President Rozema called the Meeting to order at 11:00 A.M.
Board members present: Rozema, Gill, Ieraci, Glickfield, Freismuth, Guttman, Drews, Alfano, Turo, Lodwick, Goldstein, McBride, Hamaker, Montross, Shultz, Casier, Nicholson-Brown, Black, Hurley, Vanek, Mayor and Leeds.
Approval of Minutes - Minutes of January 15th were unanimously approved.
President Rozema introduced Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Christine Teel, who addressed many issues such as:
There is no city ordinance dealing with a combination condo/hotel. She stated that they're working on that and she stressed that they must be more stringent on parking requirements.
The Charter Review Committee is to meet and revise the entire Charter (all are attorneys except the Chairman). They are starting to meet on the last Monday in March - meetings are open to the public.
She noted that Budget and Financing are big problems in the city. More accountability is needed. They discussed amnesty on “Fines” but agreed that there should be none. She is on the watch for any in District 1 and will deny same.
She stated that in reference to retirement of police, etc.; the Union presents most difficult requirements.
Newsletter - Name to be changed to Galt Mile News rather than the Galt Gazette as there is another publication with this title. Motion offered by Dott Nicholson-Brown to approve new name of the Galt Mile News instead of the Galt Gazette. Motion seconded and approved unanimously.
A publication referring to an update on Cleveland Clinic (Beachside) was disseminated for information.
Pio Ieraci announced that everyone is invited to attend a special celebration of the completion of rehabilitation of the Galt Ocean Club to be held on March 13th from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 P.M.
Treasurer’s Report - The Treasurer, Leah Glickfield, reported $14,831.21 in the Treasury.
THE NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2004 AT NICK’S ITALIAN KITCHEN AT 11:00 A.M.
Meeting adjourned at 12:25 P.M.
Leah Glickfield, Secretary, Pro Tem