Friday, September 16, 2011 Vol. XIX, Issue 37 Call 954-783-8700 to Advertise Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pompano Beach Deer eld Beach Lighthouse Point Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Wilton Manors Oakland Park Hillsboro Beach The Galt Palm Aire The Pelican Pelican Visit us online at www.pompanopelican.com The The Pelican Pelican As domestic violence victims grow in number, generous donors make Moran Family Center a realityBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach Everyone did it with great love for the project and for each other, artist Kris Smith said of The Healing Place sculpture that dominates the entrance of the Janet A. Boyle Community Center at the Jim and Jan Moran Family Center. The sculpture of a generic mother and her children rises more than 15 feet from the ground atop an in nity pool. This 12 -foot statue created by artist Kris Smith greets visitors and residents to the Janet A. Boyle Community Center at the Jim and Jan Moran Family Center. It is titled The Healing Place and was commissioned by another Hillsboro Beach resident, Judy Thiel, a member of the Women in Distress Board. See WOMEN on page 14 City overrides zero percent tax hike, keeps slight increase By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach On Monday, city commissioners adopted a general fund operating budget millage of 4.7027 that calls for a 1.32 percent increase over last years rate. The citys non-ad valorem re assessment fee will remain unchanged. Single family residents will pay $111 per year while commercial properties will pay based on square footage. This See POMPANO on page 5By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors With a $200,000 decrease in its general fund, commissioners are expected to impose a 6.2068 millage rate on property owners to meet its operating expenses of $12,704,682 this year. The millage represents a 2 percent Hitch with Wilton Manors budget may be a police issue See WM BUDGET on page 19 Millage neutral in Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea But some think it could be lowered By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFTown commissioners Monday approved a $17.4 million budget for 2011-12, nanced without raising the current property tax millage rate of 3.999. The vote to retain the millage rate See LBTS TAX on page 24 By Aleese KoppPELICAN WRITERCounty and state voting districts may change this year, but Pompano City commission districts are expected to stay the same. After reviewing one alternative re-districting map, city commissioners voted Tuesday to proceed with the existing boundary lines. Our districts virtually are perfect as is, said Commissioner Rex Hardin. It hasnt changed. Its spot on, and its closer to perfect using the existing map than if we went with some alternate just for the sake of moving lines. Balancing population, avoiding dilution of minority voting strength, keeping neighborhoods together, following natural or man-made boundaries and compactness are all considerations when drafting boundary maps.See BOUNDARIES on page 2Why change what works, ask commissionersDistrict lines could stay in place in Pompano Beach
2 The PelicanFriday, September 16, 2011 There were only two major differences in the alternate boundary map prepared by consulting agency Kurt Spitzer and Associates. First, Collier City and Esquire Lakes would be moved from district 5 to district 4. Second, district 4 would increase its African American population from 68 percent to 74 percent. Commissioner George Brummer said he thought the change was unnecessary. What we have now is better, Brummer said. What were doing here if we go from plan A is were taking some people from one district to another and I think that this can be disconcerting if its not necessary. But, not everyone was pleased with the options available. Commissioner Barry Dockswell said he would have liked to see a plan that would keep a sense of community in the northwest part of town while staying within the regulations. I think we should take another shot at this and test our ability to keep people who feel a communal sense together and see if we can meet the other legal requirements and try to meet that one as well, Dockswell said. Community members also spoke in favor of seeing more options. A few residents wanted to see another district added all together. Weve been left out on an island, said Johnny Jones from Collier City. We have to advocate for ourselves. Another district should be added so we can have more representation. However, commissioners voted to move forward with the existing plan, which will be prepared as an ordinance and discussed at an upcoming city commission meeting.Voting districts are subject to change after every census. Districts must be contgious and have no more than a 10 percent differential in population. Lines cannot be drawn to bene t a sitting politician. District mapsContinued from page 1
The Pelican 3 Friday, September 16, 2011 ADVERTISING? ITS PART OF DOING BUSINESS. CALL US. 954-783-8700. Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of CommerceCalendar of Events for the week of September 19 23, 2011Whats happening in the business communitySept. 21 Wednesday Winners meet for lunch at Bobby Rubinos Restarant, 2501 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Call 954-422-1780 Sept. 22 Membership Breakfast at Classic Residence, 1371 S. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach. Call 954941-2910. Sept. 28 CEO Roundtable Breakfast at Galuppis Restaurant, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Pompano Beach Mayor, Lamar Fisher, will give the state of the city address. Call 954 9412940. All chamber events are open to the public. Please call 954-941-2940 for costs, membership information and other events.
4 The PelicanFriday, September 16, 2011 Federal Hwy. Atlantic Blvd.22ndAv e. NE 2nd St. www.jbdentistry.comJaline Boccuzzi,DMD Graduate: Tufts University, 19952122NE 2ndStreet,Pompano Beach954-941-4310 Sandy Bryant, RDH Call or Visit Our Website 10% Discount To Seniors Without Dental Insurance Before AfterHenny Oermaier had talked about wanting a beautiful new smile since her rst appointment but she was very apprehensive about such extensive work. Her biggest fear was that her smile would look fake. Then one day the phone rang and she informed Dr. Boccuzzi that the time had come My front tooth just broke Im not in pain but we need to start work on my new smile. Henny allowed me full artistic control on her smile with only one request It has to look natural, I have a big smile and I want to feel like me, not someone with her face full of brand new teeth. My primary focus was function and comfort but with todays innovations I was able to put just as much emphasis on the look. I adjusted her gum height in the of ce, and we achieved her request a beautiful NATURAL smile.Jaline Boccuzzi, DDS, 2122 NE 2 Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33062 954-941-4310Dr. Jaline Boccuzzis dental of ce in Pompano Beach welcomes patients who want healthy smiles and cosmetic enhancementsMore and more men and women are visiting their dentists searching for help beyond llings or crowns. That something more has to do with their own perception of their attractiveness. But who determines the essential beauty of another person? Dr. Jaline Boccuzzi answers that question. Thats why I hand the patient a mirror and ask them what they see. Even if their teeth or smile is dis gured, mangled or less than perfect, I dont point out any patients faults, she says. My goal is to correct what bothers them, so the person feels good. I strive to enhance a persons own beauty. There is no lack of willing patients. I am truly passionate about the practice of dentistry and now, facial enhancements. Why not feel good and comfortable? Smiling with con