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Town Grant Making Application Form and Instructions


“The Town is now accepting applications for the Town of Lake Park Grant Making Program for the Small Grant Program (for which the maximum grant amount is $500.00) and for the Large Grant Program (for which the maximum grant amount is $20,000).  The deadline for receipt of grant applications is 5 :00 p.m. ET on February 1, 2019.  A mandatory pre-application conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. ET on January 15, 2019.  The following is the link to the application form and instructions.”

HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSINGS


The Town of Lake Park Honors Fifty Years of Municipal Home Rule


THE TOWN OF LAKE PARK HONORS FIFTY YEARS OF MUNICIPAL HOME RULE

RESOLUTION NO. 38-07-18


UNDERSTANDING FLORIDA'S HOME RULE POWER HISTORY
 

The U.S. Constitution makes no mention of the powers related to local governments – the 10th Amendment reserves those powers to the state. During the 18th century, cities, counties and parishes across the nation derived their powers from their state constitutions, and these local governments relied upon their respective state legislatures for all powers. This was upheld in an 1860’s court case, called “Dillon’s Rule,” which held for most states through the end of the 1800s. An example of the difficulty in a non-Home Rule era would be the issue of traffic control signs: if a city wished to erect signs related to traffic control (horses, wagons, and the newly created automobiles), the city first had to obtain state permission through a special act, or general law of local application. Cities and counties might seek this permission jointly, or by population category (“all cities over 10,000 in population shall…” but still had to petition their legislators for these bills during each legislative session. It was not uncommon in Florida for more than 2,000 special acts to be filed in a session during this era. In the early 1900s, however, states began to adopt “Home Rule” provisions in which cities and counties were allowed to enact ordinances at the local level without state “blessing” – or without the enactment of special acts, general laws of local application, or similar measures. In Florida, Home Rule language was proposed in the 1968 Constitutional revision, and was adopted by the people. After several legal challenges, the Legislature adopted the Home Rule Powers Act in 1973, which ended challenges related to city and county powers. The Florida Constitution states in Article VIII, Section 2(b) for municipalities: “Municipalities shall have governmental, corporate and proprietary powers to enable them to conduct municipal government, perform municipal functions and render municipal services, and may exercise power for municipal purposes except as otherwise provided by law.” These powers do not extend to fiscal Home Rule: the state reserves all taxing authority unto itself. Application The most precious powers a city in Florida has are its Home Rule powers. The ability to establish its form of government through its charter, and to then enact ordinances, codes, plans and resolutions without prior state approval is a tremendous authority. To further be able to enforce them “at home” and to make necessary changes as a city grows is a great reflection of the trust that citizens have in their respective city leaders. Of course, city laws cannot conflict with state or federal laws. In the metropolitan Miami-Dade County government and in certain chartered county governments, some municipal ordinances and processes are subject to county review. However, for most of Florida’s 412 municipalities, Home Rule powers ensure that the cities are effectively and efficiently providing for the wishes of their citizens.

PBC Tax Collector 2017 Annual Report to Our Citizens


PBC Tax Collector 2017 Annual Report to Our Citizens

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2018 Booster Seat Flyer


Seacoast Utility Authority Annual Water Quality Report 2017


SEACOAST UTILITY AUTHORITY 

Annual Water Quality Report 2017

Traffic Calmin Measures - Northern Drive


Traffic Calming Phase 2

SECOND PHASE TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES FOR NORTHERN DRIVE. THERE WILL BE THREE LOCATIONS ALONG THE STREET.

 

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program


Did you know that PACE is available in Palm Beach County?

Palm Beach County's commitment to climate resilience and sustainability includes making important tools available to constituents to help them meet their own sustainability goals. Property assessed clean energy, or PACE, financing allows property owners to fund energy efficiency, renewable energy, and wind mitigation projects with little or no up-front costs. With PACE, residential and commercial property owners living within a participating district can finance up to 100% of their project and pay it back over time as a voluntary non-ad valorem assessment on the annual property tax bill. There may be other types of financing available to property owners and Palm Beach County does not guarantee the PACE program is the best financing option. Just as with any financial decision, property owners should review and understand all of their financing options, including obtaining multiple quotes, before selecting the option most appropriate for their particular financial situation.

This is an assessment on your property; it is not a loan, grant, nor Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Program

Under Florida Law, property taxes stay with the property when it is sold and the same holds true for assessments. However, the seller's lender or the buyer's lender (Mortgage Company) may require the seller to pay off the remaining outstanding balance of the assessment before the property owner sells or refinances the property. Check with your mortgage lender if this may be the case for you. In addition, by law, property owners must provide notice of the assessment to the buyer prior to sale of the property. Failure to pay the PACE assessment could trigger foreclosure and property loss even if the property owner is current on other mortgage lien(s). 

WHAT’S INVOLVED WITH APPLYING?

Each PACE provider will be slightly different with their own program guidelines; however, the basic steps are:

  1. ONLINE ELIGIBILITY CONFIRMATION
  2. ENERGY REVIEW
  3. CHOOSE PROJECT & FINANCING ALTERNATIVES
  4. COMPLETE PROJECT, DISBURSE FUNDS AND START SAVING MONEY ON UTILITIES
  5. PAY ANNUAL ASSESSMENT ON TAX BILL

WHO DO I TALK TO IF I WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PACE?

PACE is available now! The PACE Providers will operate in unincorporated Palm Beach County, as well as those cities and towns that do not already have a program. Because the Town of Lake Park does not have a stand-alone program, you may directly contact one of the PACE Providers for more details on their program, including a list of the approved Contractors.  

FOR DETAILS, INCLUDING A LIST OF THE APPROVED CONTRACTORS, CONTACT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PACE PROVIDERS:

Alliance NRG

RESIDENTIAL (855)509-9922

www.alliancenrg.com

Ygrene

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL (866)634-1358

www.ygrene.com/find-contractors
 

Counterpointe

CONDO OR COMMERCIAL (855)431-4400

www.counterpointesre.com
 

Renovate America

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL (877)747-4889

www.renovateamerica.com

Renew Financial

RESIDENTAL & COMMERCIAL (844)736-3934

www.renewfinancial.com/find-a-contractor

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PACE PROGRAM, INCLUDING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND WHAT’S INVOLVED IN APPLYING, PLEASE VISIT PALM BEACH COUNTY’S WEBSITE, OFFICE OF RESILIENCE, PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY (PACE) PROGRAM at http://discover.pbcgov.org/resilience/Pages/PACE.aspx

Cancelled! Special Call Planning & Zoning Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 6:00pm

Planning & Zoning Board Meeting

Repeats every month on the first Monday until Tue Jan 01 2019 except Mon May 07 2018, Mon Jun 04 2018, Mon Jul 02 2018, Mon Jul 02 2018, Mon Jul 09 2018, Mon Aug 06 2018, Mon Sep 03 2018, Mon Oct 01 2018, Mon Nov 05 2018, Mon Dec 03 2018.
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 6:30pm