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Special Notice of Road Closures for Week of September 15, 2019

Banyan Blvd. between Australian Ave. and the TriRail crossing (Friday, September 20, 2019, 10:00 p.m. through Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 5:00 a.m.); Full road closure for railroad track repairsThere will be no access to Banyan Blvd. from N. Australian Ave. or S. Australian Ave. 

Detour:

  • FROM THE NORTH: Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. east to Tamarind Ave. or Dixie Hwy. to access Banyan Blvd. from the north.
  • FROM THE SOUTH: Okeechobee Blvd. east to Tamarind Ave. or Quadrille Blvd. to access Banyan Blvd. from the south.

Flagler Dr. between Banyan Blvd. and Datura St. (Saturday, October 5, 2019, 5:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.)Full road closure of Flagler Dr. between Banyan Blvd. and Datura St. for the temporary relocation of the GreenMarket during Clematis Streetscape construction. Flagler Drive will reopen on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

  • Flagler Dr. between Banyan Blvd. and Datura St. will be the temporary location of the GreenMarket until Clematis Streetscape construction is complete, which is anticipated in December. (Vendors are currently unable to load in/load out.)
 

WPB Declares "It's Thyme To Celebrate!"

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VIDEO: WPB GreenMarket Prepares for 25th Season

Sugar, spice, and everything nice are returning to the Waterfront as the West Palm Beach GreenMarket, the premier Saturday spot to gather fresh food and local goods, kicks off its 25th season on Saturday, October 5.

 

One of the largest markets in the region, the GreenMarket features 90 vendors offering a variety of products, including fresh produce, exotic plants and flowers, herbs and spices, baked goods, gourmet and specialty foods, coffee and teas, and much more. The opening of this historic GreenMarket season coincides with the 125th anniversary of the City of West Palm Beach. In a nod to the events planned to commemorate these two incredible milestones throughout the year, “It’s Thyme to Celebrate” has been selected as the theme for the 2019-2020 season.

 Due to Phase II of the Clematis Streetscape project, GreenMarket vendors will be temporarily located along Flagler Drive for part of the season. It is expected that the GreenMarket will return to its popular regular location in December, once road work is finished. (The project, which is widening sidewalks and adding more shade trees along Clematis Street, is expected to restrict load-in/load-out access for vendors).

 

Mayor James, Chief Matty Introduce WPBFD Swiftwater/Flood SAR Team

Mayor Keith A. James and Chief Diana Matty formally introduced the West Palm Beach Fire Department’s Swiftwater/Flood SAR team, the first and only such team of its kind within the county that has been certified by the State of Florida. 20 firefighters, who underwent highly specialized rescue training, make up the team.

The team is prepared to perform boat-based or shore-based water rescues to keep our residents safe in a storm or flooding conditions.

The announcement took place at the Currie Park boat ramps, immediately followed by a demonstration of the new team's abilities in the waters of Lake Worth Lagoon.

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VIDEO: WPB Introduces Area's First Swiftwater/Flood SAR Team

 

WPBPD Announces Overall Crime Rate Decrease

Chief Frank Adderley and the City of West Palm Beach Police Department (WPBPD) announced the agency’s year-to-date crime comparison results. The City’s overall crime rate decreased 5.2 percent from July 2018, and the City’s violent crime rate was down 17% during that same period. WPBPD continues to focus on violent crime which includes homicides, sexual assaults, and robberies.

 

Storm of '28 Memorial Rescheduled

The scheduled Storm of '28 Memorial Celebration, originally scheduled for September 14 has been rescheduled to September 21 due to poor weather. Mayor James along with City Commissioners will observe the 91st anniversary with a wreath laying at the Storm of ’28 memorial at 3:30 PM to honor the African American victims buried at the mass grave site at 25th Street and Tamarind Ave.   

 
 

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, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

  • 9:00 a.m., Mayor/Commission Work Session (Flagler Gallery)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

  • 2:00 p.m., Library Advisory Board Meeting (City Center. 3rd Floor)
  • 6:00 p.m., Planning Board Meeting (Commission Chambers)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

  • 9:00 a.m., Special Magistrate Code Compliance Hearings (Commission Chambers)
  • 2:30 p.m., Civil Service Board Meeting (Commission Chambers)
  • 3:30 p.m., Sales Surtax Oversight Advisory Committee Meeting (Mayor's Board Room)
  • 4:00 p.m., West Palm Beach Housing Authority Board Meeting (Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior Complex)
  • 5:30 p.m., Mayor's Meeting with North End Neighborhoods (Flagler Gallery)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

  • 11:00 a.m., City Commission Agenda Review (Mayor's Board Room)
  • 2:00 p.m., Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals (Commission Chambers)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

  • 8:30 a.m., CRAAB meeting (Fire Station No. 3, 5050 Broadway)
 

The Pass/Fail Agenda from last week's Special City Commission Meeting is available at the link below:

 

Free Booster Seat Giveaway

 

When: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Where: Orthodox Zion Primitive Baptist

2900 Australian Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407

FREE booster seats will be provided to the first 65 children who have outgrown their child safety seat. All children must be present to receive a seat, and all seats must be installed in the vehicle.

Certified CPS Techs will be there to help!

As of January 2015, all children in Florida up to the age of 6 must travel in a child safety seat. Children who have outgrown a car seat must ride in a booster seat to ensure they are protected in the event of an accident. It’s the law!

Questions? Call Safe Kids Palm Beach 561-841-3500

 

 

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with films, music and more! Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15, will immerse visitors in artistic culture from South American Cultures.

 

WPB Procurement Director Informs of New Government Contracting Program

Diverse procurement policies can be a powerful tool for local economies, but it takes more than a policy change to make it successful for both parties to the transaction.

Why it is such a powerful economic tool for the community is the trickle-down effect. Local businesses spend their dollars locally at other small businesses. Procurement Director Frank Haden was part of a fascinating podcast that looked at the problems and some solutions to the challenges of government contracting.

 

WPB TV Headlines

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VIDEO: City Commission Meeting (September 9, 2019)

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VIDEO: Special City Commission (September 12, 2019): 1st Public Hearing on the FY 2019/2020 Budget and Millage Rate

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VIDEO: Mayor's Meeting with Downtown/South End Neighborhoods (September 11, 2019)

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VIDEO: Hurricane Dorian: WPB Activates Emergency Operations Center

 
 
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VIDEO: Department Spotlight: Parks and Recreation

 

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Instagram of the Week

A truly tropical view right here in West Palm Beach! This shot shows just how relaxing a few moments can be in Currie Park. This photo, submitted by Ramon March, garnered many likes on the City's Instagram page. Submit your favorite views around the City by sending them in to gmarcelo@wpb.org

 
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