There have been a few events that have transpired during the past couple of weeks that warrant a brief new update.
As you are all aware, early last (week of 6 July) a Town Hall staff member called in sick with COVID-19 like symptoms. The employee is now feeling much better and on Monday 14 days will have passed. Accordingly, on Monday, July 20th, Town Hall will reopen to business by appointment only. However, to err on the side of caution, I suggest that anyone with a preexisting condition which might render them more vulnerable to COVID-19 refrain from visiting Town Hall for another week, just to be on the safe side.
Monthly Commission Workshop and 1
Due to the above COVID-19 concern the workshop and budget meeting that was scheduled for Monday, July 13
, and postponed to Thursday, July 16 has again been postponed to Monday, July 20
. This second day is to ensure that the 14-day period had lapsed prior to the meeting.
Public Safety Issue
Many of you will have seen an article in the Palm Beach Post concerning the arrest of two individuals who reside in Town and who threatened one of our Deputies. As in all such cases, because of ongoing legal and investigation issues, we are limited in what can be said publicly, but within those restrictions,
Sgt. Langevin has provided this information.
See below Sgt. Langevin's comments
Viking is literally in the final phase of completing the electrical undergrounding. There are four or five buildings on the south side of Inlet left to convert. They are being converted today and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday, July 16 and 17). There is one cable run at Ocean (the Sea Spray) that is currently being worked on. And there is a transformer switchover where the main distribution line makes landfall, near the West end of the Inlet walkway. This will be completed next week. Alan Welch and Viking are inspecting all restoration work to ensure all has been done to the satisfaction of the concerned residents. AND ALL OVERHEAD LINES WILL BE DEACTIVATED BY THE END OF NEXT WEEK (July 24), probably earlier. If there are no hiccups, the electrical phase of the project should be completed by Friday, July 24
Comcast is following along, aiming for completion sometime in September. And finally, we are waiting for AT&T to deliver the cost estimate for an all Fiber service in Town. We expect to get this in July.