Saturday, August 23, 2014

First Move Scholastic Chess Curriculum for All 2nd and 3rd Graders

In 2014/15, BCPS is launching the First Move scholastic chess curriculum in all second and third grade classrooms.  This is the nation’s largest scholastic chess curriculum initiative in history, and will benefit over 34,000 students across the District.  

The First Move scholastic chess curriculum helps to increase students’ critical thinking, problem-solving and social skills, while students are having fun learning to play the game. In addition, studies have shown playing chess increases students’ math skills, reading aptitude and overall academic achievement.  

First Move was successfully piloted during the 2013/14 school year at three schools located in the city of Sunrise, with the encouragement and support of the city of Sunrise and its mayor.  The Sunrise City Commission and the Broward League of Cities also passed resolutions supporting the inclusion of scholastic chess in all Broward County public schools.  

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Single Family Home Housing Development Ground Breaking

Lauderhill Housing Authority

 Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (10 am)
Corner of NW 55 Avenue & NW 19 Street

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Countdown to the 2014/15 School Year Students Head Back to Class on August 18, 2014

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to welcome students back to class on Monday, August 18, 2014, for the 2014/15 school year.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

FREE Back To School Immunizations & Community Resource Fair

By the Florida Department of Health in Broward County

The public is invited to join the Florida Department of Health in Broward County and community partners at a Back To School Community Resource Fair.  The Community Resource Fair and School immunizations will take place inside the Lauderhill Mall, located at 1299E NW 40th Avenue -  Lauderhill, FL, 33313. Free Immunizations will be available for school age children (Kindergarten through High School).

JOIN THE FUN ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 – 10:00AM-3:00PM
COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR
Family entertainment, face painting, school supplies, fresh produce distributed by Feeding South Florida and Lauderhill Mall shop discounts. Enrollment assistance will be available for Florida KidCare (Health insurance for children), WIC (Women, Infants & Children nutrition program) and free & reduced school lunch program.  Free bicycle helmets for the first 150 children vaccinated!

FREE BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS:

IMMUNIZATIONS will be offered on the following dates and times:
INSIDE THE LAUDERHILL MALL
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
August 12, 13, 15, 18 & 19    -      9:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday     August 14   -   9:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, August 16 – 10:00am to 3:00pm
School physicals and religious exemptions will not be provided at this location.  For information on school physicals and religious exemptions call (954) 467-4705.

Florida requires certain vaccines to be administered before children may enroll and attend childcare and school. For information on immunization schedules visit:  www.immunizeflorida.com,  www.browardchd.org  or call (954) 467-4705.

In order to be vaccinated, each child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parent or legal guardian should remember to bring the child’s immunization records.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Safety Awareness Day featuring Smart Water

Lauderhill Housing Authority

Saturday, August 23, 2014 (10 am – 2 pm)

Windermere Community Center

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Mayor's Goals For the Next 12 Months

Over the next 12 months, Mayor Kaplan has set many personal goals in the City of Lauderhill which are all in different stages of development.  The following is a partial list:

1)  7th Season of Jazz Picnic in the Park - December through April
2)  3rd Season of Tribute Concerts (Beatles and Journey) - February and March
3)  Anti-Bully Project with Lauderhill 6-12 School
4)  Kids of Character Pizza Party with Royal Palm Elementary and adding another school - December and May
5)  Science in the Classroom Program with Dupont, to be held at all Lauderhill Elementary Schools - 1st Qtr 2015
6)  Expanding Interest Free Energy Loans to Commercial Properties - 2014
7)  Passing legislation requiring Contractors with the city to pay a Minimum Wage of $10.10 to their Employees - 2014
8)  Regional Chess Tournament for under 18 years of age - March
9)  Completion of "Guide to the City of Lauderhill" and distribution - December/January
10)  Completion of Early Childhood Programs Brochure for Parents to teach their children from birth to 5 years of age, in conjunction with Vroom and the Bezos Family Foundation - 2014
11)  Design and prepare to distribute a new Tell the Mayor Survey specifically on Economic Development, use of Social Media, and use of recreational facilities - Results in March
12)  Release the 2015 Lauderhill College Essay Scholarship and raise $1000 to fund it - November through February
13)  Launch the Lauderhill Mobile App
14)  Launch the Economic Development LoopLink to allow users to search commercial properties in Lauderhill through the City’s website


Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Notes of the Commission Meeting of July 14

On July 14, the City Commission met in a Regular meeting and the following are notes of interest (all items passed unanimously unless otherwise indicated):

ORDINANCES - PUBLIC HEARINGS - SECOND READING

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-05-120: TO ADD COMMUNITY GARDEN, HOME GARDEN AND HORTICULTURE (REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER KEN THURSTON).

ORDINANCE NO: 14O-06-130: CREATING A TIER SYSTEM REGARDING THE CITY’S LOCAL VENDOR PREFERENCE POLICY (REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER HAYWARD J. BENSON, JR.). 

RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-07-155:  APPROVING THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER (SRO) AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA REGARDING THE ASSIGNMENTS AT THE PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS; PROVIDING FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF TWO (2) SROS AT THE TWO (2) PARTICIPATING MIDDLE SCHOOLS FOR TWO (2) MONTHS; PROVIDING FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF TWO (2) ADDITIONAL SROS AT THE PARTICIPATING ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS FOR A PERIOD OF TWO (2) MONTHS; PROVIDING FOR A TERM COMMENCING AUGUST 18, 2014 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2014.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-07-156:  APPROVING THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER (SRO) AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA REGARDING THE ASSIGNMENTS AT THE PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS; PROVIDING FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF TWO (2) SROS AT THE TWO (2) PARTICIPATING MIDDLE SCHOOLS FOR TEN (10) MONTHS; PROVIDING FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF TWO (2) ADDITIONAL SROS AT THE PARTICIPATING ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS FOR A PERIOD OF SEVEN (7) MONTHS; PROVIDING FOR A TERM COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 2014 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2015.


QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS, FIRST READING

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-07-139:  GRANTING TO EAGLES NEST COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOLS, INC. A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER WITH CONDITIONS TO ALLOW WITHIN THE LIGHT INDUSTRIAL (IL) ZONING DISTRICT A CHARTER PRIMARY SCHOOL WITH TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, WITH BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAMS, AND THE ABILITY TO SHARE SPACE WITH ANOTHER CHARTER SCHOOL KNOWN AS 3698 NW 15TH STREET, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.


RESOLUTION NO. 14R-07-140:  GRANTING TO ISUCCESS ACADEMIES OF SOUTHEAST FLORIDA, INC., DBA, IGENERATION EMPOWERMENT ACADEMY OF DAVIE, A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER WITH CONDITIONS TO ALLOW WITHIN THE LIGHT INDUSTRIAL (IL) ZONING DISTRICT A CHARTER SECONDARY (HIGH) SCHOOL WITH TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AND THE ABILITY TO SHARE SPACE WITH ANOTHER CHARTER SCHOOL  KNOWN AS 3698 NW 15TH STREET, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.  Failed on a 3-2 vote (Special Exceptions require a super majority).   Commissioner Benson and Mayor Kaplan voting against.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Lauderhill Police Department is Reaccredited

The Commission on Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation recently notified the City of Lauderhill Police Department that they have met the required standards and has be reaccredited for another 3 year period.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lauderhill Web Site received "2014 Hermes Gold Winner Award"

The City of Lauderhill has received the “2014 Hermes Gold Winner Award” for Overall Government Website Design from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP).

Hermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. This international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production, and website professionals. The Association oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges and sets standards for excellence.

The Hermes Creative Award competition is highly respected in the industry and has grown to one of the largest of its kind in the world. A look at the winners varies from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies.

The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) began in 1995 as a means to honor outstanding achievement and service to communication professionals. As part of its mission, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of marketing and communication professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations. (www.amcpros.com/)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Notes of the Commission Meeting of June 30

On June 30, the City Commission met in a Regular meeting and the following are notes of interest (Commission Ken Thurston was absent).  All items passed unanimously unless otherwise indicated:

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS - FIRST READING

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-05-120:  TO ADD COMMUNITY GARDEN, HOME GARDEN AND HORTICULTURE (REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER KEN THURSTON).
ORDINANCE NO: 14O-06-130:  CREATING A TIER SYSTEM REGARDING THE CITY’S LOCAL VENDOR PREFERENCE POLICY (REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER HAYWARD J. BENSON, JR.).  Passed 3-1 with Commissioner Berger Voted Against.
RESOLUTIONS
RESOLUTION NO. 14R-06-109:  PROVIDING THAT ALL CITY EMPLOYEES SHALL BE PAID AT LEAST THE MINIMUM WAGE OF $10.10 PER HOUR; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF OCTOBER 1, 2014 (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN).
RESOLUTION NO. 14R-06-129:  APPROVING THE SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SOUTH FLORIDA REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (SFRTA) AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL FOR THE SECTION 5316 JOB ACCESS REVERSE COMMUTE (JARC) GRANT FUNDING FOR OPERATING COSTS IN
THE AMOUNT OF $247,328.00; REQUIRING A CITY MATCH IN THE AMOUNT OF $247,328.00.
RESOLUTION NO. 14R-06-130:  APPROVING THE FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND PROFESSIONAL FACILITIES MANAGEMENT, INC. TO PROVIDE CONSULTANT AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR THE LAUDERHILL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER; PROVIDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS; PROVIDING FOR A THREE (3) YEAR TERM WITH THE OPTION FOR ONE (1) TWO-YEAR EXTENSION; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 460-914-03150.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-06-132:  APPROVING THE RANKING OF FIRMS AS RECOMMENDED BY THE EVALUATION COMMITTEE FOR RFP #2014-026 FOR COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION BUS SERVICE; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE A CONTRACT WITH THE SELECTED FIRM(S); PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $754,295.00 FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 001-718-3150.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-06-136:  REVOKING AND RESCINDING ORDINANCE NO. 13O-09-151; ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THE SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF MAJORITY VOTES NECESSARY TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE WEST INVERRARY SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (SND) WERE NOT RECEIVED; PROVIDING THAT THE WEST INVERRARY SND WILL NOT BE ESTABLISHED AND THAT NO ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS WILL BE IMPOSED FOR THE SND ON THE ANNUAL TAX BILL.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-06-138:  NAMING THE PASSIVE PARK TO BE LOCATED ON N.W. 31st AVENUE AND N.W. 16th STREET THE JAMES D. BRADLEY JR. PASSIVE PARK IN HIS HONOR (REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER HAYWARD J. BENSON, JR.).

Friday, July 18, 2014

Drainage and Sidewalk Installation along Northwest 19 Street in Lauderhill

Construction period is July 21 to August 7 -

A new drainage system and sidewalk along the south side of NW 19th Street in front of the Continental Apartments in Lauderhill, from July 21 through August 7, barring unforeseen conditions or weather delays.  The project involves the installation of new catch basins, drainage pipe and sidewalk.

