Singer Island Voice | SICA eNews Notice | May 15, 2015

WHAT: Riviera Beach City Council Meeting

Link to the Agenda from the City's Homepage: Click here


 WHEN: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

TIME:  5:30 P.M.

 

WHERE: Riviera Beach City Council Chambers

     600 West Blue Heron Boulevard

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

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RESOLUTION NO. __________ A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RIVIERA BEACH, PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, APPROVING A SITE PLAN APPLICATION FROM RIVIERA BEACH INVESTORS, LLC, TO DEVELOP 3.23 ACRES OF VACANT LAND AT 3730 NORTH OCEAN DRIVE, IN ORDER TO CONSTRUCT A 58 UNIT, 18 STORY CONDOMINIUM, WESTWARD OF THE 1997 COASTAL CONSTRUCTION CONTROL LINE, LOCATED WITHIN THE RESORT HOTEL (RH) ZONING DISTRICT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

New condominium construction, The Blue, supporting documentation begins on page 367 and Site plan drawings are on pages 373-379

 

ORDINANCES ON SECOND READING - Important issue impacting Singer Island

 

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ORDINANCE NO. ______ AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RIVIERA BEACH, PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 31 OF THE CITY'S CODE OF ORDINANCES, ENTITLED  "ZONING",  ARTICLE V "DISTRICT REGULATIONS", DIVISION 9 "RM-20 HIGH DENSITY MULTIFAMILY DWELLING DISTRICT", AND DIVISION 10 "RMH-20 HIGH DENSITY MULTIFAMILY/HOTEL
DISTRICT", AND DIVISION 25 "RH RESORT HOTEL DISTRICT", BY AMENDING PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS ASSOCIATED WITH OCEAN SETBACKS, COASTAL CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT DENSITY, IN ORDER TO PROMOTE INCREASINGLY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT DESIGNS ON SINGER ISLAND; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND CODIFICATION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

Supporting documentation begins on page 405 ... 1979 vs 1997 coastal construction control line maps are on pages 432 & 433.  Please see important message below from Council Chair, Dawn Pardo.

 

Dear District 4 Constituents,

 

On Wednesday, May 20, the Riviera Beach City Council will hear an ordinance on 2nd reading amending coastal construction codes.  The new regulations will allow construction to commence at the 1997 coastal construction control line which is west of previous construction.  Construction has been allowed using the 1979 line which brings construction on to or up to the dunes. 

 

The Citizens for Responsible Growth for Riviera Beach, Protect our Beaches, the Singer Island Civic Association, Surf Riders and Palm Beach County support the suggested changes.

 

The new regulations will be the first step in finding a permanent solution for our critically eroded 1.7 miles of beach.  A beach that all Riviera Beach taxpayers fund year after year.  The same beach that DEP and the County have provided funds for re-nourishment. However, there is no guarantee the funding sources will be in place in the future.

 

Palm Beach County has spent approximately $8.5 million dollars since 2001 (over $600,000 per year) on dune restoration and sand nourishment for Singer Island beaches.  The City entered into a joint agreement with Palm Beach County to pay for dune restoration and sand nourishment projects, where the City is responsible for 20% of the total project costs. 

The City of Riviera Beach has allocated and spent the following amounts on dune restoration and sand nourishment projects over the past three years; $200,000 (FY 2013/2014), $339,000 (FY 2014/2015) and now $500,000 (FY 2015/2016); total of $1,039,000.  These contributions, year over year, increased by approximately 70% and 48%.  If the current contribution of $500,000 is projected over the next five years with an annual 50% increase, although unlikely, the following City contributions would be required;

 

$500,000 (FY 2016/2017);
$750,000 (FY 2017/2018);
$1,125,000 (FY 2018/2019);
$1,687,500 (FY 2019/2020);
$2,531,250 (FY 2020/2021).

As is, without any project cost increases, the City would allocate a minimum of up to $500,000 per year for dune restoration and sand nourishment projects for the foreseeable future.

 

I do hope you will continue to support our efforts to stabilize the Singer Island beach.  If you cannot voice your support at the Council meeting, please provide feedback via email.

 

Thank you,

 

Dawn S. Pardo

Council Chair

 

NOTE: ANY PERSON WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON AN AGENDA ITEM; PLEASE FILL OUT A PINK PUBLIC COMMENT CARD LOCATED IN THE BACK OF THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS AND GIVE IT TO THE STAFF PRIOR TO THE ITEM BEING TAKEN UP BY CITY COUNCIL FOR DISCUSSION. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SHALL BE GIVEN A TOTAL OF THREE (3) MINUTES TO SPEAK ON ALL ITEMS LISTED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE GIVEN THREE (3) MINUTES TO SPEAK ON EACH REGULAR AGENDA ITEM. IN NO EVENT WILL ANYONE BE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT A COMMENT CARD AND SPEAK ON AN AGENDA ITEM AFTER THE RESOLUTION IS READ OR ITEM CONSIDERED.

 

Please email your comments to Council Member(s) if you are unable to attend the Wednesday, May 20th, meeting.

 

District 1 

Bruce Guyton
Bguyton@Rivierabch.com
District 2
KaShamba Miller
Kmiller@Rivierabch.com
District 3
Cedrick Thomas
Cthomas@Rivierabch.com
District 4
Dawn Pardo
Dpardo@Rivierabch.com
District 5
Terence (TD) Davis
Tdavis@Rivierabch.com

 

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