News Update for 2/27/24

Avon Park city council members last night voted to join in with a lawsuit against the so-called ‘Form-6." That’s a document that all people running for office now must fill out, that discloses all possessions they have of $1,000 or more.
Although enaction of the mandate has been pushed back until next year, hundreds of local officials already have stepped down rather than disclose the minute details of their personal holdings.
In other action, the council began proceedings to revolk regulations on residential rental properties. The rules originally were enacted to hobble the establishment of illegal migrant labor camps in residential districts of the City of Charm.

It’s getting to be that time of year again – the dry season. Citizens report that fire crews were called out yesterday to extinguish a small brush fire in the front area of the Towne Square plaza parking lot.
The blaze occurred near the plaza’s billboard sign. There were no injuries. The extent of damage was not released.

In Polk County, Auburndale Police are alerting the citizenry there about counterfeit currency that’s been circulating there.
Recently, there have been incidences involving "movie money". They say if bills have “MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY” stamped on them, they’re not actually legal tender.
Authorities caution cizens who come across any counterfeit money, to contact police or sheriff’s officials immediately.