Top 10 things you need to know in Delray Beach this October

  1. Dale S. Sugerman is Delray’s new assistant city manager. He replaces David Scott, who resigned from the post earlier this year.
  2. The city has designated more golf cart parking spaces downtown. Four spaces on Atlantic Avenue have been allocated for golf cart parking, two near East 2nd Avenue and two near East 5th Avenue. There are plans to include additional golf cart parking near Old School Square.
  3. Deputy Vice Mayor Jordana Jarjura was selected to participate in Leadership Florida’s 35th Class. The statewide program is designed to provide useful tools in professional and civic life actively engaged individuals serving Florida. Candidates for this prestigious program were selected by a committee of former Leadership Florida graduates.
  4. The Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC) has been awarded a “Think Green” Grant in partnership with Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc. from Waste Management. Part of the awarded program includes a Beach Restoration/International Coastal Clean-Up Event that will be held on Sat., Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Delray Beach municipal beach across from the Delray Beach Marriott.  Volunteers are needed to help with planting native species and picking up trash along the beach.  Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Cara Abbott, at 305-304-6610 or for additional information.
  5. Trash pick up rates have increased effective Oct. 1. Check city’s website for new rates.
  6. Delray has imposed a one year temporary moratorium on operation of medical marijuana treatment centers and dispensing organizations within city limits.
  7. Want to be on the city commission? You can file to fill Seat No. 2, which will be vacated on Nov. 8 by Commissioner Al Jacquet, who resigned. You must send a letter of intent, resume and answer a questionnaire to the City Clerk by 5 p.m. on Oct. 7. Commissioners will consider making an appointment on Nov 1. The appointment will last until March. For more information, contact the City Clerk Department at 561-243-7050.
  8. The 5th Annual “Girls, Pearls Hats & Heels” will take place on Oct. 6 at the Seagate Country Club. The even is a trunk show fundraiser for the Delray Beach Public Library Children’s Department programming and outreach, and the Bethesda Hospital Foundation breast cancer treatment and educational programs.
  9. Argentinian-owned restaurant Che is now open at the former location of Hudson at Waterway East.
  10. The fifth annual “Witches of Delray” charity bike ride will take place ay 8 a.m. on Oct. 29. Proceeds benefit the Achievement Centers for Children & Families.