Friday, January 30, 2015

A Very Early Look at Potential Dolphin Draft Picks - Picked at Projected Rounds

Based upon the prior recommendations of need and round to be selected from (Prior to Senior Bowl):


High Draft Pick Areas – OG/OT, NT/DT, S
Mid Draft Pick Areas – LB, CB
Mid to Late Draft Pick Areas – TE, RB, WR, QB

Late Draft Pick Areas - K

QB
Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State – 3rd to 5th Round (probably a 2nd Round pick)
Shane Carden, QB, East Carolina – 4th to 5th Round

RB
Not overly impressed with RB’s in the mid to late rounds.  Pick up best of undrafted free agent.  But if you must
David Johnson, RB, Northern Iowa - 6th Round (not likely)
David Cobb, RB, Minnesota  - 6th Round.(not likely)
Kenny Hilliard, RB, LSU  - 7th Round to undrafted

OG
La'el Collins, G/OT, LSU – only if available in 2nd Round.  Won’t be there by 3rd Round (versatility in position is a bonus)
Arie Kouandjio, G, Alabama – 2nd Round
Cameron Erving, G/OT/C, Florida State – 3rd to 4th Round
Jeremiah Poutasi, G/OT, Utah - 3rd to 4th Round
Donovan Smith, OT/OG, Penn State - 4th Round
Ali Marpet, G/C, Hobart College - 5th to 7th Round

OT
Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon – if available in 4th Round (not likely)

TE
Tyler Kroft, TE, Rutgers – 4th to 5th Round
C.J. Uzomah, TE, Auburn – 7th Round to undrafted
Pharaoh Brown, TE, Oregon – undrafted

NT/DT
Danny Shelton*, NT, Washington -1st Round (I like better then the projected #1 NT below)
Eddie Goldman, NT, Florida State -1st Round (if Shelton isn’t available)
Terry Williams, NT, East Carolina – 5th Round

ILB
Mike Hull, ILB/OLB, Penn State – 4th Round (shows signs that often injured, but if healthy?)
Jake Ryan, ILB/OLB, Michigan – 5th Round

CB
Jalen Collins, CB, LSU – 2nd to 4th Round
Marcus Peters, CB, Washington – 3rd Round
D'Joun Smith, CB, Florida Atlantic – 4th Round 
Senquez Golson, CB, Ole Miss – 5th Round (because of extensive trouble, otherwise 3rd Round)
Ladarius Gunter, CB, Miami - 5th to 6th Round
Craig Mager, CB, Texas State - 7th Round to undrafted

S
Gerod Holliman, S, Louisville – 2nd to 3rd Round
Anthony Harris, S, Virginia  - 3rd Round
Doran Grant, S/CB, Ohio State – 5th Round
Ibraheim Campbell, S, Northwestern – 5th Round
Damarious Randall, S, Arizona State – 6th Round
Eric Rowe, S/CB, Utah - 7th Round to undrafted

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

LAUDERHILL LAUNCHES LOOPNET COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SEARCH

If you ever wanted to search commercial properties for lease or sale in Lauderhill and see what is available, there is a web site for that.

Lauderhill has launched LoopNet, a powerful search engine which allows the user to enter parameters to limit the search and display all listed property that satisfies the users requests.  Searches can be limited for specifics such requests as property type, square footage limits, price range, and key word.  Results will then be displayed and how to obtain more information about the property.

You can access LoopNet at http://www.lauderhill-fl.gov/economic-development/lauderhill-property-search.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The 15th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Black History Month Celebration - Dr. Bernice King Guest Speaker

On Saturday, February 7, 2015, the City of Lauderhill and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Taskforce Committee will culminate its MLK activities to celebrate the life, legacy and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s special guest speaker is Dr. Bernice King, youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King. This will be our 15th Annual Celebration honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and what better way to honor him than to hear words from his daughter, Bernice King, who was only five years old when her father died.


Cocktail Reception & Program
4:00 PM
Screen Post Production Ballroom
3500 NW 15th Street
Lauderhill, FL
Tickets: $65

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CASA Kicks off its Annual Soccer Super & Masters League for the 2015 Season - January 24th, 2015

It's that time year again for exciting fun filled soccer!  CASA kicks off its Super League for the 2015 season. The opening ceremony will be on January 24th 2015, starting at 5 pm (full program to come). The feature game will begin at 8:30 pm (to be announced).

This year’s completion will feature the 2014 defending champion and first winner for the Super League Lauderhill Lions and three time winner of the Super League Ft. Lauderdale Blazers and defending 2014 champion of the Hazel Roger’s Knock Out Cup. 

This promises to be another exciting season as no team has ever been successful in winning back-to-back championships. The season will also feature teams vying for the 2015 CASA Masters League title, as Lauderhill Lions defending champions and winner of the 2013 & 2014 trophy will seek to retain the cup and win for a record consecutive three times.

