Friday, September 23, 2011 Vol. XIX, Issue 38 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 Planners see culinary arts district in OPs futureBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park Consultants hired recently to come up with a ve-year plan to get redevelopment started in the citys CRA area are comparing Oakland Park Station to Miamis Design District. Neil Fritz, with Redevelopment Management Associates, or RMA, said he envisions the building at NE 38 Street and NE 12 Avenue (Main Street) as a culinary arts district with Sheriff gets new contract in LBTS By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLBTS Town commissioners unanimously approved a $3.435 million contract with the Broward Sheriffs Of ce to provide local police services at this weeks meeting. The contract is for a ve-year term, but either the town or sheriff can give 90 days notice to terminate the agreement. The amount is 9 percent higher than the current contract of $3.157 million. In the new contract, employees must contribute three percent of their pay to the Florida Retirement System. That results in a $144,450 reduction in pension costs to the city. One deputy position was eliminated for a savings of $97,000. The position was vacant for most of the past year due to illness with no negative impact on service level, according to Connie Hoffmann, town manager. This is a business decision, but for us its a partnership, said Sheriff Al Lamberti. Once the contract is signed, its about serving the community. Our people here are doing a good job, Lamberti added. When theyre assigned here, they dont want to leave. We cant pry anyone out of here once theyre assigned. Theres a waiting list of people who want to come to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea because of the way the community treats them and the way you treat them, he told commissioners. See PLANNERS on page 9 See SECURITY on page 5 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Boards of directors of associations in Palm Aire United will soon be informed about an electronic security system being offered to members. A preview was presented last week at a town hall meeting of the umbrella group at the Skolnick Center. We havent had a high incidence of crime. But whatever we can do to stop the bad guys, we will try to do it, board member Lee Corson noted. The Palm Aire United organization, headed by Dr. Ralph Calatchi, was formed 30 months ago to de ne, Palm Aire group to add security as option Famed restaurateur bringing Frank and Dinos to townBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach Dennis Max, the restaurateur who in the s and s built an eating empire in South Florida, will open a restaurant here in uenced by Hollywoods rat pack, and named appropriately, Frank and Dinos. Max is taking over the former Marcellos at 716 S. Federal Highway and will open October 31 serving higher end Italian-American cuisine. Partnering with Max is Frank Stampone and a silent investor. Designer Adolfo Galvez is reportedly creating an Italian speakeasy at Frank and Dinos with xtures from Milan See DEERFIELD on page Mayor Fishers address focus of CEO Roundtable By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher will discuss the State of the City at the Pompano Beach Chambers annual CEO Round Table. Fisher says among other things he will focus on the city budgets rate increase, updates on the Community Redevelopment Agencys, or CRA, progress, the mayors stimulus package and partnerships. We are moving in the right See ROUNDTABLE on page 3 Storytime Storytime fans fansActive reading takes on a new dimension at the Wilton Manors Library where more than 60 visitors pack the library on Monday for Storytime. Children get a head start in the thrill of a good story and lots of time to make new friends. [Staff photo] See story on page 3.
2 The PelicanFriday, September 23, 2011 and Florence, brick, dark woods and leather banquets. The restaurant and patio will seat 120. At his peak, Maxs Unique Restaurant Concepts, operated 17 restaurants in this area including Caf Max (now Caf Maxx) in Pompano Beach which opened in 1984. The company had Maxs Place in North Miami, Maxaluna in Boca Raton, Brasserie Max in Plantation and still operates Maxs Grille in Boca Ratons Mizner Park. The initial eatery, opened with Burt Rapoport, was Carlos and Pepes on the 17th Street Causeway in Fort Lauderdale. Now back in the business, Maxs Restaurant Group, opened Maxs Harvest in Delrays Pineapple Grove District in June and will open another Boca restaurant, Assaggio de Forno, in early December in Regency Court. While Frank and Dinos will serve dinner only, Assaggio will be open for lunch also and present a more casual menu. Each restaurant will strive to serve local produce and meats especially during South Floridas winter growing season.Toyota will build huge dealership hereDeer eld Beach Approval was given Tuesday for the rebuild of the Toyota of Deer eld Beach car dealership, almost 80,000 square feet of showroom, service, of ces and car wash. The present building at 1441 S. Federal Highway will be demolished and a 74,322 dealership will be constructed along with 5, 270 square feet of car wash/detailing space. Commissioners allowed two variances in setbacks and landscaping on the nine-acre parcel which includes the former Ramada Inn site.No action again on Tam OShanter ballelds/ cemeteryDeer eld Beach Commission action on the 100 acres in Crystal Lake being rezoned for a public park and memorial garden was tabled for the fourth time Tuesday. City of cials said an agreement between the city and Old Saybrook LLC, owners of the property, that will ensure an environmental cleanup of the citys acreage, is holding up passage of rezoning and land use ordinances. The parcel, the former Tam OShanter Golf Course, has been divided by the owner. Half is being donated to the city for ball elds, the other half will be developed as a memorial garden. Plans call for 16 mausoleum buildings, a crematory, maintenance building, two lawn cemetaries, a garden, estate mausoleums and a pet cemetery. The agenda items rst appeared August 1.Deer eldContinued from page 1 We are The Pelican What can we do for you? 954-783-8700
The Pelican 3 Friday, September 23, 2011 direction, says Fisher, And I am looking forward to the discussions that always come out of this meeting. And this is a chance to urge residents to take part in our advisory board system. They are a strong attribute to us. Ric Green, chamber CEO, says, This is the best way for everyone to get an inside look at the future of Pompano Beach. We are urging all local civic organizations and home owner associations to send a representative to this breakfast. A question and answer period will follow the address. The event is open to the public. Cost is $20, includes breakfast, and takes place Sept. 28 at Galuppis on the Green, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Reservations are important. Call 954-9412940. RoundtableContinued from page 1By Aleese KopfPELICAN WRITERWilton Manors Puzzles line the tables. Chairs are arranged in circles, and the storytime rug is out for this weeks book, Just Like Daddy by Frank Asch. More than 60 children and parents begin to wander through the doors. Sherry Beckey, or Miss Sherry to her students, welcomes her audience every Monday morning. She is the librarian in charge of Preschool Storytime at the Wilton Manors Library. For more than 20 years she has been singing songs, reading books and playing games with hundreds of kids, from newborns to 5-year-olds. Regardless of the age, Beckey said the goal of the program is simple have fun. We want them to think of learning and fun when they hear the word library and see it as a really welcoming place, she adds. For some kids, the association is working already. Every time I say were driving to the library [my son] says puzzle, says Erin Ashcroft, a storytime mom. Before Ascroft joined storytime with 2-year-old son Nicholas, he had a hard time being around other kids. And, she adds the class has not only Storytime in Wilton Manors offers parents and children a new attitude about librariesSee STORYTIME on page 12
