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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions by the Town of Gulf Stream will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The Town of Gulf Stream does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

IF ASSISTANCE OR ACCOMMODATIONS IN COMPLETING AN APPLICATION ARE NEEDED, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT 561-276-5116.

Applications are currently being accepted for the positions of Maintenance Supervisor and Police Officer.

To apply for the Maintenance Supervisor position, please see the position description and requirements below.  You may access the application here or contact Rebecca Tew at the Town Hall located at 100 Sea Road, Gulf Stream or call 561-276-5116, for an application.  Applications may be mailed to 100 Sea Road, Gulf Stream, FL 33483, dropped off in person at town hall, or emailed to rtew@gulf-stream.org.

Gulf Stream Employment Application – Not for Police Positions

The Police Officer position full job description  and application are available by contacting the Gulf Stream Police Department at 561-278-8611.

Employment Opportunities-Open Positions


MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR

JOB  TITLE:                         Maintenance Supervisor
DEPARTMENT:                  Maintenance
FLSA DESIGNATION:       Hourly Non-Exempt
CLASSIFICATION:             Full-Time

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
The Maintenance Supervisor manages and assists in the completion of the day-to-day activities involving the maintenance of the building/facility, equipment and machinery, including HVAC, building lighting systems, grounds keeping, security and overall facility appearance. The position also maintains certain right-of-way areas, traffic control signage, and local street lights. The position supervises and coordinates the work of employees who repair and maintain building/facility, equipment and machinery. Reports to Town Manager with general or occasional supervision.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Plans tasks in the most efficient and productive manner and instructs  subordinates how to perform projects, the length of time required for projects, and the safety preparations necessary.
Works independently and supervises subordinates to ensure all work in progress is being performed safely, efficiently, and productively. Majority of time spent is typically in the field performing or monitoring work.
Maintains records; write letters, memoranda, and written reports for labor, equipment and materials; completes work orders and requisitions; and submit reports on projects in progress.
Proficient in use of computer-based applications for work order management, e-mail, and routine computer tasks.
Prepares budget for General Maintenance Bureau.
Plans projects and supplies cost analysis, including material and labor cost for projects. Manages bid process for certain projects and purchases.
Conducts weekly safety meetings for subordinates.
Works with outside contractors to ensure quality and completeness of work and inspect contractor’s work-in-progress and informs contractor when specifications are not being adhered to according to contract specifications (HVAC, fire alarm, pest control, etc.).
Performs field work with subordinates on as-needed basis.
Monitors  use of Town  gasoline  tank, recording levels and maintaining records  as required by county, state  and federal laws and  regulations.
Conducts employee evaluations.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Purchases supplies and replacement parts, tools or equipment.
Performs other  related work as required.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a high school or equivalent with additional training in vocational school, or an equivalent combination. Considerable experience in the various building and structure maintenance trades with three to five years supervisory experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Must possess a valid Class “E” driver’s license.
Must possess a Class “D” Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator license
A valid Florida Class “D” CDL is preferred

MINIMUM  QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data and/or information. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to overhaul, restore, renovate, construct, and/or rebuild equipment, machinery, or objects, requiring adherence to prescribed standards and specifications.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in standard English and mechanical terminology.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may require ability to utilize principles of fractions and/or interpret graphs.
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.
Physical Ability: Tasks involve regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (up to 75 pounds).
Sensory  Requirements:   Some  tasks  require  visual  perception and  discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.
Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed in mildly uncomfortable conditions with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, and machinery.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials and techniques used in construction and maintenance activities.
Skilled in the use of hand tools; such as drills, electric sander, skill saw, router, jack hammers, trowels.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, departmental officials, and the general public, both in person and over the phone.
Ability to effectively communicate via telephone, hand-held radio, or personal contact with a variety of people.
Ability to effectively train, supervise and evaluate subordinate personnel while directing the completion of projects in a professional, effective, and timely manner.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
Clarity of vision to view computer monitor, written documents, or objects in the distance, including perception of color.
Ability to perceive the nature of sounds by ear.
Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships to see objects where and as they are.
Ability distinguish, with a degree of accuracy, differences or similarities in intensity or quality of flavors or odors.
Ability to raise or lower objects of up to 75 pounds from one level to another (includes upward pulling).
Ability to ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, or poles, and get in and out of vehicles using legs and feet or hands and arms.
Ability to use hands to handle, feel or operate equipment and/or controls and reach with hands and arms.
Ability to with or in an environment where there may be chemical, such as mineral spirits, gas and diesel fumes, insecticides, cleaning materials, etc.
Ability to work in an environment which may include, but not be limited to, wet surfaces, stairs, fumes, lift station odors, cleaning materials, vehicle and motor bikes, etc.
Ability to work indoors or outdoors in various weather conditions and in a noisy atmosphere.

