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INSIDER Newsletter (11/18/2018)

 

 

November 18, 2018

 
 
 

 

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Please be advised that City Hall is closed November 22-23, 2018 in observance of the holiday.

City Hall will reopen on Monday, November 26.

There will be no sanitation service on November 22. To see when residential garbage, recycling, and bulk/yard and commercial will resume please scroll to the end of the message. 

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday to you and yours!

 

WPBPD Unveil Real Time Crime Center

VIDEO: West Palm Beach Police have developed a new technology hub called the Real Time Crime Center to utilize the latest in technology to respond to and solve a crime. To watch the video, click on the image above!

 

WPBPD INTRODUCES CITIZEN & BUSINESS

CAMERA REGISTRATION PROGRAM

The West Palm Beach Police Department announces the creation of the Citizen and Business Camera Registration Program. In an effort to deter crime and promote public safety, the West Palm Beach Police Department has

established a program asking citizens and businesses to register their security cameras to aid in investigative efforts to keep neighborhoods safe.

 

Integrating the citizen and business cameras into the Real Time Crime Center will help detectives verify information quickly used in conjunction with Shot Spotter and license plate readers.

 

As part of our Real Time Crime Center, registering the cameras allows department personnel to know in advance where private security cameras are located, which can assist in evidence gathering during criminal investigations, missing person investigations, or other activity requiring a police response.

 

To participate in the free program, information can be entered online via the police department's secure web page and is kept confidential. Additional information about the camera registration program can be found at:http://http://wpb.org/Departments/Police-Department/Security-Camera-Registration.

 

Sandi to Make Grand Debut in WPB on Nov. 29

 

Save the date, Nov. 29 at 6 P.M., for the City of West Palm Beach’s annual holiday tree lighting! After nearly a month-long preparation, “Sandi,” the world’s only 700-ton sand tree, will be ready to make her debut. The 35-foot star of the City’s annual Holiday in Paradise campaign will bring merriment and cheer through December 31, including nightly light shows and a cast of supporting characters. Returning characters and activities this year include Duke, a “Great Dane for a Great Dame” who made his big debut last year, “Glow FORE it Mini Golf,” “SnowieVille,” “Reindeer Games Trivia,” and Sandi’s dressing room. 

 

As with every year, Sandi’s story will unfold a little bit more this season. New this year, Sandi will return to the waterfront with a talented, new friend, Merry the Mermaid, whose melodies will captivate all this holiday season. Be sure to mark your calendars to watch Sandi light up West Palm Beach! See you at the waterfront at the intersection of Flagler and Clematis!

 

For more information, please visit: http://wpb.org/Departments/Waterfront/Community-Events/Sandi-Land.

 

 

WPB Opens New Fire Station #4 with Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening

 

 

Mayor Jeri Muoio, City Commissioners, City Administration, and Members of West Palm Beach Fire Rescue joined residents and representatives of Hedrick Brothers Construction, Cooper Construction Management & Consulting in cutting the ceremonial red ribbon during a grand opening of Fire Station #4. The new station is a two-story, 11,863 sq. ft. building with a Spanish Mission architectural theme to reflect the look and feel of the surrounding community. The $5.38 million building was designed by CPZ Architects and constructed by Hedrick Brothers Construction and Cooper Construction Management & Consulting. The building boasts LEED certification and is designed to withstand a Category 5 storm event.

 

 

 

Have a Business in WPB?

Take the WPB Economic Development Survey

 

The City of West Palm Beach is beginning to update its Economic Development Plan. This plan will guide future resources for businesses over the next five years - including programs, marketing & branding efforts, incentives, economic development projects, and other topics. 

 

The City is growing by leaps and bounds. We recently completed an Economic Development Study that revealed a wealth of opportunities in the City, as well as some challenges. The study highlighted ways that we can enhance our economic development efforts, but it is critical that we hear more directly from residents and businesses. This survey is your chance to weigh in on economic development priorities for the next five years and help craft the City's plan.

 

Please take the survey, and share it with your peers. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WPBEcoDev2019Thank you for your time and assistance with this important effort.

 

Mayor Muoio, Artist Daas, Students Kicked off Kaye Street Water Tank Project

 

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, Artist Daas and Palmetto Elementary School students kicked off the Kaye Street Water Tank Project with an art event at Palmetto Elementary School on Wednesday. Daas was joined by Mayor Muoio and led students in grades 3 – 5 in an origami folding exercise. The artist was selected by the City of West Palm Beach’s Art in Public Places Committee (AiPP) for the Kaye Street Water Tank Project.

