May 3, 2019 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
Palm Beach Board Approves Pay Increases for Police, Firefighters
Town Council Meeting 4-4-2019
The Town Council took several steps last week toward improving the pay of police and firefighters so the town is competitive with neighboring municipalities. The council decided Tuesday to position public safety workers' salary ranges at the 75th percentile of the public-sector job market in Palm Beach County, based on data culled from consultant Evergreen Solutions' March 12 survey.
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Nature Rebuilds Beach at Breakers, Clarke Avenue in Palm Beach
Clarke Ave Beach access
A funny thing happened while coastal engineers have looked for an answer to severe erosion that dogged the shore between The Breakers and Clarke Avenue. Nature stepped in and fattened the once-skinny beach with sand, officials said at a Shore Protection Board meeting last week. The transformation occurred over the winter.
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Mother Turtle Dies on Rocks While Trying to Lay Eggs
Palm Beach Fire-Rescue, with the help of a Florida Wildlife officer, struggled yesterday to dislodge a large female turtle caught in the barrier rocks in front of the Palm Beach Country Club. It was quickly clear that what looked at first to be a rescue effort was in fact a recovery mission.
See Video, Photos, Story (Civic Association News)
Palm Beach Panel Gets Tour of Recreation Center
rec center
File Photo: Recreation Center Construction
"Ahead of schedule," "under budget" and "really cool" were some of the phrases tossed around at Wednesday's Recreation Advisory Commission meeting about the progress of Seaview Park and the Mandel Recreation Center.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Gas Leak at
Angler Ave. & North Lake Way
Angler Avenue and North Lake Way are now open in the Town of Palm Beach after Palm Beach Fire-Rescue was called because of a gas leak that happened during construction.
See More (Civic Association News)
Royal Poinciana Way Project 
Gets New Name
Testas site 2-7-19
The mixed-use project rising on the former Testa's Restaurant property on Royal Poinciana Way has a new name: Via Flagler By The Breakers. The name change as well as the holding of a so-called "topping off" ceremony were among the latest developments with the ongoing project.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Police and Fire Rescue 
Community Forum
police and fire rescue
The Palm Beach Police Department would like to invite the public to a Police and Fire Rescue Community Forum. The Community Forum will take place Monday, May 13, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Town of Palm Beach Council Chambers.
Emmy Award Winning Tim Malloy Joins Palm Beach Civic Association Growing Team of Media Contributors
Tim Malloy
Tim Malloy
The Palm Beach Civic Association is excited to announce today that Emmy Award winning Tim Malloy, a veteran of local and network television news and a bestselling author, will join the association's media team as a contributor.

Mr. Malloy will contribute to the popular  This Week in Palm Beach newscast that highlights local, state, and national news that impacts Palm Beach residents and stakeholders.
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Florida Senate Approves Bill That Will Require Utilities to Bury Lines
In order to ease post storm outages, the Florida Senate passed a bill that would make utility companies come up with a 10-year plan to strengthen and bury power lines. It also means Floridians can expect to see an increase on their electricity bill. It's been almost two years since Hurricane Irma hit parts of the state. The catastrophic storm knocked out power for thousands of homes in the area.
Read More (WWSB ABC7)
In Memoriam: Terry Allen Kramer
The Palm Beach Civic Association acknowledges with deep appreciation the exceptional life and service of Civic Association Director Terry Allen Kramer who died on May 2, 2019 in New York City.

A legendary Broadway producer, Mrs. Kramer had an extensive background in finance and theater. As president of Remarkable Partners LP, she had dozens of Broadway producing credits to her name, including Tony Award winners The Goat, or Who is Sylvia (Tony Award 2002) and Movin' Out (Tony Award 2003), Kinky Boots (Tony Award 2013), and The Humans (Tony Award 2016).
Read More (Civic Association News)
Palm Beach Resident Channels the Pain of Losing Child into Helping
At-Risk Kids
David and Jillian Gilmour
David and Jill Gilmour
Fiji Water founder and his wife donate $10M for Opportunity school in West Palm Beach. Some people say there is no greater heartbreak than that of losing a child. David Gilmour is one of those people. "It's with you every day," Gilmour says of having his only child, Erin, die when she was 22. Gilmour and his wife Jillian, Erin's stepmother, have lived part-time in Palm Beach for 25 years.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)

Monday, May 6, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Coffee with The Crew:
North Undergrounding Utilities Update Meeting
Palmo Way Park: Near the Pump Station
May 7, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Underground Utilities Task Force Meeting
Town Council Chambers

Monday, May 13, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Police and Fire Rescue Community Forum
Town Council Chambers
Tuesday, May 14, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Town Council Meeting-Regular Business
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, May 15, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Town Council Meeting-Development Review Matters
Town Council Chambers

Thursday, May 16, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Code Enforcement Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Friday, May 17, 9:00 AM
Retirement Board of Trustees Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Friday, May 17, 2:30 PM
Investment Advisory Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers

Palm Beach Offers New Programs, Technology for Hurricane Season
Hurricane Preparedness
Palm Beach is implementing new programs and technology for a smoother post-storm process in advance of the 2019 hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. 
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
The 7-Day Hurricane Forecast Will Soon Replace Current
5-Day Model
The National Hurricane Center is hoping to extend its forecasts from five to seven days, giving people two more days to prepare. Storm specialists began working in 2012 on adding two days to the end of the forecast.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
New Yorkers Fleeing for Florida More Than Any Other State
Florida last year had the most people in the U.S. move in from other states. It has New York to thank. 
Read More (Democrat & Cronicle)
Visit Florida Gets One Year Lease on Life
Visit Florida
Florida's tourism industry and the 140 employees at Visit Florida, the state's tourism marketing agency, can breathe easier - at least for a few months. 
Read More (Orlando Sentinel)
This Week in Palm Beach 2-22-2019
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Red Tide Research Bill Wins Final Approval in Florida Legislature
red tide sign
A bill aimed at finding ways to control and alleviate toxic red tide blooms has won final approval by the Florida Legislature. The House voted 112-1 for the measure providing $3 million a year for the next six years to research red tide. 
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Gov. DeSantis Announces Creation of Blue-Green Algae Task Force
algae in C-44 from Lake Okeechobee
Gov. Ron DeSantis visited Hobe Sound on Monday and announced the creation of a special task force to study the concerning issue of blue-green algae. 
Read More (WPTV)
Florida Bill Would Put a Halt on Plastic Straw Bans
drinking straw
Florida's local governments wouldn't be able to ban plastic straws for the next five years under a bill going to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The bill passed the Senate on a 24-15 vote Tuesday. 
Read More (WPTV)
Coral Grown in Tampa Bay Helping Rescue Florida Keys Reefs
florida coral
Divers were busy in early April transplanting coral grown in the Tampa Bay area to stressed-out reefs in South Florida and The Florida Keys. This unprecedented effort revolves around genetics.
Read More (WLRN)
More States Aim to Knock Air Out of Festive Balloon Launches
balloon release
The tradition of releasing balloons at weddings, birthdays and memorials may soon get deflated by lawmakers in more than half a dozen states.
Read More (Tampa Bay Times)
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