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March 16, 2015

Solid Waste Authority Equipment Auction

Gavel Drops For SWA Surplus Equipment Auction On March 21

Commercial trucks, heavy construction equipment, vehicles, and other Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County surplus items will be sold to the highest bidder at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 21. The SWA Auction will take place at the SWA Yard, 45th Street and Jog Road in West Palm Beach.

Graham Auction Company will again lead the SWA surplus auction. A photo sneak peak of items can also be found on the SWA’s Facebook page and SWA’s Pinterest Board.

SWA Auction items are able to be inspected between 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. the Friday before the Auction, and at 8 a.m. on Auction day. All inquires are to be directed to Graham Auction Company, Lic# AB1521, 19510 US Highway 1 in Tequesta; 561-427-0520 (o).

Each lot is sold AS-IS, WHERE IS and with all defects therein. All items must be removed no later than Wednesday, March 23, at 4 p.m.


Methods of payment include cash, cashier’s check or check with bank letter of guarantee. Credit cards are not accepted for payment. All sales are subject to local tax laws, unless buyer presents a valid 2014 sales tax exemption certificate*. Licensed dealers must present a valid identification proving they are a registered dealer**. The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County does not provide towing, lifting or loading services of any type.

Those not able to attend the SWA Auction in person can bid online by registering at Proxibid.com. There is an Internet Premium of 3.5 percent added to all successful online bids, as well as 6 percent sales tax, which is applied to the invoice total, including Internet Premium. Payment options are by money order and wire transfer.


Driving Directions:

• From I-95, exit at 45th Street and head west to Jog Road. Make U-turn as soon as 45th Street turns into Jog Road and look for the Auction signs.

• From the Florida Turnpike, exit at Beeline Highway (SunPass only). At the light at the end of exit ramp, go left, then straight through the light at Beeline Highway. This will be Jog Road. Continue to SWA Auction signs.

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County reserves the right to add or to delete equipment from the sale.

The Graham Auction Company is recognized as an industry leader in the sale of capital and surplus assets through public auctions. Buyers from Alaska to Europe have responded by purchasing more than $100 million in real and personal property over six decades.

*Any chartered nonprofit, religious, charitable, scientific or educational institution or governmental agency must provide a copy of their consumer's certificate of exemption for records. False numbers will be reported to the State of Florida.

**Temporary tags for vehicles are not provided. All Individuals (not licensed vehicle dealers) buying qualified vehicles must initiate the title transfer and show proof of same prior to the SWA releasing the vehicle. Only when full payment is made and the bidder shows proof that the title transfer has been initiated, will the applicable vehicle/equipment be released.


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March 7, 2015

Green Cay Celebrates 10 Years

GREEN%20CAY%20CAKE.JPGSnakes, an alligator, and an adorable screech owl were stars today at the tenth anniversary of the opening of Green Cay Nature Center on Hagen Ranch Road in western Palm Beach County. Visitors could get up close an personal with some of the wildlife in residence.
Vice Mayor Mary Lou Berger (pictured below) was among the distinguished speakers at the event. There was a landscape architecture tour, a Green Cay history tour, a birding tour, and a volunteer recognition & appreciation awards ceremony.
Snakes, an alligator, and an adorable screech owl were stars today at the tenth anniversary of the opening of Green Cay Nature Center on Hagen Ranch Road in western Palm Beach County. Visitors could get up close an personal with some of the wildlife in residence.
Vice Mayor Mary Lou Berger (pictured below) was among the distinguished speakers at the event. There was a landscape architecture tour, a Green Cay history tour, a birding tour, and a volunteer recognition & appreciation awards ceremony.

For more information on Green Cay go to: http://www.pbcgov.com/parks/locations/greencay.htm#.VPtVavldV1Y


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February 28, 2015

Learning to Live With Alligators

Lake Worth Drainage District provides information on learning how to safely live with alligators:

Alligator sightings may occur anywhere there is water such as lakes, ponds and man-made canals. Although almost exclusively a fresh-water species, they have also been found in brackish water and marine environments.

While alligators and Floridians usually coexist peacefully, there has been recorded attacks and occasional fatalities. The key to staying safe is being alert to the possibility of an alligator's presence.

Residents should not swim or wade in areas where alligators are likely to inhabit, especially at dusk or night when they naturally feed. Feeding of alligators in Florida is illegal. When people feed alligators, it causes them to lose their natural fear and to associate humans with food. It is important to keep children and pets away from the water's edge wherever alligators are likely to be present. Do not allow dogs to swim or explore waters that are known to have alligators because dogs look like prey to alligators. There are far more alligator attacks on dogs than on humans. An alligator's prey selection seems based mostly on size of the potential prey, rather than recognition of specific animal or species.

