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INSIDER Newsletter (9/2/2018)

 

 

September 2, 2018

 
 
 

 

 

City Hall will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 3, 2018. There will be regular sanitation service on Monday.

 

WPB Earns 15 SUNsational Awards from the Florida Festivals & Events Association

West Palm Beach earns more than any other municipality; recognitions reaffirm City’s depth of creativity and variety of offerings

 

The Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) recently announced the winners of its annual SUNsational Awards during its 24th annual convention and tradeshow. The program recognizes members' innovation, individuality and creative collaboration, and the City of West Palm Beach Community Events Division earned 15 awards for its signature programming. The City received more awards than any other municipality in Florida and was tied for first place in the state for the total number of awards with the South Florida Fair and Palm Beach County Expositions.

 

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City of West Palm Beach 2019 Budget Planning

VIDEO: City of West Palm Beach 2019 Budget Planning

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How our city spends money and sets priorities can have a big effect on our everyday lives. Please note the following budget hearings, which the public is encouraged to attend:

 

  • 9/13/2018, 5:00 p.m.: First Public Hearing to Adopt the Tentative Budget and Millage Rate
  • 9/27/18, 5:00 p.m.: Final Budget Hearing to Adopt the Proposed Budget and Millage Rate.

For more information about the budget and to view budget documents, visit: http://wpb.org/Departments/Finance/City-of-West-Palm-Beach-2019-Budget-Planning

 

WPB-TV HEADLINES

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VIDEO: City Commission Meeting (August 27, 2018)

 

VIDEO: WPB Offers Down Payment Assistance

 

VIDEO: 'Vita Nova' Helps WPB Address Youth Homelessness

 

VIDEO: Parking Downtown? Remember, you can use the ParkMobile App. Check out this video to learn how to use the 'Find My Car' feature!

 

2018 Black Business Month Community Mixer

CRA Director Jon Ward, WPB Procurement Director Frank Hayden, Mayor Jeri Muoio, Mosaic Group CEO Ann Marie Sorrell, DDA Executive Director Raphael Clemente

 

Mayor Jeri Muoio--joined in this photo by the WPB CRA's Jon Ward, WPB Procurement Dir. Frank Hayden, Ann Marie Sorrell of Mosaic, and the DDA's Raphael Clemente-- is proud to have joined the Mosaic Group to sponsor the Black Business Month Community Mixer to celebrate Black Business Month in August. The event, recently held at the Lakefront Pavilion, celebrated its 5th year!

 

Registration Open for Palm Beach Partners Business Matchmaker Conference & Expo

 

The Palm Beach Partners Planning Committee, of which the City of West Palm Beach Department of Procurement is a member, has announced its 12th Annual Palm Beach Partners Business Matchmaker Conference & Expo to be held Friday, September 21, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Cohen Pavilion 701 Okeechobee Blvdi n West Palm Beach. The City of West Palm Beach is a sponsor of the event. 

 

The Conference and Expo will attract more 300 participants from a variety of business disciplines, major corporations and government entities looking to do business with small, minority/women-owned, disadvantaged business enterprises (SBE, M/WBE, and DBE) and veteran-owned businesses.

 

You are invited to register now and receive a registration scholarship courtesy of Kaufman Lynn Construction. To redeem your registration scholarship you must be a Small Business Enterprise located in Palm Beach County. Visit: http://www.pbmatchmaker.com/registration/attendees. The first 100 Small Businesses to register will receive a $50.00 discount.  Registration after discount is $25.00.

 

DYK: The Vickers House

 

Did you know that the Vickers House provides a wide array of counseling, referral, and information services for all citizens of West Palm Beach, ranging from veterans, homeless, youth, elderly, and more? With a special focus on linking people to further resources throughout the community, Vickers House provides training, self-improvement classes, Medicaid and Food Stamp assistance, and health screenings for people throughout the city. For more information about Vickers House, visit http://wpb.org/Departments/Housing-Community-Development/Vickers-House/Who-We-Are

 

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket to Return to Waterfront First Weekend in October http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/WEST-PALM-BEACH-GREENMARKET-TO-RETURN-TO-WATERFRON

 

City of WPB Closes Summer with Successful Youth Events: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/CITY-OF-WEST-PALM-BEACH-CLOSES-SUMMER-WITH-SUCCESS

 

September Library Events Announced: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MANDEL-PUBLIC-LIBRARY-EVENTS-FOR-SEPTEMBER-2018

 

City of West Palm Beach Adopts Vision Zero: Safe Streets for WPB: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/CITY-OF-WEST-PALM-BEACH-ADOPTS-VISION-ZERO-SAFE-ST

 

Minutes of WPB City Commission Meetings Now Searchable on City Website: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MINUTES-OF-WPB-CITY-

 

 

 

ROAD & DOCK CLOSURES UPDATE: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                             

CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH CLOSURES

ENGINEERING

  • Evernia St. between Rosemary Ave. and Quadrille Plaza (through September 7, 2018): Road closure for the removal and replacement of existing brick pavers, curbs and pavement overlay.
  • Olive Ave. between Clematis St. and Datura St.  (through November 2018): One of two northbound only lanes will be closed for alley restoration.
  • Cumberland Dr. (through January 2019): Reduced speeds on the eastbound and westbound lanes between Military Tr. and Village Blvd. for a road beautification and safety project.Flaggers will assist motorists
  • Clematis Streetscape Project (through October): 300 block of Clematis St. between S. Olive Ave. and S. Dixie Hwy. is closed to road traffic during construction. Pedestrian traffic will remain unaffected, and businesses will remain open.
  • Georgia Ave (until further notice): Local traffic only between Dobbins St. and Nottingham Blvd. for stormwater improvements. One lane northbound is open to traffic. Southbound traffic is detoured to Nottingham Blvd., Lake Ave. or Bradley St.
  • Briggs and Dobbins Streets (until further notice): Local traffic only between Garden Ave. and Georgia Ave. for stormwater improvements. Eastbound traffic on Briggs St. may turn right only at Georgia Ave. On-street parking is prohibited in the work zone.

