The meeting was called to order at 1:15 p.m. by President Pio Ieraci.
Board Members present: Ieraci, Berkowitz, Glickfield, Guttman, Hamaker, Songer, McBride, Alfano, Bindler, Cameron, Claire, Eidinger, Mayer, Nesbitt and Weck.
Special Guests - Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Christine Teel, legislative aide Aaron Nevins of Statehouse Representative Ellyn Bogdanoff’s office, City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Director Phil Thornburg, City of Fort Lauderdale Engineer Hal Barnes, Fort Lauderdale City Commission Assistant Eve Bazer and candidate for Circuit Judge Paul Eichner, (who enumerated his candidacy qualifications, etc.).
The president explained that the purpose of this special meeting is to approve the plans for the project at the Southern entryway to the Galt Ocean Mile; and introduced City Commissioner Christine Teel.
Commissioner Teel presented the City of Fort Lauderdale site plan for the Southern entryway, which included a new sidewalk and fresh landscaping.
Pio shared emails slandering Bob Rozema sent by Grayson Walker to Commissioner Teel, Mayor Naugle and City Manager George Gretsas.
The project will temporarily move forward as “beautification of the entryway” until such time as a theme is assigned.
It will be funded using NCIP matching funds and Galt Mile resources dedicated for this purpose as per an Advisory Board vote.
Kevin Songer made a motion to approve the project. Ralph Hamaker seconded the motion. After discussing undecided project parameters, including various types of palm trees, trimming schedule, the distance of landscaping from sidewalk, classifying the project as area beautification instead of a memorial and the construction timetable (which is a couple of months). The motion was voted upon. The motion passed unanimously.
Insurance - Pio Ieraci - Pio Ieraci made a motion to approve the new Directors and Officers Insurance policy issued by Travelers Insurance Company for the Galt Mile Community Association through The Loomis Company. George Mayer seconded the motion; unanimously approved.
Wage Survey Update
Since the person who was compiling the wage survey is unable to continue, we elicited a price quote from Darlene Smith of Phase One Computer Services. The cost for the first year is inflated due to the required installation and one-time formatting of the software and initial data entry.
Kevin Songer made a motion that we hire Darlene Smith for the annual Wage Survey. Fred Nesbitt seconded the motion; unanimously approved.
Next Advisory Board Meeting - The next regular Advisory Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at Nick’s Italian Restaurant.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 p.m.
Fern McBride, Secretary