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MAY 2019
BE PREPARED

Hurricane Season starts on June 1

Ready PBC is where you can find everything about hurricane preparedness. Look at the current status of shelters, stores, gas stations and a hurricane evacuation zone tool. 
1. Make a Plan; 2. Build a Kit; 3. Get Involved; 4. Be Informed. 

For more information click here 

Special Needs Shelter:

Palm Beach County has established a Special Needs Program to provide for citizens with certain medical problems during a major emergency. The Special Needs Shelter is a facility with physicians and nurses on staff.  It has auxiliary electrical power, is wind resistant, and not flood-prone. The shelter is not a medical facility and provides limited services. The shelter does not provide medication, dialysis, oxygen or oxygen concentrators. Space at these shelters is limited.  Prioritization is based on need

To pre-register for Special Needs Shelter click here

The Official PBC Hurricane Planning Guide:

To download the Hurricane Planning Guide click here

PBC DART App:

The Palm Beach County Disaster Awareness and Recovery Tool (PBC DART) provides residents with information and tools used to prepare for a disaster and with the ability to report damage to their home or business in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Damage reports help disaster managers get an immediate Countywide "picture" within hours of a disaster event to help prioritize response efforts.

To download the PBC DART App click here

ALERT PBC Notifications:  

Palm Beach County’s Emergency Notification System allows you to opt in to receive notifications via phone calls, text messaging, email, and more based on locations you care about. 

To sign up for ALERT PBC Notifications click here

FINE FORGIVENESS

Palm Beach County Library Systems offers Overdue Fine Forgiveness during the Month of June

On May 7, The Palm Beach County Commission authorized the Library System to run an Overdue Fine Forgiveness program that will take place in June, 2019. During the month of June, cardholders may request forgiveness for any overdue fines on their account. Requests will be accepted in person, by phone, and online at www.pbclibrary.org.
 
Cardholders can also return lost items for fine forgiveness and even request a free replacement card if needed. No refunds will be issued for fines already paid.
 
“This is only the second overdue fine forgiveness program in our history,” said Library Director Doug Crane.  “With our anniversary celebration, we believe this is an appropriate opportunity to give back to the residents of Palm Beach County who have supported County library service for the past five decades.”

Fees exempt from the program:
•     Damaged or lost material fees
•     Collection agency fees
•     Bad check fees
•     Inter Library Loan fees

FISHING CHALLENGE

FREE fishing event for anglers 5 years and up
May 24 - July 7 2019
Over $2,500 in awesome prizes!

The objectives of the Lake Worth Lagoon Fishing Challenge are to:

Document finfish species and location in the lagoon using angler caught fish that are photographed and reported via a smartphone app or desktop computer.
Increase awareness of Lake Worth Lagoon, its natural resources and its economic and recreational value.
Encourage anglers to continue reporting their catch using the iAngler app to support ongoing fisheries data collection.

Anglers can also submit catches and earn rewards with FWC's Catch a Memory Program here: www.catchafloridamemory.com

For more information click here
To Register click here

TRASH TALK

Curbside garbage, yard waste and bulk collection will change on Oct. 1, 2019
Note:  This change only affects residents in unincorporated Palm Beach County. If you have questions contact Customer Service 561-697-2700.

New trash carts as county is going automated
Every unincorporated residential curbside customer will receive a new 95 gallon cart that will be serviced by specialized trucks with cart tipping equipment. The cart will be delivered to your home by the hauler prior to the new contract start date, most likely in the month of September.
Learn more about the carts

Keep yard waste piles under six cubic yards
Under the new collection contract haulers will no longer pick up piles that exceed the limit of six cubic yards. Learn more about the new rules.
Six cubic yards is a whole lot.
Watch this video that explains just how much 6 cubic yards is. 
PROCLAMATIONS
MEET GREGG
Have any ideas, suggestions, concerns?

Contact Us!

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

Niels Heimeriks
Constituent Issues
NHeimeriks@pbcgov.org

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

Virginia Savietto 
Constituent Issues
VSavietto@pbcgov.org

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

Paul Razza 
Scheduling & Constituent Issues
PRazza@pbcgov.org

Office: 561-355-2202  

Website: www.pbcgov.com/D2
Email us as a group: district2@pbcgov.org


Contact PBC Commissioner Gregg Weiss, District 2 at:
301 N. Olive Avenue, 12th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Tel: 561-355-2202
Email: district2@pbcgov.org
Website: www.pbcgov.com/D2
Follow us on social media:
Facebook: @GreggWeissPBCCommissionerD2
Twitter: @GreggPBC

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