dence, Dr. Boccuzzi, opens her computer with examples of her work. Photos of patients who have undergone cosmetic procedures de ne the before and after improvements. From beautiful teeth to lifted jowls and age frowns changing to a more pleasing position, these patients seem to have shed years and have had beauty restored. But Dr. Boccuzzi is a dentist rst. She analyzes the patients oral health and adds that she is frank about what those apparent needs are. Moving into cosmetic dentistry has been thrilling for this young dentist. Perhaps thats because so many patients are leaving with new outlooks for the future after these procedures. She says she begins by correcting what bothers them. And that could be anything. For eyebrows, Dr. Boccuzzi chooses Botox Cosmetic injections because there are no radical changes; but subtle changes in the facial appearance take place within 14 days and last three months. And, according to Dr. Boccuzzi, theres nothing to suggest the patient has had work done. Radiesse is a ller that is injected to increase collagen production, reducing signs of aging and lifting the volume beneath the skin. The production of collagen continues long after the procedure. Juvederm is still the best product for plumper fuller lips its like a mini balloon soft. The patient can see an immediate change. Most of the injective procedures last about 8 to 10 months. says Dr. Boccuzzi. From teeth to other issues, this dentist is prepared to help. One of the most popular request from patients is teeth bleaching. For whiter teeth, Dr. Boccuzzis current favorite is KOR, a whitening agent that restores the teeths ability to absorb oxygen. This procedure is a de nite WOW! factor. Patients with malocclusion, or crooked teeth, can expect to have other problems if the alignment is ignored. Without straightening the teeth, the patient is more susceptible to periodontal disease. And in some cases malocclusion can cause stress on the teeth and jaws. Jaw discomfort can cause headaches, jaw malalignment, and wearing of enamel, Dr. Boccuzzi says. We study the jaw and, with the proper correcting procedure, we can move the teeth into alignment or allow the jaw to slip into a more comfortable position. Dr. Boccuzzi is an accreditation candidate of the AACD, and many patients who have their own dentists often see her for cosmetic reasons. Its a rigorous course for the AACD, she says. There are only about 400 dentists with this accreditation worldwide. After completing the ve-year course, tests and oral exams, there are continuing courses required to keep the accreditation. And she plans to continue in the eld along with other research. In 1988 Dr. Boccuzzi graduated from Tallahassee Community College with her Dental Hygiene degree. While working as a hygienist, Dr. Boccuzzi realized she enjoyed being in the dental eld, but wanted more. She obtained a Merit Scholarship, moved to Boston, MA, and in 1995 was awarded her doctorate from Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine. In advanced training, Dr. Boccuzzi is certi ed in Invisalign procedures. She has received advanced training at Dawson Center for the Advancement of Dentistry and Rosenthal Institute and Aesthetic Advantage and Results on Filethe L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education She is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Florida Dental Association, Atlantic Coast Dental Association and is a member of Delta Sigma Dental Whatever your concern: fear, nal result, nances, missing some or all teeth, gummy smile, spaces, medical issues; come meet Dr. Jaline Boccuzzi and allow her to answer any of your questions. You will know that youre in the right of ce.Dr. Boccuzzi shows exuberance with the outcome of David McGirrs new smile.
The Pelican 5 Friday, September 16, 2011 years proposed total millage is 5.2027. The city budget was tentatively approved at $199,182,607. The EMS budget was approved at $13,635,859 for a total budget of $212,818,466. And for the second year, Commissioner Barry Dockswell [District 1] voted against the budget and the millage rate. He reminded his colleagues that for the second year he wanted a zero increase. What bothers me is that we didnt try to do it. I dont think we served the people appropriately. The nancial squeeze is on the city. We cant keep raising taxes, he said. This year, the commission approved a $2 million transfer to the budget from a reserve fund to keep the millage rate low. Last year that reserve fund was dipped into for $3 million to lower rates. Commissioner Rex Hardin asked for another $.5 million to put the rate increase at zero, but he was defeated at roll call 5 to 1. Looking toward the future, Dockswell suggests that outsourcing now would be advantageous as opposed to waiting until the city would reach the point of laying off employees in a later budget. He cites the City of Weston, a city completely outsourced for all departments, with 12 employees whose jobs are to oversee the private companies. Its great economics, he says. By outsourcing, an employees income is directly related to his performance. Pompano Beach remains in the lower end of tax rates. The second public hearing on the city budget is planned for Sept. 26 at 5:15 p.m. The meeting takes place at the city commission chambers, 100 W. Atlantic Boulevard.Pompano TaxContinued from page 1By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach Commissioners delayed until later this month lling the vacancy left by the resignation of Vice Mayor Celinda Sawtelle. Three of the ve residents who submitted resumes in hopes of gaining the appointment spoke Tuesday. They were Deborah Alfaro, long time treasurer at Ocean Hillsboro Club, Anthony Micelli, former Florida Lottery employee and frequent commission candidate and internet technology executive Commission delays lling board vacancyAl Shore. Two others, retail executive Deborah Tarrant who operates a family foundation and businessman Jim Lambert, were not present and Mayor Dan Dodge favored waiting until all applicants could be heard. The lead time was short, he said. We need to take the proper time to make this decision. Sawtelle resigned in early July. The call for persons interested in the job to come forward was published two weeks ago. The mayor said he would set a special meeting the week of September 26 at 5:30 p.m.Hillsboro holds line on millage, expensesHillsboro Beach Commissioners are scheduled to review the towns $4.9 million 2011-12 budget Friday, September 16, 5:30 p.m. at town hall. This will be the rst public hearing on the proposal which maintains the current year 3.39 millage rate. The nal budget may be approved without nal numbers from Deer eld Beach for the cost of re/EMS services. See HILLSBORO on page 10
