Drinking Water System Flushing to Start Monday in Tequesta
September 7, 2014 - (Article from the Palm Beach Post) Tequesta Utilities water customers might notice an increase in chlorine taste or odor starting Monday and continuing until Oct. 6.
Water officials plan to flush water mains and fire hydrants as well as
change the disinfection process. Users of home kidney dialysis machines,
restaurants with fish and shellfish holding tanks, and owners of
tropical fish aquariums should seek advice from professionals at
dialysis centers and pet stores. Tequesta Utilities has about 5,000
customers in the Tequesta area. For information, go to tequesta.org or call 561-768-0420.
Mayor Dan Comerford Appointed to Statewide Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Legislative Policy Committee
Click here to read the announcement.
Who's Sitting on a
August 25, 2014 - Although property values have risen an average of more than 12% countywide, only The Town of Jupiter Inlet Colony is proposing to lower property taxes this year. All other municipalities in Palm Beach County are keeping millage rates the same or raising their millage rate. See the entire Palm Beach Post article by clicking HERE.
Fiscal Year 2014/2015
Proposed Town Budget
July 25, 2014 - Visit our "Town Financials" page by clicking on the link on the left side of this page to read a letter from Mayor Comerford and to print out a copy of the proposed FY 14/15 budget. The proposed budget can also be located on the "Town Commission Meetings" page. Please provide your input to the Mayor and Town Commissioners regarding budget preparation. Printed copies of the proposed budget are available at the Town Administration Building.
JIC INFRA-STRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Click below to view the PowerPoint presentation given by Dr. Arrington of the Loxahatchee River District on December 3, 2013. The presentation has been saved in .pdf format so that everyone should be able to view it. PowerPoint is not required to view it. Click on the JIC Infrastructure Project page on the left for project updates.
PowerPoint Presentation (pdf)
Click below to view the JIC Preliminary Engineering Report regarding sewer installation.
JIC Preliminary Engineering Rpt.
Florida Constitutional Amendment Petition
Placed on the ballot, this amendment will allow voters in November 2014 to determine if they want 33% of excise taxes ALREADY COLLECTED on documents to support the Land Acquisition Trust Fund. Increased revenue would allow the fund to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands, thus improving water quality in the state. This is an already existing tax and passage of this will NOT raise our taxes. Improvements to such areas as the St. Lucie Estuary, Lake Okeechobee and Everglades will move forward more quickly. The water quality of the Jupiter Inlet and inland waterway will be directly and positively affected by passage of this amendment.
The legislature pledged to fully fund this trust fund about 10 years ago and gave a substantial portion of the named excise taxes to the Land Acquisition Trust Fund. Subsequently they have marked increasing shares of the collected excise taxes to general obligations, thus decreasing monies available to improve water quality in the state. This amendment will restore the original intent of the legislature.
INDIVIDUAL PETITIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE TOWN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND BY CLICKING HERE: PETITION