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West Palm Beach, FL 33402-1989
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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

"An equal opportunity
Affirmative Action Employer"

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BCC Briefs

At the September 12, 2006 Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action:

Bed Tax – approved a one-cent increase in the Tourist Development Tax (hotel bed tax), effective December 1, 2006. The revenue raised will help pay for improvements to the convention center.

County Administrator – extended the contract of County Administrator Robert Weisman one year through December 31, 2011; approved a salary increase at the same level as other County employees.

Business Development Board – granted a five-year contract at $1.03 million per year to the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. Commissioners can terminate the contract with 45 days notice.

Housing and Community Development – approved the promotion of Edward Lowery to director of Housing and Community Development. Lowery, director of the Office of Community Revitalization, replaces Remar Harvin who is retiring.

Lake Region Water Treatment Plant – approved a $14.8-million contract with GlobeTec Construction LLC of Deerfield Beach to build the pipeline system for a new water treatment plant to serve the Glades area.

Glades Tourism – approved two funding agreements in the amount of $200,000 each for construction of a nature park amphitheater in Belle Glade and improvements to the Pahokee Marina and Campground.

Palm Tran – denied a proposed increase in Palm Tran fares, agreeing to revisit the issue next year.

Code Enforcement – agreed to hire private contractors to remove illegally-placed signs from County rights-of-way. The program will target so-called snipe signs, such as those touting low-priced goods and services, rather than political signs.

Ryder Cup Boulevard – approved an interlocal agreement to restrict access to Ryder Cup Boulevard to PGA residents from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.