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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 25

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Sunday, March 29, 1998
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2$ THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1998 C lYlLTIUG IxUWLlV Acreage residents question need for water system i PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE Up to 20 stories from 56 area communities at www.GoPBI.comYourTown 9. Construction continues on Interstate 95 between Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach and Hypoluxo Road, but all lanes will remain open through Saturday. This 7-mile section is being repaved. Also, outside lanes are being added between Southern and Forest Hill boulevards and Lantana and Hypoluxo roads, and sound barriers are being added in these two areas. Comole- MARTINsiV r W COUNTY V TndiantovwRd. . CI . Jupiter CH2M Hill tested 12 wells. They found two kith high levels of bacteria from human and animal waste, and nine with aesthetic problems such as taste, color or smell. Mut officials said that a larger sampling is needed. Tests could begin in 90 days, with results by August. OKEECHOBEE Benedicto Vasquez, 26, of Okeechobee, died Saturday after he lost control of his 1990 Chevrolet while trying to pass another car on a curve on Southwest 67th Drive, near Southwest Ninth Street. Vasquez was trying to pass a car driven by Arnondo Felix, 18, of Okeechobee, when the cars collided and his car flipped on the side of the road, troopers said. Vasquez and a passenger, Jose Montelongo, were thrown from the car. Montelongo and another passenger, Angel Ceron, both of Okeechobee, were treated for injuries and released. Felix and his passenger, Rafael Orosco, 22, of Okeechobee, were not injured. BOCA RATON Marie Trusz, 75, of Boca Raton, died Thursday when her Dodge Aries collided with a Chrysler Sebring driven by Donna Venette, 54, police said. Trusz was making a left turn from northbound Military Trail on to Northwest 19th Street, Boca Raton police said. Donna Venette and a passenger, Wayne Venette, suffered minor injuries. Police are investigating. By Matt Mossman Palm Beach Post Staff Writer THE ACREAGE A flier dropped on their front doors told Acreage residents that an Indian Trail Improvement District meeting would help them increase the quality of their drinking water and save them money. Instead, they got a presentation by engineers and economists on a central water system for The Acreage, which now is served by wells. The presentation, by engineering consultants CH2M Hill, claimed that a central water system would be cheaper and safer for residents. Board of Supervisors President Bill Gotthelf said the presentation was just for informa 0 Donald Ross Ret. WPGA Blvd. - 1 lbrnpi Northlake ; ;; Jj j Blvd. a S Blue Heron Blvd. tion of this $12.2 million project is expected in early 1999. 10. A southbound lane is closed at all times on Military Trail from Forest Hill Boulevard in West Palm Beach south to Lake Worth Road in suburban Lake Worth. Improvements include drainage repairs, closing median openings, adding sidewalks and bike lanes on both sides of the road and repaving. Completion of the $3.5 million project is expected by fall. 11. Work is under way to rebuild Federal Highway in Lake Worth between the bridge over the West Palm Beach Canal and Fifth Avenue North. The south half of this 1.6-mile project, from 13th Avenue North to sp; t' could begin in about 90 dayswith results by August. The testing v 1 IP. vsr. Ml Si tional purposes. 13 J WestR Blvd. Paim Okeechobee But when residents voiced Beach U Belvedere .Rd-lit 11 Southern Blvd. ; their fears about getting socked with extra costs for a water sys .'Summit Btvtt 3 .Forest Hill Btvd. Li tem up to $81 million the board voted 6-1 to require a referendum before approving a sys If If P EE LSD A Clewiston man was in stable but guarded condition Saturday at St. Mary's Medical Center after receiving a shock while trying to fix an antenna on Corkscrew Boulevard west of South Bay. Jeff Prather, 34, touched a live wire with his hand and was jolted into contact with a high-voltage line, Palm Beach County Sheriffs Deputy Philip Dimola said. He then walked into an empty apartment nearby. Neighbors heard a popping sound and called paramedics, who flew Prather by helicopter to the West Palm Beach hospital. He had a scar on his stomach, Dimola said, and did not lose consciousness. Lae worcn net tem. II T Larftana RdS They also voted to back off the M . . W iJ -r -ir t w ii t Hypokwe Rd. j t issue until the Palm Beach County Health Care District tests Acreage wells for contamination. Chris Karch was the lone dissenting vote. Unless the health district comes in here and shuts the wells down, I don't think we should have a water system in The will cost Indian Trail 510,000., CH2M Hill's report found that a water system could be built and operated cheaper than residents' private wells $39 to $62 a month for a water system, vs. :$77 to $116 a month for well water treatment. But the report assumes most Acreage residents buy well systems costing upwards of $5,000. Bonde said residents probably; are spending less than $2,j)00, j and that a basic well system can cost as low as $1,000. That water I won't meet primary watr quality J standards, but it will be safe and drinkable. : , v"4 -'.v-'y ? Most residents said they were satisfied with their well water and I were not willing to pay for a cen-I tral system. "I own four lots out here, and if this thing goes through you're going to financially break me," Matt Engle told the board. Z But board member Karch in- J sists a water system would be J cheaper because there are extra costs associated with the wells chemical treatments, periodic maintenance and running the I water pump. , ; "People do not understand; what they're spending on their water system at home," Karch said. "If they added all those costs in, they'd find that a water system 3 would be cheaper." Acreage," said Supervisor Don Bush. Proponents of a water system The American Cancer Society's 24-hour Relay for Life raised about $90,000 in Palm Beach County, organizer Maria Bello said. In West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, 25 relay teams of 10 to 14 people each participated in the fund-raiser. Each team had one person walking at all times. The Wellington Regional Medical Center team raised $4,000, the most among West Palm Beach teams, who walked at Forest Hill High School. The national event began in 1984; this was the second year in south county and the first in West Palm Beach, Bello said. cite two reasons for its need: To save money, and to avoid con Fifth Avenue North, is closed to through traffic for at least three months and detours are posted. Additional work includes drainage, landscaping, lighting and sidewalk improvements. Completion is scheduled for March 1999. 12. Federal Highway is under construction from Fifth Avenue North southbound to Dixie Highway in Lake Worth, but both lanes are open. Improvements include reconstruction of Federal and the addition of drainage, decorative street lights and sidewalks. Completion is expected by April. 13. Construction is under way to replace the Florida's Turnpike bridge over Lantana Road, west of Lantana. The turnpike is reduced to one lane in each direction daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The $6.8 million project will lengthen the turnpike bridge in preparation for the future widening of Lantana Road to six lanes. Expect periodic lane closures for intersection improvements at Toney Penna Drive and Alternate A1A in Jupiter. Westgate Avenue from Military Trail to Congress Avenue in suburban West Palm Beach remains under construction. A two-lane road is being widened to a five-lane roadway. Traffic has been switched to the new roadway, and will remain in this pattern until construction is complete. B Fax road closing and construction updates to (561) taminated water. But few at the meeting were convinced it would save money. No one knows whether the current well water is safe because testing is only required when wells are built. CH2M Hill tested 12 wells for its report. They found two with high levels of bacteria -p S --- 4 from human and animal waste, and nine with aesthetic problems such as taste, color or smell. But a larger sampling is needed, and district Administra tor John Bonde said the tests Michael Knowles, also known as Eric Hunter, is wanted for failure to appear on . felony charges that include carrying a '. concealed firearm, petty theft, possession . of cocaine and robbery. He is wanted for ; failure to appear on misdemeanor charges including driving with a suspended or revoked license, using a false license plate and careless driving. Knowles was ; born Aug. 30, 1978, and has black hair ; and brown eyes. He is 5-feet-9 and weighs ; 160 pounds. He has a tattoo on his right arm. His last address is unknown. A man known only by the aliases . Stephen Gonzalez and Silvio Toros is wanted Knowles roDYwnrp ; on felony charges of four counts of grand '. ; theft. A Nebraska driver's license lists he was born May 12, 1968. He has brown :- hair and brown eyes. He is 5-feet-10 and : weighs 175 pounds. His last address in unknown. : If you have information on either of them, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 458- cuts' g7 cyjcn;n33 zmauttzD n&crn&nx Gonzalez 1 k - . ; 8477. You can remain anonymous and receive a cash award v of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest or recovery of ; stolen property. I I I INCLUDES: Removal of fow wheeb from vehide INCUDES: Inspection of hoses and belts s Mopor antifreeze replacement 1 gal, max) Pressure tea system Complete coring system flush Price includes a charge for environmental dbposoi of used fluids ond batteries Bobnte and rotation of wheels Placexi wheels bnrk on vehrle I : A I I , ji ; : 1. The final phase of construction of