Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sunset 9-20-17

FEMA now operating


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now operating a Disaster Recovery Center in Palm Beach County to assist Floridians recovering from Hurricane Irma.
Representatives from multiple government agencies will be available at the center to answer questions and help Floridians apply for assistance.
Location:
Carolyn Sims Center
225 NW 12th. Ave.
Boynton Beach FL 33435
Monday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 You may also register for FEMA assistance online at: www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362.
If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585. Help is available in most languages, and information on the registration process is available in ASL at: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/111546.
If you need additional assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me by e-mail at: IrmaAssistance@billnelson.senate.gov, or phone toll free in Florida at 1-888-671-4091.
I encourage you to share this information with your friends and neighbors as we work together to rebuild our state.
                                             Sincerely,
                                                           Bill Nelson

Remember Chrissy Benoit?

She had a restaurant on Lake Avenue for years, Havana Hideout, and then moved operations to  Boynton Beach about 4 years ago or so calling her new restaurant The Little House.  She got into financial trouble by not paying the required amount of sales tax to the State.



On Monday, she turned herself into the Palm Beach County jail. She posted bond and is now out.

Read about Chrissy...

Quote of the Day - Lindsey Graham

"If you’re a Republican, chances are you believe in federalism. I believe that most Republicans like the idea of state-controlled health care as opposed to Washington-controlled health care."

~ Lindsey Graham

Obama flashback on Illegal Immigration - Don't let the liberals kid ya

It wasn't that long ago that the Democrats approved of this stand on illegal aliens. But socialism and communism has reared its ugly head in the United States. For the most part, it now constitutes the Democratic Party.

"Without further adieu, we give you then-Senator Barack Obama, in 2005, arguing AGAINST letting undocumented migrants enter and work in the United States:" [En-volve]

O'Reilly Witch Hunt

Bill O’Reilly’s ‘hot chocolate’ accuser arrested for false charges of a crime

People are innocent until proven guilty in this country but NOT if you are a Conservative or an Independent as is Bill O'Reilly.

The View, where this accuser appeared, should be cancelled by ABC. These women are outrageous. There are too many nut jobs who are complicit in ruining people's lives. They are allowed to say anything and get away with it.  Fox News should have known better than to believe the trash against Bill as well as Eric Bolling, Jamie Horowitz and its founder, Roger Ailes.

Read about it...

Last night's Millage rate discussion

It was said last night that everything starts at the local level and how true this statement is in so many ways. Local officials formulate policies that affect us all--how they want us to think and what money they want us to pay to implement their decisions and run our town. Political power and influence have started to shift right into the hands of city managers, mayors and city commissions. Party politics lends its influence on local officials even if we are supposed to be non-partisan. Here in Lake Worth, our commission is predominantly Democratic with three of the five commissioners registered Democrats. Scott Maxwell and Pam Triolo are both registered Republicans.

Last night on the first public hearing about the general city millage rate, something that I thought would sail on in like a swift breeze, there was much discussion. I thought for a moment that Scott Maxwell was filibustering. He put up a strong argument that we lower the millage 1/4 of a point.

Property values went up and therefore owners will be paying more in ad valorem taxes unless the city commission decides to roll-back the rate to the previous year. With the roll-back rate, government is not increasing taxes, even if the rate itself increases. This was not the decision last night and our taxes are estimated to increase by 7.24%.

In fact, the roll-back rate was not discussed. Lowering the percentage of increase by 1/4 of a point was discussed and this equated to .12% lower than the roll-back rate. It would have cost our city $281,000...unsure of the figure they quoted right now. But money is sorely needed by our city. We are still climbing from the ruins of the depression. The consensus of the commission was that lowering the tax rate was not good timing this year.

The vote on the First Public Hearing was 3/2 with Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell and Mayor Pam Triolo dissenting. The commission voted to establish the same rate as last year.  This was a sensible vote.

Sunrise through the Pines

Topless girls interrupt a Muslim event

Imans react by walking off the stage--Obnoxious feminists were actually physically assaulted. They belong to a group called FEMEN, originally founded in the Ukraine in 2008--they are against whoever they believe are against sexuality, against patriarchy, atheism, and feminism. They pull this stunt on many groups but it shows the Muslim influence that is taking over Europe...the taking of a continent without going to war.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

llinois congressman Luis Gutierrez was one of three Democratic lawmakers arrested outside Trump Tower

Luis Gutierrez making an ass of himself


"Ten liberal weenies were arrested Tuesday outside Trump Tower during a protest. Three of them were United States congressmen who somehow believe that United States law should not apply to those entering our country illegally, that they should be exempt from the law."

