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INSIDER Newsletter (6/9/2019)

June 9, 2019

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

Mayor Keith A. James, CWPB Celebrate Launch of $24M UV Water Treatment System

Ribbon Cutting Held for Newly Commissioned UV System-- One of the Most Advanced in the Nation—and Related Infrastructure

 

Commissioner Cory Neering, Florida Department of Health in PBC Director Dr. Alina Alonso, Asst. City Administrator Scott Kelly, Mayor Keith A. James, Commissioner Richard Ryles, Public Utilites Director Dr. Poonam Kalkat at the ribbon cutting

 

During a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 6, 2019, West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James and the City of West Palm Beach officially commissioned the new, state-of-the-art ultraviolet (UV) treatment system at the City of West Palm Beach Water Treatment Plant (WTP), a surface water plant located at 1009 Banyan Boulevard in the City of West Palm Beach.

 

Housed within massive pipes inside the water treatment plant, the UV system--the largest in the State of Florida-- will provide 100% redundancy in the disinfection process that is reliable and cost-effective. The new system can treat up to 47-million gallons of water per day, which the City provides daily to more than 120,000 water customers in the City of West Palm Beach, Town of Palm Beach, and Town of South Palm Beach. The facility will add a third layer of protection when combined with the chlorine treatment and filtration the City has provided for many years.

 

VIDEO: WPB Commissions New UV Water Treatment System

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“With the commissioning of the UV system, we now have one of the most advanced water treatment systems in the nation,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James. “We are pleased to be able to bring this incredible technology and infrastructure, resulting in the highest quality water to the residents of the City of West Palm Beach.”

 

TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/Mayor-Keith-A-James,-CWPB-Celebrate-Launch-$24M-UV

 

WPB SWEARS IN POLICE CHIEF FRANK ADDERLEY, DEPUTY CHIEF RICK MORRIS

 

VIDEO: Police Chief Frank Adderley Sworn In

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Chief Frank Adderley, a 38-year law enforcement veteran, was sworn in Tuesday as Chief of Police. Chief Adderley spent more than 36-years with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department where he rose through the ranks to become its top law enforcement officer in 2008. Rick Morris was sworn in as Deputy Chief. Morris is a 40-year law enforcement veteran. TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/WEST-PALM-BEACH-SWEAR-IN-POLICE-CHIEF-FRANK-ADDERL

 

 

City of West Palm Beach Public Meetings

The public is invited and encouraged to attend CWPB public meetings.

 

***Meetings held in the Commission Chambers and Flagler Gallery are located at City Hall, which is located at 401 Clematis Street***


MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019

  • Canceled: Mayor/Commission Work Session

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019

  • 8:30 A.M., Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (WPBPD, 600 Banyan Blvd.)
  • 3:00 P.M., Nominating Advisory Committee (Mayors' Board Room) 
  • 4:00 P.M., Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee (City Center, 3rd Floor, HR Training Room) 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019

  • Canceled: Downtown Action Committee
  • 9:00 A.M., ECR Board Meeting (Flagler Gallery) 
  • 1:00 P.M., Plans & Plat Review Committee (Mayors' Board Room) 

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019

  • 11:00 A.M., City Commission Agenda Review (Mayors' Board Room) 

FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019

  • 8:30 A.M., West Palm Beach Police Pension Fund (Police Benevolent Hall, 2100 N. Florida Mango Rd.) 
  • 10:30 A.M., Police V.E.B.A. meeting (Police Benevolent Hall, 2100 N. Florida Mango Rd.) 

 

City of West Palm Beach Recent Policy Actions

 

For a summary of some of the approvals and decisions made by City Commission during the June 3, 2019 City Commission meeting,

please visit:http://wpb.org/getattachment/Meetings-Events/Meetings/City-Administration/City-Commission-Meeting-06-03-2019/06032019-CC-PASS-FAIL.pdf;.

 

Mayor Supports Calls for Federal Funding for More Infrastructure

Mayor Keith A. James with Senator Rick Scott of Florida

 

On Monday, Mayor Keith A. James joined Senator Rick Scott and leaders from several Palm Beach County municipalities as well as the Port of Palm Beach for a press conference advocating for more federal funding for Florida infrastructure.

 

MAYOR’S VILLAGE INITIATIVE LAUNCHES 2019 TEENS UNITE SUMMER SERIES

SERIES WILL OFFER A SAFE PLACE FOR LOCAL YOUTH TO GATHER ON SATURDAY NIGHTS

 

 

On Saturday, June 8, the City of West Palm Beach launched the 2019 Teens Unite Series! – a free series of summer events for youth ages 12 to 18. This program was created in collaboration with several youth development programs and community centers in the north end of the city, such as Gaines Park Community Center, Coleman Park Community Center, Pleasant City Youth Empowerment Center, Salvation Army Northwest Community Center, De George Boys & Girls Club, Urban Youth Impact, Norton Museum of Art, Digital Vibez, The West Palm Beach Police Department & The Police Athletic League.  Teens Unite will take place every Saturday June 8th-July 27th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MAYOR%E2%80%99S-VILLAGE-INITIATIVE-LAUNCHES-2019-TEENS-UNI

 

 

Mandel Public Library Offers Free Meals for Kids, Teens

 

 

The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, in partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County, is bringing back free meals for kids and teens when school lunches are not available. During the summer, the library becomes an official Summer BreakSpot and offers FREE nutritious lunches and snacks during their summer program to kids and teens ages 18 and under. The free meals program helps to eliminate barriers so all members of the public can enjoy and access important library services. The lunches and snacks are offered onw eekdays, June 4 - July 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor in Kidspace. This program is sponsored by the USDA Summer Food Service Program. For more information, please visit: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/Mandel-Public-Library-of-WPB-A-Summer-Destination.

