Singer Island Civic Association

Singer Island Voice | Update #40 | Jan. 16, 2014 

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Special Note:

City of Riviera Beach Meeting
on proposed/new
Coastal Construction Codes


On Wednesday, January 21, the Riviera Beach city council will hear the first reading of the new coastal construction codes for properties along the ocean.  Click here for agenda details and read the documentation to learn more about how these proposed changes could affect our shoreline.  If you have questions, concerns or input on this issue, please attend the meeting at Riviera Beach City Hall ...and fill out a public comment card to share you ideas and be part of the solution in this matter.  If you are unable to attend; please send a letter to Councilperson Dawn Pardo (and other council members) so they can read your input into the records (Please note/state in your communication, that you'd like your msg. read into the official record). 

Postal and email addresses listed here:


Councilwoman Dawn Pardo

Office: (561) 845-3683
Fax: (561) 863-3236 

Mailing address for letters of concern/input:

City of Riviera Beach
600 West Blue Heron Blvd.
Riviera Beach, Florida 33404



 Mayor Thomas Masters

Office: (561) 845-4145
Fax: (561) 863-3236
 Chief of Staff -  Debie Isaacs
Email: -  561-845-4064

 Councilman Bruce Guyton
Office: (561)-845-3686 - Fax: (561) 840-0154
 Legislative Assistant -  Sylvia Blue: 
-  561-845-4102     

Councilwoman Judy Davis  

Phone: (561) 845-3464
Fax: 561-840-0154
Legislative Assistant: Debrah S. Hall   

Councilman Cedric Thomas

Office: (561) 845-3687 - Fax: (561) 840-0154
Legislative Assistant -  Hope Jeanty -  


Councilman Terence Davis

Office: 561-841-0202
Legislative Aide -  Regina Williams -  561-841-0202 





Singer Island Area News of The Week:    

Palm Beach County Lawmakers Make Sober Home Bill Top Priority - Health News Florida - During an Economic Forum of Palm Beach County panel discussion on Monday, State Representative Pat Rooney of Palm Beach Gardens told the ...

Barack Obama Highway? Riviera Beach Mayor to Rename Old Dixie! - Gossip Extra (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog) - Historically, Riviera Beach's Old Dixie Highway served as separation between white neighborhoods on the east side to Singer Island and the ocean, ...


Meet the District 2 Council Candidates - Singer Island Civic Association - Singer Island Civic Association, the eyes and ears; and voice of Singer Island ...whether you are here or away! Singer Island Florida, Riviera Beach, ...

Surfing History Project seeks permanent home for collection - Palm Beach Post - McCranels grew up surfing in Lake Worth and then in in Singer Island, where his family moved when he was in high school. He was a first-place ...

Homeland Security Center in Palm Beach County constantly vigilant, analyzing potential threats - - It adds extra security to the Port of Palm Beach, the fourth busiest port in Florida. Sheriff Bradshaw says in the last year coastal radar has helped ...

12 New Experiences in Palm Beach - Palm Beach - ... will explore the 800-foot-long artificial reef tract that sits at the border of two diverse marine habitats-the Lake Worth Lagoon and Lake Worth Inlet, ...

South Florida's Most Anticipated Brewery Openings of 2015  - New Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog) - From the operators of Tequesta Brewing, comes this new Palm Beach Gardens concept. Co-owners Fran Andrewlevich and Matt Webster are bringing ...latest news on the Twisted Trunk Brewing at PGA and Eillison Wilson 

Palm Beach Harbor Pilots Lift Draft Restrictions - Port of Palm Beach, FL - Official Website - arriving within 3 feet of the maximum allowable draft for the Port of Palm Beach will be restricted to transiting at High Water Slack. All drafts are for salt ...

Local legislators block Port of Palm Beach bid to raise taxing limit  - - A proposed bill that would have allowed the Port of Palm Beach to collect as much as $12 million a year in taxes, create more foreign trade zones and ...


Businesses welcome new rules on Cuba travel, trade - Sun Sentinel - Many Florida businesses are mulling the new rules, eager for a chance to expand ties with the neighboring island.

Florida cities fight offshore drilling - Orlando Sentinel - The prospect of offshore rigs has prompted more than a dozen governments along the Florida's east coast to voice opposition.


Police use GPS to nab teen accused of stealing Jimmy Buffett's Mercedes Benz - Local 10 - Using the global positioning system in the car, police were able to track the Mercedes to a gas station in Riviera Beach and then south on Interstate 95 ...



Other News:


Our Florida State Representative Bill Hager to Hold Mobile Office Hours - Constituents should feel free to come out if they need assistance on a state issue, or just want to introduce themselves. Notary service can be available at no cost to with advance notice. Please call (561) 470-6607 to request a notary public. Singer Island/Palm Beach Shores - Monday, January 26, 2015 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Palm Beach Shores Town Hall, 247 Edwards Lane, Palm Beach Shores

Contact: Beth Lerner: 561-470-6607 or 

The Palm Beach County Inspector General has issued this new report:  01-13-15 - Riviera Beach - Professional Service Agreements - Marina Grants Project Manager 2014-N-0086  If you have any questions, comments or issues to report in our area, please contact Inspector General John Carey's office  at 561-233-2350.


IMPORTANT NEWS FOR FLORIDA DRIVERS! - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a new deadline for REAL ID compliance. That new deadline is October 1, 2020. This new deadline eliminates all previous DHS compliance deadlines. A REAL ID includes state-issued driver licenses and ID cards or a current passport.



