Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Boynton could be first city to sign agreement with All Aboard...

A similar agreement should be coming across our City Commission dais shortly. Boynton Beach claims that it will add an additional $5,000 per year in maintenance to abide by the agreement. The item is on their consent agenda. Click title for link.
Boynton Beach could become the first local government in Palm Beach County to approve a contentious railroad crossing agreement with All Aboard Florida that details who is responsible for paying for safety upgrades and future maintenance requirements at intersections where the roadway crosses the train tracks.
City Commissioners are expected to vote on the two-page agreement at a meeting today. The item appears on the board’s consent agenda, where it is bunched with other items that can be approved together without discussion.
Local governments from Palm Beach County to the Treasure Coast have balked at the crossing agreements, questioning the potential costs and lawfulness of the contracts.