Saturday, April 19, 2014

Annual Pre-Budget Workshop for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2014-2015

THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA WILL CONDUCT A COMMUNITY PRE-BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETING ON MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014, AT 6:00 PM IN THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS, SUITES 141 – 142, AT CITY HALL, 5581 WEST OAKLAND PARK BOULEVARD, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.

THIS WILL BE A LIMITED AGENDA MEETING. THE ONLY BUSINESS TO BE DISCUSSED WILL BE THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL BUDGET FOR THE 2014 – 2015 FISCAL YEAR.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

3rd Annual Jammin’ in the Park and Art Fest in conjunction with the 6th Annual Throw Back Celebrity Golf Weekend

The City of Lauderhill will host the 3rd Annual Jammin’ in the Park and Art Fest on Saturday April 26, 2014, in conjunction with 6th Annual Throw Back Celebrity Golf Weekend at Ilene Lieberman Botanical Gardens Park, 3801 Inverrary Blvd., Lauderhill, FL.

Event Organizer and Vice Mayor of the City of Lauderhill, M. Margaret Bates explains, “I believe our City’s greatest asset is our cultural diversity. Jammin’ in the Park and Art Fest is a fun way for the entire family to celebrate who we are through the arts, music, and food. The Performing Arts Center will become a major component of this celebration when it is complete. The best part of the event is affordability…FREE!”

This year’s featured performer, Grammy Award winner and R&B Diva, Evelyn “Champagne” King will headline the free festival that will be hosted by WHQT/Hot 105 Tom Joyner Morning Show Personality, Rodney Baltimore and comedian Dean Gaines. The festival will start at 2:00 PM with performances by R&B female trio, Ladies of Soul, Blade Martin, saxophonist, Randy Corinthian, Latin American sensation, Raul Sandoval, and The Old Skool Gang.

Festivalgoers will have an opportunity to sample food from various vendors, view art designs and exhibits from dozens of local and national creative artists, all while enjoying a day of music and fun. The festival and parking is free to the public.

For more information about the 3rd Annual Jammin’ in the Park and Art Fest, contact the City of Lauderhill at (954) 730-3000.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Jazz Picnic in the Park for April 13, 2014 has been cancelled

Due to rain, the concert for today has been cancelled.  We will be adding Meryl Tanenger to next year's schedule.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jazz Picnic in the Park - April 13

Mayor Richard Kaplan with the City of Lauderhill invites everyone to the last concert of the 2013-2014 season of Jazz Picnic in the Park On Sunday, April 13, 2014. This free Jazz Concert will be performed this month by Meryl Tanenger.  Bring your chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets, no cooking is allowed in the park.
The concert will be held from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, at the Amphitheater in the Lieberman Botanical Gardens, 3801 Inverrary Blvd., Lauderhill.
Stay tune to next season's concert schedule, including two Tribute Concerts at www.lauderhilljazz.com.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Lease Lauderhill Bus Tour

Commissioner Ken Thurston Presents 

Thursday 
April 10, 2014 
12:00PM – 4:00PM 

GAIN valuable knowledge of  Lauderhill’s Redevelopment Plans 
and Small Business Initiatives for FREE. 

LEARN common mistakes people make in finding the right location 
for their businesses. 
  
GET insight on things you can do  to improve your business structure 
for redevelopment and target industries (i.e., CRA, Enterprise 
Zone, Arts District, international trade and Lauderhill Industrial Park.) 

Bus Tour will depart from: 

Lauderhill City Hall 
5581 West Oakland Park Blvd 
Lauderhill, FL 33313 
  
To RSVP Please Contact: 
 Brittany Hubbard 954-777-2040 
or bhubbard@lauderhill-fl.gov 

FREE PARKING AVAILABLE 

 Gain a better understanding of how you can streamline the business license and building permit 
process that will have your business open within 30 days or less. 
 Co-operative Marketing Program offered for retailers and restaurants to increase consumer traffic and sales. 
  Economic development staff will serve as a liaison between the various city departments/divisions to 
facilitate a quick response for business expansions and relocations. 
  Staff will work with Broward County, the State of  Florida and the Federal Government to facilitate 
business assistance and incentives for eligible companies. 
 Don’t forget Networking opportunities & the chance to get some of your questions answered. 

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Notes of the Commission Meeting of March 31

On March 31, the City Commission met and the following are notes of interest (all items passed unanimously unless otherwise indicated).  Commissioner Bates had an excused absence since she was in Tallahassee on behalf of the League of Cities:

A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THE PASSING OF:

A. Mr. Joy Sawh Ramsaroop, owner of Joy's Roti Delight at the Lauderhill Mall.
B. Mr. James Bradley, President of the West Ken Lark Homeowners Association.
C. Mariann Kiar, mother of County Commissioner Marty Kiar

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS:

RECOGNITION OF STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL UNITOWN 2014 TEEN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP CAMP.

ORDINANCES AND PUBLIC HEARINGS - FIRST READING:

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-03-110:   AMENDING THE CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES,   TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL TO ELECT TO OFFER A PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION PROGRAM TO ADULT OFFENDERS WHO HAVE COMMITTED A QUALIFYING NON-VIOLENT MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS, UNLESS SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW OR THIS CODE;  (REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER HAYWARD J. BENSON, JR.).

