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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 68

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Tuesday, March 31, 1998
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2flf THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 1998 MSL Developers must pay for right to exceed home limit i PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE Up to 20 stories from 56 area communities at www.GoPBI.comYourToum By Joel Engelhardt Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WEST PALM BEACH Developers who want to build more homes than allowed by the county growth plan will have to pay for the right, county commissioners decided Monday. And commissioners accepted a suggestion from the environment friendly 1000 Friends of Florida designed to help farmers sell the right to develop their land in the county's Agricultural Commissioners voted 4-1, with Commissioner Ken Foster opposed, for the mandatory-pay approach. Developers oppose the program, viewing it as little more than extortion. They say the county will be charging for rights it now gives away. The program has been in place on a voluntary basis but seldom used since 1991. Supporters like the mandatory program because it caps the number of homes allowed in the county at the number approved now. Landowners who want to build more But by pushing the mandate ry label, commissioners make jt clear they would not look favbri ably on developers who follow th current approach. Commissip'rf, approval is required to increase density. The county's Land Use Adq-; sory Board voted 13-0 last month; to keep the program voluntary? I The county charges $5,575 of, every extra unit it allows. Tfie amount is so low, critics say, prf vate landowners would havfrjl tough time competing. ; homes than authorized can buy rights from the county or from landowners with excess capacity. Commissioners Mary Mc-Carty, Karen Marcus, Warren Newell and Maude Ford Lee voted for the approach and Commissioners Burt Aaronson and Carol Roberts were absent. The approach, which still must undergo state and regional reviews, is called mandatory even though it allows developers to proceed under current rules, which allow for additional homes if planning criteria are met SEWALL'S POINT Mayor Don Winer has called a special meeting of the town commission for 7:30 p.m. today at town hall, 1 S. Sewall's Point Road, to discuss the building department. Building Inspector Phil Caruana said Monday he was told his presence was required. A Sewall's Point resident has filed a complaint against Caruana, accusing him of failing to check six homes to make sure they were built as permitted. BOYNTON BEACH The city said Monday that it has fired police officer Charles Graham, who is charged with stealing a computer and cellular telephone while on duty. Graham will decide in the next few days whether to fight for his job, said his attorney, Alan Aronson. Police spokeswoman Sgt Wendy Danysh and Chief Marshall Gage declined comment Investigators said Graham stole a cellular telephone and computer from a Boynton Beach AT&T Wireless Services office in August. Three arrested in carjacking, armed robber) clothing brandished handguns as they entered the lobby of the Credit Union Center, 4060 PGA Blvd. They demanded money, pistol-whipped a teller, then took off with a cash register drawer and bags filled with an undisclosed amount of money, Palm Beach Gardens Sgt Robert Ar-tola said. The teller, who was not identified, was treated for head injuries. The men ditched the Cadillac in the parking lot of the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott about a block away, got into a maroon Mitsubishi Galant and headed "He started beating on tjie; window of the car with the backoi his gun He grabbed me by my shirt and pulled me out and hif me on the ear" with the gi)A; Oliphant said. 'l The men then headed south on 1-95 with police in pursuit. Tree driver lost control just south; of 45th Street, hit a center guardrail and three of the men fled on foot West Palm Beach police officers caught two men running near a Burger King at 45th Street and Corporate Way. t ! A third man was caught near 45th Street and Embarcaderfo Drive. i By Kristin Vaughan Palm Beach Post Staff Writer A group of bandits robbed a credit union and pistol-whipped a teller Monday in a crime spree from West Palm Beach to Palm Beach Gardens and back that included a carjacking in which the driver was assaulted, police said. It started about 10:30 a.m. when the men allegedly stole an older model blue and white Cadillac from the parking lot of Sam's Club on 45th Street