Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Growing Strong Again: The City of Lake Worth continues to improve, day after day

The City of Lake Worth has a free Newsletter called Worth Noting you can have sent to your email inbox. The first one appeared in September of last year. To sign up for the newsletter use this link. Over the last 7 months the newsletter has a lot of good news about improvements to code enforcement, street lighting, the electric utility, and many other issues of interest.

Here is the latest news about the City's Department for Community Sustainability which has these five responsibilities:
  • Building
  • Business Licenses
  • Code Compliance
  • Planning/Zoning
  • Historic Preservation 
Below are just a few of the facts from the latest newsletter concerning community sustainability. The Building Division has:
  • Issued 175 commercial permits since October 2015
  • Issued 884 residential permits since October 2015
The Business License Division since last October has:
  • Issued 3,018 residential business licenses
  • 469 commercial business licenses have been processed
  • Revenues totaling $413,975 have been collected 
The Code Compliance Division has:
  • Resolved 672 cases bringing these properties into compliance
  • Inspected 2,007 properties
  • Collected $279,718 in fines and fees since October
Boarding up, securing, and demolitions of unsafe structures in Lake Worth along with lot clearings of trash and debris.
Pretty good stuff, huh? And if you're interested in learning more news in the City of Lake Worth use this link.