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Title: Pompano Pelican
Uniform Title: Pompano Pelican
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Language: English
Publisher: Pompano Pelican
Place of Publication: Pompano Beach
Publication Date: 07-27-2012
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Broward -- Pompano Beach
Coordinates: 26.234722 x -80.125556 ( Place of Publication )
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Friday, July 27, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 30 Wherever you are, read The Pelican @ pompanopelican.com Send news to siren2415@gmail.com Pelican 123 days left in 2012 Hurricane season Tight budget offers decreases in taxes, utility rates By Judy Vik PELICAN STAFF Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Commissioners unanimously See TIGHT BUDGET on page 20 TLC not equipped to operate recovery house, neighbors say By Judy Wilson PELICAN STAFF See TLC on page 25 By Bud Garner POMP ANO BEACH HISTORIAN Gone with the Winds: Pompano Beachs 1947 hurricane that put the town under water hurricane. See HURRICANE on page 17

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Friday, July 27, 2012 color By Anne Siren PELICAN STAFF Cultural center is approved, reviews mixed See CULTURAL CENTER on page 21 PELICAN STAFF For Pompano festival will reach out to Brazilian community Brazilians in Florida and See FESTIVAL on page 19

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Friday, July 27, 2012 color By Judy Wilson PELICAN STAFF Neighbor charged with multiple Deer Creek burglaries crime. See BURGLAR on page 13 Bogdanoff to speak at chamber

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Friday, July 27, 2012 color PELICAN STAFF For nd in Florida. Commerce. Whole Foods store opening on Federal at former Pompano Kmart doors in Pompano.

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Friday, July 27, 2012 Sightings com PELICAN STAFF Wilton Manors See CANA ART on page 24 Health & Community See SIGHTNGS on page 19

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Friday, July 27, 2012 Send your letter to the editor U.S. Senate refuses to debate Disclose Act Voters deserve to know origins of secret money in elections ARTICLE PROVIDED BY LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS Washington, DC The League of Women Voters of Florida, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, please visit the Leagues website at: www.TheFloridaVoter.org. CITY OF POMP ANO BEACH Pompano voters should vote YES on three local referenda commission ordinance procedures. See YES on page 7

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Friday, July 27, 2012 commissioners. commission. Pompano Beach a happy, Yes Continued from page 6 By Judy Wilson PELICAN STAFF FDOT study addresses lighting problems

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Friday, July 27, 2012 The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. You can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. Briefs By Phyllis J. Neuberger PELICAN STAFF State Farm agent, Michele M. Greene, named Child Advocate of the Year by Childrens Home Society Child Advocate of the Year See GREENE on page 16 AARP Driver Safety Program CERT training classes Country music festival

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Friday, July 27, 2012 PELICAN STAFF Ahoy, captains! Pompano Chamber sets new date for Holiday Boat parade See PARADE on page 18 Boat Parade

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Friday, July 27, 2012 Phyllis J. Briefs By Phyllis J. Neuberger PELICAN STAFF dance. Original Florida Follies kicks off a new season, a new show . Viva Las Vegas! See FOLLIES on page 12 Phillips] 2nd Annual Family Night Foreclosure Prevention Workshop Hardest Hit Program mortgage payments

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Friday, July 27, 2012 color The Pelican Call us! 954-783-8700 The Pelican 1 or 0 Greene Continued from page 8

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The Pelican 17 Friday, July 27, 2012 Pompano, and the winds and rain suddenly died down. The sun came out, the birds appeared and began singing, but not for very long. About 20 minutes later, the wind began to pick-up, coming now from the west where before it had been from the east. Another ten minutes and it was just as bad as it had been before the eye came through. This lasted all night and by morning, it was still raining hard but the wind was gradu ally dying down. The beach area in Pom pano was in shambles. The ocean had washed up and over A-1-A depositing beach sand from the Casino to the East Coast canal which was out of its banks. Water covered Ocean drive East to NE 26 Avenue. Extremely high tides and winds worked against the mainland, pushing the tidal waters into the canals and backing it up into the glades. This happened every six hours from high tides to low tides and being at low tide not long enough to empty the huge amounts standing water in the everglades just a few miles west of Pompano [Note: At this time, Pompano had not annexed the beach area to take its newest name of Pompano Beach. The Hillsboro Lighthouse was undamaged although sand was washed away from its base. The problems arising from this hurricane were just beginning after it had passed on through. Water was the issue. Most of South Florida was now under water from ankle deep to neck deep in places. Just west of the FEC Rail road and Dixie Highway and down Hammondville road, the water level had reached Church Street or Northwest 3 Ave. It got deeper as people traveled west, so deep there from this point to the range line, or State Rd 441, where Margate is today, Old Dixie highway from Hammondville Road to Deer of the high water although, in the Sample road area there was a sand ridge but the water was standing deep in the road. And this remained for sev eral days after the hurricane moved on. The Howell family, long time friends of mine had a business on Hammondville Road about NW 10th Ave. Their manufacturing business sat on the South side of Ham mondville and we, the Howell boys. Lowell, Duane and myself, decided to walk out and see what kind of damage had incurred, We began walking west on Hammondville. The water got deeper, and soon was up to our waists. On getting to a small bridge crossing Hammond ville, there was a shop im mediately on the south side. When we got the front doors open, there was nothing to be seen but water. All the ma chines were completely under water. When the water receded south across Hammondville Road in front of the Howells store and alive with hundreds People scooped them up with nets pillowcases, bed sheets, buckets and bean ham pers. There were also three eels as big as a mans arm, some of them three-feet long. No one bothered with them. There were no alligators in sight. I suppose they were the only things that really enjoyed food. We had seen all we needed to see and did the next best thing. We closed the doors and started back east to Old Dixie Highway. Going south on Dixie just past the Pompano Canal, the water extended west all the way to 441 and beyond. There was only one house family lived. It was complete ly surrounded by water. The road to Avondale Apartments was waist deep in water. No one was going in or out of there. This condition extended south to Fort Lauderdale and New River and west to the boundaries of the Everglades. It also continued making its way east and south to the inlets where it was channeled into the East Coast Canal and on out into the ocean. taking eastward and southern routes to reach the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico. As the water got shallow er, its speed increased causing channels were created which, in most instances was detri mental to future development. My friend, Duane was a li censed pilot and had access to a J3 Piper Cub airplane, so we decided to take a ride out over the Glades. Leaving Pompano Air Park and heading west following Hammondville road as best we could, we were shocked at the sight of all that water. Looking west and south as far as the eye could see, nothing but water. pano Housing project, there were all those houses with dows. When we went further west, nothing but water and occasionally the tops of houses. One of the more striking aspects of this scene was after getting to 441 and turning south, we could only see the bridges spanning 441 for a short distance, then noth ing but water. Highway 27 was gone. This hurricane kept South Florida immobile for the bet ter part of six weeks before it dried out enough for farmers Funeral homes kept their dead in cold storage waiting for the land to dry out. The two back to back hur ricanes nearly brought South Florida to our knees. Hurricane Continued from page 1

