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Comment by Mary Kate Leming on June 30, 2011 at 12:32pm

  Safety Council of Palm Beach County, Inc.  Issues Fourth of July Safety Tips

 

An estimated 400 people are expected to die on our nation’s highways this Fourth of July holiday, according to the  Safety Council of Palm Beach County, Inc. This holiday is not only one of the most dangerous driving weekends of the year, but the day’s cookout activities also create a safety risk.

“Our Independence Day is a great reason for celebration, but we all need to remember the threat this holiday represents to personal safety,” said Toni Burrows, Executive Vice President for the CouncilWe want everyone to have fun, but we want them to be safe too.”

 

The Safety Council  issues these Fourth of July Safety Reminders:

 

Holiday Traffic Safety

  • Be aware of and avoid drunk and/or distracted drivers. Some signs include:

q       Drivers who turn with a wide radius.

q       Drivers at speeds 10 miles below the speed limit or speeding excessively.

q       Drivers who are following too closely.

q       Drivers who have a slow response to traffic signals.

 

  • Never drink and drive. Alcohol is the single largest factor involved in motor vehicle deaths. Have a responsible designated driver when you head out for Fourth of July activities.

 

  • Don’t allow the holiday rush to affect your driving. A few extra minutes saved by reckless driving aren’t worth the injuries you may cause to yourself and others.

 

  • When attending firework displays and special events, remember to obey all traffic lanes and signals, and avoid cutting directly across parking lots. Never race other drivers to an open parking space. When leaving the festivities,pay attention while backing out of your parking space to avoid hitting other vehicles or pedestrians.

 

Outdoor Grill Safety

  • The first step to cookout safety is to have fresh food. Store meats and other perishables in an insulated cooler toprevent bacterial growth.

 

  • Keep grills away from all flammable materials, including trees and shrubbery. Store unused starter fluid andcharcoal briquettes away from the grill, preferably in a fireproof container.

 

  • Keep your children away from the grill. Gas grills can have an interior temperature of more than 800 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

  • Never add starter fluid to an already burning grill. The fire can spread up the stream of starter fluid and into the can causing an explosion. Also, wash your hands after using starter fluid to avoid setting yourself on fire.

 

Firework Safety

  • Be sure that the fireworks display you plan on attending is a legitimate one. Legitimate firework events will have proper authorities and medical staff in attendance.

 

  • Never take pets to a firework display. Animals can become spooked very easily by the loud noises fireworks make. Remember the bug spray. Mosquitoes and other insects are en masse this time of year.
Comment by Mary Kate Leming on April 8, 2011 at 2:06pm
Road Closures, Shuttle Service and Parking Facilities During Delray Affair 2011

April 8, 2011:  The 49th Annual Delray Affair will be held on Friday, April 15th & Saturday, April 16th from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and Sunday, April 17th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. This popular arts and crafts street festival stretches along Atlantic Avenue over ten (10) City blocks and side streets.

Information on road closures, parking facilities and Downtown Roundabout Shuttle service is as follows:

ROAD CLOSURES EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, APRIL 15th, 4:00 AM to SUNDAY, APRIL 17th, 8:00 PM

  • Atlantic Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from NW/SW 1st Avenue (west of Swinton Avenue) to the west side of Venetian Drive. Traffic will be detoured onto SE 1st Street (eastbound) and NE 1st Street (westbound).
  • The section of Atlantic Avenue from A1A to Venetian Drive will be open.
  • Traffic to/from A1A and the beach area will be re-routed onto George Bush Boulevard and Linton Boulevard.
  • Northbound and southbound traffic will use US 1 Federal Highway (5th and 6th Avenues) that will be police controlled.
  • Signage will be posted to notify motorists of detours and alternate routes

NOTE:  Vehicles parked within Delray Affair designated boundaries after 4:00 am on Friday, April 15th, will be towed to the Greater Delray Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 64A SE 5th Avenue.

