Learn more about the 2020 Census...
The Town of Lake Park encourages EVERYONE to participate in the 2020 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.
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.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
(morning refreshments will be served)
THE TOWN OF LAKE PARK COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN AND THE C-3 ZONING DISTRICT
(GENERALLY LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF TOWN BETWEEN PALMETTO AND NORTHLAKE BOULEVARD)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020 – 10:00 A.M.
TOWN OF LAKE PARK COMMISSION CHAMBERS
535 PARK AVENUE
LAKE PARK, FL 33403
Notice is hereby given that The Town of Lake Park will hold a second public visioning workshop to discuss revising the Town Code of Ordinances for the C-3 District as well as the Comprehensive Plan. Town staff and the Town’s consultant, Dover, Kohl & Partners, will be available to take questions from members of the public and receive their input. This agenda item will be a visioning workshop only and no formal action will be taken.
On October 30th, 2019, the Town Commission approved a contract with Dover, Kohl & Partners to update the Town’s land development regulations for the C-3 Zoning District and the Comprehensive Plan. These changes are intended to facilitate the redevelopment of the former Twin City Mall site as a walkable, mixed-use lifestyle center and compliment the vision of the Village of North Palm Beach, who has jurisdiction over the eastern portion of the site. On December 4th, 2019, a public outreach workshop was held to discuss these proposed changes. As part of their contract, Dover, Kohl & Partners will continue to work with staff to conduct community outreach and receive public feedback on the C-3 District and Comprehensive Plan updates. The upcoming January 25th meeting will provide residents from both the Village of North Palm Beach and the Town of Lake Park with additional information on the conceptual plan for the Twin City Mall site and allow them to give direction to the consultant and staff on how best to evolve the plan to meet their wants and needs.
Please direct inquiries regarding this workshop to Anders Viane who may be contacted at 561-881-3320, at email@example.com, or in person at the Community Development Department located at 535 Park Avenue.
FEMA Flood Maps EFFECTIVE October 5, 2017 – NEW Floodplain Management Regulations. Please contact the Community Development Department with any questions (561-881-3319). All of Palm Beach County’s interactive maps can also be accessed using the following link: http://maps.co.palm-beach.fl.us/cwgis/mygeonav.html?app=floodzones
How to Make a Noise Complaint:
On January 20, 2016, the Town of Lake Park adopted Ordinance 01-2016, commonly referred to as the “Noise Ordinance”, which was included in the Town’s Code of Ordinances as Chapter 10 Article VI. The following is a link to this section of the Town Code. https://www.municode.com/library/fl/lake_park/codes/code_of_ordinances/262053?nodeId=SPAGEOR_CH10EN_ARTIVNOCO
The purpose of this Ordinance is to provide for the peaceful enjoyment of the properties, businesses and residences of the Town by adopting appropriate regulations to regulate noise throughout the Town in order to promote the public health, safety and general welfare of the public.
In order for this Noise Ordinance to work, the Town needs your help.
If you hear loud music or a similar noise disturbance in a Town public park, public right-of-way or coming from private property, contact the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) District 10 Dispatch at 561-688-3466 or 561-688-3400 at the time that the noise disturbance is occurring so that PBSO can send a deputy to respond in “real time”. In order for PBSO to take action, there must be a complaint called in by a complainant (i.e., Town resident, business owner, or visitor). The complainant cannot be a PBSO deputy or a Town Code Compliance Officer. You can call in a noise complaint and remain anonymous.
From Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:30am-5:00pm, except holidays, complaints can also be called in to Code Compliance at (561) 881-3321 – please be sure to speak to a LIVE person since these complaints need to be addressed in “real time”. Again, you can remain anonymous.
Remember – hear something, say something
by calling PBSO or Code Compliance as soon as possible.