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Friday, November 4, 2011 Vol. XIX, Issue 44 Call 954-783-8700 to Advertise Email: email@example.com 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 Pompano Beach Green Market-Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.Pompano Beachs Elks Lodge No. 1898 and the Elks DOES hosts their Annual Salute to Veterans Ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Lodge Picnic Grounds, 700 NE 10 St. Picnic Grounds, Pompano Beach. The Scout Troops will participate in the Flag Retirement Ceremony conducted by District Commissioner Andy Buglione and Girl Scout Troop Leader Mindy Bennett. Mayor Lamar Fisher will address the veterans and their families who have made sacri ces during their time of service. Veterans, their families and everyone in the community are welcomed, especially the school children. There will be hot dogs, cookies and sodas for the Scouts. Other refreshments will be available to the adults at a nominal fee. The ROTC Teams from Pompano Beach High School and Blanche Ely High School will present the colors, the Honor Guards, the Ri e Salute and Taps. Call 954-545-9377. Salute to veterans planned at Elks Lodge, Nov. 11 Citys ruling on Florida House could result in civil rights lawsuitBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach City administrators have been asked to repeal the decision that halted the attempts of Deer eld Florida House to open a detox facility across from its campus at 505 S. Federal Highway. Attorneys gave the city until November 8 to respond and this week City Attorney Andy Maurodis said a hearing before a special master will scheduled later this month. Failure See HOUSE on page 14 There were some concerns at the Halloween Party at Hagen Park when Commissioner Julie Carson could not be located. That concern was heightened when a strange pirate appeared to be holding hostage a couple of ghoulish characters. All ended well at the Wilton Manors Halloween event.By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park An unusual spike in residential burglaries and breakins prompted the board of the North Andrews Gardens Neighborhood Association to have a special meeting with Broward Sheriffs Office officials this week. Since Oct. 1, 13 residential burglaries occurred in North Andrews Gardens. Its unacceptable, Lt. Linda Canada-Stuck said. Five burglaries N. Andrews Gardens fears in spike in home burglariesCrime up 11 percent in Oakland Park, 35 percent in Pompano Beach See CRIME on page 17 Pompano Beach crashBy Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFA single-engine Cessna broke into two pieces on Tuesday about 6 p.m. after a successful emergency landing on Southeast 10 Street, about 1,000 feet east of the citys SampleMcDougald House, soon to open as a museum. See CRASH on page 10Remains of Cessna from Tuesdays crash in Pompano Beach [Photo courtesy of Pompano Beach]
2 The PelicanFriday, November 4, 2011 On Oct. 27, More than 150 Thomas D. Stephanis Boys & Girls Club staff and members participated in a Pep Rally and Breast Cancer Walk around the immediate area of the club located in Pompano Beach. Boys & Girl Clubs members were informed about breast cancer and the walk during the month of October. Everyone was also encouraged to wear the colors pink and white. Staff and club members shared stories with each other about family members or relatives who either died from cancer, are dealing with cancer or are survivors from the disease. [Photo by Greg Jones] Steps for cancer researchBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach Resident Deb Tarrant took Mayor Dan Dodge to task this week for failing to follow Roberts Rule of Order at the commission dais. Tarrant was especially angered over the manner in which Jim Lambert was appointed to ll a commission vacancy last month. Tarrant, who had applied for the position along with three others, said the mayor failed to call for discussion after passing his gavel and nominating Lambert. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Javier Garcia and unanimously accepted by the other two commissioners. I am happy Jimmy is on the commission, but I am not happy the way it was done, Tarrant said. A motion usually sets the matter up for discussion, but not here. They voted immediately. Tarrant said she would not have bothered to submit her name if she had known the mayor favored Lambert. Jimmy called me afterward and said Dan urged him to take the open seat. After the meeting Mayor Dodge said there is no improprietywe follow proper procedure and it is documented. I respect the right of anyone to speak at a public meeting. A former retail executive, Tarrant, had more criticism of Dodge who has served on the commission for eight years. As CEO of the Hillsboro Club where he resides, Dodge pays no real estate taxes or fees for city services, Tarrant said. Making a comparison Tarrant said, If you lived in Boca Raton, would you want the president of FAU to serve on the commission too? She added that appointing Lambert to the city commission could con ict with a provision in the state constitution which disallows a person serving on more than one decision-making government board. Lambert is the Hillsboro Commissions appointee to the Hillsboro Inlet Improvement Association Board which governs operations at the Inlet. Political aspirant says mayor needs to study Roberts Rules or Order
The Pelican 3 Friday, November 4, 2011 The Pelican 954-783-8700 AARP Driver Safety program offers savings n insuranceThe AARP Driver Safety Program provides those over 50 years of age with updated information on current Florida Statutes as well as coping with changes which have occurred throughout their driving years. The senior driver safety course will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the NE Focal Point Senior Center, 227 NW 2 St., Deer eld Beach. The course is free to Veterans on this date in honor of Veterans Day. The cost is $14 for the 6 hour course or $12 for AARP members. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 954-480-4447 or email m ower@deer eldbeach.com for reservations. This date is free for VeteransJohn Offerdahl hosts Gridiron Grill-OFF Food, Wine & Tailgate FestivalFrom Gridiron, Miami Dolphins 8 year All-Pro career, to Grill, John Offerdahl is the Gridiron Griller. On Friday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 11 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre Offerdahl will be hosting the Gridiron Grill-OFF Food, Wine & Tailgate Festival where celebrities, competition and charities collide. Twenty Miami Dolphins legends will team up with Broward Countys best chefs as fans eat, drink and vote on their favorite Grill-OFF recipe and compete in the Great Gridiron Toss-OFF, a bean-bag competition that pairs athletes with fans! Gridiron Grill-OFF tickets are available for $75. For tickets and information go to www.gridirongrilloff.com. Another winning Pelican Mason, of Pompano Beach took First Place at the Festival Flea Market Halloween Costume Contest.
