PBC Board of County Commissioners briefs

PALM BEACH COUNTY — At the June 19 Palm Beach Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action:

• Property appraiser — received a presentation from Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks on property values in Palm Beach County.

• Surplus property — approved the conveyance of the county’s interest in three small parcels of surplus property with reservation of mineral and petroleum rights, but without rights of entry and exploration: 0.13 acre in Pahokee to Larance Ford for $861.43; 0.14 acre on Edham Drive in West Palm Beach to Tiger Real Estate Development LLC for $5,000; and 0.21 acre improved with a 1,232-square-foot manufactured home to the city of Belle Glade.

• Roads — approved on preliminary reading, and to advertise for a public hearing on July 10, midyear modifications to the county’s five-year road program.

• Fire Rescue — adopted an ordinance authorizing the levying and collection of a special assessment for charges billed to the county by the City of Riviera Beach for maintenance of fire hydrants located in unincorporated areas of the city.

• Palm Tran — approved the filing of a fiscal year 2017 grant application with the Federal Transit Administration for capital funds in the amount of $16.158 million. This is a cost-reimbursable agreement with an anticipated start date of Oct. 1, 2017, and an anticipated end date of April 10, 2022. An upward budget amendment of $519,364 was approved to reconcile the adopted budget to the grant award.

• Financially Assisted Agencies — approved fiscal 2019 funding allocations of $1.615 million for the Domestic Abuse/Sheltering and Homelessness service category and $11.255 million for the Behavioral Health and Special Needs/Developmental Disability, Economic Stability/Poverty, Senior Services, and non-competitive service categories under the Financially Assisted Agencies Program.

• Service Awards — recognized and congratulated 216 county employees for their long-term service to the county. Honorees included County Administrator Verdenia Baker, 30 years, and Palm Tran bus operator Thomas Romano, 40 years.

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