In addition to soccer, come see Netball Youth Sports Association – NYSA playing Netball at its very best!  The event would never be complete without some great domino competition. 

The venue is the Lauderhill Sports Park (Oakland Park Blvd. Lauderhill, FL).  We hope to see you there for a day filled with family fun and lots of excitement.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Notes of the Commission Meeting on January 12

On January 12, the City Commission met in Regular Session, and the following are notes of interest (all items passed unanimously unless otherwise indicated):

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS - SECOND READING

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-12-162:  IMPOSING A SIX (6) MONTH MORATORIUM ON PRIVATE AND CHARTER PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD KAPLAN).

RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTION NO. 15R-01-05:   APPROVING THE DONATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,000.00 TO THE YMCA “TEEN CITY” AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS THAT ENCOURAGE SELF-CONFIDENCE AND ESTEEM, POSITIVE INTERACTIONS WITH ADULTS AND PEERS, PHYSICAL FITNESS, LIFE SKILLS, ACADEMIC SUPPORT, CRIME PREVENTION AND COMMUNITY SERVICE TO THE YOUTH OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE 001-101-8113.

RESOLUTION NO. 15R-01-07:   APPROVING THE DONATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,400.00 TO FAMILY CENTRAL, INC., REPRESENTING THE CITY'S CONTINUED SUPPORT OF FAMILIES AND CHILD CARE PROGRAMS; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE 001-101-8115.

RESOLUTION NO. 15R-01-09:   APPROVING THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) BETWEEN THE PARTNERING CITIES OF TAMARAC, CORAL SPRINGS, HALLANDALE, MARGATE, NORTH LAUDERDALE, AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL TO APPLY FOR THE 2014-15 ASSISTANCE TO FIRE FIGHTERS GRANT PROGRAM AND SUBMIT THE “REGIONAL GRANT APPLICATION” FOR THE PURPOSE OF PURCHASING SELF CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS (SCBA); DESIGNATING THE CITY MANAGER AS THE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE TO EXECUTE ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS AND MAKE REPRESENTATIONS ON BEHALF OF THE CITY.

RESOLUTION NO. 15R-01-14:   APPROVING THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE ASSOCIATES (FOPA) FOR THE PERIOD OCTOBER 1, 2014 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2017.

QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS, FIRST READING

RESOLUTION NO. 15R-01-19:   GRANTING TO STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER WITH CONDITIONS TO ALLOW  THE RE-USE OF AN ABANDONED SINGLE DRIVE-THROUGH LANE AND PASS THROUGH LANE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A FREE-STANDING RESTAURANT AND OUTDOOR SEATING AT THE FORMER CANNOLI KITCHEN AT 7720 COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD.

QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS, SECOND READING

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-12-163:  AMENDING THE ZONING DISTRICT MAP IN THE STATE ROAD 7 OVERLAY ZONE  FOR RESIDENTIAL TOWNHOUSE AT 15 DWELLING UNITS PER GROSS ACRE AND REMOVING FROM THE SR-7 OVERLAY ZONE AND CONNECTIONS PLAN MAP 1.302+ ACRES OF TRANSECT 4 AND 9.045+ ACRES OF TRANSECT 5, FOR AN UNDEVELOPED SITE LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS THE FORMER MCARTHUR DAIRY SITE.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mayor's Report Card of Prior Goals

In August, I set down my goals for the next 12 months, and since it is the beginning of a new year, I thought it appropriate to put out a Report Card on their progress.


1)  7th Season of Jazz Picnic in the Park - December through April
     The season started in December and is going strong.  More info at www.lauderhilljazz.com

2)  3rd Season of Tribute Concerts (Beatles and Journey) - February and March
     The concerts are planned for February 21 and March 14.  More info at www.lauderhilljazz.com

3)  Anti-Bully Project with Lauderhill 6-12 School
     This program took place at the end of October and has been very successful.  We continue to monitor the situation.

4)  Kids of Character Pizza Party with Royal Palm Elementary and adding another school - December and May
     The December Party took place in Royal Palm Elementary and Paul Turner Elementary.  Also, the other Commissioners have adopted other elementary schools in Lauderhill to duplicate this program.

5)  Science in the Classroom Program with Dupont, to be held at all Lauderhill Elementary Schools - 1st Qtr 2015
     We have set this up with 4 elementary schools, however we have been notified that Dupont may be pulling the funding for this program.  So for now we are in a wait and see position if the funding comes through.

6)  Expanding Interest Free Energy Loans to Commercial Properties - 2014
     Unfortunately due to the nature of the Federal Grants, we have found out that these loans cannot be applied to commercial properties.  But we can increase the amount of the loans to residential properties, which we have done a little.