 

The Kaye Street Water tank is located at 4400 Parker Avenue, a busy thoroughfare a few miles south of downtown West Palm Beach, the Convention Center, and CityPlace; east of Dreher Park; and west of Flagler Drive and the Intracoastal Waterway. The neighboring community requested an artwork that would bring a unique element to their neighborhood and visually enhance the surrounding area. Daas is working closely with the Dreher Park Neighborhood Association to create a final design, which will be presented to City Commission for final approval. 

 

An Example of Daas' Work

 

The artist Daas has over seventeen years of experience working as a professional artist in the public realm. He has created unique pieces in cities, such as China, Japan, Nepal, Jordan, Portugal, and the Dominican Republic.  The artist produces paintings that are reflective of the origami paper folds with bold colors and sharp lines.  With each project, he aims to reflect an element of the community and the space in which the artwork is installed.  

 

The mission of the City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places (AiPP) Program is to foster public artworks that inspire creativity, promote city pride, engage local artist, attract and entertain tourists, and reflect the City’s diverse culture and communities.

 

For further information please contact Sybille Welter, AiPP Coordinator at scwelter@wpb.org

 

 

We're Proud of Our Stars!!!

 

Mayor Jeri Muoio has honored these City employees with the City of West Palm Beach Star Award for providing help and assistance to victims of Hurricane Michael! They are from the Department of Public Utilities, Fleet Maintenance, and West Palm Beach Fire Rescue. Thank you for your service to our friends in North Florida!

 

It Starts in Parks!

 

We are excited to have referees who take the time to explain the fundamentals and rules of soccer before, during and after games in our soccer league. To learn more about the City of West Palm Beach Parks & Recreation Department, its programs and services, please visit: http://wpb.org/Departments/Parks-Recreation/Overview

#Itstartsinparks #WPBparks

 

Mayor's Youth Council Making a Difference in West Palm Beach

A special shoutout to the Mayor's Youth Council, who spent an evening at Quantum House to prepare a big dinner for the children and residents there. The Council, comprised of high school students of all ages who meet monthly, was created by Mayor Muoio in 2014 to develop and mentor future leaders. 

 

The Council:

  • Provides students an opportunity to learn about municipal government;
  • Organizes neighborhood youth meetings to discuss problems, needs and suggested improvements;
  • Advises the City on activities for and by teens who conduct volunteer programs and give ideas to the City;
  • Participates in community service activities and the Summer Engagement Program. 

For more information, contact Kevin L. Jones, Coordinator Community Initiatives, at kljones@wpb.org or call (561) 822-1413.

 

 

 

 

WPB-TV HEADLINES

Click on the images to see the videos!

 

VIDEO: Mayor/Commission Work Session (November 13, 2018)

 

VIDEO: Mayor/Commission Work Session (November 13, 2018):

Discover the Palm Beaches Presentation

 

VIDEO: Mayor/Commission Work Session (November 13, 2018):

WPB Trolley Expansion Discussion

 

VIDEO: WPB Crews Bring Home Lessons from Panhandle Hurricane

 

 

If you own property in West Palm Beach, you can't afford to miss this free class!

 

November 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm 

Please arrive by 5:15 pm

West Palm Beach City Hall | Flagler Gallery, 401 Clematis Street

 

Topics include:

  • Legal tenant application and screening process;
  • Fair housing practices;
  • Common code enforcement problems;
  • How to avoid becoming a chronic nuisance;
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED);
  • Nuisance abatement process;
  • Key contacts in the event of a problem;
  • Landlord resources.

Course instructors include representatives from:

  • West Palm Beach Code Enforcement and Chronic Nuisance Departments;
  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County;
  • West Palm Beach Police Department;
  • West Palm Beach Housing Authority.

Register at wpb.org/landlordtraining

 

For questions, please email landlordtraining@wpb.org or call 561.822.1250

 

 

ROAD & DOCK CLOSURES UPDATE:

 

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18, 2018

 

CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH CLOSURES

ENGINEERING

  • Spruce Ave. between 29th and 28th  St. (through Wednesday, November 21, 2018): East side of Spruce Ave. will be closed alternately for curb, sidewalk and driveway replacement. Flaggers will assist motorists within the work zone.
  • Gregory Rd. (100 & 200 block through mid-December) for road improvements. Slower traffic in construction areas. Road remains accessible.
  • Flagler Dr. sidewalk from south of Greenwood Dr. to Monroe Dr. (until further notice): East sidewalk near seawall closed for safety repairs. Flagler Dr. west side sidewalk between Greenwood Dr. and Monroe Dr. remains accessible.
  • Hampton Rd. between Merrill Ave. and Parker Ave. (through May 2019) is closed from Merrill Ave. to Parker Ave. for installation of new wastewater system and pavement restoration.
  • Cumberland Dr. between Military Tr. and Village Blvd. (through January 2019): Reduced speeds on the eastbound and westbound lanes for a road beautification and safety project.Flaggers will assist motorists. Paving work  Monday, November 19, 2018 through Wednesday, November 21, 2018.
  • Georgia Ave. between Briggs St. and Dobbins St. (until further notice): Closed for road improvements. Local traffic only.  Eastbound traffic on Briggs St. may turn right only at Georgia Ave.

