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E THE PALM BEACH POST SU NDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1997 MSL Good service, not greenways, will lure riders to Palm Tran .7 1 I 111, ' I. :5,Wlt The Palm Beach County commissioners have to be the most ignorant people in the county to , think an urban greenway would increase riders on the Palm Tran system. To say it would be nicer and a wonderful way to combine mass transit is ridiculous. The county does not have the riders. Officials are spending tens of thousands of taxpayers' dollars on a losing endeavor and now want to spend , $45,000 plus $25,000 from Tri-Rail (another losing proposition). No one in private transportation would ever ,throw money out the window as our county commis-; sioners do. If they want more riders to pay for Palm Tran, they have to go out and find more. One example would be to make it convenient to go to major at al, after the takeover of St Mary's, did not Our ; staff was cut in half. People involved in care were' being laid off or having their income reduced, while corporate heads (those taking care of the money, not the patients) took millions of dollars. ; The injustice bothered me for a long time before I finally said "goodbye" to St Mary's. I found it abhorrent that people who had training in business were now involved in making decisions affecting patient care. This obviously bothers a lot of employees, as a recent survey showed that Intracoastal employees were about the most dissatisfied in the country. So, if it were really interested in cutting costs and improving patient care, Intracoastal would reduce administrators' salaries and put the money back into true patient care. Beth Ellen DiLuglio Lake Park Slim-Fast CEO kindly to workers, too I thoroughly enjoyed the Business section's profile of Dan Abraham ("The skinny on Slim-Fast"), which was excellently done. Despite re tractions such as Palm Beach International Airport, the Kravis Center, major malls and other such places. How could they do this? B By having Palm Tran representatives set up booths at major loca counting his generous philanthro-, I a m M py to organized chanties, however, it did not reveal another and important aspect of his kindness. More than 10 years ago, our youngest daughter was in his em Abandoning nuclear power was a mistake ploy at Thomson Medical Co. with certain marketing responsibilities. A Suddenly, her husband was diag nosed as having leukemia, and he i v i spent close to a year in hospitals media and weak political leaders who knew better catered to the hysteria, and nuclear power plants were abandoned and building plans ended. It is both ironic and brazen that the same elements, now led by ClintonGore, are fear-mongering about global warming. Global warming is an unscientific hoax. Even if it were true, however, the only remedy that would avoid an economic catastrophe would be to allow the building of new, technologically advanced nuclear power plants. James A. McGrath Palm Beach Shores France relies on American-designed nuclear plants to produce 90 percent of its energy. About 400 nuclear plants operate in France today, and they emit no carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, nor has there been a single loss of life in their operation. Nuclear is the safest, cheapest and cleanest way to produce energy. We are now preparing to export American-designed nuclear plants to China. Tragically, our own country has been denied this great advance in energy production by a cabal consisting of "concerned scientists," leftist activists, assorted nuts and extremists who succeeded in panicking the American people. The before he died. Mr. Abraham Throughout that time, and in addition to weekends, she devoted the first part of each workday and the late afternoon and evening at the hospital, checking on his care and trying to keep his spirits up. As far as Dan Abraham was concerned, our daughter was like a member of his family, free to do whatever whenever she deemed necessary on behalf