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April 2017 Meeting Highlights

COBWRA DELEGATES MEETING
AT BANYAN SPRINGS • APRIL 19, 2017
MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

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.

WELCOME

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

Summary:

  • 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.


NEXT MEETING

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


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