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INSIDER Newsletter (5/19/2019)

May 19, 2019

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Mayor James Taps Frank Adderley

for WPBPD Chief

 

 

VIDEO:  Mayor James Introduces Police Chief-Nominee Frank Adderley

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Early last week, Mayor Keith A. James named former Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Frank Adderley as Chief of the West Palm Beach Police Department, subject to the approval of the West Palm Beach City Commission. A Florida native who has served almost 40 years in law enforcement, Chief Adderley served as Fort Lauderdale’s Chief of Police from 2008 -2016 and oversaw an annual budget of $100 million, 535 sworn police officers, and 190 non-sworn employees. Most recently, Chief Adderley served as Colonel at the Broward County Sheriff's Office. Mayor James introduced Chief Adderley two days after announcing a restructuring of the police department. 

 

READ MORE HERE: http://http://wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/Mayor-Keith-A-James-Announces-Restructuring-of-Wes

 

ICYMI: Palm Beach Post Editorial:

James right to declare an end to sense of complacency on violent crime in West Palm Beach

***CLICK HERE: Read the entire article from The Palm Beach Post***

 

 

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Kicks off

Clematis Streetscape - Phase II

Monday's groundbreaking on Clematis Street marked the beginning of improvements to what Mayor James called the City's "Main Street". The construction along the 100 and 200 blocks of Clematis Street will widen sidewalks, add more shade trees and make the road even friendlier for cyclists. There will be fun family activities for the public to enjoy all summer while the work proceeds.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/PHASE-II-OF-CLEMATIS-STREETSCAPE-PROJECT-TO-BREAK

 

RESIDENTS URGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FREE LANDSCAPE WASTE PICKUP

(Click on the graphic above to watch a video about the landscape waste offer through May 31, 2019)

 

The City of West Palm Beach wants you to be prepared this hurricane season. It is important to clear overgrown vegetation now. The Yard Waste Amnesty Program runs through May 31, 2019. Questions: Call (561) 822-2075 or email publicworks@wpb.org.

 

Video provides musical tour of Grassy Waters Preserve of WPB

 

VIDEO: Grassy Waters Preserve: A Link to Our Past, Protecting Our Future

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A new video produced by the City of West Palm Beach offers a breathtaking musical tour of Grassy Waters Preserve of West Palm Beach. Featuring stunning images of the Preserve and drone videography, the 2 minute long video offers an inpiring visual flight through the City's most natural area. Located at 8264 Northlake Boulevard in the City of West Palm Beach, Grassy Waters Preserve is a 23-square mile pristine remnant of the Everglades, home to endangered species, and a mosaic of wetlands, tree islands, and forested hammocks. Grassy Waters Preserve serves as the drinking water supply source for 130,000 residents in the City of West Palm Beach, Town of Palm Beach, and Town of South Palm Beach. For information about Grassy Waters activities and events, please visit: https://wpb.org/grassywaters/

 

City of West Palm Beach Public Meetings

 

**Meetings held in the Commission Chambers and Flagler Gallery are located at City Hall at the City Center Complex, which is located at 401 Clematis St.**

 
MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019
  • 5:00 P.M. City Commission Meeting (Commission Chambers)
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019
  •    12:00 P.M., Library Advisory Board Meeting (411 Clematis St., 3rd Fl.)
  •    CANCELLED - Planning Board Meeting (Commission Chambers)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019
  • No Meetings
THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019
  • 5:30 P.M., Education Advisory Committee (Mayors’ Board Room)
FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2019
  •     No Meetings

 

City of West Palm Beach Recent Policy Actions

 

For a summary of some of the approvals and decisions made by City Commission during the May 5, 2019 City Commission meeting,

please visit: http://www.wpb.org/getattachment/Meetings-Events/Meetings/City-Administration/City-Commission-Meeting-5-6-19/05062019-CC-PASS-FAIL.pdf;

 

Peace in the Streets Walk Sees Great Turnout

 

 

A great time was had by all during Thursday's Peace in the Streets gathering in Pleasant City. City workers and police walked, engaged and talked with  residents about solutions to crime and how to increase safety. It was a great chance to talk and make friends.

 

Georgian Gardens Project Update
 

The Georgian Gardens Apartments project is at 30% completion. Located at 4330 Community Drive, the pouring of the roof deck and concrete shell scope have been completed, and now masonry work and underground plubing work are well underway.

 

Related Urban is developing the $21.5M, 87-unit, housing project located on 2.73-acres. When compmlete, the project will feature rental apartments for seniors. The City, though the Housing and Community Development Department, contributed $607,500 in federal programs funds toward its development. 

 

The development is one way that the City is partnering with the community to address the issues of afforadable housing. 

 

ROAD & DOCK CLOSURES UPDATE:
WEEK OF MAY 19, 2019

 

Read the complete list of closures here.

 

 

National Public Works Week is May 19-25

Public Works provides, maintains and improves structures that assure a higher quality of life for our community. Streets, roads, bridges and public transportation keep us linked together from coast to coast, clean water and sanitation services keep us healthy and allow our communities to grow and prosper. We salute and thank the City of West Palm Beach Department of Public Works professionals who work tirelessly to keep us all connected. 

 

                      WPB-TV HEADLINES

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VIDEO:  Mayor James Speaks at Northboro School Career Day 

 

VIDEO: Capital Improvement Project Spotlight:  Lake Avenue

Bike Master Plan

 

VIDEO:  'Clematis Streetscape' Breaks Ground for Phase 2

 

VIDEO: Details on 'Clematis Streetscape' Phase 2 as Construction Begins

 

 

The City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation announces it is now accepting summer camp registrations. The “CityFun” summer camp offers a variety of programs for everyone, every interest, and at five different locations. Sports and specialty camps include sailing, skateboarding, dance and cheer, fishing and swim lessons.

 

There are camps for preschoolers, teens, and a counselor-in-training program. Multi-child discounts are available for City residents, and Palm Beach County Scholarship and ELC is accepted.

 

For more information or to register, call (561) 804-4900 or utilize the City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Department Online Registration System at http://www.wpb.org/Departments/Parks-Recreation/Program-Registration-Search

 

 

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

 

May Highlights: LOTS OF FREE EVENTS & ACTIVITES!

May 23             Last Day for Homework Centers before summer break
May 25
            SPECIAL ONE-DAY EVENT: CADDYSTACKS MINI-GOLF
$5 per person or $15 per family (5 max per family), ages 4 & under are free
May 27
            CLOSED for Memorial Day

 

 

 
 
 

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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 Closures 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.

 

Volunteer Opportunities: http://wpb.org/volunteer

 

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

 

City Clerk: http://wpb.org/Departments/City-Clerk/Office-of-the-City-Clerk

 

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