The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
November 23, 2016
From the Civic Association
Traffic Tie-Ups at Mar-a-Lago for President-Elect Visit 
With the arrival of President-Elect Donald Trump for the Thanksgiving Holiday, traffic control is in place around Mar-a-Lago.  A heavy police, Secret Service, and Coast Guard presence is at the Mar-a-Lago service entrance just west of the traffic circle on the Southern Blvd. access to the island. 
Thanksgiving Weather: Who Will See Snow, Freezing Rain and Possibly a Hurricane
Indulgent days of sunny skies await South Florida this Thanksgiving week, but anyone venturing to other regions of the U.S. may face freezing rain, thunderstorms or several feet of snow. There's even a burgeoning tropical cyclone in the southwest Caribbean.
Trump Beat Clinton in Five of Seven Voting Precincts in Palm Beach 
President-elect Donald Trump fared better in Palm Beach than he did nationwide in the Nov. 8 general election.
Mr. Trump, the Republican nominee, claimed 3,231 votes to Democrat Hillary Clinton's 2,612, according to Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher's office. 
Pucillo Stepping Down from Council; Coniglio, Moore Seek Re-Election
            Pucillo                    Coniglio                       Moore
At least one big change is coming to Palm Beach's town government: Council President Michael Pucillo announced Friday that he will not seek a fourth term on the council.
Zoning Chairman Martin Klein to Run for Council Seat
Martin Klein
Martin Klein
Martin Klein, an attorney and chairman of the Planning & Zoning Commission, is running for the Group 2 Town Council seat now held by Michael Pucillo. Pucillo, the council president, announced Friday he is not seeking re-election. He joined the council in 2011.
Palm Beach still tweaking design of new recreation center
The town has spent the past three weeks revising designs for a new recreation center, but the tweaking isn't over yet.
Final Phase of Town Square Work Expected to Wrap up Next Week
Soon you can add this to your list of things to be thankful for - having all lanes open around Town Hall and no more parking spaces there blocked by construction vehicles. Construction officials expect the last phase of the Town Square renovation project to wrap up by the end of next week.
Fountain Site OK Paves Way for
Bradley Park Renovation 
A decision by the Landmark Preservation Commission has cleared the way for a $2.3 million renovation of Bradley Park this summer. Last week the board unanimously approved plans to move the Artemis fountain from the southwest corner to a spot in front of the Tea House building.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)

Comprehensive Plan Updates Earn Backing
of Planning & Zoning 
Comprehensive Plan
The Planning and Zoning Commission gave its blessing Tuesday to proposed amendments to the town's comprehensive plan. The board's unanimous decision is a recommendation to the Town Council to approve the land-use document.
Rules for underground parking might get flexible
Parking on Royal Poinciana Way might become easier if the Town Council passes a new law that would ease restrictions on how underground parking garages get built.
Tell the Town: What Underground Technology Is Needed for Internet, TV, & Phone?
Town-Wide Broadband Assessment Study: Take this survey to help the Town understand what your needs are for underground and wireless telecommunication technology.
Port of Palm Beach Reports Record Income, Cruise Passengers, Cargo, Up
Port of Palm Beach
The Port of Palm Beach experienced record revenues of $16.6 million for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30.

Thursday, November 24
Town Offices & Civic Association Offices are Closed November 24 & 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

Early December Still Target for Opening Lanes on New Flagler Bridge
For residents and other motorists frustrated by years of traffic congestion at the north and middle bridges, relief is in sight. The new Flagler Memorial Bridge is set to have all four drive lanes open in February.
   Bock Says She'll Monitor Spending of Sales Tax Money
Sharon Bock
Sharon Bock, Palm Beach County's clerk and comptroller, has said her office will designate a special account so money from the recently approved increase in the sales tax can be closely monitored.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Florida Confirms 11 More Zika Cases
Florida health officials on Friday identified 11 new cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, bringing the state total to 1,188 cases. Six of the new cases involved people who were infected while traveling outside of Florida.
Construction and Traffic Report for the Week of November 21, 2016
Click on the link below to download a copy of the Weekly Construction Traffic Forecast for the week of November 21.
What Does It Take to Make a Memory? Study Says New Proteins 
Sathyanarayanan V Puthanveettil
Sathyanarayanan V. Puthanveettil
Tscientists' perspective is that memories are concrete, physical entities that can be visualized within various regions of the brain. 
New Reservoir Needed to Stop Algae Blooms
Incoming Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart will introduce legislation to move forward with the EAA Reservoir when the Legislature convenes in March.
Protect Yourself from Scams, Fraud & Imposters 
Scams can take many forms, such as:
- Someone pretending to be an FPL employee or contractor to gain access to your home
- A company claiming to be FPL, or associated with us, that solicits your personal information or offers to sell their products and services over the telephone or through the mail
- Emails, websites or mobile apps that appear to be from FPL and require you to provide personal information
Read More (FPL)
Fellowship Friday Offers Chance to Give Back to community
As an option to avoid crowded stores the day after Thanksgiving, the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians & Jews is hosting Fellowship Friday.
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