THIS WEEK IN PALM BEACH
November 2, 2018 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
THIS WEEK IN PALM BEACH
CIVIC ASSOCIATION VIDEO
ELECTIONS
Palm Beach Election Forum: Breaking Down the Ballot Amendments
Midterm election forum
Florida voters this year are being asked to understand a dozen proposed constitutional amendments that will appear on the Nov. 6 election ballot.

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Dr. Oz awards luncheon
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Local Town Election in 2019
The Town Council Election is on March 12, 2019.
Palm Beach Election: Julie Araskog Seeking Second Term on Council
Julie Araskog
Julie Araskog
Julie Araskog announced Friday she will seek a second term on the Town Council in the March 12 town election. Araskog, a North End resident, faces a challenge from Rene Silvin, a Midtown resident and member of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, who filed papers Friday with Town Clerk Kathleen Dominguez's office to run for Araskog's Group 2 seat.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Palm Beach Election: Landmarks Commissioner to Vie for 
Town Council Seat
Rene Silvin
Rene Silvin
Rene Silvin, a retired health care executive, author and landmarks commissioner, said Friday he will challenge Julie Araskog for the Group 2 Town Council seat in the March 12 election. Silvin, who lives in Midtown, filed his candidacy papers Friday in Town Clerk Kathleen Dominguez's office.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
NEWS AROUND TOWN
Palm Beach Refines Rec Center Plans Again, Pushes Budget Past $14 Million
Rec Center plan South
The cost of building a new Seaview Park Recreation Center has ticked upward in recent weeks as the Town Council has tweaked the final design. The council restored some elements that were eliminated earlier to cut costs when the lone construction bid from Hedrick Brothers Construction Co. came in higher than expected.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Palm Beach Creates Dashboard Report to Shed Light on Town Finances
Lewis Crampton
Lew Crampton
When Lew Crampton was running for a seat on the Palm Beach Town Council early this year, he vowed that, if elected, he'd make town government finances more transparent to residents. Voters chose Crampton over Harris S. Fried in the March 13 town election, and Councilman Crampton's promise has since become a reality in form of a report on the town's website townofpalmbeach.com and its Finance Department website.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
'Street Chokers' Might Come to Roads if Utility Easements Aren't Granted
undergrounding chicane
Property owners have granted most of the 31 easements needed to hold equipment for a conversion from overhead to underground utilities in a North End neighborhood but there are a few holdouts. The town has told owners on those streets that if no one volunteers for the easement, it will build a "street choker" or "chicane" within the public right-of-way to hold utility boxes for Florida Power & Light, Comcast and AT&T.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Palm Beach Board OKs 
Retractable Windows for Restaurant 
at Old Testa's Site
Testa proposed
A sharply divided Architectural Commission last week gave The Breakers what it desperately wanted in the new mixed-use development under construction at the site of the old Testa's Restaurant on Royal Poinciana Way. In a split vote, the board agreed to add retractable glass windows into a previously approved open-air arcade in the sidewalk-facing restaurant that The Breakers will own.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
REAL ESTATE
Board Approves Luxury Townhouses 
at Former Charley's Crab Site 
in Palm Beach
charlie's crab site
A prominent site facing Midtown Beach - for years the home of Charley's Crab restaurant - will get four luxury Mediterranean-style townhouses under a plan approved this week by the Architectural Commission. It's been months in the making.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
CIVIC ASSOCIATION
DIRECTORS IN THE NEWS
Palm Beach Billionaire Jeff Greene is Starting to Build One West   
One West Palm -Greene
Palm, a 30-story, twin-tower project that's been on again/off again for the past two years. The property, at 550 Quadrille Blvd., is fenced off in preparation for work that will start in a couple weeks by general contractor Kast Construction. The $300 million complex will feature offices, suite-style hotel rooms and apartments.

