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Posted: 2013 May 31 - 07:06

Jury Duty scam hits county

Carolyn Timmann, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller for Martin County, warns residents of a recent telephone scam plaguing Martin County residents as well as other Floridians.

Scammers are telephoning residents and claiming that they owe a large fine or face criminal charges for failing to appear for jury service. The callers are stating that the resident's name appears on a website listing of jurors who have not appeared for service, but they can clear their name by paying a $500 fine. The calls are originating from the 704 area code.

Clerk Timmann requests that anyone who receives this type of call to please gather as much information as possible from the caller and relay the information to the Clerk's office at (772) 288-5736 or by email to clerk@martin.fl.us.

Further, anyone who has provided these scammers with any personal information or sent money in response to a call should call local law enforcement immediately.

Commission seeks applicants to serve on board

The Martin County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications from individuals interested in being considered for appointment to fill a vacancy due to a resignation on the Business Development Board. All individuals serve without compensation and are requested to submit an Application for Appointment to Martin County Administration by June 14. The term for this position will expire on Sept. 30, 2014.

Meetings are held quarterly and the Executive Board meetings are held bi-monthly.

For an application, call Martin County Administration (772) 288-5756 or send email to dgordon@martin.fl.us.

Chamber relocates

The Jensen Beach Chamber has relocated to 1960 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd. in downtown Jensen Beach until the new Chamber headquarters building is built next to the Jensen Beach Community Center. The new location houses the Chamber's executive office, the History Museum of Jensen Beach and the Entrepreneurship Foundation.

For information on the new Chamber Building go online to www.ChamberBuilding.com.

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