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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, March 29, 1998
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1 I I . .1 II. II I I I I I 11 .1 .......... ....... . ' ' f.l'''''n'yf''f'T'HllMMHIl 'I ? " ' 'T'1! ' ' ' ' ' - 2B THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1998 s . k'unua LxiiLHiLtv Acreage residents question need for water system r.v fnS PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE Up to 20 stories from 56 area communities at www.GoPBI.comYourToum CH2M Hill tested 12 fiJ wells. They found two with from Gulfstream Road south to Bond Way in Delray Beach. Brick pavers will be installed today through April 11 on Federal at the Boynton Beach Boulevard intersection. East-west traffic and left turns are not permitted through the intersection, and right turns will not be permitted April 6-11. Other improvements include repaving this 4.5-mile section; replacing the bridge over the Boynton Canal; new sidewalks and adjoining brick pavers; and closing more than 50 median oneninKS used for turns and crossovers. The $7.1 million project is expected to be completed in the summer. Forest Hill BlvcL . gj ' Lake Worth fid. jkJ J 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. li .i " il li 5v" m Lantana no. rr u lypoluxo Rdii fUruT'1 ft I! "11 W it &AlfMfM Gateway Blvd. J o ,n Beach Boynton Beach Blvd. r ct I Woolbright Rd. l il n , i PALM' jl BEACH ooj 5 ' Lane ica O S "V Rrl ,i . COUNTY! ' A " ' TO 8. Construction continues on Military Trail from West Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach to Clint Moore Road in Boca Raton, j The northbound right lane has been opened, and the left lane has been closed, from Clint Moore Road north to Linton Boulevard. The southbound right lane has been opened and the left lane closed from Monterey Lane to Clint Moore Road. There will be delays. Use Congress Avenue or Jog Road as alternate routes. 1 f"i Unton Blvd. Clint Moore U hiM:.- Rd Yarnato Rdilv Jj jj j 1,1 '33 Boca - ' ! i Raton I Glades Rd. Palmetto -V Dark Rrl IL... ' : 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. 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 informational purposes. But when residents voiced their fears about getting socked with extra costs for a water system - up to $81 million the board voted 6-1 to require a referendum before approving a system. They also voted to back off the 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 Acreage," said Supervisor Don Bush. Proponents of a water system cite two reasons for its need: To save money, and to avoid contaminated 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 from human and animal waste, and nine with aesthetic problems such as taste, color or smell. But a larger sampling is needed, and district Administrator John Bonde said the tests BROWARD COUNTY?' high levels of bacteria from human and animal waste, and nine with aesthetic problems such as taste, color or smelt But officials said that a larger sampling is needed. Tests could begin in 90 days, with results by August. could begin in about 90 days, with results by August. The testing will cost Indian Trail $10,000. 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 $2,000; ; and that a basic well system can; '-cost as low as $1,000. That water : won't meet primary water quality ; standards, but it will be safe and ; drinkable. ' ' ; Most residents said they were; ' satisfied with their well water and; ' were not willing to pay for a cen- ; 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. ; ' But board member Karch in-"; sists a water system would be; cheaper because there are extra,' costs associated with the wells chemical treatments, periodic; maintenance and running the.; 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" ; would be cheaper." ; 9. Construction of a six-lane divided road from the existing two-lane road continues on Jog Road from Linton Boulevard in suburban Delray Beach to Clint Moore Road in suburban Boca Raton. All lanes are open, but periodic closures may occur as the project nears completion. 10. Work is under way to add bike lanes and sidewalks to both sides of N.W. 20th Street from east of the Florida Atlantic University entrance to Dixie Highway in Boca Raton. A lane will be closed for 900 feet in either direction of N.W. 20th during the day Monday through Friday. A sidewalk will be added to the north side, and a sidewalk and bike lane will be added to the south side, of Potomac Road from Jog Road to N.W. 24th Avenue in Boca Raton. Also, a sidewalk will be built on the north side of Camino Real from west of 1-95 to S.W. 12th Avenue in Boca Raton. Completion of the three projects is scheduled for the end of April. 11. Expect periodic lane closures for intersection improvements during off-peak hours at the intersection of Lyons Road and S.W. 18th Street in suburban Boca Raton. 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 u;k hi The national pvpnt hpcan in 1984: this was the second year in south county and the first in West Palm Beach, Bello said. EIE3ISZEIL Michael Knowles, also known as Eric Hunter is wanted for failure to aDDear on - f f Fax road closing and construction updates to (561) felony charges that include carrying a concealed firearm, petty men, possession of cocaine and robbery. He is wanted for Knowles pn l I II i - xlJ ' failure to appear on misdemeanor cnarg-" es 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 I 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 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 Gonzalez 4 I 4 i HI-1 f-l I H II IV-1 H ?4 I 11 H - them, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 4W- ' 8477. You can remain anonymous and receive a cash award of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property. t m. m ilia, j l m bl - - m INCLUDES: Removal of four wheels from vehicle Balance ond rotation of wheels Placing wheels bock on vehicle SB EH INCLUDES: inspection of hoses Mopor ontifreeze replacement (1 gal. max) Pressure lest system Complete cooling system flush Ptke includes o oSorge for environmental disposal of used fluids and batteries Special wheels sightly higher. Present coupon when order is written. Connot be used with ony other coupon sperxls or tke service. Customer responsible for soles lox. Chrysler Corporation vehicles only. ED MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 Chemical flush, V8 and ttesel engines on) odditionol portsloboi extra, fttsent coupon when order is written. Connot be used wrh any ota coupon specials or like service. Customer responsible for soles fox. Chrysler Corporation vehicles only. mam mmlmmmm jiiim nmnir m CVDIDK CJ C0? I J bote w uu a mmmaa nr am ji i i' i u INCLUDES: Hew Atopor ftansmission Irrstdiafton of new Necessary mtustments Vehide rood test Price includes o chorge for emnronrnenfal m i INCLUDES: Engine oil replacement (imdiesel trucks it qt.) Complete chassis lube New Mopor oJ filter fluid level inspection Price includes a chorge for enwonmental disposal of used fluids and batteries Jeep or Dodge Truck disposal of used fluids ond batteries DOMESTIC Sascid Sters extra. AdditKimi portslola eM coupon speaab or Hce service fjetomer responsible for soies mi. Chrysler CofporaSon vehicles only. ED MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 Vehles reauinng speodeitra oi o) aiewl filters sSghity lgher. Diesel trucks ertm Present ccwpon when ontet is niriTien. Cmol be used w any olher coupor speaals or Ike service. Cusnma pesponsWe kx sotes lm. Onysler Carporadon vehicles onty . m-m mmnmmm nnv rvororc CJ COfl ' I J Ei mwiuc nu i is r-Mnn w r. iau j iju j i I I i 1. 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. Completion of this $12.2 million project is expected in early 1999. 2. Work is under way to rebuild Federal Highway in Lake Worth between the bridge over the West Palm Beach Canal and rrfth Avenue North. The south half of this 1.6-mile project, from 13th Avenue North to 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. 3. Federal Highway is under construction from rrfth 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. 4. 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. 5. Construction continues on 1-95 from Hypoluxo Road to Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach. Two northbound lanes will be closed overnight (9 p.m. to 5 a.m.) today through Thursday from Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach to Woolbright Road in Boynton Beach. This 8.2-mile project includes repaving and the addition of a lane in each direction and sound walls from Woolbright Road to Boynton Beach Boulevard. Completion is due by the fall. 6. 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