6 The PelicanFriday, September 16, 2011 Opinion Deer eld Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea, Wilton Manors and Oakland Park The Pompano Pelican is published weekly on FridaysStreet Address: 1500-A E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Telephone: 954-783-8700 Fax: 954-783-0093Letters to the Editor are encouraged and accepted for print if signed, although a writers name will be withheld on request; letters must also include a daytime telephone number. Advertising rates are available upon request. Subscription rate is $31.80 including tax for one years delivery in Greater Pompano Beach; $95.40/per year including tax for others in the United States; call 954-783-8700 for rates abroad. The Pelican is a nonpartisan newspaper and reserves the right to decline advertising. Copyright 2011. Reproduction of this publication in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission of the publisher. The Pelican is a member of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, Deer eld Beach Chamber and the LBTS Chamber. The Pelican is a state certied woman-owned minority business. The Pelican is delivered to businesses, libraries, schools, of ces, hospitals, news racks and single family homes. All advertising and copy is published at the sole discretion of the publisher. We welcome your critiques and ideas concerning this publication. Anne Siren, publisherExecutive Assistant: Mary Hudson Graphics: Rachel Ramirez Windsheimer Adriana Bonilla Bookkeeper: John White Classi eds: Fran Shelby Contributing Writers: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Judy Wilson, Malcolm McClintock, Judy Vik Copy editors: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Phil Barnes, Connor Sheridan Account Executives: Paul Shroads, Carolyn Mann, Bill Heaton, Special Of ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 Volume XVIIII, Issue 37 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Utility tax is not necessary co-chair saysTo the Editor; The registered voters who signed the petitions circulated by the Rescind Unfair Taxes committee knew they were asking for one of two options: either the commission rescind the 10% utility tax, or send it to referendum. Whose brilliant idea was it to give a one millage ad valorem tax reduction to big businesses and the owners of plush real estate on the backs of the elderly, the citys worker bees and the poor with the introduction of this new tax? If the goal is millage reduction and since the 5.76 mills per thousand has been advertised and passed rst reading, then that rate can still be reached without the public service tax. The administration admitted at the September 6 meeting that the $2.9 million saved with the BSO merger was not used in this budget. That money, plus $500,000 from the undesignated reserve, plus an increase in the tax deductible re assessment fee, would reduce the millage by one mill and would still leave $10,000,000 in the undesignated reserve. Then there would be no need to nickel and dime the residents with a monthly non-deductible tax increase. The commission could revisit the public service tax in a future budget with perhaps a modi cation of the percentage that would be charged. There is one commissioner who borrows a page from another politicians song book by declaring that the nancial mess is the fault of the previous administration. I guess he wasnt there when the millage rate was increased by 17% last year. Or is he accusing Popelsky, who was part of the previous commission, of being incompetent? On September 6, the Rescind Unfair Taxes committee presented the city clerk with petitions with 6200 signatures and paid 10 cents to have each signature veri ed. In reality we had until September 28 to complete our mission. By then, we could have had 10,000 signatures, but we wanted the commission to take action while the budget hearings were being held, and a decision on the tax had to be made by September 20. Once again, we shall be there on the 20th to watch the action that the commission chooses to take. Jean Robb Co-Chair, Rescind the Utility Tax (Eds note: The $2.9 million includes value added services that BSO would provide and applies only to the rst year of the new contract. Not all of that amount can be converted to cash for the operating budget.) To the Editor; Taxes, taxes, higher property taxes. Our TRIM notices have arrived and despite the bad economy at least one taxing authority is signi cantly raising our property taxes. Here is a typical Pompano Beach property comparison, the year 2008/2009 compared to 2011/2012: Parcel number: [Private] with a homestead exemption Assessed value: -44.92% Save our homes value: +4.32% Taxes & Assessments, dollars to dollars County taxes (county+debt levy): +11.92% School taxes (state+local): +5.39% Pompano Beach (municipal+EMS+ re): +42.14% The Pompano Beach gure includes Ad Valorem taxes: +44.49% Fire Assessment: +48.00% Debt levy: ended in 2009 Pompano Beach utility rate increases Water rate: +20% (Jan 2011) Trash collection: +7% (Oct 2011) The city gets 20%, the sub-contractor gets 80%. of the fee charged for residential pickups. All the taxing authorities on the TRIM notice above except Pom pano Beach protected their taxpayers and held the line on taxes. What did the others do that Pompano Beach didnt do? In the case of the above parcel only one taxing authority increased taxes and assessments by more than 12% from 2008/2009 to 2011/2012. Pompano Beach, dollar for dollar, raised ad valorem taxes and assessments by 42.1% (the millage rate alone went up 34.9%), al most four times as much as the county. They also raised our water rates by about $100/year for a residential user. How many more folks will these increases push into foreclosure? The tax increase on the above property is about a $14/month increase in a mortgage payment and about a $10/month increase in the city utility bill for a total of about $24/month or $288/year in increased city expense to maintain a residence. Only Commissioner Dockswell voted against this. The public hearings and the nal vote on taxes will take place Sept. 26 at 5:15 p.m. at city hall. For all of us these costs will be re ected in increased rent and the costs of goods and services as well.See TAX LETTER on page 12Some taxing districts held the line when Pompano Beach crossed it Note: Writer makes rate comparison over three year periodWhy say thank you?By Anne SirenPUBLISHEROn Sunday, Sept. 11, about 1,000 people gathered at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre for the citys tribute to the courageous people who have and continue save lives at their own risk. I joined millions of people throughout the country watching the televised national tributes. I had to watch what had been unbelievable on Sept. 11, 2001, and it remained unbelievable 10 years later. I felt every loss in my own life as I watched people place their hands over names of their loved ones at the memorial park in New York. Death ambushed these victims who died unaware of what had happened. And there were the passengers on United Flight 93, whom we now know had become aware of the attacks. They died in battle. I questioned whether or not I could have led an army of passengers to take down a plane that might have crashed into the Capitol building. I think most of us felt deep questions rising throughout these memorial events. The thank yous, the memorial parks, the speeches and the music were not part of the thoughts of those who charged into death to bene t others. I think in those moments, the rst responders and the passengers on the doomed aircraft, reacted to something very large. Vice President Joe Biden referred to that as the courage in a persons heart that one day must be summoned. After the full two days of watching 9/11 memorials, I hesitated about attending the local event in Pompano Beach. I felt I had cried, thought and even prayed enough, but here was a city that had its own event. I went. Once seated in the amphitheatre, surrounded by re, police and other rst responders, it nally sank in as to why this event was so important. We and the heroes of that day never expected the events on Sept. 11 to happen. In retrospect, we see we were not prepared for the tumult. But the big thing we do know is that freedom is never free. While those of us living today may not think about it, it took patriot blood and still does to keep our freedom on rm ground. So the main reason this event in Pompano Beach, the prayer service in Lighthouse Point and the other events in other cities was important is because we got a chance to say something. We got a chance to say thank you to people we hope will never have to die to save our lives. But there is no certainty about that, and they know it. Thank you. Thank you to the rst responders. Thank you to the cities that offered residents a chance to stand along side their re and police men and women and other responders for their dedication to all of us everyday.
