October 12, 2018 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
Civic Association Voters Guide Will Be Mailed to Members
2018 voters guide
The Civic Association is set to mail the Midterm Election Voters Guide to members in the next few days. If you would like to receive a printed copy of the guide, join us today!
Council Discusses Undergrounding Road 'Chicanes'
undergrounding chicane
By Michele Dargan, Special for the Civic Association
Town Engineer Patricia Strayer told members of the Town Council Tuesday that there are three streets remaining in the north end where the town was unable to secure homeowners' permission to install undergrounding transformers on their properties.

If no homeowner in those locations will allow a transformer, then the town will have to extend out a section of the curb into the road and place the transformer there, she said. The piece of curb that extends into the roadway is called a chicane and narrows the road to one-lane at that spot.
Read More (Civic Association News)
Undergrounding South of Sloan's Curve Scheduled to 'Energize' in Spring, 2019
The Citizens Association is reporting that the Undergrounding Project south of Sloan's Curve, including Ibis Isle, is on schedule, under budget, and will 'energize' in late March to early April of next year.
Read More (Citizens Association)
Tracking Storms in the N. Atlantic & Gulf of Mexico
Nadine is the latest storm to get organized off the coast of Africa. The Civic Assocition is tracking all the storms and weather disturbances in the North Atlantic and Gulf. See maps.
Examination of Employee Benefits Moves Forward
Palm Beach Town Hall
The town is marching ahead with a study of how its employee pay and benefits compares to that of other municipalities.
The Town Council on Tuesday approved a contract with Evergreen Solutions to conduct the survey over the next four months, at a cost of $32,500 to $40,000. The firm will examine between 60 and 70 of the town's 133 job classifications, then report its findings and alternatives for remedying any areas where the town has slipped behind its competitors.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Royal Poinciana Chapel Replaced the Seawall Along Lake Worth Lagoon
Melanie Bell Daily News
Melanie Bell / Daily News
The Royal Poinciana Chapel is replacing the sea wall that runs along the Lake Worth Lagoon at the west end of its property. Hurricane Irma damaged the sea wall last year and it needed to be replaced, said the Rev. Dr. Aaron Janklow.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News) 
Palm Beach Police Failed to Vet Officer Before Hiring
police car
The Palm Beach Police Department hired an officer who falsified military documents and was investigated by the Department of Children and Family Services.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Quarterly Financial Dashboard

The Town's Quarterly Key Financial Indicators Report ("Dashboard") is now available on the Finance Department Page.
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
Fight to Protect Native Fish Under Blue Heron Bridge Escalates
Blue Heron Bridge
The ongoing fight to protect tropical native fish being taken from the waters under the Blue Heron Bridge escalated this past weekend when a Texas-based aquarium came to town and removed dozens of the colorful creatures - legally - to use for a breeding project.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Senate Approves
Everglades Reservoir
 Mac Stone via Everglades Foundation
A project intended to help address blue-green algae outbreaks took a major step forward Wednesday as the U.S. Senate passed a bill that includes a proposal for an Everglades water storage reservoir.
Read More (WLRN)


Tuesday, October 16, 9:30 AM
Planning and Zoning Commission
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 9:30 AM
Executive Committee Meeting 
[Members Only]
Civic Association Community Room
Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM
Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, October 18, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Shore Protection Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, October 18, 2:00 PM
Code Enforcement Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, October 24, 9:00 AM
Architectural Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Update on the Red Tide Conditions in the Town of Palm Beach
Beach closed red tide
The most recent testing of the waters off the Coast of Palm Beach County shows reduced concentrations of the microorganism Karenia brevis that causes Florida Red Tide.
The Town's beaches are open at this time, and reduced levels of red tide are expected to continue through the remainder of the week.
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
Beaches Open
Red Tide Threat
Still Here
red tide sign
Choppy and chunky waves continued to pound the beaches with strong east winds and rain. Lots of seaweed in the surf along the shoreline. Red tide threat continues.
Read More (Civic Association News)
Despite Red Tide, Mostly Business as Usual for Local Economy
square grouper
A week after red tide noxious odors arrived on the shores of Palm Beach County, local businesses are themselves beginning to feel its effect. This week alone, two groups have canceled on Mad Son Fishing charter owner George Bradbury, who operates out of the Lake Park Harbor Marina. It was too rough for a group from Georgia to go out Wednesday as scheduled, so he suggested the visitors wait and see what conditions were like Thursday. They decided to go home instead.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
King Tides are Back, Flooding South Florida Streets
The annual king tides are right on time, flooding coastal streets with salty seawater that experts say will get higher with each decade. 
  Read More (Sun Sentinel)
This Week in Palm Beach 20181005
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Palm Beach International Airport More Flights
Palm Beach International Airport
Palm Beach International Airport has announced a new fall/winter schedule that includes daily nonstop service to Chicago O'Hare International Airport by United Airlines and American Airlines. 
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Brightline Train from Orlando to Miami is One Step Closer to Reality
Brightline is taking another step toward sending high-speed trains between Orlando and Miami.
Read More (WFTV Orlando)
Friends of
Palm Beach
Keeping Our 
Beaches Clean
beach clean-up
     Date:      October 13
Time:      9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:   Phipps Ocean Park
Everyone Welcome.
All supplies will be there. Iced water and snacks too.
Diane Buhler
Florida's Largest Medical Cannabis Producer Seeing 'Huge Transition' from Opioids to Marijuana Treatment
Florida patients with serious conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder are increasingly opting for medical cannabis over opioids..
Memory Research Offers Promise for a Meth Addiction Treatment
Courtney A Miller PhD
Courtney A. Miller,PhD
Promising developments continue to mount in research on a compound that someday could prevent relapse in patients with methamphetamine addiction. 
Read More (Psych Congress Network)
Construction & Traffic Highlights for the Week of 10/08/18
traffic 8-22-17
Click on the link below to download a copy of the Construction and Traffic Report for the week.
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
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