Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pictures from the Construction of the New Playground at John Mullins Park

On December 11, 2009, over 200 volunteers gathered to build a new playground at John Mullins Park. With the help of KaBoom, Jet Blue, Flippany, D. Stephenson Construction, and many others, this playground was built in one day. The design for the equipment came from the Lauderhill Boys and Girls Club.









Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cell Phone Numbers Go Public This Month

REMINDER..... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.

.......... YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS Even if the message is saved on your phone, you will be charged for the minutes to listen to it.

To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone:

1-888-382-1222

or go to:

WWW.DONOTCALL.GOV

It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.

For More Information: http://www.ftc.gov/donotcall

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Join the Lauderhill Women's Club

Organized September 20, 1970, the Lauderhill Women's Club is a Civic Organization designed to engage in project that promote the well-being at the residents of the community, with emphasis on education, the youth, the need, the elderly and the disabled. Social and cultural endeavors complete the club's objectives. There is no political affiliation.

Dues are $20.00/year and includes a T-shirt. Anyone 18 or older may join, and its meetings are on the 1st Thursday of each month, 7:00 PM, at the Lauderhill Golf Course on 16th Street.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Notes of the CRA and Regular Commission Meetings of December 14

On December 14, the City Commission met for a CRA and Regular Commission Meeting. The following are notes of interest. All voting items were passed unanimously, unless otherwise indicated:

CRA MEETING:

1) ACT BOARD AND ARTS INCUBATOR - Discussion about future development of matters with the board, and interacting with the Arts Incubator.

2) CALENDAR OF EVENTS - www.lauderhillcra.com has a listing for the arts. Work will be done to better coordinate city calendars and publicize them.

3) SIGN CODE REVISIONS - Information was provided on revisions to the sign code which is anticipated to be brought to a Commission meeting for a vote in January. It would provide for larger and more signs.

4) FLORIDA BENCHMARKING CONSORTIUM - Report given on how we compare in a variety of benchmarks against other Florida governments. We report out favorable on benchmarks.

5) DIRECTOR’S REPORT
a. RCP FUNDS - no report except meetings are being scheduled to discuss further.
b. NEW BUSINESS


REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING:

PRESENTATIONS:

A. PERFORMANCE BY PIPER HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN)
B. ANNOUNCEMENT ON LAUDERHILL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR 2010 LAUDERHILL SENIORS (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN
C. PRESENTING TO COMMISSION THE HOME DECOR ROW AT UNIVERSITY DRIVE PROGRAM (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN). IT WAS REQUESTED THAT A RESOLUTION BE DRAFTED FOR THE COMMISSION TO ENDORSE THIS PROGRAM.
D. A SLIDE PRESENTATION WAS SHOWN ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PLAYGROUND AT JOHN MULLINS PARK. THE PLAYGROUND, DESIGNED BY THE CHILDREN AT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, WAS BUILT ON DEC. 11, AND THE SPONSORS WERE JET BLUE, KABOOM, FLIPANY, CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND D. STEPHENSON CONSTRUCTION. ANOTHER PLAYGROUND IS SET TO BE BUILT AT RISE ACADEMY BY KABOOM AND THE NFL ON JANUARY 28. (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN).


ORDINANCES ----- FIRST READING:

1. Ordinance No. 09O-12-167: FUND MANAGEMENT AND INVESTMENTS TO PERMIT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO INVEST IN THOSE INVESTMENTS PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA LAW.

2. Ordinance No. 09O-12-168: APPROVING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $3,109,801.00 TO MAKE BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS, REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE AMENDMENTS, AND ROLL-FORWARDS FOR FUNDS 625 (CDBG) AND 629 (HOME).


ORDINANCES --- SECOND READING:

3. Ordinance No. 09O-11-161: ADMINISTRATION OF THE RETIREMENT PLAN TO EXTEND THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO BE FOUR (4) YEARS.

4. Ordinance No. 09O-11-163: TO MODIFY SCHEDULE TO PROVIDE VARIOUS PENALTIES FOR UNIFORM CODE CITATIONS ISSUED FOR SAID VIOLATIONS; AUTHORIZING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO ISSUE UNIFORM CODE CITATIONS FOR SAID VIOLATIONS.

5. Ordinance No. 09O-11-164: AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 4, ANIMALS AND FOWL, ARTICLE, II, DOGS AND CATS, SECTION 4-16, LEASH REQUIRED, AND SECTION 4-20, RUNNING AT LARGE PROHIBITED; IMPOUNDMENT; REDEMPTION TO PROVIDE REFERENCES TO PENALTIES CONTAINED IN SECTION 7½-3.

6. Ordinance No. 09O-11-165: AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 14, OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS, ARTICLE, II, OFFENSES, TO PROVIDE REFERENCES TO PENALTIES CONTAINED IN SECTION 7½ - 3.

7. Ordinance No. 09O-11-166: APPROVING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION TO FUND THE FISCAL YEAR 2010 CAPITAL PROJECT ROLL-FORWARDS.


RESOLUTIONS

ADMINISTRATION


8. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-12-277: APPROVING the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among Broward County, the Broward Solid Waste Disposal District, Wheelabrator South Broward, Inc. and Wheelabrator North Broward Inc. providing that this resolution shall be binding only upon approval of an additional resolution approving a new interlocal agreement for the Broward Solid Waste Disposal District.


DEES

9. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-12-279: ACCEPTING THE PROPOSAL FROM HSQ GROUP, INC. IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $62,285.00 TO PROVIDE SITE ENGINEERING DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE WINDERMERE’S NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENTS AND LINEAR PARK ALONG N.W. 55TH AVENUE; THE SCOPE OF WORK INCLUDES PROJECT COORDINATION WITH THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL’S WINDERMERE/TREE GARDENS SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT PROGRAM, DEVELOPMENT OF SITE CONSTRUCTION PLANS, LANDSCAPE AND IRRIGATION, DRAINAGE CONTROL, PERMITS APPLICATION/APPROVALS AND BID ASSISTANCE.


FINANCE

10. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-12-280: APPROVING NUMEROUS REAL ESTATE PURCHASE CONTRACTS FOR THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL’S NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM (NSP); AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF PROPERTIES IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,115,500 PURSUANT TO THE REAL ESTATE PURCHASE CONTRACTS FROM THE GRANT ALLOCATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD).

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Hanukkah and T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHANUKAH




'Twas the night before Chanukah, boichiks and maidels
Not a sound could be heard, not even the dreidels
The menorah was set by the chimney alight
In the kitchen, the Bubbie was chopping a bite
Salami, Pastrami, a glaisele tay
And zoyere pickles mit bagels-- Oy vay!

Gezint and geschmock the kinderlach felt
While dreaming of taiglach and Chanukah gelt
The alarm clock was sitting, a kloppin' and tickin'
And Bubbie was carving a shtickele chicken
A tummel arose, like the wildest k'duchas
Santa had fallen right on his tuchas!
I put on my slippers, ains, tzvay, drei
While Bubbie was eating herring on rye
I grabbed for my bathrobe and buttoned my gottkes
And Bubbie was just devouring the latkes
To the window I ran, and to my surprise
A little red yarmulka greeted my eyes.

When he got to the door and saw the menorah
"Yiddishe kinder," he cried, "Kenahorah!"
I thought I was in a Goyishe hoise!
As long as I'm here, I'll leave a few toys."
"Come into the kitchen, I'll get you a dish
Mit a gupel, a leffel, and a shtickele fish."

With smacks of delight he started his fressen
Chopped liver, knaidlach, and kreplach gegessen
Along with his meal he had a few schnapps
When it came to eating, this boy sure was tops
He asked for some knishes with pepper and salt
But they were so hot he yelled out "Gevalt!"

He loosened his hoysen and ran from the tish
"Your koshereh meals are simply delish!"
As he went through the door he said "See y'all later
I'll be back next Pesach in time for the seder!"
So, hutzmir and zeitzmir and "Bleibtz mir gezint"
he called out cheerily into the wind.

More rapid than eagles, his prancers they came
As he whistled and shouted and called them by name
"Come, Izzie, now Moishe, now Yossel and Sammy!
On Oyving, and Maxie, and Hymie and Manny!"
He gave a geshrai, as he drove out of sight
"A gut yontiff to all, and to all a good night!"

Saturday, December 12, 2009

THE WASHINGTON TIGERS - CHAMPIONS of the First U.S. CRICKET OPEN


Powered by the hot bats of Rashard Marshall (47 runs) and Captain Dawood Ahmad (30 runs), the Washington Tigers engraved their way into the sports history books as the Champions of the First U.S. Cricket Open. Both the Tigers and the runner-up New York Bedessee Destroyers stormed their way through the highly competitive field of ten finalists this past weekend. The Washington Tigers won the coin toss for the final match, elected to bat first and never looked back on their way to hoisting their U.S. Open Championship Crystal Trophy and their First Prize Check of $10,000, presented to them by MAQ Qureshi, CEO of Cricket Council USA.

Each team was bolstered by members of the USA National Team. The Washington Tigers and USA member, Rashard Marshall, earned Most Valuable Player of the U.S. Cricket Open Tournament by scoring the most runs (162 ) over the three days of competition and muscling 5 Sixers in the final match. Marshall’s teammate on both the Tigers and Team USA, Tim Allen was honored as Finals Most Valuable Player for his all-around performance, including his excellent bowling (5 wickets/4 overs). Steve Massiah, Captain of Team USA and playing for the Champion Tigers, acknowledged the celebrating fans during the awards presentation and thanked Cricket Council USA for establishing “this well-organized, historic and competitive U.S. Cricket Open.” Steve’s USA teammates, Imran Awan, Carl Wright, Gowkaran Roopnraine and Usman Shuja, were all vital to the success of the Champion Washington Tigers.

New York’s Bedessee Destroyers rallied midway through their inning behind Zaheer Saffie (30 runs) and Dennis Evans (20 runs). Three batsman later, George Adams (22 runs) made a remarkable run before the Destroyers fell short. Managers Chubb Bedessee and Lester Hooper relied on the skills of a speedy and aggressive team, which included USA Team members Captain Barrington Bartley, Akeen Dobson, Kevin Darligton and Orlando Baker. Hooper was proud of staking his team’s place in American sports history: “On behalf of Mr.Bedessee and The Bedessee Destroyers, I would like to thank Cricket Council USA for providing the opportunity to be part of a wonderful tournament . Although we came up short, the experience gained from such a tournament provides our players the opportunity to grow and contribute to the growth of cricket in the United States. “

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Free H1N1 Vaccination Sites

H1N1 Vaccination Sites in Coconut Creek, Oakland Park and Sunrise are open to the general public. The Oakland Park and Coconut Creek locations will be open this Saturday, December 12. The Sunrise location will be open this Sunday, December 13. Please see the schedule below for the address and hours of operation for each location. Vaccines are free of charge.

Para Español, vaya al final de este comunicado.

Locations and Dates:

Coconut Creek Community Center
1100 Lyons Road - Coconut Creek, 33063
Walk-in Clinic
Thursday, December 10, 2009
4:00PM-8:00PM
Saturday, December 12, 2009
10:00AM-3:00PM

JACO Pastorius Park Community Center - Oakland Park 4000 N. Dixie Highway - Oakland Park 33334 Walk-in Clinic Saturdays - December 12 & 19, 2009 8:00AM-1:00PM

Pembroke Falls Aquatic Center - Pembroke Pines
1361 NW 129th Avenue - Pembroke Pines 33028 Walk-in Clinic Thursday - December 10, 2009 7:30AM-7:00PM

Sunrise Civic Center
10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd. - Sunrise 33351 Walk-in Clinic Wednesdays - December 16 & 23, 2009 10:00AM-7:00PM Sundays - December 13, 20 & 27, 2009 10:00AM-7:00PM

En Español:

Varios sitios de vacunación contra la influenza H1N1 están abiertos en el condado de Broward para el público en general. El sitio de vacunación en Oakland Park esta abierto los Sábados 12 y 19 de Diciembre de 8 AM a 1 PM. El sitio de vacunación en la ciudad Sunrise abrirá este Domingo 13 de Diciembre de 10 AM a 7 PM.