 

CLEMATIS STREETSCAPE TRAFFIC ADVSIROY

Pardon our dust as we make improvements to iconic Clematis Street!

 

Clematis St./Olive Ave. intersection to temporarily close (June 10, 2019, 6:00 a.m. through July 3, 2019, 5:00 p.m.): Local traffic only on 300 block of Clematis St.

  • Pedestrian access will be maintained along all blocks of Clematis St. during the intersection closure.
  • Olive Ave. between Datura and Clematis St. available for deliveries only June 10 – July 3.

N. Olive Ave. & Clematis St. (Monday, June 10, 2019, 6:00 a.m. - Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 5:00 p.m.): Full road closure for Clematis Streetscape project. Detours will guide motorists to alternative roads:

  • S. Dixie Hwy (southbound)
  • Narcissus Ave. & S. Quadrille Blvd. (northbound)
  • Datura St. & Banyan Blvd. (eastbound, westbound)

200 block of Clematis St. (through October 2019): Full road closure for streetscape project. All pedestrian walkways to restaurants and businesses remain open.

 

100 block of N. Clematis (June 24, 2019 – December 2019): Full road closure for streetscape project. All pedestrian walkways to restaurants and businesses remain open.

 

100 block of S. Clematis (August – December 2019): Full road closure for streetscape project. All pedestrian walkways to restaurants and businesses remain open.

 

Road & Dock Closures Update

For the Week of June 9, 2019

 

To view the weekly list of road and dock closures, please click here: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/ROAD-DOCK-CLOSURES-UPDATE-WEEK-OF-JUNE-9,-2019-(1)

 

 

 

ICYMI:

 

CWPB Ranks Among World's Best for Bold Change on Climate Action: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/City-of-West-Palm-Beach-Ranks-Among-World%E2%80%99s-Best-f

 

CWPB Receives 11 awards at annual Safety Council luncheonhttp://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/CITY-OF-WEST-PALM-BEACH-RECEIVES-11-AWARDS-AT-ANNU.

 

Mayor Announces Reduction of On-Street Homeless Population: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MAYOR-KEITH-A-JAMES-ANNOUNCES-REDUCTION-IN-ON-STRE.

 

Currie Park Boat Ramps Openhttps://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/CURRIE-PARK-BOAT-RAMPS-SET-TO-OPEN-MEMORIAL-DAY-WE

 

Palm Beach Perspectives: CWPB Creates New Program to Help Small-, Women- and Minority-owned Businesses Bid on City Work: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/486-palm-beach-perspective-28236857/episode/pb-pers-city-wpb-procurement-frank-4311586

 

CWPB Citywide Sidewalks Project Improves Walkability: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/CWPB-CITYWIDE-SIDEWALKS-PROJECT-IMPROVES-WALKABILI.

 

CWPB to Host "iCONE-ic" Summer in Paradise: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/THE-CITY-OF-WEST-PALM-BEACH-TO-HOST-iCONE-ic%E2%80%9D-SUMM.

 

Currie Park Boat Ramps Open: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/CURRIE-PARK-BOAT-RAMPS-SET-TO-OPEN-MEMORIAL-DAY-WE

 

WPB-TV HEADLINES

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VIDEO: City Commission Meeting (June 3, 2019)

 

VIDEO: Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting (June 3, 2019)

 

VIDEO:  District Spotlight:  District 3

 

VIDEO:  WPB Renovates American Legion Building in Historic Northwest

 

 

 

 

Grassy Waters Elementary School Awarded CWPB Green School of Excellence Honor

 

Elaine Christian, Program Coodinator for CWPB, presents Grassy Waters Elementary with the Green School Award

 

Congrats to Grassy Waters Elementary School. The City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability presented them with the Green School of Excellence Award for all of their hard work maintaining and expanding their green school culture. From utilizing outdoor learning spaces to solid waste reduction strategies, Grassy Waters Elementary has shown just how committed they are to ingraining sustainability into their whole school culture. To learn more about how you can create a more sustainable home, business, or organization, please visit: http://wpb.org/Departments/Sustainability/Overview. 

 

 

The City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation announces it is now accepting summer camp registrations. The “CityFun” summer camp offers a variety of programs for everyone, every interest, and at five different locations. Sports and specialty camps include sailing, skateboarding, dance and cheer, fishing and swim lessons.

