Sunday, December 25, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS ----- FIRST READING:
1. ORDINANCE NO. 11O-12-180: TO AUTHORIZE BUILDING OFFICIALS TO ISSUE UNIFORM CODE CITATIONS FOR BUILDING VIOLATIONS
2. ORDINANCE NO. 11O-12-182: REDEMPTION TO PROVIDE FOR RECOVERY OF ANIMAL PICKUP FEE.
3. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-12-262: APPROVING THE AWARD OF CONTRACT TO ADA ENGINEERING, INC. FROM THE APPROVED LIST OF CONSULTING FIRMS FOR MISCELLANEOUS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $170,164.00 FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONSTRUCTION PLANS AND DESIGNS OF THE “EWP-CANALS 26, 28 AND 29 BANK STABILIZATION PROJECT” TO INCLUDE SLOPE STABILIZATION, DREDGING, BACK-FILLING, BANK PROTECTION, SEAWALLS, STONE/CONCRETE RIP/RAP, GEO-FORMS, CHANNEL SECTION DESIGNS, AND OTHER IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MISCELLANEOUS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT;
AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF SAID AGREEMENT; AUTHORIZING PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 450-925-6319.
4. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-12-269: APPROVING THE AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION JOINT PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL REGARDING LANDSCAPE, HARDSCAPE AND IRRIGATION IMPROVEMENTS ON STATE ROAD 838 (SUNRISE BOULEVARD) PROVIDING FOR A ONE-YEAR TERM EXTENSION.
5. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-12-263: AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT TO ACCEPT TWO “MEDICA MONITORING AND REHABILITATION” KITS FROM BROWARD COUNTY AS PART OF A MULTI-AGENCY BROWARD COUNTY EMS GRANT IN WHICH THE CITY OF SUNRISE ACTED AS THE LEAD AGENCY AT NO COST TO THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL.
6. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-12-264: APPROVING THE REQUEST TO WAIVE THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL BUILDING AND ENGINEERING PERMIT FEES, CONNECTION FEES, AND PROPERTY TAXES FOR A DEFINED TERM FOR THE CARIBBEAN FALLS DEVELOPMENT IN THE STATE ROAD 7 CRA DISTRICT.
7. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-12-265: APPROVING THE DONATION OF FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,000.00 FROM THE STATE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND (LETF) TO SPORTS ADVANCING KIDS EDUCATION (S.A.K.E.) TO SUPPORT DRUG TREATMENT, DRUG EDUCATION OR DRUG PREVENTION, CRIME PREVENTION, SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD, OR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE GUIDELINES.
8. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-12-270: APPROVING THE DONATION OF FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,000.00 FROM THE STATE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND (LETF) TO THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL MLK TASKFORCE 2012; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 120-683-9935.
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9. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-12-266: RESCINDING AND REPLACING RESOLUTION 11R-07-126; GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER TO PINEAPPLES CAFÉ, INC., SUBJECT TO AMENDED CONDITIONS, TO ALLOW WITHIN THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICT A RESTAURANT BAR AND BANQUET HALL WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS BONVALE PLAZA LOCATED AT 7529-7531 WEST OAKLAND PARK BOULEVARD, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Broward will upgrade the 2-1-1 telephone and website system to serve as the one-call/one-click center. This project will bring transportation resources into the system that also houses employment, housing food and counseling services information, and build a new Automatic Call Distribution and database system. The USDOT reported that the grant selection process was highly competitive, and FTA reviewed 70 eligible proposals representing $52 million in funding requests.
Since 1995, 2-1-1 Broward has been the community’s central point of entry into the health and human services system. Dialing 2-1-1 is an easy way for people who need help to get connected with the community service providers that can help them. For more information visit http://www.211-broward.org/.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
A. ELECTION OF VICE MAYOR - Commissioner Hayward Benson, Jr.
1. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-11-251: APPROVING THE PROJECT AGREEMENT FOR THE EMERGENCY WATERSHED PROTECTION PROGRAM AWARDING THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL A $4,000,000.00 GRANT FOR CANAL BANK IMPROVEMENTS TO CANALS 29, 28, AND 26; APPROVING THE ASSURANCES FORM REQUIRED IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROJECT.
2. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-11-255: APPROVING THE WAIVER OF COMPETITIVE BIDDING; APPROVING THE LIST OF SOLE SOURCE VENDORS TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE OF SPECIALIZED DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (DEES) AND FIRE RESCUE EMERGENCY VEHICLES ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS.
3. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-11-256: AWARDING THE BID TO LCN GROUP, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $82,500.00 FOR THE COMPLETE DEMOLITION OF THE PARK SOUTH CONDOMINIUM BUILDING 19 LOCATED AT 1590 N.W. 43RD AVENUE, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA; ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THE COSTS OF DEMOLITION WITH BE PAID FOR UTILIZING NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM FUNDING.
4. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-11-257: APPROVING THE AMENDMENT TO THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN LIMOUSINES OF SOUTH FLORIDA, INC. AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL FOR COMMUNITY SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE PURSUANT TO RFP #2011-019; PROVIDING THAT THIS AGREEMENT SHALL TAKE EFFECT RETROACTIVELY COMMENCING AUGUST 11, 2011 AND END ON AUGUST 10, 2012 WITH TWO (2) ADDITIONAL OPTIONS TO RENEW FOR ONE (1) YEAR TERMS REMAINING; SUBSTITUTING THE EXHIBITS REGARDING THE NUMBER OF HOURS FOR THE BUS ROUTE.
5. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-11-258: APPROVING THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATED MAY 18, 2010 WITH AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS (ASP) TO OPERATE THE AFTER SCHOOL, SUMMER CAMP, AND OUT OF SCHOOL PROGRAMS DURING THE BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD 2010-2011 CALENDAR YEAR; PROVIDING THAT THE PROGRAMS WILL SERVE CHILDREN AGES 5 THROUGH 12 YEARS OLD (KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SIXTH GRADE); PROVIDING FOR THE TERM COMMENCING JUNE 1, 2011 AND ENDING AUGUST 31, 2012.
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6. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-11-259: GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER TO SUNSHINE GASOLINE, SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS, TO ALLOW THE CONTINUED OPERATION OF AN EXISTING 24-HOUR SERVICE STATION WITH CONVENIENCE STORE AND AUTOMATED CAR WASH IN THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL (CG) MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE CHEVRON SERVICE STATION LOCATED AT 5585 N. UNIVERSITY DRIVE, LAUDERHILL.
7. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-11-260: GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER TO SUNSHINE GASOLINE, SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS, TO ALLOW THE CONTINUED OPERATION OF AN EXISTING 24-HOUR SERVICE STATION WITH CONVENIENCE STORE IN THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL (CG) ZONING DISTRICT KNOWN AS THE BP SERVICE STATION LOCATED AT 8790 WEST COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD, LAUDERHILL.
SET ANNUAL RETREAT: - February 9, 2012, 9 am, at City Hall.
Friday, December 09, 2011
The Lauderhill Fire-Rescue, Police, and Parks and Leisure Services Departments have joined together to help our residents in need during the Holiday Season. We are currently collecting food and toys if you are interested in assisting those in need.
We are currently accepting new / unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items as well as cash donations. Checks can be made payable to "Lauderhill We Care Fund."
You may bring donations to any of our FIVE Locations:
Fire Station #57 FD Headquarters – (1980 NW 56 Avenue)
Fire Station #30 (1181 NW 41 Terrace) - next to the Sadkin Community Center
Fire Station #73 (7801 NW 50 Street) – In front of Veteran’s Park
Fire Station #110 (3120 NW 12 Place) - on NW 31st Avenue & NW 12th Place
Windermere Community Center (1818 NW 54 Terrace)
If you would like to donate and cannot make it to one of our drop off locations, please call Fire-Rescue Headquarters at (954) 730-2950, and we will make arrangements to have your donation picked up.
We wish all of you a safe and healthy holiday season.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
RESOLUTION NO. 11R-11-250: TERMINATING THE SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND D. STEPHENSON CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES RELATIVE TO THE PERFORMING ARTS/CULTURAL CENTER AND THE LAUDERHILL MALL LIBRARY.
After almost 3 hours of discussion, the Commission, on a 5-0 vote, amended the Resolution to give until December 12 for D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. to cure the default by providing to the city the required bonds and proceed to begin construction. Otherwise, the contract will be terminated for cause, and a new Request will go out for Construction Contractors to apply for the job.
Saturday, December 03, 2011
The SFRTA will take action on the PTAC recommendation at their next meeting, which is not scheduled but is anticipated to be in late November early December. If approved by the SFTRA, then it will go to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for final review of project eligibility.
City staff now will be working with the West Ken Lark, United, St. George and Broward Estates neighborhoods to finalize the routes and will be working on developing a marketing strategy and monitoring plan for the project.
Monday, November 28, 2011
In 1998, he was the youngest ever elected Mayor of the City of Lauderhill, Florida and has since been re-elected in 2002, 2006 and 2010 making him the longest serving Mayor in the city’s history, as well as the longest serving elected official (over 23 years).
Mayor Kaplan serves on numerous boards, often serving as Chair or President. Some of these boards include the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Florida MPOAC, AMPO, Southeast Florida Transportation Council (SEFTC), State of Florida Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Steering Committee (2003 & 2009), State of Florida 2025 Long Range Planning Steering Committee (2005) that created the 2025 Florida Transportation Plan, US Conference of Mayors – Transportation and Communication Committee, National League of City - Transportation & Infrastructure Services Steering Committee.
He has developed an expertise in transportation matters as well as energy/environmental issues, and has successfully authored over 190 pieces of legislation in the City, particularly in the areas of energy, environmental and implementing government operation efficiencies.
Richard was born in Detroit, Michigan, and lived mostly in his hometown of Southfield, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.G.S. degree, received a J.D. degree from Cleveland State University, and a LL.M.-Taxation from the University of Miami writing a Thesis analyzing State and Local Taxation with an examination of the potential of a VAT Tax.
He is also an attorney practicing in the areas of Estate Planning/Probate, Real Estate and Corporate/Business Law. He is married to Lynn for over 22 years, and has one son, Andrew, a senior attending the University of Michigan as a Communications Major.
Mayor Kaplan was awarded the first ever “Mayor of the Year” from the Florida League of Cities. Additionally he has received numerous other awards including the “Vision for the Future in Transportation Leadership” from the South Florida Commuter Services, “Outstanding Professional Achievement in Metropolitan Transportation Planning” from the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO), and the “Vision Award” from the Smart Growth Partnership.
You can following Richard's campaign on Facebook, and a web site is being developed.
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Richard J Kaplan, Democrat for County Commissioner District 1
Sunday, November 27, 2011
1. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-11-239: APPROVING AND ACCEPTING THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF CORAL SPRINGS AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL FOR UNITOWN 2012.
2. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-11-242: RETROACTIVELY EXTENDING THE DATE OF THE SITE PLAN APPROVAL FROM AUGUST 6TH, 2010 TO NOVEMBER 14TH, 2014 FOR A FIVE-STORY BUILDING CONSISTING OF 127 ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY UNITS ON THE VACANT LAND AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF INVERRARY BOULEVARD AND NW 44TH STREET.
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3. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-11-243: GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER TO JAAHL LAUDERHILL, LLC, SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS, TO ALLOW THE CONVEYANCE OF VEHICULAR REPAIR SERVICE USES AT 7527 WEST OAKLAND PARK BOULEVARD, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA; PROVIDING THE EXISTING 6,192 SQUARE FEET, ONE-STORY BUILDING IS A LEGAL NON-CONFORMING STRUCTURE.
4. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-10-231: GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER TO MEDIX URGENT CARE CENTER, LLC, SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS, TO ALLOW A ± 750 SQUARE FOOT CLINIC WITH LABORATORY SERVICES AT 2331 NORTH STATE ROAD 7, UNIT 102.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Surrounding the Thanks itself are some of the most enjoyable traditions of any holiday. Turkey, with stuffing, cranberries, sweet potatoes/yams, pumpkin pie, special parades, a few extra days off and football, just to name a few. Bringing this all together with family and friends. What could possibly make anyone more happy?
So when you sit down this year to your Thanksgiving Feast, stop a moment and think of what is truly important, and enjoy the moment knowing that what you have IS what is truly important.
On behalf of the City of Lauderhill, my family and myself, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving, and go Lions (I'm from Detroit, and this year we are winning).
Monday, November 21, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
On November 18 and 19, the City of Lauderhill is presenting the Broward Green Expo at the Inverrary Hotel, 3801 Inverrary Blvd., Lauderhill. This free event is from 9 to 5 pm, and on the night of the 18th, Jazz Survivors will be performing at the amphitheatre next door at the Lieberman Botanical Gardens.
Friday, November 11, 2011
The study will focus on a 27-mile stretch of University Drive between Sample Road and Hallandale Beach Boulevard, which includes through the City of Lauderhill. This section of road has a mix of land uses but is primarily commercial, and includes a number of employment centers.
Providing more transportation choices would not only improve access to these employment centers but would also greatly enhance economic competitiveness of the cities that border this segment of University Drive.
Monday, November 07, 2011
Friday, November 04, 2011
1. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-10-208: CREATING A HISTORICAL COMMISSION FOR THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL.
2. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-10-213: OPTING TO FOREGO THE SALARY INCREASE IN THE CITY COMMISSIONERS’ SALARIES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012; (REQUESTED BY CITY COMMISSION).
3. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-10-219: APPROVING THE LOCAL AGENCY PROGRAM AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE “PROMENADE ALONG 11TH PLACE ENDING AT STATE ROAD 7/U.S. 441” TO INCLUDE MINOR ROAD, SIDEWALK, LIGHTING, AND LANDSCAPING DESIGNS; PROVIDING FOR GRANT FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $678,405.00; RECOGNIZING THAT NO MATCHING FUNDS ARE REQUIRED FROM THE CITY.
4. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-10-220: APPROVING THE REGIONAL INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BROWARD SHERIFF’S OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY DIVISION AND CITY OF LAUDERHILL PROVIDING FOR COOPERATIVE PARTICIPATION IN A REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY INTRANET.
5. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-10-221: AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE ADDENDUM TO EMS COUNTY GRANT FUNDING FOR PARTICIPATING AGENCY AGREEMENT BETWEEN BROWARD COUNTY AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL TO ACCEPT SIX (6) AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR UNITS FROM BROWARD COUNTY AS PART OF A MULTI-AGENCY GRANT.
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6. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-10-231: GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER TO MEDIX URGENT CARE CENTER, LLC, SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS, TO ALLOW A CLINIC WITH LABORATORY SERVICES AT 2331 NORTH STATE ROAD 7, UNIT 102. Tabled to next meeting.
7. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-10-232: GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER TO THE JAMAICA EX-POLICE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH FLORIDA, INC. (JEPASF), SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS, TO ALLOW A NON-PROFIT SOCIAL CLUB WITH INDOOR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND ACCESSORY ON PREMISES CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT OAKBROOK PLAZA, 7153 WEST OAKLAND PARK BOULEVARD. Passes 4-1, Commissioner Benson against.
8. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-10-233: GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER TO FIRST COAST ENERGY, LLP #2830, SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS, TO ALLOW THE CONTINUED OPERATION OF AN EXISTING 24-HOUR SERVICE STATION WITH AUTOMATED CAR WASH AND CONVENIENCE STORE AT 7000 WEST COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD, LAUDERHILL.
9. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-10-234: UPHOLDING THE DENIAL OF AN APPEAL OF THE CITY PLANNER’S DETERMINATION THAT A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE APPLICATION FILED BY THE APPLICANTS AND, WINSTON WHITE AND ALMA TAJAH WHITE, FOR A BANQUET HALL IN THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL (CG) ZONING DISTRICT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED FOR PROPERTY KNOWN AS CONDOMINIUM UNITS I AND J, INVERRARY BOULEVARD PLAZA, A CONDOMINIUM, KNOWN AS 4506 AND 4508 INVERRARY BOULEVARD. Removed from Agenda.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
With the start of the new school year, the Broward League of Cities is proud to announce two opportunities for students interested in public service, government and civic responsibility: the Student Ambassador program and the Scholarship for Government Studies.