The Pelican 7 Friday, September 16, 2011 Making a Difference Phyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-783-8700. Briefs Animal blessingsSt. Martins Episcopal Church of Pompano Beach will hold its annual Service of the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 16 with pet parade line up beginning at 9:30 a.m. and service at 10 a.m. Accompanied by bagpipes, The Very Reverend Bernard Pecaro, Rector of St. Martins, will lead the procession on horseback from the north parking lot and into the church where all pets and owners will be invited to come to the altar for a blessing. Following the Service, a food court will be offered in the Parish Hall and childrens games, a bounce house, face paintings and a petting zoo will be open. Call 954-941-4843.By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFOne of the many things that makes John Knox Village, or JKV, unique is the fact that over half of its residents are volunteers, adding their talents to salaried staff in many places. This continuing care retirement village at 651 SW 6th Street in Pompano Beach has active residents volunteering in churches, schools, libraries and civic organizations, and all over the Village itself. Once every year they salute and recruit each other with a festival of fruit. This years event took place on Sept. 9 in the Village Center where 18 different Recycling volunteers L to R includes Judy Fritz, Gloria Beck, Barbara Wheeler and Marba Mallet with earrings made of aluminum cans not available at Tiffanys. Sam Townsend and John Crossley dished up apples and the many ways to volunteer in the Activities Committee which assists in the non-stop entertainment aspects of the Village. Marge Hellgren explains the value of the Village Senate Barbara Logan, Diane and John Dalsimer were looking for volunteers to ll the many spots available during the November Holiday Bazaar. Irene Sottung and Armina Marra were recruiting for the Sinkphony, an entertaining group which has evolved from a pot and pan band to a bazooka band. Marketing representatives include Susan Graham, department of ce manager, Christopher Miller, public relations/ events manager and Pat LaFlamme, volunteer.Over 400 JKV volunteers honor and recruit one another at 19th annual Fruits Of Our Labor eventvolunteer organizations had booths to show off their stuff. Residents packed the auditorium to enjoy fresh fruit and explore the many volunteer opportunities competing for their time and talents. Empty bowls lled quickly with colorful and luscious fresh fruit Vendors wantedCommunity Church of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, 4433 Bougainvillea Drive, is seeking vendors for its Resource Fair, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Vendors of non-pro t organizations are welcome. Topics to be addressed will include violence, crime, homelessness, health and aging. For more information, call 954-776-5530. See VILLAGE on page 22
8 The PelicanFriday, September 16, 2011 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. Call The Pelican to nd out how you can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFF Visitors who step inside this combination nursery and boutique retail store can expect to be greeted by a welcoming symphony of barks coming from the tiny toy and teacup puppies leaping around in their separate cribs. They are always excited at the arrival of company, says business owner, Jack Lovascio, laughing as he tries to calm them down. His nursery, at 2043 Wilton Drive has been up and running for almost five years. He introduces his current collection of adorable puppies that includes Teddy Bears, Maltipoos, Maltese, Minipins, Chihuahuas, Toy Jack Russels and Poodles. Jack says, Our collection of tiny treasures changes every week as the current puppies find homes. We make a point of letting our buyers know that the breeders we work with sell us very socialized puppies whose moms have been surrounded by families and children. Prices range from $900 to $2,500. He claims most toys and teacups do not require special handling. They do well in condos and small apartments, he says, and most train easily. They all love attention and companionship. Before new owners leave with a puppy, already kissing their faces, they will want to cruise around the boutique to choose the nutritional food Experience instant Puppy Love with a visit to Tiny Treasure Puppies in Wilton Manors and interaction toys that will create a happy, healthy environment for the puppy. Find Orijen and Health Extension brands of food which are 100 percent organic. Theres a wide variety of treats, all made in America. Jack says, Like people, your new puppy will have preferences and new owners will soon learn what to choose. Other important products carried are harnesses, leashes, collars, beds, carriers, food and water bowls. For special occasion appearances, theres even jewelry including charms and bling. The owner always sends new puppy parents home with detailed instructions on how to care for their new additions. That advice includes what, how and when to feed, house break and basic training tips. Food supplies come in varied sizes to accommodate the space available in the new home. Jack reminds new pet owners that these babies are like children and will adapt to the setting and environment you create for them. If you spoil them, and they love being spoiled, you may well pay a price, he cautions. We get to see our babies as they mature. They usually visit us on a regular schedule for our full grooming services as well as to replenish food and accessory needs, he says. Jack has four tiny treasures himself. He says, I cant even imagine my life without my three toy Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and my teeny tiny teacup Chihuahua. Asked how he happened to get into this business, he explains. I was shopping for a small puppy myself. When I entered the places where they were shown, I couldnt help but visualize a more attractive setting like the one I now have, immaculate white cribs and all. Ive been a breeder so I understand the process and am very selective in choosing the breeders I Jack Lovascio, owner of Tiny Treasures Puppies, holds two Teddy Bears who lavish him with kisses. [Photos by Phyllis Neuberger.]See TINY TREASURES on page 11
The Pelican 9 Friday, September 16, 2011 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park Broward Countys only authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest gets under way Friday, Sept. 30 in Oakland Park. Jaco Pastorius Park is once again the setting for Oakland Park Main Streets 7th Annual Oktoberfest celebration Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Oakland Parks annual Oktoberfest is not only the largest in Broward or Dade, but it has become one of the most popular in Florida, according to Siegi Constantine, executive director for Oakland Park Main Street. More than 18,000 turned Grab lots of Oompa at Oakland Parks Bavarian Oktoberfest out for last years two-day affair. Everything about our event is authentic from the food and the beer to the bands performing traditional Oktoberfest party music, said Constantine. We have increased our entertainment budget to book several of the best authentic Oktoberfest bands in Florida. Hours are Friday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 1, from 1 to 11 p.m. at the Bavarian Village set up in downtown Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 North Dixie Highway (just north of NE 38th Street), where the of cial See OKTOBERFEST on page 20 Rolf Engelfried clicks his stein with Siegi Constantine of Oakland Park Main Street as they drink to the success of the Sept.30 Oktoberfest.
