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Protecting Home Rule


The Florida and Treasure Coast Leagues of Cities are aiding municipalities in their effort to protect home rule powers afforded them by the State Constitution. Please see the below resources for information.

Information sheet: HERE

​Website: www.tcrlc.com

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Upcoming Meetings

and Public Hearings


TOWN OF ORCHID
NOTICE OF
RESCHEDULED TOWN COUNCIL MEETING, PUBLIC HEARING
ON ORDINANCE NO. 2018-04 AMENDING LOCAL BUSINESS TAXES
AND BUDGET WORKSHOP


The Town Council of the Town of Orchid proposes to adopt the following ordinance:


 ORDINANCE NO. 2018-04


AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 10 BUSINESSES OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, FLORIDA, BY AMENDING THE TAX RATE SCHEDULE AND CLASSIFICATIONS FOR LOCAL BUSINESS TAXES AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 10-40 RATES ADOPTED; PROVIDING FOR LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR RATES ADOPTED AND CLASSIFICATIONS, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


On Monday, May 7, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter, the Town Council will hold a public hearing regarding the aforementioned Ordinance meeting at the Orchid Island Beach Club, 1 Beachside Drive, Orchid, Florida 32963. Public hearings may be continued from time to time. The proposed tax rate schedule and classifications for proposed local business taxes are as follows: 

Local Business Tax Rate Schedule and Classifications
Business Tax: $850.00
Country Club – all inclusive


Business Tax: $400.00

Lending, banking, savings, credit, investment, trust, security and investment broker services

Business Tax: $225.00
Certified general contractor – residential and commercial
Registered building contractor – residential and commercial
Heavy construction contractor

Business Tax: $170.00
Architect, decorator and designer for buildings (interior and exterior) and landscaping, surveyor, engineer, and planner
Legal services
Certified public accountancy
Health services: medical care offices, dental care offices, eye care offices, physical therapist, and other related health services

Business Tax: $115.00
Animal care: Veterinary/ walking/grooming/husbandry/kennel and other related services
Landscaping/lawn installation and care/floral business/arborist/plant nursery, pest control interior and exterior and other related services
Building/construction services: structural and non-structural, new building and improvement/renovation and demolition, repair and maintenance on the interior and/or exterior, including swimming pool construction, heating and A/C installation and maintenance, water well drilling, storm shutter installation, mold remediation, and other related building/construction services (excludes: general contractor, heavy construction, cleaning services and handyperson)
Warehousing, manufacturing, assembling, processing, shipping, repairing or altering of clothing, products, vehicles, machinery or equipment
Travel agency, insurance writer, real estate, title insurance firm, real estate, property management, employment agency, business consulting, marketing/advertising, accountant, auditor, bookkeepers, tax preparation printing and other related business/professional/ administrative services (excludes: legal services and certified public accountancy)
Beauty salon, nail salon, barber shop, spa, fitness center, personal trainer, and other related cosmetic, fitness and beauty services
Child care services including babysitting/daycare, educational facility, etc. and related child care services (excludes: tutoring)

Business Tax: $50.00
Handyperson – one-person business for small jobs that do not require state licensing/certification/registration
Cleaning/detailing services: residential and commercial buildings, vehicles, marine, laundry, etc.
Locksmith
Creative arts: painters, sculptors, creative glass and metal workers, graphic designers, photographers, writers (excludes: interior designer/decorator)
Guide, instructor, lecturer, tutor
Stenographer
Vehicle-based services: transportation/taxi services for hire (including boats, cars, etc.), delivery by vehicle, vehicle rental services (tax is levied per car/truck/boat, etc.) (excludes: vehicle cleaning/detailing services, vehicle repair/maintenance)

Business tax per square footage:
Retail: up to 1,000 square feet is $80, over 1,000 square feet is $20 for every additional 1,000 square feet or portion thereof
Restaurant/eating place (including take-out and bars): up to 1,000 square feet is $50, over 1,000 square feet is $10 for every additional 1,000 square feet or portion thereof

Business tax for any business not specifically included in Schedule: $100.00
Every business fixed or temporarily engaged in, not specifically designated in this Schedule.


