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Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Palm Beach County Dept. of Environmental Resources Management April 2018 Volunteer Events


The Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is getting into the Earth Day spirit with these seven volunteer events planned for April. The projects are designed for volunteers ages 16 and older. Volunteers 15 and under must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Volunteers can register for an ERM event by calling 561-233-2426 or emailing amathews@pbcgov.org. Thanks for helping the Department keep Palm Beach County clean and green.

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VOLUNTEER EVENT (WEEKDAY EVENT)
What: Removing Trash from Haverhill Road and wetland tour
Where: Winding Waters Natural Area - located south of Dyer Park - 7301 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach
(NOTE: this is the address of Dyer Park – follow directions below to get to Winding Waters Natural Area)
Site Information: http://discover.pbcgov.org/erm/NaturalAreas/Winding-Waters.aspx
When: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Directions: From I-95 exit at 45th Street - head west to Haverhill Road - turn right and head north on Haverhill Road for roughly 2 miles to Dyer Blvd. – turn left and enter the south Dyer Park gates – the natural area parking lot entrance is on the left
Additional Information: Volunteers should wear clothing they don’t mind getting dirty. Restroom facilities are not available at the natural area. The Department will supply tools, gloves, and refreshments. Event participation is limited to the first 10 volunteers who register.

VOLUNTEER EVENT (WEEKDAY EVENT)
What: Removing Trash from mangrove planters
Where: Currie Park – North Flagler and 23rd Street, West Palm Beach
When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Directions: From I-95 exit at Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. - head east to Flagler Drive - turn left and head north on Flagler Drive for roughly one mile – the entrance to Currie Park is on the right – volunteers will meet at the south boat ramp near the fishing pier.
Additional Information: Volunteers should wear clothing they don’t mind getting wet and dirty. Volunteers will use ladders to reach the mangrove planters. Restroom facilities are not available. The Department will supply tools, gloves, and refreshments for the volunteers. Event participation is limited to the first 10 volunteers who register.

VOLUNTEER EVENT (WEEKDAY EVENT)
What:
Trash Removal
Where: Limestone Creek Natural Area – 6570 Church St. – Jupiter (NOTE: this is the address for the main parking lot – volunteers are meeting at the kayak launch parking area off of Central Blvd. – see directions below)
Site Information:
http://discover.pbcgov.org/erm/NaturalAreas/Limestone-Creek.aspx
When: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Directions: From I-95 exit at Indiantown Road (SR 706) – head east on Indiantown Road to Central Blvd. – turn left and head north on Central Blvd. – after passing the fire station immediately turn left into the Limestone Creek kayak launch parking area – if you cross the bridge you missed the turn – look for a white County truck to locate volunteer meeting area
Additional Information: Volunteers should wear old shoes and clothing for this event as we will be working in brush-filled, and possibly muddy, areas. Poison ivy is found at this natural area. There are no restroom facilities available at the site. Restrooms are available in various convenience stores and fast food restaurants along Indiantown Road. The Department will supply tools, gloves, and refreshments. Event participation is limited to the first 10 volunteers who register.

VOLUNTEER EVENT
What:
Trash removal along Indiantown Road – A Great American Cleanup Event
Where: Pine Glades Natural Area - 14122 W. Indiantown Rd.
Website: http://discover.pbcgov.org/erm/NaturalAreas/Pine-Glades.aspx
When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Directions: From I-95 exit at Indiantown Rd. (State Rd. 706) and head west for roughly 7 miles – the parking area is on the left – a brown natural area sign is visible from Indiantown Road and is located at the parking lot entrance – look for a white County truck to find designated meeting area.
Additional Information: Volunteers should wear long pants, t-shirts, boots or sneakers. Some of the areas we will be cleaning may have standing water – so volunteers should wear clothing they don’t mind getting wet or muddy. Poison ivy is found at this natural area. Restroom facilities are available at the natural area. The Department will supply t-shirts, tools, gloves, and refreshments. Event participation is limited to the first 15 volunteers who register

For information on additional Great American Cleanup events held throughout Palm Beach County, visit Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful web site at http://www.keeppbcbeautiful.org/great-american-cleanup.html.

