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       Commissioner’s Update



      Public Participation Is Essential                  rentals. These are private properties rented for short-term   includes a directive for the FWC to study the impacts that

      To Preserving Home Rule                            stays on hosting platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO. I have   vessels anchored or moored outside of public mooring fields
                                                                                                           have on our economies, public safety, public ramps, docks
                                                         received complaints from residents about some short-term
                                                         rental property owners engaging in bad practices including   and marinas, and the environment during and after significant
      By Commissioner Hal                                unlawfully converting single-family dwellings into multi-  tropical storm and hurricane events. Recommendations must
      Valeche                                            family units. Additionally, residents have lodged complaints   go to the Governor, Senate President, and Speaker of the House
        At the beginning of this                         about noise, parking, trash, and life-safety issues and they   within six months after the study is completed.
      year, I highlighted some                           are upset about the disruptions to their once peaceful and     The vessel bill also specifically designates uses for
      of Palm Beach County’s                             safe neighborhoods.                               vessel registration fees, including the Marine Resources
      legislative priorities as our                        State law currently prevents counties and cities from   Conservation Trust Fund, which is to provide grants to local
      state Senate and House                             regulating vacation rentals if the local regulations were   governments for the removal of derelict vessels. Additionally,
      members prepared to                                not in place prior to June 1, 2011. The county urged our   the legislature appropriated $1 million for derelict vessel
      convene the 2019 session.                          delegation to support legislation that would restore local   removal, which I am hopeful the Governor will approve as
      I think it is important for                        zoning authority with respect to short-term rental properties,   part of the budget.
      residents to know that much                        in order to preserve the integrity of our neighborhoods. Sadly,     The county’s legislative affairs staff works diligently
      of what occurs in Tallahassee                      bills were filed that would have further preempted regulation   with our team of lobbyists to promote sound legislation
      can lead to significant fiscal                     and prevented HOAs from regulating duration of rentals   and prevent detrimental bills. However, your input as
      and quality-of-life impacts on our local community.   through their bylaws. Fortunately, those bills were defeated.   voters is vital to that process. Your legislators need to hear
        I have been concerned over the past few years about   However, that does not mean you can take your eye off the   from you and I encourage you to contact them. This link
      increasing attempts by the state legislature to hinder county   ball. Someone can file a new bill next year, so engaging your   to contact information may assist you in those efforts:
      and municipal governments’ ability to exercise home rule,   elected state representatives is critical.   http://discover.pbcgov.org/legislativeaffairs/Legislative_
      through what I would consider bad legislation. Local     The second issue brings some good news and has to do   Delegation/2019/2019-Delegation-Roster.pdf.
      communities rightfully want to chart their own course on   with derelict and abandoned vessels and particularly those     In local government news, the Solid Waste Authority has
      how they want their neighborhoods to look and function, and   that block the use of public shorelines, berthing facilities,   received confirmation that the state and FEMA will reimburse
      should not be thwarted by legislators representing areas far   docks, ramps and staging areas. The county’s ability to remove   more than $14 million for Hurricane Irma debris hauling
      across the state that have no concept of what our residents   derelict vessels has been limited to waters strictly within   costs, which represents 96 percent of the eligible requested
      want or need.                                      county jurisdiction or within 150 feet of a boat launching/  reimbursement.
        Among the many proposals raised in legislative session   loading facility. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation     I look forward to hearing from you on issues that matter
      this year, I would like to highlight a couple that have been   Commission (FWC) regulates vessels anchored or abandoned   to you. As always, please contact me if I can be of assistance
      of concern to District 1 constituents. The first is short-term   in state waters. This year, the legislature has passed a bill that   at (561) 355-2201, or by email at hvaleche@pbcgov.org.
      Jupiter Senior Softball Association




