- Published: Wednesday, 13 April 2016 10:49
- Posted by R. Michael Brown
Palm Beach Civic Association President submitted his Annual Report during the 2016 Annual Meeting. See below:
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The Underground Utilities Referendum in Palm Beach passed by a narrow margin, 60 votes, according the Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections.
Sometimes, the very basic and essential benefits of an issue can wind up being overlooked. That usually happens when there are so many plus-and-minus discussions surrounding a subject that common sense thinking becomes clouded.
At Wednesday’s Town Council meeting, Councilman Richard Kleid said people opposed to the proposed town-wide burial of utility lines are suggesting that lines buried in flood-prone areas are not reliable. So he asked John Lehr, manager of overhead to underground conversion for Florida Power and Light if lines buried on the barrier island would be as reliable as those buried on the mainland.
Mold spores begin to bloom 24 to 48 hours after contact with humidity, water, warmth, and darkness — four of the only items in abundance after a storm has turned South Florida into a giant powerless petri dish.
By: Michael Reiter, Former Town of Palm Beach Police Chief.
Although today I am a property owner, resident and business owner in the Town of Palm Beach, I was previously the chief of the Palm Beach Police Department during Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004 and Wilma in 2005.
I have lived through five hurricanes, three of them here and two in New Jersey. And they are terrible. But because of those experiences I have seen the positive impact undergrounding has made in communities where power lines were buried verses those where power polls still existed with overhead lines and transformers.
By: Llwyd Ecclestone.
With respect to the discussion surrounding the undergrounding of our utility services, I offer the following opinion based on my years of developing many projects in Palm Beach County.