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At the February 3, 2015, Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action:

Baseball complex – approved key provisions of an interlocal agreement with the city of West Palm Beach for development of a Spring Training baseball complex for the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros. The agreement authorizes the exchange of 1.8 acres of county-owned property downtown for 143 acres of city-owned property at 45th Street and Haverhill Road, and the provisions by which the two teams will be solely responsible for development of a city park on Haverhill Road.

Village Professional Park – approved the sale of 9.92 acres of vacant county-owned property on Forest Hill Blvd. west of State Road 7 to Village Professional Park, LLC for $1.15 million. The parcel is located within the Wellington Medical Arts District; Village Professional Park was the highest responsive bidder.

Loxahatchee Groves  – agreed to sell a 1.34-acre parcel at F Road and Southern Blvd. to the town of Loxahatchee Groves in the amount of $20,000. The land must be used for public purposes and cannot be resold to a nongovernmental entity without the county’s consent.

State Road 7 – adopted a resolution expressing objection to FDOT’s postponement of construction funding for State Road 7 from 60th Street to Northlake Boulevard to Fiscal Year 2020.

Fire Rescue – approved an emergency services agreement for mutual assistance, automatic aid, and dispatch services with the city of Delray Beach for a 10-year period beginning April 1, 2015.

Coast Guard – ratified a memorandum of agreement with the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center to utilize the county’s Next Generation 911 technology to provide GPS location information for smartphone maritime users.

Radio P25 – approved the Public Safety Radio P25 migration path recommendation report.

Drug Court – approved a budget transfer of $125,000 from the Domestic Violence Trust Fund to the Drug Court program to offset a $209,000 shortfall. The remainder will come from the Crime Prevention Trust Fund ($74,000) and the Drug Abuse Trust Fund ($10,000).

Environmental ordinances – approved on preliminary reading and to advertise for public hearing on March 10 revisions to the Petroleum Contamination Cleanup Criteria and Pollutant Storage Tank System Compliance ordinances. There are no material changes.

 

 

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