      By Mike Richman                                    divisions allowing for players who prefer a more competitive   have played, in the softball league.
        Registration for the 2019/20 Jupiter Senior Softball program   style of play, as well as those who prefer a more relaxed     The senior softball program is sponsored by the Jupiter
      is under way. Men 55 and older are invited to participate. Pickup   style with emphasis on enjoyment of the game. Sponsorship   Senior Softball Association (JSSA) in cooperation with the
      games are every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at   opportunities are also available for businesses and individuals   Town of Jupiter’s Park and Recreation Department. The season
      Jupiter Community Park, 337 Church Street.         interested in supporting the softball program.    opened April 1 and runs through March 31, 2020. A fall league
        The games follow batting practice that begins at 8:30     Shores residents Ted Battistone, Larry Wickerham, Bennett   launches in October followed by a winter league that begins in
      a.m. Players of all skill levels are welcome. There are several   Dolilner, and George Farnsworth are among those who play, or   January and features more than a dozen teams.
                                                                                                             For information call Dave Summers at (561) 800-8230 and
                                                                                                           to register go to www.leaguelineup.com/jssa.


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                                                                                                             embolden more of the little to bring in another wave of
                                                                                                             replacements to continue their relentless assault. Like
                                                                                                             the Chinese-Korean warriors during the Korean police
                                                                                                             action, they just keep moving forward. When one fell,
                                                                                                             three or four moved up to take his place.
                                                                                                               Well, the natural means failed and I could not find
      Steve Zeisloft makes contact on opening day of the 2019   Richard Sewell announces team rosters for the day’s   our Terro. Tomaselo was called to take over command.
      winter league.                                     pickup game.                                        He had thick syrup and poured a couple puddles the size
                                                                                                             of a quarter. That was it. Even when the little attackers
                                                                                                             had to squeeze between their dead, they kept coming for
                                                                                                             two days to drink the Kool-Aid. Then all was quiet on
              CAMPBELL AND KARLIK, P.A.                                                                      the battlefield. It was a bitter battle and we are again in
                                                                                                             peace. Home Depot, here I come.
                                   ATTORNEYS AT LAW                                                          Shutters
                                                                                                               After reminders in the last two newsletters, I feel sure
                                                                                                             all the shutters that were still up are now gone. What do
                                                                                                             you think?
                             Wills • Trusts • Estate Planning • Probate                                      New Car

                               Taxation • Real Estate • Corporations                                           I  had  not  even  been  in  a  car  that  was  like  an
                                                                                                             airplane cockpit. Mounted on the dash is a control
                                                                                                             panel that is confounding. Consumer Reports had no
                                                                                                             negatives on the car, but casually commented that
                                                                                                             the control panel is cumbersome. I figured, how hard
                                                                                                             can it be to master? Cumbersome, ha! Other than
                                                                                                             the fundamentals of starting, steering and braking, I
                                                                                                             can’t drive the damn thing. It is pretty. Dawn drives
                                                                                                             the new car. I am so relieved to have another car. A
                                                                                                             2004 Honda Accord with 120,000 miles is so nice. It
                                                                                                             practically drives itself. With new shiny paint on the
                                                                                                             top and hood for about $300 and a new set of tires,
                                                                                                             I am good to go for a long time and my money will
                                                                                                             stay in the bank.
                                                                                                             That’s It
                                                                                                               Now, you may be wondering whether I know
                                                                                                             anything other than about myself. l do. Probably
                                                                                                             something the board asked me to mention about The
                                                                                                             Shores. What are the first-impression factors of our little
                                        Diane L. KarLiK                                                      village? Landscaping, mulch, trees, clean driveways,
                                                                                                             sidewalks and roofs. In keeping our upscale image,
                                                                                                             those are priorities. Can some of us do a better job? I
                                                                                                             am going to Home Depot to buy a bunch of mulch on
                                                                       Tel: (561) 625-5220                   sale. You need any?
         3450 Northlake Boulevard Suite 210                Fax: (561) 625-5201• Mobile: (561) 797-5004       Copy Deadline For July
         Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403                               EMail: dlkarlik@aol.com                    June 13
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