4 The PelicanFriday, November 4, 2011 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach Motorists who have suffered through more than two years of construction on East Hillsboro Boulevard face another month of lane and bridge closures. The Florida Department of Transportation, or FDOT, is painting the Hillsboro Bridge. Work begins Dec. 4 and road department of cials say it will be loud as crews sandblast the span. For a three-week period, Sunday night through Friday, the bridge will be closed to both vehicular and marine traf c until 6 a.m. Other days, motorists can expect single-lane closures 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. And Southeast 18 Avenue, under the bridge, will be closed for the duration of the project.Painting the bridge will cause more delays on Hillsboro Boulevarders thought the restaurant operation should be put out to bid. Competition works well here. We are offering a unique, state-of-the-art facility. They (the Handelmans) may have a leg up, but I de nitely think we should go out for bid, said Commissioner Bill Ganz. Mayor Peggy Noland said the citys request for proposal should require longer hours of operation, a thought amended by Commissioner Marty Popelsky to include holidays. Renovations to the shing pier are scheduled to be complete in January of 2012.City showing off its MOC and serving up food and musicDeer eld Beach The city and the Broward Sheriffs Ofce will host a party Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mitigation Operations See MOC on page 5FDOT engineer David Romano told commissioners Tuesday he hopes the work will cause minimal impact, but warned that a similar job on the Commercial Boulevard Bridge was horrendous. Alternate routes will be posted on message boards he said and a public meeting is being held Thursday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m. at the Percy White Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Boulevard, to further inform the public. Work on the bridge will halt for one day, Sunday, Dec. 10, for the opening of the green market in the Cove Shopping Center.Pier restaurant lease must go to bid Deer eld Beach Operators of The Pier Grille are anxious to renegotiate their two year lease which expires in November, but Tuesday night commissioners voted to put the lease out for bid. Brian and Gail Handelman, the current leasees, closed the restaurant last week as work began on a $4.5 million renovation of the pier entrance, restaurant, restrooms and bait house. They won a heavily-contested bid in November 2009 to operate the Grille and pay the city $5,000 a month plus two percent of annual sales above $500,000. City Commissioner Joe Miller made a strong pitch to renegotiate with the Handelmans saying they ran a clean restaurant, hired local help, sold food at moderate prices and were generous contributors to the community. Theyve earned the right I am making the case for them, Miller said. But other commission-
The Pelican 5 Friday, November 4, 2011 Center, or MOC, SW 11 Way south of SW 10 Street, to give the public a close-up look at local government. Mayor Peggy Noland will give a State of the City address at 11 a.m. Planned are tours of the state-of-the-art Operations Center, kids activities, raf es, hotdogs, hamburgers and music provided by a DJ from the Police Athletic League. Representatives from city departments will be on hand to answer questions.CRA purchases old Riverview Restaurant sitePierContinued from page 4Deer eld Beach The Community Redevelopment Agency has split a $75,000 difference with Builders Bank of Chicago and purchased an abandoned restaurant site on Riverview Road for $2.21 million. The bidding started in September when the citys redevelopment agency, or CRA, offered Builders $1.8 million after receiving appraisals on the land that averaged $2 million. The asking price was $3.2 million and the county has assessed it for taxing purposes at $2.3 million. The owners counter offer was $2.480 million to which the CRA replied $2 million. The counter then was $2.350 million and the CRA came back with a $2.075 million offer, at the high end of the appraisals. Then the counter was $2.250 million to which the CRA responded with a nal offer of $2.175. Anything higher would have to be approved by the city commission CRA Director Keven Klopp said. So he took the matter to the commission who decided to split the $75,000 difference and make the offer that was accepted. The property is the site of the former Riverview Restaurant, a local landmark dating from Broward Countys gambling days. The restaurant was demolished several years ago. The acquisition will enable the city to expand Sullivan Park.Hardware store refused propane lling stationDeer eld Beach The owners of Ace Hardware, 365 S. Federal Highway, lost its appeal to install propane and chlorine storage tanks outside the store. Residents of a condominium behind the store said they were concerned for their safety although Fire Chief Chad Brocata said the tanks met the rigorous standards of the re code. The chief pointed out that people routinely live next to gas stations. Saying she did not see the hardship involved in the variance request, Mayor Peggy Noland moved to deny Aces application. The zoning does not allow the outside lling of propane tanks and chlorine bottles. Store owner Frank Tropepe said the propane and chlorine service is a major part of his business and that it is allowed at his other three locations. He claimed that the residents protest was more about his blocking an alley behind his store that had been used for decades to access SE 2 Street and called it retaliation.Donor willing to bring 9-11 memorial to townDeer eld Beach An unidenti ed businessman wants to erect a 9-11 Memorial here and has asked the city commission for suggestions as to its location. City Manager Burgess Hanson said the donor will pay for transportation of steel from the World Trade Center and for the design of the memorial. He suggested Fire Station 102 (the Mitigation Operations Center) on SW 11 Way (FAU Research Boulevard) because of its visibility from I-95. Hanson said there would be no cost to the city and commissioners agreed to take steps to get the steel donated.Business permitting process being streamlined for someDeer eld Beach It should be easier for certain businesses to set up shop in this city. Commissioners approved a plan by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance that streamlines the permitting process for new or expanding businesses bringing new employment and higher wages to the area. The move puts Deer eld Beach on the Alliances Business Friendly list and means that a staff person will work directly with the businesss representatives to speed up permitting.Shelter from stormsDeer eld Beach Broward County will install 21 new bus stop shelters in this city at a cost of $775,000. The citys share of the project is annual maintenance of the shelters, estimated at $2,000. Bus stops on Hillsboro Boulevard, US1, Sample Road, Dixie Highway, Powerline Road and SW 3 Avenue will be upgraded.h
6 The PelicanFriday, November 4, 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 and Adriana Bonilla Bookkeeper: John White Classi eds: Fran Shelby Contributing Writers: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Judy Wilson, Malcolm McClintock, Judy Vik, Aleese Kopf Copy editors: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Account Executives: Paul Shroads, Carolyn Mann, Bill Heaton, Special Of ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 Volume XIX, Issue 44 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren LettersBroward County An Absentee Ballot Request Form will be arriving by mail in a few days to every voter in Broward County. Through this effort, the Broward County Supervisor of Elections of ce wants to make sure that all voters know they have the option to vote by mail (NO REASON REQUIRED). Due to recent law change, requests may be made for a speci c election or for all elections regularly scheduled through 2014. Any voter who wishes to vote by absentee ballot must make a request with The Broward County Supervisor of Elections Of ce. An absentee request can be made by using the form the voter will receive in the mail (return postage 29 cents). When receiving the Absentee Ballot Request form in the mail, the supervisor would like to remind the voter not to detach the two sided form, but tape and mail it to the Broward elections of ce so that the voters