THIS WEEK IN PALM BEACH
March 30, 2018 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
Civic Association
ANNUAL MEETING
   
Monday, April 16
10 AM
Flagler Museum
Annual meeting 2018  
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NEWS AROUND TOWN
Town Council Committees for 
2018-2019
Palm Beach Town Hall
The Town Council is the governing body and meets monthly in regular session for purposes of setting policy and carrying out the legislative matters of the Town. The Council also holds special meetings, as needed, and is responsible for appointing members to serve on the various Town boards and commissions.
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Palm Beach Still Considering Plastic Bag Ban, but Delays Decision
plastic bag in dune
The Town Council again decided to postpone a decision on a ban during its meeting last Tuesday, citing a pending court case involving Coral Gables and the 3rd District Court of Appeal.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Palm Beach Approves Severance Agreement with Former 
Town Manager
Tom Bradford
The Town Council unanimously approved on Tuesday a severance agreement granting pay and benefits worth $63,046 to former Town Manager Tom Bradford. In exchange, Bradford will sign confidentiality, nondisclosure and nondisparagement agreements with the town.
Palm Beach Council: Keep Dogs Under Control on Beach, 
Pick Up Waste
pet waste
Town Councilwoman Julie Araskog is reminding pet owners they must keep their dogs under control while walking them on the beaches and elsewhere in Palm Beach.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
UNDERGROUNDING
Palm Beach Council Approves $500,000 Increase for Utility Project
Undergrounding
The Palm Beach Town Council has approved construction changes for Phase 1 of the utility undergrounding project that will increase the cost by nearly $500,000.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Please Note: The Underground Utilities 
Task Force Meeting is Cancelled for 
April 3, 2018
IN MEMORIAM
Rhoda Kleid, Wife of Longtime Council Member, Dies
Rhoda and Dick Kleid
Rhoda and Dick Kleid
Services were held Tuesday at Temple Israel in West Palm Beach for Rhoda L. Kleid, who died unexpectedly on Friday, March 23, 2018. She was 80. The Kleids were married 59 years in November.
Designer Denise Meyer, 
Wife of Civic Association Director William Meyer, Dies
Denise and Bill Meyer
Denise and Bill Meyer
Denise S. Meyer of Palm Beach died on Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was 67.She designed and oversaw, for free, the construction of Temple Judea in Palm Beach Gardens; designed two spec homes in Palm Beach; designed and rebuilt her 1938 landmarked home; worked on the 1860 carriage house of her son and daughter-in-law.
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CIVIC ASSOCIATION
DIRECTORS IN THE NEWS
Speakers Enlighten More than 400 at Palm Beach Chamber Breakfast
Pepe Fanjul Jr Jose Pepe Fanjul_ Paul Leone by Julia Duresky
Pepe Fanjul Jr., Jose Pepe Fanjul, Paul Leone by Julia Duresky
The March Palm Beach Chamber breakfast meeting featured more than 400 guests and a speech from economist Michael Farr.

The meeting was sponsored by Florida Crystals. Pepe Fanjul, Jr., a Civic Association Director, spoke about the history of the family-run company Florida Crystals, which was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach.
Judy Goodman 
Receives Legacy Muse Award
Judy Goodman
Judy Goodman
 
Civic Association Director Judy Goodman recieved the Legacy Muse Award from The Cultural Council of Palm Beach for her work at the Kravis Center.

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TOWN ELECTION
Crampton Wins Six of Seven 
Precincts in Council Race
   
Lew Crampton
Lew Crampton claimed six of the town's seven precincts in the March 13 election, when he defeated Harris S. Fried in their race for the Group 1 Town Council seat.

MEETINGS & EVENTS

Monday, April 2, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Coffee with the Crew - Undergrounding Phase 1 - North
Annie's Dock - North Ocean Blvd and East Inlet Drive
 
Wednesday, April 4, 9:00 AM
Special Recreation Advisory Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Wednesday, April 4, 1:00 PM
Contractor Meet and Greet
Town Council Chambers

Thursday, April 5, 9:30 AM
Ordinances, Rules, and Standards Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Thursday, April 5, 12:00 Noon
Ambassador Luncheon Series #3 Nancy Brinker and Eric Javits [Invitation Only]
Café L'Europe
 
Friday, April 6, 8:00 AM
A Cup of Joe with Bo - Undergrounding Phase 1 - South
South Fire Rescue Station, 2185 S. Ocean Blvd.

