Kristina Webb

Kristina Webb covers Wellington and Royal Palm Beach for The Palm Beach Post. She grew up in Palm Beach County and is a 2010 graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University. Since joining The Post in 2015, she has been digital editor with the business, watchdog and politics teams, and also was transportation reporter. Follow on Twitter

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Royal Palm Beach council votes to keep current tax rate
 The village council approved keeping the tax rate unchanged as officials had their first public workshop on the proposed $44 million budget. Royal Palm Beach officials plan to hold the property tax rate at $1.92 per $1,000 of taxable value for another year. The preliminary rate was approved as part of the council’s consent agenda Thursday...

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The village council approved keeping the tax rate unchanged as officials had their first public workshop on the proposed $44 million budget. Royal Palm Beach officials plan to hold the property tax rate at $1.92 per $1,000 of taxable value for another year. The preliminary rate was approved as part of the council’s consent agenda Thursday...
Loxahatchee Groves council delays discussion on proposed Wawa, Aldi
 A proposed development that would include a popular convenience store chain, discount grocer and bank will have to wait a little longer to try for necessary approvals. The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council on Tuesday night postponed hearing the master plan for the Groves Town Center, which sits on about 90 acres on the northeast corner of B...

Posted: a day ago

A proposed development that would include a popular convenience store chain, discount grocer and bank will have to wait a little longer to try for necessary approvals. The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council on Tuesday night postponed hearing the master plan for the Groves Town Center, which sits on about 90 acres on the northeast corner of B...
Loxahatchee Groves council OKs higher preliminary tax rate to ‘rebuild’
 After a fiscal year that saw the town get pummeled first by Hurricane Irma and then by brutal road conditions, it’s time to rebuild, Town Manager Bill Underwood told the council at Tuesday night’s meeting. “This is the year of rebuilding,” he said as he presented the proposed budget for the coming year. RELATED: Loxahatchee...

Posted: 2 days ago

After a fiscal year that saw the town get pummeled first by Hurricane Irma and then by brutal road conditions, it’s time to rebuild, Town Manager Bill Underwood told the council at Tuesday night’s meeting. “This is the year of rebuilding,” he said as he presented the proposed budget for the coming year. RELATED: Loxahatchee...
Check snafus mark move to town for Loxahatchee Groves water district
 At least one check was declined and others dated incorrectly as the town’s relationship with employees of the Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District got off to a bit of a rocky start. The snafus marked the first paycheck from the town to district employees since Loxahatchee Groves landowners voted last month to fold the district...

Posted: 3 days ago

At least one check was declined and others dated incorrectly as the town’s relationship with employees of the Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District got off to a bit of a rocky start. The snafus marked the first paycheck from the town to district employees since Loxahatchee Groves landowners voted last month to fold the district...
Wellington Star Liquors demolished; what will take its place?
 Drivers traveling along Forest Hill Boulevard on Tuesday may have noticed a bit of a commotion as the longtime Star Liquors building came tumbling down. Crews demolished the structure to make way for a new standalone CVS in the Wellington Town Square plaza on the corner of Forest Hill and South Shore boulevards. Once the drive-through...

Posted: 4 days ago

Drivers traveling along Forest Hill Boulevard on Tuesday may have noticed a bit of a commotion as the longtime Star Liquors building came tumbling down. Crews demolished the structure to make way for a new standalone CVS in the Wellington Town Square plaza on the corner of Forest Hill and South Shore boulevards. Once the drive-through...
NEW: Discussions continue on Wellington Seniors Club membership cap
 What is the solution to what the village’s seniors say is a space crunch that has caused the planned capping of membership to one of its largest community groups? Discussions continued Thursday as Wellington’s Senior Advisory Committee planned its next steps toward finding solutions regarding the Wellington Seniors Club&rsquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

What is the solution to what the village’s seniors say is a space crunch that has caused the planned capping of membership to one of its largest community groups? Discussions continued Thursday as Wellington’s Senior Advisory Committee planned its next steps toward finding solutions regarding the Wellington Seniors Club&rsquo...
NEW: 5K at the Commons this weekend in Royal Palm Beach
 Run — or walk — a 5K: Royal Palm Beach will have its 5K at the Commons starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd. All ages and skill levels are welcome, along with baby strollers and dogs on leashes. The run/walk takes place on the paths around Commons Park. Free refreshments are available and there will...

Posted: 4 days ago

Run — or walk — a 5K: Royal Palm Beach will have its 5K at the Commons starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd. All ages and skill levels are welcome, along with baby strollers and dogs on leashes. The run/walk takes place on the paths around Commons Park. Free refreshments are available and there will...
Who is responsible for maintaining Rustic Ranches roads in Wellington?
 When it comes to communities within the village’s borders, Rustic Ranches stands out as among the most unique. It is fairly new to the village, one of the more recent annexations after entering Wellington’s boundaries in 2004. It also features larger homesites, with everything from tree farms to horse barns to a replica of a 12th...

Posted: 6 days ago

When it comes to communities within the village’s borders, Rustic Ranches stands out as among the most unique. It is fairly new to the village, one of the more recent annexations after entering Wellington’s boundaries in 2004. It also features larger homesites, with everything from tree farms to horse barns to a replica of a 12th...
First Bank of the Palm Beaches opens new branch in Wellington 
 The First Bank of the Palm Beaches this week opened its second branch. The full-service bank center is at 12796 Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington Plaza and opened Monday, the bank said in a news release.  The branch is managed by James Seder, a longtime Wellington resident and vice president/market executive for First Bank of the Palm...

Posted: 7 days ago

The First Bank of the Palm Beaches this week opened its second branch. The full-service bank center is at 12796 Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington Plaza and opened Monday, the bank said in a news release.  The branch is managed by James Seder, a longtime Wellington resident and vice president/market executive for First Bank of the Palm...
Wellington budget survey sees more responses in first week than last year’s total
 Wellington launched its annual Budget Challenge survey July 2, and in its first week it received a higher number than the total responses to last year’s survey. According to a weekly update sent to Wellington’s council, 360 people completed surveys from July 2-9. Last year’s survey was completed 343 times, and the survey...

Posted: 7 days ago

Wellington launched its annual Budget Challenge survey July 2, and in its first week it received a higher number than the total responses to last year’s survey. According to a weekly update sent to Wellington’s council, 360 people completed surveys from July 2-9. Last year’s survey was completed 343 times, and the survey...
NEW: Wellington spends nearly $1.7M to pay off bond, become debt-free
 The village is now debt-free. Wellington’s council Tuesday night approved paying off early a public service revenue funding bond with a nearly $1.7 million remaining balance. The early payoff will save Wellington taxpayers $16,568 and lower the coming year’s budget, Administrative and Financial Services Director Tanya Quickel...

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The village is now debt-free. Wellington’s council Tuesday night approved paying off early a public service revenue funding bond with a nearly $1.7 million remaining balance. The early payoff will save Wellington taxpayers $16,568 and lower the coming year’s budget, Administrative and Financial Services Director Tanya Quickel...