information is kept private. The voter may also drop off their card at any of the SOE of ces. They may also make a request in person, by telephone at (954) 357-7055 or by completing and submitting an Absentee Request Form online at: www.browardsoe.org/AbsenteeRequest2.aspx. For any questions or concerns, please call the main of ce at 954-357-7050 Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, Supervisor of Elections To the editor, The Wilton Manors Business Association, or WMBA, will host a small business expo in place of its regular meeting on Monday, Nov, 14 in the Hagen Park Community Center from 6-8pm. Free for members and the public to attend Free door prizes and refreshments. All spots are full this year, but we hope to make this an annual event for more businesses to participate next time. Carl Marzola of Atlantic Properties International, hosted our October meeting. We all got to see his energizing new concept in real estate, The Business Cafe. Their new of ce portal is a place where people can gather and socialize, discuss business, real estate opportunities or just the topics of the day. On the pulse. In the Know. On the Drive. If you didnt make it by yet, they are ofcially open now so stop by for a cup of coffee. Thank you to The Overeasy Cafe as the location for our October networking lunch. We had a great turnout for Cathys famous holiday pies and lunch. Please mark down the fourth Thursday as WMBA lunch from January through October. We meet around noon and try to be out by 1 p.m. You can always check our website for that months location. Please remember to subscribe on our website if you are not receiving this electronically. The board is discontinuing our printed newsletter by the end of this year. Happy Thanksgiving and hope to see everyone before then at our Expo! Celeste Ellich WMBA PresidentConcerning Deer elds utility tax petitions, Shakespeare had it right! To the Editor; Oh what a tangled web we weave, when rst we practice to deceive. That is a tting quote for what the city has done to thwart the will of the voters that signed the Rescind Unfair Taxes petition. In the beginning, the city attorney told us the goal was 10 percent of the 41,850 registered voters in the last municipal election. Not so, said the Broward County Supervisor of Elections. The number is 41,280, so we did not have to get 4,200 signatures to have our petition validated, only 4,128. Last Wednesday, the Rescind Unfair Taxes committee paid the city $47 to have copies made of all the signatures we had submitted to the city clerk on September 6. That gave us the opportunity to count every signature and that was 6,220. The supervisor of elections only got 5,614. What happened to the other 606 names? In addition, in a letter to the supervisor of elections, the Deer eld Beach city clerk, with the approval of the city attorney, asked that the precinct numbers be veri ed. The supervisor of elections stated that they have never been required to validate precinct numbers to verify that the signer was a registered voter. The Deer eld Beach Charter asks that the precinct be added, but nowhere does the charter ask that the number be veri ed. In our conversation with the Florida Division of Elections, we were told that if the city charter did not specify that the precincts had to be veri ed, the supervisor of elections could have ignored the directive from the city of Deereld Beach. The Supervisor of Elections, Dr. Brenda Snipes, claims her hands are tied and her of ce threw out 973 names that had no precinct number and disenfranchised those voters. The job done by the supervisor of elections of ce was not stellar either. They threw out any voter who had a Pompano Beach address thereby eliminating at least 10 registered voters. With FPL charging residents a 10 percent utility tax for usage in September when the tax was not effective until October 1, and the city making the same error on the water bills, maybe its time for the city to listen to the majority of the city residents and rescind this oppressive tax. Jean M. Robb Chairperson Rescind Unfair TaxesWilton Manors Business Expo sold out, now readies for a great event Voting absentee works for everyone Florida is not for sale unless the voters put it on the marketBy Anne SirenPUBLISHER In a chilling article, State for Sale, in The New Yorker, by Jane Mayer last month, Mayer laid out a plan of attack, open to any party, to leverage elections based on money and not on votes. But dont be fooled, enough votes can defeat the million dollar ad campaigns of those who would manipulate our elections. A good candidate can be hung with a series of attacks, and that takes money. With a strong media campaign, incumbents can be tossed, honesty can be reinterpreted into questionable acts and good leaders can be lost. Only one thing can down this Goliath, fed by anonymous big money, and that is the American vote. If we have leaders who are not moving our cities, states or nation in the right direction, it is only your vote that can take them down. So who puts our cities, states and nation up for sale? Its the 80 percent of the voters who do not vote but never stop complaining. Never before have Americans seen what the disastrous impact of greed can do to our daily lives. The only way to stop this mounting aggression of greed and power is to study candidates, attend forums and ask real questions. And with those questions, we must demand real answers, not glib talking points. I dont know about you, but I never want to see another Third Grade Power Point from a Congressman. I want a dialogue. We all deserve that. But we have no power without our vote. Please read below..
The Pelican 7 Friday, November 4, 2011 Making a Difference Phyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-783-8700.Advertise with The Pelican 954.783.8700 By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFA life size, costumed Tommy Moose appeared Oct. 10 in time to present adorable Tommy Moose stuffed animals, along with coloring books, to Deputy Mike Women of the Moose give First Responders Tommy Moose stuffed animals to comfort traumatized children On Oct.10, the Women of the Moose, Chapter 600, of Lodge 2157 present stuffed Tommy Moose animals and coloring books to BSO Deputy Mike Johnson and Pompano Beach Fire Lt. Gorge Rossi who use these gifts to comfort the stressed children they meet in their work. Its amazing to see how these toys help children calm down in the face of terrible tragedies, Johnson says. Sr. Regent, Sallie Fisher and Jr. Regent Linda Peltz enjoyed the moment.Johnson, BSO and Lt. Gorge Rossi, Pompano Beach Fire Rescue. These gifts from Women of the Moose may be small, but they serve a very important purpose. We do a lot of wonderful things for the community every month of the year but our gifts of Tommy Moose to the police and re departments have great signi cance as these gentlemen can tell you, said Sallie Fisher, senior regent of Pompano Women of the Moose. Deputy Johnson jumped right in, saying, Heres a case that comes to mind. We arrived in a home to nd the mother murdered, adults crying and children clutching each other in a corner. A member of our team handed a Tommy Moose to each of the children and you would be amazed at how these little stuffed toys helped those kids deal with their fear and their pain. Lt. Rossi nodded his head in agreement and then said, We see a lot of traumatized children in our business and its amazing to see how their faces change when we hand them a Tommy Moose animal. They calm down as we try to get control of the situation. EMS, Division Chief Michael Hohl added, Kids inSee MOOSE on page 18Briefs Book saleThe annual fall book sale for the Doreen Gauthier Lighthouse Library will take place Thursday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dixon Ahl Recreation Building, 2220 Northeast 38 St., Lighthouse Point. The sale will continue on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday is bargain day when the doors open at 9 a.m. with one-dollar-a-bag beginning at 1 p.m.. Items include ction, nonction, childrens, books on tape, dvds and cds. All proceeds support the collection development of the library. Call 954-946-6398.Health FairThe city of Oakland Park presents a health fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Collins Community Center, 3900 NE 3 Ave. The event features music, exercise demonstrations, health screenings, blood pressure, raf es and prizes. Call 954-605-7947 or 954267-0070.
