April 19, 2019 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 

Thank You for a Magnificent Season!
Palm Beach Civic Association Presents Awards at Annual Meeting
2019 Kunkel Award
More than 400 people attended the Palm Beach Civic Association's 2019 Annual Meeting and End of Season 75th Season Celebration Monday at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum.  The event marked the end of the Civic Association's 75th anniversary season. A kickoff reception in November at the Royal Poinciana Plaza marked the beginning of the 75th anniversary celebration and continued with a variety of programs offered throughout this milestone season.
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Mayor's State-of-the-Town Address During the Palm Beach Civic Association's 2019 Annual Meeting
2019 State of the Town
In her ninth State of Palm Beach address, Mayor Gail Coniglio spoke about the upcoming positive changes in Palm Beach's future - as well as some challenges that the town will have to tackle.  She spoke about protecting the environment, nourishing the beaches, and improving salary and benefits for public safety employees. She also gave status updates on current construction projects.
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History of the Palm Beach Civic Association - The First 75 Years
Palm Beach Takes Step Toward Zoning Change for Businesses
Paul Castro
Paul Castro
Zoning officials took a modest step Tuesday toward simplifying town oversight whenever businesses want to make interior changes. Planning and Zoning Commission members voted 4-3 in favor of the rule change, which is up to the Town Council to implement. Zoning board members in the minority said they didn't want to rush into the change without knowing more specifics or having more time to consider any unforeseen circumstances.
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Car Carriers Rules & Regulations
Car carriers are allowed to load and off-load vehicles in 3 areas of Town. Commercial Loading and Unloading /Deliveries are only allowed during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Ord. 42-197) - violations of this ordinance are a class II violations.
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Flag Display on Royal Poinciana Way in Palm Beach Doesn't Fly
The  Town Council appears willing to allow  a large patriotic U.S. flag display Veterans Day weekend on Royal Poinciana WayBut the council told the Rotary Club of Palm Beach Tuesday that, if approved, the Flags for Heroes charity event will have to be staged in Bradley Park.
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Town Council Actions
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To view the summary of actions taken at April's Town Council meetings, please click on the applicable link below.

April 9, 2019
Currie Park Proposal: 38-Story Condos Would be West Palm's Tallest Towers
currie park proposal
The fact that a billionaire developer proposed the city's tallest buildings beside the waterfront park didn't seem to faze the Northwood residents and business owners who came to hear Jeff Greene's vision for his assembled parcels. Many applauded and commented on how the project could become a focal point for the community, boost its economy and draw life to a park that has defaulted to the homeless.
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Biggest Palm Beach International Boat Show Draws Big Crowds, Too
Palm Beach International Boat Show
Organizers of the Palm Beach International Boat Show have learned the hard way that rough weather can sink attendance at the annual springtime event quicker than a hole in a hull. But that certainly wasn't the case at the 34th edition of the show. The show, in fact, saw attendance jump more than 6.7 percent over last year, organizers said this week, although they didn't release specific gate figures.
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IRS Scams
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The Palm Beach Police Department is reminding the public to safeguard against Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scam phone calls from thieves with the intent of stealing money and/or the identity of the victims. Here are several tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of these scams
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Wednesday, April 24, 9:00 AM
Architectural Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, April 25, 9:00 AM
Shore Protection Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers

Friday, April 26, 2:00 PM
Selection Committee meeting
RFQ No. 2019-16
Mid-Town Seawall Design & Construction Management Services
Public Works Meeting Room
Tuesday, April 30, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2019 Hurricane Preparedness Seminar
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, May 1, 10:00 AM
Recreation Advisory Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, May 2, 9:30 AM
Ordinances, Rules & Standards Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Friday, May 3, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Cup of Joe with Bo:
South Undergrounding Utilities 
Community Update Meeting
South Fire Rescue: Meeting Room
Presidential Visit Thursday, April 18 - Sunday, April 21
Mar-a-Lago Roadblock
Roadblocks are implemented around Mar-A-Lago from Thursday, April 18, 2019, through Sunday, April 21, 2019. 
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State Spending Grows at Slower Rate
Florida Capital
Republicans and Democrats in Tallahassee are in agreement on at least one thing as they forge a state budget that will total around $90 billion: Florida's economy is doing well. The state's unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in February, and more than 25,000 jobs were added that month.
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This Week in Palm Beach 2-22-2019
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The Amount of Plastic in the Ocean is a Lot Worse Than We Thought, Study Says
Sea Turtle Plastic Bag
If you're sad when you see stories about dead whales washing ashore with dozens of pounds of plastic in their bellies or feel guilty when you forget to bring your reusable bags to the grocery store, there's a good reason. The amount of plastic that's been dumped into the ocean has been increasing.
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Gardening with Native Plants More Sustainable, Better for Ecosystem
Wild Coffee
Most of Florida and Palm Beach and West Palm Beach, most of it is probably between 50 and 75, if not more, percent non-native, exotic from other places.
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The Fate of Horseshoe Crabs in Florida is Unknown. Here's Why it Should Matter to You.
Horseshoe Crab
If you've ever had an injection, vaccination or surgery, you've benefited from the mysterious creature known as the American horseshoe crab. In the 1950s, Frederick Bank discovered that the special cells in the horseshoe crab's blue blood prevent bacteria from invading the animal's body.
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Friends of
Palm Beach
Keeping Our Beaches Clean
beach clean-up
beach clean-up

Date:   Saturday, April 27th
Time:   9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:    Dolphin Rd.
All supplies will be there. Iced water and snacks too.
Diane Buhler
Gov. Ron DeSantis Downplays Chances of Offshore Drilling in Florida Waters
drilling platform
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday downplayed growing concerns that President Donald Trump is putting Florida's coastal waters back in play for oil exploration.
A political ally of the president, DeSantis said he will "be raising Cain" if drilling plans advance that include Florida waters.
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