Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 87 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 88 No. 18 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 www.gilchristcountyjournal.net Thursday, September 27, 2018 Price 50 $25.00 Digital Only, $25.00 Gilchrist County $30.00 Tri-County Area, $40.00 Out of Area September 27, 2018 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. Don Bennink of Bell to be inducted into Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame By Cindy Jo Ayers Don Bennink, longtime Gilchrist County dairyman, was at work Mon day morning at North Florida Hol stein. The 2,400 acre dairy is a seven day a week job for Bennink, who still after all these years enjoys the hustle and bustle of running the large dairy operation. The dairy has some 6,500 registered Holsteins cows at milking age and currently they are milking 5,657 cows at North Florida Hol stein. Bennink was pleased to hear that he will be inducted into the Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame in February of 2019. Although Bennink is quick to say he likes accomplishments much better than awards. When asked about becoming a part of the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame, Bennink said, I am happy to become part of that group. Bennink and his wife Marianne moved to the property where North Florida Holstein is located just south of Bell back in 1980. They purchased the property from Wendell Wright who ran a beef cattle feedlot on the property at the time. The Benninks moved here from western New York state where he owned a dairy near Clymer and he worked as an attorney in close by Jamestown, NY. Although Bennink grew up in western New York state he was ac tually born in Avon Park, Florida. His parents were living at an airbase lots at the time. Bennink was born a few days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. His father was killed two and a half years later during a WWII air battle over France. His mother moved the family back to western New York after she learned that his father had been killed. During his youth Bennink worked at dairy farms and collected a small herd of cattle, one cow at a time. A few years later after establishing a dairy he decided to further his edu cation. He downsized his dairy herd and put himself through law school. Afterward he worked as an attorney and ran his dairy farm. He was working on a legal case that brought him to this part of Flori da and he liked the area. According to Bennink, he came to the point in his life where he had to choose one profession or the other. Not being fond of dressing in a suit and tie daily and really liking to work outdoors, the dairy industry won out. After 38 years running the dairy in Gilchrist County, Bennink said that one of the accomplishments he is most pleased with is the international student internship program that North Florida Holstein has been a part of Mr. Don Bennink and sidekick Brown standing in one of North Florida Holsteins tunnelventilation barn. King and Queen 2018 Homecoming Contestants for Bell High School, front row sitting, from left to right, Jessica Carranza-Zuniga, Kylee Barry, Vanessa Merle, Faith Rankin and Jenna Holley. Back row standing, from left to right, Charlie Rubio, Brandon Ovwigho, Tyler Trantham, Ian Townsend and Austin Bagby. See Bell Homecoming story on page 10. since the early 1990s. He said that some 300 students from all over the world had worked at the dairy since the program began. It is extremely satisfying to see how well they have done after they go back home. said Bennink, about the many students who have worked at North Florida Holstein as part of the program. Lat er this year, he plans to visit several former interns in China and South Africa. Working with the University of Florida has also been a highlight of his career. He said that he had gained much by working with the UF ag groups like the agronomy department, ag economics and the vet school. Through the years he has added to the original dairy property and now has some 150 employees. According to Adam Putnam and the Florida Department of Agricul ture, Don Bennink has revolution ized the dairy industry by spearhead ing innovative genetic research and practices. He has also accomplished of animal genetics and reproduction, which lead to his own system of ge netic selection and genetic testing. In 2001 North Florida Holstein Dairy began using tunnel-ventilation barns to make cows more comfortable and productive. Through the years he has received numerous awards and honors, including the World Dairy Expos Dairyman of the Year award in 2010. When he has a little extra time to relax, he enjoys going to a lake on the backside of the property to throw a couple hours at a time. Town of Bell to hold Election in December The Town of Bell is planning to hold their 2018 election on Decem ber 4. Mayor, Group 3, Group 4, and Town Clerk are all up for election this year. The Mayor position is currently held by Thomas Brown. Group 3 is held by Derek Sanders and Group 4 is held by Kenny Bass. Michelle Rose holds the Town Clerk Position currently. All these positions are two year terms. dents of the Town of Bell, and quali to become a candidate for these po sitions begins on Monday, October 29, 2018 and ends on November 2, 2018. Those wishing to qualify to be Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elec Courthouse in Trenton. The election will be held at the Bell Community Center, located at 1180 NE Main Street in Bell. If there is a need for a run-off election it will be held on December 18, 2018. Gilchrist resident complaints and Impact Fees topics at Commission meeting The Gilchrist County Commission listened to Joyce Ferrante on Monday September 17th when the Gilchrist resident explained that she has expe rienced problems involving the truth and honesty relating to her probation and during the time she was in jail in Gilchrist County. She told the Com mission that she had been charged for food and laundry and never used ei ther of these services during her time in the Gilchrist County Jail. She ex plained that she had not come before but she was asking for prayer about the issues of truth and honesty and for people to come together and be honest in the judicial system in Gil christ County. Gilchrist County Commission Chairman D. Ray Harrison, Jr. ex plained to the Gilchrist resident that the Board of County Commission does not advise or tell the Gilchrist County Sheriff how to operate and the people of Gilchrist County. Chairman Harrison asked the sher iff he wanted to comment on any thing that Ferrante had told the Com mission. Sheriff Bobby Schultz explained, God does shine his light in Gilchrist County. He added, I cant discuss the particulars involving the ladys case, but if she has a better way for the be glad to hear her out. I am very proud of the Gilchrist County Sher the operation of the Gilchrist County Jail, Sheriff Bobby Schultz added. Chairman Harrison explained to Ferrante that she could communicate with the administration in the Sher --The Commission discussed four recommendations involving the Tourist Development Council, which were a part of the Gilchrist County Administrators report. The Gilchrist Tourist Development Committee rec ommended the approval of the TDC sponsorship of the Gilchrist Rotary Club Poker Paddle event at a fee of $250. The committee recommended approval of a page advertisement with Columbia County in the Visit Florida Transportation map. This advertisement was estimated to cost $2,700 and is budgeted by revenues that are funded from the 2% bed tax that is collected in Gilchrist County. The TDC recommended approval of a 1/6 co-op advertisement with Tay lor County in the Visit Florida travel magazine with funds not to exceed $700. The Commission also received a recommendation to approve Tren ton Mayor Lee Deen to represent Gilchrist County on the Original Florida Tourism Task Force. Chair man Harrison called for a decision by the board as a motion to approve was made by Commissioner Langford and Commissioner Poitevint gave a second. The Commission supported the motion by a 5-0 vote. --The Commission discussed the reimplementation of Impact Fees in Gilchrist County. The Gilchrist Coun ty Commission in 2012 suspended charging $3500 each for residential Impact Fees. Gilchrist Attorney Da vid M. Lang, Jr. explained that neigh boring counties of Dixie, Levy and Alachua all currently charge Impact Fees. The counties to the north, Su wannee and Columbia do not charge Impact Fees. Commissioner Langford explained that if Gilchrist County had been charging Impact Fees in 2016, the county would have received an addi tional $390,500 in revenues into the General Fund. Mrs. Langford recom mended Gilchrist County implement a residential Impact Fee of $2,500 Commissioner Gray explained, Im generally opposed to Impact Fees because Im concerned that these taxes and fees push new resi dents and business to go somewhere else instead of Gilchrist County. Commissioner Thomas asked At torney Lang about the current growth that is occurring in Gilchrist County. Growth in Gilchrist County is cur rently booming, Lang explained to the Commission. Attorney Lang ex plained the Impact Fees have a ten dency to impact the lower income scale public that moves into a coun ty. Ray Rauscher told the Commis sion that he agreed with Commis sioner Gray involving the enacting an Impact Fee in Gilchrist County. If the County is going to enact this Impact Fee, they should charge mo bile homes a higher fee than new site built structures. New site built homes will pay an Ad Valorem property fee when it is completed and the value of the new construction increases instead of losing value each year. Lowell Chesborough told the Com mission that he has mixed feeling in volving the Impact Fees. I feel they are grossly unfair, because they are a form of double taxation. Todd Newton, Gilchrist Clerk of Court asked Attorney Lang what the Commission would have to do in or der to enact the Impact Fee. Mr. Lang explained that the Commission would have to amend Ordinance 2011-01 before the Impact Fees would go into effect. The Commission took no ac tion on the discussion, but will take up this issue again in a future meet ing. Trenton Commission approves nal budget The Trenton City Commission ap levying of ad Valorem taxes for the 19. The gross taxable value for oper ating purposes in the City of Trenton Appraiser is $59,570,328. The op erating millage rate of 2.25 mills is greater than the rollback rate of 1.9849 mills and represents a change of 13.36%. The Mayor called for a decision by the board as Commis sioner Rutter made a motion to ap prove Resolution 2018-18 with Com mission Hellams agreeing with a sec ond before a roll call vote approved the increased rate. The City Commission considered cal year 2018-19. This Resolution sets forth the appropriation and revenue estimates for the General Fund bud get in the amount of $1,085,761.90. This Resolution sets forth the ap propriation and revenue estimates for the Community Redevelopment Continued on page 3 Bel ad Teton Hoecoing 2018 Friday igt
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Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 JOHN MIN AYERS II EDITOR/PUBLISHER Tide Tables For The Week of 9/27 to 10/3 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Th High 3:34 AM 3.4 Low 10:20 AM 0.2 27 High 4:14 PM 3.3 Low 10:28 PM 0.9 F High 4:01 AM 3.5 Low 10:58 AM 0.2 28 High 4:57 PM 3.2 Low 11:02 PM 1.0 Sa High 4:32 AM 3.5 Low 11:42 AM 0.2 29 High 5:47 PM 3.0 Low 11:40 PM 1.3 Su High 5:09 AM 3.5 Low 12:33 PM 0.3 30 High 6:48 PM 2.7 M Low 12:25 AM 1.6 High 5:55 AM 3.4 1 Low 1:36 PM 0.4 High 8:07 PM 2.6 Tu Low 1:26 AM 1.8 High 6:58 AM 3.3 2 Low 2:56 PM 0.5 High 9:41 PM 2.5 W Low 2:50 AM 1.9 High 8:26 AM 3.2 3 Low 4:23 PM 0.4 High 11:05 PM 2.6 THS Classes 73 to 78 Reunion buy tickets now The Classes of Trenton High School 73, 74, 75, 76, 77 and 78 and anyone who is interested, come join us on October 6, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until. The reunion will be held at the address below. The meal will be catered by Southern Pig and Cattle Company, Gary and Kathy Nolan, $15.00 per plate. Purchase your tickets or RSVP by September 28. RSVP and purchase your tickets by contacting Tim Lindsey, (352) 535-5731, 510 SW at (352) 221-1868, 14450 NE County Road 339, Trenton. We are looking forward to a great reunion please come out and fellowship with us. Trenton High School Alumni Reunion Sept. 29 The Trenton High School Alumni Reunion will be held Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Trenton Elementary cafeteria. Any alumni of Trenton High School and teachers are invited to attend the reunion. Registration and social will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 11:30 a.m. followed by a meal. The classes of 1968 and 1969 will be recognized at this years Alumni Reunion. There will be fellowship, good times and good food shared by all. WOLFE PLUMBING, INC. Guaranteed Plumbing Service Drain Cleaning, Repairs, Leak Detection, New Construction 7-Day Service 352-463-2202 386-935-0616 Lic # CFC051621 Senior & Veteran Discounts SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. 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For non-riders, you can purchase a dinner for $8.00. There will be prizes for the best and and 50/50 tickets are available at registration and completion of Ride. Music will be provided by Ole Skool band. For more information call Lee Lane at 352-542-2470 or 352-210-1816. By Holly Creel Toys for Tots! Its that time of year to be gearing up for providing toys to children in need. Beverly Goodman, Tri-County Community Resource Center Manager for Partnership for Strong Families and Julie Taylor, Alachua County Assistant Coordinator for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots joined us on September 24th to provide an update on this years program and services needed to support the kids. Beverly explained that over 750 children were registered in the TriCounty area last year. This is a heart warming project as it means so much to these children to get several gifts for Christmas. There are often enough stocking-stuffer type gifts but gifts in the range of $20-$25 are always needed. Donations are needed either gifts for children up to age twelve or money to purchase gifts. The latter is preferable because the gifts can be purchased in bulk resulting in better value and the in the correct age range. Help can be in many forms businesses can get the Toys for Tots boxes and encourage employees to contribute, or toys and money can be directly donated. Volunteers can also help on registration day, which will be at the Trenton Library from 1:00-3:00PM on October 12th or on distribution days on December 14th and 15th at acknowledged that the Alachua Toys for Tots team was a tremendous help last year as they provided storage space and assisted with collection and distribution of toys. Beverly and Julie concluded that being a part of the Toys for Tots service is a rewarding endeavor that is humbling to the participants. The recipients are so grateful and appreciative of the toys and good will for Christmas. Beverly told us that participating will change your holiday season for the better! How inspiring! Rotarians dined on fried chicken, roasted potato wedges, green beans, garden salad, biscuits and assorted cheesecakes and brownies provided by Chef Jason Fuchs from Springwater Events. Rotary President Aaron Haynes, Beverly Goodman and Julie Taylor. Socials Happy Birthday wishes to Ellen Augusto and Bo Robert Thomas on September 27th; Gwen Rexroat, Debbie Barron and Jewel Davidson on September 28th; Virginia Gould Barbara Gest, Jared Kinard, Jacob Stewart and Deen Lancaster on September 29th; Chris Martin, Kandius Martin and Kassie Holder on September 30th; Kyle Parnell and Lyndsie Cangelosi on October 1st; Alethea Smith, Garrett Rogers, Steve Beach, Stephanie Pearce and Beverly Langford on October 2nd; Heidi Cannon, Stewart Wasson, John Keith Clifton, Edward Campbell and Imogene McLeod on October 3rd. Happy Anniversary wishes Mr. and Mrs. Ed Craft on September 27th; Mr. and Mrs. David Gordan, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Parrish and Mr. and Mrs. Chris Roberts on September 28th; Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Parrish on October 1st; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sumner on October 2nd; Mr. and Mrs. Dave Ebanks on October 3rd. FREE TO GOOD HOME 352-665-8739 TEXT/ CALL TEXT/ CALL 3 year old female, mixed, spayed and current on all vaccinations. Energetic, just needs someone to play with. Very friendly and smart. Fanning Springs Chamber to hold 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat The Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce is planning their second annual Trunk or Treat for October 20, 2018 at the Fort Fanning Park. The event will begin at 5:30. Chamber members would appreci ate the community coming out and supporting this event by decorating their car trunks and giving out candy for local children. If you can bring some goodies and participate in this event please call Tricia at 352-2215775 or email info@Fanningspring schamber.org by Friday, October the 12. There is no registration fee to participate in Trunk and Treat. Set up time is 4:00 p.m. and prizes will be given for the three best decorated trunks. If you attend the Trunk or Treat event with your children, plan to stay and watch a movie at Free Family Movie Night at the park. The movie will begin after all the little ghosts, gathering all the candy possible. The Annual Brock Reunion of 2018 will be held Sunday, October 7 at 10:30 AM 5:00 PM at the Manatee attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Arrival time is tentatively set for 10:30 a.m. The festivities will continue until 5:00 p.m. We plan to eat at 12:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please call (352) 870-9302 cell phone. Dixie County Early Sunday morning September 23, shortly before 5:00 a.m., the Di a call from the clerk on duty at the Marathon Oasis in Cross City. Ac cording to the clerk and a male cus tomer in the store, two white males entered the store, one of them carry ing a shotgun and the other carrying a bag. When the two men approached the register, the one with the bag or dered the clerk to put the money in the bag while the other male held the shotgun. After complying with these commands, the witness and clerk to the suspects leaving the store. the Cross City Police Department, along with the Cross City Correc tional K-9 Team, tracked the area. The CRCCI K-9 Team was able to lead investigators to a residence in Cross City where several individuals rived there was no one at the home Investigators were allowed to search the residence but found no items of evidence to link anyone there with the robbery. According to the clerk and witness, caps and hunting style face coverings. One of the males was also wearing a gray shirt with the Georgia Bulldog insignia on the front and according to the clerk, both men appeared to be approximately 6 feet tall. If anyone remembers seeing individuals match ing this description Saturday night or early Sunday morning, please call the 498-1245. parking lot that the witness said ap pears to be one of the caps worn by one of the suspects. The hat had Rack and Roll Hunt Club and a buck head embroidered on it. Townsend Family needed By Paula Townsend Marczynski At our August 2018 reunion sever al of us discussed the need to update the Townsend family history booklet put together by William T. Townsend, who passed away in 1998. Since I have an extensive collection of fam ily records and memorabilia, I volun teered to take on this task. Along with updating the genealogy information, I would like to include photos of the children of John Hill Townsend and maybe group photos of the grandchil dren, limited to one page per child of JHT. I have the most information on William Washington, John Light, and Rachels lines. If you have some pho tos and/or genealogy records of the following family members would ap preciate having either a digital copy, or I can scan the image from a copy: Marion Levonia, Henry Frank lin, Augustine Teen, Henrietta Het, Malinda Linnie, Cindier ella Rill, Walter Street, Minnie, Thomas Olin, Rewis Rennels, Isaac Cleveland, and Jesse Aaron. Veterans Day Parade Nov. 12 The annual Gilchrist County Vet erans Day Parade will be held on Monday, November 12 at 10 a.m. in Trenton. The parade will begin on US Hwy. 129 and CR 307A. The parade lineup will start at Trenton Elemen tary School bus area. For more information contact Vet at (352) 463-3188. The Veterans Ser Street, Trenton, FL 32693. If you are not registered to vote in Gilchrist County the books close on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Anyone not registered to vote by that time will not be allowed to vote. VOTE Class of 1979 Reunion The Trenton High School Class of 1979 will hold their 14th Annual Class Reunion Cookout on Saturday, October 29. Wilda Jones Long and Max Long will be hosting this year at the Jones cook shed located at 10189 South Santa Fe Avenue in Trenton. We will begin gathering around 5:30 p.m. and eat at 6:30 p.m.. Please bring a covered dish or dessert and your memories to share. The meat and paper goods will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Holly Bussard at (352) 339-0983. You can either email me at marcz firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (386) 935-2165 for further information or to make arrangements to meet. Thank you for help in updating our family history! I would like to have this completed and available at our 2019 reunion.
