At the Oct. 5, 2021 Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action:
COVID-19 Update – received presentation from Dr. Alina Alonso, Palm Beach County Health Department. COVID-19 Delta variant now makes up more than 99.1% of new cases. The county’s daily positivity rate is at 6.5% and 64% of the population is fully vaccinated. 5,813 individuals have received Monoclonal Antibody Therapy at the Westgate Park & Recreation Center. Members of the public are still urged to be vaccinated. More information on vaccines and other COVID-19 topics can be found at www.pbchd.com or at www.hcdpbc.org.
The Board extended a local State of Emergency related to COVID-19 through Oct. 12, 2021. More information can be found here.
Administration – approved an interlocal agreement with the Palm Beach Workforce Development Consortium for establishing an Independent Special District and to implement Federal and State workforce development programs and related activities in Palm Beach County. This agreement reaffirms, restates and establishes the Consortium members' intent to continue the operation of the multi-jurisdictional Consortium for the express purpose of collectively carrying out the individual responsibilities of each party to the Agreement under the Workforce Programs, other applicable statutes and such other funding sources as may be available to support workforce activities.
Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller – approved a motion to receive and file a presentation of the Palm Beach County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller operations update for FY21.
County Attorney – approved the nonbinding Memorandum of Understanding (Florida Plan) in furtherance of a settlement of the action against opioid drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson and drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson in the National Multidistrict Opioid Litigation; and authorized the Mayor to execute a subsequent formal agreement that is substantially the same terms as the Florida Plan.
Engineering & Public Works – adopted a resolution approving a right of way acquisition memorandum of agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) concerning the I-95 and Central Boulevard interchange project and approved a right of way acquisition agreement with the FDOT for the construction of the project.
Facilities Development and Operations – adopted a resolution authorizing the conveyance of one property that was transferred to the county, to the Town of Mangonia Park and approved a county deed in favor of the Town of Mangonia Park.
Housing and Economic Development – approved the issuance of the Palm Beach County Health Facilities Authority revenue bonds for Toby & Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences of Boca Raton in the amount not to exceed $140,000,000.
Approved a request for an amendment to the Bond Trust Indenture dated Nov. 1, 2018, by and between the county and UMB Bank, as successor trustee related to the restructure for the county’s outstanding tax-exempt and/or taxable revenue bonds for the Tuscan Gardens of Delray Beach project; adopted a resolution authorizing the restructure of the bonds.
Youth Services – approved a three-year contract for Enhanced Mentoring Engagement with Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County (CSC) and United Way of Palm Beach County in the amount of $1,961,000.
Approved a budget amendment of $342,792 to recognize the anticipated revenue from CSC and approved a budget transfer of $278,208 from the Head Start Match reallocation for evidence-based/promising programming.