4 The PelicanFriday, September 23, 2011 East Atlantic Boulevard grand re-openingWhen: Today (Friday, September 23) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Where: East Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach The CRA invites residents to celebrate the re-opening of East Atlantic Blvd. and the start of streetscape improvements to Pompano Beach Blvd. Residents can also enjoy refreshments and live music by Billy Bones.By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach Al Shore, one of the residents who interviewed to become a town commissioner here, has withdrawn his resume due to a scheduling con ict. Shore said this week he serves on the Boca Raton Resort Board of Governors and after receiving his new meeting schedule One candidate for vacant commission seat withdraws his namewhich calls for him to be out of town, thought it best to withdraw. Commissioners here must ll a commission vacancy created when Vice Mayor Celinda Sawtelle resigned in July. Two others introduced themselves to the commission last week. They were Deborah Alfaro and Andrew Micelli. Two others willing to serve, Deborah Tarrant and James Lambert, have yet to be heard. The commissions next regularly scheduled meeting is October 4.Recycling program begins here October 4Hillsboro Beach Homebased recycling begins here October 4. The towns sanitation contractor is providing free bins to those who are interested in participating. At a meeting August 16, 40 people representing either themselves or condo associations, attended a meeting to learn about the new service. Waste Management is charging the town 50 cents per living unit for the service, about $14,000 a year, a number that has been included in the general fund. Commissioner Rhea Weiss, who is in charge of sanitation, said the town will be reimbursed $56.30 a ton for its recyclable materials and may save additionally by reducing the tipping fees charged at the land ll. Anyone who wishes to sign up can contact Robert Mabie by email:rmabie@ wm.com.
The Pelican 5 Friday, September 23, 2011 The Pelican 954-783-8700 SecurityContinued from page 1enhance and help the Palm Aire community. We were particularly passionate about the possibility of pooling our numbers to get better deals for the community, Calatchi said in a message to the group. Along the way, he said the board has overcome many problems and hurdles such as drafting a charter, writing bylaws, incorporating, trade marking the name and generating community involvement. Today the group includes 19 associations and 5,935 residents. Thats 85 percent of the Palm Aire community. Major item of business at the town hall meeting Sept. 8 was an explanation of an electronic security monitoring system. The association sought competitive quotations for alarm monitoring, and narrowed the eld to two companies. The board selected Protection 1 as the rm that could provide the best service possible, Corson said. Protection 1 is the second largest security company in the country and the largest multi-family provider. Were excited to be part of this process, said Jose Colon, vice president of national accounts for the rm. Each Palm Aire assocation will make its own decision on whether to sign up for a bulk rate, which requires at least 50 units to participate. Sara Wiggs, national account manager, outlined the rates for Palm Aire United members: The bulk rate for those with an existing alarm system, including taking over the current equipment and maintenance, is $10.95 per month. For those upgrading to the Protection 1 system, which doesnt require a land-line phone: $11.95 monthly for new equipment and maintenance. Individual rates: $19.95 monthly to take over an existing system plus $8 monthly maintenance. A new system is $64.95 plus $19.95 monthly maintenance and $8 monthly for a service plan. If an association decides to go for the bulk rate, the association signs the contract for a six-year period. Individual contracts are for three years. The system covers all accessible doors and windows, including balcony doors on the second or third oor. In case of an alarm, the resident would be called rst. If no answer, police would be called. A separate service is a personal emergency response or medical alert program, which can be leased for $28.95 per month or purchased for $179 plus a monthly fee of $18.95. This is a two-way communicator. You push a button, and an operator responds, Colon explained. Customers dont have to have the burglar alarm system to purchase the medical alert program.
6 The PelicanFriday, September 23, 2011 Opinion Deer eld Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea, Wilton Manors and Oakland Park The Pompano Pelican is published weekly on FridaysStreet Address: 1500-A E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Telephone: 954-783-8700 Fax: 954-783-0093Letters to the Editor are encouraged and accepted for print if signed, although a writers name will be withheld on request; letters must also include a daytime telephone number. Advertising rates are available upon request. Subscription rate is $31.80 including tax for one years delivery in Greater Pompano Beach; $95.40/per year including tax for others in the United States; call 954-783-8700 for rates abroad. The Pelican is a nonpartisan newspaper and reserves the right to decline advertising. Copyright 2011. Reproduction of this publication in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission of the publisher. The Pelican is a member of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, Deer eld Beach Chamber and the LBTS Chamber. The Pelican is a state certied woman-owned minority business. The Pelican is delivered to businesses, libraries, schools, of ces, hospitals, news racks and single family homes. All advertising and copy is published at the sole discretion of the publisher. We welcome your critiques and ideas concerning this publication. Anne Siren, publisherExecutive Assistant: Mary Hudson Graphics: Rachel Ramirez Windsheimer Adriana Bonilla Bookkeeper: John White Classi eds: Fran Shelby Contributing Writers: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Judy Wilson, Malcolm McClintock, Judy Vik, Aleese Kopf Copy editors: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Account Executives: Paul Shroads, Carolyn Mann, Bill Heaton, Special Of ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 Volume XVIIII, Issue 38 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Residents and businesses get incentives to switch to energy ef cient appliancesBroward County is offering the ENERGY SENSE Appliance Rebate Program to County residents and small to medium-sized businesses to encourage replacement of an old appliance with a new more energy ef cient appliance. Up to $400,000 is available in rebates to eligible participants. The