Monday, April 9, 9:30 AM
Special Town Council Meeting-Budget Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Monday, April 9, 10:00 AM
Union Negotiation Meeting
South Fire Station
 
Tuesday, April 10, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting-Regular Business
Town Council Chambers
 
Wednesday, April 11, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting-Development Review Matters
Town Council Chambers
 
Thursday, April 12, 1:00 PM
Public Works Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers

Monday, April 16, 10 AM
Civic Association Annual Meeting & A Toast to Our Town End-of-Season Celebration
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
LOCAL PAPERS
Palm Beach Post, Daily News to be Sold to GateHouse
Palm Beach Post Building
One of the nation's busiest acquirers of newspapers and online media has agreed to buy The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News in a deal announced Wednesday at $49.25 million.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
WEST PALM DEVELOPS
What's in Store for $145 Million Development on Old City Hall Land
Old WPB Town hall
Developer Navarro Lowrey Inc. bought the West Palm Beach old City Hall site this morning, paving the way for a $145 million project with a waterfront hotel, apartments and restaurants.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Related Companies Proposes Office Tower in Downtown West Palm Beach
Stephen Ross
Related Companies expects to go before the West Palm Beach City Commission this summer with its proposal for 360 Rosemary, a 300,000-square-foot, Class A office building at Rosemary Avenue and Evernia Street.
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A $50 Million Kravis Upgrade Gets OK
Kravis Center upgrade
Imagine this vision of the Kravis Center. Faster valet service. A quicker escape from the main parking garage after performances. Shorter lines at the main-floor concession bar and more lobby seating. And more...
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
HURRICANES
Hints of Active Storm Season, but Low Confidence in Early Forecasts
hurricane irma
The atmosphere is keeping secret its biggest clues as to what it has in store for the upcoming hurricane season, muddling early-year forecasts at a time when emergency managers are more eager than ever to know the future.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Federal Study Launched to 
Revamp Hurricane Cone of Error
Hurricane Jose
A study to makeover what is probably the most maligned and misunderstood weather graphic in history is underway as federal meteorologists look to redo the hurricane cone of error.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
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PRESIDENTIAL VISIT
Mar-a-Lago Roadblock
UPDATE: The President is expected to arrive on Thursday, March 29, sometime after 5 PM, through Easter Sunday, 
April 1.
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Protesters March Down Southern Blvd., but All Quiet in Palm Beach
Allen Eyestone The Palm Beach Post
Allen Eyestone /Palm Beach Post
While hundreds of protesters stood along the Flagler Drive seawall Saturday, chanting and shouting and protesting gun violence at the foot of the Southern Boulevard bridge, all was quiet in Palm Beach.
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ENVIRONMENT
Civic Association Again Hands Out Re-Usable Bags at Publix This Week
   
reusable bag giveaway
Publix store Manager Andy DeLong, Civic Association Director Brian McIver, Mayor Gail Coniglio, surrounded by Oxbridge Academy students.
The Civic Association and Oxbridge Academy students handed out re-usable bags at Publix again this week to try and get Palm Beachers to not use single-use plastic bags that harm the environment. So far the Civic Association has distributed over 5,000 re-usable bags in Palm Beach.
BRIGHTLINE
West Palm Could Get First Quiet Zone Along Brightline's Route
Brightline crossing
West Palm Beach is poised to become the first of six cities along Brightline's route to establish a quiet zone to silence the company's train horns. 
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
$250M Federal Funding Approved by Trump May Help SunRail, Brightline
Brightline
The spending plan includes $250 million for positive train control, which helps keep trains informed about what's on the tracks ahead, so they can avoid crashes safely.
Read More (Orlando Business Journal)
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