of her husband. What benevolence; what a wonderful manifestation of a great big heart. My family and I will never forget his kindness at a time when it meant so much. Joshua Levine Palm Beach tions to help show people how easy (?) it is to get to their destinations. By stopping at businesses along the routes to talk to employees and show them which bus they ' could take to work. Why do they always try to get the so-called "poor unfortunates" to use this system when the majority of Palm Beachers are workers trying to make a living and shoppers looking for bargains? Can't t they arrange to have a representative attend community meetings and special events to explain the benefits of Palm Tran? I have taken Palm Tran a few times. Once, it took two hours to get from Military Trail and Blue ' Heron Boulevard to Lantana Road and Dixie Highway. I'll never ride it again. The county has to build service slowly and not . blow tax money on extras such as trees and green- - ways. Palm Tran is a service. Make it serviceable! Edward Beermann West Palm Beach Put buses where commuters need them ' ? I was appalled by the revelation in the Nov. 17 " article "Pleasant scenery is key to mass transit, offi-. rials say" that Palm Beach and Dade counties have pledged $45,000, Broward County's Metropolitan Planning Organization will add $20,000, and Tri-Rail may contribute another $25,000 to study whether a - nice view will encourage commuters to take the bus. Such wasteful extravagance boggles the mind. ' One need not be a scientist to deduce that in order to increase ridership, all Palm Tran needs to do is run buses where people want to go, at the times that " are convenient to them and at a fair cost. A good place to start would be establishing peripheral bus depots with lots of parking and convenient feeder routes to the Tri-Rail stations servicing Palm Beach's and Fort Lauderdale's airports. " , The $90,000 planned for a study might just pay ' for a sign along Interstate 95 asking drivers to leave ' their cars at home and walk to the airports. Norman Lynn :r Lake Worth Kill Scenery no help if buses inconvenient 1 ' If former Florida House Speaker Tom Gustafson , wants to rely on scenery as a basis for public transit ridership, it's time he went back to his day job. Write us But to think he considered Palm Beach County Commissioner Mary McCarty as a running mate! Anyone who has ever dealt with her on important issues knows her position in representing only her district, Delray Beach. What an interesting dilemma she'd have to face in representing an entire state. Can you imagine the poor people in the Keys? She might tell them they are too far away to be included in important decision-making. Bravo to Jeb on a choice well made. D. Heiser Wellington Money's the priority at Intracoastal Let me clarify a few things from the inside of Intracoastal Health System's corporate structure. I read the Business article "Big decisions await In-tracoastal's new CEO," about Phil Dutcher, and felt like laughing, then crying. I am a registered dietitian who began working at St. Mary's Hospital in January 1991 and worked closely with the medical director and intensive-care director of trauma. Although they saw the value of nutrition intervention, apparently Intracoast Three things determine public transit use convenience (user-friendly routes, frequency of runs), safety and cost per ride. Comfort and cleanliness count, too. Where I grew up on Long Island, N.Y., buses ran every 20 minutes, more frequently during rush hours, and on time. Above-ground trains were about the same. Subway runs were often five to 10 minutes apart. Then I lived for 28 years in a rural area 12 miles from Albany, N.Y. At first, buses ran at 7 and 10 a.m. toward the city, and back out at 2 and 5 p.m. When there weren't enough riders, a trip was canceled, each way. Surprise! Ridership shrank, so the service wasn't profitable, couldn't be justified and was ended. Five of the 6 miles of the route were through scenic farm country. Richard H. Gustafson Tequesta Good thing Jeb didn't choose McCarty Hooray for Republican gubernatorial hopeful Jeb Bush and his choice for a running mate, Secretary of State Sandra Mortham. Now he has a good chance to win the governor's seat. The Palm Beach Post welcomes letters from readers. All letters are subject to editing for brevity and clarity. Even e-mail and faxed letters must include the writer's name, address and daytime telephone number. You may receive a phone call for verifi- : cation. 