10 The PelicanFriday, September 16, 2011 ADVERTISING? ITS PART OF DOING BUSINESS. CALL US. 954-783-8700. Last year, the town paid Deer eld Beach Fire Department more than $826,000. This year, the department has merged with the Broward Sheriffs Of ce and the cost of providing Hillsboro with service has not been decided. Mayor Dan Dodge said, They have assured us we will have uninterrupted service. Dodge said he had reason to hope for a reduction in the annual cost and had been told there would be more manpower at the beach rehouse. But he added, for $800,000, could we build our own (department)?The mayor said he has also been in touch with Pompano Beach about providing the town re/rescue services. Anticipating some savings, the number plugged into the proposed budget for re services is $805,505.Work begins to combat beach erosionHillsboro BeachCommissioner Claire Schubert attended the Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association conference in Miami this week hoping to make the contacts that will help Hillsboro Beach maintain its beaches in the future. Our goal is to come up with methods other than replenishment to manage the beach, she said. The town recently completed a $7 million revetment of the north beach. Schubert also held her rst beach preservation workshop on Tuesday. Local experts Steven Higgins and Robert Barron spoke and interested citizens presented their ideas to combat beach erosion. Another such session will be held in October. HillsboroContinued from page 5
The Pelican 11 Friday, September 16, 2011 The Pelican We Mean Business! do. As a groomer, I go that extra mile to keep my little clients happy and comfortable. The Pelican asked where he exercises these tiny puppies and with a wave of his hand at the store front, Jack answers, My front window is their exercise run. Once the sun moves after 12 noon, these guys get the run of the window. Shoppers walking by love to stop and watch the puppies play and prance around. Like the song, How much is that doggie in the window, quite a few have stopped in for a closer look. Once a puppy is in your arms and giving you loving kisses, a looker often becomes a buyer, and one more toy or teacup finds a home. Jennifer from the Frame Store, said, We looked for a year and a half for the right dog. I even went to the shelter every week, but the truth is, I knew what I wanted and I didnt want to settle. The minute we saw this fluffy little puppy at Tiny Treasures, we couldnt stop thinking about her. We left the shop so as not to make an emotional decision, and then lay in bed that night afraid someone else might beat us to her. We were at the front door the next morning when they opened, and weve felt nothing but love for her ever since. She is perfect, and everyone loves her. Almost as much as my husband and I. For grooming, call for an appointment. Nursery/boutique is open for visitors from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Tues. to Sat.; Sunday 12 to 5. Call 954-630-1751 or visit the web site at www.tinytreasurespups.com Tiny TreasuresContinued from page 8
12 The Pelican Friday, September 16, 2011 Subsequently, one commissioner defended the increase saying the city pro vides more services then other taxing bodies. The proposed county millage is 0.35 mills higher then Pompano. Here are some of the expensive operations for the bene t of everyone funded by the county. Clerk of the Courts Information Technology Of cial records Parking facilities for the government center and courthouse Property Appraiser Public transportation system (BCT & TriRail) Sheriff (includes two large secure detention centers) Traf c Engineering (includes all signals & signs countywide) Waste water A large administration to support the above A large maintenance staff for all the facilities and parks Pompano Beach should reduce spending by a small reduction in its capital spending spree on discretionary items and hold the millage at last years rate of 4.41 mills. Will the residents accept the proposed tax increases? If not, will enough resiTax LetterContinued from page 6 dents communicate with their commissioners or voice their opinions at the public hearing requesting/demanding continuing last years millage rate? Douglas Matthes Pompano Beach
The Pelican 13 Friday, September 16, 2011 ArtOur Art By The Sea will meet Oct. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lauderdale By The Sea Community Church, 4433 Bougainvillea Drive, Lauderdale By The Sea. This months speaker is water colorist John Bowen. Call 954-523-0443.AuditionsGot Talent? Auditions for the South Floridas Kids Got Talent competition take place Oct. 1 at the South Florida Tri-Rail Station, 800 NW 33 St., Pompano Beach. The competition is open to individuals or groups that sing and/or dance. All participants must be South Florida residents between the ages of five and 15. Call 954703-7934. Events Sept. 23 Open House at NE Focal Point, 227 NW 2 St., Deerfield Beach from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet the staff, take tours, activities and refreshments. NE Focal Point offers a senior center, adult day care, Alzheimers center, child care and a thrift shop. Call 954-480-4449. Sept. 23 Women & Wishes holds a benefit gala, Diamonds & Dudes, at the Hyatt Pier Top, 2301 SE 17 Street, at 7 p.m. Tickets at $150 are available online, www.womenanwishes,org or by calling 954-562-6537. Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. Danielle Knox of Lifetime television joins Tamara Grant of 97.3 FM to host Women of Jam at the Broward Center See SIGHTINGS on page 17SightingsA local calendar for events, meetings and more in North Broward County. Please email calendar items to siren2415@ gmail.com or fax to 954-7830093.
14 The Pelican Friday, September 16, 2011 It was a labor of love for the Thiel family too. Judy Thiel commissioned the piece. Her son-in-law Jim Dix engineered the design, and her son Ken is responsible for the in nity pool beneath the statue. It all started with Smith, a noted portrait artist and sculpture teacher, who presented Women In Distress President and CEO Mary Riedel and Thiel with several paper cutouts. They chose one and then the hard work began, four and a half months of rst cutting four thicknesses of plywood, then guring out how to weld it together, how to stabilize the piece, how to separate it from the water beneath it. There were so many engineering issues and we were trying to keep the weight down, Smith said. She painted the assembled statue in her living room as it rested on two sawhorses. In order to view her progress, she had to run up stairs to the second oor and look down at her work. No one saw it in an upright position until it was put into place. With her sculpture now offering comfort to those who come into the Family Center, Smith has only this to say, It was one of the most wonderful things I have ever done. It took time and money, more of each than expected, but Women In Distress nally opened the new Jim and Jan Moran Family Center in July on a secure campus near transportation hubs, schools and health care. The six-acre campus, formerly an assisted living facility, was purchased at $3.1 million in 2008 and led to the launch of a $5 million capital campaign for extensive renovations, as well as operating costs. The story of bringing hope to families in crises is a compelling one. It has inspired amazing gifts: in 1999, a $1 million endowment from Janet A. Boyle, owner of JBs Restaurant, was set up through the Community Foundation of Broward; in 2009, a $1 million Challenge Grant from Jan Moran that matched every $3 donated to the capital expansion campaign with another $1; $4.3 million from 500 contributors for the $5 million capital campaign, half of them new donors; and $85,000 in donations to the 100 Men Campaign. Its the kind of generosity that could be called astounding in these days of fewer discretionary dollars. Says CEO Mary Riedel who went from the private sector where she gave money away to nding funds not only to build the new campus, but to fund a $4.8 million operating budget, People see the need and the issues resonate with them. It is a great chance to rebuild a life. This has helped create lush landscaping and grassy areas between buildings, it has built a campus that allows for double the capacity for services, including more outreach facilities with counseling rooms, therapy centers and specially designed retreats for children, a dental clinic where services are free, a food and clothing bank, room for support groups and areas where college interns can put in hours for degrees in social work, mediation and other family services and a 24-hour crises line. In all, there is 64,000 square feet of service space. Eventually, there will even be a pet shelter. This campus doubles the agencys capacity to provide services available for battered men, women and their children. Last year, Women In Distress sheltered 339 people and provided services to over 3,000 with men a growing number of that population. In July alone, with the Family Center newly opened, an additional 139 new people walked in for outreach services. Just before school started, 215 kids received free backpacks and school supplies. The Family Center does not run on private donations alone. The Florida Coalition for Domestic Violence, the Department of Children and Families, United Way, foundation grants and contributions from the city and Broward County make up most of the operating fund. The City of Deer eld Beach allots $5,000. There are many ways to support the work of Women In Distress. From the Thrift Shop at 1372 N. State Road 7, to the annual luncheon which this year took in $145,000, to the annual 5K Safewalk-Run October 29, to donating a cell phone. A $10 donation can be texted to WID to 20222. Every gift counts, Riedel said. There are also still many naming opportunities for those who can give substantial dollars. Information on all levels of giving is available on the www.womenindistress. org website. And although October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, girls who wanna have fun are invited to a drag dining party Sunday, September 25 at Lips where $50 buys an evening of dinner, one wine or frozen cosmo and the drag show. For those people who nd their way to the Family Center to seek services and rebuild their lives after the devastating effects of domestic violence, Riedel has a mission statement. We can make an immediate difference in someones life by providing safety and support services, she said. And also, be there for families along the path to rebuilding their lives for a violence-free future. WomenContinued from page 1 The Childrens Respite Room located in the Hal Herman Childrens Center provides a free, safe environment for children of domestic violence victims who seek these services. The respite center provides supervision from staff trained in the dynamics of domestic violence, providing a much needed respite for the parent to participate in support groups and counseling groups.
