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Top 10 States for Taxes: Florida?
Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” If you’re like most Americans, paying Uncle Sam is your largest financial burden. In fact, the nation as a whole doesn’t earn enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year until mid-April. Making matters worse for some individuals, taxes can vary significantly between states.
Property Taxes Due Today
The Palm Beach County tax collector has sent out a reminder that Tuesday is the deadline for property owners who still owe 2014 property taxes. Taxes unpaid as of Wednesday are considered delinquent, and property owners are charged 3 percent interest monthly plus advertising costs.
North Ocean Boulevard Seawall Replacement Project
PALM BEACH, Florida – On Monday, April 6, 2015, Burkhardt Construction will begin work on North Ocean Boulevard between Country Club Road and Bahama Lane, along the seawall just east of the Palm Beach Country Club. The project includes replacing the seawall and significant portions of North Ocean Boulevard adjacent to the seawall.
Civic Association Directors Forum: All Aboard Florida
The Civic Association is holding a Directors Forum on the All Aboard Florida project with P. Michael Reininger, All Aboard Florida President.  All Aboard Florida is the intercity passenger rail project that will connect Miami to Orlando with intermediate stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
Tom Bradford Discusses Top Priorities at Civic Association Event
Burying utilities, rehabilitating groins on town beaches, and renovating Town Hall Square are all at the top of the town’s to-do list, new Town Manager Tom Bradford said Wednesday.
This Week in Palm Beach 3-27-2015
Click Here To See Original Full E-Newsletter HEADLINES: > CIVIC ASSOCIATION MEETS NEW MAYOR TOM BRADFORD > Civic-Minded: Brian Mulroney Fits The Bill At Poolside Reception > Civic AssociationEnd-of-Season Celebration! > SHORE PROTECTION
Updated Flagler Bridge Schedule
Effective Tuesday, March 24th the Flagler Memorial (North) Bridge will be allowed to remain on the once an hour schedule at the quarter-hour and will be open to navigation for periods of up to 15 minutes from 7:15 p.m. through 6:30 a.m. and at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and at 2:15 p.m.
This Week in Palm Beach 3-19-2015
Click Here To See Original Full E-Newsletter HEADLINES: > BREAKING!Council to Appoint Members to theTown of Palm Beach Underground Utilities Task Force > SHORE PROTECTION - Missed the Civic Association Beach Tour? See the Video! - Work On Midtown Beach, Dunes One-Third Complete
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Top 10 States for Taxes: Florida?
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Tuesday, 31 March 2015 19:30

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” If you’re like most Americans, paying Uncle Sam is your largest financial burden. In fact, the nation as a whole doesn’t earn enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year until mid-April. Making matters worse for some individuals, taxes can vary significantly between states.

Here's a rundown of the worst and the best:

(1) New York, (2) California, and (3) Nebraska are the top for Highest Taxes.

(1) Wyoming, (2) Alaska, (3) Nevada, and (4) Florida are the top for Lowest Taxes.


Top 10 States With the Highest Taxes


Top 10 States With the Lowest Taxes


Data from USA Today

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Property Taxes Due Today
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Tuesday, 31 March 2015 16:49

The Palm Beach County tax collector has sent out a reminder that Tuesday is the deadline for property owners who still owe 2014 property taxes. Taxes unpaid as of Wednesday are considered delinquent, and property owners are charged 3 percent interest monthly plus advertising costs.

As of March 20, 50,973 properties — 7.4 percent of those in the county — were delinquent. Those delinquent taxes represent $198 million in uncollected revenue.

Tax payments can be made online. For those mailing payments, envelopes must be postmarked by Tuesday. The property control number and the amount paid must be correct, and the check must be signed.

Tax Collectors Office

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North Ocean Boulevard Seawall Replacement Project
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Tuesday, 31 March 2015 16:06

PALM BEACH, Florida – On Monday, April 6, 2015, Burkhardt Construction will begin work on North Ocean Boulevard between Country Club Road and Bahama Lane, along the seawall just east of the Palm Beach Country Club. The project includes replacing the seawall and significant portions of North Ocean Boulevard adjacent to the seawall.

The total work duration will be from April 6, 2015 and conclude on March 31, 2016. Phase 1 will include work west of the seawall and will occur from April 6, 2015 until November 25, 2015. During this phase northbound North Ocean Boulevard will be closed while the southbound lane will remain open. Northbound traffic will be detoured west onto Country Club Road, continue onto North Lake Way, and east on Bahama Lane to resume travel on North Ocean Boulevard. Parking on Country Club Road will be prohibited during Phase 1. The northbound lane will reopen on November 25, 2015.

