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UPDATE 10-17-2017: Tropical Weather Outlook
Potential tropical development east of Florida and the Bahamas blew apart from strong upper-level winds.
3 Wise Leaders, 1 Dynamic Organization
The roster of Civic Association directors reads like a Who’s Who of the nation’s top philanthropists, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, ambassadors, and other elite business professionals.
This Week in Palm Beach - October 13, 2017
Get the news that is important to you in This Week in Palm Beach. October 13, 2017 edition. Click Here To See Original Full E-Newsletter
After Hurricane Irma, Undergrounding Proves It Works in Other Towns
By; R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communiciation Director -- Gene Rauth, Town Manager of Jupiter Island, had nothing but positive things to say about how their underground utilities performed during and after Hurricane Irma.
Palm Beach County Braces for Exodus from Puerto Rico Hurricane Crisis [Video]
Palm Beach County Cares, a group of county leaders, businesses and non-profit organization, held a press conference at the Port of Palm Beach Wednesday afternoon to discuss its countywide relief to help Puerto Rican evacuees coming into the county.
UPDATE 10-11-2017 4:30 pm: POSTPONED: Lane to Close on Southern Blvd. Bridge Overnight
FDOT News Release -- Due to weather, the lane closure scheduled for Thursday night has been cancelled and rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17.
Kennedy Bunker on Peanut Island Closing Oct. 22
If you’ve never been to the Cold War-era John F. Kennedy bunker on Peanut Island, you’d better hurry. It’s closing Oct. 22, and it’s not known when it might re-open.
UPDATE 10-6-2017: Tropical Storm Nate Forms in Gulf - US Threat this Weekend
Tropical Depression Nate formed in the Southwestern Caribbean and it's moving northwest at 20 mph.
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UPDATE 10-17-2017: Tropical Weather Outlook
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Tuesday, 17 October 2017 08:03

Potential tropical development east of Florida and the Bahamas blew apart from strong upper-level winds.

The storm will still have shower and thunderstorm activity but get taken out to sea by a pending cold front.

 

 

 

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3 Wise Leaders, 1 Dynamic Organization
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Monday, 16 October 2017 11:51

The roster of Civic Association directors reads like a Who’s Who of the nation’s top philanthropists, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, ambassadors, and other elite business professionals.

ShinySheetPage3Ad PB Civic Assoc 101517 w600Bob Wright, Chairman of the Palm Beach Civic Association, and the former Vice Chairman of General Electric and Chief Executive Officer of NBC and NBC Universal, also has founded two charitable foundations that raise funds and awareness for autism and pancreatic cancer.

Image: Civic Association Ad in the Shiny Sheet on Page 3 of the Season Preview Edition 2017-2018

Civic Association Director Hillie Mahoney is co-founder and Chairman of the Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute in Boston, a Trustee at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, a Director of The Charles A. Dana Foundation, and the Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

Thomas Peterffy, a Civic Association Director, formed the first entirely automated trading firm known today as Interactive Brokers Firm, LLC, where he is Chairman and CEO. He recently founded Holistic Integrative Health (HIH), a premier medical wellness and diagnostic center, located in Royal Poinciana Plaza.

The three recently shared their thoughts on the Palm Beach Civic Association…

Mr. Peterffy: “Civic Association members have a depth and diversity of backgrounds that is probably unparalleled in any other similarly small community. They all have unique expertise in various areas. We are all grateful for Bob’s willingness to take a leadership role in the Association.”

Mr. Wright: “When members go to events, they meet new people and form relationships with interesting people from a variety of different backgrounds. We bring people together.”

Mrs. Mahoney: “The Civic Association helps keep us informed about all that is going on in Palm Beach. Most of us travel. When we get the newsletter, we’re never out of touch. It’s a very congenial group. I’ve found everyone to be so genuine and helpful.”

Mr. Wright: “We’ve created committees dealing with town issues and that brings a whole new dimension to becoming a member of the Civic Association. We’ve spent a lot of time on infrastructure issues like bridges and undergrounding. All those things have brought us in touch with many new people both on and off the island.”

Through the Civic Association, we see eye to eye on what’s important to the Town of Palm Beach. Protecting and preserving our wonderful community, and enjoying true camaraderie, is why you should become a member of the Civic Association.