Sitios de Vacunación:

Coconut Creek Community Center
1100 Lyons Road - Coconut Creek, 33063
No se necesita cita
Jueves, Deciembre 10, 2009
4:00PM-8:00PM
Sábado, Deciembre 12, 2009
10:00AM-3:00PM

JACO Pastorius Park Community Center - Oakland Park 4000 N. Dixie Highway - Oakland Park 33334 No se necesita cita Sábado - Diciembre 12 & 19, 2009 8:00AM-1:00PM

Pembroke Falls Aquatic Center - Pembroke Pines
1361 NW 129th Avenue - Pembroke Pines 33028 No se necesita cita Jueves - Diciembre 10, 2009 7:30AM-7:00PM

Sunrise Civic Center
10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd. - Sunrise 33351 No se necesita cita Miércoles - Diciembre 16 & 23, 2009 10:00AM-7:00PM Domingo - Deciembre 13, 20 & 27, 2009 10:00AM-7:00PM

More ways to get information:

Call Us:
The Broward County Health Department Call Center: 954-467-4705. Monday - Friday (8 AM to 5 PM) Florida Department of Health Information line at 1-877-352-3581 (8 AM to 8 PM / 7 days a week)

Information on the Internet:

http://www.browardchd.org
http://www.myflusafety.com
http://www.flu.gov

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Lauderhill Acquires Sidewalks Along Inverrary Waterfall


Over the last year the sidewalks along the Inverrary Waterfalls have been closed. The sidewalks are damaged and require repairs. In an agreement between the Inverrary Association and the City of Lauderhill, the city has obtained ownership of those sidewalks on November 23, and is in the process of repairing them.

The city has already lined up contractors to do the repairs, and the work is hoped to begin before the end of December.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Notes of the Commission Workshop and Regular Meeting of November 30

On November 30th, the City Commission met for a Special Workshop, Special Commission Meeting, and its Regular Commission Meeting. The following are items of interest from those meetings (unless otherwise indicated, all votes were unanimous):


Special Workshop (rescheduled from the regular workshop that was to be held on November 16):

1. PRESENTATION ON LAUDERHILL JAZZ SERIES (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN) - There is an ongoing Jazz Series going on, and they are looking for support to continue this series. There was discussion of possible ways to help both the program and the city.

2. OSCAR THOMAS FOUNDATION (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN)- Funding for this program is coming to an end in December. The program provides literacy classes for Lauderhill students. The Commission would like this program to continue, but the cost for the summer program is $30,000. The City Manager suggested that at the mid year budget review we can look where we may fund that become available from other programs.

3. ADOPT-A-STREET PROGRAM (REQUESTED BY CITY MANAGER CHARLES FARANDA)- By consensus of the Commission (Commissioner Berger is against the program), the Commission directed the City Manager to come back with proposals on how we could implement this program.

4. ECONOMIC/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND INCUBATOR (REQUESTED BY CITY MANAGER CHARLES FARANDA) - A proposal on creating a Lauderhill International Trade Incubator, working with Lauderhill Sister City Countries, was presented.

THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCES WERE TABLED AT THE OCTOBER 26, 2009 COMMISSION MEETING FOR ADDITIONAL EXPLANATION:

5. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-10-153: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, SCHEDULE A, LAND USE CLASSIFICATIONS, BY ADDING FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, SOCIAL SERVICES, AND UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE (REQUESTED BY CITY MANAGER, CHARLES FARANDA).

6. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-10-154: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS; AMENDING SCHEDULE B., PERMITTED AND SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES, SECTION B-2, USES PERMITTED IN NONRESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICTS, BY INCORPORATING NEW LAND USE CLASSIFICATIONS AND TO AMEND THE LIST OF ALLOWABLE USES WITHIN THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL, GENERAL COMMERCIAL AND COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICTS; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE (REQUESTED BY CITY MANAGER, CHARLES FARANDA).

8. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-10-157: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, ARTICLE III., ZONING DISTRICTS, PART 3.0., BASE OR UNDERLYING ZONING DISTRICTS, SECTION 3.2., COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICTS; SUBSECTION 3.2.1., NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL (CN) ZONING DISTRICT; AMENDING PARAGRAPH 3.2.1.A., PURPOSE AND INTENT TO ALLOW COMMUNITY FACILITY USES; AMENDING PARAGRAPH 3.2.1.B., PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES PERMITTED AND ALLOWING CHILD CARE, HOUSES OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS; AMENDING PARAGRAPH 3.2.1.D., SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES AND STRUCTURES ALLOWED BY REPEALING CHILD CARE USES AND ALLOWING CLINICS; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE (REQUESTED BY CITY MANAGER, CHARLES FARANDA).

10. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-10-158: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, ARTICLE III., ZONING DISTRICTS, PART 3.0., BASE OR UNDERLYING ZONING DISTRICTS, SECTION 3.2., COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICTS; CREATING SUBSECTION 3.2.2., COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL (CC) ZONING DISTRICT; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.2.2.A., PURPOSE AND INTENT; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.2.2.B., PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES PERMITTED; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.2.2.C., ACCESSORY USES AND STRUCTURES PERMITTED; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.2.2.D., SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES AND STRUCTURES ALLOWED; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.2.2.E., REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCESS; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.2.2.F., DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.2.2.G., SUPPLEMENTAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.2.2.H., SPECIAL REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE (REQUESTED BY CITY MANAGER, CHARLES FARANDA).

11. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-10-159: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, ARTICLE III., ZONING DISTRICTS, PART 3.0., BASE OR UNDERLYING ZONING DISTRICTS, SECTION 3.2., COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICTS; CREATING SUBSECTION 3.2.3., GENERAL COMMERCIAL (CG) ZONING DISTRICT; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.2.3.A., PURPOSE AND INTENT; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.2.3.B., PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES PERMITTED; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.2.3.C., ACCESSORY USES AND STRUCTURES PERMITTED; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.2.3.D., SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES AND STRUCTURES ALLOWED; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.2.3.E., REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCESS; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.2.3.F., DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.2.3.G., SUPPLEMENTAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.2.3.H., SPECIAL REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE (REQUESTED BY CITY MANAGER, CHARLES FARANDA).

12. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-10-160: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, ARTICLE III., ZONING DISTRICTS, PART 3.0., BASE OR UNDERLYING ZONING DISTRICTS, SECTION 3.2., COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICTS, SUBSECTION 3.2.5., COMMERCIAL ENTERTAINMENT (CE) ZONING DISTRICT; AMENDING PARAGRAPH 3.2.5.G., SUPPLEMENTAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS; AMENDING PARAGRAPH 3.2.5.H., SPECIAL REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE (REQUESTED BY CITY MANAGER, CHARLES FARANDA).

Items 5 through 12 were discussed together with comments from the Commission and Staff. It was directed that the comments are to be used to revised these provisions and bring them back to a future workshop. There was a lot of concerns over these new proposals.

13. RESIDENT REQUESTS FOR MARRIAGES AT CITY HALL (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN). A Commission majority and administration recommendation is that other than up on the 4th Floor of City Hall (to be performed by elected officials), City Hall on the 1st Floor cannot be used for weddings.

14. NEIGHBORHOOD STABLIZATION PROGRAM (NSP) UPDATE (REQUESTED BY CITY MANAGER CHARLES FARANDA). Proposed amendments were provided to the NSP program. Details were provided in a handout.


Special Commission Meeting:


RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11- 258: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL APPROVING THE PROPOSED FARE INCREASE FOR THE COMMUNITY BUS SHUTTLE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CITY FROM $.25 CENTS PER RIDER TO $.50 CENTS PER RIDER EFFECTIVE JANUARY 11, 2010.


Regular Commission Meeting:

ELECTION:

ELECTION OF VICE MAYOR of DALE HOLNESS. 4-1 vote, Commissioner Berger voting for himself.


ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS ----- FIRST READING:

1. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-11-163 : TO MODIFY SCHEDULE TO PROVIDE VARIOUS PENALTIES FOR UNIFORM CODE CITATIONS ISSUED FOR SAID VIOLATIONS; AUTHORIZING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO ISSUE UNIFORM CODE CITATIONS FOR SAID VIOLATIONS.

2. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-11-164 : AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 4, ANIMALS AND FOWL, ARTICLE, II, DOGS AND CATS, SECTION 4-16, LEASH REQUIRED, AND SECTION 4-20, RUNNING AT LARGE PROHIBITED; IMPOUNDMENT; REDEMPTION TO PROVIDE REFERENCES TO PENALTIES CONTAINED IN SECTION 7½-3.

3. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-11-165 : AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 14, OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS, ARTICLE, II, OFFENSES, TO PROVIDE REFERENCES TO PENALTIES CONTAINED IN SECTION 7½-3.


RESOLUTIONS

ADMINISTRATION

4. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-259 : APPROVING THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND TREE GARDEN CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. FOR LOCAL TRAFFIC CONTROL AND PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE AREA KNOWN AS TREE GARDEN.


COMMISSION

5. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-262 : A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE EDUCATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD TO ALLOCATE EDUCATIONAL FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,000.00 TO THE LEARNING FOR SUCCESS, INC. “KIDS AND THE POWER OF WORK” (“KAPOW”) PROGRAM AND FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,000.00 TO LAUDERHILL MIDDLE “BOYS TO MEN CLUB”.


DEES

6. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-263: APPROVING AND ACCEPTING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE INVERRARY ASSOCIATION, INC. AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL REGARDING THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS RELATIVE TO THE INVERRARY BOULEVARD RIGHT-OF-WAY EASEMENT SOUTH OF N.W. 44th STREET GRANTING THE INVERRARY ASSOCIATION PERMISSION TO INSTALL A COMMUNITY IDENTIFICATION SIGN WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY.


FINANCE

7. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-264 : APPROVING NUMEROUS REAL ESTATE PURCHASE CONTRACTS FOR THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL’S NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM (NSP); AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF PROPERTIES IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $525,850.00 PURSUANT TO THE REAL ESTATE PURCHASE CONTRACTS FROM THE GRANT ALLOCATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD).

8. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-265 : APPROVING THE WAIVER OF COMPETITIVE BIDDING; APPROVING VARIOUS CONTRACTORS TO PROVIDE TREE TRIMMING AND TREE REMOVAL SERVICE THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL BASED UPON THE AWARD OF CONTRACT BY THE CITY OF CORAL SPRINGS (Bid #08-B-069F); AUTHORIZING PAYMENT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $60,000.00.

9. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-266 : GRANTING THE CITY MANAGER THE ABILITY TO WAIVE OR REDUCE THE CERTIFICATE OF USE FEE FOR 2009-2010 FOR BUSINESSES LOCATED IN PLAZA B AND THE ATRIUM ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS DUE TO THE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP CAUSED BY THE PROLONGED CONSTRUCTION ALONG PINE ISLAND ROAD

10. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-267 : DECLARING THE EXISTENCE OF SURPLUS STOCK ITEMS AND AUTHORIZING THE DISPOSAL OF THE SURPLUS STOCK ITEMS THROUGH A PUBLIC AUCTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH CITY OF LAUDERHILL CODE OF ORDINANCES, SECTION 2-143(b).


PLANNING & ZONING

11. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-270 : APPROVING AND ACCEPTING THE EASEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN MAIN SONIC DEVELOPMENT, LLC. AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL REGARDING THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS RELATIVE TO THE EASEMENT AREA FOR THE PROJECT KNOWN AS SONIC RESTAURANT WITHIN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AS DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT “A.


POLICE

12. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-271 : APPROVING THE DONATION OF FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,500.00 FROM THE STATE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND (LETF) TO THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL MLK TASKFORCE 2010.

13. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-272 : APPROVING THE EXPENDITURE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,500.00 TO SPORTS ADVANCING KIDS EDUCATION (S.A.K.E.).

14. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-273 : APPROVING THE WAIVER OF COMPETITIVE BIDDING REQUIREMENTS; APPROVING THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,669.28 FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FEDERAL FORFEITURE FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF EMERGENCY VEHICLE LIGHTING AND EQUIPMENT FROM LOCAL SUPPLIER EMERGENCY VEHICLE SUPPLY (EVS) BASED UPON THE MARTIN COUNTY CONTRACT (#AR-2007-2066).

15. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-274 : APPROVING THE WAIVER OF COMPETITIVE BIDDING REQUIREMENTS; APPROVING THE EXPENDITURE OF $13,000.00 IN ABANDONED PROPERTY FUNDS AND $125,000.00 IN STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUNDS (LETF) TO PURCHASE A COMMAND POST VEHICLE FROM PRIDE ENTERPRISES; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $138,000.00 FROM VARIOUS BUDGET CODE NUMBERS.


QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS:

QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS, FIRST READING:

16. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-275 : APPROVING THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER OF CELEBRATIONS PARTY AND PRODUCTION, INC., SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS, TO ALLOW IN THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL (CG) ZONING DISTRICT A BANQUET HALL WITH ACCESSORY ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND INDOOR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ON AN APPROXIMATE ± 10.55 NET ACRE SITE MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE PROMENADE AT INVERRARY LOCATED AT 4450 NORTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.


NEW BUSINESS:

17. Discussion on Inverrary Association to name street adjacent to Inverrary Association and City Hall after Sol Seigler at the request of the Inverrary Association. The street is privately owned, but the city is attempting to acquire it and some adjacent land. If at such time the city has the ability to name the road, the Commission would support naming it for Sol Seigler. No time schedule for these event to occur were provided.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Inverrary Homeowner Association 5th Annual Holiday in the Park


On Saturday, December 12, from noon to 6 PM, the Inverrary Homeowner Association will hold its 5th Annual Holiday in the Park. The event is at Jackie Gleason Park on Inverrary Blvd. Games, Fun, Food and Music. Come with your family and friend. The entire community is invited to this free event. Parking is limited.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Encore Performing Arts Center Presents MUSICVILLE MOTEL


On Saturday, December 12, at Parkway Middle School of the Arts beginning at 5:30 PM, Encore Performing Arts Center will present MUSICVILLE MOTEL. The funniest musical of 2009.

Tickets are $10 and is available by calling 954-309-5665.

Parkway Middle School is located at 3600 NW 5th Court, Lauderhill, and more information can be found at http://www.encorepac.com/.


Encore Performing Arts Center Inc., founded in 2006, is a non-profit children’s theater company committed to providing a safe environment and creative outlet for South Florida’s youth.
Selected through a bi-annual audition process, children ages 6-19 participate in a weekly performing arts workshop including lessons in musical theater, acting, singing and dance. They also perform original productions several times a year throughout South Florida. Unlike many performing arts schools whose services are too expensive for most families, Encore is FREE, regardless of household income welcoming all children from Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Monday, November 30, 2009

DESIGNED BY KIDS, BUILT BY VOLUNTEERS: CITY OF LAUDERHILL PARKS AND LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, FLIPANY INC. , JETBLUE AIRWAYS AND KABOOM! TEAM UP


What: More 200 volunteers from JetBlue Airways, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of Lauderhill will join forces on December 11th to build a new, safe playground at John E. Mullins Park. The new playground’s design is based on drawings provided by children who attended a Design Day event in October.

Why: The new playground will provide the 2,000 children per year who use the park with a great place to play. The City of Lauderhill, an All America City, is committed to providing programs and services that promote strong families and businesses. Partnerships with non profits and corporations are imperative in order to achieve this goal. The new community-designed and built playground from JetBlue and KaBOOM! demonstrates the community’s pride and commitment to making Lauderhill a great place to live, work and play! It is truly a great day for everyone in the City of Lauderhill!!

The play space is the eighth built by KaBOOM! and JetBlue Airways since their partnership in 2006, the second built together this year. This playground is also one of more than 150 KaBOOM! will lead across the country in 2009 in an effort to provide a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.

When: December 11th
8:30 AM – Kick off and volunteer deployment
11:00-1:00 PM – Best time to view playground under construction
2:30 PM – Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate new play area
(Note: all times approximate)

Who: More than 200 volunteers
Mayor Richard J. Kaplan and Lauderhill City Commissioners
Local Officials
Ron Duprat, Top Chef Las Vegas contestant will be preparing food for volunteers

Where: John E. Mullins Park
1900 NW 55th Avenue
Lauderhill , FL 33319

Leslie Tropepe, City of Lauderhill 954-730-3000
If you want to help build please email dbrown@lauderhill-fl.gov for more information.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Lauderhill Students Attend Hockey Game


By a generous donation of a Skybox at the Bank Atlantic Center by ADT, Lauderhill students from Lauderhill Middle and from the Windemere Community attended a Panther vs. Capital Hockey Game. Many of the students have never been to the Bank Atlantic Center nor ever seen a Hockey Game. However, they quickly picked up the rules of the game and had a terrific time.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving is a day to be with family and friends and reflect on the many things for which we are thankful, including the end of the hurricane season. Unfortunately, many people end up spending time at hospitals, instead of with their loved ones. Here are a few tips to avoid being with us instead of with your family.

Never thaw a frozen turkey on the counter as it greatly increases the risk of bacteria growth which may not be destroyed by cooking. You can thaw a frozen turkey in the refrigerator or in cold water. In the refrigerator, allow 24 hours for every 5 pounds; in cold water allow 30 minutes per pound and remember to change the water every 30 minutes. Small turkeys can be defrosted in the microwave, but must be cooked immediately after defrosting.

Carve the Turkey, not yourself! Place the turkey on a cutting board or other secure surface, so it does not slide around. Make sure your cutting utensils are clean and sharp. Wash your hands before and after carving.

Burns are one of the most common Thanksgiving mishaps. Be careful when handling hot food. An adult can get a third degree burn with only a 1 second contact with 160°F food or liquid. For a child, it is less than 1 second. Keep children out of the kitchen when cooking and never leave pots on the stove unattended.

Keep food at safe temperature. Between 40°F and 140°F is considered the Danger Zone for food because it isn’t cold enough or hot enough to inhibit bacterial growth. Discard any turkey, stuffing or gravy left out at room temperature for 2 hours or more. Store leftovers in the refrigerator soon after dinner is over.

Don’t forget the four legged members of your family. Alcohol and chocolate can be toxic if consumed by cats or dogs. Small turkey or ham bones can lodge in their throats and poultry skins or fats can cause serious gastrointestinal problems for your furry friends.

If traveling by car on Thanksgiving, allow extra travel time. The biggest travel hours are Thanksgiving Day between 9am and Noon.

If you have last minute questions about cooking your turkey or ham on Thanksgiving, help is available:

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline – 1-800-535-4555
Butterball Turkey Talk Line – 1-800-323-4848
Honeybaked Ham Consumer Hotline – 1-800-641-8290

And to everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving. Go Lions.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

GET READY AMERICA!! HERE COMES THE FIRST U.S. CRICKET OPEN !!


December 4 – 6, 2009

Lauderhill, Florida

In the fall of 1854, the governing directors of the prestigious Philadelphia Cricket Club (PCC) set a club policy that would literally change the face or faces of cricket in the United States. A few months earlier in August 1854, the PCC founding fathers, who were predominantly English expatriates, decreed that the Philadelphia Cricket Club would not allow young American cricket players, like the talented Walter Newhall, to join the PCC or gain cricket experience through match participation with or against them. 155 years later, the cricket players of America now have their very own U.S. Cricket Open. Just like the “OPEN” format of major U. S. Golf and Tennis Opens, the U. S. Cricket Open has had over 48 cricket teams competing throughout the year to qualify for the final field of 8. Players, coaches, officials and fans will converge on sunny South Florida for the Tournament to be held December 4 - 6, 2009.

The US Cricket Open will be played in colored clothing and white balls that will be provided by Cricket Council USA, a sports and entertainment management company. The qualifying field of eight teams will be split into two divisions – American and National. After a round-robin competition within each division, the best record from each division will play for the Championship and the $10,000 first prize. The championship matches will be played in America’s first Cricket Stadium - the Central Broward Regional Park located in Lauderhill, Florida.


The Cricket Stadium at Central Broward Regional Park Lauderhill, Florida
www.cricketcouncilusa.com 561-361-1700

Monday, November 16, 2009

Notes of the Commission Meeting of November 9 from New City Hall

On November 9, the City Commission met in the New City Hall, and the following are notes of interest (Commission Benson was out of town on City business). All items pass unanimously unless otherwise noted:


PROCLAMATIONS:

HONORING SOME OF LAUDERHILL’S FINEST VETERANS OF THE U.S. MILITARY. (REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER M. MARGARET BATES).


ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS --- SECOND READING:

1. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-10-152: AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, INSURANCE AGAINST CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS AND CODE VIOLATIONS REQUIRED PRIOR TO ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY, DELETING REQUIREMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY AS BEING DUPLICATIVE AND THEREFORE UNNECESSARY.


ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS --- THIRD READING:

2. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-146: GRANTING TO LM TIC I, LLC, LM TIC II, LLC, LM TIC III, LLC, LM TIC IV, LLC AND LM IDEAL, LLC, A DEVELOPMENT ORDER FOR THE LAUDERHILL CITY CENTER DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL IMPACT AS REQUESTED IN THE APPLICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL ON A 46 ACRE SITE GENERALLY LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF US. 441/SR-7/NW 40TH AVENUE BETWEEN NW 12TH AND NW 16TH STREET; APPROVING LAND USES AND SQUARE FOOTAGES, INCLUDING 650,000 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL, 507,210 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE AND 2,500 DWELLING UNITS; APPROVING THE TIMING OF DEVELOPMENT; APPROVING A MASTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN.


RESOLUTIONS

ADMINISTRATION


3. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-251: APPROVING THE PRECONSTRUCTION SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND D. STEPHENSON CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS/CULTURAL CENTER AND THE LAUDERHILL MALL LIBRARY.


COMMISSION

4. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-252: SUPPORTING MEASURES TO SAVE TRI-RAIL FROM DEFAULT; SUPPORTING THE ENACTMENT OF A $2.00/PER DAY CAR RENTAL SURCHARGE (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN).

5. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-253: REQUESTING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO ENACT A BILL BANNING TEXT MESSAGING ON CELLULAR PHONES WHILE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE(REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER HOWARD BERGER).


FINANCE

6. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-255: A RESOLUTION APPROVING NUMEROUS REAL ESTATE PURCHASE CONTRACTS FOR THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL’S NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM (NSP); AUTHORIZING NEGOTIATIONS AND DUE DILIGENCE FOR THE POTENTIAL PURCHASES OF PROPERTIES IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $29,700.00 PURSUANT TO THE REAL ESTATE PURCHASE CONTRACTS FROM THE GRANT ALLOCATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD).


QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS:

QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS, FIRST READING:


REMOVE RESOLUTION NO. 09R-05-117 FROM THE TABLE

7. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-05-117: SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS, TO ALLOW A CONVENIENCE STORE MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE KWIK PIC LOCATED WITHIN THE FORMER MISSION LAKE PLAZA (RENAISSANCE PLAZA) AND SITUATED AT 5440 N.W. 19th STREET, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Vice President Biden Announces End of Year Targets for Recovery Act Progress

The Vice President announced nine new targets for Recovery Act progress. The nine targets represent just a few of the many objectives set for Federal agencies implementing the Recovery Act during the final days of 2009.

The year-end goals for the Recovery Act that the Vice President announced as targets to be met by December 31, 2009 were:

Batteries for Vehicle Electrification: By the end of the year, the Department of Energy will have put in place funding for battery manufacturing plants that can power 400,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, each year.

Military Hospitals: The Department of Defense will begin 34 construction and modernization projects at hospitals and medical centers throughout the country over the next 90 days, for a total of 65 hospitals and medical centers with projects under construction since passage of the Act.

National Parks: The Department of Interior will begin on-site construction improvement work in 105 more national parks throughout the country over the next 90 days.

Small Business Assistance: The Small Business Administration will provide and leverage $5 billion in capital to over 12,000 small businesses through two key lending programs (7a and 504) in the next 90 days.

