THIS WEEK IN PALM BEACH
April 6, 2018 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
BEACHES
Midtown Beach Repair Underway [Video]
2018 Midtown Beach repair
Construction began Monday to repair a badly eroded 'hot spot' at Midtown Beach off Gulfstream Road. The wall separating the beach and the sidewalk was removed so trucks and other heavy equipment could access the beach from Ocean Avenue.
New Florida Law Gives Property Owners Some Control Over Beaches
Private Beach sign

A new state law will give property owners the ability to kick the public off of their beaches. Florida's beaches have long belonged to the public thanks to the state's "customary use" policy.
Read More (The Real Deal)
Civic Association
ANNUAL MEETING
Monday, April 16
10 AM
At the Flagler Museum
Annual meeting 2018

or Call 561-655-0820
SOUTHERN BLVD BRIDGE
Southern Blvd. Bridge Car and Boat Restrictions
Southern Blvd Bridge construction
In preparation for the shift of traffic to the temporary bridge to the north of the existing bridge, nightly lane closures and restricted span openings for boats will go in effect starting Friday, April 6.
Read More (Civic Association News)
UNDERGROUNDING
Palm Beach Seeks Dismissal of Federal Suit Challenging Assessments
Palm Beach Towers
A lawsuit challenging the town's plan to finance its utility undergrounding project remains alive after a Palm Beach Towers property owner recently filed an amended complaint.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
HURRICANES
Above Normal Hurricane 
Season Forecast
2018 hurricane season -April
A leading hurricane forecast is calling for a slightly above average storm season with 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. The prediction is from Colorado State University.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Some State Officials Want "Shadow Evacuees" to Stay Home 
Next Hurricane
hurricane evacuation route
An estimated 6.8 million Floridians evacuated for Hurricane Irma. Some did so twice.

Subtle shifts in the storm's path sent the east coast scurrying west, then fleeing north where landlocked Leon County ran out of hotel rooms and filled 10 shelters with people, half of whom were from other parts of the state.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
FPL Using Lessons Learned from Irma to Strengthen Grid
FPL logo
As Hurricane Irma fades farther into memory, the peak of the 2018 hurricane season is now closer than Irma's landfall, which means preparations for next season.
Read More (Naples Herald)
CIVIC ASSOCIATION
DIRECTORS IN THE NEWS
Palm Beach Resident's $6 Million Gift Will Support Fordham Education
darlene and jerry jordan
Darlene & Jerry Jordan
Darlene Jordan and her husband, Civic Association Director Jerry Jordan, have donated $6 million to the Darlene Luccio Jordan Esq. and Gerald R. Jordan Endowed Scholarship Fund at Fordham University.
James Patterson Gives $3 Million to Student Literacy Project
In case you find yourself scouring your brain for a topic of conversation if you encounter James Patterson at a party one day, here's a tip: Bring up literacy. It's one of the issues the fabulously successful novelist and Palm Beach resident feels most strongly about.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Four Arts President Breneman to Interview Alex Dreyfoos at Event
David Breneman, president of The Society of Four Arts, will interview entrepreneur Alexander W. Dreyfoos at 2:30 p.m. April 11 in an informal conversation at the Dixon Education Building. Dreyfoos, an inventor and philanthropist, has been active in the business and cultural life of Palm Beach County for decades and has received many honors.
Judy Goodman Receives 
Legacy Muse Award
Judy Goodman
Civic Association Director Judy Goodman was awarded the Legacy Muse Award from The Cultural Council of Palm Beach for her work as their founding executive director 40 years ago.
"It was a special night for me and my family to be honored with the Cultural Council's Legacy Award for an Individual on their 40th Anniversary," said Mrs. Goodman.
See More (Civic Association News & Video)

MEETINGS & EVENTS

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 &
Directors Meeting  (Brief Meeting After Annual Meeting)
Plus
A Toast to Our Town End-of-Season Celebration
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
PRESIDENTIAL VISITS
Mid-April Trip Could Be Trump's Last to Palm Beach This Season
Mar-a-Lago Roadblock
Fresh off President Donald Trump's Easter visit to Palm Beach, the White House announced Monday that he will be hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago in two weeks.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
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NEWS AROUND TOWN
Palm Beach Council Encourages Residents to Attend Budget Workshop
Town hall side view


Barely halfway through the budget year that began Oct. 1, the town is preparing to develop its 2018-19 budget - a process that will take months to complete. The kickoff is the Town Council's April 9 budget workshop, which the public is urged to attend.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Worth Ave. Business Owners Don't Want Parking Meters
Parking Kiosk
At the Worth Avenue Association meeting Wednesday, President Marley Herring asked the group of business owners and managers how many would support installing parking meters on  the Avenue .
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News) 
Town Council 
Meeting Actions
Town of Palm Beach logo
To view the summary of actions taken at March's Town Council meetings, please click on the applicable link below.
March 20, 2018
CIVIC ASSOCIATION NEWS
Living to 100: Civic Association Event Focuses on Longevity [Video]
Health forum
As people are living longer, doctors are homing in on the secrets to longevity - which were shared recently by a panel of medical professionals to a packed audience at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
  
FLORIDA LEGISLATURE
Florida Gov. Scott Has 19 Bills Left to Act on After Signing 18 Friday
   
Gov. Rick Scott
After signing 18 bills Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has until April 10 to act on the remaining 19 bills from the 2018 legislative session, including a water-related measure drawing fire from environmentalists.
WEATHER
All of Palm Beach County in Moderate Drought
2018 drought -April
The U.S. Drought Monitor's report released this morning shows moderate drought has spread throughout Palm Beach County.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
FLOOD INSURANCE
Flood Insurance Rate Hikes Take Effect; Most to See Small Increases
Flood Zone
Flood insurance premiums just got more expensive - again. Effective April 1, the average premium rose 8 percent, from $866 per policy to $935. But the vast majority of homeowners will see increases of 5 percent or less.
Read More (The Sun Sentinel)
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