President Rozema called the Meeting to order at 11:00 A.M.
Board members present: Rozema, Gill, Ieraci, Glickfield, Freismuth, Guttman, Rossi, Alfano, Lodwick, Hamaker, Katkin, Montross, Shultz, Casier, Black, Berkowitz, Hurley, Songer and Creal.
Approval of Minutes - Minutes of February 19th meeting were not ready for approval.
President Rozema introduced Fort Lauderdale Police Sergeant Scott Russell. Sergeant Russell is in charge of the Crisis Intervention Group. He spoke of the homeless people and loitering in general. He noted that so many of them have either mental or alcoholic problems - or both. There are designated areas (homes) allocated for the homeless in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano and Hollywood. The governing officials had put a 1 cent tax on gasoline to provide some funding to these places. There is very little the police can do. They try to recommend to them different places of refuge - but they cannot arrest them for being homeless. It is a very sad situation throughout the country.
The “Homeless Voice” publication which is “hawked” on the street has about 130 people in it. They do not try rehabilitation. A “Q & A” period followed Sgt. Russell’s presentation.
Galt Mile Web Site - Eric Berkowitz, Web Site Manager/Wizard noted 126,353 hits for the previous month. A motion was made to put the entire newsletter on the web site. It was seconded and approved unanimously.
Click Here to Newsletter Page of Galt Mile Community Association Web Site. Every page of every issue is available online. [Editor]
Treasurer’s Report - The Treasurer, Leah Glickfield, reported $14,712.36 in the Treasury.
THE NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2004 AT NICK’S ITALIAN KITCHEN AT 11:00 A.M.
Meeting adjourned at 12:10 P.M.
Leah Glickfield, Secretary, Pro Tem