Town Hall

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Gulf Stream Town Hall is located at 100 Sea Road. Town Hall hosts the William F. Koch, Jr. Commission Chambers and the offices of the Town Manager and Town Clerk. Gregory L. Dunham is the Gulf Stream Town Manager and Rita Taylor is the Town Clerk. Town Hall is the source of the latest information about the Town and its services. For more information, you can contact Town Hall at (561) 276-5116.

Contact Information
The Town of Gulf Stream
100 Sea Road
Gulf Stream, FL 33483
Click HERE for Map & Driving Directions

Phone: (561) 276-5116

Town Commission

The Town Commission is the elected board consisting of five commissioners.  Commissioners serve three-year terms.  The Mayor and Vice Mayor are selected by the Commission members. Commission meetings are held on the second Friday of every month beginning at 9 a.m. at the Town Hall, 100 Sea Road.

The members of the Town Commission are:

Articles

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Commission, ARPB, and Committee Agenda/Minutes

Agendas, Minutes, and Videos will no longer be posted on this page after the October 23, 2014 Meeting. All Minutes and Agendas can be found by going to the “I Want To…” tab. Go to “Find A Town Record”. To find the minutes and agendas, go to “Town Clerk”. There you will find the option for minutes and agendas as well as have the option to find almost any record you choose. All upcoming agendas will be posted on the calendar page with the corresponding date. All videos will be posted to the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyJTjen2HMOSbss-CYOpzdQ/feed?view_as=public.

Minutes – ARPB – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing- October 23, 2014 – View PDF –  Watch the Video

Agenda – ARPB – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing- October 23, 2014 –View PDF

Minutes – Commission – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing – October 10, 2014 – View PDF – Watch the video

Agenda – Commission – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing – October 10, 2014 –View PDF

Minutes – Special Magistrate – October 1, 2014 – View PDF –Listen to Audio

Agenda – Special Magistrate – October 1, 2014 –View PDF

Minutes – Commission – Public Budget Hearing- September 23, 2014- View PDF – Watch the Video

Agenda – Commission – Public Budget Hearing- September 23, 2014 –View PDF

Minutes – ARPB- Regular Meeting/ Public Hearing – September 18, 2014- View PDF – Watch the Video (pt1)(pt2)

Agenda – ARPB- Regular Meeting/ Public Hearing – September 18, 2014- View PDF

Minutes – Commission – Public Budget Hearing- September 12, 2014- View PDF – Watch the Video

Agenda – Commission – Public Budget Hearing- September 12, 2014 –View PDF

Minutes – Commission – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing- September 12, 2014 – View PDF – Watch the Video

Agenda – Commission – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing- September 12, 2014 –View PDF

Minutes – Commission – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing- August 8, 2014 – View PDFWatch the Video

Agenda – Commission – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing- August 8, 2014 –View PDF

Minutes – ARPB- Regular Meeting/ Public Hearing – July 24, 2014- View PDF – Watch the Video

Agenda – ARPB- Regular Meeting/ Public Hearing – July 24, 2014- View PDF

Minutes – Commission – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing- July 11, 2014 – View PDFWatch the Video

Agenda – Commission – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing- July 11, 2014 –View PDF

