Singer Island Civic Association

Singer Island Voice | Update #35 | Dec. 5, 2014 

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~ We hope to see you this Monday, December 8th. ~
 
Singer Island Civic Association Meeting
at Palm Beach Shores Town Hall
 
Leaders from our Riviera Beach and Palm Beach Shores Police Departments will be joining us along with an update from Councilperson Dawn Pardo.
 
Doors open at 6:30 pm - Mtg. Starts at 7pm
247 Edwards Ln, Palm Beach Shores, FL 33404

 

Bring Your Voice.


 

(We filled the building last month - let's do it again!  Please stop by to show your support for Singer Island, learn more about current events ...and take a few minutes to get to know your neighbors!)

 

Singer Island Area News of The Week:    
 

Father gunned down at store on Thanksgiving - WPEC -- A family man and immigrant, working to get his own store, was killed in a shooting on Thanksgiving night.
 

Sand transfer plant out of operation - Palm Beach Daily News - The town relies on the plant, located at the southern tip of Singer Island, to feed its eroded beaches with sand otherwise trapped by the Lake Worth ...
 

Should sober homes be regulated as businesses? -

Palm Beach Post (blog) - Wellington, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens - all are seeing an influx of such group homes into residential ...
 

Replacement cruise ship could be coming to the Port of Palm Beach - Palm Beach Post - A bigger cruise ship to replace the damaged Bahamas Celebration could be coming to the Port of Palm Beach in the first quarter of next year.


Port of Palm Beach fight to keep cruiseship business - WPEC - Port of Palm Beach fight to keep ...
 

Lockheed Martin mystery company getting $3.2 million in job ... - Palm Beach Post - However, the county released a description - a defense contractor with 401 employees in Riviera Beach - that matched Lockheed Martin ...

 

TrawlerFest Heads to Riviera Beach, Florida, in January - PassageMaker - TrawlerFest has found a new home at the Riviera Beach Municipal Marina. TrawlerFest-Riviera Beach begins on Tuesday, Jan. 20, with seminars and ...

 

Job cuts in Florida rise 27 percent in November -

Sun Sentinel - In South Florida, 250 people were laid off in connection with the bankruptcy of the Island Breeze casino boat out of the Port of Palm Beach.


 

Palm Beach County decides to stay in Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council - Palm Beach Post - Palm Beach County commissioners voted Tuesday to have the county remain a member of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council.
 

Riviera Beach Mayor Masters going to DC for funeral of in-law Marion Barry - Palm Beach Post (blog)  - Riviera Beach Mayor Thomas Masters is leaving town for another high-profile funeral ... The Riviera Beach press release says Masters and Rev. 
 

 

Did you know: Blue Heron bridge is the third to link Singer Island - Palm Beach Post - This article shows a 1974 photo of the bridge to Singer Island, built in 1949, that replaced the 2,700-foot-long, timber and steel Sherman Point bridge, built in ...


 

Other News:

 

Update from Councilperson Dawn S. Pardo

District 4 - 561-845-3683 - dpardo@rivierabch.com 

Fb: singerisland,district 4 (W/ FACEBOOK01)

 

Beautification projects continue

As part of the Councilwoman's continuing efforts to beatify District 4, new lighting and colorful landscaping is to be installed along Park Avenue and Lake Drive, between Island and Beach roads. Residents have surely already seen the new median landscaping that was installed over the summer. All of these new pops of color are thanks to Councilwoman Pardo's 'partnership' with the Department of Public Works, to which she gave $6,250 in Community Benefits funds in September to pay for all the plants and work.

 

Seen the new bench?

Watch the sun set over the Intracoastal one evening from the new fire-red bench installed in front of Fire Station #3 on North Ocean Drive. It results, too, from Councilwoman Pardo's Community Benefits fund which, by the way, is provided by Waste Management.

 

Update from Representative Bill Hager: 

 

Sober Home Legislation Update

As you may already know I committed after last Session to re-filing the Sober Home bill in the 2015 Legislative Session. Immediately after being sworn into my third term last month, I filed House Bill 21, which will continue the good work we started and the conversations begun on sober home regulations from the 2014 Session. You can read an article from the Sun Sentinel here or watch a CBS 12 news story here. I will, of course, keep you apprised of this bill as it goes through the committee process.

 

Holiday Toy Drive

I am pleased to announce that in connection with TDL Centers, my office is participating in a Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Palm Beach County children through Family Central. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy by my office, which is located at 301 Yamato Road, Suite 1240, in Boca Raton. The toys will be delivered to Family Central on December 15th, so the last day to bring your gift by is December 12th. Stop in and say hello!