Fuel Efficient Bus Purchases: By the end of the year, the Federal Transit Agency will have awarded enough grants to enable the purchase of approximately 10,000 new transit vehicles across the country.

Housing Loans and Rehabilitation: By the end of the year, the Department of Agriculture and the Housing and Urban Development Department will have provided housing loans and capital funding to finance, build, or renovate over 100,000 households across America.

Renewable Energy: By the end of the year, the Departments of Energy and Treasury will help fund renewable energy projects that will generate enough alternative energy to power 900,000 homes in the United States once completed.

Road Projects: By the end of the year, the Department of Transportation will have obligated enough funds to support 10,000 highway projects.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Volunteers Needed to Serve in Schools as Non-Medical Assistants During H1N1 Vaccination Process

CONTACTS:
Connie Wotton, Volunteer Services, 754-321-2040
Marsy Smith, APR, Public Relations & Governmental Affairs Department, 754-321-2300

Broward County Public Schools is seeking volunteers to serve as non-medical assistants during the voluntary H1N1 vaccination process now taking place in the District’s schools. The volunteers may help organize the students as they enter the vaccination area, verify that parent consent forms are on file, restock supplies or run errands. Vaccinations are being offered in most schools for two to three days. Volunteers may serve all of the days, one day or one-half day.

Schools needing volunteers, along with a tentative schedule, are posted on a message board at (www.getinvolvedineducation.com/volunteers). To volunteer, individuals should review the list and call the school of their choice. Schools will provide exact dates and times that volunteers are needed.

If they desire, volunteers will receive free H1N1 vaccine.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Regular CRA and Commission Meeting Notes of October 26

On October 26, the City Commission met, and the following are notes of interest (all items passed (or table if specified) unanimously unless otherwise noted):

CRA MEETING:

1) ACT BOARD AND ARTS INCUBATOR - Presentation delayed to December

2) SIGN CODE REVISIONS - Executive Director sought additional imput on proceeding, particularily from code violations. Majority of Commission wanted to relax the laws though the Mayor expressed the concern of returning the problems with signage that occured back in the 70's and 80's. Consideration of a review board came up, and direction was to allow such matters to go to the P&Z Board.

3) CITY CENTER DRI AND SR 7 PROJECTS - DRI on City Center is coming to the City Commission in November, and matters are moving forward given the financial climate (which is slowing matters down).

4) DIRECTOR’S REPORT

A) RCP FUNDS - City got its $183,000 from the County. We are working to get a $5 M allocation for future use.


REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING:

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS --- SECOND READING:

1. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-10-151: AMENDING ORDINANCE 09O-09-141 TO CORRECT A SCRIVENER’S ERROR; CORRECTING THE VOTED DEBT SERVICE MILLAGE RATE FROM $.9782 TO $.9700 PER ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000) TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE RATE AS PUBLISHED ON THE TRIM NOTICE AND THE FISCAL YEAR 2010 BUDGET SUMMARY; PROVIDING ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN ORDINANCE 09O-09-141 TO REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.


I. PROCLAMATIONS:

A PROCLAMATION HONORING TATE’S COMICS FOR WINNING THE AWARD GIVEN BY COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL. (REQUESTED BY CITY MANAGER, CHARLES FARANDA).


II. PRESENTATIONS:

A. PRESENTATION TO THE SPONSORS OF THE JR. SOUL BOWL.


ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS ----- FIRST READING:


2. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-10-152: AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, INSURANCE AGAINST CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS AND CODE VIOLATIONS REQUIRED PRIOR TO ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY, DELETING REQUIREMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY.

3. Tabled to a Workshop - ORDINANCE NO. 09O-10-153: AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, SCHEDULE A, LAND USE CLASSIFICATIONS, BY ADDING FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, SOCIAL SERVICES, AND UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS.

4. Tabled to a Workshop - ORDINANCE NO. 09O-10-154: AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS; AMENDING SCHEDULE B., PERMITTED AND SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES, SECTION B-2, USES PERMITTED IN NONRESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICTS, BY INCORPORATING NEW LAND USE CLASSIFICATIONS AND TO AMEND THE LIST OF ALLOWABLE USES WITHIN THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL, GENERAL COMMERCIAL AND COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICTS.

5. Tabled to a Workshop - ORDINANCE NO. 09O-10-157: AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, ARTICLE III., ZONING DISTRICTS, PART 3.0., BASE OR UNDERLYING ZONING DISTRICTS, SECTION 3.2., COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICTS; SUBSECTION 3.2.1., NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL (CN) ZONING DISTRICT; AMENDING PARAGRAPH 3.2.1.A., PURPOSE AND INTENT TO ALLOW COMMUNITY FACILITY USES; AMENDING PARAGRAPH 3.2.1.B., PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES PERMITTED AND ALLOWING CHILD CARE, HOUSES OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS; AMENDING PARAGRAPH 3.2.1.D., SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES AND STRUCTURES ALLOWED BY REPEALING CHILD CARE USES AND ALLOWING CLINICS.


ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS --- SECOND READING:

NONE


RESOLUTIONS

ADMINISTRATION


6. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-230: APPROVING THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND CONTINENTAL GARDENS OF MIAMI, INC. FOR LOCAL TRAFFIC CONTROL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE AREA KNOWN AS OLIVE TREE APARTMENTS.

7. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-231: APPROVING THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA REGARDING THE ASSIGNMENTS AT LAUDERHILL MIDDLE AND PARKWAY MIDDLE; PROVIDING TERMS, CONDITIONS AND FEES.


COMMISSION

8. Passed 4-1, with Commissioner Berger voting against, RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-232: URGING THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE AND THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO SUPPORT PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S GOALS OF MAKING HEALTH CARE MORE AFFORDABLE AND AVAILABLE TO ALL AMERICANS; FURTHER URGING INSURANCE COMPANIES, EMPLOYERS AND STATE GOVERNMENTS TO EMBRACE COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE REFORM TO PROTECT AMERICAN FAMILIES (REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER M. MARGARET BATES).

9. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-235: SUPPORTING ELIMINATION OF THE CAP ON THE STATE AND LOCAL HOUSING TRUST FUNDS (HOUSING TRUST FUNDS) AND SUPPORTING FULL APPROPRIATION OF THE HOUSING TRUST FUNDS FOR HOUSING PROGRAMS (REQUESTED BY VICE MAYOR HAYWARD J. BENSON, JR.)

10. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-236: APPROVING THE CANCELLATION AND RESCHEDULE DATES CALENDAR PRESENTED BY CITY STAFF FOR THE 2010 FISCAL YEAR; ENABLING STAFF TO PROVIDE ADVANCED NOTICE AND PUBLICATION TO THE PUBLIC OF SUCH DATES.


DEES

11. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-237: APPROVING THE AWARD OF BID (#P2009-29) TO GLOBALTECH, INC IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1,689,240.00 FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE “WTP-DISINFECTION SYSTEM UPGRADE DESIGN/BUILD PROJECT”; ACKNOWLEDGING CREDITS TO OFFSET THE COST OF THE WALL CONSTRUCTION FROM THE STATE REVOLVING FUND (SRF) DRINKING WATER FACILITIES AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT STIMULUS FUNDS (ARRA) FOR THE DISINFECTION OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL’S WATER TREATMENT PLANT; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT TO BE OFFSET BY $1,530,000.00 IN ARRA GRANT FUNDS AND UP TO $270,000.00 ADDITIONAL SRF LOAN FUNDS IF NEEDED.


FINANCE

12. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-239: APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE AMENDMENT TO THE 2007-2010 LOCAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE PLAN (LHAP) FOR THE STATE HOUSING INITIATIVE PROGRAM (SHIP) TO DEFINE REPAYMENT PROVISIONS RELATIVE TO THE RECENTLY ADDED FLORIDA HOMEBUYER OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM.

13. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-240: APPROVING TD BANK, FOLLOWED BY BANKATLANTIC, BANK OF AMERICA AND SUNTRUST BANK (IN THAT ORDER) AS A QUALIFIED FIRM TO PROVIDE BANKING SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL.


PLANNING & ZONING

14. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-242: ACCEPTING THE QUIT CLAIM DEED FROM THE INVERRARY ASSOCIATION, INC., GRANTING ALL RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST TO THE PARCELS OF LAND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT “A” AND MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES LOCATED ON THE EAST AND WEST SIDES OF INVERRARY BOULEVARD TO THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL.


POLICE

15. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-243: APPROVING THE DONATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $250.00 FROM THE FEDERAL FORFEITURE FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR DISTRIBUTION BY COMMISSIONER DALE V.C. HOLNESS LAST YEAR TO FIRST TEE OF BROWARD COUNTY IN SUPPORT OF THEIR LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 110-683-9936.

16. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-244: APPROVING THE DONATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $250.00 FROM THE FEDERAL FORFEITURE FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR DISTRIBUTION BY COMMISSIONER DALE V.C. HOLNESS LAST YEAR TO THE KIWANIS CLUB OF LAUDERDALE LAKES; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 110-683-9936.

17. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-245: APPROVING THE DONATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,500.00 FROM THE FEDERAL FORFEITURE FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR DISTRIBUTION BY COMMISSIONER DALE V.C. HOLNESS LAST YEAR TO MATTODD & ASSOCIATES IN SUPPORT OF THE FAMILY LITERACY AND LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 110-683-9936.

18. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-246: APPROVING THE DONATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $400.00 FROM THE FEDERAL FORFEITURE FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR DISTRIBUTION BY COMMISSIONER DALE V.C. HOLNESS LAST YEAR TO THE URBAN LEAGUE OF BROWARD COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 110-683-9936.

19. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-247: APPROVING THE DONATION OF FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,400.00 FROM THE STATE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND (LETF) TO THE UNITED LAUDERHILL HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION TO SUPPORT DRUG TREATMENT, DRUG EDUCATION OR DRUG PREVENTION, CRIME PREVENTION, SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD, OR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE GUIDELINES.

20. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-248: APPROVING THE EXPENDITURE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,495.00 TO REUPHOLSTER AND REPAIR 16 CHAIRS LOCATED IN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL POLICE DEPARTMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOW QUOTE FROM OFFICE ELEMENTS, INC.


QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS:

QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS, FIRST READING:


21. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-249: GRANTING TO MAIN AND MAIN DEVELOPMENT GROUP A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER, SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS, TO ALLOW A SINGLE DRIVE-THROUGH LANE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A FREESTANDING RESTAURANT BUILDING ON A ± 2.0 NET ACRE SITE IN THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL (CG) ZONING DISTRICT LOCATED ON COMMERCIAL BLVD. NEXT TO CHICK-FIL-A.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

The City of Lauderhill Honors America’s Heroes for Veterans Day!


Veterans Day is quickly approaching. Every year the City of Lauderhill proudly dedicates a special time when we honor America’s Heroes - Veterans!

This year we are going to honor Lauderhill’s Veterans in our brand new City Hall, located at 5581 W. Oakland Park Boulevard. On November 9, 2009, at 5:30 PM, we will have a Reception including light refreshments in the Multi Purpose Room for the Veterans and their families - as well as anyone who would like to join us. Immediately following the Reception at the regularly scheduled City Commission Meeting at 7:00 PM, the Mayor and City Commission will honor each of our City’s fine Veterans.

Please consider attending the Reception or the Commission meeting to honor our City’s Veterans. If you can attend the Reception, please call Janice at 954-730-3000, or email jwhite@lauderhill-fl.gov.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Jazz Picnic in the Park Performs this Sunday


Through a generous sponsorship from Florida Medical Center to cover the cost of the event, Mayor Richard Kaplan has arranged for the second season of Jazz Picnic in the Park to be held at the Ilene Lieberman Botanical Gardens on Inverrary Blvd. (next to the Inverrary Hotel).

The scheduled performer is for Sunday, November 8th:

Debbie Orta Jazz Quintet 10:30 to 2:30 PM
http://www.debbieorta.com/

Bring your blankets, chairs, and food. No BBQ or cooking is allowed. The Inverrary Hotel is expecting to sell food in the park to those that do not bring their own, and several of the artists will sell their CD’s. Parking will be at the Park, Inverrary Hotel, or you can park at the Corporate Park of Inverrary (across the street).

