Steven L. Abrams
Mary Lou Berger
"An equal opportunity
At the July 7, 2009, Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action:
Boat trailer parking – approved an annual permit fee of $35 for boaters to park their trailers at the county’s saltwater boat ramps at Juno, Bert Winters, Burt Reynolds, Phil Foster and Light Harbor parks; no daily parking passes will be issued.
Building permits – adopted a resolution establishing an expedited building permitting process for new or expanding businesses in unincorporated Palm Beach County. Qualified companies must create at least 30 new full-time jobs within two years.
Neighborhood stabilization – authorized applications for $50 million in HUD funds under the second phase of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP-2). The program is intended to stabilize neighborhoods that have been damaged by the adverse economic effects of abandoned and foreclosed properties. These are federal funds that require no local match.
Water Utilities – approved an interlocal agreement with the Town of Lake Clarke Shores delineating potable water, wastewater and reclaimed water service area boundaries, and an interlocal agreement with the Village of Wellington for emergency potable water interconnect. The board also approved Clean Water State Revolving Fund construction loan agreements for federal stimulus funding to pay for utility system improvements in Pahokee and South Bay.
Tax Collector – agreed to seek competitive proposals for a larger facility to replace the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s branch office on Lake Worth Road.
State Court – approved on preliminary reading and advertised for public hearing on July 21 an ordinance amendment increasing the state court facility surcharge from $15 to $30.
Fargo Avenue – directed staff to take no further action at this time on possibly paving Fargo Avenue in Palm Beach Ranchettes. The project could be reconsidered if an MSTU program with appropriate funding levels is reestablished.
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