7)  Passing legislation requiring Contractors with the city to pay a Minimum Wage of $10.10 to their Employees - 2014
     This legislation was passed.

8)  Regional Chess Tournament for under 18 years of age - March
     This is still be worked on, but not enough progress is taking place to carry this off successfully.

9)  Completion of "Guide to the City of Lauderhill" and distribution - December/January
     We hope to finish the guide this month, and then try to get this published

10)  Completion of Early Childhood Programs Brochure for Parents to teach their children from birth to 5 years of age, in conjunction with Vroom and the Bezos Family Foundation - 2014
     This program was launched a few months ago and the brochures are being distributed to parents throughout the area.

11)  Design and prepare to distribute a new Tell the Mayor Survey specifically on Economic Development, use of Social Media, and use of recreational facilities - Results in March
     Due to time constraints this survey has not been worked on very much.  It is hoped to have it move forward this year.

12)  Release the 2015 Lauderhill College Essay Scholarship and raise $1000 to fund it - November through February
     Funding was not found so the program could not continue.

13)  Launch the Lauderhill Mobile App
     Though attempts to launch a Mobile App were tried, the city is still working on it.  It is funded in the budget.

14)  Launch the Economic Development LoopLink to allow users to search commercial properties in Lauderhill through the City’s website.
      This is funded in the budget and should proceed sometime this year.

Monday, January 12, 2015

DOLPHINS DRAFT AND FREE AGENCY 2015

It’s never too early to try to figure out what the future needs of the Dolphins will be in the upcoming draft and free agency.  While they do have a core group at several positions, they are still weak on some starting positions and in back up positions.

OFFENSE:

QB – Tannenhill is developing into a 2nd tier QB.  Whether he can break into the top tier next season is a question, but he has exceeded the abilities of most of the QB’s on the Dolphins of the near past.  His back up, Moore, is also very good, but expensive.  The Dolphins may lose Moore in free agency so they will probably need to pick up a new backup QB.

RB – A serviceable group of players that may improve even further.  Not a pressing need, but one that you would like to get stronger.

WR – A lot of talent that is getting better.  The question revolves around the future of Wallace and if he stays with the team.  If he does, then it is not a pressing need.  If he leaves then Landry will move up and a replacement will be needed.

TE – If we maintain the players we have, and don’t lose any to free agency, then it is developing nicely.  If we lose Clay, then another TE will be needed somewhere in the middle to late in the draft.

C – If we hold our players we are pretty well set.  Unfortunately Pouncey won’t get to play C much, but you play to your strengths. 

G – Between having one good starter and two back-ups trying to be starters, this is a strong need.  A lot will depend upon if last year 3rd round draft pick, Turner, can develop into a starting G or OT.  We need another starter at this position, not another back-up.  So either a high draft pick (top 3 rounds) or free agent is needed here.

T - Between starters James and Albert, the Dolphins were strong.  When Albert went down then back-ups tried to fill the gap.  Eventually this became a glaring weakness.   Again a lot will depend upon Turner, but a high draft pick or free agent is needed to be a back-up but could easily start.  Having too many quality players that can start is a nice luxury.

DEFENSE:

NT – We got by for the first part of the season but then the weakness started showing through.  We need a much bigger and stronger NT that can plug a hole.  Mitchell would be very good as a back-up and potential starter when needed.  So I can see a high draft pick (top 2 rounds).
 
DT – This is a very similar situation to NT if we lose Odrick to free agency.   Actually the loss of Odrick makes it even more of a need for a NT/DT.

DE – A pretty strong position, however, Dion Jordan is going to have to step it out or will be out one way or the other.

LB – While Jenkins has improved as a LB and Misi is better, it is only average, with some glaring weaknesses.  A mid round draft pick is in order.

CB – It was an up and down year, especially with injuries.  Depending who we may lose, at minimum someone has to be brought in, and those already there better improve quickly. 

S – We have Jones right now, and I think that is about it.  There are some OK back-ups and those that can play well on special teams (who knows, maybe someone steps it up) , but either we bring in a free agency and/or a top 3 draft pick.

SPECIAL TEAMS:

P – We are set with Fields

K – We need to bring in another K to challenge.  Traditionally it is a low round draft or an undrafted free agent.  However, if a quality veteran becomes available we should give them a serious look.

LS – We are set unless Denney becomes too expensive.  However, the best LS are the ones you never remember, and it’s hard to remember him since he never makes a mistake. 

SUMMARY:

High Draft Pick Areas – OG/OT, NT/DT, S
Mid Draft Pick Areas – LB, CB
Mid to Late Draft Pick Areas – TE, RB, WR, QB

Late Draft Pick Areas - K

Friday, January 09, 2015

The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

THE APPLICATION FOR SUMMER 2015 IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 11:59 PM EST ON FEBRUARY 20, 2015.


