Currently the proposed area of the Town of Hobe Sound has 15,362 residents. Under the current Martin County Government structure we are being represented by 1 county commissioner. The people this 1 commissioner represents includes all of Hobe Sound from Osprey to the County Line in Tequesta, Jupiter Island and Indiantown. Martin County is split into 5 districts, with 1 commissioner for each district and all registered voters in the county are able to vote on all 5 of these commissioners.  There are approximately 150,000 people in Martin County, so that is roughly 1 commissioner per 30,000 people.

Should we successfully incorporate, the Town of Hobe Sound would be divided among 5 districts. We would initially have 1 council person per 3,000 people. The small town feel would stay the same, and your voice would be heard. Change can only occur within the Town limits by its' own citizens. We would ALL be responsible for the Future of Hobe Sound. 
The Town of Hobe Sound

Boundaries of the Town of Hobe Sound is pictured below. Osprey St. south to JD State Park, East to River and West to 138th Street.
Note: These boundaries do NOT encroach on the urban service boundary. You can download the images

Due to requirements for population density, the golf courses of the Medalist, Heritage Ridge, and Loblolly could not be included in the initial incorporation proposal. Another reason is that the area to be incorporated must be a certain distance from the next incorporated town, and moving the border closer to Stuart would decrease our chances of immediate success.

With that said, voluntary annexation of the aforementioned areas are covered by State Law. As long as the area proposed for annexation meets the requirements of being continuous to the town, is compact, and does not create an enclave of unincorporated. Simply a majority vote of the residents of the area to be annexed would be required.

Much of the difficulty in achieving incorporation involves meeting many requirements, not the least of which are support of the local residents, and support of state legislators. The best reason for the current borders is that success will be most likely with the proposed area. Much more information is available concerning both the challenges we face and the reasons such decisions have been made thus far, as well as where we are currently within the process of incorporation.
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