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.