Entries by Town of Palm Beach

Broadband Infrastructure Assessment

Magellan Advisors was selected to perform a Broadband Infrastructure Assessment. Magellan Advisors will consult the Town on the best approach to provide residents broadband technology and the infrastructure needed in the community. Magellan Advisors discussed how the cost of broadband installation could be reduced, how smart poles could be utilized, the capabilities of fiber optic […]

Project Coordinator Discussion

In an effort to maintain accountability, the UUTF made a motion to hire a full-time contractual Project Coordinator whose sole responsibility would be to oversee the project. Town Manager Tom Bradford will be providing a list of requirements the Project Coordinator should have for the position.

Cost Savings

Working together between the Project Team and the Town’s Public Works Department, previous project studies and surveys have been able to be reused for the benefit of this project. This has saved approximately $66,000 in project costs since the design phase began in June.

Collaboration and Cooperation

FPL, AT&T, and Comcast have been working collaboratively with the Project Team not only in the detailed design of the first phase of the project (north of Onondaga and south of Sloan’s Curve) but also in developing the master plan for their networks across the entire Town. This spirit of collaboration has allowed the planning […]

Meter Box Inspections

Town of Palm Beach engineers completed the first round of meter box inspections north of Onondaga Avenue and south of Sloan’s Curve. The goal of the inspection was to identify the location of the meter boxes so that information could be cataloged and provided to Florida Power & Light in preparation for their inspection. Florida […]

Project Survey and Utility Investigations

The initial project surveying has been completed as well as utility investigations. Over the next two months, additional field work will be performed north of Onondaga and south of Sloan’s curve to verify the vertical locations of significant existing underground utilities that need to be avoided during construction. All of this information is being used […]

Master Plan

The Underground Utilities Task Force (UUTF) requested the Undergrounding Project Team provide a full master plan for the project. The UUTF requested a copy of the master plan in order to better plan for the future, monitor the project status, ensure deadlines are being met and to keep residents informed.

Dashboard Creation

Town of Palm Beach Director of Finance, Jane Struder, presented to the UUTF the Project Dashboard. The Dashboard is a publicly available document that tracks and monitors the planning, design, schedule, budget and financing of the undergrounding project. The Dashboard will monitor the project status while ensuring the budget of each component of the project […]