County expects 1,200 to 2,000 rebates to be issued to residents and 100 to 450 rebates to businesses. The program is part of a $1.24 million Energy Ef ciency Conservation Block Grant awarded by the State and funded through the United States Department of Energy to help residents and businesses make the transition to more ef cient appliances that will reduce overall energy consumption in the County while stimulating the economy and saving participants money on their utility bills. Eligible ENERGY STAR appliances for residents include: Residential Refrigerators Receive $150 for refrigerators under 20 cubic feet but at least 7.75 cubic feet in volume or $250 for refrigerators 20 cubic feet or greater in volume. (ENERGY STAR freezers and compact refrigerators are excluded.) Residential Clothes WasherReceive $150 for all sizes of washing machines. Eligible ENERGY STAR appliances for businesses include: Commercial Grade RefrigeratorReceive 20% of equipment cost up to a maximum of $1,000. Commercial Grade FreezerReceive 20% of equipment cost up to a maximum of $1,000. Interested applicants must pre-register to reserve funds. Pre-registration will open from September 7 to 28 for businesses and from September 26 to October 10 for residents or until all funds are reserved. Rebates will be available on a rst come, rst served basis. All application packets must be mailed and postmarked by November 4, 2011. The County anticipates funds will be reserved quickly due to a large interest in energy conserving appliances. Interested businesses should begin exploring ENERGY STAR options and vendors as soon as possible and gather the required information before pre-registration begins. Residents should review program guidelines and consider their Energy Star options. Because the rebate program is directed toward replacement appliances, old appliances will need to be recycled or disposed of according to federal, state and local laws and regulations. Proper removal and disposal of appliances will alleviate emissions and ozone depleting substances and greenhouse gases from refrigerants. The Broward County Energy and Sustainability Program will hold numerous information sessions throughout the County in preparation for the launch of the programs. For more information on the ENERGY SENSE Appliance Rebate Program or other rebates, visit www.broward.org/gogreen and click REBATE PROGRAMS or call 954-357-REB8 (7328) or email ENERGYSENSE@broward.org.Grand Re-Opening Celebration of East Atlantic Boulevard The Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will celebrate the grand re-opening of East Atlantic Boulevard and the ground breaking of Pompano Beach Boulevard today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Beach Block of East Atlantic Boulevard between A1A and Pompano Beach Boulevard. The celebration will feature live music by Billy Bones and a festive, fun, celebration of progress. Local shops and restaurants will participate with sidewalk displays and sampling. Food and beverages may be purchased at the Beach Block restaurants and enjoyed outdoors on sidewalk cafe tables and street-side banquet tables. The East Atlantic Boulevard streetscape improvement project is the rst in a series of improvements being made in the East CRA district. This project features recon gured street lanes, wider sidewalks for outdoor dining and enhanced landscaping. The Pompano Beach Boulevard project will feature pedestrian improvements such as new sea turtle-friendly lighting and furnishings, dune restoration, landscape beauti cation, the installation of beach front parking and a beach plaza which will contain an interactive water feature for visitors to enjoy. This project is expected to be completed in approximately one year. Call 954-786-4531. Take me home . Hi everybody, my name is Yeller, and I am looking for a new home. I am about 9 to 10 years young. 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The Pelican 7 Friday, September 23, 2011 Making a Difference Phyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-783-8700. Briefs with a key, ushing toilets, well water and solar lighting. Total cost, $175,000, was raised either by, or because of Rachel, who is now 11 and a 6th grader at Zion Lutheran Christian School. Having succeeded in building a village did not satisfy this young girl. She wants a school for the children of her village and shes actively raising funds once again to make it happen. She says, There are very few free public schools in Haiti. I want the children in my village to be able to go to school so that they can be educated, get jobs, teach Sixth Grader, Rachel Wheeler, is an amazing fundraiser for Haiti, and now theres a village named in her honor By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFTwo years ago, nine year old Rachel Wheeler, Lighthouse Point, became aware of the extreme poverty of boys, girls and their families in Haiti. I wanted to help. I know that you cant just sit around and hope that others will do something to help. You have to get going and do it yourself, she says. And indeed she did get going, inspiring so many others to donate that there now is a tiny town named Rachels Village in Haiti. It has 27 brand new, hurricane proof two-room homes made of solid concrete with zinc roofs. Every house has a lock others and have a good life. The school, like others built by Food For The Poor, will handle 660 students from kindergarten through high school. How did she, a mere child, raise funds for the Village?She says, My school, my friends and I have had bake sales and lemonade stands to help, but I needed much more to build that rst house which was all I set out to do. I went to a Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce Meeting, stood on a chair and told an audience of almost 200 business people what I was trying to do. I asked for a $200 donation from each business and received at least 13 checks which paid for my rst, one room house in Haiti. She kept going to the meetings and hyping her cause. At one of these meetings, Rachel met Robin Mahfood from Food For The Poor, or FFTP, who was also fund raising for Haiti. His presentation showed photos of starving children as they looked and then the same children two years later after eating a nutritional diet. Rachel was very moved by these pictures so when he approached her, suggesting that they work together, she told him about her project to build houses. Mahfood and Food For The Poor helped her choose the site of her Village in Kay Piti, Leogane, and then with the construction of the two-room homes. In April of 2009, the earthquake turned Haiti into an island of rubble, a nation of hungry and homeless people in need of everything. FFTP sent out a press release, nation wide, about Rachels fund raising efforts. Donations arrived from all around the country. A farmer in Washington State who chooses to remain anonymous, Rachel Wheeler receives an award from the Prudential Spirit of Community at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. [Photos courtesy of the Wheeler family.]See WHEELER on page 16Oakland Park A Commercial Village Street Fair is set from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at 331 E. Commercial Blvd., a half mile east of I-95. The event, featuring Miami gourmet food trucks and sidewalk sales, is sponsored by the Oakland Park Business Partnership and the Oakland Park Historical Society. Call 754-816-9137.Chamber weekly meetingsCEO Round Table, Sept. 28 Meet with the chamber and Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher who will present a State of the City address at 7:45 a.m. at Galuppis Restaurant, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Cost is $20. Call 954-941-2940. Sept. 30, the Enterprise group will meet at Offerdahls Cafe, 2400 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point at 8 a.m. Call 954-941-2940. Street fair, food trucksAdvertise with The Pelican 954.783.8700
