Manager's Report for the June 9, 2015 Town Council Meeting

Proposed Council Meeting Schedule for 2015

July 14th – 6:30 PM – Budget Workshop immediately followed by Regular Town Council Meeting
August 11th – 6:30 PM – Regular Town Council Meeting
September 1st - 6:30 PM Budget Meeting and Regular Council Meeting
September 15th - 6:30 PM Budget Meeting and Regular Council Meeting

Upcoming Events
June 22nd – 9:00 AM Start of the Fishing Camp
June 26th – 10:00 AM Fishing Camp Awards Ceremony

Water Service to Mango Circle
We have had several requests for water service on Mango Circle.  Engenuity is preparing utility easement sketches for the Town’s permanent access to Mango Circle.  Caldwell Pacetti is preparing the easement documents and staff has been talking with the homeowners.  The design is complete and the documents are being reviewed by the Palm Beach County Health Department.  Additional easements are being developed and requested.  We hope to begin construction in August.

Community Park FRDAP Grant Update
Park reconstruction and equipment installation began the first week of May.  There is a budgeted line item for 20,000 square feet of new sod to be placed in Community Park.  Sod has been installed and the exercise equipment installation should be started next week.

Community Redevelopment Authority Feasibility Study
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC) is evaluating whether a CRA can be created along Forest Hill Boulevard and defining what the benefits would be to the Town and to the businesses along Forest Hill Blvd.  Dr. Kim Delaney is leading the efforts for TCRPC and she is working with Engenuity Group for mapping and analysis.  We expect a draft report around July 1, 2015.  TCRPC is not charging the Town for its efforts to produce this feasibility report. 

New Water Customer in Seminole Manor
Last week we got a formal request from Equity LifeStyles Property, Inc. (ELS), the owner of Maralago Cay, to provide its 603 customers with water.  The meeting with ELS went well.  They are estimating usage between 120,000 gallons per day and 240,000 gallons per day.  Palm Beach County has agreed that we can serve this development water; agreements are being prepared by PBC WUD attorneys.  We will need to build a new 12 water main to ensure we meet fire flow requirements and water quality within the development.  AECOM has been asked to begin the design process, Enginuity Group will be doing the project surveying.

Signage in Lake Clarke Shores
We are reviewing the signs we have in the Town and will be removing redundant or un-necessary signs.  We will also be refreshing some of the signs and adding some new signs. 

Florida Boater Improvement Program Grant
The application was submitted to FWC on April 8th.  The package included letters of support from Representative Kerner, Senator Clemens, Tom Twyford with the West Palm Beach Fishing Club, and Barron Moody, one of the reviewers for the FWC.  The costs include a floating dock with handicap access on the north side of the ramp and a fixed dock on the south side of the ramp.  Several additional requests for data have been received and responded to.  June 25th is the date the applications are reviewed and ranked.