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.