'Open letters' or letters addressed to a third party will not be published. Our addresses: Letters to the Editor The Palm Beach Post Martin County Bureau 2101 S. Kanner Highway Stuart, FL 34994 Fax: (561) 287-0241 Internet: letterspbpost.com No. 408585 NOTICE OF ESTABLISHMENT OR CHANGE OF A REGULATION AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND THE BOARD Of COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY. FLORIDA, PROPOSES TO ADOPT OR CHANGE REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND FOR THE AREA SHOWN IN THE MAP IN THIS ADVERTISEMENT. A PUBUC HEARING ON THE REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND WIU BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 18. 1997 AT 9:30 A.M. IN THE JANE M. THOMPSON MEMORIAL CHAMBERS. SIXTH FLOOR, GOVERNMENTAL CENTER, 301 NORTH OUVE AVENUE, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA. THE PROPOSED REGULATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE OF PALM BEACH COUNTY.FLORIDA. ORDINANCE 92-20. AS AMENDED, AS FOLLOWS: SEC. 1.13 (LEGAL DOCUMENTS); SEC. 3.2 (DEHNIIION5); SEC. 5.1. r. 9 (-ifkifpai APwirARinTV inmsK rv nFnsinN-MAKiMf; PFRsnNS and rdi-iik ... i FINDINGSI;SEC.5.1.0. GENERAL APPUCABIUTY, OUTSTANDING UENS OR FINES ; SEC. 5.2 (SITE SPECIFIC (FUTURE LAND USE A I LAS) CUMPKtHENSIVt PLAN AMtNDMtNTS); SEC. nn nnn 5.3D.9. OFFICIAL ZUNINO MAP AMtiNUMtNIo, rKUCtUUKt, SIAiNDAKDSl; 5tC. 5.4.t.V. (CONDITIONAL USES, CLASS A" CONDITIONAL USE, STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO ALL CLASS A" CONDITIONAL USES); SEC. 5.4.F.8 (CONDITIONAL USES, CLASS "B" CONDITIONAL USES, STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO ALL CLASS "B" CONDITIONAL USES); SEC. 5.5.E. (SPECIAL PERMIT USES, PROCEDURE, DECI5ION BY ZONINCi DIKfcCIOK , it.C. 5 6.B.2. 5IIE PLAN OR No. 408586 NOTICE OF ESTABLISHMENT OR CHANGE OF A REGULATION AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROPOSES TO ADOPT OR CHANGE REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND FOR THE AREA SHOWN IN THE MAP IN THIS ADVERTISEMENT. A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 16, 1997 AT 9:30 A.M IN THE JANE M. THOMPSON MEMORIAL CHAMBERS, SIXTH FLOOR, GOVERNMENTAL CENTER, 301 NORTH OLIVE AVENUE, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA. THE PROPOSED REGULATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE 92-20, KNOWN AS THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA AS FOLLOWS: SEC.6.4.D.22, USE REGULATIONS AND DEFINITIONS, COMMUNICATION TOWERS IS DELETED IN ITS ENTIRETY AND REPLACED; SEC. 6.4.D.22.1, USE REGULATIONS AND DEFINITIONS, COMMUNICATION PANELS, IS DELETED IN ITS ENTIRETY AND REPLACED; PROVIDING FOR INTERPRETATION OF CAPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF LAWS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD, AGENCY OR COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH A MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILLL NEED A RECORD OF FINAL SUBDIVISION PLAN,APPUCABILITY, DEVELOPMENT REQUIRING A DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE APPROVED SITE PLAN); SEC. 5.7.B. (VARIANCES AND APPEAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS, AUTHORITY); SEC.5.8 (COMPLIANCE WITH TIME LIMITATIONS AND CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL ; SEC. 6 4.D. USE REGULATIONS AND DEFINITIONS ; SEC 6.5.1.1. (PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, EXCEPTIONS TO PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS); SEC. 6.5.J.2. (PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, DISTRICT SPECIFIC REGULATIONS); SEC. 6.6.A.I0.b.6. (SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS, ACCESSORY USES AND 5TRUCTURE5, SCKttN tNCLUbUKti ; StC. 6 6 (oUrrLtMtlN I AKY KtLTULAIIONS. ACCESSORY USES AND STRUCTURES, SATELLITE DISH ANTENNAS); SEC. 6 8.A.1 n. (PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT RtOUlAIIONS, OtNtKAL, PUKfUbt AND INItNl ; SEC. 6.8.E.7. (PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT REGULATIONS, MUPD, MIXED-USE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT. PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS), SEC. 6. 