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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 October 18, 2011, Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action:

Water storage – agreed to a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the South Florida Water Management District, the Lake Worth Drainage District and the city of Fort Lauderdale to work together toward possible development of a regional reservoir in the C-51 Basin.

Wastewater – approved a series of amendments to the county’s wastewater facilities-use ordinance pertaining to pretreatment of wastewater. Violators would be subject to a fine of $1,000 to $2,000 per offense.

Legislative Affairs – reviewed the proposed legislative program to be promoted by the county’s lobbying team at the 2012 Florida Legislative Session in Tallahassee.

Economic Development – conceptually approved an ad valorem tax exemption of $1.7 million over a seven-year period for Florida South Division, LLC. The company plans to build a regional headquarters and distribution center in Royal Palm Beach to serve its Aldi, Inc. grocery stores, creating 100 new, full-time jobs over a three-year period at an average annual salary of $46,100.

Scripps – agreed to send a letter to the governor and state lawmakers in support of Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s plan to build an 80-bed teaching hospital on Donald Ross Road in North County near the Scripps Florida campus.

Classical South Florida – approved an application by the nonprofit Classical South Florida for the issuance of $4.6 million in revenue bonds for the acquisition of radio station WPBI 90.7 FM. No county funds, nor its taxing power, faith or credit are involved.

Vehicles for hire – conceptually approved for first reading on Nov. 1 a series of amendments to the county’s vehicle-for-hire ordinance pertaining to fees, I.D. badges, and a six-month extension of a moratorium on new vehicle-for-hire companies wishing to do business in the county.

Enclaves – approved an interlocal agreement with the village of Palm Springs for the annexation of six enclaves totaling 8.26 acres along Gulfstream Road and Coconut Road.

Roads – agreed to continue on December 20 a public hearing for an MSTU to pay for paving and drainage improvements on Michlar Drive, Tamis Trail and 105th Avenue South in a rural development south of Wellington. Staff was directed to repetition affected property owners who would be assessed $19,662 per lot.

Employee benefits – approved the selection of Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company for employees of Palm Beach County, Palm Tran and the Supervisor of Elections through 2012.

ERM – recognized and thanked Richard Walesky who is retiring after 24 years as director of the Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM).

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