THIS WEEK IN PALM BEACH
The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
November 18, 2016
Tim Campbell Named Town
Employee of the Year 
Ned Barnes, President, Palm Beach Civic Association; Gail Coniglio, Mayor, Town of Palm Beach; Tim Campbell, Golf Course Superintendent; Don Singer, First Vice Chairman of the Citizens' Association
"Tim Campbell is tireless, day or night, he's on the job, getting his hands dirty if needed, keeping our beautiful Par 3 Golf Course up and running." said Tom Bradford, Town of Palm Beach Manager.
Civic Association Special Report
FLAGLER BRIDGE
Forced Work Stoppages Increased
Flagler [North] Bridge Cost
By Michele Dargan, Special to Civic Association News 
When the new Flagler Memorial [North] Bridge fully opens to four lanes of traffic, currently forecast for February 2017, the final price tag will be $105 million - that's $11 million over the original contract price.

That seemed like a big jump in taxpayer costs, so the Civic Association decided to investigate.

ELECTION 2016
Secret Service, Palm Beach Officials Discussing Traffic and Security
Now that a part-time Palm Beach resident is president-elect of the United States, town officials - and the Secret Service - are already thinking about Donald Trump's visits to his property at Mar-a-Lago.
TOWN of PALM BEACH
Residents Hear New Plan for
Recreation Center
About 80 residents attended a Tuesday afternoon meeting to hear revised plans for rebuilding the Palm Beach's recreation center.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)

Rec Board Wants New Survey on Planned Palm Beach Community Center
The town's plan to move forward with revised designs for a new Palm Beach recreation center hit a setback Thursday.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
CarMax Offers Palm Beach $16 Million for Property on Okeechobee
CarMax is offering $16 million to buy a 28.5-acre town-owned site at 5976 Okeechobee Blvd.
Zoning Board:
Allow Outdoor Dining
at Plaza
Royal Poinciana Plaza
Zoning commissioners have embraced a proposal to allow outdoor dining to return to the Royal Poinciana Plaza.
Neighbors Gain More Time to
Review Proposed Houses 
As new residential construction overhauls the look of entire streets, residents have been granted more time to voice their opinions about projects proposed for their neighborhoods.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Town Council Affirms New Spot for
Bradley Park Fountain
The Town Council said it wants the Bradley Park fountain relocated just south of the Tea House when the park gets its $2.3 million face-lift next year.
PUBLIC SAFETY
Home Burglaries 
TPB POLICE BADGE
The Palm Beach Police Department is investigating several home burglaries.  Over the past three weeks we have had 4 home burglaries in the Midtown area where various items were taken
ZIKA VIRUS
Miami May Try Bacteria-Infected
Mosquitoes in Zika Fight
Officials in Miami trying to stop the outbreak of Zika are exploring the use of mosquitoes infected with bacteria that inhibit the insects' ability to transmit the virus.
Read More (Civic Association News)
BEACHED YACHT
Palm Beach Asks Judge to Dismiss Yacht Owner's $500,000 Lawsuit
Thomas Henry Baker
Thomas Henry Baker
The Town of Palm Beach asked a federal judge this week to throw out a half-million dollar civil lawsuit filed by the yacht owner who ran aground his 72-foot vessel in September.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
CIVIC ASSOCIATION
DIRECTORS IN THE NEWS
Suzanne & Bob Wright
Bob Wright Launches Foundation to Fight Pancreatic Cancer in Honor of His Late Wife
Bob Wright is a man on a mission. On July 29 his wife of 49 years, Suzanne, died of pancreatic cancer. What Bob and Suzanne learned about the lack of resources being devoted to the disease during the nine months she valiantly fought for her life was so shocking he knew he had to do something about it.
IN MEMORIAM
Robert L. Moore
Robert L. Moore
Robert L. Moore
1944 - 2016
 
Robert L. Moore "Bob", affectionately known as "Poppy", died on November 9, 2016 from metastatic cancer.

Read More (Palm Beach Post)

MEETINGS & EVENTS
Friday, November 18, 9:00 AM
Retirement Board of Trustees Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Friday, November 18, 2:30 PM
Investment Advisory Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Thursday, November 24
THANKSGIVING
 
Civic Association Closed Thursday, November 24 
and Friday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, November 28, 6:00 PM
Holiday Tree Lighting
Bradley Park
 
Tuesday, November 29, 5:30 PM
Holiday Tree Lighting
Memorial Park
 
Tuesday, November 29, 6:29 PM
Holiday Tree Lighting
Worth Avenue
 
Wednesday, November 30
Conclusion of Hurricane Season
 
Wednesday, November 30, 9:00 AM
Architectural Commission (ARCOM) Meeting
Town Council Chambers

TAX & FINANCE
 
With Palm Beach County Sales Tax Approved, the Spending Plans Begin
The vote to raise Palm Beach County's sales tax means new money will soon start pouring into the county's public schools and municipal governments.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)$
Palm Beach County Leaders Vow Transparency on Sales Tax Funds
Verdenia Baker
Verdenia Baker
Palm Beach County voters just wrote a big check to schools and local governments - $2.7 billion in new sales tax revenue over the next decade.
Read More (Sun Sentinel)
Friends of
Palm Beach -
Keeping our Beaches Clean
 
DATE:     November 19th
TIME:     9:00 am - 11:00 am
 
SIGN IN LOCATION
Indian Road, Palm Beach, FL
Park on North Ocean Way and overflow to Arabian Road and Caribbean.
 
CONTACT
Diane Buhler
917-371-3028
TRAFFIC
Construction and Traffic Report for the Week of November 14, 2016
Traffic 7-18-16
Click on the link below to download a copy of the Weekly Construction Traffic Forecast for the week of November 14.
SHORELINE PROTECTION
Video: Supermoon Causes Lake Trail Flooding
King Tides from the Supermoon this year are causing dramatic flooding on the Palm Beach Island.
Palm Beach to Consider if Plan B Needed for Coastal Protection
Reach 8
When the Shore Protection Board was created in 2008, it was told to come up with a long-term, comprehensive plan to protect the town's beaches and coastal properties without worrying about cost.
Will Florida Have Enough Water by 2070?
With Florida's population poised to climb by 15 million people in coming decades, demand for water is poised to spike 54 percent.
Read More (Miami Herald)
SCRIPPS FLORIDA
Scripps Florida Scientists Illuminate Key Molecular Player in Both Morphine Addiction and Rare Disease 
Kirill Martemyanov
Kirill Martemyanov
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have illuminated a key molecular player in the addictive effects of morphine in animal models.
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