The public should be aware of the following:

  • Flaggers will be stationed on each side of the project boundaries to direct east and westbound traffic on NW 19th Street when necessary.
  • Access to the west side of the apartment complex will be limited for a short time.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times using the existing sidewalks on the north side of NW 19th Street.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Lauderhill Officials Say Goodbye to Temporary Fire House & Break Ground on a New Permanent Fire Station

The addition of Fire Station #110 in 2006 followed the City of Lauderhill’s annexation of the St. George, West Ken Lark and Broward Estates Communities. The City’s Fire Department has been operating out of a temporary facility located at 3120 NW 12 Place since that time.
 
On Thursday, July 17th at 10 am, the City’s Officials along with the Fire Department Staff and the residents of the City of Lauderhill will break ground for a new state of the art Fire Station to be located at the same address as the temporary facility.
 
The new 16,600 square foot permanent facility was designed and will be built to meet the LEED Silver standards. The LEED Silver criterion meets the City’s ordinance requiring all newly constructed City buildings to be environmentally friendly.
 
Fire Station #110 will include three fire truck bays, the living quarters for fire rescue staff, a kitchen, a dayroom, an exercise room, separate restroom/shower facilities for both male and females, offices, storage rooms, a stand-by emergency generator, a police sub-station, and a medical triage room on the first floor.
 
The second floor will include a multi-purpose room and serve as the City’s back-up Emergency Operations Center - as Fire Station #57 serves as the primary. The parking lot will eventually be located where the temporary facility is currently located and will include an above the ground diesel fueling station. Finally, an emergency traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Northwest 12th Place and Northwest 31st Avenue to safely allow the emergency trucks to enter onto NW 31st Avenue.
 
The transition from the temporary building into the new one will be seamless and Fire Station #110’s service will not be interrupted.
 
West Architecture and Design is the architect and builder of the new Fire Station.
 
Please join us at the Ground Breaking Ceremony on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10 am. If you have any questions, please call us at 954-730-3000.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Lauderhill Has an Election for Commissioner in November

Though Mayor Richard Kaplan had no opposition in the Mayor's race in November, and was therefore automatically elected to another term, 4 people have registered to run for Commissioner Seat 4.  Therefore the City of Lauderhill will be holding an election for that seat.

The Candidates are (in alphabetical order as shown on the ballot):

VOTE FOR ONE
Hayward J Benson, Jr. (incumbent)
William Cossio
Denise D. Grant
Kelvin G. Haynes

Saturday, July 05, 2014

The City of Lauderhill’s Finance Department Receives the Highly Coveted, Distinguished Budget Award… Again

The City of Lauderhill’s Finance Department has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Awardfor the Fiscal Year Budget of 2014. 

The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting. The Association is a professional association that serves 18,000 finance government professionals in North America.  

The GFOA explains that in order to receive this prestigious award the municipality had to, “… satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation…. [in] how well the budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device.”

“The City of Lauderhill is no stranger to be honored by the GFOA. Most recently, we have received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for our budget in the fiscal years 2010, 2011, 2013 and now 2014! We should all be proud of the fantastic work our Finance Department is doing. This is the highest honor a government can receive for its budget preparation and presentation and gives confidence to our residents that the City is properly handling taxpayer dollars,” explains Mayor Richard J. Kaplan.


The City of Lauderhill Mayor and Commissioners will publicly thank the Finance Department under the auspices of the Assistant City Manager and Finance Director Kennie Hobbs, Jr. at the Commission Meeting on Monday, June 30, 2014. (5581 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mayor Kaplan Unopposed

With the Qualifying Period ending, and no one filing to run against Mayor Richard Kaplan, the Mayor won re-election to his seat in the City of Lauderhill, his fifth as Mayor..

This was the Mayor's ninth election in Lauderhill, and the third unopposed.  The term extends his service to November, 2018.

He is looking forward to continuing with his work in the City.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Free Teen Pastel Drawing Workshop

Inviting all teens (12-16) to our FREE Pastel Drawing Workshop this Saturday, June 21, 12 - 4pm at the Lauderhill Arts Center, 5450 NW 19th St. Lauderhill, FL 33313. 

 
Come on out and have some fun, make new friends and explore your creative side.

A light lunch will be provided.

 
For more information and to register call 305-213-9253 or respond to corinnewakeland@hotmail.com.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rock Island Rd & NW 44th St Mast Arm Conversion Project To Begin

Construction will begin soon on the Rock Island Rd. & NW 44th St Mast Arm Conversion Project.

Project Overview:

Reconstruction of Rock Island Road & NW 44th St Intersection to include:

 Upgrading existing traffic signals to mast arms at Rock Island Rd. & NW 44th St.
 Reconstructing curb & gutter, sidewalks, ADA upgrades, and roadway.

Project Schedule:

Start construction work: June 18, 2014
End construction work: November 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lauderhill Broncos Football Registraion

Open to children 6 to 13
Registration Kick-off BBQ, Saturday June 28 from 11 am to 2 pm
Residents $85/Non-Residents $100
 
Call 954-791-1035
or
email:
 
 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Notes of the Commission Meeting of June 9, 2014

On June 9, the City Commission held a regular commission meeting and the following are notes of interests (all items passed unaminously unless otherwise indicated):

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS - FIRST READING
ORDINANCE NO. 14O-05-120: AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS (LDR) AND PERTAINING TO COMMUNITY GARDENS;  TO ADD COMMUNITY GARDEN, HOME GARDEN AND HORTICULTURE;  USES ALLOWED IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS, TO ALLOW COMMUNITY GARDENS AS A PERMITTED USE IN THE RESIDENTIAL MULTI-FAMILY AT 18 DWELLING UNITS PER GROSS ACRE (RM-18) ZONING DISTRICT AND TO ALLOW HOME GARDENS AS AN ACCESSORY USE IN ALL RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICTS;  TO ALLOW COMMUNITY GARDENS IN THE COMMUNITY FACILITY (CF) ZONING DISTRICT (REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER KEN THURSTON). Tabled to the Workshop of June 16 and to be placed, following the Workshop on the June 30th Agenda.

RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-06-107: APPROVING THE EXPENDITURE OF ADDITIONAL FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $150,000.00 FOR SOUTHERN UNDERGROUND INDUSTRIES, INC. TO CONTINUE VALVE REPLACEMENT WITHIN THE CITY’S WATER AND SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE REMAINDER OF FISCAL YEAR 2014.
 
RESOLUTION NO. 14R-06-111:   AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE TD BANK N.A. EVENT SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT FOR THE AWARD OF GRANT FUNDS TO THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,000.00 FOR THE 2015 JAZZ PICNIC IN THE PARK SERIES; PROVIDING THAT NO MATCHING FUNDS ARE REQUIRED; (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN).

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-06-116:   APPROVING THE WAIVER OF COMPETITIVE BIDDING; APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF SIXTY-FIVE (65) GALLON AND EIGHTEEN (18) GALLON RECYCLING CARTS FROM REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY FOR USE BY RESIDENTS BASED UPON THE BIDS SOLICITED BY THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH (RFP#2011-12/18); PROVIDING THAT RESOURCE RECOVERY BOARD GRANT FUNDS SHALL BE USED TO PURCHASE THE RECYCLING CARTS; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $500,000.00 FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 401-921-4315.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-06-118:  APPROVING THE AWARD OF BID TO JMW CONSTRUCTION, INC. IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $320,000.00 FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PASSIVE PARK AT THE CORNER OF N.W. 16TH STREET AND N.W. 31ST AVENUE WITHIN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL; AUTHORIZING THE DIRECT PURCHASE OF GRASS, MULCH AND MATERIALS IN THE AMOUNT OF $60,000.00; PROVIDING FOR PARTIAL PAYMENT USING GRANT FUNDS INCLUDING $225,000.00 IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS, $75,000.00 IN BROWARD COUNTY GRANT FUNDS, AND $80,000.00 FROM THE TREE FUND.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-06-120:   INDICATING THE OFFICIAL INTENT OF THE CITY TO ISSUE TAX-EXEMPT BONDS TO FINANCE CERTAIN COSTS OF ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPPING AND INSTALLATION OF VARIOUS PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS DETAILED IN THE CITY’S FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN AS ADOPTED FROM TIME TO TIME, AND WHICH INCLUDES COSTS RELATED TO COMPLETION OF THE PERFORMING ARTS/CULTURAL CENTER IN THE CITY, AND TO USE A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH BONDS TO REIMBURSE EXPENDITURES PAID OR INCURRED PRIOR TO THE DATE OF ISSUANCE THEREOF.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-06-121:  INDICATING THE OFFICIAL INTENT OF THE CITY TO ISSUE TAX-EXEMPT BONDS TO FINANCE CERTAIN COSTS OF ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPPING AND INSTALLATION OF VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY’S WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM.

Monday, June 09, 2014

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN BROWARD COUNTY ADVISES EVERYONE TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS DURING CURRENT AIR QUALITY CONDITIONS

People with respiratory ailments, pregnant women, infants, children and the elderly are at greater risk
 
-- Health officials at the Florida Department of Health in Broward County are advising everyone to take precautions during this period of increased air pollution levels due to wildfires.  Infants, children, pregnant women, older adults, and people with chronic diseases such as as asthma are at greater risk from breaking in smoke from wildfires.

Smoke from wildfires may cause coughing, a scratchy throat, irritated sinuses, shortness of breath, ches pains, headaches, stinging eyes and a runny nose.

Problems can begin a very short time after breathing in smoke and without warning.

DOH-Broward offers these recommendations:
   
Limit outdoor activities and remain in an air-conditioned environment, if possible.


If you do not have an air conditioner and if smoke is likely to get inside your house, leave the area until the smoke is completely gone.

Avoid activities that put extra demands on your lungs and heart. These include exercising or physical chores, both outdoors and indoors.

Make sure you take all your medications according to your doctor’s instructions.

Dust masks, bandanas, or other cloths (even if wet) will not protect you from smoke.

Contact your healthcare provider if you are concerned or your health gets worse.

For additional information on Broward County’s air quality forecast, contact Broward County Air Quality Division at (954) 519-1260 or visit

www.broward.org/air.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Summer Lauderhill Pool Hours

Pool hours for the summer beginning Monday, June 10th:

Veteran’s Park Pool:

Tuesday thru Friday 1 pm to 6 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

John Mullins Park Pool:

Tuesday thru Friday 1 pm to 6 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

Wolk Park Pool:

Tuesday thru Friday 12 noon to 5 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Mayors Chess Challenge Tournament

On Saturday, June 7, starting at 10 am at the Sunrise City Hall a Mayors Chess Challenge Tournament will be held and is open to all.

The purpose is to promote scholastic chess and chess in our community for all ages.  In addition to the chess tables/sets for the mayors, we will have other tables set up to allow anyone from the public who wishes to play to do so.  This is a free program open to the public.