Budget Workshop


During this May 7th, 2018 meeting, the Town Council will temporarily recess the meeting and convene for a Budget Workshop. Thereafter, the Town Council will adjourn the Budget Workshop and reconvene the Town Council meeting to set the proposed millage rate by Resolution No. 2018-07 and conduct other Town business.


 Rescheduled Town Council Meeting


The regularly scheduled Town Council meeting for May 2, 2018 has been canceled and replaced with this May 7th, 2018 meeting.

Copies of all documents pertaining to this meeting and the proposed budget are available at the Town of Orchid Town Hall, located at 7707 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 1, Vero Beach, Florida 32967 on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. One or more Town Councilmembers may attend by telephone conferencing. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to Town Matters. Persons, who may wish to appeal any decision made by the Town Council with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Anyone requiring special accommodations in order to participate in the meeting should contact the Town Clerk at 772-581-2770 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

Deadline for Enrollment in Installment Plan for Real Estate and Tangible Personal Property Taxes


Indian River County Tax Collector Carole Jean Jordan announced on 4/2/2018 the quarterly installment payment plan application deadline for Real Estate and Tangible Personal Property Taxes.

To participate in the program, the property owners must complete, sign and return the application to the Tax Collector's office no later than April 30, 2018. The 2017 tax bill or estimated 2018 taxes for participants must exceed $100.00. To obtain an application, visit
www.irctax.com or call (772) 226-1343 to receive an application via mail, fax or email.

Quarterly tax bills will be issued to participants in June and September with the amount based on the prior year’s tax bill. December and March bills will be recalculated based on the actual tax amount due. The following discount schedule will be applied: June: 6%; September: 4.5%; December: 3%; March: no discount.

The first quarterly installment tax bill is due no later than June 30th. 


Contact: Carole Jean Jordan  at (772) 226-1337

Newsletters from the Mayor


The Mayor writes a regular newsletter to keep Orchid's residents abreast of the latest news in town. Town Staff sends this out via email and regularly shares information from Town Hall as well. To see an archive of letters emailed to residents, visit the  Letters Archive  page of this website under the header Residents.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Upcoming Meetings

and Public Hearings


TOWN OF ORCHID
PUBLIC HEARINGS
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND
 LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS FOR
 PERMITTED USE CHANGE


The Town Council of the Town of Orchid proposes to adopt the following ordinances:


 ORDINANCE NO. 2018-05


AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES BY AMENDING OBJECTIVE 5: FUTURE DEVELOPMENT FORM POLICY 5.4 TO ALLOW GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE FACILITY USES IN THE COMMERCIAL FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATION; PROVIDING FOR TRANSMITTAL TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY; PROVIDING FOR RATIFICATION, AUTHORITY, COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TEXT AMENDMENT, TRANSMITTAL PHASE, ADOPTION PHASE, TRANSMITTAL OF DRAFT PLAN AMENDMENTS AND FINAL ADOPTION DOCUMENTS, CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY, CONFLICT, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


ORDINANCE NO. 2018-06


AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING SUBPART B LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS CHAPTER 86 ZONING OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, FLORIDA, BY AMENDING SECTION 86-10 COMMERCIAL DISTRICT TO ALLOW GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR RATIFICATION, AUTHORITY, AMENDMENT, CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The Town Council will hold a public hearing on each of the Ordinances referenced above on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 and Monday, May 7, 2018 both at 9:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter, at the Orchid Island Beach Club, 1 Beachside Drive, Orchid, Florida 32963.

All supporting documentation may be viewed at the Town of Orchid Town Hall at 7707 US Highway 1, Suite 1, Vero Beach, Florida 32967 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday. One or more Town Councilmembers may attend the April 24, 2018 and May 7, 2018 meetings per teleconference. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed applications. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes (2017), the Town hereby advises the public that: any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at the meeting with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Anyone requiring special accommodations or assistance to participate in the meeting should contact the Town Clerk at 772-581-2770 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

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​​​Town of Orchid

​​​located between the atlantic ocean and the intercoastal waterway in historic indian river county