What is the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program?
We welcome about 25 high school students from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton's campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism. The program's goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses, including students' travel costs to and from Princeton, are paid for by the program. Students who attend the program come from across the country. The program will enter its fourteenth summer in 2015.
What is the program like? Classes at the program are taught by reporters and editors from The New York TimesThe Washington PostNewsweek, The New RepublicThe New Yorker, CNN and ABC News, among other media outlets. Students tour the Times, Newsweek,and CNN; cover a professional sports event; cover news events in the Princeton area; film and produce a TV segment; conduct an investigative project; author a group blog; and report, write, edit and design their own newspaper, The Princeton Summer Journalwhich is published on the program's last day. The program is also designed to give students a taste of what life is like at one of the best colleges in the country—students live on campus and eat in one of the university's cafeterias—and to prepare them to apply to top schools. Students meet with Princeton's top professors as well as the school's president and its dean of admissions. Students attend seminars on every aspect of the college admissions process. They also take a practice SAT and attend an SAT class taught by Princeton Review. The program's 2014 schedule can be found here. After students return home, program staff remain in contact with them, assisting them during the college application process and helping them to apply for journalism internships once they are in college.
What have our students accomplished? Approximately 260 students have graduated from our program during the past thirteen years, and many return each summer to serve as mentors to our current students. We are proud of their academic and journalistic accomplishments. Ten of our alumni have attended Princeton. Others have gone on to Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, the University of Pennsylvania, Williams, Amherst, Swarthmore, Wesleyan, Middlebury, Georgetown, Bowdoin, Johns Hopkins, the University of Virginia, New York University and many other selective schools. Their work has been published in college newspapers across the country, including The Daily PrincetonianThe Harvard Crimson, The Yale Daily NewsThe Brown Daily HeraldThe Columbia Spectator, The Daily Pennsylvanian, The Cornell Daily SunThe Amherst Student, The Wesleyan Argus, The Middlebury Campusand The Bowdoin Orient. Our alumni have also landed jobs or internships at The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The New RepublicNewsweek, The Miami HeraldThe New York Observer, the Associated Press, The New York Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The Star-LedgerThe Philadelphia Daily News, NPR, NBC and CBS, among other outlets.
Who is eligible? This program is intended for low-income students with excellent academic records who are committed to pursuing a career in journalism. To apply for the program, you must meet the following qualifications:

- You must currently be a junior in high school.

- You must live in the United States.

- You must have at least an unweighted 3.5 grade point average (out of 4.0).

- You must have an interest in journalism.

- The combined income of your custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, must not exceed $45,000. (Note: This program is for students from under-resourced financial backgrounds. If the combined income of your custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, exceeds $45,000 and you still wish to apply, you may attach a statement explaining why you believe your family qualifies as financially under-resourced.)
Who runs the program? The program was founded by four Princeton alumni from the class of 2001—Richard Just, Michael Koike, Gregory Mancini and Rich Tucker—who wanted to diversify the world of journalism. Today, the program is run by its four founders as well as by Marin Cogan, Amanda Cormier, Brian Rokus, Tasnim Shamma, Melisa Gao Tucker, Katie Zavadski, and Simon van Zuylen-Wood. Except for one student intern who is hired annually to help coordinate the program, everyone associated with the program is a volunteer. More information about the program's directors can be found here.
Who funds the program? The program is funded entirely through the generosity of donors, mostly Princeton alumni. In 2014, we received more than 200 applications, but, because of funding limitations, we were able to accept only 12 percent of applicants. We receive so many applications because we are, to our knowledge, the country's only high school program that seeks to propel low-income students into professional newsrooms by combining journalism education with intensive college admissions preparation—and pays all the expenses of students who attend. Every year, with guidance from the program's staff, our students apply to, and are accepted at, the country's best colleges, where they go on to write for top student papers and earn internships at the nation's most influential newspapers, magazines and television stations. This year, we could have filled our class many times over with outstanding students. We would like to increase our class size to meet the extraordinary demand among low-income students for spots in the program, and we are therefore currently seeking a donor to help us expand the program in future years. More information about how to donate to the program can be found here. If you are considering a donation and would like more information about the program, the best way to reach us is via email at sjp@princeton.edu.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The Lauderhill Top 12 Stories for 2014

#12 - Lauderhill passes laws prohibiting the sale, storage and manufacturing of Synthetic Illegal Drugs.  Subsequently the Lauderhill Police Department conducts a sting operation at the Swap Shop and arrest people selling the illegal drugs.

#11 - Lauderhill participates in the consolidation of the E911 Dispatch System which is completed on October 1.  Also a new non-emergency number takes effect.

#10 - Retired Lauderhill Fire Chief, Ed Curran, passes away.