Minutes – Commission – Special Meeting/Public Hearing- July 1, 2014 – View PDF –   Watch the Video

Agenda – Commission – Special Meeting/Public Hearing- July 1, 2014 – View PDF

Minutes – ARPB- Continuation of Regular Meeting/ Public Hearing – June 26, 2014- View PDFWatch the Video

Agenda – ARPB- Continuation of Regular Meeting/ Public Hearing – June 26, 2014- View PDF

Minutes – Commission – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing- June 13, 2014 -View PDF –Watch the Video

Agenda – Commission – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing- June 13, 2014 –View PDF

Minutes – ARPB- Continuation of Regular Meeting/ Public Hearing – May 30, 2014- View PDFListen to Audio – Watch the video

Agenda – ARPB- Continuation of Regular Meeting/ Public Hearing – May 30, 2014- View PDF

Minutes- ARPB- Regular Meeting/ Public Hearing – May 22, 2014- View PDFListen to AudioWatch the video

Agenda – ARPB- Regular Meeting/ Public Hearing – May 22, 2014- View PDF

Minutes – Commission – Workshop/ Discussion Financial Ad Hoc Committee- May 9, 2014 – View PDFListen to Regular Meeting & Workshop Audio – Watch the video

Agenda – Commission – Workshop/ Discussion Financial Ad Hoc Committee – May 9, 2014 –View PDF

Minutes – Commission – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing- May 9, 2014 – View PDFListen to Regular Meeting & Workshop AudioWatch the video

Agenda – Commission – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing- May 9, 2014 –View PDF

Minutes – Ad Hoc Committee Meeting – May 8, 2014 – View PDF – Watch the video

Agenda – Ad Hoc Committee Meeting – May 8, 2014 – View PDF

Minutes – Ad Hoc Committee Meeting – April 30, 2014 – View PDFListen to Audio – Watch the Video

Agenda – Ad Hoc Committee Meeting – April 30, 2014 – View PDF

Minutes – Commission – Special Meeting/Public Hearing- April 29, 2014 – View PDFListen to Audio – Watch the video

Agenda – Commission – Special Meeting/Public Hearing- April 29, 2014 – View PDF

Mintues – ARPB- Regular Meeting/ Public Hearing – April 24, 2014- View PDF Listen to Audio – Watch the video

Agenda – ARPB- Regular Meeting/ Public Hearing – April 24, 2014- View PDF

Minutes – Ad Hoc Committee Meeting – April 23, 2014 – View PDFListen to Audio – Watch the video

Agenda – Ad Hoc Committee Meeting – April 23, 2014 – View PDF

Minutes – Commission – Special Meeting/Public Hearing- April 14, 2014 – View PDFListen to Audio – Watch the video

Agenda – Commission – Special Meeting/Public Hearing- April 14, 2014 – View PDF

Minutes – Commission – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing- April 11, 2014 – View PDFListen to Audio – Watch the video

Agenda – Commission – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing- April 11, 2014 – View PDF

Minutes – Ad Hoc Committee Meeting – Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – View PDF Listen to Audio

Agenda – Ad Hoc Committee Meeting – Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – View PDF

Minutes – Commission – Special Meeting- March 28, 2014 – View PDF

Agenda – Commission – Special Meeting- March 28, 2014 – View PDF

Minutes- Ad Hoc Committee Meeting – Wednesday, March 26  2014 – View PDF

Agenda – Ad Hoc Committee Meeting – Wednesday, March 26  2014 – View PDF

Minutes – Commission – Cert of Election Results & Seating of Commissioners- Friday, March 14, 2014 – View PDFListen to Audio

Agenda – Commission – Cert of Election Results & Seating of Commissioners- Friday, March 14, 2014 – View PDF

Minutes- Commission – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing – Friday, March 14, 2014 – View PDFListen to Audio

Agenda – Commission – Regular Meeting/Public Hearing – Friday, March 14, 2014 – View PDF

Gulf Stream Police

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The Town of Gulf Stream provides its own Police Department, which patrols the Town 24 hours a day. The Police Station is located at 246 Sea Road. All new and existing security alarm systems require an “application for alarm permit” which are issued by the Police Department.

