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  • September 2018 Newsletter
    September 13,2018

    TMS and the City of Atlantis 

    TMS was retained by the City of Atlantis to work with our friends in Congress to help the City and the airport to enforce interlocal agreements relating to noise and flight pattern safety issues. We are asking to insert language into the 2019 Federal Aviation Authority Reauthorizing Bill. In the past few weeks, TMS President Sharon Merchant has met with Congressman Dan Webster and Congresswoman Lois Frankel to discuss possible language options and to garner their support. Both serve on the Transportation Committee. She is working with Congressman Diaz-Balart, who chairs the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee. She had the pleasure of serving with these fine public servants in the Florida Legislature. Sharon has also met with Palm Beach International Airports Director Bruce Pelly to discuss the issues. 

    TMS Teams Up with Keith and Associates

    TMS is happy to announce that we will soon be working on a City of Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency project with Keith and Associates, Inc. Keith and Associates is a multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida with a new office about to open in downtown Lake Worth. TMS will be providing public outreach to ensure that all impacted stakeholders are well informed and have their concerns heard. This is our first opportunity to work with Keith and Associates and we are very much looking forward to this exciting new challenge. 

    TMS and Snubbs Consulting

    TMS is providing public involvement services to Snubbs Consulting, Inc. on a design build road project in Broward County. Snubbs provides professional services to both public and private sector clients. They specialize in civil/site engineering, highway planning and design, environmental evaluations and surveying. TMS is creating collateral materials, such as letters and flyers, to invite stakeholders to a public meeting. We will be on hand at that public meeting next month to ensure smooth communication. It is a pleasure working with Snubbs!

    TMS in the Community

    Team TMS has been out and about at a variety of government and community events this past summer. Some events we have attended this past August and early September include

    • South Florida Fair Board Meeting for Miss Florida 2018
    • League of Cities, hosted by the City of Palm Beach Gardens
    • Florida Atlantic University Dedication of the LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy 
    • Broward College Supplier Diversity Day
    • Gold Coast Builders Association Annual Joint Association Luncheon Meeting and Governmental Affairs Board Meeting 
    • Palm Beach County DBE Certification Workshop
    • Savannas Preserve State Park field trip for research
    • Fundraising Reception for CFO Jimmy Patronis
    • Health Care District of Palm Beach County's 30th Anniversary Legacy Awards
    • Palm Tran Service Board Paratransit Subcommittee meeting

    Save the Date! 

    TMS Hosts Robert Weinroth, Candidate for Palm Beach County Commission District 4, Breakfast Meet and Greet. 

    Monday, October 1, 2018 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

    1804 North Dixie Highway, Suite B, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

    Join Us and Valerie Staggs for a Book Signing Event

    Valerie will be signing copies of her memior, This Side of Heaven, at Harold's Coffee Lounge in Northwood Village. The book signing event will run from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on October 5 at 509 Northwood Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. If you buy a book, Valerie will buy you a cup of coffee! Please join us in supporting our friend, Valerie! 

    Buck’s Corner, by Buck Merchant

    Boy, I had a fun trip seeing my Aunt Alison and Uncle Charlie in Tallahassee.  My cousin Emily was there, too.  Emily is a human teenager now, so she is very popular and not home much. Driving up with Uncle Paul and Mom was so fun!  We stopped to get gas and I left long pee mail messages for all the hot canine babes from home to FSU!  We went up to see the game, at least that was the plan. I love football and I am a good Seminole dog. I could have run that ball all the way! Somehow, I got left at the house. Worse yet, I was left in a cage! Sheesh! My aunt and uncle are owned by three cats. The cats have hypnotized them and control everything! While Mom and everyone enjoyed the game, the cats had a party and laughed at me. Next time I will bite them when no one is looking. Anyway, we had long walks in the woods filled with great smells. I had the perfect snooze on the way home and got to leave my mark on more great locations. I am expecting calls any minute. That’s all for now.

    September 11, 2001

    In Memory

    Let us never forget, During the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001, 2,996 Americans were killed and more than 6,000 injured.

    These deaths include 245 on four airplanes, 2,606 in the World Trade Center and in the surrounding area, and 125 at the Pentagon.

    May we each spend a few moments in quiet contemplation

    Another Day That Lives in Infamy. 

    TMS September Birthdays

    Wishing a happy birthday to our friends:

    Young Song, Valerie Staggs, Mark Foley, Melissa Nash, Jeremy Johnson, Carol Llaneza, Jim Bronstien, Roger Honeycutt, Maggie Morris, Frank Finch, and Phil Nicozisis. 

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