- Published: Monday, 20 June 2016 12:25
- Posted by R. Michael Brown
Inlet Dredging to Go On Beach in the Future
It was reported that even though the Town of Palm Beach has worked out arrangements with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the dredging contractor to take dredged sand from the Lake Worth Inlet and place it either directly on the beach or in the near-shore littoral current, the current sand deposits in the inlet are less than 5,000 cu. yards so the USACOE will not return to dredge for now.
WASHINGTON - Local and national taxes and government spending are one of the top issues for residents in the Town of Palm Beach. U.S. Senator George LeMieux (R-FL), who is serving out the term of retired Senator Mel Martinez, spoke last week on the floor of the U.S. Senate about his proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring Congress to balance the federal budget. The proposed amendment also provides the President of the United States with the power of a line-item veto in order to reduce or eliminate earmark projects. Below is Senator LeMieux's letter to taxpayers in Florida:
TOWN OF PALM BEACH GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES & CIVIC ASSOCIATION ATTEND
A packed house told Palm Beach County Commissioners to raise taxes and keep services on Tuesday night. Special interests from Drug Farm alumni to the Cultural Council urged retention of key County programs and County Commissioners agreed voting 5-2 to adopt a budget that could saddle many residents with a tax increase of 15%.
Given the current economic conditions and the fact that market values for property are depressed, this is not the time to increase the millage rate or raise taxes.
Several reports and organizations are saying the same thing: Oppose tax increases!
Preliminary Palm Beach County property tax notices show a tentative increase in the tax rate. See chart.
In Palm Beach County, about 46 percent of residential property owners will pay more in property taxes next year under the preliminary rates. Twenty-four of the 36 county municipalities have tentatively approved rate hikes. Seven others have agreed to leave their rates flat, including the Town of Palm Beach. Five have agreed to lower their rates.
PROPERTY TAX APPEALS EXPECTED TO INCREASE BY 21 PERCENT
Taxpayers Can Petition the Value Adjustment Board Online Using Clerk & Comptroller’s Convenient myVAB