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Title II
STATE ORGANIZATION
Chapter 7
COUNTY BOUNDARIES
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F.S. 7.59
17.59 St. Lucie County.The boundary lines of St. Lucie County are as follows: Beginning on the eastern boundary of the State of Florida at a point where the north section line of section thirteen, township thirty-seven south, range forty-one east, produced easterly, would intersect the same; thence westerly on the north line of said section and other sections to the northwest corner of section eighteen, township thirty-seven south, range forty-one east; thence south along the range line between ranges forty east and forty-one east which is concurrent with the St. Lucie County and Martin County boundary lines to the intersection with the north line of the south 508.15 feet of the northeast quarter of section twenty-four, township thirty-seven south, range forty east; thence west along the south 508.15-foot line of the northeast quarter of section twenty-four, township thirty-seven south, range forty east and concurrent with the municipal boundary line of the City of Port St. Lucie to the intersection of the east 924.15-foot line of section twenty-four, township thirty-seven south, range forty east; thence south along the east 924.15-foot line of section twenty-four, township thirty-seven south, range forty east and continuing along the municipal boundary line of the City of Port St. Lucie, to the intersection of the south line of the northeast quarter of section twenty-four, township thirty-seven south, range forty east; thence west along the south line of the northeast quarter of section twenty-four, township thirty-seven south, range forty east to the intersection with the west edge of Howard Creek; thence southerly and along with the west edge of Howard Creek being concurrent with the municipal boundary line of the City of Port St. Lucie to the intersection of the north shore of the north fork of the St. Lucie River and the west edge of Howard Creek as concurrent with the City of Port St. Lucie municipal boundary; thence departing said north shore of the north fork of the St. Lucie River and the municipal boundary line of the City of Port St. Lucie, a bearing direction (State Plane Coordinate System, Florida East Zone) of south 45 degrees, 16 minutes west, 2,355 feet more or less, to a point within the body of water of the north fork of the St. Lucie River; thence departing said point a bearing direction (State Plane Coordinate System, Florida East Zone) of south 41 degrees, 4 minutes east, 6,155 feet more or less to a point located in the body of the north fork of the St. Lucie River which intersects with the west line of section thirty, township thirty-seven south, range forty-one east; thence south 6,459 feet along the west line of sections thirty and thirty-one, township thirty-seven south, range forty-one east, to the intersection with the township line between townships thirty-seven and thirty-eight south; also being the southwest corner of section thirty-one, township thirty-seven, range forty-one east; thence west on the said township line to the range line dividing ranges thirty-six and thirty-seven east; thence north on said range line, concurrent with the east boundary of Okeechobee County, to the northwest corner of township thirty-four south, range thirty-seven east; thence east on the township line dividing townships thirty-three and thirty-four south, to the Atlantic Ocean; thence continuing easterly to the eastern boundary of the State of Florida; thence southerly along said east boundary, including the waters of the Atlantic Ocean within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, to the place of beginning.
History.ss. 1, 19, ch. 5567, 1905; s. 1, ch. 7401, 1917; RGS 54; s. 1, ch. 10148, 1925; s. 1, ch. 10180, 1925; CGL 56; s. 2, ch. 2012-45.
1Note.Section 4, ch. 2012-45, as amended by s. 13, ch. 2013-72, provides that “[t]he governing bodies of St. Lucie County and Martin County shall enter into an interlocal agreement by May 1, 2013, which must provide a financially feasible plan for transfer of services, personnel, and public infrastructure from St. Lucie County to Martin County. The agreement must include compensation for the value of infrastructure investments by St. Lucie County in the transferred property minus depreciation, if any. Effective July 1, 2013, the total tax and assessment revenue that would have been generated in fiscal year 2013-2014 by all St. Lucie County taxing authorities levying taxes or assessments within the area transferred to Martin County, except for taxes levied by school districts, less 10 percent shall be transmitted to St. Lucie County for distribution to the county and all other affected taxing authorities. Thereafter, through fiscal year 2022-2023, the tax and assessment revenue amount that would have been generated by all St. Lucie County taxing authorities levying taxes or assessments in the transferred area for fiscal year 2013-2014 shall serve as the base amount of tax and assessment revenue for further annual reductions of 10 percent of the base amount before annual distributions to the St. Lucie County through fiscal year 2022-2023. However, for any fiscal year through fiscal year 2022-2023, if the total taxes and assessments collected within the transferred area exceed the base amount by more than 3 percent, St. Lucie County shall receive the same percentage distribution from the tax and assessment revenue that exceeds the base amount by more than 3 percent as they will receive from the base amount. All distributions to St. Lucie County shall occur within 30 days after the beginning of each calendar year.”