Phone Scam Targeting Lake Worth Utility Customers
Phone scammers posing as City of Lake Worth employees are targeting customers across our service territory. These scammers may use false phone numbers that could appear on a caller ID to be City of Lake Worth. They then threaten to shut the power off unless a payment is made immediately with a Green Dot MoneyPak card or personal credit card. These calls are not from us. We will never call and demand credit card information or take Green Dot MoneyPak cards as payment with the threat of disconnection. In fact, we do not ask for any personal information from you unless you initiate the contact.
If you ever receive a strange call and are in doubt, hang up and call us at 561-533-7300. Authorities have been notified of this scam. It seems to be affecting utilities across the nation. If you think you may have been a victim, please contact us at 561-533-7300 or make a Suspicious Incident Report with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office at 561-688-3400. Once you have a case number, contact us and we will forward to the Detective in charge.
A Better Life for our Community Cats | January is the Final Month
The Lake Worth Project by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
Program for cats residing in zip codes 33460 & 33463. 2,100 cats have benefited from this outreach.
Spayed/Neutered | Vaccinated Against Rabies | Microchipped | Free Service
For more information: 561.472.8812 | email@example.com | Flyer
PBC Resident Education to Action Program | REAP
Palm Beach County’s Office of Community Revitalization (OCR) is proud to once again offer the Resident Education to Action Program (REAP), a five-week, hands-on educational program providing community revitalization and civic leadership development training. This program is intended to help residents who are interested in improving their neighborhoods.
REAP supports the formation of neighborhood associations and empowers residents to seek a better quality of life. Through this course, residents will gain knowledge of innovative ways to solve neighborhood issues.
Participants will be eligible to apply for a grant through the America’s Next Top Neighborhood Award grant program. Please Click Here to register for REAP. For additional information, please see attached flyer or visit OCR’s website at http://www/pbcgov.com/ocr/ or contact Chrystal Mathews, Senior Planner/REAP Coordinator, at (561) 233-5565 or via e-mail at Cmathews@pbcgov.org.
Lake Worth Bridge Maintenance
The Lake Worth Bridge (FDOT SR 802 Bridge) - owned and maintained by the Florida Department of Transportation - will be undergoing minor repairs and painting. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 27 & last approximately 6 months.
The bridge will remain open to vehicular, pedestrian and vessel traffic. FDOT will be shutting down one bridge span at a time therefore, two-way traffic will be relocated onto one bridge span with one lane in each direction.
Questions /Concerns? Please contact FDOT’s District 4 office at 1.866.336.8435. Press Release
City Wide | Water Flow Testing
Water Distribution is currently flow testing city wide fire hydrants.
This is done to insure proper pressures and operations of hydrants. When flushing crews are working close to your residence or business, you may experience periods of very low pressure or temporary discoloration of your water.
If you experience the following it is recommended to run your water faucets for three to five minutes. Please allow a few hours for discoloration to completely to dissipate. Should you have any immediate concerns or questions please feel free to contact Water Distribution at 561.586.1719.
Water Utilities - Your Home Town Service.
Grassy Flats Project at Old Bridge Park
Palm Beach County is constructing Grassy Flats - an 11 acre wetlands restoration project situated west of the Par 3 Golf Course off of the Town of Palm Beach. The far west end of Old Bridge Park will be utilized as a staging area for the project and will be fenced off for safety purposes. The remainder of the Park will remain open.
Upgrade of Natural Gas Lines
Florida Public Utilities has embarked upon upgrading and installing new pipes in the alleyways throughout the City. The replacement project will abandon the old steel mains and service lines and replace them with new polyethylene piping which is corrosion resistant and has a longer service life, thus minimizing breaks, gas leaks, and improving service to Lake Worth customers. Please be cautious during construction and understand there may be temporary limited access in the alleyways. Maps.
For more information, call Andy Maynard of MEARS Group Inc. at 678.427.0599 or Matt Ryan of Florida Public Utilities at 561.531.3847.
A Message from Anne M. Gannon, Constitutional Tax Collector
2014 Property Tax Season
Property taxes are payable November 1 through March 31, 2015.
- Pay online at http://www.pbctax.com/. E-Checks are always free.
- If you pay by mail, do not fold, staple, paper clip, write on, or mark on your payment stub.
- If you pay in person, save time by using a service center drop box.
Visit www.pbctax.com for more information. Our Client Advocate is also available to assist you at ClientAdvocate@taxcollectorpbc.com or 561.355.2264.
South Florida Water Management District News
South Florida Water Management District | Watering Days & Times | Lake Worth
Home Addresses Ending in the Numbers of 0 | 2 | 4 | 6 | 8
May Water Lawns & Gardens on Tuesday | Thursday | Sunday
Home Addresses Ending in the Numbers of 1 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9
May Water Lawns & Gardens on Monday | Wednesday | Saturday
No Watering between 10am & 4pm. For more information, visit www.sfwmd.gov
NewsWorthy | A Monthly Newsletter
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