#9 - Lauderhill and Professional Facilities Management, Inc. enter into a contract to provide consultation and management services for the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, which is to open in the first quarter of 2015.

#8 - The city passes legislation to create a First Time Offender Adult Non-Violent Misdemeanor Diversion Program.

#7 - Lauderhill passes legislation that city employees must be paid a minimum wage of $10.10/hour and on a 4 to 1 vote (Commissioner Berger voting No) also requiring all contractors and subcontractors of city projects to pay their employees a minimum wage of $10.10/hour.

#6 - Lauderhill passes a Resolution by a vote of 4 to 1 (Commissioner Berger voting No) supporting equal pay for women.

#5 - The city elections of 2014 take place and Mayor Richard J Kaplan and Commissioner Hayward Benson, Jr., are re-elected to 4 year terms.

#4 - A Resolution to oppose the closing of Plantation General Hospital, allowing it to move to Davie Florida fails 2 to 3.  Subsequently, approvals by the required state agency were given which will now allow Plantation General to close.  However, they state they will leave the emergency room open and subsequently transport patients by ambulance by the hospital to Davie for further treatment.  It is anticipated that patients from the SE area of the city will instead be transported by the city to Broward General Hospital in more cases.

#3  - Lauderhill Officials will be saying goodbye to the temporary fire house on 31st Ave., and have broken ground for a new permanent station adjacent thereto.  The addition of temporary Fire Station #110 in 2006 followed the City's annexation of the St. George, West Ken Lark and Broward Estate Communities (the SE side).

#2 - Lauderhill's Mayor and Commission hold a ribbon cutting and park dedication ceremony in opening the city's newest park, the James D. Bradley, Jr. Park.  Mr. Bradley was the president of the West Ken Lark Homeowner's Association for many years and passed away in 2014.

#1 - Castle Hill Elementary all-girls team is nationally ranked No. 2 in Chess in the United States.  A three-girl chess team representing Broward County Public Schools and Castle Hill Elementary School in Lauderhill, place second nationally at the 11th Annual Kasparov Chess Foundation All-Girls National Championship in Chicago for teams under 12 years of age.  The team members were McKhaila McKenzie, Erykah Shaw and Shyan Braswell.  The placing ignited a county wide movement, which is now in all Broward Elementary Schools, to have students learn and play the game of Chess.  Many Mayors have had Chess Challenges throughout the county in support and promotion of Chess.

Honorable Mentions - New SRO Officers for public schools, New Flood Maps are implemented allowing many residents to no longer be required to have flood insurance to satisfy their mortgage lenders, and SmartWater technology is introduced into a Lauderhill Housing Authority project and is available to residents throughout the city at a reduced cost.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Christmas Tree Disposal & 2015 Bulk Schedules

Learn how to dispose of your Christmas Tree and get bulk collection dates for your community.

Post Date: 12/30/2014 2:42 PM

 Christmas Tree Disposal

You may place your Christmas Tree curbside with regular trash starting December 26 through January 10. Remember to remove all decorations. After January 10, 2015, Christmas Trees will only be collected on bulk days. Please use the new bulk collection schedule to determine your bulk pickup date. Or, learn more about the Broward County Chip-A-Tree Program.

2015 Bulk Schedule

Please remember your first collection day of the week designated on the calendar below is your ONLY bulk collection day for that month.

North of Oakland Park

2015 bulk NORTH
 North of Oakland Park (Print PDF Calendar)  

South of Oakland Park

2015 bulk SOUTH
 South of Oakland Park (Print PDF Calendar)
Request Bulk Magnet
If you would like to receive a bulk magnet, please send us an email and one will be mailed directly to you. Remember to include your name, address, and whether you live NORTH or SOUTH of Oakland Park Blvd.

Condominium/Multi-Family Homes With Dumpster Service Bulk Pickup Dates
 
  • March 23, 2015
  • June 15, 2015
  • September 21, 2015 
  • December 28, 2015
***Associations or management offices should contact All Service Refuse at (954) 583-1830 for the reservation of dumpsters for bulk pickup.
Bulk and Yard Waste may also 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
 PH: (954) 680-6100
    OR       Sun 12 (Saturday drop off)
2380 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33317
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
PH: (954) 680-6100
Get more information on other recycling and disposal options
Bulk Instructions
Place your bulk trash curbside after 6:00 pm the evening before your scheduled pickup date. Collection times are between 7:00 am–7:00 pm.
Bulk items include couches, chairs, mattresses, tables, appliances, carpets, padding, fences, and yard waste such as tree trimmings, branches, palm fronds, lumber and metal poles.
You must cut and bundle tree trimmings, branches, palm fronds, etc. Bundles must not exceed 5 feet in length and 50 pounds in weight. Please roll and securely tie all rugs, carpets, padding, fencing, etc.
If you have additional questions about bulk collection, please call All Service Refuse at 954-583-1830.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Notes of the Commission Meeting on December 8

On December 8, the City Commission met in Regular Session, and the following are notes of interest (all items passed unanimously unless otherwise indicated):

ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS - FIRST READING

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-12-162:  IMPOSING A SIX (6) MONTH MORATORIUM ON PRIVATE AND CHARTER PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD KAPLAN).