Monday, November 02, 2009

Annual State of the City Address Given at Lauderhill Regional Chamber Breakfast

You are invited to attend

Lauderhill Regional
Chamber of Commerce
NETWORKING BREAKFAST MEETING

FRIDAY, November 6, 2009, 8:00am-9:30am

Networking: 7:45am-8:15am

Inverrary Hotel, 3501 Inverrary Blvd. Lauderhill, FL 33319

Presentation

State of the City Address

Keynote Speaker
Mayor Richard J. Kaplan

Special Door Prizes
RESERVE NOW!

RSVP: 954.318.6118 or email: info@lauderhillcc.com

Event Cost: Members $15 Non Members $25
Display Tables: Members $150. Non-Members $300

Space is limited so please call today to reserve your spot!

The State of the City Address will be televised and rebroadcasted on Comcast Cable.

Richard J. Kaplan was the youngest elected Mayor of the City of Lauderhill, Florida in 1998. He has since been re-elected in 2002 and 2006 making him the longest serving Mayor in the city's history, as well as the longest serving elected official (21 total years).

In 2004, Mayor Kaplan was the first to be granted the "Mayor of the Year" award from the Florida League of Cities.

Friday, October 30, 2009

New City Hall Opening

On November 2, the new City Hall on Oakland Park Blvd. will be open for business. The City Commission, Mayor, City Clerk, Administration, Finance, Business Center, and several other departments will be located there. Future Commission Meetings and Board Meetings will also be held in the new City Hall.

A Grand Opening is being planned for December 3 for the general public.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lauderhill Arts Incubator Welcomes Artists from Brazil

Recently, several artists from our sister city in Brazil, Suzanno, came to Lauderhill with their art for a gallery viewing. The artists, Marcos Leandro, Pedro Neves, Policarpo Ribeiro, Andreia Sato, gathered at the opening with officials and members of the public.

The Arts Incubator is in Renaissance Plaza, at the corner of 19th Street and 55th Avenue, 954-554-4810. All art is available for purchase.

For more information you can see the Arts Office Web Site: http://www.theartsoffice.net/.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lauderhill PD Gets Bulletproof Vest Grant

The Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded the Lauderhill Police Department the 2009 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant in the amount of $15,180.00. These funds are to purchase new bulletproof vests to replace those that are close to their expiration date

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Notes of Special Commission Meeting on October 7

On on October 7, the City Commission met at a Special Commission Meeting. The Mayor had previously planned to be out of town before this meeting was scheduled, and therefore was not in attendance. The following items were discussed, and all items passed unanimously, unless noted:
ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS ----- FIRST READING

1. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-10-151: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 09O-09-141 TO CORRECT A SCRIVENER’S ERROR; CORRECTING THE VOTED DEBT SERVICE MILLAGE RATE FROM $.9782 TO $.9700 PER ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000) TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE RATE AS PUBLISHED ON THE TRIM NOTICE AND THE FISCAL YEAR 2010 BUDGET SUMMARY; PROVIDING ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN ORDINANCE 09O-09-141 TO REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.


RESOLUTIONS

ADMINISTRATION

2. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-225: A RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-200 TO CORRECT A SCRIVENER’S ERROR; CORRECTING THE VOTED DEBT SERVICE MILLAGE RATE FROM $.9782 TO $.9700 PER ONE THOUSAND ($1,000) FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010 TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE RATE AS PUBLISHED ON THE TRIM NOTICE AND THE FISCAL YEAR 2010 BUDGET SUMMARY; PROVIDING THAT ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN RESOLUTION 09R-09-200 WILL REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT; PROVIDING FOR RETROACTIVE EFFECTIVE DATE (REQUESTED BY CITY MANAGER, CHARLES FARANDA).

3. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-228: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL ACCEPTING THE PETITION FROM 650 GULFSTREAM CHARTER, LLC FOR THE VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION OF THE DESIGNATED PARCEL OF LAND AS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION AND SKETCH ATTACHED HERETO AS COMPOSITE EXHIBIT “B” LOCATED AT 3100 W. BROWARD BOULEVARD AND MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE VACANT PARCEL ON THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SUNRISE BOULEVARD AND N.W. 31st AVENUE INTO THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL

FIRE

4. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-10-227: A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE WAIVER OF COMPETITIVE BIDDING; APPROVING THE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT WITH MOTOROLA, INC. FOR THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL’S PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO EQUIPMENT ON THE BASIS THAT THEY ARE A SOLE SOURCE SUPPLIER FOR THE SERVICES FOR THIS SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT; PROVIDING FOR A TERM COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 2009 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2010; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $42,129.00 TO BE SPLIT AMONG ALL DEPARTMENTS FROM BUDGET CODE FUND 4620.


QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS:

QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS, FIRST READING:

5. Tabled RESOLUTION NO. 09R-05-117: A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER OF DERBA ENTERPRISES, INC., SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS, TO ALLOW IN THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICT A CONVENIENCE STORE ON AN APPROXIMATE ±2.13 ACRE SITE DESCRIBED AS TRACT “B”, SUNSHINE VILLAS 2nd ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 74, PAGE 2 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE KWIK PIC LOCATED WITHIN THE FORMER MISSION LAKE PLAZA (RENAISSANCE PLAZA) AND SITUATED AT 5440 N.W. 19th STREET, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.


QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS, SECOND READING:

6. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-146: Granting to lm tic i, llc, lm tic ii, llc, lm tic iii, llc, lm tic iv, llc and lm ideal, llc, a development order for the lauderhill city center development of regional impact as requested in the application for development approval on a 46 acre site generally located on the west side of us. 441/sr-7/nw 40th avenue between nw 12th and nw 16th street; approving land uses and square footages, including 650,000 square feet of retail, 507,210 square feet of office and 2,500 dwelling units; approving the timing of development; approving a master development plan; providing for findings and conclusions; providing for conflicts.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Broward County Park Hours Change with New Fiscal Year and Budget

Effective October 1, 2009, Broward County regional parks, nature centers, and natural areas are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays due to Fiscal Year 2010 budget reductions. The following four County parks, however, will continue to be open daily:

Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill; 954-321-1170
Markham Park, 16001 W. State Rd. 84, Sunrise; 954-389-2000
Topeekeegee Yugnee (T. Y.) Park, 3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood; 954-357-8811
Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek; 954-968-3880

Monday, October 12, 2009

Police Blotter - Drug Search Warrant

A court ordered drug search warrant was served yesterday afternoon by the SWAT team at 3491 NW 5 Place, where XXXXX XXXXXXX was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Cocaine and Possession of Cocaine within 1000 feet of a public school. Seized was 44.3 grams of Cocaine, scales and $1030.00 in cash.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Update on H1N1 Vaccine Orders

States began placing orders for vaccine with CDC on Wednesday, September 30. Vaccine ordered on Wednesday is expected to arrive at vaccination sites by Tuesday, October 6. Approximately 3 million doses of LAIV are currently available to order. A total of 6-7 million doses are expected to be available to order by the end of next week, and additional vaccine will be produced and available to order on a regular basis thereafter. During the first two weeks in October 2009, states will be able to place orders for 15 microgram pre-filled syringes licensed for use in children age 4 and older, multidose vials, as well as additional LAIV.

For the latest information on H1N1, please visit www.flu.gov.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Mayor Goals for the 2009 - 2010

Some of the Goals set for the upcoming fiscal year:

** Continuation of the Jazz Picnic in the Park Series

** Implementation of an energy program using the Federal Energy Block Grant Funds, including establishing the Interest Free Revolving Energy Loans to Residents

** Continue energy conservation and solar power applications throughout city, plus create jobs using this technology. This includes submitting a RFP to build a solar panel utility farm

** Encourage further federal funds to continue the Energy Block Grant to cities

** Move into New City Hall in November

** Continue to find ways to reduce costs

** Work on legislation to protect public from vacant property, and recover city funds expended in maintaining abandoned property.

** Create a "Home Decor" Program on University Drive and Commercial Blvd.

** Meet with HUD Officials to resolve LHA Section 8 voucher issues

** Work on expanding Mass Transit facilities in South Florida

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Notes of the Commission Meeting of September 29

On September 29, the City Commission met and the following are notes of interest from those meetings. All items passed unanimously, unless otherwise noted:

A) WINDERMERE/TREE GARDENS SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS --- SECOND READING:


1. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-139: AN ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE OF THE WINDERMERE/TREE GARDENS SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS ADOPTING THE FINAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010 FOR THE WINDERMERE/TREE GARDENS SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT AREA WHICH SHALL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010.

B) SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING:

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS ----- SECOND READING:

1. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-135: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA, ADOPTING, APPROVING, CERTIFYING AND RE-IMPOSING THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED WITHIN THE INCORPORATED AREA OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL ON THE ANNUAL TAX BILL FOR THE COSTS AND FEES OF PROVIDING GARBAGE, REFUSE AND RECYCLING SERVICES ONLY TO THOSE ANNEXED AREAS WHO ARE SERVICED BY ALL SERVICE REFUSE, INC. REFERRED TO AS ST. GEORGE, WEST KEN LARK, BROWARD ESTATES, AND THE SWAP SHOP; DECLARING A GARBAGE ASSESSED COST FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010; PROVIDING FOR REIMPOSITION OF ANNUAL BILLING ON THE TAX BILL FOR ALL RELATED COSTS AND FEES FOR THOSE AREAS SERVICED BY ALL SERVICE REFUSE, INC.; STATING A NEED FOR SUCH LEVY TO COVER THE ACTUAL COSTS AND FEES FOR SERVICES; ALLOWING FOR INCREASES EQUIVALENT TO THE ACTUAL COSTS CHARGED BY THE SERVICE PROVIDER.

2. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-136: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA, DECLARING A FIRE RESCUE ASSESSED COST FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010; DECLARING THE FIRE RESCUE ASSESSED RATE STRUCTURE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010; AUTHORIZING THE RE-IMPOSITION OF THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED WITHIN THE INCORPORATED AREA OF THE CITY, INCLUDING ALL ANNEXED AREAS, FOR THE COST OF PROVIDING FIRE RESCUE SERVICES; STATING A NEED FOR AN INCREASE IN THE LEVY TO COVER THE COSTS OF SUCH SERVICES; INCREASING THE RATE STRUCTURE.

3. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-137: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA, ADOPTING, APPROVING, CERTIFYING AND IMPOSING THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED WITHIN THE INCORPORATED AREA OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL ON THE ANNUAL TAX BILL FOR THE COSTS AND FEES OF PROVIDING STORM WATER SERVICES ONLY TO THOSE ANNEXED AREAS WHO ARE SERVICED BY ALL SERVICE REFUSE, INC. REFERRED TO AS ST. GEORGE, WEST KEN LARK, BROWARD ESTATES, AND THE SWAP SHOP; DECLARING A STORM WATER ASSESSED COST FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010; PROVIDING FOR IMPOSITION OF ANNUAL BILLING ON THE TAX BILL FOR ALL RELATED COSTS AND FEES FOR THOSE AREAS SERVICED BY ALL SERVICE REFUSE, INC.; STATING A NEED FOR SUCH LEVY TO COVER THE ACTUAL COSTS AND FEES FOR SERVICES; ALLOWING FOR INCREASES EQUIVALENT TO THE ACTUAL COSTS CHARGED BY THE SERVICE PROVIDER.

4. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-138: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA, ADOPTING, APPROVING, CERTIFYING AND IMPOSING THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED WITHIN THE WINDERMERE/TREE GARDENS SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT DESIGNATED AREA ON THE ANNUAL TAX BILL FOR COSTS AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE OPERATION OF THE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; DECLARING A SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010; PROVIDING FOR IMPOSITION OF ANNUAL BILLING ON THE TAX BILL FOR THE ACTUAL COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR THE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT DESIGNATED AREA; STATING A NEED FOR SUCH LEVY TO COVER THE ACTUAL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; ALLOWING FOR INCREASES EQUIVALENT TO THE ACTUAL COSTS INCURRED NOT TO EXCEED $500.00 FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL PARCEL OF LAND PER YEAR.

5. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-140: AN ORDINANCE MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 2009 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2010, BASED ON THE BUDGET ESTIMATE OF EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES THAT EQUAL $105,005,902.00; ADOPTING THE OPERATING BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2010.

6. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-141: AN ORDINANCE SETTING AND ADOPTING THE 2009-2010 PROPERTY TAX LEVY FOR THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AT THE OPERATING MILLAGE RATE OF $5.9574 PER ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000); SETTING AND ADOPTING THE 2009-2010 VOTED DEBT SERVICE MILLAGE AT A RATE OF $.9782 PER ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00).

7. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-142: AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION TO BALANCE THE FISCAL YEAR 2009 BUDGET; PROVIDING VARIOUS BUDGET CODE NUMBERS.

8. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-143: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 21, WATER AND SEWER SERVICE, ARTICLE IV, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES RULES, REGULATIONS, AND RATES; AMENDING SECTION 21-47, SCHEDULE OF RATES AND CHARGES, TO DECREASE THE STORMWATER MINIMUM CHARGES/AVAILABILITY RATES BY TWO PERCENT (2%) BASED ON ECONOMIES OF SCALE; PROVIDING FOR THE NEW DECREASED RATE STRUCTURE TO COMMENCE OCTOBER 1, 2009; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS.

9. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-144: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 21, WATER AND SEWER SERVICE, ARTICLE IV, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES RULES, REGULATIONS, AND RATES; AMENDING SECTION 21-47, SCHEDULE OF RATES AND CHARGES, TO INCREASE WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICE RATES BASED UPON A FEE STUDY PERFORMED BY BLACK & VEATCH, A THIRD PARTY CONSULTING FIRM, WITH SAID INCREASE NECESSARY TO COVER THE COSTS OF PROVIDING SAID SERVICES TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH FINANCIAL FORECASTS AND THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX; PROVIDING FOR THE NEW RATE STRUCTURE TO COMMENCE OCTOBER 1, 2009.

10. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-145: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 6, BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS, ARTICLE I, IN GENERAL, SECTION 6-10, ENUMERATION OF PERMIT FEES, REVISING PERMIT FEES, INSPECTION CHARGES AND RELATED SERVICES.

11. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-147: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS Article IV., development review requirements, Part 1.0., general application filing, review and final determination; adding section 1.10., developments of regional impact; adding section 1.11., master development plan.

12. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-148: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 2, ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE II, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, DIVISION 3, RETIREMENT, PART 4, SENIOR MANAGEMENT PENSION PLAN AND TRUST FUND, SECTION 2-88.3 ADMINISTRATION OF THE RETIREMENT PLAN TO EXTEND THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO BE FOUR (4) YEARS.

13. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-149: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 2, ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE II, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, DIVISION 3, RETIREMENT, PART 4, SENIOR MANAGEMENT PENSION PLAN AND TRUST FUND; SECTION 2-88.15, DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN; PERMITTING CITY COMMISSIONERS AND CHARTER OFFICIALS PARTICIPATING IN DROP TO WORK BEYOND THE FIVE YEAR DROP PERIOD.


RESOLUTIONS

COMMISSION

14. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-223: A RESOLUTION THANKING CONGRESS FOR SUPPORTING THE FEDERAL ENERGY BLOCK GRANT DIRECTLY TO CITIES; REQUESTING THAT CONGRESS CONTINUE TO FUND THIS PROGRAM TO ENABLE CITIES TO CONTINUE TO IMPLEMENT ENERGY EFFICIENT MEASURES; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN).


FINANCE

15. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-208: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A REAL ESTATE PURCHASE CONTRACT FOR VARIOUS PROPERTIES FOR THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL’S NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM (NSP); AUTHORIZING PURCHASES OF PROPERTIES IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1,187,700 PURSUANT TO THE REAL ESTATE PURCHASE CONTRACTS FROM THE GRANT ALLOCATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD), HOWEVER, REQUIRING COMMISSION FINAL APPROVAL FOR SALE AND OTHER CONDITIONS TO BE PLACED INTO ALL CONTRACTS.


POLICE

16. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-224: A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FEDERAL FORFEITURE FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $367,105.00 TO BE UTILIZED TO FUND ADDITIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENT TRAINING COSTS AND OVERTIME COSTS DURING FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Notes of Regular City Commission Workshop of September 21

On September 21, the City Commission met and the following items of interest were discussed:

1. DISCUSSION OF STATE ROAD 7/U.S.441 COLLABORATIVE SUPPORT FOR TRANSIT-FOCUSED VISION AND DIRECTION (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN) - A request from the State Road 7 Collaborative to have the city pass a resolution of support for transit-focused vision and direction of the Broward County MPO 2035 LRTP. Consensus was to move ahead on a Resolution of support

2. DISCUSSION OF HONEST SERVICES LAW (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN) - Presentation was given by City Attorney, which primarily dealt with fraud, bribes and self-dealing, which is already a violation of state law. It was requested for the City Attorney to advise the Commission further when new case law or situation come forward to help define how a violation under Federal Law can occur.

3. DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SIGN ORDINANCE (REQUESTED BY VICE MAYOR HAYWARD J. BENSON, JR.) - Discussion on Digital Signs, banners, flags, landscaping improvements, special promotions, and window signs.

4. MAINTENANCE OF 64TH AVENUE (REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER HOWARD BERGER) - withdrew by requester.

5. REVIEW OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROJECTS (REQUESTED BY CITY MANAGER CHARLES FARANDA) - Of the $35 million, about $8 million left ($5.7 million for the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center leaving $2.3 million). There is an additional $5 million for the new Southeast area of the city. Future funding is for:

a) John E. Mullin Community Center (4000 sq. ft.) with pool and meeting rooms, at the site of the old city hall. In John E. Mullin Park. Projected completion in December 2010. $1.3 to $1.5 million.
b) Sadkin Center interior renovations. Expected completion in December 2010. The first contractor walked off the job when they submitted unapproved change orders. The second contractor is being selected and should be starting soon. $900,000.00
c) Privacy Walls on Pine Island and the construction company has been selected. $300,000 by the city, and $200,000 from the county. Expected completion by the end of the year.
d) Original City Hall on 47th Avenue. Contains meeting rooms and office space (2500-3000 square feet). A small facility for small events, and intended to be the City's Museum. Outdoor will have a small amphitheatre, playground and park. Will go out on bid for construction in by the end of September. $1.8 million, includes land purchase.
e) Jackie Gleason Park public facility. Nearly completed.
f) Westwind Park - 6000 sq. ft., including meeting rooms, exercise room, activity room. The facility will be used for after school care. Includes lighting, re-sealing surfaces, new turf, and fencing. Expected to be completed December 2010 at $1.5 to 2.2 million.
g) Broward Estates Park - a Community Center with multi-purpose meeting rooms, kitchen facility, boxing ring, and outdoor park and play area. At a cost of $1.5 - 1.7 million for 5800 sq. ft. In conceptual stage. Completion hoped to be in 2011.
h) West Ken Lark Nature Park - along 31st Avenue. Will be a passive park, heavily landscaped, at $500,000-$800,000 projected for 2011.
i) West Ken Lark Park - Installing a track and football field. Some facilities will be moved within the premises to accommodate the new amenities. Approx. $2.2 million to be completed in 2011-2012.
j) St. George Community Center and Park - expansion of Community Center to include another smaller 440 sq. ft. meeting room and expanded recreational facility. Approx. $900,000 from the city and $400,000 from the county, completion in 2011-2012.

Since there remains only about $2.3 million from the GO Bond issue, and there shows about $6.2 million in projects, some may be carried into a 5 year capital improvement program, or be modified to better meet our budget ability. The same applies to the new SE area where there is $5 million available and about $5.6 million in projects. Several capital projects have already been committed, so decisions will have to be made on uncommitted improvements.

6. COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA ITEMS AND BACKUP MATERIALS (REQUESTED BY CITY MANAGER CHARLES FARANDA). Discussion on automation of this process with a reduction of paper generated. Consensus was to move in that direction, though Commissioner Berger still wanted paper and could print out the package. The City Manager will consult with Commissioners Holness and Bates on their opinion and proceed accordingly since this is an Administrative decision.

7. EVALUATION OF CITY MANAGER (REQUESTED BY CITY COMMISSION). Average score 4.3. Request was made that at next Annual Retreat, that each Charter officer go through the evaluation and recommend to the Commission modifications to the evaluation form to better reflect the tasks of their department.

8. EVALUATION OF CITY ATTORNEY (REQUESTED BY CITY COMMISSION). Average score 4.5

9. EVALUATION OF CITY CLERK (REQUESTED BY CITY COMMISSION). Average 4.7

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Broward County Bus Fares Effective October 1, 2009


Broward County Transit (BCT) will increase the cost of bus fares and passes October 1, 2009.

A regular one-way fare will increase from $1.25 to $1.50, an all-day pass goes from $3.00 to $3.50, a 7-day pass from $12.00 to $13.00 and a 31-day adult pass from $46.00 to $52.00. Reduced rates are available for youth, seniors, disabled and Medicare. The 31-day College Student pass increases from $23.00 to $26.00.

New passes will be available for sale on October 1, 2009, at the Broward Central Terminal (downtown Fort Lauderdale), and most Broward County libraries. Current passes will continue to work through their expiration dates. For more information, please call BCT customer service center at 954-357-8400 (TTY 954-357-8302) or visit www.broward.org/bct and click on FARES AND PASSES.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

DOOR HANGERS WILL HELP SAVE LIVES - Inverrary Association Distributes 10,000 HELP/OK Hangers to Residents

Lauderhill, Florida – “We want to be ready this time when a storm hits our area”, said Joel Leshinsky, president of the Inverrary Association. Leshinsky is referring to the last storm that “skirted” the South Florida area. “There were thousands of Inverrary residents in over thirty-one condominium and homeowner associations (18,000 people) that couldn’t communicate and ask for help. We weren’t sure if they were home, needed medical aid or even water. So we teamed up with Chief Ed Curran of the Lauderhill Fire Department and developed these laminated waterproof eleven inch door hangers that anyone can spot from the ground.

One side is a bright red with the word HELP with basic instructions including the 911 number. The reverse side is a royal green with the letters OK, with instructions that residents should follow before a storm. “I applaud the Inverrary Association for being pro-active when it comes to helping save lives.” said Chief Ed Curran.”

The Inverrary Association along with the Lauderhill Fire Department urges all residents to get to know their neighbors and put together an emergency plan. “The number one thing residents can do is talk to their next door neighbor and figure out who gets a hold of whom after the all clear is sounded.” said Curran.

By placing this “Emergency Hanger” on the door knob, in the window, on a catwalk railing or back patio doors, emergency crews and most importantly neighbors will be able to spot it and get the help that their neighbors need.

Call Joel Leshinsky, President of the Inverrary Association, at 954-295-4464, for more information.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Boys to Men Program Series at Lauderhill Mall Branch Library

The Lauderhill Mall Library, 4257 N.W. 12 St., Lauderhill, will present a program series called Boys to Men every Monday night beginning September 14 at 6 p.m. The program is for young men ages 13 -25 and will provide them the opportunity to meet adults in the community who have achieved major goals.

Some of the topics they will discuss include self-image, character, communication, school success, jobs, gangs, drugs and the music industry. This free program is sponsored by the MOSAIC grant from the School Board of Broward County through the Broward Public Library Foundation. For additional information call 954-791-1000.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Some County Commissioners Do Not Support Lauderhill Appointment

Over the last two years the City of Lauderhill has been working to increase the size of the Broward County Tourism Board. The purpose was part of the plan through the Board to help develop international and national sporting events in the new Central Regional Park. The reason the multi-purpose stadium was built in the first place. However, being a County Park, the County has been unsuccessful in promoting activities on their own, and the stadium remains mostly empty. It is felt that the appointment from Lauderhill could help promote more at the Park and in Central Broward County as a whole.

