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At the Sept. 11, 2012, Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action:
Refueling assistance – adopted an ordinance requiring gas stations/convenience stores with two or more attendants on duty to prominently display their store’s phone number on the gas pumps so that disabled motorists can call for refueling assistance.
Vehicle parts – approved a vehicle and equipment parts management supply agreement with NAPA for the county’s Fleet Management Division at an estimated annual cost of $2.25 million.
Island Way – postponed to the Oct. 16 BCC meeting approval of an alignment for Jupiter Park Drive/Western Corridor, to be known as Island Way.
Tourist Development Council – approved an agreement with the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to provide tourism marketing services under the county’s tourist development plan for a five-year period through Sept. 30, 2017. The amount is $1.257 million in contractual services and $3.8 million in indirect costs, grants and reserves for a total of $5.06 million. The board approved similar agreements for the Film and Television Commission ($903,813 total), the Convention and Visitors Bureau ($10.8 million total), and the Sports Commission ($1.749 million total).
Fire Rescue – approved on preliminary reading and to advertise for public hearing on Sept. 25 a series of revisions to the Palm Beach County Regional Hazardous Materials Response Ordinance.
Pollutant storage – amended the contract with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection pertaining to storage tank compliance inspection to include Martin and St. Lucie counties. This is a non-ad valorem program funded through the Florida Inland Protection Trust Fund.
Dillman Road – adopted a resolution abandoning a portion of Dillman Road from Whippoorwill Blvd. eastward to 150 feet west of Lyons Road. This action is to provide consistency with a previous abandonment of Dillman Road in 2009.
Patio Court – reaffirmed that property owners abutting Patio Court will not be required to pay any assessments for a proposed paving and drainage project, as their assessment is funded by a community development block grant.
External auditors – agreed to lift the mandatory rotation rule regarding outside auditing contracts and directed staff to bring back a formal policy.
Housing Finance Authority – adopted a series of county code revisions governing the Housing Finance Authority (HFA). They pertain to the Palm Beach County Code of Ethics and the Department of Economic Sustainability, and the removal of term limits for HFA board members.
CCRT – designated Cam Estates/Meadowbrook plats 1, 2 and 3 as a Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) neighborhood enhancement area and removed the designation from Cinquez Park and Lakewood Gardens.
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