Singer Island Civic Association

Singer Island Voice | Update #28 | Oct. 10, 2014 

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The Singer Island Civic Association's first meeting of the Fall, will be held Monday, November 3rd at 7pm (come early at 6:30pm for light refreshments and conversations) at the Palm Beach Shores Town Hall.  


Program: Safeguarding our borders and waterways


Singer Island Area News of The Week:   


Man accused in jogger attack may face more charges - WPBF West Palm Beach - Homa's attack happened about a month ago as she was walking to work just before 6 a.m. near the Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach. Homa said a ... 


Emera eyes natural gas export plan for port - Palm Beach Daily News - and concerned residents are waiting this season to learn whether a natural gas export facility could be added at the Port of Palm Beach

Riviera Beach woman tried to extort new owner of foreclosed home ... - Sun Sentinel - Carol Varnum, 50, of Riviera Beach, is accused of trying to extort the new owner of her foreclosed home and causing $70,000 worth of damage ...  


Bumper to bumper? Traffic-light fix will speed things along - Palm Beach Post (premium) - A computer that senses traffic backing up and automatically adjusts the timing of the traffic lights may bring traffic relief to PGA and Northlake boulevards. 


First of two Grassy Flats Lake Worth Lagoon islands completed - Palm Beach Daily News-One of the two muck-capping sand islands that's part of the Grassy Flats Lake Worth Lagoon restoration project was completed this week and ...


Grocery chain to close 3 Palm Beach County stores - South Florida Business Journal (blog)-The supermarket is set to close stores at 3131 Forest Hill Blvd. in suburban West Palm Beach; 3700 Broadway in Riviera Beach; and 1225 ...

Fresh Roast: Rabbit Coffee Roasting Co. - Palm Beach - caught up with Iain Yeakle, Rabbit Coffee Roasting Company's co-founder, roaster and a Singer Island native. He shares some insider information ... 


Mural program underway in Northwood Village - Palm Beach Post - ... in the Northwood neighborhood and illuminate the location with bright maritime hues," the Palm Beach Gardens resident wrote in her proposal.

West Palm Beach votes to support $113 million in sewage bonds - Palm Beach Post-Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell complained that West Palm Beach would ... Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, Riviera Beach and Palm Beach.

Ray Lewis is endorsing a product that sends 'thousands of ... pulses ... - Baltimore Business Journal-Lewis, the retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker, unveiled an endorsement deal Wednesday with a Riviera Beach, Fla.-based company called 

America's most expensive homes for sale - - It also offers simultaneous views and access of Lake Worth Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean with a 200-foot lakefront dock on one side and white...

Palm Beach County Business Notes - Palm Beach Post-South Florida-based RGF Environmental Group has received recognition for product design excellence through the annual ...


Commentary: Florida manatees on collision course with extinction - Palm Beach Post -. blotter item, verifying that the 10-year-old female manatee had died from "blunt force trauma" after being struck by a boat off Riviera Beach

Editorial: 'Yes' to term limits in Palm Beach Gardens -

Palm Beach Post - For years, political rivals have been gunning to no avail for the two longest-entrenched members of the Palm Beach Gardens City Council. Joe Russo ...

Carroll Organization Acquires Florida Luxury Waterfront Property - Multi-Housing News - Near Jack Nicklaus North Palm Beach Country Club & PGA Golf Course, the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and the Singer Island Beaches.  


Tri-Rail looks at early expansion from West Palm Beach to Jupiter - Sun Sentinel - Traveling farther north than West Palm Beach on Tri-Rail could happen ... Second, a connection between the Tri-Rail tracks and the Florida East Coast ... 


All Aboard Florida project may be funded without taxpayer risk - Florida Today - All Aboard Florida has modified its financing plan for its proposed passenger rail service, so that the public would not face any financial risk. 


West Palm Beach board OKs waiver for parking lot at FPL manatee viewing complex - Palm Beach Post (blog) -  A new manatee viewing and education center, set to open at the end of 2015 at Florida Power & Light Co.'s new $1.3 billion natural-gas fired power ...


Other News:

Here is a link the Property Matters Newsletter from the Palm Beach County Tax Collector's Office (pdf format)


Here is a link to a registered sex offender notification alert on Park Avenue - Singer Island  


Here is an update from Dawn S. Pardo,

Councilwoman, District 4

City of Riviera Beach

Dear Residents, Here's a very quick update. 