RESOLUTIONS


RESOLUTION NO. 14R-12-268:  WAIVING COMPETITIVE BIDDING; AUTHORIZING THE PIGGY BACK OF THE FLORIDA SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION BID AWARD (14-22-0904) FOR THE AWARD TO VARIOUS VEHICLE DEALERS TO ALLOW FOR THE PURCHASE OF VEHICLES ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-12-278:  SUPPORTING THE HAITIAN FAMILY REUNIFICATION PAROLE PROGRAM (HFRPP) WHICH WILL ALLOW CERTAIN HAITIAN INDIVIDUALS TO BE PERMITTED TO COME TO THE UNITED STATES UP TO TWO YEARS BEFORE THEIR IMMIGRANT VISA PRIORITY DATES BECOME CURRENT TO BE REUNIFIED WITH THEIR FAMILY AND WHICH WILL HELP GROW HAITI’S ECONOMY AND PROMOTE SAFE AND LEGAL MIGRATION.


QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS, FIRST READING

ORDINANCE NO. 14O-12-163:  AMENDING THE ZONING DISTRICT MAP IDENTIFIED IN LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS (LDR), ARTICLE III.,  ADOPTION OF ZONING DISTRICT MAP, THE STATE ROAD 7 OVERLAY ZONE MAP IDENTIFIED IN LDR SCHEDULE S., SMARTCODE, ARTICLE 2.0., ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS, SECTION 2.1., AND THE STATE ROAD 7 CONNECTIONS MAP IDENTIFIED IN ARTICLE 5.0., THOROUGHFARES, SECTION 5.4; CHANGING THE ZONING DISTRICTS FROM 7.290+ ACRES OF LIGHT INDUSTRIAL AND 3.057+ ACRES OF RESIDENTIAL SINGLE-FAMILY AT FOUR DWELLING UNITS PER GROSS ACRE AND 1.302+ ACRES OF SR-7 OVERLAY ZONE AND CONNECTION PLAN MAPS TRANSECT 4 AND 9.045+ ACRES OF TRANSECT 5 TO 10.387+ ACRES OF RESIDENTIAL TOWNHOUSE AT 15 DWELLING UNITS PER GROSS ACRE AND REMOVING FROM THE SR-7 OVERLAY ZONE AND CONNECTIONS PLAN MAP 1.302+ ACRES OF TRANSECT 4 AND 9.045+ ACRES OF TRANSECT 5, FOR AN UNDEVELOPED SITE LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS THE FORMER MCARTHUR DAIRY SITE.

RESOLUTION NO. 14R-12-275:  GRANTING TO TAMARAC LAUNDRY, LLC A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER WITH CONDITIONS TO ALLOW WITHIN THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL (CG) ZONING DISTRICT AFTER HOURS OF OPERATION ASSOCIATED WITH A SELF-SERVICE LAUNDROMAT AT 5464 NORTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE.

Monday, December 22, 2014

4th Annual YMCA College Tour 2015

Dear community members and friends,
Join us for the 4th Annual YMCA College Tour - March 23-27, 2015

Register your student today!  Seats fill fast!



Friday, December 19, 2014

2015 Youth Basketball Registration

Registration Open Until January 31, 2015
 
Registration Fees:  Lauderhill Residents $75; Non-Residents $100
 
Practice and Game Location:  Sadkin Community Center, 1176 NW 42nd Way
 
Ages:  7 to 16
 
Bring:  Copy of Birth Certificate, Proof of Medical Insurance, Proof of Residency
 
For More Information Call 954-321-2450

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Track & Field Registration

When:  December, 2014
 
Where:  West Ken Lark Park, 1321 NW 33rd Ave
 
Fees:  Lauderhill Residents $75; Non-Residents $100
(includes uniforms, meet fees and practice equipment)
 
Ages:  5 to 17
 
Bring:  Copy of Birth Certificate, Proof of Medical Insurance; Proof of Residency
 
For More Information Call:  954-791-1034

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Lauderhill’s Holiday Food and Toy Drive in Full Swing! Donate a Toy Today!

Lauderhill’s Parks and Leisure Services Department with the help of the Fire Department and the Police Department continue the tradition of raising money and seeking donations to help Lauderhill families in need during the holiday season.toydrive

The “We Care Fund” accepts donations year round to supply the City of Lauderhill’s Food Pantry.  It also supplements the Thanksgiving Baskets and the Holiday Baskets to be distributed on December 17, 2014.   

