Meeting Summary March 7, 2018
Contact: Executive Vice President Lori Vinikoor
President Bob Schulbaum opened the meeting leading the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence for the students involved in the Parkland shooting. Director Arnie Katz announced distinguished guests. Fire Chief Kim Hude provided an update and encouraged everyone to attend the St Patrick’s Day parade and festivities which will take place in Delray Beach on March 17, 2018. PBSO District 4 Lt. Laurie Pfeil provided a report and warned of keeping your vehicles safe even in gated communities by locking your vehicles and not leaving your key fob in your vehicle. Commissioner Dave Kerner and School Board Member Karen Brill both addressed the issues of gun control and keeping our children and families safe. Ms. Brill also indicated that today a new School Superintendent would be appointed.
President Schulbaum announced that the following Board members have been re-elected to the Alliance Board this year: Bob Schulbaum Lori Vinikoor, Norma Arnold, Arnie Katz, and Phyllis Levine. The BIG ALLIANCE NOSTALGIC EXPO will take place on Wednesday March 28, 2018 at the South County Civic Center from 9 AM to 2 PM. There will be all sorts of exhibiters displaying cultural, educational, health & wellness, travel, financial, and culinary items and ideas. There will be a classic VW photo booth, art exhibit, and classic movie on the big screen. Popcorn and other delicious treats will make this a memorable day. Come on out and enjoy!
Executive VP Lori Vinikoor provided an update on development including the proposed car wash on Jog Road, the expansion of Lyons Road and Atlantic Avenue, and the site plans of the Wawa at Atlantic & 441 and the Joseph’s Classic Market at Lyons and Atlantic All of the information is distributed by e mail and is located on the Alliance website Exec. VP Vinikoor introduced the speakers which included a guest-spot by State Attorney Dave Aronberg who explained the Grand Jury that he is convening which will investigate school safety protocols, report back and make recommendations which may turn into state law or even inspire national law.
Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks was the first scheduled speaker. She spoke on all of the Tax Exemptions available to property owners. Included are HomesteadExemption; Senior CitizensExemption; DisabilityExemption; Veterans Exemption; Nonprofit & Religious Organization Exemption. For details on all of the exemptions go to www.pbcgov.com/papa and click on any one of the titles under the “Property Exemption” heading which appears on the home page. Be aware that there are many different types of veterans exemptions so for a full explanation, read the website or call the exemption office at 561-355-2866.
Senator Maria Sachs (Fl Senator 2010-2015) who is also Executive Director of Innovation Florida concluded the meeting by speaking about additional savings available for Associations and property owners through the use of sources of renewable energy such as solar powered water heaters, energy efficient windows, selling of recyclables, composting for fertilization of golf courses and landscaping. An “Energy Audit” can also be requested free of charge from FP&L. The number to call is 1-800-DIAL-FPL or 1-800-342-5375.
The meeting concluded with an announcement of next month’s meeting which will take place on April 4, 2018 where PBC Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock will be speaking on Guardianship & Fraud and Attorney Henry Handler of Weiss & Handler will be speaking on corporate ownership of condominium units and fee simple homes. Doors open 9 AM at the Sounty County Civic Center. Meeting begins at 9:30 AM. The public is welcome.