Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Message received from William Waters this afternoon (2/22)

Board Members,

On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, the City Commission will be discussing the contract the Morganti Group for the beach redevelopment project.   This project is very important to the future of the City and the Commission needs to hear your input on Tuesday evening.   Your thoughts on the beach project being shared with the Commission on Tuesday evening would be greatly appreciated by all.  The meeting begins at 6:00 pm in the Commission Chambers of City Hall.  Thank you.

William Waters, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB
FL AR#94136 & FL ID#5745

Director for Community Sustainability
City of Lake Worth

South Palm Park's Garage Sale

18th Annual Community Yard Sale
Saturday February 25th from 8:00 am till 12:00 noon

5th Ave South to 18th Ave South on both Lakeside Drive and South Palmway

Usually about 20 or so families take part and usually draws about 800 to 1000 buyers from as far South as Miami and Port St. Lucie to the North.

Neighborhood Cleanup February 25th

We have many opportunities for volunteers this weekend.  One is we need one representative from the ROLOH Neighborhood who can help with a walk around Survey at the Street Painting Festival!  This will be done to help gather information from visitors and I believe its only 4 questions.  The people who take the survey will get a unique and cute Sticker to display as a souvenir.   If you can donate 4 hours for Saturday or Sunday to do this please contact me for details either by email or phone at 909-8708.  This will be in conjunction with the Festival and NAPC in which we have a seat.

Also, Below I and other volunteers will be at the clean up listed below in Tropical Ridge for Saturday Morning and hope that a couple of people can join us for this clean up event and then visit the Street Painting afterwards :-)

There is a Paint Your Heart Out and Rebuilding Together events both Saturday and Sunday:
Paint Your Heart Out
Saturday, 2/25/12 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
FPL
1 House in Boynton Beach

Rebuilding Together
Sunday, 2/26/12   9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Temple Beth David
1 House in Jupiter

What a big weekend and I'm sure there are many other organizations out there needing Volunteers.  Seek out something you enjoy doing and volunteer a little of your time!  Remember funding is very limited for almost all Non-Profits so the Sweat Equity of Volunteers have become a very valuable contribution and asset.

THANKS
Robert E. Waples II

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ribbon Cutting


Stop by and welcome another NEW BUSINESS!

Jackpot Treasures and Collectibles
1014 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, FL. 33460
Grand Opening
Wednesday February 22nd
10:00 am
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Cool time-lapse video of "eco" modular home construction in Toronto...


Nexterra Module Installation from Nexterra Green Homes on Vimeo.

Tonight's City Commission meeting agenda (2/21):


 Click here for back-up material.  A few items drew my attention.  One is the proposal on the consent agenda (Item 8 D) for the city to accept a "gift" for Bryant Park in the form of a brick paver labyrinth.  This is apparently being handled by Public Works staff.  You know, regardless of the merits of this request, this really should be brought before the Planning and Zoning Board for review and a recommendation.  The Planning and Zoning Board's duties include (from the city's Code of Ordinances):
Let's stick to procedure here.  I remember when I was on the PZHRPB and we turned down many requests for statues or memorials in Bryant Park.  By handling them in this haphazard manner sends the message to other groups that they can do the same thing.  Let's go a little further and set some standards for these sorts of things.  And, let's also not forget to run this by nearby neighborhood associations - if for information only.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Richard Bach

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls the butterfly."

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Female, 17, 'unconscious but alive' after being pulled from ocean at Lake Worth Beach

Other news from today at the beach. Click title for link to PBP article. Great work lifeguards!

Pics of the NEW Casino Building, taken today...

 It's been a big bike riding weekend.  Yesterday, I took a 20 mile trip to the Palm Beach inlet and back to my house.  Then today, I went to the Boynton Beach inlet which is about a 17 mile round trip.  I made sure I had my camera with me today so I could stop at the beach and take some pictures of the casino building.  The one above is of the south tower.  There are metal screens that hide the air-conditioning units.  I am not sure about the architecture as you approach the building from the south.  To me, it seems fairly plain and if you think about it, it is one of the first impressions of the building as you come up the loop road.

 Is the clock here (above on the tower) one of the value engineering items that have been eliminated?

 Above are some paint color samples for various elements on the building.
 A decorative element on one of the panels facing east along the 2nd floor patio.



 There were a lot of people under this canopy today.  Is this coming out?
Welcome to the land of pavement.