If you would like to donate to the We Care Fund, you can call 954-746-9050, and someone will come to your home to pick up your contribution.

If you would like to donate a new unwrapped toy or a nonperishable food item, please stop by the following locations:

BB&T Bank  - 5995 West Oakland Park Blvd. Lauderhill
BB&T Bank - 1771 N.441 Lauderhill
Wells Fargo Bank - 5699 West Oakland Park Blvd. Lauderhill
TD Bank - 7345 West Oakland Park Blvd. Lauderhill
Starbucks - 3551 N. University Drive (Springtree plaza)
Toys and non-perishable food donations can also be dropped off at any City of Lauderhill Park or Building. (City Hall, Veterans Park, St George Park, Sadkin Community Center, West Wind Park, West Ken Lark Park and the Lauderhill Golf Course)

For more information, please contact event organizer Annette Jones-Bunion at 954-746-9050, or email her at ajones@lauderhill-fl.gov.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Notes from the Commission Meeting of November 24

On November 24 the City Commission had its regular meeting and the following are notes of interest (all items passed unaminiously unless otherwise indicated) (Mayor Kaplan was absent from meeting):

 
ELECTION - Election of Vice-Mayor

Hayward Benson



ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS - FIRST READING
 
 
ORDINANCE NO. 14O-11-158:  AMENDING THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 9, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, SECTION 9-61, USER FEES TO UPDATE THE MEDICAL SERVICES TRANSPORT FEES.



RESOLUTIONS
 
RESOLUTION NO. 14R-11-251: APPROVING THE DONATIONS OF FUNDS IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $4,800.00 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LAUDERHILL EDUCATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD TO THE LIST OF DESIGNATED ENTITIES.


RESOLUTION NO. 14R-11-254:  WAIVING THE COMPETITIVE BIDDING REQUIREMENT; APPROVING THE FIVE (5) YEAR EXTENSION OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND THE INTERNATIONAL DATA DEPOSITORY (IDD) OFF-SITE RECORD STORAGE SERVICES BASED UPON THE CONTRACT ENTERED INTO BY THE TOWN OF DAVIE (#TOW001); PROVIDING THAT PAYMENT SHALL BE MADE ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 001-112-3110.



RESOLUTION NO. 14R-11-260:  APPROVING THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND THE LAUDERHILL REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO PROVIDE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESS RETENTION SERVICES.


RESOLUTION NO. 14R-11-264:  APPROVING AND ACCEPTING GRANT FUNDING FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA CENTER FOR URBAN TRANSPORTATION FOR THE HIGH VISIBILITY ENFORCEMENT FOR PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $101,291.40 TO REIMBURSE THE CITY FOR POLICE OFFICERS OVERTIME TO PROVIDE EDUCATION, WARNING AND ENFORCEMENT OF PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE RELATED TRAFFIC LAWS IN AN EFFORT TO RAISE AWARENESS AND TO ATTEMPT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLIST CRASHES.


RESOLUTION NO. 14R-11-266:  APPROVING THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND THE CITY OF CORAL SPRINGS REGARDING THE UNITOWN PROGRAM FOR 2015; PROVIDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $3,000.00 FROM THE APPROPRIATE BUDGET CODE NUMBER.


RESOLUTION NO. 14R-11-267:  AMENDING THE ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND THE LAUDERHILL HOUSING AUTHORITY (LHA) TO ASSIGN ALL PROPERTIES PURCHASED BY THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL USING EITHER (NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM (NSP) , COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG), STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES  PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) OR HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (HOME) FUNDS FOR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, REHABILITATION AND RESALE OF THE PROPERTIES AS REQUIRED BY THE VARIOUS PROGRAM GUIDELINES.


NEW BUSINESS

REQUEST TO RESCIND AND AMEND RESOLUTION NO. 14R-10-247 (AS TO VOTE ONLY).  Requested by Commissioner Berger, relating to his no vote opposing the Resolution to support Equal Pay for Women.  After discussion, Commissioner Bates and Thurston decided not support a Request to Rescind and the matter was dropped.  As a Note:  Motion to Rescind, according to Roberts Rules of Order, is not for the purpose of changing the vote, but to change the body of the item substantially or to strike the item as if it never existed.  Also, a Motion to Rescind cannot be done after the item has been executed upon, which had already happened in this case.  Therefore, the Motion was Out of Order and should not have been heard.  The appropriate procedure was a Motion to Reconsider which can only be done by someone in the majority and no one in the majority wished to put it forward.  Commission Berger was not in the majority and could not request the Motion.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Lauderhill’s Mayor and Commission to Hold a Ribbon Cutting and Park Dedication - James D. Bradley, Jr. Park


On June 30, 2014, a Resolution was passed by the City of Lauderhill’s Mayor and Commission to name a parcel of undeveloped park land in the West Ken Lark Community after a longtime Community Activist – then President of the West Ken Lark Homeowners’ Association James D. Bradley, Jr.

