Monthly Archives: September 2013


August 2013 General Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

August 13, 2013

City Hall, 8th Floor Conference Room

  1. Meeting was called to order by President Mammano at 7:30 p.m.
  2. 1st Vice President Ron Centamore called the roll and declared we had a quorum.
  3. Minutes from the June General Meeting were adopted as presented.
  4. The Treasurer’s Report was read by Treasurer Rochelle Golub.  The ending balance as of July 31, 2013 was $8462.79.
  5. Police Report: Presented by Captain Appel – New Captain for District 3 – 954-822-6376 [email protected] Changes department-wide to attend the CFLCA meetings. Captain Alvarez for District 2 and Captain Dietrich for District 1 will also attend on a rotation. New accomplishments in dealing with transient individuals who live under the bridges and overpasses. The State has now given cities a right to hand our Trespass Affidavits for those under the bridges. FLPD does have a homeless outreach officer and they do try to get them help if they are willing to get it. This was an accomplishment of the NAT Team and the Homeless Outreach Officers.  There are vacancies in the NAT teams due to promotions. In response to some questions, an explanation of the “NAT” teams was given. NAT stands for Neighborhood Action Team. Captain Appel explained that even though there is a change in staff due to the recent promotions, the police department and the NAT Officers are here to serve the neighborhoods and welcome calls and are willing to address any concerns. Residents should expect a response of some sort from NAT Officers. If not, contact the Captains. NAT used to be Community Policing – “touchy, feely.” District 1 NAT Officers commended by more than one neighborhood and noted to be affective. Yearly the Command staff evaluates the necessary staff
  6. Guests: Gloria Battle, Gwendolyn Clark Reed’s Office; (State Representatives on September 10)
  7. Thanks to Ron Centamore for the food.
  8. Guest Speakers: from All Aboard Florida, Ali Soule Public Affairs Manager, and Jose Gonzalez VP FEC Corporate Development, Executive Director Greg Stewart of MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Diana Alarcon from Transportation & Mobility (T&M) discussed the FEC All Aboard Florida plans, how this will affect Fort Lauderdale, and how MPO fits in to the plans. Diana Alacorn from the City explained how these T&M facets work together. Focus on the Quiet Zones and safety at the crossings. Explanation of connecting with the ports and the export/import business of Port Everglades. Florida population 19 million, and with tourist over 55 million travelling from Miami to Orlando and around the state. The trains will be “smart” corridors providing wi-fi, etc. 70% of travelers are leisure travelers. 400 employees to run the system; 1000s of employees to build it, plus additional retail around the stations. Goal is to provide hourly service. 32 additional trains. This is not Tri Rail. Start of operation target for 2015. All Aboard Florida is totally private; no funding from State or Federal government. (40 min)See http://www.allaboardflorida.com/ for more All Aboard Florida information. Also see http://www.browardmpo.org/ for Broward MPO. Also see http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/trans_mobility/index.htm for City T&M information.
  9. President’s Report/New Business: 1) On the Commission meeting on the 20th:  A) Up-zoning for the Downtown RAC and B) Proposing the Anti-concentration Legislation for Social Service Facility. Problem is you can a halfway house that is not licensed and they can whoever they want there and not covered by these regulations. Houses will put ten people in a three bedroom house, etc. and there are all kinds of social problems. To be brought up at the September 10th meeting with the Legislatures. This proposed legislation is to tighten up the current regulations. Relationships can’t be forced between those living in these houses. The idea of what a “family” is cannot be defined. 2) Explanation of the ANNUAL Neighborhood Recognition Process by the City vs. the paperwork needed to fill out for the CFLCA. Go to City’s web page, and look on the Neighborhood list to see if you are “recognized.” 3) Legislative Roundup is September 10 CFLCA General Meeting. 4) Appointment of Shannon Harmeling as the Chair for the Public Participation Ordinance Committee to focus first on the draft of the Public Participation Ordinance. 5) From the Environmental Division of the City employee Larry Teichs is willing to come out and employee xxx discuss swales, and Climate Change Impact. See http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/public_services/environmental_services/  6) Meals on Wheels by Doug Sauder asking people to bring pet food for these people who have pets. Amber Van Buren will come and talk next month about this issue. 7) Resident, Mr. Don Zimmer [email protected] brought up a code concern from Coral Ridge association about commercial trailors parking in the right of way, and on private property. He met with Greg Bruten head of planning and zoning and said the code has problems and would need the community as a whole to help change the code. He had handouts for everyone. 8) Brucie Cummings of Tarpon River President had a brief discussion of the Marina Lofts project was addressed and the CFLCA has refrained from taking a stand in the matter and leaving it up to individuals and neighbors to do as they wish. It was mentioned that Commissioner Rogers recused himself from the vote on Marina Lofts. Brucie had letters to hand out. Residents are encouraged to email their commissioners.
  10. Meeting Adjourned.

Executive Board Meeting August 26 2013

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

August 26, 2013 5:30 PM

8th floor Conference Room, City Hall

AGENDA

 ROLL CALL

REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE: 1) MEETING MINUTES *

2) TREASURER’S REPORT

ANNOUNCEMENTS/GUEST INTRODUCTIONS

            John Weaver, President CAB

REPORTS

Presidents Report

Redistricting

Civic Association Presentations at Public Meetings

Suggested Program for October

Membership Report

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Public Participation

Legislative Committee

 NEW BUSINESS

            Civic Association presentations at public hearings

Slap Suit against CBA

Christmas Meeting/Party

 OLD BUSINESS

            Pet food collection for Meals on Wheels

Retention Policy

SET THE AGENDA FOR NEXT MEETING

            Legislative Roundup

FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY

ADJOURN

*Indicates voting items or may be a voting item

Next Board Meeting September 23 2013 

Next General Membership Meeting August 13 2013


Agenda September 10, 2013

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

September 10, 2013 7:00 PM

8th floor Conference Room, City Hall

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER 7:30 PM

PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE: 1) MEETING MINUTES *

2) TREASURER’S REPORT

POLICE/FIRE REPORT

ANNOUNCEMENTS/GUEST INTRODUCTIONS

Legislative Roundup

Representative George Moraitis – District 93

Representative Gwyndolen Clark-Reed District 92

Representative Perry E Thurston, Jr. District 94 (Invited)

Senator Maria Sachs – District 34

Senator Eleanor Sobel -District 33

REPORTS

Presidents Report

Slap Suits

Civic Association Presentations at Public Meetings

Membership Report

Committee Reports

Public Participation Ordinance

NEW BUSINESS

OLD BUSINESS

FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY

Amber VanBuren, Broward Meals on Wheels

ADJOURN

*Indicates voting items or may be a voting item

Next Board Meeting September 23, 3013

Next General Membership Meeting October 8, 2013


Council Corner September 2013

Legislative Roundup

We are reinstituting a tradition at the Council this year. In the past we invited our State representatives to come and share with us the happenings at Tallahassee.  Let’s hear what happened and what didn’t. The type and number of issues that affect our neighborhoods and require state legislation and/or funding would surprise you.

Here is the evening’s lineup.

Representative George Moraitis – District 93

Representative Gwyndolen Clark-Reed District 92

Representative Perry E Thurston, Jr District 94 (Invited)

Senator Maria Sachs – District 34

Senator Eleanor Sobel -District 33

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Council Corner September 2013

Click on the link above to download the September Council Corner

CFLCA GM Agenda 9-10-13

Click on the link above to download the Agenda for the

September 10 General Membership Meeting