October 13, 2017 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
After Hurricane Irma, Undergrounding Proves It Works in Other Towns
Gene Rauth, Town Manager of Jupiter Island, had nothing but positive things to say about how their underground utilities performed during and after Hurricane Irma. "Our town did great," said Mr. Rauth. "We would still be dealing with downed poles and lines if our utilities were still above ground." 
PBCA Community Forum
Hurricane Recovery Report
Underground Utility Update

Hear the latest on hurricane recovery
and our underground utilities.
Tom Bradford, Town Manager
Jay Boodheshwar, Deputy Town Manager
Steven Stern, Underground Utilities Project Manager
Patricia Strayer, Town Engineer
Thursday, November 16, 10 AM
Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
141 South County Road
Palm Beach, FL
Everyone Welcome
RSVP: 655-0820
Palm Beach Squeaks Out a Budget, Tax Hike by One Vote
Palm Beach Town Hall
The fate of an $80.5 million town budget came down to a single vote. After a tense, at-times contentious public hearing that lasted more than three hours, the Town Council voted 3-2 Wednesday to adopt a spending plan for the year that begins Oct. 1. It's $3.7 million larger than last year's.
Palm Beach to Launch Exhaustive Search for Spending Cuts
Town Council
The Town Council's call for spending cuts has led Town Manager Tom Bradford to propose a comprehensive review of town operations during the next year. "The budget is a balancing act between the needs of the taxpayers and needs of the town," Bradford said at Tuesday's council meeting. "I fully understand the severity of what we need to do."
Shore Board Supports Plan to Fight Erosion Near Breakers
The town thinks it may have the solution to the chronic sand erosion problems in Midtown from The Breakers south to the municipal beach. Mike Jenkins, an engineer with Applied Technology & Management, presented a six-step process to the Shore Protection Board on Friday that would add groins in places and would improve or extend some existing structures.
Palm Beach Board: Scale Back Construction on Saturdays in Summer
Palm Beach residents who wake up early on summer Saturday mornings may no longer have to hear loud construction sounds or see trucks parked on their block.
Palm Beach to Alter Drone Ordinance to Comply with Federal, State Laws
Drones were one of the hottest Christmas gifts in the country in 2015, and Palm Beach officials wanted to move quickly to get regulations in place.
Plaza Exec: Failure to Lease Long-Dark Palm Beach Theater 'Embarrassing'
Royal Poinciana Playhouse
Up Markets head Samantha David urged the Town Council on Tuesday to be patient with the company's efforts to solidify a lease with an unnamed tenant for the long-dark Royal Poinciana Playhouse.
West Palm to Developers: To Build Bigger, Add Benefits for Public
El Flamingo
An incentives plan would let developers on parts of South Dixie Highway and a few other commercial stretches build bigger than currently allowed, if their private projects provided benefits to the public.
Groundbreaking Set for Canopy by Hilton in West Palm Beach
Canopy Hilton

Coral Gables-based Driftwood Acquisitions & Development will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 16 for a 150-room hotel in downtown West Palm Beach.
See How Expansion of the Norton Museum is Shaping Up
Andres Leiva Daily News
(Andres Leiva / Daily News)
Construction continues at the Norton Museum, where workers this summer celebrated the ceremonial hoisting of the highest beam on the $100 million expansion project and today remain on pace to finish on schedule.

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
Monday, October 23, 9:30 AM
Public Safety Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, October 25, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Architectural Commission (ARCOM) Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Tuesday, October 31, 10 AM
Civic Association Tax & Finance Committee
PBCA Community Room

Tuesday, October 31, All Day
Conclusion of Lights Out for Sea Turtles

Wednesday, November 1, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Recreation Advisory Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, November 2, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Ordinances, Rules, and Standards Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Friday, November 3, 8:00 AM
A Cup of Joe with Bo - Undergrounding Phase 1
South Fire Rescue Station, 2185 S. Ocean Blvd.

Maggie Zeidman to Run for Re-Election on Palm Beach Council
Maggie Zeidman
Zeidman, who is the first candidate to file paperwork to run in the upcoming March 13 election, spent about a year learning the ropes after she was first elected in 2016.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Bridge Construction Remains a Constant as Palm Beach Enters 
New Season
Southern Bridge work
As surely as swallows return to Capistrano, bridge workers flock to the island. The swallows eventually leave for the off-season. The bridge workers stay, though.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Lane to Close on Southern Blvd. Bridge Overnight Monday
Southern Blvd Bridge Oct 2017
Due to weather, the lane closure scheduled for Thursday night has been cancelled and rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17.
Read More (Civic Association News)
Construction Traffic Report (Oct.9th, 2017)
traffic 9-25-17
Click on the link below to download the construction & traffic report for the upcoming week.
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
Kennedy Bunker on Peanut Island Closing Oct. 22
If you've never been to the Cold War-era John F. Kennedy bunker on Peanut Island, you'd better hurry. It's closing Oct. 22, and it's not known when it might re-open.
Read More (Civic Association News)
Palm Beach County Braces for Exodus from Puerto Rico [Video]
CBS12 Puerto Rico
Palm Beach County Cares, a group of county leaders, businesses and non-profit organization, held a press conference at the Port of Palm Beach Wednesday afternoon to discuss its countywide relief to help Puerto Rican evacuees coming into the county.
Read More (Civic Association News)
20 Days After Maria Hit Puerto Rico, Water Still Being Rationed in South
Eagles in Puerto Rico
Eagles Wings Foundation leader Scott Lewis, who has a team of 15 people working in the 23,000-person town of Santa Isabel, said that while some food and water is arriving from FEMA, PREMA (Puerto Rican Emergency Management Agency) and private donations, its' not enough.
Ophelia Ties a Hurricane Season Record More Than a Century Old
hurricane ophelia
The feverish 2017 hurricane season doesn't seem to be letting up: on Monday, Tropical Storm Ophelia formed in the central Atlantic and it became a hurricane.
Read More (Miami Herald)
Lake Okeechobee Dangerously High, Dike Threatened After Recent Rains
Lake O discharge to St Lucie River
The liquid center of the Sunshine State is dangerously swollen, reaching a 12-year high that threatens the fragile Herbert Hoover Dike.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
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