Read about these ugh, liberals...

Road Program Groundbreaking

FOR RELEASE UPON RECEIPT

CITY OF LAKE WORTH
501 LAKE AVENUE
LAKE WORTH, FL 33460
LAKEWORTH.ORG

September 19, 2017

Contact: Suzanne Holmes, Public Services Administration
Phone: 561.586.1720
Email: SHolmes@lakeworth.org

WHAT: CITY OF LAKE WORTH NEIGHBORHOOD ROAD PROGRAM GROUNDBREAKING
WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 10AM
WHERE: South K Street & 3rd Ave South
WHO: ALL ARE WELCOME

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Lake Worth, Florida - Please join the Mayor and City Commission for the City of Lake Worth’s Neighborhood Road Program Groundbreaking Ceremony on Saturday, September 30th. The Neighborhood Road Program is the City’s largest capital improvement project to date ($40 Million) and will dramatically improve transportation throughout the City’s residential areas. The Groundbreaking provides a chance for the public, press and project team to celebrate the start of this historic project. Parking will be available at the intersection of S. K St and 3rd Ave S.

For more information please call 561.586.1720 THANK YOU FOR HELPING US TO INFORM THE PUBLIC OF OUR UPCOMING EVENT!

Judge Jeanine's message to Hillary


Statement on President Trump's Speech to the United Nations
Contact: RJC Press Office
Press@rjchq.org

Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2017) — The RJC released the following statement from Executive
Director Matt Brooks:

Today’s speech at the UN was an historic moment for President Trump and the American people. The President’s speech set out a clear, unambiguous vision that America will always work in the best interests of its citizens and will always work with responsible countries around the globe to keep the world safe and secure. There is no greater example of this vision than President Trump’s commitments, reemphasized today, to confront the reckless nuclear aspirations of Iran and North Korea, to oppose the brutal regime of Syria, and to combat radical Islamic terrorism at home and abroad. The President was strong in his condemnation of Iran as a corrupt dictatorship, economically depleted, a destabilizing force in the Middle East, and a chief exporter of violence and terror. And, as he has many times before, the President called the Iran nuclear deal a terribly flawed and ineffective agreement.

Today’s speech was a strong affirmation of American leadership on the world stage, something that has been missing during the last eight years. The RJC applauds President Trump.

Lawn Maintenance companies - Not filled with PR people.

Lawn maintenance is in the top three of expenses for my condo association.  First is Lake Worth Utilities, second is insurance and third is the lawn. When I spend thousands of dollars a year on lawn, I want it done right.  Is that too much to ask?  It is for one company.

I just got in from hauling downed palm fronds from my front yard.  Yesterday, I did the same thing in the back.  All told, there were ten trips to the dumpster.  I have about 5 Foxtails with broken branches that our yard man will have to address.

Our yard man is new--just hired yesterday.  The other company never got around to pruning the Arecas that were dense, some filled with dead limbs. In fact, they never fulfilled their contract with our association at all.

 Downed SeaGrape

After the hurricane I was told by the owner's son not to ask him any questions, to call the office...I called the office and their phone message gave a number of the son to call if I had any questions. "Let me do my job" the owner's son said as I was standing next to him trying to ask about the dumping of this tree on county property.


He and his crew proceeded to drag a cut up downed Sea Grape across Lake Osborne Drive, a county road, and dumped the debris on John Prince Park. He informed me that FEMA would be picking up the landscape. Jamie Brown, Public Works Director said that was not so and wondered where he got that information. I couldn't answer that question because the son refused to answer me. In fact, he was so pissed, his company cancelled their contract with me. Calling him out on illegal dumping must not have set well with him.

This is what you have to deal with in Florida. There are a lot of vendors who are clueless when it comes to who is more important, them or the customer. They hurry to get the job done--get in and get out, on to the next job...err, victim and they count on unknowledgeable customers.

I know grass cutting is a hot, lousy job but if if bothers you that much and you can't follow the laws or deal with the customer, you know, the guy who pays you, find another profession.