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-03-112:  APPROVING THE SALE AND PURCHASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND BROWARD COUNTY FOR THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL TO PURCHASE FOUR (4) VACANT PARCELS OF LAND THAT BROWARD COUNTY HAS DECLARED TO BE SURPLUS WITHIN THE CANNON POINT AREA LOCATED AT 5801, 5811, 5821 AND 5831 N.W. 27th COURT, LAUDERHILL SUBJECT TO DEED RESTRICTIONS FOR THE PURCHASE PRICE OF $24,600.00 PER VACANT PARCEL.

ORDINANCES AND PUBLIC HEARINGS - FOURTH READING:

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-02-105:  CREATING SUBSECTION 3.1.15., RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE-FAMILY AT 40 DWELLING UNITS PER GROSS ACRE (RM-40) ZONING DISTRICT;  CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.1.15.D., SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES AND STRUCTURES AMENDING SCHEDULE B., ALLOWABLE USES, SECTION 1., USES ALLOWED IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS, BY ADDING THE PERMITTED, ACCESSORY, AND SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES AND STRUCTURES ALLOWED HEREIN IN ORDER TO ENSURE INTERNAL CONSISTENCY; AMENDING SCHEDULE P., DESIGN STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES, SECTION 2., GENERAL DESIGN STANDARDS, TO ADD ANY DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THE RM-40 ZONING DISTRICT.

RESOLUTIONS:

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-03-55:   AUTHORIZING THE DISPOSAL OF OBSOLETE, DAMAGED AND SURPLUS COMPUTER EQUIPMENT IN THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE MANNER.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-03-56:   APPROVING THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER (SRO) AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA REGARDING THE ASSIGNMENTS AT THE PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS; PROVIDING FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF TWO (2) SROS AT THE TWO (2) PARTICIPATING MIDDLE SCHOOLS FOR TEN (10) MONTHS; PROVIDING FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF TWO (2) ADDITIONAL SROS AT THE PARTICIPATING ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS FOR A PERIOD OF SEVEN (7) MONTHS.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-03-57:  WAIVING COMPETITIVE BIDDING REQUIREMENTS; APPROVING THE PURCHASE FROM HALL MARK FIRE APPARATUS 3431 NW 27 AVENUE, OCALA, FLORIDA IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $92,489.97 FOR THE PURCHASE OF ONE (1) 2014 FORD F-350 CUSTOM BUILT COMMAND VEHICLE BASED UPON THE CONTRACT ENTERED INTO WITH THE FLORIDA SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION (#11-10-1202); PROVIDING THAT THE VEHICLE WILL BE FOR USE BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $92,489.97 FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 305-351-6420.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-03-61:   APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT, PLAYGROUND SURFACING, AND SHADE STRUCTURE FROM APPROVED VENDORS BASED UPON BIDS SOLICITED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $235,000.00.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-03-63:  APPROVING THE SIXTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL FOR THE EXTENSION OF THE LEASE OF THE EAST SIDE LIBRARY THROUGH THE PERIOD ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2015.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-03-64:   AUTHORIZING THE DISPOSAL OF OBSOLETE, DAMAGED AND SURPLUS POLICE DEPARTMENT INVENTORY IN THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE MANNER.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-03-67:   APPROVING THE EXPENDITURE OF FEDERAL FORFEITURE FUNDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $44,020.80 TO PURCHASE THIRTY-TWO (32) DELL LATITUDE E6440 CTO (210-AAXJ) LAPTOP COMPUTERS FROM DELL MARKETING, L.P. FOR USE BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 110-683-9936.

QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS, FIRST READING:

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-03-113:   GRANTING TO DARA INVESTMENTS, LLC A VARIANCE  TO ALLOW WITHIN THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL (CG) ZONING DISTRICT THE REQUIRED  NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES TO BE REDUCED FROM 8 TO 6 IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE A TAKE-OUT RESTAURANT  AT 1501 - 1509 N.W. 47th AVENUE, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.  Withdrawn by Applicant since there were only the Mayor and 3 Commissioners requiring a unanimous vote to pass, and the Mayor announced he was voting against the Variance.  Applicant will bring it back when there is a full Commission, which they would possibly allow it to be passed with 4 of 5 votes depending upon how Commissioner Bates (who was absent) would vote.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-03-68:   GRANTING THE  SALSI PUEDES RESTAURANT BAR & WINE INC. A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER WITH CONDITIONS TO ALLOW RESTAURANT BAR WITH INDOOR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT  AT BON-VALE PLAZA, 7529-7531 WEST OAKLAND PARK BOULEVARD, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.

NEW BUSINESS:

A.  APRIL 14, 2014 REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING IS CANCELLED IN OBSERVANCE OF PASSOVER.


Monday, March 31, 2014

The Winners of the 2014 Lauderhill College Essay Scholarships

At April 28th Commission Meeting, checks will be presented to the winners of the 2014 Lauderhill College Essay Scholarship.  Lauderhill residents which are Seniors in High School going on to College or Vocational School applied by answer two 500 word essays:

  1. What would be the best way to end bullying in school?
  2. Describe your favorite fictional literary character and what draws you to that character.
Funding for this program was provided by Florida Medical Center and Prestige Auto Wash.

THE WINNERS ARE:

1st – Marina Braynon-Moore  $500   St. Thomas Aquinas High School
2nd – Yaseen Omar Ramadan  $300  Piper High School/College Academy
3rd – Bryce Robinson Burgess  $200  College Academy

Friday, March 28, 2014

Bike Lane on NW 19th Street From SR 7 to Powerline

1.       The scope of the project will be milling 1” and resurface 1” on the exiting roadway. Restripe the road to 10’ travel lane and 4’ bike lane on both side of the road.

