Thursday, February 2, 2017

MUST READ article in today’s Lake Worth Herald, “Mayor Pam Triolo Delivers State of the City Address to Packed Casino Ballroom”

To subscribe to the Herald use this link. Pick up the print edition (still ¢50!) available every Friday at the City’s newsstand located at 600 Lake Ave., across the street from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

Also cited by Mayor Triolo was the Southeastern National Marine Renewable Energy Center program to develop three types of renewable energy: wave, tidal and current driven energy. An ocean current-driven turbine power generator will be located a mile off Lake Worth’s Beach in the Gulfstream current. Excerpts from the article follow:

The Mayor offered up more proof we have turned the corner. She said, “When I first became Mayor, I was called by the Property Appraisers office asking why we had not had any major commercial projects filed. New buildings, major renovations and additions trigger their review to revalue commercial properties so the increased valued is reflected on the tax rolls. Shockingly, nothing happened between 2009 and 2013 that met that criteria.” She continued, “Since then we have had over $100 million in completed projects with another $140 million queuing up to start. 

[and. . .]

     “Yes that’s right, $116 million in infrastructure investments – and that too is another huge reason we are the New Lake Worth.
     These projects include the 2″ Steel Waterline replacement that will ensure that the state’s best drinking water can actually make it to our faucets, improvements to the Electric Utility transmission and distribution system, water line volume and pressure improvements, all the energy efficiency projects, and of course the Neighborhood Road Program.
     City Hall has been and will be very busy over the coming years making all this happen.”

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