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18 The Pelican Friday, July 27, 2012 offering goody bags, gasoline a special commemorative Christmas ornament, designed by local artist Pat Anderson, to boaters who join the pa its something to get partici pants involved, said Green. Michele Greene, co-chair of the parade, said this year more sponsors would be needed to help entice more boaters to join. community sponsors to sup port the family event. Wed like to have a minimum of 50 plus because its the 50th get more community involve ment and more backing we can promote it and really make it a commemorative event. That helps our com munity, businesses, as well as tourism. For more information on participating in the boat parade, volunteering or sponsoring the event, call Lisa Spinelli at 954-941-2940. Parade Continued from page 9 Hillsboro Lighthouse tour Aug. 4 Pompano Beach The Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society will hold a tour of the historic Hillsboro Lighthouse on Saturday, Aug. 4 starting at 9 a.m. Transportation to and from the lighthouse is by tour boat that leaves from the Sands Harbor Hotel, 125. N. Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach. The last boat leaves for the lighthouse at 2:30 p.m. The new Hillsboro Lighthouse Museum and Visitors Center will also be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The museum is located at Hillsboro Inlet Park, 2700 North Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach. Admission to the Lighthouse Museum and Visitors Center is free. Metered parking is available across the street in the municipal lot. USCG regulations require that visitors wishing to climb to the top of the lighthouse wear flat shoes with rubber soles and closed toes. No sandals, flip-flops, or shoes with heels are allowed inside the lighthouse. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be a minimum of four feet tall to climb the tower. No pets are allowed. For more information, visit www.hillsborolighthouse.org/ tours.html or call 954-7823313.

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The Pelican 19 Friday, July 27, 2012 bw Festival Continued from page 2 Record USA will get to see Pompano featured on their screens when Show De Fim De Ano airs a month later. erywhere. Millions will be watching, said Sameli, who credited the partnership TV Record USA has forged with the city, Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce Group with making the event able to do that without them, he said. Its a partnership that Ric Green, Chamber of Com merce president/CEO, sees as a long lasting one. on this since probably Janu ary. We want to make this an annual event, said Green, ian events potential to the Seafood Festival and Boat Parade Pompanos two most popular events. pano Beach, for all of North Broward. And as it grows . this could be a signature event for the area, said Green. weekend, the possibility exists that people will travel here for this. And theres plenty of room to grow. With seating for 3,000 and room for another 2,000 in the activities area, Mark Beau dreau, recreation programs administrator, said the am phitheatre is well equipped to handle this years crowd. And if the event does turn out to be a success and grow, Commu nity Park, located adjacent to the Amphitheatre, can be used in combination to accommo date 10,000 or more. the amphitheatre, said Beau dreau. entertainers there will be some country and classic rock performances, booths and exhibits run by local merchants, giveaways and to mix up things to not only make things successful for as well. Email comercial@tvre cordusa.com or visit www. tvrecordusa.com for more information. 8-7 National Night Out Against Crime from 6 to 9 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park, Pavilion 10, 401 S. Powerline 571-4552 8-11 City shred from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Recycling Drop-Off Center, 401 SW 4 bags and $20 for six to ten. Checks only. 954-480-4379. 8-11 Lenny will be performed at the Tamarac Theatre of the Performing Arts, 7143 Pine Island Road. Tickets are $25 each or the summer special price of two for $25. Play runs through Aug. 26. 954-726-7898. 8-11 Sheriffs Commu nity Day & Backpack Give away from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Westside Park, 445 954-422-5818. 8-19 Garage sale at the Herb Skolnick Center 800 Southwest 36 Ave., Pompano Beach, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by Scleroderma Foun dation of Southeast Florida. Vendors wanted. 954-7981854. 8-4 Monthly beach cleanup in Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the pavilion at the end of Commercial Boulevard. 954640-4200. Fridays Pompano Proud meets every second Friday of the month at McNab Park, 2250 E. Atlantic Blvd., from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Every second Sunday the group meets at Galuppis, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach, at 6 p.m. 954-562-3232. Sightings Continued from page 5

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20 The Pelican Friday, July 27, 2012 With the increase in values, the lower tax rate will raise the same amount of revenues as last year, Tony the commission. Commissioners agreed to sessment fee at $130. The total budget for the up from $17.7 million. The proposed budget calls for a 10 percent reduction in sewer rates for most multifamily homes and hotels. Single-family homes and large restaurants will have increases. The budget calls for a 50 percent reduction in the water service utility tax, from 10 percent to 5 percent. That will help offset an 8 percent increase in rates Fort Lauder dale will impose in October. Residents in the south end of town receive water service from Fort Lauderdale. Residents are expected to see a reduction in gar bage rates because of a new contract with Choice Envi ronmental and a decrease in amount is being determined. A $5.7 million capital improvement fund includes funds for a streetscape in the of West Commercial Boule vard, drainage on Bougainvil la Drive and repairs to infra structure. No debt funding is required for the proposed projects. Police and emergency medical services account for about 42 percent [$4.3 mil lion] of the total $10.2 million general fund. Parking revenues are up $586,000 over the amount budgeted this year, due to rate increases, expanded use of pay stations and improved signage. Costs were reduced by more than $100,000 since the town contracted with a ing operations. Those savings will be offset in the new year tion of the A1A parking lot, constructing parking spaces on South Bougainvilla and paying for alternative parking during Commercial Boulevard construction. No pay raise for commission The proposed budget call increase for the commission totaling $3,000, was turned by a 3-2 vote. The mayors salary is $13,401, and commissioners receive $10,720. Commissioners Mark Brown and Stuart Dodd favored the increase. While noting its awkward to judge their own performance, Brown said he believes this commission has done a good job and deserves the raise. Dodd said the cost of living percent, and the commission has done an excellent job. Vice Mayor Scot Sasser said approving the raise would have sent the wrong message. Commissioner Chris Vincent said the accolades he gets from friends and family are enough for him. In discussion of the pro posed millage, Brown said he favored the current, higher rate of 3.999. He is concerned about completing Commer cial Boulevard improvements quickly with minimal disrup tion. He suggested setting aside $150,000 as an incentive ish as quickly as possible. Vincent and Sasser pre ferred liquidated damages in a construction contract for not meeting deadlines rather than Sasser also would like to see a lower millage rate. They have the right to set a lower rate later, but state law prohibits setting a rate higher than the preliminary rate. Dodd said he could sup port the proposed or a lower past, clearly the millage was too high and projects werent getting done. Thats how we accumulated $5.6 million in funds. In her written report to the commission, Town Manager Connie Hoffmann noted that the town has increased code enforcement activity at no additional cost by contracting that responsibility to a private vendor. And by switching from the county to a private sector contractor the town has decreased the time it takes to turn around building plans and improved customer service to contractors and homeowners. community well, said Mayor we can have these savings and have the long-awaited up grades in the community. consider the tentative millage, ment is set for 7 p.m. Sept. budget hearing is at 7 p.m. Sept. 24. Tight budget Continued from page 1

