At the August 16, 2016, Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action:
Airports – authorized the issuance of the Palm Beach International Airport Series 2016 revenue refunding bond through a competitive negotiated bid process awarded to Raymond James. The refunding resulted in net present value savings of $15.63 million in debt service over the life of the bonds.
Herbert Hoover Dike – adopted a resolution urging Congress to provide the necessary funding to complete rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike and urging the US Army Corps of Engineers to expedite its repairs to ensure the public health, safety and welfare of cities surrounding Lake Okeechobee and the Army Corps’ ability to manage lake water levels so as to significantly reduce impacts to coastal estuaries.
Homeless services – approved a budget transfer of $950,000 from the general fund contingency and authorized the county administrator to serve as the Adopt-A-Family nominee and to execute a contract for the purchase of four properties, including 19 apartment units, owned by the Center for Family Services to continue operations of an emergency homeless shelter. The purchase is contingent upon satisfactory completion of appraisals and standard due diligence.
Financially Assisted Agencies – approved FY-2017 allocations for the Financially Assisted Agencies (FAA) program totaling $12.13 million. Program services include domestic abuse/sheltering, homelessness, behavioral health, special needs/developmental disability, economic stability/poverty and senior services.
Roads – approved mid-year amendments to the five-year road program with one change from the preliminary approval in July: delaying the Jog Road intersection project for a year. The board also adopted a resolution abandoning of a portion of the unimproved right of way of S. Edgewater Drive located east of Prosperity Farms Road and north of PGA Blvd.
Lantana Square – authorized a public hearing to be held on September 27, 2016, for the Lantana Square green reuse area. The property owner, Banyan Development plans to construct a retail center and is seeking a Brownfield area designation. No county funds are required for implementation.
Gulfstream Polo – continued to September 27, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. consideration of an ordinance establishing a community development district (CDD) on approximately 203 acres comprising Gulfstream Polo.
Public Safety – approved issuance of a special secondary service certificate of public convenience and necessity (COPCN) with Universal Protection Services, LLC to provide advanced life support (ALS) first response, non-transport services to the Polo Club of Boca Raton.
Body cameras – directed staff to meet with the sheriff and his staff on the possibility of equipping sheriff deputies with body cameras and develop a plan for implementation.
Beach concessions – extended the term of the concessionaire service agreement with Hawkhaven, LLC doing business as Lazy Loggerhead Café for continued operation of a 1,300-square-foot concession building at Carlin Park in Jupiter at an annual rate of $77,468.
Community Services – recognized and thanked Community Services Director Channell Wilkins, who is moving back to New Jersey.