The following Mayors have either committed to attend or expressed interest in attending the June 7th inaugural Mayors Chess Challenge:

Mayor Lisa Aronson (Coconut Creek)
Mayor Greg Ross (Cooper City)
Mayor Jack Seiler (Fort Lauderdale)
Mayor Joy Cooper (Hallandale Beach)
Mayor Peter Bober (Hollywood)
Mayor Richard J Kaplan (Lauderhill)
Mayor Lesa Peerman (Margate)
Mayor Michael Udine (Parkland)
Mayor Mike Ryan (Sunrise)
Mayor Daniel Stermer (Weston)
Mayor Gary Resnick (Wilton Manors)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Notes of the City Commission Meeting of May 12

On May 12 the City Commission met and the following are notes of interest (all items passed unanimously unless otherwise indicated)(Vice Mayor Bates had an excused absence):

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS - SECOND READING:

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-04-117:  AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 6,  TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO WAIVE OR MODIFY BUILDING PERMIT FEES UP TO THE AMOUNT OF $30,000.00 TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-04-118:  AMENDING THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 10, GARBAGE AND TRASH/UNSANITARY AND UNSIGHTLY CONDITIONS/ABANDONED REAL PROPERTY, ARTICLE II, RECYCLABLE WASTE, SECTION 10-22, FEES TO UPDATES THE RECYCLING RATES BASED UPON THE CONTRACT WITH WASTE PRO OF FLORIDA, INC.

RESOLUTIONS:

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-05-95:   APPROVING THE FOURTH NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM (NSP) 3 SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE CITY'S PROGRAM YEAR 2010 ACTION PLAN TO REPROGRAM FUNDING.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-05-97:  APPROVING AND RATIFYING THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND THE BROWARD COUNTY POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, INC. (PBA) MODIFYING CERTAIN PENSION PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE 34 OF THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT (CBA) IN EFFECT FROM OCTOBER 1, 2013 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2016.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-05-98:   ACCEPTING THE DONATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $600.00 FROM THE STUDENTS AT THE LAUDERHILL 6-12 SCHOOL TO PURCHASE A LIFE-SAVING BALLISTICS VEST FOR THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL POLICE DEPARTMENT'S WORKING K-9 NAMED MAXX; PROVIDING THAT NO MATCHING FUNDS ARE REQUIRED.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-05-99:  APPROVING THE DONATION OF FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,500.00 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE ART CULTURE AND TOURISM (“ACT”) BOARD TO THE 2014 PARKWAY MIDDLE JURIED ART FAIR TO BE HELD ON MAY 28, 2014.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-05-100:  APPROVING AND RATIFYING THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND THE FLORIDA STATE LODGE, FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, LODGE #161 (”FOP”) WITHDRAWING THE FOP’S GRIEVANCE REGARDING ACCRUED LEAVE TIME AND DISMISSING THE CITY’S LAWSUIT.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-05-104:   APPROVING THE TEMPORARY AGREEMENT FOR RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING COLLECTION SERVICES BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND WASTE PRO OF FLORIDA, INC.

QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS, FIRST READING:

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-05-124:   AMENDING THE ZONING DISTRICT MAP; CHANGING FROM COMMERCIAL WAREHOUSE/COMMERCE PARK SPECIAL OVERLAY (CW/CP-O) TO GENERAL COMMERCIAL (CG) THE ZONING DISTRICT  ON PROPERTY KNOWN AS CAMPING WORLD LEASING COMPANY, INC., 3901 NW 16 STREET, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-05-125:   AMENDING THE ZONING DISTRICT MAP; CHANGING FROM 7.290+ ACRES OF LIGHT INDUSTRIAL AND 3.057+ ACRES OF RESIDENTIAL SINGLE- FAMILY AT FOUR DWELLING UNITS PER GROSS ACRE AND 1.302+ ACRES OF SR-7 OVERLAY ZONE TRANSECT 4 AND 9.045+ ACRES OF TRANSECT 5 TO 10.387+ ACRES OF RESIDENTIAL MULTI-FAMILY AT 40 DWELLING UNITS PER GROSS ACRE AND 1.302+ ACRES OF TRANSECT 4, 3.732+ ACRES OF TRANSECT 5, AND 5.313+ ACRES OF TRANSECT 6, THE ZONING DISTRICT FOR AN UNDEVELOPED SITE MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FORMER McARTHUR DAIRY SITE.  Fails 1 to 3 (Commissioner Berger voting in favor and Mayor Kaplan, Commissioner Benson and Commissioner Thurston voting against).

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Lauderhill Summer Camp Programs

SUMMER TENNIS CAMP
$95/week at Wolk Park Tennis Center
June 9 to Aug 1 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Register at www.tonytynestennis.com
954-369-4557

SUMMER CAMP - PALS DEPARTMENT
Resident $490/child  Non-Resident $690/child
June 16 to Aug 8 from 7:30 am to 6 pm
Children 5 to 12 years old and must have proof of completion of Kindergarten (no Pre-K)
Veterans Paark and John E. Mullin Aquatics Center
Child must bring bang lunch and drinks each day.
Call 954-572-1459, 954-486-8450, or 954-321-2450 for more information

SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP
Residents $15/day  $75/week
Non-Resident $20/day  $100/week
June 16 to Aug 8 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Lunch included
Ages 6 to 17 years old
Call 954-662-2190

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Summer Youth Empowerment Camp

June 9 to July 31 for Youth ages 9 to 14 years old.  Space is Limited.

Residents $650.00/Non-Residents $750.00

Academics/Swimming/Fitness & Nutrition/Arts & Craft
Games/Technology/Sports/Field Trips

Free Breakfast and Lunch

Lauderhill 6-12 STEM
1901 NW 49th Ave.
Lauderhill, FL  33313

Camp Hours:  Monday - Thursday
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Contact Officer Melissa Lucas
954-658-1658
mlucas@lauderhill-fl.gov

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lauderhill Night Cricket - Finals

On Sat-May 31, 2014 – the FINALS  of the Lauderhill Night Cricket will be played at the Lauderhill Sports Park, beginning at 6:00 PM.

