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600 to Compete in Tropical Triathlon Sunday Sept. 8th in Lake Worth
The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lake Worth are proud to present the 16th Annual Tropical Triathlon. Honorary Chair Sheriff Ric Bradshaw will join our presenting sponsors Royal Palm Mazda and Mercantil Commercebank as we celebrate the city’s Centennial in the newly renovated Lake Worth Casino and Beach Complex for one of South Florida’s most popular Triathlons. This event could not be possible without the valuable support of race director Dr. Alex Keith, of Advanced Wellness and Sports and Chiropractic, our presenting sponsors and community partners such as Nu Vista and Zoo Health Club. Race start is Sunday, September 8th, at 7 a.m. Male and female triathletes, ranging in age from 12 to 80 and representing all experience levels, come from around the state and byond to compete in the event. The Lake Worth Beach is the starting point for the race, where the triathletes complete a quarter-mile ocean swim. They then transition to the 13-mile bike race, taking them along Federal Highway, and through the downtown, followed by a 3.1-mile run over the Intracoastal bridge and through the Bryant Park area, before heading back to the beach for the finish line. The day before the event, from 1 to 4 p.m. during the athlete packet pick-up, we will also be hosting a Health and Fitness Expo at the Lake Worth Casino The Tropical Triathlon is sanctioned by the USA Triathlon Association, with timing provided by Altavistasports.com. Registration is online at www.active.com Street Closures: Federal Highway North to Wellesley and South to 12th Avenue South Lake Avenue from Dixie Highway east to A1A Lucerne Avenue from A1A west to Dixie Highway J St. from 2nd Ave N to 1st Ave S K St. from 2nd Ave N to 1st Ave S L St. from 2nd Ave N to 1st Ave S M St. from 2nd Ave N to 1st Ave S 2nd Ave North east to Golfview Rd North Palmway from Lake Avenue to 2nd Ave. North North O Street from 2nd Ave. North to Lake Avenue N. Golfview Rd. South to 2nd Ave South South Ocean Breeze, South Palmway and South Lakeside between 4th and 5th Streets will be closed from 6:30am to 9:45am
Linton Boulevard Bridge Closing for
Maintenance and Repairs
The Palm Beach County Bridge Section of the Engineering & Public Works
Road & Bridge Division will be closing the Linton Boulevard Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The bridge will close on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6:00 A.M. and remain closed until Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. to perform repairs and maintenance on the bridge.
Message board signs providing notification will be placed 10 days in advance of the closure. Bridge users are asked to either head north to the Atlantic Avenue Bridge or south to the Spanish River Boulevard Bridge.
For more information, contact Barry Meve, Bridge Superintendent at 561-233-3975
CITY OF BOYNTON BEACH AWARED $967,281 TO FUND SEVEN FIREFIGHTER/EMT POSITIONS
BOYNTON BEACH, FL --- The City of Boynton Beach’s Fire Rescue Department has been awarded a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant, in the amount of $967,281, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The grant will restore seven Firefighter/EMT positions that were vacated due to budgetary limitations and an early retirement buy-out program, bringing the Department back to the operational staffing levels of October 2009. Additionally, the grant will allow the Department to comply with response and operational standards established by NFPA 1710 and OSHA 1910.134.
In 2012, The Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Department responded to 11,933 calls for service (9,079 EMS calls; 162 Fire calls; and 2,692 Other calls), performed 8,126 inspections and 31 fire investigations and provided 5,138 medical transports. As part of the community education project, the department instructed 16 CPR classes and performed 335 car seat installations and adjustments during 2012.
The SAFER grant is for a two-year period and will fully fund the salary and benefits for the seven funded positions.
Beach and Boat Decal Sales Begin September 18, 2013
Boynton Beach, FL…The City of Boynton Beach will be selling 2013-14 Beach and Boat Decals beginning on September 18, 2013. Decals can be purchased at Intracoastal Park Clubhouse, 2240 N. Federal Highway or at City Hall, 100 E. Boynton Beach Boulevard. The Beach Decal fee is $40. Those wishing to purchase a beach decal must be residents or property owners within the corporate city limits. Vehicle registration and proof of residency are required at the time of purchase. A decal or daily fee is required for boat launching and/or trailer parking at Harvey E. Oyer, Jr. Park (formerly Boat Club Park) located at 2010 N. Federal Highway) on weekends and holidays. Annual decals can be purchased for $50. Trailer registration is required at the time of purchase. Cash, checks and Visa, Mastercard or American Express are accepted. City Hall hours are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Intracoastal Park Clubhouse hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information about recreation and parks in Boynton Beach, visit our website at www.boynton-beach.org or call 561-742-6650.
