On The Galt Mile 

Welcome to On The Galt Mile

Periodically, the Galt Mile Community Association will be sending out information to the leaders and members of the Galt Mile community. We ask that you share this email with the residents of your association so they can be fully informed about their neighborhood and happenings important to them.

Property Owners’ Get Advice

Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar addressed the members of the Galt Mile Advisory Board to share with them information important to all Galt resident owners. He talked about the homestead exemption and other exemptions available to owners, portability of the homestead exemption, and how new owners can file for their 2023 homestead exemption online now with his office. He also stressed the work his office is doing to prevent fraudulent transfer of property deeds, which is all too common in Florida. Seniors and non-residents are most susceptible to this type of fraud. He developed the Owner Alert program, whereby you are immediately notified if there are any changes on your property’s deed. Visit the Property Appraiser’s website to learn more about exemptions and to sign up for the Owner Alert program. Visit: bcpa.net for more information. 

UPDATE: Just this month, someone tried to change the name on a deed of one of the Galt Mile associations. Thanks to the quick thinking of the manager, this fraud was prevented, the owners were notified, and the fraud attempt was reported to the Fraud Division of the Property Appraiser’s Office. 

Light Up the Galt

The magic of the holiday season comes to the Galt Ocean Mile as the North Beach Restaurants and Shoppes, as the City of Fort Lauderdale presents an enchanted evening of live music, entertainment, food, and fun for the entire family. This is always a festive occasion where neighbors gather to welcome the holiday season. Plan to spend a fun-filled evening of food, drinks, music, dancing and just good holiday fun. This year, Light Up the Galt will be November 17. Watch for more details.  

State of the City Address

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis delivered his “State of the City” address to all the residents of the city. Click on the link to see Mayor Dean Trantalis’ State of the City address on September 14, 2022.  

City aims to improve safety on public streets

The City Commission passed an ordinance in an effort to improve pedestrian and vehicular safety that addresses individuals who obstruct public rights-of-way, including streets, sidewalks, driveways, and swale areas. The ordinance specifically addresses those who unlawfully sit or stand in or on an unpaved median, occupy a travel lane while traffic is moving, alter or impede traffic flow, or jaywalk. Additionally, it is unlawful for an individual to physically touch another person or any part of an occupied vehicle without consent.


This marks a critical step taken by the Fort Lauderdale Commission to cut down on the aggressive and often dangerous actions that occur on some of the city’s busy roadways and intersections. The ordinance goes into effect immediately, and the Fort Lauderdale Police Department will soon begin awareness and enforcement measures. 


To report violations of this ordinance, please contact the Fort Lauderdale Police Department by calling 954-764-HELP (4357) for non-emergencies and 911 for emergency situations. There are exemptions to this ordinance, including for those who are involved in a car accident or whose vehicle becomes disabled.

Motorcycles/ATVs Racing

on Our Streets

We appreciate the great work the Fort Lauderdale Police Department is doing to stop and prevent the motorcycle/ATV races on A1A and other parts of the city. Groups of 40-100 riders have terrorized neighborhoods and totally disregarded public safety in their antics on our streets and highways. The police have employed ways to stop these groups from coming into the city, conducted unmarked car surveillance, and made arrests. It is impossible for a police car to stop 50 motorcycles/ATVs that race and run over sidewalks, yards and between houses. The best solution is to stop them from coming into the city and make sure they know they are not welcome

Be aware – these are not spring breakers or just a bunch of kids misbehaving. These are serious criminals, with records and warrants for their arrest. Some of the bikes are stolen. Arrest records since the program began in the spring show 56 arrests (174 misdemeanor and 80 felony charges), 64 vehicles towed and 17 seized, and 28 firearms recovered.

The Galt Mile thanks our Fort Lauderdale police officers for their efforts to ensure our safety on our streets and in our neighborhoods. We thank you for your service and protecting our citizens 24/7.  

2805 E. Oakland Park Boulevard, #490

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306

Fred Nesbitt, President



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