News Flash

Home

Posted on: August 1, 2021

Summary of Sept. 8 Council meeting actions

At their meeting Thursday, Sept. 8th, the North Palm Beach Village Council took the following actions:

  • Approved on 1st reading, the ad valorem tax millage rate and Village budget for 2022. If approved in a 2nd vote, this will reduce the property tax rate by 6 percent to $7.05 per $1,000 of taxable property value. The proposed new budget is $33,242,588.
  • Removed from consideration the first reading of a proposal to expand the outdoor seating area at Belle’s restaurant in Old Port Cove. Originally, the proposal included a plan to add a yacht brokerage office into the restaurant building, but the property owner has revised the plan and no longer wants to include the brokerage office. 
  • Postponed until September 23rd the first reading of Ordinance 2021-12, which would create the Prosperity Village Planned Unit Development on approximately 2.34 acres on Prosperity Farms Road, south of Allamanda Drive.
  • Approved on first reading proposed changes to Village ordinances affecting trash pickup fees for businesses. Some of the language in the existing ordinance is outdated and is no longer applicable to current collection practices. The changes will allow for a new fee schedule to be adopted, allowing greater flexibility in service level choices for businesses. The Council also asked staff to continue looking for alternate pay structures that will provide more equitable pricing based on individual business needs.
  • Changed the qualifying dates for the Village’s annual election (which historically was in March) from the first seven business days in January to a period beginning on the third Tuesday in November and ending on the fourth Tuesday in November. The proposal was made at the request of the County Supervisor of Elections office to allow them more time to prepare vote-by-mail ballots and to mail them to residents 45 days before the election, as required by Florida election law.
  • Approved a new ordinance to regulate safety issues, noise, parking and other aspects of vacation rental homes. In a separate resolution, the Council also established an annual vacation rental registration and registration renewal fee of $600 per vacation rental unit, asking staff to continue looking for ways to lower the registration cost in the future if possible.
  • Approved an ordinance allowing electrical service to formerly developed lots for the sole purpose of operating an irrigation system.
  • Authorized Village staff to receive a State Aid to Libraries Grant of $14,272.
  • Approved a contract for up to $43,373 of work by Environmental Quality Inc. for stabilization of the shoreline on both sides of the north walkover at Lakeside Park.
  • Approved the purchase from Thor Guard, Inc. of an updated lightening detection system at the Country Club and an additional remote weather alert for better coverage, at a total cost of $29,240.
  • Approved the purchase of a Mack MD7 Grapple Truck at a cost of $169,938 and declared one 2003 Grapple Truck as surplus and authorizing its disposal.
  • Approved the purchase of five 2021 GO-4 Refuse Haulers from Jeffrey Allen, Inc. at a cost of $173,147.
  • Certified the Non-Ad Valorem Assessment Roll for the Stormwater Management Utility Assessment for Village properties. The Council recently created the Stormwater Utility and Fund to better manage drainage system maintenance and repair throughout the Village, and the certified assessment roll establishes the fees property owners will pay to the Stormwater Fund once approved at the second budget hearing Sept. 23rd.

Listen to a recording of the Sept. 8th Council meeting

See the full agenda package and related paperwork

The Council’s next regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 23rd at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend or watch online here

There also will be a Council budget workshop on Wednesday, August 25 at 6 p.m. in the Country Club banquet room. The public is welcome to attend that meeting also.

For more information contact:
Ed Cunningham
Communications Manager
Village of North Palm Beach
(561) 904-2138

Facebook Twitter Email