1.       The project is scheduled to be advertised for design in May 2014 and the design contract is scheduled to be executed in November 2014.  Based on the Work Program  the budget for design phase 32 is $850,000.00 and the budget for construction phase 52 is $5,503,916.00.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Notes of the Commission Meeting of March 10

On March 10, the City Commission held its Regular Commission Meeting, and the following are notes of interest (all items passed unanimously unless otherwise indicated).  NOTE:  Commissioner Benson was absent due to traveling on city business.

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS - THIRD READING

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-02-105:  CREATING SUBSECTION 3.1.15., RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE-FAMILY AT 40 DWELLING UNITS PER GROSS ACRE (RM-40) ZONING DISTRICT;  CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.1.15.D., SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES AND STRUCTURES AMENDING SCHEDULE B., ALLOWABLE USES, SECTION 1., USES ALLOWED IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS, BY ADDING THE PERMITTED, ACCESSORY, AND SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES AND STRUCTURES ALLOWED HEREIN IN ORDER TO ENSURE INTERNAL CONSISTENCY; AMENDING SCHEDULE P., DESIGN STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES, SECTION 2., GENERAL DESIGN STANDARDS, TO ADD ANY DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THE RM-40 ZONING DISTRICT.  This was amended to now require that all residential development in the newly created RM-40 Zones must apply for a Special Exception in addition to other previously approved requirements.  Because of the amendment, a Fourth Reading will be required.

RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-03-50:   APPROVING THE DESIGN-BUILD AGREEMENT WITH WEST CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR THE DESIGN-BUILD SERVICES OF FIRE STATION 110 LOCATED AT 3120 NORTHWEST 12TH PLACE; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $3,687,195.00. PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 305-351-6207.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-03-52:   AUTHORIZING A CHANGE ORDER IN THE AMOUNT OF $132,219.00 FOR THE INCREASED FUNDING NECESSARY TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE LAUDERHILL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AND LIBRARY NECESSARY INCLUDING ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE HIGH VOLUME AIR CONDITIONING UNITS TO MAKE THEM LEED COMPLAINT AND FOR THE INCREASED COST OF THE LIGHTING TO MEET LEED CERTIFICATION; PROVIDING THAT THESE INCREASED COSTS ARE DUE TO UNFORESEEN COSTS; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 460-912-06230.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-03-53:   APPROVING AND RATIFYING THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND THE FLORIDA STATE LODGE, FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE REGARDING THE BANKED NUMBER OF VACATION DAYS; PROVIDING FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Free Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics

Includes Bulk, E waste, Electronics & Yard Waste

HHWThe City of Lauderhill offers free disposal of household hazardous waste and electronics for free. This is a convenient and environmentally sound way to safely dispose of items such as an old TV, computer, keyboard or monitor, batteries, chemicals, paint or aerosol products and more. Just provide two proof of residency such as a photo ID with current address and a utility bill.

Household Hazardous Waste HHW

Lauderhill residents can utilize the Sun Bergeron location every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month for Household Hazardous Waste HHW drop off:
Sun Recycling
2281 NW16th street
Pompano Beach, Florida 33069
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

E-Waste Disposal

ARC is available to Lauderhill residents for electronics recycling drop off.  There are two locations that residents can utilize.
ARC Ft. Lauderdale Location
3300 SW 13th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
ARC Sunrise Location
10250 NW 53rd Street
Sunrise, FL 33351
(Use 102nd Ave. at cul-de-sac entrance. Drop-off facility is in the back, last building on right)Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
**Proof of Lauderhill residency required. Two forms of ID - Driver's License & Utility Bill.
**No business waste

Bulk and Yard Waste

Bulk and Yard Waste may be dropped off the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at:
 
Sun 7 (Saturday drop off)
1815 Powerline Road
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Or
Sun 12 (Saturday drop off)
2380 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33317
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Notes of the Commission Meeting of February 24

On February 24, the City Commission held its regular meeting, and the following are notes of interests (all items passed unanimously unless otherwise indicated):

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS - SECOND READING

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-02-105:   AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, CREATING SUBSECTION 3.1.15., RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE-FAMILY AT 40 DWELLING UNITS PER GROSS ACRE (RM-40) ZONING DISTRICT.  This would apply to the old McArthur Dairy site.  At second reading, an amendment offered by Mayor Kaplan were passed to now require a special exception requirement to utilize this new zoning.  Because of this amendment, a third reading of the Ordinance is required.  Also, the Commission would review and approve the site plan submitted in this particular case.

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-02-108: CREATING SECTION 12-185, SALE OR DISTRIBUTION OF NICOTINE VAPORIZERS OR LIQUID NICOTINE TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OR DISTRIBUTION TO MINORS AND TO PROHIBIT THE SALE IN VENDING MACHINES;  (REQUESTED BY VICE MAYOR M. MARGARET BATES.

RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-02-44:   APPROVING THE CREATION OF A NEW JOB POSITION OF MUSEUM CURATOR.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-02-45:  OPPOSING OUTDOOR FIREARM RANGES IN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS; URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO AMEND FLORIDA STATUTE, SECTION 790.15 TO AT LEAST IMPOSE REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS ON OUTDOOR FIREARM RANGES IN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS AND ON THE DISCHARGES OF FIREARMS IN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS, SUCH AS DISTANCE SEPARATION REQUIREMENTS, ETC,; (REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER HAYWARD J. BENSON, JR.) .


