President Rozema called the Meeting to order at 11:00 A.M.
Board members present: Rozema, Gill, Ieraci, Glickfield, Freismuth, Rossi, Lodwick, Goldstein, Berkowitz, Nicholson-Brown, Drews, Vanek, Hamaker, Johannson, Pemne, Katkin and Montross. (Guest: Mayor Jim Naugle).
Approval of Minutes - Minutes of June 19th and September 18th were approved unanimously.
President Rozema introduced Mayor Jim Naugle, Fort Lauderdale - Mayor Naugle stated that the budget had to be cut back and explained reasons for different taxes. He noted that they were looking to cut taxes but it is most difficult at this time as the city is operating at a deficit. He noted that the City Manager had recommended a cut in the number of firemen and policemen (and also lower the salaries). He said that our District 1 contributed the largest tax base in the city.
He noted that the present City Manager has been dismissed and that they have a Search Committee for his replacement already lined up.
It was brought to the Mayor’s attention that the “up-lights” on the Mile should be replaced.
Discussion on the use of “defibrillators”. Generally accepted.
Click Here for full report about the meeting with Mayor Jim Naugle. [Editor]
Cleveland Clinic Update - Possibly to be operated by one of the hospitals as “Wellness Center” plus.
Newsletter Discussion - We have an offer from a lady who wants to do our “Newsletter” at no cost to us. She expects to publish it monthly.
Galt Mile Web Site - 114,401 hits in September
Treasurer's Report - The Treasurer, Leah Glickfield, reported $16,887.82 in the Treasury.
THE NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20th, 2003 AT NICK'S ITALIAN KITCHEN AT 11:00 A.M.
Meeting adjourned at 12:30 P.M.
Leah Glickfield, Secretary, Pro Tem