PALM BEACH SHORES “ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARAIDE

As all truly American Parades should start I have chosen this picture as the first for the beginning of our (SPDP).001

US American Parades should start out with an armed guard group carrying the American Flag!

In spit of the fact I have changed the order of the pictures a bit, if you were in the SPDP (St, Patrick’s Day Parade), you most probably find your picture.

We find the current Mayor, and the Mayor that made Palm Beach Shores “The Best Little Town in Florida.” riding in the same vehicle as friends when there was only 1 vote separating a run off in the recount as opposed to Mayor John Workman keeping his title of Mayor of the Best Little Town in Florida. As former Mayor Mills, and current Mayor John Workman both agree, Whatever our party offiliation is, We Are Americans!

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Next on my photo agenda is a picture of Lisa Topepe, Commissioner {incumbent and re elected.)

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Please continue for the rest of the pictures of the parade, See if you can find yourself and your family? George Black Jr (POPBP).

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010013014015016017018020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035045046047049050051055056057058059If a picture is worth a thousand words, my hands are getting tired! George Black Jr.

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065066“Palm Beach Shores is a GREAT Little town! George Black Jr. Author/Photographer.

 

 

 

Mid-Session Palm Beach Shores election Results.

025This is the pictures of two of the winners of the PALM BEACH SHORES” mid term elections. Mayor John Workman maintained his position of Mayor by one vote out of the total of 489. There were 245 votes on an recount for John Workman, and 244 votes for the former Mayor Tom Mills. As predicted, “this will be a close race.”. The tying ballot that would have required a runoff had a line drawn under “Tom Mills” name instead of between the front and back of the provided arrow. The Supervisor of elections”Susan Bucher”, and her canvasing board made the final decision. Had the miss marked ballot been marked by the official rules there would have been a runoff. The bottom line is Mayor John M. Workman remains the Mayor of Palm Beach Shores, with Lisa Tropepe as one of the other two commission offices open for election this past Tuesday. Both John and Lisa were incumbents. Thomas R. Sullivan will take the other contested seat.

One of the other hard contested issues of this race was the district “B” overlay that was rejected by 65% of the voting population of Palm Beach Shores, coined as “The Best Little Town In Florida”.

Commissioner elect Thomas R. Sullivan was unavailable for comment or picture.

Written by George Black Jr. information from PBC Voters Registration, Palm Beach Post, and other news sources.

 

Do not forget the Palm Beach Shores Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration Starting at 11:00(EST) in Palm Beach Shores. Start early ,Stay late behind the Sea Spray Hotel!

George Black Jr;.

George Black Jr.

 

HOT MAYORAL RACE IN PALM BEACH SHORES!

MAYOR TOM MILLS, AUTHOR & CANDIDATE:

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THIS ARTICLE IS NOT ABOUT TOM MILLS AND HIS NEW EDITION OF “THE BEST LITTLE TOWN IN FLORIDA.”

 

It is about the Former Mayor of Palm Beach Shores who’s now running for re-election by request of some of the old time residence of the island, and how he got this town on the map, and named, “THE BEST LITTLE TOWN IN FLORIDA”.  I personally know Tom Mills, and he accepted to give me the right to write and publish this information after a couple (more than one) conversations with him.

Tom was born in East York a suburb of Toronto out of school started flying Airborne Geophysical Surveys with a company called Kenting Aviation.  In 1963 he migrated to “Silicone Valley” in California for employment with Fairchild Semiconductors. With the start up of ITT Semiconductors located in West Palm Beach, he decided again to relocate, and eventually worked his way up thought the ranks to the the position of World Wide marketing manager for ITT Semiconductors. He finished his electronic career as  Vice President and Director of marketing for the Electromotive Corp,, He then brought his family to this darling island town called ”PALM BEACH SHORES”He and his family lived at a marina (CANNONSPORT MARINA),  which he finally bought in 1979; He remained “Owner-Operator” with his family Joan (wife), Russell, Pam, and Linda, and later Daniel and Bill, all members of the family. Each member of the family had their specific jobs to keep the Hotel Marina in perfect operating order.

Tom served on the Palm Beach Shores Volunteer Fire Department roughly 14 years and ultimately as the assistant Chief, he was asked to serve on the town commission, then Vice Mayor, and was eventually asked to run for Mayor in the town of Palm Beach Shores, which he did, and won. He currently holds the position of the mayor with the longest running history of mayors in Palm Beach Shores (13 yr.). Many citizens believe that Palm Beach Shores is loosing its status as “The Best Little Town in Florida”, and seemingly becoming a part of the normal “BIG CITY” routine, Tom has again been requested again by many citizens to run for Mayor, and will work to keep that title (THE BEST LITTLE TOWN IN FLORIDA) for this town.

Here are a few pictures of his accomplishments during his tenure with his home town employees, commissioners, and appointees….

LIGHTING ALKONG THE STREETS AND PARKWAYS

LIGHTING ALONG THE STREETS AND PARKWAYS

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PAVERS OFF THE STREETS FROM OUR ROADS INTO OUR PARKWAYS.004

TRAFFIC CALLERS ON EVERY STREET TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN AND OURSELVES SAFE.005

PAVILIONS AND COVERED REST AREAS IN OUR PARKWAY AND ON INLET DRIVE PARK. 006

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“THE BEST LITTLE TOWN IN FLORIDA!”

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A BEAUTIFUL PARK FOR OUR CHILDREN!

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AN EXCELLENT COMMUNITY CENTER FOR OUR TOWN!016

A NEW AND IMPROVED “OCEAN AVENUE AND BUSINESSES!

(FOR MORE ABOUT TOM MILLS:):  

 Click Here Video one!

 Click here Video two!

One of the big issues of this race is the reforming district B on Ocean Avenue. One or two of the things that the people that might vote for it are,

1. if the population density which is already now over the limit, the road front of ocean on the west side will have to be taken by eminent domain to supply adequate ability for the ocupants to leave in the event of an emergency.

2. It would be a blatant violation of the 14th Amendment of the United States of America to not include all of the current district “B”.

3. This would no doubt incite a lawsuit that could cost the town millions in a “Federal Court” in spite of the Florida State laws. It would be wise to think about your vote.

The pictures, and article are taken and written by George Black JR. The election data was taken from the Supervisor of Elections data.

 

 Palm Beach Shores Candidates.

THE TOWN OF PALM BEACH SHORES

NOTICE OF CANDIDATES

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The following are the Seats open for the March 11, 2014 Election and the Candidates who qualified to run in the Town of Palm Beach Shores:

Mayor:

1. John M. Workman (Incumbent)

2. Tom Mills

Commissioner: (2 seats open)

1. Lisa A Tropepe (Incumbent)

2. John B. Maffett

3. Thomas R. Sullivan

Each seat runs for a 2 year term and they run “at large.”