County to reimburse Boca Symphonia John Johnston
February 4, 2007
By Managing Editor
County commissioners on Tuesday are expected to approve a reimbursement of $5,000 to the Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia, Inc. The reimbursement would offset the cost of the Sounds of the Season Concert held at the Countess de Hoernle Amphitheater at Mizner Park in Boca Raton last December.
Funding would come from the Recreation Assistance Program (RAP), commissioners said.
In other recent business, commissioners agreed to fund $2,291 for Head Start Policy Council members Michael Smith and Stephanie Taylor for attendance at the Feb. 5-8 Region IV Head Start Association, Inc. 2007 annual training conference in Atlanta, GA.
The monies will pay for conference registration, lodging, ground transportation, and meals. Funding consists of $1,833 (80 percent) in Federal funds and $457 (20 percent) in County funds, commissioners said.
In other recent business commissioners:
Approved two contracts with financially assisted agencies totaling $205,727, as follows: City of Pahokee - $158,927, for a social-recreational program providing before-and after-care services to at-risk children and their families; and the Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, Inc., $46,800 for a mental health support drop-in center.
Granted a utility easement to Florida Power and Light along Central Boulevard, enlarging a segment of an existing FPL easement. Commissioners said the easement was needed to accommodate construction of the Scripps Florida project.
Supported a resolution asking the Florida Legislature to create and permanently fund a program to preserve environmentally sensitive land when Florida Forever expires in 2010.
Amended an interlocal agreement with Palm Tran and the Solid Waste Authority to include the Supervisor of Elections. The office is becoming independent from the county’s payroll system, but wishes to maintain the same health insurance benefits for its 49 full-time employees, commissioners said.
For more information, contact BRPS at 561-376-3848.
John Johnston can be reached at 561-549-0833, or at email@example.com
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