• Duval County Clerk of Court Jim Fuller cannot seek another term in light of a Florida Supreme Court ruling that term limits imposed by Duval County voters on constitutional officers in 1992 are valid, according to General Counsel Cindy Laquidara. Laquidara issued a legal opinion Monday to Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland, who asked if Fuller could qualify for election during the qualification period starting June 4. She said her advice was that he doesn’t qualify. Term limits call for a maximum of two four-year terms. Fuller was elected in 2000. Then-Clerk of Court Henry Cook challenged the term limit and the Florida Supreme Court rendered it invalid. Laquidara wrote that the law then was considered settled on term limits with regard to constitutional officers. She said the Florida Supreme Court’s recent decision has “altered this common law.”
• The EverBank signs are scheduled to be put on the top of the AT&T Tower starting Aug. 20. El Ad Realty said that a sign schedule now shows the existing signs for AT&T Tower will be removed from July 2-20 followed by installation of the EverBank name on the south elevation from Aug. 20-Sept. 21 and installation on the north elevation from Sept. 24-Oct. 26.
• Gov. Rick Scott appointed Kelley Boree, acting director of the Jacksonville Department of Recreation and Community Services, to the Acquisition and Restoration Council. Her term was effective Friday and ends March 1, 2016.
• North Florida Land Trust also announced it has purchased 110 acres of saltmarsh within the Timucuan Preserve, along the Intracoastal Waterway at Big Talbot Island. The property was purchased as part of the trust’s larger effort to preserve privately held lands at Big Talbot Island. The trust will assume the long-term management of the parcel. In 2011, the trust received a bequest to fund acquisitions and conservation easements on the island. In December, the trust closed on a 4-acre parcel on Houston Avenue and in January was awarded a grant for almost 300 acres at the top end of the island. The 300-acre parcel will become an addition to Big Talbot Island State Park upon closing.