Town Manager

$23 MILLION AVAILABLE TO HELP RESTART BUSINESSES IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

The Palm Beach County CARES Restart Business Grants Program will resume on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM.

 

The Restart Business Program guidelines, including eligibility criteria, will be posted on the County’s website. Individual grants up to $25,000 will be available to help “restart” Palm Beach County businesses forced to close by State or County Executive Order. 

 

The application process will be completed entirely online through the County’s portal, and requires general information about the applicant business; applicant certifications, affirmations and acknowledgements; and applicant-uploaded documents including tax returns, payroll reports and an active Palm Beach County Business Receipt or valid exemption from the Palm Beach County Tax Collector. Sole Proprietors and General Partnerships not required to register with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations (https://dos.myflorida.com/sunbiz) will be exempt from the Sunbiz requirement. Businesses that previously received funding through this program are not eligible to apply.

 

Interested businesses are encouraged to prepare for the Restart Business Grant Program Application, as they will be processed on a first come, first eligible basis. The online application is expected to launch on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM, and will be accessible through the Palm Beach County website for a two-week period closing on Friday October 9, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

 

For additional information, please visit Palm Beach County’s Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability website at https://discover.pbcgov.org/hes/Pages/default.aspx.

PALM BEACH COUNTY CREATES HOTLINE FOR REPORTING NON-COMPLIANT BUSINESSES

In conjunction with its COVID Education and Compliance Team, Palm Beach County has created a hotline the public can use to report business that may not be following proper guidelines. If you observe a business in Palm Beach County that is not enforcing COVID-19-related guidelines (including social distancing and requiring staff and patrons to wear face coverings), please call 561-242-6843 (561-24-COVID) or email covidcompliance@pbc.gov.org.

IT'S HURRICANE SEASON, AND THE TOWN WANTS TO HELP YOU PREPARE

Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, and the 2020 season is predicted to be an active one. We encourage  you to visit our Emergency Management page (under the Community tab above) for information you can use to help you prepare for the possibility of an emergency, including lists of important things to have on hand, the County's Emergency Management Plan and useful links to County resources. The Town's 2020 Supplement to the Emergency Management Plan is available in English, Spanish and Creole for your convenience. 

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

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.

 

 

Palm Beach County Issues Emergency Order 25

Palm Beach County has issued Emergency Order 25, which clarifies re-openings under Phase 2, Step 1 under the County’s Incremental Phase 2 Re-Opening Plan. Under the new Emergency Order, clubhouses, banquet halls, ballrooms and other rental spaces may be open for meetings and uses authorized in previous emergency orders including, but not limited to, seated meal service, with the following limitations:

  • Maximum 50% room capacity;
  • Tables for banquet-style seating must be spaced at least six feet apart and shall be limited to no more than eight people per table;
  • Theater, classroom, boardroom and similar seating arrangements must provide for social distancing;
  • CDC guidelines must be adhered to including, but not limited to, all social distancing and enhanced cleaning and disinfection guidelines; and
  • All prior executive and emergency orders must be adhered to, including, but not limited to, Emergency Order Number 12 entitled “Additional Directive on Wearing of Facial Coverings.”

To read the full text of the Emergency Order, please click on the link below.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO RESUME FREE IN-PERSON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

In accordance with Palm Beach County entering Phase 2, Step 1 reopening, mental health services provided by the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department’s Residential Treatment and Family Counseling (RTFC) Division will resume in-person services beginning September 21. Palm Beach County Youth Services continues to adhere to the CDC guidelines. Telehealth services will continued to be offered, based on client preference.

 

The RTFC Division provides Palm Beach County residents free family and individual therapy; parent training services; a certified trauma-informed care treatment program; weekly remote trainings on a variety of mental health topics; community-based services including assessments, school-based behavioral health services; and a court diversion program providing case management, case planning, referral advocacy and mediation.

 

Licensed therapists, social workers and psychologists can help by addressing the following areas:

 

  • adjustment to virtual/in-person schooling
  • anxiety, grief, depression
  • traumatic stress responses
  • parent-child relationships
  • school and behavioral concerns
  • self-esteem, bullying
  • isolation, loneliness
  • communication and social skills
  • emotion regulation
  • family violence

 

Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM, with locations in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach and Belle Glade. Mental health services are offered in person or virtually, via Zoom Video and available in English, Spanish, French and Creole. Pease call 561-625-2540 to schedule an intake appointment.

For more information, including a full list of mental health services provided by Palm Beach County Youth Services, please visit https://discover.pbcgov.org/youthservices/Pages/default.aspx.

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