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The Pelican 21 Friday, July 27, 2012 WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. Rev. Hyvenson Joseph St. Marks Episcopal Church hosts Vacation Bible School, Monday, July 30 through Friday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Call Kathy Rodgers, Director of Lay Ministry at 954-563-5155, extension 117, or visit St. Marks website at www. saintmarks.com. St. Marks is located at 1750 East Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Bible school for kids The Rev. Anthony Burrell [left] of Mount Calvary Baptist Church recently celebrated his 8th anniversary as pastor of one of the countys oldest historic churches. His weeklong celebration included participation from Pompano pastor celebrates 8th anniversary at pulpit those pictured here; Bishop Neville Campbell of First Providence Baptist Church in Freeport, Grand Bahamas, The Rev. Frederick A. Davis of First Calvary Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina and Pastor Rasheed Baaith of Christ Resurrection Community Church in Fort Lauderdale. Prior to assuming his position at Mt. Calvary, Burrell was assistant pastor at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale. disappointing. I tried to point be neither a theater nor a ban center. Commissioner Charlotte Burrie was far from disap one a chance to enjoy the arts. We will be fully rounded with everything to offer. Lets go see a play. Commissioner Barry Dockswell pointed out that and this could mean hir ing more people with more pensions. I think it will be a tremendous mistake. ects manager for the CRA, and he understands some of the issues of being in a predesign stage of construction. The commission has made a real commitment to cultural arts. This will be a destina tion. The total cost for the library/cultural center/civic campus is $18 million. Costs will be shared by Broward County, the City of Pompano Beach and the Community Redevelopment Agency, or CRA. The break down of the funding sources are the library, $7.2 million funded by Broward County; furnish ings for the library, $3 million funded by Broward County; million with $3 million fund ed by the city and a $3 million funding source to be deter mined; civic campus master plan, $1.8 million funded by the CRA which includes sur rounding facilities in addition to the library. Other cultural facilities in Downtown Pompano are also being planned including the rehabilitation of the historic Hotel Bailey in the Old Pom pano commercial district, and the rehabilitation and pro gramming of the historic Ali Building on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The busi ness plans for the Ali Building and Hotel Bailey are expected to be completed in August. Construction of the civic campus and library/cultural center is scheduled to com mence in 2013 with comple tion anticipated in 2014. Cultural center Continued from page 2

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22 The Pelican Friday, July 27, 2012 bw Call 954-545-0013 HELP WANTED AFRAID OF DOWNSIZING? Start building a business to supplement your income. Great earnings potential on a part-time basis with Primerica. Call 954729-0192. 8/3 LOCAL PEST CONTROL CO Looking For Quality Sales/Service Tech. Must Be Dependable, Team Player, Good Drivers License & People Skills. Will Train Right Computer People & Phone Skills Needed. Fax Resume 954418-3982. 7-27 NOW HIRING SHORT ORDER COOKS!! Part Or Full Time. All Shifts. Open 7 Days. Apply 2211 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors Courtyard Caf. 8-17 BOX SEEKING EMPLOYMENT CAREGIVER/COMPANION Caucasian Woman. 25 Years Experience To Assist & Care For Your Loved Ones. Days / Eves / Nights. References Avail. 954-482-5494. 7-27 COMPANION / HHA / CPR. COMPASSIONATE, Caring. Live In Or Out. 6 Years Experience. Background. Excellent References. Own Car. Call Clarita Douglas 407535-2569. 7-27 CNA / HHA FT / PT. Live In / Out. Nights / Weekends. Doctor Appts & Lite Housekeeping. Exp & Ref. 954-610-8114 Or 305-301-8103. 7-27 HHA SEEKING JOB To Care For The Sick Or Elderly. 11+ Years Experience. Live In! Driver, References Available. Olive 954-573-4775. 7-27 CNA / AID Seeking Position To Care For The Sick Or Elderly. Very Honest & Caring. Have Own Car. 305-494-8827 Or 786-202-3606. 8-3 CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT Licensed, Experienced, References Level 2 Background Check. Will Care For The Elderly. Mon-Fri Days 10/12 Hour Shifts. 954-270-0639. 8-3 REGISTERED NURSE To Care For Patient In Your Home. 18 Years Experience In Caring For Patients. 786-2001484. 7-27 MALE CNA / HHA / COMPANION. Broward County Area. Former EMT. All References. Call Ron 954-2322832. Very Reasonable! 7-27 SERVICES DANNY BOY ELECTRIC Lic & Insured. Lic. #EC13004811. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. 24/Hr Service. 954-290-1443. Beat Any Written Estimate. Sr, Discount. 7-27 HANDYMAN PAINTING CARPENTRY Pressure Cleaning. Decks! Everything Around The House. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call 561-350-3781. 8-3 HONEST HANDYMAN HOME & BUILDING Maintenance/Improvements. No Job Too Small. Fast Friendly Service. Reasonable Rates. Local Resident/Homeowner. Call Today For Your FREE Upfront Quote. No Deposit Required. 754-366-1915. 727 GOT JUNK? TRASH HAULING-CONDO CLEANUPS Trees/ Landscape, Yard Fill. Pressure Wash/ Roofs/Home Repairs Welding, Etc. Dave 954-8189538. 7-27 THRIFT STORE NICE LITTLE THRIFT STORE!!!! CHRISTMAS In JULY 7-28 TO 8-4. 20% OFF ALL CHRISTMAS ITEMS!! 1 WEEK ONLY. No Clothes. 5130 N Federal Ft Lauderdale. 2 nd Flr. 954-648-5481. 7-27 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES New GREEN technology. New defroster control saves energy in home refrigerators, commercial chillers. Patented. All optical. Simple mfg. Strategic partners needed..www.NewAvionics.Com. 954-568-1991. C MUSICIANS WANTED The American Legion Symphonic Band is now accepting new members for the 2011-2012 season. College welcome. Rehearsals are held on Wed. evenings at American Legion Post 142 in Pompano. Percussionists, oboe, bassoon, trombone and euphonium players are especially needed. If you McGonigal, Music Director at 954647-0700 for more info. REAL ESTATE SERVICES SELLING OR BUYING Choose Someone You Can Trust. 18 Years Experience. English, French, Spanish, Greek. Yvette Gaussen YES WE CAN REALTY 954-6147773 Or 954-773-8340. 7-27 BUYING / SELLING IN U.S. OR ABROAD? Call Me I Am Your Coldwell Banker Referral Agent. I Can Help You Today! No Fee. Barbara 954-980-6204. Also Florida Notary Services. 7-27 STUDIO / EFFICIENCY POMPANO BEACH STUDIO In Quiet 4 Unit Building Just 900 To Beach. $700/Month Includes Electric & Direct TV. For Details 954-785-5837. 7-27 CEMETERY PLOTS 2 PREMIUM LOTS SIDE BY SIDE. Forest Lawn Cemetery For Sale. $1,500 OBO Call 561-6039383. C. HOUSE TO SHARE POMPANO BEACH CLEAN 3/2 House To Share. Furnished Or Unfurnished. $650 month All Inclusive, Secure. Upscale Neighborhood. 954-782-0471. 7-27 REAL ESTATE WANTED I BUY HOUSES!! CASH!! AS IS! QUICK CLOSE! ANY AREA ANY CONDITION! NO EQUITY OK. CALL NOW 954-914-2355. 10-19 CONDOS FOR SALE POMPANO BEACH DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!! Pet Friendly! 2/2 AT THE BREAKERS! $265K. Also For Rent. Call Juliana At Barclays For Details. 1-305-766-4420. 8-17 POMPANO BEACH SEA HAVEN. Magnificent Waterfront Complex! Super Clubhouse! State Of The Art Gym!. 2 Blocks To Beach. Covered Parking, Security. Heated Pool. 1 & 2 Bedrooms. From $120,000. Coldwell Banker Barbara. 954-6291324. 8-3 POMPANO BEACH PALMAIRE 3 / 2.5 King Model. 2 Balconies. W / D In Unit. Small Pet OK! $149,900. Ruthie Brooks Balistreri Realty. 954803-4174. 7-27 OWNER FINANCING FOR 6 YEARS With $10,000 Down! 2/2 Completely Remodeled, Tile Thru-out. Pool, Tennis & Lake! Great Financing Opportunity. Banks Are Not Lending! Call 954-816-1322. 8-10 CONDOS FOR RENT FT LAUDERDALE ICW Gated Community. 1/1.5, Granite, Wood Floors, Lots Of Amenities. Great Location. No Pets. $950 Month. Call 954588-1644. 8-17 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 Apartment. $725 Month Yearly Lease. Pool, Off Federal Hwy. Pet OK! Call Anthony 954-8575207. 7-27

