September 29, 2017 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
In Memoriam
Stan Rumbough
Stanley M. Rumbough Jr.
1920 -2017
Stan Rumbough, formerly the CEO of the Palm Beach Civic Association, died last night at home in Palm Beach, surrounded by his family and friends. Stan was our highly respected leader for many years and our close personal friend.  He loved Palm Beach with a passion and inspired us to strive for a better community. 
"Stan loved Palm Beach," said Ned Barnes, president of the Civic Association. "He was dedicated to making the Town a better place to live.  He had countless friends including me.  I feel so grateful to have known this extraordinary man."

One Flagler Tower Defeated in WPB Commission Vote
One Flagler
The Okeechobee traffic corridor won't have more traffic for now, at least not from the proposed One Flagler project. After more than a year of public outreach, political wrangling and contentious debate, it came down to a 3-2 vote by the city commission.
Palm Beach County's U.S. 1 Makeover  Big Changes in the Works
US 1
When the United States numbered highway system was established in 1926, U.S. 1 became the main traffic artery from Miami to Maine. Since then, Interstate 95 has replaced the coastal highway as the speedier mode of transportation. Most of the 42-mile roadway in Palm Beach County now features commercial businesses, billboards and plenty of unappetizing stoplights.
County Cultural Groups 
Receive $125K to Boost 
Access to the Arts
Ann Norton Sculpture Garden

A new black arts festival at the Norton Museum and an exhibition of sea critter sculptures made of ocean trash at Mounts Botanical Garden are among eight Palm Beach County programs that will share $125,000 in grants and sponsorships from PNC Bank's foundation. 
Update on Hurricane Irma 
Debris and Sand Removal
sand removal Irma
At the end of the day on September 26, approximately 600 truckloads of vegetative debris have been removed from the Island. Public Works crews have completed its "first pass" of the entire town and are now nearly halfway through the "second pass."
Palm Beach's Weeklong Shutdown Challenged, Defended
Police Checkpoint
Looking to restock his refrigerator three days after Hurricane Irma tore through Palm Beach County, attorney Richard Ryles headed to the Publix in Palm Beach.
Why Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place Matters
Trimming trees before hurricane season is a necessary pain that South Florida homeowners know, or should know, well. It goes doubly so for Florida Power & Light.
Palm Beacher Spends $20,000 to Save Beloved Town Ficus
The ficus has stood at the west end of Phipps Plaza for perhaps 100 years or more, gracing the elegant neighborhood with its expansive beauty and shade. But when Hurricane Irma blew through the region on Sept. 10, it laid the 70-foot-tall tree down flat.
Palm Beach Official: Irma Caused Pump Station Outage, Sewage Spills in Intracoastal Waterway
Irma Sewage
Power failures at the sanitary pump station at the west end of Tangier Avenue in Palm Beach led to two separate sewage spills into the Intracoastal Waterway on Sept. 11 and Sept. 14, the town said.
Friends of Palm Beach Does Post-Irma Cleanup on Island's North End
Bruce R. Bennett  Daily News
(Bruce R. Bennett / Daily News)
Students from Palm Beach Public and other area schools were among the volunteers who helped pick up trash today from the beach near Indian Road in Palm Beach.
Lee Becomes 5th Major Hurricane 
This Season
hurricane lee
Hurricane Lee may come in a little package with hurricane-force winds extending out only 35 miles, but it's got some punch. The National Hurricane Center said at its 11 a.m. advisory that Lee has powered up to 115 mph, making it a Category 3 storm and the fifth tropical cyclone this season to earn the title of major hurricane.
September 2017 Was the Most Active Month on Record for 
Atlantic Hurricanes
hurricane tracks
September 2017, with Category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria and Category 4 Hurricane Jose, has been the most active month of any Atlantic hurricane season on record.
Drones Help with Hurricane 
Recovery Efforts
This year's extraordinary hurricane season marks a milestone for drones, as unmanned aircraft are becoming critical tools for rescue teams. 
Stephen Ross Donates $50 Million To Michigan Ross, Creating New Student Success Initiatives
Stephen Ross
Real estate developer and alumnus Stephen M. Ross today donated an additional $50 million to the University of Michigan, bringing his total lifetime giving to $378 million. 

Tuesday, October 3, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Underground Utilities Task Force (UUTF) Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Tuesday, October 3, 5:01 PM - 6:00 PM
Special Town Council Meeting re: Final Public Hearing on Budget
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, October 5, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Ordinances, Rules, and Standards Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Friday, October 6, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Shore Protection Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Tuesday, October 10, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Town Council Meeting-Regular Business
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, October 11, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Town Council Meeting-Development Review
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, October 12, 1:30 PM
Finance and Taxation Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers

Scott Lewis Eagles' Wings Foundation Takes Flight Into Puerto Rico
Eagles in Puerto Rico
"Palm Beachers are stepping up to fund flights." Stay tuned.
In response to the impact of Hurricane Maria, the Eagles' Wings Foundation (EWF) deployed nine rescuers to San Juan, Puerto Rico to evacuate elderly citizens that required immediate transport to South Florida. 
"These senior citizens had medical conditions that required constant attention, said Scott Lewis, founder and president of the foundation. 
Read More (Civic Association News)
Palm Beach Eyeing 5 Percent Property Tax Hike
Palm Beach Town Hall
The Town Council plans a 5.4 percent property tax hike that would pump about $3 million more into town coffers. The tax increase would be part of an $81.5 million operating budget the council approved Tuesday for the budget year that begins Oct. 1.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Gas Powered Leaf Blowers & Noise- Creating Blowers Prohibited - Effective 10/01/17
Lowes Leaf Blower
The Palm Beach Police Department is reminding residents & landscape businesses, Ordinance No.11-2017, Article V Noise, Chapter 42 has been amended to prohibit the use of gasoline powered leaf blowers on any property within the Town which is less than one acre in size effective as of October 1, 2017. 
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
South County Road Lane Closure
Friday September 29, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30p.m. Hypower, Inc. will have a single lane closure in place on South County Road between the Breaker's entrance and Royal Poinciana Way.
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
Replacement of Multi-Space Parking Kiosks
The installation of replacement multi-space parking kiosks is underway, ahead of its original schedule. In July 2017, Town Council awarded a contract to Cale America, Inc. to replace the Town's existing parking kiosks. 
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
City to Shut 2 Flagler Lanes, Opening Them for Walking, Bicycling
bike lane
West Palm will divide its drive beside the Intracoastal Waterway downtown on a test basis starting Oct. 7, handing the eastern half of Flagler Drive to bicyclists and pedestrians "so that they can enjoy all of the beauty that is the waterfront area," Economic Development Director Christopher Roog said Monday.
Construction Traffic Report for the Week of September 25
traffic 9-25-17
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)
Suspicious Contractors/ Scams
contractor scam
The aftermath of a storm like Irma can bring out the best in disaster-affected communities, but such events can also attract opportunists, con artists and unlicensed Public Adjusters. 
Brightline Works to Raise Awareness About Danger of Train Tracks
With its passenger service set to start by the end of the year, All Aboard Florida's Brightline is working to raise awareness about the dangers of walking or stopping on the train tracks.
Whatever Happened to the Zika Epidemic?
Florida Zika Virus
The last time Gov. Rick Scott warned Floridians about the potential threat of the mosquito-borne virus was in July, when he urged residents to still be vigilant against bug bites and standing water.
Read More (Tampa Bay Times)
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