Monday, May 19, 2014

FEMA Issues New Flood Maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a Letter of Final determination notifying unincorporated Broward county and the 31 municipal governments in Broward County that the new flood maps have been finalized.

During the next six months, FEMA will disseminate copies of the maps and unincorporated Broward County and the municipal governments must adopt them.

The effective date for the new Broward County flood maps will be August 18, 2014.  After the effective date, insurance companies will use the maps for flood insurance purposes, and the undated base flood elevations must be used for all new construction and substantial improvements to existing construction.  Visit www.broward.org to view the new maps.

For those with flood insurance that no longer require it, you may contact your insurance carrier to request the flood insurance requirement be dropped from your mortgage.  Thereafter, you may decide to cancel your insurance, but you may wish to maintain it.

The flood maps show significant changes in Lauderhill and have removed many properties out of flood zones so they no longer require flood insurance.  However, the opposite may be true for some.

Friday, May 16, 2014

YMCA Splash - Free Swimming Lessons

Ages 6 months to Adults - May 19 to 22
Lessons given by the Lauderhill Community YMCA 
at the Aquatics Center in John Mullins Park
2000 NW 55th Ave., Lauderhill

Register at the Lauderhill Community YMCA
754-322-3608


Monday, May 12, 2014

Construction on NW 56th Ave. and Oakland Park Blvd. - Seek Alternative Routes

Oakland Park Boulevard at NW 56th Avenue Intersection Improvements Project in Lauderhill
·         One lane in each direction of Oakland Park Boulevard will be closed Monday through Friday between 9:30 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Description: Project improvements include widening Oakland Park Boulevard west of NW 56th Avenue to add a second left turn lane from eastbound Oakland Park Boulevard to northbound NW 56th Avenue; removing old asphalt and resurfacing the intersection; constructing ADA compliant ramps; upgrading the existing traffic signal and mast arm on the southeast corner of the intersection; and upgrading lighting, signs, drainage, and pavement markings.

Cost/Completion: $498,953. Completion in fall 2014.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Dolphin Draft 2014

The biggest problem the Dolphins have is that they only have six draft choices and that just isn’t enough for this year.  Particularly in the early rounds.  But as the saying goes, “You play the cards you are dealt.”

Of critical need that they must draft in the first 3 rounds is at least one starting Offensive Lineman who can play right tackle, and an Inside Linebacker (for which there are only two available that are worth it).  After that a good Defensive Tackle, another Offensive Lineman and a Safety are badly needed.  A Running Back and Tight End are also a major concern for the future.  That alone is seven picks and to do this the Dolphins must pick up one more selection.

At the 19th slot in the first round, if OL Taylor Lewan or OL Zack Martin is available you grab them.  If not but ILB CJ Mosley is available, select him.  If all three of them are gone you’ve got to go to plan B.  Moving up in the draft would short you one more draft selection, and you they don’t have any to spare.  Moving down in the draft a few spots to pick up a 3rd round pick may make a lot of sense.

The Dolphins could go ahead and pick an OL like Morgan Moses, but he could still be there in around in the late 1st round.  Also, OL Joel Bitonio and Xavier Su’a-Flo would be there.

What I would hope would happen in Plan B, if your first 3 preferred picks are gone is to trade down to around 25th and pick up a mid 3rd Round Pick.

With a mid 20th pick I would select OL Morgan Moses and if not available, then Joel Bitonio (a bit of a stretch, but a need).  With the 2nd Round pick I would pick up the only other decent ILB out there, Chris Borland.  

With two 3rd Round picks, you can go for two other needs an OG Dakota Dozier and DT DaQuan Jones or if the DT is gone, then DT Daniel McCullers (which you might hold off to the 4th Round).  If you do hold on the DT to the 4th Round, you could look for Safety Dion Bailey, OG Gabe Jackson or OT Billy Turner.  But that is a risk.  If you select the DT in the 3rd, then S, OG, OT or TE could be in the 4th Round among the Best Player Available left. 

However as far as TE’s goes, there is only worth drafting at that point, and that is C.J. Fiedorowicz.


The 5th and 6th Rounds you just select the BPA irrespective of position, you never know when you might need them.  But a preference would be to pick up a RB like Tyler Gaffney that may be able to also serve as a FB, or FB Jay Prosch who can block well but is a question if he could be a 3rd down back to punch it through.

Monday, May 05, 2014

CASA / UNIFEST present Soccer and Netball SPORTS extravaganza

CASA / UNIFEST joint annual soccer knock out final for the Hazelle Rogers challenge trophy.

Venue: Lauderhill Sports Complex. 7500 West Oakland Park Blvd, Lauderhill Fl 33319.

When: May 10th, 2014

Activities:

5: PM Dominoes

Youth Soccer Game
Netball

6:15PM Soccer game – Media and Entertainers Vs CASA invitational Masters 11

8:15PM Knock out final, Red Force FC Vs Fort Lauderdale Blazers FC

· Red Force FC 2013 Florida State Champion For Kendal Miami League.

· Fort Lauderdale Blazers three (3) times Champion CASA Super League and Champion 2013 CASA Super League.

Admission: FREE

Food and Refreshment on sale. Family Fun day and Mother’s Day treat.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Notes from the Commission Meeting of April 28

On April 28, the City Commission met and the following were notes of interest (all items passed unanimously unless otherwise indicated and Vice Mayor Bates had an excused absence):

PROCLAMATIONS:

A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING CASTLE HILL ELEMENTARY ALL-GIRLS TEAM RANKED NO. 2 IN THE NATION AT THE 11TH ANNUAL KASPAROV CHESS FOUNDATION NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2014, HELD IN CHICAGO.
 
