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Here’s The Scoop…LBTS Town Attorneys…Past And Present…Eminent Domain Defense…

December 6, 2008 by Barbara



A. MOTION TO APPROVE Agreements for the appointment of firms: Broad and Cassel; Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol, P.A.; and Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Pastoriza, Cole & Boniske, P.L., as counsel to Broward County for eminent domain, inverse condemnation and land acquisition legal services relating to airport runway expansion, noise mitigation/abatement projects and airport projects; and (ii) Broad and Cassel; Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.; and Moskowitz, Mandell, Salim & Simowitz, P.A., and Hall & Rosenberg, P.L., as counsel to Broward County for legal services related to airport runway expansion and airport projects (other than land acquisition), including land use issues, litigation and administrative proceedings involving permitting, development orders, governmental agreements, and other federal, state and local agency regulatory requirements.

B. MOTION TO APPROVE Second Amendment to Agreement between Broward County and The Michael Schneiderman Law Firm for legal services relating to the Environmental Impact Statement and other development projects relating to the expansion of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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Here’s The Scoop…EMS Grants…Who’s In….Not Us…

December 6, 2008 by Barbara



A. MOTION TO ACCEPT a report from the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Grants Committee which includes the projects recommended for funding by distribution of the County Grant portion of State EMS Trust Fund Monies for Fiscal Year 2008/2009.

B. MOTION TO ADOPT a Resolution authorizing an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Grant Application in the amount of $406,962 (comprising $290,322 of Fiscal Year 2008/2009 EMS Trust Fund award monies plus $116,640 of earned interest) to the State of Florida, Department of Health, (DOH) Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) for the purpose of improving and expanding pre-hospital emergency medical services in Broward County; authorizing the County Administrator to execute the Application; providing certification relating to use of EMS Grant monies; approving EMS Grant Program Request for Grant Fund distribution; authorizing the County Administrator to revise the Project Leaders and Project Budgets to ensure utilization of EMS Grant funds; authorizing the County Administrator to take the necessary administrative and budgetary actions for implementation; providing for severability; and providing for an effective date. No county match is required.

C. MOTION TO ADOPT a Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners of Broward County, Florida, authorizing, upon approval of the County’s Application for Fiscal Year 2008/2009 by the State Of Florida, Department Of Health (DOH) Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS), appropriations and disbursements for governmental and non-governmental entities for the provision of EMS services and projects using Fiscal Year 2009 funding in the total amount of $406,962; authorizing the County Administrator to execute for Fiscal Year 2009 the previously approved Standard Form Contracts and Addenda previously approved by Resolution No. 2007-796; providing for review by the County Attorney’s Office; providing for severability; and providing for an effective date.

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We Made The Papers…This One Ain’t Going Away…

November 20, 2008 by Barbara


unguarded beach raises


‘Caverni, in Montreal, said this week that the incident left her “angry. This doesn’t have to happen to others if there are lifeguards on the beach.”

Mitchell also blasted the lack of help.

“Twenty-two respondents without adequate training, equipment and physical ability is near criminal,” he told commissioners. “We cannot put a price tag on lives.”‘

The latest near drowning…in LBTS on Oct. 25th is not going to fade away….this one just may be the catalyst to make some costly decisions… to get the town off the merry-go- round of lifeguards…or no lifeguards…leaving no one in authority the opportunity to sit on the fence this time…

Once again in his short tenure as Vice Mayor/ de-facto LBTS VFD Fire Chief McIntee has made the news…and none of it is good…

Time has come for the Commission …the Administration..AMR….and  the VFD to stop being mute…

An oversite committee needs to be put in place…and public requests need to be forthcoming….

more to come…,0,2706909.story

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