• BCC Briefs for Oct. 4, 2022

    ​At the Oct. 4, 2022, Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action:

    Administration – Received and filed the updated Board Directive Reports, including in process and completed board directive items

    Clerk & Comptroller – denied, by a 6-1 vote, an emergency one-year extension with Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company for medical benefits coverage; and directed staff to begin negotiations with United Healthcare to enter into an agreement to serve as the medical benefits plan carrier for county employees.

    Environmental Resources Management – approved Interlocal Agreement ICW-PB-22-05 with Florida Inland Navigation District for $947,875 for dredging Cut P-50 in the Intracoastal Waterway; approved a budget amendment of $947,875 in the South Lake Worth Inlet Fund to recognize the revenue from the agreement.

    Approved the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s South Lake Worth Inlet Management Plan dated July 2022.

    Palm Tran – approved ratification of a three-year Labor Management Agreement with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1577 covering Palm Tran bus operators, electronic technicians, mechanic and mechanic trainees, utility workers and storekeepers.

    Public Safety – approved a three-year agreement with Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches Inc. for spaying/neutering at-risk dogs and cats as part of the Countdown 2 Zero initiative in an amount not to exceed $900,000 for a maximum of $300,000 per year, with an option for two additional one-year terms.

    Received and filed the memorandum of agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency Integrated Public Alert and Warning Systems Program Management Office to allow the Public Safety Department Division of Emergency Management to facilitate the exchange of emergency messages using the Interoperable System(s) for Emergency Networks for three years.