Manager's Report for the February 13, 2018 Town Council Meeting

Proposed Upcoming Town Council Meeting Schedule
January 16th – 6:30 PM Regular Town Council Meeting
February 13th – 6:30 PM Regular Town Council Meeting
March 13th – 6:30 PM Regular Town Council Meeting
April 17th – 6:30 PM Regular Town Council Meeting

Upcoming Events
April 6th – Pre-BBQ Movie Night - Coco
April 8th – 25th Annual Lake Clarke Shores BBQ
April 14th – Waterway Cleanup
April 21st – 11th Annual Lake Clarke Shores Bass Fishing Tournament

Inaugural Triple Tennis Tournament
February 10th will be the first Lake Clarke Shores Triples Tennis Tournament.  It is scheduled to start at 11:00 AM and will likely be done by 2:00.  We have four teams of three players.  Come watch the fun.

Staffing Changes
After 16 years of service to the Town, Officer Clifford Zipnick has retired.  As is customary, “Zippy” will get a badge and ID identifying him as a retired Lake Clarke Shores Police Officer and he gets to keep his service weapon.

Taking Zippy’s place will be Officer Brian Pizzuti.  Officer Pizzuti has been assisting Lake Clarke Shores as an Auxiliary Officer since August 23, 2016.  He has assisted the Town at several Town events.  He has volunteered his time to attend Courses in Radar and Laser Speed Measurement and Responding to cases of Sexual Assault Involving Victims with Disabilities.

Water Plant Break-in
The water plant was broken into on January 25th.  The break-in was discovered on January 26th and the Sheriff was called.  The thieves took siding off the back of the building, entered and removed several pieces of construction equipment. Losses are estimated at $10,000.  A second entry was attempted February 3rd but was thwarted by Utility staff.  Lake Clarke Shores PD is working with the Sherriff’s Office on the investigation.     

Blueway Trail, Inc.
A group of the participants of the Blueway Trail Coalition created a not-for-profit corporation called Blueway Trail, Inc.  The purpose of the not-for-profit is “to create and sustain a Blueway Trail throughout Palm Beach County for the purposes of recreation, economic development, and education about our natural systems, water quality, and boater safety”.  On January 30th the not-for-profit presented to the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners accompanied by County staff and the West Palm Beach City Manager. The presentation was focused on explaining the concept of the entire Blueway Trail from Jupiter to Boca Raton including the boat lift, fishing piers and non-motorized portage facility at Spillway Park.  A request was made that the County support the Blueway Trail and assign a senior staff person to help with coordination of resources.  The Board agreed and staff are working out the details.  The not-for-profit will be asking all the Cities along the Trail for support.

25th Annual Lake Clarke Shores BBQ
Planning is underway for the 25th Annual BBQ scheduled for April 8th.  The BBQ will be bigger and better this year.  The Planning Committee has approved changes to the children’s games and play area, food service areas, the vendor areas, the antique car show and added more hot dogs.  Please save the dates; Friday April 6th for movie night (Coco) and Sunday April 8th for the BBQ.