in West Palm Beach, police said. Fifteen minutes later the group four or five men wearing masks and sheets over their south, police said. Palm Beach Gardens police spotted the car on Interstate 95 and followed it onto the east-bound Blue Heron Boulevard exit. Driving on a flat tire, the men abandoned the Mitsubishi and the stolen money underneath the 1-95 overpass. Police said two women in a gold Toyota Corolla were the next targets. Joanne Oliphant, 30, of West Palm Beach, said she was stopped at the light on Blue Heron and 1-95 when she saw the Mitsubishi run the light and stop. She said three people ran toward her, one was brandishing a gun. PORT ST. LUCIE Traffic along Port St Lucie and St. Lucie West boulevards could be delayed for the next two weeks while crews set the timing for traffic lights added to a closed-loop system. The system is designed to let motorists on the major roadways encounter fewer red lights. Motorists on side streets crossing the boulevards could experience delays while signal times are installed the next two weeks. Purchase of building saves synagogue from eviction levying $250-a-day fines in the PORT ST. LUCIE A crowd angry that a gas station at 9200 S. U.S. 1 had locked its doors Saturday night, stole sodas from an outdoor display and broke bottles while a harried clerk tried unsuccessfully to dial 911, police reports state. Mobil clerk Justin Hoecker, 19, told police he's been locking the store's doors from 1:30 to 3 a.m. each Sunday because that's when patrons from a nearby bar typically show up and steal merchandise. When bar natrons returned on Saturday. Hoe- hopes of a settlement. Boca Ad By Marc Freeman Palm Beach Post Staff Writer No more unsettling stories of complained to the county a few years ago. Though the synagogue and Boca Admin were using the building illegally, code enforcement officials delayed min's phones were down Monday and representatives could not jbe Jew against Jew. No more threats reached for comment of Century Village West going .' cker said, they became angry at the locked doors and began commercial. No more zoning stealing and breaking bottles of soda outside. Hoecker said he got a busy signal four times when he dialed 911. A police Tiny Congregation Torah ; sergeant on his way to a call spotted the crowd and dis Ohr is being saved from eviction persed it reports say. No arrests were made. Police said they intend to closely patrol the gas station on weekends but from its decade-old house of worship in a surprising deal that IMPOTENT? - GET THE FACTS! were busy with calls when Saturday s mob arrived. Unable to get or maintain a rigid erection? j ends years of strife in the 5,712-unit village west of Boca Raton. have a place we can call our own and no one can throw us out." Boca Admin substantially lowered its asking price late last week to make the sale possible, County Commission Chairman Burt Aaronson said Monday. Residents and synagogue leaders praised Aaronson for shepherding the deal. "Once again, neighbor will be able to speak to neighbor," said Aaronson, calling the synagogue dilemma one of the toughest he's faced as commissioner. "They will live in peace and harmony." Torah Ohr still must petition the county for a zoning change because the building is supposed to be used only for recreational purposes. Aaronson said getting the zoning change won't be a problem. The synagogue's future has been in jeopardy since a resident Current therapies not working? We can help where others haven't! Our specially The Orthodox synagogue's rUKi ritKwt A Fort Pierce man was arrested on an attempted murder charge Monday after police say he shot at a former girlfriend. No one was injured. Andre Servandieu, 29, was arrested about 2 a.m. after he shot at Margaret Bre-vette, 32, near 1016 N. 16th St with a .380caliber pistol, police said. Detectives said Brevette and Servandieu. who had trained doctors have been successfully treat- j 180 members unanimously voted pus Sunday to buy the complex's ad ing men using safe, FDA approved, nonsurgical medications. Don't wait call for ministration building from developer Boca Admin Inc. for vour confidential been dating off and on, had been arguing about some jewel FREE CONSULTATIOI ry Detore sne was shot. $500,000. The terms were an BOCA RATON Police are looking for a man who raped a 800-946-2537 nounced to the membership be 65-year-old woman in her home at the Camino Woods apart fore the vote; a portion will be mortgaged. Palm Beach Gardens - Boca Raton - Miami Medicare Assignment Affordable Self-Pay Program Richard Garrett, D. O. Med Dir. Sam Leb, M.D. ment complex Sunday. The woman reported the assault