ALLIANCE OF DELRAY RESIDENTIAL ASSOCIATIONS
By Judy Goldberg
Welcome back to our Palm Greens Northern Family. You were missed! Another wonderful season is here and we survived Dorian!!!! We were very lucky. Because of the Hurricane Warnings, the September Alliance Meeting was cancelled but we now have a great opportunity to give you advanced information on the October meeting. It will appear at the end of this article.
With so many new Residents moving into Palm Greens, this is a great time to explain The Mission of The Alliance of Delray Residential Associations.
We are a non-profit civic association that provides the neighborhood associations of Delray Beach with a non-partisan, unified front and voice to federal, state, and county elected officials for the betterment of its citizens. We cooperate with these officials to build a community that will serve the best interest of all residents. Areas such as traffic control, road building, traffic lights, health care, commercial/residential development and emergency medical services are just a few of the important subjects that the Alliance pursues w/government agencies and officials. The Alliance presents open, informative programs conducted by guest speakers, to keep delegates apprised of all issues that impact our geographical area. Many of the speakers are publicly elected officials. Meetings are open to everyone.
At the last meeting, Fire Rescue representative Steen Eriksson informed the delegates that the safest place for refuge during a hurricane is in your home. However, if that is not possible, shelter will be available at Atlantic Community High School on West Atlantic Avenue. The County website www.readypbc.com provides the official Palm Beach County Hurricane Planning Guide. Public Safety/Emergency Management can also be contacted by phone at 561-712-6400. Pet stickers are available for placement on or near the front door.
If rescuers know there is a pet in the home they will attempt to rescue it in an emergency. Check with local Sheriff’s office for stickers. Writing your Pets name /species on tag is helpful. Hurricane season does extend into November so keep this information handy!
Leslie Shriberg of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office announced that the Sheriff’s Office is monitoring all religious buildings in Palm Beach County, including synagogues, churches and mosques.
On Thursday October 17, 2019 from 9AM to 1PM The Nostalgic Magazine Autumn Expo will be held at the South County Civic Center on Jog Road, across from Morikami. The Delray Alliance co-sponsors this fun, informative event. Come meet the local businesses in person & have fun. Live Music provided by Bobby Pruitt, Play Pinball Machines, fresh popcorn, a Nostalgic Photo Booth, snacks and good old community spirit.
This is a free event.
It would be remiss of me if I did not thank Susan Herman, Tom Aldrich & Marilyn Diekmann for all the leadership and hard work they put in to seal the deal on getting the proposed fire station a new home outside of Palm Greens. Also, a Big Thanks to Dr. Lori Vinikoor, Vice President of The Delray Alliance, for her excellent, helpful intervention on our behalf with the Palm Beach County Commissioners and Zoning Board!
That’s what our Alliance is all about!!!
The next meeting of the Delray Alliance will be on Wed., October 2, 2019. Come and meet Mayor Mack Bernard of Palm Beach County introducing the Office of Resilience, also New Yard Waste Ordinance & How it is Administered.
Meetings take place at the South County Civic Center Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, across from Morikami. Doors open at 9AM when refreshments are served. The meeting begins at 9:30 and always concludes by 11:30. All are welcome. See you there.