Read More (Town of Palm Beach News Release)

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Civic Association Directors Forum: All Aboard Florida
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Monday, 30 March 2015 20:42

The Civic Association is holding a Directors Forum on the All Aboard Florida project with P. Michael Reininger, All Aboard Florida President.  All Aboard Florida is the intercity passenger rail project that will connect Miami to Orlando with intermediate stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:00 am

Palm Beach Civic Association Community Room
The Paramount Building
139 North County Road #33, Palm Beach, FL 33480

 

Limited to Civic Association directors and invited guests

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As President of All Aboard Florida, Mr. Reininger is responsible for delivering the project’s built environment, including the rail infrastructure, stations and transit-oriented real estate development, and developing all the operational functions, including the brand and customer service experience.

Make your reservation today


561-655-0820


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Tom Bradford Discusses Top Priorities at Civic Association Event
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Friday, 27 March 2015 13:37

Burying utilities, rehabilitating groins on town beaches, and renovating Town Hall Square are all at the top of the town’s to-do list, new Town Manager Tom Bradford said Wednesday.

Mr. Bradford spent an hour talking about his priorities as town manager. He assumed the reins in January. Mr. Bradford was deputy town manager since 2005 and assistant town manager since 2001.

Over 30 people attended the informal “coffee and conversation” at the Palm Beach Civic Association’s conference room in the Paramount building.

Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)

 

This Week in Palm Beach
This Week in Palm Beach 3-27-2015
Posted by Mike Kimberley
Published: Thursday, 26 March 2015 22:04

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HEADLINES:

PBCA 35> CIVIC ASSOCIATION MEETS NEW MAYOR TOM BRADFORD

> Civic-Minded: Brian Mulroney Fits The Bill At Poolside Reception

> Civic Association
End-of-Season Celebration!

> SHORE PROTECTION

- Dredged Sand Not Landing On Beaches

- Town: Mined Sand Not Likely For Phipps Beach Project

> ROYAL POINCIANA PLAZA

- Key players discuss plan for Royal Poinciana Plaza on April 7

> Landmarks Names Cooney Chairman Again

> PORT OF PALM BEACH

- Port Of Palm Beach Commissioners Approve Contract With New Gambling Cruise Tenant

- Casino Cruise Firm Assures Port It Has The Funds To Operate

SIDEBAR:

> FLAGLER BRIDGE

- Updated Flagler Bridge Schedule

- Longer Bridge Openings Possible Because Of Boat Show

> Amici

> Moore wins Distinguished Community Citizens Award

> Zoning Commission Hears About Lake Worth’s Building Plans

> Eyes on the Island

> Bridge To Glow Blue For Autism

> Linda R. Olsson
Real Estate

> Reserve for Civic Association Events Online!

> Palm Beach County Home Prices Drop Again, Sales Up

- South Florida home affordability ranks low nationwide

> Legal Change Would Pave Way For Park Expansion

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Updated Flagler Bridge Schedule
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:32

Effective Tuesday, March 24th the Flagler Memorial (North) Bridge will be allowed to remain on the once an hour schedule at the quarter-hour and will be open to navigation for periods of up to 15 minutes from 7:15 p.m. through 6:30 a.m. and at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and at 2:15 p.m.

As the school buses will be crossing this bridge starting at 2:30 p.m., the 3:15 opening will be limited to 10 minutes only.

The bridge will be allowed to not open at 8:15 a.m. and at 4:15 p.m. to allow for rush hour traffic. At all other times this bridge will open for no longer that 10 minutes at the quarter-hour.

These temporary restrictions will remain in place until 7:00 p.m. on March 31, 2015 at which time the bridge will revert back to the temporary quarter-hour opening schedule as outlined in the Local Notice to Mariners.

[ Town of Palm Beach Press Release ]

Town Council
This Week in Palm Beach 3-19-2015
Posted by Mike Kimberley
Published: Wednesday, 18 March 2015 22:00

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HEADLINES:

Underground utiliies - powerlines-017-w600> BREAKING!
Council to Appoint Members to the
Town of Palm Beach Underground Utilities Task Force

> SHORE PROTECTION

- Missed the Civic Association Beach Tour? See the Video!

- Work On Midtown Beach, Dunes One-Third Complete

> Meet New Town Manager Tom Bradford
Only a Few Seats Left! Make Your Reservation Now!

