THIS WEEK IN PALM BEACH
September 7, 2018 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
THIS WEEK IN PALM BEACH
CIVIC ASSOCIATION VIDEO
HURRICANES
UPDATES: Tropical Activity 
Roars to Life in the Atlantic
Hurricane Florence has been downgraded for now to a Tropical Storm with 65 mph winds but forecasters give it 100% chance to strengthen over the weekend. We are watching 3 more storms as they are getting more organized.

A new area of showers between the Carolina's and Hurricane Florence has a 20% chance of developing into a cyclone and isn't expected to move much in the next few days. Two broad areas of showers have emerged from the African coast and according to the National Hurricane Center, the disturbances have a 90% chance of development in the next five days.
Hurricane Preparedness Voluntary ID Cards & Out-of-State Resident ID Cards
Voluntary ID Card
The Palm Beach Police Department is reminding businesses, residential employees, contractors and landscapers that while Town ID cards are not required, it is recommended that all new and renewal cards be obtained before a storm emergency occurs.
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
ENVIRONMENT
No Blue-Green Algae Reported in
Lake Worth Lagoon
Palm Beach Intracoastal
By: R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communication Director -- The Palm Beach Civic Association office has received several inquiries regarding blue-green algae in the Lake Worth Lagoon and Intracoastal from our members and Directors. A greenish substance was observed by members and photographed in the Intracoastal.
See More (Civic Association News)
Phosphorus Flow to Lake Okeechobee 10 Times Higher than Goal Last Year
Torrential rain from Hurricane Irma washed more than 450 metric tons of phosphorus into Lake Okeechobee last September, contributing to a phosphorous dump that ended the year 10 times higher than the established goal.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
WEST PALM DEVELOPS
What's Pushing West Palm's Downtown Building Boom?
Downtown WPB Construction
Cities grow in spurts, their futures shaped by chance, vision and real estate markets that defy the best laid plans. West Palm Beach is no different, a 100-year-old hub in the shadow of a predicted downturn, with millions of dollars worth of projects approved but stalled by developers unwilling or unable to move forward.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Palm Beach Official Quits West Palm Committee Over Traffic Differences
Lew Crampton
Lew Crampton
Town Council member Lew Crampton has resigned as chairman of a City of West Palm Beach committee, citing differences between the town and the city over its management of downtown traffic and growth.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Condo Sale at Bristol Sets New Record for West Palm Beach
Bristol Tower
A condo at The Bristol tower just sold for $10.4 million, a new record for a unit in West Palm Beach. A number of Palm Beach condos have fetched more than $10 million, but the old record for a closed condo deal in West Palm Beach was $7.4 million, for a unit at One Watermark Place at 622 N. Flagler Drive.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
ELECTIONS
2018 Midterm General Election Dates
2018 Midterm General Election

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election:
October 9, 2018
 
General Election: 
November 6, 2018
7 AM - 7 PM

Vote by Mail (Absentee Ballot )
Any qualified Palm Beach County voter is entitled to vote by mail ballot. A mail ballot may be requested in person at one of the Supervisor of Elections offices, in writing, over the telephone or by completing the online application at the Supervisor's website. Telephonic, written or facsimile requests should be directed to:
 
Supervisor of Elections
P.O. Box 22309
West Palm Beach, Florida 33416-2309
Telephone: (561) 656-6200
Facsimile: (561) 656-6220
 
See the Civic Association Elections Webpage to learn more about the candidates running for office.


MEETINGS & EVENTS

Wednesday, September 12, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting
Development Review Matters
Town Council Chambers
 
Thursday, September 13, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting-Regular Business
Town Council Chambers
 
Thursday, September 13, 5:01 PM
Special Town Council Meeting
First Budget Hearing
Town Council Chambers
 
Friday, September 14, 9:30 AM
Public Works Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Thursday, September 20, 2:00 PM
Code Enforcement Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Thursday, September 20, 5:01 PM
Special Town Council Meeting
Second Budget Hearing
Town Council Chambers

BEACHES
County Asks State for $7.6 Million to Help 'Critically Eroded' Beaches
Palm Beach County has asked the state for about $7.6 million to pay for restoration projects at what have been labeled critically-eroded beaches. If the state approves the money, the county would match it with about $5.2 million and roughly $2.4 million more provided by impacted coastal cities.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
How Much Sand Did Tropical Storm Gordon Take from Beaches?
Coastal communities are assessing the damage Tuesday after bands of weather spinning off Tropical Storm Gordon pounded the coast.
Read More (Sun Sentinel)
Friends of
Palm Beach
Keeping Our Beaches Clean
international coastal cleanup

Date:
      September 15
Time:      9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:Indian Road, Palm Beach   
Everyone Welcome.
Come Help Us!
All supplies will be there. Iced water and snacks too.

CONTACT
Diane Buhler
561-507-0345

diane@friendsofpalmbeach.com
TAX & FINANCE
PBC Schools Budget is $3.1 Billion, But It's Less than Last Year
Palm Beach County School District
The Palm Beach County School Board is poised to adopt a nearly $3.1 billion budget Wednesday evening.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
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PUBLIC SAFETY 
& TRAFFIC  
One Dead After 
Boat Capsizes in 
Palm Beach Inlet
One of six people who were on a boat that capsized Tuesday evening in the Palm Beach Inlet has died, authorities said.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Palm Beach Buys New Sniper Rifles for Police
police car
Palm Beach police have upgraded their sniper capability with two new high-precision rifles bought by the Town Council in June for $14,522.
  Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Construction & Traffic Highlights for the Week of 9/10/18
traffic 8-25-17
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)
SCRIPPS
Scripps Biochemist Developing Anti-Cancer Treatments Has No Regrets
Christoph Rader PhD
Christoph Rader,PhD.
Researcher Christoph Rader spent a decade at the National Cancer Institute in Maryland delving into the intricacy of cancer cells. Now at Scripps Florida, the biochemist is expanding on that work.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
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