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MAYOR MUOIO, CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH TO RECOGNIZE UNITY WEEK

Mayor Muoio will officially declare the week Unity Week with a proclamation at a meeting of the City Commission at City Hall on October 22, 2018 at 5 p.m.

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ROAD & DOCK CLOSURES UPDATE: WEEK OF OCTOBER 21, 2018

City of West Palm Beach Road and Dock Closure Updates are issued weekly

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INSIDER Newsletter (9/30/2018)

 

 

September 30, 2018

 
 
 

West Palm Beach GreenMarket Goes Greener

2018 – 2019 season to eliminate plastic straws, coffee stirrers and Styrofoam containers

 

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket, including all of the more than 90 vendors throughout the Waterfront Commons on Saturdays, have pledged to eliminate plastic straws, coffee stirrers and Styrofoam cups and containers this season and beyond. The initiative, which is a collaboration between the Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, will make a measurable mark on the City’s efforts to enhance the viability of West Palm Beach as a modern model of healthy, environmentally progressive, ecologically sustainable and resilient urban living. In addition, the City is encouraging vendors to eliminate single-use plastic bags, such as grocery-style bags, and suggesting patrons arrive by way of the City’s popular and free trolleys. The Yellow Line of the trolley has several stops near the GreenMarket, which opens to the public on Saturday, October 6 and runs weekly from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

“Beyond our regular GreenMarket offerings, the GreenMarket will be more environmentally friendly,” said City of West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “I find it incredible that more than 90 local vendors have come together to pledge to eliminate environmentally harmful items from our West Palm Beach GreenMarket. Thank you to the Community Events Division of the Parks and Recreation Department and the Sustainability team for being mindful of our goal to create a resilient and sustainable City. We were the first city in Florida to be recognized as a certified 4-STAR community and this announcement is another example of how we continue to lead the way.”

 

TO CONTINUE READING AND TO SEE A COMPLETE LIST OF VENDORS, PLEASE VISIT: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/WEST-PALM-BEACH-GREENMARKET-GOES-GREENER.

 

OBD Reduces Traffic, Manages Growth

By Mayor Jeri Muoio

Op-Ed Submitted to the Palm Beach Post on 9/20/18

 

The City Commission unanimously approved the establishment of the Okeechobee Business District in August, after an almost two year-long process with a significant amount of participation from Palm Beach County, the Town of Palm Beach, and other key stakeholders. The OBD was recommended for approval or endorsed by three key citizen boards: The Downtown Action Committee, the Downtown Development Authority, and Planning Board. The OBD was also approved by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and endorsed by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, and many West Palm Beach residents. We are pleased that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) did not offer a single objection! The OBD is key to a vibrant, sustainable, equitable and safe West Palm Beach that offers a great quality of life for all. TO CONTINUE READING MAYOR MUOIO'S OP-ED, CLICK HERE: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MAYOR-MUOIO-OBD-REDUCES-FURTHER-TRAFFIC,-MANAGES-G 

 

 

City of WPB FY 2019 Budget

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VIDEO: On September 27, 2018, City Commissioners approved the FY 2019 budget. What’s in the budget? Budget Manager Linda McDermott provides a summary of the highlights of the budget, revenues the City expects to receive, and the planned areas where the money will be spent.

 

You can take a more in-depth look at the City's Budget by viewing our Budget in Brief book or the complete budget book, here: http://wpb.org/Departments/Finance/City-of-West-Palm-Beach-2019-Budget-Planning.

 

Clematis Streetscape Update

Oak trees went in on the 300 block of Clematis Street last week. Woohoo! The 15 new 25-30 ft. oaks are a part of the overall design plan to provide more shade on the street and make Clematis Street more pedestrian friendly. #ClematisStreetscape

 

WPB CO-SPONSORS SOLAR CO-OP TO SAVE RESIDENTS MONEY ON SOLAR

The City of West Palm Beach Mayor’s Office of Sustainability is pleased to be a co-sponsor of a solar co-op formed to make going solar easier for our residents and to save them money. With the help of non-profit Solar United Neighbors whose mission is to create a new energy system with rooftop solar as the cornerstone, the City has teamed up with the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County, Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, City of Boynton Beach, City of Delray Beach, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Audubon Everglades, City of Boca Raton, and the Unitarian Universal Fellowship of Boca Raton. The group is seeking participants and will host several informational meetings across the county to educate the community about solar and the co-op process. TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/WPB-CO-SPONSORS-SOLAR-CO-OP-TO-SAVE-RESIDENTS-MONE

 

Jefferson Terminal District Vision Meeting

 

 

The City is creating a Master Plan for the Jefferson Terminal District!

