The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 9, 1976 · Page 45
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 45

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Make Bench-Sitting Fun Design One 8iltBMU cvro scm Palm Beach Post, Thursday, December 9, 1976 C3 County May Lose Funds To Better ; Migrant Housing " I S7T7 fVRAPPiTi 7.rrn HMW I l I ifcllM llrt I ill iBSyftUg I By GARY BLANKENSHIP Post Staff Writer It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an entry in the great West Palm Beach design-a-bus-bench contest. People with creative talents who are seeking fame and possibly some fortune can try their hand at improving the current bench design of cement supports spanned by two to five boards, in the contest which will be held early next year. The idea was suggested to the City Commission this week by Ken Spina, chairman of the Environmental Review Board. Spina said the contest would be a way to get attractive benches at city bus stops and improve the city's appearance. "We hope to get that done soon," Spina said of the contest. "Maybe the junior college art department will enter, or some high school classes. What we have to do is come up with the criteria. It has to be relatively vandal-proof and, of course, it has to be fairly comfortable." The prize hasn't been determined yet, he said, but the winning design will be given to the bus bench company, which places benches at city bus stops in exchange for permission to sell advertising on some of the benches. Spina said the current benches are identical to those used throughout the state, but added, "Just because they're all over the state doesn't mean we have to accept them in West Palm Beach." THEFT-Pcff V PlR' J 111' I I ' Red t "fg mrm m? ' fx v$i&l,'iA "' Aij'.ii ni. ii, ii ' ' iiiii,:;'-viMTiiUTiiiii hired an architect for the job, Levy maintains completing these plans requires money. Levy has called a meeting tonight of his board. Earlier this week he said, he may ask them to drop the whole project. He has invited Hudnell to the meeting. "We either go with all sides committed or we release the money," Levy said. "I've had it." Hudnell said FmHA never has provided "front money" before and contends the preliminary plans are normally required before a project is approved. Port Discussed by State Expert Movie Parts Offered Erosion From Expansion Feared By RAFE KLINGER Post Staff Writer A federal loan and grant for $3.2 million earmarked to build farm labor housing may be forfeited by the Palm Beach County Housing Authority. Authority Director Robert Levy said the granting agency, the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) refuses to lend the authority the "front money" to complete preliminary plans for the housing. FmHA Regional Director Charlie Hudnell said the authority and Levy are "dragging their feet" and may lose the funds which could provide up to 150 family residences for migrant laborers. The loan and grant was originally allocated to the authority June 30, 1975. Hudnell said FmHA still is holding the money for the county, but time is running out. He said the money cannot be reallocated for any other project and that it will be sent back to the federal General Accounting office. "We are ready to close the loan tomorrow," Hudnell said. "If this money gets away - it will really take something to prove to FmHA that there's a need in Palm Beach County again. "There ain't no way you can show me the fault lies anywhere except on the shoulders of the Housing Authority and its director." Both Levy and Hudnell gave the same story of the situation only each blames the other for the holdup. Both agree the money is there and that the need for low cost migrant housing exists. Both agree FmHA has asked for 14 preliminary planning points to be completed by the authority before the funds are freed. Levy claims most of the 14 points are a rehash of plans already submitted for the project. The rest are preliminary planning items needing the expertise of professional architects and engineers, he said. While the authority already has commerce, and we recognize we must have ports," Carlton said. "However, we are interested in the beaches and don't want to see an additional sand trap created." Carlton was one of several speakers on beach erosion during an afternoon symposium sponsored by the Palm Beach Civic Association. He suggested if area officials are concerned with any widening of the inlet, they should talk to officials at the Port of Palm Beach. However, civic association president Ben Oehlert said that wasn't possible. Port officials have been talking about expanding the port itself but have not said they plan to widen or deepen the inlet or the turning basin. Oehlert has been an outspoken opponent of expanding port facilities, saying such a move would triple the number of oil tankers using the port and the project would require extensive dredging of Lake Worth. Carlton said yesterday the United States has been "rather slow" in providing protection for its shoreline. "We've been underfunded for many years," he said. "But next year our department will be able to contribute 75 per cent of the non- By GAYLE PALLESEN Post Staff Writer One of the state's top beach experts warned yesterday he would take a "dim view" of deepening or widening the inlet at the Port of Palm Beach. William Carlton, chief of the bureau of beaches and shores under the state Department of Natural Resources, told municipal and county leaders meeting in Palm Beach such a move would increase beach erosion. "We in the Department of Natural Resources recognize the value of federal share of beach erosion projects." In the past, the state has been providing 50 per cent of the nonfederal share with the local governments picking up the remainder. During a morning meeting with the civic association, Carlton said 200 miles of Florida's 700 miles of beaches have eroded to a point they are no longer useful for recreation. Field work on preparing a coastal construction setback line in Palm Beach County to help reduce erosion will begin sometime after the first of the year. Palm Beach, Dade and Broward counties will be the last three counties in the state to get the setback lines. "They aren't very acceptable to shoreline owners," Carlton said. "I can assure you there will be almost total opposition." BELLE GLADE - Auditions of local residents for small parts in the American-International movie "Empire of Ants" will be held at the Chamber of Commerce office Friday beginning at 1 p.m. Jack Kosslyn, casting director, said he is looking for four men to play sheriff's deputies, one young boy, and 17 men and 13 women to portray residents who are enslaved by giant mutant ants that take over a sugar mill. Kosslyn said minorities would not be auditioned because showing them as slaves might offend some people, t "The directors felt that it might be offensive to have minorities playing the role of docile slaves to the ants," he said. Filming of the movie began last month on Hutchinson Island in St. Lucie County. Moped Law Challenge Gears Up By DEE WHITTINGTON Post Staff Writer BOCA RATON A rose is a rose is a rose, said Shakespeare, but a bicycle is not always a bicycle, says Councilman Mark Byron. It's not a bicycle when its motorized, regardless of what the state law says, according to Byron who has called for the licensing of mopeds. "We have to get a handle on these things," Byron said yesterday. Mopeds, reclassified July 1 from motorcycles to bikes, are rapidly gaining popularity. They sell for less than $500, deliver up to 150 miles per gallon and clip along at speeds up to 25 m.p.h. "Put a 16-year-old on one of these things, let 'em weave in and out of traffic and they can get hurt or hurt some elderly person," he said. "Then if they are involved in an accident which may not appear to be serious (thereby not requiring a police report) and someone wants to inquire as to his name, the driver has no license. He can say my name is Jim Jones and walk away. 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