October 2022, Vol. 16, Issue 10
With six service centers and an adminstration office processing more than 2 million online, mail and in-person transactions each year, we are always looking for individuals to join my agency. There are several positions currently available and the entry-level client service positions are a good way to build upon one’s service oriented experience. My agency offers competitive salaries, medical, dental and vision benefits and participation in the Florida Retirement System pension plan. If you are looking for a work/life balance where no nights or no weekends are required and there are paid holidays, consider joining our team.
I encourage you to apply by visiting www.pbctax.com/culture-and-careers and reviewing the current open positions. I look forward to possibly welcoming you to our agency and joining the more than 320 employees who strive to provide unparalleled service that inspires trust.
Anne M. Gannon
Constitutional Tax Collector, Serving Palm Beach County
OUTDOOR FUN FOR EVERYONE
As autumn rolls in, us South Floridians will start enjoying a much-needed break from the heat. This is a great time to enjoy and experience many of the outdoor activities Palm Beach County has to offer. For those of you who are nature lovers, you might enjoy visiting Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton.
Take a break from the city bustle and enjoy a walk on the boardwalk, visit the outdoor aquariums that represent the different Florida marine habitats, relax in the butterfly garden, or check out the sea turtle rehabilitation facility.
The cooler temps also signal the return of many of our municipalities’ green markets where you can stock up on locally grown produce, plants, and baked goods. This market is in its 28th season has been ranked the top spot over places such as Boston, Seattle and Hawaii. Looking for something with a little more action? Go out and play some pickleball, a fun sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. Many of our Palm Beach County parks have multiple pickleball courts and provide high energy fun for the whole family!
|Gumbo Limbo Nature Center|
1801 North Ocean Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33432
|West Palm Beach GreenMarket |
101 S Clematis St
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Multiple Location in PBC
|Phone: 561-544-8605||Phone: (561) 832-5328||USAPA Official Rules: www.usapa.org|
Fly like an Eagle!
This year’s property tax season marks the inaugural flight of our latest addition to the TCO, The Eagle! Yes, you read that right; however, it isn’t a predatory bird that has joined the TCO, it’s the name of our new mail processing machine. With a ‘wingspan’ of 19 feet in length this state-of-the-art piece of machinery is capable of processing 16,000 pieces of mail per hour or four pieces of mail per second, triple the output of our previous machine!
Not only is The Eagle faster, but it is also smarter too. In the past, rejected mail had to be manually fed into a separate machine for processing, but this new Eagle machine has the ability to re-process mail that was rejected the first time, which saves processing time. But remember, please do not include staples or tape with your payment and do not write on the envelope or your payment stub and always include your payment stub with your payment. This will help us process your payment quicker.
While The Eagle is still in ‘flight training’, I am looking forward to it earning its wings and taking off into production for this upcoming property tax season.
MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT
Election season is right around the corner and it’s important to be aware of current voter information.
Did you know that due to redistricting, which occurs every ten years, voting precincts and many polling locations in Palm Beach County have been reassigned? Anyone effected by these changes has been mailed a new Voter ID card listing the updates. Voters can also find any changes online at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website, www.votepalmbeach.gov.
Here are important deadlines for the upcoming 2022 General Election in Palm Beach County:
Deadline to register to vote: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Early Voting: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., October 24, 2022 through November 6, 2022
Deadline to request that a Vote-by-Mail ballot be mailed to you: 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2022
Deadline to return your Vote-by-Mail ballot: 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Election Day: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Can’t make it to the polls on Election Day? You have options to vote your ballot. You can choose to cast your ballot by mail or at a designated Early Voting site. To Vote-by-Mail you will need to request a ballot, which can be made online, by email, fax, phone, or mail. A request for a Vote-by-Mail ballot must be received (not postmarked) by 5:00 p.m. on the tenth (10th) day before election day (§101.62(2), F.S.). If you miss the request deadline you can go in person to an Elections office and pick up a mail ballot