Town Announcements

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TOWN OF HIGHLAND BEACH PUBLIC NOTIFICATION

 

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The Town of Highland Beach will be utilizing water from the City of Boca Raton from February 20th, 2018 until March 13th, 2018 due to a repair of the elevated storage tank.

This notice is to inform our customers that Boca Raton uses a different method of approved disinfection, specifically combined chlorine versus free chlorine. Most customers will not detect a difference however users of home dialysis machines, owners of tropical fish and managers of stores and restaurants with fish and shellfish holding tanks are advised to seek professional advice as the method for removing chloramines or a combined chlorine residual differs from removing chlorine from a free chlorine residual.

Should you need additional information about the change in the disinfection process please contact the Highland Beach Water Treatment Plant 24/7 at 561-243-2084 or e-mail your questions to Robert D. Ailstock Water Plant Superintendent at railstock@highlandbeach.us.

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TOWN OF HIGHLAND BEACH

BACKFLOW PREVENTION PROGRAM

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Backflow is the undesirable reversal of the flow of water from its intended direction in a pipeline or plumbing system.  Backflow events could pose a potential health hazard as bacteria or other harmful substances may be introduced into the water distribution system. 

The State of Florida requires that backflow prevention assemblies be installed on all hazardous cross-connections in an effort to keep our water supply safe. The owner of the facility, at their own expense, must have these assemblies tested and certified every year by a state-certified backflow technician to ensure that the regulated devices are working properly.  In order to comply with this section of the State Code, Highland Beach has adopted the applicable state statue into the Town’s Code of Ordinances. 

In addition, the Town has partnered with BSI Online to administer the backflow prevention program and will be the primary contact.  If your backflow prevention device falls under the backflow program you will be receive a letter from BSI Online on behalf of the Town to notify you that an inspection is due.  Your state-certified backflow technician will be provided with a link so the test report can be submitted to their secure digital database.  If they do not receive a report by the due date, they will send out another notice to remind you of the requirement and a grace period of thirty (30) days to file a report.  If BSI does not receive the required documentation by this date, it will be reported to the Town for possible enforcement actions under Section 29-29 of the Code of Ordinances.

If you have any questions about the backflow prevention program you can visit the BSI website at www.bsionlinetracking.com or contact them via e-mail at bsionline@backflow.com.  You may also call BSI directly at 800-414-4990 or the Highland Beach Water Department at 561-243-2084 for additional information.

Thank you for your cooperation and for helping to protect our water resources.

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 Streetscape Project Information

 

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 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. 

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3618 South Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach, FL

 

At the March 13, 2018 Municipal Election, Highland Beach voters will be asked to decide on funding the construction of a Streetscape Improvement Project at a not-to-exceed cost of $2,100,000. The project which would be paid for using existing Town reserves is expected to include the following basic components:

Replacement of the asphalt walk path with a decorative aggregate (shell) concrete walk path.

Upgrade monument signage at the north and south entry points of the Town.

Upgraded street signage (signs, signposts, and street name signs).

Relocation of trash receptacles.

ADA Standards at side street crosswalks.

Upgrade landscaping at focal points along the pathway.

The Town Commission does not anticipate having to raise taxes for this project because the plan is to self-fund the project with existing reserve funds and replenish the account over the next 10 years with the Palm Beach County Infrastructure Surtax Proceeds. The Town is working on artistic renderings that will be displayed at Town Hall and at various Town events to illustrate the project.  If you have any questions regarding this project, please do not hesitate to contact Town Hall at 561-278-4548.

 

Referendum Language

Approval to Expend Funds for Streetscape Improvements

 

MAY THE TOWN PLEDGE AND EXPEND AD VALOREM TAXES IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TWO MILLION ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO FUND STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS CONSISTING OF CONSTRUCTING A NEW WALK PATH, UPGRADED SIGNAGE, LANDSCAPING, LIGHTING, AND OTHER SIMILAR ACCESSORIES?

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________ No

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Municipal Election

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

7:00 a.m.  –  7:00 p.m.

 

St. Lucy’s Catholic Church, Parrish Hall

3510 South Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach, Florida 33487

 

For additional information, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 561-278-4548.

 

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SAVE THE DATE

 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

 

Town Hall Parking Lot – 3614 South Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach

 

Please join the Town Commission and Staff along with your fellow neighbors for a fun filled day!!!

More information to follow!

 

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