Civic Association Leadership Begins with Our Citizens

Become a Member and Join Us for Our Signature Events

Underground Utilities Forum
Thursday, November 16

Annual Holiday Party*
Monday, December 11
Co-sponsored by Earl J. Campazzi, MD and Boca Nursing

Major Contributor Reception*
Tuesday, January 23

Ambassador Series*
Friday, February 2
Sponsored by First Republic Bank

Four Arts Garden Tour*
Thursday, February 8

Annual Award Luncheon with MSNBC Anchor Brian Williams*
Monday, February 12
Co-sponsored by Good Samaritan Medical Center and Florida Crystals

Town Council Candidates Debate
Thursday, March 1

Ambassador Luncheon Series*
Wednesday, March 14

Annual Membership Meeting
End of Season Party
Monday, April 16

*By Invitation Only

Join Today | 561-655-0820 | www.PalmBeachCivic.org/JoinToday

 

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This Week in Palm Beach - October 13, 2017
Posted by Stephan Nilson
Published: Friday, 13 October 2017 10:13

Get the news that is important to you in This Week in Palm Beach. October 13, 2017 edition.

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After Hurricane Irma, Undergrounding Proves It Works in Other Towns
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017 15:30

By; R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communiciation Director -- Gene Rauth, Town Manager of Jupiter Island, had nothing but positive things to say about how their underground utilities performed during and after Hurricane Irma.

"Our town did great," said Mr. Rauth. "We would still be dealing with downed poles and lines if our utilities were still above ground." 

Jupiter Island completed their undergrounding in 2007. 

Photos: Horizontal drill for installing underground utility lines in the South End, Palm Beach

"The three feeder lines over on the mainland went down and caused an outage here on the island for three days but the minute FPL got those back online the island came back on," said Mr. Rauth. "After Hurricane Wilma in 2005, we were dealing with power outages for weeks. During Hurricane Mathew last year, we never lost power." 

Plus with all the flooding rain for the last few weeks, "No problems at all," he said. 

UndergroundingDrillerWithPowerlinesIMG 8525 350Currently the Town of Palm Beach is in Phase 1 of Undergrounding with horizontal drilling and installation in the North end from Onondaga north to the Inlet and from the southern Town limits to Sloan's Curve.

The Civic Association is holding an Underground Utility Update and Hurricane Recovery Report Community Forum on Thursday, November 16, at 10 am at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea.  Everyone is welcome.

Featured presenters are: Tom Bradford, Palm Beach Town Manager; Jay Boodheshwar, Deputy Town Manager; Steven Stern, Underground Utilities Project Manager; and Patricia Strayer, Town Engineer.

 

After Hurricane Irma, South Florida Cities and FPL Consider More Underground Lines

After Hurricane Irma's winds took out 90 percent of South Florida's power, many residents wondered why more of the region’s power lines are not underground.

Read More (Sun Sentinel)

 

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Palm Beach County Braces for Exodus from Puerto Rico Hurricane Crisis [Video]
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:27

Palm Beach County Cares, a group of county leaders, businesses and non-profit organization, held a press conference at the Port of Palm Beach Wednesday afternoon to discuss its countywide relief to help Puerto Rican evacuees coming into the county.

"Juan Pagan, President of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce expects around 100,000 Puerto Rican evacuees to come to Palm Beach County."

Click Below for Video - CBS12 [2:27]

Palm Beach County Cares, a group of county leaders, businesses and non-profit organization, held a press conference at the Port of Palm Beach Wednesday afternoon to discuss its countywide relief to help Puerto Rican evacuees coming into the county.
See More (CBS12)


South Florida Braces for Exodus from Puerto Rico Amid Hurricane Crisis
South Florida is seeing the beginning of what could be an exodus of tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing a humanitarian crisis on the island.
See More (Sun-Sentinel)

 
IRMA AFTERMATH

Hurricane Irma: Inspection Backlogs Grow as $5.3B OKed in Claims, Aid
Estimated insured losses and federal grants in Florida top $5.3 billion for Hurricane Irma, and the number is likely to grow because inspections have not yet been completed on tens of thousands of Palm Beach County households seeking help with home damage.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)

Scott, Putnam in D.C. to Discuss Irma’s $2.5B Agriculture Hit
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will meet with members of Florida’s congressional delegation in Washington today to discuss the state’s estimated $2.5 billion in agricultural losses from Hurricane Irma.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)

 

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UPDATE 10-11-2017 4:30 pm: POSTPONED: Lane to Close on Southern Blvd. Bridge Overnight
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:00

FDOT News Release -- Due to weather, the lane closure scheduled for Thursday night has been cancelled and rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Flaggers will maintain two-way traffic in the eastbound lane – one direction at a time – to allow crews to pour concrete for one of the main temporary bridge piers.

