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October 20, 2017 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
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3 Wise Leaders, 
1 Dynamic Organization
3 leaders
The roster of Civic Association directors reads like a Who's Who of the nation's top philanthropists, entrepreneurs, CEO's, ambassadors, and other elite business professionals. Bob Wright, Chairman of the Palm Beach Civic Association, and the former Vice Chairman of General Electric and Chief Executive Officer of NBC and NBC Universal, also has founded two charitable foundations that raise funds and awareness for autism and pancreatic cancer.
Healthcare Provider HIH Becomes Civic Association Signature Sponsor
We are pleased to announce The Palm Beach Civic Association E-Newsletter, This Week in Palm Beach, and Directory of Members and Directors for the 2017-18 Season are both sponsored by Holistic Integrative Health (HIH).
Scripps Florida Sponsors 
Civic Association Website
Scripps Florida Campus
We are pleased to announce the Palm Beach Civic Association website will be sponsored during the 2017-2018 season by Scripps Florida.
Palm Beach's North Entrance Revamped with New Bridge, 
Royal Poinciana Plaza
Royal Poinciana Plaza
The northern entrance to Palm Beach has gotten a face-lift. It was nearly five years ago that work began to build a new Flagler Memorial Bridge, kicking off a series of seasons featuring ugly construction, bad traffic and foundering area businesses. The historic Royal Poinciana Plaza stayed open but didn't flourish.
Massive Tree Sails Down Intracoastal to New Home at Bradley Park
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Richard Graulich / Daily News
On a normal day, the view from Palm Beach's Lake Trail consists of yachts, speedboats and sailboats, but this week, walkers and runners on the trail saw something unusual floating down the Intracoastal Waterway: an estimated 200-year-old tree strapped to a barge.
Season Ahead: Budget, Beaches and Utilities Top Palm Beach's Agenda
This season, finances, sand and utilities will be in Palm Beach's spotlight. The town will review all of its operations with an eye toward cutting expenses - an exhaustive and time-consuming process that Town Manager Tom Bradford will outline in November.
Town Council to Appoint Member(s) to the Town of Palm Beach 
Shore Protection Board
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The Shore Protection Board acts in an advisory capacity and makes recommendations to the Town Council in matters relating to shore protection, coastal management, beach nourishment, coastal armoring, the sand transfer plant, and matters relating to the Town's Lake Worth lagoon shoreline.
Palm Beach Zoning Board 
Members Re-Appointed
The Palm Beach Town Council on Tuesday appointed Martin Klein and Carol LeCates to new three-year terms on the Planning and Zoning Commission, and promoted Rick Pollock from alternate to regular board member.
Town Council Approves Business Workshop for November
Town Council
The Town Council is in the process of finalizing a plan for a business workshop, which will be held this fall and is intended to spark growth in the town's commerce.

Town Council Meeting Actions
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To view the summary of actions taken at this month's Town Council meetings, please click on the applicable link below.

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
Residents Don't Have to Wait for Palm Beach to Bury Their Utilities
The town is making allowances for property owners who want to bury their utilities without waiting for the town-wide undergrounding initiative to arrive at their doorstep. The town-wide project began this summer, with Phase 1 in the South End and far North End.
Palm Beach Council Says No to Fiber Optic Conduit
fiber optic cable
Hopes for an eventual fiber optic, high-speed communications system in town are stalling. Town Manager Tom Bradford and other officials have said the island-wide burial of utilities presents a chance to lay conduit for a future fiber optic cable installation at the lowest possible cost.
Palm Beach Billionaires Embrace Giving Initiative of Gates, Buffett
The Giving Pledge
You might call it a billionaire's philanthropic club that Bill Gates and Warren Buffett founded seven years ago. Known as the Giving Pledge group, 158 mostly billionaires worldwide have joined, including three of the 30-plus billionaires with homes in Palm Beach.
32 Palm Beach Billionaires Make the 2017 Forbes 400 List
2017 billionaires

Here are the Civic Association Board of Directors on the latest Forbes 400:
David H. Koch
Thomas Peterffy
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Stephen M. Ross
Charles B. Johnson
Henry R. Kravis
Paul Tudor Jones II
Jeff Greene
Third Quarter Sees  Year-Over-Year Palm Beach  Condo Sales Rise
Lowell House Condo
More condominiums sold in Palm Beach during July, August and September than in the same period last year, according to three sales reports just released by corporate-owned agencies that do business on the island.