 

As always, it is my honor to serve you in the Florida House. If ever I may be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would also invite you to follow me on Twitter or Facebook for the most up-to-date information on the 2015 Legislative Session.

 

 

Upcoming Island, City and Area Events:
Please send us any upcoming event notices, press releases, and or your input on Island topics...so we can get the word out here to 2426 neighbors! 
 
 

Saturday Dec. 6th: Palm Beach Boat Parade Party - A premier event of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC) and gift to the community, the 2014 20th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade kicks off the holiday season this year on Saturday, December 6!

 

Saturday Dec. 6: Inner City Youth Golfers', Inc.-  

"2014 Annual Community Giants Recognition

Dinner, Auction & Dance"

"Honoring"  Community Service Award: Canon Howarth "Hap" L. Lewis, Jr.; Ann Rettie (SICA president), The Rooney Family; Robert "Bob" Hull; Eric Call - Leadership Award: Judy L. Davis; Anthony T. Stafford - Management Award: Ruth C. Jones

Inaugural Public Relations Award: Beethoven Francois (also a SICA director) Inaugural Communication Award: Steve Politziner - Inaugural Community Health Service Award: - Timothy Page - 5:30 PM, Saturday, December 6, 2014

Bear Lakes Country Club,1901 Village Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL (561) 478-0001 - http://www.icyg.org for more information or contact ICYG Founder Malachi Knowles,


Friday Dec. 12: 2014 Pura Vida Christmas Party - Pura Vida Divers & Pura Vida Surf @ 6:30pm

 

 

City of Riviera Beach Event Calendar 

View Recent City Council Meetings Here: 

Name ▼ Date ItemsDurationVideo
Regular MeetingDec 03, 20145003h43mPlay 
 

View Recent CRA Meetings Here:   

Name ▼ Date ItemsDurationVideo
CRANov 12, 20142810m34sPlay 

  (To view more archived city meetings - click here 

 

Upcoming Riviera Beach City Meetings:  

 

12/11/2014 - Planning and Zoning Board   (Please Note: View the Meeting Packet for the 12.11.2014 Meeting which includes: 

 

VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. REVIEW OF AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RIVIERA BEACH, PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 31 OF THE CITY'S CODE OF ORDINANCES, ENTITLED "ZONING", ARTICLE V "DISTRICT REGULATIONS", DIVISION 9 "RM-20 HIGH DENSITY MULTIFAMILY DWELLING

DISTRICT", AND DIVISION 10 "RMH-20 HIGH DENSITY MULTI FAMILY/HOTEL DISTRICT", AND DIVISION 25 "RH RESORT HOTEL DISTRICT", BY AMENDING PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS ASSOCIATED WITH OCEAN SETBACKS, COASTAL CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT DENSITY, IN ORDER TO PROMOTE INCREASINGLY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT DESIGNS ON SINGER ISLAND; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND CODIFICATION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

1. Presentation

2. Public Comments

3. Board Comments

 

[ Editor's note (in plain English) ...the meeting will address the new proposed coastal setback requirements on Singer Island--so if you care about how close buildings can be built to the ocean, come to the meeting and let your voice be heard! ]
 

City News & Events:

 

  

Palm Beach Shores Event Calendar 

 

  • Dec 14, 2014 - Youth Council's Christmas
  • Dec 15, 2014 - Commission Meeting
  • Dec 18, 2014 - Planning and Zoning Board
  • Dec 19, 2014 - Environmental Committee
  • Dec 25, 2014 - Town Hall Closed  

 

This week at the park:  

Jr. Friends Meeting - Saturday, December 6, 11a.m. - 12p.m.
MacArthur Under Moonlight Concert: Jamie Powell (Acoustic Island Music) - Saturday, December 6, 7-9:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Learn to Kayak! - Sunday, December 7, 10:00 a.m. (about 1 hour)
Nature Photography Workshop - Plants Don't Get Enough Attention - Saturday, December 13, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Beach Clean-up - Saturday, December 13, 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Birding by Kayak - Sunday, December 14, 9:00 a.m.

  

Cool Link(s) of The Week: 

 

Surfing history on display in Delray Beach  - Sun Sentinel - The group of nine grew up riding the waves off the shores of Palm Beach County, in places including Delray Beach, Riviera Beach and Jupiter.
 

After 1.3M miles, end of an era for research ship - Palm Beach Post - A ship that sailed more than 1.3 million miles in the name of science is back at port for the last time. The research vessel Knorr is being ... 

  

We Love Singer Island:  Check out the current beach/ocean conditions on the Live Beach Cam...and get out there!



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: in Munyon'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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