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Alliance of Delray Residential Associations
Sober Homes Task Force Update
The Alliance of of Delray maintains a a a a a a a a presence on the the the State Attorney’s SoberHomeTaskForce(SHTF) CurrentlytheLawEnforcementsideofthe SHTF SHTF consists of of two two state state state state prosecutors two two state state state state attorney attorney investigators one state state state state attorney attorney analyst and and five detectives from local and and statewide agencies assigned to to to to to this effort At the January 24 2020 SHTF Meeting it was reported that between October 2016 and December 2019 100 criminal cases cases have have been been filed against 87 individuals Fortythreecaseshavebeenresolvedbywayofapleaortrialand
39 defendants have have have have been been been been convicted Over $880 000 000 in in fin in fines have have have have been been been been imposed andover$1 350 000inassetshavebeenseized TheAnnualReportfromthe Statewide Drug Policy Advisory Council (SDPAC) was also reviewed The The SDPAC SDPAC analyzes the the problem of substance abuse in in Florida and and makes recommendations to the the Governor and and and Legislature for developing and and and implementing a a a a a a a a a a a a a state drug drug control control strategy strategy including changes in in in in in law that could enhance implementation of the drug drug control control strategy strategy Among this year’s recommendations were to to develop a a a a a a a a a a a a public awareness awareness campaign designed to to prevent substance use among youth increase awareness awareness of of treatment treatment options and reduce the the stigma associated with the the treatment treatment of of substance use disorder and mental illness Also recommended were an an an e-cigarette/e-liquid prevention strategy designed to reduce vaping among youth ages 11-17 and a a a a a a a a a a a a a a limitation of the negative health effects associated with vaping materials For treatment and and recovery the SDPAC’s recommendations include expanding naloxone availability among people who use drugs and and and their peers to to to reduce opioid overdose deaths and and and encourage county commissions to to to to establish Syringe Exchange Programs to to to to distribute naloxone to to to people who use drugs and and prevent new cases of of HIV and Hepatitis C Photofromleft: StateAttorneyDaveAronberg JDSmall andAlan Johnson from from the the State State Attorney’s Office at at at the the January meeting Bidding Begins for Agricultural Reserve Lands
At its April 15 2020 Board meeting the the the Lake Worth Drainage District (LWDD) moved forward on on planstoputupforbidlandownedbytheLWDDalongcanalsintheAgriculturalReserve Thelandwould serve serve serve serve as preserve for for development of of of housing within the the the the Agricultural Agricultural Reserve Reserve Earlier this year at a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a LWDD LWDD Board Board Workshop Workshop a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a current inventory of of of property potential value and use of of of the the the the revenues were discussed Following the the the the the January January 8 2020 2020 Workshop Workshop at at its January January 15 2020 2020 meeting the the the the the Board Board granted approval to to to move forward with with appraisals to establish the the the the minimum bid and the the the the potential for for regional water projects Analysis resulted in in in in in in determining that LWDD owns in in in in in in fee approximately 600 acres acres of of right-of-way with with 313 35 acres acres (units) located adjacent to preserve parcels parcels in in in in in in the the the Agricultural Reserve An An An An eligibility analysis determined that there are 62 eligible parcels parcels for bid An An An appraisal conducted by the the the firm of of Anderson & & Carr Inc brought an appraised appraised value value of of $65 000 000 000 per per Unit A A A previous appraised appraised value value in in in 2014 & & 2015 when LWDDfirstproposedthesalewasat$75 000 000 000 000 to $80 000perunit LWDDStaffrecommendedaminimum bid of of no less than $70 000 per unit Dates of of of April 19 26 & May May 3 3 were set for for for an an an advertisement for for for bids with a a a a a a a a a a a a a a May May 5 2020 2020 2020 pre-bid meeting meeting bid bid bid bid opening date
of of of June June 3 3 2020 2020 2020 and date
for for for awarding the the bid bid bid bid June June 10 10 2020 2020 2020 at at at at at at at the the LWDD Board meeting meeting Mission Critical Projects include relocating a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a specific control structure at at at at at at at at at an an an an estimated cost of of of 10 10 million dollars updating the the the hydrologic simulation of of of the the the entire LWDD drainage system system canal canal rehabilitation and and hardeningofcanalbanksandothersystemenhancements Itisexpectedthatrevenuemayalsobeneeded to mitigate shortfalls in in in operating and and and capital expenses as impacts of of the the COVID-19 pandemic are realized www AllianceofDelray com 

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