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The Pelican 23 Friday, July 27, 2012 bw Call 954-545-0013 954-783-8700! POMPANO BEACH EAST OF FEDERAL HWY! Walk To Everything! 1 & 2 Bedrooms. Call For Information 954-2546325. 8-3 POMPANO MCNAB RD & NE 18 AVENUE 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furnished / Unfurnished. $695 $895 And Up. Pool, Tile Floors. Central A/C. 954-6102327. 7-27 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 $650 2/1 $750 NW NE 2/1 $950 2/1,5 Townhouse $1095 SW 1/1 $750 2/1 $895 2/2 $950 3/2 $1025 ALL FREE WATER. Rent + $70 App MovU-In. 954-781-6299. 7-27 POMPANO BEACH Spacious 1/1 Corner Unit. Screened Porch. Pool, Laundry. Small Pet OK! $750 Month. Call 954-907-2258. 7-27 POMPANO BEACH 1 & 2 Bedroom From $500. Easy Movein. 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT. Remodeled. Great Location. 954-783-1088 For More Info. 9-14 COMMERCIAL FOR RENT-SALE POMPANO COMMERCIAL OFFICE Spaces Available. Ranging From As Low As $500 To $700 Depending On Square Footage. Please Call Darci At 954-7833723. 8-10 DEERFIELD BEACH Retail With Loft. A/C, Bathroom. $575 Per Month. Call For More Info 561-654-1331 Or 561-9985681. 7-27 NEWLY EQUIPPED FAST FOOD Or Retail Space. Great Corner Exposure Oakland Park By Dixie. Ready To Go. In / Out Seating. Extra Low Rent To New Business. 954563-3533. 7-27 FURNITURE FOR SALE POMPANO BEACH Everything Must GO!!! Best Offer! 4 Rooms Beautiful Furniture + Linens, Kitchen Ware, Etc. Call Diane 401-4746628. 7-27 MISC. ITEMS HUNDREDS OF ITEMS Strollers, High Chairs, Large Toys, Large Pet Porter Cage, Kitchen Cabinets Lazy Susan, Plantation Shutters, Oriental Divider. 954-816-6033. 7-27 In Pompano Beach iBeria Bank, 990 N. Federal Hwy. Dairy Queen, 2901 N. Federal Hwy. Publix, 1405 S. Federal Hwy. Lous Giant Subs, 1721 N. Dixie Hwy. Walgreens, Hillsboro & Federal

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24 The Pelican Friday, July 27, 2012 BW the citys early social and civic life. In 2007, the city designated the building as an historic landmark. At its height in 1962, the club boasted a membership of 85. But the numbers dwindled and those who remained were unable to keep up with the care of the property. In 2011, members donated the building to the city. Not long after, the building housed classes and recreation al activities. class there that Ruppender got inspired. a gallery, she said. And so CANA set about convincing so it could become Gallery 21; so named for its location at 600 NE 21 Court. since last year, said CANA member Bill Richardson about Ruppender. Originally, CANA set its artistic aspirations for the Richardson House, but the Womans Club proved to be a The inaugural exhibit featured abstract paintings, realism, self-portraits and photography by eight Florida artists. variety of artists, said Robert Gross, exhibit curator and one of the featured artists. Gross and Ruppender both share a vision of expanding Gallery 21 beyond just paint ings a vision that includes sculptures, musicians and artrelated classes and lectures. Ruppender calls her vi velcro. and other people become in volved in the project, it takes on a life if its own. And often times, in my experience, Ive seen it go way beyond what I originally imagined. CANA art Continued from page 5 By Michael dOliveira PELICAN STAFF After years of falling property values, most Broward cities saw an increase in taxable values this year. Among the cities with the highest increases were Lighthouse Point at 4.17 percent, Wilton Manors at 3.63 and Sea Ranch Lakes at 4.53. Values rose 0.21 percent in Pompano Beach, 1.06 in Deerfield and 1.82 in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. The highest increase was Cooper City with 8.47 percent. Overall, taxable value rose county-wide by 1.48 percent. In Oakland Park, values Lighthouse Point, Wilton Manors lead in home value increases dropped by 0.11 percent and West Park had the highest loss at 8.44 percent. Broward Property Appraiser Lori Parrish credited aggressive code enforcement as part of the reason some cities saw an increase in enforcement efforts include actions to prevent abandoned homes from falling into unsightly, unsafe and blighted states of disrepair, wrote Parrish. Since 2008, Browards property values, like the rest of the country after the housing market bubble burst, have been steadily decreasing. The worst single year decrease was in 2010 when overall taxable property values fell by 11.7 percent. But since then, the values have slowly been on the rise. buyers market to a sellers market right now, said Judy Trudel, realtor with Balistreri Realty in Lighthouse Point. Trudel said homes are inventory of available homes is lower. What Im seeing is that there are very few affordable homes on the market. And the ones that are available, she said, are getting very picky. They want this years inventory, but they want to pay last years price. The growth in property values in Lighthouse Point and Wilton Manors is in stark contrast to what those cities have experienced in the past. In 2009, Wilton Manors saw a 15.3 percent drop in taxable property values the worst it experienced since the decline in values began. In 2010, Lighthouse Point saw its worst year with a 10.9 percent drop. See VALUE on page 27

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The Pelican 25 Friday, July 27, 2012 color Sheriff Al Lamberti (right) and Paragon Theater owner Mike Whalen Lambertis political campaign. All eight of the Paragon theaters showed Whalen has offered his theater to a number of public function including fundraisers for the Boys and Girls Club, American Cancer Society, Boca Raton Fire Explorers. Lamberti is running for re-election as a Republican in November. He is unopposed in the August primary. Lambertis re-election addicts at the lavish water American Disabilities and the Fair Housing Acts, Attorney James Green asked that a rea sonable accommodation be made to allow more occupants in the home than allowed by code. His argument has pre vailed in the courts as other cities have attempted to regu late such transitional homes. The 7,000 square foot, 6 bedroom, 6 bath mansion is shown on the TLC website to be an elegant choice for those recovering from addictions. It agers and counselors includ ing Allie Natkin whose stated credentials are that he is a how to care for others. Natkin is one of those at TLC Recovery that has annoyed the neighborhood. misrepresented himself telling neighbors he and his family were moving into the house at 1550 SE 12 St.. She said he drove aggressively on the street, stuck out his tongue and verbally abused one of her neighbors. Citing several incidences when TLC clients apparently walked away from the resi pany lacks the experience and skills needed for emergency over its clients it cannot handle day-to-day episodes. David Steavens, also on SE 12 Street, said TLC has had work done at the house without permits and has no regard for local laws. He said cars are parked on the side walk and called the residence profession requiring no skills, no licenses. Paul Tilley, who lives nearby, asked that TLC be restricted to the three unre lated residents allowed by the code for a one-year probation ary period during which it could prove itself to be a good operator. Right now, he said, happen. Speaker Patrick Jolivet, said two young men who were clients at TLC approached girls at a neighbors pool. He asked what happens if TLC clients have lapses in their our children? he asked. The publics remarks con cluded with Robert Borowski asking what the city will do for his neighborhood if TLC you put more police presence into our neighborhood 24/7? Borowski asked. Ending the hearing, Green said parking concerns would be addressed and repeated his request for reasonable ac commodation. City Attorney Andy Maurodis said Jerry Fergu son, director of planning and development, will issue a ruling on Greens request by Monday at 5 p.m. According to county records, the recovery house is owned by the Andrew J. Levine Trust. Levine has a Boca Raton address. A mes sage left with a listed phone number went unreturned. The record shows the trust paid $3.1 million for the house in 2008. It is currently appraised at $2.3 million. TLC Continued from page 1