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NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY OF TRENTON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS The City of Trenton Board of Commissioners, sitting also as the Planning and Zoning Board, will hold two public hearings on November 13, 2018 at 5:30 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matters may be heard, in the City of Trenton Community Center located at 214 SE 3rd Avenue, Trenton, Florida for first reading of the following Ordinances: ORDINANCE NUMBER 2018-06 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE MAP DESIGNATION FOR AN APPROXIMATELY 10.00 ACRE PARCEL OF LAND FROM AGRICULTURE (COUNTY) TO RESIDENTIAL-LOW DENSITY; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. ORDINANCE NUMBER 2018-07 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS DESIGNATION FOR AN APPROXIMATELY 10.00 ACRE PARCEL OF LAND FROM A-1 (COUNTY), TO RESIDENTIAL, (CONVENTIONAL) SINGLE FAMILY (RSF-1); PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map and Land Development Regulations Official Zoning Atlas may be inspected by the public at the Trenton City Hall, 114 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Members of the public are invited to attend the public hearings and provide public comments. For more information, please contact Trenton City Hall at Telephone Number 352-580-4108. Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board at this public meeting you will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to attend this meeting should provide a written request or call Mr. Lyle Wilkerson, City Manager, at Trenton City Hall, telephone number 352-580-4108 at least 48 hours prior to the public meeting. Pub.: September 27, 2018 FLORIDA FARM BUREAU INSURANCE COMPANIES BEN COLSON Agent AUTO LIFE HOME Office: 352-463-2298 Fax: 352-463-3877 Claims: 1-866-275-7322 306 West Wade Street Trenton, Florida 32693 email@example.com 2018-19 in the amount of $433,450. This resolution also sets forth the ap propriation and revenue estimate for the Water and Sewer budget for $1,257,522. A motion by Commis sioner Rutter to approve Resolution 2018-19 and a second by Commis budgets. Mayor Deen called for a roll call vote as the Resolution was approved by a unanimous vote of the three board members in attendance. --The Commission listened to Mrs. Sylvia Jenkins as she came before the Commission to discuss the cleanup of a commercial property on SR 26 east in Trenton. Mrs. Jenkins told the board that she would like to sell the property but has been unable to do so because the proposed buyer is unwill ingly to meet the regulations that the remaining structure could not be used for a new building. The discussion pointed out that an engineer would have to approve the remaining struc ture which would cost more money than the buyer or seller is willing to spend on the project. The Commission asked Mrs. Jen kins if she could have the property cleaned up within 30 days. She asked for 60 days to clean up before Com missioner Rutter made a motion to allow 45 days to remove the remain ing burned out buildings and remain ing contents from the property before the City of Trenton would go forward with a Notice of Code Violation hear ing where the property owner could be levied as much as $250 a day until the property is cleaned. A second to the motion was made by Commis sioner Hellams before the board ap proved the proposal by a unanimous vote. --The Commission approved Ordi nance 2018-04, an ordinance by the City of Trenton establishing the new rates and exemptions for refuse pickup requiring customers to utilize a 96-gallon uniform container for all residential and commercial hand col lection containers. This ordinance to those customers needing a larger container. A motion by Commis sioner Rutter to approve Ordinance 2018-04 was made and Commission er Hellams gave a second before the board approved of the increase by a unanimous vote. --The Commission approved Ordi nance 2018-05, an ordinance by the City of Trenton pertaining to water meters, water and sewer utility fees, deposits, connection charges, pay ment of fees, and discontinuance of service. A motion by Commissioner Rutter to approve Ordinance 2018-05 sioner Hellams gave a second before the board approved of the ordinance unanimous vote. --The Commission took action to adopt Resolution 2018-20, which is an agreement involving the Florida Department of Transportation Small County Outreach Program which will provide reimbursement funding of $625,000 to resurface and upgrade the level of service involving heavy commercial transportation of Lan caster Avenue from Main Street east and north to SR 47. A motion was made by Commissioner Rutter to ap prove Resolution 2018-20 involving SCOP Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation. A sec ond by Commissioner Hellams was made before the Commission agreed artery in northeast Trenton. --City Manager Wilkerson explained that the Trenton Communication Center has been found to have a leak ing roof and that this, along with oth er considered improvements, could be expensive depending on what the Commission decided to do. He explained that he and Mr. Philman would meet and work out the details and report back to the Commission in the next meeting. Trenton Commission approves Last Saturday was a pretty day for a family reunion. My family, the Beau champs from over in Levy County, gathered at Hart Springs to reminisce and fellowship. The Mikell family members were holding their reunion in the pavilion right next to ours on Saturday. Scat tered around the park there were birthday parties and lots of families enjoying beautiful Hart Springs. Most of the Levy folks were very impressed with the park and springs, many had not visited Hart for years. I found myself standing in the mid dle of the room and listening to all the happy conversations going on around me. I couldnt help but wonder what James Riley Beauchamp and Eldora Nevada Dora McElroy Beauchamp would have thought of their descen dents. With seven generations in at tendance it was a very large crowd. Needless to say they would never have dreamed how their descendents Grandpa Riley and Grandma Dora were married on February 18, 1897 and homesteaded property in Judson, just down the road from Trenton. Judson was a small community with a store on the edge of Levy County. Grandpa farmed and they all attend ed Pine Grove Baptist Church. They came by mule and wagon into Tren ton to buy staples, aka groceries, or to sell whatever they had grown on the farm. At 90, James Beauchamp is the oldest remaining grandchild of Riley and Dora. It seemed like Uncle James may have had the best time of anyone at the reunion. In my opinion that is just how it should be. Needless to say a good time was had by all. --Pumpkin Pecan Coffee Cake For Cake 1 cup pure pumpkin puree 1/4 cup melted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1/3 cup milk 3/4 plus 2 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice For Topping 3 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons all-purpose 1/2 cup chopped pecans Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl whisk together pumpkin, butter, vanilla, egg and milk. In me dium size bowl stir together sugar, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie Continued from page 1 dients into the bowl with the wet in gredients and fold together until well mixed. This will make a thick batter. Pour the batter into a 8x8 baking dish or pan. To make the topping, mix all the topping ingredients together with ter and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool until just warm and serve with whipped topping. K-9 Graduation Day at Lancaster Correctional Institution On Friday, September 7th, the second graduating class of K-9s enrolled in the Basic Dog Obedience Training Program, Cuffs & Collars was held on September 7 at the Lancaster Correctional Institution. Cuffs & Collars is a partnership program between Gilchrist County and the Florida Department of Corrections. The program is designed to provide 8 to 10 week of basic dog obedience training to dogs sheltered by Gilchrist County Animal Services with the goal of improving the dogs ability to be adopted into a forever-family home. The training is provided by inmate handlers at Lancasters Main Unit under the direction of volunteer dog trainers. All six K-9 graduates were a demonstration by the inmate handler and his graduate. Aside from the basic obedience lessons demonstrated, the and the reading of commands from random cue cards. the dogs by improving adoption rates the inmate handlers by giving them hands-on training experience and education in the care and handling of dogs. Present for the event was Gilchrist County Board Commissioner, Mrs. Marion Poitevint, Welcome message by Scott M. Crews, Warden-Lancaster Correctional Institution, Presentation of the dogs by Greg Franzese, Program Administrator-Lancaster Samantha Harris presented remarks in recognition of the six graduates Leah, Tigger, Nikki, Kelli, Brei, Charlie. Each dog left with their new parent, after receiving each dogs journal and some handy tips provided by the inmate handlers. Our third Cuffs & Collars training session is now underway. Graduation will be in November. We are now accepting applications for Cuffs & Collars canine graduates. Contact Al Rese at 352-493-4857 Inmates and K-9 Graduates at Lancaster. I know the lands are lit, with all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod. Helen Hunt Jackson
Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 Please attend the church of your choice on Sunday! By Angie Land Heart Matters Who are some of your favorite people? If you made a list, it would likely include those who make you laugh, who listen when you need to talk and who are there when you need them. Some on the list stay constant while some may change. This past weekend, I attended my nephews wedding his new wife to this list! As you can guess, my grandkids have a secure spot at the top of this list, as do my kids. And I have to laugh at how many times over 30 years of marriage my husbands name has been temporarily erased, and then quickly added back to this list! The word favor is one that will become important to us as we see God use it to carry out His purposes for Esthers life. Last week, we left King Ahasuerus in a bad mood, having just sent Queen Vashti permanently out of his presence. Eventually, the King becomes lonely and those around him suggested it may be time implemented their own archaic version of The Bachelor. This is the circumstance that allows us to meet Esther. After bringing all the beautiful virgins in the land to the palace, a year-long beauty regime began. According to verse 8, Esther was one of the young women taken to the Kings palace. Prior verses tell us that she had to look at, and that she was an orphan, being raised by her cousin Mordecai. Esther was placed under the custody of Hegai, who was in charge of the women. Here in verse And the young woman pleased him and won his favor. Verse Now Esther was winning favor in the eyes of all who saw her. the king loved Esther more than all the women and she won grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins, so that he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. Notice that all of these verses indicate that Esther won favor. Often in Scripture we see the phrase, found favor, but this offers a different perspective. Winning favor implies an activeness on her part. In other words, winning favor is something she was doing rather than something that was done to her. If we look at the big picture, something had to stand out about Esther beyond her physical appearance. After all, all the beauties in the land were gathered in the same place! What was so special about Esther? (vs 10). This implies that she was not rebellious and thankful for all he had provided for her. She also sought Hegais advice about what to take with her to the King (vs 15). This suggests that she was not wise humbly sought his counsel. These two verses tell us plenty about our had a grateful attitude, wasnt a know-it-all and possessed some people skills. This is good news for those of us developed! We can ask God to help but also to get better at gaining favor by offering respect and treating others with kindness and humility. Practicing our manners and brushing up on our people skills are sure to honor God in our lives as He uses us to point people toward His Son. And who knows a few favorites lists along the way? Because every heart matters! New Hope Baptist Church 4470 NW CR-236 P. O. Box 14 Bell, FL 32619 Pastor: Billy Philman We welcome you to come and share in the word of God SUNDAY SCHOOL SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY 9:45 AM 11:00 AM 6:30 PM 502 NE 7th Street Trenton, FL 32693 (352) 463-3793 SERVICE TIMES: Sunday 9:30 am .... Bible Study 10:30 a.m. ..... Worship 5:00 p.m. ..... Worship Wednesday 7:00 p.m. ... Bible Study www.trentonchurchofchrist.com 5750 W CR-232 Bell, FL 352-463-1082 MIDWAY CHURCH OF CHRIST SUNDAY Bible Class ... 10 am Morning Worship ... 11 am Childrens Class/Singing .. 4:45 pm Evening Worship ... 5 pm WEDNESDAY Bible Class ... 7 pm 1st Wednesday night each month devoted to singing Connecting People to Christ 5509 West County Road 232, Bell, Florida (2.5 miles West of SR 129 Between Trenton & Bell) Worship times: Sunday School...........................10:00 AM Worship......................................11:00 AM Wednesday Prayer & Youth.........7:00 PM (Chuck Scott Pastor) PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH Bethel Baptist Church Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m. Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:00 p.m. Awana Program Wed. 6:00 p.m. Pastor: Stephen Ahrens Music Minister: Mary Alice Heath Youth Director: Aaron Bachle 352-463-2028 7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 326 93 Connecting, growing, and serving in love. www.bethelbaptisttrentonfl.com Awake America 365 coming to Chieand Awake America 365 is a team of Missionaries and Revivalists to the greatest nation on the planet The beginning with a youth revival on Friday, September 28th, at Lighthouse Word Church from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The AA365 Worship Team will start it off with Praise and Worship, and then they will stir up the hearts of the youth to reach their generation. Free pizza will be served. On Saturday, September 29th, Awake America 365 will be hosting Evangelism Training at Lighthouse, starting at 9 am with prayer and then training using simple techniques and tools to share your faith. There will be a time to go out and witness and then return to San Juan Mission to hold Fall BBQ The San Juan Mission Catholic Church, Branford, will be having its annual Fall BBQ and Festival. The Annual BBQ has traditionally been held the same weekend as the Annual Rodeo, both in Branford. This year the BBQ is held on Sat urday, September 29 at the Church grounds, located at 304 Plant Avenue SE, in Branford. The dinner will begin at noon and last until 6 p.m. BBQ Pork dinner with all the trimmings for $8.00. There are lic is welcome to attend the Fall BBQ and Festival. _____________________ Venders Needed For Trenton FCA Fall Festival The Trenton FCA (Federation of Christian Athletes) will be hosting a fall festival on October 24. If you are interested in being a vendor please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Thank you. English classes being offered at Catholic Church in Branford San Juan Mission Catholic Church is sponsoring a teacher to teach Eng lish as a second language to Spanish speaking persons. The instructor, Ce cilia Moyers, is a Spanish speaking person from Panama and is experi enced in teaching English. She has taught in churches and in after-school programs. The Classes start this Thursday Class will be held each Monday and Thursday thereafter at the Church, 304 Plant Avenue Branford on the Lake City Highway. There will be a small monthly charge for materials. Anyone who is interested should to register for the Class, the number is (386) 935-2632 and speak with Ja net. _____________________ Womans Club planning annual pork lunch The Gilchrist County Womans Club members are busy planning for their annual Fall BBQ Pork Dinner. The annual event will be held on Fri day, October 12 at the Womans Club building located on Hwy. 339 just past the Gilchrist County Jail. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. un This years menu will include BBQ pork, baked beans, slaw and a dessert for only $8.00 a plate. The proceeds from this fundraiser will be use to fund a scholarship for a deserving 2019 Gilchrist County senior. Please see any Gilchrist County Womans Club member for dinner tickets or stop in at the Gilchrist County Journal in Trenton to buy a ticket. The Womans Club thanks the community for their continued sup port. A day at the springs The kindness of people never ceases to amaze me. Mitchell Gentry from Hart Springs contacted us one day and offered our residents at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center a chance to use their air conditioned pavilion for a day out. Of course, we could not pass up an opportunity like this so on Thursday, September 20th The Wheels to the World bus set out for Hart Springs. Our residents were so excited and so were all the volunteers and partners that accompanied them. When we arrived the staff at Hart Springs had everything set up so nicely for our arrival. Once all the residents were comfortable in the pavilion, Don Thomas and Dwight Smith entertained us with a variety of different kinds of music. Don and Dwight are kind enough to entertain our residents every other week and we really appreciate everything they do for us. The wonderful cooks at Ayers packed a delicious picnic lunch for everyone to enjoy. After lunch we took the residents on a scenic stroll to look at the beautiful springs and for a walk along the boardwalk to the Suwannee River. It was such a nice day for a walk and everyone enjoyed the beauties of nature. There was one thing that I personally enjoyed very much and that was listening to the residents reminisce about how the springs were in the 1940s and how things have changed over the years. It seemed like being there brought back so many memories. I love to hear stories from the residents past and I have found that they enjoy sharing them as well. We would like to thank Hart Springs for their kindness and for allowing us to bring our residents for a visit to the springs. Also, thank you to all our volunteers for helping out, as always we could not have done it without them. Picture left to right, Lou Rowland, Vera Sapp, Alreda Norman, Frances Martin, Richard Hurlston, and Gene Hurlston. the church for lunch. On Sunday, September 30th, the Awake America 365 Team will be bringing a message am Service at Lighthouse Word Church. The church is located at 2350 493-1554 for more information. _____________________ School Class of 1968 Reunion Plans Announced Members of the CHS graduating class of 1968 have announced plans for their 50th class reunion to be held on Homecoming weekend of October 5, 6 and 7th said Class President Franklin Watson. We have been updating addresses, phone numbers and email addresses for all of our classmates, said Joyce Cooper Perryman, Class Secretary. We have no contact information for a number of our Classmates, and ask that those who have not received the information, or their families, please provide updated contact information to Joyce at joyceperryman1220@att. net or Frank at email@example.com or can be mailed to Frank Watson at 3794 Patch Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3000 if anyone not already contacted plans to attend. Below is the schedule of events for Friday, October 5th Homecoming Homecoming Game, sit together as a group. Purchase your tickets at the stadium. Saturday, October 6th at noon meet at the Gathering on Suwannee River Everyone bring covered dishes and folding chairs). Coast Guard Locates Missing Boater The Coast Guard located a missing boater 15 miles west of Suwannee on Friday, September 21st. Rescued was Trenton native, Jerry Driggers, 71. Petersburg watchstanders received a report from Driggers wife stating trip aboard his 22-foot boat by sunset and had not returned. Driggers wife plan, including where he was leaving from, where he was going, and when he planned to return. An Air Station Clearwater MH60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was located Driggers aboard his boat. After the air crew lowered a radio to Driggers, he stated he was OK, but his boat was disabled. An HC130 Hercules also was launched and maintained communications with Driggers. A commercial salvage boat crew went to Driggers location and towed him back to shore. There were no reported injuries. Mr. Driggers did everything Amanda Walker, a Sector St. Petersburg watchstander. Float plans dramatically decrease the search area for emergency responders. We urge and give it to a family member or friend before leaving the dock. Charlie Brown Christmas Auditions at Chief Theatre Join the Peanuts Gang as they share the beloved age-old story of Brown Christmas! Suwannee Val ley Players announces auditions on We welcome people of all ages to audition for the cast of this musical and Santa and his helpers! Join us for auditions at the Chief Theatre, 25 E. information contact director Diana Child at (352) 210-8792 or robinson firstname.lastname@example.org. Performances will be held December 7 to 16. 49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival Some Things Should Never Change The 49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival takes place the third weekend of October. Saturday October 20th and Sunday October 21st in historic downtown Cedar Key. The theme is Some Things Should Never Change. The Festival promises food, fun, arts, crafts, music and more in a family friendly atmosphere. Proceeds from the festival help support Lions Club community service projects, the local school and more. The Cedar Key Seafood Festival Features free admission, starting at October 20th and Sunday October 21st. The Seafood Festival Parade will Morning. Some 130 Arts and crafts vendors from across the Southeast will display their handmade jewelry, wood carvings, original artwork, quilts, soaps, lotions, decorative wreaths and much, much more. Regarding Gilchrist Countys Finest On September 15, 2018, we wit nessed some of Gilchrist County Sheriffs Deputies respond to a situ ation that was of great distress to friends of ours. The Deputies had the utmost respect for all involved in this matter. They showed kindness, re spect and professionalism. We would like to extend our gratitude to all the deputies who were there. You are all a great asset to this county. God Bless you! Ray and Jane Rauscher