EVENT CLOSURES

  • Greenmarket (Saturday, November 24, 2018, 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.): Road closures on N. & S. Clematis St. between Narcissus Ave. and Flagler Dr., Narcissus Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and Clematis St., Lantana Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and N. Clematis St.
  • 300 block of Clematis. (Saturday, November 24, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.): Closed for West Palm Beach Antique Flea & Craft Market.

CLOSURES, REPAIRS FOR CURRIE PARK BOAT RAMPS

  • Full closure: All Currie Park boat ramps at 2400 Flagler Drive are closed for repairs. Reopening date rescheduled for Spring 2019. Ramps will not be accessible during the construction period. Currie Park will remain open from sunrise to sunset

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

  • Australian Ave. and Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. (until further notice): Intersection improvements. Periodic lane closures.
  • Jog Rd., north of 45th St., and west of Florida’s Turnpike (until further notice): Periodic southbound lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic for FPL pole replacement.
  • Roebuck Rd. from Jog Rd. to Haverhill Rd. (periodic lane closures until further notice): Alternating traffic with flaggers controlling traffic for road construction.
  • 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

  • Okeechobee Blvd. at I-95 (Sunday, November 18, 2018 through Wednesday, November 21, 2018) may have intermittent lane closures in each direction, 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. for bridge repairs.
  • Okeechobee Blvd. at Seminole Blvd. (through Tuesday, November 20, 2018) may have one lane and/or turn lane closed in each direction, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, for median modification and paving operations.
  • US 1/S. Dixie Hwy. from Cranesnest Way to Jefferson Rd. (through Friday, December 14, 2018) may have intermittent northbound lane and shoulder closures, daily, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and nightly, 7 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday night through Friday for water main removal, drainage and curb installation, and paving operations.
  • Belvedere Rd., just east of Mercer Ave. at the railroad tracks. (through Friday, November 30, 2018): Two westbound lanes will be closed, 9 p.m. until 5 a.m., Monday night through Friday morning for pole replacement operations. Please note, there will be no work from Nov. 21 – Nov. 25. 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.

 

Update: Currie Park Boat Ramps

Reopening Date Rescheduled for Spring of 2019

 

The City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks & Recreation announces all ParkMobile permit holders for Currie Park, located at 2400 Flagler Dr., will receive a FREE automatic, annual renewal effective January 1, 2019 due to the delay in the reopening of the Currie Park boat ramps.

 

The City temporarily closed the ramps in late July after discovering significant undermining of the ramps as a result of erosion. After further evaluation of all engineering and safety options, the City has now extended the construction period to ensure more extensive, longer-lasting repairs and reconstruction of the ramps and finger piers.

 

“The safety of our boating community, residents and visitors is our top priority,” said West Palm Beach Parks & Recreation Director Leah Rockwell. “We understand that this is an inconvenience. However, when the ramps reopen, boaters will see the addition of new staging docks that will provide for an even better experience at Currie Park.”

 

For information about the free automatic annual renewal for ParkMobile permits for Currie Park, please call City of West Palm Beach Parking Administration at (561) 822-1500.

 

 

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS SCHEDULE

2018

 

Please note the revised neighborhood meeting schedule list for the remainder of the year:

  • Nov. 28, 2018; 5:30 p.m.: South End Neighborhood Meeting with the Mayor, Flagler Gallery at City Hall.

For more information, please contact Neighborhood Services Coordinator Jose Tagle at (561) 822-1400.

 

 

 

AS SEEN IN PREVIOUS EDITIONS OF

"THE INSIDER"

 

Public Works Dept.:

Our Email Address Has Changed

Connect with us! The City of West Palm Beach Department of Public Works Announces it's new email address: publicworks@wpb.org. This email address replaces the former sanitation@wpb.org email address. 

 

 

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Please take a moment to share your talents, interests, hobbies, training, and experiences with us. Volunteers of all ages, experiences and locations in the community are needed. Are you ready to make a difference? To learn more about becoming a City of West Palm Beach volunteer, please visit: http://wpb.org/volunteer.

 

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Sign up for WPB emergency alerts on Code Red!

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Pay for on/off-street parking from your mobile device with ParkMobile!

 

 

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2018 Holiday Sanitation Schedule 

 

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:

http://westpalmbeach.clearpointstrategy.com/

 

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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