July 6, 2018 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
Congress Appropriates $25 Million for Mid-Town Beach Nourishment
midtown beach
The Town of Palm Beach is excited to announce that our flagship public beach, Mid-Town, has been included within the U.S. Congress Bipartisan Act of 2018 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Long Term Disaster Recovery Investment Plan.  This appropriation of 25 million dollars marks the first time that U.S. Congress has appropriated funding for this federal project.  
Shiny Sheet Editorial: 
It's time to be Business-Minded
125 Worth Ave
Civic Association survey addresses future of
commerce on the island
The Palm Beach Civic Association wants your opinion. It has taken a pro-active approach to the issues affecting island businesses with an online survey, which the organization has sent to roughly 4,000 email addresses. The survey contains 18 multiple-choice questions about the local business community as well as 10 questions seeking demographic information.
Gas Line Strikes Continue to Plague Utility Project in Palm Beach
A gas line strike in June at the intersection of North Ocean Boulevard and Indian Road was the eighth such rupture to occur in the North End since workers began burying utilities there last year.
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Palm Beach Gets Judgment in Utilities Lawsuit Involving PB Towers
Palm Beach Towers
A judge has ruled for the town in its legal battle against a Palm Beach Towers property owner that challenged the town's plan to assess property owners in the building to pay for the island-wide burial of overhead utilities.
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That's Madam Ambassador to You; Robin Bernstein Confirmed
Robin Bernstein
Robin Bernstein
Palm Beach resident Robin Bernstein is having a change of address and a change of name. No, she's not divorcing her husband, Richard Bernstein, a Civic Association Director. She was confirmed by the Senate last week as ambassador to the Dominican Republic. She's now the Hon. Robin Bernstein and she's on her way to her new digs.
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Beach Cleanup Group: Medical Waste on Palm Beach Shore Getting Worse
Medical Waste
Blood vials, syringes, IV pouches, hypodermic needles and even diabetic lancets are washing up on town beaches. It's always been a problem but lately the medical refuse is more abundant, said Diane Buhler, founder of the Friends of Palm Beach group that volunteers to pick up trash on town beaches.
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Special Town Council Meeting: 
Budget Matters
Monday, July 9, 9:30 AM
Palm Beach Town Hall
The public is invited to attend this first budget workshop for the Town of Palm Beach.
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Hurricane Beryl First Storm of Season, Forecast to Fizzle
Hurricane Beryl
Small tropical storm #2 in the Atlantic strengthened into Hurricane Beryl early Friday morning, the first hurricane of the season. "The system is forecast to degenerate into an open trough east of the Lesser Antilles over the weekend," states a forecast advisory on the National Hurricane Center's website.  
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2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Now Expected to Be Less Active
Hurricane outlook 2018
Colorado State University's Updated July Outlook: The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is increasingly expected to be less active than average, according to an updated seasonal outlook released by Colorado State University.
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Hurricane Preparedness 
Voluntary ID Cards & Out-Of-State Resident ID Cards
Voluntary ID Card
Hurricane season is here. The Palm Beach Police Department is reminding businesses, residential employees, contractors and landscapers that while Town ID cards are not required, it is recommended that all new and renewal cards be obtained before a storm emergency occurs.
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Record Storms Cause Billions of Dollars in Damage, Stoke Infrastructure Fears
hurricane irma
With total damages from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria totaling roughly $365 billion1, the 2017 hurricane season was the costliest on record in the U.S and revealed the dilapidated state of US Infrastructure, which was completely unprepared to withstand the onslaught of such epic storms.
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Resign-To-Run Law Forces 
Peyton McArthur Out of 
PBC Commission Race
Peyton McArthur
Peyton McArthur
Palm Beach County commission aide Peyton McArthur's last-minute decision to run for his boss's seat backfired on Friday when he was forced to pull out of the commission race because he failed to resign from his post as a Port of Palm Beach commissioner.
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Lake O Discharges to Treasure Coast to Stop Temporarily
blue green algae sign
The Army Corps of Engineers announced this morning it will pause Lake Okeechobee discharges into the St. Luce Estuary for nine days to allow for a saltwater refresh. Releases are expected to resume following the break.


Monday, July 9, 9:30 AM
Special Town Council Meeting
Budget Matters
Town Council Chambers
Tuesday, July 10, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting
Regular Business
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, July 11, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting
Development Review Matters
Town Council Chambers

Friday, July 12, 9:30 AM
Public Works Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Tuesday, July 17, 9:30 AM
Planning and Zoning Commission
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, July 18, 9:30 AM
Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, July 19, 2:00 PM
Code Enforcement Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Friday, July 20, 10:00 AM
Union Negotiation Meeting
Town of Palm Beach v. International Association of Firefighters, Local #2928
South Fire Rescue Station
Taxable Values Up Again this Year in Palm Beach and the County
Property Tax Increasing
Taxable property values in Palm Beach are up 7.75 percent over a year ago, reaching $18.2 billion, according to Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks' office.
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Penny Sales Tax Funding $70 Million Makeover at Palm Beach County Schools
While Palm Beach County schools are closed for the summer, several are getting a $70 million makeover. It's all being funded through the Penny Sales Tax which went into effect in Jan. 2017.
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Charter Schools Fight for Share of Proposed Tax
Renaissance Charter School at West Palm Beach
The battle between the Palm Beach County School Board and charter schools has opened up a new front, this time over distribution of a proposed property tax.
Read More (Sun Sentinel)
Republicans Propose Using Sales Tax Money for New Tax Cuts
online cart
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling making it easier to collect online sales taxes could yield billions of dollars for state and local governments - if they decide to keep it.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
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Brightline Financial Documents Reveal First Quarter Ridership, Revenue
brightline station
Brightline carried 74,780 riders and collected $663,700 in ticket revenue in its first 2½ months of operation, according to financial documents released Friday.
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Brightline's Garages Start Charging Customers to Park
Brightline parking
Customers of the Brightline train service no longer can park for free in the parking garages. This past Sunday, the company began charging hourly and daily rates to park.
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Brightline Train Stations Boost New Development in South Florida's Downtowns
Brightline's train stations are luring new development and other amenities into South Florida's downtowns. New offices and hundreds of apartments will open this year near the stations in Miami and West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale officials expect a similar project across 7 acres in their city, too.
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Construction and Traffic Highlights for the Week of 07/02/2018
Click on the link below to download a copy of the Construction and Traffic Report for the upcoming week.
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