The Pelican 15 Friday, September 16, 2011 Free Shred-AThonThe Wilton Manors Police Department in conjunction with Data Shredding Services of Fort Lauderdale will be holding a FREE Shred-A-Thon on Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Wilton Manors City Hall parking lot, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Residents of any city may drop off up to five boxes per person. No three-ring binders, plastic binding, binder clips, or disks permitted. Paper will be shredded in front of you in a in a large commercial shredder. For your convenience, a drive thru drop off lane will be available. Residents should bring any old paperwork containing sensitive data such as bank statements, cancelled checks, insurance forms, physician statements, credit card offers, receipts and personal documents. Shredding sensitive documents is one way to reduce your risk of becoming an identity theft victim. The Police Department encourages you to take this opportunity to clean out your file cabinets and partner with us to reduce your risk of becoming a victim. For more information, call 954390-2159. Play ball!Highlands Christian Academy, 2374 NE 8 Ct., Pompano Beach, will host a baseball hitting camp beginning Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays. Cost is $35. Call 954-326-2372.
16 The Pelican Friday, September 16, 2011 The Pelican. 954.783.8700 Main entrance to Cove Shopping Center temporarily closedDeer eld Beach -All businesses in The Cove Shopping Center will remain open during the last phase of construction Sept. 19 to 30 which requires closing the main entrance off of Hillsboro Boulevard to vehicular traf c. A plan has been established to ensure public access into the plaza. Speci cally: Detour signs will be posted along Hillsboro Boulevard directing traf c in and out of the plaza. Entrance to the plaza will be either through the westernmost Hillsboro entrance or the entrance off of NE 15th Avenue. The only exit from the plaza will be through NE 15th Avenue and SE 3rd Court. The CRA-funded renovation of the publiclyowned parking lot began in October 2010, but was halted during tourist season. The project includes the construction of pedestrianfriendly, paver sidewalks and walkways, ADA compliant access throughout the plaza, installation of attractive landscaping, drainage improvements, and construction of an iconic entryway feature. As the project draws to a close, Project Director Kris Mory says, We sincerely appreciate the patience and cooperation of business owners and the public throughout this entire project. These factors have been instrumental to the projects success. For questions about the Cove Shopping Center Reconstruction project, call 954-480-4263 or visit www. Deer eld-Beach.com/covemasterplan.
The Pelican 17 Friday, September 16, 2011 of the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale. The event benefits the Lillian S. Wells Womens Health center at Broward General Medical Center and the Seventh Avenue Health Center. Tickets are $30. Call 954-462-0222.ClassesCERT Classes open to the public Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 at the Fort Lauderdale FireRescue Station. Learn how to save lives in an emergency. Fire suppression, injury care and other skills that will be valuable in the aftermath of a hurricane. Classes are free. Pre-registration is required. Call 954-828-6700. Green Market, Wilton Manors, Saturdays and Sundays at Hagen Park 2020 Wilton Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. fresh produce, international baked goods, herbs/spices, doggie treats, pickles, jams, infused vinegars, pasta and more. Call Cresthaven Watch date changeCresthaven Neighborhood Watch will meetSept. 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Social Hall, 3331 NE 10 Terrace, Pompano Beach. We will not have a meeting on September 15th. Meet Broward Sheriff Of cers who will discuss upcoming events. Commissioner Charlotte Burrie will also be on hand. The public is invited, and refreshments will be served. Call 954-786-7536. 954-531-5383. Pompano Beach Green Market Every Saturday at Founders Park, NE 3 Ave. and NE 2 St., 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fresh seafood, vegetables, flowers and more. Call 954461-3385Fishing PiersPompano Beach Fishing Pier extends more than 1,000 feet into the Atlantic, 222 N Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach, Anglins Pier Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-by-theSea, 954-491-9403 Deerfield Beach International Pier 200 NE 21st Ave., Deerfield Beach. 954426-9206. 954-943-1488LeisureThe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142 has Bingo on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Post, 171 SW 2 St., Pompano Beach. Food is available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 954942-2448. The NE Focal Point Alzheimers Day Care Center, located at 301 N.W. 2nd Avenue in Deerfield Beach, offers a weekly Caregivers Support Group SightingsContinued from page 16 See SIGHTINGS on page 21
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The Pelican 19 Friday, September 16, 2011 increase in the rates, but City Manager Joe Gallegos explains that with property values continuing to plummet, the small increase does not mean that the majority of the property owners will see higher bills. The total budget, which includes all other funds that are self-supporting, and the general, or operating budget, this year is tentatively set at $24,380,921. To balance the budget, city employees have foregone raises for four years, Gallegos says. These are tough times. Everybody needs to share in the pain. Last year furloughs amounted to another 2 percent reduction in salaries.What seems to be the problem, of cer?A majority of the Wilton Manors Police Department didnt buy the pain sharing part. After more than a year of negotiating with the city, the city declared an impasse and last month, after a state-appointed mediator suggested a split in concessions, police lost out in the contract. The city imposed its original contract on the police. That contract called for no pay raises for one year. It also put a freeze on the STEP program, a program that allows employees to step into a higher pay scale through merit and time, and a discontinuation of a program that allows department members to sell back to the city sick and vacation days they did not use. During negotiations, city of cials suggested they not sell those days back to the city. But several of cers did, and now they are returning that money to the city. On Tuesday, Pat Hanrahan, president of the Broward County Police Benevolent Association, the police union, announced that 28 of the Wilton Manors Police Department had met with him recently. He was clear in telling the commission, that of them agreed they could serve the city just as well with different uniforms. The commission did not respond. In other business, the commission: Accepted a recommendation from Police Chief Paul OConnell to engage the detective department of BSO. Last year a double homicide that eventually led to the arrest of a suspect became the priority of the citys detective unit, but OConnell said, the murders shut down the detective unit for all other crime. Sheriff Al Lamberti was on hand to explain that the investigative services were part of the countys service for all suspicious deaths. Lighthouse Point and other cities have similar agreements. Agreed [on rst reading] to allow all restaurants located in the Wilton Drive Arts and Entertainment Overlay District to use public sidewalk space for outdoor cafes. Owners will have to indemnify the city against any harm that might occur on the public property. Appointed Lillian Robertson, Victoria Sharrow and Jeffry Ferraro to the Wilton Manors Library Advisory Board. Denied a motion to raise salaries for the mayor and city commissioners.WM BudgetContinued from page 1
