Legal notice of Bill being filed for a referendum on incorporation of the Village of Loxahatchee – 01-24-2023
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR PASSAGE OF LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is hereby given of the intent to apply to the 2023 Session(s) of the Florida Legislature for passage of:
An act relating to Palm Beach County; creating and establishing the Village of Loxahatchee; providing a charter; providing legislative intent; providing boundaries; providing municipal powers; providing for a council-manager form of government and composition and election of the council; providing for eligibility, terms, duties, compensation, and reimbursement of expenses of council members; providing for a mayor and vice mayor; providing scheduling requirements of council meetings; prohibiting interference with village employees; providing for filling of vacancies and forfeiture of office; providing for the appointment of a village manager and village attorney and the qualifications, removal, powers, and duties thereof; providing for the establishment of village departments, agencies, personnel, and boards; providing for an annual independent audit; providing that the State is not liable for financial shortfalls of the village; providing for nonpartisan elections and matters relating thereto; providing for the recall of council members; providing for initiative and referenda; providing for a code of ethics; providing for future amendments to the charter; providing for severability; providing a village transition schedule and procedures for the first election; providing for first-year expenses; providing for adoption of comprehensive plans and land development regulations; providing for accelerated entitlement to state-shared revenues; providing for entitlement to all local revenue sources allowed by general law; providing for the sharing of communications services tax revenues; providing for receipt and distribution of local option gas tax revenues; providing for continuation of the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Municipal Service Taxing Unit; providing for continuation of the Palm Beach County Library Taxing District; providing for law enforcement; providing for the continuation of the Indian Trail Improvement District and for the transfer of certain District assets and liabilities; providing for waiver of specified eligibility provisions; requiring a referendum; providing effective dates.
Lou Colantuoni, Robert Morgan and Elizabeth Accomando
VoteLox Citizens Group
DATED this 20th day of January, 2023.