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Comment by Mary Kate Leming on October 8, 2010 at 2:15pm
FDOT Road Work Advisory for October 11-15, 2010
October 8, 2010: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has advised that two lanes of I-95 will be closed in each direction, north of Lake Ida Road, 8:00 pm until 5:00 am, from Monday evening, October 11th, through Friday morning, October 15th, as part of the I-95 Intelligent Transportation (ITS) Deployment Project. For more information, please call (561) 641-6440.

ONGOING PROJECTS: The George Bush Boulevard Bridge, over the Intracoastal Waterway in the City of Delray Beach, is closed to motorist and pedestrian traffic for bridge rehabilitation through December 2010. Traffic will be detoured via A1A, East Atlantic Avenue, and U.S. 1/ Federal Highway. For more information about this project, please contact Palm Beach County Construction Services at (561) 684-4000.
Comment by Mary Kate Leming on October 5, 2010 at 10:26am
The League of Women Voters, Palm Beach County in partnership with WXEL has established a telephone HOTLINE bank to answer questions regarding the November 2nd elections.

Phones will be open for calls from October 19 through November 2nd to answer such questions as: where, when and how to vote, questions about eligibility, about the ballot amendments and whatever else citizens need to know in order to vote. The number to call is 561 276 4898
Comment by Mary Kate Leming on October 1, 2010 at 12:18pm
FDOT Road Work Advisory for October 4-8, 2010
October 1, 2010: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has advised that two lanes of I-95 will be closed in each direction, north of Lake Ida Road, 8:00 pm until 5:00 am, from Monday evening, October 4th, through Friday morning, October 8th, as part of the I-95 Intelligent Transportation (ITS) Deployment Project. For more information, please call (561) 641-6440.

ONGOING PROJECTS: The George Bush Boulevard Bridge, over the Intracoastal Waterway in the City of Delray Beach, is closed to motorist and pedestrian traffic for bridge rehabilitation through December 2010. Traffic will be detoured via A1A, East Atlantic Avenue, and U.S. 1/ Federal Highway. For more information about this project, please contact Palm Beach County Construction Services at (561) 684-4000.

About the I-95 Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Deployment Project:
This $24.5 million, 38.6-mile Design/Build ITS Deployment project, which began in October 2008, is establishing a permanent Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) network along I-95 through Palm Beach County and includes installing Dynamic Message Signs on I-95 and on crossroads with entrance and exit ramps to/from I-95, and installing Highway Advisory Radio and other ITS-related equipment. The project is being done in two phases: Phase A is underway between the Broward-Palm Beach County line and PGA Boulevard, and is expected to be completed by winter 2011; Phase B, from PGA Boulevard to the Palm Beach-Martin County Line, will start after Phase A is completed, and should last approximately one year. Work is being performed by Transcore ITS.
Comment by Mary Kate Leming on September 24, 2010 at 3:34pm
FDOT Road Work Advisory for September 27-October 1, 2010

September 24, 2010: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has advised that two lanes of I-95 will be closed in each direction, north of Lake Ida Road, 8:00 pm until 5:00 am, from Monday evening, September 27th, through Friday morning, October 1st, as part of the I-95 Intelligent Transportation (ITS) Deployment Project. For more information, please call (561) 641-6440.

ONGOING PROJECTS: The George Bush Boulevard Bridge, over the Intracoastal Waterway in the City of Delray Beach, is closed to motorist and pedestrian traffic for bridge rehabilitation through December 2010. Traffic will be detoured via A1A, East Atlantic Avenue, and U.S. 1/ Federal Highway. For more information about this project, please contact Palm Beach County Construction Services at (561) 684-4000.

About the I-95 Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Deployment Project:
This $24.5 million, 38.6-mile Design/Build ITS Deployment project, which began in October 2008, is establishing a permanent Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) network along I-95 through Palm Beach County and includes installing Dynamic Message Signs on I-95 and on crossroads with entrance and exit ramps to/from I-95, and installing Highway Advisory Radio and other ITS-related equipment. The project is being done in two phases: Phase A is underway between the Broward-Palm Beach County line and PGA Boulevard, and is expected to be completed by winter 2011; Phase B, from PGA Boulevard to the Palm Beach-Martin County Line, will start after Phase A is completed, and should last approximately one year. Work is being performed by Transcore ITS.
Comment by Mary Kate Leming on September 7, 2010 at 5:52pm
Eradication Declared in Palm Beach County Medfly Program
September 1, 2010: The Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services (FLACS) announced that the Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) outbreak in Palm Beach County has been eradicated. As of September 1, 2010, regulations have been lifted and fruit movement is no longer prohibited.

Eradication is achieved when three (3) life cycles of the Medfly (approximately 60 days) have passed without finding another wild Medfly. The ban on fruit movement has been lifted and, according to FLACS, all businesses under compliance agreements are released from all regulatory requirements of the program. Medfly trapping will continue under the statewide fruit fly detection and monitoring program, and sterile Medflies will continue to be released as a preventive measure.

For more information, visit the Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services website at http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/pi/enpp/ento/exoticfruitflies.html or call their toll-free help number at 888-397-1517.
Comment by Mary Kate Leming on August 27, 2010 at 4:04pm
CLERK & COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE ACCEPTING PROPERTY APPRAISAL PETITIONS

Deadline for Taxpayers to Petition the Value Adjustment Board is Approaching

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (August 27, 2010) – Palm Beach County taxpayers have until Sept. 16 to challenge their property’s market value, classification, or an exemption by petitioning the Value Adjustment Board, or VAB.

