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Palm Beach County
Board of County

Mary Lou Berger

Hal R. Valeche
Vice Mayor

Paulette Burdick

Shelley Vana

Steven L. Abrams

Melissa McKinlay

Priscilla A. Taylor

County Administrator

Verdenia C. Baker

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At the July 10, 2012, Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action:

Island Way – postponed selection of an alignment for Jupiter Park Drive/Western Corridor, to be known as Island Way, and directed staff to re-advertise for public hearing on Sept. 11.

Brownfields – adopted a resolution designating the former Pike Utilities property, a county-owned parcel on Charleston Road in unincorporated Lake Worth, as a Brownfields area to facilitate cleanup and redevelopment. The estimated cleanup cost is $482,000 with approximately $98,000 coming from the EPA’s Brownfields Assessment federal grant fund.

Action Plan – adopted a resolution approving the Palm Beach County Action Plan for FY 2012-2013. Federal HUD grant allocations from the CDBG, HOME and ESG programs total approximately $7.5 million for Palm Beach County.

Transit Village – postponed for 60 days a proposal for development of the county-owned village transit property next to the Tri-Rail station within the city of West Palm Beach’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) district.

Riviera Beach Marina – approved an interlocal agreement with the city of Riviera Beach for improvements to the city marina. The two-phase project includes replacement of the seawall/bulkheads, piers and docks.

Boynton Marina – postponed to a July 24 workshop discussion of a request by the Boynton Beach CRA to demolish an existing building on the Boynton Marina site that formerly housed a dive shop.

Budget – directed staff to submit to the Property Appraiser a proposed maximum millage rate of 4.7815 mills for the FY 2013 countywide non-voted budget and to advertise for public hearings on Sept. 6 and Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. in the commission chambers. The final millage rate can be lower, but not higher, than 4.7815 mills.

SHIP – approved a modification to the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) local housing assistance program pertaining to very low, low and moderate income-eligible households. SHIP funds require no local match.

NewKita – approved an option agreement with NewKita Group, Inc. for the donation of an 11.8-acre parcel of county-owned property in unincorporated Belle Glade for development of a multiuse recreational and community center complex adjacent to the Palm Glades Apartments. NewKita is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance personal enrichment and community unity through recreational activities, sports, health, fitness, entertainment and education.

Annexation – approved an interlocal agreement with the village of Tequesta for the annexation of three enclaves totaling 2.12 acres located on the south side of County Line Road and east of Riverside Drive.

Pero Farms – approved an amended and restated declaration of covenants and restrictions on 53 acres of the McMurrain property in the Ag Reserve owned by Pero West Land, LLC to allow for construction and operation of a Pero Family Farms packing plant.

Palm Tran – approved a contract with CBS Outdoor Group, Inc. for installation, maintenance and servicing of bus shelters on Palm Tran fixed routes; also approved a contract with Creative Outdoor Advertising of America, Inc. for installation, maintenance and servicing of advertising bus benches on Palm Tran fixed routes.

Substance ban – directed staff to draft an ordinance aimed at banning the sale of herbal incense, synthetic marijuana and bath salts, which can produce a high when smoked or ingested.


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