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS:

A PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES AND CHECKS TO THE WINNERS OF THE LAUDERHILL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2014; MARINA BRAYNON-MOORE, YASEEN OMAR RAMADAN AND BRYCE ROBINSON BURGESS.
B. PRESENTATION BY JOCELYN BOYD ON THE 2014 YMCA COLLEGE TOUR.
C. A PRESENTATION IN RECOGNITION OF THE HOLOCAUST AND THE NATIONAL DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE , APRIL 27 TO MAY 4, 2014.
 
ORDINANCES - FIRST READING:
 
ORDINANCE NO. 14O-04-114:  AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL, CHAPTER 15, ARTICLE III, RECREATION FACILITIES FEES, SECTION 15-35, FEES, RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR REGISTRATION, USE AND RENTAL; MODIFYING SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR PARKS AND RECREATION USES.

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-04-115:  AMENDING THE CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 14, OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS, ARTICLE IV, ALARM SYSTEMS, AMENDING SECTION 14-74, PROCEDURES AND FEES FOR POLICE AND/OR FIRE RESPONSES TO FALSE ALARMS TO REDUCE THE FEES FOR FALSE ALARMS, TO MAKE THE FEE PROVISIONS RETROACTIVE AND TO CLARIFY THE BILLING OF MULTI-UNIT PROPERTIES.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 14O-04-118:  CHAPTER 10, GARBAGE AND TRASH/UNSANITARY AND UNSIGHTLY CONDITIONS/ABANDONED REAL PROPERTY,  FEES TO UPDATES THE RECYCLING RATES BASED UPON THE CONTRACT WITH WASTE PRO OF FLORIDA, INC.
 
ORDINANCES - SECOND READING:
 
ORDINANCE NO. 14O-03-110:  AMENDING SECTION 14-16, STATE MISDEMEANORS, TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL TO ELECT TO OFFER A PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION PROGRAM TO ADULT OFFENDERS WHO HAVE COMMITTED A QUALIFYING NON-VIOLENT MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS, UNLESS SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW OR THIS CODE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE (REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER HAYWARD J. BENSON, JR.).

RESOLUTIONS:

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-04-70: ACCEPTING THE PROPOSAL OF PROFESSIONAL FACILITIES MANAGEMENT, INC. TO PERFORM CONSULTING AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR THE NEW LAUDERHILL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER BASED UPON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SELECTION COMMITTEE IN RESPONSE TO RFP #2013-024 FOR SAID SERVICES; APPROVING THE FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT FOR SAID SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 460-914-03150; PROVIDING FOR A THREE (3) YEAR TERM WITH THE OPTION FOR ONE (1) TWO-YEAR EXTENSION; PROVIDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
 
RESOLUTION NO. 14R-04-72:   APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF PIPELINE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT PARTS FROM COLUMBIA CASCADE COMPANY TO REPAIR BROKEN PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AT VETERANS PARK FROM THE SOLE SOURCE PROVIDER/MANUFACTURER IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $4,455.00; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,000.00 FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 001-719-04620 AND PAYMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,455.00 FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 001-712-04620.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-04-90:  APPROVING AND RATIFYING THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE FLORIDA STATE LODGE, FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE LODGE, #161 IN EFFECT FROM OCTOBER 1, 2013 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2016.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-04-91:  APPROVING THE EXCLUSIVE RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING COLLECTION SERVICE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND WASTE PRO OF FLORIDA, INC. TO PROVIDE SUCH WITHIN THE CITY.

 

Monday, April 28, 2014

BCPS Castle Hill Elementary All-Girls Team Nationally Ranked No. 2 in Chess

A three-girl chess team representing Broward County Public Schools Castle Hill Elementary School in Lauderhill, placed second nationally at the 11th Annual Kasparov Chess Foundation All-Girls National Championship in Chicago last week.

The Lauderhill school trio of McKhaila McKenzie, Erykah Shaw and Shyan Braswell brought home a national second-place ranking for teams under 12 after defeating fierce competitors from public and private schools across the country. Many of the other girls competing were supported by well-funded chess programs and had either master-level chess coaches for personal or frequent group lessons.

Castle Hill girls’ secret weapon was their dedicated teacher and coach, Robert McKenzie, who taught them the game. McKenzie is a veteran teacher who has served at Castle Hill Elementary for 18 years.

“This was one of the most astounding performances of rising to an occasion of intense pressure I ever witnessed,” McKenzie said. “Their second-place finish at a national tournament is a testament to the hope that our children can accomplish anything they desire if they listen humbly, work hard and do their best.”

“Research shows that chess increases analytical thinking,” said Dr. Mark Strauss, director of School Performance and Accountability, who has been working on a plan to bring chess to District elementary schools. “We are thrilled that the Castle Hill all-girls team represented us nationally and showcased the phenomenal outcomes that chess produces.”

“I applaud the accomplishment of the students at Castle Hill Elementary,” said city of Lauderhill Commissioner Kenneth Thurston. “The teaching of chess expands the mind and increases the capacity to learn.”  


The Kasparov National Championship is the most prestigious chess event for female players under the age of 18. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Pay Online Lauderhill Utility Bills for Free

SIGN UP FOR PAPERLESS BILLING & AUTOPAY!
1) Arrange prescheduled payment options:
• Set up auto payments on your due date with your VISA, Mastercard or debit card.
• Schedule automatic ACH monthly withdrawals from
your checking or savings account
2) Receive email payment reminders and confirmations
3) Pay by phone option (for an additional fee)

Visit www.LauderhillBillPay.com or call 954-739-0100.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Andrew Smalling - Lauderhill's Police Chief

ANDREW SMALLING, the Jamaica-born police chief of Lauderhill, Florida, is now in his third year in office has been enjoying a downward trend in crime.  In the first two years,  Lauderhill has seen a 14 percent drop in crime, noticeably in violent crimes like murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault involving use of weapons, and violent crimes went down by 24 percent.

