Meeting Summary September 5th, 2018

The meeting was called to order by President Bob Schulbaum at 9:30 am. He introduced the guests present, including Captain Sandt of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Tony Keeler of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Captain Sandt stressed importance of observing posted speed limits as the snowbirds return. He also urged everyone to securetheir valuables to reduce theft.

The audience was pleased to acknowledge that the Alliance had brought hundreds of letters to the Palm Beach County Commissioners opposing the plan to reduce garbage collection to once a week. Bob and Lori Vinikoor, Alliance Executive Vice President, also spoke, urging the Commissioners to reconsider. The result was that the Commissioners agreed to continue a twice weekly schedule for collection, as well as not reducing the limit on vegetation pick-up.

Lori Vinikoor discussed the widening of Atlantic Avenue and the successful attempts by the Alliance to shorten the waiting period until this was done. She advised the audience of the part‘concurrency’ played in the scheduling. That is, the cooperation between builders paying for a proportionate share of the improvement and the local, county and/or state government agency’s contribution.

A guestspeaker was Grace Nelson, wife of Senator Bill Nelson. Mrs. Nelson urged a bipartisan approach to government. Mrs. Nelson presented individual pictures to Lori and Bob portraying people of different religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

Susan Bucher, Supervisor of Elections in Palm Beach County, was the keynote speaker. She gave a detailed explanation of the projected November ballot and a brief synopsis of the fourteen ballot items involved. She strongly encouraged voting early.

The October meeting will bring Todd Bonlarron, one of our PBC Administrators to explain the November Ballot Amendments.

The Alliance’s COA/HOA Board Certification Course is scheduled for Thursday November 8, 2018 from 9 AM to Noon. Message Lori Vinikoor at 561-715-1530 or e mail at

The meeting was adjourned at 10:30.