January 2014 Meeting Highlights
COBWRA DELEGATES MEETING
January 15, 2014 – Indian Spring
Indian Spring Delegate Bunny Steinman introduced the president of the Indian Spring Master Association, Donald Mitgang, who welcomed the COBWRA Delegates to the community.
NEW MEMBER VOTE
First Vice President Sharon Reuben reported that the 500-home family community of Canyon Springs has applied for membership in COBWRA. The delegates voted unanimously to welcome Canyon Springs as the 106th member of the organization.
President Myrna Rosoff
Welcomed Canyon Springs into the COBWRA organization and thanked Indian Spring for hosting the January meeting.
Accepted nominations for the members of the 2014 NOMINATING COMMITTEE. Since the committee is comprised of five members and there were five nominations, there was no need for a runoff vote. All five nominees accepted their respective nominations. The committee members are:
Lew Doctor – Aberdeen
Ron Wertheim – Valencia Isles
Ken Lassiter – Pipers Glen Estates
Audrey Arian – Banyan Springs
Ellen Gabler – Coral Lakes
Lew Doctor was elected chair by the committee members.
NEXT DELEGATES MEETING
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
ELECTED OFFICIALS’ REPORTS
Commissioner Mary Lou Berger spoke about the devastation in several areas of District 5 from the unprecedented rain storm. She also praised the County employees for their response to the storm.
Commissioner Shelley Vana is working to clean up Congress Avenue north of Hypoluxo Road and mentioned the importance of the new Homeless Resource Center.
State Attorney Dave Aronberg discussed the workings of the State Attorney’s office and its interaction with law enforcement.
Guest speaker County Administrator Robert Weisman gave a brief overview of the duties and responsibilities of his office and updated the delegates as to what is happening in Palm Beach County, specifically in the West Boynton area. He spoke at length about the decisions that the Palm Beach County Commissioners would have to make regarding the level of services, such as parks and libraries that need to be provided to the residents of West Boynton.
Weisman addressed the need to maintain roads as they age and the possibility of having a . cent sales tax levied for road maintenance. He also noted that we have a quality water supply that is continually monitored. He then spoke of the new county budget and holding the line on the tax rate, which has not been raised in three years.
Also addressed was the importance of working with the Palm Beach County Tourism Department and other agencies charged with the responsibility of attracting and keeping businesses in the county. Weisman expressed particular pride in having brought Scripps and Max Planck to Palm Beach County, which positions us at the forefront of the biotech industry.
Weisman acknowledged COBWRA’s concern about maintaining the integrity of the Ag Reserve and reported that the County Commissioners will hold a workshop to discuss the future of the AG Reserve on March 25.
HEALTH & WELLNESS COMMITTEE
FREE CPR/AED CLASSES (Non-Certified)
BETHESDA HOSPITAL WEST: Thursday, February 27 and March 6, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CALL 561-737-7733, Ext. 84405.
DELRAY MEDICAL CENTER: Friday, February 28, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CALL 1-800-897-9789.
JFK MEDICAL CENTER: Monday, February 24 and Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CALL 1-800-616-1927.
By Bruce Brodsky