Riviera Beach's popular waterfront Tiki Bar and Grill set to close in July - WPEC - The popular waterfront 'Tiki Bar' at Riviera Beach's marina is set to close its doors on July 6th, according to their Facebook...
Riviera Beach OKs million-dollar plan to improve neighborhood - Palm Beach Post - The City of Riviera Beach is launching a $1.1 million improvement project for one of its most blighted neighborhoods.
Boaters BEWARE This weekend! - Operation Dry Water returns
This nationwide, public education effort is designed tThis nationwide, public education effort is designed to prevent alcohol-related accidents and fatalities. FWC officers, along with local law enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard, will be on the lookout for boating under the influence (BUI) violations. "While our officers always look for BUIs," Shipp said, "this weekend, they will be making a special effort to stop this dangerous activity."
Palm Beach County Ocean Rescue lifeguards say: 'WHEN IN DOUBT, DON'T GO OUT ... - TCPalm - "I thought I was going to die," said St. Mary's Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Sheila Rivera, while recalling the horror of being caught in a rip current...
Peanut Island and the Port of Palm Beach coexist? - Palm Beach Post - It's unfortunate that two seemingly incompatible jewels of Palm Beach County sit in such close proximity. Peanut Island, a county park restored with $30 million in taxpayer money in 2003
Scrap exporter defies city order to shut - American Metal Market - Manuel Almira, the port's executive director, was told in a June 16 letter from the city of Riviera Beach, Fla., that Stonerock Shipping Corp. must stop...
In need of repairs, Island Breeze casino ship again stops sailing from Port of Palm Beach - Palm Beach Post - The Island Breeze has hit rough waters again. The casino ship stopped sailing from the Port of Palm Beach on June 8 as it awaits repairs. The ship will travel to Jacksonville or South Carolina for a new generator and is unlikely to sail again until mid-July, said Manuel Almira, the port's executive director.
Port of Palm Beach Commission Chairman Ed Oppel to retire Dec. 31 - Palm Beach Post - Port of Palm Beach Commission Chairman Ed Oppel said Thursday that he'll retire from his elected position when his term ends Dec. 31.Oppel, 74, broke the news to port officials during Thursday's commission meeting. After the meeting, he said his decision wasn't because Palm Beach residents, environmentalists and even a ...
City of Riviera Beach Update
From: Dawn S. Pardo
District 4 | Council Chairwoman Pro-Tem
After years of engineering, designing and implementing financial strategies, on Wednesday evening the City Council approved construction contracts for the Marina redevelopment. We will officially commence construction in July. We expect the first phase to be completed next summer.
We are now the proud owners of an additional property west of the Ocean Mall. We recently closed on the old Buddy's Cafe building. We now own the Max & Eddie's building and Buddy's. Stay tuned for the demolition date which will be in the early Fall.
Several months ago I had mentioned that the City requested FDOT monitor traffic on Singer Island due to the fact that many residents were experiencing difficulty crossing A1A around the resort district. I am happy to report that FDOT will install flexible PEDESTRIAN CROSSING signs at Ocean Reef Park, Bimini Lane, and Sugar Sands Blvd. Expect to see the signs in the next week or two.
On Thursday our city engineer and I attended a FEMA Coastal Study meeting. FEMA has begun mapping the coast of south Florida - Palm Beach County south to Monroe County. They are tasked with updating the coastal modeling maps to conclude what is an areas 'normal' beach, identify risks to that area and then mitigate the risk. The study is not an evacuation study nor will it forecast sea level rise. The last time the coast was studied was 40 years ago. Our city engineer will be part of the multi-year technical working group. FEMA expects to have !he new coastal map study in effect by 2019. We will bring you updates throughout the year.
Here's wishing you a safe and enjoyable July 4th!!
Council Chair Pro-Tem
[ Editor's Note: Thank you Dawn ...and a very safe, happy and FUN July Fourth to Everyone! ]
Mayor of Riviera Beach to hold a town hall meeting - Earlier this week, there was a Town Hall Meeting about a proposed 7-Eleven being built on the corner of Blue Heron and Broadway (where the empty BB&T building currently sits), this location would operate 24/7. The project would require a special exception approval in order to move forward. Planning and Zoning had voted against this project (4-to-3) a few months ago, but it appears that it may be back on the table.
The Question of the Week: Are "you" for or against this project as the gateway entrance to Singer Island? Please send in your vote - with input if you have it (let us know if we can reprint it in your message) ...and we will share it here in the next Voice eNews update on July 9th.
Help Needed to Protect Our Beaches
From Mike Sloser and Bob Gonstead:
Dear Fellow Singer Island Resident,
Your help is needed urgently in developing a permanent solution to the escalating beach erosion problem that threatens our property, the local economy, and enjoyment of our beaches. Protect our Beaches®, a county-wide organization founded by residents of Singer Island, is working on this issue, but to be successful, we need your voice. This is not a fund-raising request!
If you are a full-time resident of Singer Island, you are probably aware of the strong effort and leadership of our Congressman, Patrick Murphy, in addressing the problem of beach erosion. He and his staff are working closely with the staff and leadership of Protect our Beaches. Help IS needed...Read & Learn more here
Please keep sending in your input to be shared here next week (with over 1233 of your neighbors) ...and your Singer Island Civic Association WILL stay on these issues!
...and Together We Will Make a Positive Difference!