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County Adopts Same Tax Rate, Larger Budget

By at July 25, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

County Adopts Same Tax Rate, Larger Budget

The Palm Beach County Commission on Tuesday adopted a preliminary Fiscal Year 2015 property tax rate of 4.7815 mills for its Truth in Millage (TRIM) submission. The rate, which is the same as the 2014 rate, is 6.07 percent above the rollback rate. More revenue was generated due to an overall increase in property values. The Palm Beach County Library System and Palm more...

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Wellington Council Trims Proposed Acme Rate Hike

By at July 25, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Wellington Council Trims Proposed Acme Rate Hike

Most Wellington taxpayers will see a higher Acme Improvement District drainage assessment next year, but not the $100 increase initially proposed. At a meeting Tuesday, the Wellington Village Council set its preliminary drainage assessment at $230 per unit — up $30 from the $200 drainage fee last year, but less than the $300 proposed in the draft budget. The extra more...

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Lox Groves Adopts $2.9 Million Budget

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Lox Groves Adopts $2.9 Million Budget

The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council adopted a preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2015 of almost $2.9 million on Friday, July 18. That’s about 37 percent less than the Fiscal Year 2014 appropriations, with a Truth in Millage (TRIM) rate of 1.5 mills, as recommended by staff. At an earlier meeting on July 1, the council approved a motion to set the tax rate at 1.2 more...

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Biotech Firm Works To Bypass Bacterial Resistance Problem

By at July 25, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Biotech Firm Works To Bypass Bacterial Resistance Problem

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most significant threats to today’s healthcare system, and that was the concern Wellington resident Tony Brazzale had in mind when he founded Gordian Biotechnologies Inc. With a strong medical chemistry background, Brazzale has been in the forefront of science and business for the past 19 years. He has worked with numerous more...

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County Refuses To Consider Palm Beach Aggregates Land Use Change

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County Refuses To Consider Palm Beach Aggregates Land Use Change

The Palm Beach County Commission denied a privately initiated request Wednesday by Palm Beach Aggregates to change the land-use designation of a 142-acre parcel in the Glades Area Protection Overlay from rural residential to an economic development center. Although initiation of PBA Holdings’ request did not ensure that the amendments would be approved, it would more...

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Wellington Council Rejects Engineer’s $23 Million Stormwater Plan

By at July 25, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Wellington Council Rejects Engineer’s $23 Million Stormwater Plan

The Wellington Village Council on Tuesday rejected its engineer’s report recommending $23 million in flood prevention measures, saying that it did not cite enough positive results to justify the cost. However, council members agreed to a $30 increase in assessments for the Acme Improvement District in order to step up maintenance on the village’s drainage and more...

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Wellington Budget Funds A Five-Day Week For Some Village Staffers

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Wellington Budget Funds A Five-Day Week For Some Village Staffers

Workers at Wellington’s village hall will return to a five-day work week if the Wellington Village Council keeps the recommendation in its preliminary budget approved Tuesday that would provide an additional $100,000 to finance the change. Wellington switched several years ago to a four-day work week as a cost-saving measure. Staff members still work 40 hours a week, more...

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The World’s Second-Ugliest Dog Is One Sweet Pup

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The World’s Second-Ugliest Dog Is One Sweet Pup

BY ADAM NIR How can a dog that finished as runner-up in the “World’s Ugliest Dog” contest be considered cute? Quasi Modo — called Quasi by his owners, Mike Carroll and Ginnie Sayre — is just such a pup. “She was turned in to the local animal shelter where I work,” recalled Sayre, a veterinarian. “As soon as I saw her, I knew I had to have her because more...

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RPB To County: No Density Increases For Minto West

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RPB To County: No Density Increases For Minto West

The Royal Palm Beach Village Council made clear its concerns with the proposed Minto West project last week, voting July 17 to ask the Palm Beach County Commission to reject the density increases proposed by developer Minto Communities Inc. John Carter, Minto’s regional vice president, gave a presentation to the council on the company’s plan for 4,549 homes and 2.1 more...

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School Candidates Discuss Issues At Lively Forum

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School Candidates Discuss Issues At Lively Forum

Residents had the opportunity to interact with the three candidates vying next month for the District 6 seat on the Palm Beach County School Board at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters on Thursday, July 17 at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center. Incumbent Marcia Andrews, who is finishing up her first four-year term on the school board, is being challenged by more...

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