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26 The Pelican Friday, July 27, 2012 color SPECIAL TO THE PELICAN Pompano Beach When you hear the word Show down you may imagine a scene from the wild west where two gunslingin cow boys square off in the middle of a dusty road in a small town to settle a dispute. In the case of the 2012 Mer cury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown, theres a dispute of a different kind to be settled. Which team will hoist the championship trophy on Aug. 5? That dispute will be settled in the blue water off South Florida on Saturday, Aug. 4 The Showdown is the culminating event in the three-leg PBSC trail. Only 75 teams receive the honor able invitation to compete in the Showdown based on their qualifying legs of the series. Currently, Casey Hunts leads the coveted Showdown Crown category sponsored by Simrad Electronics. Fishing aboard a 66 Spencer, Hunts team stands to become the down Crown awards points to teams in each of the three PBSC legs based on where 182 points, followed by Rob bie Buckleys Kimbuktu team with 124 points and No Mercy in third with 122 points. With an anticipated cash purse in excess of $100,000, there will be more than just recognition at stake for the teams competing in the Show down championship. Two years ago, Stan Hunt, Caseys younger brother, collected a record setting check for over $99,000 when his Rebound KDW Jackpot. Fishing Showdown means big cash prizes off the coast of Pompano Aug. 4 The Kids Castathon Cham pionship sponsored by Chaos Rods will take place at Als dorf Park on Aug. 4 in con junction with the Showdown tournament. Kids between the ages of 5 and 12 will have the chance to test their casting ac ments of Chaos Rods. The casting contest takes place between 3 and 6 p.m. at the same location of the Show down weigh-in 2850 NE 14 Street Causeway, Pompano Beach. For more information on the Saltwater Showdown, visit www.saltwatershowdown. com or call 954.725.4010

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The Pelican 27 Friday, July 27, 2012 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001. years. Things are shining in Wilton Manors, said Mayor Gary Resnick. For Wilton Manors, the increase in values translates into an increase of $140,000 in budget revenues. Leigh Ann Henderson, Wilton Manors assistant city manager, said the city would discuss additional income at the special city commission meeting on July 31 at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. At the meeting, the city will adopt a tentative millage rate and preliminary special assessment rates. For Lighthouse Point, the extra revenue from the increase amounts to just under $190,000. Frank DiPaolo, Lighthouse Point finance director, said the city plans to cut into its reserves to bolster its budget. But with the additional revenue the city will be able to take less money out of the reserves in 2013. Value Continued from page 24 By RJ Boyle RJ BOYLE STUDIOS I absolutely love it when week we have been greeted opens up tons of options when The hard part about great I notice about myself is that will target up to three differ Its never too calm when trying to catch the big one the dock. I set out a spread and troll for dolphin for two hours. The two species travel in roughly the same area so I prepare myself for both. Many days we have been lucky enough to catch a that we are bailing dolphin. If I have no luck with the dolphin I can drop deep for really fun to catch. Make sure that when you ocean day be prepared to cover all the bases so you can come home with dinner. If be wise not to high speed troll for wahoo for an hour, then set out the live baits for wahoo, then move inshore towards the end of the day. Anchor your boat and put out the chum bag and get ready for some snapper ac tion. In the end you will usually catch one of your target spe cies. You will also feel good because you put in tons of effort to make things happen. At the end of the day, the only thing bothering you will be what to do tomorrow. Lenny at the Tamarac Theater Tamarac the story of Lenny Bruce, a pioneering 1950s stand-up comic who was frequently language used during his performances. The play is a true life story of a Bruce, who fought the establishment and later died of a drug overdose, and will be playing at the Tamarac Theatre of the Performing Arts Aug. 11 through 26. Not recommended for minors. Credit cards accepted. Call 954-726-7898.

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Friday, July 27, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 30 Wherever you are, read The Pelican @ pompanopelican.com Send news to siren2415@gmail.com Pelican 123 days left in 2012 Hurricane season Tight budget offers decreases in taxes, utility ratesBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Commissioners unanimously See TIGHT BUDGET on page 20 TLC not equipped to operate recovery house, neighbors sayBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFF See TLC on page 25 By Bud Garner POMpP ANO BEACH HHISTORIAN Gone with the Winds: Pompano Beachs 1947 hurricane that put the town under water hurricane. See HURRICANE on page 17

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Friday, July 27, 2012 color By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFF Cultural center is approved, reviews mixed See CULTURAL CENTER on page 21 PELICAN STAFF For Pompano festival will reach out to Brazilian community Brazilians in Florida and See FESTIVAL on page 19

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Friday, July 27, 2012 color By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFF Neighbor charged with multiple Deer Creek burglaries crime. See BURGLAR on page 13 Bogdanoff to speak at chamber

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Friday, July 27, 2012 color PELICAN STAFF For nd in Florida. Commerce. Whole Foods store opening on Federal at former Pompano Kmart doors in Pompano.

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Friday, July 27, 2012 Sightings com PELICAN STAFFWilton Manors See CANA ART on page 24 Health & Community See SIGHTNGS on page 19

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Friday, July 27, 2012 Send your letter to the editor U.S. Senate refuses to debate Disclose Act Voters deserve to know origins of secret money in elections AARTICLE pPROVIDED bBY LLEAGUE OF WOMEN V VOTERS Washington, DC The League of Women Voters of Florida, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, please visit the Leagues website at: www.TheFloridaVoter.org. CCITY OF POMpP ANO BEACH Pompano voters should vote YES on three local referenda commission ordinance procedures. See YES on page 7

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Friday, July 27, 2012 commissioners. commission. Pompano Beach a happy, YesContinued from page 6 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFF FDOT study addresses lighting problems

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Friday, July 27, 2012 The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. You can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. Briefs By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFF           State Farm agent, Michele M. Greene, named Child Advocate of the Year by Childrens Home Society           Child Advocate of the Year See GREENE on page 16AARP Driver Safety Program CERT training classes Country music festival

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Friday, July 27, 2012 PELICAN STAFF Ahoy, captains! Pompano Chamber sets new date for Holiday Boat parade See PARADE on page 18Boat Parade

