The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 29, 1998 · Page 790
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 790

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Acreage residents question need for water system jp PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE Up to 20 stories from 56 area communfies at wum.GoPBl.comYourTown p.m. to 5 a.m.) today through Thursday on 1-95 from North-lake Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens to Blue Heron Boulevard in Riviera Beach. MARTIN r -: COUNTY t I . X j r r- Jupiter CH2M Hill tested 12 wells. 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 officials said that a larger sampling is needed. Tests could begin in 90 days, with results by August. Donald Ross Rt " Northlake Y V"" 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 Trosz, 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. Blue Heron Blvd. 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 Flagler reopens for two-way traffic. Flagler will be open in both directions by April 5 at 6 p.m. 7. A lane on the Royal Park Bridge between Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach and Royal Palm Way in Palm Beach will be closed Thursday for the bridge's inspection. An eastbound lane will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon, and a westbound lane will be closed s II rsuii Okeechobee li.Brvd. PalmHtt Belvedere RffjULBfc", fc Southern rUvdOL. O, Summit Blvd. rJ pi il "T .orestHilLBKcL-U !l SqJ " 'i i JJ EE 11 ED Lake Worth RoU jLj5'irrl 441 S . i' 'L .ai h Lamana Has, rllJ-ir if" os I Hypoitxo RCI. 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 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. 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 j 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. x ; ; 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." ; n. pinnr SnrMv' 24-hour Relav for Life raised from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. 8. All lanes will be open through April 5 on Military Trail from Summit Boulevard south to Forest Hill Boulevard in West Palm Beach. 9. Construction continues on Interstate 95 between Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach and Hypoluxo Road, but all lanes will remain open through Saturday. 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. 11. Work is under way to rebuild Federal Highway in Lake Worth between the bridge over the West Palm Beach Canal and 5th Avenue North. The south half of this 1.6-mile project, from 13th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North, is closed to through traffic for at least three months and detours are posted. , - 12. Federal Highway is under construction from Fifth Avenue North southbound to Dixie Highway in Lake Worth, but both lanes are open. ' 13. Construction is under way to replace the Florida 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. Fax road closing and construction updates to (561) 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. m (. Knowles ii-niiiw.iw.mi I 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 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. Lf you have information on either of thom fall Primp Stnnners at (800) 458- D2WD 4'', Js oats cn CUJs:n30 3 2jar Gonzalez ar- 8477. You can remain anonymous and re- ceive a cash award of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an rest or recovery of stolen property. fnryro .includes: MrYTTTRi ( "V , I I J L 1 II Renwdot four whek from vehide f- L 1 I" 1 J ' CJN 1 XJZJ ii BotaondroMwiofwWs JL Hw ! K-jJ J 'toli on vehicle I J J j INCLUDES: Inspection of hoses ond bells Mopor antifreeze replocemeiit (1 gat. max) Pressure rest system Complete cooling system flush Price includes a charge for enwonmerilol (ferxid of used fluids and batteries Soeod wheels stahlk higher. Present coupon hen order is witten Connot be used wrth any ortw coupon speuors or Ike safwc. CustanMr nsponsble tar soles u. Ovydar Coqxwalnn wehdes onlv. 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H oboi mm mmt mm Eastbound traffic has been switched to the new roadway on South Shore Boulevard from Greenview Shores Boulevard to Big Blue Trace in Wellington. South Shore is being widened to four lanes from two. Widening of an existing two-lane road to a six-lane divided road continues on State Road 7 from State Road 80 to Okeechobee Boulevard in Royal Palm Beach. Traffic has been switched to the new roadway from Okeechobee Boulevard to just south of Belvedere Road. Expect periodic lane closures for intersection improve-ments at Seminole Pratt Whitney Road and SR 80, west of Royal Palm Beach. Work continues on the project to improve traffic signals at major intersections in Belle Glade. All lanes are scheduled to remain open this week. A northbound lane of SR 15 at the SR 80 intersect on, 1.5 miles north of Belle Glade, is closed on both sides of the intersection at all times at least until May. The highway will be rebuilt north of the intersection. The Canal Point Bridge, on SR 700 over the West Palm Beach Canal at Lake Okeechobee, is being replaced. One of the two lanes will be closed at all times through July. 1. The final phase of construction of a four-lane divided road continues on Indiantown Road from 130th Avenue North to Florida's Turnpike. Two-way traffic is on the north side of the median between 103rd Terrace and 130th Avenue, and will remain there until the south side is complete. Periodic closures may occur. 2. Construction continues on Indiantown Road and bridge from Attentate A1A eastward across the lirtracoastal Waterway to east of US. 1 hi 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-In Park in Jupiter south to MarcinsM Road Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. , , , , ... Because most of the construction has been completed. 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