August 31, 2018 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
Primary Winners for Florida on
Palm Beach Ballots
2018 primary election results
The results for the Primary Election on August 28, 2018 for candidates on ballots in Palm Beach are shown in this article. Palm Beach turnout at the polls on Tuesday was very light and we're still waiting to hear about overall turnout and specific results from precincts in Town. However, the Civic Association Online Voters Guide showed over 14,400 views so there was tremendous interest in the Primary Election.
Request denied: Florida Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge of Six Proposed Amendments
Florida Supreme court
Without comment, the Florida Supreme Court has rejected former chief justice Harry Lee Anstead's request for oral arguments to challenge six proposed constitutional amendments, including Amendment 8. Anstead and former Elections commissioner Robert Barnas have contended the six measures are unconstitutionally bundled.
Read More (Tampa Bay Times)
Palm Beach to Issue up to $60 Million in Bonds for Utility Burial
With two lawsuits resolved and a $22.6 million loan nearly spent, Palm Beach is moving forward and will soon issue bonds to finance a bulk of the cost of burying all overhead utility lines on the island. Earlier this month, the Town Council unanimously approved up to $60 million in bonds to be issued for 30 years.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Why Palm Beach Board is Irked 
Over Changes to 
Recreation Center Design
A dismayed and frustrated Palm Beach Architectural Commission last week sent a clear message to the Town Council and others involved in building the controversial and much-delayed recreation center. The compound's architecture, the board agreed, shouldn't be compromised just because the council is wrestling with an unexpected budget crunch.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Someone Donated $100,000 
to Palm Beach - Again
Palm Beach Town Hall
Palm Beach recently received a $100,000 donation from a resident. The Town Council formally accepted the donation during last week's council meeting. Town Manager Kirk Blouin said the donor wished to remain anonymous. The same donor also gave the town $100,000 last year, according to Blouin.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Three Down, One Concrete Pour to Go at Former Testa Site in Palm Beach
The third of four large concrete pours at the historic Testa site was completed without any problems, Cody Crowell, managing director of construction for the Frisbie Group, said Wednesday. Coastal Construction, the project's general contractor, handled the pour from the Royal Poinciana Way side of the 1.3-acre site, Crowell said.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
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Cancellation of the September 5,
Recreation Advisory
 Commission Meeting
The Recreation Advisory Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. has been cancelled.
The next regularly scheduled Recreation Advisory Commission meeting will be Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.

Cancellation of the September 6, Ordinances, Rules, and Standards Committee Meeting
The Ordinances, Rules, and Standards Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. has been cancelled.
The next scheduled Ordinances, Rules, and Standards Committee meeting will be Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.
James and Sue Patterson Cuddle up with Critters in New Kids' Book
Sue and James Patterson
James and Sue Patterson
The world is a strange and wonderful place. It's home to animals whose eyes weigh more than their heads, fish that look like blobs when they surface and birds that are such powerful fliers they can knock down a grown man. Tarsiers, blobfish and snowy owls - the creatures we've just described - are among more than 50 featured in Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses. Author James Patterson is a Civic Association Director.


Monday, September 3
Labor Day
Civic Association & Town Hall Closed
Wednesday, September 12, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting
Development Review Matters
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, September 13, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting
Regular Business
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, September 13, 5:01 PM
Special Town Council Meeting
First Budget Hearing
Town Council Chambers
Friday, September 14, 9:30 AM
Public Works Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers

UPDATE 8-30-2018
Heating Up in the Atlantic
Watching two systems. One close to home here in Palm Beach and one near Africa with 90% chance of developing.
Will Third Try be Charm for Art, Movies, Apartments at Carefree Site?
Carefree theater site
Nearly three years since prominent New York developer and part-time Palm Beach resident Charles Cohen bought the West Palm Beach property where the Carefree Theater once stood on South Dixie Highway, the land sits bare.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
This Week in Palm Beach 8-24-2018
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3rd Lagoon Drift Citizen Science Experiment Gets Underway
ANGARI Foundation
On September 9th, 2018, ANGARI Foundation will initiate the third experiment of the Lake Worth Lagoon Drift Card Study, a citizen science program that encourages the local community's participation to improve understanding of how debris is transported in coastal waterways in and around Palm Beach County.
Read More (ANGARI Foundation)
Lake 'O' on Dangerous Rise
Into Peak Hurricane Season
St Lucie Lock & Dam discharge
Harmful Lake Okeechobee releases will increase into the northern estuaries Friday as lake levels continue a "dangerous rise" into the peak of hurricane season.
Read More (Palm Beach Post) 
Construction & Traffic Highlights for the Week of 8/27/18
Traffic 8-14-17
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