Lake Worth commissioner helps woman who lost her home in a fire

A fire a Beth Wolfe’s home last year at 410 S. K Street turned Wolfe’s life upside down. (Kevin D. Thompson/The Palm Beach Post)

LAKE WORTH — City Commissioner Herman Robinson was one of a handful of residents who this past weekend pitched in to help Beth Wolfe clean up her property on South K Street after her house was destroyed by a fire last year.

“She needs help,” Robinson said.

Robinson helped clean up the yard, repair the fence and cut down some dead trees.

Wolfe was scheduled to go before a special magistrate on Thursday if her property wasn’t brought into the compliance. But on Friday, the code compliance division gave Wolfe an additional 30 days to do what needs to be done after residents Robert Waples and Tammy Pansa said they wanted to help.

“Whenever someone is actively trying to resolve a code compliance issue, we are more than willing to work with them and push the magistrate hearing back,” William Waters, the city’s community sustainability director told The Palm Beach Post this past week. “We only take people to a magistrate hearing as a last resort because they hadn’t done anything.”

Robinson said that should be enough time for Wolfe.

“She needs to take responsibility for some of it,” Robinson said.