8 The PelicanFriday, November 4, 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. Pompano mayor to speak at CresthavenPompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher will speak at the next meeting of the Cresthaven Civic Association. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Moose Club, 3321 NE 6 Terrace. Call 954-709-5894 for more information. Moonlight at Beacon LightLighthouse Point Shoppers at the Shoppes of Beacon Light, 2400 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point, will get an early start on the holiday season, Nov. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. Shopping will be accompanied with wine tasting, music, craft shows and a full moon. The Shoppes merchants have prepared a holiday evening of shopping without the stress. Fashions, jewelry, crafts, art and other sundries will be the focus. and thats not all thats happening there!By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFNolan Fingerhut, managing equity of cer at Florida Shores Bank, called the Pelican saying, Theres a lot happening over here that you should know about and report back to your readers. The moment the Pelican arrived, Fingerhut began a tour of the brand new, state of the art bank building. Located at 400 N. Federal Highway in Pompano Beach, the bank not only looks like an award winner, it is one. The Construction Association of South Florida, or CASF, has honored Florida Shores Bank with a Craftsman Project of the Year Award. We competed against 150 projects including those of the some of the largest companies in South Florida so this is a major win for the bank, GHL Architects and JWR Construction, Fingerhut said. In addition to the major award, we received Craftsman awards in architectural woodwork, and our use of stone, granite and marble, stucco and choice of wall covering. Were proud that this organization representing the construction industry in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties chose us. Florida Shores Bank is the only bank headquartered in Pompano Beach. Chartered in December 8, 2006, it will soon celebrate its 5th year anniversary by announcing the opening of a second branch in Fort Lauderdale. The rst branch is on Boca Raton.Nolan Fingerhut-Managing Equity Of cer, Bob Sewick-President & CEO, Fonnie Gill-VP Residential Lending, and Rich Sudol-CFOFlorida Shores Bank about to branch out again Fingerhut beamed, saying, Were very excited to be opening this additional Fort Lauderdale location soon. He calls attention to an article in South Florida Business Journal which names Florida Shores as one of the community banks with bright growth ambitions and the capital to back it up. Fingerhut says, With locations in Pompano Beach, Boca Raton and downtown Fort Lauderdale, we will be able to expand our client base to accommodate the needs of more of the 2,500,000 residences and 24,000 small businesses needing banking services in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.Florida Shores gets $5 million to lendThe next exciting news he had to share was the bank being the proud recipient of $5 million dollars in Tier One Capital from the United States Department of the Treasurys Small Business Lending Fund. Fingerhut pointed out that Leveraging these See FLORIDA SHORES on page 12Pompano Beach Chamber eventsNov. 9 Ribbon Cutting for Litos Surf & Turf, 2460 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point, at 5:30 p.m. Call 954-941-2940. Nov. 10 BBN Enterprise Group meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at Galuppis Restaurant, 1103 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach. Call 954-941-2940. Nov. 10 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for B&Bs Beach Bar, 151-155 S. Cypress Road, Pompano Beach at 5:30 p.m. Call 954-941-2940
The Pelican 9 Friday, November 4, 2011 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLBTS Commissioners here unanimously approved a $186,805 agreement with Jaime Correa and Associates of Miami to design the East Commercial Boulevard streetscape and drainage project. This is the big ticket item for the historic center of town and the economic engine, Bud Bentley, assistant town Miami rm chosen to create nal design for Commercial Boulevard manager, said in presenting the proposed agreement. Also under consideration by Town Manager Connie Hoffmann was EDSA, in with a lower bid of $173,543. Hoffman listed the reasons for her choice in a report to the commission: They are assigning primarily senior personnel to do the design, Correa, the rms owner and principal who heads the University of Miamis Urban Design program, and Steven Fett, who participated in the universitys LBTS Community Design Workshop in May, will be heavily involved in the design. Landscape architects will be Falcon Bueno and engineers will be Chen Moore, the towns current engineers. Changes to those subcontractors can be made only with approval of the town manager. A focus group comprised of business operators in the three -block area between A1A and the ocean will be held to obtain input on the University of Miami design. Two alternative designs will be presented, including alternative public parking solutions, recommended pedestrian improvements, a sub-tropical landscape design and traf c plan. The conceptual design will be presented at a commission meeting to address any signi cant stakeholder disagreement. Cost estimates are $1.8 million but could go higher if the town selects high-end lighting, paving and landscape features. We have to get the trafc correct and we have to get the parking right, Vice Mayor Stuart Dodd said. The parking issue is critical to the success of the project. Dodd also noted that the town is trying to be environmentally friendly, yet he saw no emphasis on permeable materials in the plans. Commissioner Scot Sasser asked who pays if the subcontractors spend more than listed prices. Bentley said the price is rm for the scope of services. Commissioners also approved a $23,600 traf c planning and engineering contract for the same area with Hughes & Hughes. Molly Hughes, president of the rm, said she would be working with the design team. The Hughes rm recently did traf c studies and a signal timing study for the town.