Taxpayers set a record for VAB petitions last year, with more than 19,000 people challenging the assessed value or classification of their property in 2009—a 44 percent increase over 2008. This year, the Clerk & Comptroller’s office, which facilitates the VAB process, is expecting a volume of petitions similar to 2009.

Hearings for 2010 petitions will begin in mid-October, and are expected to continue through next summer.

Taxpayers have three options to file VAB petitions: online at www.mypalmbeachclerk.com using myVAB ; in person at the Clerk’s Governmental Center or branch locations; or by mail to 301 North Olive Avenue, Room 203, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Petition forms, for those who choose not to use the online myVAB option, are available from the Clerk’s office , the Property Appraiser , or the Florida Department of Revenue’s website . All VAB petitions must be submitted with a $15 filing fee.

About 35 percent of the petitioners, or 6,741, received adjustments to their property appraisals during the 2009 appeals process.

The Property Appraiser notified taxpayers of their property’s assessed and market values in a Truth in Millage (TRIM) notice mailed on August 23. VAB, which consists of two county commissioners, one school board member and two citizen members, approves and hires special magistrates to settle any disputes between the property owner and Property Appraiser. It is an independent entity that is not affiliated with the Property Appraiser or Tax Collector.

As Clerk to the VAB, the Clerk’s office receives and processes petitions, schedules and coordinates hearings, clerks and records the hearings, and more. For more information on myVAB, the Value Adjustment Board or the Clerk & Comptroller’s office, visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com or call (561) 355-6289.

The Florida Constitution established the independent office of the Clerk & Comptroller as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Sharon Bock is directly elected by and accountable to Palm Beach County residents. In addition to the roles of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk & Comptroller is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Palm Beach County.
Comment by Mary Kate Leming on August 25, 2010 at 4:46pm
Palm Beach County BCC and Tax Collector’s Office Announce Re-opening of South County Service Center

Chairman Burt Aaronson and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, along with Tax Collector Anne Gannon, are proud to announce the re-opening of the South County Service Center located at the South County Administrative Complex in Delray Beach. The complex is located just south of Atlantic Boulevard on Congress Avenue, near the Delray Beach Tri-Rail Station.

The Service Center will be a full service driver’s license center as well as offer the traditional services offered in the past by the Tax Collector’s office. The Board of County Commissioners and the City of Delray Beach were happy to team up with the Tax Collector’s Office in order to speed up the process of providing these services to residents in the South County area.

A dedication ceremony will take place on Monday, September 13, 2010 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the South County Administrative Complex located at 501 South Congress Avenue in Delray Beach. Speakers at the Dedication include BCC Chairman Burt Aaronson, Tax Collector Anne Gannon and Delray Beach Mayor Woody McDuffie.
Comment by Mary Kate Leming on August 6, 2010 at 11:17am
Public Notice to Water System Customers of the City of Delray Beach
August 6, 2010: To ensure that the City's drinking water remains safe and compliant with all State and Federal water quality requirements, the City is required to implement preventive measures that are safe and approved by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). As a result, the City is preparing for its semi-annual water distribution line enhanced disinfection program which will begin on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 and continue through Wednesday, October 6, 2010.

The City's routine maintenance program will include a "system burn" which utilizes free chlorine as the primary disinfectant. During this preventive maintenance activity, water customers may notice an increased chlorine odor and taste in their tap water. This is a normal occurrence and will cause no adverse health effects.

During this time period, customers with special needs should be aware of potential problems with their equipment and systems (e.g., kidney dialysis machines). In addition, owners of tropical fish aquariums and holding tanks for fish and shellfish (i.e., stores and restaurants) should be aware that this temporary change in our disinfection process may be toxic to aquatic life if not properly addressed. Any such side effects will diminish when the City reverts to the normal disinfection method on October 7, 2010. Users are encouraged to contact an appropriate professional for guidance on how to use their equipment during this period.

The City will also flush fire hydrants during this period as part of the enhanced disinfection procedure. Customers may notice flowing water in streets and swales, localized lower water pressures and a slight discoloration of their tap water. This is a safe and normal occurrence during this process and will cause no adverse health effects. If you notice flushing activities in your immediate area, please refrain from using laundry machines until activities have ceased.

Please be assured that this is a routine preventive maintenance procedure. The City's public drinking water remains perfectly safe and compliant with all State and Federal requirements for primary water quality. If you would like further information, please contact the Public Utilities Department at (561) 243-7312 between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm - Monday through Friday.
Comment by Mary Kate Leming on July 12, 2010 at 7:28pm
Aviation Alert
A jet and helicopter will be flying unusual patterns off the Palm Beach County coast between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday July 13 for a television commercial.

The aerial production has been coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration and permitted by the county, according to the Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission.

The two aircraft will be at an altitude of 1,500 feet about a half-mile offshore for the maneuvers, which are for a television production company videotaping the jetliner for an upcoming commercial presentation, according to the commission's news release.
Comment by Mary Kate Leming on July 9, 2010 at 4:04pm
George Bush Blvd Intracoastal Bridge Closed July 20 - December 13, 2010
The Palm Beach County Engineering Department Traffic Division has advised that the George Bush Boulevard Bridge at the Intracoastal Waterway will be closed for bridge rehabilitation on July 20, 2010, beginning at 6:00 am and will remain closed through December 13, 2010, 6:00 pm.

Traffic will be detoured via A1A, East Atlantic Avenue and US 1 Federal Highway. Signage will be posted to assist motorists. Access to all businesses will be maintained.

For more information, please call the Palm Beach County Traffic Division at (561) 684-4030.
 

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