Lake Worth to pass 2018 Budget tonight - Taxes up 7.24%

Highlights of the FY 2017-2018 budget:

  • No change in the General Fund millage rate of 5.4945 mills
  • Use of approximately $426,220 of General Fund available fund balance
  • Three (3) percent reduction in Electric Utility rates
  • Increase in Local Sewer rates of 5% to offset increased capital projects costs related to the East Central Regional (ECR) Facility.
  • Increase in Water rates of 2.75% to offset capital projects costs including the 2” watermain replacement.
  • No changes to Sanitation and Stormwater rates
  • No changes to parking rates
With the $40 million bond money for roads and the $14-16 million being used in the electric utility upgrade, we should be sitting pretty. Don't screw around with our beach.

Morning Sky 9-19-17

Gumbo Limbo at Cultural Plaza

Down for days from Hurricane Irma
 someone(s) uprighted the tree.

Photographer, Richard Stowe, Tree Board Chair

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sunset 9-18-17

Lake Worth Beach to Re-Open


The Beach and Casino complex will resume normal operating hours on Wednesday, September 20.

Trey Gowdy and Corrupt FBI agents


Why did the FBI and the Justice Department fail to comply?

(Christian News Alerts) – Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC), is known for his no-nonsense attitude and his desire to reach the truth, no matter what it takes. Gowdy’s recent pursuit into the depths of conflict for the truth is making members of the FBI and Justice Department very uncomfortable.

Gowdy is seeking to discover whether or not unverified information was presented to the courts from the dossier in an attempt to put surveillance on Trump, or anyone else involved in the Russia investigation.

Read about it...

Snowflakes condemning the President for breaking child labor laws - No Crap!


Read about it...

And putting it mildly, it's no wonder why the public is more than irritated with liberal phonies.

Trump's great golf swing

Quote of the Day - Dan Bongino

“Whoever’s telling them that – sell out on the tax thing, use class warfare arguments, and by the way, go for DACA with no border wall and you’ll get all these Democrats to love you – is utter insanity. You don’t have to be Sun Tzu to figure out that when you’re doing what the other side wants you to do, you’re probably losing.”

~ Dan Bongino
conservative republican talking about tax reform

Panagioti Tsolkas

POINT OF VIEW: Prison evacuations may not be enough for Florida

By: PANAGIOTI TSOLKAS, LAKE WORTH

Read known anarchist's Op-Ed piece...and his concern about prisoner rights. One of his concerns was not releasing prisoners during the hurricane and considers it possible cruel and unusual punishment!

Phony Baloney BS Politics - Lake Worth hates hate!


Lake Worth is issuing a proclamation against "hate." They say: THAT WE STAND IN UNITY WITH THE PALM BEACH COUNTY LEAGUE OF CITIES IN OUR ABHORRENCE (hate) OF RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS PREJUDICE AND BIGOTRY.

In other words, they say that they are against "hate" but they only HATE the hate that they disagree with. To most of these bozos, arbitrary opinions are all considered "hate."

Why not get down to the core problem--Democrats can't stand anyone with a different opinion. They have never condemned Antifa, a hate terrorist group but condemn Neo-Nazis. They have never condemned radical Islamist terrorism. They stand with illegal aliens invading our country and now want to give amnesty to 800,000 of them as a starter to bigger and greater amnesties. They condemn the rights of conservatives to be heard anywhere. They want to give sanctuary to illegal aliens, all who are criminals by simply crossing our border to begin with. They defy and resist at every little thing and that includes the liberal judges. In actuality, they hate.

Until politicians get over the hypocrisy and honor our first Amendment rights as well as our Constitution overall, then this proclamation is as phony as they are.

United Nations

The U.S. pays $8 billion a year towards the United Nations. President Trump needs to hold their parasitic feet to the fire on Tuesday regarding North Korea and the dangerous nut job.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunset 9-17-17

Birds of Lake Osborne 9-17-17

Rock band KISS has patriotic show

Legend KISS takes poke at smart aleck liberals who respect nothing (not even themselves) and honors our country, its flag and our veterans.

Read more...

Nightmare DACA Amnesty


Read about it.... We can't afford to support the world. It's insane.

Dream Act of 2017 by Sen. Lindsey Graham. This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cancel removal and grant lawful permanent resident status on a conditional basis to an alien who is inadmissible or deportable or is in temporary protected status who:
(1) has been continuously physically present in the United States for four years preceding this bill's enactment;
(2) was younger than 18 years of age on the initial date of U.S. entry;
(3) is not inadmissible on criminal, security, terrorism, or other grounds;
(4) has not participated in persecution;
(5) has not been convicted of specified federal or state offenses; and (6) has fulfilled specified educational requirements.

Problem solved, says Lindsey Graham

Hillary's What Happened?




Amazon Accused of Slashing Over 900 Negative Reviews of Hillary’s Book

Retail giant claims removal of one-star ratings for Clinton memoir based on 'triggers,' not political bias

by Margaret Menge | Updated 15 Sep 2017 at 1:21 PM
 
Read Margaret's article...

Shooting in Lake Worth - Surprise!

Shooting in Lake Worth early this morning at 10th Ave. and D Street. North or South?  Who knows, report doesn't say.

Read about what has become commonplace

American Assassin Trailer

Like action?  Like being on the edge of your seat? Hate terrorists?  This is the flick for you.


Lake Worth's beach and pier closed


As of the alert last night, the Lake Worth Beach and Pier are still closed. "Currently no one is being allowed across the bridge. Please avoid this area as conditions are extremely hazardous."

This Morning's Moon

9% of full

Irma Update

September 16, 2017, 11:34pm

Hurricane Irma Special Update 34

95% Restored

An Update from Walt Gill, Asst Director of Lake Worth Electric Utilities

Post Day 6 an awesome day!

Lake Worth Electric Utility was able to energize the last of the system circuits, that means that out of the 41 circuits within the Lake Worth Electric Territory, all main circuits are now up and running. Approximately 95% of the system has been restored, which equates to 25,692 customers. This leaves 1353 customer outages remaining. We are in the final stages of restoration. For those of you that are still without power, please continue to be patient, we are on our way. Our Tree Crews have also been busy over the last six days as well and will continue to clean vegetation from right of ways so that we have access to you.

Tomorrow (Sunday 9/17/17, Post Day 7), all crews will be out hitting the streets again, continuing to restore power and beginning final clean ups of the Lake Worth Electric System.

We caught up this afternoon with Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell who gave us a post-storm update. The Vice Mayor has spent much of the restoration walking the City helping reach individuals without power and get their addresses registered with SysOps. His hard work has helped multiple people get their power restored. If you have a neighbor tonight who you see is still without power, we urge you to follow your Vice Mayor's example and visit them and offer to help them get registered with SysOps either by phone (561.586.1695) or by filling in the online form here.

We are very pleased to announce that as of 5:15pm today 41 out of 41 circuits are now open and 95% power restoration has been achieved. At this time the big fixes are complete and we are moving rapidly into the final phase of power restoration. If you are still without power our crews are coming and all crews remain out in the field working to reach each and every resident that has lost their power. Please check the advice below to ensure you can fully alert us to your situation.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sunset 9-16-17

This is what's a "Real and Present Danger" Hillary

A Muslim refugee from Africa propositioning a girl in the UK for sex. When she refuses his advances, he slaps her across the face.

Liberals are putting our nation at risk

[Heritage Action]

Our nation’s security is at risk and the time for Congress to act is now!

We are living in dangerous times. Our nation is less secure than ever before. And even more than before – we are vulnerable to attacks by terrorists.  Our border security was intentionally dismantled by Obama. And after decades of ignoring our laws and rewarding lawbreakers – American citizens are left suffering the consequences.

If we don’t act now our nation will only be inviting more lawlessness. If changes are not made to our immigration system, we will no longer attract the best and the brightest and economic opportunity to our borders. Instead we will only be inviting more lawless illegal aliens who don’t respect our laws, traditions, values and are dependent upon government handouts

This is insanity. We must act and call upon our leaders to enforce our laws, secure our borders and protect our citizens.

That is the job of the government – not encouraging illegal immigration, rewarding criminals and irresponsibly increasing deficit spending. You can hold Congress accountable to:
  • build the wall on America’s southern border
  • end sanctuary cities
  • deport hundreds of thousands of criminal illegal aliens
  • correct failing immigration policy and restore our tradition as a nation of immigrants, not illegal immigrants

Pressure Congress to secure our borders

Bringing citizen pressure to the House and Senate is the job of Heritage Action. When your representatives give into establishment pressures and succumb to the swamp of Washington — Heritage Action is here to apply pressure on lawmakers and lobby on behalf of the American people.
It’s time for government to get to work protecting our law-abiding citizens.
Together let’s fire a no-nonsense initiative that rattles lawmakers to act. They’ve got a mandate to fulfill and time is running out. And we never take no for an answer. 