> PORT OF PALM BEACH

- New Port Of Palm Beach Inlet Plan Taking Shape

- Town Seeks Answers On Gas Export Plan At Port

- JFK Bunker’s Mold, Condition To Be Discussed Thursday By Port Commission

> TOWN COUNCIL

- Town Council To Watch, Wait As Projects Take Shape Across Intracoastal

- Council Explores Selling West Palm Properties

- Town Council To Appoint Member(s) To An Audit and Accounting Services Selection Committee

- Town Council To Appoint Member(s) to the Code Enforcement Board

> Uber’s Florida fight: Whose insurance pays and when

> Civic Association DIRECTORS IN THE NEWS

- Brinker, Pomerance Honored At Synagogue’s Annual Spa For The Soul


SIDEBAR:

> Reminder: Annual Meeting Date Change

> Linda R. Olsson
Real Estate

> Reserve for Civic Association Events Online!

> Eyes on the Island

> Ten Arrests Made At Floatopia Event

> Amici

> Art, science merge to revive Mizner’s Memorial Fountain

> COMMUNITY SHREDDING EVENT - IDENTITY THEFT PREVENTION

> Florida House Releases Proposal on Real Estate Transaction Taxes Amendment

> Town of Palm Beach Tennis Centers End of Season Tennis Celebration

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Auto Thefts & Burglaries On the Rise in Town

The Palm Beach Police Department is investigating several automobile thefts. Seven vehicles have been stolen from the Town of Palm Beach in the last six months.

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Get Your Real ID or You Can't Board Flights!

You will need a REAL ID  on your Florida Drivers License (or whatever state drivers license you hold - this is a federal law) to board a commercial flight or enter a federal building.  That includes court houses (jury duty etc.).

The REAL ID Act, a federal homeland security measure [ The REAL ID Law ] was passed to fight terrorism and reduce fraud.

Read more ...

This Week in Palm Beach 10-31-2014

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HEADLINES:

> Flagler Bridge On Track To Reopen Saturday

- Ban On Left Turns Off Middle Bridge To Stay In Place

> Civic Association Releases 2014 General Election Voters Guide

> Directors Cocktail Reception

> Elder Care Forum

> Shore Board Hears Erosion-Control Plan To Repair Groins

- Board: Extend Sand Transfer Plant’s Arm

> Palm Harbor: Let Us Be In Suit Against West Palm Beach

> Group: Minto West
May Affect Town Water Supply

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Flooding in Mid-Town & North End of Palm Beach

Town of Palm Beach has issued flood warnings and the weather service has issued a flood advisory until 4:45 p.m. for the Palm Beaches.

The Citizens and Civic Association’s Candidate Meet and Greet is still on at the South Fire Station. We have driven the streets on the South End, Lake Worth Bridge, and Lake Worth downtown and the roads are clear. Most of the flooding in the Town of Palm Beach is north of Sloans Curve.

Stay tuned for updates.

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FDOT News Alert: Flagler Memorial Bridge to Reopen November 1

On Saturday morning, Nov. 1, the Flagler Memorial Bridge will reopen to vehicular and pedestrian traffic Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials report.

Once reopened, there will be one eastbound lane and one westbound lane on the bridge with no restrictions and the north sidewalk will be open. Left turn restrictions at the intersection of the Royal Park Bridge and Flagler Drive will remain in place.

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Civic Association Election Forum Features Marijuana Debate

The Palm Beach Civic Association is holding an Election Forum that will headline a debate about legalizing medical marijuana in the state of Florida.

State Constitutional Amendment 2 lead campaigners For, Ben Pollara, and Against, Dr. Jessica Spencer, will debate the pros and cons of this controversial issue.

The event is timely as the Town of Palm Beach in its council meeting this week is taking steps to ban pot stores in the event that voters approve legalizing medical marijuana next month [Palm Beach Daily News: http://bit.ly/1xZ6sXI].

The results of the Civic Association Medical Marijuana Poll will be announced during the event.

In addition, this event includes:

• Judy Goodman, a Civic Association Director, who will explain the ballot question about reauthorization of the Children’s Services Council in Palm Beach County.

• Palm Beach Port Commission Candidates.

• Plus meet and greet many of the candidates running for office.

The Civic Association Election Forum is on Monday, October 20 at 10:00 a.m., two weeks before the General Election.  Palm Beachers will be able to pick up the Civic Association Voters Guide at the event.

LOCATION
Episcopal Church of
Bethesda by the Sea
141 S County Rd
Palm Beach, FL 33480

Everyone Welcome – Open to the Public
Free Valet Parking

To Register Online to Attend this Event Click Here


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