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The Pelican 17 Friday, July 27, 2012 Pompano, and the winds and rain suddenly died down. The sun came out, the birds appeared and began singing, but not for very long. About 20 minutes later, the wind began to pick-up, coming now from the west where before it had been from the east. Another ten minutes and it was just as bad as it had been before the eye came through. This lasted all night and by morning, it was still raining hard but the wind was gradu ally dying down. The beach area in Pom pano was in shambles. The ocean had washed up and over A-1-A depositing beach sand from the Casino to the East Coast canal which was out of its banks. Water covered Ocean drive East to NE 26 Avenue. Extremely high tides and winds worked against the mainland, pushing the tidal waters into the canals and backing it up into the glades. This happened every six hours from high tides to low tides and being at low tide not long enough to empty the huge amounts standing water in the everglades just a few miles west of Pompano [Note: At this time, Pompano had not annexed the beach area to take its newest name of Pompano Beach. The Hillsboro Lighthouse was undamaged although sand was washed away from its base. The problems arising from this hurricane were just beginning after it had passed on through. Water was the issue. Most of South Florida was now under water from ankle deep to neck deep in places. Just west of the FEC Rail road and Dixie Highway and down Hammondville road, the water level had reached Church Street or Northwest 3 Ave. It got deeper as people traveled west, so deep there from this point to the range line, or State Rd 441, where Margate is today, Old Dixie highway from Hammondville Road to Deer of the high water although, in the Sample road area there was a sand ridge but the water was standing deep in the road. And this remained for sev eral days after the hurricane moved on. The Howell family, long time friends of mine had a business on Hammondville Road about NW 10th Ave. Their manufacturing business sat on the South side of Ham mondville and we, the Howell boys. Lowell, Duane and myself, decided to walk out and see what kind of damage had incurred, We began walking west on Hammondville. The water got deeper, and soon was up to our waists. On getting to a small bridge crossing Hammond ville, there was a shop im mediately on the south side. When we got the front doors open, there was nothing to be seen but water. All the ma chines were completely under water. When the water receded south across Hammondville Road in front of the Howells store and alive with hundreds People scooped them up with nets pillowcases, bed sheets, buckets and bean ham pers. There were also three eels as big as a mans arm, some of them three-feet long. No one bothered with them. There were no alligators in sight. I suppose they were the only things that really enjoyed food. We had seen all we needed to see and did the next best thing. We closed the doors and started back east to Old Dixie Highway. Going south on Dixie just past the Pompano Canal, the water extended west all the way to 441 and beyond. There was only one house family lived. It was complete ly surrounded by water. The road to Avondale Apartments was waist deep in water. No one was going in or out of there. This condition extended south to Fort Lauderdale and New River and west to the boundaries of the Everglades. It also continued making its way east and south to the inlets where it was channeled into the East Coast Canal and on out into the ocean. taking eastward and southern routes to reach the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico. As the water got shallow er, its speed increased causing channels were created which, in most instances was detri mental to future development. My friend, Duane was a li censed pilot and had access to a J3 Piper Cub airplane, so we decided to take a ride out over the Glades. Leaving Pompano Air Park and heading west following Hammondville road as best we could, we were shocked at the sight of all that water. Looking west and south as far as the eye could see, nothing but water. pano Housing project, there were all those houses with dows. When we went further west, nothing but water and occasionally the tops of houses. One of the more striking aspects of this scene was after getting to 441 and turning south, we could only see the bridges spanning 441 for a short distance, then noth ing but water. Highway 27 was gone. This hurricane kept South Florida immobile for the bet ter part of six weeks before it dried out enough for farmers Funeral homes kept their dead in cold storage waiting for the land to dry out. The two back to back hur ricanes nearly brought South Florida to our knees. HurricaneContinued from page 1

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18 The Pelican Friday, July 27, 2012 offering goody bags, gasoline a special commemorative Christmas ornament, designed by local artist Pat Anderson, to boaters who join the pa its something to get partici pants involved, said Green. Michele Greene, co-chair of the parade, said this year more sponsors would be needed to help entice more boaters to join. community sponsors to support the family event. Wed like to have a minimum of 50 plus because its the 50th get more community involve ment and more backing we can promote it and really make it a commemorative event. That helps our com munity, businesses, as well as tourism. For more information on participating in the boat parade, volunteering or sponsoring the event, call Lisa Spinelli at 954-941-2940. ParadeContinued from page 9Hillsboro Lighthouse tour Aug. 4Pompano Beach The Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society will hold a tour of the historic Hillsboro Lighthouse on Saturday, Aug. 4 starting at 9 a.m. Transportation to and from the lighthouse is by tour boat that leaves from the Sands Harbor Hotel, 125. N. Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach. The last boat leaves for the lighthouse at 2:30 p.m. The new Hillsboro Lighthouse Museum and Visitors Center will also be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The museum is located at Hillsboro Inlet Park, 2700 North Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach. Admission to the Lighthouse Museum and Visitors Center is free. Metered parking is available across the street in the municipal lot. USCG regulations require that visitors wishing to climb to the top of the lighthouse wear flat shoes with rubber soles and closed toes. No sandals, flip-flops, or shoes with heels are allowed inside the lighthouse. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be a minimum of four feet tall to climb the tower. No pets are allowed. For more information, visit www.hillsborolighthouse.org/ tours.html or call 954-7823313.

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The Pelican 19 Friday, July 27, 2012 bw FestivalContinued from page 2Record USA will get to see Pompano featured on their screens when Show De Fim De Ano airs a month later. erywhere. Millions will be watching, said Sameli, who credited the partnership TV Record USA has forged with the city, Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce Group with making the event able to do that without them, he said. Its a partnership that Ric Green, Chamber of Com merce president/CEO, sees as a long lasting one. on this since probably Janu ary. We want to make this an annual event, said Green, ian events potential to the Seafood Festival and Boat Parade Pompanos two most popular events. pano Beach, for all of North Broward. And as it grows . this could be a signature event for the area, said Green. weekend, the possibility exists that people will travel here for this. And theres plenty of room to grow. With seating for 3,000 and room for another 2,000 in the activities area, Mark Beau dreau, recreation programs administrator, said the am phitheatre is well equipped to handle this years crowd. And if the event does turn out to be a success and grow, Community Park, located adjacent to the Amphitheatre, can be used in combination to accommo date 10,000 or more. the amphitheatre, said Beau dreau. entertainers there will be some country and classic rock performances, booths and exhibits run by local merchants, giveaways and to mix up things to not only make things successful for as well. Email comercial@tvre cordusa.com or visit www. tvrecordusa.com for more information. 8-7 National Night Out Against Crime from 6 to 9 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park, Pavilion 10, 401 S. Powerline 571-4552 8-11 City shred from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Recycling Drop-Off Center, 401 SW 4 bags and $20 for six to ten. Checks only. 954-480-4379. 8-11 Lenny will be performed at the Tamarac Theatre of the Performing Arts, 7143 Pine Island Road. Tickets are $25 each or the summer special price of two for $25. Play runs through Aug. 26. 954-726-7898. 8-11 Sheriffs Community Day & Backpack Giveaway from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Westside Park, 445 954-422-5818. 8-19 Garage sale at the Herb Skolnick Center, 800 Southwest 36 Ave., Pompano Beach, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by Scleroderma Foun dation of Southeast Florida. Vendors wanted. 954-7981854. 8-4 Monthly beach cleanup in Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the pavilion at the end of Commercial Boulevard. 954640-4200.FridaysPompano Proud meets every second Friday of the month at McNab Park, 2250 E. Atlantic Blvd., from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Every second Sunday the group meets at Galuppis, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach, at 6 p.m. 954-562-3232. SightingsContinued from page 5

