Singer Island Civic Association

Singer Island Voice | Update #20 | August 15, 2014 

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Reminder: EARLY VOTING started Monday, August 11th


City Newsletters: 


Let's Talk Turkey - Riviera Beach Voice eNewsletter from the office of the Mayor of Riviera Beach. 


Palm Beach Shores Summer/Fall Newsletter - The latest news from beautiful southern Singer Island. 


Singer Island Area News of The Week: 


5 people shot within one hour in three Riviera Beach shootings, one... -WPTV- 5 people were shot in the span of one hour. Riviera Beach Police say all three shootings are related and the second and third were retaliatory ...


Call for peace in Riviera Beach - WPTV-Aug 11, 2014 - There's a call for peace and a call to put down weapons in Riviera Beach following three weekend shootings in which five people were hit... 

[ Editor's note: the Palm Beach Post has a topic running on this issue for residents of Riviera Beach - please visit their Facebook page here and add your input.  Please speak up...and maybe this continued dialogue will help spark further action for residents of RBSI? ]


Council stays with planned Midtown Beach project,... - Palm Beach Daily News - Palm Beach County mitigation reefs off Singer Island may not be the reason why the sand transfer plant has pumped less sand on town ...


Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet medevacs man off cruise ship Carnival Fascination - Coast Guard News - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet launched a smallboat crew, which arrived on scene, safely took the man off the cruise ship and transported him ...

[Editor's note: Thank You to the CGSLW TEAM! ]


The Nature Conservancy in Florida Names Temperince Morgan -
WebWire - The Nature Conservancy is pleased to announce Temperince Morgan as the new executive director in Florida. A Florida native, Morgan is a ...


Liz recommends: Royal Palm's Francesca's and 3800 Ocean on Singer Island - Palm Beach Post - The interior of 3800 Ocean, located at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa.


CommUNITY Voice: 

Neighbors, PLEASE send in your comments, ideas and input be shared here next week! 

From: Robert C. on Pine Point in Palm Beach Isles
Subj: Sunsets, Rainbows and Supermoon!

Dear Neighbors: I've got about 100 Sunsets .  

Each one is more beautiful than the other. We live in a very special place: Singer Island and ...SICA, that's my wife's maiden name!

[ Editor's note: Thank you Robert for reminding us to make time to appreciate our little slice of Paradise and pay it forward! ]
From: David C. @ Sugar Sands 
Subj: Tentative proposed city annual budget
Good to see the city's revenues (taxes,etc) will be up by $4.65 million next year (tentative proposed budget) . Not so good to see that most of it will be absorbed by increased personnel expenditures. We already have the highest no. of employees/per resident of any surrounding townships. Our millage rate is almost the highest in the county. Singer Island contributes 46% of the city's property taxes. C'mon Council: use some of the increase to lessen our load. GIVE US A BREAK 

[ Editors note: This link is a pdf document of the tentative 2015 City budget which will likely shape fiscal year 2015 for Riviera Beach.  Please take a look and share your input back here next week and/or use the links below to share input, ideas and concerns with your city leaders.]

Question of the week: Do we have any folks out there who are interested in serving on a new SICA committee to keep an eye on city spending and budgets and develop long term fiscal strategies to help our entire community? Commitments are very flexible--it's your analysis and insight that we need.  Please contact us here if you can help.



Proposed Development at Blue Heron and Broadway

[ Editor's note: We had covered this a few months ago here on the SI Voice.  There was a development proposal for a 7-Eleven gas station to be built where the old BB&T building on the corner of Blue Heron and Broadway is currently standing (it would have required a special zoning exception for approval). This plan had been voted down (4-to-3 against it) by the planning and zoning committee at that time. It is now on the agenda for an approval at the 8/20/2014 Riviera Beach City Council Meeting (this plan requires a vote for a special exception in order to be approved) - please click here for the agenda & details.

Click here for an interesting article about this site that was pulled from our Riviera Beach Library. It is a 1962 newspaper story about this very location titled "friendliest corner in Riviera Beach". It IS a historic and very high profile location in our city. 

....If this subject is important to you, please send in your input ...and use the links below to reach your city leaders prior to next Wednesday's 8/20 city council meeting!


Please keep sending in your input to be shared here next week with over 1582 of your neighbors, and your Singer Island Civic Association WILL stay on these issues.

...Here are a few links, Singer Island actually spans 3 cities and 1 Unincorporated Village: PLEASE send in your concerns and ideas to the appropriate contact(s):

North Palm Beach (includes John D MacArthur Park):
Lost Tree Village: Our private unincorporated village - no contacts listed - but working on it!

...and Together We Will Make a Positive Difference!

Upcoming Island, City and Area Events:
Please send us any upcoming event notices and press releases, we can get the word out here to 1582 neighbors!

August 16: Lionfish Hunters Wanted: Palm Beach County Lionfish Derby - On August 16, Sailfish Marina in Singer Island will host the fourth annual Palm Beach County Lionfish Derby in an attempt to put a serious hurting on the ...

August 30: Marriott Resort at Singer Island Beach clean-up will be August 30th at 8:00-9:00am, everyone is invited AND please don't forget to bring your kids, it is a great event for them! 

Sept 19: Life Line Screening - Palm Beach Shores Town Hall is pleased to offer a preventive health event.  Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community..


Sept 27: Riviera Beach local outreach fishing trip - - Riviera Beach local outreach fishing trip. September 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Intracoastal Snook Fishing Trip ... 


View City Council Meetings: 

Name ▼ Date ItemsDurationVideo
Regular MeetingAug 06, 20144702h40mPlay 
Regular MeetingJul 16, 20143102h37mPlay 
Regular MeetingJul 02, 20143403h00mPlay 
Special MeetingJun 25, 20141519m55sPlay 
Regular MeetingJun 18, 20143702h00mPlay 
Regular MeetingJun 04, 20143503h00mPlay 

 (view archived city meetings - click here)  


Upcoming Riviera Beach City Meetings: 


City News & Events:

Palm Beach Shores Event Calendar 


There are lot's of events going on at the park, just click the link above to visit their August calendar!  


Cool Link(s) of The Week: 

Lake Worth Lagoon Featured in ERM's Summer Education Programs.To raise awareness of Lake Worth Lagoon, Palm Beach County's largest estuary, its natural resources, and the efforts to restore it ..see more on the Lake Worth Lagoon Initiative here... and Join their mailing list to receive Lake Worth Lagoon news.    


It's Shark Week Folks (on TV at least)!  Shark Week doesn't always thrill Florida biologists - from the perspective of many Florida marine biologists, viewers of the popular "Shark Week" might be getting more schlock than science. 


Here is how they may be helping us: Sharks helping cancer research - wflx - Some of the country's leading scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory say sharks' immune systems can block human cancer ...and It IS almost time for their twice yearly migration that brings them off the coast of Singer Island here are some Tips on avoiding shark bites also from wflx,


More Quotes from Socrates - interesting reading with some funny ones like:  "By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher." - Socrates

Let's end this week with Happy Feet: First test-tube penguin hatches - The chick is the first of any penguin species to be produced through artificial insemination. (Source: KFMB/CNN)


We Love Singer Island:  Check out the current beach/ocean conditions on the Live Beach Cam ...and GET OUT THERE for some FUN!


Of Interest / Stay Tuned:

More news as we get it on: 

Ocean Mall | CRA District & Marina Development | Lake Worth 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. 


Let's all work together to stay informed and aware of events taking place on and around Singer Island!


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