SBlvdBridgeAerialOctober2017 170822057The Southern Boulevard (SR 80) Bridges Replacement Project includes replacing the existing bascule (draw) bridge and tide relief bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW) and Lake Worth Lagoon between the Town of Palm Beach and the City of West Palm Beach.

The project limits are between Washington Road in West Palm Beach and State Road A1A/South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach. New decorative lighting, pedestrian features, traffic signals, signage and drainage are included. A temporary bridge will be built north of the existing bridge to maintain traffic while the replacement bascule bridge is under construction. Active construction began April 3, 2017, and will last until late 2020. The estimated construction cost is $93 million.

Contact Information
Angel Streeter Gardner
Community Outreach Specialist
(561) 886-8773
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Please visit the project website at www.southernblvdbridge.com for additional information.

 

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Kennedy Bunker on Peanut Island Closing Oct. 22
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Monday, 09 October 2017 10:54

If you’ve never been to the Cold War-era John F. Kennedy bunker on Peanut Island, you’d better hurry. It’s closing Oct. 22, and it’s not known when it might re-open.

The iconic property’s management is in a state of flux as Palm Beach County begins to consider whether to take over operation of the deteriorating treasure.

The Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach across from Peanut Island owns the 6 acres that are home to the bunker built in 1961 as a top-secret nuclear bomb shelter for Kennedy in case there was a nuclear attack while he was visiting his “Winter White House” — the Kennedy compound on the north end of Palm Beach.

Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)

 

Palm Beach County Exploring Kennedy Bunker Takeover On Peanut Island

Palm Beach County and the Port of Palm Beach are exploring the county taking over the Kennedy Bunker and Coast Guard Station on Peanut Island. Note: This is a developing story and a nothing is final yet.

Several areas are under review:

  • The County is developing a cost estimate to fix structural issues at the property and what the annual operating costs.would be.
    Cost sharing between the County and the Port.
  • The Port is creating a Roundtable Group including all the stakeholders that have an interest in the property. The Civic Association is part of that group.

Read More (Civic Association News)

Hurricane
UPDATE 10-6-2017: Tropical Storm Nate Forms in Gulf - US Threat this Weekend
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Friday, 06 October 2017 11:33

Tropical Depression Nate formed in the Southwestern Caribbean and it's moving northwest at 20 mph.

The model tracks forecast that Nate will hit on or near New Orleans or east toward the Florida panhandle this weekend..

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Read More (Weather Underground)

 

Getting from Point A to Point B - A Forum & Public Discussion about West Palm Beach's Growing Traffic Challenges — The purpose of this forum and public discussion is to identify the many factors contributing to the problem; hear from the public impacted by the growing congestion; and to present the latest innovative solutions designed to move motorized traffic more efficiently.

Palm Beach County in general has seen a significant increase in the number of year round and seasonal residents. West Palm Beach has experienced a spike in tourism, a business and real estate boom, and renewed international interest. Topics and presenters are being assembled to be informative and interactive, all towards the goal of concluding the forum with viable solutions of where we go from here.

Discussion Topics

    Trump, Trains & Bridges
    Infrastructure overview
    Future development
    Road closures
    Pedestrian safety
    Innovative solutions

Who Should Attend

    Urban planners
    Traffic planners
    Developers
    General public
    Neighborhood associations
    Land use professionals

GETTING FROM POINT A TO POINT B TRAFFIC FORUM

West Palm Beach's Growning Traffic Challenges

PUBLIC INVITED!

Hosted by:

Mayor Coniglio

Gail Coniglio, Town of Palm Beach Mayor

Shanon Materio

Shanon Materio, West Palm Beach City Commissioner

Mack Bernard

Mack Bernard, Palm Beach County Commissioner  

Monday, May 22nd

Palm Beach County Convention Center

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION & REGISTER TO ATTEND

 

 West Palm Beach Traffic


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