10 The PelicanFriday, November 4, 2011 CrashContinued from page 1By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park -Commissioners moved a step closer to bringing aquaculture downtown by approving a zoning change Wednesday. If approved later for a conditional use permit, Algae to Omega Holdings will grow algae and create speciesspeci c sh food. Geronimos Zoning change will allow innovative algae farm in OPs new downtownDimitrelos, CEO, explained algae is used in making cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and industrial lubricants. This is cutting edge technology and the only one in South Florida, said Siegi Constantine, executive director of Oakland Park Main Street. She said Main Street supports the zoning change. The building will be industrial. Neighbors have been invited to tour it, and most are in favor, Constantine said. This is a quiet operation. They wont be bringing in trucks, and no processing will be going on there. But Steve Arnst, former mayor, was against the change. I cannot believe you want to put this downtown. Youre going to put an algae farm in a downtown residential neighborhood, he said, urging commissioners to turn down the request. Think long and hard about this, Arnst said. Its a great idea but a bad, bad place. Resident Bill Sears who had toured the plant said, This is an innovative operation. They also plan to grow living coral, which can be transferred to our reefs, now being torn up daily. He added that the plant would be in an enclosed building. Its a well-engineered operation that has a lot of promise. We need something to kick off Main Street. After some suggestions from city of cials, some changes were added. Solid waste containers must be 100 feet, rather than 50 feet, from residences. And a requirement to employ a full-time marine biologist or similar professional was removed. Instead, an applicant must be certi ed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and be in compliance with their best management practices, Chris Gratz, senior planner, said. Vice Mayor Anne Sallee said she had toured the facility. Its a real bene t to the city, she said. If this change werent approved, It will Trouble began in the sky as the plane, piloted by student pilot David Bakalar, a Hollywood resident, who noticed some engine trouble. Instructor Vincent Paul Citrullo, a Plantation resident, took control, but the engine died, and the plane began losing altitude. The Cessna clipped a tall palm tree and hit a concrete pole before it broke into two pieces. Both men walked away from the landing. The incident is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Authority. It was about one year ago when another plane crashed after overshooting the landing eld, clipping the airpark fence and landing in the Municipal Golf Course parking lot. Neither pilot nor passenger was harmed in that event. See ALGAE on page 11
The Pelican 11 Friday, November 4, 2011 sit there empty and go into blight. I think its a bene t, she said, moving to approve the zoning change. McCartney said she is concerned that the proposed use isnt compatible with what the city is trying to do with its downtown. We just had a study that recommended a culinary focus for the area. Im having trouble reconciling how this is compatible with that vision, she said. Commissioner John Adornato had concerns about the neighborhood. Were trying to bring some businesses down here. The opportunity for the city to bring attention to the downtown outweighs concerns I have about compatibility, he said. Mayor Suzanne Boisvenue said a warehouse district is permitted at the location. In the past, she and others had complained of the noise from tractor-trailers. I dont hear the sh swimming, so Im going to call for the vote, she said. AlgaeContinued from page 10
12 The PelicanFriday, November 4, 2011 funds will generate $50 million in loans to support our communitys businesses. He said, Only a few banks quali ed for this selective program. This bank prides itself on its local focus including staff, clients and even its ownership of 118 shareholders. Bank President/CEO Bob Sewick lives in the area, serves as a board member and trustee of the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce. He is also a board member serving on the loan committee of the North West CRA Business Loan Fund. He says, I am excited to oversee the expansion and growth of our ne nancial institution located in Pompano Beach. As the only bank headquartered here, I believe we have an outstanding opportunity to offer excellent service with competitive rates to meet the needs of our loan and deposit clients. I invite prospective customers to visit our of ce and meet our highly trained staff for banking products and services. Fingerhut asks, How many banks can a client walk into and talk to the president who is the decision maker on loans, home mortgages and personal accounts? You can do this at Florida Shores. One of the banks customers, and a new board member is Dirk Dejong, president of Furman Insurance, who says, Pompano is lucky to have Florida Shores Bank headquartered in our city. Bob Sewick is always available to discuss a business loan, home mortgage and even a CD. Thats why we bank here. He really cares about me, my business and the community. The success of Florida Shores depends on my success and every member of the banks staff is always willing to help me be successful. Wow! What a business partner. Another customer, James M. Balistreri dropped a line saying,Banking with Florida Shores reminds me of the days 30 plus years ago when Dad would walk into the bank and everyone would greet him. Or Dad would pick up the phone and they knew his voice and the business would be handled. How refreshing it is to do business with people that know each other. We feel back at home with Florida Shores Bank. Jim and Joe Balistreri.Local investors invited to become shareholdersTo help support the banks growth, Florida Shores is offering 1,000,000 (one million) shares of common stock at $11 per share. Existing shareholders of record have rst priority. The balance of shares became available to the public, employees and customers on Aug. 18. Fingerhut, who has been with the bank since it opened, has moved through the ranks as a teller, business development, new accounts and now as managing equity of cer, he oversees the fund raising efforts to support local growth in the community. Services offered at Florida ShoresFingerhut says, As a full service bank, we are actively lending with a focus on small to medium size businesses. We are not sitting on our money. Unlike the big banks, our quali ed candidates see their loans come through with very few delays. Asked how this bank responds to the current bad press, he says, The bad press is mainly centered on the larger institutions which grants us the opportunity to demonstrate the fundamental value a local bank can add to the surrounding communities. Questioned about debit cards, he says, We have debit cards, and we do not charge to use them. Weve partnered with Publix grocers so our card is a no-fee card with their Presto ATM machine. Our card carries no monthly fee and can be used in all retail businesses. When the subject of home mortgages came up, the Pelican was referred to Vice President Fonnie Gill who heads up Residential Lending. Gill said, We are excited about our expansion into the residential mortgage area. We have numerous sources to share with our customers to obtain the mortgage product that will meet their needs. To show our excitement about our expansion we offer a free appraisal. Call Nolan Fingerhut at 954-876-2323 for more information. Florida Shores staff members gather before their award-winning new home in Pompano Beach. Florida ShoresContinued from page 8