MEETINGS & EVENTS

Monday, November 5, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Coffee with the Crew
Undergrounding Phase 1 - North
Annie's Dock - North Ocean Blvd and East Inlet Drive
 
Tuesday, November 6, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Midterm Election Day
Local Polling Location
 
Wednesday, November 7, 9:00 AM
Recreation Advisory Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Wednesday, November 7, 9:30 AM
Civic Association Healthcare Committee
Healthcare Committee Members Only
PBCA Community Conference Room
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2:00 PM
Civic Association Public Safety Committee
Public Safety Committee Members Only
PBCA Community Conference Room
 
Community Shredding & Electronics Recycling, Destruction Identity Theft Prevention Event
Thursday, November 8, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
South Parking Lot of Phipps Ocean Park
 
Thursday, November 8, 10:00 AM
Civic Association Beautification Committee
Beautification Committee Members Only
Beautification Committee Chairman's Home
 
Monday, November 12
Veterans' Day
Town Hall Closed
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
Despite New Law, Florida Will Still 'Fall Back' for End of Daylight Saving Time
Fall back
The "Sunshine Protection Act" aimed to make Daylight Saving Time permanent in Florida, meaning those in the Sunshine State would no longer have to set their clocks back an hour each November. But even though the bill passed the Florida Legislature and was signed by Gov. Rick Scott seven months ago, Floridians will still "fall back" this weekend.
Read More (WSVN)
PUBLIC SAFETY
Palm Beach Jewish Leaders Grapple with Security Questions
Melanie Bell  Palm Beach Daily News
Melanie Bell / Palm Beach Daily News
Outside the synagogue, standing against the doorway, was an armed guard. He wore a yarmulke and a holstered hand gun.
Document
 Shredding Event
Nov. 8
shredding event
Police officials said shredding documents and recycling electronic equipment will help prevent identify theft, which "is the fastest growing crime in the world today."
WEATHER
Will Weekend Cool Front Blow Red Tide Our Way?
Beach closed Red Tide
A trio of cool fronts - two past, one pending - could push a red tide that has menaced the Treasure Coast for two weeks back into Palm Beach County, but likely in low concentrations.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
A Break from the Heat - What Will El-Niño Bring this Season?
El Niño
By: R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communications Director
Forecasters are predicting El Niño, which is triggered by a periodic warming of the equatorial Pacific, to take hold of the atmosphere this Palm Beach Season.  That typically means a wetter and cooler season in Palm Beach than normal; but, not all El Niño's are alike. 
Read More (Civic Association News)
HURRICANES
Hurricane Season has One Month Left. What to Expect
Hurricane Season
We're officially one month away from the end of hurricane season, but if history is an indication, it's not time to let our guard down.
Read More (Sun Sentinel)
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ENVIRONMENT
Palm Beach Teen Up for Loggerhead Marinelife Center Conservation Award
Gray Foster
Sixteen-year-old Palm Beach resident Gray Foster and the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in nearby Manalapan are finalists in Loggerhead Marinelife Center's Go Blue Awards, which honors organizations and individuals who are community leaders in ocean conservation and are on the forefront of going "blue."
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Asian & Formosan Subterranean Termites Exploding in S. Florida
termite damage
"We are at risk of losing our houses. If you let it go, it can literally take a house down," said Dr. Thomas Chouvenc, an entomologist with the University of Florida's Research and Education Center in Davie. Scientists say 50 percent of native pine in Fort Lauderdale alone are currently infested with the termites.
Read More (Civic Association News)
BRIGHTLINE
The Future of High-Speed Rail Travel In Florida Is Bright
brightline station
Despite its impressive name Miami Central Station is much smaller than Penn Station in New York, a hub for Amtrak, the largest intercity passenger rail service in the United States. 
Read More (Forbes)
TRAFFIC
Construction & Traffic Highlights for the Week of 11/5/18
traffic 8-7-17
Click on the link below to download a copy of the Construction and Traffic Report for the upcoming week.
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
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