GREENACRES — The city’s Leisure Services department has started accepting registrations for a newly formed Youth Baseball Fall League for children ages 4 to 14 years old.
It’s a co-ed recreational league where all players are welcome, regardless of skill level or ability. Registration will be open through July 28.
Cost is $90 for residents; $110 for non-residents.
Registration forms and payment are accepted at the Greenacres Community Center, 501 Swain Blvd., Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. -to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. -to1:00 p.m.
Parents must provide a birth certificate for each child registered, and proof of residency (utility bill) is required in order to receive the $20 city resident discount. Registration fees include a uniform shirt and hat.
The league is limited to the first 48 participants in each age division.
Age levels are: Shetland: 4-6 years old (a flat $90 fee for this division); Pinto: 7-8 years old; Mustang: 9-10 years old; Bronco: 11-12 years old;
Pony: 13-14 years old.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery will be holding a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at 10 a.m.
The event will celebrate the lives of soldiers that have given their lives in service to the country. It will include “a presentation by the ROTC from a local high school and a procession with Bag Pipes to the cemetery’s Veterans Memorial for a wreath-laying ceremony,” according to a news release.
Wellington’s annual Memorial Day parade is scheduled to kick off at the Village Hall parking lot Monday at 8:15 a.m. Monday.
The parade will move down Forest Hill Boulevard to the Veterans Memorial at South Shore Boulevard, where a ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m.
Anyone who wants to take part in the parade should be in the Village Hall parking lot by 8 a.m. Active or retired veterans can register at a tent on the morning of the parade, and they will be honored at the ceremony.
The Wellington Village Council seems to have paved the way for a second building at the Wellington Elder Care facility on Lily Court in Wellington.
The roadblock in the way of the project was a rule that prevented these types of facilities from being within 1,000 feet of each other. With this unanimous vote, the council now has the power to approve up to four within a half mile.
This vote does not allow Wellington Elder Care to build the new facility now. They will still have to submit a proposal for the new building, and the council will have vote again to approve it.
“If anyone can find a negative to this, I’m not able to find one,” said Mayor Anne Gerwig.
The change only applies to assisted living facilities for senior citizens, which Wellington Planning, Zoning and Building Director Bob Basehart said can be a good thing.
“We believe allowing them to be clustered can actually be beneficial to a neighborhood,” he said.
Wellington’s Aquatics Complex will have different hours for the Memorial Day holiday weekend and the summer hours will start after that.
This weekend, the pool will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday and noon to 5 p.m. on Monday. After the holiday, the new schedule will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays and noon to 5 p.m. on holidays.
The proposal for a condo-hotel and condos at the International Polo Club is facing more delays.
This time it’s because the proposal failed Palm Beach County’s traffic guidelines, so developer Mark Bellissimo’s team will have to re-submit it before Wellington will take another took.
“Basically what it says is ‘you need to re-do your traffic report,’ ” said Bob Basehart, Wellington’s Planning, Zoning and Building Director.
Basehart said Bellissimo will probably have a better chance to pass the second time because they have a master plan now that will make the report more detailed and specific.
But the master plan is also causing some issues. Wellington will be sending back revisions to Bellissimo early next week that need to be addressed before it can move forward. Originally slated for a Development Review Committee Meeting in late May, the proposal is now facing up to a two-month delay.
It could go back to public hearings in July at the earliest, but Basehart thinks August is probably more likely. This new timeline could put it in the village’s council’s hands for the first time in late August or early September.