A restaurant is being built on the corner of West Way and Blue Heron Blvd. I have heard it will be a seafood restaurant with a takeout menu.  

A lease to house the Ambassador Program/Police Substation is expected to go to the CRA commission shortly. As mentioned a few weeks ago, the station will be located on East Blue Heron Blvd between Grator Gator and Bank of America at the old IFIX center. 

On Wednesday, October 15, the City Council will (hopefully) approve a new interlocal agreement with the County which will allow condominiums from Ocean's Edge south to Oasis to participate in the beach renourishment program.  

I would like to invite ALL Singer Island residents to attend a Meet & Greet at Sailfish Marina on Tuesday, October 14 at 5:30-7:00 to chat with our State Rep. Bill Hager. Rep Hager continues to be very passionate about regulating sober homes and will be filing new legislation during the next State Session. He has been hosting roundtable discussions around his district receiving input from elected officials, law enforcement and businesses. This issue is important to Singer Island.   

Lastly, we are this close to signing a lease agreement with The Tiki. Fingers crossed. I look forward to seeing you next week at COASI's first meeting of the season!! 

Progressing on your behalf,

Dawn Pardo

email: - facebook: Singer Island, District 4


CommUNITY Voice: 

Neighbors, please keep sending in your comments, ideas and input ...the MORE the better folks!!  Please speak up and your voice will be shared here next week


From Malachi Knowles, Secretary/Treasurer
Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation

Subject: Riviera Beach, FL: "The Best Waterfront City to Live, Work & Play!"

 It is extremely noteworthy to have been a participant in this years "Annual Florida Redevelopment Association Conference" at the Hilton Miami Downtown, October 7-10, 2014 whereupon approximately four hundred (400) attendees had an opportunity to hear from Tony T. Brown, Executive Director, Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency; Annetta Jenkins, Neighborhood Services Director, RBCRA and Ken Stapleton, President, Ken Stapleton & Associates to hear why Riviera Beach is indeed "The Best Waterfront City To Live, Work and Play" during two workshops. Their presentations were very well received and generated a lot of positive interest. I'm proud of our City and so should you. Please applaud them when next you see them!

From Frtiz F

Subj: Dates

Anytime you use a date in the newsletter, I suggest that you also put the day of the week along with the date.  For instance, instead of writing November 4th, I suggest that you use, Tuesday, November 4th.  I know we can all look it up in a calendar.  In the situation where there is not space or for some other reason, it can continue as is.


[ Editor's note:  Thanks Fritz, on it -except for areas that are carried over or linking out to other websites!  It was a slow week on input from readers so I'm adding my own comment... ]


From Mike Blasdell on Singer Island  

Subj: Public Improvement Revenue Bonds for Riviera Beach Infrastructure Repairs

I'm the volunteer editor of the SI Voice and a 15 year full time resident of Riviera Beach-Singer Island, and a board member of both the Palm Beach Isles Property Owners Association and the Singer Island Civic Association.


I felt it important to share that there was a $22,000,000 million dollar bond approved at the September 3rd Riviera Beach City Council Meeting for infrastructure/road repaving. 


The project list for Singer Island includes these streets: Singer Drive, Ardmore Way, Powell Drive, Morse Blvd., Manor Drive, Island Drive , Coral Way, Dolphin Road, Emerald Drive, Fairview Lane, Grand Bahama Lane, Sunset Lane and Coral Way (click for the view the entire city-wide project list) and here are links to the full detail. For more details you can also click this link. 

Project_Listing.pdf INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT LISTING8/13/2014Backup Material
ISSUANCE TIMETABLE8/13/2014Backup Material
PRELIMINARY NOTICE OF SALE8/13/2014Backup Material


In looking at this project list, I'm very interested to hear what neighbors on Singer Island (and the city of RB) think and feel about this issue?  If there is interest -send it and it will be shared here next week!


  [ Editor's note: Thank you for sending in your comments , a ton of people are now reading this newsletter.  We can use more input from you! Please keep sending in your comments, scoop, ideas and news to be shared here with over 2200 of your neighbors.  Your Singer Island Civic Association WILL stay on these issues ]

  Here are a few links, please keep in mind that 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 we are 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 2200 neighbors! 

