Published On: Wed, May 2nd, 2012

Tina’s Café gets OK to continue operating in Governmental Center complex

At the April 3 meeting, the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners took the following action:

Tina’s Café – granted a one-year continuance of the county’s lease with LJL Food Management, Inc., which operates Tina’s Café in the County Governmental Center parking garage complex.

Efficiency study – discussed a final report by Leanbreakthru Consulting Group, which conducted an efficiency study of two sections within the Engineering & Public Works Department; county staff issued a written response to the consultant’s findings in December.

Banking contract – heard a presentation from Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock on savings and increased efficiencies that have resulted from a new banking services contract with Wells Fargo.

Animal Care & Control – adopted a resolution establishing a standard form of promissory note to be accepted by the Division of Animal Care & Control from people who cannot afford to reclaim their impounded pets. The measure is expected to help reduce euthanasia and potentially increase revenue.

C-51 Reservoir – received a status report on the C-51 Reservoir project with regard to timing, water quality, current costs, utilities’ participation, and leadership and governance issues. County staff will continue to monitor the project, which could provide additional drinking water storage and distribution to southern Palm Beach and Broward counties.

Land use – declined to consider requiring a super majority vote (five votes) on proposed land-use changes for Peanut Island, environmentally sensitive lands owned by the county, and publicly-owned land in the Agricultural Reserve.

Palm Tran Connection – approved a selection committee’s choice of Metro Mobility Management Group, LLC as the recommended awardee of a contract to provide Palm Tran Connection paratransit services and directed staff to begin the negotiation process.

Affordable housing – approved an impact fee assistance program credit of $445,512 for Dakota Abacoa Housing, LLC toward the payment of road impact fees for construction of 132 affordable rental units.

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