July 20, 2018 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
Civic Association Primary Candidates Meet & Greet Event
The Palm Beach Civic Association is holding a Primary Candidates Meet & Greet Event on Monday, August 20, 2018, from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM at Meat Market in the Town of Palm Beach. The Civic Association is hosting the event to help citizens make  informed decisions in the August 28 Primary Election.
Palm Beach Town Council Approves New Rec Center, Bigger Budget
The Town Council approved construction of a new Seaview Park recreation center last week, but not before a four-hour discussion, staunch opposition from one council member and an explanation of why the center's budget had increased by more than $2 million.
A $2K Historic Image on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach 
is Missing -- Again
midtown beach clock
For the second year in a row, a piece of the Worth Avenue clock tower in Palm Beach has gone missing. According to a police report, the picture affixed to the top of the bronze plaque facing north on the clock tower - which depicts the original Palm Beach pier - was reported missing July 5.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Would Free Ride Service Drive More Traffic to Palm Beach Businesses?
A free ride service using electric golf cart-style vehicles, used in several Miami-Dade County communities including Coral Gables, has grabbed the attention of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce.
This Historic Palm Beach Home Won't Be Demolished After All, Lawyer Says
Duck's Nest
A deal to sell Palm Beach's second-oldest house is almost complete, potentially ending a seven-month saga between the owner and the town over plans to demolish the building. Paul Maddock, owner of Duck's Nest, the historic home at 305 Maddock Way, and his lawyer, Peter Broberg, are "working toward closing" a sale of the home, Broberg said Monday.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Town Council to Appoint an 
Alternate Member to the 
Code Enforcement Board
Palm Beach Town Hall
The Town of Palm Beach announces a board member opening for an alternate position on the Town's Code Enforcement Board effective July 2018. The Code Enforcement Board hears cases involving violations of the Town Code and ordinances, and imposes administrative fines and other noncriminal penalties where a pending or repeated violation exists.
Town Council Meeting Actions
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To view the summary of actions taken at the July Town Council meetings, please click on the applicable link below.

July 10, 2018
Bristol, Most Expensive in Palm Beach County, Races to Completion
Bristol Palm Beach Condo Tower
Developers of The Bristol are racing toward completion of the ultra-luxury condominium in downtown West Palm Beach. At the end of July, construction trailers will be removed so landscaping can begin at the site.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Brightline Will Add More Daily Trips to its Schedule in August
More Brightline higher-speed passenger trains will be zipping between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach next month. Beginning Aug. 6, there will be 16 daily round trips - up from 11 daily trains, Mondays through Fridays. 
Read More (Sun Sentinel)
The El Niño Forecast Has Changed, 
What  it Means for  Hurricane Season
El Niño
An El Niño watch issued last month will continue after the latest forecast for the global climate pattern increased its chances of appearing this fall or winter. 
Quiet Hurricane Season
Could Mean Payback this Winter
Florida Hurricane
A global weather pattern shaping up to quell hurricanes this summer could spell stronger storms this winter across Florida.
Nelson, Frankel Urge 
FEMA to Reimburse County for Trump  Security Costs
Allen Eyestone  The Palm Beach Post
Florida U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, urged the federal government Monday to speed up its expected reimbursement of $5.6 million to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for protecting President Donald Trump during his visits to Mar-a-Lago.
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Friday, August 3, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
A Cup of Joe with Bo 
Undergrounding Phase 1 - South
South Fire Rescue Station, 2185 S. Ocean Blvd.
Monday, August 6, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Coffee with the Crew 
Undergrounding Phase 1 - North
Annie's Dock - North Ocean Blvd and East Inlet Drive
Wednesday, August 15, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting
Regular Business and Development Review Matters
Town Council Chambers

Thursday, August 16, 2:00 PM
Code Enforcement Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Friday, August 17, 2:30 PM
Investment Advisory Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers

Active-Shooter Training for Palm Beach Public Safety Conducted this Week
Police training
By: R. Michael Brown
Civic Association
Communications Director
As we get ready to kick off a new school year, first responders from the Town of Palm Beach trained this week for an active-shooter situation at Palm Beach Public School. It included police, firefighters, and paramedics.
See More (Civic Association News)
A New Kind of Phone Scam: Neighbor Spoofing
neighborhood spoofing
Are you experiencing an increase in the number of local calls to your home and/or cell phone? You're not alone. This phenomenon is called "neighbor spoofing".
Read More (Civic Association News)
Police Explain How License Plate Reading Technology Helps Them Catch Criminals
police camera
"Because vehicles are pretty much used in every type of crime it provides us with intelligence information that we normally wouldn't have if we didn't have this technology,".
Read More (WPTV)
Private Polling Boosted PBC Schools' Push
for a $150 Million Tax Hike
Palm Beach County School District
Palm Beach County public school leaders decided last month to press ahead with a proposed $150 million tax increase after a poll suggested strong support for the proposal among county voters, newly obtained polling records show.
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Construction and Traffic Highlights for the Week of 07/23/2018
traffic 8-22-17
Click on the link below to download a copy of the Construction and Traffic Report for the upcoming week.
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State to Withhold Payments to SunPass Vendor Until Upgrade Complete
The vendor responsible for the messy rollout of the state's new SunPass customer service system won't get paid until the system is fully operational.
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