Monday, March 19, 2018

Florida school teacher under attack

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Even Phone Scammers Love Lake Worth


March 19, 2018
Contact:           Ben Kerr, Public Information Officer
Phone:             561.586.1631

Lake Worth, FL – Phone Scam targeting Lake Worth Utility Customers
On March 19, 2018 it came to the attention of the City of Lake Worth that phone scammers posing as City of Lake Worth employees are targeting customers across our service territory. These scammers may use false phone numbers that could appear on a caller ID to be City of Lake Worth. They then threaten to shut the power off unless a payment is made immediately with a Green Dot MoneyPak card or personal credit card. These calls are not from the City of Lake Worth. Lake Worth Utilities will never call and demand credit card information or take Green Dot MoneyPak cards as payment with the threat of disconnection. The City does not ask for any personal information from customers unless the customer initiates the contact.

If customers ever receive a strange call and are in doubt, they are encouraged to hang up and call Lake Worth Utilities at 561-533-7300. Authorities have been notified of this scam. Those who may have been a victim, should contact us at 561-533-7300 or make a Suspicious Incident Report with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office at 561-688-3400.  Once a customer is given a case number, they should contact Lake Worth Utilities who will forward the information to the Detective in charge.

Please contact Ben Kerr, the City of Lake Worth Communications Specialist with any questions or comments

Vehicle Homicide - Lake Worth

Incident #: 18051791
N DIXIE HWY & 11TH AVE N  |  3/18/2018 @ 10:45 PM
Palm Beach County Sheriff

Lake Worth's Annual Historic Preservation Awards

Contact:           Ben Kerr, Public Information Officer
Phone:             561.586.1631

Lake Worth – 2nd Annual Historic Preservation Awards Program Nominations Open
The City of Lake Worth Division of Planning, Zoning and Historic Preservation has opened nominations for the second annual Historic Preservation Awards Program. Members of the Historic Resources Preservation Board will judge each entry on its merit and an awards ceremony will take place in the Lake Worth Casino Ballroom during National Historic Preservation Month, on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018. 

Nominations are open for the following five categories:
•    Rehabilitation/Restoration
o    Acknowledges the compatible rehabilitation of a structure or building component
•    Compatible New Construction or Addition
o    Acknowledges designs that are compatible in massing, scale, size, and architectural features within a historic district
•    Preservation of Historic Materials
o    Acknowledges the preservation of historic character defining features
•    Preservation Craftsman
o    Acknowledges the contributions of an individual or organization to restore and preserve historic structures or building components
•    Preservation Champion
o    Acknowledges the contributions of an individual to the advancement, promotion, and support of historic preservation within the City

All nominations are due by 4pm on Monday April 2nd, 2018.

For further information, including eligibility, please see the Call For Nominations: Click here.

Please contact the City of Lake Worth Public Information Officer, Ben Kerr, with any questions or comments.

Confiscation of guns and ammo just begun in Florida

Not Just Guns: State Begins Ammo Confiscation as Well

In the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida, shooting that left 17 people dead, Florida has been one of the first states to introduce stricter gun laws, and this time the effects are being felt by one of its residents.

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Lake Worth Lacks Transparency

This has to be one of the least transparent commissions in the history of Lake Worth. The only commissioner who even reads the back-up seems to be Omari Hardy.  The rest rely on staff and the city manager to direct them, steer their thinking and their vote. But you all voted them back into power.

Tuesday night's agenda is a joke and I'm not kidding. There are 12 items on the consent Agenda--NOTHING under Public Hearings; NOTHING under Unfinished Business and NOTHING under New Business.

This commission will approve a developer's agreement between Meritgage Homes of Florida, Inc. regarding the development of 59 single family homes after the city rezoned the area in their favor.  Don't you think this is a project worthy of discussion?  Rezoning? For a developer? This commission loves to re-zone for developers.

From the back-up--
Meritage Homes will be constructing the subdivision called “Lake Cove” which will consist of 59 single family homes on the vacant parcels generally located at 19th Avenue North (adjacent to north bound I-95). Meritage Homes and the City must enter into a Developer’s Agreement for the purpose of documenting certain off-site improvements and development responsibilities for the project.

