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only six killing
During a 26-year period, the U. S. Feather Bureau recorded
frosts in the spring and two in the fall.
3. Local Raw Materials:
Timber: Limited quantities of cypress and pine are cut in this area.
Tigertail Quarries is working coral rock deposits one mile from
Cucumbers, cabbage, squash, eggplant
Dairy products and beef cattle
Nursery stock and flowers
Hogs, sheep, wool
Part B---General Economy
S19A 22 19315
Negroes in county
Negroes in city
Predominant nationalities: Native-born white, Negro.
Unions: No national unions are established here.
Approximate hourly wages: Unskilled white male, 750; unskilled Negro male,
600; unskilled white female, 750; unskilled Negro female, 60; skilled white
male, $1.25; skilled Negro male, 900; skilled white female, 900; skilled
Negro female, 750.
Part A---Natural Resources i
Location: Dania is on the lower East Coast of Florida, 'botveen Fort Louder-
dale and Hollywood.
Topographical features: Flat. Elevation, approximately 10 feet above sea
3. Retail Market:
General: Dania serves as the retail trading center for the immediate
1946 Effective Buying Income per family in county, $2,857.*
1946 Estimated total retail sales in county, $39,114,000.*
1946 Estimated retail food store sales in county, $8,304,000.*
1946 Estimated retail general merchandise store sales in county, $2,888,000.*
1946 Estimated retail drug sales in county, $1,786,000.*
*Copyright 1947, SALES MANAGEMENT Survey of Buying Pover. Further reproduc-
tion not licensed.
4. Manufacturing Industries:
General: There are no manufacturing industries here.
Officials: Mayor, L. H. Brooks; City Manager, Luther Sparkman; City
Attorney, T. D. Ellis, Jr.
Special departments: City has an active building inspector, electrical and
plumbing inspector, city engineer, street and fire department.
Zoning: The city has a zoning ordinance in effect.
Current city tax rate: Operations, 13 mills; debt service, 5 mills.
Average city tax rate for last five years: Operations, 11 mills; debt
service, 8 mills.
City basis of assessment: 60% of actual value.
Total assessed value of real property in city: $2,621,355.
City license tax on manufacturing plant: Varies with type of business.
City utility tax: None.
Current county tax rate: Operations, 14.90 mills; debt service, 1.80 mills.
Bonded debt: City, 97,000.
Part D---Community Facilities
1. Available Data:
Maps: City street, trunk water main and power distribution system maps are
2. Transportation Facilities:
Rail: Dania is served by main lines of the Florida East Coast Railway and
the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. Pick-up and delivery service for less than
carload freight is not available.
Express: Railway Express Agency, Inc., provides rail express from Hollywood.
Free pick-up and delivery service is not available.
Highways: U. S. Highway 1 passes through Dania.
Local bus service: Two buses are used to provide local service.
Intercity bus service: Greyhound Lines has 10 buses daily through Dania.
2. Transportation Facilities: (cont.)
Intercity trucking service: Nationwide service is available from Hollywood.
Tampa, Miami and Jacksonville are among the principal cities that can be
reached by an overnight truck haul.
Air: Hollyvwood Airport, three miles from Dania, is the nearest airport. The
field is privately-owned and open to private planes. Hangar space is
limited. The field has one 1,000 foot runway. Charter cross-country flights
and commercial air transportation are not available.
Florida Power and Light Company owns and operates the generating and dis-
tributing facilities. Copies of rate schedules can be obtained at the
Coal: Very little coal is used in this section.
Gas: Artificial gas, rated at 560 B.t.u. per cubic foot, is distributed by
Peoples Vater and Gas Company. Copies of the rate schedules can be obtained
at'the company's office.
Bottled gas: Several local companies distribute butane and propane.
Other fuels: Fuel oil is available.
5. Sewage and Waste Disposal:
Sewage: Septic tanks are used for sewage disposal.
Garbage: Garbage is collected daily in business section and three times a
week in residential areas.
6. Water Supply:
Source: Wells. Present source is nov being expanded.
Treatment: Filtered and chlorinated.
Consumption: 500,000 gallons per day.
Pumping capacity: 500,000 gallons per day.
7. Communications Facilities:
Telephone: Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company operates a manual
Telegraph: Western Union has office hours of 9 a.m, to 5 p.m. on week-days,
Office is closed on Sundays and holidays.
8. Educational Facilities:
Public schools: Dania has one high school.
Vocational training for white students: Manual training.
9. Health Facilities:
City health department: Staff of two medical doctors and one dentist.
County health department: Staff of one full-time and two part-time medical
doctors, six nurses and two sanitary officers. Operates prenatal, postnatal,
venereal disease, well baby, immunization and X-ray clinics.
10. Recreational Facilities:
Public pnrks: Community Park has tennis court and lighted softball court.
Athletic fields: None.
11. Police Protection:
City: Force consist of six persons. City has two patrol cars, with radio
equipment. Patrolmen are uniformed. Regular beats are maintained at night.
City jail is not approved for quartering Federal prisoners.
County: Sheriff and Florida Highway Patrol furnish police protection out-
side the city limits. County jail is approved for quartering Federal
12. Fire Protection:
City: Force consists of four full-time and 10 volunteer firemen. City has
two fire engines and one fire station.
Insurance rating: SEAU, Class 3; NBFU, Class 8.
County: The city will provide fire protection outside the city limits.
13. Banking Facilities:
General; The Dania Bank, total resources, $10,721,540.
14. Construction and Service Facilities:
Type and number: General contractors, 14; architects, 6; land surveyors, 2;
general machine shops, 0; machine repair facilities, 1; foundries, 5; con-
sulting engineers, civil, regrigoration, hydraulic and electrical.
15. Retail Facilities:
Type and number: Dry goods stores, 3; department stores, 0; grocery stores,
14; drug stores, 2.
Parking: City has two parking lots and no parking meters.
Vacant stores: There were no vacant stores in the business district at the
time of this survey.
16. Wholesale Facilities:
Dania is not a wholesale distribution center. A wholesale market is operated
to distribute tomatoes. Commercial cold storage, freezing and public ware-
housing facilities are not available.
17. Housing Conditions:
General: Most local residents own their homes. During the winter seasons
there is a shortage of homes.
18. Hotels and Restaurants:
Hotels: Number, 2; rooms, 50.
Restaurants: Number, 3; seating capacity, 80.
Weekly: The Dania Press, circulation, 1,300.
20. Laundries and Dry Cleaners:
Commercial laundries: Number, 1.
Commercial dry cleaners: Number, 1.
21. Civic Organizations:
Name and name of president: Chamber of Commerce, George W. Kelly; Lions,
James Heath; Rotary, Harold Trimble.
Denominations: Methodist and Baptist.