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  • BCC Briefs for June 4, 2024


    ​At the June 4, 2024, Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action on the regular agenda:

    Administration – received and filed, by a 6-0 vote, the updated Board Directives Report, which includes in-process and completed board directive items.

    Engineering & Public Works – approved a work order in the amount of $968,000 with Ranger Construction Industries to mill and resurface John L. Evans Road from US Highway 27 for five miles.

    Approved a Consultant Service Authorization No. 4 to the Intersection Improvements Annual Design Contract with HSQ Group, LLC in the amount of $440,456 for the Donald Ross and US 1 Intersection.

    Housing and Economic Development –  conceptually approved General Obligation Housing Bond Loan Program (HBLP) for Affordable Housing Multifamily Development awards for Waterview Apartments at Mangonia Park (140 county assisted units) for $13 million, subject to other county funding sources; Isaiah Clark Apartments (125 county assisted units) for $7,362,000 million, subject to a one year commitment; Drexel Road Senior Apartments (222 county assisted units) for $13,185,000, subject to a one year commitment and projects will now be transmitted to the County's third party underwriter and the county will negotiate the loan agreements.

    Tabled Affordable Housing Multifamily Development funding for Village of Valor and staff directed to continue work with developer.

    Conceptually approved, by a 6-0 vote, HBLP Workforce Multifamily Development funding in the amount of $14.9 million for Gallery at Sunset Park (145 county assisted units); in the amount of $13 million for Residences of Lake Worth Beach (165 county assisted units) and the projects will be sent for to the County's third party underwriter and the county will negotiate the loan agreements.  

    Conceptually approved, by a 6-0 vote, HBLP Workforce Multifamily Development project for Judge Rodgers Court by the Rivera Beach Housing Authority in the amount of $13 million contingent on the submission of outstanding documents including zoning approval.

    Approved, 6-0, the creation of three (3) new ad-valorem funded positions in the Department of Housing and Economic Development and a budget transfer in the amount of $164,511 from general fund contingency reserves to fund the positions. 

    Financial Management & Budget – approved, by a 6-0 vote, a resolution amending and supplementing the issuance of not to exceed $96.2 million General Obligation Bonds for the construction and equipping of Workforce and Affordable Housing Units.  

    The following departments presented their proposed FY 2025 Budget in advance of the June 11 Budget Workshop.

    1. Environmental Resources Management
    2. Parks & Recreation

    Facilities Development & Operations – approved a lease agreement with Pero Family Farms, LLC for approximately 272.06 acres in the Ag Reserve in Boynton Beach for commercial farming of row crops for a term of five years commencing July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2029, plus three successive five year renewal options at an initial rental rate of $160,000 annually. 

    Approved a lease agreement with Pero Family Farms LLC for approximately 570 acres, consisting of two parcels of land in the Ag Reserve in Boynton Beach for commercial farming of row crops for a term of five years commencing July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2029 at an annual rental rate of $350,000 annually.

    Approved an agreement with Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc., for the development and planning of the Palm Beach County African American Museum in the amount of $1 million for an initial term of three years with an option to renew for an additional three years.

    Approved an agreement with the Community Foundation for the development and planning of the Palm Beach County Multicultural Resources Center and Museum in the amount of $1 million for an initial term of three years with an option to renew for an additional three years and a Budget Transfer from the American Rescue Plan Act Response Replacement Fund in the amount of $1 million to allocated available funding to the Multicultural Center.

    Tourism Development Council - approved an agreement between Palm Beach County and The Boca Raton Center for Arts & Innovation Inc., for the Cultural Capital Fund Grant in the amount of $865,000 to assist with the design and development phases of expansion of the cultural campus in Mizner Park and transfer from the American Rescue Plan Response Replacement Fund in the amount of $865,000 for the project.

    Approved an agreement between Palm Beach County and Conventions, Sports and Leisure International, LLC, for the development of a tourism master plan from June 24, 2024 through June 26, 2026, in the amount of $550,536.

    For further information on consent and regular items, please visit the Agenda section of our website.





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