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lauderhill Swim Team - Torpedoes

Tuesday - Friday, 5-6 pm
$20 Yearly Fee; $45 Monthly Fee
FIRST WEEK FREE
Veterans Park Pool
7600 NW 50th Street
054-572-1459


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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Lauderhill Fitness Walking Program - FREE

Walkers MUST complete paperwork and waivers at the time of registration.
Walkers MUST record their walking while in a Lauderhill park with pedometer or small phone walking apps.
Walkers MUST check in with a Lauderhill Recreation staff person weekly to show the mileage app before and after walking in the Lauderhill Park.  Only mileage gained while walking or exercising in a Lauderhill Park will be recorded.  Walkers cannot "call in" their mileage.

Incentive prizes:

100 miles - T Shirt
300 miles - single fitness class pass
500 miles - one round of golf or two single fitness class passes or two non-residents weight room guest passes
750 miles - one round for a foursome of golf or one month of fitness classes
1000 miles - one small room/pavilion rental (not including the deposit) or two months of fitness classes or two rounds for a foursome of golf

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Judo - Tae Kwon Do at Veterans Park

JUDO
 
Monday and Wednesdays 6:30 pm to 9 pm, Ages 6 and older 
Call 954-473-9679
 
TAE KWON DO
 
Tuesdays and Thursday
Beginner's Children Classes 6:45 to 7:30 pm
Adult Classes 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Call David Simons 954-629-2533
 
Veterans Park is located at 7600 NW 50th Street


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Friday, March 07, 2014

$5 Saturday Swim Lessons

Aquatics Center at John E. Mullin Park
 
2000 NW 55th Ave.
 
Your spot each week will only be reserved upon payment
 
30 Minute Lesson
If there is only 1 person in a class the lesson will run for 20 minutes
 
Cash Only.  NO REFUNDS.
 
Call 954-486-8450 for more information


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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Lifeguard - American Red Cross Training

Lifeguard Training Classes at Veterans Park and the Aquatics Center in John E Mullin Park Pools.

Prerequisites:

     *  On-line portion of the course must be completed at least two days prior to your classroom skills session, which is scheduled for Monday, March 17 and Saturday, March 22.
     *  Student must be able to swim a consistent 300 meters
     *  Must be 15 years or older

Class dates and times vary
Cost of Blended Learning Class $200
Discounts will be taken into consideration by serious job applicants

Register at,
https://classes.redcross.org:443/Saba/Web/Main/goto/RegisterCatalog?offeringId=class000000004321391&context=meorder&addtoorderkey=yes&orgId=10024LAUDERHILL27CTYLDRHL

If you do not already have an account, you will need to create one - click the "New User" link and complete the information for the account - please make note of your username an password for future access to the online content.

Click "Confirm"

You will then be asked to select a Payment.  From the drop-down menu, select Credit Card as the method of payment.  Enter the information and click "Submit"

You are now enrolled.  You may launch the content immediately by clicking the "Go To My Enrollments" button, then click the "Launch" link next to the appropriate course.  Or, you may log in at a later time.

If you need assistance accessing the online session, please contact the American Red Cross Training Support Center at 1-800-733-2767 (1-800-RED-CROSS).

For more information:  954-572-1459.


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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2014 Springs Flag Football League

Start Date:  April 12
End Date:  June 7

Game Time:

Ages 4-6  - Range from 8:25 am to 10 am
Ages 7-9  - Range from 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 10-12 - Rnage from 8:30 am to 11:30 am

Where:

West Wind Park, 4550 NW 82nd Ave., Lauderhill

Program Fee:

If you pay by 3/6:  $129.99;  afterwards $144.99

A multi child discount of $10 is automatically applied for additional children after initial registration in the same season.

Final Registration Date 3/6/2014.  After this date, any remaining spots will be filled on a first come/first serve basis.

You can also register online at www.i9sports.com.


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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Notes of Commission Meeting of February 10, 2014

The following are notes of interest from the Regular Commission Meeting of February 10, 2014.  All items passed unanimously unless otherwise indicated:

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS - FIRST READING:

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-02-105:   AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, ARTICLE III., ZONING DISTRICTS, PART 3.0., BASE OR UNDERLYING ZONING DISTRICTS, SECTION 12R-0753 3.1., RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICTS; CREATING SUBSECTION 3.1.15., RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE-FAMILY AT 40 DWELLING UNITS PER GROSS ACRE (RM-40) ZONING DISTRICT; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.1.15.A., PURPOSE AND INTENT; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.1.15.B., PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.1.15.C., ACCESSORY USES AND STRUCTURES; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.1.15.D., SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES AND STRUCTURES; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.1.15.E., REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCESS; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.1.15.F., DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.1.15.G., SUPPLEMENTAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS; CREATING PARAGRAPH 3.1.15.H., SPECIAL REGULATIONS; AMENDING SCHEDULE B., ALLOWABLE USES, SECTION 1., USES ALLOWED IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS, BY ADDING THE PERMITTED, ACCESSORY, AND SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES AND STRUCTURES ALLOWED HEREIN IN ORDER TO ENSURE INTERNAL CONSISTENCY; AMENDING SCHEDULE P., DESIGN STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES, SECTION 2., GENERAL DESIGN STANDARDS, TO ADD ANY DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THE RM-40 ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS.   Passed 3 to 2.  Mayor Kaplan, Commissioners Benson and Berger voting yes; Vice Mayor Bates and Commissioner Thurston voting no.  This would allow the construction of new market based apartment housing in two places on State Road 7.