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20 The Pelican Friday, July 27, 2012 With the increase in values, the lower tax rate will raise the same amount of revenues as last year, Tony the commission. Commissioners agreed to sessment fee at $130. The total budget for the up from $17.7 million. The proposed budget calls for a 10 percent reduction in sewer rates for most multifamily homes and hotels. Single-family homes and large restaurants will have increases. The budget calls for a 50 percent reduction in the water service utility tax, from 10 percent to 5 percent. That will help offset an 8 percent increase in rates Fort Lauder dale will impose in October. Residents in the south end of town receive water service from Fort Lauderdale. Residents are expected to see a reduction in gar bage rates because of a new contract with Choice Envi ronmental and a decrease in amount is being determined. A $5.7 million capital improvement fund includes funds for a streetscape in the of West Commercial Boule vard, drainage on Bougainvil la Drive and repairs to infra structure. No debt funding is required for the proposed projects. Police and emergency medical services account for about 42 percent [$4.3 mil lion] of the total $10.2 million general fund. Parking revenues are up $586,000 over the amount budgeted this year, due to rate increases, expanded use of pay stations and improved signage. Costs were reduced by more than $100,000 since the town contracted with a ing operations. Those savings will be offset in the new year tion of the A1A parking lot, constructing parking spaces on South Bougainvilla and paying for alternative parking during Commercial Boulevard construction.No pay raise for commissionThe proposed budget call increase for the commission totaling $3,000, was turned by a 3-2 vote. The mayors salary is $13,401, and commissioners receive $10,720. Commissioners Mark Brown and Stuart Dodd favored the increase. While noting its awkward to judge their own performance, Brown said he believes this commission has done a good job and deserves the raise. Dodd said the cost of living percent, and the commission has done an excellent job. Vice Mayor Scot Sasser said approving the raise would have sent the wrong message. Commissioner Chris Vincent said the accolades he gets from friends and family are enough for him. In discussion of the proposed millage, Brown said he favored the current, higher rate of 3.999. He is concerned about completing Commer cial Boulevard improvements quickly with minimal disrup tion. He suggested setting aside $150,000 as an incentive ish as quickly as possible. Vincent and Sasser pre ferred liquidated damages in a construction contract for not meeting deadlines rather than Sasser also would like to see a lower millage rate. They have the right to set a lower rate later, but state law prohibits setting a rate higher than the preliminary rate. Dodd said he could support the proposed or a lower past, clearly the millage was too high and projects werent getting done. Thats how we accumulated $5.6 million in funds. In her written report to the commission, Town Manager Connie Hoffmann noted that the town has increased code enforcement activity at no additional cost by contracting that responsibility to a private vendor. And by switching from the county to a private sector contractor the town has decreased the time it takes to turn around building plans and improved customer service to contractors and homeowners. community well, said Mayor we can have these savings and have the long-awaited up grades in the community. consider the tentative millage, ment is set for 7 p.m. Sept. budget hearing is at 7 p.m. Sept. 24. Tight budgetContinued from page 1

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The Pelican 21 Friday, July 27, 2012 WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. Rev. Hyvenson Joseph St. Marks Episcopal Church hosts Vacation Bible School, Monday, July 30 through Friday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Call Kathy Rodgers, Director of Lay Ministry at 954-563-5155, extension 117, or visit St. Marks website at www. saintmarks.com. St. Marks is located at 1750 East Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.Bible school for kidsThe Rev. Anthony Burrell [left] of Mount Calvary Baptist Church recently celebrated his 8th anniversary as pastor of one of the countys oldest historic churches. His weeklong celebration included participation from Pompano pastor celebrates 8th anniversary at pulpitthose pictured here; Bishop Neville Campbell of First Providence Baptist Church in Freeport, Grand Bahamas, The Rev. Frederick A. Davis of First Calvary Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina and Pastor Rasheed Baaith of Christ Resurrection Community Church in Fort Lauderdale. Prior to assuming his position at Mt. Calvary, Burrell was assistant pastor at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale. disappointing. I tried to point be neither a theater nor a ban center. Commissioner Charlotte Burrie was far from disap one a chance to enjoy the arts. We will be fully rounded with everything to offer. Lets go see a play. Commissioner Barry Dockswell pointed out that and this could mean hir ing more people with more pensions. I think it will be a tremendous mistake. ects manager for the CRA, and he understands some of the issues of being in a predesign stage of construction. The commission has made a real commitment to cultural arts. This will be a destina tion. The total cost for the library/cultural center/civic campus is $18 million. Costs will be shared by Broward County, the City of Pompano Beach and the Community Redevelopment Agency, or CRA. The break down of the funding sources are the library, $7.2 million funded by Broward County; furnishings for the library, $3 million funded by Broward County; million with $3 million fund ed by the city and a $3 million funding source to be deter mined; civic campus master plan, $1.8 million funded by the CRA which includes sur rounding facilities in addition to the library. Other cultural facilities in Downtown Pompano are also being planned including the rehabilitation of the historic Hotel Bailey in the Old Pom pano commercial district, and the rehabilitation and pro gramming of the historic Ali Building on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The busi ness plans for the Ali Building and Hotel Bailey are expected to be completed in August. Construction of the civic campus and library/cultural center is scheduled to com mence in 2013 with comple tion anticipated in 2014. Cultural centerContinued from page 2

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24 The Pelican Friday, July 27, 2012 BW the citys early social and civic life. In 2007, the city designated the building as an historic landmark. At its height in 1962, the club boasted a membership of 85. But the numbers dwindled and those who remained were unable to keep up with the care of the property. In 2011, members donated the building to the city. Not long after, the building housed classes and recreation al activities. class there that Ruppender got inspired. a gallery, she said. And so CANA set about convincing so it could become Gallery 21; so named for its location at 600 NE 21 Court. since last year, said CANA member Bill Richardson about Ruppender. Originally, CANA set its artistic aspirations for the Richardson House, but the Womans Club proved to be a The inaugural exhibit featured abstract paintings, realism, self-portraits and photography by eight Florida artists. variety of artists, said Robert Gross, exhibit curator and one of the featured artists. Gross and Ruppender both share a vision of expanding Gallery 21 beyond just paint ings a vision that includes sculptures, musicians and artrelated classes and lectures. Ruppender calls her vi velcro. and other people become in volved in the project, it takes on a life if its own. And often times, in my experience, Ive seen it go way beyond what I originally imagined. CANA artContinued from page 5 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFAfter years of falling property values, most Broward cities saw an increase in taxable values this year. Among the cities with the highest increases were Lighthouse Point at 4.17 percent, Wilton Manors at 3.63 and Sea Ranch Lakes at 4.53. Values rose 0.21 percent in Pompano Beach, 1.06 in Deerfield and 1.82 in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. The highest increase was Cooper City with 8.47 percent. Overall, taxable value rose county-wide by 1.48 percent. In Oakland Park, values Lighthouse Point, Wilton Manors lead in home value increasesdropped by 0.11 percent and West Park had the highest loss at 8.44 percent. Broward Property Appraiser Lori Parrish credited aggressive code enforcement as part of the reason some cities saw an increase in enforcement efforts include actions to prevent abandoned homes from falling into unsightly, unsafe and blighted states of disrepair, wrote Parrish. Since 2008, Browards property values, like the rest of the country after the housing market bubble burst, have been steadily decreasing. The worst single year decrease was in 2010 when overall taxable property values fell by 11.7 percent. But since then, the values have slowly been on the rise. buyers market to a sellers market right now, said Judy Trudel, realtor with Balistreri Realty in Lighthouse Point. Trudel said homes are inventory of available homes is lower. What Im seeing is that there are very few affordable homes on the market. And the ones that are available, she said, are getting very picky. They want this years inventory, but they want to pay last years price. The growth in property values in Lighthouse Point and Wilton Manors is in stark contrast to what those cities have experienced in the past. In 2009, Wilton Manors saw a 15.3 percent drop in taxable property values the worst it experienced since the decline in values began. In 2010, Lighthouse Point saw its worst year with a 10.9 percent drop. See VALUE on page 27

