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Welcome to the World Wide Website for the Town of Hypoluxo, Florida. Hypoluxo is located on Florida's Gold Coast, halfway between West Palm Beach and Boca Raton. A letter from the Mayor is updated monthly and you will want to read "Greetings". Below is some history of Hypoluxo that may be of interest to you and a description of what is included on our site.

 




BULLETIN BOARD - This is a link to the bulletin board for the latest information on town news, events and important announcements.

Hurricane Irma Update 9/20/17

Town Staff continues to work closely with Palm Beach County Emergency Management to provide accurate information to our residents.

FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center will open Wednesday, September 20 in Palm Beach County to help Florida storm survivors.  The DRC will open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Sunday until Further notice.  The DRC address is Carolyn Sims Center - 225 NW 12 Avenue Boynton Beach, FL  33435

For more information:  https://www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or FEMA help line 800-621-3362.

SUSPICIOUS CONTRACTORS/SCANS - The aftermath of a storm can bring out the best in disaster-affected communities, but such events can also attract opportunists, con artists and unlicensed Public Adjusters.  Some signs to avoid in hiring a contractor:

  • Demands cash or full payment up front for repair work
  • Has no physical address or identification
  • Asks you to sign something you have not had time to review
  • wants your personal financial information to start the repair or lending process

Fraud Tip Hotline 1-800-378-0445

Consumer Helpline 1-877-693-5236

Public Assistance Fraud Hotline 1-866-762-2237

Also, a contractor in the Town of Hypoluxo is required to have a contractor registration and will provide proof of insurance and their licenses to the Town.  You may contact Town Hall to verify that the contractor is registered at 561-582-0155.

STATE ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IS AVAILABLE.

More information can be found at: www.floridadisasterloan.org Federal assistance for businesses is available.

More information can be found at: www.disasterassistance.gov

Federally regulated Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have come together to get the word out about mortgage relief options for those affected by recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Irma. More information can be found at: https://seacccop.wordpress.com/

 
HELP FOR SENIORS
If you know of a senior who needs assistance call 9-1-1 and contact the Florida Department of Elder Affairs hotline at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337). To report elder abuse, call 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873).

BASIC SUPPLIES
If you need supplies, such as food, water, or ice, please contact your county emergency management at: http://www.floridadisaster.org/fl_county_em.asp or by phone at (850) 815-4001 for the location of the nearest distribution center. Your county emergency management can provide up–to-date information about shelters and local distribution centers for food and supplies.

FEMA ASSISTANCE
Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma should apply for assistance with FEMA as soon as their county is granted Individual Assistance. Financial help and direct services may be available from FEMA for clean-up, temporary housing, medical, moving expenses, and more.

To apply visit: www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) TTY: 1-800-462-7585. For a list of counties approved for Individual Assistance visit: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4337#.

HELP FOR VETERANS
Veterans needing assistance or medication can contact the Veteran Disaster Hotline at 1-800-507-4571 or go to any VA medical facility for assistance.

DIALYSIS
To find a dialysis center in your area visit: http://www.dialysisunits.com/. Patients of DaVita Dialysis may contact 1-800-400-8331 to find the nearest Dialysis Center.

MENTAL HEALTH
If you or someone you know is experiencing emotional distress please call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained counselor. You may also visit: http://bit.ly/2vH2Huc for more information about managing stress after a disaster and talking with children about traumatic events.

TAX RELIEF
Floridians in counties granted Individual Assistance may be eligible for tax relief from the IRS. To learn more about IRS assistance for victims of Hurricane Irma visit: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/help-for-victims-of-hurricane-irma.

DISASTER RECOVERY LOANS
The U.S. Small Business Administration is providing various disaster loans to qualifying Floridians in several counties. For more information about SBA disaster loans visit: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/hurricane-irma.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides loans and assistance to qualifying individuals, businesses, and communities after disasters. For more information visit: https://www.usda.gov/topics/disaster/storms, or contact the USDA office in Florida at: (352) 338-3400.

DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Floridians who are unemployed as a result of the disaster are encouraged to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) through the U.S. Department of Labor. For additional information about DUA visit: https://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/unemploy/disaster.asp or contact the U.S. Department of Labor by phone at 1-866-487-2365.

MORTGAGE RELIEF
To find out if you qualify for temporary mortgage relief such as a suspension of mortgage payments for up to 12 months, or suspension of late fees, visit the Freddie Mac website at: http://www.freddiemac.com/about/hurricane-relief.html. For additional information visit the Fannie Mae website at: http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/about-fm/hurricane-relief.html or by phone at 1-800-2FANNIE (800-232-6643).

