President Rozema called the Meeting to order at 11:00 A.M.
Board members present: Rozema, Gill, Ieraci, Freismuth, Rossi, Hamaker, Hurley, Berkowitz, McBride, Nicholson-Brown, Creal, Lodwick, Songer and Casier.
Approval of Minutes - For November and December.
President Rozema welcomed Carol Pinsky from L'Ambiance as a new member
President Rozema introduced our State Representative Ellyn Bogdanoff who spoke about the March election and the gambling issue. If approved by the votes, the money will go into a general fund which will benefit all the counties in the state. Final details must be worked out. As this is a personal issue, GMCA Advisory Board will not make a recommendation on how to vote. Representative Bogdanoff passed out business cards and encouraged everyone to feel free to contact her about community concerns.
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Galt Mile Web Site - Eric reported 169,938 hits in December (35,000 more than last year's highest monthly total)
Question and Answer period followed
Treasurer’s Report - No Treasurer’s Report due to Leah Glickfield’s hospitalization.
Opus South - Dr. Leeds noted that a $70 million project will be built across from the L'Ambiance. A meeting on this issue will be held at the Beach Community Center on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. Pink flyers were passed out to be posted in all the condos.
Community Awareness - Dr. Leeds informed the group that all incoming phone calls at Oakland Park Walgreens (4 public phones) have been blocked by the phone company - too many problems. He also cited in our area Martaranos was rated as one of the top ten in the country.
THE NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2005 AT NICK’S ITALIAN KITCHEN AT 11:00 A.M.
Meeting adjourned at 12:15 P.M.
Leah Glickfield, Secretary, Pro Tem