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-02-108:  CREATING SECTION 12-185, SALE OR DISTRIBUTION OF NICOTINE VAPORIZERS OR LIQUID NICOTINE TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OR DISTRIBUTION TO MINORS AND TO PROHIBIT THE SALE IN VENDING MACHINES; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS, ENFORCEMENT, AND PENALTIES  (REQUESTED BY VICE MAYOR M. MARGARET BATES)

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS - SECOND READING:

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-01-102:  AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 10, GARBAGE AND TRASH, ARTICLE I, IN GENERAL, SECTION 10-15, UNSANITARY AND/OR UNSIGHTLY CONDITIONS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY; SUBSECTION (g) ADDING PROVISIONS RELATIVE TO DILAPIDATED PARKING LOTS AND POTHOLES.

RESOLUTIONS:

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-02-28:   ESTABLISHING A POLICY OF INSTALLING “PEDSTED” PRINCIPALS ON MAJOR THOROUGHFARES IN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND IMPLEMENTING OTHER PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY  (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN).

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-02-29:   APPROVING THE DONATION OF FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,750.00 FROM THE STATE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND (LETF) TO SPONSOR THE 2014 BROWARD COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS AWARD WHICH SUPPORTS CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE GUIDELINES.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-02-30:   APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF CISCO TELECOM SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT FROM RONCO COMMUNICATIONS IN THE AMOUNT OF $137,705.44 FROM THE LIST OF PREFERRED VENDORS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE CITYWIDE TELEPHONE SYSTEM; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 305-321-6114.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-02-32:   APPROVING THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN BROWARD COUNTY AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL FOR DESIGNATION OF SUBRECIPIENT AND DISBURSEMENT “HOME” 12R-0752 PROGRAM PURCHASE ASSISTANCE AND MINOR HOME REPAIR/WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011/12 TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT FOR ONE (1) YEAR.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

First Annual Senior Domino Games – A Huge Success

Lauderhill, FL. Excitement, camaraderie, competition was in the air Saturday, February 1, at the First Senior Domino Games held in Lauderdale Lakes.  The event was spearheaded by State Representative Hazelle Rogers (D-Lauderhill) in an effort to have Dominoes become a sanctioned sport in the Florida Senior Games.

“I was thrilled at the turn out for this inaugural event.  I would like to thank the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, North Lauderdale, and Miramar for partnering together to promote the event and ensure that it was successful. We exceeded our projected goal of registered players and judging by the number of spectators, we expect the Senior Domino Games to double in size next year,” said Representative Rogers.

Ruddy Schaaffe, Tournament Administrator said, “The First Seniors Domino Tournament was a tremendous success.  The hospitality provided by the hard-working committee, under the leadership of State Representative Hazelle Rogers, created an atmosphere of high spirited fun and very competitive play.”

With 80 competitors from as far away as Port St. Lucie, The Senior Domino Games proved to be a great day of fun and competitive play.  Much of the day’s success was due to the use of the Multiple Partners style of play, also known as Random Partners, which promotes mental acuity, fair play and allows the competitors to get to know each other.  All players enjoyed this style of play and look forward to participating again next year.

In an effort to acknowledge a player who works tirelessly to promote the sport and the Senior Games, each host city will be allowed to name the trophy after a deserving senior in their city.  The 2014 host committee has named the inaugural Senior Games trophy after Ms. Eulalee Bax, an avid player, who plays four nights a week.

The Senior Domino Games were open to all players ages 50 and over. Participants competed for a first place prize of $600.  Prize money was awarded to those finishing in 1st -12th place.  The top four female players also received a cash prize of $25 each.  

The winners of the 1st Annual Senior Domino Tournament are:

  1st Place                     Stanley Tater
  2nd Place                    Michael Moore
  3rd Place                     Stennett Morgan
  4th Place                     Anton Collins
  5th Place                     Hal Lewinson
  6th Place                     Dave MacLeod
  7th Place                     Junior Dennis
  8th Place                     Douglas Chin-Loy
  9th Place                     Charles Stewart
10th Place                     Joyce "RJ" Bromfield
11th Place                     Michael Rainford
12th Place                     Newton Dawson

Consolation Prizes: Top 4 Female Players
1st                                Sheila Weir
2nd                                Sandra Skeene
3rd                               Eulalee Bax

4th                                Ita May Hill

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Beatles Are Coming - A Tribute

On this Saturday, February 22, beginning at 7 pm, the City of Lauderhill will present a Tribute to the Beatles by the Beatlemanixs.

This free event will be held at the Lauderhill Sports Park, 7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd. (just east of University Drive).  Parking is both in the front and rear of the park.

There will also be an art show and Food Trucks.

Bring your chairs, blankets, and food.  No cooking allowed and there are no seats available.

For more information go to www.lauderhilljazz.com.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Sixth Annual Sports Advancing Kids thru Education (S.A.K.E.) Award Ceremony

Sixth Annual Sports Advancing Kids thru Education (S.A.K.E.) Award Ceremony being held on Thursday, February 20th at Parkway Middle School at 6:30 pm.


We will highlight the achievements of all our student athletes and community volunteers in our youth sports programs in a similar ceremony as the Grammy's and ESPY Award Ceremonies.  The seven award categories are Scholar Athlete, Sportsmanship, Leadership, Community Service, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Notes of the Regular Commission Meeting of January 27, 2014

On January 27, the Lauderhill City Commission held its regular commission meeting, and the following are notes of interest (all items passed unanimously unless otherwise indicated):

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: 

A.   PRESENTATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE MLK CIVIL RIGHTS SPELLING BEE SPONSORED BY THE LAW OFFICES OF HALL AND ROSENBERG, PL AND WINNERS OF THE FLORIDA MEDICAL CENTER MLK BRAIN BOWL, CITY OF LAUDERHILL.