Page Five GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 Obituaries SPANN'S Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 463-6440 SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION Manual D & J and Energy Forms Mobile Homes / Houses / Business Locally Owned & Operated "Our Customers Come First" Located on Hwy. 129 LICENSED & INSURED RA 0029414 Serving the Tri-County Area Since 1975 Air Conditioning & Heating Tommy Parrish 352-317-2688 PAINTING Residential/Commercial Interior/Exterior Drywall Repair CARPET CLEANING Water Restoration Services Tile and Grout Cleaning Pressure Washing email@example.com CARPET CLEANING Water Restoration Services Tile and Grout Cleaning Pressure Washing CFC1428141 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL PLUMBING ER0004960 WELL PUMP SERVICE WATER SOFTENER COMPLETE PLUMBING SERVICE SEPTIC & DRAIN FIELD DRAIN CLEANING & VIDEO INSPECTION DURON WILLIAMSONS TREE SERVICE LLC. www.duronwilliamsonstreeservice.com Licensed and Insured Call for FREE Estimates cell 352-318-3610 office 386-935-2180 All Phases of Tree Work From trimming to complete Light land clearing, Bobcat & bucket truck Jerome Edwin Brownlee Jerome Edwin Brownlee, 79, of Inglis, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Mr. Brownlee was born on September 12, 1939 in Daytona Beach to the late John and Gussie Brownlee. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Brownlee was a farmer. He was a Boat Captain; Real Estate Sales; grew macadamia nuts and black pepper in Costa Rica; worked with Tropicana, in charge of groves in Ft. Pierce. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shriners and AmeraClowns. Mr. Brownlee taught Bible study and was active helping others, working with children charities. He was of Baptist faith. Mr. Brownlee is survived by his son, Judd Jackson Brownlee, of Punxsutawney, PA; daughters, Traci Brownlee, of Plantation, and Teri Suzanne Brownlee, of Tampa; grandson, Jessie Brownlee; greatgrandchild, Kennedy Brownlee; brother, Jackson Brownlee, of New Smyrna Beach; sister, Karen McCollough, of Tallahassee. Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes.com _____________________ Ms. Rikki Richelle Cannon Rikki Richelle Cannon, 21, of Cross City passed away September 22, 2018. Rikki was born October 14, 1996 and was a lifelong resident of Dixie County. She was working as a County Sheriffs Department. Rikki was a member of the Shired Island Hunting Club and of Life Gate Ministries in Cross City. Rikki is survived by her parents Ricky and Shelly Cannon, her brothers Steven Osteen (Leslie), Matt Beckham, and Cole Beckham, her sister Erica Carlton (John) her grandparents Buddy and Joeann Sheppard and Ronnie and Cindy Chesnut, her nephew Chance Carlton, her niece Whitley Carlton, and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her mother Debbie Cannon and her grandparents Richard, Sr. and Enol Cannon and David and Ruby Langford. Funeral services for Rikki will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Cross City Church of God, with Pastor Doug Cobb and will follow at Cross City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6PM 8 PM. Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City and book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes. com. _____________________ Mr. Sidney A. Martin Sidney A. Martin, 77, of Newberry died on September 23, 2018 following his battle with Angiosarcoma Cancer for the past year and half. He was born on the family farm in Newberry on August 20, 1941. Mr. Martin was a Counter Salesman for Electrical Contractors, Ace Englewood Electric, for 41 years. He enjoyed farming with his father over the years and He is survived by his wife, Dorris Cain Martin, his son, Alan Martin, a stepson, Danny Land, brothers Chuck Martin and Riley Martin, his sisters, Carroll Mixon and Nancy Rogers, two grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, and six step-greatgrandchildren. Sidney was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Susie Beauchamp Martin, his two brothers, Terry and Darrell Martin, and a step-son, Duane Land. or food. The family is very grateful to the compassionate medical care given by Dr. Pamela Ritter-Wiggs, ARNP and Dr. William Mendenhall of UF Health. A visitation will be on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Union Baptist Church of Newberry and the funeral service will begin at 5:00 p.m. with Pastor Travis Moody Burial will be private. Arrangements under the care of Milam Funeral & Cremations Services. _____________________ Mrs. Agnes B. Nette Pierce Agnes B. Nette Pierce, 92, of Steinhatchee passed away Friday, September 21, 2018. Mrs. Pierce was born April 29, 1926 in Summerdale, Alabama to the late Corbitt and Annie Boyington. She lived most of the last 20 years around Steinhatchee, after moving from Oregon. Mrs. Pierce was a member of the American Legion Post 291 Auxiliary in Steinhatchee. She loved spending time with all her family, especially her grand and greatgrandchildren and dancing. Mrs. Pierce is survived by her sons Ron Pruitt, Gary Pruitt (Karen), and Randy Pruitt (Marie), her daughter Stacey Key (James), her brother Earl Boyington, her sisters Louise Lyons, Betty Patterson, Shirley Dickey, Carol Beasley, and Dale Martin, her step-children Doug, David, and Darlene, twelve grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her son Steven Pruitt. A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Pierce 2:00 PM Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City Chapel. From left to right, back row, Nathan Gray, Porter Boyette, Tristan Townsend, Hailey Sanscrainte, Raya nah Mkuu, Sabrina Holmes, Sahara Henderson, MacKenzie Brantley, Ashley Poe, Emma Boyette, Ty Pow ell, and Johnny Scott.From left to right, front row, Maddie Smith, Evan Cobb, Ty Beal, Nolan Gray, and Caelum Surrency. Not pictured Isaac Johnson. Runnin Bulldogs Cross Country News The Runnin Bulldogs Cross Coun try team had a busy week last week and home at the Dawg Track on Saturday. The Bulldogs competed going up against 8 schools from around the area. The Lady Bulldogs 4th place and 7th place respectfully. 4th place overall. On Thursday, Sept. 20 at Branford, the Running Bulldogs did even better hind running powerhouse Suwannee High School; Tristan Townsend girls team came in 3rd place with and Sabrina Holmes right behind her in 2nd place. At Bell on Saturday, September 22, the Bulldogs com a time of 24 minutes and 01 seconds time of 24 minutes, 20 seconds. On minutes, 19 seconds. Nathan Gray The Runnin Bulldogs will be head ing to Lake City extremely early on Saturday, September 29 as they go to compete in the Alligator Lake Invi tational which will feature more than 35 schools from all over the state of Florida. Good luck Runnin Bulldog Cross Country Teams! Retired Educators Meet By Sue Reed The Levy-Gilchrist Retired 2018-19 year at The Gathering Table, on Sept. 17th. We discussed our membership, our state convention, and our program schedule for the High School was our scholarship recipient; she and a previous recipient, Raven Jordan, have received state scholarships as well, and they are renewable for 3 years. We are also us free checking. Mrs Nancy Hauk was our hostess, and Rick Reed, Paula Marczynski, Larry and Harriet Bachle were our gift winners. We were then entertained by Don Thomas and Dwight Smith, a musical duo. They played 60s tunes, older country, and gospel music. They used a combination guitar and electric guitar. It was a wonderful, welcomed addition to our meeting. We missed the hospital, and were saddened to hear of Mrs. Betty Ramey suddenly passing. Mrs. Nancy Hauk was also missed, she is a caregiver right now. Be sure to join us for our October meeting, when Mr. Charles Watson, of the Bell Woodturners will be our guest. We meet the third Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m., so Oct. 15th is our meeting. Log Cabin Quilters The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept 20th at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Ann and Marie put the new quilt in the frame. Joyce donated the top and we had to The new quilt should take some time Wednesday. Johnny was kept busy cleaning sewing machines. Debra showed us how to do a faux binding when binding small quilts and helped with a circular log cabin quilt top that was brought in. They should be back in February. Next weekend the Backyard Pickers will be out and were hoping a few snowbirds are with us again. Come join us.
Page Six THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS AND REVISIONS FOR THE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State for Florida, do hereby give notice that the following proposed amendments and revisions to the Florida Constitution will be presented in each county on the 2018 General Election ballot. The language for these amendments may also be found at FloridaPublicNotices.com, at DOS. Elections.MyFlorida.com/initiatives, and at this newspapers website. NO. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 37 BALLOT TITLE: Increased Homestead Property Tax Exemption BALLOT SUMMARY: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to increase the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed valuation of homestead property greater than $100,000 and up to $125,000 for all levies other than school district levies. The amendment shall take effect January 1, 2019. 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 and, for all levies other than school district levies, and on the assessed valuation greater than one hundred 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 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. 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 additional homestead tax exemptions: to a person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence exceed twenty thousand dollars; or (2) An exemption equal to the assessed value of the property to a person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate with a just value less than two for the exemption, and who has maintained thereon the permanent residence of the owner for not less than whose household income does not exceed the income limitation prescribed in paragraph (1). The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant these additional exemptions, 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 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, serviceconnected 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, Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such 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 is self-executing and does not require implementing legislation. (f) By general law and subject to conditions and provide ad valorem tax relief equal to the total amount or a portion of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property to: (1) The surviving spouse of a veteran who died from service-connected causes while on active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces. in the line of duty. disabled as a result of an injury or injuries sustained in the line of duty. Causal connection between a disability and service in the line of duty shall not be presumed but must be determined as provided by general law. For purposes of this paragraph, the term disability does not include a chronic condition or chronic disease, unless the injury sustained in the line of duty was the sole cause of the chronic condition or chronic disease. an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic, and the term in the line of duty means arising out of and in the actual performance of duty required by employment ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 37. Increased homestead exemption. This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII increasing the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed valuation of homestead property greater than $100,000 and up to $125,000 for all levies other than school district levies shall take effect January 1, 2019. NO. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27 BALLOT TITLE: Limitations on Property Tax Assessments BALLOT SUMMARY: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to permanently retain provisions currently in effect, which nonhomestead real property, except for school district taxes, to 10 percent each year. If approved, the amendment removes the scheduled repeal of such provisions in 2019 and shall take effect January 1, 2019. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assessments. (a) 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 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 (g) (f) and (h) (g) of that section, creating a limitation on annual assessment increases for January 1, 2009, if approved at a special election held beginning January 1, 2010, if approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (f) and (g) of Section 4 of Article VII are repealed effective January 1, 2019; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amendment abrogating the repeal of subsections (f) and (g), which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 2018 and, if approved, shall take effect January 1, 2019. (b) The amendment to subsection (a) abrogating the scheduled repeal of subsections (g) and (h) of Section 4 of Article VII of the State Constitution as it existed in 2017, shall take effect January 1, 2019. NO. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE X, SECTION 29 BALLOT TITLE: Voter Control of Gambling in Florida BALLOT SUMMARY: This amendment ensures that Florida voters shall have the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling by requiring that in order for casino gambling to be authorized under Florida law, it must be approved by Florida voters pursuant to Article XI, Section 3 of the compacts. FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT: The amendments impact on state and local government revenues and costs, if any, cannot be determined at this time because of its unknown effect on gambling operations that have not been approved by voters through a constitutional amendment proposed by a citizens initiative petition process. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE X, FLORIDA CONSTITUTION, is amended to include the following new section: Voter Control of Gambling in Florida. (a) This amendment ensures that Florida voters shall have the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling in the State of Florida. This amendment requires a vote by citizens initiative pursuant to Article XI, section 3, in order for casino gambling to be authorized under Florida law. This section amends this Article; and also affects Article XI, by making citizens initiatives the exclusive method of authorizing casino gambling. (b) As used in this section, casino gambling means any of the types of games typically found in casinos and that Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq. (IGRA), and in 25 C.F.R. .4, upon adoption of this of Class III gaming in the future. This includes, but is not limited to, any house banking game, including but not limited to card games such as baccarat, chemin de fer, blackjack (21), and pai gow (if played as house banking games); any player-banked game that simulates a house banking game, such as California black jack; casino games such as roulette, craps, and keno; any any other game not authorized by Article X, section outcomes are determined by random number generator or are similarly assigned randomly, such as instant or historical racing. As used herein, casino gambling includes any electronic gambling devices, simulated gambling devices, video lottery devices, internet sweepstakes devices, and any other form of electronic or electromechanical facsimiles of any game of chance, slot machine, or casino-style game, regardless of how casino gambling does not include pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing, dog racing, or jai alai exhibitions. For purposes of this section, gambling and gaming are synonymous. (c) Nothing herein shall be deemed to limit the right of the Legislature to exercise its authority through general law to restrict, regulate, or tax any gaming or gambling activities. In addition, nothing herein shall be construed to limit the ability of the state or Native American tribes to negotiate gaming compacts pursuant to the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act for the conduct of casino gambling on tribal lands, or to affect any existing gambling on tribal lands pursuant to compacts executed by the state and Native American tribes pursuant to IGRA. (d) This section is effective upon approval by the voters, is self-executing, and no Legislative implementation is required. (e) If any part of this section is held invalid for any reason, the remaining portion or portions shall be severed from the invalid portion and given the fullest possible force and effect. NO. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VI, SECTION 4 BALLOT TITLE: Voting Restoration Amendment BALLOT SUMMARY: This amendment restores the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they complete all terms of their sentence including parole or probation. The amendment would not apply to those convicted of murder or sexual offenses, who would continue to be permanently barred from voting unless the Governor and Cabinet vote to restore their voting rights on a case by case basis. FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT: The precise effect of this amendment on state and local government costs cannot be determined, but the operation of current voter registration laws, combined with an increased number of felons registering to vote, will produce higher overall costs relative to the processes in place today. The impact, if any, on state and local government revenues cannot be determined. The different process cannot be reasonably determined. FULL TEXT: (a) No person convicted of a felony, or adjudicated in this or any other state to be mentally incompetent, shall rights or removal of disability. Except as provided in voting arising from a felony conviction shall terminate and voting rights shall be restored upon completion of all terms of sentence including parole or probation. (b) No person convicted of murder or a felony sexual rights. ( b c ) No person may appear on the ballot for re-election (1) Florida representative, (2) Florida senator, (3) Florida Lieutenant governor, (5) U.S. Representative from Florida, or (6) U.S. Senator from Florida have served (or, but for resignation, would have served) NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 19 BALLOT TITLE: Supermajority Vote Required to Impose, Authorize, or Raise State Taxes or Fees BALLOT SUMMARY: Prohibits the legislature from imposing, authorizing, or raising a state tax or fee except through legislation approved by a two-thirds vote of each house of the legislature in a bill containing no other subject. This proposal does not authorize a state tax or fee otherwise prohibited by the Constitution and does not apply to fees or taxes imposed or authorized to be imposed by a county, municipality, school board, or special district. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 19. Supermajority vote required to impose, authorize, or raise state taxes or fees. (a) SUPERMAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED TO IMPOSE OR AUTHORIZE NEW STATE TAX OR FEE. No new state tax or fee may be imposed or authorized by the legislature except through legislation approved by twothirds of the membership of each house of the legislature and presented to the Governor for approval pursuant to Article III, Section 8. (b) SUPERMAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED TO RAISE STATE TAXES OR FEES. No state tax or fee may be raised by the legislature except through legislation approved by two-thirds of the membership of each house of the legislature and presented to the Governor for approval pursuant to Article III, Section 8. (c) APPLICABILITY. This section does not authorize the imposition of any state tax or fee otherwise prohibited by this Constitution, and does not apply to any tax or fee imposed by, or authorized to be imposed by, a county, municipality, school board, or special district. (d) DEFINITIONS. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (1) Fee means any charge or payment required by law, including any fee for service, fee or cost for licenses, and charge for service. (2) Raise means: a. To increase or authorize an increase in the rate of a state tax or fee imposed on a percentage or per mill basis; b. To increase or authorize an increase in the amount basis; or c. To decrease or eliminate a state tax or fee exemption or credit. (e) SINGLE-SUBJECT. A state tax or fee imposed, authorized, or raised under this section must be contained in a separate bill that contains no other subject. NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE I, SECTION 16 ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 8 AND 21 ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION BALLOT TITLE: Rights of Crime Victims; Judges BALLOT SUMMARY: Creates constitutional rights for victims of crime; requires courts to facilitate victims rights; authorizes victims to enforce their rights throughout criminal and juvenile to independently interpret statutes and rules rather than deferring to government agencys interpretation. Raises mandatory retirement age of state justices and judges to complete judicial term if one-half of term has been served by retirement age. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 16. Rights of accused and of victims. (a) In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall, upon demand, be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation, and shall be furnished a copy of the charges, and shall have the right to have compulsory process for witnesses, to confront at trial adverse witnesses, to be heard in person, by counsel or both, and to have a speedy and public trial by impartial jury in the county where the crime was committed. If the county is not known, the indictment or information may charge venue in two or more counties conjunctively and proof that the before pleading the accused may elect in which of those counties the trial will take place. Venue for prosecution of crimes committed beyond the boundaries of the state (b) To preserve and protect the right of crime victims to achieve justice, ensure a meaningful role throughout the criminal and juvenile justice systems for crime victims, and ensure that crime victims rights and interests are respected and protected by law in a manner no less vigorous than protections afforded to criminal defendants and juvenile delinquents, every victim is entitled to the following rights, beginning at the time of his or her victimization: (1) The right to due process and to be treated with fairness and respect for the victims dignity. (2) The right to be free from intimidation, harassment, and abuse. (3) The right, within the judicial process, to be reasonably protected from the accused and any person acting on behalf of the accused. However, nothing contained herein is intended to create a special relationship between the crime victim and any law enforcement (4) The right to have the safety and welfare of the victim and the victims family considered when setting bail, including setting pretrial release conditions that protect the safety and welfare of the victim and the victims family. (5) The right to prevent the disclosure of information or records that could be used to locate or harass the victim or privileged information of the victim. request: a. The right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of, and to be present at, all public proceedings involving the criminal conduct, including, but not limited to, trial, plea, sentencing, or adjudication, even if the victim will be a witness at the proceeding, notwithstanding any rule to the contrary. A victim shall also be provided reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any release or escape of the defendant or delinquent, and any proceeding during which a right of the victim is implicated. b. The right to be heard in any public proceeding involving pretrial or other release from any form of legal constraint, plea, sentencing, adjudication, or parole, and any proceeding during which a right of the victim is implicated. c. The right to confer with the prosecuting attorney concerning any plea agreements, participation in pretrial diversion programs, release, restitution, sentencing, or any other disposition of the case. d. The right to provide information regarding the impact of the offenders conduct on the victim and the victims family to the individual responsible for conducting any presentence investigation or compiling any presentence investigation report, and to have any such information considered in any sentencing recommendations submitted to the court. e. The right to receive a copy of any presentence report, and any other report or record relevant to the exercise of a victims right, except for such portions made f. The right to be informed of the conviction, sentence, adjudication, place and time of incarceration, or other disposition of the convicted offender, any scheduled release date of the offender, and the release of or the escape of the offender from custody. g. The right to be informed of all postconviction processes and procedures, to participate in such processes and procedures, to provide information to the release authority to be considered before any release decision regarding the offender. The parole or early release authority shall extend the right to be heard to any person harmed by the offender. h. The right to be informed of clemency and expungement procedures, to provide information to the governor, the court, any clemency board, and other authority in these procedures, and to have that information considered before a clemency or expungement decision is made; release of the offender. (7) The rights of the victim, as provided in subparagraph (6)a., subparagraph (6)b., or subparagraph (6)c., that a reasonable attempt by the appropriate agency to notify the victim and convey the victims views to the court. (8) The right to the prompt return of the victims property when no longer needed as evidence in the case. (9) The right to full and timely restitution in every case and from each convicted offender for all losses suffered, both directly and indirectly, by the victim as a result of the criminal conduct. (10) The right to proceedings free from unreasonable and any related postjudgment proceedings. speedy trial and the trial court shall hold a calendar call, but no more than sixty days after the date of the calendar after the calendar call. b. All state-level appeals and collateral attacks on any judgment must be complete within two years from the from the date of appeal in capital cases, unless a court was unable to comply with this subparagraph and the circumstances causing the delay. Each year, the chief judge of any district court of appeal or the chief justice of the supreme court shall report on a case-bycase basis to the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate all cases where the court entered an order regarding inability to comply with this subparagraph. The legislature may enact legislation to implement this subparagraph. (11) The right to be informed of these rights, and to be informed that victims can seek the advice of an attorney with respect to their rights. This information shall be made available to the general public and provided to all crime victims in the form of a card or by other means intended to effectively advise the victim of their rights under this section. (c) The victim, the retained attorney of the victim, a state attorney upon request of the victim, may assert and seek enforcement of the rights enumerated in this section and any other right afforded to a victim by law in any trial or appellate court, or before any other authority with jurisdiction over the case, as a matter of right. The court or other authority with jurisdiction shall act promptly on such a request, affording a remedy by due course of law for the violation of any right. The reasons for any decision regarding the disposition of a victims right shall be clearly stated on the record. (d) The granting of the rights enumerated in this section to victims may not be construed to deny or impair any other rights possessed by victims. The provisions of this section apply throughout criminal and juvenile justice processes, are self-executing, and do not require implementing legislation. This section may not be construed to create any cause of action for damages against the state or a political subdivision of the state, or subdivisions. (e) As used in this section, a victim is a person who suffers direct or threatened physical, psychological, or commission of a crime or delinquent act or against whom the crime or delinquent act is committed. The term victim includes the victims lawful representative, the parent or guardian of a minor, or the next of kin of a homicide victim, except upon a showing that the interest with the interests of the victim. The term victim does not include the accused. The terms crime and criminal include delinquent acts and conduct Victims of crime or their lawful representatives, including the next of kin of homicide victims, are entitled to the right to be informed, to be present, and to be heard when relevant, at all crucial stages of criminal proceedings, to the extent that these rights do not interfere with the constitutional rights of the accused ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 8. Eligibility.No person shall be eligible for is an elector of the state and resides in the territorial jurisdiction of the court. No justice or judge shall serve after attaining the age of seventy years except upon temporary assignment or to complete a term, one-half of which has been served No person is judge of a district court of appeal unless the person is, and has been for the preceding ten years, a member of circuit judge unless the person is, and has been for the Unless otherwise provided by general law, no person is member of the bar of Florida. Unless otherwise provided by general law, a person shall be eligible for election county having a population of 40,000 or less if the person is a member in good standing of the bar of Florida. SECTION 21. Judicial interpretation of statutes and rules.In interpreting a state statute or rule, a state court general law may not defer to an administrative agencys interpretation of such statute or rule, and must instead interpret such statute or rule de novo. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE Eligibility of justices and judges.The amendment to Section 8 of Article V, which increases the age at which a justice or judge is no longer eligible to serve in judicial effect July 1, 2019. NO. 7 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE IX, SECTIONS 7 AND 8 ARTICLE X, NEW SECTION BALLOT TITLE: Public Colleges and Universities BALLOT SUMMARY: of certain educational expenses to qualifying survivors votes by university trustees and state university system board of governors to raise or impose all legislatively authorized fees if law requires approval by those bodies. Establishes existing state college system as constitutional entity; provides governance structure. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE IX EDUCATION SECTION 7. State University System. (a) PURPOSES. In order to achieve excellence through teaching students, advancing research and providing 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 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 mission of each constituent university and its articulation with free public schools and community colleges, ensuring the well-planned 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 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 president of the Florida student association, or the equivalent, shall also be members of the board. (e) FEES. Any proposal or action of a constituent university to raise, impose, or authorize any fee, as authorized by law, must be approved by at least nine of the constituent university, if approval by the board of trustees is required by general law, and at least of governors, if approval by the board of governors is required by general law, in order to take effect. A fee under this subsection shall not include tuition. SECTION 8. State College System. (a) PURPOSES. In order to achieve excellence and to provide access to undergraduate education to the students of this state; to originate articulated pathways to a baccalaureate degree; to ensure superior commitment to teaching and learning; and to respond quickly and regional workforce needs, the people hereby establish a system of governance for the state college system of Florida. (b) STATE COLLEGE SYSTEM. There shall be a single state college system comprised of all public community and state colleges. A local board of trustees shall govern each state college system institution and the state board of education shall supervise the state college system. (c) LOCAL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES. Each state college system institution shall be governed by a local board of trustees dedicated to the purposes of the state college system. A member of a board of trustees must be a resident of the service delivery area of the college. The powers and duties of the boards of trustees shall be provided by law. Each member shall be appointed by the governor to staggered 4-year terms, subject to (d) ROLE OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION. The state board of education shall supervise the state college system as provided by law. ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS military members. medical technician; a law enforcement, correctional, or National Guard, while engaged in the performance of (1) Accidentally killed or receives accidental bodily injury which results in the loss of the individuals life, provided that such killing is not the result of suicide and that such (2) Unlawfully and intentionally killed or dies as a result of such unlawful and intentional act or is killed during active duty. revenue when an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces is: (1) Accidentally killed or receives accidental bodily injury which results in the loss of the individuals life, provided that such killing is not the result of suicide and that such (2) Unlawfully and intentionally killed or dies as a result of such unlawful and intentional act or is killed during active duty. technician; a law enforcement, correctional, or of the Florida National Guard or United States Armed (a)(1) and (b)(1), or unlawfully and intentionally killed shall waive certain educational expenses that the child undergraduate education, or a postgraduate education. for the State of Florida or any of its political subdivisions or agencies at the time of death. An eligible military member must have been a resident of this state or his or her duty post must have been within this state at the time of death. (e) The legislature shall implement this section by general law. (f) This section shall take effect on July 1, 2019. NO. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE IX, SECTION 4, NEW SECTION ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION BALLOT TITLE: School Board Term Limits and Duties; Public Schools BALLOT SUMMARY: Creates a term limit of eight consecutive years for school board members and requires the legislature to provide for the promotion of civic literacy in public schools. Currently, district school boards have a constitutional duty to operate, control, and supervise all public schools. The amendment maintains a school boards duties to public schools it establishes, but permits the state to operate, control, and supervise public schools not established by the school board. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE IX EDUCATION SECTION 4. School districts; school boards. (a) Each county shall constitute a school district; provided, two or more contiguous counties, upon vote of the electors of each county pursuant to law, may be combined into one school district. In each school district members chosen by vote of the electors in a nonpartisan election for appropriately staggered terms of four years, as provided by law. A person may not appear on the have served, or but for resignation would have served, (b) The school board shall operate, control, and supervise all free public schools established by the district school board within the school district and determine the rate of school district taxes within the limits prescribed herein. joint educational programs. SECTION Civic literacy. As education is essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people, the legislature shall provide by law for the promotion of civic literacy in order to ensure that students enrolled in public education understand and are prepared to exercise their rights and responsibilities as citizens of a constitutional republic. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE school board.This section and the amendment to Section 4 of Article IX imposing term limits for the terms effect on the date it is approved by the electorate, but November 6, 2018, will be counted against the limitation imposed by this amendment. NO. 9 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE II, SECTION 7 ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 BALLOT TITLE: Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces BALLOT SUMMARY: Prohibits drilling for the exploration or extraction of oil and natural gas beneath all state-owned waters between the mean high water line and the states outermost territorial boundaries. Adds use of vapor-generating electronic devices to current prohibition of tobacco smoking in enclosed indoor workplaces with exceptions; permits more restrictive local vapor ordinances. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE II GENERAL PROVISIONS SECTION 7. Natural resources and scenic beauty. (a) It shall be the policy of the state to conserve and protect its natural resources and scenic beauty. Adequate provision shall be made by law for the abatement of air and water pollution and of excessive and unnecessary noise and for the conservation and protection of natural resources. (b) Those in the Everglades Agricultural Area who cause water pollution within the Everglades Protection Area or the Everglades Agricultural Area shall be primarily responsible for paying the costs of the abatement of that pollution. For the purposes of this subsection, the terms Everglades Protection Area and Everglades statutes in effect on January 1, 1996. (c) To protect the people of Florida and their environment, drilling for exploration or extraction of oil or natural gas is prohibited on lands beneath all state waters which have not been alienated and that lie between the mean high water line and the outermost boundaries of the states territorial seas. This prohibition does not apply to the transportation of oil and gas products produced outside of such waters. This subsection is self-executing. ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS SECTION 20. Workplaces without tobacco smoke or vapor . (a) PROHIBITION. As a Florida health initiative to protect people from the health hazards of second-hand tobacco smoke and vapor tobacco smoking and the use of vapor-generating electronic devices are is prohibited in enclosed indoor workplaces. This section does not preclude the adoption of ordinances that impose more restrictive regulation on the use of vapor-generating electronic devices than is provided in this section. below, tobacco smoking and the use of vapor-generating electronic devices may be permitted in private residences whenever they are not being used commercially to provide child care, adult care, or health care, or any combination thereof; and further may be permitted in retail tobacco shops, vapor-generating electronic device retailers, designated smoking guest rooms at hotels and other public lodging establishments; and standalone bars. However, nothing in this section or in its implementing legislation or regulations shall prohibit the owner, lessee, or other person in control of the use of an enclosed indoor workplace from further prohibiting or limiting smoking or the use of vapor-generating electronic devices therein. (c) DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this section, the following words and terms shall have the stated meanings: (1) Smoking means inhaling, exhaling, burning, carrying, or possessing any lighted tobacco product, including cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and any other lighted tobacco product. (2) Second-hand smoke, also known as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), means smoke emitted from lighted, smoldering, or burning tobacco when the smoker is not inhaling; smoke emitted at the mouthpiece during puff drawing; and smoke exhaled by the smoker. (3) Work means any persons providing any employment or employment-type service for or at the request of another individual or individuals or any public or private entity, whether for compensation or not, whether full or part-time, whether legally or not. Work includes, without limitation, any such service performed by an employee, independent contractor, agent, partner, associate, servant, volunteer, and the like. (4) Enclosed indoor workplace means any place where one or more persons engages in work, and which place is predominantly or totally bounded on all sides and above by physical barriers, regardless of whether such barriers consist of or include uncovered openings, screened or otherwise partially covered openings; or open or closed windows, jalousies, doors, or the like. This section applies to all such enclosed indoor workplaces without regard to whether work is occurring at any given time. (5) Commercial use of a private residence means any time during which the owner, lessee, or other person occupying or controlling the use of the private residence is furnishing in the private residence, or causing or allowing to be furnished in the private residence, child care, adult care, or health care, or any combination thereof, and receiving or expecting to receive compensation therefor. (6) Retail tobacco shop means any enclosed indoor workplace dedicated to or predominantly for the retail sale of tobacco, tobacco products, and accessories for such products, in which the sale of other products or services is merely incidental. (7) Designated smoking guest rooms at public lodging establishments means the sleeping rooms and directly associated private areas, such as bathrooms, living rooms, and kitchen areas, if any, rented to guests for their exclusive transient occupancy in public lodging establishments including hotels, motels, resort condominiums, transient apartments, transient lodging establishments, rooming houses, boarding houses, resort dwellings, bed and breakfast inns, and the like; and designated by the person or persons having management authority over such public lodging establishment as rooms in which smoking may be permitted. (8) Stand-alone bar means any place of business devoted during any time of operation predominantly or totally to serving alcoholic beverages, intoxicating beverages, or intoxicating liquors, or any combination thereof, for consumption on the licensed premises; in which the serving of food, if any, is merely incidental to the consumption of any such beverage; and that is not located within, and does not share any common entryway or common indoor area with, any other enclosed indoor workplace including any business for which the sale of food or any other product or service is more than an incidental source of gross revenue. (9) Vapor-generating electronic device means any product that employs an electronic, a chemical, or a mechanical means capable of producing vapor or aerosol from a nicotine product or any other substance, including, but not limited to, an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or other similar device or product, any replacement cartridge for such device, and any other container of a solution or other substance intended to be used with or within an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or other similar device or product. (10) Vapor-generating electronic device retailer means any enclosed indoor workplace dedicated to or predominantly for the retail sale of vapor-generating electronic devices and components, parts, and accessories for such products, in which the sale of other products or services is merely incidental. (d) LEGISLATION. In the next regular legislative session occurring after voter approval of this section or any amendment to this section amendment the Florida legislature shall adopt legislation to implement this section and any amendment to this section amendment in a manner consistent with its broad purpose and stated terms, and having an effective date no later than July 1 of the year following voter approval. Such legislation shall include, without limitation, civil penalties for violations of this section; provisions for administrative enforcement; and the requirement and authorization of agency rules for implementation and enforcement. This section does not Nothing herein shall preclude the legislature from enacting any law constituting or allowing a more restrictive regulation of tobacco smoking or the use of vapor-generating electronic devices than is provided in this section. NO. 10 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE III, SECTION 3 ARTICLE IV, SECTIONS 4 AND 11 ARTICLE VIII, SECTIONS 1 AND 6 BALLOT TITLE: State and Local Government Structure and Operation BALLOT SUMMARY: Requires legislature to retain department of veterans affairs. Ensures election of sheriffs, property appraisers, supervisors of elections, tax collectors, and clerks of court in all counties; removes county charters ability to abolish, change term, transfer duties, or eliminate election commencement date in evennumbered years from March to January; removes legislatures authorization to counterterrorism within department of law enforcement. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE III LEGISLATURE SECTION 3. Sessions of the legislature. (a) ORGANIZATION SESSIONS. On the fourteenth day following each general election the legislature shall convene for the exclusive purpose of organization and (b) REGULAR SESSIONS. A regular session of the on the second January law, of each even-numbered year. (c) SPECIAL SESSIONS. (1) The governor, by proclamation stating the purpose, may convene the legislature in special session during which only such legislative business may be transacted as is within the purview of the proclamation, or of a communication from the governor, or is introduced by consent of two-thirds of the membership of each house. (2) A special session of the legislature may be convened as provided by law. (d) LENGTH OF SESSIONS. A regular session of the legislature shall not exceed sixty consecutive days, and a special session shall not exceed twenty consecutive vote of each house. During such an extension no new business may be taken up in either house without the consent of two-thirds of its membership. (e) ADJOURNMENT. Neither house shall adjourn for more than seventy-two consecutive hours except pursuant to concurrent resolution. (f) ADJOURNMENT BY GOVERNOR. If, during any regular or special session, the two houses cannot agree upon a time for adjournment, the governor may adjourn the session sine die or to any date within the period authorized for such session; provided that, at least twenty-four hours before adjourning the session, and while neither house is in recess, each house shall be given formal written notice of the governors intention to do so, and agreement reached within that period by both houses on a time for adjournment shall prevail. ARTICLE IV EXECUTIVE SECTION 4. Cabinet. (a) There shall be a cabinet composed of an attorney herein, they shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be prescribed by law. In the event of a tie vote of the governor and cabinet, the side on which the governor voted shall be deemed to prevail. (b) The attorney general shall be the chief state legal general the position of statewide prosecutor. The statewide prosecutor shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the state attorneys to prosecute violations of criminal laws occurring or having occurred, in two or more judicial circuits as part of a related transaction, or when any such offense is affecting or has affected two or more judicial circuits as provided by general law. The statewide prosecutor shall be appointed by the attorney general from not less than three persons nominated by the judicial nominating commission for the supreme court, or as otherwise provided by general law. accounts against the state, and shall keep all state funds and securities. (d) The commissioner of agriculture shall have supervision of matters pertaining to agriculture except as otherwise provided by law. the attorney general shall constitute the state board of administration, which shall succeed to all the power, control, and authority of the state board of administration established pursuant to Article IX, Section 16 of the Constitution of 1885, and which shall continue as a body at least for the life of Article XII, Section 9(c). attorney general, and the commissioner of agriculture shall constitute the trustees of the internal improvement trust fund and the land acquisition trust fund as provided by law. attorney general, and the commissioner of agriculture shall constitute the agency head of the Department of Law Enforcement. Counterterrorism is created within the Department of Counterterrorism shall provide support for prosecutors and federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies that investigate or analyze information relating to attempts or acts of terrorism or that prosecute terrorism, and shall perform any other duties that are provided by law. SECTION 11. Department of Veterans Veterans Affairs.The legislature, by general law, shall provide for a may provide for the establishment of the Department of Veterans Veterans Affairs and prescribe its duties. The head of the department is the governor and cabinet. ARTICLE VIII LOCAL GOVERNMENT SECTION 1. Counties. (a) POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS. The state shall be divided by law into political subdivisions called counties. Counties may be created, abolished or changed by law, with provision for payment or apportionment of the public debt. (b) COUNTY FUNDS. The care, custody and method of disbursing county funds shall be provided by general law. (c) GOVERNMENT. Pursuant to general or special law, a county government may be established by charter which shall be adopted, amended or repealed only upon vote of the electors of the county in a special election called for that purpose. (d) COUNTY OFFICERS. There shall be elected by the electors of each county, for terms of four years, a sheriff, a tax collector, a property appraiser, a supervisor of elections, and a clerk of the circuit court ; except, when provided by county charter or special law approved by Unless When not otherwise provided by county charter or special law approved by vote of the electors or pursuant to Article V, section 16 the clerk of county commissioners, auditor, recorder and custodian of all county funds. Notwithstanding subsection 6(e) of this article, a county charter may not abolish the a supervisor of elections, or a clerk of the circuit court; or establish any manner of selection other than by election by the electors of the county. (e) COMMISSIONERS. Except when otherwise provided by county charter, the governing body of each county shall be a board of county commissioners composed of years. After each decennial census the board of county commissioners shall divide the county into districts of contiguous territory as nearly equal in population as practicable. One commissioner residing in each district shall be elected as provided by law. (f) NON-CHARTER GOVERNMENT. Counties not operating under county charters shall have such power of self-government as is provided by general or special law. The board of county commissioners of a county not operating under a charter may enact, in a manner prescribed by general law, county ordinances not inconsistent with general or special law, but an not be effective within the municipality to the extent of (g) CHARTER GOVERNMENT. Counties operating under county charters shall have all powers of local self-government not inconsistent with general law, or with special law approved by vote of the electors. The governing body of a county operating under a charter may enact county ordinances not inconsistent with general law. The charter shall provide which shall prevail ordinances. (h) TAXES; LIMITATION. Property situate within municipalities shall not be subject to taxation for services property or residents in unincorporated areas. (i) COUNTY ORDINANCES. Each county ordinance become effective at such time thereafter as is provided by general law. (j) VIOLATION OF ORDINANCES. Persons violating county ordinances shall be prosecuted and punished as provided by law. (k) COUNTY SEAT. In every county there shall be a seat may not be moved except as provided by general may be established elsewhere in the county by resolution of the governing body of the county in the manner prescribed by law. No instrument shall be deemed designated by the governing body of the county for the recording of instruments, according to law. Legal Notices
Page Seven THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL SECTION 6. Schedule to Article VIII. (a) This article shall replace all of Article VIII of the Constitution of 1885, as amended, except those sections expressly retained and made a part of this article by reference. (b) COUNTIES; COUNTY SEATS; MUNICIPALITIES; DISTRICTS. The status of the following items as they exist on the date this article becomes effective is recognized and shall be continued until changed in accordance with law: the counties of the state; their status with respect to the legality of the sale of intoxicating liquors, wines the performance of municipal functions by county special districts of the state, their powers, jurisdiction and government. (c) OFFICERS TO CONTINUE IN OFFICE. Every the incumbent shall be paid adequate compensation, remainder of the term. (d) ORDINANCES. Local laws relating only to unincorporated areas of a county on the effective date of this article may be amended or repealed by county ordinance. (e) CONSOLIDATION AND HOME RULE. Article VIII, Sections 9, 10, 11 and 24, of the Constitution of 1885, as amended, shall remain in full force and effect as to each county affected, as if this article had not been adopted, until that county shall expressly adopt a charter or home rule plan pursuant to this article. All provisions of the Metropolitan Dade County Home Rule Charter, heretofore or hereafter adopted by the electors of Dade County pursuant to Article VIII, Section 11, of the Constitution of 1885, as amended, shall be valid, and any amendments to such charter shall be valid; provided that the said provisions of such charter and the said amendments thereto are authorized under said Article VIII, Section 11, of the Constitution of 1885, as amended. (f) DADE COUNTY; POWERS CONFERRED UPON MUNICIPALITIES. To the extent not inconsistent with the powers of existing municipalities or general law, the Metropolitan Government of Dade County may exercise all the powers conferred now or hereafter by general law upon municipalities. (g) SELECTION AND DUTIES OF COUNTY OFFICERS. (1) Except as provided in this subsection, the amendment to Section 1 of this article, relating to the selection and 2021, but shall govern with respect to the qualifying for and the holding of the primary and general elections for (2) For Miami-Dade County and Broward County, the amendment to Section 1 of this article, relating to the qualifying for and the holding of the primary and general (h) (g) DELETION OF OBSOLETE SCHEDULE ITEMS. The legislature shall have power, by joint resolution, to delete from this article any subsection of this Section 6, including this subsection, when all events to which the subsection to be deleted is or could become applicable have occurred. A legislative determination of fact made as a basis for application of this subsection shall be subject to judicial review. NO. 11 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE I, SECTION 2 ARTICLE X, SECTIONS 9 AND 19 BALLOT TITLE: Property Rights; Removal of Obsolete Provision; Criminal Statutes BALLOT SUMMARY: Removes discriminatory language related to real property rights. Removes obsolete language repealed by voters. Deletes provision that amendment of a criminal statute will not affect prosecution or penalties for a crime committed before the amendment; retains current provision allowing prosecution of a crime committed before the repeal of a criminal statute. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 2. Basic rights.All natural persons, female inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life and liberty, to pursue happiness, to be rewarded for industry, and to acquire, possess and protect property ; except that the ownership, inheritance, disposition and possession of real property by aliens ineligible for citizenship may be regulated or prohibited by law No person shall be deprived of any right because of race, religion, national origin, or physical disability. ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS SECTION 9. Repeal of criminal statutes.Repeal or amendment of a criminal statute shall not affect prosecution or punishment for any crime previously committed before such repeal SECTION 19. Repealed High speed ground provide alternatives to the traveling public, it is hereby declared to be in the public interest that a high speed ground transportation system consisting of a monorail, of speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour, be developed and operated in the State of Florida to provide high and effective technologies consisting of dedicated rails determined by the Legislature and provide for access to existing air and ground transportation facilities and services. The Legislature, the Cabinet and the Governor are hereby directed to proceed with the development of such a system by the State and/or by a private entity pursuant to state approval and authorization, including and construction of the system, and the operation of the law, with construction to begin on or before November 1, 2003. NO. 12 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE II, SECTION 8 ARTICLE V, SECTION 13 ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION BALLOT TITLE: BALLOT SUMMARY: Expands current restrictions on lobbying for compensation justices and judges; provides exceptions; prohibits abuse FULL TEXT: ARTICLE II GENERAL PROVISIONS public trust. The people shall have the right to secure and sustain that trust against abuse. To assure this right: public trust for private gain and any person or entity inducing such breach shall be liable to the state for all of recovery and additional damages may be provided by law. felony involving a breach of public trust shall be subject to forfeiture of rights and privileges under a public retirement system or pension plan in such manner as may be provided by law. (e) No member of the legislature or statewide elected entity for compensation before the government body or member of the legislature shall personally represent another person or entity for compensation during term employees may be established by law. (f)(1) For purposes of this subsection, the term public of the legislature, a county commissioner, a county board member, a superintendent of schools, an elected a special district with ad valorem taxing authority, or a person serving as a secretary, an executive director, or other agency head of a department of the executive branch of state government. issues of policy, appropriations, or procurement before the federal government, the legislature, any state government body or agency, or any political subdivision issues of policy, appropriations, or procurement for a period of six years after vacation of public position, as follows: shall not lobby the legislature or any state government body or agency. b. A person serving as a secretary, an executive director, or other agency head of a department of the executive branch of state government shall not lobby governor, members of the cabinet, a department that is headed by a member of the cabinet, or his or her former department. Article VIII or county charter, a school board member, a with ad valorem taxing authority shall not lobby his or her former agency or governing body. (4) This subsection shall not be construed to prohibit a (5) The legislature may enact legislation to implement terms and providing penalties for violations. Any such law shall not contain provisions on any other subject. (g) (f) There shall be an independent commission to complaints concerning breach of public trust by public (h)(1) (g) A code of ethics for all state employees and duty and private interests shall be prescribed by law. abuse his or her public position in order to obtain a her spouse, children, or employer; or for any business with which he or she contracts; in which he or she is an he or she owns an interest. The Florida Commission on Ethics shall, by rule in accordance with statutory for purposes of enforcing this paragraph. Appropriate penalties shall be prescribed by law. (i) (h) This section shall not be construed to limit disclosures and prohibitions which may be established between public duties and private interests. (j) (i) ScheduleOn the effective date of this amendment and until changed by law: of each year a sworn statement showing net worth and identifying each asset and liability in excess of $1,000 and its value together with one of the following: a. A copy of the persons most recent federal income tax return; or source and amount of income which exceeds $1,000. The forms for such source disclosure and the rules under independent commission established in subsection (g) (f) and such rules shall include disclosure of secondary sources of income. paragraph (1) subsection (i)(1) (3) The independent commission provided for in subsection (g) (f) shall mean the Florida Commission on Ethics. ARTICLE V SECTION 13. Ethics in the judiciary Prohibited activities . (a) All justices and judges shall devote full time to their judicial duties. A justice or judge They shall not engage in (b) A former justice or former judge shall not lobby for compensation on issues of policy, appropriations, or procurement before the legislative or executive branches of state government for a period of six years after he or she vacates his or her judicial position. The legislature may enact legislation to implement this subsection, penalties for violations. Any such law shall not contain provisions on any other subject. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE Prohibitions regarding lobbying for compensation and employees.The amendments to Section 8 of Article II 31, 2022; except that the amendments to Section 8(h) of (a) The Florida Commission on Ethics shall, by rule, against abuse of public position by October 1, 2019, as (b) Following the adoption of rules pursuant to subsection (a), the legislature shall enact implementing legislation establishing penalties for violations of the prohibition 31, 2020. NO. 13 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE X, NEW SECTION ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION BALLOT TITLE: Ends Dog Racing BALLOT SUMMARY: Phases out commercial dog racing in connection with wagering by 2020. Other gaming activities are not affected. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS Prohibition on racing of and wagering on greyhounds or other dogs.-The humane treatment of animals is a fundamental value of the people of the State of Florida. After December 31, 2020, a person authorized to conduct gaming or pari-mutuel operations may not race greyhounds or any member of the Canis Familiaris subspecies in connection with any wager for money or any other thing of value in this state, and persons in this state may not wager money or any other thing of value on the outcome of a live dog race occurring in this state. The failure to conduct greyhound racing or wagering on greyhound racing after December 31, 2018, does other related gaming licenses held by a person who is and does not affect the eligibility of such permitholder, or such permitholders facility, to conduct other pari-mutuel activities authorized by general law. By general law, the legislature shall specify civil or criminal penalties for violations of this section and for activities that aid or abet violations of this section. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE Prohibition on racing of or wagering on greyhounds or other dogs.-The amendment to Article X, which prohibits the racing of or wagering on greyhound and other dogs, approval of the electors. ________________________ PROPUESTAS DE ENMIENDAS Y REVISIONES CONSTITUCIONALES PARA LA ELECCION GENERAL DEL 2018 Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado de la Florida, de este peridico. N. 1 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO VII, SECCIN 6 ARTCULO XII, SECCIN 37 TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Aumento de la Exencin sobre los Impuestos a la propiedad de la Vivienda Familiar (Homestead) RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Se propone una enmienda a la Constitucin del Estado propiedad de la vivienda familiar superior a $100.000 y hasta $125.000 para todos los gravmenes, a excepcin de los gravmenes para distritos escolares. La enmienda entrar en vigencia el 1 de enero de 2019. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO VII FINANZAS Y TRIBUTACIN familiar. (a) Todas las personas que tengan titularidad legal o equitativa sobre bienes races y mantengan en los mismos la residencia permanente del propietario, u otra que dependa legal o naturalmente del propietario, quedarn exentos de la tributacin sobre los mismos, a excepcin a todos los otros gravmenes a excepcin de los gravmenes para distritos escolares, sobre la tasacin y cinco mil dlares, a cien mil dlares y hasta ciento veinticinco mil dlares una vez que se establezca el derecho sobre estos segn lo prescribe la ley. La titularidad sobre los bienes races podr ser legal o equitativa, mancomunada, solidaria, en comn, como condominio, o indirectamente mediante la tenencia de acciones o la participacin que representen el derecho del propietario o socio en una sociedad que tenga el dominio o los derechos de arrendamiento que inicialmente superen noventa y ocho aos. La exencin no se aplicar respecto a ningn registro de evaluacin hasta que primero un organismo estatal designado por la ley general determine que dicho registro cumple las disposiciones de la Seccin 4. Esta exencin se revocar en la fecha de entrada en vigencia de cualquier enmienda a este Artculo que disponga la tasacin de la propiedad de la vivienda familiar a un valor inferior al valor justo. (b) No se le permitir ms de una exencin a ninguna persona o unidad familiar respecto a ninguna unidad residencial. Ninguna exencin superar el valor de los bienes races tasables al propietario o, en caso de posesin mediante acciones o participacin en una sociedad, el valor de la proporcin que devengue de la membresa en la corporacin sobre el valor tasado de la propiedad. (c) De conformidad con la ley general y con sujecin Poder Legislativo podr entregarles a los arrendatarios que sean residentes permanentes una reduccin establecer de la forma y en el monto que disponga la ley general. (d) El poder legislativo podr, de conformidad con la ley general, permitirles a los condados o municipios, para sujecin a las disposiciones de la ley general, conceder adicionales para la vivienda familiar o ambas: (1) Una exencin que no supere cincuenta mil dlares para una persona que tenga titularidad legal o equitativa sobre bienes races y mantenga en los mismos la residencia permanente del propietario, que haya cumplido la edad de sesenta y cinco aos, y cuyos superen veinte mil dlares; o (2) Una exencin equivalente al valor tasado de la propiedad para una persona que tenga titularidad legal o equitativa sobre los bienes races con un valor justo inferior a doscientos cincuenta mil dlares, segn propietario y que cumpla los requisitos para la exencin, y que haya mantenido en los mismos la residencia permanente del propietario durante al menos veinticinco aos, que haya cumplido la edad de sesenta y cinco aos, y cuyos ingresos del hogar no superen la limitacin sobre ingresos que se prescribe en el prrafo (1). La ley general debe permitirles a los condados y municipios conceder dichas exenciones adicionales, dentro de los lmites que se prescriben en esta subseccin, mediante una ordenanza que se adopte de la manera que lo prescribe la ley general, y debe disponer el ajuste peridico de la limitacin sobre ingresos que se prescribe en esta subseccin respecto a los cambios en el costo de vida. (e) Cada veterano que tenga 65 aos o ms y que se encuentre total o parcialmente discapacitado recibir un descuento del monto del impuesto ad valorem que se adeude sobre la propiedad de la vivienda familiar que posea el veterano y donde el mismo resida si la discapacidad hubiera sido causada por el combate y el veterano hubiera sido dado de baja con honor tras retirarse del servicio militar. El descuento se expresar en un porcentaje equivalente al porcentaje de la discapacidad permanente vinculada al servicio del veterano, segn lo determine el Departamento de Asuntos de los Veteranos de los Estados Unidos. Para optar al descuento que concede esta subseccin, el solicitante debe presentarle al tasador de propiedades del condado, a ms tardar el 1 de marzo, una carta de los Estados Unidos mediante la que se indique el porcentaje de la discapacidad vinculada al servicio del veterano y las pruebas que demuestren de manera razonable que la discapacidad fue causada por el combate, as como tambin una copia de la baja honorable del veterano. Si el tasador de propiedades rechaza la solicitud de descuento, el tasador debe rechazo, y el veterano podr volver a realizar la solicitud. El Poder Legislativo podr, de conformidad con la ley general, ceder del requerimiento anual de solicitudes en los aos posteriores. Esta subseccin tiene efecto inmediato y no necesita legislacin de implementacin. (f) De conformidad con la ley general y con sujecin la misma, el Poder Legislativo podr entregarle una una parte del impuesto ad valorem que se adeude sobre la propiedad de la vivienda familiar a: (1) La cnyuge sobreviviente de un veterano que haya muerto durante su servicio activo en calidad de miembro de las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos. (2) La cnyuge sobreviviente de un miembro de primeros auxilios que haya muerto en acto de servicio. (3) Un miembro de primeros auxilios que se encuentre totalmente y permanentemente discapacitado a causa de una lesin o lesiones que haya sufrido en acto de servicio. La conexin causal entre una discapacidad y el acto de servicio no debe presumirse, sino que debe determinarse segn lo dispone la ley general. Para incluye una condicin crnica o enfermedad crnica, a menos que la lesin que se haya sufrido en acto de servicio hubiera sido la nica causa de la condicin crnica y la enfermedad crnica. ms extensamente la ley general, el trmino miembro mdico de emergencia o un paramdico, y el trmino en real del servicio que sea necesario en virtud del trabajo como miembro de primeros auxilios. ARTCULO XII ANEXO vivienda familiar. Esta seccin y la enmienda a la Seccin 6 del Artculo VII mediante las que se aumenta de la vivienda familiar superior a $100.000 y hasta $125.000 para todos los gravmenes, a excepcin de los gravmenes para distritos escolares, entrarn en vigencia el 1 de enero de 2019. N. 2 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO XII, SECCIN 27 TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Limitaciones sobre las Tasaciones Fiscales de las Propiedades RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Se propone una enmienda a la Constitucin del Estado disposiciones actualmente vigentes, las que limitan que no sean destinadas a la vivienda familiar, a excepcin de los gravmenes para distritos escolares, a un 10% anual. Si se aprueba, la enmienda eliminar la revocacin programada de dichas disposiciones para el 2019 y entrar en vigencia el 1 de enero de 2019. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO XII ANEXO sobre las propiedades. (a) Las enmiendas a las Secciones 3, 4 y 6 del Artculo VII, que disponen una exencin de $25.000 para los bienes muebles tangibles, propiedad de la vivienda principal de $25.000, que las limitaciones sobre la tasacin de la propiedad de la vivienda familiar, y esta seccin, si se le presenta a los electores de este estado para su aprobacin o rechazo en una eleccin especial que la ley autoriz que se realizara el 29 de enero de 2008, entrarn en vigencia con la aprobacin de los electores y operarn de manera retroactiva hasta el 1 de enero de 2008 o, si se le presentan a los electores de este estado para su aprobacin o rechazo en la prxima eleccin general, entrarn en vigencia el 1 de enero del ao posterior a dicha eleccin general. Las enmiendas a la Seccin 4 del Artculo VII mediante las que se crean las subsecciones (g) (f) y (h) (g) de dicha seccin, mediante las que se crea una limitacin sobre el aumento de la tasacin anual para las propiedades determinadas de los electores y primero limitarn las tasaciones a partir del 1 de enero de 2009, si se aprueban en una eleccin especial que se realice el 29 de enero de 2008, o primero limitarn las tasaciones a partir del 1 de enero de 2010, si se aprueban en la eleccin general que se realice en noviembre de 2008. Las subsecciones (f) y (g) de la Seccin 4 del Artculo VII se revocan con fecha 1 de enero de 2019; sin embargo, el poder legislativo, mediante resolucin conjunta, propondr una enmienda mediante la que se abrogue la revocacin de las subsecciones (f) y (g), la que se les presentar a los electores de este estado para su aprobacin o rechazo en la eleccin general de 2018 y, si se aprueba, entrar en vigencia el 1 de enero de 2019. (b) La enmienda a la subseccin (a) mediante la que se abroga la revocacin programada de las subsecciones (g) y (h) de la Seccin 4 del Artculo VII de la Constitucin de enero de 2019. N. 3 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO X, SECCIN 29 TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Control de Apuestas en Florida por parte de los Votantes RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: La presente enmienda garantiza que los votantes de Florida tengan el derecho exclusivo a decidir si autorizar o no las apuestas en casinos, exigiendo que para que estas sean autorizadas conforme a la ley de Florida, deban ser primero aprobadas por los votantes de Florida de conformidad con el Artculo XI, Seccin 3 de la Constitucin de Florida. Afecta los artculos X y XI. enmienda no discrepa con la ley federal respecto a los convenios entre tribus y el estado. DECLARACIN DE IMPACTO FINANCIERO: El impacto de la enmienda en los ingresos pblicos y costos del gobierno estatal y local, si los hubiere, no pueden determinarse en este momento. Esto debido a que se desconoce su efecto en las operaciones de apuestas que no hayan sido aprobadas por los votantes mediante una enmienda constitucional propuesta a travs de un proceso de peticin de iniciativa por parte de los ciudadanos. TEXTO COMPLETO: EL ARTCULO X DE LA CONSTITUCIN DE FLORIDA se enmienda para que incluya la siguiente nueva seccin: Control de Apuestas en Florida por parte de los Votantes. (a) La presente enmienda garantiza que los votantes de Florida tengan el derecho exclusivo a decidir si autorizar o no las apuestas en casinos en el Estado de Florida. La presente enmienda requiere del voto mediante una iniciativa de los ciudadanos de conformidad con el Artculo XI, Seccin 3, para que las apuestas en casinos sean autorizadas conforme a la ley de Florida. Esta seccin enmienda el presente Artculo; y adems afecta al Artculo XI, al hacer que las iniciativas de los ciudadanos sean el mtodo exclusivo de autorizar las apuestas en casinos. (b) Segn se utiliza en la presente seccin, apuestas de juegos que suelen encontrarse en los casinos y Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act [Ley Federal de vez que se adopte la presente enmienda, y cualquiera en el futuro. Esto incluye, sin limitacin, cualquier juego donde la casa participe y pueda ganar, lo que incluye, sin limitacin, juegos de cartas como bacar, chemin juegos donde la casa participe) cualquier juego bancado por los jugadores que simule un juego donde la casa mquina tragamonedas o no, en el que los resultados sean determinados por un generador de nmeros aleatorios o se asignen de manera similar al azar, como instant o historical racing. Segn se utiliza en el presente, de apuestas dispositivos de apuestas simuladas, dispositivos de video lotera, dispositivos de concursos por Internet, y cualquier otra forma de rplica electrnica o electromecnica de cualquier juego de azar, mquina tragamonedas, o juego de casino, independientemente conforme a la IGRA. Segn se utiliza en el presente, carreras de caballos, carreras de perros o exhibiciones de cesta punta. Para efectos de la presente seccin, (c) Ninguna disposicin aqu empleada se considerar como que limita el derecho del Congreso a ejercer su autoridad a travs de la ley general para restringir, regular o gravar cualquier actividad de apuestas o juegos. Adems, ninguna disposicin aqu empleada se interpretar como que limita la capacidad del estado o de las tribus americanas nativas de negociar convenios en materia de juegos de conformidad con la Federal apuestas en casinos en tierras tribales, o de afectar las apuestas existentes en tierras tribales de conformidad con los convenios formalizados por el estado y las tribus americanas nativas segn establece la IGRA. (d) La presente seccin tiene vigencia una vez aprobada por los votantes, tiene efecto inmediato y no se requiere ninguna implementacin legislativa. (e) Si cualquier parte de la presente seccin se considera invlida por cualquier razn, la parte o partes restantes sern separadas de la parte invlida y se les asignar la mayor vigencia posible. N. 4 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO VI, SECCIN 4 TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Enmienda de Restablecimiento de Derechos al Voto RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: La presente enmienda restablece los derechos de votacin de los Floridanos que han sido condenados por delitos graves despus de que cumplan todos los trminos de su sentencia, lo que incluye la libertad condicional o provisional. La enmienda no regira para aquellos condenados por homicidio o delitos sexuales, a quienes se les seguira prohibiendo de manera permanente votar, a menos que el Gobernador y el Gabinete votaran para restablecer sus derechos de votacin segn cada caso en particular. DECLARACIN DE IMPACTO FINANCIERO: Los efectos precisos de la presente enmienda en los costos del gobierno estatal y local no pueden determinarse. Sin embargo, la vigencia de las leyes actuales de inscripcin de votantes, as como el mayor nmero de personas condenadas por delitos graves que se inscriban para votar, producir mayores costos generales en relacin a los procesos que existen actualmente. El impacto, si lo hubiere, en los ingresos pblicos del gobierno estatal y local no puede futura que implemente un proceso distinto no puede determinarse de manera razonable. TEXTO COMPLETO: (a) Ninguna persona que haya sido condenada por un delito grave, o que haya sido declarada mentalmente incompetente en este o cualquier otro estado, estar habilitada para votar u ocupar un cargo pblico hasta que se restablezcan sus derechos civiles o hasta que desaparezca su discapacidad. Salvo segn se disponga en la subseccin (b) de la presente seccin, condena por delito grave se extinguir, y los derechos de votacin se restablecern, una vez que se cumplan todos los trminos de la sentencia, incluyendo la libertad condicional o provisional. (b) Ninguna persona que haya sido condenada por homicidio o por un delito sexual grave estar habilitada para votar hasta que se restablezcan sus derechos civiles. ( b c ) Ninguna persona podr ser candidata a la reeleccin para ninguno de los siguientes cargos: (1) Representante de Florida, (2) Senador de Florida, (3) Vicegobernador de Florida, (4) Cualquier cargo del gabinete de Florida, (5) Representante de EE. UU. de Florida, o (6) Senador de EE. UU. de Florida Si, al trmino del perodo de su cargo, la persona ha ocupado (o, si no fuera por renuncia, hubiera ocupado) dicho cargo por ocho aos consecutivos. N. 5 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO VII, SECCIN 19 TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Voto Mayoritario Requerido para Imponer, Autorizar o Aumentar los Impuestos o Tasas Estatales RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Se prohbe al sistema legislativo imponer, autorizar o aumentar los impuestos o tasas estatales, a excepcin de cuando dos tercios de la membresa de cada casa del sistema legislativo hayan aprobado la legislacin a travs de una ley que no contenga ninguna otra materia. Esta propuesta no autoriza un impuesto o tasa estatal que est prohibido por la Constitucin y no aplica a ningn impuesto o tasa impuesta por, o autorizada para su imposicin por, un condado, municipalidad, junta escolar o distrito especial. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO VII FINANZAS Y TRIBUTACIN SECCIN 19. Para imponer, autorizar o elevar los impuestos o tasas estatales se requiere una mayora (a) VOTO MAYORITARIO REQUERIDO PARA IMPONER O AUTORIZAR NUEVOS IMPUESTOS O TASAS ESTATALES. Ningn impuesto o tasa estatal pueden ser impuestos o autorizados por el sistema legislativo, a excepcin de cuando dos tercios de la membresa de cada casa del sistema legislativo hayan aprobado la legislacin y la misma haya sido presentada al Gobernador para su aprobacin de acuerdo con lo establecido en el Artculo III, Seccin 8. (b) VOTO MAYORITARIO REQUERIDO PARA AUMENTAR LOS IMPUESTOS O TASAS. Ningn impuesto o tasa estatal pueden ser aumentados por el sistema legislativo, a excepcin de cuando dos tercios de la membresa de cada casa del sistema legislativo hayan aprobado la legislacin y la misma haya sido presentada al Gobernador para su aprobacin de acuerdo con lo establecido en el Artculo III, Seccin 8. (c) APLICABILIDAD. Esta seccin no autoriza la imposicin de ningn impuesto o tasa estatal que estn prohibidos por la Constitucin, y no aplica a ningn impuesto o tasa impuesta por, o autorizada para su imposicin por, un condado, municipalidad, junta escolar o distrito especial. (d) DEFINICIONES. Conforme sern utilizados en esta seccin, los siguientes trminos contarn con los por la ley, incluyendo tasas de servicio, tasas o costos de emisin de licencias, y cargos por servicios. a. Aumentar o autorizar el aumento en la tasa de un impuesto estatal o una tasa impuesta sobre una base porcentual o por cada mil; b. Aumentar o autorizar el aumento en la cantidad de impuestos o tasas estatales que son calculados sobre c. Disminuir o eliminar una exoneracin o crdito sobre un impuesto o tasa estatal. (e) MATERIA NICA. Los impuestos o tasas estatales impuestos, autorizados o aumentados bajo esta seccin deben estar contenidos en una ley separada que no contenga ninguna otra materia. N. 6 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO I, SECCIN 16 ARTCULO V, SECCIONES 8 Y 21 ARTCULO XII, NUEVA SECCIN TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Establece derechos constitucionales para las vctimas de delitos; exige que los tribunales faciliten los derechos de las vctimas; autoriza a las vctimas a hacer respetar sus derechos durante los procesos penales y de justicia interpreten de manera independiente los estatutos y las reglas en lugar de deferir a la interpretacin de la agencia gubernamental. Aumenta la edad obligatoria de jubilacin de jueces y magistrados estatales desde setenta a setenta y cinco aos; elimina la autorizacin para completar el trmino judicial si la mitad del plazo se ha cumplido antes de la edad de jubilacin. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO I DECLARACIN DE DERECHOS SECCIN 16. Derechos del acusado y de las vctimas. (a) En todos los procesamientos penales, el acusado deber, bajo pedido, ser informado de la naturaleza y causa de la acusacin, asimismo se le proporcionar una copia de los cargos, y tendr derecho a tener medidas compulsivas para la comparecencia de testigos, a enfrentar testigos adversos en el juicio, a ser escuchado en persona, por un abogado o ambos, y a tener un juicio rpido y pblico impartido por un jurado imparcial en el condado donde se cometi el crimen. Si no se conoce el condado, la acusacin o informacin podr cobrar lugar en dos o ms condados de manera conjunta y la prueba de que el crimen fue cometido en esa rea ser podr elegir en cul de estos condados se llevar a cabo el juicio. El lugar para el enjuiciamiento de los delitos la ley. (b) Para preservar y proteger el derecho de las vctimas de delitos a alcanzar la justicia, garantizar a las vctimas de justicia penal y juvenil, y asegurar que los derechos e intereses de las vctimas de delitos sean respetados y protegidos por la ley de una manera no menos vigorosa que las protecciones otorgadas a los acusados penales y delincuentes juveniles, toda vctima tendr los siguientes derechos, a partir del momento de su victimizacin: (1) El derecho al debido proceso y a ser tratado con rectitud y respeto por la dignidad propia. (2) El derecho a ser libre de intimidacin, acoso y abuso. (3) El derecho, dentro del proceso judicial, de estar razonablemente protegido del acusado y de cualquier persona que acte en nombre del acusado. Sin embargo, nada de lo contenido en este documento tiene la intencin de crear una relacin especial entre aplicacin de la ley que no tenga una relacin o deber (4) El derecho a tener en cuenta la seguridad y el bienestar de la vctima y de la familia de la vctima al de condiciones de libertad provisional que protejan la seguridad y el bienestar de la vctima y de la familia de la vctima. (5) El derecho a evitar la divulgacin de informacin o registros que puedan ser utilizados para localizar o acosar a la vctima o la familia de la vctima, o que de la vctima. (6) Una vctima tendr los siguientes derechos precisa y oportuna, y a estar presente en todos los procedimientos pblicos que involucren la conducta delictiva, incluidos, entre otros: juicio, declaracin de culpabilidad, sentencia, o adjudicacin, incluso si la vctima ser un testigo en el procedimiento y a pesar de cualquier regla en lo contrario. A la vctima tambin oportuna de cualquier liberacin o escape del acusado o del delincuente, y de cualquier procedimiento durante el cual algn derecho de la vctima est implicado. b. El derecho a ser escuchado en cualquier procedimiento pblico que implique la libertad provisional u otro tipo de liberacin de cualquier forma de restriccin legal, declaracin de culpabilidad, sentencia, adjudicacin o libertad condicional, y en cualquier procedimiento durante el cual algn derecho de la vctima est implicado. acuerdo de culpabilidad, participacin en programas alternativos previos al juicio, liberacin, restitucin, sentencia o cualquier otra disposicin del caso. d. El derecho a proporcionar informacin sobre el impacto de la conducta del delincuente sobre la vctima y la familia de la vctima a la persona responsable de llevar a cabo cualquier investigacin previa a la sentencia, a compilar cualquier informe de investigacin previo a la sentencia, y a hacer considerar cualquier informacin de este tipo en cualquier recomendacin de sentencia presentada al tribunal. e. El derecho a recibir una copia de cualquier informe previo a la sentencia y cualquier otro informe o registro relevante para el ejercicio del derecho de la vctima, a estn exentas por ley. f. El derecho a ser informado de la condena, sentencia, adjudicacin, lugar y tiempo de encarcelamiento u otra disposicin del delincuente convicto, as como de cualquier fecha programada para la excarcelacin del delincuente, y de la liberacin o el escape del delincuente de la custodia. g. El derecho a ser informado de todos los procesos y procedimientos posteriores a la condena, a participar en tales procesos y procedimientos, a proporcionar informacin a la autoridad de liberacin para que sea considerada antes de que se tome una decisin de liberacin con respecto al delincuente. La autoridad de libertad condicional o de libertad anticipada extender el derecho a ser escuchado a cualquier persona perjudicada por el delincuente. h. El derecho a ser informado de los procedimientos de indulto y expurgo, a proporcionar informacin al gobernador, al tribunal, a cualquier junta de indulto y otras autoridades en estos procedimientos, a que esa informacin se considere antes de que se tome una decisin antes de cualquier liberacin del delincuente. el subprrafo (6) a., subprrafo (6) b., O subprrafo (6) c., que apliquen a cualquier primer procedimiento de comparecencia se cumplirn mediante un intento razonable por parte de la agencia competente para vctima al tribunal. (8) El derecho a la pronta devolucin de la propiedad de la vctima cuando ya no sea necesaria como evidencia en el caso. (9) El derecho a la restitucin completa y oportuna, en cada caso y por parte de cada delincuente condenado, por motivo de todas las prdidas sufridas por la vctima como resultado de la conducta delictiva, tanto directa como indirectamente. (10) El derecho a procedimientos sin demoras de cualquier procedimiento posterior al juicio. a. El abogado del estado podr presentar una demanda de buena fe para un juicio rpido, y el tribunal de primera instancia deber celebrar una audiencia de sealamientos, bajo previo aviso, dentro de los quince das de la presentacin de la demanda, para programar un juicio que comience en una fecha de al menos cinco das pero no ms de sesenta das despus de la fecha de la llamada del calendario, a menos que el juez de primera instancia presente una orden con prueba ms de sesenta das despus de la audiencia de sealamientos. b. Todas las apelaciones a nivel estatal y los ataques colaterales sobre cualquier sentencia debern completarse dentro de los dos aos posteriores a la apelacin en casos que no sean capitales y dentro de los cinco aos posteriores a la apelacin en casos capitales, a menos que un tribunal dicte una orden tribunal no pudo cumplir con este subprrafo y las circunstancias que causaron el retraso. Cada ao, el juez principal de cualquier tribunal de apelacin del distrito o el presidente de la Suprema Corte informar caso por caso al presidente de la Cmara de Representantes y al presidente del Senado de todos los casos en que dicho tribunal introdujo una orden con respecto a la incapacidad de cumplir con este subprrafo. La legislatura podr promulgar legislacin para implementar este subprrafo. (11) El derecho a ser informado de estos derechos, y a ser informado de que las vctimas pueden buscar el consejo de un abogado con respecto a sus derechos. Esta informacin se pondr a disposicin del pblico en general y se proporcionar a todas las vctimas de delitos en forma de una tarjeta o por otros medios destinados a informar efectivamente a la vctima de sus derechos en virtud de esta seccin. (c) La vctima, el abogado retenido de la vctima, procurador del Estado, a peticin de la vctima, pueden hacer valer y solicitar el cumplimiento de los derechos enumerados en esta seccin y cualquier otro derecho otorgado a una vctima por ley en cualquier juicio o tribunal de apelacin, o ante cualquier otra autoridad con jurisdiccin sobre el caso, como cuestin de derecho. El tribunal u otra autoridad con jurisdiccin actuar con prontitud sobre dicha solicitud, ofreciendo una solucin jurdica de acuerdo con la ley por la violacin de cualquier derecho. Las razones de cualquier decisin con respecto a la disposicin del derecho de una vctima se indicarn claramente en el registro. (d) El otorgamiento de los derechos enumerados en esta seccin a las vctimas no puede interpretarse como denegacin o menoscabo de otros derechos que poseen las vctimas. Las disposiciones de esta seccin se aplican a todos los procesos penales y de justicia juvenil, son autoejecutables y no requieren una legislacin de implementacin. Esta seccin no podr ser interpretada para crear cualquier causa de accin por daos y perjuicios contra el estado o una subdivisin poltica del estado, o contra cualquier funcionario, empleado o agente del estado o sus subdivisiones polticas. directo o amenazado como resultado de la perpetracin o intento de perpetracin de un delito o acto delincuencial o contra quien el delito o acto delincuente es cometido. la vctima, al padre o tutor de un menor o al familiar de una vctima de homicidio, excepto cuando se demuestre o potencial con los intereses de la vctima. El trmino Las vctimas del crimen o sus representantes legtimos, incluidos los familiares de las vctimas de homicidios, tienen derecho a ser informados, a estar presentes, y a ser escuchados cuando sea pertinente, en todas las etapas cruciales de los procedimientos penales, en la derechos constitucionales del acusado. ARTCULO V SECCIN 8. Elegibilidad. Ninguna persona ser elegible para el cargo de juez de la corte suprema o juez de cualquier corte a menos que dicha persona sea electora del estado y residente de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte. Ningn juez o magistrado servir despus de haber cumplido los setenta y cinco setenta aos de edad, excepto en el caso de una asignacin temporal, o para completar un trmino, la mitad del cual ya haya sido cumplido Ninguna persona es elegible para la de un tribunal de apelaciones de distrito, a menos que la persona sea, y haya sido durante los ltimos diez aos, miembro del colegio de abogados de Florida. Ninguna a menos que la persona sea, y haya sido durante los ltimos cinco aos, miembro del colegio de abogados de Florida. A menos que la ley general disponga lo juez del tribunal del condado, a menos que la persona sea, y haya sido durante los ltimos cinco aos, miembro del colegio de abogados de Florida. A menos que la ley general disponga lo contrario, una persona ser elegible ya sea por eleccin o nombramiento a la cuya poblacin sea de 40,000 habitantes o menos, si la persona es un miembro acreditado del Colegio de Abogados de Florida. SECCIN 21. Interpretacin judicial de estatutos y reglas. Al interpretar un estatuto o norma estatal, un tribunal estatal o un funcionario atendiendo a una accin administrativa de conformidad con la ley general no podr deferir a la interpretacin de la agencia administrativa de tal estatuto o regla, y deber, por el contrario, interpretar dicho estatuto o regla por segunda vez. ARTCULO XII ANEXO Elegibilidad de magistrados y jueces. La enmienda a la Seccin 8 del Artculo V, que aumenta la edad a la que un juez o magistrado ya no es elegible para servir en un cargo judicial excepto por asignacin temporal, entrar en vigencia el 1 de julio de 2019. N. 7 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO IX, SECCIONES 7 Y 8 ARTCULO X, NUEVA SECCIN TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Primeros Auxilios y Miembros Militares; Colegios y Universidades Pblicas RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: fallecimiento y la exencin de ciertos gastos de educacin de primeros auxilios y miembros militares que mueran de votos de los administradores universitarios y de la junta de gobernadores del sistema universitario estatal para recaudar o imponer todas las tarifas autorizadas legislativamente si la ley requiere la aprobacin de dichos organismos. Establece el sistema de colegios estatales existente como una entidad constitucional; proporciona estructura de gobierno. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO IX EDUCACIN travs de la enseanza de los estudiantes, de avanzar la investigacin y de proveer servicios pblicos para comunidades y economas, el pueblo de la Florida establece un sistema de gobierno para el sistema universitario del estado de la Florida. (b) SISTEMA UNIVERSITARIO ESTATAL. Habr solo un sistema universitario estatal que incluir todas las administrar cada universidad pblica y una junta de gobernadores gobernar el sistema universitario del estado. universidad constituyente local ser administrada por una La junta de gobernadores establecer las facultades y nombrados por el gobernador y cinco ciudadanos miembros nombrados por la junta de gobernadores. Los Senado y servirn por perodos escalonados de cinco aos como provisto por ley. El presidente del senado de la facultad, o su equivalente, y el presidente del cuerpo estudiantil de la universidad tambin sern miembros. de gobernadores ser un organismo empresarial consistente de diecisiete miembros. La junta deber operar, regular, controlar, y ser plenamente responsable por el manejo de todo el sistema universitario. Estas de la misin propia de cada universidad constituyente y su articulacin con escuelas gratuitas pblicas y centros de formacin profesional, asegurando la coordinacin, evitacin de la duplicacin excesiva de instalaciones o programas. La direccin de la junta estar sujeta a los poderes de la legislatura de asignar los gastos de los fondos, y la junta rendir cuentas sobre esos gastos conforme a lo previsto por ley. El gobernador nombrar a la junta catorce ciudadanos dedicados a servirn trminos escalonados de siete aos como dispuesto por ley. El comisionado de la educacin, el presidente del consejo asesor del senado de la facultad, o su equivalente, y el presidente de la asociacin de estudiantes de la Florida, o su equivalente, sern tambin miembros de la junta. (e) TARIFAS. Cualquier propuesta o accin de una universidad constituyente para recaudar, imponer o autorizar cualquier tarifa, segn lo autoriza la ley, debe los miembros del consejo directivo de la universidad constituyente, en caso de que la aprobacin de la junta directiva sea requerida por la ley general, y al menos gobernadores, en caso de que la ley general exija la aprobacin de la junta de gobernadores, para que entre en vigencia. Una tarifa bajo esta subseccin no incluir la matrcula. SECCIN 8. Sistema De Colegios Estatales. y proporcionar acceso a la educacin universitaria a los estudiantes de este estado; de originar caminos articulados para un grado de bachillerato; de garantizar un compromiso superior con la enseanza y el aprendizaje; y de responder de manera rpida y con las necesidades locales y regionales de la fuerza de trabajo, el pueblo de la Florida, en virtud de este acto, establece un sistema de gobierno para el sistema de colegios estatales de la Florida. (b) SISTEMA DE COLEGIOS ESTATALES. Habr un sistema de colegios estatales nico compuesto por todos los institutos de formacin profesional y colegios estatales pblicos. Una junta directiva local deber gobernar cada institucin del sistema de colegios estatales y la junta de educacin del estado deber supervisar el sistema de colegios estatales. del sistema de colegios estatales estar gobernada por una junta directiva local dedicada a los propsitos del sistema de colegios estatales. Un miembro de la junta directiva debe ser residente del rea en el cual el colegio preste sus servicios. Los poderes y deberes de las juntas directivas sern provistos por la ley. Cada miembro ser designado por el gobernador en trminos escalonados ESTADO. La junta de educacin del estado supervisar el sistema de colegios estatales segn lo estipule la ley. Legal Notices
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Eight THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.:21-2018-CA-000063 SOUTHERN FOREST GROVE, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff, vs. SUSAN WILCOX, if married, if alive and if dead, her respective, known and unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under and against the hereinabove individually, Defendant. _________________________/ TO: Susan Wilcox 4311 3rd Street SW Lehigh Acres, FL 33976-2108 Susan Wilcox 8591 SE 74th Ct Trenton, FL 32693 NOTICE OF ACTION YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title as to the following described lands located in Gilchrist County, Florida: See Exhibit A attached hereto and made a part hereto by reference. Together with that certain 2000 Merit mobile home ID#FLHML3Y148522178 and TITLE #79975796 Tax Parcel Number: 14101600000001-0026. required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on RONALD W. STEVENS, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, the Clerk of 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 the seal of this Court on 13th Sept., 2018 By: S. King Deputy Clerk (CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) EXHIBIT A W 5 AC OF COM AT NW/C OF NE/4 OF SW 1/4 OF 14-10-16 FOR POR THENE RUN ALG N LN OF NE/4 OF THENCE CONT N 89 DEG E 381.02 FT TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING NW/C OF NW/4 OF SE/4 OF SAID SEC 14 THENCE RUN ALG N LN OF NW/4 OF SE/4 N 88 DEG E 479.62 FT TO A CONCRETE MONU MENT MARKED #4114 THENCE RUN S 664.20 FT THENCE RUN S 89 DEG W 830.02 FT THENCE RUN N 666.03 95/220 101/637 103/57 107-118 111-180 161-556 UTIL EASEMENT 180/388 236/83 276/79 288/370 289/99 291/475 2000/4007 2001/3820 2001/3821 2008/5575 2009/5310 Publish 09/20, 09/27, 10/4 and 10/11b _________________________ FLORIDA PACE FUNDING AGENCY NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS of the Florida PACE Funding Agency, a public body corporate and politic (the pursuant to Sections 163.08(2), (3) and (4) and 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem assessments for more than one year to be levied within the area encompassed by the boundaries of every county in Florida, or any of the municipalities therein, subscribing to or served by the Agencys statewide construct or pay for energy conservation energy improvements and wind resistance improvements in accordance with Section 163.08, Florida Statutes (collectively, the and resolution of the Agency, a property owner may apply to the Agency for Improvement. The non-ad valorem assessments contemplated by this notice are voluntary and are only imposed by the Agency with the prior written consent authorized by or on behalf of affected property owners who determine Improvements from the Agency. The Agency is authorized by law to fund and required to annually collect repayment by will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 1:00 p.m. on October 30, 2018, at the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization Executive Conference Room, 2570 W resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property that may be subject to the levy which is the entirety of the State of Florida. Copies of the proposed form of resolution are Energy Solutions (FL) LLC, Third Party Administrator for the Florida PACE Funding Agency, 2600 Maitland Center Parkway, Suite 163, Maitland, Florida 32751, email: gov@counterpointees. com. All interested persons are invited to present oral comments at the public hearing and/or submit written comments comments should be received by the Agency on or before October 29, 2018. Any persons desiring to present oral comments should appear at the public hearing. In the event any person decides to appeal any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in such public hearing should contact the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization at (386) 226-0422 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the date of the public hearing. Florida PACE Funding Agency on August 14, 2018. Publish: September 20 October 11 Legal Notices ARTCULO X MISCELNEO 2019. N. 8 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO IX, SECCIN 4, NUEVA SECCIN ARTCULO XII, NUEVA SECCIN TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO IX ARTCULO XII N. 9 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO II, SECCIN 7 ARTICULO X, SECCIN 20 TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO II ARTCULO X MISCELNEO N. 10 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO III, SECCIN 3 ARTCULO IV, SECCIONES 4 Y 11 ARTCULO VIII, SECCIONES 1 Y 6 TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO III N. 11 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO I, SECCIN 2 ARTICULO X, SECCIONES 9 Y 19 TITULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO I ARTCULO X MISCELNEO N. 12 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO II, SECCIN 8 ARTCULO V, SECCIN 13 ARTCULO XII, NUEVA SECCIN TITULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO II . ARTCULO XII N. 13 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO X, NUEVA SECCIN ARTCULO XII, NUEVA SECCIN TITULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO X MISCELNEO ARTCULO XII ________________________