20 The Pelican Friday, September 16, 2011 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: keg tapping will open the celebration. Upwards of 10,000 people are expected to attend so an adequate supply of authentic German food and beer will be available, as well as plenty of dance space under the large tents. Hans Huber, owner of Fort Lauderdales award-winning Ambry Restaurant, will operate the Bavarian-style Biergarten at the Oktoberfest offering a selection of popular German favorites. In addition to soft drinks, a selection of German wines and authentic German-brewed Tucher Oktoberfest beers will be available for purchase by adults 21 and over. Tucher sends over 100 kegs for this event alone. This is the seventh year The Ambry restaurant has provided the authentic German cuisine, according to Huber. Featured items are bratwurst, knockwurst, ripple (smoked pork chops,) sausage, chicken schnitzel, goulash soup and apple strudel. Huber said some of his customers y down from Boston and Rhode Island for this event. The large tents will be erected to replicate the authentic atmosphere of a Bavarian village celebration, including a stage and a dance oor. This year organizers have refocused on German bands and have booked the Swinging Bavarians and Euro Express. They will play the traditional oompah music people love, Constantine said. Last year was the rst time the event was extended over two days. That was successful and is being repeated this year. It gives residents another opportunity to come, Constantine said. Oktoberfest is truly meant to be a celebration for all ages and we want to encourage a lot of singing and dancing, said the Citys Special Event Coordinator Eric Waters. We will also have fun Oktoberfest games and contests such as our popular Dachshund Dash, beer stein races and apple strudel-eating contest. Oakland Parks is the only Oktoberfest with the popular dachshund race. Since we cant have horses, as the original Oktoberfest did, we have dogs, Huber joshed. Last year 57 dogs were registered and running in the race. This year they have two classes, senior for dogs over 5, and junior. Without the support of our sponsors, we couldnt do this event, Constantine said. She mentions longtime Oktoberfest supporter Steve Jensen, president of Lipton Toyota/Scion and other mainstays, Holy Cross Medical Center and FPL. Other sponsors are Agro Construction, All Quality Properties, the Ambry Restaurant, Anything on Wheels, Around Town Newspaper, China Replacements LTD, City of Oakland Park, Comcast, Goodwill Industries of South Florida, Mass Mutual, Nova Southeastern University, Pelican Newspaper, Sals Towing, and S. Mark Graphics. For sponsorships, vendor opportunities, and other information, call Constantine at 954-565-2627; 754-2140041 or visit www.oaklandparkmainstreet.com which includes a link to the events Facebook page. There will be a $5 donation for adult admission while children 12 and under are admitted free. The PelicanWhat Can We Do For You? OktoberfestContinued from page 9Executive Director Siegi Constantine, German national Rolf Engelfried, Oakland Park Mayor Suzanne Boisvenue and the Ambry restaurants Gabi Huber are all looking forward to Oktoberfest 2011. [Staff photos]
The Pelican 21 Friday, September 16, 2011 every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. MeetingsZonta International meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Duffys Diner, 401 N. Federal Hwy., Deerfield Beach at 11:15 a.m. Zonta International is a classified service organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women locally and worldwide through service and advocacy. Call 561-392-2223. The Greater Pompano Beach Senior Citizens Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Emma Lou Olson Community Center on SightingsContinued from page 17 See SIGHTINGS on page 23NE Sixth Street Pompano Beach at 10 a.m..(Activities focus on the general welfare,health,education and security of senior citizens.We welcome people of all ages. HealthYoga classes for all levels at Hagen Park, behind the City Hall at 2020 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors on Tuesday nights from 6:30-8 PM and Saturday mornings from 10:30 till noon. Cost is $7! Call 305.607.3520 with any questions. Parking is free on Saturday morning class. Bring a mat and water.LecturesDeerfield Beach storyteller Jim Higgins, scheduled to read one of his tales of old Pompano Beach on WLRN public radio this Sunday, has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 25. The show Folk and Acoustic Music, airs at 4 p.m. The Public Storyteller is a 25-minute segment on the show and is hosted by FAU professor Caren Neile. Oct. 12 Beverly Feren Intellectual Smorgasboard Myrna Golberger Scandalicious! Discussions of scandals in politics, society, business and personal lives. First of a series of 12. Tickets $10. Tamarac Theater of The Performing Arts, 7143 Pine Island Road, Tamarac Square West Shopping Center. Call 954-724-1110. Outdoors Oct. 1 For the Birds Deerfield Island hosts volunteer-led Bird Walk Learn about Deerfield Islands migratory and
22 The Pelican Friday, September 16, 2011 Call The Pelican 954-783-8700 as participants moved around to see what each organization does. Sam Townsend and John Crossley were pitching for recruits in the Activities Department. As they dished out apple slices, they touted an arms length list of fun events to become involved in like educational afternoons, monthly Koffee Klotch with coffee, breakfast treats and entertainment, being an emcee at a myriad of activities, Spectacular Saturdays, Holiday shows and parties, dinners in town, bus trips to museums, theaters and more. Barbara Logan, John and Diane Dalsimer were hyping the Holiday Bazaar which is a fun fundraiser for the existing and the proposed new Health Center. The Dalsimers are consummate travelers who are seeing the world a good portion of the year, but they still manage to be amazingly generous with their time and talents for this Village. Beside participating in and heading up many important committees, they have also co-chaired the big November Holiday Bazaar for the past four years, helping to raise over $25,000 each year. The Bazaar features new and used items for sale, hand made crafts created by residents, bakery items, raf es and many other gift items making it the place to shop for the holidays. John, a CPA with many years of experience as a top business executive, has raised over $100,000 for the new Health Center in the few years he has been a resident. He prepares tax returns for many in the Village and designates the money they would pay him to this worthy cause instead. When asked why he does this, he answered. Im devoted to this effort because its needed, wanted and will be an important, state-of-theart addition to our Village. Irene Sottung and Armina Marra dish up peaches for Sinkphony which is famous for it Joyful Noize. These performers, who bring a grin to every face in the audience have evolved from a pot and pan band into a bazooka and noise maker sound group. The two ladies sell the idea to those who visit the booth, saying, Its a great fun thing to do. We bring laughter to our audience. Its a chance to be a kid again. Next stop was the Village Marketing Ambassadors, represented by Susan Graham, department of ce manager and volunteer, Pat LaFlamme. They were joined by Christopher Miller, public relations and events manager. This department of seven salaried people has 50 willing Ambassadors who represent the Village to the community. They model for marketing pieces, host special public events, assemble brochures, distribute the monthly