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This Week in Palm Beach 7-2-15
Click Here To See Original Full E-Newsletter HEADLINES: > SUV Jumps Opening Flagler Bridge - See Video > Civic Association Flagler Bridge - Progress Video
Civic Association Flagler Bridge Progress Video
This week the Civic Association brings you an aerial video of the Flagler Memorial [North] Bridge construction. You'll see in the video that the foundation is almost completed. The contractor is expecting to complete the foundation in August.
SUV Jumps Opening Flagler Bridge - See Video
Multiple cameras on the Flagler Bridge captured a driver, identified as 29-year-old James Montano, jumping the bridge as it was going up. Police say the jump was not the act of a daredevil, but more likely distracted driving. The bridge was shutdown for 5 hours on Saturday because of the accident.
This Week in Palm Beach 6-26-15
Click Here To See Original Full E-Newsletter HEADLINES: > Undergrounding Taskforce Meets for the First Time > South Bridge Rroject receives Conditional Approval
Undergrounding Task Force Update
By: Susan Gary, Civic Association DirectorThe Utilities Undergrounding Task Force met for the first time on Thursday.  Members, appointed by the town council on May 12, 2015, are Dennis Bottorff, Anthony Dowell, Susan Gary, Donald Gulbrandsen, Thomas Parker, Wilbur Ross, and Jeffrey Smith.
Sea Trials for Gambling Ship
Port Committee Chairman Bob Holuba took photos of the 600 passenger, 160 foot, refurbished and renamed Blue Horizon casino ship as it was conducting sea trials this week. 
The Breakers Tower Restoration
Projects for this year's $25 million restoration includes the flag towers, The Spa, and the main entrance fountain. Scafolding is under the covering so work can be done on the exterior.
Seawall Construction Underway - See Photos
Construction of a 1,600-foot-long section of the North Ocean Boulevard seawall, in front of the Palm Beach Country Club, is underway.
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This Week in Palm Beach 7-2-15
Posted by Sara Johnson
Published: Thursday, 02 July 2015 16:18

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HEADLINES:

> SUV Jumps Opening Flagler Bridge - See Video

> Civic Association Flagler Bridge - Progress Video

 

> PALM BEACH COUNTY

- Cities Owe Nearly $3.7 million for Palm Beach County Inspector General

- 18 New Laws Going into Effect: See the Slide Show

> WEST PALM BEACH DEVELOPS

- West Palm Long-Term Water Supply Under Study

- Proposal for South Dixie: More Trees, Wider Sidewalks, Shady Medians

> DIRECTORS IN THE NEWS

- Island Real Estate Agents Ranked on Top 250 List

- Private Equity Billionaire Wilbur L. Ross Elected Bank of Cypress Vice Chairman

- The Koch Brothers' Gifts to Society

- Did James Patterson Give Money to Your School Library?

- Civic Association Director James Patterson #7 on Forbes Celebrity List

- Brinker Leaves Komen Post But to Remain as Volunteer

- Ellie Goodman, Mother of Nancy Brinker, Dies at 95

> NEW CIVIC ASSOCIATION DIRECTORS

- Bonnie McElveen-Hunter

> MEETINGS & EVENTS

SIDEBAR:

> Longtime Main Street News to Close July 31

> Estimated Taxable Values Rise with New Construction, Other Additions

> Playhouse Update Postponed Until August

> Iconic 264 The Grill Closes Doors After Nearly 40 Years

> Blue Horizon Gambling Ship Expected to Sail Within 10 Days

> WEATHER

- Weater Matters: June Wraps up on Wet Note, but First Half of 2015 was Hot and Dry

> Sea Turtles Experiencing Higher Number of 'False Crawls'

> Aug. 17 Trial Set for Former Firefighter DeRosa

> Aesthetic Concerns Delay Rebuild of Failing Pump Station

> Four Arts Seeks Town Approval for 26 Valet Spots

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Civic Association Flagler Bridge Progress Video
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Wednesday, 01 July 2015 14:36

This week the Civic Association brings you an aerial video of the Flagler Memorial [North] Bridge construction. You'll see in the video that the foundation is almost completed. The contractor is expecting to complete the foundation in August.

 Cars are expected to shift to the new bridge in the first quarter of 2016 with new bridge completion by the end of 2016.

