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THIS WEEK IN PALM BEACH
October 27, 2017 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
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BEACH EROSION
Update on Beach Conditions in the Wake of Hurricanes & King Tides [Video]
seawall wave
By Michele Dargan, Special for the Civic Association
A man was seen casting his fishing line into the "ocean" from the sidewalk of Midtown Beach last week. The residual effects of Hurricane Irma - combined with subsequent rough weather - sent ocean waves crashing into the seawall at high tide. The impact sprayed water over the seawall, dousing people on the sidewalks and cars driving by on South Ocean Blvd.
UNDERGROUNDING
Palm Beach Board: No Savings for Homeowners Who Accept 
Utility Boxes
utility box transformer
The Palm Beach Town Council is no longer considering offering assessment credits for property owners who agree to allow easements for transformers or switch cabinets on their land as part of the town-wide conversion to underground utilities.
 
Hear the latest on hurricane recovery
and our underground utilities.
      
Featuring:
Tom Bradford, Town Manager
Jay Boodheshwar, Deputy Town Manager
Patricia Strayer, Town Engineer
Steven Stern, Underground Utilities Project Manager
      
Thursday, November 16, 10 AM
       
Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
141 South County Road
Palm Beach, FL
        
Everyone Welcome
RSVP: 655-0820
TOWN of PALM BEACH
Palm Beaches Marathon Releases Route Map
marathon course


Runners who accept the challenge of The FITTEAM Palm Beaches Marathon December 3 will quickly notice changes from the past when they cross into the Town of Palm Beach as they approach mile marker 3.
Palm Beach Sues Grounded Yacht Owner for Removal Cost
Courtesy of Rob Weber
Palm Beach is suing a Kentucky man who ran his yacht aground on a North End beach, demanding reimbursement for the cost of removing the derelict vessel along with compensatory damages.
ROYAL POINCIANA AREA
Get a Glimpse of the Royal Poinciana Palm Beach Project
Royal Poinciana
A recently launched website is promoting the charms of the newly named Royal Poinciana Palm Beach, the mixed-use redevelopment project that just broke ground at the east end of Royal Poinciana Way.
Orchestras? Storytime? You May See Them Soon at Palm Beach Plaza
Royal Poinciana Plaza
Visitors to the Royal Poinciana Plaza soon might see promotional outdoor activities on the 12-acre site such as storytelling for children, string quartet performances and possibly yoga.
AFTER THE HURRICANES
Post-Irma, Utility, Gas Companies Advance Hurricane
Preparedness Efforts
Hurricane Prep
Florida has come a long way since the busy 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons. With 24 named storms hitting the Sunshine State between the two years, power companies - and Florida - had a lot to learn.
Palm Beach Day Academy Students Collect Supplies for
Hurricane Victims
Melanie Bell Daily News
Melanie Bell / Daily News
Palm Beach residents of all ages are opening their hearts and wallets to help victims of storm-ravaged Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 45 academy eighth-graders, who brought out 65 boxes of clothing and shoes for adults and children donated by the school's students and their families, and educators.
CIVIC ASSOCIATION 
DIRECTORS IN THE NEWS
The Pitch for a Health DARPA
Bob Wright
Bob Wright, CEO Civic Association
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is known for creative, high-tech research projects that often sound like science fiction. Now, a philanthropic heavyweight and a former DARPA program director together are pushing for the federal government's health department to have its own version. Bob Wright; the former CEO of NBC, founder of Autism Speaks, and the Chairman of the Civic Association; is the main force behind the proposal. 

MEETINGS & EVENTS
Tuesday, October 31, 10 AM
Civic Association Tax & Finance Committee
PBCA Community Room

Tuesday, October 31, All Day
Conclusion of Lights Out for Sea Turtles
 
Wednesday, November 1, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Recreation Advisory Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Thursday, November 2, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Ordinances, Rules, and Standards Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Friday, November 3, 8:00 AM
A Cup of Joe with Bo - Undergrounding Phase 1
South Fire Rescue Station, 2185 S. Ocean Blvd.
 
Monday, November 6, 8:00 AM
Coffee with the Crew - Undergrounding Phase 1 - North
Annie's Dock - North Ocean Blvd and East Inlet Drive
 
Monday, November 6, 9:30 AM
Administrative and Personnel Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Tuesday, November 7, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Underground Utilities Task Force (UUTF) Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Wednesday, November 8, 9:30 AM
Administrative and Personnel Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Monday, November 13, 10:00 AM
Civic Association Healthcare Committee
PBCA Community Room
 
Wednesday, November 15, 9:30 AM
Civic Association Executive Committee
PBCA Community Room
 
Thursday, November 16, 10 AM
Civic Association Community Forum
Hurricane Recovery Report - Underground Utility Update
Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea
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WEATHER
40% Chance of
Tropical Weather
Development
Wet Weekend
10-26-17 tropical weather
A broad area of low pressure located over the western Caribbean Sea and Central America continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms.
Read More (Civic Association News)
Winter 2017-2018: NOAA Says the Weather Outside Might Not Be So Frightful
2017 winter weather
La Niña is expected to be back and it may wreck your winter. But that depends on where you live and if you do or don't like the cold.
Read More (CNN)
FLOOD MAP
Palm Beach County Flood Map Changes
flood zone map
FEMA has released updated flood risk maps (also referred to as Flood Insurance Rate Maps or FIRMs) for Palm Beach County, Florida that went into effect October 5, 2017.
WEST PALM DEVELOPS
Mayor Muoio, Jeff Greene Spar Over Tower During Real Estate Panel
A real estate conference Wednesday morning turned from routine to rowdy when West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio and Palm Beach real estate investor Jeff Greene got into a testy exchange.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Hilton Under Construction
Canopy Hilton
Driftwood Acquisitions & Development broke ground for construction of a Canopy by Hilton hotel in downtown West Palm Beach. Coral Gables-based Driftwood expects to open the 150-room hotel in early 2019.
Read More (The Real Deal)
PUBLIC SAFETY
Ann-Marie Taylor Named Deputy Police Chief in
Palm Beach
Ann-Marie Taylor
Ann-Marie Taylor
After starting at the Palm Beach Police Department as a dispatcher 23 years ago, Ann-Marie Taylor has risen through the ranks all the way to being the first woman to hold the position of deputy chief.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
SCRIPPS FLORIDA
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Palm Beach Recreation Center
Palm Beach Recreation Department
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