8 The PelicanFriday, September 23, 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. Aquamarina Hidden Harbor, near Hillsboro Inlet, offers safe storage and keeps boating simple and funBy Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFJust three years old, this state-ofthe-art marina, located at 2315 NE 15 Street in Pompano Beach became the closest to the ocean boat storage marina around. Our easy access to the Hillsboro Inlet means we save all of our captains, a lot of time and aggravation, says General Manager of Aquamarina Hidden Harbor, Keith Ott. The very idea of boating is to keep it simple and fun but often there are many stops to make it complicated. We take care of the complications. This marina offers a hurricane resistant, protected safe haven for 384 boats up to 43-feet. Built to withstand a category 4 hurricane, this marina has every conceivable amenity. Ott says, A phone call to us will put your [Above] the crew from left to right is: Pete Rytel (equipment operator), Ricardo McQueen (equipment operator), Ryan Pogue (dockhand), James Lightbourne (dockhand), Diana Carrasco (Marina Administrator), Gilbert Corrador (equipment operator), Jake Granatir (dockhand), Keith Ott (marina manager). [Not pictured is Rick Boehm (assistant marina manager). [Right] Front of the facility.See Hidden Harbor on page 10 Briefs Clean out the meds and shred the evidenceFlorida Humane Society will be hosting Dog Smarts, a free one hour seminar presented by Dawn Hanna, Certi ed Professional Dog Trainer and owner of Oh Behave. The event will take place at 3870 N. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach on Oct. 5 at 6 p.m.. This program will cover the basics of what dogs need to thrive and be a well behaved family member. Solutions for common problems experienced by adult dog owners and puppy owners will be discussed. A question and answer session will follow the seminar. The seminar is for humans only. 954. 587.2711.Smarten up your dog in Pompano BSO Operation Medicine Cabinet and Shred A thon Saturday October 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church 3331 NE 10 Terrace, Pompano Beach. By joining the BSO efforts, participants will help prevent prescription drug abuse. Come early and receive a $5 gift card while supplies last. Broward County residents can shred away identity theft by safely disposing of their personal documents, check stubs, credit card offers, receipts and any other material that might contain sensitive data. This service is free of charge.
The Pelican 9 Friday, September 23, 2011 food, wine and kitchen businesses. You have to develop a niche or its not going to happen, Fritz said of redevelopment plans. His feelings were echoed by another RMA consultant Sharon McCormick who said, As I drove around Oakland Park, something kept telling me kitchens. The city has $10.2 million remaining in Broward Redevelopment Capital Program (RCP), funds that must be used by next June. McCormick suggested an open dining area on a city parcel at NE 38th Street. She showed slides of farmers markets in other areas as another possibility. In the central area, Fritz suggested working to rehab the existing Sykes and Squires Jewelry buildings and nding tenants. At the south gateway area to Main Street at Oakland Park Boulevard, Fritz proposed a high pro le restaurant or urban hotel or a mixeduse building with retail and restaurant. Dixie Highway is key to pulling it together, Fritz said. He said the area needs to be pedestrianized with a focus on intersections and creating wider sidewalks on the west side of Dixie. Retailers will probably be more successful on Dixie Highway, but sidewalks must be widened, RMA partner Chris Brown said. You cant do a restaurant today in South Florida unless you have a sidewalk caf. You broaden the market when you allow eating outside. Another area RMA looked at was on Northeast 12 Terrace where a proposed resort near the city boat ramp is moving through the development process. Here the consultants proposed streetscape improvements. They said new landscaping could be done now. And they suggested preserving the Southeast Packing House smokestack as an icon in an arts/entertainment district. Fritz pointed to the potential of Eastside Village, a 12-1/2-acre site north of downtown proposed for multifamily residential. For redevelopment you need people living downtown, Brown said. This is an excellent site for midto high-end rental. People love to live downtown. Theyre bored to death with suburbia, he said. Brown said there is now a big boom in rental apartments. Fritz said RMA is working with the property owner of shopping centers on Prospect Road to rehab them as neighborhood centers. McCormick discussed the importance of branding, or de ning who you are and who you want to be. She said she worked on the successful revival of Northwood Village, an area two miles north of West Palm Beach. Resident Jack Doren said the concepts discussed are very exciting. Mitch Stollberg applauded the CRAs efforts. He mentioned a Las Olas restaurant that held popular cooking classes. McCormack said, How cool would it be if people came to Oakland Park for cooking classes. A restaurant owner said the city may need to nd ways to subsidize businesses to help them re-locate. Im terribly excited about what Ive heard tonight, said Seigi Constantine, executive director of Oakland Park Main Street. Vice Mayor Anne Sallee said she loved the culinary idea. I hope we can bring it to fruition. The RMA consultants will present their ndings to the city commission in October. PlannersContinued from page 1
10 The PelicanFriday, September 23, 2011 craft in the water, stocked with bait, ice and even fueled up and ready to go. We have ethanol-free gasoline which is preferred for most boats. It is not available at most land based stations. Ott points out the advantage of storing over trailoring a boat. People who trail their boats have to make three and four time-consuming stops before hitting the water, while our clients enjoy being on the water, and maybe shing, for hours. James Conti says, Even though I live in Plantation, I signed on when Hidden Harbor opened and it has been a great experience. I chose Aquamarina Hidden Harbor because its so well kept and its so near the ocean. The staff is wonderful. I just call them and my boat is in the water, ready to go when I get there. I try to sh during the week at least once every week. Another client, Barry Schellin, says he loves the place, adding Weve been customers since the beginning. Its close to the ocean and its a state of the art, hurricane proof facility. That means my boat is safe and I dont need to worry about the weather. Keith is great. Hes fair, honest and he has a great crew. The lift operators handle boats with care. They really know their stuff and they are careful. I appreciate that. Pleased with the words of satis ed clients, Ott lists more advantages to dry storage saying, Boats stored in dry stack, such as ours, require much less maintenance and retain a higher retail value. Sun