August 18, 2017 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
Palm Beach: Property Owners Can Pay Early, Avoid Utility Assessments
Property owners have the option to prepay the assessments for town-wide utility undergrounding beyond Sept. 1, Palm Beach officials said last week.
New LED Street Lighting Being Eyed for Far North End
FPL Lights
Once the new underground utility system is built and energized in the far North End, the poles that support the overhead system will come down.
Palm Beach Battling Lawsuits Challenging Utilities Pay Plan
Meghan McCarthy Daily News
The town is asking a judge to rule in its favor without a trial in its legal battle with two residents over the payment plan for the utilities undergrounding project.
Power Line Kills One Landscaper, Hurts Another in Palm Beach
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a landscaper who came in contact with a primary high-voltage power line in Palm Beach, an agency spokesman confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
The Port of Palm Beach Commission will consider adding a second ship to the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line in 2018 at their commission meeting today. The new cruise ship is currently sailing as Costa neoClassica.
Memorial Fountain in Palm Beach Wins National Restoration Award
Restoration of the historic Memorial Fountain in Palm Beach has earned the town a national public works award.
Palm Beach Budget: Council Working to Bolster Pension Program
Palm Beach Town Hall
Palm Beach is working to shore up its pension program. Finance Director Jane Struder led the Town Council through the $5 million plan Wednesday. 
Coming Soon to Palm Beach: More Parking Rules at Construction Sites
Palm Beach plans to change its parking rules at construction sites to prevent workers from bothering island residents by parking too many trucks on the street and in spots where they're not allowed.
Palm Beach Approves Money to Move Henry Flagler Statue
Flagler Statue
Workers soon will begin building the foundation where a statue of Palm Beach founder Henry Flagler will stand on the town's Main Street near Flagler's namesake bridge.
Bradley Park Beautification Underway
On May 1st, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach broke ground on a $2.7 million beautification project for Bradley Park. Construction is well underway on the Artemis fountain, rest area, and historic Tea House at Bradley Park.
Town Council Meeting Actions
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To view the summary of actions taken at this month's Town Council meetings, please click on the applicable link below.

Downtown Group Approves 25-Story Tower, Saying Jobs Outweigh Views
A proposal for a signature waterfront tower in an area limited to 5-story buildings came a step closer to reality Wednesday.
West Palm Beach is Set for a Deluge of New Apartments - What Will That Mean for the Rental Market?
Jeff Greene West Palm Beach
Three new apartment buildings are scheduled to open within two blocks of each other in downtown West Palm Beach over the next year or so, adding over 800 units to the market in a move that local real estate insiders bet will put downward pressure on rents.
West Palm OKs $25M Incentive for Transit Village Project
Transit Village
Developer Michael Masanoff has promised a master project that will link train, bus and car commuters with the business district, while creating apartments, workforce housing, a hotel and offices that generate jobs and spurs economic revival in the adjacent low-income community.
Coast Guard to Limit Bridge Openings in Palm Beach when Trump Visits
Flagler Bridge
The U.S. Coast Guard plans to limit Palm Beach bridge openings this season when President Donald Trump is in town to stay at his Mar-a-Lago club.
Experts: Herd Immunity Outside US Slows Zika in Florida
Florida Zika Virus
Health officials say a drop in Zika cases in the Caribbean and South America has helped slow the spread of the mosquito-borne virus in Florida this year.  
Read More (WFLA)
UPDATE 8-14-2017: Civic Association Following Alex & Renate Dreyfoos Northwest Passage Voyage
Alex And Renate Dreyfoos Inset Silver Cloud
Alex & Renate Dreyfoos are on a voyage through the Northwest Passage aboard their yacht Silver Cloud.  The Civic Association is following their trip and will post updates and their photo gallery here. Mr. Dreyfoos is a Civic Association Director.
Palm Beacher Helps Broker Deal for TV's Judge Judy
Lisbeth R. Barron
Lisbeth R. Barron

Resident Lisbeth R. Barron, chairwoman and CEO of Barron International Group, LLC, in New York City, was the exclusive financial advisor to Judge Judith Sheindlin on the sale of her extensive "Judge Judy" television library to CBS Television Distribution. 

Wednesday, August 23, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Architectural Commission (ARCOM) Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Monday, September 4, All Day
Labor Day-Town Hall Offices Closed
Wednesday, September 6, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Recreation Advisory Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, September 7, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Underground Utilities Task Force (UUTF) Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, September 7, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ordinances, Rules, and Standards Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Tuesday, September 12, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Town Council Meeting-Regular Business
Town Council Chambers
Tuesday, September 12, 5:01 PM - 6:00 PM
Special Town Council Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, September 13, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Town Council Meeting-Development Review
Town Council Chambers

Tropical Storm Season Getting Busy
tropics 8-17-17
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Gert heading northeast as a Category 2 storm. August 15 is the beginning of the peak of the Hurricane Season. Most storms occur in late August and in the month of September.
Read More (Civic Association News)
Palm Beach's North End Beaches to Receive Inlet Sand for First Time
Hundreds of North End residents in Palm Beach will see sand placed on their beaches for the first time this winter.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Changes and Improvements for First Day of School in Palm Beach County
palm beach county school district
Monday was the first day of school for many students. In Palm Beach County it was also the day to show off changes and improvements thanks, in part, to a penny sales tax.
Read More (WPTV)
Construction Traffic Report for the Week of August 14
Traffic 8-14-17
Click on the link below to download a copy of the Construction and Traffic Report for the upcoming week.
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
Top Things to Know About the Eclipse if You Live in South Florida
This is the Sunshine State, so it's fitting that some of the sun will still be shining in Florida during Monday's solar eclipse.
Read More (Sun Sentinel)
Friends of
Palm Beach
Keeping Our Beaches Clean
April 2017 beach clean-up
DATE:  August 19th
TIME: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
1576 S. Ocean Blvd.
All supplies will be there. Iced water and snacks too.
look for the organization's banner that will lead to free parking on the private property owned by Martin and Audrey Gruss. Carpool suggested!

Diane Buhler
Police Alert-Auto Burglaries
Auto theft
The Palm Beach Police Department wants to alert residents of recent automobile thefts that have occurred in the Town of Palm Beach and remind residents, guests and employees to lock their vehicle doors and turn on their alarm system. 
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
For many of us robocalls have become an annoyance that interrupts our lives on a daily basis.  What is a Robocall? 
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
Brightline by the Numbers: 11 Things to Know
Brightline has not said when it will begin regular passenger service, or how much fares will cost. But here are a slew of stats about the much-anticipated rail service.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Animals Suffer Despite Emergency Efforts in Everglades
Everglades tree island
Despite around-the-clock emergency pumping to take water out of a South Florida conservation area nearly as big as Lake Okeechobee, water levels remain an average of about two feet above what's healthy for plants and animals.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
TSRI Ranks No. 1 in Innovation Influence
Scripps award
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is the most influential research institution in the world, according to the Nature Index 2017 Innovation supplement.
Read More (Scripps Florida)
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