The Pelican 13 Friday, November 4, 2011 The 2nd Anniversary Celebration for Pastor Louis Sanders of Macedonia Baptist Church in Pompano Beach, will begin on Nov.12 and extend through Nov.19th. A banquet at the Deereld Beach Hilton on Nov. 19 will be the grand closing event with AUNT FLOSSIE the Gospel Comedienne from Los Angeles and PRodigy Mixx. First Lady Ophelia Sanders can be reached at her email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Anniversary celebration SightingsA local calendar for events, meetings and more in North Broward County. Please email calendar items to siren2415@gmail. com or fax to 954-783-0093.EventsFREE TOUCHFREE CAR WASH for Veterans and Military Personnel on Friday, Nov.11 at LIGHTHOUSE CAR WASH, 1046 E. Sample Road, from 9 to 5 p.m. TOUCHFREE car washes to veterans and current military service personnel; under the Grace For Vets FREE Wash Program. Washes will be given rain or shine. The FREE washes are given to honor and recognize those that have and are serving in the armed forces. Call 954-647-9559.TourThe next Hillsboro Lighthouse Tour is on Saturday, Nov. 19. Come anytime from 8:45 AM through 2:30 PM the Sands Harbor Hotels North dock at 125 North Riverside Drive Pompano Beach for boat rides to & from the Lighthouse. For more information see website, www. HillsboroLighthouse.org or phone 954-942-2102FoodNov. 6, Chili Cook-off to bene t Gildas Club of South Florida. Teams forming now. The event takes place at Big Dog Station, 3148 NE 12 Ave., Oakland Park. Tasting is $1. Call 954-763-6776. Come join us for a great pancake breakfast Sunday Nov. 13, 9 am till 12 noon.See Sightings on page 16
14 The PelicanFriday, November 4, 2011 to resolve the dispute could lead to a federal civil rights lawsuit charging discrimination under both the American Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Amendment Administration. In a letter dated October 24, attorney Scott Backman appealed to the city to overturn its September 26 administrative decision that determined Florida House could not go ahead with its detox center at 504 S. Federal Highway because it would be within 1,000 feet of another treatment center, Florida House. Backmans says the city is treating Florida House as multiple facilities and he contends it is a single facility seeking another license and a continuum of its services. The city has an ordinance prohibiting addiction treatment centers from being located within 1,000 feet of one another which both Backman and attorney James K. Green say violates federal law. Both the American Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Administration generally regard distance requirements as invalid, Green wrote. Green reiterated that the city is treating Florida House as a multiple treatment facility, instead of one center. He is asking the city for reasonable accommodation for his client. The ADA and the FHA also prohibit generalized conclusions about people with disabilities which has been interpreted to include individuals recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. The FHA prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of disability. The attorneys represent Florida House owner Sherief Abu-Moustafa who was prepared to bring his application for a 24-bed detox center at 504 S. Federal Highway to the city commission on October 4. A few days before that meeting, he was informed that the city was imposing the 1,000-foot rule and his application could not go forward. Prior to that, residents living behind the proposed detox center formed an active protest group and in July the Planning and Zoning Board refused Abu-Moustafas application. Abu-Moustafa says he paid $1.3 million for the 8,000 square-foot building and spent another $100,000 in design fees after being told by City Planning Director Jerry Ferguson that B-2 zoning allowed the treatment facility. Could the city turn down Publix if they wanted to add a bakery across the street from one of their stores? he said this week HouseContinued from page 1
The Pelican 15 Friday, November 4, 2011 Oakland Park -The topics of foreclosure and short sale headline a free bilingual seminar being hosted by Lanham & Associates from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Oakland Park Library, 1298 NE 37th St. A bilingual panel of experts from the mortgage, real estate and legal professions will present information and materials to help homeowners understand the short sale option to foreclosure. We know that a large percentage of homeowners affected by the mortgage crisis are Hispanic, says broker-owner Gary Lanham. Nationwide, about 1.3 million Latino families will lose their homes by 2012, according to a study by the National Council of LaRaza and the University of North Carolina, notes Lanham. Realtor Sales Associate Leida Alicia, who will moderate the seminar, cites the results of a national housing survey, which shows that 74 percent of Hispanics, compared to 59 percent of all Americans, say owning a home is a good way to build wealth. We need to help Hispanics with distressed properties. As the largest, fastest growing minority group in the U.S., my demographic is key to recovering market stabilization, Alicea said. Lanham and his team of experts will explain the legal and financial requirements for a short sale, such as: Can I avoid foreclosure with a short sale? Do I qualify and what does it cost? What documents do I need to apply for a short sale? How does a short sale affect my credit? How soon can I buy another house? Attorney and Florida State Rep. George Moraitis, Jr. will talk about the short sale versus foreclosure process in Broward County. From a legal standpoint, a short sale offers the possibility of obtaining a release from further liability in connection with the loan and is a much better alternative than allowing a home to be foreclosed and sold at auction, says Moraitis. Negotiating short sales requires a great deal of persistence and skill, says Brian Karney, who is a short sale negotiator with the Moraitis law firm. We are grateful to have helped many of our clients get a new start through the short sale process, adds Karney, Short sale, foreclosure seminar set for Nov. 8 See SEMINAR on page 25
16 The Pelican Friday, November 4, 2011 The Pelican 954-783-8700 Hosted by the Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES 142 at the ELKS LODGE 700 NE 10th St,. Pompano Beach in the main Dining Room. Adults $5 Children $2.50 Open to the Public. Call 954-725-5192.PetsBow Wow Splash Festival for dogs to play off-leash in the water park. Food and beverage available for purchase. Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deer eld Beach. Call 954-357-5100.Events for childrenFern Forest One hour nature programs for children ages 2 to 4 accompanied by an adult. Arts, crafts, songs and more. Nov. 10 theme is Eggs. 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek. Cost is $3 per child. Call 954-3575198.FairsAnnual Fair sponsored by The Womens Club of Coconut Creek. Saturday, November 5th, 8:30AM 3PM, at Coconut Creek Government Center, 4800 W. Copans Rd, Coconut Creek, Fl. Free admission. Vendors space available for rent. Vendors will be selling new and handcraft items. SightingsContinued from page 13Miles for Smile walkathon to bene t Broward Children Saturday, Nov. 12 8 a.m. at Blimp Base1500 NE 5 Ave.,Pompano Beach Walk the 4-mile circle around the Pompano Airpark First 200 receive tee shirts Goodie bags, Breakfast & Lunch for participants Registration online at www.bcckids.org Fee $20 or $25 on day of event All proceeds bene t Broward Childrens Center, serving children with disabilities.954-605-7964See Sightings on page 18
The Pelican 17 Friday, November 4, 2011 We have an issue, and were dealing with it, but we need your help, CanadaStuck told homeowners. Its the holiday season, the economy, drugs. She said burglars are targeting homes equipped with alarm systems, trying to get in and out before police arrive. The increase in burglaries is a big issue and not only in Oakland Park, BSO District Chief John Bukata said. He added, Burglaries are going through the roof throughout the tri-county area. Theyre up 11 percent in Oakland Park and Fort Lauderdale and up 35 percent in Pompano Beach. One common denominator is resident complacency, Bukata explained. Frequently, when police canvas an area after a burglary, people tell us they saw something suspicious, but they didnt want to bother us. Bother us. Thats what will stop and minimize the crime problem. We cant do this on our own, he said. Lt. Canada-Stuck recalled one incident where a woman saw someone crawling in her neighbors window. She thought it was the womans boyfriend. It was burglars, and they cleaned out the house. After police saw a spike city-wide in residential burglaries, an operational plan was devised with a group of deputies combining resources and going after specific areas, Sgt. Richard LaCerra, criminal investigations supervisor, said. In a seven-day operation, police arrested 15 people and stopped 105 suspicious people, LaCerra said. After