With a police force of 140 Smalling gives credit to an emphasis on intelligence-driven operations and insistence on accountability of the command staff for crimes in their area of responsibility.

Each area of the city has been divided into districts with its own crime profile.  This way problems and solutions in the district can be specifically addressed.  It also allows the police force to be proactive in preventing some crimes known to a particular district by using a Predictive Policing Program  purchased by the city.  The program looks a crime trends over the last few years and predicts where crime is likely to occur in the future.

Often criminals are creatures of habit so these programs help uncover these habits.  In the process it makes the police force more visible, and deters crime if criminals are seeing this police presence where they were going to commit a crime.  

Other programs being utilized in the city is community policing, having officers attend homeowner meetings to hear directly from residents, using an anonymous tip line using text messaging through TIP 411 so that information is given anonymously, placing more School Resource Officers who participate with students in their projects, and sponsoring a Citizens Academy and a voluntary Citizens on Patrol (which is part of the Neighborhood Watch Program).

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Annual Pre-Budget Workshop for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2014-2015

THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA WILL CONDUCT A COMMUNITY PRE-BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETING ON MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014, AT 6:00 PM IN THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS, SUITES 141 – 142, AT CITY HALL, 5581 WEST OAKLAND PARK BOULEVARD, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.

THIS WILL BE A LIMITED AGENDA MEETING. THE ONLY BUSINESS TO BE DISCUSSED WILL BE THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL BUDGET FOR THE 2014 – 2015 FISCAL YEAR.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

3rd Annual Jammin’ in the Park and Art Fest in conjunction with the 6th Annual Throw Back Celebrity Golf Weekend

The City of Lauderhill will host the 3rd Annual Jammin’ in the Park and Art Fest on Saturday April 26, 2014, in conjunction with 6th Annual Throw Back Celebrity Golf Weekend at Ilene Lieberman Botanical Gardens Park, 3801 Inverrary Blvd., Lauderhill, FL.

Event Organizer and Vice Mayor of the City of Lauderhill, M. Margaret Bates explains, “I believe our City’s greatest asset is our cultural diversity. Jammin’ in the Park and Art Fest is a fun way for the entire family to celebrate who we are through the arts, music, and food. The Performing Arts Center will become a major component of this celebration when it is complete. The best part of the event is affordability…FREE!”

This year’s featured performer, Grammy Award winner and R&B Diva, Evelyn “Champagne” King will headline the free festival that will be hosted by WHQT/Hot 105 Tom Joyner Morning Show Personality, Rodney Baltimore and comedian Dean Gaines. The festival will start at 2:00 PM with performances by R&B female trio, Ladies of Soul, Blade Martin, saxophonist, Randy Corinthian, Latin American sensation, Raul Sandoval, and The Old Skool Gang.

Festivalgoers will have an opportunity to sample food from various vendors, view art designs and exhibits from dozens of local and national creative artists, all while enjoying a day of music and fun. The festival and parking is free to the public.

For more information about the 3rd Annual Jammin’ in the Park and Art Fest, contact the City of Lauderhill at (954) 730-3000.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Jazz Picnic in the Park for April 13, 2014 has been cancelled

Due to rain, the concert for today has been cancelled.  We will be adding Meryl Tanenger to next year's schedule.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jazz Picnic in the Park - April 13

Mayor Richard Kaplan with the City of Lauderhill invites everyone to the last concert of the 2013-2014 season of Jazz Picnic in the Park On Sunday, April 13, 2014. This free Jazz Concert will be performed this month by Meryl Tanenger.  Bring your chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets, no cooking is allowed in the park.
The concert will be held from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, at the Amphitheater in the Lieberman Botanical Gardens, 3801 Inverrary Blvd., Lauderhill.
Stay tune to next season's concert schedule, including two Tribute Concerts at www.lauderhilljazz.com.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Lease Lauderhill Bus Tour

Commissioner Ken Thurston Presents 

Thursday 
April 10, 2014 
12:00PM – 4:00PM 

GAIN valuable knowledge of  Lauderhill’s Redevelopment Plans 
and Small Business Initiatives for FREE. 

LEARN common mistakes people make in finding the right location 
for their businesses. 
  
GET insight on things you can do  to improve your business structure 
for redevelopment and target industries (i.e., CRA, Enterprise 
Zone, Arts District, international trade and Lauderhill Industrial Park.) 

Bus Tour will depart from: 

Lauderhill City Hall 
5581 West Oakland Park Blvd 
Lauderhill, FL 33313 
  
To RSVP Please Contact: 
 Brittany Hubbard 954-777-2040 
or bhubbard@lauderhill-fl.gov 

FREE PARKING AVAILABLE 

 Gain a better understanding of how you can streamline the business license and building permit 
process that will have your business open within 30 days or less. 
 Co-operative Marketing Program offered for retailers and restaurants to increase consumer traffic and sales. 
  Economic development staff will serve as a liaison between the various city departments/divisions to 
facilitate a quick response for business expansions and relocations. 
  Staff will work with Broward County, the State of  Florida and the Federal Government to facilitate 
business assistance and incentives for eligible companies. 
 Don’t forget Networking opportunities & the chance to get some of your questions answered.