January 2012 Board

Monday, January 23, 2012 5:30 pm
Board Meeting
8th Floor Conference Room, City Hall


ROLL CALL – All Board members were present with the exception of Genia Ellis, Marilyn Mammano and Rochelle Golub.

REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE: Meeting Minutes – December 19, 2011 – not available, approval deferred.

TREASURER’S REPORT Balances as of January 23, 2012 – Checking $2,413.10, CD $5,014.15
Total expenses for January 2012 = $109.48. Total income for January 2012 – not available. On a motion and second Treasurer’s Report was approved without objection.

GUEST – Hal Barnes, Assistant to the City Manager, Office of Neighbor Support
Hal wanted to discuss with the Council Board our options for the Neighborhood map that hangs in the 8th floor conference room. Since the existing map was printed some neighborhood boundaries have changed and a new City Commission was elected. It had been previously decided that the Council would pay for a revised and updated map as the Council’s Centennial gift to the city. Due to the upcoming re-districting of the city’s commission districts and the uncertainty of the timing of the re-drawn lines, some board members felt it would be best to have the new map produced without district lines. Hal advised against this and suggested that two overlays could be printed; one now with the existing district lines and one later, once the new district lines are established. It was decided that Hal would investigate the price of the overlays and report back to the Council board.
A discussion of future topics and guest speakers for upcoming General Membership Meetings was held. Among those mentioned were: updates on mass transit in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County, parks and recreation and a Florida legislative re-cap. It was also suggested that we solicit topics from the neighborhoods.
1) Candidates Forum – Betty Shelley, chair of the ad hoc committee planning our candidates’ forum, reported that the committee met immediately before the Board meeting and finalized plans for the forum.
2) Time Capsule
Donna Mergenhagen reported that the committee met and addressed some logistical issues. She is also maintaining an ongoing dialogue with city staff.

The meeting adjourned at approximately 6:45pm