June 30, 2017 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
Palm Beach County 'Mansion Parties' Becoming Unruly and Problematic
110 clarendon
When Alfred and Jan Malley leave town for the summer, they count on their property manager to keep watch of their $9.87 million house - located in the Estate Section of Palm Beach known for its large mansions.  
Council Debates Donor Recognition at Palm Beach Recreation Center
The new Palm Beach recreation center could have more than three dozen donor plaques hanging throughout the building and grounds.
Lake Trail Improvements Project Schedule Modified
Lake Trail
The Lake Trail Improvements construction project has been ongoing for three weeks.  The first phase will be completed next week.
Voters Said 'No' to Waterfront Towers, So Why is One in the Works?
One Flagler
Despite a voter-approved ban on building skyscrapers on West Palm's downtown waterfront, the city is pressing forward with a plan that would allow one developer - Related Cos. of New York - to do just that.
Commissioners to Talk Over Waterfront Tower Plan
West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio
Mayor Jeri Muoio
Word that the Mayor Jeri Muoio's staff was moving ahead with a plan that could put an office tower near the waterfront sent city commissioners' phones ringing this week.
Brightline Using Cleaner Energy Option for First Time
Brightline biodiesel
Wednesday morning Brightline crews began fueling new trains with clean energy for the first time. Brightline has partnered with Florida Power and Lights to fill up the trains with two-million gallons of clean biodiesel a year.
Brightline Holds Safety Workshop for Police, Fire Officials
Brightline First Responders
Officials with All Aboard Florida's Brightline held a train safety workshop on Saturday for police officers, firefighters and other emergency workers from Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Which Palm Beach Real Estate Pros Ranked on 2016 Sales-Volume List?
Christian Angle
Christian Angle
Civic Association Director
Although last year was a relatively fitful year for Palm Beach real estate sales, six agents sold enough properties here to be ranked on an annual U.S. top 250 list published Friday as part of a Wall Street Journal special advertising section named "The Thousand."
Water 2070

Water 2070, Mapping Florida's Future

One of the biggest issues facing Florida today is the availability of sufficient water to meet the needs of people, agriculture, and the environment. A growing population makes the historic competition between users even more intense.

"Water 2070, Mapping Florida's Future is a new study that graphically depicts how water conservation strategies can mitigate the potentially devastating impacts of Florida's continuing population growth on the State's invaluable water supplies," said Harvey L. Poppel, Civic Association Director & Water Resources Committee Chair. "It could serve as an important input to Town decisions regarding development and conservation."

Thirteen new directors were welcomed as Palm Beach Civic Association Directors at the Annual Meeting for 2017-2018. This weekly feature will introduce them.
New Liaison Director
Erin Manning
Erin Manning
Ms. Manning, who has devoted her career to museum work, is the executive director of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, where she has served since February 2016. Her initial focus is to seek and serve new audiences, broaden the traditional season of events and exhibitions into the calendar year, and develop connections with community organizations. Prior to Ms. Manning's arrival at the Flagler Museum, she was the executive director of the Historical Society of Princeton in New Jersey. There she led the renewal of the organization by developing new programs, expanding fundraising, shaping board advocacy and support, and relocating the organization's headquarters from an important, but small, historic house to a vibrant, six-acre historic farmstead. Ms. Manning has held positions at the Morris Museum, New Jersey Historical Society, Staten Island Children's Museum, and Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in Williamsburg, VA.


Monday, July 3, 2017, All Day
Civic Association Offices Closed
Tuesday, July 4, 2017, All Day
Independence Day
Town and Civic Association Offices Closed
Thursday, July 6, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Underground Utilities Task Force (UUTF) Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Tuesday, July 11, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Town Council Meeting-Budget Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, July 12, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Town Council Meeting-Regular Business and Development Review
Town Council Chambers
Tuesday, July 18, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, July 19, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, July 20, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Code Enforcement Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, July 26, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Architectural Commission (ARCOM) Meeting
Town Council Chambers

Tuesday, August 1, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Underground Utilities Task Force (UUTF) Meeting
Town Council Chambers

A Civic Association
In-Depth Report
By Michele Dargan, Special for the Civic Association
Seeing the proactive approach Palm Beach has taken to reduce the mosquito population that transmits the Zika virus, healthcare attorney Judy Goodman wants to share the town's plan with other communities.
Read More (Civic Association News)
Mosquitoes in Crosshairs as South Florida Steps Up Zika Fight
Mosquito Truck
Soon after this month's record rains fell, phone calls flooded South Florida mosquito-control programs seeking relief.
Read More (Sun Sentinel)
Palm Beach Judge Lisa Small earns Distinguished Jurist Award
Judge Lisa Small
Judge Lisa Small
Palm Beach County Judge Lisa Small recently received the Distinguished Jurist Award from the South Palm Beach County Bar Association for her "outstanding judicial service."
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Richard A. Raffo
The officers, directors, and staff of the Palm Beach Civic Association acknowledge with deep appreciation the exceptional life of Richard A. Raffo who passed away on June 21, 2017.
Read More (Civic Association News)
Emergency Lake Okeechobee Back-Pumping Granted to Save Wildlife
Lake Okeechobee
The South Florida Water Management District was granted emergency permission today to back pump clean water into Lake Okeechobee to save animals and plants in bloated water conservation areas.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Septic Systems Leaking Drugs, Chemicals into Drinking Water
A new analysis shows that septic systems in the United States routinely discharge pharmaceuticals, consumer product chemicals, and other potentially hazardous chemicals into the environment.
Construction Traffic Report for the Week of 
June 26
traffic 06-25-17
Click on the link below to download a copy of the construction and traffic report for the upcoming week.
Civic Association Website
website 6-2017
Check out our new Civic Association homepage with Bloomberg live TV streaming on our site and photos and videos easier to access with quicklink buttons. It works on mobile devices too!
Read More (Civic Association News)
Palm Beach Recreation Center
Palm Beach Recreation Department
To Visit
Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce 
To See 
Chamber Events