Singer Island Voice | Update #52 | May 1, 2015
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SICA EVENT ~ End-of-Season Social Highlights!

Many thanks to Roger Amidon, SICA board member and General Manager at the Resort, and his team for generously sponsoring the event. It was a big success, with over 80 people attending! Please join us in congratulating the Resort for being chosen as Marriott property of the year, and Roger for being named General Manager of the year! 

 

Singer Island: - Blog PalmBeachPost.com - Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa recently received two of the hotel chain's top awards ... Get the scoop

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FROM: Anonymous

Why did SICA not take a stand against taking our offshore sand to place on Palm Beach?

This sand protects us during storms.

You have the nerve to include this in your newsletter as good?

Shame on you

 

Reply: As a founding member of the Protect our Beaches coalition, SICA continues its commitment to finding a permanent, ecologically-sound solution to protecting our beaches and dunes from erosion. Please see below explanation/update from Daniel Bates, Deputy Director, Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management:

 

From the shoreline of Singer Island, it appears to many that the dredge ships are working right off the beach, but  they are actually working nearly a half a mile offshore at a depth of more than 35 feet.  That depth is considered seaward of the active beach profile, where wave action moves sand onshore, offshore and longshore in its slow progression to the south.   As such, the dredging will have no adverse impact on the supply of sand to Singer Island's beach.  Storm wave protection beyond the dry beach is provided primarily by the nearshore rock outcrops (hardbottom) and the nearshore sand bars that migrate within the active beach profile.

 

I should also point out that sand dredged from the state submerged lands off Singer Island has also been used to nourish the beaches in Jupiter and Juno Beach.  That sand is now moving south, back to Singer Island.


 

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April Newsletter: Riviera Beach Police Department, "The Blotter"  VIEW >> 

 

April 29th - May 3rd: SunFest ... See what's happening at this year's festival - VIEW >>

 

Tuesday, May 5th: Downtown at the Gardens - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo @ Cabo Flats ... Party starts at 3 pm with Happy Hour.

 

Saturday, May 9th: "MONTHLY ISLAND-WIDE BEACH CLEANUP"  Singer Island Civic Association encourages residents to participate in the Beach Cleanup every second Saturday of the month. Please contact Joy Africano at joyafricano@yahoo.com or 716-228-2588 if you are interested in organizing your condo / subdivision. Learn more

 

Monday, May 18th: Singer Island Hilton, 3700 N Ocean Drive: 7 - 8 pm. Riviera Beach Police Department invites the community to the latest CompStat meeting for a behind the scenes look at crime trend analysis and problem solving approaches to facilitate accountability within the community.
 
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Sunfest 2015 - SouthFlorida.com - Here are some things to know before you go. For complete information ...

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