that effort, burglaries decreased from the double digits to single. LaCerra said the recent trend or M.O. is for the would-be burglar to knock on doors to see if anyone is home. If you answer the door, they will say theyre looking for someone.If someone is knocking and you dont know them, either dont answer or announce yourself, and tell them youre not interested, police advise.If there is no answer, they go around to the back and break in, often by smashing out a window. They run out with jewelry, flat screen TVs, guns. Many of the criminals are now wearing gloves, so there are no fingerprints left behind. And if the culprit is a juvenile, his fingerprints may not be on file unless hes been arrested previously. Detectives go to area pawn shops to check on who is bringing in items to pawn. LaCerra urged residents to be sure they have serial numbers or photos of valuable items in order to be able to recover them. In Oakland Park, doorto-door solicitation is not allowed without a permit signed by the police chief. And in his six years as chief, Bukata said he hasnt approved any.Residents need not be crime victimsMake sure your house is locked up with windows closed. And get to know your neighbors, LaCerra advised. Most of the recent burglaries occurred during daytime hours while residents are at work. Video surveillance systems are helpful, he said. Sometimes the burglars try spraypainting the cameras. Canada-Stuck says she loves when they do that. I can see their faces when theyre spraying. Residents were urged to sign up for BSOs Cybervisor, in which they receive on-line notice of crimes in the area and crime prevention tips. On BSOs portion of the citys website, crime maps are updated weekly, so residents can see a snapshot of whats happening in their area. BSO also provides free home security surveys in which they will come out and advise the homeowner on ways to prevent being the next victim. We look at your house as a burglar would, said Deputy Ira Rubinstein, crime prevention officer. Call 954-831-8900. CrimeContinued from page 1
18 The Pelican Friday, November 4, 2011 distress, who cant seem to be comforted or calmed down, do so before your eyes when you hand them a Tommy Moose. This little stuffed animal gives them something to hold on to and they quickly focus on him. There were other touching stories about Tommy Moose animals at the Moose Lodge, 3321 NE 6th Terrace, preceding the meeting of the Women of the Moose. Senior Regent Sallie Fisher shared a little history of this group. The Women of the Moose began in 1913 as a unit of Moose International. There are now 400,000 women members in 1,600 chapters in 50 states and Canada. We all support Mooseheart and Moosehaven. Mooseheart is a child city and school, located on 1,000 acres 40 miles West of Chicago. It is home to children and teens in need. Moosehaven is a 70-acre continuing care retirement community in Jacksonville. Its a wonderful place with its own hospital for those of us who have been members for 15 years or more who wish to retire there. We just had a couple from our Lodge move in. They love their living quarters and all of the activities and wish they had retired there sooner. This Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 2157 has over 400 members with about the same number in Women of the Moose. Linda Peltz, recorder and Jr. Regent, says, The members range in age from 30 to 80. We have couples and singles. We have dinner and music every Friday and Saturday evenings. The women do the cooking and we all do the eating, dancing and enjoying the music. Some of their year round activities include a fund raiser and a Christmas party with gifts and music for the Dynamos. They also collect clothing for the Broward Outreach Center, school supplies and backpacks for local school childre, a Thanksgiving basket to a needy family, books to Pompano Beach library, needed items for service men and women. Women of the Moose meet twice monthly. Membership is open with a sponsor. Call 954-283-8882. Thank you Women of the Moose for the good work you do. MooseContinued from page 7 Raf e tickets for quilt can be purchased for 1 ticket for $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. Funds raised will go toward scholarships for residents of Coconut Creek and the betterment of Coconut Creek. Contact Carolyn @ email@example.comGreen MarketsGreen 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 954-531-5383. Pompano Beach Green Market Every Saturday at the corner of West Atlantic Boulevard and North Dixie Highway from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fresh vegetables, crafts, plants, food and music.Fishing 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 Deer eld Beach International Pier 200 NE 21st Ave., Deer eld Beach. 9544269206. 954-943-1488LeisureThe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142 has Bingo on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at 171 SW 2 St., Pompano Beach. Food is available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 954-942-2448. The NE Focal Point Alzheimers Day Care Center, See SIGHTINGS on page 19SightingsContinued from page 16
The Pelican 19 Friday, November 4, 2011 located at 301 N.W. 2nd Avenue in Deer eld Beach, offers a weekly Caregivers Support Group every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. MeetingsThe Pompano Beach Garden Club General meeting will be Monday, Nov 14 at 12:30 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center.1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. The meeting is open to the public. The program features Sandra Lynch NGC Accredited Judge, with a presentation on Combination Planters for the Balcony?Garden Refreshments will be served. Call Edie with any questions. 954-943-2699 Gold Coast Toastmasters Meet in the second and 4th Mondays of each month at Panera Bread, 1762 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale from 7 to 9 p.m.. Call 954895-3555. Zonta International meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Duffys Diner, 401 N. Federal Hwy., Deer eld Beach at 11:15 a.m. Zonta International is a classi ed service organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women locally and worldwide through service and advocacy. Call 561-3922223. The Greater Pompano Beach Senior Citizens Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Emma Lou Olson Community Center on NE Sixth Street Pompano Beach at 10 a.m. Activities focus on the general welfare, health,e ducation and security of senior citizens. We welcome people of all ages. HealthYoga class for all levels at Hagen Park, behind the City Hall at 2020 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors on Tuesday nights from 6:30-8 p.m.and Saturday mornings from 10:30 till noon. Cost is $7. Call 305.607.3520 with any questions. Parking is free on SightingsContinued from page 18 See SIGHTINGS on page 20
20 The Pelican Friday, November 4, 2011 Saturday morning class. Bring a mat and water. Deer eld sweetens re/rescue contractHillsboro Beach Town of cials are reviewing a re/rescue from Deer eld Beach that cuts more than $100,000 from what was offered last month. The decrease came about when the cost of delivering service to the island community was re gured, Chief Chad Brocato said. Last month, Mayor Dan Dodge urged the chief to rework his numbers. The chief presented a contract for $710,596, a $116,000 savings over the 2010-11 budget, but the mayor said he was looking for more. This week he said, Deer eld has been very good in realizing we needed an adjustment. Our common goal is to justify the charges and they have done a very good job. The new gures bring the base fee for delivering re/rescue services to about $273,000. The re rescue fee charged per residential unit remains at $135 and amounts to $370,000 for the towns 2,400-plus homes. Total re budget is now $593,000. A $125,000 savings has a tremendous impact on our $4 million budget, Mayor Dodge said this week. Weve had numerous meetings and weve come to a very good place.SightingsContinued from page 19Music Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. Piano and organ hymn arrangements, featuring John and Lisa Wilson on the Steinway Piano and the Walker Digital Organ. Free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken. The New Presbyterian Church at the Pompano Beach High School, 600 NE 13 Ave., Pompano Beach. Call 954-946-4380. Handels Messiah Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 7955 Royal Palm See SIGHTINGS on page 25