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, 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.
Monday, November 6, 8:00 AM
Coffee with the Crew - Undergrounding Phase 1 - North
Annie's Dock - North Ocean Blvd and East Inlet Drive
Monday, November 6, 9:30 AM
Administrative and Personnel Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Tuesday, November 7, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Underground Utilities Task Force (UUTF) Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, November 8, 9:30 AM
Administrative and Personnel Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, November 16, 10 AM
Civic Association Community Forum
Hurricane Recovery Report - Underground Utility Update
Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea
Breakers' Plans at Old Testa's Site Bring 'New Optimism'
At a time when some island resident worry about big developers and chain restaurants coming in and ruining the feel of the island, The Breakers buying part of the former Testa's site is one of the best things that could happen, Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laurel Baker said.
Palm Beach Hauls Away About 1,300 Truckloads of Debris
tree debris pile Irma
For those who have grown tired of the debris-filled streets, Friday the 13th wasn't so unlucky as Palm Beach completed its fourth and final debris collection.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Trump in Palm Beach: $1 Million Reimbursement Coming, Frankel Says
secret service motocade
Palm Beach County taxpayers will get a $1 million reimbursement from the federal government for the costs of protecting Donald Trump when he stayed in Palm Beach as president-elect.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Trump in Palm Beach: Town to be Reimbursed at Least $24K
Mar-a-Lago Security
Palm Beach will be getting some money back to pay for President Donald Trump's trips to the island prior to his inauguration. The town is slated to get $24,343 of the $1 million going to Palm Beach County.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Scott Lewis Awarded Champion of Service Award by Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida
Scott Lewis Gov. Rick Scott
Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Vivian Myrtetus awarded Maggie Barnick, Stephen Rocca, and Scott Lewis with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida's official statewide volunteer recognition.
Read More (Volunteer Florida)
Mayor Gail Coniglio Message of Support for our Neighbors in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Mayor Gail Coniglio
The Town of Palm Beach is part of a non-partisan, public/private coalition called Palm Beach County Cares. 
Puerto Rico: Mayor Orders Aid Workers Out for Reporting Human Rights Violations
Scott Lewis
"In our professional opinion human rights are being violated here," reports Scott Lewis, founder of Eagles Wings Foundation (EWF) and Pathfinders in West Palm Beach, Fla., as he stands high on the hill at 11 p.m. EST in order to get a signal to make the urgent call to me. 
Last Charge Dropped in Case of 72-Foot Yacht Grounded in Palm Beach
Time Out Yacht
Palm Beach County prosecutors have dropped the last criminal charge against a Belle Isle captain who said he was drunk on Long Island Ice Teas last year when he ran his 72-foot-yacht aground near the Palm Beach Inlet.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Community Shredding Event - Prevent Identity Theft
shredding event
The Palm Beach Police Department Community Shredding Event will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. 
Read More (Civic Association News)
Proposal Would Send Lake Discharges Underground
The U.S Army Corps of Engineers is closely monitoring the high level of water in Lake Okeechobee and how it's affecting the Herbert Hoover Dike. However, another group will look at an alternate solution for that problem in the future.
Read More (WFLX)
King Tides Return with New Moon this Week
The waning crescent moon is pulling on the Earth's great oceans, a tug that may bring minor coastal flooding when it becomes newly born Oct. 19.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
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