$350,000 for damage to public buildings and $150,000 for damage to parks and recreation facilities.
The town is still compiling the costs for erosion to its beaches.
At a Town Council meeting earlier this month, Boodheshwar said early assessments put the damage to all private property in town at $34 million. Countywide, damage was at $500 million and growing, he said.
Nearly a year after Hurricane Matthew blew through last October, the town still awaits federal and state reimbursement for the costs associated with that storm. In that case, the town is eligible for the cost of debris removal, emergency protective measures, and damage to parks, recreational facilities and beaches, he said.
FEMA is expected to reimburse 75 percent and the state 12.5 percent of Matthew-related expenses, leaving the town to cover 12.5 percent, Boodheshwar said.
“The initial meeting with FEMA representatives for the Matthew application took place in mid-October and the process wrapped up in July,” he said. “We are now awaiting the final determination of our reimbursement amounts. We expect a very similar process and timeline for the application process related to Irma.”
Boodheshwar shared some Irma statistics at a Town Council meeting earlier this month. During the period when police checkpoints were in place at all entry points to the town, which was Sept. 9-16, the town received 1,240 calls to the Police and Fire-Rescue departments, 22 calls for downed power lines (some of which were live), 18 calls for blown transformers and 19 medical calls, mostly for minor issues. Checkpoints were removed the morning of Sept. 17.
Twenty incidents involved law enforcement intervention, eight of which ended in arrest, he said. There was one major injury, involving a man with a chain saw, and one fatality. Resident Linda Rossbach, 77, was found dead at home on Sept. 11, the day after the storm. A relative has said she probably died of an aneurysm on Sept. 8.
Public safety or other town employees did 37 welfare checks on private homes. “A lot of people were calling in and asking about their parents,” he said.
About 70 trees were lost on public property, about 27 of which will be replanted. There also are coconut palms still standing that may yet succumb to storm damage, he said.
Some 3,100 cubic yards of beach sand had washed onto town roads, equivalent to 200 truckloads, most of which Boodheshwar said will be returned to the beaches.
Hundreds of truckloads of yard debris has been hauled off the island. Crews will make three full passes throughout the island and will haul approximately 1,500 loads before it’s over, Public Works Director Paul Brazil said.
“We are halfway through our second pass,” Brazil said Friday. “Right now we are working south of Wells Road heading toward Royal Poinciana Way.”
Within a few days, a town contractor will begin debris removal at the country clubs, The Society of the Four Arts and The Breakers. Those larger properties were left out of the first pass because they have enough space to store their debris, and the initial focus was to clear the streets, Brazil said.
In roughly one week, power was restored to all 9,600 FPL customers who lost it, he said.
About 250 town employees logged more than 14,000 hours preparing and responding to Irma, Boodheshwar said.
“We have a lot of (salaried) employees who will not be paid for the many, many hours they put in in preparation and response to this storm,” he said. “Their motivation was this competitive edge: they wanted Palm Beach to be the one that recovered faster than everyone else.”