$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

Sanitation Schedule Update -- Week of September 21

Sanitation Schedule For The Week Of September 21

 

Monday, September 21: Garbage can pickup

Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22: Vegetation pickup will begin on Monday and be completed on Tuesday

Wednesday, September 23: Recycling pickup

Thursday, September 24: Garbage can pickup

Thursday, September 24 and Friday, September 25: Bulk trash pickup will begin on Thursday and be completed on Friday

 

**Please ensure debris is placed at the curb prior to 7:30 AM on scheduled pickup days**

 

While we will do our best to adhere to this schedule, please understand it is subject to change as circumstances evolve. We thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this challenging time.

 

COVID-19: 

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.

 

 

Your Participation in the 2020 Census is Important!

Learn more about the 2020 Census...

Your Participation in the 2020 Census is Important & Will Be Kept Confidential!

The Town of Lake Park encourages EVERYONE to participate in the 2020 Census.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR LAKE PARK SPECIFICALLY:

Do you have a child in school (Lake Park Elementary; Lake Park Baptist; or other) and would you like to see the school programs improve? If yes,
YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE CENSUS!

Would you like the Town to provide additional recreational activities and possibly a community center environment for everyone to enjoy? If yes,
YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE CENSUS!

Would you like the Town to assist small businesses so that they can thrive in our community and provide the needed services to residents? If yes,
YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE CENSUS!

Would you like to the Town to be able to improve its roadways and install additional streetlights? If yes,
YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE CENSUS!

Would you like the Town to bring more activity to our park areas? If yes,
YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE CENSUS!

Are you a member of one of our non-profit groups (Lake Park Kiwanis; Bridges; Parent 2 Parent; or any other), or a member of a local Church (St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran; Bethlehem Baptist; First Baptist; or any other) and would like to see the Town contribute more to these organizations? If yes,
YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE CENSUS!

With an approximate Town population of 8,600(& rising!), this can generate an additional $13 MILLION+ dollars that can be used to improve the Town. Planning for the FULL population and not underestimating the need for programs and services is very important, DON’T BE LEFT OUT! If yes,
YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE 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.

 

Welcome to the Town of Lake Park

TOWN COMMISSION


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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.

 


 

PALM BEACH COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND RENTAL AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS

On September 1, 2020, the Palm Beach County Community Services Department (CSD) will temporarily suspend the acceptance of rental and utility applications to allow sufficient time to process applications currently in the queue. The county will reopen the application portal in October if funds are still available. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 31 in order to be processed. Households seeking assistance can apply by visiting www.pbcgov.com/OSCARSS.

 

More than 3,400 applications have been submitted for a total request of approximately $8 million. An additional 3,300 applications are in draft status. Individuals who have already submitted applications can check their status at www.pbcgov.com/clientservicessearch

 

 

 

COVID-19: 

Pay and Classification Study Results

In December of 2019, Evergreen Solutions, LLC completed a Pay and Classification Study for employees of the Town of Lake Park during which this company conducted a survey of pay ranges among 19 market peers, which included municipalities and private sector entities. Please see below for a link to the spreadsheet that includes the data collected as a result of this study (Raw Salary Survey Data). In addition, please see below for a link to the Final Report by Evergreen Solutions, LLC dated December 5, 2019.

PALM BEACH COUNTY NOW OFFERS RENTAL AND UTILITIES SUPPORT PROGRAM THROUGH THE CARES PROGRAM

The Palm Beach County Community Services Department is offering a Rental Assistance Program beginning June 5. To be eligible for this program, applicants must:

  • Be a resident of Palm Beach County;
  • Provide documentation to prove loss of income, reduction in hours, or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Provide documentation to show they have applied for or are receiving state or federal unemployment benefits;
  • Meet gross Area Median Income (AMI) limit not exceeding 140% AMI for the household;
  • Have a lease and other utilities in their or a household member’s name;
  • Not have received any other financial assistance for rent and/or utilities for the period payment is requested;
  • Have less than $5,000 in liquid assets in checking, savings, and cash card balances;
  • Note – other restrictions may apply.

Benefits are available up to $7,000 ($5,800/up to 3 months’ rent and $1,200/electric, water and gas combined). Assistance will be provided only for past-due rent and/or utilities with due dates after March 1, 2020 and before December 30, 2020. 

For more information, including a list of FAQs, the link to apply, and more helpful information, please click here

 

COVID-19: 

UNITED WAY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY CREATES FOOD FINDER MAP

United Way of Palm Beach County has created a Food Finder map in response to COVID-19 in order to connect individuals seeking food resources to sites near them in a quick and accessible way. Through collaboration with several community partners including Palm Beach County, the School District of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Food Bank, Feeding South Florida, FLIPANY, Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Living Hungry, and Hospitality Helpings Hands, information on sites offering food services was collected and uploaded to the Palm Beach County Food Finder map. United Way of Palm Beach County will update this resource weekly. 

COVID-19: