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At the July 21, 2015, Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action:

vehicles for hire – approved on first hearing and to advertise for public hearing on August 18 proposed amendments to the county's vehicle-for-hire ordinance.

human trafficking – adopted an ordinance pertaining to the posting of public awareness signs at adult entertainment and massage/bodywork establishments alerting employees and patrons to remedies and protections related to human trafficking.

budget – authorized staff to submit proposed millage rates for the FY-2016 budget to the Property Appraiser's Office and set public hearings dates of Sept. 8, 2015, and Sept. 21, 2015, at 6 p.m. in the commission chambers. The proposed countywide non-voted millage rate remains at 4.7815.

financially assisted agencies – approved allocations for funding totaling $11.653 million for the Financial Assisted Agencies Program to provide services pertaining to domestic abuse and sheltering, homelessness, behavior health, special needs and developmental disabilities, economic stability/poverty, senior services, continuing initiatives, and non-competitive service categories.

Economic Sustainability – approved an economic development incentive agreement with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in the amount of $146,775 over a three-year period. The company is making a $10.3 million capital improvement to its existing facility and promises to create 14 new jobs at an average annual wage of $80,000 and retain 81 existing jobs over a three-year period. The board also received Economic Sustainability's triennial report for fiscal years 2011-2013.

Lake Ida Park – approved the sale of 5.17 acres of surplus land adjacent to Lake Ida Park to the city of Delray Beach for $100,000. The parcel is separated from the rest of the park by a canal and has no legal access. Uses of the property will be limited to open green space or passive park purposes that may include accessory structures such as gazebos or shade structures and temporary docking facilities.

Bedner Farm – approved an amendment to the county's lease agreement with Bedner Farm, Inc. granting a 10-year extension (10 one-year options) through 2043 for approximately 262 acres in the Ag Reserve.

special assessments – agreed to hold a public hearing on the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments, and to adopt the non-ad valorem special assessment roll and specify the unit of measurement and amount of the assessment. A public hearing is required to implement this collection method for new special assessment projects to be included in the 2015 tax bill.

building codes -- approved an ordinance adopting an amended local administrative chapter of the Florida Building Code for unincorporated areas of the county and in municipalities having an interlocal agreement for the provision of county plan review and inspection services.

advanced life support  – approved the issuance of a special secondary service certificate with Elite Protection Services to provide advanced life support (ALS) first-response, non-transport services to the BallenIsles gated residential community in Palm Beach Gardens.

consolidated plan – adopted a resolution approving the Palm Beach County Consolidated Plan for fiscal years 2015-2020. The plan includes strategies to address homelessness and the housing of special needs populations consistent with BCC direction given during an April workshop.

action plan – adopted a resolution approving the Palm Beach County Action Plan for FY 2015-2016.

 

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