Extension Of Lake Park State Of Emergency

As the Acting Town Manager, and pursuant to Town of Lake Park Ordinance No. 04-2020, I am hereby extending the state of emergency for the Town of Lake Park to continue until the states of emergency for the State of Florida and for Palm Beach County are lifted. 

 

Bambi McKibbon-Turner, Acting Town Manager

Town of Lake Park

Sanitation Schedule Update -- Week of April 6

Sanitation Schedule For The Week Of April 6

 

Monday, April 6: Garbage can pickup

Monday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 7: Vegetation pickup will begin on Monday and be completed on Tuesday

Wednesday, April 8: Recycling pickup

Thursday, April 9: Garbage can pickup

Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10: Bulk trash pickup will begin on Thursday and be completed on Friday

 

While we will do our best to adhere to this schedule, please understand it is subject to change as circumstances evolve. We thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this challenging time.

 

 

Solid Waste Authority Asks Residents To Delay Yard Trimming 

And Securely Tie Garbage Bags

 

While garbage, recycling and bulk waste remain on schedule, the Solid Waste Authority has requested that Palm Beach County residents delay major yard trimming until May. Doing so will allow waste haulers to focus on the increase in home garbage and bulk items.

 

Since the start of the safer at home order in response to the ongoing health crisis, curbside vegetation collection is reported to be up more than 20 percent in some areas. With the stay at home order issued through April, it is anticipated this percentage will go up.

 

Residents are also asked to securely tie all garbage in plastic garbage bags. This additional precautionary measure includes securing all personal hygiene products, used tissues, paper towels, sanitary wipes, face masks, gloves, and similar items in plastic garbage bags, as it is not known whether the waste was handled by someone who is sick, caring for a sick family member or healthy. Garbage bags should be tied securely for disposal so waste workers do not come in contact with any potentially virus-contaminated waste.

COVID-19: 

Town Hall Open By Appointment Only

In an effort to safeguard the health of our staff and those we serve, Lake Park Town Hall will be open to visitors by appointment only until further notice. We encourage you to submit documents electronically whenever possible. If you prefer, permits, applications and non-cash payments may be submitted via the drop box adjacent to our parking lot. Please do not make any cash payments through the drop box. Credit card payments can be made over the phone by contacting the finance department. For additional information, please contact the department you need to reach as follows:

Community Development: 561-881-3318 or communitydevelopment@lakeparkflorida.gov (please visit https://www.lakeparkflorida.gov/cdd/other for electronic forms)

Finance: 561-881-3350 or financedirector@lakeparkflorida.gov

Human Resources: 561-881-3300 or humanresources@lakeparkflorida.gov (please visit https://www.lakeparkflorida.gov/sites/default/files/EMPLOYMENT%20APPLICATION%208.2018.pdf for an employment application)

Public Information: 561-882-1819 or publicinformation@lakeparkflorida.gov

Public Works: 561-881-3345 or publicworks@lakeparkflorida.gov

Special Events: 561-840-0160 or specialevents@lakeparkflorida.gov

Town Clerk: 561-881-3311 or townclerk@lakeparkflorida.gov

Town Manager: 561-881-3300 or townmanager@lakeparkflorida.gov

We look forward to continuing to meet your needs during this difficult time, and wish you and yours continued good health.

 

 

Your Participation in the 2020 Census is Important!

Learn more about the 2020 Census...

Your Participation in the 2020 Census is Important & Will Be Kept Confidential!

The Town of Lake Park encourages EVERYONE to participate in the 2020 Census.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR LAKE PARK SPECIFICALLY:

Do you have a child in school (Lake Park Elementary; Lake Park Baptist; or other) and would you like to see the school programs improve? If yes,
YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE CENSUS!

Would you like the Town to provide additional recreational activities and possibly a community center environment for everyone to enjoy? If yes,
YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE CENSUS!

Would you like the Town to assist small businesses so that they can thrive in our community and provide the needed services to residents? If yes,
YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE CENSUS!

Would you like to the Town to be able to improve its roadways and install additional streetlights? If yes,
YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE CENSUS!

Would you like the Town to bring more activity to our park areas? If yes,
YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE CENSUS!

Are you a member of one of our non-profit groups (Lake Park Kiwanis; Bridges; Parent 2 Parent; or any other), or a member of a local Church (St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran; Bethlehem Baptist; First Baptist; or any other) and would like to see the Town contribute more to these organizations? If yes,
YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE CENSUS!

With an approximate Town population of 8,600(& rising!), this can generate an additional $13 MILLION+ dollars that can be used to improve the Town. Planning for the FULL population and not underestimating the need for programs and services is very important, DON’T BE LEFT OUT! If yes,
YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE CENSUS!

In March of 2020, the Federal government will begin asking people a list of questions to complete the 2020 Census. The census is conducted every 10 years and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution.

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IS PROTECTED AND CAN ONLY BE USED BY THE CENSUS!

Every year, more than $675 billion goes toward hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and much, much more. This is why YOU MUST be counted!

By April 1, 2020, households will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You'll then have three ways to respond: online, by phone and last resort, by mail.

Your responses to ALL the following questions are kept confidential and the Census Bureau is bound by federal law to protect your information and data and is authorized for statistical purposes only.

Questions may include:

  • How many people are living or staying at your home on April 1, 2020. This will help count the country's population, and ensure that we count people once, only once, and in the right place according to where they live on Census Day. If you are living, or staying in a Lake Park residence on April 1, 2020, you CAN and SHOULD be counted!
     
  • Whether their home is owned or rented. This will help produce statistics about homeownership and renters. The rates of homeownership serve as one indicator of the nation's economy. They also help in administering housing programs and informing planning decisions.
     
  • About the sex of each person in the household. This helps generate statistics about males and females, which can be used in planning and funding government programs. The data can also be used to enforce laws, regulations, and policies against discrimination.
     
  • About the age of each person in the household. Similar to recording the sex of each person, the U.S. Census Bureau creates statistics to better understand the size and characteristics of different age groups. Agencies use this data to plan and fund government programs that support specific age groups, including children and older populations.
     
  • About the race of each person in the household. This will help produce statistics about race and to present other statistics by racial groups. This data help federal agencies monitor compliance with anti-discrimination provisions, such as under the Voting Rights Act and Civil Rights Act.
     
  • About whether a person in the household is of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin. These responses help create statistics about this ethnic group. This is needed by federal agencies to monitor compliance with anti-discrimination provisions, such as those under the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act.
     
  • About the relationship of each person in the household to one central person. This allows the Census Bureau to create estimates about families, households, and other groups. Relationship data are used in planning and funding government programs that support families, including people raising children alone, and other households that qualify for additional assistance.
     

The Census Bureau IS NOT INTERESTED IN and will NEVER ask you for:

  • Your Social Security number.
  • Money or donations.
  • Anything on behalf of a political party.
  • Your bank or credit card account numbers.
  • Your immigration status.


The information above was provided by the 2020 Census. Additional information can be found at https://2020census.gov/en.

INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE IN SPANISH, CREOLE, JAPANESE, KOREAN, POLISH, AND MORE. QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL THE TOWN OF LAKE PARK COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT – (561)881-3319 or (561)881-3320.

 

Welcome to the Town of Lake Park

TOWN COMMISSION

 

LAKE PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HAS EARNED AN "A" RATING
School Website
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LIVE STREAMING OF TOWN MEETINGS 

Live streaming of our Town meetings has been discontinued on our website.  The closed-caption archives of our meetings is being provided on our website www.lakeparkflorida.gov in order to accommodate the hearing impaired.  Please click on the website’s Media Tab in order to access the archives video schedule.  The Town is working toward reinstating live streaming on its website as it works toward updating its official website in early Fiscal Year 2019.  

Live streaming of our Town meetings has also been discontinued on Comcast Government Access Channel 18.  The Town is working toward identifying ways to restore such live streaming that will accommodate the hearing impaired.  Our Town meetings will be rebroadcast on Comcast Government Access Channel 18 at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. every day with closed captioning.

 


 

Small Business Administration Expands Offerings During COVID-19 Crisis

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic engulfs the nation and businesses of all sizes continue to suffer financial losses, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has expanded its array of support offerings. These resources include a number of loan programs, guidance, and more. Information regarding the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance, SBA Debt Relief, SBA Express Bridge Loans, Guidance for Businesses and Employers, SBA Products and Resources, Government Contracting, and Local Assistance can be accessed by clicking here.

 

The Town of Lake Park is happy to provide our local business owners with information that may be helpful to them and their business operations, however it is important to note that the Town has no connection to, or influence on, the Small Business Administration. This information is being provided solely as a courtesy.

COVID-19: 

Lake Park No Longer Able To Provide Assistance With 2020 Census Completion

It is incredibly important that every household complete the 2020 Census. While the Town of Lake Park had planned to provide assistance with completing the questionnaire to anyone who requested it, due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis that is no longer a possibility. We strongly encourage you to do your best to complete the 2020 Census on own because it does make a difference. 

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