On August 1, 2017, the Lake Worth City Commission approved Ordinance No. 2017-16 rezoning the property from Single Family Residential (SRF) to a Residential Planned Development District (RPDD). Among other things, the RPDD Ordinance provides that the Developer and the City will enter into a Developer’s Agreement for the purposes of documenting with specificity certain off-site development responsibilities of each of the parties and reimbursement for certain improvements. The off-site improvements identified in the Developer’s Agreement include traffic calming measures, water services and a gravity sewer main extension, and an electrical distribution extension.

The development of the project will cause traffic impacts to Vernon Street within the adjacent Vernon Heights subdivision. In order to mitigate the traffic impacts, the Developer agrees to pay the City $18,000 as Developer’s contribution of the cost for the City to construct three (3) traffic calming speed barriers. In addition, the Developer shall extend the subdivision’s sanitary sewer collection system to service the properties along the north side of 19th Ave N. These six properties currently use septic drain fields; gravity sanitary service laterals will be installed at each property corner. The Developer shall also be responsible to construct a watermain from North A Street within 19th Ave N. to service the subdivision. During the installation, the Developer will construct water service for the 19th Ave N. properties. The City shall reimburse the Developer the cost for design, engineering, permitting and construction of the gravity sewer system with trench restoration and water
services in the 19th Ave N.

The City’s cost of the water and sewer work is estimated at $57,552.68. The electrical distribution system has been extended to service the property and the Developer shall reimburse the City for electrical utility and deposit fees to the utility CIAC account.

Peter Strzok and Lisa Page conspired to collude with Judge Rudolph Contreras, a FISA judge who presided over Michael Flynn's guilty plea

Uncovered Text Messages Between FBI Agents Show Appear To Show Collusion on Trump Admin Case

According to The Federalist, new texts between senior FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and his alleged lover, FBI attorney Lisa Page, have made the news again, this time as they appear to reveal possible collusion and conflict of interest between Strozk and a judge who sat on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunset 3-18-18

Democrat is pi**ed off at Trump for Andrew McCabe firing - Threatens him

(Gateway Pundit) – Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, fired off an ominous threat against President Donald Trump early Saturday morning over the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

Swalwell was responding to a midnight tweet by Trump about McCabe’s firing that said, “Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!”

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Jim Cramer agrees with Trump Tariffs

James J. Cramer (born February 10, 1955) is an American television personality, former hedge fund manager, and best-selling author. Cramer is the host of CNBC's Mad Money and a co-founder of TheStreet, Inc. [Wikipedia]


WASHINGTON (CBS)– The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data that also showed poor performance in other categories measuring transparency in government.

Quote of the Day - President Trump

“Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our creator. Our rights are given to us by God and no earthly force can ever take those rights away. That is why my administration is returning that power back to where it belongs — to the people."

~ President Donald J. Trump

Perception of Islamaphobia at Holy Cross to be erased

The College of the Holy Cross will stop using a Christian knight as its mascot, as the “Crusader” was deemed to be potential “Islamaphobic” at the Jesuit school. The college will also stop using the name for its athletic teams as well.


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Treachery by a RINO?

Failed Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan and his Congressional Leadership Fund pushed Democrat Connor Lamb to victory over Republican Rick Saccone with direct mail advertising touting support “for our Second Amendment Rights.”

Sunset 3-17-18

Good news for Florida

Steel manufacturer announces Frostproof plant

[The Herald Tribune] Nucor Corp. of Charlotte, North Carolina, announced plans to build a $240 million steel mill in central Florida.

Sean Malott, executive director of the Central Florida Development Council, said he believed President Trump’s recent announcement on steel tariffs helped. “It’s one of the reasons the company is looking at expansion opportunities,” Malott said.

President Trump's policy on tariffs is paying off.

Politics - Guns and Amnesty

Barack Hussein’s DOJ deleted the names of over 500,000 fugitives from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System

Andrew McCabe fired

"Pursuant to Department Order 1202, and based on the report of the Inspector General, the findings of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, and the recommendation of the Department’s senior career official, I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately," said Jeff Sessions.

The Left's War on Women

Democratic Operative Arrested for Assaulting Female Trump Official

[Steven Ahle, March 17, 2018]
Capital Hill police arrested a man after he assaulted a female Trump official after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources.

The man, who has not been identified, told Capitol Police he was a reporter for American Bridge, a far leftist PAC supported extensively by George Soros and Tom Steyer. American Bridge was founded by David Brock to support Hillary Clinton.

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