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THIS WEEK IN PALM BEACH
November 3, 2017 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
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Hurricane Recovery Report
Underground Utility Update
     
  
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
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CIVIC ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL AWARDS LUNCHEON
Co-sponsored by Florida Crystals and
Good Samaritan Medical Center
MSNBC Anchor Brian Williams Announced as Keynote Speaker
Brian Williams
The Palm Beach Civic Association is proud to announce that MSNBC Anchor Brian Williams will be our Keynote Speaker for the Annual Award Luncheon this season in Palm Beach.
SAVE THE DATE!
Monday, February 12, 2018 
Stay tuned to the Civic Association for future details
and ticket prices.

Mr. Williams is the anchor of "The 11th Hour with Brian Williams," which airs weeknights at 11pm Eastern Time on MSNBC. In his role covering breaking news on MSNBC, he has anchored over 300 hours of live, breaking news coverage, including the 2016 Presidential campaign and events around the world.
TOWN of PALM BEACH
Frisbie Group Pays $30.7 Million for Worth Avenue Building
125 Worth Ave
Fresh from breaking ground on a major mixed-use project on Royal Poinciana Way, the Frisbie Group has expanded its Palm Beach real estate portfolio with a $30.7 million purchase of an office-and-retail building at the east end of Worth Avenue, the company has announced.
Plan to Renovate Palm Beach 
Docks in the Works
marina
Palm Beach is gearing up for the first renovation of its lucrative marina in more than 20 years. An engineering firm is about to begin a top-to-bottom evaluation of the Town Marina, then recommend a master plan for renovation.
Town Council to Appoint Member(s) to the Town of Palm Beach Investment Advisory Committee
Town of Palm Beach logo
The Investment Advisory Committee acts in an advisory capacity and shall make recommendations to the Town Council on matters relating to the Town's investment policy and the investment of the Town's surplus funds. 
Notice to Town Residents Seasonal Yard Trash Regulations - Set Out Schedule
tree debris pile Irma
The Shore Protection Board acts in an advisory capacity and makes recommendations to the Town Council in matters relating to shore protection, coastal management, beach nourishment, coastal armoring, the sand transfer plant, and matters relating to the Town's Lake Worth lagoon shoreline.
KING TIDE
Highest Tides of Year Coming, 
When Flooding is Likely
tide chart
The highest tides of the year are forecast to rise this week, flooding areas susceptible to the fall's king tide season. Saturday's full moon will begin pulling at the water levels Thursday, leaving some Intracoastal streets burbling with brackish water and yards fighting off the salty invasion.
HURRICANES
Hurricane Season Doesn't End Until Nov. 30 - What to Expect
Hurricane History
This has been one of the busiest hurricane seasons on record with 16 named storms, including 10 hurricanes and 6 major storms. November usually only has 5% of the storms, vs. 34% of the storms during the season peak in September.
Florida Hurricane Fund May Pay Out as Much as $5.1 Billion
Irma Track
Hurricane Irma's damaging rampage through Florida may require the state fund that provides backing to private insurers to pay up to $5.1 billion in claims. Anne Bert, chief operating officer for the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, said Thursday the fund will be able to pay claims with cash. That means the fund will not have to borrow any money.
FPL Customers to Begin Paying $1.3 Billion for Irma Costs in 2018
FPL Truck
Hurricane Irma knocked out power to more than 90 percent of Florida Power & Light's customers, and restoration and recovery costs are preliminarily estimated at $1.3 billion, FPL officials said Thursday.
PORT of PALM BEACH
Mega Yachts to be Berthed at the Port of Palm Beach
Captain Kimo Port of Palm Beach
Captain Kimo/Port of Palm Beach
The proliferation of super yachts - loosely defined as privately-owned vessels longer than 100 feet - has resulted in a shortage of berths large enough to accommodate them. Most cannot fit into the average marina.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
WEST PALM DEVELOPS
Billionaire Jeff Greene and Others Key in on Challenges Facing 
West Palm Beach
Jeff Greene Banyan
While West Palm Beach is a city on the rise, it still faces plenty of challenges. That was the message delivered at Bisnow's real estate conference on West Palm Wednesday by the city's dominant real estate investor, billionaire Jeff Greene; Mayor Jeri Muoio; and Angelo Bianco, managing director at real estate investment and management firm Crocker Partners.
TRAFFIC
Bridge Schedules Back to Normal
Royal Park Bridge
As a reminder as the season begins, because all three bridges are now fully operational, the bridges are back to their normal opening schedule.  See the schedules for the Town of Palm Beach and all bridges in Palm Beach County.
Read More (Civic Association News)

