September 28, 2018 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
Palm Beach Approves 
$82.4 Million Budget
Palm Beach Town Hall
The Palm Beach Town Council gave the final nod Thursday to an $82.4 million spending plan for the year that begins Oct. 1. The proposed budget would be nearly 2.5 percent larger than this year's $80.5 million budget.
Town Designated Areas for Car Carriers to Load and Unload
car carrier
Car carriers are allowed to load and off-load vehicles in 3 areas of Town. If carriers are found blocking lanes of traffic, they can receive a Code Enforcement Notice of Violation for violating the Right of Way, Ordinance No. 106-1.
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Palm Beach Board Applauds 
New Vision for One of Town's 
Oldest Homes
The Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved on Friday a plan to partially demolish and restore Duck's Nest, the historic lakefront home that harkens back to Palm Beach's pioneer days. "Everyone here is delighted to see the direction this property is moving in," Chairman Ted Cooney said.
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Town Council to Appoint Member(s) to the Investment Advisory Committee
Town of Palm Beach logo The Town of Palm Beach announces a board member opening on the Investment Advisory Committee effective immediately. The Investment Advisory Committee acts in an advisory capacity and shall make recommendations to the Town Council on matters relating to the Town's investment policy and the investment of the Town's surplus funds.
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Town Council Actions

To view the summary of actions taken at September's  Town Council meetings, please click on the applicable  link below.
September 12, 2018 - Development Review
Changing CityPlace: A High-Rise Apartment Complex May be Coming
Downtown is about density, to lure companies with well-paid employees, and residents and tourists with money to spend in shops and restaurants - to bring it to life - but without overpopulating streets with cars or blocking sun and water views with walls of glass and concrete.
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Owner of West Palm Beach Office Building Sues City for 
Up-Zoning Action
The owner of Esperanté Corporate Center in downtown West Palm Beach took legal action against the city for allowing construction of another office building that would block Esperanté tenants' view of the city's waterfront.
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Port of Palm Beach Board Considers Deepening, Widening Inlet
The Port of Palm Beach is again considering a controversial project to deepen and widen the Lake Worth Inlet just south of Peanut Island to make it easier for commercial ships to enter and leave the port. In a discussion during a Port of Palm Beach Commission meeting Thursday, commissioners heard public comments and discussed the benefits and drawbacks of widening the inlet.
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Autism Trailblazers Bob and Suzanne Wright Receive 2018 Pardes Honorary Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health
The 2018 Pardes Honorary Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health is being awarded to Bob Wright and the late Suzanne Wright, the founders of Autism Speaks, for their unparalleled leadership in advancing autism research and increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder. The award was announced today by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and will be presented at a ceremony in New York City on October 26.
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The George Cohon RMHC Golf Classic Hits $3,936,686 for RMHC Families, Raising an Incredible $419,920
On September 24th, the annual George Cohon Ronald McDonald House Canadian Golf Classic took place at the beautiful Lambton Golf & Country Club in Toronto. RMHC Canada's founder George Cohon, opened the event introducing the very special Strang family, who stayed at the Ronald McDonald House in South Central Ontario and Toronto while their son, Gabriel, grew strong enough to go home after being born prematurely. The Strang family shared their story of hope and togetherness, bringing the true meaning of our mission to life.
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Monday, October 1, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Coffee with the Crew
Undergrounding Phase 1 - North
Annie's Dock - North Ocean Blvd and East Inlet Drive
Tuesday, October 2, 9:00 AM
Underground Utilities Task Force Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Friday, October 5, 8:00 AM
A Cup of Joe with Bo
Undergrounding Phase 1 - South
South Fire Rescue Station, 2185 S. Ocean Blvd.
Tuesday, October 9, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting-Regular Business
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, October 10, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting
Development Review Matters
Town Council Chambers
South Florida Heat Ties Records, but Early Cool front Possible Next Week
Temerature 9-27-2018
A nearly two-week streak of abnormally warm temperatures is tying records and pushing heat indexes to "concerning" levels over the next few days.
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Tracking Storms in the N. Atlantic
The Civic Assocition is tracking all the storms and weather disturbances in the North Atlantic. We may be past the peak of the Hurricane Season but it's not over yet. See maps.
Read More (Civic Association News)
Why Palm Beach County Public Schools' Tax Rate Keeps Falling
Palm Beach County School District
Most of Palm Beach County's local governments have had the good fortune to keep their property tax rates steady in recent years, allowing them to bring in more money through rising home values without a formal vote to hike taxes.
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No Tax Increase in Water District Budget
The South Florida Water Management District budget of $813.9 million reduces the tax rate for 15 of its 16 counties by about 5.3 percent to $29 per $100,000 of taxable property value.
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Hello Epidemic: Robocalls in 561 Area Code Blast to Record Levels
scam alert
No, it's not your imagination. An epidemic of robocalls - automated calls dominated by scams and spam - is blazing into record territory in the 561 area code.
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The Civic Association first reported on this in July. See our story:
A New Kind of Phone Scam: Neighbor Spoofing and What You Can Do About It
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" and it's the latest caller ID spoof strategy being used by phone scam artists in an attempt to get people to answer the phone.
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Diane Buhler Awarded
Community Partner of the Year - 2018
Diane Buhler Awarded Community Partner of the Year  2018
Diane Buhler, Founder of Friends of Palm Beach, was awarded Community Partner of the Year for 2018 by the Mounts Botanical Gardens Palm Beach County.  Mrs. Buhler gave a series of presentations about the impact of trash, especially plastic on beaches, marine life, and the ocean ecosystem.
Friends of Palm Beach
Construction & Traffic Highlights for the Week of 9/24/18
traffic 8-7-17
Click on the link below to download a copy of the Construction and Traffic Report for the week.
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