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Palm Beach Fire Rescue Academy | Controlled Burn

Friday, November 21, the Palm Beach Fire Rescue Academy will be conducting a controlled burn of an abandoned residential structure in Lake Worth. The location of the event is 231 North ‘H’ Street. The event will begin at 8am and end at 6pm. Portions of Third Avenue North may be closed during the event. There is no need to call 911 regarding the burning of this structure.

The CRA and one of our NSP Consortium Affiliates (Palm Beach State College), have partnered to provide this abandoned structure to the Palm Beach County Fire Academy to conduct a controlled burn. This real life educational experience gives future fire fighters the life - safety skills needed to battle fires in residential structures. The CRA plans to build a brand new single family home at this location next year. This is another example of how NSP dollars are being used for career training and education in the community

Fire Rescue Drills

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue & the Palm Beach Fire Rescue Academy, with cooperation from the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), will be conducting tactical drills at 1000 Lake Avenue.  This activity will not cause the closure of any streets in the area.  There is no need to call 911 regarding these activities during this time. 

November 9 - 18 | 1000 Lake Avenue | Daily

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 | Alteration of Water Chlorination Process

Lake Worth’s water chlorination method will be temporarily changed from October 31, 2014 through November 16, 2014.  A free chlorine water treatment method will be used to provide a stronger disinfection process. As part of this preventive maintenance, the City will be flushing fire hydrants. | Press Release

Attention Residents in District 3

Florida Public Utilities (FPU) is completing their work upgrading gas lines in District 3.  Residents should contact Lake Worth Public Services at 561.586.1720 by January 1, 2015 with any questions or issues regarding private property restoration or hook-ups, gas smells, or concerns before FPU moves to their next project.

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 beginning on Wednesday, June 18 and will be fenced off for safety purposes for approximately four (4) months.  The remainder of the Park will remain open.  Press Release

Palm Beach State College | Lake Worth Campus | Continuing Education

Deskside Computer Coaching @ Palm Beach State College

What is deskside coaching? Deskside coaching is a just-in-time training method. You decide when you want training. You decide the topics. You can come to our state of the art computer lab or we will send an instructor to your deskside for a minimum of two hours of one-on-one coaching. You get hands-on personalized attention focused on what you need to accomplish. If you are a motivated learner, then learn from a pro so you can immediately apply the lessons to the work at hand.

Call Jacie Keeley at 561 .862.4735 to schedule your session.

Computer Deskside Coaching | One on One Coaching
CIW Internet Business Associate | Thursdays, November 1 - December 13 | 6pm - 10pm

Temporary Traffic Barriers | Beginning July 1 Through End of November

Lake Worth Water Utilities will be installing water mains, sidewalks and repaving roads at the following locations:

  • 14th Avenue North:  From "A" to "F" Street
  • 15th Avenue North:  From "A" to "D" Street
  • Crestwood Boulevard:  From "D" to "F" Street
  • North "F" Street:  From Crestwood to 14th Avenue North

Click Here for schedule.

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 Better Life for our Community Cats

The Lake Worth Project by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
Funded by Petsmart Charities

Program for cats residing in Lake Worth zip codes 33460 & 33463.  2,100 cats have benefited from this outreach. 
Spayed/Neutered | Vaccinated Against Rabies | Microchipped | $10 Co-Pay
For more information: 561.472.8812 | http://www.hspb.org | info@hspb.org | Flyer


Lake Worth Project Includes New Zip Code
Thanks to a new grant from Florida Animal Friends License Plate Fund, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is able to extend programming to cats in Lake Worth zip code 33461. 
Spayed/Neutered | Domestic/Feral Community Cats | No Charge

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.
  • Get a 4% discount by paying property taxes in November.
  • 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

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