MEETINGS & EVENTS

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
 
Friday, November 10, 8:30 AM
Veterans Day
Town Offices Closed
 
Monday, November 13, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Monday, November 13, 10:00 AM
Civic Association Healthcare Committee
PBCA Community Room
 
Tuesday, November 14, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Town Council Meeting-Regular Business
Town Council Chambers
 
Wednesday, November 15, 9:30 AM
Civic Association Executive Committee
PBCA Community Room
 
Wednesday, November 15, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Town Council Meeting-Development Review
Town Council Chambers
 
Thursday, November 16, 9:30 AM
Public Works Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Thursday, November 16, 10 AM
Civic Association Community Forum
Hurricane Recovery Report - Underground Utility Update
Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea
 
Thursday, November 16, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Code Enforcement Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Palm Beachers
Bobbie Lindsay Seeks Re-Election to Palm Beach Council Seat
Town Councilwoman Bobbie Lindsay said Monday she will seek a second term in the March 13 election.
Robin Bernstein, Nominated Ambassador to the Dominican Republic
Robin S. Bernstein
President Donald Trump has named Palm Beacher Robin Bernstein, a longtime friend and original member of Mar-a-Lago, to be ambassador to the Dominican Republic.
FOR SALE
Shiny Sheet & Palm Beach Post
Palm Beach Post Building
Cox Media Group said Tuesday that it has put a for-sale sign on the Palm Beach Daily News, the Palm Beach Post, and the Austin-American Statesman.
Read More (Civic Association News)
PUBLIC SAFETY
Palm Beach Police Department Issues Warning Regarding Distraction Thefts
distraction scam
On October 28, 2017, two males posing as a Florida Power & Light contractors knocked on the back door of a resident's home asking to see the property and make repairs to the water system.
Read More (Civic Association News)
West Palm Beach Wants $1 Million in Police Equipment for Trump Visits
Mar-a-Lago Security
West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio is seeking $1.1 million for new police equipment to handle increased public safety demands brought on by President Donald Trump's visits to Mar-a-Lago.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Driver's Licenses with Fresh New Look Arrive in South Florida
new florida drivers license
Florida's new revamped driver's license has arrived in South Florida. Service centers in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties are now issuing the updated ID card to people who renew or change their license in person.
Read More (Sun Sentinel)
FELLOWSHIP FRIDAY
Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians & Jews 25th Anniversary Season
Fellowship Friday
On the day after Thanksgiving, after a light breakfast hosted by Temple Emanu-El Palm Beach starting at 8:30 am, volunteers will head out to their choice from among several area venues to lend a hand.
Read More (Palm Beach Fellowship)
PEANUT ISLAND
How Some Derelict Boats Have Valid Registration Stickers
registered boats
Derelict and at risk vessels dot our waterways, creating an eyesore and navigational hazard for boaters. On the water with Marine Watch 12, we found several boats moored near Peanut Island now home to birds.
Read More (CBS 12)
BRIGHTLINE
When Will Brightline High-Speed Trains Leave the Station?
Brightline
Florida's new high-speed train is supposed to hit the tracks in only two months, but it still has a long ways to go. If Brightline is going to start up by the end of the year - as it continues to insist - it has a long list to complete.
Read More (Sun Sentinel)
Brightline Wins Approval to Sell $600M in Bonds for First Phase
All Aboard Florida's Brightline has won approval to sell $600 million in tax-exempt bonds to help pay for the first leg of its passenger train project connecting West Palm Beach and Miami. 
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
South Florida Water Management District: Reservoir Would 'Dent' Lake Okeechobee Discharges
Lake O discharge to St Lucie River
The proposed reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, in conjunction with other planned projects, would "put a huge dent" in the current discharges plaguing the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers, an official said Thursday.
Read More (TC Palm)
Gov. Scott Proposes Additional $50 Mil for Lake O Dike
Gov. Scott
The announcement this morning comes as the lake once again tops 17 feet above sea level, a depth that causes concerns about the integrity of the aging structure.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
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