The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 30, 1998 · Page 20
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March 30, 1998

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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 20

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MONDAY, MARCH 30, 1998 3B ii Jewish community finds Israel's 50 th birthday reason to celebrate to 6 O Q 6 O O p O THE PALM BEACH POST o to lo o o o P " " U 0 o o o Proudly Presents There also were camel rides for children, and a bank of computers with software on Judaica and hookups to the Internet, where one could send e-mail to the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Organizers also benefited from a sunny day. "They lucked out with the weather," said Irwin Sandler of Manalapan. "Even El Nino didn't bother us." Others noted the importance of marking the 50th anniversary of the Jewish state, a country that went to war the day after its inception in 1948 and still sees conflict today. "The fact that it's lasted this long is significant," said Ida Port of West Palm Beach. The festival was produced by the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. i Pj-om music and arts to e-mail to the rfation's prime minister, IsraelFest 50 expresses hopes for the state. By Scott Hiaasen Pajm Beach Post Staff Writer I More than 8,000 people celebrated the music, a$, culture and history of Israel on Sunday at a festival marking that country's 50 years of sovereignty. t Organizers said IsraelFest 50 was probably the biggest event ever held at the Harold and Sylvia Kaplan Jewish Community Center in suburban st Palm Beach. I It included Israeli music, films on Israel, and antwork inspired by the country, including works honoring Yitzhak Rabin, the slain prime minister. SALE ON SELECT PVC OR FABRIC VERTICALS SOFT TEXTURED w 36 x Up to w- Bumpy road in plans to slow speeders dlong Jupiter Farms road, county says L 49 32 49 42 84 60 84 80 52 x 73 x Installed with Valance SJo X Sq. Yd. Installed With Pad SAXONY- DO IT - YOURSELF CASH & CARRY MARTIN COUNTY "palm"beach COUNTY Indiantown Rd. Sq. Yd. Installed With Pad Up to L 49 49 84 84 w 36 52 73 96 Ft RT E3 WZ 15 25 35 50 x x x x 0$U 3" Custom made to your measurements. Hardware a Instructions Included. "It basically makes law-abiding citizens out of most drivers," Weisberg said. Longtime resident Janet Royals, who lives on 128th Trail North, said, "I'm glad to see the speed limit more closely reflect what is reasonable." But Royals isn't sure the speed humps will stop everyone from speeding. "I don't think traffic changes that much," she said. "I still see people driving at the same speed they did before" over speed humps in other areas. Royals said if speed humps do nothing more than make people aware they should be driving slower, they will have served their purpose. 17jQ K ft;r J; Speed limits will rise ojh other roads to make sbme drivers 'law-abiding citizens.' Bf Joe Brogan Pafm Beach Post Staff Writer I JUPITER Motorists traveling Alexander Run south of Indi-antown Road in the Jupiter Farms community will have five silent companions in May. 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Village of Royal Palm Beach Full Cost Accounting Disclosure Pursuant to Florida Statutes 403.7049 Residential Collection Service 1996-97 Average Monthly Collection Cost $5.51 Average Monthly Disposal Cost $3.74 Average Monthly Recycling Cost $2.12 Average Total Monthly Cost $1 1 .37 cdmmunity after the county gets reaction from residents later this year, said Dan Weisberg, assistant director of the county traffic division. j At about the same time the hmps are installed, speed limits on major roads also will be increased from 30 mph to 40 mph, because county tests have shown the higher speed limit is more i realistic, Weisberg said. ; He cited county monitoring of the speed limit on 130th Avenue t- Ellington to trash garbage pact I tf new contract should $ave village residents . about 20 a year. 5 : Bf Africa Ragland Wm Beach Post Staff Writer P WELLINGTON The village' council is expected to dump Aaste Management Tuesday in favor of a cheaper proposal from trash collectors Browning-Ferris Industries. Village officials said Waste Management has done a great job far Wellington over the past five years, but BFI will save residents about 20 percent a year. rl BFI will charge the village $1,047,719 per year, or $77.16 per household. Waste Management now charges residents $99.72 a yar. "I think it's another tangible benefit of incorporation and we're very happy we're able to save the residents 20 percent," Village Manager Charlie Lynn said. )'. "As a result of incorporation, we were able to bid this out" The change comes months after the cduncil decided to end its relationship with the county's Solid Waste Authority, which takes bids and awards contracts for municipalities. Consultant Robert Ori of Public Resources Management Group found the village cduld save money by taking bids aild administering contracts on its own. "The Solid Waste Authority h?s been just great to work with, they've really helped us out a lot," Lynn said. SWA helped the village with its bidding process. In addition to lower rates, the village can charge BFI a franchise fee between 3 and 6 percent of IftTs revenues. The SWA cBarged Waste Management a 3 percent franchise fee, but Wellington didn't benefit Four other companies submitted bids: Compagnie Generale (T- Entreprises Automobiles, Jen-nlngs Environmental ServiceUSA Waste of Florida. Kimmins Recycling Corp. and Rfpublic IndustriesSunburst Sanitation Corp. ? Their bids ranged in price from $1.1 million to more than $1.7 million. $ After the council approves the bl, village staff will draft a franchise agreement with BFI for the contract to begin Oct 1. f mm Save 25 on all Hartmann . Mobile Travelers' Commercial Collection Cost 1 996-97 Average Monthly Collection Cost $1 05.30 Average Monthly Disposal Cost $40. 1 8 Average Total Monthly Cost $1 45.48 Pi II v A Jn Disposal costs for 1 996-97 were assesses on tax roll by The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County. feij PUBLISH: March 30, 1998

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