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Palm Beach County Dept. of Environmental Resources Management May/June 2018 Volunteer Projects


Hello Volunteers -

The Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) has five volunteer events planned for late May / June. 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: Trash Removal and tour of restored wetlands
Where: Cypress Creek South Natural Area - 9424 W. Indiantown Rd. - Jupiter
Site Information: http://discover.pbcgov.org/erm/NaturalAreas/cypress-creek.aspx
When: Thursday, May 31, 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 2 miles – the parking area is on the left, just west of Riverbend Park. Look for a white County truck to find designated meeting area.
Additional Information: Volunteers should wear long pants, t-shirts, boots or sneakers. We may be working in areas that 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 not available at the natural area. Restrooms are available at stores along Indiantown Rd. The Department will supply tools, gloves, and refreshments. Event participation is limited to the first 10 volunteers who register

VOLUNTEER EVENT
What:
Trash Removal from Intracoastal Waterway and 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: Saturday, June 2, 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 wet and dirty. We will be removing trash from mangroves along the Intracoastal Waterway and 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: Trash Removal
Where: Rosemary Scrub Natural Area – 2901 N. Seacrest Blvd. - Boynton Beach
Site Information: http://discover.pbcgov.org/erm/NaturalAreas/Rosemary-Scrub.aspx
When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Directions: From I-95 exit at Hypoluxo Road - head east on Hypoluxo Road to Seacrest Blvd. - turn right and head south on Seacrest Blvd. for roughly 1 mile - the natural area is located on the right (west side of Seacrest Blvd. – just south of a small convenience store)
Additional Information: Volunteers should wear long pants, t-shirts, sneakers or hiking boots. Restroom facilities are not available at the natural area. The Department will supply tools, gloves, and refreshments for the volunteers. Event participation is limited to the first 10 volunteers who register.

VOLUNTEER EVENT
What:
Removing Trash
Where: Juno Dunes Natural Area – meeting at Bert Winters Park – 13425 Ellison Wilson Rd. - Juno Beach
Site Information:
http://discover.pbcgov.org/erm/NaturalAreas/Juno-Dunes.aspx
When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Directions: From I-95 exit at Donald Ross Road – head east on Donald Ross Rd. to Ellison Wilson Rd. - turn right and head south on Ellison Wilson Rd. for roughly 3/4 mile – Bert Winters Park is located on the west side of the road – upon entering the park look for a white County truck to locate volunteer meeting area
Additional Information: Volunteers should wear long pants, t-shirts and old sneakers or hiking boots. We will be cleaning scrub and mangrove areas along Ellison Wilson Rd. and Rolling Green Rd. We will be walking through mangroves, saw palmetto and scrub oak. Restroom facilities are available at Bert Winters Park. The Department will supply all tools, gloves, and refreshments. Event participation is limited to the first 10 volunteers who register.

VOLUNTEER EVENT
What:
Remove trash and walking trail maintenance (erosion control)
Where: Yamato Scrub Natural Area – 701 Clint Moore Rd. in Boca Raton
Site Information: http://discover.pbcgov.org/erm/NaturalAreas/Yamato-Scrub.aspx
When: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Directions: From I-95 exit at Congress Ave. - head south on Congress Ave. to Clint Moore Road - turn left and head east on Clint Moore Road for roughly 1/2 mile - the natural area entrance is located on the north side of Clint Moore Road - volunteers will need to make a U-turn on Clint Moore Road (at the Boca Raton Shrine Club) to access the natural area parking lot – do not park at the Shrine Club - we will meet everyone in the Yamato Scrub parking lot and then proceed to the project work area.
Additional Information: Volunteers should wear old clothes and shoes as we will be working in brush-filled areas. Long pants are recommended as we will be working in saw palmettos and tall grassy areas. Hats and sunscreen are recommended. Restroom facilities (port-a-let) are available in the parking lot. 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

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE - Jasmine Drive West


TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
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THURSDAY, MAY 17 - THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018

JASMINE DRIVE
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Arbor Day Celebration

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

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 May 07 2018, Mon Jun 04 2018, Mon Jul 02 2018, Mon Jul 02 2018, Mon Jul 09 2018, Mon Sep 03 2018.
Monday, April 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

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