TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, the 25th day of June, at 9:30 a.m., in the County Commissioners Meeting Room, Old Lee County Courthouse, 2120 Main Street, Fort Myers, Florida, the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida, will consider the enactment of a County Ordinance pursuant to Article VIII, Section 1, of the Florida Constitution and Chapter 125, Florida Statutes. The title of the proposed County Ordinance is as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, REPEALING AND REPLACING IN THE ENTIRETY LEE COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 07-28, AS AMENDED BY LEE COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 09-01, AS AMENDED BY LEE COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 10-31, AS AMENDED BY LEE COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 13-07, WHICH LEVIED, IMPOSED AND SET A FIVE PERCENT (5%) TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX THROUGHOUT LEE COUNTY PURSUANT TO THE “LOCAL OPTION TOURIST DEVELOPMENT ACT”, SECTION 125.0104, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR RECITALS, PURPOSE, RESTATEMENT AND REPEALER; PROVIDING FOR A TITLE; PROVIDING FOR APPLICATION AND DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE COLLECTION OF SAID TAX, RELATING TO A TAX ON EACH WHOLE AND MAJOR FRACTION OF EACH DOLLAR OF THE TOTAL RENTAL CHARGED EVERY PERSON WHO RENTS, LEASES OR LETS FOR CONSIDERATION ANY LIVING QUARTERS OR ACCOMMODATIONS IN ANY HOTEL, APARTMENT HOTEL, MOTEL, RESORT MOTEL, APARTMENT, APARTMENT MOTEL, ROOMINGHOUSE, TOURIST AND TRAILER CAMP, MOBILE HOME PARK, RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK, CONDOMINIUM, REAL PROPERTY OR TIMESHARE RESORT FOR A TERM OF SIX (6) MONTHS OR LESS; PROVIDING THAT THE REVENUES SO RAISED BE UTILIZED TO IMPLEMENT THE LEE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT PLAN, RELATING TO BEACH PARK FACILITIES AND BEACH RELATED IMPROVEMENTS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE LEE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX; PROVIDING FOR COMPOSITION OF THE LEE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL; PROVIDING AN EXCEPTION TO GENERAL LAW RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE LEE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL; PROVIDING FOR THE TERMS, QUALIFICATONS AND POWERS OF THE MEMBERS OF SAID COUNCIL; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO COLLECT THE TAX LEVIED; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF THE TAX BY REFERENDUM ELECTION; PROVIDING FOR LOCAL ADMINISTRATION OF THE TAX SO AS TO HAVE COLLECTION AND ADMINISTRATION DUTIES PERFORMED BY THE INTERNAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT OF THE CLERK OF COURT AND TO HAVE THE ENFORCEMENT AND AUDIT RESPONSIBILITIES PERFORMED BY THE LEE COUNTY CLERK OF COURT INTERNAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF ORDINANCE PROVISIONS, CONFLICTS OF LAW, CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENORS ERRORS, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
1. Copies of this Notice and the proposed Ordinance are on file in the Minutes Office of the Clerk of Courts of Lee County. The public may inspect or copy the proposed Ordinance during regular business hours at the Office of Public Resources. The Minutes Office and Public Resources are located in the Courthouse Administration Building, 2115 Second Street, Fort Myers, Florida. Public Resources is located on the first floor and the Minutes Office is located on the second floor of the Courthouse Administration Building.
2. Interested parties may appear at the meeting in person or through counsel, and be heard with respect to the adoption of the proposed Ordinance.