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Delray getting premium lifeguard towers. But it’ll cost taxpayers $1M

Posted by | December 15, 2017 | Lifeguard Jobs, Lifeguards

Delray’s eight new lifeguard towers will cost taxpayers $1.1 millionPalm Beach Post Staff Writer9:29 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 Local News

The Palm Beach PostAn empty lifeguard stand sits in Delray Beach in 2014.(Madeline Gray / The Palm Beach Post)DELRAY BEACH — The city’s shorelines are getting the crème de la crème of lifeguard towers — durable and good-looking with enhanced features such as solar panels —but it’s going to cost taxpayers about $1.1 million.And that price tag was a tough sell for some city leaders.“This is a condominium price that we’re paying for a small structure on the beach,” said Commissioner Shelly Petrolia, the lone vote Tuesday against the $1.1 million contract for the eight new lifeguard towers. The towers come out to about $126,000 a piece, with additional costs for construction.

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