Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembering Veterans' Day 2011...

Words of Comfort from City Manager Susan Stanton...

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Casino building construction pictures taken by the City - probably from earlier this week...

 An attractive retail location?  Visibility seems limited before the turtle glass goes in - the deep pillars do not help.

 I'm not sure why more pictures weren't taken of the "spectacular" view that was the focus of the conversation related to the attractiveness of the second floor space.
 On another note, there is a comment in the Morganti report for October that occupancy for the ballroom on the second floor will be limited to an occupancy of 400 people.  This will not be one of the larger ballrooms in the county as originally discussed.

Noted in passing...

That the City Manager's report, issued today, contained no mention of the election or results thereof.  I checked back to previous years' reports after the election.  In 2009, there was extensive mention of the results of the general election - that Jo Ann Golden was re-elected - and that there would be a run-off election.  There was nothing in the 2010 report after the election.

Important Paragraph in Morganti's October Report

Note the second bullet point.  Based on direction given at the 11/3 special City Commission meeting on proposed tenant leases, the direction was given to build the second floor as designed.  That is, to be a stand alone second-floor restaurant instead of a single two story restaurant.  It will be interesting to see if there is any attempt to bring Johnny Longboats back, given the new make-up of the Commission.  It is a shame to do work that would have to be undone, but that is the way things are at times.  The cost for design and a hole to accommodate access was in the $35,000 range.

Aerial Pictures from Morganti's Project Management Report for October - Casino Building

Click here for full report.  Generally speaking, aerials are best taken between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. - less distortion from shadows and more detail is apparent.  These are taken fairly early in the morning.

Neighborhood Cleanup | TRNA

The Tropical Ridge Neighborhood Association will be holding another Neighborhood Cleanup this Saturday November 12th from 8-11am.  We will be meeting in the parking lot of Compass and will be focusing our efforts on cleaning up the alleyway just West of Dixie from Compass to 10th Avenue North.  Please bring gloves and sunblock.  TRNA will provide the garbage bags, cold drinking water, lawn mower and a fun-loving spirit never before seen while picking up other people's trash.
We look forward to seeing all of you there!

[CPNA] Bulk Amnesty Week

Dear Neighobrs,
Next week, November 14th through the 18th is Bulk amnesty week. That means you can put out as much bulk garbage as you need to. Items that are allowable for bulk pick up include furniture, appliances, mattresses, box springs etc. Please secure the doors on regrigerators to protect our children. Vegetation is not bulk and construction debris is not bulk.

If you live in College Park or anywhere in District 3, you can start putting bulk items at the curb on Saturday, November 12th, and add as much as you need to up until Thursday the 17th and it will all be picked up by the City on Friday the 18th.

Normally, bulk items can only be placed at the curb no earlier than 6pm on the day before the regularly scheduled pickup and there is a 4 cubic yard limit to how much bulk you can put out. For this amnesty period, there is no limit to how much bulk you can place at the curb.

If you don't live in College Park or anywhere in District 3, you can still start putting bulk items out on Saturday the 12th and it will be picked up on your usual bulk collection day; District 1 on Monday the 14th, District 2 on Thursday the 16th, District 4 on Tuesday the 15th.

Please remember that only during bulk amnesty week is it allowed to put bulk items out so many days before the pick-up. Please be as considerate as you can of your neighbors and consolidate your bulk items as much as you can at your curb so there is still room for people to park. For more information, please call Public Services at 533-7344.

Please feel free to share this information with your friends and neighbors who may not be on our email distribution list

Here is the link for the trash pickup schedule from the city's website.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Swearing-in Monday, November 14th at 9:30 a.m.

 The packet includes the city's official election results:

The Results!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011



Comment left under Oceanside Market Parking follow-up by our correspondent...

After getting the ticket on Saturday, I called the number provided and left a message. I received a return call this afternoon. Here's the gyst...the parking lot at Old Bridge Park is plenty large enough to accommodate market attendees if only the vendors would push to the furthest western end of the park and oh, by the way, you can always park on the west side of the bridge for free and walk! The caller blamed the owner of the market but did suggest he would go to the market at some point and take pictures to confirm my story but there was nothing he could do about the ticket. Note: I didn't ask him to "help" with the ticket. It was clear the city doesn't care if the the market lives or dies. I do and have friends who are vendors so I will continue to support them. However, I will likely return to WPB as they have free parking until 1pm and it's clear the city loves its market. I'm also planning to vote tomorrow for those candidates who support our city and the possibility of terminating Ms. Stanton before her "my way or the highway" way of doing business completes the destruction of our city! GET OUT AND VOTE!

Vote for PAM TRIOLO for Mayor and ANDY AMOROSO for Commissioner TODAY!

Monday, November 7, 2011

As Congress refuses to consider the President's jobs initiative, consider this...

Historic Palm Beach – brought to you by the Palm Beach Post » This week in history: Palm Coast Plaza opens as city’s first shopping mall

Our neighbor to the north served many retail needs of Lake Worth residents by the positioning of Palm Coast Plaza so close to our northern border. This week marks the shopping center's opening.  Retailing, demographics and geographic area increases (sprawl to the north and west) have changed the world significantly since 1959.  Click title for link.

Dalai Lama

"Great compassion is the root of altruistic action. It really is a source of wonder. There is no greater source of help and happiness. The capacity to devote yourself to the welfare of others yields otherwise unobtainable power and potential for good. Generate great compassion and you become a friend of the world and a companion of the warm-hearted."

Click here for Pam Triolo's appearance on WPBR, 8 a.m. Monday morning...

The moderator, Craig Henne is a trip!  Mary L. called in and corrected him - he was saying that the beach isn't owned by the city, we lease it from Palm Beach.  He agreed at first, but then he said he would have to look in to it.  Actually, the town of Palm Beach exists north and south of our beach property - in order to maintain a contiguous boundary, the town reserved a 5 foot strip of property along the mean high water line along the ocean.  Not many know this.

Words to live by:  Craig Henne, at the end of the show, said simply, "For the love of God, get out to vote!"

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's mustache featured in current campaign...

Click here for NY Times article.  Key quote:

"It's a reflection on how little we pay attention as voters that what we note is facial hair," My Jaye said, "and also how much time and effort is spent trying to brand people"

A local example, last night a Lake Worth friend and voter came up to me and asked who to vote for in this coming election.  I told him Triolo and Amoroso.  He asked me to repeat it, and I did two or three times.  He tried repeating the names and finally said, "So, I will vote for T and A."  I said, "Yes, you should vote for T and A." He said, "Great, easy to remember."

Some predictions of the future from the past...

Lake Worth Oceanside Farmers Market and Parking

One of our roving correspondents reports that she went to the Farmers Market, now being held in Ye Olde Bridge Park, yesterday morning.  She arrived at 8:30 a.m. and parked in the area where the Market was held before - which can be described as the southeast corner of Lake Avenue and A1A, or the north part of the western parking area of our beach property - right behind the casino building.  She walked across the street, browsed around and got back to her car around 9:05 a.m.  At 9:00 a.m., a ticket had been written for $25 and placed on her vehicle.  She parked where the signs directed her.  She says, "If I wasn't to park there, I don't have a clue where it was actually legal."

Welcome to the City of Lake Worth, thank you for visiting...Where is the free parking?  Did we have it before?  Why don't we have it now?  Who is enforcing this?

This has been e-mailed to the Mayor, Commissioners, City Manager and City Attorney.