PARKING FACILITIES - During the Delray Affair, a flat fee of $5 per vehicle will be charged.  For directions to parking facilities, follow the paid parking directional signs.

Old School Square Parking Garage, 95 NE 1st Avenue:
Friday, April 15th, Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th, from 9:00 am until closing

City Hall North Parking Area, 100 NW 1st Avenue:
Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th, from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm

South County Courthouse Parking Garage, 65 SW 2nd Avenue:
Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th, from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm

Robert Federspiel Parking Garage, 22 SE 1st Avenue:
Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th, from 9:00 am until closing
Sunday, April 17th, from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm


DOWNTOWN ROUNDABOUT SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE DURING THE DELRAY AFFAIR APRIL 15th - 17th - During the event, the Downtown Roundabout will provide free roundtrip shuttle service from the Tri-Rail station and the Delray Beach Public Library to the beach. Normal hours of operation will be in effect using the following alternate routes: 

Eastbound: From Atlantic Avenue, the shuttle bus will travel south on Swinton Avenue to SE 1st Street to SE 5th Avenue (US 1 Federal Highway).  From SE 5th Avenue (US 1 Federal Highway), service will continue onto Linton Blvd to A1A. The shuttle will proceed north along A1A to George Bush Blvd.    

Westbound: From George Bush Blvd, the shuttle will travel west to NE 5th Avenue (US 1 Federal Highway) to NE 1st Street to NW 1st Avenue.  From NW 1st Avenue, service will continue onto Atlantic Avenue. The shuttle will proceed west on Atlantic Avenue to the Tri-Rail station before it resumes return service to the downtown and beach areas. 

For information on the Delray Affair, visit www.delrayaffair.com. For information on the Downtown Roundabout hours of operation, visit www.mydelraybeach.com and select Downtown Roundabout Shuttle Bus Service under News. For all other inquiries, please call (561) 243-7190.

 

Comment by Mary Kate Leming on March 23, 2011 at 4:33pm

Please know that effective Saturday, March 26, new watering restrictions will be in place and are mandatory for all residents and businesses in Palm Beach County.  All landscape watering must be done as follows based on your street address:

 

-         Odd-numbered:   Wednesdays and Saturdays before 10:00 am or after 4:00 pm. 

 

-         Even-numbered and/or no street address:  Thursdays and Sundays before 10:00 am or after 4:00 pm. 

Farms, nurseries and golf courses must reduce their usage by 15%.

 

The restrictions were ordered by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) as a result of one of one of the worst dry seasons in 80 years due to the lack of rainfall.

 

Commissioner Steven L. Abrams

Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners

District 4

561-355-2204

 

http://www.pbcgov.org/countycommissioners/district4/

Comment by Mary Kate Leming on March 8, 2011 at 4:36pm

Annexation Vote Reminder & Update

Tuesday, March 8th
7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Gulf Stream Town Hall
from The Florida Coalition for Preservation

 


Halfway through the day, 186 people have cast their vote in the Town Hall: 136 Gulf Stream residents and 50 County Pocket residents.  In addition, 54 valid absentee ballots have been received as of yesterday. It is not too late to vote, with the polls closing at 7PM. 

 

If you would like to track the election results, please go on line at www.pbcelections.org. Gulf Stream precint number is 4046 and the County Pocket precint number is 4044.

Comment by Mary Kate Leming on March 7, 2011 at 1:22pm
March 7, 2011 - Promoting responsible development of Coastal Communities

Annexation Vote Reminder

Tuesday, March 8th
7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Gulf Stream Town Hall
from The Florida Coalition for Preservation
 

Tommorrow registered voters in Gulf Stream and the County Pocket will have the opportunity to determine if the Town will annex the 16 acre unincorporated County Pocket north of Sea Road.  The strong majority of Gulf Stream residents and County Pocket residents are in favor of annexation. The Florida Coalition for Preservation also supports annexation and encourages you to vote YES.