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24 The Pelican Friday, November 4, 2011 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: CrimeContinued from page 1occurred on one day. We have an issue, and were dealing with it, but we need your help, CanadaStuck told homeowners. Even homes equipped with alarm systems are not safe. The burglars try to get in and out before the police arrive. The increase in burglaries is a big issue and not only in Oakland Park. Burglaries are going through the roof throughout the tri-county area, BSO District Chief John Bukata said. Theyre up 11 percent in Oakland Park and Fort Lauderdale and up 35 percent in Pompano Beach. According to Bukata, a common denominator is resident complacency. Frequently, when police canvas an area after a burglary, people say they saw something suspicious, but they didnt want to bother us, Bukata said. Bother us. Thats what will stop and minimize the crime problem. We cant do this on our own. After police saw the spike city-wide in residential burglaries, deputies combined resources and went after specific areas, Sgt. Richard LaCerra, said. In a seven-day operation, police arrested 15 people and stopped 105 suspicious people, LaCerra said. After that effort, burglaries went from double digits to single. LaCerra said a common M.O. is for the would-be burglar to knock on doors to see if anyone is home saying ,if you answer, they are looking for someone. Do not answer the door if the knocker is someone you dont know, or announce yourself and tell them youre not interested, LeCarra advised. If there is no answer, the burglars will go around to the back and break in often by smashing out a window and running out with jewelry, flat screen TVs, guns. While crimes are neatly wrapped up in 35 minutes on TV programs like CSI, the reality is quite different, LaCerra said. The results of DNA tests can take a year, and fingerprints IDs can take four to five months. Many criminals now wear gloves, so no fingerprints are left behind. If the culprit is a juvenile, his fingerprints may not be on file unless hes been arrested previously. Detectives work area pawn shops to check on who is bringing in items so LaCerra urged residents to have serial numbers or photos of valuable items so they can recover them. In Oakland Park, doorto-door solicitation is not allowed without a permit signed by the police chief. In his six years as chief, Bukata said he hasnt approved any. What can a resident do to keep from being a crime victim? Make sure your house is locked up with windows closed, and get to know your neighbors LaCerra advises. Most recent burglaries have occurred during the day when residents are at work. Video surveillance systems are helpful, he said, although burglars may try spray painting the cameras.See CRIME on page 25
The Pelican 25 Friday, November 4, 2011 Ivette Lipp from FEMBi Mortgage, an Hispanic-owned company, will talk about the effects of foreclosure and short sale on a homeowners credit and how soon they will be eligible to purchase another home. To view the agenda in English or Spanish, go to www.lanhamassociates. com. The seminar is free, but seating is limited. To register, email Leida.Alicea@ LanhamAssociates.com, or call Leida Alicea at 954-5308198. Lanham & Associates, Inc. is a boutique real estate firm offering sales, leasing and brokerage services to residential and commercial clients in Oakland Park, Wilton Manors and the greater Fort Lauderdale area. Broker-owner Gary B. Lanham has extensive experience in sales, marketing and business development. SeminarContinued from page 15Canada-Stuck says she loves when they do that. I can see their face when theyre spraying, she said. Residents are urged to sign up for BSOs Cybervisor, in which they receive on-line notice of crimes in the area and crime prevention tips. On BSOs portion of the citys website, crime maps are updated weekly, so residents can see a snapshot of whats happening in their area. BSO also provides free home security surveys and will advise the homeowner on ways to prevent being the next victim. We look at your house as a burglar would, said Deputy Ira Rubinstein, crime prevention officer.CrimeContinued from page 24who will explain the complex negotiations involved in a short sale. Blvd., Margate. Professional soloists from the Florida Grand Opera, directed by John Moore. Call 954-752-3030. The concert is free. A freewill offering will be taken.OutdoorsNight Hikes Fern Forest nature center, 201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek, Nov. 13 for family night and Nov. 14 for adults from 7 to 8 p.m. Call 954-357-5198.TheaterThrough 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 of ce. Call 954-7267898.VolunteerHospice Volunteers needed VITAS innovative Hospice Care of Broward needs volunteers who can make friendly visits to terminally ill patients and their families.Two-day orientation required. Call 954777-5396. SightingsContinued from page 20
26 The Pelican Friday, November 4, 2011 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park After hearing reports that residential burglaries are up 11 percent in Oakland Park, commissioners decided to replace four BSO deputies cut from the force last year. Cost is $130,000 per deputy and commissioners approved a budget amendment that will pay their salaries. Among those supporting the move was Commissioner John Adornato, a recent residential burglary victim himself. Adornato said he felt violated even though in his situation no one was hurt, there was no significant damage and the items stolen are replaceable. Speaking to the recent rash of burglaries in North Andrews Gardens Adornato said, Its a horrible situation, and everyone must do everything they can. We all need to be alert and call police when something doesnt feel right. He said the commission hasnt done enough to prioritize funding for the sheriffs office. Commissioner Jed Shank said news of the increase in home burglaries was a surprise to him. He said he needs better information from BSO on the crime rate and how it compares to the past. We have a $12 million contract, and I dont have a good enough handle on whats going on, Shank said. Agreeing the deputies need to be hired now, Commissioner Shari McCartney said she never liked the idea of waiting on grants. She suggested the commission ask for monthly reports from the BSO chief, similar to what they now obtain from the city manager and attorney. Shank noted that if they approved funding the additional deputies now, there would be no grant funding. During this meeting, Vice Mayor Anne Sallee was in Washington, D.C., meeting with Congressional. Attending by phone, she said she learned no grant money will be released in the foreseeable future. There is little to no hope. Theres no budget, and were hearing, Dont hold your breath. McCartney said she was concerned that the commission has its hands tied as far as the cost of the new deputies. This is what happens when you hire out a police force, she said. The city has another four years on a five-year contract with BSO. Oakland Park beefs up police force to combat rise in burglaries
The Pelican 27 Friday, November 4, 2011 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954420-5001.. By RJ BoylePELICAN ANGLEREveryone is probably familiar with our seminar series that we do at the shop and if you are not, do not miss this one. We will have Ray Dont miss this seminar Roscher, probably the most successful sail fisherman Miami has ever seen. He will be gracing the shop Nov. 9 from 6:30 p.m. til ?? Roscher will discuss kite fishing techniques, how to catch and handle live bait which is as important a step in the success of sailfish tactics, which some overlook. The Seminar is $20 to attend, and spots are limited. Dolphin and wahoo have been abundant with the change of the season. The daytime sword bite has been hard to report due to rough un-fishable conditions in the Gulf Stream. Sail fishing is starting great with reports of double digit days on the reef kite fishing with Google eyes. Lets not forget that if you have little ones in the family and its just too rough for them, the piers have had a red hot Spanish Mackerel and Pompano bites with small blue fish and jacks mixed in with them. Get tight RJ
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