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Vice Mayor Moraitis Reports on Light Up the Galt

Vice Mayor Moraitis reported on Light Up the Galt night on November 18.  She stated, the rain could not stop us from kicking off the 4th annual Light up the Galt! Thank you, North Beach Restaurants and Shoppes owners and city staff for working with us to plan this event. The beautiful holiday decorations along with the many business owners and residents make this a special area of our city to visit all year long. Her report also describes activities in our community in which the Vice Mayor participated.

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Vice Mayor Moraitis’ Newsletter Shares Her Activities in Our Community

Vice Mayor Moraitis toured the Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress–home to the largest collegiate esports arena in the country, to learn more about the university and its tremendous impact within the esports landscape. There is no doubt esports is a rapidly growing industry, with numerous recreational opportunities for all ages. Providing recreation and a place of belonging is integral to a thriving community and I believe building a 15,000 square foot esports arena, holding about 500 people, on the second floor of the proposed community center at Lockhart Park, is the right fit for our city.

Read her entire newsletter here.


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Vice Mayor Moraitis Working on Spikes in Water Bills

Vice Mayor Moraitis, in her July newsletter, talks about her efforts to provide an easier way for owners to get relief from water/sewer bills that suddenly spike up in one month.  While this is more applicable to single family homes, it does apply to associations, who sometimes see a big spike in their water/sewer consumption without explanation.  For us, this is thousands of dollars in unexplained costs.

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Vice Mayor Heather Moraitis June Newsletter

Vice Mayor Moraitis shares with us information about hurricane season, Bayview Drive Complete Streets Project and the Beach Boys will be in Fort Lauderdale for the July 4th celebration.

There are two important hurricane sites in the newsletter that everyone should review.  She asks each of us to please visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/alertftl to sign up to receive emergency alerts from the city and check the city’s website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane for more preparation tips and additional ways to stay in touch.

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Vice Mayor Heather Moraitis Shares Insights About Our City In Her Latest Newsletter

Vice Mayor Heather Moraitis, in her latest newsletter, shares some important information on the importance of getting vaccinated.  She also shares information on the Bayshore Drive Intracoastal improvements.  Lastly, she shares information about her activities in our community.  One of those was her attendance at a ceremony on May 5 to dedicate a bench on Galt Ocean Drive in honor of Pio Ieraci for his years of service, dedication and work on behalf of the Galt Mile.  See the pictures from the dedication.

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City Commissioner Given New Title

Our city commissioner, Heather Moraitis, has been selected by her colleagues to serve as Vice Mayor of Fort Lauderdale.  The Galt Mile Community Association congratulates her on her new title and we look forward to working with her on many issues of mutual concern to our city and neighborhood.

In her latest newsletter, Vice Mayor Moraitis states her excitement with the return of futbol – Inter Miami CF, which begins its season on April 18.  They will be playing before a live crowd – so this is your chance to attend MLS right here in our city.

Our neighborhood welcomed Patrizia’s (3300 NE 32nd Ave) which is now open in Fort Lauderdale District 1. This is their first location outside of New York and we are so proud that they chose to be a part of the Galt Ocean Mile North Beach Restaurants and Shoppes family!

The Fort Lauderdale Air Show will take place over our beaches on May 8-9, 2021.

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Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Moraitis Newsletter

 

Fort Lauderdale District 1 City Commissioner Heather Moraitis’ March/April 2021 Newsletter invites constituents to weigh in with lawmakers about two legislative proposals in Tallahassee. Moraitis recommends opposing a vacation rental bill that would clear the way to polluting residential neighborhoods with unrestricted “party” houses and take away control and regulations from local jurisdictions.  She also affirms support for a bill that would empower local jurisdictions to prohibit smoking on local beaches. Moraitis thanks Statehouse Representative Chip LaMarca for lobbying on our behalf. These issues affect us all.

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NE 33rd Street Stormwater Pipe Repair

The City of Fort Lauderdale will be repairing a stormwater pipe in the westbound lane of NE 33rd Street between NE 32nd Avenue and NE 33rd Avenue.  Work is expected to begin on Tuesday, October 27 and will be completed on Friday, November 6.  This schedule is subject to change based on inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

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Fort Lauderdale Adopts Stormwater Fees

The Fort Lauderdale city commission on September 14 adopted the new methodology for assessing stormwater charges along with the rates for acreage and trips used per property.  See previous article with details about the stormwater issue and new structures.

Earlier, the city commission adopted the new stormwater structure that includes 1) shifting the costs of stormwater from the water and sewer utility bill to the property owner (or in the case of an association – from the association’s bill to the individual unit owners) and, 2) charging a fee for association unit owners that is based on the association’s acreage and daily trips per unit.

The details for association owners can be found on the TRIM notices sent out in August by the property appraiser’s office.  The notices detail the two components of the stormwater fee, and are listed as a non-ad valorem assessment that will appear on each year’s tax bill.

Details about the city commission meeting can be found on the city’s website – just click on “action details” to see a summary of the debate and final action on this issue.