Pursuant to Section 100.342, Florida Statutes, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Commissioners (the “Board”) of Wakulla County, Florida, that a referendum election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at which time there shall be submitted to the duly qualified electors of Wakulla County the following questions published below.
In accordance with the Constitution and laws of the State of Florida, all qualified electors of the County shall be entitled to vote in the referendum to which this notice pertains. The places for voting will be the usual places of voting within the County during the general election scheduled for November 4, 2014, and the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on such date. The following questions will appear on the ballot:
ORDINANCE FOR LOCAL CONTROL AND PROTECTION OF WAKULLA COUNTY WETLANDS AND SURFACE WATERS
Shall Wakulla County Ordinances 10-16 and 13-01 be readopted to provide local control and protections for Wakulla County’s wetlands, and surface waters by regulating development and other activities that could degrade, destroy, or negatively impact these waters and the 75-feet of upland around these waters and providing that these ordinances can only be modified or repealed by referendum vote or unanimous vote of all five County Commissioners, to take effect upon passage?
CHARTER AMENDMENT PROVIDING FOR NONPARTISAN ELECTION OF ALL ELECTED COUNTY OFFICIALS
Shall the Charter of Wakulla County, Florida, be amended to require that County Commissioners, the Clerk of Court, the Property Appraiser, the Sheriff, the Supervisor of Elections, and the Tax Collector be nonpartisan offices chosen by vote of the electors in a nonpartisan election instead of one indicating a political party affiliation?
CHARTER AMENDMENT PROVIDING FOR COUNTY COMMISSION ADOPTION OF A DEBT ISSUANCE AND MANAGEMENT POLICY
Shall the Charter of Wakulla County be amended to require the county commission to adopt and adhere to a debt policy regulating the issuance and management of debt; requiring integration with other fiscal policies including the fund balance policy to maintain fiscal strength and credit quality of county; requiring the policy to address specific purpose of debt, limitations on debt, credit objectives, features of the debt including interest rates, and placement procedures for debt?
CHARTER AMENDMENT PROVIDING FOR COUNTY COMMISSION ADOPTION OF A MANAGEMENT POLICY FOR BUDGET FUND BALANCES
Shall the Charter of Wakulla County be amended to require the County Commission to adopt and adhere to a fund balance policy regulating management and reservation of fund balances; integrating the policy with budget and financial policies to maintain fiscal strength and credit of the county; requiring minimum policy elements addressing spending order of fund balances, reserve fund target balances, replacement of fund deficits, use of reserve funds, annual review of fund balances and reserves?
CHARTER AMENDMENT PROVIDING PERSONS ELECTED
COUNTY COMMISSIONER TO FURNISH RESIDENCY
OATH AND VOTER REGISTRATION CARD
Shall the Charter of Wakulla County, Florida be amended to require persons elected to the county commission provide a notarized declaration and oath stating their intent to reside in the district in which elected and provide their voter registration card, verifying their physical address in the district, within 30 days after the election?
Absentee ballots for this referendum election are available through the Wakulla County Supervisor of Elections Office by calling (850) 926-7575. Early voting will occur in accordance with the controlling provisions of State law.
A copy of the County Resolution and Ordinances authorizing these referenda and materials related to the referenda are available at the County’s administration offices, 3093 Crawfordville Hwy. Crawfordville, FL 32327, (850) 926-0919. The public is encouraged to request copies of such resolution, ordinances, and other public records relating to this matter. Additionally, public records and related information are available on the County’s web site at www.mywakulla.com.
Communications & Public Services Director
Wakulla County BOCC
(850) 926-0919 Ext. 706
(850) 926-0940 (Fax)
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