Police Contact Numbers

For emergencies, please call 911. To contact the Gulf Stream Police Department for non-emergency police assistance, please call dispatch at (561) 243-7800. Contact the administrative office Monday-Friday at (561) 278-8611 (9:00am – 4:00pm).

Crime Prevention and Safety Tips

  • Remove valuables from your cars and keep the doors locked. Utilize the alarm system and secure your home in your absence. An open garage door is an advertisement of the property stored within and provides an easy access point to the rest of the house. Make sure your garage door is closed completely and that it is opened only when necessary.
  • Going on vacation? Call your Police Department. They will check the property periodically while you are gone and notify your specified emergency contact(s) if any problems are found. Arrange for your mail, newspapers and delivered packages to be picked up daily.

OTHER SERVICES

Fire and Rescue

The Town contracts with the City of Delray Beach for Fire and Emergency Medical Service. For emergencies, always call 911. For non-emergencies, the Delray Beach Fire Rescue Department can be reached at (561) 243-7400.

Water Service

Billing for water services is provided through the Town. Please call the Town Hall, (561) 276-5116, if you have any questions regarding your bill. New residents should call Town Hall to advise the Town that you are the new owner of the property and will be responsible for the water bill. By doing so, proper changes may be made to the resident list to ensure that you receive your bill in a timely fashion.

Electrical Service

Electrical service is provided within the Town by Florida Power and Light (FPL). FPL can be contacted online or by phone at (561) 994-8227.

Telephone/Internet/Television

Communication Services are offered by several providers. AT&T/BellSouth (1-888-333-6651 for new service and 1-800-331-0500 for customer support) and Comcast (1-800-266-2278) offer telephone, internet and television services to the Town.

Solid Waste Disposal

The Town currently has a franchise agreement with Waste Management, which provides for “back-door” garbage pick up on Wednesday and Saturday east of the Intracoastal Waterway and in Place Au Soleil. It is not necessary to carry your garbage curbside.

In order to maintain the community’s appearance on garbage days, please leave the garbage just outside the side door or garage door. You can also designate an enclosed area just beside the garage and inform Waste Management of its location (561) 547-4000. Recycling pick-up is on Saturday east of the Intracoastal and in Place Au Soleil. Non-dumpster residents will be billed bi-monthly by the Town.

Please contact Waste Management for large vegetative and bulk pickup. Homeowners may be billed separately by Waste Management for bulk pick-up per cubic yard.

History

History of Gulf Stream

During the early 1920s, a group of prominent investors made arrangements and secured land for the development of an exclusive golf course which was to be located south of Palm Beach in Lake Worth. Within a year of its inception, the proposed location of the golf club was changed to the present site at Gulf Stream. Donald Ross was retained to design the golf course and J.R. Brooks was hired to build it.

With the completion of the beautiful Spanish-style clubhouse, designed by the well-known architect Addison Mizner, the Gulf Stream Club opened for play in 1924. As early as 1923, rumors of a polo field in the town had been circulating and by June 1924, the initial phase of development had begun. Although the official season was not until 1927, the first games were held in 1926 and the polo club became an instant success. The club soon became known as the “Winter Polo Capital of the World” and “The Birthplace of Florida Polo”. An era passed into history in the 1960s when the last of the famous Gulf Stream Polo Club fields was converted into home sites and a par-three golf course. The influence and prestige of polo and the Gulf Stream Golf Club, which still functions today, can be detected throughout the town.

The success of both the Gulf Stream Golf Club and the polo fields drew people to the town and became a major force behind the growth and development of the town. People had been purchasing tracts of land and building mansions along the beachfront as early as 1923. By 1925, many of the houses were completed, and officers and members of the Gulf Stream Golf Club were influential in getting the Florida Legislature to grant a charter establishing Gulf Stream as a town.