 Civic Association Video Shot June 17, 2015. Final edit July 1, 2015 [1:58]

 

New north bridge begins to take shape
Work on span’s piers part of $97.6 million Flagler Memorial Bridge replacement
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)

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SUV Jumps Opening Flagler Bridge - See Video
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Tuesday, 30 June 2015 14:37

Multiple cameras on the Flagler Bridge captured a driver, identified as 29-year-old James Montano, jumping the bridge as it was going up. Police say the jump was not the act of a daredevil, but more likely distracted driving. The bridge was shutdown for 5 hours on Saturday because of the accident.

WPTV NBC5 Video [1:24 min:sec]

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This Week in Palm Beach 6-26-15
Posted by Sara Johnson
Published: Friday, 26 June 2015 16:18

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HEADLINES:

> Undergrounding Taskforce Meets for the First Time

> South Bridge Rroject receives Conditional Approval

> The Breakers Tower Restoration

> Palm Beach County Bans Panhandling, Fundraising on Roads

> PORT OF PALM BEACH

- Sea Trials for Gambling Ship

> WEST PALM BEACH DEVELOPS

- Construction at All Aboard West Palm Beach Station Marks a Milestone

- Quiet Zones in Palm Beach, Broward Not Impacted by Governor's Veto

- Parking Requirement Typo Tweak Helps Pave Way for WPB Baseball Complex

> NEW CIVIC ASSOCIATION DIRECTORS

- Howard Leach

> MEETINGS & EVENTS

SIDEBAR:

> Police Warn Residents of Burglars Posing as Workmen

> Is a Lack of Rain a Problem for South Florida?

> Northend Seawall Construction Underway - See Photos

> "Dry Run" Starts Rebuilding of Memorial Fountain

> Replacing Statues in Mizner Fountain Leads to "Sleepless Nights"

> Citizens Property Proposes Rate Hike For Coastal Customers

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Undergrounding Task Force Update
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Friday, 26 June 2015 13:33

By: Susan Gary, Civic Association Director

The Utilities Undergrounding Task Force met for the first time on Thursday.  Members, appointed by the town council on May 12, 2015, are Dennis Bottorff, Anthony Dowell, Susan Gary, Donald Gulbrandsen, Thomas Parker, Wilbur Ross, and Jeffrey Smith.

 

1SUSAN-GARY-NEWThe first meeting addressed organizational issues.

In a unanimous vote, Jeffrey Smith was named committee chair and Wilbur Ross was selected as vice chair.

Committee members shared their reasons for getting involved in the undergrounding effort and described what they hoped to accomplish on the task force. The group unanimously supported the town’s undergrounding program with several emphasizing the need to complete the town-wide project as quickly as possible.

Town Manager Thomas Bradford led the meeting initially and asked Town Attorney John Randolph to brief the task force members on ethics and the Sunshine Law.

The task force agreed to meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 9:00am. The first "working session" is scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, at Town Hall.

During the morning session, town resident Andrew Roddy addressed the task force and emphasized that undergrounding is critical for public safety reasons. In past years, he has been the victim of two fires on his property due to faulty overhead utility lines.

The committee also heard a brief report by town consultant Maziar Keshavarz on sequencing and phasing the underground program.  Mr. Keshavarz informed the committee that undergrounding will present many major challenges and require much cooperation from the community.

The July task force meeting will include presentations of the various underground utility reports prepared by town consultants.   The August meeting will examine procurement options and "lessons learned" from other municipalities that have engaged in similar undergrounding projects.

A task force mission statement in draft form will be published soon.

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Sea Trials for Gambling Ship
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 25 June 2015 16:20

Port Committee Chairman Bob Holuba took photos of the 600 passenger, 160 foot, refurbished and renamed Blue Horizon casino ship as it was conducting sea trials this week. 

It’s docked at the Port of Palm Beach and is scheduled to be in operation in July.

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Images: Bob Holuba, Civic Association Director & Port Committee Chairman

 

Casino Ship Nearly Ready to Sail from Port of Palm Beach

Additional Story (Sun-Sentinel)

 

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The Breakers Tower Restoration
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 25 June 2015 14:51

Projects for this year's $25 million restoration includes the flag towers, The Spa, and the main entrance fountain. Scafolding is under the covering so work can be done on the exterior.

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Seawall Construction Underway - See Photos
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Monday, 22 June 2015 16:12

Construction of a 1,600-foot-long section of the North Ocean Boulevard seawall, in front of the Palm Beach Country Club, is underway.

It's causing one way traffic northbound on North Ocean Boulevard. The only southbound route between Bahama Lane and Country Club Road is on North Lake Trail.

The project is expected to take almost a year.

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Construction Projects to Turn North End Into ‘Maze’
Read More: (Palm Beach Daily News)

 


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