Fellow Hypoluxo residents and friends,
As Mayor I want to keep you informed as to what is happening here in the Town of Hypoluxo, your town. Your elected officials and staff are dedicated to keeping Hypoluxo a town of which you can be proud. Your input and suggestions are always welcome, and I encourage you to participate in your local government through the election process and by attending the monthly Council meetings scheduled on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM.
So what’s been happening in Hypoluxo of interest to you? First, after receiving competing proposals from the Town of Manalapan and the City of Boynton Beach for providing water and sewer services to our residents, several Council meetings were held to discuss the various issues contained in the proposals. Input from residents on this important matter was sought at a Community Workshop where the two proposals were presented and all Hypoluxo residents had an opportunity to express their views and concerns. After deliberation of the proposals and resident input, the Town Council voted at the May 2017 meeting to terminate our current contract with the Town of Manalapan. The 30-year contract expires in 2020, but Council decided to pursue an early termination, if possible. I will keep you updated as to our success in the early termination.
Second, the area commonly known as Porter Place or Hypoluxo Commons, which is the vacant property located on the corner of Hypoluxo Road and Overlook Road next to the Hypoluxo Scrub Park is in the permitting process to be developed with forty-nine townhomes and apartments along with a small commercial section. In May The Town’s Planning and Zoning Board recommended approval of the project and their recommendation will be presented to Town Council at the June meeting. Upon approval by Town Council of this project, construction should begin shortly thereafter.
Third, at the May 2017 Council meeting, Council gave approval to have our Town Hall refurbished by painting the outside of the building, replacing or restoring the wood exterior, and having the windows replaced with hurricane impact windows. Upon completion of the outside refurbishing, portions of the inside of Town Hall will be spruced up with painting and redesigning of the police and building official offices. The audio/visual system in the Al Merion Council Chamber will be replaced. Town Hall is in bad need of these refurbishments. These expenses will be submitted for use of the half percent sales tax revenue passed by Palm Beach County.
Additionally, because of the age of the town clock in front of Town Hall, repairs can no longer be made and the whole clock is showing its age. This clock is being replaced with the same model as the current clock with upgrades for lighting, surge protection, and automatic time resetting. This expense, too, will be submitted for use of the half percent sales tax revenue passed by Palm Beach County.
FPL is championing the removal of the remaining wooden poles along Federal Highway. Their representative has indicated, after many persistent calls to them requesting their assistance with AT&T, the poles are to be removed by the end of June, hopefully.
Finally, a bronze plaque honoring the late Honorable Mayor Schultz will be placed in the main entrance to Town Hall. A brief dedication ceremony at a future Council meeting will be held when the plaque is received.
I hope this information is useful to you. Please continue to check the web site for updates.
Michael Brown, Mayor
Town of Hypoluxo