Share your thoughts and visions for the study area to plan for the future. Join us for the Jefferson Terminal District Vision Meeting.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Armory Art Center

811 Parkk Place

West Palm Beach

 

We welcome everyone and anyone, and we hope to see you there.

Learn more at: http://www.wpb.org/JTD

 

 

West Palm Beach is the Best. Municipality. Ever. Tell us Why!

City Supports Literacy Coalition of PBC’s Read Together Initiative

 

 

Mayor Jeri Muoio and the City of West Palm Beach support the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County’s ‘Read Together Palm Beach County’ initiative. The Literacy Coalition has selected New York Times bestselling author Dave Barry’s Best. State. Ever. A Florida Man Defends His Homeland as the 2018 Read Together Palm Beach County’s bookTo highlight our local communities, the Literacy Coalition asks for submissions of what makes each city, town or village the best place in which to live in Palm Beach County for the Best. Municipality. Ever. contest. West Palm Beach residents are encouraged to participate! Tell the Literacy Coalition in 300 words or fewer what makes West Palm Beach the best place to live in Palm Beach County. Be creative. Include a photo! Make it fun! Make it heartfelt! It’s all up to you. Your response may be posted on the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County’s Facebook page, so that everyone will be able to see what makes our City the best. TO LEARN MORE, PLEASE VISIT: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/WEST-PALM-BEACH-IS-THE-BEST-MUNICIPALITY-EVER-TELL

 

Artist Daas Selected for

Kaye Street Water Tank Project

 

An Example of Daas' Work: "A Flower a Day" in Shanghai, China

 

The City of West Palm Beach’s Art in Public Places Committee is pleased to announce Florida and Japan-based visual artist Daas for the Kaye Street Water Tank Project. Daas was selected through a national Call to Artist. Daas is a professional artist with over 17 years of experience.  He has painted site-specific large-scale murals in the US, Portugal, Japan, China, Nepal, Jordan and the Dominican Republic.  In each project he brings his unique style that incorporates cubist and abstract elements punctuated with vibrant colors.  His artwork mirrors the ancient art form of origami balancing color and design.  The artist is known for his representation of animals, insects and humans in geometric colorful shapes. TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE CLICK HERE: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/ARTIST-DAAS-SELECTED-FOR-KAYE-STREET-WATER-TANK-PR

 

Welcome Back WPBFR

 

 

Mayor Jeri Muoio, the City of West Palm Beach and West Palm Beach FIre Rescue (WPBFR) welcome back FEMA FLTF2 Task Force from their deployment to North Carolina. Two members of WPBFR went with the team to help with Hurricane Florence rescues. 

 

 

Now on Exhibit at

Grassy Waters Preserve of WPB Nature Center

 

Discover the story of Florida's Native People through rare artifacts and unique portraits. Begin your journey with the "lost tribes" who thrived 5000 years before the Spanish conquistadors arrived and end with the unconquered Seminole tribe.

Exhibit Open Daily: 9am - 4pm at Grassy Waters of WPB Nature Center

8264 Northlake BLvd., West Palm Beach, FL

(561) 804-4985

wpb.org/grassywaters

 

ICYMI:

 

WPTV: New Signs Encourage Drivers to Slow Down in WPB

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REMINDER: WPB-TV to Undergo Upgrades; Commission Chamber, Flagler Gallery to Close for Construction ***PUBLIC MEETINGS TO BE RELOCATED WITHIN CITY CENTER FROM 9/29-10/21** http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/WPB-TV-TO-UNDERGO-UPGRADES;-COMMISSION-CHAMBER-FLA

 

WPB QUALIFIES FOR UP TO 25% FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUM COSTS: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/WPB-QUALIFIES-FOR-UP-TO-25-DISCOUNT-IN-FLOOD-I-(1)

 