 

 


WHY THIS VOTE IS IMPORTANT

Palm Beach County has committed to elimination of Unincorporated Pockets like the "South County Pocket".  An agreement with Boynton Beach is in place to accomplish this objective.

          

 If Gulf Stream does not annex the "South County Pocket", it will eventually be annexed by Boynton Beach. Given our recent experience with Boynton and WalMart, it is obvious that Boynton Beach governance and zoning codes/ development objectives are vastly different from Gulf Stream and Ocean Ridge.  Boynton favors taller buildings, higher per acre population densities, and more commercial properties.

 

Reassured, annexation will not increase Gulf Stream tax rates. The expected cost of providing services to the South County Pocket is less than anticipated tax revenues. 

 

Your vote is critical!

 

Please vote "YES" for Annexation on March 8

 

Comment by Mary Kate Leming on January 28, 2011 at 6:42pm
FDOT Road Work Advisory for January 31-February 4, 2011

January 28, 2011:  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has advised that the following road closures will be in effect due to the I-95 resurfacing project from south of Boynton Beach Blvd to south of Linton Blvd:

I-95 southbound will have three lanes closed, 9:00 pm until 5:30 am, Monday night, January 31st through Friday morning, February 4th.

For more information, please call (561) 641-6440.

In addition, the George Bush Boulevard Bridge, over the Intracoastal Waterway in the City of Delray Beach, may have intermittent lane closures. For more information about this project, please contact Palm Beach County Construction Services at 561-684-4000.

 

Comment by Mary Kate Leming on January 7, 2011 at 5:41pm

FDOT Road Work Advisory for January 9-14, 2011

January 7, 2011:  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has advised that the following road closures will be in effect due to the I-95 Southbound Resurfacing Project:

  • I-95 southbound will have three lanes closed, 9:00 pm until 5:30 am, Sunday night, January 9th, with two lanes closed, Monday night, January 10th.
  • The I-95 southbound entrance ramp from westbound Atlantic Avenue will undergo a full closure, 9:00 pm until 5:30 am, Tuesday night, January 11th. Motorists may detour via Linton Boulevard.
  • The I-95 southbound entrance ramp from eastbound Atlantic Avenue will undergo a full closure, 9:00 pm until 5:30 am, Wednesday night, January 12th. Motorists may detour via Linton Boulevard.
  • I-95 southbound will have two lanes closed, 9:00 pm until 5:30 am, Thursday night, January 13th.  

For more information, please call (561) 641-6440.

Also, the George Bush Boulevard Bridge, over the Intracoastal Waterway in the City of Delray Beach, is closed to all motorist and pedestrian traffic until 5:00 am, Monday morning, January 10th. Traffic may detour via A1A, East Atlantic Avenue, and US 1. For more information about this project, please contact Palm Beach County Construction Services at 561-684-4000.

Comment by Mary Kate Leming on January 4, 2011 at 4:35pm
George Bush Blvd Bridge Closed to Motorist and Pedestrian Traffic

January 4, 2011:  The Palm Beach County Road and Bridge Division has advised that the George Bush Boulevard Bridge is closed to motorist and pedestrian traffic due to an emergency repair. Please note that this repair is not related to the recently completed bridge rehabilitation project. It is estimated that the bridge will be operational by Monday, January 10th.

Bridge closure signage will be posted. For more information, please call (561) 233-3977.

Comment by Mary Kate Leming on December 16, 2010 at 6:11pm
George Bush Blvd Bridge Reopened to Motorist Traffic

December 16, 2010: The Palm Beach County Roadway Production Division has advised that the George Bush Boulevard Bridge has been reopened to motorist and pedestrian traffic.

The bridge had been closed since July 20th for bridge rehabilitation.

For more information, please contact the Palm Beach County Road and Bridge Division at (561) 233-3950.

Comment by Mary Kate Leming on October 22, 2010 at 5:08pm
FDOT Road Work Advisory for October 25-29, 2010
October 22, 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 25th, through Friday morning, October 29th, 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.
 

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