and salt are very destructive on boats kept in the water. Our goal is to offer the customer every convenience and we achieve it by being a one stop shop from service to snacks. Aquamarina Hidden Harbor is one of nine marinas owned and operated by Aqua Marine Partners, a group headed by CE0, Andrew Sturner. Ott says the bene t of being part of this group is reciprocal privileges and sharing staff experience and knowledge. This campus includes onsite Fastboats Marine Group which specializes in selling and servicing new and used performance and luxury boats. Sun Dance Marine operates the boat yard, handles the large boats up to 75-feet and services cruisers and sport shing boats. Two fork lifts, one massive, makes this marina unique in its ability to lift and store a 43-foot express cruiser with no effort. Ott says, Our customers really appreciate the availability of these two resources. And then, theres Carefree Boating Club, a unique orga-Hidden Harbor Continued from page 8 nization for boaters without a boat. It offers club memberships which entitles members access to its eet of boats from 19 to 34 feet, whenever desired. Members reserve by phone or on line. Business is good because the club removes the complication of ownership and leaves all of the energy involved in boating for pure fun. Ott says having all of these resources in one place means that boaters will nd every available way to get on the water. All of these resources, plus our marine store, make boating a serene experience for our clients. Our crew members are friendly, accommodating and understanding. They know that their job is to get the boater out on the water as quickly as possible and they are so good at doing this, we often have customers stop to chat even when theyre not taking their boat out. Asked who their customers are, Ott says, Theyre both local and snowbirds. What is surprising is that over 20 percent of our clients who store their boats actually have spaces in front of their property. They still choose to store because of the services and safety of our marina. For further information, call 954-941-0498 or visit the web site at www.ILoveMyMarina.com
The Pelican 11 Friday, September 23, 2011 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach At this point in his career, Andrew Duffell has to be visionary. Faced with reviving the hopes of local city of cials and their partners at Florida Atlantic University, the 34year-old Duffell is promising them that the nearly vacant Research Park of FAU on SW 11 Terrace has a great future.With faith in the future, research park CEO markets Deer eld Beach siteAndrew Duffell, president and CEO, FAU Research and Development Authority. Deer eld Beach is right in the middle of the life sciences corridor that is being developed from Miami to Jupiter. We are talking now to two entities in the healthcare eld, both in the arena of research into more effective methods of delivering care. The FAU medical school, approved this year, will need research facilities and UM/ Sylvester is nearby, Duffell said. Two years ago, a proton therapy center was being proposed for the park but it failed when nancing could not be obtained. According to Duffell such a venture would take huge capital but the demographic warrants it and the university link would give it instant credibility. Duffell became president and CEO of the Research and Development Park in December. By February he had proposed an action plan and was gathering his forces. I have met with the commissioners. They want action. They want us to make it happen and I understand that they are disappointed in the progress to date. But we are poised for success. Within ve years, I see signi cant activity here. We have an experienced developer, good leasing team and the space to build. I am optimistic something will happen shortly, Duffell said. A few months ago, the development authority secured another 10 -year lease on the site which is 14 acres in two parcels separated by Deer eld Mitigation Operations Center. One 40,000 square foot building built in 2004 and visible from I-95, was occupied by HomeBanc but today has only one tenant in 10,000 square feet, Simmons, a consumer behavior research rm and a division of Experian. The other parcel at the corner of SW 10 Street and SW 11 Terrace, four acres, is also visible from, and bordering, the I-95 exit. That property was recently cleared of scrub and noxious growth. All together there is enough land to build another 250,000 square feet of of ce and research space. The requirement for any company locating in the park is a link to FAU. Simmons employs college interns from the school of business and the research potential that the university offers should be a powerful incentive for prospective tenants, Duffell said. He is marketing Deer elds park with the existing research park at FAU, which is 350,000 square feet of space plus 17 acres. It contains 28 high tech, high wage companies and is located just north of the university. More than 700 people work at the FAU location with average salaries in the $86,000 range, well above that of other workplaces. The agency to develop the park was created in 1985 but it wasnt until 2003 when it turned its attention to the vacant land alongside I-95 in Deer eld Beach. Now, he See RESEARCH on page 19
12 The Pelican Friday, September 23, 2011 been a great way for her son to meet friends, but its been good for her, too. Its nice for the mommies because we can have a little social time, she said. And its all free. Part of the reason we have so many coming in is a re ection of the economy, said Ric Sterling, library director. Sterling said the extra visitors liven up the place. It puts aside the notion that libraries are quiet places where everyone tiptoes around. On a given Monday, the numbers are big for this class. Florence Friedberg, whose 2-year-old relative goes to the class, likes the fact that children can play here and make noise. Monique Santiagos 13month-old daughter Elina enjoys interacting with mixed ages. She loves older kids, Santiago said. Shes always following them around. Eugene Smiley has been bringing his son Max for more than a year. Our alternative is going to the park, Smiley said. Here he enjoys the songs and stories and has a chance to socialize. Beckey says she couldnt think of anything better to do. Every day its like a gift to come in. The smiles, the laughter, the parents everything about it is so rewarding. StorytimeContinued from page 3Blessing of AnimalsIn honor of the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, Christ Lutheran Church will host its annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m., in the West parking lot of the church, 1955 East Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. Animal companions of every species are welcome. Each will receive an individual blessing from Pastor Schweinler and will be issued a personal certi cate of blessing Call 954-564-7673. St. Martin Episcopal Church will bless animals on Oct. 16 with a pet parade at 9:30 a.m. Accompanied by bagpipes, The Very Reverend Bernard Pecaro, Rector of St. Martins, will lead the procession on horseback into the church where all pets and owners will be invited to come to the altar for a blessing. Following the Service, a food court will be offered in the Parish Hall and childrens games, a bounce house, face paintings and the much-loved petting zoo will be available to ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy.. Call 954-9414843.
