Sunday, December 15, 2013
MIZNER DOG PARK: 751 Banyan Trail, off Military down Banyan Trail where USPS is. Areas are fenced off for different sized dogs. There are shaded pavilions and dogs can run off-leash. Benches can be found thruout the park. No smoking. Water and “poop” bags are provided. Hours for use are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday thru Sunday from 7:30 am to dusk. Wednesday from noon to dusk. Nine reviewers gave it 4.6 out of 5 stars.
BEACH DOG PARK: New Dog Park has opened in on the beach in Boca Raton at the north end of Spanish River Park between lifeguard towers 18 and 20. They can roam Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7 am to 9 am and from 5 pm to sunset. Annual permits are needed, which can be purchased at the Boca Raton Community Center, James A. Rutherford Community Center and Sugar Sand Park Community Center. Annual pass for Boca Raton residents is $30; non- residents, $165. Weekend passes are $10 and available at Spanish River Park gatehouse.
CANINE COVE DOG PARK: Located north of Glades Road near Sunset Cove Amphitheater and east of Osprey Point Golf Course. Two rotating sections, 1 small dogs only section, 3 fountains for dogs and walkers, 34 shaded benches, 15 Dogipot Pet Stations with plastic bags and waste recepticals, 1 pet washing station, nearby parking. Open Sunrise to Sunset but closed Wednesdays noon to 3 pm for maintenance. No food, no smoking within fenced areas. Two dogs per person, remove if aggressive. No female dogs in heat. Dogs must be vaccinated and display current licenses. Same rules for Lake Ida Dog Park in Delray Beach, Pooch Pines Dog Park in West Palm Beach and Canine Cove Dog Park.
Rules can be found at Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Ordinance.
Posted by Marilyn Farber Jacobs at Sunday, December 15, 2013
Sunday, December 08, 2013
West Palm Beach has the highest 2013 tax bill, 69.7mm with Boca Raton next at $59.1MM), Delray Beach at $47.3MM and Palm Beach Gardens at $47MM. Palm Beach’s property tax bill of $41MM makes it 5th highest in the county.
Largest tax bill goes to Florida Power & Light ($76.3MM), the Breakers is one of the top 10 taxpayers with the highest tax bill on the island, and includes properties in West Palm Beach.
Other high tax payers include Boca Raton Town Center’s trust, Bell South Communications, U.S. Sugar Corp and the owner of the Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, Comcast, Boca Raton Reosrt & Club, and Wellington Green mall owners.
· 686,556 property tax bills are mailed out by the tax collector
· Total tax revenue is $3,025 BB.
Tax Collector is Anne Gannon, whose name you know if you pay property taxes.
Posted by Marilyn Farber Jacobs at Sunday, December 08, 2013
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
If you have headed north from Okeechobee recently, you have seen large cleared areas in the Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard region, right side of I-95.
A 900,000 sq ft development is under construction at this $200MM project. The area covers 80-acres. Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach, scheduled to open on Valentine’s Day, will have more than 100 retail stores, including DKNY Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and Kenneth Cole Outlet. These renderings will give you an idea of how nice it will look... and lure you to come and shop here once it opens.
This was the site of the former Palm Beach Mall. An adjacent retail center whose opening is planned for next fall will include Whole Foods Market and a Nordstrom Rack. Dining venues will be included.
The City of West Palm Beach anticipates about $1MM annually in property taxes from this development. About 1500 full-time and part-time jobs will be created. Stay tuned at Facebook.com/Palm Beach Outlet.
Posted by Marilyn Farber Jacobs at Tuesday, December 03, 2013