Village Voice Magazine, speak to small and large groups of guests, assist in of ce reception and video production and become weekend hosts showing their homes to prospective residents.. A stop at the Recycling Committee found Marba Mallet modeling earrings made with aluminum cans that cannot be purchased at Tiffanys. Her sense of humor reminds visitors that the Village recycles aluminum cans. A close up look revealed that Judy Fritz, Gloria Beck, Barbara Wheeler and Marba were all wearing necklaces made of the tabs on the cans which they also collect for Ronald McDonald House. The last visit was with Marge Hellgren who was representing the Village Senate which is a self governing system for residents to discuss thoughts and concerns about the Village. The twelve Senate Committees cover all aspects of life at JKV and offer an open and informational forum for discussion. These committees along with semimonthly Senate meetings for all residents, offer opportunities to residents to bring ideas and concerns to the governing body. Marge has participated in and lead many of the Senate committees in her years as a resident. She is currently serving as Secretary of the Senate Executive Committee and is a member of the Senate Fiscal and Long Range Planning Committees. The many additional volunteer organizations in JKV, which space does not permit covering, and the people who keep them going, more than prove that retirement can be very ful lling. Thank you JKV volunteers for what you do in the Village and in the communities around you.VillageContinued from page 7
The Pelican 23 Friday, September 16, 2011 By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFF Surrounded by polished marble arranged as art at the showroom of Atlantic Stone Source, 2022 W, Atlantic Blvd., an international crowd gathered to celebrate its grand opening this week. The parent company, located in Kutahya, Turkey, opened the 50,000 sq. ft. Pompano Beach store in 1992. Kamil Olcar, president of Atlantic Stone Source, said this grand opening represented the 30th anniversary of the company. Mayor Lamar Fisher, members of the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, business owners, family and friends celebrated the official ribbon-cutting on Monday. Included on the guest list were members of the Turkish Chamber of Commerce and officials from the parent company in Turkey. Music was provided by Allegro. a Miami string Atlantic Stone Source opens marble gallery in Pompano Beach [Right] Husnu Olcar, Kamil Olcar, Joe Usman, Mayor Lamar Fisher, and Ozzie Gomez Kamil Olcar As Mayor Lamar Fisher prepares to cut the ribbon, Husnu Olcar, chief of cer of home of ce in Turkey navigates the handles. Kamil Olcar, president of Atlantic Stone Source assists the mayor along with Tarik Celik.. Ozzie Gomez and Havva Olcarresident avian life when Deerfield Island Park hosts a Bird Walk, for ages 6 and up, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.The walk is led by volunteer Gloria Cashin. The boat shuttle leaves for the island promptly, so participants must be at the Sullivan Park dock at 8 a.m. Cost is $3 per person. Call 954-357-5100. TheaterOct. 15 to Nov. 6 Bye Bye Birdie at the Tamarac Theater of the Performing Arts, 7143 Pine Island Road, Tamarac Square West Shopping Center. Tickets sold at box office. Call 954-726-7898.VolunteersHospice Volunteers needed VITAS innovative Hospice Care of Broward needs volunteers who can make friendly visits to terminally ill patients and their families, provide relief for caregivers, visit veterans and more. Twoday orientation require. Call 954-777-5396. Pompano Has Heart, a volunteer group that assists people impacted by disasters meets monthly. Volunteers are needed to man tables at the City of Pompano Beach Health Fair on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 954-942-8108. The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is accepting applications for volunteer ushers. Any interested volunteers can E Mail Susan Foresta at ctskf@coralsprings. org, call 954344 5999 or stop by for an application. The Center for the Arts is home to Broadway shows, concerts, comedy shows, childrens entertainment, and the Sy Sugar POPS Orchestra. For Tickets and Information: Call the Coral Springs Center for the Arts Box Office at (954) 344-5990. Visit our web site at www. coralspringscenterforthearts. com SightingsContinued from page 17
24 The Pelican Friday, September 16, 2011 passed 3-2, Vice Mayor Stuart Dodd and Commissioner Birute Ann Clottey dissenting. Both favored lowering the millage. Clottey said a large number of residents will pay more this year. I dont think we need this kind of money. Were in a situation where we dont know where the national economy is going, Clottey said. She suggested lowering the rate to 3.8, a number Town Manager Connie Hoffman said would require $330,000 in budget cuts. Dodd suggested postponing some capital improvement projects in order to lower the rate, noting, I dont believe this recession is over. He urged the commission to send a message to the Broward County School Board and county commissioners to do their part, as well. Commissoner Chris Vincent said the millage rate has been lowered as property values decreased. If we cut it now, where do we cut level of services? Vincent asked. Do we want to risk not having revenues we need? We have to maintain the level of service this town expects. Commissioner Scot Sasser equated lowering the millage rate to 3.8 to playing games or like throwing a deck chair off the Titanic. He said the proposed rate and budget was built around what commissioners asked for in community improvement projects. Three residents spoke in favor of lowering the millage rate. One said he was pleased the commission is keeping the existing rate. Many other towns are raising rates, but theyre in trouble. Were not in trouble, said Ron Piersante. Before the vote, Hoffmann outlined several changes made since the budget was rst submitted in July. Cost for employee health insurance has been reduced by $25,000. The town attorney has agreed to reduce her annual budget another $22,000, in addition to a $10,000 reduction taken earlier. A seven percent increase was added to water accounts given Fort Lauderdales recent proposal to raise base amounts by that amount. The south end of town gets its water from Fort Lauderdale. At commission direction, a proposed marketing position was eliminated and replaced with a contract for marketing services. The only additional position is for a capital projects manager. The budget includes a transfer of $300,000 from the sewer fund to pay for sewer repairs. And the parking fund shows an increase in revenues of $100,000 more than projected. The increases are due to a rate increase, new pay stations and a credit card option generating signi cant additional revenues, Hoffmann said. Other changes included additional funds allocated for streetscape and drainage improvements in the two eastern most blocks of Commercial Boulevard and increased funding for an extended Bougainvilla streetscape and improved drainage. Flamingo Road improvements came in $50,000 lower than projected. And $23,000 was added for a study to analyze condition of the streets and identify priorities for resurfacing. Commissioners unanimously approved the tentative budget. The nal public hearing on the millage and budget is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26. Commissioners also kept the annual residential re assessment at $130. Residents account for 87 percent of this revenue and businesses for the rest. Dodd asked for a study in the future to determine if those ratios still stand and to determine if fees could be lowered next year. LBTS taxContinued from page 1The Pelican, We Mean Business 954-783-8700