The Pelican 13 Friday, September 23, 2011 SightingsA local calendar for events, meetings and more in North Broward County. Please email calendar items to siren2415@ gmail.com or fax to 954-7830093. David Dodson was named Ofcer of the Quarter by his peers in the Wilton Manors Police Department.Salute! ArtOur Art By The Sea will meet Oct. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lauderdale By The Sea Community Church, 4433 Bougainvillea Drive, Lauderdale By The Sea. This months speaker is water colorist John Bowen. Call 954-523-0443. AuditionsGot Talent? Auditions for the South Floridas Kids Got Talent competition take place Oct. 1 at the South Florida Tri-Rail Station, 800 NW 33 St., Pompano Beach. The competition is open to individuals or groups that sing and/or dance. All participants must be South Florida residents between the ages of five and 15. Call 954703-7934.EventsOct. 1 at 7 p.m. Danielle Knox of Lifetime television See SIGHTINGS on page 14
14 The Pelican Friday, September 23, 2011 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach Commissioners remained firm this week and approved a $73.8 million operating budget for 2011-12 that includes revenues from a 10 percent tax on utilities and a one mil decrease in the ad valorem tax rate. Opponents of the new tax fired parting salvos with the DB budget passes despite protests from opponents of utility taxco-chair of a petition drive urging the tax be rescinded saying the money raised by the tax could come from other sources. You are not allowing us the privilege of telling you what we want, Jean Robb told commissioners. No matter, we will go to referendum. It is so stupid to spend $102,000 (the cost of a special election). At the end of her remarks, Robb said the commission could repeal and then add the tax next year. Its the wrong tax and the wrong time, she said quoting the rallying cry of the tax protesters. Robb and her supporters obtained the signatures of 6,200 registered voters asking that the tax be rescinded. Those signatures await certification by the county elections office. The city charter requires a referendum be held if the requisite numbe of signatures are valid, in this case about 4,200. A compromise suggested two weeks ago by Commissioner Joe Miller did not enter Tuesdays discussion. Favoring a compromise, Miller had asked the administration to consider removing the utility tax from water bills. This week Finance Director Hugh Dunkley said that would amount to $1.2 million less in this years budget, but Miller did not pursue it. I realized there was no room for compromise. It was repeal or nothing. Compromise wasnt what they had signed up for, Miller said. On the record as opposing the utility tax initially, he admitted to a change of heart. I believe in the wisdom of more than one income stream, he said. My district pays 41 percent of the ad valorem taxes and people in 4,000 living units pay no property taxes. The new millage rate is 5.7688. joins Tamara Grant of 97.3 FM to host Women of Jam at the Broward Center of the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale. The event benefits the Lillian S. Wells Womens Health center at Broward General Medical Center and the Seventh Avenue Health Center. Call 954-462-0222. Pancake Breakfast Join the DOES Drove 142 for a great pancake breakfast Sunday October 09 at the Elks lodge, 700 N.E. 10 St. Pompano Beach. Adults $5.00 Children $2.50. Open to the public. Call 954725-5192.ClassesCERT Classes open to the public Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 at the Fort Lauderdale FireRescue Station. Learn how to save lives in an emergency. Fire suppression, injury care and other skills that will be valuable in the aftermath of a hurricane. Classes are free. Pre-registration is required. Call 954-828-6700. Green Market, Wilton Manors, Saturdays and Sundays at Hagen Park 2020 Wilton Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. fresh produce, international baked goods, herbs/spices, doggie treats, pickles, jams, infused vinegars, pasta and more. Call 954-531-5383. Pompano Beach Green Market Every Saturday at Founders Park, NE 3 Ave. and NE 2 St., 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fresh seafood, vegetables, flowers and more. Call 954461-3385Fishing PiersPompano Beach Fishing Pier extends more than 1,000 feet into the Atlantic, 222 N Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach, Anglins Pier Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, 954-491-9403 Deerfield Beach International Pier 200 NE 21st Ave., Deerfield Beach. 954426-9206. 954-943-1488LeisureThe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142 has Bingo on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Post, 171 SW 2 St., Pompano Beach. Food is available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 954-942-2448. SightingsContinued from page 13
The Pelican 15 Friday, September 23, 2011 Checkers Old Munchen spruces up in time for Oktoberfest By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFIf you saw the before at Checkers Old Munchen, 2209 E. Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach, its time to see the after. This 28-year German tradition in town has taken on a new look and stepped on board the renovation train that is taking over East Atlantic Boulevard. As part of the Community Redevelopment Agency, or CRA, owner Mathew Moore, partnered with the agency and the new Bavarian look was revealed last week. Leesa Conley, Conley Design Studio, wanted to brighten up the place. With funding through the CRA Merchant Assistance Program, Moore agreed. Long-time patrons, city officials and chamber members joined Moore for his second grand opening. Checkers Old Munchen specializes in authentic German and Bavarian food and a wide selection of German wines and beer, lagers, pilsner and other dark varieties. Call 954-785-7565. The East CRA meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center. Call 954786-5535. Pompano Beach Vice Mayor George Brummer with wife, Anne Claudia DuBois, Commissioner Barry Dockswell and Leesa Conley Kim Briesemeister, co-chair of the CRA, Mathew Moore, Checkers owner,; Ric Green, Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce CEO and Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher Patricia and Bob Shelley Elaine Fitzgerald and Jack Rogerson
16 The Pelican Friday, September 23, 2011 contacted Rachel, saying, I always donate the money I get from my rst crop of cherries to a good cause. This year my employees and I chose your cause. Rachel still cant believe that the farmer had the biggest rst crop in his history and his donation was $42,000. I was thrilled, as were all of the kids and adults who have been helping me raise money. Now, with guidance from FFTP, we began to build the village of two-room homes. Every time a story or press release was sent out about our cause, money came in. Continuing, she adds, After a brief television interview and one on WLRN public radio, I received more donations and several exciting phone calls. John Baker, catcher for the Marlins, happened to hear the radio interview. He was so inspired that he and the team went to Haiti and saw what Food For The Poor was doing. They were so moved, they wrote a check to pay for an entire new village and named it, Inspiration Village. They honored me and invited my whole family to a game. I got a special Marlin shirt which I wore to throw out the opening pitch of the game. And I have a signed photo, taken with John Baker and me. And thats not all! A Baptist church in Miami with a large number of Haitian parishioners, also heard the WLRN interview with Rachel. They voted to give their entire charitable funds, $25,000, to Rachels Village. And thats how this miraculous story about a determined child with a goal ended up as Rachels Village with homes for 27 families, averaging eight in a each household. These extended family units include everyone from orphaned children to aged seniors.Rachel receives a heroines welcome in her villageThe Wheeler family visited Rachels Village and Rachel says, That was the cherry on the ice cream. They hoisted me in the air and surrounded me with love, hugs and cries of Merci Rachel, Merci Rachel. They were so loving and so happy, it made me feel like this is what I want to do. I want to help people. An old man with no teeth insisted that we go inside his house to see his prized possession. It was a small radio which he held up with pride. It made me think of my Dads prize possession, a 70-inch at screen television. What a difference in our cultures. Her scrapbook contains letters from the President of the United States, senators, and congressman. Shes been honored by the National Black Caucus and Congressman Alcee Hastings has entered her story in the Congressional Record. She has been selected as one of the top 10 youth volunteers in the nation. She will soon received an award from the National Volunteer Fundraisers Association and the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce is naming her one of the Shining Stars in the community. Her Shining Star will be presented at the Chambers Annual award luncheon on October 20. Asked how it feels to be a celebrity, she answers, Im not a celebrity. Im just a girl who wanted to help and so many generous people helped me do it. Im a regular 11-year-old-girl. I go to LaValles Karate Studio three times a week and Im just one belt away from my black belt. I run two miles the other two days. On the weekend, I hang out with friends. Julie, Rachels mom, says Im constantly in motion keeping track of all of the activities Rachel, her two brothers Trey and Michael, are involved in. My husband, Captain Eddie Wheeler is a private boat captain. We have a great time together and have traveled much of the world as a family. Thank you, Rachel, for your outstanding contributions to those in need. To donate to Rachels school, visit www.foodforthepoor.org/rachel WheelerContinued from page 7[Above] Students at Ti Aiyti, in Cite Soleil, energized Rachel Wheeler. In May, 11-year-old Rachel Wheeler traveled to Haiti to dedicate the village she fundraised for two years to build with the nonpro t Food For The Poor. Determined to make a difference, Rachels new goal is to build a school. [Below] Rachel Wheeler, 11, is greeted like a star by residents of a village named for her efforts, Rachels Village. Rachel raised more than $175,000 to build 27 new concrete block homes for poor families in Leogane, Haiti.
