October – Residents Meeting Highlights

Jupiter Farms Residents Meeting – October 2015
October’s Residents’ Meeting was an informative one. We had the pleasure of meeting with Commissioner Hal Valeche. The Commissioner said that the Jessup Trail has been completed, but we are out of funding for improvements and would like to raise additional revenue. There are two options we can choose from: One, which the Commissioner prefers, is a bond issuance. The bond is cost specific, so the money goes where we want it, for example a North County Regional Park, bridges, signals and striping. The other option is to increase sales tax, but we will have to share 40% of the revenue with the city.
Steve Carrier, a county engineer shared plans of improvements to Sierra Square. The plans include a peanut island with an acceleration and merging lane. Improvements are to start as soon as two months to six months. The Pathway Project is planned to begin early next year and will be a six foot asphalt path along Jupiter Farms road with one crossing. The crossing will have two poles with flashing double yellow lights. Each pole will have two buttons, one at pedestrian height and one at equestrian height. The pathway will connect to the Hatcher property and should be completed next summer.
Palm Beach County Sherriff stated that vandalism is down, but there have been a few stolen vehicles dropped off out here. They asked residents to please keep an eye out for broken down cars and report them with a description and location to the Sherriff’s non-emergency number. (561) 688-3000
Mike Dillion, South Indian River Water Control District Operation Manager, explained how they are focusing on our district as a whole. Now that the district has finished external issues they are becoming more involved in managing the internal areas. One main focus is on the education of land owners. For example, a permit is required to add fill to your property and your driveway culvert is the land owner’s responsibility. Each land owner should regularly inspect their culvert for signs of erosion, rust built-up, sink holes or depressions. If you find any of these signs or have any questions please call SIRWCD at (561)747-0550.
Our next monthly meeting is on Tuesday, November 10 at seven p.m. Our guest speaker will be a representative from Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority (SWA). The meeting will be sponsored by Keith Sprague of Action Arbor Care, who has offered a gift certificate for our raffle.
Child care will be provided at the pavilion for children ages four and up. Our Jupiter Farms Residents’ meeting is the perfect place to hear the latest and discuss any cares or concerns. Hope to see you there next month! Please visit our website www.jupiterfarmsresidents.com for more information.
Upcoming Events:
Halloween in the Farms – Oct 31, 2015
Jupiter Farms Residents Meeting – Nov 10, 2015
Jupiter Farms Family Hoedown – Nov 14, 2015
Logo Contest Deadline – Dec 3, 2015
Christmas Tree Sales Begin – December 6, 2015
Christmas Parade – December 6, 2015

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