At the September 9, 2014, Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action:
Palm Tran Connection – approved a selection committee’s recommendation of three vendors to provide Palm Tran Connection’s paratransit services: MV Transportation, Inc. for run package A; First Transit, Inc. for run package B; and Maruti Fleet and Management, LLC for run package C. The proposed seven-year contracts are in the amounts of $72.67 million, $76.2 million, and $35 million, respectively. If approved by the board in October, the new companies will begin service Feb. 1, 2015.
Trespass ordinance -- approved on preliminary reading and to advertise for public hearing on October 21 a Palm Tran trespass ordinance that provides a mechanism to temporarily enjoin individuals who have damaged property, violated certain laws, harmed or threatened others, or interfered with Palm Tran’s operations from returning to or entering onto property used for Palm Tran fixed-route service.
Movers – adopted a new schedule of fees and fines for the Palm Beach County Moving Ordinance, lowering the late fee for renewal of a moving company’s operating permit application from $250 to $75.
Hospital liens – withdrew direction to staff to draft an ordinance authorizing hospitals in Palm Beach County to place a lien on proceeds of personal injury settlements or judgments to cover payment for services rendered to a patient.
Morikami Park – approved a conceptual master plan for future development of and improvements to the 188-acre Morikami Park west of Delray Beach. The plan proposes adding 34 acres to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 25 acres for preservation and trails, 15 acres for open-field parking, 16 acres for future/institutional use, and 11 acres for a proposed Japanese inn (ryokan) and restaurant.
Wellfields – approved on preliminary reading and to advertise for public hearing on October 21 an amendment to Unified Land Development Code updating the county’s wellfield zone of influence maps.
Marina – approved a dockage agreement with the town of Lake Park for the lease of boat slips at the Lake Park Harbor Marina. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue requires dockage for two boats in order to provide emergency marine rescue services to the Lake Park area.
Retirements – recognized Water Utilities Director Bevin Beaudet and Library Director John Callahan, who are retiring this month.
Administrator’s contract – approved a contract amendment with County Administrator Robert Weisman setting a salary increase and effective date the same as other employees. Mr. Weisman will retire August 31, 2015, after 34 years with Palm Beach County, 23 as administrator.
Executive search – approved a contract in the amount of $24,250 with NP&S Management, Inc. (dba S. Renee Narloch & Associates) as the consultant for the executive search for a new county administrator.