EVENT CLOSURES

  • Clematis by Night (September 6, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.): Road closures on N. & S. Clematis St. between Narcissus Ave. and Flagler Dr., and Narcissus Ave. between N. Clematis St. and Banyan Blvd.

CLOSURES, REPAIRS FOR CURRIE PARK BOAT RAMPS

  • Full closure: All Currie Park boat ramps at 2400 Flagler Drive are closed for repairs. Ramps will not be accessible during the construction period. Currie Park will remain open from sunrise to sunset.

PALM BEACH COUNTY ENGINEERING & PUBLIC WORKS CLOSURES IN CITY OF WPB

  • Australian Ave. (approximately 1300 ft. north of N. Mangonia Dr.): Periodic northbound right lane closures for asphalt restoration.
  • Australian Ave. north of Okeechobee Blvd to Ware Dr. (periodic northbound right lane closures): One eastbound left turn lane closure.
  • Australian Ave. just south of 25th St. (periodic southbound lane closures until further notice) for utility valve replacement.
  • Congress Ave. north of Okeechobee Blvd. to Ware Dr. (periodic northbound and southbound lane closures, one eastbound left turn lane closure): Bridge removal/culvert installation at the “F” Canal.
  • Jog Rd. (periodic southbound left turn lane closures until further notice): Median landscaping and irrigation installation on Jog Rd. approximately 970 feet north of Ironhorse Blvd. to approximately 360 feet south of Beeline Highway.
  • N. Congress Ave. north of Presidential Way to Embassy Dr. (periodic northbound and southbound lane closures until further notice): Water main, driveway and median installation.
  • Roebuck Rd. (periodic westbound daytime lane closures until further notice): FPL pole installation east of Easley Dr. to Haverhill Rd. Westbound traffic will shift into one of the eastbound left turn lanes at the intersection of Haverhill Rd.
  • Haverhill Rd. north of Roebuck Rd. (periodic northbound lanes closures until further notice): FPL pole replacement.
  • For more information, contact PBC Engineering & Public Works: (561) 684-4000 or http://discover.pbcgov.org/.

FLORIDA DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) CLOSURES IN CITY OF WPB

  • Olive Ave. between Monroe Dr. and Edgewood Dr. (through Friday, September 7, 2018): One lane closed in each direction, intermittently, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for directional boring operations.
  • Norton Ave. at Forest Hill Blvd. (until further notice): Flaggers will direct traffic around the work area on Norton Ave. for water main replacement.
  • Military Tr. from Woodstock Dr. to Green Pine Blvd. (through Friday, September 21, 2018) will have the outside northbound lane closed, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to install a new turn lane.
  • Military Tr. between 45th St. and Shiloh Dr. (through Friday, September 28, 2018) will have the outside northbound lane closed, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for FPL pole replacement
  • For more information, contact FDOT: (866) 336-8435 or http://www.fdot.gov/

City of West Palm Beach Road and Dock Closure Updates are issued weekly by the City and may be viewed online at http://wpb.org/News-Video/Road-Closure-Updates.

 

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2018 Holiday Sanitation Schedule 

 

There will be regular service on the following holidays:   

  • Columbus Day - October 8, 2018        
  • Veterans Day - November 12, 2018 

There will be NO service on the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018; Residential garbage will resume on your next scheduled service day beginning 11/26/18. Recycling will resume on 11/29/18. Bulk/Yard and Commercial Divisions are one day behind regular schedule.
  • Christmas Day, December 25, 2018: Residential garbage will resume your next scheduled service day beginning 12/28/18. Recycling will resume on 1/1/19. Bulk/Yard and Commercial Divisions are one day behind regular schedule.
  • New Year's Day, January 1, 2019: Residential garbage will resume on your next scheduled service day beginning 1/4/19. Recycling will operate on normal schedule. Bulk/Yard and Commercial Divisions are one day behind regular schedule. 

The sanitation schedule is produced by the City of West Palm Beach Department of Public Works. For more information, please call (561) 822-2075. 

 

Popular City of West Palm Beach Links

 

City Events: http://wpb.org/Departments/Waterfront/Community-Events

 

West Palm Working Performance Dashboard:

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Citywide Projects List Information Portal:

http://wpbgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Shortlist/index.html?appid=5d86c10d29764a7b808101c4ab8631b8

 

Capital Improvement Projects Database: http://gis.wpb.org/cipstorymap/

 

Sanitation Holiday Schedule: http://wpb.org/Departments/Public-Works/Sanitation/2018-Holiday-Schedule

 

City Commission, CRA Meetings, Agendas: http://wpb.org/Meetings-Events/City-Commission-Meeting-Agendas

 

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

 

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach: http://wpb.org/Departments/Library/Overview

 

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.

 

Vickers House of West Palm Beach: http://wpb.org/vickers

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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