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      Northern Notes

      Get To Know Your Board Of                          in the real estate and mortgage brokerage business for the   through mediation. Another of his projects has been to
                                                                                                           teach mediation and conflict resolution skills to inmates
                                                         last 30 years and is the owner of Custom Financial, LLC,
      Supervisors – Part Two                             a mortgage brokering and real estate company consulting   in two state prisons. He is the chair of the Community
                                                         firm.  For  the  12  years  prior,  Cohn  worked  for  several   Mediation  network,  a  not-for-profit  organization,
      By O’Neal Bardin, Jr.,                             stock exchange listed companies – Marriott Corporation   dedicated  to  finding  mutual  solutions  to  conflicts.  In
      Executive Director,                                and American Management Systems in their corporate   addition, Cohen has chaired a number of community-
      Northern Palm Beach                                accounting departments. Cohn has chosen to give his time   based organizations and charities in Palm Beach County
      County Improvement                                 and effort to several community organizations including as   and other areas. He also effected “change management” in
      District                                           a member of the City of Palm Beach Gardens Planning and   state owned corporations.
         Last month we started to                        Zoning Advisory Board, member of the Palm Beach North      Matthew Boykin
      introduce, or re-introduce,                        Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee,   was elected to Seat No.
      you to the members of                              and member of the Palm Beach County Audit Advisory   5 of Northern’s Board
      the Board of Supervisors                           Committee. He is also a member of a number of business   and currently serves as
      of Northern Palm Beach                             and charitable organizations. Cohn graduated from the   president. He was first
      County Improvement                                 University of Maryland with a degree in business, with a   sworn in on Nov. 19, 2008.
      District.  Each  supervisor                        major in accounting and was enrolled in graduate courses   He was reelected twice for
      brings  a w ealth of                               in finance at  American                           a four-year term and was
      knowledge and experience to the organization with their   University.                                sworn in at the Nov. 16,
      extensive backgrounds and expertise in various business      John Cohen won the                      2016 Board meeting. He
      facets. The Board of Supervisors is comprised of five   popular  election  for  Seat                 resides in Jupiter and is a
      members, four of which                             No. 4 on Nov. 6, 2012. He                         certified public accountant
      are elected through popular                        was reelected and sworn                           and is employed at NextEra Energy, Inc. He previously
      election and one through a                         in on Nov. 16, 2016 for                           worked with Bank of America and is a member of the
      landowner  election. This                          his second term. He is the                        American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
      month we’ll highlight                              current secretary of the                          Matthew holds a bachelor’s degree from Miami University
      Seats No. 3, 4 and 5.                              Board.                                            of Ohio and a master’s degree from Florida Atlantic
         L. Marc Cohn was                                   Cohen works as a court                         University.
      reelected on Nov. 19, 2014                         appointed mediator, often in                         NPDES Tip: Please check our website for information
      to Seat No. 3 for his second                       a pro bono capacity, to help                      regarding illegal dumping. Do not put any paints, fluids,
      term as a Board member                             people resolve disputes                           or oils into storm drains.
      and is the current  vice
      president of the Board.
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         By Ilan Kaufer,
         Town Of Jupiter
            Happy August!                                                                                           To reserve
         Please be mindful of                                                                                  YOUR FREE Buffet
         the heat and make
         sure to use sunscreen                                                                                      Breakfast
         on these sunny days!                                                                                 at our next meeting
         I hope everyone had                                                                                  Call Marc Feinberg at
         a great July and to all
         those families starting                                                                                  561.309.1334
         school wishing you a
         great start to the school year. Please find below a few
         recent council updates.
         Town Millage Rate

            In July of each year the town must set the Truth in
         Millage Rate, which is the maximum rate the town can
         assess when the final budget is adopted in September.
         In July, the Council set the rate at the same as the
         existing rate, meaning there will be no increases to
         the millage rate next year. As we move through the
         budget process the Council will still have discretion
         to discuss and adopt a lower rate.

         Police Station And
         Veterans Memorial

            The council recently approved a contract with
         Kaufman Lynn Construction for the construction
         management services for the new police department,
         emergency operations center, and veterans memorial.
         This is a great step forward and I look forward to
         keeping this project on time to enhance the town’s
         public safety operations and honor our brave military
         July 4 Mega Bash

            I hope everyone had a great July 4. As we have
         in previous years, the town was a sponsor of the July
         4 fireworks at Roger Dean Stadium. Despite a little
         rain, the show went on and it was great to see so many
         residents out to celebrate.
            As always please contact me with any comments
         or questions at and follow me on
         Facebook or
         Twitter @Councilorkaufer.
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