Singer Island Voice | Update #48 | Mar 28, 2015
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TUESDAY, MARCH 31st ... SICA MONTHLY MEETING: Join us for our final meeting of the 2014-2015 season. Guest Speaker, Inspector General, John Carey, Office of Inspector General. "An insight into the Duties of the Office of the Inspector General". Followed by a Q&A session from our Members and Guests.

                                    Time:   7:00 PM (Refreshments from 6:30 PM)

                                         Place:  Palm Beach Shores Town Hall

                                  247 Edwards Lane, Palm Beach Shores, Florida 


Parking is limited for our meetings at the PBS Town Hall. Please carpool if you are able. If parking lot is FULL, kindly park ONLY on the NORTH SIDE of Edwards Lane. Thank you!

SAVE THE DATE: - TGIF - April 24th for an End-of-the-Season Social event.


Header - Opinion


From Jack F. Last week after reading about the "Blue" residential unit I voiced my opinion in an email to SICA. I could not attend the meeting, and was hoping for some information in this week's letter. No such luck. I also did not see my letter.


REPLY: Jack, thank you for contacting SICA. Sorry your 'SICA website blog' post was missed when posting the update for the March 11th Singer Island residents' site plan meeting. For the latest update - Click Here  -

Ocean Mall ... From Diane D. How about an update on the Ocean Mall?


REPLY:SICA is glad to see improvements at the Ocean Mall in several areas including spruced up windows, refreshed painting, power washed sidewalks, and renewed interest and attention from city council members and staff. But much remains to be done. Beautifying the property is important, but it's only a Band-Aid...the real issue is that we need thriving businesses to locate--and stay--at the mall. Increased leasing activity should be a top priority. However, a key obstacle to attracting lessees is fixing the parking deficiencies. The southwest corner should be made available for parking as soon as possible. It's unclear why the city has not yet acted on that. In addition, to boost the appeal of the Mall to tenants and customers alike, the fence around the unbuilt property should be removed and the area should be nicely landscaped. These are SICA's views--what are yours? If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about the Ocean Mall, contact Ruth Jones at or Mary McKinney at Let your voice be heard!

From Kurt E: Bank of America announces the closing of its Singer Island branch on June 30, 2015.  So goes the bank ... so goes the Singer Island Post Office branch?


REPLY: Through the efforts of Protect Our Beaches lobbyist, Tom Derita, Congressman Murphy's office has agreed to look into and try to save the Post Office on Singer Island. No guarantees, however, a big step in the right direction.


From Joni: I thought I might start here to see how I can get some assistance with the City of Riviera Beach on the promised NEW STATE OF THE ART pump station?  I was told this was supposed to be completed July of 2013 and still nothing has been done.


The island's population continues to grow but yet the sewer system is decades old and won't be able to handle this situation much longer.  I already had a sink hole at the edge of my lawn and the street, crews worked all night with heavy equipment to replace the pipes that are disintegrating away under the road.  

I was told we have the money set aside for the pump station, but no money to do the road repairs and the rerouting that will need to be done.  Can SOMEBODY please help get this situation rectified?  For all the taxes on the island that supports Riviera Beach, this should have been a priority years ago.  

We can beautify the main street and put palm trees on empty lots but we can't take care of the necessities?

REPLY: We'll do our best ... Thank you for your patience!


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Singer Island Area News of The Week:  

Port of Palm Beach - Sun Sentinel - Casino ship could sail again from Port of Palm Beach ...


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SINGER ISLAND - Palm Beach Post Blog - Kolter buys Harbor Point condo for $15M ...


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Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General  - Palm Beach Post Blog - Cities ask for rehearing in judge's dismissal of Palm Beach County Inspector General suit ...



Port of Palm Beach Expansion - Palm Beach Daily News - Town watching, waiting as scaled-back port project moves forward ...

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Lake Worth Lagoon - Florida Department of Environmental Protection - STATE AND LOCAL FUNDS AWARDED TO THE LAKE WORTH LAGOON INITIATIVE ... Discover more about Lake Worth Lagoon - Here -

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Upcoming Island, City, and Area Events:
Please send us upcoming event notices, press releases, and/or
your input on Island we can get the word out here.

March 26 - 29, 2015: 30th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show ...  is one of the top five boat shows in the country - Learn more

Saturday, March 28th: TurtleFest 2015 ... Discovering Our World Ocean - Free family fun! Juno Beach: Loggerhead Marinelife Center -  Learn more 

March Monthly News Column: Anne M. Gannon, Constitutional Tax Collector - VIEW >


Sundays, March 29 - April 19: 111th U.S. Open Polo Championship ... For event information and tickets - Click Here -


Saturday, April 11th: "MONTHLY ISLAND-WIDE BEACH CLEANUP" Singer Island Civic Association encourages residents to participate in the Beach Cleanup every second Saturday of the month. Learn more

Please contact Joy Africano at or 716-228-2588 if you are interested in organizing your condo / subdivision and/or need cleanup supplies.

Saturday, April 18: "Official Great American Cleanup Day" ... Make plans now to join thousands of volunteers of all ages across America who will be taking part in efforts to clean up and improve their local communities. - Learn more 


Friday, April 24th: TGIF ... End-of-the-Season Social event. Stay tuned for details.


April 29th - May 3rd: SunFest ... See what's happening at this year's festival - VIEW >>



Every Thursday Night at Sailfish Marina: 3 Reasons why you should check out the Sailfish Marina "Sunset Celebration" on Singer Island  VIEW >>



Enjoy 'Instagram' Scenes of Singer Island: Loving life on Singer Island, Palm Beach, Florida ... where a picture is worth a thousand words VIEW >>



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