 

There are camps for preschoolers, teens, and a counselor-in-training program. Multi-child discounts are available for City residents, and Palm Beach County Scholarship and ELC is accepted.

 

For more information or to register, call (561) 804-4900 or utilize the City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Department Online Registration System at http://www.wpb.org/Departments/Parks-Recreation/Program-Registration-Search

 

Mandel Public Library of WPB:  A Summer Destination for Learning & Fun

Summer@yourCityLibrary begins June 9 with summer reading, unlimited activities and free lunches

Parents on the search for summer fun and activities for their kids can stop looking: The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is the perfect summer destination to keep kids engaged and entertained with an endless array of FREE offerings during its Summer@yourCityLibrary initiative.  Conveniently located next to City Hall at the corner of Clematis Street and Dixie Highway, the library is an ideal destination for family staycation days, rainy days, gatherings with friends, quality time with grandparents, or even day trips to downtown West Palm Beach.

 

The library offers a summer filled with reading, learning, entertainment and lots of fun for kids, teens and adults, as well as free lunches for ages 18 and under.  Summer@yourCityLibrary features a summer reading program that encourages the entire family to read with weekly prizes, unlimited free events and activities for all ages, and free nutritious lunches for kids and teens.  The seven-week program takes place June 9 – July 27, 2019 with a variety of new activities, lectures, classes, games and more. For more information, please visit: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/Mandel-Public-Library-of-WPB-A-Summer-Destination

 

Congrats Leadership WPB Graduates!

At Monday night’s City Commission meeting, Mayor and City Commissioners recognized the 2019 Leadership West Palm Beach graduating class. The certificates were presented by PBC Elections Supervisor Wendy Link, David Baker and Jack Frost. Congratulations to the graduates!

 

 

HISTORIC NORTHWEST & NORTHWOOD VILLAGE

JUNE CALENDAR LISTINGS

 

4th Friday on 4th Street – Nonprofit Showcase

Friday, June 28

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

600 4th Street, West Palm Beach (corner of Rosemary Ave. and 4th Street)

FREE

This free, interactive event celebrates the Historic Northwest District including contributions made by local business owners.  Residents and professionals can network to grow and promote their careers and businesses, while enjoying live entertainment, tasting local food vendors, and shopping locally.  This month join us for a unique Nonprofit Showcase and meet the representatives of local nonprofit organizations, discover what they do, how to obtain services from them, how to participate in programs, and how to volunteer.  Event goers can also enjoy a high-energy performance by The Memory Lane Band that will keep them on their feet.  This event is a part of the ongoing Heart & Soul series in the Historic Northwest District, celebrating one of West Palm Beach’s first and oldest neighborhoods, and part of City’s iCONE-ic Summer in Paradise.  For more information, visit www.PNBAnetwork.org.

 

 

Northwood Village Summerlicious

June 1 – August 31
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Northwood Village, West Palm Beach

The Northwood Village Summerlicious culinary celebration will take place June 1 – August 31
and offers great prices with a selection of prix fixe menus for dining at some of Northwood Village’s most popular eateries.  Patrons can enjoy prix fix menus for both lunch and dinner ranging from $15 to $30 with options from fast casual to fine dining (alcohol, tax, and gratuity are not included).  Plus don’t forget to visit the unique shops that will offer special deals and discounts.  For more information and a list of participating merchants, visit facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage.

Art Night Out – iCONE-ic Summer in Paradise

Friday, June 28

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Northwood Road, West Palm Beach

FREE

Guests can experience the creative lifestyle in Northwood Village as they stroll down Northwood Road to enjoy local artists, streetside vendors and live entertainment.  This hidden jewel in West Palm Beach offers residents and visitors a respite from the ordinary and a refreshing, unique hub for art and culture.  Plus shop at the unique boutiques and studios, dine at some of the area’s best restaurants, experience live street-side music and more.  This month guests see all of the decorated construction cones by Northwood Village merchants, part of the city’s iCONE-ic Summer in Paradise, and vote for their favorites.  Pick up a voting card at the blue tent on Northwood Rd. & Spruce Ave., then explore the Village and look for the artsy construction cones for your chance to win cool prizes.  Also, enjoy live music with the David and Dow Duo and Summerlicious dining deals at participating restaurants and shops.  For more information, visit facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage or call 561-822-1550.

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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City Job Opportunities: http://wpb.org/Departments/Human-Resources/Home/I-want-to-work-for-the-City-of-West-Palm-Beach

 

Utility Bill Payments: http://wpb.org/utilities/paying-your-utility-bill/

 

Road Closures Updates: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Road-Closure-Updates

 

WPB-TV Live: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Live-Video-Ch-18

 

WPB-TV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/WestPalmTV

 

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Grassy Waters Preserve of West Palm Beach: http://wpb.org/grassywaters/

 

Public Works Request for Service: http://wpb.org/Departments/Public-Works/Public-Works-Forms.

 

Volunteer Opportunities: http://wpb.org/volunteer

 

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City Clerk: http://wpb.org/Departments/City-Clerk/Office-of-the-City-Clerk

 

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