Classifieds Classified Ads $5.50 Minimum for 20 Words. 10 cents each additional word. GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Email ads to firstname.lastname@example.org Page Nine THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 Yard Sale HUGE YARD SALE: Sept. 27, 28, and 29. 8 am 5 pm. 8110 SW 65th Avenue, Trenton. Lots of things, everything must go. 1tp,9-27 ----------------------------------------------Boat For Sale -14 Stumpknocker ----------------------------------------------Hay HAY FOR SALE: ----------------------------------------------Pre-School Kids World Preschool Ages-2-12, VPK, ----------------------------------------------Travel Opportunity SENIOR ADULT TRAVEL, INC. ----------------------------------------------Services LIGHT TRACTOR WORK AND BUSHHOGGING. ----------------------------------------------The Humane Society of Gilchrist County, Inc. has SPAY/NEUTER vouchers available. September 28 ----------------------------------------------Appliance Repair: ----------------------------------------------A/C REPAIRS: ----------------------------------------------DIXIE MONUMENTS WWW.DIXIEMONUMENT.COM 52tp,-1-25 ------------------------------------------------ELECTRICAL WORK: Services JERRY WILKS FILL DIRT SERVICE: ----------------------------------------------Training Ayers Health and Rehab is providing a free 3 week C.N.A. class. Street, Trenton FL. DFWP EOE ----------------------------------------------Help Wanted University of Florida/IFAS Extension and Gilchrist County BOCC have a full-time opening for Extension Agent I, II, III, or IV. ----------------------------------------------Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners is seeking a full-time Grounds Worker II/Staff Assistant II for Hart Springs. day-to-day operations of Hart Springs. ----------------------------------------------Akins BBQ is now taking applications for a LINE COOK ----------------------------------------------Ayers Health and Rehab Center is looking for a C.N.A./Central Supply Clerk. Trenton FL. DFWP EOE. ----------------------------------------------Ayers Health and Rehab is looking relief. EOE DFWP. Help Wanted Trenton Farm Equipment is Hours are Mon. Fri. 8 am to 5 pm. ----------------------------------------------CONTRACTOR SALESPERSON NEEDED AT GILCHRIST BUILDING SUPPLY. ----------------------------------------------AYERS HEALTH AND REHAB IS LOOKING FOR A P/T COOK WITH EXPERIENCE. NE 7 Street, Trenton FL. EOE DFWP ----------------------------------------------Wanted F/T C.N.A.s NE 7th Street, Trenton FL EOE DFWP ----------------------------------------------WANTED P/T DIETARY PARTNER: NE 7 Street, Trenton FL. EOE DFWP. ----------------------------------------------TRUCK DRIVER: OTR, Southeast NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT NEW RULES, REVISE AND/OR AMEND EXISTING RULES AND REPEAL OLD RULES Notice is hereby given that the School Board of Gilchrist County, Florida intends to adopt new rules, and revise and/or amend existing rules of the Board after a public hearing, as follows: POLICY 3.06 Safe and Secure Schools, 3.061(new) Domestic Security, 4.25 Virtual Instruction, 5.05 Requirements for Original Entry, 5.13/D Zero Tolerance for School Related Crimes, 5.12(new) Medical Marijuana, 6.39 Report of Misconduct, 7.25 Hospitality Funds Copies of the proposed new rules, and revised and/or amended existing rules are available for inspection and copying by 310 NW 11th Avenue, Trenton, Florida. Copies of all or any of the rules may be purchased at the cost of reproduction which is estimated at $.25 per page. The purpose of adopting new rules and revising and amending existing rules is to bring the rules up to date and discard and unnecessary rules. This revision and adoption of new rules will not have any adverse economic impact on any person. rules are Florida Statutes 1001.41, 1001.42( 17 ), F.S. 1001.11, 1001.43, 1008.22, 1008.34 1008.385, 1010.01, 1010.04, 1011.01-1011.18 24 1013.61, F.S. 6A-1.002, 6A-1.004, 6A-1.006, 6A1.007, 6A-1.0071.. A public hearing will be held on the proposed adopted new rules and revised and/or amended existing rules at 4:15 P.M. on November 6, 2018 at the School Board Meeting at the Gilchrist County School Board meeting room at 310 NW 11th Ave. Trenton, FL 32693. All interested persons are advised that any person desiring to appeal any decision made by the board as to any matter considered at said hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made of the proceeding, which record must include all of the testimony and evidence presented. /s/Robert G. Rankin as Superintendent And Secretary of the Board Publish 09-27 10-18, 2018b _____________ PROCLAMATION OF THE MAYOR AND NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION FOR THE TOWN OF BELL Under, and by virtue of the power vested in me as Mayor of the Town of Bell, Florida, the regular general election is hereby called to be held in the Town of Bell on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, serve as follows: (a) Mayor: Two (2) year term, currently held by Thomas Brown; (b) Group 3: Town Council Member Seat, two (2) year term, currently held by Derek Sanders; (c) Group 4: Town Council Member Seat, two (2) year term, currently held by Kenny Bass; (d) Town Clerk: Two (2) year term, currently held by Michelle Rose. The election shall be held at Bell Community Center, 1180 NE Main Street, Bell, Florida and the polls shall be open at 7:00 a.m. on said day and shall close at 7:00 p.m. on the same day. The date for the run-off election, should it be required, will be on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. candidacy for this election is from Mon day, October 29, 2018 through Friday, November 2, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, at the Gilchrist County, at the Gilchrist County Courthouse, Trenton, Florida. seal of the Town of Bell, Florida, this 20th, day of September, 2018. /s/ Thomas Brown Thomas Brown, Mayor Publish: September 27, 2018 and October 4, 2018b _________________________ NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME Notice is hereby given that the under signed, under the provision of Section 90-267, Florida Statutes 1990, will reg ister with the Secretary of State, Division of Corporations, P. O. Box 1300, Talla hassee, Florida 32302-1300, upon publi to wit: James Johnson Description: Concrete Contractor at 8889 71st Street Newberry, Florida 32669 Underwhich we are engaged in business in Gilchrist County, Florida. That the parties interested in said business are: James Johnson 8889 71st Street Newberry, Florida 32669 Publish September 27, 2018b ____________ City of Fanning Springs City Council NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN The City Council will have the Second Reading for Ordinance No. 2018004 at their Oct.2, 2018, City Council Meeting, @ 5:00 pm at the Fanning Springs City Hall, Legal Notices COLLEGE ACCESS SPECIALIST Paraprofessional position within the Disability Services Office that provides daily assistance to individuals requesting disability/access services and accommodations under the direction of the coordinator. Comply with state and federal ADA laws and guidelines. Requires an Associate's degree or a high school graduate plus one year of experience in disability or student services. A high school equivalency diploma from the State Department of Education may be substituted for high school graduation. Knowledge of federal and state regulations regarding ADA and compliance in higher education. Knowledge of administrative office procedures and basic management principles. Ability to train and supervise others. Ability to multitask and work well under pressure. Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, listening, written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. SALARY: $ 24,542 annually, plus benefits. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled Position details and applications available online at: www.fgc.edu or visit Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 Email: email@example.com FGC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment 17651 NW 90th Ct. Fanning Springs, FL. ORDINANCE NO: 2018-004 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA INCREASING THE SALARY OF THE MAYOR OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA TO $2,000.00 PER MONTH, PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. PLEASE TAKE MOTICE Pursuant to Florida Statutes 286.0105 that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at such meeting he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made. Which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. DATED this 24 day of Sept. 2018, By Sheila Watson, City Clerk, City of Fanning Springs, Florida. Publish September 27, 2018b _____________ NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, under the provision of Section 90-267, Florida Statutes 1990, will register with the Secretary of State, Division of Corporations, P. O. Box 1300, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1300, upon name, to wit: All Mobile RV Service Description: RV Service/Repair at 2341 SW 55th Dr Bell, FL 32619 Underwhich we are engaged in business in Gilchrist County, Florida. That the parties interested in said business are: Jeremy Tillman Owner 2341 SW 55th Dr Bell, FL 32619 Publish September 27, 2018b ____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION DITECH FINANCIAL, LLC CASE NO.: 2017-CA-000034 Plaintiff(s), vs. CARRI-ANNE POWELL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARRIE ANNE POWELL; WILLIAM POWELL; CITIFINANCIAL, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WASHINGTON; FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION; THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; Defendant(s). _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on July 30, 2018, in the above-captioned action, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the south door of the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 1st day of October, 2018 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure or order, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE SE CORNER OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 9 S, RANGE 16 E FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE; THENCE RUN ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 34, N 01 46 08 W, 2708.87 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY EDGE OF AN EXISTING COUNTY GRADED ROAD, THENCE RUN ALONG SAID ROAD EDGE, S 89 56 38 W, 823.13 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG ROAD EDGE, S 89 40 41 W, 442.82 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 89 40 41 W, 30.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S 01 46 08 E, 1392.06 FEET; THENCE RUN N 88 30 40 E, 26.42 FEET THENCE RUN N 01 46 08 W, 31.72 FEET, THENCE RUN N 88 30 E, 597.31 FEET; THENCE RUN N 01 46 08 W, 658.04 FEET; THENCE RUN S 89 56 38 W, 594 FEET; THENCE RUN N 01 46 08 W, 686.83 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND BEING IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. MANUFACTURED HOME VIN# 11437757A AND 11437757B; TITLE # 83963747 AND 83963845 Property address: 6789 Southeast 55th Street, Trenton, FL 32693 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the (60) days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at firstname.lastname@example.org. Todd Newton CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: Sylvia King (CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) SERVICE LIST FOR NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Carrie-Anne Powell 424 NE 544th Street Old Town, FL 32680 William Powell AKA William H. Powell AKA William Harrison Powell 2817 NW 247th Terr Newberry, FL 32669 to Washington Mutual Finance LLC, Successor by Merger to Blazer Financial Services, Inc. 1000 Technology Drive O Fallon, MO 63368 Marisa Gene Button, Esq (Counsel for Florida Housing Finance Corporation) 227 North Bronough Street, Suite 5000 Tallahassee, FL 32301 email@example.com. Evan Ross Heffner, Esq. (Counsel for The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association FKA The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A., as Successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as Indenture Trustee for Residential Asset Mortgage Products, Inc. GMACM Home Equity Loan Trust 2006HE2) 1239 E Newport Center Dr Ste 110 Published September 27 and October 4, 2018b. ________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF KRISTINE MARIE MCDONALD A/K/A KRISTINE HOLLIDAY, Deceased CASE NO.:2017-CP-048 _____________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The formal administration of the estate of KRISTINE MARIE MCDONALD A/K/A KRISTINE HOLLIDAY, de ceased, whose date of death was August 24, 2016, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 112 S Main Street, Trenton, Florida, 32693. The names and addresses of the petitioner and the petitioners attorney are set forth be low. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. tice is September 27, 2018 Attorney for Personal Representative: A. Leigh Cangelosi Florida Bar No. 425494 23349 NW CR 236, #10 High Springs, FL 32643 Tel. (386) 454-1298 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Representative: Richard M. McDonald 2480 NW 13th Terrace Bell, FL 32619 Published September 27 and October 4, 2018b. ________________ NOTICE OF MEETING Please take notice, the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will hold a Regular Meeting on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Facility, located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is a proposed agenda: 1. Call to Order ( 4:00 p.m. ) 2. Prayer/Flag 3. Agenda Changes 4. Consent Agenda 5. Public Participation 7. County Administrator 8. Attorney Report 9. Clerk Report 10. Time Certain Schedule 4:15 p.m. David M. Lang, Interim County Planner; Continuation of Hearing SUP 2018-01, Thomas Paul Lucas and Lisa Moore 4:30 p.m. David M. Lang, Interim County Planner; VAR 2018-05, request by Jacqueline Parrish seeking a Variance from the minimum lot size and width requirements for a single family mobile home in an Agriculture2 (A-2) land use category 4:45 p.m. Laura Dedenbach, Planner; Ordinance 2018-04 CPA 2018-02/ LDR 2018-01 (Solar Farms) Comp Plan Amendments; and Ordinance 2018-05 CPA 2018-02/ LDR 2018-01 (Solar Farms); LDR Text Amendments 5:00 p.m. Laura Dedenbach, Planner; Ordinance 2018-06 CPA 2018-02/LDR 3029-02 (Self-Storage Facilities); Comp Plan Amendments; and Ordinance 2018-07 CPA 201802/LDR 3029-02 (Self-Storage Facilities); LDR Text Amendments 11. Commissioner Reports 12. Old Business 13. New Business 14. Public Participation 15. Adjourn Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in the proceeding should contact (352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771. PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at said hearing, that person will need a record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose, that person may need to insure that a verbatim record is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA D. RAY HARRISON, JR., CHAIRMAN ATTEST: TODD NEWTON, CLERK OF COURT Publish September 27, 2018b ______________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY IN RE: Estate of HELEN M. BLAIR, CASE NO. 21-2018-CP-000025 Deceased. _______________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HELEN M. BLAIR, deceased, whose date of death was January 6, 2018, is pending in Case Number 21-2018-CP000025 in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 S. Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is September 20, 2018. WERSHOW and SCHNEIDER, P.A. /s/ Jonathan F. Wershow, Esquire 204 SE First Street Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 378-2541 Florida Bar No. 0144630 Attorney for Personal Representative eService for court documents: /s/ Nancy A. Poucher NANCY A. POUCHER Personal Representative 7929 SW County Road 344 Bell, Florida 32619 Published September 20 and 27, 2018b. Gilchrist County Journal FAX SERVICE 463-7393
Page Ten THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL CHIEFLAND MEDICAL CENTER Caring for the health of your family Let our family take care of yours. 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Call Melissa Myers 352-278-2336 Hunt's Pest Control, Inc. GET RID OF: Cockroaches Waterbugs German Roaches Ants and other Household Pests WE DO TERMITE INSPECTIONS Phone 493-1051 493-4772 "We send 'em packing!" 7239 S.W. 80th Avenue Trenton, Florida 32693 email@example.com www.lesliesapp.com 352-463-7589 Leslie Sapp Construction, Inc. New Homes, Remodeling, and Roofing Assistance with Planning and Design Reliable Craftsmanship Since 1987 CCC1329256 Certified General Contractor CGC1516220 The results are in! We had 8 kids vote during our Early Voting period for the Primary and to the right are the results! Register to vote today if you havent already. Connie Sanchez Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Dava Grawcock Harper May Wyatt and Austin Waters Favorite FruitApples Favorite SportBaseball Favorite PetDog Favorite ColorBlue Favorite MusicCountry Favorite College Football TeamUniversity of Florida Favorite RecreationFishing Favorite Theme ParkDisney World Favorite Type of TruckChevrolet Should the speed be limited on the Santa Fe and Suwannee River? Yes Bell Bulldog Homecoming Submitted by BHS Student Government Bulldog Homecoming 2018: A Journey Through Time, will take place September 24-28. Our Spirit Days will be Dressing Up Through the Decades: Monday, Muscle Car Monday (1950s); Tuesday, TyeDye Tuesday (1960s/70s); Wednes day, WHAM! (You know, the 80s band!); Wednesday (1980s, duh!); Thursday, Totally Clueless Thurs day (1990s); Friday, Bulldog Spirit Day (Purple and Gold). Bulldog Growl will start at 6:30 Thursday night, September 27 in the Iris Roberts Auditorium. Admission is $1.00 for everyone 5 years old and up. Doors will not open until 6:00. The Bell Homecoming Parade will be on Friday afternoon, September 28, at 1:45. Line-up will start at 1:00. The Bell Homecoming Game will start at 7:30 in the Bone-Yard and the Homecoming Festivities will be at Half-time. For any questions or information, call Bell High School at 463-3232. Come on out and support your Bell Bulldogs! Bell 2018 Homecoming Court, 6th through 11th grades, front row sitting, from left to right, 6th Grade Josalynn Cannon, 10th Grade Tessa Kilgore, 11th Grade Aubrey Brown, and 7th Grade Karys York. Back row standing from left to right, 6th Grade Zane McCosker, 8th Grade Johnny Scott, 8th Grade Jaidon Morris, and 7th Grade Isaiah Thompson. Riverside Wranglers win second game by Megan Hall Riverside wins second football game of the season, 60-0 over Hill sborough Christian Academy. Riv erside started the game on defense where the Wranglers came up with a big stop on 4th down giving the offense led to a 27 yard touchdown pass to Zach Hall from Cohen Begue. The Wranglers defense dominated the game with Cohen Begue lead pass, a blocked pass, an interception, 8 tackles, 3 assists, 3 sacks (one of the sacks led to a safety assisted by Levi Spivey. Hunter Johns also helped on de fense with a block pass, an intercep tion, caused a fumble, 4 tackles, and 3 assists. The Wranglers defense walked away with 5 sacks and a shut out. On offense: Zach Hall had 3 catches 3 scores for 115 yards and 1 carry for a 43 yard score. Cohen Begue completed 5 of 8 passes for 165 yds. and 5 scores, he also had 2 carries for 110 yds and 1 touchdown. Riverside has a bye week this Friday and will travel to Gainesville the on October 5 to play Countryside Chris tian Academy. Riverside is coached by Steven Hall. Way to go Wran glers. Good Luck Bulldogs and Tigers! Inaugural Soccer Season for Trenton and Bell Needs Support High Schools will offer varsity soccer for both boys and girls in 2018-2019. Interest at both schools has been very high. Practice starts in late October. The Lady Tigers will be coached by Tammy Sudigala. Carl Roy leads the Trenton boys. Both Bulldog squads will be coached by Doug Beard. This is the inaugural season at both schools. The new programs are goals, and equipment. Contributions can be made to Trenton Athletic Director Pat Burton at burtonp@ mygcsd.org and Bell Athletic Director Joey Whittington at whittingtonj@ mygcsd.org. Please help support Tigers! Go Bulldogs! Trenton CrossCountry Rolls Trenton Cross-Country Rolls and the Lady Tigers remain undefeated. The Trenton boys and girls crosson September 18, to compete against Bell, Bradford, Branford, Bronson, The Lady Tigers continued their undefeated season by winning the eight school event with top performances by Nevaeh Pogue, Jayden Reese, Rebecca Drilling, DePenna. The Tiger boys competed well and placed 3rd with great runs by Jonah Johnson, Caden Roberts, Riley Buck, Hunter Allen, and Colby Wilson. On September 22, Bell hosted a four team meet with Bell, Branford, girls topped the event with top ten performances by Nevaeh Pogue, Jayden Reese, Rebecca Drilling, and Carol Lynn Drilling. The Tiger boys also ran well with top ten runs by Jonah Johnson and Riley Buck. Tigers Coach James Johnson says these runners work very hard and have an opportunity to be really special over the course of their running careers here at Trenton. regular season with meets at Bronson on September 25 and Cedar Key on October 4. Go Tigers! Bell Golf Team wins match at Quail Heights The Bell Bulldog Golf Team com peted against Branford and Union on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Quail Heights Golf and Country Club in Lake City. The results were First Place Bell Golf Team = 214, Second Place Union County High School = 215, and Third Place Branford High School = 219. Trenton High Homecoming The Tigers will play the Bronson Eagles for homecoming this year. Homecoming parade will start at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 27. Tiger Growl will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 27. Pre-game activities will begin at 7 p.m., Friday, September 28, with the football game starting at 7:30 p.m. The queen and king will both be crowned during halftime.