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April 15, 2018

 
 

City Submits Quiet Zone Application to Federal Government

Quiet Zone along FEC-Brightline Railway in WPB to be Established after Federal Review

 

The City of West Palm Beach will establish a quiet zone along the FEC – Brightline railway. The City has submitted a quiet zone application to the Federal Railway Administration (FRA), after wrapping up an inspection of recently completed Brightline quiet zone safety upgrades along the railway between the 15th St. crossing and the southern city limits. The City is now waiting for its application to be reviewed by the FRA, before the final establishment of a quiet zone which is anticipated within the next few weeks.

 

In the weeks ahead, the City will be undertaking a sweeping communications campaign to remind residents to use caution along the railway, especially as it will be getting quieter along the railway even though there will be increased and faster railway activity. The communications campaign is being kicked off immediately with the insertion of railway safety messages in utility bill inserts.

 

The City has taken a number of steps to improve safety at railway crossings, which include the installation of physical barriers to prevent vehicles from driving around gates at crossings and the installation of additional safety signage.

 

 

WPB to Receive $700,000 in State Grants for Rosemary Project, Public Safety/Critical Incident Response

 

The City of West Palm Beach announces it is the recipient of $700,000 in state funds designated for two important city projects and efforts: the Rosemary Project and to improve critical incident response and public safety.

 

The Florida Department of Tranportation will award $400,000 to enhance lighting along the Rosemary Avenue Corridor, north of Banyan. The funds will be matched by the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency for greater impact. The funds will support the City’s larger Rosemary streetscape project to improve safety for walkers, bicyclists and motorists and to encourage private investment along this important connective corridor between the Historic Northwest and Downtown. This bill was sponsored by Senator Bobby Powell (District 30) and Representative David Silvers (District 87).

 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will award $300,000 to the City for equipment to improve critical incident response and public safety. The City will match this grant for greater impact. The funds will be used to assist in buying the highest priority equipment items to help respond to incidents quickly, safety and effectively. This bill was sponsored by Senator Bobby Powell and Representative Rick Roth (District 85).

 

Mayor Jeri Muoio and the City of West Palm Beach are grateful to Senator Bobby Powell, Representative David Silvers, and Representative Rick Roth for their support.

 

 

6th ANNUAL HEART & SOUL FEST

 

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018
2:00 - 8:00 PM
Rosemary and 8th Street, across from the Sunset Lounge in West Palm Beach

FREE


The 6th annual Heart & Soul Fest invites residents and visitors to discover the soulful roots of West Palm Beach’s Historic Northwest District while enjoying a day filled with music, food and family fun.  Produced by the West Palm Beach Redevelopment Agency and community stakeholders, the festival will highlight the historic neighborhood known as the heart and soul of the city, as well as the redevelopment and transformation taking place around the famed Sunset Lounge.  The event features Kenny Lattimore, a Grammy-nominated R&B singer/songwriter best known for his Top 10 hits that include “For You,” “Things That Lovers Do,” and “Love Me Back,” along with local bands including the dynamic Valerie Tyson Band and the soulful Andrew Luv and The Franchise Players.  For more information: 561-822-1550 or http://wpb.org/cra

 

City Recruiting Diverse Suppliers in South Florida

Procurement Dir. Frank Hayden, Procurement Programs Compliance Ofc. Sandy Hammerstein, Chief Financial Ofc. Mark Parks

 

City staff attended the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council's 33rd Annual Business Expo April 5-6, 2018. The event connects minority suppliers with large corporations and government entities to network, form partnerships and grow. City staff tended a booth and participated in the many activities throughout the two-day event.

 

Mark Your Calendars! “Meet The City”

Discuss upcoming projects and opportunities with City representatives responsible for procurement, contracts and new business. Also, network with other MBEs, SBEs and WBEs. 4-6 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the Armory Arts Center, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. RSVP to Aisha Darrough at 561-822-1200 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-city-west-palm-beach-procurement-event-tickets-44124852622.

 

WPB-TV VIDEOS

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VIDEO:  City Commission Meeting (April 9, 2018)

 

 

VIDEO:  Mayor:  City to Implement Quiet Zone; Use Caution

 

 

VIDEO:  La Ciudad Implementara Zonas Silenciosas:  Tomen Precaucion

 

 

 

 

ICYMI: 7th National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is Underway
West Palm Beach joins nationwide challenge to be most “water wise”

 

Grassy Waters Preserve, the Source of our City's Water Supply

 

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation — and in return residents can win $5,000 toward their Home Utility Payments, water saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes. Plus, one lucky charity will receive a 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to serve the community.