Upcoming Island, City and Area Events:

Please send us any upcoming event notices, press releases, and or your input on Island we can get the word out here!


Just in from Palm Beach Shores:

Our 26th Annual PBS St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015.  We are interested in any group that would like to participate especially those that involve music.  We have several fundraisers upcoming, the first of which is a Spaghetti Dinner at the Lake Park VFW on Saturday, January 31st at 6 PM.  The donation is $8.00 per person.  Please contact us at or 845-0635. Thanks from Julie Ahearn 


Friday, January 16th: South Florida Fair West Palm Beach - Starts Today - Visit West Palm Beach - The South Florida Fair West Palm Beach is Florida's top rated fair. Taking place at the South Florida Fairgrounds, the fair spans throughout 17 days in ... 

Thursday, February 12th: Save the date for the Next SICA Meeting: Candidates Forum and more good stuff, details to follow next week  - 7pm at Palm Beach Shores Town Hall  


Saturday, February 14, 2015: Singer Island "LET'S SHOW OUR BEACHES SOME LOVE"  Island-wide Beach Cleanup - Singer Island Civic Association and Ritz-Carlton Residences are organizing an island-wide Beach Cleanup beginning in February.  Visit the link for more details and please contact Joy Africano at or 716-228-2588 if you would like to organize this for your building.



Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will headline a series of special events on Feb. 28 in Riviera Beach all designed to celebrate and promote community health. Hosted by the Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation (RBCDC), the festivities will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with an inspirational breakfast at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island. Following the ticketed event, all are invited to join Mr. King as he walks down the street named after his father, which will soon be enhanced by a linear park and designated as a health trail. The walk will end at the new one-acre Riviera Beach Heights Community Garden, where Mr. King will dedicate the site and launch the volunteer activities to plant the first seedlings. 
Riviera Beach Heights is the city's oldest neighborhood. In 2012, the RBCDC launched a $1.1 million neighborhood beautification program to revitalize vacant and underutilized properties. The Community Garden marks the completion of the first phase, and future improvements include the completion of the Linear Park between 6th St. and 8th St. and new sidewalks.

  • Keynote breakfast - 8:30-10:00 a.m. Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island - 3800 North Ocean Drive
  • Health Walk - 10:30 a.m. MLK Blvd. and Ave. K
  • Dedication and Day of Service - 11:00 a.m.
    Riviera Beach Heights Community Garden, Ave. K and 10th St.
  • COST:  $75 per person for the breakfast; free to participate in the walk and day of service
  • Interested in volunteering to help?  contact  

Saturday, March 7th: TEAM TIARA CHALLENGES OTHER SINGER ISLAND CONDOS TO BEAT THEM IN MARCH 7 WALK FOR THE ANIMALS AT DOWNTOWN AT THE GARDENS -(click the link for more detail) - Team Tiara, a group of residents from the Tiara Condominium that annually joins a walk for the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, is issuing a challenge to all the other condo associations on Singer Island to compete with them in this year's March 7 walk. 

 An organizing meeting for team captains and co-captains from each participating Singer Island condo will be held Weds., Feb. 4 in Tiara's 42nd story Marquis lounge. 

"This will be a great way for residents from different Singer Island buildings to get to know each other and have fun while helping homeless animals," said JB Dixson, co-chair of the Tiara team. 

"We are looking forward to hosting team leaders from other buildings on the island so we can build a friendly competition."

Anyone interested in forming a team for their building or POA may email for more information.   

 [ Editor's note: Thank you Team Tiara for sending in this news ...and for taking the lead AND in challenging our neighbors to take part in this fun commUNITY event to benefit the Peggy Adams Rescue League!  ]


Please send in your event notices, scoop and input to be shared here next Friday, with 2574 of your neighbors.


City of Riviera Beach Event Calendar 

View Recent City Council Meetings Here: 

Name ▼ Date ItemsDurationVideo
Regular MeetingJan 07, 20153904h42mPlay 

 (archived city meetings - click here 


Recent CRA Meetings Here: 

Name ▼ Date ItemsDurationVideo
CRAJan 14, 20153102h53mPlay 



Upcoming Riviera Beach City Meetings:  


Riviera Beach City Events: 

Riviera Beach City News:  

Palm Beach Shores Event Calendar  

    Palm Beach Shores Meetings:


    Jan 19, 2015 - MLK Day Town Hall Closed

    Jan 20, 2015 - Charter Review Meeting
    Jan 21, 2015 - Special Magistrate Hearing
    Jan 23, 2015 - Environmental Committee
    Jan 26, 2015 - Commission Meeting


    Palm Beach Shores News: 

 MacArthur Beach State Park Event Calendar
 Click the link for more information on the many events at
the Park this month!   


Cool Link(s) of The Week:  


SINGER ISLAND SHENANIGANS - some of our Island youth living the beach/surfing dream on Youtube - A lot of skim, some more skate, riding the barrels, and a lot of fun.


 It's Back! "The 2015 Honda Classic Birdies for Children!" Guess how many Birdies the pros will make during "The Honda Classic" at the PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, February 26 - March 1, 2015 and you may walk away with a brand new 2015 Honda automobile AND help Inner City Youth Golfers', Inc. (ICYG) at the very same time.  Just to give you a hint, the amount of Birdies made during the 2014 Honda Classic was 1,363. 




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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...whether you are here or away.  

Our 2015 Membership Drive is HERE!
 Please consider joining us or renewing your membership ...and together we WILL make a difference for Singer Island in 2015!
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