Palm Beach County commissioners tonight approved a $2.8 million deal with GL Homes that will allow the developer to pay its way out of a requirement that it set aside land for civic purposes in four of its housing developments in the county’s Agricultural Reserve.
The commission voted 5-2, with Commissioners Paulette Burdick and Jess Santamaria dissenting, in favor of the deal. The county plans to use the money to open a long-awaited sheriff’s office substation in suburban Delray Beach.
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The Palm Beach County Commission took the following action tonight:
Public records: Authorized the destruction of county financial reports, receipt and revenue records from 2003 to 2007 and of bank statements prior to 2007.
Riviera Beach solar plant: Conceptually approved a $64,000 job growth incentive package for SolarTech Universal of Hauppauge, N.Y. The company might invest $11.7 million to build a new factory here.
Sequester: Agreed to cut $2 million federally-funded community service programs that help low-income children and senior citizens as forced budget cuts, known as the sequester, take effect.