 

The annual challenge, April 1- 30, is a non-profit national community service campaign to see which leaders can best inspire their residents to make a series of informative and easy-to-do online pledges at mywaterpledge.com to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy.

 

“Water is a precious resource, and conservation starts with each and every one of us—at home, in our yards, in our communities,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “I challenge all West Palm Beach residents to take the pledge and conserve water! Let’s win this!”

 

Last year, residents from over 4,800 cities in all 50 U.S. states pledged to reduce their annual consumption of freshwater by 2.2 billion gallons, reduce waste sent to landfills by 52 million pounds, and prevent more than 114,000 pounds of hazardous waste from entering our watersheds. The

 

“The challenge goes beyond drought issues and looks at ways our water use will affect the future of our communities—from how we grow food to reducing polluted runoff,” said Penni Redford, Manager of Resiliency and Climate Change in the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.

 

To participate, residents enter online at mywaterpledge.com, and then make a series of online pledges to conserve water on behalf the City of West Palm Beach. Cities compete in the following population categories: (5,000- 29,999 residents, 30,000-99,999 residents, 100,000-299,999 residents, 300,000-599,999 residents, and 600,000+ residents). Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the Challenge in their population category are entered into drawings for hundreds of eco-friendly prizes, including home improvement gift cards, home irrigation equipment, and the Grand Prize $5,000 Home Utility Bill Payment. The Challenge also gives residents a chance to nominate a deserving charity that would benefit from receiving a 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, and features additional resources for residents to take their commitment of conservation even further, from regional water and energy resource issues to cost-saving tips at home.

 

The 7th National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is presented by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, with support from the U.S EPA WaterSense, The Toro Company, National League of Cities, Conserva Irrigation, and Earth Friendly Products (makers of ECOS).

 

ICYMI:

 

Boston Globe Recognizes WPB GreenMarket: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2018/04/02/food-travel-feast-options-west-palm-beach-greenmarket/hSDLTFALhSNFskSguya5MI/story.html

 

West Palm Beach to Participate in Cities United Roadmap Academy: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/West-Palm-Beach-to-Participate-in-Cities-United-Ro

 

Yard Waste Amnesty Starts is Underway: In preparation for the 2018 storm season, the City of West Palm Beach is pleased to share that this year’s Yard Waste Amnesty Days are underway. For more information, please visit: 

http://wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/YARD-WASTE-AMNESTY-2018

 

City of West Palm Beach Commits to Community through Summer in Paradise Partnerships: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/CITY-OF-WEST-PALM-BEACH-COMMITS-TO-COMMUNITY-THRO

 

Deadline extended for 12x12 competition at Future Clematis Street Business Hub: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/DEADLINE-EXTENDED-FOR-12-X12-COMPETITION-AT-FUTURE

 

Public Utilities to Conduct Smoke Testing to Improve Sewers: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/SPECIAL-NOTICE-THE-UTILITY-DEPARTMENT-WILL-BE-SMO

 

Applications now Available for WPB GreenMarket 2018-2019 Season: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/APPLICATIONS-NOW-AVAILABLE-FOR-WPB-GREENMARKET-201

 

Arbor Day Foundation names WPB Tree City USA 2017: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/ARBOR-DAY-FOUNDATION-NAMES-WEST-PALM-BEACH-TREE-CI

 

Volunteers Needed for Woodlawn Cemetery Cleanup: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/VOLUNTEERS-NEEDS-FOR-WOODLAWN-CEMETERY-CLEANUP

 

Volunteers Needed for Dreher Park Cleanup: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/VOLUNTEERS-NEEDED-FOR-DREHER-PARK-SOUTH-CLEANUP!

 

Mayor Finalizes Sale of Old City Hall Site: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MAYOR-FINALIZES-SALE-OF-OLD-CITY-HALL-SITE,-WATERF

 

2018 HISTORIC PRESERVATION SURVEY!

We are looking for your input! The City of West Palm Beach historic preservation staff wishes to update the existing historic preservation design guidelines to better serve the public. Please provide your feedback by clicking on the banner below.

 

 

MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS

for April 2018

Check out our online calendar for a complete list of events!

http://millie.wpbpl.com/iii/calendar/month

 

 
 

 

 

Do you have a unique skill or talent to offer?

Please take a moment to share your talents, interests, hobbies, training, and experiences with us.  Volunteers of all ages, experiences and locations in the community are needed. Are you ready to make a difference? To learn more about becoming a City of West Palm Beach volunteer, please visit: http://wpb.org/volunteer.

