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Lake Worth Bridge Closure
The City of Lake Worth will be co-hosting the Annual Tropical Triathlon on September 30, 2012. Due to this event Lake Worth Bridge will be closed from approximately 6:45 AM until 9:45 AM.
Bridge traffic will be detoured north to the Southern Boulevard Bridge to access Palm Beach and A1A.
Federal Highway will also be closed from Vanderbilt Drive to 12th Avenue South. Traffic traveling northbound on South Federal Hwy will be detoured west bound on 12th Avenue South to South Dixie Hwy. Traffic traveling southbound on North Federal Hwy will be detoured west bound on Vanderbilt Drive to North Dixie Hwy.
Lake Ave will be closed between Dixie Hwy and the Lake Worth Bridge. Lucerne Ave will be closed Between Federal Hwy & the Lake Worth Bridge. East-bound traffic on Lake Avenue will be detoured north and south at Dixie Highway.
The Lake Worth Beach Parking Area (upper lot) will be closed during this event and will re-open at approximately 10:00 AM.
Additionally, due to construction the Bryant Park Boat Ramps will be closed.
CLERK’S OFFICE COLLECTING USED CELL PHONES AND CHARGERS
FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS
Donated phones will go to three Palm Beach County shelters
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (September 24, 2012) – Clerk Sharon Bock is once again asking Palm Beach County residents, business owners, government offices and others to donate their used cell phones and phone chargers to the Clerk’s office, for its annual cell phone drive for victims of domestic abuse.
As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Clerk Bock is collecting phones and chargers to be distributed among three local domestic violence shelters: Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, the Florida Resource Center for Women and Children, and the YWCA’s Harmony House.
Phones and chargers can be donated at the Self Service Center on the second floor of the main courthouse in West Palm Beach, or at courthouse branch locations in Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Belle Glade. Donations will be accepted from October 1 through October 31.
“So many of us have phones sitting in a desk drawer or in a box, and these shelters can put them to good use,” Clerk Bock said. “Domestic abuse victims can use these phones to make life-saving emergency calls, or let family members know that they’re safe. I’m asking anyone who has an old phone to please consider giving it to someone who really needs it.”
After the Clerk’s office delivers the phones to the agencies, they are sent to be refurbished. The agencies then give the phones to their clients so they can make emergency calls. The phones also can be connected with service providers so abuse victims can use the phones for other calls as well.
Phones that can’t be refurbished will be recycled, with money going back to the domestic violence agencies to help them continue their vital work within the community.
This is the seventh year that the Clerk’s office has collected cell phones for local domestic violence shelters. The office collected 342 phones last year.
The Clerk’s office is often a first stop for many domestic abuse victims, who visit the office to file injunctions against their abusers. The Clerk’s office Domestic Violence Department has resources for victims, including information about how to file an injunction or complaint, answers to frequently asked questions, and contact information for agencies that assist domestic abuse victims.
For more information about the Clerk’s office, please visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com or call (561) 355-2996.
CLERK & COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE ACCEPTING PROPERTY APPRAISAL PETITIONS
Deadline Approaching for Taxpayers to Petition the Value Adjustment Board
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (August 29, 2012) – Palm Beach County taxpayers have until September 17 to challenge their property’s market value, classification, or an exemption by petitioning the county’s Value Adjustment Board, or VAB.
Hearings on petitions filed in 2012 will begin in mid-October. Last year, Palm Beach County property owners filed 7,809 VAB petitions, down from the more than 11,000 petitions filed in 2010.
Taxpayers have three options to file VAB petitions: online at www.mypalmbeachclerk.com using myVAB; in person at the Clerk’s Governmental Center or branch locations; or by mail to 301 North Olive Avenue, Room 104, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Nearly 36 percent of petitioners used the Clerk’s myVAB system to file their VAB petitions last year. The myVAB system gives real-time access to petitions, allows petitioners to view scheduled hearings and submits supporting materials electronically.
Petition forms for those who choose not to use the online myVAB option are available from the Clerk’s office, the Property Appraiser, or the Florida Department of Revenue’s website. All VAB petitions must be submitted with a $15 filing fee.
About 42 percent of the petitioners, or 3,314, received adjustments to their property appraisals during the 2011 appeals process.
The Property Appraiser notified taxpayers of their property’s assessed and market values in a Truth in Millage (TRIM) notice that began arriving in mailboxes on August 24. The VAB, which consists of two county commissioners, one school board member and two citizen members, approves and hires special magistrates to settle any disputes between the property owner and Property Appraiser. It is an independent entity that is not affiliated with the Property Appraiser or Tax Collector.
As Clerk to the VAB, the Clerk’s office receives and processes petitions, schedules and coordinates hearings, records the hearings and more. For more information on myVAB, the Value Adjustment Board or the Clerk & Comptroller’s office, visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com or call (561) 355-6289.
DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR TRAFFIC TICKETS PAYMENTS,
COURT DOCUMENTS DUE DURING CLERK’S OFFICE CLOSURE
Anyone required by law to pay a traffic ticket, file a notice of appeal or other court documents in criminal or civil courts such as family, probate and small claims while the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller’s office was closed on Monday and Tuesday because of Tropical Storm Isaac has until 4 p.m. today to meet their deadlines.
Money that was due for deposit into the court registry, such as child support payments and rent, on Monday and Tuesday also can be deposited today by 4 p.m.
The Florida Supreme Court granted similar extensions to court-mandated deadlines after previous storm-related closings, such as after Hurricane Frances in 2004, and is expected to sign an order this week related to Tropical Storm Isaac.
For those who had court hearings on Monday or Tuesday, they will be notified by mail of a new hearing date.
Pet Foster Care Supplies Needed at Animal Care & Control
The foster care program at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control is in desperate need of supplies. The foster program places kitten and puppies that are too young for adoption or animals that are recovering from injury or illness into temporary homes with foster parents who then care for them until they are able to be adopted.
Foster families are provided with all the necessary supplies to care for their furry companions for the duration of their stay in foster care. Animal Care and Control relies solely on generous donations from the public to keep the foster program running.
Please make a donation of one or more of the following items:
Science Diet or Nutro brand kitten food (dry and canned) Fancy Feast kitten food (canned)
Tidy Cat or Fresh Step cat litter (scoopable)
Nutri-Cal Paste (dog and cat)
Gift card to any pet supply store
All donations can be mailed or delivered to:
Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control
7100 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please visit www.pbcgov.com/animal for program information or call the organization’s volunteer coordinator at (561) 233-1281.
Two Leading Nonprofits - AVDA – Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse and
Habitat for Humanity of Southern Palm Beach County
Team Up for Pick-up and Sale of Donated Goods
AVDA – Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity of Southern Palm Beach County for the collection and sale of donated items such as furniture, and home goods to strengthen the opportunity to serve those in need.
Individuals and businesses, who wish to donate new or gently used items to AVDA, now have a new number to call to arrange for pick up of goods: 1-855-288-AVDA (2832). Items that cannot be used in AVDA’s emergency shelter will be sold in Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores with the proceeds benefiting AVDA.
Items intended for AVDA donation may also be dropped off at Habitat for Humanity’s two “ReStore” locations in Southern Palm Beach County:
For more information about locations, please visit www.hfhboca.org
AVDA’s corporate office will continue to accept donations of clothing, food and personal care items for use in their emergency shelter. Call 561-265-3797 for more information.
“It’s important in these tough economic times for nonprofits to come together and offer creative solutions to fund important and critically necessary programs,” said Pam O’Brien, AVDA’s President and CEO. “Nonprofits are held to a higher level of accountability and stewardship and AVDA is thrilled to be collaborating with another strong local nonprofit organization, such as Habitat for Humanity of Southern Palm Beach County
AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. For over twenty-six years, AVDA has been providing emergency shelter and support services for victims of domestic abuse and their families
AVDA is a leader in the violence prevention arena, engaging students and offering education and professional training to healthcare professionals, law enforcement personnel, social service agencies, employers and community groups on the topic of domestic violence.
For more information about AVDA and how you can help, please visit www.avdaonline.org
The crisis hotline is available 24-HOURS a day at 1-800-355-8547
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office REMINDS Motorists to be Careful when Driving through School Zones
WHAT: PBSO will begin our Selective Traffic Enforcement Program for School Zones beginning Monday, August 20, 2012. The purpose is to provide a safe environment for all school age children, parents, teachers and the citizens of Palm Beach County that drive or walk through the various school zones.
Traffic enforcement will include: speed enforcement, parking enforcement, bicycle helmet enforcement and items related to student, teacher, parent and motoring public safety.
WHERE: Elementary and Middle Schools throughout Palm Beach County
TIME: 7:00 am – 9:00 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
** Please pay attention to school zones and reduce your speed in these areas. Speeding citations range from $ 156.00 - $ 606.00
August 14, 2012: The City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to serve as assistant coaches for the Delray Rocks Youth Cheerleading program. Volunteers will be responsible for assisting head coaches in teaching basic cheerleading skills and coordinating practices.
All practices will be held at Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd Street, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Games will begin on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Hilltopper Stadium, which is located at 2505 North Seacrest Boulevard.
Volunteer coaches are required to be at least 18 years old and must pass a mandatory background check. Experience is not necessary, however, spirit and enthusiasm is a must!
For more information, please contact Delray Rocks Cheerleading Coordinator Rachel Pallatto at (561) 243-7359 or by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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