ORDINANCES PUBLIC HEARINGS - FIRST READING

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-01-102:  AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 10, GARBAGE AND TRASH, ARTICLE I, IN GENERAL, SECTION 10-15, UNSANITARY AND/OR UNSIGHTLY CONDITIONS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY; SUBSECTION (g) ADDING PROVISIONS RELATIVE TO DILAPIDATED PARKING LOTS AND POTHOLES.
ORDINANCES PUBLIC HEARINGS - SECOND READING
ORDINANCE NO: 14O-01-101:   AMENDING THE ORDER OF BUSINESS (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN).


RESOLUTIONS: 

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-01-15:  APPROVING THE DONATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,000.00 TO THE YMCA "TEEN CITY" AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 001-101-8113.


RESOLUTION NO. 14R-01-19:  APPROVING THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND THE BROWARD COUNTY POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, INC. TO PROVIDE LIEUTENANTS A CONTRACT FOR THE PERIOD COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 2013 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2016.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-01-20:  APPROVING THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN BROWARD COUNTY AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL FOR DESIGNATION OF SUBRECIPIENT AND DISBURSEMENT “HOME” PROGRAM PURCHASE ASSISTANCE AND MINOR HOME REPAIR/WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM FOR

FISCAL YEAR 2013/14; PROVIDING FOR FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $168,186.00 FOR THE “HOME” PROGRAM.


RESOLUTION NO. 14R-01-22:  APPROVING THE DONATION OF FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,500.00, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE EDUCATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD TO THE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF BROWARD COUNTY, INC. D/B/A MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST FLORIDA TO SUPPORT THE BUILDING RESILIENT CHILDREN PROJECTS; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 001-101-8126.


RESOLUTION NO. 14R-01-27:  APPROVING THE AGREEMENT FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BUILDING PERMITS PRIOR TO PLAT APPROVAL AND RECORDATION FOR ESSENTIAL GOVERNMENTAL FACILITIES BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND BROWARD COUNTY TO ALLOW THE CITY TO ISSUE BUILDING PERMITS AND PROCEED WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF FIRE STATION 110 CONCURRENTLY WITH THE PLAT REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCESS.


QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS, FIRST READING

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-01-24:  RECOMMENDING APPROVAL OF A PLAT APPLICATION FOR A 25,000 SQUARE FOOT FIRE STATION ON A 1.40+ ACRE PARCEL OF LAND IN THE COMMUNITY FACILITY (CF) ZONING DISTICT KNOWN AS TEMPORARY
FIRE STATION NO. 110, 3120 N.W. 12th PLACE, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA
 

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Jazz Picnic in the Park With Sound of Vision - February 9

At the Lieberman Botanical Gardens, 3800 Inverrary Blvd., next to the Inverrary Vacation Resort Hotel.  From 10:30 am to 2:30 am.

For more information go to www.lauderhilljazz.com.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Lee Daniels to Speak at the Lauderhill MLK Gala during Black History Month – February 15, 2014

The City of Lauderhill and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force are happy to announce the MLK Gala previously scheduled for January 18th featuring Screenwriter, Producer, Director Lee Daniels has been rescheduled during Black History Month for Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 4 pm.

Vice Mayor Bates, the event organizer, explains, “Mr. Daniels is welcome here anytime. We realize that having an ‘A-List’ guest as accomplished as Mr. Daniels will bring us a relevant speech that is guaranteed to be spectacular. For those of us planning to attend….this should be a night to remember!”

The location and format of the event has not changed. The Gala will be at Screen Post Production, located at 3500 NW 15 Street in Lauderhill, 33311 on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 4 pm. Tickets are $60 per person and are currently on sale. Tickets ppreviously purchased for the January event will be honored.

You can purchase tickets at Lauderhill City Hall (5581 W. Oakland Park Blvd.) or go on http://lauderhillmlk2014.eventbrite.com. Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. This event ALWAYS sells out so don’t miss out!

 For more information, please call 954-730-3000.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Notes of Regular Commission Meeting of January 13

On January 13, the City Commission held its regular Commission Meeting, and the following are notes of interest (all items passed unanimously):

PROCLAMATIONS / COMMENDATIONS:

A. PROCLAMATION PROCLAMING JANUARY 13, 2014 AS LCpl JANOS V LUTZ PTSD AWARENESS DAY IN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL.

B. PROCLAMATION PROCLAIMING THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2014 AS BROWARD COUNTY DIVERSITY COMMUNITY MONTH IN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL.

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS - FIRST READING:

ORDINANCE NO: 14O-01-101:   AMENDING THE ORDER OF BUSINESS (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN).

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS - SECOND READING:

ORDINANCE NO: 13O-12-159:   AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 14, OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS, ARTICLE VI, SOLICITORS AND PEDDLERS, DIVISION 1, STREET SOLICITATION; CREATING SECTION 14-100.1, RIGHT-OF- WAY SOLICITORS, PEDDLERS AND CANVASSERS; PROHIBITING SOLICITATION WITHIN SPECIFICALLY DESIGNATED ROADWAYS AND INTERSECTIONS IN THE INTEREST OF HEALTH AND SAFETY;  (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN).