The Pelican 17 Friday, September 23, 2011 Deer eld Beach Chamber Gala beats all expectations Gordon Vatch And Kiku Martinson John Lombardi and Deer eld Beach Mayor Peggy Noland Commissioner Ben Preston and wife, DebbieBy Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFGetting an edge on the winter season, the newly reorganized Deer eld Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted a gala this month at the Deer eld/Boca Hilton Hotel. John Lombardi, this years chamber chair, had nothing but praise for the organizers and the attendance. We had about 120 guests and members at the event, and I call that a success, he said. This chamber did not quite dodge the economic bullet that swept so many businesses and families into debt, John Lombardi and Kristen Obst Ted Smith, marketing director, Deer eld Toyota, with his wife, MaryLou Commissioner Joe Miller and wife, Carolineand we are looking forward to our upcoming golf tournament Oct. 14 at the Deercreek Country Club. With a giant step behind them, the chamber has already hired a full-time staff member and board members are looking for ways to help members nd new clients. First of all, says Lombardi, when you join the chamber, you meet the people in your business community. You get involved in civic and community events. And you build relationships. You cant put a price tag on relationships. While the nal number is still out for the gala, guests got their moneys worth and more with the lavish International menu, the music and the silent auction. This years gala committee included Kristen Obst, Karen Bartell, Gordon Vatch, Larry Rodkin, Ted Frangos, Carmen Garcia, Gemma Pressinger and Kiku Martinson. For more information about the upcoming golf tournament, call 954-427-1050. but Lombardi says that is all behind them now. We had our Pig-Out earlier this year and paid off debt. This gala will nish that debt, Foursomes and sponsorships are still available. Meet your chamber members Oct. 20 at Sign-A-Rama, 1101 S. Powerline Road, Deer eld Beach for Business after Hours at 5:30 p.m. Call 954-427-1050.
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The Pelican 19 Friday, September 23, 2011 says, it is one park with two addresses. His job, as he put it is to build the brand. At one point before the current economic bust, the spaces in Boca Raton were fully leased. One of the most successful projects to come out of that center was the development of a high de nition lm product which is used by both Hollywood and NASA. While the emphasis in selling both research parks may be on life sciences, Duffell has an idea for using much of the space in the former HomeBanc building without spending much money. He would like to sell it as a soft landing center, a facility that would lease of ces to foreign companies trying to get established in South Florida and provide them with support services while they get up and running. The leases would be for short terms with the understanding that the companies would move to permanent quarters either within the park, or within the area. Target customers for this concept are Mexico and Canada and South American countries, although England, Germany and Spain have, according to Duffell, an afnity for South Florida. Duffell is just one of the new faces at the FAU Research and Development Authority. Headed for years by Deer eld Beach resident Scott Ellington who died last year, it is now under the direction of HDG Mansur from Indianapolis. Flagler Real Estate is the leasing agent. We are hoping to create an image Deer eld Beach can be proud of, Duffell said. Our vision is to be the preeminent research and development park in the state. ResearchContinued from page By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors John Fiore likes his neighborhood in Wilton Manors. And he doesnt take it for granted. His property abuts the Religious Science Church at 1550 NE 26 Street where a proposed land sale may change his surroundings. And Fiore is not accepting the change. As chair of the East Neighborhood Association, ENA, Fiore wants to revoke the propertys Planned Urban Development, or PUD zoning, a change the city made more than a year ago when another company, GResorts, attempted and failed to buy the land for a gayfriendly hotel and resort. Now, developers Urban Dynamics Communities, are seeking to purchase the land for a luxury rental community, according to Fort Lauderdale attorney Dick Coker. Thats not what Fiore or his ENA members want. We want a park, he says. And we want the city to establish a special taxing district to raise funds to buy the church [property]. We have asked the city manager to allow us to have a referendum to create the district. Fiore adds that the city ENA leader wants to revoke PUD on church propertySee ENA on page 22
20 The Pelican Friday, September 23, 2011 The Pelican, We Mean Business 954-783-8700 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700Chabad Jewish Center, 4081 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach will host Rosh Hashana Services, Thursday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. with morning prayer 11 a.m. with Shofar Blowing and 7:30 p.m. Evening Prayer. On Friday, Sept. 30, services continue with morning prayer at 10 a.m. and evening prayer at 7:30. Yom Kippur Services take place on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. with Kol Nidrei prayers and on Oct. 8, services take place at 10, 11 11:30 and 5:30 p.m. Call 347-410-1106. Services planned for Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurFuneral services for the Rev. Geoffrey Evans, a retired Episcopalian priest, are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, 1400 Riverside Drive, Coral Springs. He died Sunday. Evans served as the third rector at St. Martins in the Fields Episcopal Church in Pompano Beach from 1983 to 1987. He had served as an assistant pastor at St. Mary Magdalene. He served as Dean of the Episcopal Broward Deanery and served as priest for the Episcopal Cursillo of Southeast Florida. He was a resident of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and active in the Citizens Initiative Committee. Evans is survived by his wife Marjorie, chief executive director of the Broward Childrens Center. He was a strong supporter of the center. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the St. Mary Magdalene seminarian scholarships. 954-753-1400 Father Geoff Evans, Episcopal priest, was strong supporter of Childrens Center
