Saturday, June 9, 2018

This week’s Lake Worth Herald is out!


And do you remember last April here in the City of Lake Worth at a City Commission meeting when the inimitable Mary Lindsey said at public comment:


“Commissioner [Scott] Maxwell is 100% right. As a community we went through hell for 7½ years putting these LDRs [Land Development Regulations] together. A big part of the issue then [2010–2011] I see has continued and it’s lack of public notification.”


Well, guess what? There’s news! Please continue reading to learn more.


The Herald today is all LOCAL LOCAL LOCAL community news including recent and upcoming events and club meetings and so much more cool stuff!
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Pick up today’s print edition at the City’s
newsstand in the Downtown at 600 Lake Ave.
And the Herald is still just ¢50.


What are some of the news items in this week’s Herald? There is front page news about the Hummingbird Hotel, “About Town” on page 2 with the list of club meetings and ongoing events, news about a new Little Free Library at the Guatemalan Maya Center, local elementary and Lake Worth High School news, an update about the installation of officers at the Town & Country Garden Club, news about the upcoming “Tree Talk” at the Library, a feature story about the Lake Worth Historical Museum (“not Society”), news about Flag Day, business and community advertising, and don’t forget about the weekly musings of Pelican Pete too.* And also this week. . .

There is not one. Not two. . .


But three (3) full-sized “NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING”, ordinances proposed at upcoming meeting of the City Commission to be held on Tuesday, June 19th.


One of those new ordinances being proposed is Ordinance No. 2018-10 (see below).

The issue of “public notification” has become a major one in this City and has created a lot of public confusion and frustration. Publishing public notices in The Palm Beach Post is one thing. But for things as important as the LDRs the City needs to publish public notices in The Lake Worth Herald as well to cast a wider net and notify as many of the LOCAL public as possible.

Note that the “Notice of Public Meeting” for ordinances 2018-08 and -09 were published in yesterday’s Palm Beach Post. Ordinance 2018-10 made it into today’s print edition. How many of you reading this blog post today saw those public notices in the Post?

Here is an excerpt from Ordinance No. 2018-10 published in the Herald on p. 11:


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Commission of the City of Lake Worth, Florida, proposes to adopt the following ordinance and will hold a public hearing on the ordinance in the City Commission Chamber, at or after 6:00 PM on June 19, 2018:

ORDINANCE NO. 2018-10 OF THE CITY OF LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 23 ENTITLED “LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY AMENDING ARTICLE I “GENERAL PROVISIONS” RELATING TO DEFINITIONS; AMENDING ARTICLE 2 “ADMINISTRATION” RELATING TO NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS AND PERMITS, ADMINISTRATIVE USE PERMITS, THE CITY’S SUSTAINABLE BONUS INCENTIVE PROGRAM, AND PLANNED DEVELOPMENTS; AMENDING ARTICLE 3 “ZONING DISTRICTS” RELATING TO PERMITTED USES, ADJUSTMENTS TO RESIDENTIAL LOTS AND YARDS, AND DEFINING HOTEL ROOM SIZES; AMENDING ARTICLE 4 “DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS” RELATING TO FENCES, WALLS, GATES, PARKING AND CONDITIONAL USES, TOWNHOUSES, OFF-STREET PARKING AND VEHICULAR USES AND CREATING SECTIONS RELATING TO OUTDOOR STORAGE, SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS AND ROOFTOP EQUIPMENT SCREENINGS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, CONFLICTS, AND CODIFICATION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

At said meeting interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. The proposed ordinance may be inspected by the public Monday–Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 P.M. at the City Clerk’s Office, 7 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, Florida.


*Hope you found this information helpful today. Now go Downtown and pick up today’s Lake Worth Herald! To become a subscriber, have LOCAL community news, or want to learn more about advertising rates then contact the editor at 561-585-9387 or send an email to: Editor@lwherald.com