VOLUNTEER EVENT (WEEKDAY EVENT)
What:
Trash Removal from scrub lands
Where: Jupiter Ridge Natural Area – 1800 S. U.S. Highway 1 - Jupiter
Website: http://discover.pbcgov.org/erm/NaturalAreas/Jupiter-Ridge.aspx
When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Directions: From I-95 exit at Donald Ross Road – head east on Donald Ross Road to U.S. Highway 1 – turn left and head north on U.S. Highway 1 for roughly 2.5 miles – the entrance to the natural area is located on the west side of U.S. Highway 1 (just north of the Bluffs development).
Additional Information: Volunteers should wear clothing they don’t mind getting dirty. We will be removing trash from scrub lands full of cactus and saw palmettos. Restroom facilities are available on site (port-a-let). The Department will supply tools, gloves, and refreshments for the volunteers. Event participation is limited to the first 10 volunteers who register.

VOLUNTEER EVENT (WEEKDAY EVENT)
What:
Removing Invasive Plants and Trash
Where: Seacrest Scrub Natural Area – 3400 S. Seacrest Blvd. - Boynton Beach
Site Information: http://discover.pbcgov.org/erm/NaturalAreas/Seacrest-Scrub.aspx
When: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Directions: From I-95 exit at Woolbright Road – head east on Woolbright Road to Seacrest Blvd. – turn right and head south on Seacrest Blvd. for roughly 2 miles – the natural area is located on the east side of Seacrest Blvd. (just south of the hospital) – look for a brown sign at the parking lot entrance.
Additional Information: Volunteers should wear long pants, t-shirts, boots or sneakers. Restroom facilities are not available at the natural area. Restrooms are available at Bethesda Hospital on Seacrest Blvd. We will be working in brush-filled areas so volunteers should wear old clothes and shoes. The Department will supply all tools, gloves, and refreshments. Event participation is limited to the first 10 volunteers who register.

VOLUNTEER EVENT (WEEKDAY EVENT)
What:
Trash removal
Where: Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area – 150 Hypoluxo Road – Hypoluxo
Site Information: http://discover.pbcgov.org/erm/NaturalAreas/Hypoluxo-Scrub.aspx
When: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Directions: From I-95 exit at Hypoluxo Road – head east on Hypoluxo Road for roughly 1 mile – the natural area is located on the south side of Hypoluxo Road between Overlook Road and U.S. Highway 1 – look for the two large wooden observation towers to locate the parking lot.
Additional Information: Volunteers should wear long pants, t-shirts, boots or sneakers. We will be working in brush-filled areas – so volunteers should wear clothing they don’t mind getting dirty. Restroom facilities are not available at the natural area. Restrooms are available at various stores located across the street from the natural area. The Department will supply tools, gloves, and refreshments. Event participation is limited to the first 10 volunteers who register

 

Ann Mathews
Palm Beach County
Department of Environmental Resources Management
2300 N. Jog Rd. - 4th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-233-2426
www.pbcgov.com/erm

 

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

Planning & Zoning Board Meeting

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 6:30pm

Planning & Zoning Board Meeting

Repeats every month on the first Monday until Tue Jan 01 2019 except Mon Sep 03 2018.
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 6:30pm, Monday, May 7, 2018 - 6:30pm, Monday, June 4, 2018 - 6:30pm, Monday, July 2, 2018 - 6:30pm, Monday, August 6, 2018 - 6:30pm, Monday, October 1, 2018 - 6:30pm, Monday, November 5, 2018 - 6:30pm, Monday, December 3, 2018 - 6:30pm

Keys To Homeownership

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 8:30am to 2:00pm

Senior Programs


Lake Park Friends of the Library Website


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Public Works Sanitation Schedule, Trash Pick-Up and Debris Separation


Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program


Transitional Sheltering Assistance

Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) is a FEMA program that allows disaster survivors to temporarily stay in hotels or motels.

·       To be eligible for TSA, you must:

o  Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance (disasterassistance.gov)

 ·       FEMA will contact you by phone, text, or email to let you know if you are eligible for TSA. Once you are notified, that you are eligible that you are eligible, you can find participating hotels at www.disasterassistance.gov and select “Participating Hotel List-Transitional Sheltering Assistance”

·       If you have a disability or access or functional need, participating hotels are required to indicate the number of hotel rooms with “ADA accommodations.” 

·       When you contact the hotel be sure to tell them what features are required for your disability or access or functional need. 

·       Contact the hotel directly to ask if “Transitional Sheltering Assistance rooms are available.” If rooms are available, go to the hotel in person to book a room.

Don’t Forget:

·       Before you travel, check room availability 

·       Make sure to bring your photo identification and FEMA registration ID number  

·       You are responsible for all costs such as room service, laundry, parking, telephone or other services. FEMA makes payments directly to lodging providers for room rental and taxes.