The Palm Beach Post: Contractors fume: Why did Palm Beach County take Broward-based firm for multi-million dollar deal?
By Mike Diamond Published: 5:06 a.m. ET April 28, 2022 Updated: 2:00 p.m. ET April 28, 2022 Original Source Damon Robling had reason to believe that his Greenacres-based construction company would be awarded one of two contracts to oversee renovations of Fire Rescue stations during the next five years. After all, the county’s purchasing agent…Read More
The Coastal Star: Along the Coast: County rejects plan to reinspect older condos
By Joel Engelhardt November 3, 2021 at 13:33 Original Source After months of work to hammer out a condo reinspection program in the wake of the Surfside tragedy, Palm Beach County commissioners decided last month to do nothing and wait for the Florida Legislature.In a rambling hourlong discussion Oct. 19, commissioners weighed in with a…Read More
The Coastal Star: Along the Coast: Plan targets buildings 25 or older for inspections, regardless of height
By Joel Engelhardt Posted on August 4, 2021 at 14:25 Original Source A proposal to have the vast majority of older condos, apartment buildings, hotels and office buildings inspected in Palm Beach County is emerging from a coalition of cities studying the issue.The group is taking aim at buildings — without regard to height —…Read More
The Palm Beach Post: Palm Beach County to create a building recertification process but it may not be 40 years
Hannah Morse Published: 4:17 p.m. ET July 13, 2021 Updated: 5:26 p.m. ET July 13, 2021 Original Source Palm Beach County will “not move swiftly, but deliberately” to define its own mandatory recertification process for high-rise buildings following the deadly condominium collapse in Surfside last month. County Mayor Dave Kerner offered that description Tuesday to…Read More