June 2017 Meeting Highlights
COBWRA DELEGATES MEETING
AT CORAL LAKES –JUNE 21, 2017
CORAL LAKES DELEGATE SANDY PARKER and HOA PRESIDENT DELORES BEGELMAN welcomed the Delegates to their community and complimented COBWRA on the work the organization does for the community.
WELCOME NEW MEMBER
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR ELLEN GABLER (left) introduced WAYNE MEDEMA (center), Alternate Delegate from COBWRA’s newest member community, Willowood. COBWRA President Myrna Rosoff pictured right.
AUDIT COMMITTEE CHAIR STEPHANIE MELROSE reported that the Committee performed tests of the books and records of COBWRA in accordance with the Audit Procedures approved by the Board of Directors, as of April 30, 2017 and for the year then ended. Based on the results of these procedures, the Committee is satisfied that the books and records of the organization fairly represent the financial position and the results of operations for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2017.
GROWTH MANAGEMENT REPORT
- The Delegates voted to recommend approval of the Falls Commercial MUPD, located west of Jog Road and north of Hypoluxo Road. The 10,926 sq. ft. project will include a 4,926 sq. ft. gas station w/ 8 pump islands, a 2,200 sq. ft. drive-thru restaurant (450 sq. ft. outdoor seating) and 3,350 sq. ft. of retail.
- It was reported that the Hagen Ranch Commerce Center will be expanding its MUPD to add new land to accommodate a proposed parking lot with 130 spaces to reduce congestion.
ELECTED OFFICIALS REPORTS
SENATOR JEFF CLEMENS reported that the Governor has signed the Medical Cannabis Bill. He also voiced concern about HB7069 that seeks to relax zoning restrictions for Charter Schools.
REPRESENTATIVE LORI BERMAN was pleased to report that during the special session of the Legislature $50 million was allocated to fix the Lake Okeechobee dike.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER MARY LOU BERGER reported that Palm Beach County will be hosting a meeting of the Florida Association of Counties. Berger also encouraged all in attendance to attend the July 4th Celebration at the West Boca Regional park. Festivities begin at 6pm and will include music, fireworks, and great food.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER DAVID KERNER thanked the Delegates for all of the letters and calls he is receiving in opposition to the GL Homes Proposal to Dismantle the Ag Reserve Master Plan. He also announced that the Commissioners are working on a $4.5 million budget that will include dollars for additional deputies, the possible purchase of 600 acres of preserve land, and a larger monetary response to the heroine epidemic.
SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 3 REP. KAREN BRILL announced that some of the best ideas she receives come from COBWRA Delegates. She reminded the Delegates that the “How’s My Driving” bumper stickers on District school buses was first recommended by Delegate Tina Korn. She also thanked Delegate Linda Levine for recommending that signs be posted near school zones prohibiting talking on cell phones or texting when students are arriving and leaving.
FIRST RESPONDER REPORT
PBSO SHERIFF CHRIS KEANE reported that he has just returned from a 10-week leadership training program at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He also announced that the PBSO Broken Star Fund will be awarding 197 scholarships to children of police officers.
PRESIDENT MYRNA ROSOFF discussed COBWRA’s campaign opposing the GL HOMES PROPOSAL TO DISMANTLE THE AG RESERVE MASTER PLAN. She reported that 400 people turned out in pounding rain for a June 7th meeting on the topic and that, to date, over 1200 letters have been generated to the County Commissioners via the COBWRA website.
- To write a letter to the County Commissioners Opposing the GL Proposal to Dismantle the Ag Reserve Master Plan go to: https://www.cobwra.org//ag-reserve-letter
- To volunteer to work on the campaign e-mail Sharon Reuben at schnauzerfan@Comcast.net.
WPBF-25 Severe Weather Expert MIKE LYONS, discussed hurricanes, what to expect, and how to prepare for severe storms.
NO MEETING IN JULY
NEXT MEETING • AUGUST 16 • THE GROVE
Photos: Sharon Reuben