The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be holding public information workshops as indicated below to gain public input on their initiative to study air traffic flows across South-Central Florida.
Professional air traffic and environmental staff will be on hand at these workshops to explain their environmental and design process and outline any next steps. All Southwest Ranches Residents are encouraged to attend these workshops to gain a greater understanding and to ensure your voices are heard.

Workshop Schedule:
April 24, 2019 6-9 p.m.
Signature Grand
6900 SR 84 Davie, FL 33317

April 25, 2019 6-9 p.m.
David Posnack Center
5850 S. Pine Island Road
Davie, FL 33328

For more information and additional dates and locations please see attachment below.

FAA Workshops

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Town’s YouTube Channel. This channel will be used to publish official Town content. Initially, Town Council meetings will be the first offerings and as the channel progresses we will publish content featuring Town events and other appropriate content.

Please take a moment to review our channel (Southwest Ranches Official Channel). Please use this channel to view Town Council meetings and other related content. As we continue to increase our social media presence please keep an eye on the horizon, as we will be developing a Twitter account and Facebook account in the near future.

2019 Estimate of Taxable Values
The preliminary 2019 property values will be posted on our website at www.bcpa.net on June 1. Florida law requires our market values be a year in arrears meaning we use the qualified sales of comparable properties from January 1, 2019 back through January 2, 2018 for the 2019 property assessments. If you purchased your property in 2019, your 2019 purchase price will be used in setting your property’s 2020 market value. Our office will be mailing the 2019 TRIM (proposed tax) Notices to all Broward property owners in mid-August. This notice will show your property’s 2019 market value, assessed/Save Our Homes value, tax-saving exemptions and proposed tax rates as set by the various taxing authorities.

Did You Have Homestead Exemption on One Home and Purchase Another?
If you had Homestead Exemption on a property in 2017 or 2018 and have purchased a new permanent residence in Florida, please make sure you have applied for both Homestead Exemption and Portability at your new residence. Portability allows you to transfer the savings you built up by having Homestead Exemption on any Florida property to another Homesteaded property in Florida. To transfer the Save Our Homes benefit, you must establish a Homestead Exemption at the new home within two years of January 1 of the year you sold or moved from the old homestead (not two years of the sale or move date). Note: a Portability application transfers the savings you have earned, but it does not automatically transfer your Homestead Exemption. You must apply for both Homestead Exemption on your new home and complete a Portability application. The Portability application can be found on our website at www.bcpa.net/Forms/DR501T2009.pdf. For questions regarding Homestead Exemption, Portability or any of the available tax-saving exemptions, please call our customer service representatives at 954.357.6830.

The absolute last deadline to file for all 2019 exemptions is September 18, 2019. If my office can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 954.357.6904 or by email at martykiar@bcpa.net.

Take care,

Marty Kiar