Town Times Newsletter Town Times Newsletter Apr - Jun 2019

J upiter Town Times Become a Fan: JupiterTownandPolice Follow Us: @TownofJupiter Follow Us: @TownofJupiterandPolice Town Council Webcast: www.jupiter.fl.us/Live Watch Comcast: Channel 18 Town Council & CRA Commission Corner: Recent Policy Actions Below is a summary of some of the approvals and decisions made by the Town Council and the CRA Commission during recent meetings. To see items coming up on agendas for future meetings, visit www.jupiter.fl.us/Agendas. To watch meetings live, or to watch recorded meetings on-demand, visit www.jupiter.fl.us/LIVE. Town Council •  Generation Church: Approved a special exception •  Love Street Parking Lot Improvements: Awarded a and site plan amendment application to expand the contract to E&F Florida Enterprises, Inc. (known as Creative church by 2,550 square feet, increase parking, improve Contracting Group) for improvements to the Love Street landscaping, and restore historic details. The church and parking lot in an amount not to exceed $407,747.07. its surrounding properties is located at 430 Center Street. Improvements will begin in late Spring, 2019 and will include resurfacing, lighting, and landscaping. •  Adjustment to Irrigation-Quality Water Rates: Approved an increase to irrigation-quality water rates from •  Environmental Task Force: Approved the establishment of $0.2744 per 1,000 gallons to $0.2796 per 1,000 gallons an Environmental Task Force to address tree preservation in accordance with the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and best practices, evaluate the Town’s Code and Consumer Price Index. policies around sustainability initiatives, and make recommendations on open spaces. Appointments for this •  Memorandum of Understanding with Beacon committee will take place in May. Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Beacon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. •  Parking Fees at DuBois Park: Passed a resolution to oppose that defines economic development incentives and and request reconsideration of Palm Beach County's stated lease terms for the development and construction of a plan to impose fees for parking and restricting access at pharmaceutical research development and production DuBois Park. facility in the Town of Jupiter. •  Jupiter Oxbow Mixed-Use Development: Approved •  Donation of Beach-front Property to Town: Accepted a mixed-use development with seven multi-family a donation from the Natasha and Dirk Ziff Foundation residential units, 3,695 square feet of commercial space of a one-acre beachfront parcel located on A1A, across and a four-slip marina along A1A in the Inlet Village. The from Corinthians South Condominiums, about one-half property is located on the west side of North A1A between mile south of Carlin Park. The Ziff’s donated the land so Saturn Street and Parkway Street. that it would be forever available for public access to our •  2019-2020 Strategic Plan: Adopted the Town’s strategic beautiful beach. plan for fiscal year 2020. The strategic plan, which can be •  Riverwalk Lagoon Bridge Repairs: Awarded a contract to viewed at www.jupiter.fl.us/strategicplan, incorporates Bridge Masters Construction, LLC for repairs of the Lagoon prioritized strategic initiatives and associated action plans Bridge, located along the Riverwalk just south of the that Town staff will work on throughout the year, and Jupiter Yacht Club, in an amount not to exceed $248,050. incorporate as appropriate into budget recommendations Repairs are expected to begin in the spring of 2019. to the Council. •  East Indiantown Road Improvements: Awarded a CRA Commission contract to Calvin, Giordano, and Associates, Inc. for the design of Indiantown Road improvements from US •  CRA 2019 Meeting Schedule: Approved the 2019 meeting schedule for the Community Redevelopment Agency. 1 to A1A in an amount not to exceed $463,515.21. The design project will include a corridor analysis; speed and •  CRA Approved Expenditures: The Commission approved pedestrian study; and roadway, drainage, signage and expenditures from the CRA budget for the following landscape design. upcoming projects. Following the CRA Commission’s approval, the project contracts were approved by the Town •  Police Department and IT Data Center Construction: Council. Authorized the use of the one-cent infrastructure sales surtax for contract expenditures with Kaufman-Lynn •  An expenditure not to exceed $420,000 for the repairs Construction for the new Police Department and IT Data and construction of the Love Street parking lot Center building. Also approved a change order to the located on the corner of A1A and Love Street. Town's contract with Kaufman Lynn Construction relating to compensation and construction phase work, and •  An expenditure not to exceed $500,000 for the design accepting a guaranteed maximum price amendment for phase of the Indiantown Road Improvements Project Phase 1 site work improvements. for the portion of Indiantown Road from US 1 to A1A. •  Economic Development Fund Loan Guarantee •  An expenditure not to exceed $275,000 for the repairs to Alphazyme, LLC: Using the Town’s Economic and recoating of the Lagoon Bridge adjacent to the Development Fund, approved a loan guarantee for Jupiter Yacht Club. $350,000 for Alphazyme, LLC, a Boston bioscience company relocating to Jupiter. Hurricane Season Begins June 1st. Being Prepared is the Best Strategy. As Floridians, we know that when it comes to hurricane season, we should all err on the side of caution by preparing for an active hurricane season regardless of the predictions. While hurricanes may not directly hit our area, severe weather may still impact us in the form of a tropical depression or tropical storm. Every homeowner and business owner should prepare for events that may cause local erosion, flooding, wind damage and possible tornadoes. Similarly, the Town hopes for the best and prepares for the worst in its storm and severe weather preparations. Town staff works year-round to ensure the safety of residents and local resources. The best preparation is to have a plan. For tips on how to put a plan together for your family, please visit www.jupiter.fl.us/STORM for the latest Hurricane and Flood Guide, tips on drainage maintenance, evacuation routes, safety measures, important emergency numbers, and valuable resources from Palm Beach County and the National Flood Insurance Program, among others. Helpful Storm Preparation Information: Florida Department of Emergency Management: www.floridadisaster.org TOWN TIMES NEWSLETTER VOL 26 NO 2 • APR - JUN 2019 INSIDE THIS ISSUE... TOWN TIMES..................................... 1-2 Town of Jupiter Election Results Jupiter Water Rates FY 2019 - 2020 Strategic Plan Town Projects Update NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION............ 3 PURE and Great American Cleanup Resident Reminder: No Fertilizers Jupiter Life Science Jupiter Police Citizen Survey IN THE KNOW....................................... 4 Ask an Expert Drop Savers Poster Contest Business Tax Receipts Town Calendar Town of Jupiter, Florida Municipal General Election & Bond Referendum The Town of Jupiter held its General Election on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Residents cast their ballots for the following seats: Mayor - 3 Year Term Todd Wodraska First District - 3 Year Term Jim Kuretski Residents also voted to approve the proposed Land Acquisition Bond. Land Acquisition Bond Referendum NEW LOOK: Your Utility Bill is Changing! The Town is making some changes when it comes to your utility bill. Within the next two months, you will notice that your bill has a new look and format. Some important things to be aware of: 1. A new Account Information box will be located in the upper right corner of the bill and will provide new information such as the service period and bill due date, as well as the customer and account identification information that you're used to. 2. Important messages can be found on the upper right side of the bill. 3. Meter reading and consumption information will be contained in a Meter Reading box on the upper left side. 4. Account Activity will be located on the left side of the bill, with usage graphs displayed on the right. 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