October: Celebration Cruise ship offering Halloween Horror on the Seas - Palm Beach Post - Sail from the Port of Palm Beach aboard Bahamas Celebration in October and experience a frightening good time on the ship's Halloween ...

October: It's haunted house time at South Florida Fairgrounds, and in Boca - Palm Beach Post -  the annual spookfest that haunts the South Florida Fairgrounds, will break out the scare ...

Every Thursday Night: 3 Reasons Why You Should Check Out the Sailfish Marina "Sunset Celebration" on Singer Island 


Saturday Nov. 1: LagoonFest - Mark your calendars for 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, November 1 to discover a local treasure - Lake Worth Lagoon - at LagoonFest! LagoonFest is a free family-friendly festival that will be held in conjunction with the West Palm Beach Green Market on the lagoon's waterfront. The event will feature informational displays, hands-on activities and demonstrations for all ages, as well live music. We hope to see you there! For more information, visit . Email us to learn about LagoonFest volunteer opportunities. 


Saturday Nov. 7: The Jupiter Tequesta Junior Woman's Club will be hosting an event on November 7th at the River Center in Jupiter, The "Little Black Dress" Cocktail Party, and silent auction with appetizer served by local chefs.

Sat/Sun Nov. 8-9: The 2014 Working on the Green Sustainability Summit presented by Mosaic offers something for everyone. From a look at sustainability efforts in the southeast US to policy opportunities in Florida regarding federal regulations to celebrating the best practices across the state. 

Saturday Nov. 22: Shop 'Til YOU Drop 2014  - Don't Miss the Holiday Shopping Event of the Season to Benefit the Natural Science Education Programs at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park in North Palm Beach Saturday, November 22 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Saturday Dec. 6: Inner City Youth Golfers', Inc.- Please join us! Your ICYG Community Giants Invitation, "2014 Annual Community Giants Recognition Dinner, Auction & Dance". They are now accepting sponsorships, please visit for more information or contact ICYG Founder Malachi Knowles,


View Recent City Council Meetings Here:  

Name▼ DateItemsDurationVideo
Regular MeetingOct 01, 20143703h53mPlay
Workshop (FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM WORKSHOP)Sep 29, 20141101h20mPlay
Regular MeetingSep 17, 20144604h00mPlay

View Recent CRA Meetings Here:

Name ▼ Date ItemsDurationVideo
CRA SpecialSep 172009m52sPlay 
CRA SpecialSep 161301h16mPlay 

 (To view more archived city meetings - click here 


Upcoming Riviera Beach City Meetings: 


City News & Events:


Palm Beach Shores Event Calendar 


 PBS News:


Bats, Bugs & Butterflies - Oh My! Park Events Oct 2014 -Click the calendar link for more fun and educational events at our John D MacArthur park this month!   


Nature Photography Workshop - Wildlife Photography
Saturday, October 11, 9:00 am - 1:00 p.m.
Beach Clean-up
Saturday, October 11, 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Bluegrass Music with the Conch Stomp Band
Sunday, October 12, 1-3:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 15, 5:00 p.m.



Cool Link(s) of The Week: 


The story of the 3 Bears who attended the same military academy - Chicago Sun-Times - A couple of days after graduating from high school in 2004, Willie Young walked out the front door of his father's house in Riviera Beach, ...


Sea turtle release planned Wednesday morning in Juno Beach - Palm Beach Post (blog) - Nelson, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, was found at the Riviera Beach Power Plant last December. The turtle's injuries included superficial ...


More than 50 sperm whales spotted off California - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, Florida - wflx - LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) - More than 50 sperm whales emerged off the Southern California coast in an extremely rare, hours-long sighting that ... 


New Mexico balloon fiesta hits sky - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, Florida - wflx - Standing on the North Diversion Channel path, Raul Granillo, third from left, gazes up as the hot ...



It's Still Storm Season ..: Please remember that storms can heat up very quickly at this time of the year.  Here are some great links for hurricane preparedness: Palm Beach Post | WPTV5 | WBPF25 | WFLX29 



We Love Singer Island:  Check out the current beach/ocean conditions on the Live Beach Cam...and Have a Wonderful  Weekend!

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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