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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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BCC Briefs

At the November 17, 2009, Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action:

Reorganization – named Commissioners Burt Aaronson and Karen Marcus chair and vice chair, respectively, until November 2010; also thanked Commissioner Jeff Koons for his year of service as chairman of the BCC.

Affordable Housing – agreed to appropriate up to $1.03 million in next year’s budget for affordable housing and approved a funding plan for affordable housing that would set aside half the interest earned from developer fees on for-profit projects, beginning in 2014.

Municipal Marina – approved a design concept by the City of Riviera Beach for a $5 million grant awarded in February 2007 for renovations to the city’s marina.

Landscape Irrigation - opted not to file an administrative challenge to the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) proposed year-round landscape irrigation rule.

Reclaimed Water – approved a revised rate schedule for reclaimed water services. Water restrictions imposed by SFWMD have caused a significant increase in the number of reclaimed water users who previously paid no connection fees. Under the revised rates, new reclaimed water customers will pay a connection fee, but lower monthly base facility fees than existing customers who paid no a connection fee.

Roads - approved an ordinance establishing an amended five-year road program. Changes include delaying construction of Jog Road from Roebuck Road to 45th Street; Okeechobee Blvd. from Australian Ave. to Tamarind Ave./Parker Ave.; Roebuck Road from State Road 7 to Jog Road; Silver Beach Road from Congress Ave. to Old Dixie Hwy.; and Boca Rio Road from Palmetto Park Road to Boca Lago Blvd.

Transit Oriented Development – postponed to December 15 discussion of minimum requirements for a request for proposals (RFP) for development of the Wedge, a county-owned parcel within the West Palm Beach transit-oriented development (TOD) zone.

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