 

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City of West Palm Beach Meetings, Policy Updates

 

To view City agendas, please visit: http://wpb.org/Meetings-Events/City-Commission-Meeting-Agendas

 

To view policy updates via the pass/fail agenda from past City Commission meetings, please visit: http://wpb.org/Meetings-Events/City-Commission-Meeting-Agendas/City-Commission-Meeting-Agendas

 

2018 Holiday Sanitation Schedule 

 

There will be regular service on the following holidays:     

  • Memorial Day - May 28, 2018            
  • Independence Day - July 4, 2018                 
  • Labor Day - September 3, 2018            
  • Columbus Day - October 8, 2018        
  • Veterans Day - November 12, 2018 

There will be NO service on the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018; Residential garbage will resume on your next scheduled service day beginning 11/26/18. Recycling will resume on 11/29/18. Bulk/Yard and Commercial Divisions are one day behind regular schedule.
  • Christmas Day, December 25, 2018: Residential garbage will resume your next scheduled service day beginning 12/28/18. Recycling will resume on 1/1/19. Bulk/Yard and Commercial Divisions are one day behind regular schedule.
  • New Year's Day, January 1, 2019: Residential garbage will resume on your next scheduled service day beginning 1/4/19. Recycling will operate on normal schedule. Bulk/Yard and Commercial Divisions are one day behind regular schedule. 

The sanitation schedule is produced by the City of West Palm Beach Department of Public Works. For more information, please call (561) 822-2075. 

 

Downtown WPB Trolley Schedule

 

The Downtown West Palm Beach Trolley Service is FREE courtesy of the City of West Palm Beach, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Palm Beach Outlets, and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). Operated by Molly's Trolleys, the trolleys pick up and drop off at designated stops in the City and are handicapped accessible. The trolley is a convenient way to move throughout the City and to visit all of your favorite downtown shops, restaurants, and attractions!

 

There are three routes in the downtown: the Yellow Line, Green Line, and Blue Line. The Yellow and Green Line trolleys pick up passengers every 10-15 minutes, and the Blue Line picks up every half hour with set stop times.

  • The Yellow Line travels to CityPlace and Clematis Street. Hours of operation: 7 days a week (No service on Thanksgiving or Christmas); Sunday - Wednesday: 11am - 9pm; Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 11pm.
  • The Green Line travels to the TriRail Station and downtown to make it even easier to vist our attractions. Hours of operation: 7 days a week (No service on Thanksgiving or Christmas); Monday - Friday: 8am - 7pm; Saturday: 9am - 6 pm; Sunday: 11am - 6pm. 
  • The Blue Line travels through downtown, Northwood Village, and the Palm Beach Outlets. Hours of Operation: Thursday - Saturday ONLY, 11am - 10pm; Run every 30 minutes with specific stop times. 

 

2018 Neighborhood Meetings Schedule 

 

Western Neighborhoods Meetings: All meetings start at 4:30PM in the Flagler Gallery

7/11/18

10/3/18

 

South End Neighborhoods Meetings: All meetings start at 5:30PM in the Flagler Gallery

5/30/18              

7/25/18

9/26/18

11/28/18

 

North End Neighborhoods Meetings:  All meetings start at 5:30PM in the Flagler Gallery                    

4/18/18             

5/16/18            

6/20/18

7/18/18

8/15/18

9/19/18

10/17/18

11/14/18

 

Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change. For more information, please call (561) 822-1412.

 

 

Popular City of West Palm Beach Links

West Palm Working Performance Dashboard:

http://westpalmbeach.clearpointstrategy.com/

Citywide Projects List Information Portal:

http://wpbgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Shortlist/index.html?appid=5d86c10d29764a7b808101c4ab8631b8

Capital Improvement Projects Database: http://gis.wpb.org/cipstorymap/

Sanitation Holiday Schedule: http://wpb.org/Departments/Engineering-Public-Works/Sanitation/2016-Holiday-Schedule

 

City Commission, CRA Meetings, Agendas: http://wpb.org/Meetings-Events/City-Commission-Meeting-Agendas

 

City Job Opportunities: http://wpb.org/Departments/Human-Resources/Home/I-want-to-work-for-the-City-of-West-Palm-Beach

 

Utility Bill Payments: http://wpb.org/utilities/paying-your-utility-bill/

 

Road Closure Updates: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Road-Closure-Updates

 

WPB-TV Live: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Live-Video-Ch-18

 

WPB-TV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/WestPalmTV

 

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach: http://wpb.org/Departments/Library/Overview

 

Grassy Waters Preserve of West Palm Beach: http://wpb.org/grassywaters/

 

Public Works Request for Service: http://wpb.org/Departments/Public-Works/Public-Works-Forms.

 

Vickers House of West Palm Beach: http://wpb.org/vickers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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