By 1930, the town was firmly established as a winter resort for the wealthy. Although early houses were typically mansions, today the town is extensively subdivided, with fewer large mansions and more moderate-sized, distinguished homes. The majority of the town grew as subdivisions between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. The only exception is the Place au Soleil subdivision, established in 1960 and located west of the Intracoastal Waterway. In an effort to maintain a tranquil setting, obtrusive commercial and industrial uses were prohibited long ago. More recently, several of the remaining vacant beachfront lots were upgraded to single-family zoning from previous multiple-family designations.

Town of Gulf Stream General Information

Town Hall

Gulf Stream Town Hall is located at 100 Sea Road. Town Hall hosts the William F. Koch, Jr. Commission chambers and the offices of the Town Manager and Town Clerk. Greg Dunham  is the Gulf Stream Town Manager and Rita Taylor is the Town Clerk. Town Hall is the source of the latest information about the Town and its services. For more information, you can contact Town Hall at (561) 276-5116.

Contact Information

The Town of Gulf Stream
100 Sea Road
Gulf Stream, FL 33483
Phone: (561) 276-5116

Gulf Stream Police

The Town of Gulf Stream provides its own Police Department, which patrols the Town 24 hours a day. The Police Station is located at 246 Sea Road. All new and existing security alarm systems require an “application for alarm permit” which are issued by the Police Department.

Police Contact Numbers

For emergencies, please call 911. To contact the Gulf Stream Police Department for non-emergency police assistance, please call dispatch at (561) 243-7800. Contact the administrative office at (561) 278-8611.

Crime Prevention and Safety Tips

• Remove valuables from your cars and keep the doors locked. Utilize the alarm system and secure your home in your absence. An open garage door is an advertisement of the property stored within and provides an easy access point to the rest of the house. Make sure your garage door is closed completely and that it is opened only when necessary.

• Going on vacation? Call your Police Department. They will check the property periodically while you are gone and notify your specified emergency contact(s) if any problems are found. Arrange for your mail, newspapers and delivered packages to be picked up daily.

Town Commission

The Town Commission is the elected board consisting of five commissioners. Commissioners serve three-year terms. The Mayor and Vice Mayor are selected by the Commission members. Commission meetings are held on the second Friday of every month beginning at 9 a.m. at the Town Hall, 100 Sea Road.

The members of the Town Commission are:

Mayor Scott Morgan
Vice Mayor Thomas Stanley
Paul Lyons
Joan Orthwein
Donna White

Architectural Review and Planning Board

The Architectural Review and Planning Board, composed of five members and two alternates, is a voluntary board which reviews, considers and makes recommendations to the Town Commission regarding proposed development projects and issues within the Town. The Board can also review, consider and give final approval for limited development projects, as specific by the Town’s Code of Ordinances. Board members are selected by the Town Commission and they also serve three-year terms. ARPB members are limited to serving three consecutive terms. The Architectural Review and Planning Board meet on the fourth Thursday of every month at 8:30 a.m. at Town Hall, 100 Sea Road.

The members of the Architectural Review and Planning Board are:

Curtiss Roach

Thomas Smith
Malcolm Murphy

Bob Dockerty

Amanda Jones

Jorgette Smith

 

 

 

Services

Fire and Rescue

The Town contracts with the City of Delray Beach for Fire and Emergency Medical Service. For emergencies, always call 911. For non-emergencies, the Delray Beach Fire Rescue Department can be reached at (561) 243-7400.

Water Service

Billing for water services is provided through the Town. Please call the Town Hall, (561) 276-5116, if you have any questions regarding your bill. New residents should call Town Hall to advise the Town that you are the new owner of the property and will be responsible for the water bill. By doing so, proper changes may be made to the resident list to ensure that you receive your bill in a timely fashion.

Electrical Service

Electrical service is provided within the Town by Florida Power and Light (FPL). FPL can be contacted online or by phone at (561) 994-8227.