The four acre parcel of land located at 3100 NW 16 Street on the west side of NW 31 Avenue was pursued by President Bradley with hopes of it becoming a park for the residents of his community to enjoy.  City leaders agreed and sought Community Development Block Grant and Land Preservation Bond dollars for the land acquisition as well as enhancements.

Vice Mayor Hayward J. Benson, Jr., sponsored the resolution to name the park after Mr. Bradley explained, “Mr. Bradley was an extraordinary man. He served his community ardently and never took no for an answer. So many people benefited from his perseverance.  Creating a park in his honor is a small token we can offer for a man who provided leadership to a community he revered.”

The Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the James D. Bradley, Jr. Park is going to be on Thursday, December 4 at 3:30 pm. The park is located at 3100 NW 16 Street. 


After the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication, refreshments will be served at Fortunes Bar and Grill located at 1451 NW 31 Avenue. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation

Thanksgiving Proclamation

Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789
By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favor, able interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other trangressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.


Go. Washington

Saturday, November 22, 2014

DEAR COMMUNITY WE HAVE ONLY A FEW BEDS LEFT FOR THE 2014/15 SEASON!

Stop by the Y today to reserve your garden bed for the 2014/15 season!  We have 15 beds available for residents and community at large to grow your own gardenJ.

Beds will be assigned on a first come, first served basis, so call today to learn more and secure your spot!
 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Group Swim Lessons

At Veterans Park Pool 954-572-1459
 
25 minute Lessons - 1 week Sessions Monday - Thursday for $20
 
Ages from 3 years old to Adult; Beginning and Advance Classes
 
No Refunds or Transfers

Sunday, November 16, 2014

An Open Letter from FPL About Light Poles Which Was Requested to be Shared

 Dear Chuck,

As you are aware, Florida Power & Light Company is committed to providing electricity its customers can count on. That’s why we are investing about a half a billion dollars between 2013 and 2015 to make the electric system stronger and more resilient.

A large part of this improvement work involves replacing aging poles with new, stronger ones. As we do this work, it often results in “double poles” because many poles hold lines owned by other utilities – such as telephone and cable TV – that must be transferred to the new poles. We cannot remove an old FPL pole until other utilities have relocated their lines to the new pole.

Despite several years of our repeated requests, AT&T and Comcast have not promptly relocated their lines to new poles in Lauderhill and several other communities we serve.

By law, we cannot move the equipment owned by these utilities without their permission. As a result, we are unable remove the old poles, which is frustrating the community, our customers and us as a company. We are pressing these utilities for their cooperation as it relates to this issue and want to let our customers know what they can do to help encourage the removal of the lines and poles.

FPL will be placing signs on some of the double poles in Lauderhill to help customers understand the pole removal process. We encourage customers to call AT&T and Comcast to expedite that process. Attached are copies of the signs for your reference.

We appreciate your understanding and support. Thank you.


Signs – 8.5” x 14”

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Best regards,


Isabel C. Hebert

FPL External Affairs Manager

Thursday, November 13, 2014

City of Lauderhill Elected Officials Swearing-In Ceremony

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
City Hall Commission Chambers 
5581 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Lauderhill, FL 33313 
12:00 PM   —  1:00 PM 

Seat #4 

COMMISSIONER HAYWARD BENSON, JR.

Seat #5 

MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN

Closing Remarks 
Light Refreshments Served

Monday, November 10, 2014

Artist Book Fair "Five Headquarter" at the Lauderhill Arts Center

The Printmaking Studio at Lauderhill Arts Center, is organizing the Artist Book Fair “Five Headquarters”.

This Five Headquarters Artist Book Fair is going to be an international and simultaneous events at:

· The University of Jaen,

· Art School José Nogué, Spain.

· School of Art of Michoacán and Taller la Pintadera in Mexico University, Mexico;

· Technological University of Pereira, Colombia;

· University National of Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina

· Printmaking Studio at Lauderhill Arts Center, Florida, USA.

This fair will bring art experience to our community, participating artists and public. It will also help to popularize the genre called Artist Book produced by methods of art edition.

It is scheduled for November 13 to November 16, 2014 at the Lauderhill Arts Center, NW 19th Street and 55th Ave.  It will have activities during the whole month, like a Hand Made Paper Workshop by South Florida Association of Paper Artists and Papermaker in November 8-9 and 14, the Bilingual performance of poems and presentation of the book “Poetic Anthology of Sophia de Mello” by Nidia Hernandez Brizuela during the opening of the Artist Book Fair exhibition at LAC Gallery November 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm