 South near Union County line off Hwy. 229. $600/ month, utilities included, first and deposit required. 275-2802. 8/30-9/6p Doublewide 3 BR, 2 BA, $650/month plus deposit. Call 912-843-8276. 8/23-30p 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, quiet country setting. Call 904-334-4100. 8/30p Room for rent in nice, clean doublewide. $100/week. All utilities included. 904-4089106 or 904-219-2690. 8/23tfc 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, $650, rst, last and security deposit of $500 required. 904-591-0664. If no answer, leave message. 8/30-9/6p House 3 BR, 2 BA, privacy fence, jacuzzi, washer/dryer, Macclenny; $900/month, $500 deposit; 904-796-0621. 8/23-30p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home in Kozy Korners; $600/mo. 1st and last plus $300 deposit; CH/A service animals only; includes gar bage, lawn service and water; 259-7335. 7/26tfc Mobile homes 2 and 3 BR from $350 to $625/month plus deposit. Garbage, water, sewage and lawn care included. First months rent pro-rated 912-843-8165 or 904-219-2690. 8/23tfc Rent to purchase Palm Harbor doublewide, 1848 SF, with land, in city limits of Macclenny. 259-4588, ask for Virginia. 8/23-30p 2 BR, 2 BA on 1 acre, CH/A, $550/month, first, last and $300 deposit. 259-7335. 3/22tfc 4 BR, 2 BA brick house with all new paint, flooring, light fixtures and ceiling fans. Sits on a large fenced lot in quiet neighbor hood located just outside of Glen St. Mary; $900/month, first, last, and $900 deposit to move in. Call Doug at 904-259-8595. 6/14tfc House: 3 BR, 1 BA, CH/A, fenced, 1 acre lot, huge garage/workshop, water softener, close to I-10; $735/month, rst, last and security deposit; must have good references. 904-614-6337. 8/30-9/6p Awesome 2750 SF 4 BR, 3 BA brick home located in quiet Copper Creek. Large private fenced backyard with commercial play set for kids. Two car garage with added 10x10 storage room. Large bonus room! Central air and vacuum system. Kitchen appliances provided. No smoking. $1800/month, rst/last and security deposit required but negotiable. Lawn maintenance provided. Call Ryan 904710-3472. 8/9-30p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, $500/month, $300 deposit. Call 904-334-1902. 8/30p Mobile Homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service animals only. $500-575 plus deposit. 904860-4604. 9/1tfc Professional retail office space for lease. Prime location on Hwy 121 Call 259-9022 for details. 11/3tfc Residents affected by natural disasters, new 14 wides for $16,999, delivered to your lot, 0% down payment, W.A.C.; Call 386-418-0424. 8/2-30c Tired of all the extras, Buy my new 2013, 4 BR, 2 BA; Delivered and set-up with well/ septic tank/power pole and permits included; Only $59,995. Call Bell 386-4180424. 8/2-30c Super big, 2013, 32x80, 4 BR, den, model, delivery and set-up, $60,995. Call BG 386-418-0438. 8/2-30c New 2013, 16x80, delivery and set-up, A/C / skirting / steps included, $35,995. Call 386-418-0424. 8/2-30c Handy man special 2 BR, 1.5 BA, delivered to your lot, $6,995. Call Ricky 386418-0438. 8/2-30c Land/Home Foreclosure: 4 BR on 1 acre in Baldwin, remodeled, like new, $79,900 or $3,500 down, $599/month. 904-2594663. 8/30-9/20c Live Oak homes, guaranteed best deals in South Georgia and state of Florida. Call 386-418-0424. 13th Street Homes Sales, US 441 Alachua, FL. 8/2-30c No down payment to land owners. FHA/ VA and in house nancing. Call 386-4180438. 13th Street Home Sales, US 441 Alachua, FL. 8/2-30c Used singlewides, $13,900, set-up and delivered, Wayne Frier Macclenny Factory Outlet. 904-259-4663. 8/30-9/20c 2013 3 BR doublewide, 28x52, loaded with upgrades. Set up, AC, steps, skirt in cluded. $49,900 at Wayne Frier Macclenny Factory Outlet. 904-259-4663. 8/30-9/20c Bank repo: 2010, 32x76, huge 4 BR, $69,900. Includes set-up, AC, steps, skirting. Wayne Frier Macclenny Factory Outlet. 904-259-4663. 8/30-9/20c FOR SALE YARD SALESFriday and Saturday, 9:00 am 1:00 pm, 7825 Red Top Road, Macclenny; Miscellaneous items, junior and womens clothing. Approximately 20 pairs of new and like new womens 1X slacks. Rain will cancel. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am ?, Off 228 South, Wolf Dr. to 9710 Barber Loop; Newborn-4T boys clothes, womens clothes, arts, crafts, sewing supplies, printer, baby items, household, a lot of other great items. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am 1:00 pm, Ben Rowe Circle; Scrubs, entertainment center, boys/girls, womens and mens clothing and shoes, prom dresses, T.V., home decor, movies, lots of purses, tanning bed. Friday and Saturday, 8:30 am ?, Jerry Circle off Miltondale; DVDs, playstation II, X-Box, baby clothes, adult clothes, pictures, etc. Saturday, 8:00 am 2:00 pm, 420 South 7th Street. 397-0037; T.V.s, propane tanks, Betty Boop items, M&Ms collectibles, too much to list. Saturday, 8:00 am ?, Blueberry Lane; Multi-family; Baby and childrens clothes, toys, household items, camping items and tools. Saturday, 8:00 am ?, 13092 North CR 23A, corner of Tim Crews and Lowder; A little bit of everything. Saturday, 7:00 am 1:00 pm, 10991 Rufus Powers Road in Glen; Womens and mens clothing, etc. Saturday, 8:00 am 12:00 pm, Copper Creek (Copper Drive); Toys, clothes, etc. Saturday, 8:00 am 1:00 pm, Copper Plantation Ct. in Copper Creek; 4 families; Lots of name brand clothes and shoes baby through adult, Vera Bradley, and much more. MISCELLANEOUS A UTOMOBILES LOST FOR RENT HELP WANTED COMMERCIAL FR ANIMALS REAL ESTATE MOBILE HOME NOW AVAILABLE1 and 2 BedroomsBaldwin GroveAPARTMENTS904-266-4070T.T.D. 1-800-955-8771 Handicap EquippedRENTAL ASSISTANCE A VAILABLE TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTSThis institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Family & Community Services Manager I: Baker CountySalary: $27,988 annuallyThe Family & Community Services Manager I position is respon sible for performing a wide variety of administrative activities. This position requires the coordinating and directing of duties to ensure phases of activities that include: planning, organizing and implement making recommendations and providing assistance in the formula rience may be substituted for the required education. Two years of experience required in supervisory management or administrative position. Must have computer skills and knowledge of various types ROGER RAULERSON WELL DRILLING2 and 4 wells Call Roger or Roger Dale 259-7531 Licensed & Insured Family owned & operated12/31tfcANGEL AQUA, INC.Water Quality Treatment We can improve your water Water softeners Iron lters Sales Rentals Service Repairs Store Salt or Salt delivery 797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny259-66727/12tfcFILL DIRTCulverts installed Tim Johnson259-25365/11tfcPEACOCK PAINTING, INC.Professional painting Interior Exterior Pressure washing Residential Commercial Parking lot line striping Fully insured & Locally owned 25 years experience259-58772/10tfc BAKER PUMP SERVICE2 & 4 Pump Repairs Iron Filters Water Softeners 2 & 4 Wells Drilled Pool & Irrigation Pumps 24 Hour Service On Site Repairs 30 Years Experience904-338-4738 or 904-334-6300 8/9-30pC.F. WHITE SEPTIC TANK SERVICESNew systems & repairs Field dirt Top soil Bulldozer & backhoe work Culverts installed275-2474 509-0930 cell12/7tfcPUMP REPAIR2 and 4 wells Shallow or DeepCall 259-4580Licensed and insuredCFC056961 8/9-30pLAND CLEARING A little or a lot259-29002/10tfc B.J. FENCE Fence and Gate Repair653-14428/30-9/20pRONNIE SAPP WELL DRILLINGWater treatment 904-259-6934Licensed Florida and Georgia11/19tfcGATEWAY PEST CONTROL, INC. 259-3808All types of pest control Call Eston, Shannon or Bill Ask about our re ant control6/26tfcMIKE GREEN PLUMBING New Construction & Repairs Sump Pumps Ofce 275-2683 Cell 219-8906 CFC1426353 8/16tfcMARTIN WELL DRILLING & PUMP SERVICE2 wellsMacclenny 259-9014 cell 838-3517 Bryceville 266-4956 welldriller@nefcom.netLicense No. FL 2795, GA 566 5/24-5/16/13p JOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBING 904-259-4580CFC056961 8/9-30pFULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIESShower and anniversary invitations The Ofce Mart 110 South 5th Street259-37374/28tfcDEPENDABLE HEATING, AC AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 259-6546Elec. license # EC-0001471 AC license # CA-C057649 2/10tfc PRINTING & Black & White and Color Copies, Custom Business Forms, Business Cards, Signs, Stickers, Invitations for any occasion, Rubber Stamps and so much more!!! The Ofce Mart 110 South Fifth Street259-3737 5/19tfc CYPRESS HOME BUILDERS, INC.Custom new home construction of Log home and conventional homes Jody Paul Thrift904-591-26402/10tfcA & D IRRIGATION & PRESSURE WASHIG LLC. 651-17398/23-9/13pKONNIES KLEAR POOLSIn-ground and above ground pools Installation available 698-E West Macclenny Ave. (Aardvark Shopping Center) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm Closed Wednesday and Sunday259-5222(CPC 053903) 4/21tfcBATHROOM REMODELSNew xtures Ceramic Tile ADA Transformations Roll-in Showers Walk-in TubsCall 259-4580Licensed and insuredCFC056961 8/9-30p RICH LAURAMORE CONSTRUCTION, INC.Custom homes 259-4893 or 403-4781 cell RR License No. 282811470 11/19tfcBARBARA CROFTS CLEANING SERVICE Licensed, Insured & Bonded FREE ESTIMATES904-502-6794 904-259-66038/23-30pW ADES TRACTOR WORKS Grade land for drainage 904-838-65005/31-10/4/12CYPRESS LAWN SERVICE Specializing in commercial and residential476-0402 Licensed and Insured9/9tfc 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 RNS RECRUITMENT EVENT September 11 12, 2012NORTHEAST FLORIDA STATE HOSPITAL (NEFSH) 7487 South State Road 121, Macclenny, Florida 32063Current recruiting/hiring registered nurses with minimum of 2 years experience. and reserve a date for September 11 or 12, for the 9:00 am opening. Call April Howard at (904) 259-6211, at ext. 1157. Same day application and interview. Applicant must have a valid Florida Registered Nursing License. Come prepared personal references, drivers license, and Social Security card.Our 633 bed residential facility for mental health consumers is located 25 miles west of Jacksonville in for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the recovery of elderly persons. CITY OF MACCLENNY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS REGARDING AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING MAPThe City Commission of the City of Macclenny, Florida shall consider Ordinance No. 12-07 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO REZONING APPROXIMATELY 8.58 ACRES AS DESRIBED HEREIN FROM COMMERCIAL GENERAL (CG) TO PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD); PROVIDING FOR ACCEPTANCE OF A VOLUNTARY REZONING REQUEST FROM YORAMCO-CORNERSTONE, LLC OF PARCELS 05-3S-22-0066-0000-0090 AND 05-3S-220066-0000-0100; PROVIDING FOR INTENT; FINDINGS OF CONSISTENCY; SEVERABILITY; RECORDATION AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The Subject Property is the former Food Lion supermarket located on Sixth Street. will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. The City Commission meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public hearing will be held shortly after the meeting is called to order. Interested persons may appear at the hearing and be heard regarding the adoption of the proposed annexation. The complete legal description by metes and bounds and the City Clerk at City Hall on Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Should any person decide to appeal any decision made as a result of this hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of these proceedings is made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Manager at (904) 259-0972 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com I buy used mobile homes. Cash. Paid immediately. Call 904-259-4663. 8/30-9/20c Spend 75 Save over $100/weekto buy the BAKER COUNTY PRESS and Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Kitchen table Press Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 PM Check it out...bakercountypress.com Camille BeckmanThis unique restorative cream moisturizes and nourishes through the care ful blending of Glycerine, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Wheat Protein, Almond Oil, and Botanical Extracts. Find the best hand cream in the nation exclusively at... 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Page15AUGUST 30, 2012 Page14AUGUST 30, 2012 Baton Twirling! Come experience the fun and excitement of Baton Twirling from the very best! The All-American Twirling Academy includes Baker County Middle/High School instructor Amanda among others! Thursday, September 6 @ 4:30 p.m. in the Keller Intermediate Gymnasium Dr. Diana M. Cordero Dr. Nydia C. Ros Roxanne Weber, PA-CMost insurances acceptedPlease call to schedule your appointment today!653-4777Of ce Hours: Monday thru Friday 8 am 5 pm31 S. 5th Street, Macclenny A rt L essonsDrawing & PaintingBeginners ~ Advanced School age children to adults Weekly one-hour lessons with Marilyn HarrellRetired BCHS art teacher | in MacclennyCall 259-3721 for more information! essons School age children to adults SCHOOL L UNCH MENUAugust 27-31Offered everyday:Fat free flavored/unflavored milk choice with all meals. Cold plate or salad.Monday, September 3N o school.Tuesday, September 4 Breakfast: MVP breakfast bar, chilled applesauce, assorted fruit juice. L unch: Fish w/tortilla/coleslaw or beef w/ pasta & marinara Choice of two sides: orange wedges, peaches, brocolli w/cheese sauce.Wednesday, September 5 Breakfast: Mozerella cheese stick with toast, peaches, assorted fruit juice. L unch: Spiced chicken bites or Italian hot pocket. Choice of two sides: fruit juice, banana, Romaine salad or potato rounds.Thursday, September 6Breakfast: Ultimate breakfast round, banana, fruit juice. L unch: Turkey sandwich w/cheese or cheese pizza. Choice of two sides: fruit juice, grapes, French fries, lettuce/ tomato slices.Friday, September 7Breakfast: Scrambled egg, potato rounds, fruit juice, chilled fruit choice. L unch: Chicken poppers w/ mac n cheese or hamburger on a bun. Choice of two sides: fruit choices, Romaine salad, chilled garbanzos. SCHOOL AC TIVITIESAugust 30 BCHS: Volleyball vs. Yulee, 5:30 pm; JV Football vs. Columbia 6:00 pm August 31 BCHS: Football at Columbia, 7:30 pm September 3 Labor Day Holiday September 4 District: School board meeting 6:30 pm; BCHS: Volleyball at Bishop Kenney; BCMS: Football vs. Bradford Middle 6:00 pm, Volleyball at Callahan. KIS: School advisory council meeting 6:00 pm; WES: School advisory council meeting 8:00 am September 5 BCHS: Club Day; KIS: Just Say No Meeting 8:00 am September 6 BCHS: Jr. class meeting 8:45 am, Volleyball vs. Trinity 5:30 pm, Swim meet @ Fernandina 4:30 pm; KIS: Fall pictures; MES: Fall pictures, Boy Scout Roundup 7:00 pm; PK/K: School advisory council meeting 8:00 am September 7 BCHS: Drama Encore 7:30 pm September 10 BCHS: Volleyball vs. Lake City 5:30 pm Contact the Baker County Family YMCA for more in formation or to register for these upcoming programs!REGISTER NOW! Homeschool PE Tuesday & Thursday at 3 pm.Swampman 2012 Registration begins Sept. 1Event held Sept. 23Fall Survival CampRegistration begins Sept. 7 Program begins Oct. 1www.FirstCoastYMCA.org 259.089898 W. Lowder St., MacclennyMembership not required to participate in programs or events.Upcoming events at the Baker County Family YMCA STUDENT PROGRESSION ANNUAL REPORTFlorida Statute 1008.25(8)(b) mandates that the below data be provided to the public. The promotion and retention policies for each school are referenced and available to parents and students in the 2012-2013 Student Progression Plan. District Results for BAKER COUNTY SCHOOLS Students Scoring at Level 1 and Level 2 on the Reading Portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) The following table shows FCAT Reading results for all students (all curriculum groups) tested during the 2012 administration of the FCAT in the district. Grade Level Total Number Tested Number Scoring at Level 1 Percent Scoring at Level 1 Number Scoring at Level 2 Percent Scoring at Level 2 Number Scoring at Levels 1 and 2 Percent Scoring at Levels 1 and 2 3 374 19 5.08% 108 28.88% 127 33.96% 4 364 44 12.09% 102 28.02% 146 40.11% 5 406 69 17% 110 27.09% 179 44.09% 6 367 55 14.99% 99 26.98% 154 41.96% 7 354 42 11.86% 78 22.03% 120 33.9% 8 337 67 19.88% 91 27% 158 46.88% 9 316 57 18.04% 92 29.11% 149 47.15% 10 313 72 23% 110 35.14% 182 58.15%Students Retained (not Promoted) in Grades 3 through 10The following table shows the number and percentage of students retained, by grade, for all students in grades 3 through 10 within the district. Grade 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Number Retained 5 1 0 2 16 6 63 28 End-of-Year Membership* 381 369 412 370 359 341 321 318 Percent Retained 1.31% 0.27% 0% 0.54% 4.46% 1.76% 19.63% 8.81%* End-of-year membership is the count of all students who are enrolled at the end of the year and for whom a decision on promotion status is required and reported. Number of Students Promoted for Good Cause, by Category of ExemptionThis table shows the number of third-grade students who were exempted from the FCAT reading requirement and promoted for good cause at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. ELL/LEP Students with Less than 2 Years in ESOL Students with Disabilities (SWD) not Tested on FCAT per IEP Students Passing Alternative Assessment Students Demonstrating through Portfolio SWD Retained Once with 2+ Years of Remediation Students Retained Twice with 2 or More Years of Remediation Total Promoted with Cause 0 0 11 0 1 4 16 Well build it! 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