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The Pelican 25 Friday, July 27, 2012 color Sheriff Al Lamberti (right) and Paragon Theater owner Mike Whalen Lambertis political campaign. All eight of the Paragon theaters showed Whalen has offered his theater to a number of public function including fundraisers for the Boys and Girls Club, American Cancer Society, Boca Raton Fire Explorers. Lamberti is running for re-election as a Republican in November. He is unopposed in the August primary. Lambertis re-election addicts at the lavish water American Disabilities and the Fair Housing Acts, Attorney James Green asked that a reasonable accommodation be made to allow more occupants in the home than allowed by code. His argument has pre vailed in the courts as other cities have attempted to regu late such transitional homes. The 7,000 square foot, 6 bedroom, 6 bath mansion is shown on the TLC website to be an elegant choice for those recovering from addictions. It agers and counselors includ ing Allie Natkin whose stated credentials are that he is a how to care for others. Natkin is one of those at TLC Recovery that has annoyed the neighborhood. misrepresented himself telling neighbors he and his family were moving into the house at 1550 SE 12 St.. She said he drove aggressively on the street, stuck out his tongue and verbally abused one of her neighbors. Citing several incidences when TLC clients apparently walked away from the resi pany lacks the experience and skills needed for emergency over its clients it cannot handle day-to-day episodes. David Steavens, also on SE 12 Street, said TLC has had work done at the house without permits and has no regard for local laws. He said cars are parked on the side walk and called the residence profession requiring no skills, no licenses. Paul Tilley, who lives nearby, asked that TLC be restricted to the three unre lated residents allowed by the code for a one-year probation ary period during which it could prove itself to be a good operator. Right now, he said, happen. Speaker Patrick Jolivet, said two young men who were clients at TLC approached girls at a neighbors pool. He asked what happens if TLC clients have lapses in their our children? he asked. The publics remarks con cluded with Robert Borowski asking what the city will do for his neighborhood if TLC you put more police presence into our neighborhood 24/7? Borowski asked. Ending the hearing, Green said parking concerns would be addressed and repeated his request for reasonable ac commodation. City Attorney Andy Maurodis said Jerry Ferguson, director of planning and development, will issue a ruling on Greens request by Monday at 5 p.m. According to county records, the recovery house is owned by the Andrew J. Levine Trust. Levine has a Boca Raton address. A mes sage left with a listed phone number went unreturned. The record shows the trust paid $3.1 million for the house in 2008. It is currently appraised at $2.3 million. TLCContinued from page 1

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26 The Pelican Friday, July 27, 2012 color SSpPECIAL T TO T THE PELICAN Pompano Beach When you hear the word Showdown you may imagine a scene from the wild west where two gunslingin cow boys square off in the middle of a dusty road in a small town to settle a dispute. In the case of the 2012 Mer cury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown, theres a dispute of a different kind to be settled. Which team will hoist the championship trophy on Aug. 5? That dispute will be settled in the blue water off South Florida on Saturday, Aug. 4.The Showdown is the culminating event in the three-leg PBSC trail.  Only 75 teams receive the honor able invitation to compete in the Showdown based on their qualifying legs of the series. Currently, Casey Hunts leads the coveted Showdown Crown category sponsored by Simrad Electronics. Fishing aboard a 66 Spencer, Hunts team stands to become the   down Crown awards points to teams in each of the three PBSC legs based on where   182 points, followed by Rob bie Buckleys Kimbuktu team with 124 points and No Mercy in third with 122 points. With an anticipated cash purse in excess of $100,000, there will be more than just recognition at stake for the teams competing in the Show down championship. Two years ago, Stan Hunt, Caseys younger brother, collected a record setting check for over $99,000 when his Rebound KDW Jackpot.Fishing Showdown means big cash prizes off the coast of Pompano Aug. 4The Kids Castathon Cham pionship sponsored by Chaos Rods will take place at Als dorf Park on Aug. 4 in conjunction with the Showdown tournament.  Kids between the ages of 5 and 12 will have the chance to test their casting ac ments of Chaos Rods.  The casting contest takes place between 3 and 6 p.m. at the same location of the Show down weigh-in 2850 NE 14 Street Causeway, Pompano Beach. For more information on the Saltwater Showdown, visit www.saltwatershowdown. com or call 954.725.4010

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The Pelican 27 Friday, July 27, 2012 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001. years. Things are shining in Wilton Manors, said Mayor Gary Resnick. For Wilton Manors, the increase in values translates into an increase of $140,000 in budget revenues. Leigh Ann Henderson, Wilton Manors assistant city manager, said the city would discuss additional income at the special city commission meeting on July 31 at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. At the meeting, the city will adopt a tentative millage rate and preliminary special assessment rates. For Lighthouse Point, the extra revenue from the increase amounts to just under $190,000. Frank DiPaolo, Lighthouse Point finance director, said the city plans to cut into its reserves to bolster its budget. But with the additional revenue the city will be able to take less money out of the reserves in 2013. ValueContinued from page 24 By RJ Boyle RJ BOYLE SSTUDIOS I absolutely love it when week we have been greeted opens up tons of options when The hard part about great I notice about myself is that will target up to three differ Its never too calm when trying to catch the big one the dock. I set out a spread and troll for dolphin for two hours. The two species travel in roughly the same area so I prepare myself for both. Many days we have been lucky enough to catch a that we are bailing dolphin. If I have no luck with the dolphin I can drop deep for really fun to catch. Make sure that when you ocean day be prepared to cover all the bases so you can come home with dinner. If be wise not to high speed troll for wahoo for an hour, then set out the live baits for wahoo, then move inshore towards the end of the day. Anchor your boat and put out the chum bag and get ready for some snapper ac tion. In the end you will usually catch one of your target spe cies. You will also feel good because you put in tons of effort to make things happen. At the end of the day, the only thing bothering you will be what to do tomorrow. Lenny at the Tamarac TheaterTamarac the story of Lenny Bruce, a pioneering 1950s stand-up comic who was frequently language used during his performances. The play is a true life story of a Bruce, who fought the establishment and later died of a drug overdose, and will be playing at the Tamarac Theatre of the Performing Arts Aug. 11 through 26. Not recommended for minors. Credit cards accepted. Call 954-726-7898.

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