October 6, 2017 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
Bob Wright & Susan Keenan Marry 
in Connecticut
Bob Wright Wedding
Bob Wright, chairman and CEO of the Palm Beach Civic Association, and Susan Keenan wed on Saturday, September 30 at the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fairfield, Connecticut. The Civic Association directors, members, and staff congratulate the happy couple. 
Testa's and Gas Station GONE! Video & Photos
Testa's Demolition
Heavy equipment was on-site today, even in the heavy rain, clearing the site. The buildings are gone.
Tropical Storm Nate Forms in Gulf - US Threat this Weekend
TS Nate
Tropical Depression Nate formed in the Southwestern Caribbean off the coast of Nicaragua and it's moving northwest at 6 mph.
September Was a Hellish Month for Hurricanes. What Will
October Bring?
hurricane irma
Farewell, September. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. By some measurements, September marked the single worst month for Atlantic hurricanes ever recorded. In a statistic known as "Accumulated Cyclone Energy" (ACE), Hurricanes Irma, Katia, Jose, Lee and Maria generated the largest amount of energy for any month on record.
Pounding from Storms Irma and Maria Has Eroded Beaches
and County Cash
Irma erosion
Erosion from Hurricanes Irma and Maria scraped about 1.4 million cubic yards of sand from Palm Beach County beaches that will cost about $40 million to replace, county officials say.
Palm Beach about Half Done with Debris Removal
tree debris pile Irma
Palm Beach has removed about 20,000 cubic yards of debris from the island in the weeks following Hurricane Irma, and the work is only about half done. Public Works crews are midway through the second of three sweeps from north to south.
Palm Beach Asking Federal, State Governments to Help 
Cover Irma Costs
Hurricane Irma sand piles
Palm Beach will ask for federal and state money to help cover the costs of dealing with Hurricane Irma. The town is eligible for federal assistance because Palm Beach County has been included in a Federal Emergency Management Agency Major Disaster Declaration.
Will Billionaire's Downtown Two-Tower Project be in Airline Paths?
One West
For all the talk that Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene will sit on his property and never get a major building out of the ground in West Palm, he's better positioned to build sooner than any of the other deep-pocketed developers around town.
Final Brightline Train Set En Route to West Palm Beach
Brightline Red
BrightRed, the final Brightline train set, is on its way to West Palm Beach. A freight engine is towing two Brightline diesel-electric locomotives and four stainless-steel coaches 3,052 miles across eight states from the Seimens USA manufacturing plant in Sacramento.
Treasure Coast Loses Another Bid to Stop Brightline Extension to Orlando
Brightline Train
An administrative law judge Friday denied a challenge to the South Florida Water Management District's decision to issue a permit needed to extend the planned Brightline passenger rail service from South Florida to Orlando.
UPDATE 10-4-2017: Scott Lewis Team Goes Into Interior of
Hardest Hit Areas of  Puerto Rico
The Eagles' Wings Foundation (EWF) continues to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Read More (Civic Association News)
Royal Caribbean Cancels Cruise and Sends Ship to Help Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico 
Royal Carribbean
The Adventure of the Seas ship - which boasts an on deck water park - is expected to transport more than 3,000 people from the Caribbean to Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
Read More (Independent)
CDC Closes Zika Emergency Response Center but Warns that Virus Still a Threat
Florida Zika Virus
With Zika waning in the Caribbean and South America, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday that the federal agency was deactivating the command center for monitoring and coordinating emergency response to the virus.
Read More (Miami Herald)

Friday, October 6, 8:00 AM
Undergrounding A Cup of Joe with Bo Friday
South Fire Station
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
Tuesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, October 18, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, October 18, 9:30 AM
Landmarks Preservation Commission
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, October 19, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Code Enforcement Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Council Approves $80.5M Budget with
3% Property Tax Hike
Palm Beach Town Hall
The Town Council on Wednesday adopted an $80.5 million budget for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, which is $3.7 million more than last year's spending plan.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
New Team Member
Allison Tardonia
Allison Tardonia
Welcome to Allison Tardonia who started this week as our new Membership and Events Manager. 
Read More (Civic Association news)
Phase 1 South Undergrounding Update: A Cup of Joe with Bo
Friday,  10/6 at 8 am
coffee flyer
Join Bo Huggins, Project Superintendent, and the undergrounding project construction team for coffee, donuts and conversation. Ask questions and stay informed as the project moves forward.
Read More (Undergrounding Info)
Palm Beach Board Says No To $3.8 Million for Fiber Optic Start
fiber optic cable
An advisory board is recommending the town not spend $3.8 million to lay conduit along main thoroughfares to set up the "backbone" for an eventual fiber optic, high-speed communications system.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Undergrounding Today - Town of Palm Beach Undergrounding Website
Undergrounding Today
To see the latest on undergrounding, project planning and status, finances, Task Force Updates and more, click Undergrounding Today
Read More (Undergrounding Info)
Palm Beach May Further Restrict Private Construction on Saturdays
If enduring a neighbor's construction noise, dust and traffic isn't your preferred way of enjoying your home on a Saturday, there's a Palm Beach committee that feels your pain.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Palm Beach Group: 'Pinch Point' on Lake Trail is a Safety Hazard
William Kelly Daily News
William Kelly / Daily News
Bicyclists have waited a long time to see northern and southern stretches of the popular Lake Trail linked beneath the new Flagler Memorial Bridge. Now that the bridge has been completed, that link is a reality.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
2017 Future of Medicine Summit
Dr. Michael Dennis
Dr. Michael Dennis
Summit Chairman
Civic Association Director
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
Port of Palm Beach District Railway Earns 2016 Jake Award
Port of Palm Beach
In 2016, the Port of Palm Beach District Railway achieved a perfect safety record with no reported injuries. In recognition of this outstanding achievement, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association has honored us with the 2016 Jake Award.
Read More (American Journal of Transportation)
Cruise Ship's Caribbean Relief Mission Leaves Local Businesses Empty
Rafiki Tiki
With the Port of Palm Beach's only cruise ship stationed in St. Croix to assist Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria victims, businesses at the Riviera Beach Marina say they, too, are victims of damage a hurricane did far away.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Construction Traffic Report for the Week of October 2, 2017
traffic 9-25-17
Click on the link below to download a copy of the Construction and Traffic Report for the upcoming week.
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