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MAY 2019

Palm Beach County's effort to create mangrove islands in Lake Worth Lagoon near El Cid neighborhood marked a milestone with the completion of phase 1 of the Tarpon Cove project.

During this phase the County partnered with the Florida Inland Navigation District whose contractor moved close to 80,000 cubic yards of sand that will be used to create the islands.

The next phase of the project is expected to begin in June and last until August with the placement of sand being received through the Rybovich Marina expansion, this work and all future work will be day time operation only. 

Once the additional sand has been placed the County’s contractor will begin to grade the sand piles and create three intertidal mangrove islands and oyster reefs between Sunset Road and Avila Road, this work in anticipated to be completed between August and October.   

If everything goes according to schedule Commissioner Weiss hopes to be helping staff and volunteers with the planting mangroves and spartina this November.

Read more about the project.
The Tarpon Cove project was one of 22 projects nationwide, and the only project in Florida, selected by United States Fish and Wildlife Service for $1 million federal grant that will be matched with state and local funds to construct future phases of the project. 


The Palm Beach County Engineering and Public Works Department is resurfacing Collinwood Heights Subdivision.

Work started on Friday May 31, 2019 during the day and is expected to last for a week.


From the City of West Palm Beach

 The Clematis/Olive intersection will be closed for roadway enhancements beginning June 10th

The closure will last from June 10th to July 3rd 
The intersection will be completely closed to traffic during this time period.

There will be marked detours while the Clematis/Olive intersection is closed. Thank you for your patience during the Clematis streetscaping project.


Commissioner Weiss held three town hall meetings last week.  There were new and familiar faces. Commissioner Weiss talked about his background, issues that are important to him and his vision for the future. People asked questions, voiced concerns and shared ideas.

Commissioner Weiss wants to thank the City of Greenacres, City of West Palm Beach and the County for allowing him to use their facilities for each of the meetings. 


Palm Beach County Teaming with Home Depot for
Hurricane/Flood Disaster Awareness Day

Saturday, June 1, from 10 am to 2 pm

Staff from the Palm Beach County will be teaming up once again with Home Depot stores throughout Palm Beach County for the annual Hurricane/Flood Disaster Awareness and Preparedness Day.

This event is a coordinated effort between Home Depot, Palm Beach County government, and local municipal governments to educate the public about hurricanes, floods, and other disasters. 

The public will be able to talk with county staffers from emergency management as well as building and zoning, municipal representatives, and/or flooding experts about a variety of topics including preparedness, flood insurance, evacuation zone locations, sheltering, and recovery.

Participating Home Depot stores in or near District 2:
Home Depot - #6320             Palm Beach Lakes Blvd
1550 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach

Home Depot - #6330             Okeechobee Blvd – West
6800 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach

Home Depot - #6379             Royal Palm Beach
220 S State Rd 7, Royal Palm Beach (Wellington)

For more information click here


Friday, May 31 - Thursday, June 6 

Florida's Sales Tax Holiday on
Disaster Preparedness Supplies

This event was designed to assist residents in preparing for the traditional hurricane season, which runs June 1 through November 30. 

During this sales tax holiday period, these qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax:

Selling for $10 or less:

  • Reusable ice (reusable ice packs)

Selling for $20 or less:

  • Any portable self-powered light source (powered by battery, solar, hand-crank or gas)
  • Candles
  • Flashlights
  • Lanterns

Selling for $25 or less:

  • Any gas or diesel fuel container, including LP gas and kerosene containers

Selling for $30 or less:

  • Batteries, including rechargeable batteries, only these sizes: AAA-cell, AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, 9-volt
  • Coolers and ice chests (food storage; nonelectrical)

Selling for $50 or less:

  • Bungee cords
  • Ground anchor systems
  • Radios (powered by battery, solar or hand-crank)
  • Two-way
  • Weather band
  • Ratchet straps
  • Tarpaulins (tarps)
  • Tie-down kits
  • Visqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths and other flexible waterproof sheeting

Selling for $750 or less:

  • Portable generators used to provide light or communications or to preserve food in the event of a power outage

The sales tax holiday does not apply to:

  • The rental or repair of any of the qualifying items.
  • Sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport
Have any ideas, suggestions, concerns?

Contact Us!

We are here to help you!
Administrative Assistants to Commissioner Gregg K. Weiss:

Niels Heimeriks
Constituent Issues

Office: 561-355-4966   Cell: 561-371-1089

Virginia Savietto 
Constituent Issues

Office: 561-355-2209   Cell: 561-324-9621

Paul Razza 
Scheduling & Constituent Issues

Office: 561-355-2202  

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Contact PBC Commissioner Gregg Weiss, District 2 at:
301 N. Olive Avenue, 12th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Tel: 561-355-2202
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