RESOLUTIONS:

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-01-11:   APPROVING THE PARTNERSHIP WITH INNOVATIONS FOR LEARNING (IFL) TO SUPPORT THE TUTORMATE PILOT PROGRAM AT ENDEAVOUR PRIMARY LEARNING CENTER; APPROVING THE DONATION OF THE $1,000.00 SPONSORSHIP FEE TO SUPPORT THE PROGRAM FOR ONE FIRST GRADE CLASS TO BE TUTORED IN READING; AUTHORIZING EMPLOYEES TO VOLUNTEER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM FOR 30-MINUTES PER WEEK DURING PAID BUSINESS HOURS DURING THE 2013/2014 SCHOOL YEAR;  (REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER HAYWARD J. BENSON, JR.).

Monday, January 27, 2014

State Representative Hazelle Rogers establishes Partners for the 2014 Senior Domino Games

Lauderhill, FL (January 23, 2014) – State Representative Hazelle Rogers is a key proponent of the 2014 Senior Domino Tournament which will be held February 1st in Lauderdale Lakes.  

“I am proud to be a supporter of the 1st Annual Senior Domino Tournament.  It is the goal of the partnering cities of Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, North Lauderdale, Miramar, and Lauderdale Lakes as the host City, to have Dominoes as a sanctioned event in the Florida Senior Games.  This is an excellent event to showcase the broad popularity of dominoes in Florida, and the mental skill required to compete,” said State Representative Hazelle Rogers.

“With competitors from all over South Florida, The Senior Domino Games will be a great day of fun and competitive play.  I am excited to work with this group of individuals and the cities who are dedicated to expanding the sport and create additional recreational activities for seniors,” she said.

The 2014 Senior Domino Games are open to all players ages 50 and over. We have a few open spots.  The registration fee is $20 per person.  Participants will be competing for a first place prize of $600.  Prize money cards will be awarded from 1st through 12th place.  The top four female players will also receive a cash prize of $25 each.

“It will be an exciting day for domino enthusiasts and anyone interested in playing or even learning, the game. Also, if you are not ready to compete, plan to attend as a spectator, you will not be disappointed,” said Ruddy Schaaffe, Tournament Administrator.

WHO:            Cities of Lauderdale Lakes, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Miramar, North Lauderdale

WHAT:          2014 Senior Domino Games

WHEN:         Saturday, February 1,

                   Registration & orientation, breakfast 9:30-10:30 am

                     Game starting promptly at 11:00am

WHERE:       City of Lauderdale Lakes Multipurpose Facility

                                4340 NW 36th Street, Lauderdale Lakes, Fl

CONTACT:   For registration and information, call 954.497-3367

or 305 951-3815

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Lauderhill Residents ONLY - Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)and Electronics Collection Event


Saturday, January 25, 2014
8 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Lauderhill Sports Park
7500 W. Oakland Blvd. Lauderhill, FL 33319
 
Household Hazardous Waste Only- No Business Waste

Proof of Lauderhill residency, 2 forms of ID required. (ID and utility bill)
 

Acceptable Items:
     Aerosol Cans

 Antifreeze/Coolant

 Auto Batteries

 BBQ & Camp Size Propane

 Electronic Waste

 Fire Extinguishers

 Fluorescent Tubes/Bulbs

 Garden Chemicals

 Gasoline

 Household Cleaners

 Kerosene

Latex/Oil-Based Paint

 Pesticides

Pool Chlorine & Chemicals

 Solvents

 Tires (4)

Used Oil and Filters

Electronics

 Cables

 Cell Phones

 Computers

 DVD Players

 Keyboards, Mice, Adapters

 Printers/Scanners

 Radios

 Stereo Components

 Tape Players/Recorders

 TVs

 VCRs

Unacceptable Items:

Non-residential Waste

Appliances

 Asbestos

 Explosives or Ammunition

 Medical/Infectious Waste


For Information on this Event Contact: Lauderhill City Hall 954-730-3000 or jwilson@lauderhill-fl.gov.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

CASA AND NYSA PRESENT SOCCER AND NETBALL EXTRAVAGANZA 2014

           **** CASA 10th ANNIVERSARY   **** CASA 10th ANNIVERSARY ****

cASA SUPER LEAGUE SOCCER & NYSA Netball KICK-OFF SATURDAY, jANUARY 25, 2014
 
Caribbean Americas Soccer Association (CASA - a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization), is kicking off its 10th Annual Super League,  6th Annual Masters League Soccer and Netball (Netball Youth Sports Association – NYSA) competition event for the 2014 season running from January to June.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – SATURDAY, JANUARY 25
·        Meet various teams performing in a parade
·         Dazzling performance by Marching Band
·         Entertaining soccer & netball games
·         Half time entertainment
·         Bar and food
·         Domino fun day & more
·         Kids and family entertainment

Schedule 

 ·         4:00pm-5:30pm – Kids fun activity, dominoes and other family entertainment
 ·      5:30pm-6:45pm      Yardaz FC over 35 from Atlanta Caribbean League vs. Port St. Lucie over 35 Allstars
 ·         6:45pm-8:00pm – Women’s Game: Fc Surge vs Pines Women Allstarts
 ·         8:00pm - Parade Parade of teams from Super and Masters League
 ·         8:30pm - Feature Game – Blazers FC (CASA Super League 2013 Champion and 3 time winner) vs Inferno FC, 2013 Atlanta Caribbean League winners and 4 time champion

      We hope you will join us for these spectacular events filled with fun and great entertainment. Please come out and see the champions and cheer on all twenty eight teams.

The Sport’s Complex is located @ 7500 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Lauderhill, Florida


SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

NOTICE OF UPGRADES & TEMPORARY PARK CLOSURE

Please be advised in order to upgrade our wastewater collection system, renovations will occur to the Lift Station in Boulevard Woods Park. As a result of this construction Boulevard Woods Park will be temporarily closed from around January 27th to June 27th

We look forward to completing the upgrades and apologize for any inconvenience the park closure may cause. 


