Mayor's Monthly Column

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It seems as though the summer season just began and now it’s almost over. As summer ends, and fall begins, we slowly welcome cooler temperatures and brace for the peak of  Hurricane Season.

This is the time to make sure you and your family are Hurricane ready. The Village urges residents to postpone all tree trimming projects until the end of the hurricane season. Once the National Weather Service has named a storm and identified that Palm Beach County could be in the path, the following steps should be taken to minimize waste:

  • Do not place bulk trash at the curb. Services may be suspended and facilities may close early to prepare for the storm.
  • Do not cut down any trees or begin major work.
  • Do not begin construction projects that could produce debris.
  • Once a watch or warning has been issued, do not trim vegetation of any kind.

Mass cutting places a tremendous burden on the normal collection process and there is not enough equipment or manpower to collect the additional material before the storm makes landfall. Avoid putting you and your property in harm’s way.

I encourage you to sign up for our CodeRED Emergency Notification System. This system allows the Village to call residents in the event of an emergency. Register now at https://wellingtonfl.gov/codered

On Monday, September 3, Americans across the country will celebrate Labor Day. While many of us will relax, travel, and spend time with our families, it is also important for us to reflect on the historical significance of this holiday. I hope that you and your family take advantage of the last long weekend of summer and have a safe and pleasant Labor Day.

September is also a time for remembrance in our Great Hometown. The community is invited to join Wellington’s Council at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 to honor the victims of 9/11 at a remembrance ceremony at the Patriot Memorial, located next to Village Hall at 12198 Forest Hill Boulevard. The Village Council will make remarks and lay a wreath for those lost and affected by the attacks. 

Finally, I encourage you to sign up for our monthly newsletter, where we keep you up to date on matters that affect our community.  Click on the following link to begin receiving updates: http://wellingtonfl.gov/living/wellington-newsletter/signup

I look forward to seeing you around our Great Hometown this month.