In a word, nothing.
The constitutionality of the town’s regulations of music from the waterfront entertainment center’s amphitheater was the subject of two days of hearings in September before U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth Marra.
Almost a year later, no final ruling has been made in the lawsuit brought by Harbourside Place against the town.
The sound limitations at Harbourside Place are so restrictive that people in the back of the amphitheater area can barely hear the music from the stage, testified a Harbourside sound expert.
“The town controls the time, the volume, the instruments played and what kind of music. These rules shut us down,” testified Ryan Miller, the director of the entertainment center on the northwest corner of Indiantown Road and U.S. 1.
Jupiter contends Harbourside is not complying with town regulations.
“Harbourside does not want to operate within the conditions of the development agreement. They think they are above the law,” Jupiter Town Attorney Tom Baird said during the hearing in West Palm Beach.
National Night Out at Roger Dean Stadium is planned Tuesday, Aug. 1 starting at 4:30 p.m.
The game between the Jupiter Hammerheads and Lakeland Tigers starts at 6:30 p.m.
Both events are free and open to the public. Donations are suggested.
National Night Out is a national community-building campaign that promotes police/community partnership and neighborhood camaraderie.
For information, go to RogerDeanStadium.com or call 561-775-1818.
Events at Roger Dean Stadium include:
- safety demonstrations
- kids’ activities
- visits from emergency personnel and exhibits
Proceeds go to Jupiter Police Explorer Program
The first people the state dispatches to the homes of potentially abused and neglected children in Palm Beach County are overworked and in some cases cutting corners, data show.
A dozen former and current Florida Department of Children and Families child-protective investigators in Palm Beach County tell The Post and its news partner WPTV NewsChannel 5 that an inundation of paperwork, an ever-expanding job description and a ballooning number of cases have led to what some are calling a “mass exodus” of investigators statewide.
Read Olivia Hitchcock’s story in The Palm Beach Post.
A public meeting is scheduled Wednesday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center to discuss the four proposals for the future of Jupiter’s town hall/police station.
The meeting is open to the public.
No vote is planned.
Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, center, heads to a vehicle after arriving on Air Force One with President Donald Trump at the Palm Beach International Airport on Mar. 3.
Candlelight protests against President Donald’s Trump’s health care plan are planned starting tonight at U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s office, 4580 PGA Blvd (PGA Commons Plaza) in Palm Beach Gardens by Palm Beach Indivisibles.
The protestors plan to be at Rubio’s office from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Friday, June 26- June 30.
This statement is from the Indivisibles:
“Senator Rubio recently stated that he wants input from Floridians but won’t hold a town hall for his constituents. Instead, he spoke with Governor Rick Scott, a well-known opponent of ACA. TrumpCare, or the recently recrafted American HealthCare Act, is projected to throw at least 24 million Americans off their insurance plans. It makes deep cuts to Medicaid in order to give a giant tax cut to the wealthiest Americans.”
This statement is from Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who supports Trump’s plan:
“There seems to be a lot of people advocating for more government and higher costs in Washington and not a lot of people advocating on behalf of taxpayers. I look forward to traveling to Washington to fight for Florida families and ensure there is a health care proposal that dismantles the terrible, expensive mess of Obamacare. Let’s remember, costs have skyrocketed under Obamacare and we need a new health care policy that allows patients to have access to quality healthcare at an affordable price.”
With about 55,000 former residents of Guatemala now living in Palm Beach County — about 7,000 in Jupiter and about 8,000 in the Lake Worth/Greenacres area — there is a growing cultural connection.
The OneJupiter project is celebrating that connection through art at an exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth.
See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.
AJ Brockman (Photos/Bill DiPaolo)
Tequesta Mayor Abby Brennan and Lake Park artist/entrepreneur AJ Brockman were among the winners of the 2017 annual Leadership Awards presented Thursday night by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce before about 380 people at PGA National Resort & Spa.
The winners were:
Tequesta Mayor Abby Brennan
Honda Classic Executive Director Ken Kennerly (foreground)
Jack Lighton, president and CEO of Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Saying fast-moving boaters are endangering swimmers and paddle boarders, the council voted Tuesday night unanimously to support a plan to extend a no-wake zone north from Cato’s Bridge on the Intracoastal Waterway.
“Large boaters are creating irresponsible wakes. It’s dangerous for kids, paddle boarders and swimmers,” said Mayor Todd Wodraska.
Opponents said more law enforcement to prevent speeding boats — not a no-wake zone — is a better response.
“It’s not the boaters traveling the 25-mile-per hour speed limit causing safety problems. More local agencies enforcing the speed limit is necessary,” said Chuck Collins, executive director of the 450-member Marine Industries Association.
The Florida Inland Navigation District opposes the no-wake zone on the one-mile stretch, said FIND Finance Director Glen Scrambler.
Boaters now can go up to 25 miles per hour in the 125-foot-wide, 10-foot-deep channel reserved for watercraft.
A no-wake zone would limit boaters to about 5 miles per hour, increasing the one-mile trip to the north end of Coral Cove Park from two minutes to six minutes.
Jupiter joins Jupiter Inlet Colony, Tequesta and the Beach Road Association, a group of condominium owners along A1A south of Coral Cove Park, that have passed resolutions in support of the no-wake zone.
The next step is to ask the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners to support the plan.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has the final say. No dates have been set for public hearings or a vote by FWC.
Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow
Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow owes about $1,600 in homeowner association fees, according to a lawsuit filed against him in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.
The homeowner’s association could foreclose on its claim of lien on the house if the foreclosure complaint is not settled. Kitzerow’s house then could be sold by Palm Beach County for the homeowner’s association to recover the assessments.
See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.