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INSIDER Newsletter (9/9/2018)

 

 

September 9, 2018

 
 
 

2018 Economic Development Survey:

WPB is a Great Place in which to do Business

Job Growth, Economic Strength in Key Sectors, Strong Demand for Class-A Office Space Highlight Study’s Key Findings

 

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Chamber of Commerce Chair Keith Spina, Mayor Jeri Muoio, Avalanche Consulting VP Tony DeLisi, FPL Sr. External Affairs Dir. Don Kiselewski

 

The City of West Palm Beach is a great place in which to do business, based on the results of an Economic Development Survey.

 

The study, conducted by Avalanche Consulting over a 6-month period, showed West Palm Beach job growth exceeding the national average, more evidence of the City’s need for Class-A office space, and economic strength in both the City’s traditional economic sectors of Real Estate/Development and Tourism as well as in other diversifying sectors such as Finance, Medicine, and Cottage Industries on Antique Row and in the Warehouse District.

 

The findings were presented to City Commissioners during a Mayor-Commission Work Session on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 and, also, before a luncheon hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches on Wednesday, September 5 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

 

“The City of West Palm Beach offers a superlative business climate coupled with an exceptional quality of life,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio.

 

“Bolstered by a pro-business government and a vibrant, supportive business community, West Palm Beach is on a solid economic growth track and, in some areas, exceeding national averages as seen in the job growth data, strong sales, and rising property values in our city. We also, now, have even more data about our City’s very strong need for more Class-A office space.”   

 

TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/2018-ECONOMIC-DEVELOPMENT-SURVEY-WPB-IS-A-GREAT-PL.

 

To learn about the study's other key takeaways or to view the study in its entirety, please visit: http://wpb.org/Departments/Economic-Development/Economic-Development-Overview.

 

City Hall to Close on Monday

City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 10, 2018 in observance of Rosh Hashanah. There will be regular sanitation service provided on Monday! 

Shana Tova and best wishes to all celebrants!

 

City Celebrates Howard Park Improvements

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On Thursday, West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio was joined by Commissioners Cory Neering and Christina Lambert, representatives from neighborhood associations, community members and local children in cutting the ceremonial red ribbon to celebrate improvements to Howard Park. Installation of a shaded playground and outdoor fitness equipment were the two major components of the upgrades. The project also incuded the completion of the walking and jogging trail at the park as well as new benches, picnic tables, trash cans, drinking fountains, doggy stations and dog park upgrades. Thank you to everyone, especially the youth at Howard Park, who worked with the Parks and Recreation staff to share ideas for the concept of the playground and upgrades. Approximately $500,000 were put into capital replacement and upgrades at the park.

 

WPB Celebrates Studio 411 Opening

Joyce Pernicone, Mandel Public Library; Lisa Hathaway, Mandel Public Library; Paula Ryan, WPB City Commissioner; Christopher Murray, Mandel Public Library; Teneka James, WPB DDA; Nickie Hennevelt, WPB Library Foundation; Raphael Clemente, WPB DDA.

 

On September 5, the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach officially opened Studio 411, a new, comprehensive studio space for artistic adults to create, explore and learn. Studio 411 will enhance the downtown library’s popular and growing arts programs by providing a variety of services that encourage and develop creativity, and will help cultivate the local artist community for both amateurs and experts by serving as an arts incubator. To learn more about Studio 411 and the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, please visit: http://wpb.org/mycitylibrary/

 

WPB Golf Course to Close for

Renovations in September

 

The City of West Palm Beach will close the municipal golf course on Sunday, September 30, 2018 while the City waits to begin renovations of the near 200-acre course and grounds. The City has selected Topgolf and American Links to renovate the course and construct a new clubhouse and other amenitities. The City is working with the developer to negotiate and finalize the terms of the agreement.


As there is no set date for the course's reopening, golfers who wish to play the course or redeem golf course gift certificates should do so before the end of the month.

 

The renovation will create a world-class sustainable golf course and transform the facility into a revenue generating destination from leases paid to the City. The improvements will include:

  • Fully renovated golf course and entrance road;
  • New driving range;
  • New clubhouse;
  • New hotel;
  • Water, sewer and maintenance facility improvements.

The West Palm Beach Golf Course is located at 7001 Parker Avenue. The City established the course in 1921 and moved it to its present location in 1947. 

 

2018 Youth Basketball League

 

Our Basketball Season starts in October! Join our fall 2018 Youth Basketball League for ages 5-14. Registration is currently open through October. Register at any City Community Center or contact Jude Leconte II at (561) 804-4915 or Joel Nickel at (561) 804-4915.

 

WPB-TV HEADLINES

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VIDEO: Mayor/Commission Work Session (September 4, 2018)

 

VIDEO: Mayor/Commission Work Session (September 4, 2018):

Economic Development Study

 

VIDEO: Parking Downtown? Remember, you can use the ParkMobile App. Check out this video to learn how to extend time using the app!

 

 

City of West Palm Beach 2019 Budget Planning

VIDEO: City of West Palm Beach 2019 Budget Planning

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How our city spends money and sets priorities can have a big effect on our everyday lives. Please note the following budget hearings, which the public is encouraged to attend:

 

  • 9/13/2018, 5:00 p.m.: First Public Hearing to Adopt the Tentative Budget and Millage Rate
  • 9/27/18, 5:00 p.m.: Final Budget Hearing to Adopt the Proposed Budget and Millage Rate.

For more information about the budget and to view budget documents, visit: http://wpb.org/Departments/Finance/City-of-West-Palm-Beach-2019-Budget-Planning

 

 

ROAD & DOCK CLOSURES UPDATE: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

 

City of West Palm Beach Road and Dock Closure Updates are issued weekly by the City. To view this week's update, please visit:  http://wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/ROAD-DOCK-CLOSURES-UPDATE-WEEK-OF-SEPTEMBER-9,-201

 

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2018 Holiday Sanitation Schedule 

 

There will be regular service on the following holidays:   

  • 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. 

 

Popular City of West Palm Beach Links

 

City Events: http://wpb.org/Departments/Waterfront/Community-Events

 

West Palm Working Performance Dashboard:

http://westpalmbeach.clearpointstrategy.com/

 

Citywide Projects List Information Portal:

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

 

Sanitation Holiday Schedule: http://wpb.org/Departments/Public-Works/Sanitation/2018-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 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.

 

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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