You can build the wall and secure our southern border

We can’t wait to act any longer. Demand our leaders make good on their mandate to build the wall, deport criminal illegal aliens and defund “sanctuary cities.”

Frances 2004 - Another bad memory


Very heavy rains fell in association with this slow-moving and relatively large hurricane, which caused floods in Florida. Heavy rains caused a large sinkhole to develop on Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County, which closed the highway to traffic. [Wikipedia]

There has been some controversy/confusion as to what hurricane came through and knocked down all of our aged Banyan trees that line Lake Osborne Drive. One of the gals out here says it was Wilma. However, the photos I have in my file that were taken at John Prince Park on 9-8-2004 would make it Frances. Several weeks prior to Frances, we had Hurricane Charley.

Southern Poverty Law Center - Hate Group

SPLC Warns of ‘Turmoil and Bloodshed’ Involving Confederate Monuments & MIDDLE SCHOOLS

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a far-left outfit that labels mainstream conservative organizations “hate groups” and whose “hate map” inspired a terrorist attack in 2012, has released a map of every Confederate monument in America. But the map does not just include statues: it also lists towns, cities, counties, and even middle schools that bear the names of Confederate generals.

Read about them...



Hillary: The Delusionist--"I blame you, you, you and you."

Liberal Judge ignores the President


In a stunning move straight out of “The Twilight Zone,” an out-of-control, liberal activist judge has doggedly refused to throw out a conviction against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whom President Donald Trump pardoned last month, demanding instead that both Arpaio and the Justice Department first convince her.

Read more...

Another Liberal Judge gets into the Act

Breaking news from Newsmax

Attorney General Jeff Sessions can't follow through — at least for now — with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to impose new tough immigration policies, a judge ruled Friday in a legal defeat for the Trump administration.

In what is at least a temporary victory for cities that have defied Sessions, U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber ruled that the Justice Department could not impose the requirements.

He said the city had shown a "likelihood of success" in arguing that Sessions exceeded his authority with the new conditions. Among them are requirements that cities notify immigration agents when someone in the country illegally is about to be released.

Message from Lake Worth on our Electric Power

September 15, 2017, 11:53pm

Hurricane Irma Special Update 31

Post Day 5 another good day.

Lake Worth Electric Utility was able to energize 5 more system circuits, that means that out of the 41 circuits within the Lake Worth Electric Territory, 1 circuit is left to re-energize. Approximately 84% of the system has been restored, which equates to 22122 customers. This leaves 4288 customer outages. For those of you that are still without power, please continue to be patient, we are on our way.

Tomorrow (Saturday 9/15/17, Post Day 6), we’ll hit it again, continuing to restore power.

As we move into the final phase of power restoration we understand that some residents still do not have power restored. To better help those businesses and residents who are still lacking power today we created an online power outage reporting system. This is accessible by clicking here. The form will only take a minute to fill out but will immediately notify us that you are still without power. This will allow us to better target our recovery efforts. Please note the form will not let you proceed without entering the address of the location that lacks power, this is the most important piece of information for crews so please take the time to enter it and ensure it is correct. The final option on the form is a text box where you can describe any visually obvious problems so crews can arrive with an idea of what they need to correct.

If you prefer you can still contact us by phone at 561.586.1695

One thing you can do to help speed up your recovery is take a look at the service wire running to your house follow it to the house (without touching or making physical contact) and if there is visible damage to the weatherhead (marked) or the pipe carrying the entrance cable (marked) to your electric meter, such as it hanging off the wall, then contact an electrician so that when power is restored you are not delayed in getting yours back. Otherwise when crews come through they will cut the service wire and take it back to the pole for safety purposes and then move on to the next house. You will still need to call the electrician but it will add time to your power being restored. Under NO circumstances should you try to conceal damage to the weatherhead, the pipe or the entrance cable if it is hanging off your wall-- call a certified electrician to make the repair. If you put it back yourself you risk electrocution or house fires which the City will not be liable for.

Please give linemen some space. They are unable to give time estimates on power restoration and time spent talking with you is time not on the lines. Just give them a shout of support and a thumbs up and let them continue to restore the power.