Student Ambassador Program
The Student Ambassador program is open to high school juniors who plan to pursue a career in public administration, political science or other government-related field. Four students, representing each quadrant of the county, are selected for a two-year term, during which they attend Broward League of Cities general membership meetings, board of directors meetings and other functions pertaining to the operation of the Broward League. Under the tutelage of the League's Education Committee, students have the opportunity to meet with elected officials and learn the intricacies of governing at the municipal level.
In order to be eligible for the Student Ambassador program, students must be residents of Broward County and attend a Broward County public or charter school. Applications are due by Nov. 18 and can be found on the Broward League of Cities website at http://www.browardleague.org/.
Scholarship for Government Studies
The Broward League also offers scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university to pursue a major in public administration, political science or other government-related field. The Scholarship for Government Studies awards $1,000 each to four students, one from each quadrant of the county in an effort to provide valuable financial support to the future leaders of Broward County.
In order to be eligible for the Scholarship for Government Studies, students must be residents of Broward County and attend a Broward County public or charter school. Applications are due by Feb. 10 and can be found on the Broward League of Cities website at http://www.browardleague.org/.
Fostering Our Community Leaders of Tomorrow
The Broward League of Cities recognizes the value of promoting excellence in education in our community. We encourage parents, educators and friends to urge students interested in public service to apply for these programs. Providing students with a strong foundation in government prepares strong leaders for generations to come.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Water conservation is one of the City of Lauderhill’s top priorities and to help its residents to become their priority too the city became a participating member of the Broward Water Partnership’s Water Conservation and Incentives Program.
The Program, which kicked off Sept. 30, provides rebates and free water-conserving devices to qualifying City of Lauderhill residents. And, its community outreach and education component is designed to encourage year-round water conservation and help make conservation part of residents daily routine.
Together Lauderhill can reach its goal to save water, save money and the environment if residents take advantage of the incentives and rebates and encourage family, neighbors and friends to do so as well.
The city has created incentives for qualifying residents to make water conservation a way of life by providing rebates and free water-conserving devices. Funding and supplies are limited so don’t delay.
Qualifying customers are encouraged to replace their current toilet if it uses more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush with a WaterSense®-approved, High-Eifficiency Toilet (HET). Rebates will be provided for up to $100, or the cost of the HET, whichever is less. Applicants must own their own home, condo or townhouse to participate. Other restrictions apply. Click here to learn more about qualifying and applying for a rebate.
Lauderhill is also providing free, low-flow water faucet aerators and showerheads to qualifying residential customers. Residents must bring their old showerhead in order to receive a new showerhead; however, you do not need to bring their old aerators. Click here to learn more about the program including where to pick up your aerators and showerheads.
Business owners haven’t been overlooked. Lauderhill is also offering free, pre-rinse spray valves to qualifying commercial businesses. Click here for more information.
Monday, October 24, 2011
At 11pm ET Sunday, Tropical Depression #18 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Rina with winds of 40mph while located 210 miles south-southwest of Grand Cayman Island in the northwestern Caribbean Sea.
At 8am ET Monday, Tropical Storm Rina was located 135 miles north-northeast of the Nicaragua/Honduras border, which is also approximately 538 miles south of Key West, Florida.
- Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph and slow strengthening is forecast over the next couple of days due to the influence of wind shear and dry air surrounding the storm.
Environmental conditions could become more favorable later this week and the official forecast has Rina becoming a hurricane by Friday.
Computer models have a wide range of possibilities in regards to the strength and track of Rina. About one-third of the computer models keep Rina a tropical storm through the next 5 days while another one-third has Rina reaching major hurricane status, leaving the remaining one-third (and many of the consensus models) at Category 1 & 2 intensity.
Rina is currently moving toward the north-northwest around 6 mph, but a west to west-northwest movement is forecast through the next 2-3 days as it is steered around the southern edge of a mid-level high pressure system over the U.S. Gulf Coast. However, a northward turn could occur later this week in response to an approaching frontal system moving over the eastern half of the U.S.
Steering currents and the strength and amplitude of the front will play a large role in the track of Tropical Storm Rina and computer models are in disagreement with the track of this storm. About half of the models take the storm westward and inland over Central America within the next day or so while others take the system more north and then northeastward into the Gulf of Mexico.
The computer models that move Rina northeast this weekend are those with a much stronger frontal system moving into the region this weekend. The more reliable computer models are currently forecasting a less progressive frontal passage.
- It is still too early to tell if this system will directly impact Florida, but everyone is encouraged to continue to monitor this storm over the next several days.
More information on Tropical Storm Rina can be found at www.nhc.noaa.gov
All concerts are held at the Amphitheatre at Ilene Lieberman Botanical Gardens, 3801 Inverrary Blvd., Lauderhill, next to the Inverrary Hotel. Bring your blankets, chairs, sun umbrellas, and picnic baskets (no cooking allowed). For more information contact 954-730-3000.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News
When 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno Airport , Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the flag over his casket as passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac.
During the arrival of another Marine's casket last year at Denver International Airport , Major Steve Beck described the scene as so powerful: 'See the people in the windows? They sat right there in the plane, watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what's going through their minds, knowing that they're on the plane that brought him home,' he said 'They will remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They're going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they should.'
Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News
The night before the burial of her husband's body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of 'Cat,' and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept. 'I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it,' she said. 'I think that's what he would have wanted'.
An Honorable Mention:
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Monday, October 03, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Training for Crime Scene personnel
--Crime Scene Processing
--Forensic light source
--UV light source
--Laser mapping system
--Electronic evidence collection device
--Digital camera system
--UV camera system
--Laser trajectory kit
DNA lab Services (private/local)
This grant will greatly reduce the backlog of DNA testing and having our own department do the collection. In the past this testing was done through BSO.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Runcie currently serves as Chief of Staff to the Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois, the third largest school district in the nation, with 410,000 students. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard College and Master of Management degree from Northwestern University. He is also a Broad Fellow, having completed an education executive training program presented by the prestigious Broad Superintendents Academy.
In addition to serving the Chicago Public Schools as Chief of Staff, Runcie has also served as Chief Instructional Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining Chicago Public Schools, he served as a senior consultant for a computer science corporation.
From an applicant pool of 47, the Board selected six semi-finalists to be interviewed. That field was then narrowed to Runcie and Taylor. Prior to their final interviews, the finalists took part in one-on-one interviews with Board members, participated in a “Meet the Press” news conference, a “Meet and Greet” with community members and a Community Forum.
The School Board has authorized contract negotiations with Robert Runcie. His start date as Broward’s new superintendent has yet to be determined.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
While Chief Smalling has been transitioning into this role in the City of Lauderhill for the past few months, it is not unfamiliar territory for him. Chief Smalling has served the last 19 1/2 years with the Broward Sheriff's Office in several different agency positions.
He was a School Resource Officer, a Narcotics Detective, and the K-9 Unit Commander at one point. His career with the Sheriff's Office culminated in his appointment as the Police Chief at Lauderdale Lakes for the past (11) years. This vast leadership role as well as his Marine Corps success as an Intelligence Officer will surely be an asset to the Lauderhill Police Department. Chief Smalling is very familiar with the City of Lauderhill having served our neighboring community for the past decade.
Join us this Thursday, September 15th at 10 am as the City of Lauderhill welcomes our new Police Chief Andrew Smalling.
For more information regarding the Ceremony, please call 954.730.3000.
Monday, September 12, 2011
As required by Florida Statute, the Supervisor of Election must protect the integrity of the electoral process by ensuring the voter registration records are accurate and current. Consequently, in odd numbered years a removal of voters who have not voted in the last two Federal elections is performed. The affected voters have been sent three mailings requesting confirmation of the information as to their current residential address, however, no response was returned or the mailing was retuned undelivered by the Post Office. The 2011 maintenance will occur in September and affect approximately 150,000 voters currently in an inactive status.
Voters may contact the Supervisor of Elections office by phone at (954)357-7050 or at one the SOE sites listed below if they believe they are in the affected group.
115 S. Andrews Ave., Rm. 102, Fort Lauderdale; (954)357-7050; M-F 8:30-5:00
Voting Equipment Center
1501 NW 40 Avenue, Lauderhill; (954)712-1903; M-F 8:30-5:00
E. Pat Larkins Center
1520 NW 3 Street, Pompano Beach; (954)357-7050; Tues. and Thurs. 1:00-6:00
Friday, September 09, 2011
In April 2011, staff evaluated 11 neighboring municipalities to compare the City’s fee structure and found that the average lien search fee is $47 and the average turnaround time for lien searches is 7.818 business days or 1 ½ weeks. Additionally, four cities are offering an expedited lien search with fees ranging from $50 to $125.
Currently, the City of Lauderhill charges $30 for lien requests and the average turnaround time is 14 calendar days. The following areas are researched for outstanding balances when completing the lien search: SHIP, CDBG, HOME, NSP, Recorded Liens in Broward County (including Association liens), Code Enforcement Violations and Liens, Certificate of Use, Miscellaneous Billing (Board Up, Sidewalk, Pool Services, Fence Services, Lot Clearing, Fire Inspections, Alarm Billing) and Utilities.
In order to accommodate a faster response time there will be a restructuring to the City’s current program which would incorporate the following:
1) Increase the regular lien search fee from $30 to $50 (Complete within 7 business days)
2) Include an express lien search fee of $100 (Complete within 24-48 hours)
3) Implement an online lien request form
4) Create an escrow account program for title companies
The City of Lauderhill strives to offer exemplary customer service to its citizens and all companies that do business here. As such, the proposal to reduce the turnaround time on lien requests includes the implementation of the online lien request form and the creation of an escrow account program. The former will allow individuals and companies to complete a one-time online lien request form that will be processed by staff within the required time frame, and the latter will enable companies that do a large volume of lien requests to have escrow accounts created by the City for their convenience.
These companies will provide a deposit by check to the City for the escrowed funds and receive a monthly statement which details all lien search charges deducted from their account. The MIS Division will assist the Finance Department in establishing the online lien request and escrow account program, and there is no additional staffing cost associated with developing or maintaining the program.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Broward County is offering the ENERGY SENSE Appliance Rebate Program to County residents and small to medium-sized businesses to encourage replacement of an old appliance with a new more energy efficient appliance. Up to $400,000 is available in rebates to eligible participants. The County expects 1,200 to 2,000 rebates to be issued to residents and 100 to 450 rebates to businesses.