BOYNTON BEACH LIBRARY CLOSED SEPTEMBER 5 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 9
BOYNTON BEACH, FL --- The City of Boynton Beach Library will be closed on Thursday, September 5 through Sunday, September 9 for repairs. The Library will reopen on Monday, September 9 at 9 a.m. Library materials can be returned utilizing the drop box, located south of the main entrance on the east side of the building. Patrons may utilize the Library’s website (www.boyntonlibrary.org) to renew items or place items on hold. For more information, call 561.742.6390.
The Annual July 4th Fireworks Display will be taking place in the City of Lake Worth on Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 9:00 PM to 9:30 PM (approximate). In preparation and for the discharge of the fireworks the below streets will be temporarily closed 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM (approximate) and parking prohibited. · 1St Ave South & South Golfview Rd. · Lake Ave & South Golfview Rd. · Lake Worth Bridge, east & west bound lanes. · A1A & 802-west bound traffic. To assure a safe and successful Fireworks Display your cooperation in this matter is urged. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office may tow vehicles left parked on the street in violation of this temporary order. The Lake Worth (Robert Harris) Bridge will be closed during the fireworks display. Emergency vehicles will have access where necessary. There will be detour signs in place to direct other vehicle traffic to the Southern Blvd Bridge for access to the Town of Palm Beach.
BOYNTON BEACH FIREFIGHTER’S BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION SEEKS DONATIONS FOR 9-11 MEMORIAL
BOYNTON BEACH, FL --- The Boynton Beach Firefighter’s Benevolent Association is actively seeking donations to cover the cost for the construction and placement of a 9-11 Memorial in Veteran’s Park. A year and a half in the making, the South Florida 9-11 Foundation, comprised of retired New York City firefighters, was instrumental in working with the Fire Commission and 9-11 Foundation in New York City to secure a 40 pound, 12” x 14”, piece of steel from World Trade Center. The granite memorial will be adorned with a bronze plaque representing the significant events of September 11, 2001, that led to the deaths of 2982 innocent bystanders.
The total cost to produce and place the memorial is $6,250. Donations may be made on-line at www.boyntonbeachfirefighters.com or sent by mail to the Boynton Beach Firefighter’s Benevolent Association, Attn: Fire Chief Ray Carter, 2080 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, Florida, 33426. Checks should be made payable to the “Boynton Beach Firefighter’s Benevolent Association”, with “9-11 Memorial”, placed on the memo line of the check.
The Boynton Beach Firefighter’s Benevolent Association is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible. Receipts will be issued for tax purposes.
The unveiling and dedication will be planned once $6,250 is secured in donations. For more information, contact Ray Carter, Fire Chief, by calling 561-742-6329 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual July 4th Fireworks Display will be taking place in the City of Lake Worth on Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 9:00 PM to 9:30 PM (approximate). In preparation and for the discharge of the fireworks the below streets will be temporarily closed 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM (approximate) and parking prohibited.
· 1St Ave South & South Golfview Rd.
· Lake Ave & South Golfview Rd.
· Lake Worth Bridge, east & west bound lanes.
· A1A & 802-west bound traffic.
To assure a safe and successful Fireworks Display your cooperation in this matter is urged. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office may tow vehicles left parked on the street in violation of this temporary order.
The Lake Worth (Robert Harris) Bridge will be closed during the fireworks display. Emergency vehicles will have access where necessary. There will be detour signs in place to direct other vehicle traffic to the Southern Blvd Bridge for access to the Town of Palm Beach.
Linton Boulevard Bridge to be Closed Next Two Weekends
Palm Beach County will be closing the Linton Boulevard Bridge across the Intracoastal Waterway the next two weekends to perform maintenance on the span.
The bridge will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day to vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Saturday June 22 and Sunday, June 23, and again on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30. The planned closures have been scheduled on weekends to minimize traffic impacts in the area. Navigation should not be affected.
Boynton Beach to Flush WATER Lines with Chlorine
BOYNTON BEACH, FL --- The City of Boynton Beach will temporarily modify the disinfection process utilized to treat its drinking water from July 15 through August 16. Customers may notice a slight chlorine taste, or odor, in their tap water. These temporary conditions will not cause adverse health effects. Those sensitive to the taste, or odor, of chlorine, can place an open container of drinking water in the refrigerator for a few hours to allow the chlorine to dissipate. Users of home dialysis machines, owners of tropical fish and managers of stores and restaurants with fish and shellfish holding tanks are advised to seek professional advice as the method for removing chlorine residuals differs from removing chloramine residuals from tap water. This is a preventative maintenance process in order to maintain the City’s high standard of clean water distribution. For more information, please call 561-742-6964.
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