at 8:30 p.m., telling police the man may have entered her apart it i "We waited for this for a long I'-n. jr I nom. ment through an unlocked door. She was injured during the struggle, but she could not describe her assailant, oolice time," Torah Ohr President Max Rudoler said Monday. "We now ' i said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 338- 1234, or the confidential tip line at 338-1399. BOCA RATON Former Miami Dolphins General Manager Mike Robbie will pay a police officer who broke his ankle while trying to pull Robbie off a street the officer's attorney said Monday. Richard Retamar, the lawyer for officer Robert Hilton, 39, would not say how much Hilton will receive. Robbie s attorney declined comment. Robbie, 50, was arrest ed in 1994 after Hilton and others subdued him near Northwest 20th Street and Northwest Second Avenue; he had been running through traffic and yelling or waving at pass ing cars, police said. Robbie agreed in May 199b to pay Hilton's medical bills as part of an agreement to avoid prosecution. cut? in7 EVJrn"& zmcwt2xn Dcnnnar r 1 i i I r i i i i i I I INCLUDES: Removal of four wheels from vehicle Some districts plan to give money to charter schools 5H I INCLUDES: I "Inspection of hoses ondWs I Mopor antifreeze replacement 1 gal. max Pressure test system Complete cooling system flush I Puce includes o dwge for envsornientol I tsposal of used fluck and EH Balance ond rotation of wheels Placing wheels back on vehicle I I I I I I school had spent $32,000 over budget District officials said Spead wheels slighdy higher. Present coupon when order is written. Cannot be used with any other coupon specials or tte service. Customer responstie for sdes lax. Chrysler Corporation only. ED MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 I Chemical flush, V8 and diesef enginej ond odditiond partslobcv extio. Present coupon when order is written. Gmnat be I I . used with any other coupon specials or ile servics. Customer responsMe fer soles tax. Chryder Corporation vehicles only. J J ED MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 J cnarter school otncials got ac counting help and cut costs im mediately, they could finish the year with a $16,000 deficit The report showed charter jsvomm. a r wiiiiiimiTMi ' i school officials had spent $2,859 on travel, including the principal's trip to Washington for a conference, and $3,156.18 on phone ex .:;.';f Jlim : -I INCLUDES: INCLUDES: . ffew Mopar troftsmission Instolbtion of new fluid NecesscodjustiTienis Vehicle rood test Price includes o charge for environmental Engine ae replacement (norKtesel trucks 6 qt.) Complete chassis lie New Wopar oJ filter Fluid level inspection Price includes a charge fat environmental rJspcsd of used fluids and batteries penses, more than St Lucie schools six times larger. About $26,000 was spent on "other expenses.'' The school still owes $21,000 in back taxes and penal i i SCHOOL From IB districts to give any to the charter schools that earned it Because the money can't be used to pay for salaries or other expenses, Vogel didn't think it would help Orange Avenue much anyway. : But other districts have begun negotiating with their charter schools to give them a 25 percent share, or just enough to cover the charter school's capital expenses, said Bailey, who pointed out a little bit of money could do lots of good for the charter school. As of Feb. 28, the Orange Avenue Charter School had spent about $50,000 on capital outlay, including classroom renovations and furniture, according to the school's transaction report The school's rent at the old St Mark's Education Center was an additional $15,350, or $3,037 a month. Utilities bills were $11,718, or $673 a month. The same report showed the Jeep or dodge Truck I ties to the IKS. disposal at uses timcts ana Dortenes Domestic Specid Stars erto. fcxtoond pwtslobor extra. Present coupon when order is wrtten Comot be used with ony other coupon speeds or lie semci. Customer respond b soles lax Cliyste Corporation vaVte School board member John I Vtotenqumgspeodertraoiandaesdltad . beiisediiiciiycilliacoujonspecxkaria J EO MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 j i i L Carvelli wondered at the sense of EO MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 giving the school more of the district's money to spend, con 1 I flTTTftu sidering its chaotic finances. We can't just dole out capital money to get rid of operational prob I I ?lV I lems, he said. An accountant from the state is expected at the charter school this week to help balance the books for the first time. 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