The Pelican 21 Friday, September 23, 2011 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001.. By Cynthia ThumaPELICAN WRITERIt was a format no hungry beach volleyball player could resist: an opportunity to play against Olympic gold medalists and top-ranked beach pros. The Red Bull Spiked Finals on Deerfield Beach on Sept. 17 gave winners of four regional tournaments and hungry local players the chance to compete for the chance to knock off topranked pro players. The day before the tournament, the stars -2008 Olympic gold medalists Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers, pro Casey Jennings and Brazilian pros Maria Clara and Carolina Salgado visited By RJ Boyle ANGLERBelieve it or not wahoo season is around the corner. I am pleased to tell you that wahoo season is actually early this year. Wahoos are already biting. Over the last full moon we had tons of reports from happy fishermen. Some anglers caught multiple wahoos ranging from 15-45 pounds. This size fish is normal for early in the season. The successful anglers were both live baiting and fast trolling. Most of the fish were caught between 200 and 325 feet of water. Blue Runners and Goggle Eyes were the live baits of choice fished on #7 wire with two hooks, one in the lip and one in the back. The guys trolling were using double hooked ballyhoo trolled a little faster than normal at around 9 knots. The guys trolling artificials were trolling around 12 knots. The best of the fishing started around 3 days prior to the full moon until 3 days after the full moon. Get it in gear and let get tight this next moon. If you have any questions about wahoo fishing or how to rig up give us a shout at the store and we will guide you in the right directions. Good Luck, Get TightWahoo Season is almost here, no wait Wahoo Season is Almost Herethe Indoor Sports Complex, where they gave a clinic, answered questions and signed autographs for more than 150 young volleyball players at the Matrix Volleyball Academy. Questions ranged from technique to strategy. Youngsters asked how it felt to represent ones country in the Olympics. Parents had questions,too. Mostly they asked which Red Bull spiked nals on the sand Photo courtesy of Jamie Frumusa See RED BULL on page 23
22 The Pelican Friday, September 23, 2011 Call The Pelican 954-783-8700 has the right to take the property though eminent domain for a public use. Fiore says he has had no response from the city. City Commissioner Julie Carson says that the city manager sent the commission copies of Fiores request about two months ago. Some of Johns suggestions were very good, says Carson. But at the time we were studying the PUD issue and a question of a moratorium on PUDs in the city. The commission was also deep into budget workshops. Coker says his clients have already met with city planners where the main message was that the area was sensitive. But to say anything about the height or looks is so premature, he adds. It is way too preliminary for judgments on density or height. There will be no low income rentals. It is all high end. Wilton Manors is ready for that. Meanwhile, Fiore will meet with the citys planning and zoning board on October 17 to reiterate the neighborhoods desire for a park. Coker is waiting for that decision before he can move forward. Carson, who is a member of the ENA, says she is committed to the residential integrity of the neighborhood so people can live and raise families and relax. I am also committed to the economic future of our city and in bringing in interesting and exciting people to our city. City Manager Joseph Gallegos says the property could be sold for commercial use in the future, and there are a number of businesses that could make use of it. Some uses may not please the neighborhood, said Gallegos. Declaring the site a PUD as opposed to a single zoning allows the city commission more input into the final concept. Two immediate things remain before the sale can move forward, Coker says. First the city must make sure the property will remain a PUD. Then preliminary drawings will be sent to the city for comments. Then we will call John, says Coker. We will meet with him, his leaders or his association. ENAContinued from page 19By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point Commissioners are due to approve a $12 million operating and debt service budget Sept. 26, balanced with a millage rate of 3.86023, a slight decrease from the current year. Most homeowners will not see a savings however. Finance director Terry Sharp said home values are up about one percent which may offset the lower tax rate. Largest increase in the new fiscal year is in the police department which will cost an additional $257,483 due to union contracts which call for a three percent cost Final budget hearing for LHP is MondayAlso on agenda, approval of raises for re ghtersof living raise for the 42 employees of the department. Other departments are taking budget cuts due in some cases to capital projects being completed this year. For instance, the recreation budget is $85,000 less than the current year because major work on the ball fields was budgeted in 2010-11. The city will add $19,000 to the tennis fund which stands at $159,400. Other special funds, garbage, the sinking fund and the stormwater fund remain virtually unchanged. Also on the agenda for Monday is commission ratification of a three-year contract with Metro Broward Firefighters Local 3080 which calls for three percent of base pay raises for each year of the three year contract. The current contract expires September 30.
The Pelican 23 Friday, September 23, 2011 type of volleyball, 6-player, or beach, was better for their childs development in the sport. Rogers told them that in his case, playing beach made him a better, more wellrounded player indoors and out. At the clinic, Dallhauser, at 6-9, worked with the boys on net play. Jennings, Rogers and the Salgado sisters worked with the girls on all aspects of their game. The sun was out early on tournament day, but rain chased the players off the courts before long. After the rain abated and the humidity cleared, the sun came out for a glorious -if scorching day on the beach. From the start, it was clear that the top teams would need to prove themselves masters of the elements as well as tough, focused players. Theres a lot of talent on the court today, Rogers said as he watched play. The top four teams were all at a level that could play professionally. All four finalists had volleyball ties to South Florida. Facing the Salgado sisters in the womens championship were former University of Miami outside hitter Marcela Gamarra and Gainesville native and former University of North Florida player Claire Yonutas. Taking on Dallhauser and Jennings, who stood in for Rogers, who was rehabbing from an injury, were Drew Mallin, of Deerfield Beach and former St. Thomas Aquinas player Carlos C.J. Macias. The challengers all lost, to the pros, but getting to the finals and earning a shot was a big part of the fun. Theyll be back, they say. Having the chance to play with these girls and compete with such great athletes gives us something to work toward some day, Gamarra said. Its very encouraging.Red BullContinued from page 21
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