WPB POLICE INTRODUCE SMARTWATER CSI TO NEIGHBORHOODS: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/WEST-PALM-BEACH-POLICE-TO-INTRODUCE-SMARTWATER-(1)

 

DISCOVER A LOCAL TREASURE AT LAGOONFEST ON NOV. 3: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/DISCOVER-A-LOCAL-TREASURE-AT-5TH-ANNUAL-LAGOONFEST 

 

WPB GOLF COURSE TO CLOSE DURING RENOVATIONS: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/CITY-OF-WEST-PALM-BEACH-GOLF-COURSE-TO-CLOSE-DURIN

 

2018 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SURVEY: WPB IS A GREAT PLACE IN WHICH TO DO BUSINESS: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/2018-ECONOMIC-DEVELOPMENT-SURVEY-WPB-IS-A-GREAT-PL

 

 

 

CALL FOR PUBLIC ARTIST

North Shore Drive Pedestrian Bridge

Artist-Designed Public Artwork

 

The City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places Committee and the Engineering Services Department invite public artists to apply to create a site-specific public artwork for a new, pre-fabricated pedestrian bridge at North Shore Drive to be installed over Bulldog Canal and/or the entry way(s) to the bridge. The pre-fabricated bridge and entry (pathways) points will serve pedestrians and bicyclists in three neighborhoods – North Shore, Echo Lakes, and Westfield.

 

The pedestrian bridge will provide a safe route for students who walk to school, other pedestrians, as well as bicyclists in the north part of the city.  The project aims to improve existing pedestrian amenities and provide relief from school traffic, while encouraging active and safe transportation options. 

The City is seeking an artist or artist team to work with the surrounding communities to create an original, welcoming artwork as the new bridge and its access points will serve as a key landmark to three neighborhoods: North Shore, Echo Lakes and Westfield. Therefore, it is desired that the artistic elements reflect the history, culture and uniqueness of these communities. 

 

TO CONTINUE READING OR TO LEARN ABOUT SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE:http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/CALL-FOR-PUBLIC-ARTIST-NORTH-SHORE-DRIVE-PEDESTRIA.

 

WPB-TV HEADLINES

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VIDEO: City Commission Meeting (September 24, 2018)

 

VIDEO: Parking Downtown? Remember, you can use the ParkMobile App. Check out this video to learn how to use the 'Setting Up Payment Methods' feature!

 

VIDEO: Mayor's Meeting with South End Neighborhoods

(September 26, 2018)

 

 

 

MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF WPB

OCTOBER 2018 EVENTS

Highlights this month include: 

  • PBS’ The Great American Read television series companion events continue;
  • Hispanic Heritage Month events continue;
  • Kids Opera Day with Palm Beach Opera on Oct. 21;
  • Read for the Record on Oct. 25 Kids Halloween Party on Oct. 31.

TO SEE A COMPLETE LIST OF OCTOBER EVENTS AT THE MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY, PLEASE CLICK HERE: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MANDEL-PUBLIC-LIBRARY-EVENTS-FOR-OCTOBER-2018

 

FALL SOCCER & THANK YOU

We would like to thank our volunteers and coaches who instruct 290 children between the ages of 3-14 enrolled in our fall soccer league. We are thankful for some local partners, I’mFit Apparel and McCranels Orthodontics, who donated specifically to our soccer league. Together we strive to provide a community where opportunity for the youth to build healthy lifestyles exists. #Itstartsinparks #WPBparks”

 

 

ROAD & DOCK CLOSURES UPDATE: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

 

CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH CLOSURES

ENGINEERING

  • 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
  • Georgia Ave. south of Nottingham Blvd. (until further notice): Full closure for the first 300 ft. south of Georgia for installation of the drainage system and road reconstruction.
  • 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.
  • 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 (October 4, 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.
  • Greenmarket (October 6, 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.

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. 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.
  • 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. from Jog Rd. to Havervill 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. from Suwanee Dr., to just east of Chillingworth Dr. (through Friday, October 12, 2018) will have the outside westbound lane closed, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for sidewalk repairs.
  • Okeechobee Boulevard, from Chillingworth Drive to Spencer Drive (Monday October 1, through Friday November 2, 2018) will have the outside westbound lane closed, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for underground wire installation.
  • 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:

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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