The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
November 9, 2016

See the 2016 General Election Results for Town of Palm Beach ballots.

Update: Palm Beach Polling Locations Close After 'Smooth' Day 
All three polling places in Palm Beach closed without any long lines and without a hitch. 
Presents Tommy Hilfiger 
The Palm Beach Civic Association is proud to announce Tommy Hilfiger will be our Keynote Speaker for the Annual Awards Luncheon this season.

Monday, January 16, 2017
12 Noon
The Breakers Palm Beach
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No Consensus on Recreation Center Plans
Although many residents support plans to rebuild the Palm Beach Recreation Center, several see it as an example of the town spending taxpayer dollars on an unwanted, over-sized building.  
Reef Off Palm Beach Partly Repaired; DEP in Talks with Contractor
Diver Miami Coral Reef
State environmental officials have overseen repairs to coral reefs believed to have been damaged last spring by a contractor traveling through coastal waters near the town.  
Palm Beach Eyes Pension Improvements for General Workers
Danielle Olson
Danielle Olson
Town Director of Human Resources
Town officials are seeking ways to strengthen pension benefits for general employees after a survey revealed workers worry they won't have enough for retirement.  
What's Being Done to Fight the Zika Virus?
Sunday night, 60 Minutes aired a segment on the Zika Virus.  
REMINDER: Zika Virus Prevention Kits Distribution
As a reminder, the Town of Palm Beach will begin providing "Zika Prevention Kits' to Town residents, while supplies last. Residents can pick up a prevention kit at Town Hall or the North Fire Station between 10:00am and 4:00pm.

So far, 68 kits have been picked up by residents and 52 kits have been given to condo managers.  There are plenty left so stop by today and get your free kit.

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Jeff Greene Lauds WPB Rejection of Skyscraper Plan, Continues Push for his Projects
Jeff Greene
West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio's rejection last week of a plan to allow 30-story office towers on the city's waterfront made billionaire real estate investor Jeff Greene very happy.  
Lisbeth Barron
Lisbeth Barron
Lisbeth Barron Blends Elite Deal-Making with Palm Beach Lifestyle
Lisbeth Barron, a Civic Association Director, grew up in Palm Beach. Today, she maintains a residence on the island, but spends much of her time in New York, where she heads Barron International Group.  
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Alex Dreyfoos
Meet the Philanthropists Behind Kravis Center's Birth
The Kravis Center, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this season, started with Honarary Civic Association Director Alex Dreyfoos' vision. 

Friday, November 11
VETERANS DAY (Town Hall Closed)
Tuesday, November 15, 9:30 AM
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Tuesday, November 15, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Community Meeting - Seaview Park Improvements
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, November 16, 9:30 AM
Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, November 17, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Code Enforcement Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
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
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

Flagler (North) Bridge: Late & Over Budget
Two years behind and way over budget-CBS 12 investigates why problems are plaguing the Flagler replacement bridge. And we're not talking over budget by a few bucks. We're talking $11 million dollars! That's taxpayer money.
See Video (Civic Association News)
New Flagler Bridge Lanes Now Expected to Open First Weekend in December
The new Flagler Memorial Bridge isn't expected to be open to traffic until Dec. 3, an official told disappointed town officials Tuesday.  
Secret Service,
Palm Beach Officials Discussing Traffic, 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.
Construction and Traffic Report for the Week of November 7, 2016
Click on the link below to download a copy of the Weekly Construction Traffic Forecast for the week of November 7.
South End Residents Question Spending on Utility Plan
If some South End residents had their way, the town would pull the plug on its plan to bury all utilities.  
Yacht Owner Faces Trial Next Year; Bond Raised, Drug Testing Imposed
Thomas Henry Baker
Thomas Henry Baker
A criminal case against the yacht owner who is suing the Town of Palm Beach will go before a judge next year.
Farris Foundation Donates $1.1 Million to Fund TSRI Graduate Fellowship in Florida
The Celia Lipton Farris and Victor W. Farris Foundation has made a $1.135 million gift to The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) to create the Farris Foundation Endowed Graduate Fellowship on the Jupiter, Florida campus. "I want to thank the Farris Foundation for its generous gift to support our graduate program," said TSRI President Peter Schultz. "Gifts like this will help train the next generation of scientists who are critical to the future of biomedical research -- and to build a legacy of scientific excellence."
Read More (EurekAlert)
Florida Bay Tour Recruits 'Restoration Army'
Everglades Foundation Bus
The "Road Trip to Restoration" ended Sunday in Islamorada, having collected about 7,700 petition signatures from Everglades and Florida Bay advocates. Hosted by the Everglades Foundation, the statewide bus tour traveled 1,976 miles with 22 stops to raise awareness about efforts to send more fresh water to Florida Bay through the Everglades system.
T echnical Problem
A technical problem happened today with the Calendar on the Civic Association Website. We are aware of the issue, apologize if you received emails from our website by mistake, and are working to correct the problem.
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