THIS WEEK IN PALM BEACH
June 1, 2018 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
Hurricane Season
HURRICANE SEASON
Palm Beach Enacts 
New Pass Program for Re-Entry After Hurricanes
Melanie Bell  Palm Beach Daily News
Melanie Bell / Palm Beach Daily News
Reacting to last year's close encounter with Hurricane Irma, Palm Beach safety officials have been looking for ways to smooth things for residents and businesses in the event of another emergency.
NOAA Issues 
2018 Hurricane Forecast
NOAA 2018 forcast
NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has issued its 2018 hurricane forecast, calling for a near, or above normal, hurricane season with 10-16 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes and 1-4 major hurricanes of Cat 3 strength or higher.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Hurricane Season Travel
What You Need to Know
hurricane maria
Last year was one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, with six major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher. Three devastating major hurricanes made landfall-Harvey in Texas, Irma in the Caribbean and the southeastern USA, and Maria in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico.
NEWS AROUND TOWN
Next Midtown Beach Sand Fill on the Drawing Board in Palm Beach
beach renourishment
Full sand nourishment of Midtown Beach could occur in early 2021, a year earlier than what has been planned. The Shore Protection Board last week recommended the Town Council adopt the earlier schedule. Public Works Director Paul Brazil said it would enable the town to take better advantage of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's reimbursements for shore damage caused by hurricanes Matthew and Irma.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
A Phone Call, a Diagnosis 
and a Palm Beach Waitress Fighting for More Time
Richard Graulich  Daily News
Richard Graulich / Daily News

Doctors have told Carrie, a waitress of 14 years at Green's Pharmacy in Palm Beach, that she has until June to live. But Carrie doesn't believe it.
Even now, five months later, sitting in her home and waiting for a nurse to take blood with one of the needles that sit in plastic bags on her living room table, Carrie doesn't look sick.
Town Council to Appoint 
Regular Member to the 
Code Enforcement Board
Town of Palm Beach logo
The Town of Palm Beach announces a regular board member opening on the Town's Code Enforcement Board effective May, 2018. The Code Enforcement Board hears cases involving violations of the Town Code and ordinances, and imposes administrative fines and other noncriminal penalties where a pending or repeated violation exists.
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
Flagler Brings Back Coconut Palms
Wins State Preservation Honor
Flagler Museum palms
Once upon a time, groves of graceful coconut palms were common on Palm Beach. That's how the town got its name.
But no longer. All have fallen to development - except one that was planted in 2015 on the grounds of the Flagler Museum.
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
Lake Okeechobee was the Best It Looked in Years, Until This Happened
   
Lake Okeechobee
Nearly nine months ago, Hurricane Irma raked over Lake Okeechobee, churning up its nutrient-laden guts with 80-mph gusts and turning portions into a molasses-colored broth.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
WEST PALM DEVELOPS
West Palm Waterfront Project Featuring Marriott Hotel, Public Park and Apartments to
Break Ground this Week
former city hall development
Construction is expected to begin Thursday on a $145 million waterfront development in West Palm Beach, at the site of the former City Hall. The downtown site - a full city block on Second Street between Flagler and Olive drives - will feature a 208-room Marriott hotel; 251 apartment units; 20,234 square feet of retail space; a 7,000-square-foot restaurant space with both indoor and outdoor dining; and 7,000 square feet of office space.
Read More (Sun Sentinel)

MEETINGS & EVENTS

Monday, June 4, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Coffee with the Crew 
Undergrounding Phase 1 - North
Annie's Dock 
North Ocean Blvd and East Inlet Drive
 
Tuesday, June 5, 9:00 AM
Underground Utility Task Force Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Thursday, June 7, 9:30 AM
Ordinances, Rules, and Standards Committee
Town Council Chambers
 
Tuesday, June 12, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting-Regular Business
Town Council Chambers
 
Wednesday, June 13, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting
Development Review Matters
Town Council Chambers
TESTA SITE CONSTRUCTION
Overnight Work Planned for Testa Site in Palm Beach Next Month
Testas construction 1-24-18
Workers will soon pour the concrete foundation for the buildings at the old Testa site at 221 Royal Poinciana Way. The Town Council earlier this month approved a plan to do four overnight concrete pours this off-season.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
PUBLIC SAFETY
Shore Board
Turn Up the Street Lights by Beach
beach lights
The dimmed street lights along Midtown Beach make life safer for nesting sea turtles but more dangerous for humans, Shore Protection Board members say.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
TAX & FINANCE
One Building About to Give
West Palm
Massive  Tax Bump
The Bristol
The value of West Palm Beach real estate plummeted from its peak of $12.7 billion in 2007 to $8.1 billion in 2012, sending city property tax collections tumbling.
Read More (Palm Beach Post) 
TRAVEL & TRAFFIC
SunPass Alert for All Drivers
sunpass
From June 5 to June 11 SunPass will be updating thier systems. You may still use your transponders to pay for tolls during the system maintenance period. However, you won't be able to add money to your account during that period
Read More (Civic Association News)
Construction and Traffic Highlights Week of 05/28
   
traffic 8-7-17
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TOURISM
The Breakers, Flagler Museum Win County Tourism Awards
The Breakers and the Flagler Museum are two of the best tourism promoters in Palm Beach County. That's according to Discover the Palm Beaches.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Palm Beach County Sets Tourism Record for First Quarter
A record number of tourists traveled to Palm Beach County during the first three months of 2018, an increase buoyed by a rise in international visitors from countries with favorable exchange rates.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Palm Beach Recreation Center
Palm Beach Recreation Department
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Recreation 
Department
Site
Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce 
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