We started with the circuits which will bring the most customers online in the shortest period of time. This does mean though that there is a possibility that your neighbors will have power before you if the line to your house took damage but rest assured we will be back and get every customer back on line as quickly as possible.

As power begins to be restored you can help by turning off your AC unit, if you do not have power and ensuring that sensitive electronics are unplugged. These two actions can greatly help a smooth transition to your power returning. Once power is restored please wait 15 minutes then feel free to turn AC back on and plug your electronics back in. If you have a downed power line on your property remember to leave it alone and call us at 561.586.1695

If you still don't have power please also check your oven and stove now and make sure they are turned off to avoid accidental fires when power is returned. City employees working hard to restore the cemetery to its former tranquility. For those worried about paying late fees on City related bills such as your Lake Worth utility bill we have suspended all late fees incurred due to the storm and while municipal offices are closed. You can expect multiple information releases to come from the City through the recovery. If you haven't already please follow the City on Twitter (@LakeWorthPBC & @LakeWorthCasino).

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sunset 9-15-17

DACA - Some are criminals


The main poster child for DACA is a woman named Karen Caudillo. This DREAMer was first put up on the website Guardian where she cried and spoke about how worried she is that she is going back to Mexico.

A group called /pol/ revealed that Caudillo illegally voted during the election last year, and gave money to a liberal PAC — which is also illegal — aside from the fact that she is, technically, an illegal immigrant too.

Read more about it...
September 15, 2017

Hurricane Irma Special Update 28

Assistant Director of Lake Worth Electric Utilities, Walt Gill, got a moment to update us after crew roll out this morning on how yesterday went and to give a few important pieces of information.

Late last night Walt sent over the following written report:

"Post Day 4 (Thursday 9/13/17) - another good day.

We rolled out into the field early again this morning, and after a plan brief, safety brief and area assignments, the Minnesota crews rolled out shortly after they arrived at 9am. Lake Worth Electric Utility was able to energize 8 more system circuits, that means that out of the 41 circuits within the Lake Worth Electric Territory, 7 circuits are left to re-energize. Approximately 70% of the system has been restored, which equates to 18,596 customers. This leaves 7,814 customer outages. For those of you that are still without power, please continue to be patient, for rest assured, we are on our way.

Key pick-ups today: Lake Worth Golf Course, Palm Springs Elementary School, North Grade Middle School and Sacred Heart Catholic School, this means all of Lake Worth’s schools within the territory have been energized.

Tomorrow (Friday 9/14/17, Post Day 5), we’ll hit it again nice and early, continuing to restore power."

For the rest of the week a regular pickup schedule will be to be followed. A Hurricane related vegetation amnesty will be in place allowing 6 rather than the usual 4 cubic yards of vegetation, this is equal to roughly 3 regular refrigerators in size. Vegetation must be cut to lengths not exceeding 3ft. Stumps must be less than 15" in diameter. Please place all vegetation on the ground separated from any other debris. Do not use the Green and Black vegetation container. There will be NO recycling pickup this week.

One thing you can do to help speed up your recovery is take a look at the service wire running to your house follow it to the house (without touching or making physical contact) and if there is visible damage to the weatherhead (marked) or the pipe carrying the entrance cable (marked) to your electric meter, such as it hanging off the wall, then contact an electrician so that when power is restored you are not delayed in getting yours back. Otherwise when crews come through they will cut the service wire and take it back to the pole for safety purposes and then move on to the next house. You will still need to call the electrician but it will add time to your power being restored. Under NO circumstances should you try to conceal damage to the weatherhead, the pipe or the entrance cable if it is hanging off your wall call a certified electrician to make the repair. If you put it back yourself you risk electrocution or house fires which the City will not be liable for.

Please give linemen some space. They are unable to give time estimates on power restoration and time spent talking with you is time not on the lines. Just give them a shout of support and a thumbs up and let them continue to restore the power.

We started with the circuits which will bring the most customers online in the shortest period of time. This does mean though that there is a possibility that your neighbors will have power before you if the line to your house took damage but rest assured we will be back and get every customer back on line as quickly as possible.

As power begins to be restored you can help by turning off your AC unit, if you do not have power and ensuring that sensitive electronics are unplugged. These two actions can greatly help a smooth transition to your power returning. Once power is restored please wait 15 minutes then feel free to turn AC back on and plug your electronics back in. If you have a downed power line on your property remember to leave it alone and call us at 561.586.1695

If you still don't have power please also check your oven and stove now and make sure they are turned off to avoid accidental fires when power is returned.

