Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mayor Kaplan Unopposed

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

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

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

Friday, June 20, 2014

Free Teen Pastel Drawing Workshop

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

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

A light lunch will be provided.

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

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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

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

Project Overview:

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

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

Project Schedule:

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

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lauderhill Broncos Football Registraion

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

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Notes of the Commission Meeting of June 9, 2014

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

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

RESOLUTIONS

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, June 09, 2014

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

www.broward.org/air.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Summer Lauderhill Pool Hours

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

Veteran’s Park Pool:

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

John Mullins Park Pool:

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

Wolk Park Pool:

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

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Mayors Chess Challenge Tournament

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

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

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

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