News Thursday June 9, 2022

St. Ann Place Clinic of West Palm Beach

Homeless patients can now receive primary care at the Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s new clinic at St. Ann Place, a daytime outreach center in West Palm Beach that offers social services to our neighbors without homes. The clinic, which opened in December, is staffed by a registered nurse who provides physical exams, wound care and other services five days a week. Recently, newly homeless patients impacted by rent increases are coming for medical care. Patients can also be seen by a physician and mental health provider who help coordinate their care with the Health Care. For more information, visit BrumbackClinics.org.

Good News for Okee-Tantie Recreational Area

It’s a milestone moment for Okee -Tantie recreational area can now be developed into Big Cedar Lodge. The county and Army Corps signed off on the vacation of three easements on the property that date back to 1936.  Commission Chairman Terry Burroughs says it was a great day for Okeechobee Local officials welcomed the Corps of Engineers at a breakfast at Scott Driver Tuesday. Commander of the Corps Southeast Region General Jason Kelly took a tour of the lake and thanked the community for their support of water projects. He predicted the federal commitment and funding for the Everglades and the lake will continue 

GLADES COUNTY TALKS TAXES

Glades county is reluctant to enact new taxes and fees this year due to inflation. They do have to continue to raise employee salaries before the 2026 deadline of 15 dollars per hour for each employee. County Manager Marcos Montes De Oca presented a list of revenue generating measures like impact fees and gas taxes to the commission.  He says he wants the county budget to be sustainable.  The tax base has grown by 7 percent in the past year providing some additional ad valorem revenues. Commissioner Tony Whidden doesn’t want to increase spending this year due to the state of the economy. The governor supports sending state prisoners to the glades detention center to keep the facility from closing.  The current proposal is for 7 million dollars per year. 

Hendry Motorsports Park is experiencing flooding

Racing fans will have to change their Saturday June 11 plans since all races scheduled at the Hendry Motorsports Park have been canceled due to flooding.  In a Facebook video posted by Hendry Racing, the track can be seen completely flooded. It is currently unknown what the rescheduling plans are at this time.  More information will be posted according to Hendry Racing

PBC Sheriff’s Office Enforcement Operations Today

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a Speed & Aggressive Driving Enforcement Operation on today. The purpose of this operation is to enforce Florida State Statutes for speeding and aggressive driving and to educate the public on the dangers of excessive speed and aggressive driving. The locations of the enforcement will be in the unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County. The hours of operation will be from 6:00 pm to Midnight.