The program is part of a $1.24 million Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant awarded by the State and funded through the United States Department of Energy to help residents and businesses make the transition to more efficient appliances that will reduce overall energy consumption in the County while stimulating the economy and saving participants money on their utility bills.
Eligible ENERGY STAR appliances for residents include:
Residential Refrigerators - Receive $150 for refrigerators under 20 cubic feet but at least 7.75 cubic feet in volume or $250 for refrigerators 20 cubic feet or greater in volume. (ENERGY STAR freezers and compact refrigerators are excluded.)
Residential Clothes Washer- Receive $150 for all sizes of washing machines.
ENERGY STAR appliances for businesses include:
Commercial Grade Refrigerator- Receive 20% of equipment cost up to a maximum of $1,000.
Commercial Grade Freezer- Receive 20% of equipment cost up to a maximum of $1,000.
Interested applicants must pre-register to reserve funds.
Pre-registration will open from September 7 to 28 for businesses and from September 26 to October 10 for residents or until all funds are reserved. Rebates will be available on a first come, first served basis. All application packets must be mailed and postmarked by November 4, 2011.
The County anticipates funds will be reserved quickly due to a large interest in energy conserving appliances. Interested businesses should begin exploring ENERGY STAR options and vendors as soon as possible and gather the required information before pre-registration begins. Residents should review program guidelines and consider their Energy Star options.
Because the rebate program is directed toward replacement appliances, old appliances will need to be recycled or disposed of according to federal, state and local laws and regulations. Proper removal and disposal of appliances will alleviate emissions and ozone depleting substances and greenhouse gases from refrigerants.
The Broward County Energy and Sustainability Program will hold numerous information sessions throughout the County in preparation for the launch of the programs. For more information on the ENERGY SENSE Appliance Rebate Program or other rebates, visit www.broward.org/gogreen and click REBATE PROGRAMS or call 954-357-REB8 (7328) or email ENERGYSENSE@broward.org.
Saturday, September 03, 2011
At the main fire station on 56th Avenue, at 8:30 am, join us as we pay tribute to First Responders, as well as local and national heroes on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Be a part of this patriotic day with inspiring words from our guest speaker and a moment of silence for fallen victims and heroes.
For more information, please call 954-730-2950.
Then from 2 to 4 pm at Martin Luther King Elementary, 591 NW 31st Ave., another tribute to First Responders, active duty military and veterans will take place. Part of the program will include service projects and family-fun activities.
For more information contact Sander Schrantz, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 954-233-1300.
Finally, Lauderhill will be part of a national effort that at 1:00 pm our First Responders will be ringing bells and sounding their sirens for one full minute in recognition of the day.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
On August 29, the City Commission held its Regular Commission Meeting, and the following are items of interest that were discussed (all items voted upon were unanimous unless otherwise indicated):
PUBLIC HEARINGS AS ADVERTISED IN THE SUN-SENTINEL ON THE 6TH OF AUG., 2011.
1. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-08-134: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA DIRECTING CITY ADMINISTRATION TO RESEARCH AND BRING BACK RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CITY COMMISSION ON RECURRING NON-PROPERTY TAX FUNDED SOLUTIONS SPECIFICALLY FOR PUBLIC COMMUNITY SHUTTLE SERVICES AND IN GENERAL FOR ANY TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT OR SERVICE (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN).
ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS ----- FIRST READING:
2. ORDINANCE NO. 11O-08-147: AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 8½, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, SECTION 8½-4, EMERGENCY POWERS, TO MODIFY PROVISIONS REGARDING THE POSSESSION OR DISPLAY OF FIREARMS OR WEAPONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH FLORIDA STATUTES (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN).
3. ORDINANCE NO. 11O-08-150: AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS schedule m, minimum housing quality standards; creating section 1.13, conformance with federal standards.
4. ORDINANCE NO. 11O-08-151: AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS and pertaining to public school concurrency; creating Land Development Regulations Article Iv, development review requirements, Part 7.0., concurrency determination, section 7.4, adequacy of school sites and facilities.
5. ORDINANCE NO. 11O-08-152: AUTHORIZING A TAXABLE LOAN IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT EXCEEDING $6,100,000 TO BE APPLIED, TOGETHER WITH OTHER LEGALLY AVAILABLE FUNDS OF THE CITY, FOR THE PURPOSES OF FINANCING A LUMP SUM PAYMENT TO BE MADE TO CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES FOR ACCRUED VACATION PAY, FINANCING THE COST OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING, EQUIPPING AND IMPROVING VARIOUS PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE WINDERMERE/TREE GARDENS SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FINANCING THE COST OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING AND IMPROVING A PORTION OF THE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS AS SET FORTH IN THE CITY’S FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN, AS ADOPTED FROM TIME TO TIME, AND PAYING COSTS OF ISSUANCE OF THE TAXABLE LOAN; APPROVING A FORM, AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION AND DELIVERY, OF A LOAN AGREEMENT WITH BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AND THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A PROMISSORY NOTE IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; PLEDGING THE REVENUES RECEIVED BY THE CITY FROM THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF THE CITY’S COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE TAX TO PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNTS DUE UNDER THE LOAN AGREEMENT AND PROMISSORY NOTE, ON A PARITY WITH CERTAIN OTHER OBLIGATIONS AS SET FORTH HEREIN; AWARDING THE LOAN TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. PURSUANT TO A NEGOTIATED SALE.
6. ORDINANCE NO. 11O-08-153: AUTHORIZING A TAX-EXEMPT LOAN IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT EXCEEDING $5,095,000 TO BE APPLIED, TOGETHER WITH OTHER LEGALLY AVAILABLE FUNDS OF THE CITY, FOR THE PURPOSES OF FINANCING THE COST OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING AND IMPROVING A PORTION OF VARIOUS PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS AS SET FORTH IN THE CITY’S FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN, AS ADOPTED FROM TIME TO TIME, AND PAYING COSTS OF ISSUANCE OF THE TAX-EXEMPT LOAN; APPROVING A FORM, AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION AND DELIVERY, OF A LOAN AGREEMENT WITH JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; PLEDGING THE REVENUES RECEIVED BY THE CITY FROM THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF THE CITY’S COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE TAX TO PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNTS DUE UNDER THE LOAN AGREEMENT AND PROMISSORY NOTE, AWARDING THE LOAN TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. PURSUANT TO A NEGOTIATED SALE.
7. ORDINANCE NO. 11O-08-154: AMENDING THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 2, ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE II, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, DIVISION 4, NUISANCE ABATEMENT; AMENDING SECTION 2-88.52, PROCEDURES; AMENDING SECTION 2-88.53, PUBLIC NUISANCE ABATEMENT, RELATIVE TO PROCEDURES AND THE HEARING PROCESS.
8. ORDINANCE NO. 11O-08-155: AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL, CHAPTER 12, BUSINESS REGULATIONS, ARTICLE I, IN GENERAL, SECTION 12-3, CERTIFICATE OF USE AND LOCAL BUSINESS TAX RECEIPT REQUIRED; PENALTY FOR VIOLATION; ENFORCEMENT TO ADD A PROHIBTION FOR UNAUTHORIZED AND ILLEGAL BUSINESSES.
9. ORDINANCE NO. 11O-08-156: 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 APPROVE AN INCREASE OF 3.6% IN WATER AND SEWER RATES BASED UPON THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR INFLATION; PROVIDING THAT SAID RATES AND CHARGES ARE NECESSARY TO COVER THE COSTS OF PROVIDING SAID SERVICES AND ARE IMPLEMENTED TO PROCEED WITH A 5-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN TO UTILIZE A PAY AS YOU GO METHODOLOGY FOR REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT; PROVIDING FOR THE NEW RATE STRUCTURE TO COMMENCE OCTOBER 1, 2011.
10. ORDINANCE NO. 11O-08-157: APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO UPDATE THE CITY’S CURRENT INVESTMENT POLICY.
11. ORDINANCE NO. 11O-08-158: APPROVING A BUDGET TRANSFER IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $2,263,540.00 TO BALANCE THE GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2011 BUDGET; PROVIDING VARIOUS BUDGET CODE NUMBERS.
ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS --- SECOND READING:
12. ORDINANCE NO. 11O-08-144: AUTHORIZING A TAX-EXEMPT LOAN IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT EXCEEDING $4,905,000 AND A TAXABLE LOAN IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT EXCEEDING $4,905,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFINANCING THE CITY’S EXISTING LINES OF CREDIT WITH BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., THE PROCEEDS OF WHICH WERE USED TO ACQUIRE, CONSTRUCT, IMPROVE, EQUIP, REPAIR AND RENOVATE VARIOUS PUBLIC FACILITIES; PURSUANT TO A NEGOTIATED SALE.
13. ORDINANCE NO. 11O-08-145: PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF ITS $2,595,000 HALF-CENT SALES TAX REFUNDING REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2011A AND ITS $3,700,000 HALF-CENT SALES TAX REFUNDING REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2011B, IN EACH CASE, AS REFUNDING BONDS UNDER ORDINANCE NO. 96-110 ENACTED ON APRIL 29, 1996; AUTHORIZING THE PROCEEDS OF THE SERIES 2011A BONDS TO BE APPLIED, TOGETHER WITH OTHER LEGALLY AVAILABLE FUNDS OF THE CITY, TO REFUND, ON A CURRENT BASIS, THE CITY’S OUTSTANDING HALF-CENT SALES TAX REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 1998 MATURING AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2011; AUTHORIZING THE PROCEEDS OF THE SERIES 2011B BONDS TO BE APPLIED, TOGETHER WITH OTHER LEGALLY AVAILABLE FUNDS OF THE CITY, TO REFUND, ON A CURRENT BASIS, THE CITY’S OUTSTANDING HALF-CENT SALES TAX REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2001 MATURING AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2011; AUTHORIZING THE APPLICATION OF AMOUNTS ON DEPOSIT IN THE RESERVE SUBACCOUNTS ESTABLISHED FOR THE OUTSTANDING HALF-CENT SALES TAX REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 1998 AND HALF-CENT SALES TAX REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2001 TO PAY COSTS OF ISSUANCE OF THE SERIES 2011A BONDS AND SERIES 2011B BONDS AND COSTS OF PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE CITY’S FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, AS ADOPTED FROM TIME TO TIME; PROVIDING FOR THE TERMS OF SUCH SERIES 2011 BONDS; AWARDING THE SALE OF THE SERIES 2011 BONDS TO BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY PURSUANT TO A NEGOTIATED SALE; APPOINTING THE CITY AS PAYING AGENT AND REGISTRAR FOR THE SERIES 2011 BONDS.
