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At the October 21, 2014 Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action:

Spring Training Baseball Stadium – approved allocating $135 million for a stadium complex to house the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros’ spring training operations. The teams will report back to the BCC within 90 days on possible site choices for the stadium complex

Wellfields – approved first public hearing of an amendment to Unified Land Development Code updating the county’s Wellfield Zone of Influence maps. Wellfield Zone of Influence maps are routinely and periodically updated based upon enhanced knowledge of model characteristics and aquifer responses, changes in well pumpage, reconfiguration of wellfields and design and response of wellfields.

Violence Against Women Grant – approved acceptance of a grant from the Department of Justice of $900,000. Funding for this project will be used to expand the capacity of the Sexual Assault Response Team, improve investigation and prosecution of sexual assault, improve judicial handling of cases, increase support for underserved populations; and enhance and maintain services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.  

Palm Tran Trespassing Ordinance – adopted an ordinance establishing a mechanism to issue Palm Tran trespass notices to individuals who violate county ordinances, rules or regulations, state laws or notices contained in a posted sign while on property owned and/or operated by the county through Palm Tran and procedures to be followed when Palm Tran trespass notices are issued, including a process to appeal the issuance of a Palm Tran trespass notice.

Disparity Study - approved a contract with Mason Tillman Associates, Ltd. for a disparity study to assess whether there is disparity in the utilization of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) in contracting in the areas of construction, professional services and goods and services with Palm Beach County for an amount not to exceed $749,995.

Lake Ida Park – voted against a motion to sell five acres of vacant land adjacent to Lake Ida Park to a developer for private home development. The BCC directed staff to pursue conveying the land to the City of Boynton Beach for the creation of a city park.

Lake Park Fire Rescue MSTU -  approved on preliminary reading and to advertise for Public Hearing on November 18, 2014 Lake Park’s desire to opt into the Fire/Rescue MSTU as a method to receive and pay for fire-rescue services from the County. This ordinance would amend the boundaries of the Fire/Rescue MSTU to include the properties within the municipal boundaries of Lake Park.  

PBIA Improvements - approved an amendment to the contract with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company for the Baggage Handling System Improvements at Palm Beach International Airport in the amount of $41,983,731. These improvements and automation will enhance security and baggage handling for passengers and will be paid for with a federal grant and passenger fees.