ALERTS (Acreage Loxahatchee Engaged Residents Taking a Stand) was founded for the preservation of the health, safety and welfare of the Acreage, Loxahatchee, and Loxahatchee Groves residents, striving to preserve and protect the rural atmosphere, as well as to keep abreast of the necessity to plan and prepare for the future.
PO Box 212681
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Welcome to ALERTS of PBC
Appeal Filed In Circuit Court RulingAt ground zero, ALERTS of PBC, 1000 Friends of Florida and the Schutzers have been, and continue to be, at the forefront working to protect and preserve our rural communities, our residents, our rural lifestyle, our roads, and our natural resources. Despite the Circuit Court ruling on April 18, 2016, wherein Judge Edward A. Garrison granted a Summary Judgment, our position staunchly remains that the development orders approving Westlake are NOT consistent with the Palm Beach County Comprehensive Plan and that Westlake poses significant detrimental impacts to all we hold dear, as well it sets a legal precedent to allow even more development to occur. Therefore, ALERTS of PBC, along with 1000 Friends of Florida and Acreage residents Bob and Karen Schutzer, are appealing the ruling.
ALERTS of PBC held its first fundraising event May 14th and we are grateful to all who attended and supported our efforts. The legal challenges continue and we need your continued support. Please consider donating to ALERTS of PBC. No matter the amount, all donations matter. Help us to protect your quality of life.
Success!The first ALERTS fundraiser dinner was a rousing success! Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the food and music provided by Asador Patagonia. Generous donations put us closer to meeting our goals in the fight to protect our way of life. Thank you to everyone who attended and showed their support.
You Are Not Alone!If you are concerned about the over development issues that are encroaching on our quality of life rest assured that you are not alone. ALERTS has collected around 5000 petitions against the Minto development. And many of the surrounding communities are also voicing their concern. Below are three resolutions passed by the City of West Palm Beach regarding Minto West, Indian Trail Groves, and Avenir:
ALERTS retains attorney Ralf BrookesGiven the apparent pro-development stance of the majority of the Palm Beach Board of County Commissioners, the complex nature of applicable statutes, codes, and regulations, and in anticipation of our fight moving to the Courts on behalf of residents, ALERTS is pleased to announce that it has retained the legal services of attorney Ralf Brookes. > More
Mr. Brookes is Florida Bar certified in city, county, and local government and has an extensive background, expertise, and experience in researching and litigating land use, zoning, and local government issues related to development projects. He can represent our residents at Commission meetings and effectively prepare and represent us in the legal arena. If you have any questions and/or comments please direct those to ALERTS to avoid incurring unnecessary legal fees.
As you are aware, ALERTS (Acreage Loxahatchee Engaged Residents Taking a Stand) of PBC, Inc., was founded for the preservation of the health, safety and welfare of the Acreage, Loxahatchee, and Loxahatchee Groves residents. ALERTS strives to preserve and protect our unique rural atmosphere and way of life, now and into the future, from overdevelopment.
Our ability to retain Mr. Brookes was possible only through the donations we have received thus far. Our battle is far from over and we need your continued support. No donation is too small and every donation is very much needed and appreciated.
ALERTS submits a resolution against MintoALERTS has filed a resolution against the Minto West proposed increase over and above the approved 2996 residential and 235,000 sq. ft. of commercial. Click here to view the resolution.
1000 Friends has joined the opposition to Minto West!1000 Friends of Florida is a statewide nonprofit organization founded in 1986 to help build better communities and save special places. 1000 Friends has joined the opposition to Minto West. > More
ALERTS Hot Topic
The most pressing issue facing our community at this time is the Minto West over development project. Please visit our NoToMinto website for in depth information on this subject.
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I moved to WPB in 1989 from a small town named Frostproof, located 2 hours NW of here. I was 15yr old; most depressing thing I thought Id ever went through at the time. Leaving all my friends and having to rehome my horse was tough; forget about the fear of finding new friends and living in a city. We lived in an apartment complex off Okeechobee/Benoist. My mom had found a job at Royal Palm Citrus in Loxahatchee. There was nothing built up west of Seminole Pratt then and basically ended at 60th, we'd turn left to follow it around to where what is now Osceola Middle School. Anyways, I use to go to work with her all the time and I just felt at home out here. As we drove down the dirt roads I would tell her one day I'm gonna live out here mom and have what we had in Frostproof, just wait and see. Well it only took me 23yrs and only by the grace of a love story (that's a story for another time) that my dream was complete. I live where I feel at HOME, have my family and friends to enjoy it with, and pray my son finds the joy and appreciation in the simpler daily things than what convenience offers. My yard is filled with many animals and they have shown me how life is really to be enjoyed. Out here in Loxahatchee we have the most beautiful skies, sometimes they're blue, sometimes they're gray, BUT at night it's starry and you will not get that in the city folks! And lets not forget the silence or random music from the crickets and frogs.-Jennifer Womack
My husband and I are both Florida born and raised. We were raising our first two children in Broward in all the crime , traffic and overcrowding. When we bought our house in 1995 it was such a blessing. We now have 5 kids who couldn't imagine living anywhere else. There is such a wonderful sense of community in the Acreage. What we love most is the ability to have all of our animals that the children love.So when we tell people we have chickens, cats, dogs, bunnies, etc. they always say....you must live in the Acreage!-Nika Alban
In 1996, when my first born was 5 months old we bought our house on Persimmon. I have ridden horses since I was three. My parents taught scuba diving, but I always dreamed of having a horse. I used to drive my horse and cart down Persimmon. Christmas caroling with my kids in the back of the wagon until they fell asleep. We now have three horses. Trail riding with my daughter has been great bonding time. As it is we now trailer to the other side or sneak down the small canal near our house to get away from traffic. Just now training a 3 year old gelding. I will drive him down Persimmon. Those coming from Minto will have to go slow and wait for me if they want to share my road. I've been here 17 years and I'm not leaving.-Krista Waddell
Randy and I both grew up in Palm Beach Gardens. We were married when he was in the Navy and stationed in Charlestons, SC. When we started having kids we knew we wanted to move back home. We hated all the politics of our HOA in SC and really wanted to avoid that. We also loved the big yards room for our big dogs to run and our children. We moved into our home 19yrs ago this week and we are here for the long haul. We did talk of moving once but just to a larger home but still out here. You don't find places like this any more everywhere you look it is all developments.-Lauren Harner