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INSIDER Newsletter (6/02/2019)

June 2, 2019

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

THE CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH TO HOST “iCONE-ic” SUMMER IN PARADISE

iCONE-ic-themed SIP, a Tongue-in-Cheek Nod to Clematis St. Construction,
to usher in Summer Fun

 

The City of West Palm Beach may be occasionally iCONE-ic when dotted with construction or traffic cones, but our City is always iconic especially along its award-winning Clematis Street corridor. Visitors to the West Palm Beach waterfront can expect to see the fun spin on the word “iconic” throughout downtown during this year’s Summer in Paradise (SIP) campaign. The fifth annual campaign, which encourages visitors to take a ‘SIP’ of fun and free activities, will have a construction theme to embrace Phase II of the Clematis Streetscape project, which aims to create wider sidewalks with more shade trees to create a more pedestrian-friendly environment on our City’s most iconic street. Phase II improvements are scheduled to break ground on the 100 and 200 blocks of Clematis Street in mid-May, and Summer in Paradise programming runs from Thursday, June 6 – Thursday, August 1. TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/THE-CITY-OF-WEST-PALM-BEACH-TO-HOST-iCONE-ic%E2%80%9D-SUMM.

 

Mayor Announces Reduction of On-Street Homeless Population

 

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 2 p.m., Mayor Keith A. James and representatives from the City of West Palm Beach Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) held a press conference to release the official results of the 2019 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count, which shows a significant 24% decline in on-street homelessness in the City of West Palm Beach.

 

On Thursday, January 24, 2019, Palm Beach County conducted their annual PIT Count. This is an unduplicated count of the people in a community who are experiencing homelessness. During the PIT count, outreach workers and volunteers are organized to canvas communities and un-sheltered persons including individuals, members of a family unit, and unaccompanied minors under the age of 18. They also identify if a person is chronically homeless, indicating long-term or repeated homelessness and the presence of a disability.

 

For the second consecutive year, the City of West Palm Beach has seen a reduction of its on-street homeless. In 2018, the Palm Beach County PIT count identified 462 unsheltered residents, a decrease of 98 total persons from the count conducted in January 2017.  In January 2019 a total of 354 unsheltered individuals were identified in West Palm Beach showing a 24% decrease from the previous year. TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MAYOR-KEITH-A-JAMES-ANNOUNCES-REDUCTION-IN-ON-STRE.

 

Tax Holiday Underway for Hurricane Supplies

Residents all around Florida can take advantage of the state's week-long sales tax free holiday to buy hurricane supplies. Being prepared is critical to getting through a tropical storm or hurricane, so residents are encouraged to gather supplies now and be ready well ahead of any storm. For more information on what you need to prepare for the season, visit the storm information page at WPB.org.

 

 

Insider Newsletter Headlines

 

PBC Police Benevolent Association Supports Frank Adderley as WPB Police Chief, Says No National Search for Chief Needed: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/The-City-of-West-Palm-Beach-and-the-Palm-Beach-Cou

 

Road and Dock Closures (including Clematis Streetscape closures) for the Week of June 2, 2019: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/ROAD-DOCK-CLOSURES-UPDATE-WEEK-OF-JUNE-2,-2019

 

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

 

ICYMI: 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

 

Improvements to City sidewalks are planned or are underway for dozens of City of West Palm Beach streets and neighborhoods. The Citywide Sidewalks Project repairs small and large portions of sidewalks to improve walkability throughout the City. Many of the repairs are in direct response to residents using the City’s ‘Request for Service’ online ticketing system that enables residents to notify the City about sidewalks needing repairs. The City will also be making ADA crosswalks upgrades. Nearly 50 sidewalks will receive improvements during Phase I of the project. Additional sidewalks are being identified for Phase 2 of the program of which will begin in late summer 2019. Click here to see a list of streets receiving sidewalk repairs and upgrades during Phase 1: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/CWPB-CITYWIDE-SIDEWALKS-PROJECT-IMPROVES-WALKABILI.

 

CLEMATIS ST. AND OLIVE AVE. TO CLOSE FOR STREETSCAPE UPDATES

The intersection of Clematis Street and Olive Avenue will close to motor traffic the morning of Monday, June 10, 2019. The closure is related to upgrades associated with the ongoing Clematis Streetscape project scheduled to continue through the summer.