HURRICANE RESPONSE HIRING
The U.S. Small Business Administration is hiring a variety of temporary positions located throughout Florida now through December 31, 2017. For more information visit: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/hurricane-response-jobs-sba#section-header-4 
 
 As our community recovers from Hurricane Irma, the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County offers these tips to home owners when putting their debris piles at the curb:

 Residents are encouraged to pile yard waste, such as branches, limbs and tree trunks (less than 6 feet in length) at the curb as soon as they can.

 However, yard waste debris in plastic bags should not be placed on these large piles. Any yard waste placed in bags and cans at the curb will be picked up beginning Tuesday, Sept. 19 by regular curbside collection haulers, along with small vegetation piles that are 4 cubic yards or less.

 Emergency debris collection teams are only removing the large piles of yard waste on the first pass. Construction debris, such as fencing, will be removed during the next pass. Mixed yard waste with construction debris or other trash will be collected last.

 Waste and debris should continue to be separated into three different piles at the curb:

 1.    Put garbage and recyclables out by 6 a.m. on your regularly scheduled day. These will be picked up first to remove any spoiled food.

 2.    Put all vegetation only in a second pile.

 3.    And, put all other construction storm debris in a third pile.

  Be sure to keep these three piles separate and away from:

 ·         Fences

 ·         Fire hydrants

 ·         Mailboxes

 ·         Power line equipment, such as poles, transformers, downed electrical wiring

 ·         Storm drains

 ·         Water meters

 Palm Beach County residents are asked for patience during this emergency collection effort. There is a tremendous amount of yard waste at the curb, and everyone will have their debris collected in a safe manner. In the two collection days after the storm, there has been an almost 30 percent increase in waste collected compared to the week prior to the storm. This percentage is only expected to increase.

 The SWA anticipates the cleanup to take approximately 6 to 8 weeks. Once the emergency collection teams are done, the 6 cubic yard rule will once again be enforced.

www.pbcgov.com for helpful information.

Treat all non operating traffic lights as 4 way stops.

RR Crossings gates are secured in the up position - please heed warnings to the signal lights.


Helpful links:

Palm Beach County, www.pbcgov.com
National Hurricane Center, www.nhc.noaa.gov
Florida Division of Emergency Management, www.floridadisaster.org
 


ABOUT HYPOLUXO

Hypoluxo is nestled in the heart of Palm Beach County, Florida, on the shores of the Intracoastal Waterway. We are just minutes from West Palm Beach and a mere stone's throw from the sandy Atlantic beaches. 

Our administration facility is built in the old Key West style. Nature buffs will want to visit our Hammock located south of the administation building. It is a natural enclave of 100% indigenous plant species.  The town also has two other parks.  The "Parks Page" on this site offers more information on all of the town facilities. 

In the 1990 census, Hypoluxo was recorded as having 830 residents, in 1997 - 1,371 residents, in 2000 - 2,015 residents and in 2009 the population grew to 2,427 residents. Hypoluxo is located at 26.56255 North latitude, 80.05257 West longitude.

The name Hypoluxo comes from the Seminole name for Lake Worth, roughly translated "water all 'round -- no get out." The lake was later renamed in honor of Seminole Indian War colonel William Jerkins Worth. However, the name "Hypoluxo" still was associated with the area on the south shores of the lake, as evidenced by its appearance on a 1841 War Department map.  Check out our history page to find out more about Hypoluxo's famed "Barefoot Mailmen".


TOWN GOVERNMENT

View information regarding current elected and appointed officials, staff and voting precincts/districts. The current agenda, the minutes of the most recent meeting and the current budget are also on this site. 


SERVICES

This site contains forms that can be printed and returned to us. 

If you desire to locate your business within our municipal boundaries this is a link to the form required to pay the "Local Business Tax".  You will also need to check the zoning to make sure the business is permitted in the location you have in mind.

This is the link for "Permit and Contractor Registration Forms". We also have a link to our online Code of Ordinances in this area of the site.  

Information regarding police, fire rescue service and waste collection is available.  Also included on the site are links to other agency sites that may be of use to you. 


hypoluxo@hypoluxo.org


NOTICE:

THE OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK IS THE TOWN OF HYPOLUXO'S CUSTODIAN OF PUBLIC RECORDS, WHERE ALL OFFICIAL TOWN RECORDS ARE ROUTINELY CREATED, SENT, RECEIVED AND MAINTAINED.  THE LOCATION OF AND RECORD REQUEST CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE IS: 

TOWN HALL

7580 S. FEDERAL HIGHWAY

HYPOLUXO, FL  33462

561-582-0155 (OFFICE) AND 561-582-0703 (FAX)

HYPOLUXO@HYPOLUXO.ORG

FOR POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS, PLEASE CONTACT:

TOWN OF LANTANA RECORDS DVISION

500 GREYNOLDS CIRCLE

LANTANA, FL  33462

561-540-5710 (OFFICE)