Official minutes of the Port of Palm Beach Commission meeting must be found here this month.

(Click Here for the June 2016 Commission Meeting minutes.)



Singer Island Week of 6-19-16

Last week began with the end of a storm front that left some of the turtle nests disturbed. Florida fish and wildlife officer Sue Fleming noted that although the turtle nest count was down from last years record year it is running about average for this time of year.
The tourists, the turtles, and the local residence seemed to have enjoyed a beautiful sun kissed weekend.
Beach Bums Sand Soccer, their teams, and guests also enjoyed the sun, competition, and fun.
Unfortunately, about 12pm to 1am there was an automobile accident involving a reported white Mercedes at the corner of Plaza Circle and Blue Heron Blvd. It was reported by witnesses that the vehicle was traveling at a speed of approximately 95 miles per hour, and that the wreckage was thrown all over the four lanes, and a light pole was completely taken out.
Author/videographer George Black Jr.


Accident at the Mobile corner on Singer Island

Plaza Circle, and Blue Heron Blvd.

An e-mail from Captain Lori to the Port of Palm Beach Post.

George…any assistant you can provide in getting the word out would be helpful.
Dear Residents,

The message below was sent to me by a very credible, “friend of Singer Island” who wishes to remain anonymous. He has asked that I pass this information off to the Residents as this issue is getting some attention yet again. As most of you are aware, the prospect of floating homes being developed across the street from us is very real. I feel it is worthwhile that every Resident on Singer Island get involved and be aware.

I will also personally reach out to Dawn Pardo today and see what other actions may be helpful from the Association.

As most of you know, Bruce Guyton lost the City Council seat to Lynn Hubbard in the 2nd runoff election. Lynn’s first item of business on the Council was to enter a motion to grant Fane Lozman’s submerged land a street address, in spite of the fact that these submerged lands, which lie within the pristine and environmentally sensitive Lake Worth Lagoon, do not even remotely meet the criteria for a postal address. Her motion smacks of political payback.

Even beyond the negative impact of floating homes with respect to native endangered species and a fragile ecology, and in spite of the voiced objections of many Singer Island residents, development of these lands raises many practical concerns. Among others, there remain questions as to how police, fire, ambulance, and other city services could be provided to floating homes. Furthermore, when the next hurricane arrives here, there is a real danger that anchored homes and their debris could blow ashore and cut off evacuation routes. The 1st smaller Blue Heron Bridge is already at risk due to the large number of derelict vessels tied nearby. Having the northern route blocked as well would effectively leave residents and visitors trapped on the island.

Even though Ms. Hubbard seemed intent on railroading this motion through the council, it did not pass. Instead a closed executive session has been called in 2 weeks to make a determination. Council members certainly should be made aware that submerged lands differ greatly and need different approvals from vacant parcels on dry land, particularly when public safety and endangered species enter the picture. However, these differences seem not to be apparent to certain members of the council.

Be aware that only 3 “yea” votes are needed to pass the motion. So it is imperative that every concerned neighbor on Singer Island contact each of the Council members listed below to express their feelings. A phone call to each is necessary, insisting that no addresses should be provided for submerged lands. Encourage them to stand up to any overt or implied pressure or threats from outside parties. If you email, make sure that each email address is copied into the recipient line.

To some, assigning a mailing address might seem innocuous, even harmless.
But it is just another step down a slippery slope. It could allow the property owner to obtain electric and other services. And where would that lead? In our neighboring communities, an address is never given out prior to submission and approval of a complete site plan and issued permit.

It is critical that you take action now to derail this wrong-headed initiative.

Lynne Hubbard 561-845-3686

Kashamba Miller Anderson kmiller@rivierabch.comTel: 561-845-3684

Tonya Davis Johnson Tel: 561-845-3687

TD Davis Tel: 561-841-0202

Dawn Pardo Tel: 561-845-3683

Mayor Masters Tel: 561-845-4145

Pam Ryan (city attorney) cityattorney@rivierabch.comTel: 561-845-4069

Palm Beach Shores Commission Meeting 6-20-2016


Palm Beach Shores Commission Meeting 6-20-2016 ( Click on Link )


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New Owners, New Name For Binks Forest Golf Club

Goodbye Binks Forest Golf Club, hello Wellington National Golf Club. When the opportunity presented itself to purchase the Binks Forest Golf Club in western Wellington, business partners Chip Smith and Doug Marty knew they had the chance to begin a special journey… Read more.

Reorganized Wellington Parks & Rec Board Meets

Wellington’s Parks & Recreation Advisory Board met on Monday with several new members. Dr. Samuel Falzone was tapped for another year as chair. Falzone, an obstetrician-gynecologist, has been on the board for eight years and is involved with soccer and other sports… Read more.

Residents Worried About Sober Home In The Area

Several residents of the La Mancha neighborhood turned out with their children to last week’s Royal Palm Beach Village Council meeting to protest a sober home they said is moving into the neighborhood. Charles Rudewick, a 32-year resident of Segovia Court, said a home in the neighborhood was recently purchased with plans to convert it into a sober home… Read more.

PBSC Introduces Campus Provost Dr. Maria Vallejo

Palm Beach State College threw a reception at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Tuesday announcing Dr. Maria Vallejo as provost of the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses. Vallejo, a 17-year resident of Wellington, served as provost of the Lake Worth campus for 17 years before taking over as provost of the Belle Glade campus and soon-to-open Loxahatchee Groves… Read more.

RPBHS Principal: Knife Attack An Isolated Incident

Royal Palm Beach High School Principal Jesus Armas attended last week’s Royal Palm Beach Village Council meeting to report on a high-profile stabbing incident that occurred at the school on May 25. “There’s only so much we can talk about because it’s still under investigation,” Armas said at the June 2 meeting… Read more.

Emily Sagovac Named Green Teacher Of The Year

Emily Sagovac of Elbridge Gale Elementary School in Wellington is proud of her green thumb. Sagovac, a fourth-grade science and social studies teacher, was recently named the Green Teacher of the Year and won a $500 award from the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center’s Green Schools program… Read more.

Wellington Board Previews Pending Applications

Wellington’s newly reconfigured Planning, Zoning & Adjustment Board met Wednesday and chose Board Member Elizabeth Mariaca as its chair to replace Carol Coleman, the previous chair, who remains on the board. Aside from Coleman and Mariaca, board members include Tomas “Tommy” Bueno, Kenneth Kopp, Stephen Levin, Jeffrey Robbert and Alan Shullman… Read more.

Pawsitive Program Graduates Second Class

The Pawsitive Direction program pairs prisoners with rescue dogs for them to train. Denise Rock and a rescue organization known as the Loxahatchee Animal Rescue Community (LARC) developed the program to serve both at-risk prisoners and at-risk dogs. Nicole Arndt and Melody Owens run LARC, a foster-based rescue facility… Read more.

Brosseau Commits To Lindenwood For Weightlifting

2016 Wellington High School graduate Alex Brosseau has committed to Lindenwood University to pursue weightlifting. Brosseau recently won the state weightlifting title in the 219-pound weight class with a combined weight of 740 pounds in the bench press and clean and jerk lift. Brosseau swept through Palm Beach County competition, winning first place in the district meet… Read more.

Flag Football League Is Growing Countywide

The National Flag Football League has established itself in Florida and is in its third season at host venue Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington. The league is a nationally recognized organization with groups all over the country. The Wellington venue provides co-ed divisions from ages 5 to 11… Read more.


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