If you have any questions or concerns, please call (954) 730-2960.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

An Evening of QuickBooks Training - - Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce

Are you setting up your small business for success?

Having a solid grasp on your financials allows you to make solid decisions, move your business forward and keep your focus on the profit. If you are like most small business owners where you hold many hats, you are the CEO, the Bookkeeper, etc, then every minute you can save yourself is well worth the investment. 

JOIN us for "An Evening of QuickBooks Training" that will get you on top of your books, tune into the power of QuickBooks and get ready to jumpstart your books on Thursday, January 30.

QuickBooks is an accounting software program created by Intuit for small businesses and self-employed professionals which allows you to keep track of your company's transactions and finances.

This course was created for anyone who wants to learn or refresh our QuickBooks skills.
These are some of the skills you will learn by attending "An Evening of QuickBooks Training"


Set up QuickBooks
Master the EasyStep Interview
Enter all your company information in easy-to-use lists
Create invoices and receipts
Track expenses
Track and pay taxes. QuickBooks does a lot of the work for you!
Manage your inventory
Pay bills
Create accounts and add your bank accounts
Write and print checks
Create a budget
Run reports. Get as simple or as detailed reports as you like – about any aspect of your business.
And much more!

You're just a step away from learning the skills it takes to manage the transactions and finances for your business.


For Information call 954-318-6118

You will love QuickBooks after training with us. We will empower you with the understanding of how to use QuickBooks to gain productivity and efficiency for yourself and your employees.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Lee Daniels’The Butler Receives 3 Nominations for the SAG Awards – Resulting in the Cancellation of this Weekend’s Gala

The City of Lauderhill and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force have been informed that Lee Daniels’ movie The Butler has been nominated for three Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

Unfortunately, the SAG Awards will be given out in Hollywood, California the same date and time of the City’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Gala that was scheduled for Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 7 pm, at Screen Post Production in Lauderhill.

The City and Task Force are working on rescheduling the Annual MLK Gala. In the meantime, if you desire a refund, please contact 954-730-3000.


The City and the MLK Task Force apologize for any inconvenience this change may have caused and wish Mr. Daniels much success at the upcoming SAG Awards. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

All Broward Voters: Be On the Lookout for New Voter Information Cards

Broward County, FL. (January 9, 2014)Broward County Supervisor of  Elections, Dr. Brenda C. Snipes,  would like to inform all Broward voters that they will be receiving a new voter information card in the mail beginning Friday, January 10, 2014.  Mailings will continue throughout the month of January until all voters have received the new voter information card.  The new cards are due to the recent completion of the reprecincting process.

Since every 10 years, Florida re-draws districts for Congress, Legislation, County Commission and School Board it is an opportunity for the Supervisor to review the makeup and the size of each precinct. Last year when all the other districts were redistricted voters may have experienced a change in the number of a district; this may occur for reprecincting too.  In addition, a new precinct number, a voter may experience a polling place change. Some voters will notice no change to the precinct number or polling place.

 “We would like to remind all voters to review the information on their new voter information cards and remember that precinct numbers may have changed due to reprecincting.” said Dr. Snipes.  “Voters may view their most current precinct information by going to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections’ Precinct Finder Tool at www.browardsoe.org.  The precinct finder allows a voter to enter the address and find the correct precinct.  Once the voter’s precinct is located, the voter can view the voting districts and polling place.”

 In summary, as a result of reprecincting, a voter‘s precinct number may have changed.
 
For any questions or concerns, please call the main office at 954-357-7050 or visit www.browardsoe.org

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Next GYBO Workshop January 16 - Space is Limited

On January 16 and February 20, from 9:30 to 11:30 am, the City of Lauderhill and The Small Business Development Center will be conducting free workshops on how to Get Your Business On-Line (GYBO.com).   The program will be held at Lauderhill City Hall, and is designed for those that presently have no web site.  Please bring your laptop with you.

This interactive workshop will take the participants through the process and by the end of the Workshop their web site could be active.  The GYBO.com program provides free services for the first year, and a small monthly fee thereafter.

Attendance preference will be given to Lauderhill Businesses and Residents.  Each workshop is limited to 30 people and it is encouraged to call to sign up at mayorsaide@lauderhill-fl.gov or call 954-777-2042.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Jazz Picnic in the Park - Next Concert Sunday, January 12

The next Jazz Picnic in the Park concert is January 12 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Lieberman Botanical Gardens Amphitheatre, located at 3801 Inverrary Blvd.  Performing will be the Debbie Orta Jazz Quintet, and the concert is in partnership with the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.  All concerts are free with free parking.

Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic baskets to enjoy this wonderful event.   There is a playground for the kids to play on.  For more information go to www.lauderhilljazz.com.


Friday, January 03, 2014

Florida Medical Center January Events - Health Screenings




Here is a sneak peak of our January events!
Save the Date!

We have extended our heart healthy screenings for two days in January.


Screening includes: glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL and HDL. Patients should fast, nothing to eat or drink (except water) after midnight the night before the screening. Reservations are required.


Please call
1-866-498-LIFE (5433)
to make a reservation.
Call
1-866-498-LIFE (5433)
for your free band aid dispenser!


Starting January, we will be offering AARP driver safety courses
This class is designed to help older drivers improve their overall
driving skills. No actual driving is done during class. By completing this course, you may qualify for discounts with your insurance company.

For more information on class dates and times please call
1-866-498-LIFE (5433).