Notice of Publication for a New Point
Franchise Motor Vehicle Dealer in a County of More
than 300,000 Population
Pursuant to Section 320.642, Florida Statutes, notice is given that Kia Motors America, Inc., intends to allow the establishment of Huston Motors, Inc. d/b/a Huston Motors Kia, as a dealership for the sale of automobiles manufactured by Kia Motors America, Inc. (KIA) at 21280 Highway 27, Lake Wales (Polk County), Florida 33859, on or after November 30, 2009.
The name and address of the dealer operator(s) and principal investor(s) of Huston Motors, Inc. d/b/a Huston Motors Kia are dealer operator(s): Samuel D. Huston, Jr., 248 McLean Landing, Winter Haven, Florida 33884; principal investor(s): Samuel D. Huston, Jr., 248 McLean Landing, Winter Haven, Florida 33884 and Timothy C. Huston, 1840 Woodpointe Drive, Winter Haven, Florida 33884.
The notice indicates intent to establish the new point location in a county of more than 300,000 population, according to the latest population estimates of the University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research.
Certain dealerships of the same line-make may have standing, pursuant to Section 320.642, Florida Statutes, to file a petition or complaint protesting the application.
Written petitions or complaints must be received by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice and must be submitted to: Nalini Vinayak, Administrator, Dealer License Section, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Room A-312, MS #65, Neil Kirkman Building, 2900 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0635.
A copy of such petition or complaint must also be sent by U.S. Mail to: Leslie Taylor-Moore, Kia Motors America, Inc., Southern Region, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1550, Atlanta, Georgia 30339.
If no petitions or complaints are received within 30 days of the date of publication, a final order will be issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles approving the establishment of the dealership, subject to the applicant’s compliance with the provisions of Chapter 320, Florida Statutes.