• BCC Briefs for May 3, 2022

    ​At the May 3, 2022 Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action:

    Administration – received and filed the updated Board Directive Reports, which include in process and completed board directive items

    Airports – approved an amendment to the Construction Manager at Risk Contract with Lebolo Construction Management Inc. for at Risk Services for Miscellaneous Airport in the amount of $1,518,790.48 and 290 calendar days for the Federal Inspection Services & Building 846 Storm Resiliency Modifications Package 2 at Palm Beach International Airport; approved a budget transfer of $518,791 in the airport’s Improvement and Development Fund to provide the budget for the project; including a transfer from reserves in the amount of $518,791.

    Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller – received and filed the Palm Beach County Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for fiscal year 2021.

    Commission on Ethics – approved the preliminary reading and advertisement for a public hearing on May 17, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. regarding an ordinance amending Chapter 2, Article V, Division 8, “The Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics Ordinance” as amended; amending sec. 2-255 (membership, qualifications, terms, vacancies) providing for a savings clause; providing for repeal of laws in conflict; providing for severability; providing for inclusion in the code of laws and ordinances; and providing for an effective date.

    Community Services – approved a sub-recipient agreement with United Way of Palm Beach County Inc., from April 1, 2022, through September 30, 2026, in an amount not-to-exceed $4,529,858 under the American Rescue Plan Act federal funding categorized in the county as revenue replacement, to provide funding assistance for the expansion of hunger relief system to increase food bank storage and food processing capacity. No county match is required.

    County Attorney – adopted a resolution calling for a referendum to be held on Nov. 8, 2022, to submit to the duly qualified electors of Palm Beach County a question regarding the School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida’s authority to levy 1.00 mills for operational needs of Palm Beach County public schools for the next four fiscal years beginning July 1, 2023; providing for notice of election; providing for an official ballot; providing for absentee voting and early voting; providing for referendum results; providing for severability and providing an effective date.

    Facilities Development & Operations – approved a memorandum of understanding with the University of Florida (UF) regarding the understandings and responsibilities involved with the county’s use and sublease of state-owned real property located at 571 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach; and authorize the Director of Facilities Development & Operations to execute the sublease for the property with UF and the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of State Lands.

    Resilience – adopted a resolution supporting the expansion of roadways designated as Alternative Fuels Corridors by the Federal Highway Administration in Palm Beach County.