City employees work hard to clean up the parks for residents to enjoy.

Our Gumbo Limbo at the Lake Worth Cultural Plaza

Do you remember back in April 16, 2015 when we had a big production and planted a Gumbo Limbo to replace the Banyan that was at the Cultural Plaza? It was a happy day. We even had a ribbon cutting.

As I recall, we spent a bloody fortune that encompassed the removal of the messy Banyan that left its berries all over the place. The city replaced it with a tree that we bought from Smarty Plants, a Gumbo Limbo. The cost to transport and replant the tree was estimated to cost $4,025 and was not in the budget. The city told us in May 2015 that it would be covered by donations.  This can't be verified. Now the tree is totally uprooted and you can kiss it goodbye.

April 2015

Irma did it's deed--

This is what happened, Hillary


Yo, Hitlery, I can tell you what happened. It is simple, really. You laid in bed with a hangover most of the race instead of campaigning in the Rust Belt and you got your ass handed to you by a 70-year-old with the energy of a teenager, doing two or three rallies a day across the country.

Read more...

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Lake Worth Notice

Inside City of Lake Worth's EOC, we are monitoring the situation. People often wonder if we have more information than the general public but with hurricanes we are monitoring the same information providers as you. Currently emergency management staff are on a 6 hour rotating shift to ensure that all positions are manned around the clock.

At this time we are feeling the effects of the outer bands of Irma, one of the effects from these bands is the increased risk of tornadoes in the area so please continue to be alert.

There is a likelihood of disruption to the electric grid but additional line crews have arrived in the City and any disruption will be dealt with promptly following the storm. During the storm crews will remain out as long as possible, even once recalled they will stay in the City so they can be on the ground instantly upon conditions improving.

Please note that the Electric Utilities emergency phone number (877.454.4480) is only for electrical related emergencies. They are not able to answer any other questions and need the line to remain clear for electrical matters.

The City follows the County lead we encourage you to download and install the PBC Dart app. The Palm Beach County DART app will help you stay up to date with the County before, during and after the storm. Android - ht.ly/IGpy30eZoKw IOS - ht.ly/jenF30eZoNA All Xfinity hotspots have been opened and made free to the public until after the storm so just look for an xfinity wifi hotspot and connect if needed.

As we go into the storm please remember that State, County and City Emergency officials do not issue any orders lightly, whether a curfew or evacuation order. We understand that these can sometimes be frustrating especially when it may seem like the danger hasn't arrived or has passed but there can be many reasons for the order to be given. The logistics of keeping all residents safe are extremely complex and officials will err on the side of caution as minor inconvenience is better than death. Please follow all safety orders when given and remember that we all want the same thing... life to return to normal, which it will if we work together.

City staff have been working hard to prepare the City in case the storm effects Lake Worth. You can expect multiple information releases to come from the City through the storm and recovery. If you haven't already please follow the City on Twitter (@LakeWorthPBC & @LakeWorthCasino).

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Irma is for the Birds

Irma

Irma Sucks, nevertheless!

See you all after the storm and maybe we'll still have power. 

For a person who is basically cautious and sceptical, I am being optimistic here.


The strongest predicted winds in Lake Worth will be 75 to 95 for Sunday night. I remember Hurricane David in 1979 that started out as they usually do as a tropical storm. Later it became a category 5 at 175 mph killing nearly 2,000 in the Dominican Republic. Here in the Palm Beaches, we were on the left side of the storm when it hit landfall on Singer Island on September 3 at a Category 1 with recorded winds at 95 mph. I distinctly remember it was 110 mph but can't verify that. I was living in that area at the time and only lost some screening on a porch. However, overall damages were estimated at $1 million. So, I feel very lucky right now with Irma's projection. It's in God's hands now.

Stay safe.

We might have lucked out after all.

Lake Worth Mayor declares State of Emergency

As of noon the City of Lake Worth Mayor, Pam Triolo, has declared a State of Emergency in response to Hurricane Irma.

In addition, the City has instigated a 3pm curfew. Unless you have a legal purpose you will not be allowed to travel within the City or County as of 3pm today. PBSO will be strictly enforcing this curfew. At this time if you are in an evacuation zone you must evacuate to a shelter. Do not delay any further, you must be in your final secure position by 3pm.