Due to Lauderhill's effort, this last legislative season the Legislature approved the increase in the board by two, one slot specifically for a representative from an area that has a county regional park capable of hosting national and international sporting events. This is the description that Lauderhill put forward with the intent and understanding that a representative from Lauderhill would be appointed by the County Commission. The analysis done by researchers for the State Legislature said the language was an apparent reference to Lauderhill.

Instead of following the clear intent of the legislation, the Legislature, and the efforts of the City of Lauderhill, some County Commissioners have gone out of their way to prevent Lauderhill from not getting the appointment. Strangely, it is acknowledged the City of Lauderhill is the reason they have the ability to make the appointments in the first place. Besides the name put forth by the Lauderhill Commission, Commissioner Hayward Benson, County Commissioners have also put forth Mayor Peter Bober of Hollywood and Pembroke Pines City Commissioner Angelo Castillo.

The decision by the County Commission will shortly be made, and attention should be directed to any County Commissioners who do not support the efforts of their cities. Their actions demonstrate their respect or lack thereof to Lauderhill.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

NOTES OF USCM LOBBY DAY AND MEETING WITH HUD ON SEPT. 15-16, 2009

On Sept. 15, Mayor Richard J Kaplan flew to DC to meet with other Mayors on the Energy Bill coming up in the Senate, and to try to resolve an ongoing issue Lauderhill is having with the Miami HUD office.

Mayor Frank Ortis of Pembroke Pines joined Mayor Kaplan, and met with Senator Nelson and his staff, along with USCM staff on these issues. Subsequently, Mayor Ortis and Kaplan joined several other Mayors from around the country to meet with Senator Lugar, Kerry, Stabenow, and Begich on the Energy Bill. In all cases, specific reference was on extending the Federal Energy Block Grant to cities and provide further funding in the following years.

On Sept. 16, Mayor Kaplan and Lauderhill's Federal Lobbyist met with HUD officials running the Office of Public Housing and Voucher Program. Information was presented to them about the situation Lauderhill is facing. From this meeting several planned follow ups are expected, including contacting the Miami HUD office to explain why Lauderhill's Housing Authority is not controlling its vouchers yet. This requirement is mandated by federal law and regulation, absent a state law to the contrary. HUD officials assured they would follow up and investigate the matter.

Later in the day the Mayor and city lobbyist met with the staff of Congressman Hastings office and Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz, to ask they also be kept in the loop and request updates on the matter discussed with HUD.

Finally, a meeting took place with Senator LeMieux and staff, which also included USCM staff over both the Energy bill and the HUD situation.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Notes of the Commission Meeting, CRA and other Board Meetings of September 14

On September 14, the City Commission held numerous meetings besides its regular CRA and Commission Meeting. That is because of the annual budget process. The following are notes from those meetings. All items voted upon were unanimously approved, unless otherwise stated:

CRA MEETING:

1. RESOLUTION APPROVING FY 2010 CRA BUDGET

RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-01: APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR 2010 BUDGET IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $1,179.858.00.

2. SIGN ORDINANCE PROPOSED REVISIONS. First presentation given showing the direction of the proposals. Staff requested input as to going forward. ON LED Display Street signs, several Commissioners supported, the Mayor did not. On window signs, landscaping around sign, and other matters, the Commission had consensus. Requests for draft legislation was requested for the next Commission Workshop on the 21st.

3. SET MEETING FOR OCTOBER 26, 2009

4. CANCEL NOVEMBER 9, 2009 MEETING

5. DIRECTOR’S REPORT

a) ACT BOARD AND INCUBATOR

b) NEW BUSINESS


WINDERMERE/TREE GARDENS SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING:

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS --- FIRST READING:

1. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-139: ADOPTING THE FINAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010 FOR THE WINDERMERE/TREE GARDENS SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT AREA WHICH SHALL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010.

2. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-197: ADOPTING THE WINDERMERE/TREE GARDENS SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT PLAN.

3. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-198: ADOPTING THE TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010 FOR THE WINDERMERE/TREE GARDENS SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT AREA WHICH SHALL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010.

NEW BUSINESS

DESIGNATION OF W. EARL HALL, ESQ. AS REGISTERED AGENT FOR SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.


SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS FOR FIRE RESCUE FEES PUBLIC HEARING:

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS --- FIRST READING:

1. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-136: DECLARING A FIRE RESCUE ASSESSED COST FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010; DECLARING THE FIRE RESCUE ASSESSED RATE STRUCTURE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010; AUTHORIZING THE RE-IMPOSITION OF THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED WITHIN THE INCORPORATED AREA OF THE CITY, INCLUDING ALL ANNEXED AREAS, FOR THE COST OF PROVIDING FIRE RESCUE SERVICES; STATING A NEED FOR AN INCREASE IN THE LEVY TO COVER THE COSTS OF SUCH SERVICES; INCREASING THE RATE STRUCTURE; PROVIDING FOR THE MAILING OF THIS ORDINANCE.

2. RESOLUTION 09R-09-164: DECLARING A FIRE RESCUE ASSESSED COST FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010; DECLARING THE FIRE RESCUE ASSESSED RATE STRUCTURE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010; AUTHORIZING THE RE-IMPOSITION OF THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED WITHIN THE INCORPORATED AREA OF THE CITY, INCLUDING ALL ANNEXED AREAS, FOR THE COST OF PROVIDING FIRE RESCUE SERVICES; INCREASING THE RATE STRUCTURE TO COVER THE COST OF PROVIDING SUCH SERVICES; CERTIFYING THE FINAL ASSESSMENT ROLL; PROVIDING THE METHOD OF BILLING AND COLLECTION; PROVIDING FOR NOTICE OF HEARING; PROVIDING FOR THE MAILING OF THIS RESOLUTION.


GARBAGE, REFUSE & RECYCLING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT PUBLIC HEARING:

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS --- FIRST READING:

1. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-135: ADOPTING, APPROVING, CERTIFYING AND RE-IMPOSING THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED WITHIN THE INCORPORATED AREA OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL ON THE ANNUAL TAX BILL FOR THE COSTS AND FEES OF PROVIDING GARBAGE, REFUSE AND RECYCLING SERVICES ONLY TO THOSE ANNEXED AREAS WHO ARE SERVICED BY ALL SERVICE REFUSE, INC. FORMERLY REFERRED TO AS ST. GEORGE, WEST KEN LARK, BROWARD ESTATES, AND THE SWAP SHOP; DECLARING A GARBAGE ASSESSED COST FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010; PROVIDING FOR REIMPOSITION OF ANNUAL BILLING ON THE TAX BILL FOR ALL RELATED COSTS AND FEES FOR THOSE AREAS SERVICED BY ALL SERVICE REFUSE, INC.; STATING A NEED FOR SUCH LEVY TO COVER THE ACTUAL COSTS AND FEES FOR SERVICES; ALLOWING FOR INCREASES EQUIVALENT TO THE ACTUAL COSTS CHARGED BY THE SERVICE PROVIDER; PROVIDING FOR THE MAILING OF THIS ORDINANCE.

2. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-163: ADOPTING, APPROVING, CERTIFYING AND RE-IMPOSING THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED WITHIN THE INCORPORATED AREA OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL ON THE ANNUAL TAX BILL FOR THE COSTS AND FEES OF PROVIDING GARBAGE, REFUSE AND RECYCLING SERVICES ONLY TO THOSE ANNEXED AREAS WHO ARE SERVICED BY ALL SERVICE REFUSE, INC. FORMERLY REFERRED TO AS ST. GEORGE, WEST KEN LARK, BROWARD ESTATES, AND THE SWAP SHOP; CERTIFYING THE FINAL ASSESSMENT ROLL; PROVIDING FOR REIMPOSITION OF ANNUAL BILLING ON THE TAX BILL FOR ALL RELATED COSTS AND FEES FOR THOSE AREAS SERVICED BY ALL SERVICE REFUSE, INC.; STATING A NEED FOR SUCH LEVY TO COVER THE ACTUAL COSTS AND FEES FOR SERVICES; ALLOWING FOR INCREASES EQUIVALENT TO THE ACTUAL COSTS CHARGED BY THE SERVICE PROVIDER; PROVIDING FOR NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING; PROVIDING FOR THE MAILING OF THIS RESOLUTION.


STORM WATER ASSESSMENT PUBLIC HEARING:

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS --- FIRST READING:

1. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-137: ADOPTING, APPROVING, CERTIFYING AND IMPOSING THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED WITHIN THE INCORPORATED AREA OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL ON THE ANNUAL TAX BILL FOR THE COSTS AND FEES OF PROVIDING STORM WATER SERVICES ONLY TO THOSE ANNEXED AREAS WHO ARE SERVICED BY ALL SERVICE REFUSE, INC. FORMERLY REFERRED TO AS ST. GEORGE, WEST KEN LARK, BROWARD ESTATES, AND THE SWAP SHOP; DECLARING A STORM WATER ASSESSED COST FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010; PROVIDING FOR IMPOSITION OF ANNUAL BILLING ON THE TAX BILL FOR ALL RELATED COSTS AND FEES FOR THOSE AREAS SERVICED BY ALL SERVICE REFUSE, INC.; STATING A NEED FOR SUCH LEVY TO COVER THE ACTUAL COSTS AND FEES FOR SERVICES; ALLOWING FOR INCREASES EQUIVALENT TO THE ACTUAL COSTS CHARGED BY THE SERVICE PROVIDER; PROVIDING FOR THE MAILING OF THIS ORDINANCE.

2. RESOLUTION 09R-09-165: ADOPTING, APPROVING, CERTIFYING AND IMPOSING THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED WITHIN THE INCORPORATED AREA OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL ON THE ANNUAL TAX BILL FOR THE COSTS AND FEES OF PROVIDING STORM WATER SERVICES ONLY TO THOSE ANNEXED AREAS WHO ARE SERVICED BY ALL SERVICE REFUSE, INC. FORMERLY REFERRED TO AS ST. GEORGE, WEST KEN LARK, BROWARD ESTATES, AND THE SWAP SHOP; CERTIFYING THE FINAL ASSESSMENT ROLL; PROVIDING FOR IMPOSITION OF ANNUAL BILLING ON THE TAX BILL FOR ALL RELATED COSTS AND FEES FOR THOSE AREAS SERVICED BY ALL SERVICE REFUSE, INC.; STATING A NEED FOR SUCH LEVY TO COVER THE ACTUAL COSTS AND FEES FOR SERVICES; ALLOWING FOR INCREASES EQUIVALENT TO THE ACTUAL COSTS CHARGED BY THE SERVICE PROVIDER; PROVIDING FOR NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING; PROVIDING FOR THE MAILING OF THIS RESOLUTION.


SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARING:

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS --- FIRST READING: (AS ADVERTISED IN THE SUN-SENTINEL

1. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09- 138: ADOPTING, APPROVING, CERTIFYING AND IMPOSING THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED WITHIN THE WINDERMERE/TREE GARDENS SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT DESIGNATED AREA ON THE ANNUAL TAX BILL FOR COSTS AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE OPERATION OF THE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; DECLARING A SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010; PROVIDING FOR IMPOSITION OF ANNUAL BILLING ON THE TAX BILL FOR THE ACTUAL COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR THE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT DESIGNATED AREA; STATING A NEED FOR SUCH LEVY TO COVER THE ACTUAL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; ALLOWING FOR INCREASES EQUIVALENT TO THE ACTUAL COSTS INCURRED NOT TO EXCEED $500.00 FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL PARCEL OF LAND PER YEAR; PROVIDING FOR THE MAILING OF THIS ORDINANCE.

2. RESOLUTION 09R-09-166: ADOPTING, APPROVING, CERTIFYING AND IMPOSING THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED WITHIN THE WINDERMERE/TREE GARDENS SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT DESIGNATED AREA ON THE ANNUAL TAX BILL FOR COSTS AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE OPERATION OF THE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; CERTIFYING THE FINAL ASSESSMENT ROLL; PROVIDING FOR IMPOSITION OF ANNUAL BILLING ON THE TAX BILL FOR THE ACTUAL COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR THE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT DESIGNATED AREA; STATING A NEED FOR SUCH LEVY TO COVER THE ACTUAL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; ALLOWING FOR INCREASES EQUIVALENT TO THE ACTUAL COSTS INCURRED NOT TO EXCEED $500.00 FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL PARCEL OF LAND PER YEAR; PROVIDING FOR NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING; PROVIDING FOR THE MAILING OF THIS RESOLUTION.


REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING:

PUBLIC HEARINGS ----- FIRST READING:

1. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-199: ADOPTING THE TENTATIVE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 2009 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2010, BASED ON THE BUDGET ESTIMATE OF EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES THAT EQUAL $105,005,902.00; APPROVING THE TENTATIVE OPERATING BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2010; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

2. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-200: ADOPTING THE TENTATIVE PROPERTY TAX LEVY FOR THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AT THE PROPOSED OPERATING MILLAGE RATE OF $5.9574 PER ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR ($1,000) ASSESSMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 2009 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2010; ADOPTING THE TENTATIVE VOTED DEBT SERVICE MILLAGE AT A RATE OF $.9782 PER ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR ($1,000) ASSESSMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 2009 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2010; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

3. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-140: MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 2009 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2010, BASED ON THE BUDGET ESTIMATE OF EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES THAT EQUAL $105,005.902.00; ADOPTING THE OPERATING BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2010; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

4. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-141: SETTING AND ADOPTING THE 2009-2010 PROPERTY TAX LEVY FOR THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AT THE OPERATING MILLAGE RATE OF $5.9574 PER ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000); SETTING AND ADOPTING THE 2009-2010 VOTED DEBT SERVICE MILLAGE AT A RATE OF $.9782 PER ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000); PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

5. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-201: APPROVING THE TENTATIVE BUDGET AS APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE WINDERMERE/TREE GARDENS SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS ----- FIRST READING:

6. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-142: APPROVING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION TO BALANCE THE FISCAL YEAR 2009 BUDGET; PROVIDING VARIOUS BUDGET CODE NUMBERS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

7. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-143: AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 21, WATER AND SEWER SERVICE, ARTICLE IV, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES RULES, REGULATIONS, AND RATES; AMENDING SECTION 21-47, SCHEDULE OF RATES AND CHARGES, TO DECREASE THE STORMWATER MINIMUM CHARGES/AVAILABILITY RATES BY TWO PERCENT (2%) BASED ON ECONOMIES OF SCALE; PROVIDING FOR THE NEW DECREASED RATE STRUCTURE TO COMMENCE OCTOBER 1, 2009; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE .

8. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-144: AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 21, WATER AND SEWER SERVICE, ARTICLE IV, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES RULES, REGULATIONS, AND RATES; AMENDING SECTION 21-47, SCHEDULE OF RATES AND CHARGES, TO INCREASE WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICE RATES BASED UPON A FEE STUDY PERFORMED BY BLACK & VEATCH, A THIRD PARTY CONSULTING FIRM, WITH SAID INCREASE NECESSARY TO COVER THE COSTS OF PROVIDING SAID SERVICES TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH FINANCIAL FORECASTS AND THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX; PROVIDING FOR THE NEW RATE STRUCTURE TO COMMENCE OCTOBER 1, 2009; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY.

9. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-145: AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 6, BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS, ARTICLE I, IN GENERAL, SECTION 6-10, ENUMERATION OF PERMIT FEES, REVISING PERMIT FEES, INSPECTION CHARGES AND RELATED SERVICES.

10. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-147: AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS ARTICLE IV., DEVELOPMENT REVIEW REQUIREMENTS, PART 1.0., GENERAL APPLICATION FILING, REVIEW AND FINAL DETERMINATION; ADDING SECTION 1.10., DEVELOPMENTS OF REGIONAL IMPACT; ADDING SECTION 1.11., MASTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION.

11. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-148: AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 2, ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE II, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, DIVISION 3, RETIREMENT, PART 4, SENIOR MANAGEMENT PENSION PLAN AND TRUST FUND, SECTION 2-88.3 ADMINISTRATION OF THE RETIREMENT PLAN TO EXTEND THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO BE FOUR (4) YEARS.

12. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-149: AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 2, ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE II, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, DIVISION 3, RETIREMENT, PART 4, SENIOR MANAGEMENT PENSION PLAN AND TRUST FUND; SECTION 2-88.15, DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN; PERMITTING CITY COMMISSIONERS AND CHARTER OFFICIALS PARTICIPATING IN DROP TO WORK BEYOND THE FIVE YEAR DROP PERIOD.


ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS --- THIRD READING:

13. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-07-129: AMENDING THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 2, ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE II, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, DIVISION 3, RETIREMENT, PART 3, POLICE PENSION PLAN AND TRUST FUND, TO CREATE A SECOND TIER FOR NEWLY HIRED POLICE OFFICERS; AMENDING SECTION 2-75, DEFINITIONS, TO DEFINE THE NEWLY CREATED TIERS AND TO DEFINE EARNABLE COMPENSATION FOR TIER TWO MEMBERS; AMENDING SECTION 2-79, SERVICE RETIREMENT BENEFIT, TO REQUIRE TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE FOR NORMAL RETIREMENT ELIGIBILITY OR THE ATTAINMENT OF AGE 55 AND 10 YEARS OF SERVICE UNDER TIER TWO; AMENDING SECTION 2-79 TO PROVIDE FOR 3% MULTIPLIER FOR A MAXIMUM BENEFIT OF 75% UNDER TIER TWO, AND ALLOWING TIER TWO MEMBERS TO PURCHASE AN INCREASE IN THEIR MULTIPLIER; AMENDING SECTION 2-80, BUY-BACK FOR MILITARY OR PRIOR POLICE SERVICE, TO ALLOW MEMBERS UP TO 10 YEARS TO PAY FOR THE PURCHASE OF CREDITED SERVICE WITH AN 8% INTEREST RATE; AMENDING SECTION 2-82, VESTING AND TERMINATION, TO PROVIDE FOR A SEVEN YEAR VESTING PERIOD UNDER TIER TWO; AMENDING SECTION 2-87.2, COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COLA ONLY APPLIES TO TIER ONE.


RESOLUTIONS

ADMINISTRATION


14. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-202: RANKING D. STEPHENSON CONSTRUCTION, KAUFMANN LYNN, AND MOSS & ASSOCIATES, IN THAT ORDER, AS CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK TO PROVIDE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN THE SCOPE OF WORK FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS/CULTURAL CENTER AND THE LAUDERHILL MALL LIBRARY; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SELECTED FIRM TO SERVE AS THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK; PROVIDING THAT FUNDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS/CULTURAL CENTER WILL COME FROM THE JOINT FUNDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND BROWARD COUNTY AND GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDS.


COMMISSION

15. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-203: APPROVING THE APPOINTMENT OF JAMES TULLIS TO SERVE AS SECOND ALTERNATE MEMBER OF THE RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD AS SELECTED BY THE BOARD FOR A TWO (2) YEAR TERM.

16. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-204: APPOINTING Gertrude Wolder by Commissioner Berger, and ARNOLD SELDIN and DOROTHY RICH by the Commission as a whole. Selection of an Alternate is seeking Applicants.

17. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-205: RE-APPOINTING LINDA C. FAICHNEY TO THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL NUISANCE ABATEMENT BOARD BY COMMISSIONER M. MARGARET BATES FOR A TWO (2) YEAR TERM; APPOINTING (SEEKING APPLICANTS) BY COMMISSIONER DALE V.C. HOLNESS TO THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL NUISANCE ABATEMENT BOARD FOR A TWO (2) YEAR TERM.


DEES

18. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-206: ACCEPTING AND APPROVING THE BILL OF SALE AND SEVERAL UTILITY AND ACCESS EASEMENT DEDICATIONS FROM NICO DEVELOPMENT, INC. FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 6600 W. COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS CHILDREN’S SERVICES, LOTS 27 AND 28 OF COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD SHOPPES NO. 2.

19. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-207: ACCEPTING NUMEROUS LIMITED ACCESS AGREEMENTS FROM OWNERS GRANTING PERPETUAL NON-EXCLUSIVE INGRESS AND EGRESS TO ENABLE THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF A CONCRETE WALL ALONG PINE ISLAND ROAD BETWEEN N.W. 44TH STREET AND N.W. 52nd STREET.


FINANCE

20. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-209: APPROVING THE STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) ANNUAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010.

21. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-210: RELATING TO THE STATE REVOLVING FUND PROGRAM RELATIVE TO THE DISINFECTION OF THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT PROJECT (DW06070); AUTHORIZING THE APPLICATION; AUTHORIZING THE AGREEMENT; ESTABLISHING PLEDGED REVENUES; DESIGNATING AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES; PROVIDING ASSURANCES.


PALS

22. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-215: EXERCISING ITS FIRST OPTION TO EXTEND THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN LIMOUSINES OF SOUTH FLORIDA, INC. AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL FOR SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE; PROVIDING THAT THIS AGREEMENT SHALL RUN FOR THE TERM ENDING AUGUST 10, 2010 WITH ONE OPTION TO RENEW FOR ONE ADDITIONAL ONE YEAR TERM REMAINING.


POLICE

23. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-216: A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FEDERAL FORFEITURE FUND IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $6,937.15 FOR THE PURCHASE OF WIRELESS AGPS TRACKING SYSTEMS FROM GPSIT, INC. BASED UPON THE NASA SEWP CONTRACT #NNG07DA22B; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 110-683-9936.


QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS:

QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS, FIRST READING:


REMOVE RESOLUTION NO. 09R-05-117 FROM THE TABLE

24. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-05-117: APPROVING THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER OF DERBA ENTERPRISES, INC., SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS, TO ALLOW IN THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICT A CONVENIENCE STORE ON AN APPROXIMATE ±2.13 ACRE SITE DESCRIBED AS TRACT “B”, SUNSHINE VILLAS 2nd ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 74, PAGE 2 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE KWIK PIC LOCATED WITHIN THE FORMER MISSION LAKE PLAZA (RENAISSANCE PLAZA) AND SITUATED AT 5440 N.W. 19th STREET, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.

25. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-217: APPROVING THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER OF CROSSTOWN MOTORS, INC., SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS, TO ALLOW IN THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICT A NEW AND USED CAR DEALERSHIP WITH OUTDOOR DISPLAY AND STORAGE OF NON-COMMERCIAL VEHICLES WITH ACCESSORY MINOR VEHICULAR REPAIR SERVICES AND SALES OFFICE USES ON AN APPROXIMATE ±0.92 NET ACRE UNPLATTED SITE DESCRIBED AS A PORTION OF LAND IN SECTION 31, RANGE 41 EAST, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH AND LOCATED IN BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, FORMERLY COMMONLY KNOWN AS MR. B’S AUTO SALES AND REPAIRS AND SITUATED AT 1391 N.W. 31ST AVENUE, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.

26. RESOLUTION NO. 09R-09-218: APPROVING THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER OF BOMBAY GRILL/CLAY OVEN ENTERPRISES, INC., SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS, TO ALLOW IN THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICT A ± 700 SQUARE FOOT BAR AND INDOOR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH A ± 5,200 SQUARE FOOT RESTAURANT ON A ± 3.224 ACRE SITE LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF UNIVERSITY DRIVE (N.W. 76TH AVENUE), NORTH OF N.W. 44TH STREET, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS BOMBAY GRILL AND SITUATED AT 4465 NORTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE (N.W. 76TH AVENUE), LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.

27. ORDINANCE NO. 09O-09-146: GRANTING TO LM TIC I, LLC, LM TIC II, LLC, LM TIC III, LLC, LM TIC IV, LLC AND LM IDEAL, LLC, A DEVELOPMENT ORDER FOR THE LAUDERHILL CITY CENTER DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL IMPACT AS REQUESTED IN THE APPLICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL ON A 46 ACRE SITE GENERALLY LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF US. 441/SR-7/NW 40TH AVENUE BETWEEN NW 12TH AND NW 16TH STREET; APPROVING LAND USES AND SQUARE FOOTAGES, INCLUDING 650,000 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL, 507,210 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE AND 2,500 DWELLING UNITS; APPROVING THE TIMING OF DEVELOPMENT; APPROVING A MASTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS.