November 2016 Meeting Highlights
MEETING MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
November 16, 2016– Villaggio
PRESIDENT GLEN HARVIE called for a quorum, called the meeting to order and led the delegates in the Pledge of Allegiance.
PRESIDENT HARVIE introduced VILLAGGIO DELEGATE ALLEN APPEL who welcomed the delegates and thanked the staff and volunteers who helped arrange the meeting.
PRESIDENT HARVIE welcomed distinguished guests and called for Elected Officials Reports.
ELECTED OFFICIALS’ REPORTS
- MAYOR MARYLOU BERGER thanked COBWRA for supporting the one percent increase in the county sales tax. She also wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
- COMMISSIONER ELECT DAVE KERNER thanked COBWRA for their support, introduced his new staff and wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
- DISTRICT 3 SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE KAREN BRILL thanked everyone for their support of the one percent increase to the county sales tax.
- PRESIDENT HARVIE read a brief note from STATE REPRESENTATIVE LORI BERMAN thanking everyone for their support and pledged to continue to work on behalf of the people of Palm Beach County.
FIRST RESPONDERS’ REPORTS
- PALM BEACH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DISTRICT 6 CAPTAIN CHRISTOPHER KEANE reported that the County Commissioners worked hand in hand with the Sheriff’s Office to enact an ordinance which will help clear the streets of curbstoned automobiles. CAPTAIN KEENE REPORTED that there have been six incidents of unlocked vehicles containing unsecured weapons that were stolen and encouraged people to lock their vehicles and NOT leave unsecured guns in their cars. He warned that no one should allow unknown persons, gypsy scammers, from either entering your house or requesting money on behalf of the delegates’ homeowner associations. He announced a CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY that is scheduled for every Tuesday between February 7 and March 28, 2017.
- PALM BEACH COUNTY FIRE RESCUE HOA LIAISON TONY KEELER thanked the delegates for their support of the one percent increase in the county sales tax.
PRESIDENT HARVIE thanked DIRECTOR SHARON REUBEN, who is leaving the board, for the work she has done, is doing and will do in the future. PRESIDENT HARVIE announce that the board has voted to bring Mel Morris on the board as a director.
STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIR STAN SHERMAN explained that the committee is developing a plan that will be working towards what COBWRA will look like in 2020. The committee is reaching out to outside organizations and agencies and will be distributing an electronic survey to the delegates asking for input as to what they believe COBWRA needs to do to continue to be relevant.
GROWTH MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR GERRY MORRISON reported on the planned 7,018 sq. ft. Children’s Academy of Lake Worth, a day care center serving 135 children, to be located on Lantana Road adjacent to the Lantana Road Library east of Military Trail. The Growth Management Committee approved the project as did the Executive Committee. The delegates voted unanimously to approve the project.
HEALTH and WELLNESS COMMITTEE CHAIR JOAN BRUNSWICK along with the committee members reminded the delegates of the STOP THE BLEED Symposium and Hands on Training scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at BANYAN SPRINGS. Doors open at 6:00p.m. with the symposium beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the hands on training beginning at 7:30 p.m. STATE ATTORNEY DAVE ARONBERG will speak on What is the Good Samaritan Law and how it can affect you. Hands on Training will be directed by PBC EMT’s. The delegates were encouraged to have their residents, security personnel, staff and COP volunteers to participates in the Symposium.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR GERRI SEINBERG introduced RICHARD BROCKWAY of the MAGHICLE DRIVERLESS COMPANY who spoke about
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By Bruce Brodsky