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       Council Corner: So Much to See and Do...and Enjoy!

      By Monica Mayotte, who was re-                     Their service between West Palm Beach and Miami will   restorative repairs during 2020-2021 and will be reopening
      elected to another term on the Raton               resume on their regular schedule in November 2021. One of   to the public with its new “History Alive!” installation.
      City Council, and who is CRA Chair.                the first items that needed to be addressed before work on   Come learn the history of Boca Raton, including Boca’s
      Ms. Mayotte has been a resident of                 the Boca Raton station could get underway was moving our   relevance to World War II, the creation of the IBM PC, and
      Boca Raton for more than 20 years,                 community garden. The garden has successfully moved to   Addison Mizner’s architectural significance in our city. All
      active in the community both in our                across from Meadows Park, adjacent to Boca Raton Middle   of this is scheduled to reopen Fall 2021. I hope to see you
      local schools and as a city advisory               School. I’d like to thank both Brightline and the Boca Raton   there.
      board member.                                      Junior League for making this happen. If you are interested      Our city council  meetings  are back  to  being  held
         I hope everyone’s summer is                     in leasing a plot in the community garden, or want to learn   in person at the 6500 Congress Avenue building. The
      going well. I implore everyone to do what is necessary to   more about our community garden, please visit www.jlbr.  auditorium in this building allows for more social distancing
      keep themselves, their family, friends and community safe   org/community-garden/ for more information.   than our city council chambers in City Hall. Please join us
      from the surging COVID-19 delta variant. Please remember      The City of Boca Raton has two extraordinary events   at any of our upcoming meetings:
      to wear your mask and keep socially distanced in indoor   happening this Fall. The first is the Boca Raton Museum      September 22nd, 6:00 pm - Final Budget Hearing
      spaces, regardless of vaccine status. Let’s all work together   of Art World Premier exhibition titled “Machu Picchu and      September 27th, 1:30 pm - CRA/Workshop meetings
      to get through to the end of the virus, so our local businesses   the Golden Empires of Peru,” which opens October 16th.      September 28th, 6:00 pm - City Council Meeting
      can stay open, our schoolchildren can learn safely and our   To read more about this fully immersive exhibition and      October 12th, 1:30 pm - CRA/Workshop meetings
      community can get back to some sense of normalcy.  purchase your tickets, please visit     October 13th, 6:00 pm - City Council Meeting
         The Boca Raton Brightline train station has had some   golden.                                       As always, I can be reached at
      forward momentum in the past few weeks. The Brightline      The Boca Raton Historical Society is also celebrating an   Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you
      trains can be seen doing test runs on the track right now.   exciting milestone. The Old Town Hall has been undergoing   may have regarding the city of Boca Raton.
       From the Desk of Palm Beach County Vice Mayor

       Robert S. Weinroth: Building Safety Update,

       Vaccine Sites and Helping Veterans

      Robert Weinroth, a former member                   or more, 25 years or older, located east of I-95) stating that   program  go  beyond threshold buildings and include
      of the Boca Raton City Council, was                the property is subject to inspection. Notices will be sent   structures that are two or three stories. Last month, the county
      elected as a Palm Beach County                     between October and December.                     building and fire-rescue departments sent letters to property
      Commissioner to replace Steven                        • Property owners will have three months to return their   owners, encouraging safety inspections for buildings 25 years
      Abrams, who retired due to term limits             structural and electrical checklist to the county, and another   or older or waterproofing inspections for younger buildings
      requirements.                                      six months to make repairs related to issues that “pose an   to identify and remediate deterioration.
         The Palm Beach County Board                     immediate threat to life safety.”                    The working group will continue to meet and broaden
      of County Commissioners received                      • The inspection is not intended to review the original   to include structural engineers, insurance industry
      an update from building officials on               designs of buildings unless there is apparent overloading or   representatives, condominium lawyers, and realtors to
      the development of a building recertification program. The   significant deterioration of important structural elements.   generate a comprehensive program in the near future.
      following are some of the proposed recommendations under      • Local cities would have to adopt the program and may      Vaccine and Testing Sites. The Health Care District Palm
      consideration:                                     adapt it accordingly.
         • Initial notices will be sent to buildings (11,000 sq. ft.      Additionally, municipalities are recommending the   From the Desk of on page 12

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