Telephone/Internet/Television

Communication Services are offered by several providers. AT&T/BellSouth (1-888-333-6651 for new service and 1-800-331-0500 for customer support) andComcast (1-800-266-2278) offer telephone, internet and television services to the Town.

Solid Waste Disposal

The Town currently has a franchise agreement with Waste Management, which provides for “back-door” garbage pick up on Wednesday and Saturday east of the Intracoastal Waterway and in Place Au Soleil. It is not necessary to carry your garbage curbside.

In order to maintain the community’s appearance on garbage days, please leave the garbage just outside the side door or garage door. You can also designate an enclosed area just beside the garage and inform Waste Management of its location (561) 547-4000. Recycling pick-up is on Saturday east of the Intracoastal and in Place Au Soleil. Non-dumpster residents will be billed bi-monthly by the Town.

Please contact Waste Management for large vegetative and bulk pickup. Homeowners may be billed separately by Waste Management for bulk pick-up per cubic yard.

Development Review Process

In order to preserve our unique community character, the Town adopted Design Guidelines that address exterior aspects of your home. If you are planning exterior remodeling, painting or major landscaping work, please contact the Town Manager at (561) 276-5116 to review your plans and determine what requirements may apply.

Prior to any changes to the exterior of the home or major landscape work, a pre-application meeting is required with the Town Manager. This meeting will determine the appropriate development review process and what materials are required for submittal.

The Town’s Future Land Use Plan (PDF link) and Zoning Map (PDF link) govern the uses and structures allowed within the community. The Town has no existing and does not allow commercial or industrial uses. The Town Code of Ordinances, including the Land Development Regulations and Design Manual, and the development applications are available for review and purchase at Town Hall.

New development applications are due to the Town by the 15th of each month. Depending upon the request, a development application may be reviewed and considered by Town Staff, the Architectural Review and Planning Board and Town Commission. For items requiring consideration by the Town Commission, recommendations are provided by the Architectural Review and Planning Board and Town Staff. A chart outlining the development review process is here (PDF link).

Building Permits are processed through an agreement with the City of Delray Beach. All applicants must fill out the pertinent City of Delray Beach Building Permit application and submit it to the Town with four sets of drawings, product approvals, etc., as required by the City of Delray Beach, for approval. After approval from the Town of Gulf Stream, all permits are picked up by the applicant and submitted to the City of Delray Beach for review and inspections.

Driving on Local Roads

Due to the narrow nature of our roads, residents are asked to take special care while driving on local roads and watch for children, pedestrians, cyclists and golf carts. Please observe posted speed limits.

Civic Association

The Gulf Stream Civic Association provides residents an opportunity to be involved in making the Town a better place to live. Founded in 1956, GSCA is the second oldest such association in Palm Beach County. Roughly three quarters of all owner-occupied households are members. Modest dues are generally invested in projects relating to beautification, safety, and protection of property values. The Association also provides a forum for residents to stay informed on local issues, and to provide input to elected officials on matters of importance to the community.

Australian Pines

One of the most distinctive features of the Town is its historic canopy of Australian Pines along North Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A). The pines were originally planted during the 1920s. The deep sandy soil in Gulf Stream allowed for a deep root structure which has provided solid stability for the trees. In 1992, the 2-mile stretch of North Ocean Boulevard and the accompanying canopy were designated by the Florida Legislature as a State Historic Scenic Highway. As such, the historic canopy continues to be preserved and maintained.

Residents should contact the Town Hall before doing any landscaping work at the base of the Australian pine trees. The Town Arborist has instructed the Town as to how the Australian Pines should be maintained and there are strict guidelines to which we adhere regarding fertilizing and any pruning. Turf should be removed or a herbicide applied to kill the grass directly around the trunks. A clear area of at least 18″ should be maintained around all trees. A thin layer of mulch (about 2″ thick) should be used to help reduce turf incursion into this area directly around the trunks. Mulch should not be piled up on the trunks. The Arborist noted several trees with damage caused by lawn services weed eating around the tree trunks. We are told that this type of damage cannot be repaired and shortens the life of any tree, not just Australian Pines.