Read more: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/INTERSECTION-OF-CLEMATIS-ST-AND-OLIVE-AVE-TO-CLOSE

 

 

City of West Palm Beach Recent Policy Actions

 

For a summary of some of the approvals and decisions made by City Commission during the May 20, 2019 City Commission meeting,

please visit: http://wpb.org/getattachment/Meetings-Events/Meetings/City-Administration/City-Commission-Meeting-5-20-19/05202019-CC-PASS-FAIL.pdf;

 

 

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 3, 2019

4:30 p.m.     CRA Meeting (Commission Chambers)

5:00 p.m.     City Commission Meeting (Commission Chambers)

 

Tuesday, June 4

9:30 a.m.     Strategic Plan Whiteboard Meeting 

                   (411 Clematis St., 3rd Floor, library auditorium)

4:00 p.m.     Sustainability Advisory Committee (Mayors' Board Room)

 

Wednesday, June 5

9:00 a.m.     Special Magistrate Code Compliance Hearings

                   (Commission Chambers)

4:00 p.m.     Art in Public Places Committee Review RFQ Application

                   (Mayors' Board Room)

 

Thursday, June 6

1:30 p.m.     Zoning Board of Appeals (Commission Chambers)

1:30 p.m.     WPB Firefighters Pension Fund

                    (Fire Station No. 1, 500 N. Dixie Hwy.,

                   3rd Floor Conference Room)

5:00 p.m.     Nuisance Abatement Board, Commission Chambers

 

Friday, June 7No Meetings

 

CWPB RECEIVES 11 AWARDS AT ANNUAL SAFETY COUNCIL LUNCHEON

Mayor Keith A. James receives special recognition for safety efforts; Vision Zero team and collaborators also recognized

On Thursday, May 23, the City of West Palm Beach received 11 notable awards at the Safety Council of Palm Beach County’s 34th Annual Distinguished Service Awards Luncheon. The awards are hosted by the Council’s Traffic Safety Committee of the Palm Beaches, whose goal is to influence traffic safety and make changes where necessary. Mayor Keith A. James was given a “Special Recognition” award for his service to the City and support of the City’s newly launched Vision Zero program. Representatives from the West Beach Police Department, West Palm Beach Fire Rescue, Vision Zero West Palm Beach, in addition to the entire Vision Zero Task Force, also received awards. The luncheon included notable remarks from Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg and Representative Emily Slosberg (District 91), who just successfully championed Florida House Bill 107, which makes texting while driving a primary offense. Rep. Slosberg also gave special recognition to Mayor James in her address. TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/CITY-OF-WEST-PALM-BEACH-RECEIVES-11-AWARDS-AT-ANNU.

 

We're Here for You! Free Programs!

 

Calling all neighborhoods, non-profits, faith-based organizations, and other West Palm Beach groups. Our City is committed to a resilient future and has set a net-zero 2050 goal for greenhouse gas reduction. We would be happy to come speak to your group or organization about ways you can take action now to make informed lifestyle choices and create a greener future. We offer programs on energy conservation, water conservation, climate change, trees, and more. To schedule a program, please contact the City's Office of Sustainability at (561) 804-4994 or email sustainability@wpb.org. 

 

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

 

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
See restaurant websites for hours
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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

WPB-TV HEADLINES

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VIDEO: Mayor/Commission Work Session (May 28, 2019)

 

VIDEO: Mayor/Commission Work Session (May 28, 2019):

Discussion of Jeff Greene's Plans for Currie Park Area

 

VIDEO: Mayor/Commission Work Session (May 28, 2019):

Citywide Lighting Presentation

 

VIDEO: Mayor/Commission Work Session (May 28, 2019):

Micro Mobility

 

VIDEO: Mayor/Commission Work Session (May 28, 2019):

Parking Issues on Monceaux Rd.

 

VIDEO: District Spotlight:  District 2

 

VIDEO: Vickers House's Eric Richardson Gives Clients a Helping Hand

 

VIDEO: WPB On-Street Homeless Population Reduced

 
 

 

 
 
 

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

 

West Palm Working Performance Dashboard:

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Citywide Projects List Information Portal:

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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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