Lantana: News briefs

Sales tax extension — Town Council members expressed their support for a resolution asking Palm Beach County voters to extend the one-cent sales tax for infrastructure projects through Dec. 31, 2036. The current sales surtax sunsets by Dec. 31, 2026, at the latest. Tequesta, Atlantis and Loxahatchee Groves have approved similar resolutions.

Planning board service honored — The Town Council recognized Hypoluxo Island resident Erica Wald with a proclamation for her service on the town’s Planning Commission from June 11, 2012, to Sept. 11. Ward’s latest term ended and she did not file paperwork in time to seek reappointment.

Police employee recognition — The Town Council presented an award to Detective Tom Dipolito as the Police Department’s Employee of the Second Quarter. Dipolito, Chief Sean Scheller said, was recognized for the research and implementation of several large technological projects, including license plate recognition cameras and security measures at the Police Department.

Public services getting new car — The Town Council authorized spending $33,309 for a new 2024 Toyota RAV4 hybrid for the Public Services Department. The new vehicle will be assigned to the grants and contract administrator. This individual’s current vehicle, a 2019 Ford F-150, will be reallocated to the Parks and Recreation division. The Ford will replace the division’s inoperable 2004 Ford Ranger that was previously approved for surplus.

Municipal election date change — The Town Council voted to amend its charter to change the date of municipal elections from the second Tuesday in March to the third Tuesday, March 19, when there is a presidential primary election.

Veterans Day celebration — The town will have a Veterans Day celebration at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at Bicentennial Park, Mayor Karen Lythgoe announced. Public Services Director Eddie Crockett, a veteran, will be the guest speaker. In the event of rain, the program will be moved to the council chambers.

— Mary Thurwachter

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