a four-lane divided ." road continues on Indiantown Road from 130th Avenue North :I to Florida's Turnpike. Two-way traffic is on the north side of 'I the median between 103rd Terrace and 130th Avenue, and will remain there until the south side is complete. Periodic I I' Chemical flush, V8 and diesd engines and additional portslobe extra Present coupon when order is written. Carrot be used with any other coupon specials or like service. Customer responsible for sales tax. Chrysler Corporation vehicles only Speed wheels skjhlly higher. Present coupon when order is wntten. Cannot be used with onv other coupon specials a like service. Customer responsible for soles ton Chrysler Corporation vehicles only. EO MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 ED MORSE AUTO PARK XPIRES 51598 L closures may occur. r (MEM I f.L'J L'Jlif.ilLlllif. hrJli rhJL'Jk I 2. Construction continues on Indiantown Road and bridge ; from Alternate A1A eastward across the Intracoastal Waterway to east of VS. 1 in Jupiter. A northbound lane of U.S. 1 will be . - closed on both sides of Indiantown Road during the day - Monday through Friday. 3. State Road A1A will be closed to through traffic from Car-: lin Park in Jupiter south to Marcinski Road Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A1A is being rebuilt, and bike lanes, side- walks, parking and landscaping are being added. " Because most of the construction has been completed. 3S3 i INCLUDES: New Mopar fotrtsmission fitter Irctollction of new fluid Necessary otfystmetifi Vehide rood test Price includes a cnorge for environmental INCLUDES: Engine oi leplaement (norKtesel trucks 6 qt.) Complete chassis lube New Mopor oi filter Fluid level nspection Price includes a chorge (or errvironmental disposal of used fluids and batteries . State Road A1A from Marcinski Road in Jupiter south to Donald Jeep or Dodoe Truck I oKposa or usea nutas af oottenes Domestic Special Nters erto. ddonal portslobix eitni. Present coupon when order is written. Connot be used with ony other coupon specie or lie service. Customer responsible for sales ttor. Chrysler Corporahcn wefwles only. tem)jitmtfjbifa dtnxistfm Piesent coupon when order is wrinen. Cmuf I be used with arvot 0x4x11 speai a Ike serace (lulWi ' Ross Road in Juno Beach has been reopened to traffic. Periodic closures may occur as the project is finished. 4. The existing two-lane road is being widened to a four- en impcc jiirm oaotr m cydidk cicoff ED MORSE EXPIRES 51 598 j AVTOJPARK J 0 MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 j lane divided roadway on Donald Ross Road from Prosperity Farms Road in Palm Beach Gardens to U.S. 1 in Juno Beach. Ellison Wilson Road has been opened at Donald Ross Road r 1 " -i r: ; and two-way traffic has been switched to the new roadway ID i i Derween tinson wuson ana u.s. i. 5. Two southbound lanes will be closed overnight (9 ! p.m. to 5 a.m.) today through Thursday on 1-95 from Nortn- ; lake Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens to Blue Heron Boulevard in Riviera Beach. 6. Flagler Drive between Banyan Boulevard and Fern Street ' in West Palm Beach remains closed for the Palm Beach Boat : Show. Barricades direct northbound and southbound traffic ; to Olive Avenue and Dixie Highway. Flagler will be closed in . - ... , . , both directions until Thursday at 6 p.m., when southbound Speed wheels skgMr tqh IV wft wtw Oder 6 wflw Coiw be used w gny or UX401 speeds or it service, luaonrn esponste tor soles Ovyskr CoiponMi eon only ' Flagler reopens for two-way traffic. Flagler will be open in : both directions by April 5 at 6 p.m. Flagler Drive between Fern I EO MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 ED MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 I J L. niiii;,11 ; Street and 23rd Street in West Palm Beach will be closed Saturday between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. for the Walk to Cure Diabetes. Barricades will direct traffic to Olive Avenue and Dixie Highway. Flagler will reopen at 11 a.m. 7. A lane on the Royal Park Bridge between Okeechobee PGA BLVD. NORTHLAKE BLVD. Boulevard in West Palm Beach and Royal Palm Way m Palm Beach will be closed Thursday for the bridge's inspection. jJl An eastbound lane will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon, and a westbound lane will be closed from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. 8. All lanes will be open through April 5 on Military Trai Chrysler-Plymouth Jeep-agle Oldsmobile Isuzu Kla 3703 NortUok IUL. Nerlli Pohi tod. Jusleostoll 5ollorlSlol llvi (561) 77HS04 1 00-427-4780, tepfw$tjtmuan SERVICE I PARTS: Mon H 7 30am i 30pm. Sat Sanv?pm I OKEECHOBEE BLVO from Summit Boulevard south to Forest HiB Boulevard m West mopar Patau Beach. Completion of this $3.69 million repaving project, from Southern Boulevard south to Forest Hill, is ex i lust CHRYSLER CORPORATION PARTS catfl beat pected by fall. an Ed Morse deal

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