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MINUTES OF GMCA ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

NOVEMBER 21, 2002


President Rozema called the Meeting to order at 11:00 A.M.

Board members present: Rozema, Glickfield, Gill, Guttman, Quinlan, Ieraci, Berkowitz, Freismuth, Casier, Alfano, Ayoub, Anastasi, Mancuso, Ludwig, McBride, Moses, Sunga, Hannon, Harwood, M. Leeds, Rossi, Berber, Goldstein, Hurley and Schultz.

The minutes of the October 17, 2002 Board Meeting were approved. President Rozema presented the Honorable E. Clay Shaw, our recently re-elected Congressman. President Rozema congratulated Congressman Shaw and thanked him for all he has always done for us. He has always “been there for us!” The Congressman, in turn, expressed his appreciation for all our support for him through the years. He stated that he would always be there to do his best for us. He had another meeting to go to and regretted he couldn’t stay for lunch. As he departed there was a loud round of applause.

Click Here For Full Update From Congressman Shaw [Editor]

Debate January 30th - There will be a debate on January 30 th at 7:00 P.M. between the candidates for Mayor of Fort Lauderdale and City Commissioner of District 1. It will be held in the Beach Community Center. The debate is being sponsored by the GMCA, Alliance I and Galt Merchants Assn. (This was not made clear in the previous minutes.)

L'Ambiance - The representatives from Galt Towers and the Galleon stated that they had presented a list of damages to the developer which must be corrected. Occupancy - possibly in January.

Beach Renourishment - A notice from Commissioner Katz informed us of the need to get the word out to our legislators and State Cabinet members to help us promote this project and surmount opposition. After discussing the situation it was recommended that our “Website Expert” - Eric Berkowitz - get the message out to the pertinent people (expressing our recommendations). This was deemed to be the most expedient way to participate in a “joint effort”.

Click Here For Full Story About Shore Preservation Effort [Editor]

Jitney - On Halloween some of our free jitneys were destroyed by fire. The company has temporarily replaced them with smaller vehicles. "Regular-sized" replacements have been ordered.

Click Here For Full Story About Jitney Arson [Editor]

Miles Comer - March - probable start date.

Galt Mile Website - It is considered to be one of the very best, and accolades are still coming in as to Eric’s super talents in putting this BIG PROJECT into action. President Rozema said that he doesn't have time to sort through the hundreds of emails sent to the website each week. Eric agreed to stop forwarding them.

Correspondence - Bob Wolfe, a representative from Bill Markham’s office (Broward County Property Appraiser), presented information sheets denoting sign up times for the “Homestead Exemption dates announced for Beach Community Center - Ft. Lauderdale”. They are all on Fridays (December 20, January 17 and February 21). The times for all dates are 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. (Address: 3351 N.E. 33rd Avenue). Community Services deputy, Bob Wolfe, can be reached for further information at (954) 445-5732.

Treasurer’s Report - The Treasurer, Leah Glickfield, reported $15,314.92 in the Treasury.

THE NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19th, 2002 AT NICK’S ITALIAN KITCHEN AT 11:00 A.M.

Meeting adjourned at 12:25 P.M.

Leah Glickfield, Secretary, ProTem

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