April 2017 Meeting Highlights
COBWRA DELEGATES MEETING
AT BANYAN SPRINGS • APRIL 19, 2017
The meeting was opened by the PALM BEACH COUNTY FIRE RESCUE PIPE BAND AND DRUMMERS and HONOR GUARD who led the Delegates in the Pledge of Allegiance.
BANYAN SPRINGS PRESIDENT HOWARD SILVER welcomed the Delegates and recognized COBWRA for the organization’s many accomplishments.
GROWTH MANAGEMENT REPORT
GROWTH MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR STEVE OSEROFF
Presented two projects to the Delegates for consideration:
1. ALADDIN RESIDENTIAL, LOCATED EAST OF LAWRENCE ROAD, SOUTH OF GATEWAY BOULEVARD.
Requesting variance to allow Aladdin Avenue to remain as a sub-standard 20’ wide right-of-way. The Delegates voted to recommend approval of the variance request.
2. HAGEN COMMERCIAL MUPD, LOCATED ON THE NE CORNER OF HAGEN RANCH ROAD AND BOYNTON BEACH BOULEVARD
MUPD with 53,000 Sq. Ft. retail/restaurant
Request to allow Type 1 Restaurant with Drive thru
Access from Boynton Beach Blvd and Hagen Ranch Road
Eliminate a second wall on the North and East boundary, replace Oak with other variety
Community support for large berm
The Delegates voted to recommend approval of the project as presented.
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
COUNTY COMMISSIONER STEVEN ABRAMS discharged the 2016/2017 Officers and Directors.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER DAVID KERNER installed the 2017/2018 Directors and Officers. DIRECTORS: Joan Brunswick, Mel Morris, Steve Oseroff, Barbara Roth, Gerri Seinberg, Stan Sherman. Officers: 1st VP Phil Barlage, 2nd VP Bruce Brodsky, Secretary Debbie Murphy, Treasurer, Beth Miller.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER MARY LOU BERGER installed Myrna Rosoff as President for 2017/2018.
OUTGOING PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS
OUTGOING PRESIDENT GLEN HARVIE expressed his sincere appreciation to the officers, directors and committee members who served during his tenure. He also noted that several new committees were formed during his administration, including Water and Wetlands Committee and the Mosaic Virus Committee. Harvie also commented on what the future holds for COBWRA, including the proposed Park and Library west of the Turnpike, Ag Reserve and “infill” issues and the need for enhanced communication. He was then presented with a “classic” COBWRA gave from 1992 by PALM CHASE DELEGATE NATE SMITH. Following his comments, Myrna Rosoff presented Harvie with a plaque.
2017/2018 PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS
PRESIDENT MYRNA ROSOFF expressed enthusiasm for the Park and Library project referred to earlier in the meeting. She noted that the library design calls for meeting space and reported that construction will begin shortly on the feeder road between Lyons and Acme Dairy Roads – the first step in making long- awaited Canyons-area park a reality. She also plans to appoint a By-Laws Revision committee to assess the relevance of the current document and make recommendations for changes.
Rosoff also made a strong case for holding County officials accountable for strict enforcement of existing rules prohibiting residential and commercial development west of Route 441.
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE with State Representative Joseph Abruzzo, State Representative Emily Slosberg, State Senator Jeff Clemens and State Senator Kevin Rader: Wednesday, MAY 17, 9:30 A.M. AT BELLAGGIO
Meeting Highlights By Sharon Reuben