14. ORDINANCE NO. 11O-08-146: AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL, CHAPTER 12, BUSINESS REGULATIONS, ARTICLE II, CERTIFICATE OF USE AND LOCAL BUSINESS TAX RECEIPT, SECTION 12-33, DUE DATES; PENALTIES FOR DELINQUENT PAYMENT TO PROVIDE FOR MONTHLY DELINQUENCY PENALTIES AND 150 DAYS TIMEFRAME TO BE SUBJECT TO CIVIL CITATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH FLORIDA STATUTES; AMENDING SECTION 12-57, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FEE, TO INCREASE THE FEE.
15. 15. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-08-137: APPROVING THE LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND THE WINDERMERE/TREE GARDENS SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT REGARDING THE IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED WITHIN THE DISTRICT AREA; PROVIDING TERMS, CONDITIONS AND FEES; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF SAID AGREEMENT.16. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-08-138: APPROVING THE LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE LAUDERHILL HOUSING AUTHORITY AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL TO LET CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND LOCATED WITHIN THE WINDERMERE/TREE GARDENS SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT AREA THAT ARE OWNED BY THE LAUDERHILL HOUSING AUTHORITY TO THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENTS ON SAID PROPERTY.
17. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-08-142: RANKING THE SELECTION OF AUDIT SERVICES FIRMS FOR FISCAL YEARS 2011, 2012 AND 2013; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SELECTED TOP 3 FIRMS AS FOLLOWS: ________________, _____________, _________________IN DESCENDING ORDER AS NECESSARY UNTIL AN AGREEMENT IS REACHED. Withdrawn.
18. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-08-143: APPROVING THE FORM, AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION AND DELIVERY, OF AN INTEREST RATE LOCK AGREEMENT WITH JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. IN CONNECTION WITH THE CITY’S REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FROM A QUALIFIED FINANCIAL INSTITUTION TO PROVIDE A TAX-EXEMPT LOAN TO FINANCE, TOGETHER WITH OTHER LEGALLY AVAILABLE FUNDS OF THE CITY, A PORTION OF THE COST OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING AND IMPROVING VARIOUS PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS AS SET FORTH IN THE CITY’S FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN, AS ADOPTED FROM TIME TO TIME, AND PAYING COSTS OF ISSUANCE OF THE TAX-EXEMPT LOAN.
19. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-08-144: APPROVING A policy to authorize the release of liens and waiver of oustanding balances for grant funding awarded under the ”nsp”, “ship”, “CDBG”, and “HOME” funding programs. Withdrawn.
20. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-08-147: APPROVING THE EXTENSION OF THE AGREEMENT WITH STAFFING CONNECTION/ACTION LABOR TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD SERVICES FOR NINETY (90) DAYS OR UNTIL THE CITY AWARDS A NEW CONTRACT FOR SERVICES, WHICHEVER SHALL OCCUR FIRST
21. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-08-149: AWARDING THE BID TO _________________ IN THE AMOUNT OF $_________________ TO PERFORM THE INSTALLATION OF DIESEL EXHAUST REMOVAL SYSTEMS AT EACH OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL’S THREE PERMANENT FIRE STATIONS; PROVIDING FOR FEDERAL GRANT FUNDING FROM THE ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANT #EMW-2009-FO-04824 IN THE AMOUNT OF $66,000.00; PROVIDING FOR CITY MATCHING FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $16,500.00.
22. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-08-155: APPROVING A MEMOrandum OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND THE LOCAL UNION 2942, COUNCIL 79 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF THE STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, TO MODIFY SECTION 6 OF ARTICLE 19 OF THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT REGARDING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE SELF-IMPROVEMENT INCENTIVE PLAN CONTAINED THEREIN.
23. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-08-156: ReTroactively extending the date of site plan approval from august 16, 2008 TO AUGUST 16, 2014 for the georgetown townhouse development, a 32± ACRE SITE in the residential transitional at 16 dwelling units per gross acre (RT-16) zoning district Legally described as georgetown.
24. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-08-160: AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR, AND EXECUTION OF, A JOB ACCESS REVERSE COMMUTE (JARC) GRANT APPLICATION UNDER THE SOUTH FLORIDA REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY’S GENERAL AUTHORITY TO MAKE SUCH GRANTS (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN).
25. RESOLUTION NO. 11R-08-157: APPROVING A MEMOrandum OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND THE FLORIDA STATE LODGE, FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, LODGE #161 (the “union”), AMENDING ARTICLE 16 “holidays” OF THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE UNION; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON BEHALF OF THE CITY.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Following that arrest, a deal was made to purchase 1,600 pounds of cannabis in the northwest part of Lauderhill. Two were arrested on federal charges.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
"As you are aware, the South Florida Water Management District (District) is reducing its ad valorem property tax collections by 32%, which will result in a $128 million reduction to our Fiscal Year 2012 budget. In developing an austere budget aligned with these tax-reduction objectives, the District is taking steps across the agency to streamline operations and refocus on core functions of flood control, water supply and ecosystem restoration.
"To save more than $2 million in lease expenses and streamline staffing, the District is closing Service Center facilities in Monroe, Broward, Miami-Dade and Martin Counties. Service Centers will remain open in Ft. Myers, Orlando and Okeechobee. District staff will continue to provide community and local government support, attend meetings in your area and brief you and your communities on District activities. We are confident that District staff will continue to meet the needs of the local governments and stakeholders throughout our 16-county region."
Ed. Note: Thought this might be of interest in the cutbacks Florida is going through. Many do not agree with these cutbacks as being detrimental. Time may tell who was right, but these taxes will go down as well as your service from the District.