If there is a nuisance alligator in your neighborhood, contact your local or regional Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) office or call 1-866-FWC-GATOR. If the alligator is deemed to be a threat to the public, a licensed trapper will be sent to remove it. Visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website at www.myfwc.com for more information.

From LWDD's February "Reflections"
For complete article:
http://allianceofdelray.com/item_list.asp?subcat=1063&subtitle=LWDD-February+2015+Newsletter

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February 21, 2015

Agricultural Reserve Roundtable Discussions Brough Audience Input

The latest Agricultural Reserve Roundtable Discussion which took place on February 17, 2015 brought together audience and roundtable participants together in an exercise to better understand the issues of concern to interested parties in the Agricultural Reserve. Here are the results:
http://www.allianceofdelray.com/picture/928agricultural_reserve_roundtable_february_17_red_yellow_green_exercise.pdf

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Fighting Citrus Disease

Here is an excerpt from Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam's most recent letter. He explains some advances in the fight against citrus disease:
"A 3D printed "SmartTrap" is an important weapon in Florida's fight to save our $10 billion citrus industry from citrus greening.

Scientists at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services developed the traps using 3D printing technology to more efficiently catch and study the Asian citrus psyllid, which carries the bacterial disease decimating Florida's citrus groves. Using computer software and a fast-working 3D printer, researchers can easily adjust the trap's shape, color, lights and chemicals to better attract the psyllid.

This 3D printing technology is a gigantic leap forward and gives our scientists a better chance to find a breakthrough in the fight against citrus greening.

With developments like the "SmartTrap" and the additional $18 million I requested from the Florida Legislature this year to support the industry's efforts, I'm hopeful we can save our state's signature crop."

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February 16, 2015

Festival of the Arts Boca

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February 8, 2015

Alliance Vendor Fair Enormous Success

IMG_8528_edited-CV.jpgThe Alliance of Delray Residential Associations held its Annual Vendor Fair for community association leaders on Friday February 6, 2015. The South County Civic Center was filled with companies representing industry services such as driveway maintenance, roof cleaning, painting, insurance, loans, legal and collection services. Community Association Managers were able to obtain continuing education credits from classes presented by Becker & Poliakoff. Pictured are Ken Direktor, Esq. and Nicole Pare of Becker & Poliakoff website: www.bplegal.com
The Alliance partners with Becker & Poliakoff in Educational programs throughout the year. On Thursday March 13, 2015, Condominium and Homeowner Association board certification courses will be held at the South County Civic Center (COA 9:30AM to 12:30 PM and HOA 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM). The classes are nearing capacity so call now to register. Call President Bob Schulbaum at Phone:(561)495-9670 or Fax: (561)495-0888 or e mail: bob@schulbaum.com

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February 1, 2015

Alliance and AT&T Movie Screening Phenomenal Success

DSCN1090.JPGOn January 28, 2015 the Movies of Delray Theater was packed with west Delray residents viewing the film "Cyber-Seniors."
Attendees were thrilled with the free snacks, drinks, and prizes. Two LED TV's were won by local seniors. The movie was enjoyable and there were many positive comments offered following the showing.

Photo: Alliance Board members along with AT&T representatives at the west Delray showing of Cyber Seniors.

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Alliance and Delray Medical Center Wellness Screening Expo Brings Hundreds to Civic Center

IMG_8440_edited-1.JPGOn Friday January 30, 2015 the South County Civic Center was the site of the fifth annual Wellness Screening Expo presented by the Alliance of Delray Residential Associations and Delray Medical Center. Hundreds of area residents lined up well before 8 AM to have blood screenings and the opportunity to speak to doctors one-on-one concerning their medical conditions.
Oral cancer screenings were a new addition this year. The PBSO was present with Operation Pill Drop. People were able to speak to a pharmacist concerning medications and there were many other wellness screenings and helpful information available.
This was another "win" for the public due to the hard work of the Staff and physicians of Delray Medical Center and the Alliance of Delray Residential Associations.

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January 18, 2015

USDA to Host Open House

U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory
Annual Open House
2001 S. Rock Road, Ft. Pierce, FL. 34945
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Discover more about the exciting world of agricultural research through
• Informational sessions
• Tours
Labs
Fruit Processing Plant
Greenhouse
Insectary
Farm
• Science Demonstrations
“Taste of Florida”
For more information, please call (772) 462-5800

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