COBWRA DELEGATES MEETING
VALENCIA POINT • MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
By Sharon Reuben
VALENCIA POINTE DELEGATE LINDA LEVINE and HOA
ART GELVEN welcomed the Delegates and
PRESIDENT MYRNA ROSOFF announced that COBWRA will
immediately initiate a call to action to encourage our elected
representatives to allow two Gun Control bills to be heard.
Delegates were asked to contact the legislators as follows:
• Contact Senate President Joe Negron: (850) 487-5229
• Contact House Speaker Corcoran: (850) 717-5000
• Use this link to find your state representatives:
• Use this link to look up a bill:
• Tweet at them using #hearthebills.
House Bill 231, introduced by Representative Lori Berman,
that would allow family members to obtain a court order to
take firearms from a relative they fear poses a significant
danger as a result of dangerous mental health and violent
Senate Bill 196, introduced by Senator Linda Stewart for the
second year in a row, to ban assault weapons statewide.
It was also explained that COBWRA is now working with the
Action Alliance for Mental Health, an umbrella organization
comprised of many agencies that address mental health
President Rosoff also explained that information would be
forthcoming regarding an important LANDSCAPE SERVICES
BUSINESS Ag Reserve issue. Watch for info in your e-mail.
ELECTED OFFICIALS REPORTS
COMMISSIONER MARY LOU BERGER
• Announced that she has toured the COBWRA Service Area
with the new County Engineer with the goal of identifying
serious road/traffic issues and finding solutions to those
COMMISSIONER DAVID KERNER
• Explained that he recently visited Puerto Rico to assess
the damage law enforcement agencies have experienced.
He met with more than 100 law enforcement officers and
noted that most police stations are still without power.
• The Commissioner observed that today there is a new
generation of leaders emerging, with a New American
Spirit, who are committed to fight for reform.
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ELECTED OFFICIALS REPORTS, Continued
SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE KAREN BRILL
• Announced that the District will be interviewing four internal
candidates for the Superintendent’s position. She proudly
reported that, under supervisor Avossa’s leadership, the
District is now boasting a 90% graduation rate!
• Brill also noted that the School Board is proactively
addressing school security and safety, including gun control
and health issues, as well as arranging for cell phones to
work throughout every school campus.
FIRST RESPONDER REPORTS
PBC FIRE RESCUE COMMUNITY LIAISON TONY KEELER
announced that response calls are up 10% from last year with
overdose calls declining.
FIRE RESCUE CPR TRAINING AT THE HOA & CONDO FACILITIES
HEALTH & WELLNESS COOMMITTEE CHAIR JOAN BRUNSWICK
announced that Palm Beach County Fire Rescue is embarking
upon a “grass roots” CPR Training Program, with classes to be
conducted at the Condo and HOA facilities. A minimum of 10
participants per class is required. TO ARRANGE FOR A CPR
CLASS IN YOUR COMMUNITY, CALL 561-616-7033
GROWTH MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (GMC) REPORT
GROWTH MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR, STEVE
OSEROFF, presented a project on the SW corner of Military
Trail and Lantana Road where a Wawa convenience store
and gas station is being proposed. He noted that the GMC is
working with the developer regarding signage, enhanced
landscaping and increased outdoor security. The Board
recommended approval of the project with two conditions:
• Security cameras viewing outside seating
• Limit signs to 12x10
The Delegates voted to recommend approval of the project.
The Nominating Committee presented the following
proposed slate of officers for the 2018/2019 term:
1 st VP
THERE WERE NO
2 nd VP
FROM THE FLOOR
PBSO DISTRICT 6 CAPTAIN CHRIS
KEANE fascinated the audience
with a report on his FBI NATIONAL
ACADEMY EXPERIENCE. The Elite
Program provides college-level
training to state, local, and
international police officers. This is
the same facility where the FBI
trains new Special Agents.
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 31 SPECIAL ELECTION
MEET THE CANDIDATES EVENT
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 • 2:00 P.M. • JAMAICA BAY