Singer Island eNews Update | May 2nd, 2014


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Community News of the Week:



Palm Beach County balks at more business on Peanut Island - Sun-Sentinel - Riviera Beach objects to the prospect of potentially having 250 party-goers shuttled back to their shores at night after... 


Taste Of Singer Island Magazine - "Island Inspiration"  - Bill Contole came to Singer Island back when it was an "undeveloped property"; he found a lot, bought it and sat on it for awhile. He eventually built his...  


Fla. floating home battle not ended by high court 

Washington Post - A judge refused in March to give homeowner Fane Lozman a single penny of the $25,000 bond posted by the city of Riviera Beach to pay for ...


Group asks supporters to join fight against inlet expansion - Palm Beach Daily News - "There is growing concern from the Town of Palm Beach and the surrounding municipalities and residents in the Lake Worth Lagoon, who are now...  


Condo comeback: More projects in works: The views, the ease, the retiring Boomers:High-rise lifestyle attracting new buyers - Palm Beach Post - The recovery in Palm Beach County's condominium market has lagged the overall housing rebound, but with inventory near depletion and a revival in urban living, sale prices and new projects are hitting post-boom highs...


Palm Beach County defense contractor seeks $3.2M in public funds to retain 401 jobs - South Florida Business Journal - It bases its Mission Systems and Training and its Undersea Systems divisions in West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach, where it's testing automated ...


Cool Link of the Week:  Beach Chair Watching Sunrise HDR Photography by Captain Kimo ...A peek into the world of a world class photographer that lives in & "shoots" around our RBSI area.


Florida Legislation Update - Rep. Bill Hager : Click here for his updates - "Sober Home Bill: House Bill 479, also known as the Sober Home bill, has passed the Florida House of Representatives in a near unanimous vote. I was proud to work on crafting this good piece of legislation and I have appreciated hearing from so many of my constituents offering input on this issue. Dating back to my service on the Boca Raton City Council, I have been keenly aware of the neighborhood challenges relating to so-called "sober homes". I am pleased that the House agreed that this was the year to take legislative action. Our proposal creates a registration process for sober homes and a screening process of those who operate these homes. Too many problems have been reported to local officials in connection with some of the sober homes to permit them to continue to operate without a way to track them. House Bill 479 will now be sent to the Florida Senate for a vote. The Florida Current published a very good article on this legislation yesterday. "  

Important Community Events - Next Week


Riviera Beach Marina Development Accountability Summit (click to view more):  on Monday 5/5 at Hurst Chapel - Riviera Beach's $375 million redevelopment of its marina is expected to create 1,500 construction jobs and 2,177 permanent jobs as well as opportunities for small businesses. Learn more about the project and find out how to work on the Riviera Beach marina development...  

Proposed 7-Eleven with 12 pumps: Item was tabled at the April 24th meeting and will revisit the item at the May 8th P&Z meeting.  Please plan on attending the meeting or by contacting planning and zoning: or (561) 845-4060. Subject Line: Attention P&Z Board: 7-Eleven.  Currently a two story vacant office building previously occupied by BB&T Bank.  This proposed use would comply with the City's Land Development Regulations, if a Special Exception approval is granted by Planning & Zoning and City Council. (see the site plan proposal - click here)  



Follow-up on the  Patrick Murphy Meet & Greet 

(from Robert Gonstead) Congressman Murphy spoke at five condos on SI on Saturday, April 26th. Approximately 150 residents attended. Patrick Murphy updated the attendees on his efforts to get the federal government to back a pilot project for breakwaters off of SI. He will be submitting a request for funding in the next two months. This will be a non partisan Florida Delegation request signed by all Congressman and Senators in our district(federal). He called me last night to tell me that he had met with the Army Corp of Engineers in their Palm Beach Gardens office and they supported his efforts for the pilot project. As a side note there has already been substantial dunes loss from The Reaches up to Eastpointe 2. This includes One Singer and Eastpoine 1. After spending a substantial amount to replace their sea dunes to protect their new sea walls and to prevent further beach erosion up to 1/3 of the dunes are gone. PBC has no plans for beach re-nourishment until 2015. Hurricane season has not yet arrived....
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Of Interest / Stay Tuned:

More news as we get it on: 

Ocean Mall | CRA District & Marina Development | proposed inlet widening project | Digital License Plate Readers | Proposed development projects: Lozman's Cove, Amrit, PGA waterfront | Pending sober house legislation |
 ...and more as we get it. 


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