10 (TRANSFER OF DEVEL OPMENT RIGHTS - SPECIAL DENSITY PROGRAM); SEC. 7.2 C 1 2 a. (OFF-STREET PARKING AND ill LOADING. PARKING AREA DE5IGN AND CONSIKUCIION SIANDARD5 ; SEC. 7.2.C.12.b.6 (OFF-STREET PARKING, LOCATION Of REQUIRED PARKING); SEC. 7.2.C.17 B.(5) (OFF-STREET fjDIjD In PARKING AND LOADING, PAKKINO UT VtHICLtS AND BUAIS IN KtSIDtNIIAL DI5TRICTS 1; SEC76.H.1 (. (EXCAVATION, TECHNICAL STANDARDS: OPERATIONAL, CONSTRUCTION RECLAMATION AND MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONAL STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS) SEC. 7.8.A.3.b. (MISCELLANEOUS STANDARDS, PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, EXEMPTIONS) SEC. 7.8.A.4.O. (l(e) (MISCELLANEOUS STANDARDS, PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, NOISE) SEC. 7.14 H I. (SIGNAGE, SIGNS SUBJECT TO SPECIAL STANDARDS AND REQUIRING NO PERMIT); SEC. 7.14.S.2 c (SIGNAGE, BILLBOARD REPLACEMENT AND RELOCATION, BILLBOARD REGISTRATION PERMITS); SEC.7.17 E.3 (HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROCEDURES PUBLIC HEARING REQUIRED FOR HISTORIC SITE OR D'OIRICT DESIGNATION); SEC.8.16 (CONSTRUCTION PLANS AND SUPPLEMENTAL ENGINEERING INFORMATION); SEC. 8 24 A (STORMWATER MANAGEMENT. MINIMUM REQUIRED IMPROVEMENT); SEC.8.75.A (WASTE PALM BEACH COUNT V WATER SYSTEMS, GENERAL REQUIREMENT); SEC. 8.25.C. (WASTEWATER SYSTEMS, INDIVID UAL SYSItM; AKI.II (ADt PALM BEACH COUNTY QUATE PUBLIC FACILITY STANDARDS), ART. 15 (TRAFFIC PERFORMANCE STANDARDS); ARTICLE 17 (PARK AND RECREATION STANDARDS); PROVIDING FOR INTERPRETATION OF CAPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF LAWS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN Put your ad in The Post Classifieds and watch it become a best seller. Call (561) 820-4343 today. THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD, AGENCY, OR COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH A MEETING OR HEAR THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO INSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. ALL APPEALS MUST BE FILED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THE PALM BEACH COUNTY UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE ADA, THIS DOCUMENT MAY BE REQUESTED IN AN ALTERNATIVE FORMAT. AUXILIARY AIDS OR SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST WITH AT LEAST THREE DAYS NOTICE. PLEASE CONTACT MAUREEN BARBER AT ING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD tJ Tit OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND I .1. L.l FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO INSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PRO i OkMciiolw Bvd Zm VvSoulhffnBlvd f. X? v"l j 71 ( ' - GLADES INSERT ife" B0) ltd J3b Ai 1(4 J CEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTI S3 MB 1 MONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. ALL APPEALS MUST BE FILED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE PROVISIONS Of THE PALM BEACH COUNTY UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE ADA, THIS DOCUMENT MAY BE REQUESTED IN AN ALTERNATIVE FORMAT. AUXILIARY AIDS OR SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST WITH AT LEAST THREE DAYS NOTICE. PLEASE CONTACT MAUREEN BARBER AT 561 -233 5204. The Fakn Beach R)st Yonfctcfrl 1J ..f 11 tuLun Always A Best Seller PUBLISH THE PALM BEACH POST, DECEMBER 7, 1997 Publish: The Palm Beach Post, December 7, 1 997) T

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