Friday, June 29, 2018

WILL "POLITICAL TOURIST" BILL McCLURE LOSE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR 5164 Square Foot CRESCENT BEACH MANSION?






Map from St Augustine, Florida to Crescent Beach, Florida 32080

Political Tourist WILLIAM ANTHONY McCLURE's has a homestead exemption for a 5164 square foot mansion on Crescent Beach, 10.7 miles (24 minutes) away from the City where he claimed to be a resident on May 31, 2018, when he filed to run for Mayor.

This raises legal and ethical questions.   I've referred them to our St. Johns County Property Appraiser, Mr. Eddie Creamer, and his staff, including SJCPA homestead fraud investigator Steven Garris:



-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Slavin
To: Cindy.Bayly ; sjcpa ; eddie ; steve.garris ; keely.murrah
Sent: Fri, Jun 29, 2018 9:49 am
Subject: Request No. 2018-199: ST. AUGUSTINE MAYORAL CANDIDATE WILLIAM ANTHONY McCLURE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION, 6905 Richards Place, 32080























Dear Ms. Bayly, Ms. Murrah, Mr. Garris and Mr. Creamer:
1. Please send me the documents on St. Augustine Mayoral candidate WILLIAM ANTHONY McCLURE's homestead exemption for 6905 Richards Place, 32080, in rural St. Johns County.
2. McCLURE swore under oath that his primary residence is now 105 Marine Street, Apt. 6, in the City of St. Augustine.
3. McCLURE swore under oath on his May 31, 2018 voter registration card application that "all information provided in this application is true."
4. Please send me a copy of the USPS change of address card for McCLURE's homestead residence at 6905 Richards Place, when received.
5. Please send me the Property Appraiser document(s) flagging for revocation the homestead exemption for McCLURE's former 6905 Richards Place primary residence.
6. Please see attached three (3) documents from public records of our St. Johns County Property Appraiser, Tax Collector and Supervisor of Elections.
Thank you for all that you do.Happy Independence Day!
With kindest regards, I am,

Sincerely yours,
Ed Slavin
904-377-4998

Here's the further correspondence:



-----Original Message-----
From: Eddie Creamer
To: Ed Slavin
Sent: Fri, Jun 29, 2018 11:36 am
Subject: Re: Request No. 2018-199: ST. AUGUSTINE MAYORAL CANDIDATE WILLIAM ANTHONY McCLURE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION, 6905 Richards Place, 32080

Thank you Sir,

Have a great weekend.



Eddie Creamer
Property Appraiser
4030 Lewis Speedway, Suite 203
Saint Augustine, Florida 32084
Phone: (904) 827-5520
Fax: (904) 827-5580
www.sjcpa.us

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From: Ed Slavin <easlavin@aol.com>
Date: Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:18 AM
To: Eddie Creamer <Eddie@sjcpa.us>, "Steve.garris@sjcpa.ud" <Steve.garris@sjcpa.ud>
Cc: "jim.sutton@staugustine.com" <jim.sutton@staugustine.com>, "craig.richardson@staugustine.com" <craig.richardson@staugustine.com>, "sheldon.gardner@staugustine.com" <sheldon.gardner@staugustine.com>, "waltbog@nytimes.com" <waltbog@nytimes.com>
Subject: Re: Request No. 2018-199: ST. AUGUSTINE MAYORAL CANDIDATE WILLIAM ANTHONY McCLURE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION, 6905 Richards Place, 32080

Dear Mr. Creamer:
1. Thank you for your very prompt response. 
2. With my earlier e-mail, I attached BM's voter registration card, dated May 31, 2018.  
3. Together with USPS change of address card and driver's license and auto registration change of address information, this should give SJCPA the data you need for future investigations and determinations.
Thank you for all that you do.
Happy Independence Day!
With kindest regards, I am,
Sincerely yours,
Ed Slavin
904-377-4998
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-----Original Message-----
From: Eddie Creamer <Eddie@sjcpa.us>
To: Ed Slavin <easlavin@aol.com>
Sent: Fri, Jun 29, 2018 11:00 am
Subject: Re: Request No. 2018-199: ST. AUGUSTINE MAYORAL CANDIDATE WILLIAM ANTHONY McCLURE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION, 6905 Richards Place, 32080
Mr. Slaven,

The property in question received Homestead Exemption in tax year 2014. The application for the exemption, DR form 501, is confidential. Homestead Exemption is automatically renewed January 1st of each tax year unless the owner provides information to the contrary or our office through the means available to us, find that Homestead Exemption should not be renewed.

As you know, for property taxation, Florida is a January 1st lien state. As such, properties are valued and exemptions are granted or denied based upon ownership, use, occupancy and condition as of that date. In order to claim Homestead exemption for a particular tax year the owner need only prove that the subject property was owned by the taxpayer and was their primary residence as of January 1st of the tax year and that they or any co-owner do not receive any homestead benefit in Florida or in any other state. To the best of our knowledge and information the owner of this property satisfied these requirements as of January 1, 2018 and therefore is qualified for Homestead Exemption for the tax year.

We have no record of change of address for this taxpayer as it relates to this property. As of January 1, 2019, we will reevaluate all exemptions, request additional and updated information as necessary, and renew or deny exemptions based upon ownership, use and occupancy at that time. 

If I may provide additional information or answer additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.




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Eddie Creamer
Property Appraiser
4030 Lewis Speedway, Suite 203
Saint Augustine, Florida 32084
Phone: (904) 827-5520
Fax: (904) 827-5580
www.sjcpa.us

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