Message from Mayor Hillman – COPCN Update

I, along with my fellow Commissioners, am very pleased to report that the Palm Beach County Commissioners unanimously approved our COPCN License. This approval was a huge win for the Town in that the COCPN License is key to operating as an independent Fire Rescue Department within Palm Beach County. Our success was the culmination of long hours and hard work by staff, and the dedication and leadership of your Commission. I would like to personally thank each resident that joined us yesterday, riding along with us on a bus, to witness this historic moment. We will be the first new Fire Rescue Department in Palm Beach County in over 30 years!

I couldn’t be prouder of our team and community, but our work is not complete. Over the next few months, we will be completing the design of a new Highland Beach Fire Station. Construction is slated to begin in January 2023. The Commission and I are planning to discuss and share the design plans with the community very soon at a Special Meeting. Please keep an eye out for a future communication from the Town regarding this Special Meeting and other important news on Town business.

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Douglas Hillman
Mayor, Town of Highland Beach