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AND GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.

[CALL TO ORDER:]

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IT IS NOW 7:00 PM, AND I'M CALLING OUR VIRTUAL MEETING FOR JULY 8, 2020 TO ORDER CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

COMMISSIONER GELIN. HERE.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

GOOD EVENING. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON. GOOD EVENING AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY. AND IF YOU WOULD, PLEASE JOIN ME AS WE STAND FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND NOW I WILL TURN THE FLOOR OVER TO OUR CITY ATTORNEY FOR HIM TO REVIEW THE PROCEDURES FOR VIRTUAL MEETINGS PLEASE.

MAYOR, YOU MIGHT WANT TO CALL THE ROLL FIRST AND GET THROUGH THAT PROCESS.

I BELIEVE I DID.

YES, THE ROLL CALL HAS BEEN CALLED, AND I'LL NOW, IF YOU WILL, I'LL ACTUALLY READ THE RECORD OF THE PROCEDURES, IF YOU DON'T MIND.

YES. THAT WOULD BE EXCELLENT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND YOU HAVE A QUORUM, OBVIOUSLY.

THE END RESULT OF WHICH IS THAT IN APRIL, BEGINNING OF APRIL THIS YEAR, THE COMMISSION ADOPTED AN ORDER ADOPTING WHAT'S CALLED CMT COMMUNICATION MEDIA TECHNOLOGY, WHICH IS A PROCESS THAT THE GOVERNOR OF OUR STATE, WHEN HE ADOPTED 20-69, WHICH IS AN ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR, SPECIFICALLY PROVIDING FOR VIRTUAL QUORUMS TO ALLOW FOR VIRTUAL MEETINGS.

THERE ARE SEVERAL COMPONENTS OF THAT DOCUMENT WHICH ARE WORTH NOTING FOR THE RECORD, ALL OF WHICH HAVE BEEN COMPLIED WITH BY THIS COMMISSION IN THE CONTEXT OF ITS BEHAVIOR AND THE METHOD BY WHICH WE'RE CURRENTLY OPERATING HERE THIS EVENING.

NUMBER ONE, THERE MUST BE APPROPRIATE NOTICE WHICH THE CLERK HAS PROVIDED.

THE NOTICE MUST MEET THE REQUIREMENTS SHALL BE POSTED AND PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 121.54 AND CHAPTER 28109 OF THE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE THAT'S BEEN COMPLIED WITH. MEMBERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION CITY STAFF MAY ATTEND REMOTELY UTILIZING WHAT'S CALLED THE CMT TECHNOLOGY, WHICH IS BEING DONE AS WELL.

CITY HALL, AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CITY MANAGER AND BASED UPON CERTAIN ORDERS, MAY IN FACT BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AND IT IS.

THE CONSEQUENCE OF WHICH IS THAT THERE IS NO ONE IN THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS, EXCEPT I THINK FOR MR. LEVENT SUCUOGLU WHOSE THERE RUNNING THE CONTROLS OR INSISTING TO DO SO SPECIFICALLY. AND TO THAT EXTENT, THE RESTRICTION IS INTENDED TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE CDC GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS, WHICH THE CITY IS ALSO IN COMPLIANCE WITH.

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO COMMENT PUBLICLY ON ANY MATTER, INCLUDING ON ITEMS ON THE AGENDA MAY SUBMIT THEIR COMMENTS BY EMAIL TO THE CITY CLERK, AND THERE'S AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT'S PROVIDED FOR.

ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY EMAIL IF READ ORALLY ARE THREE MINUTES OR LESS SHALL BE READ INTO THE RECORD AND THE CLERK IS WELL AWARE OF THAT PROCESS AS WELL.

ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY EMAIL SHALL BE MADE A PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORD ALSO MADE PART OF THE RECORD WAS THE FACT THAT THIS TAPE, THIS VIRTUAL MEETING IS ACTUALLY BEING RECORDED AS WELL. PUBLIC COMMENTS MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE DURING THE MEETING THROUGH WHAT'S CALLED FACEBOOK LIVE.

AND THERE HAVE BEEN SOME MOMENTS THAT HAVE ACTUALLY OCCURRED.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY ALSO REGISTER ONLINE WITH THE APPROPRIATE SIGN UP TO LOG IN, AS THE CASE MAY BE AS WELL.

INDIVIDUALS WHO DO REGISTER WILL BE CONTACTED BY TELEPHONE.

YOU'VE SEEN THAT PROCESS BEFORE AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME DURING THE MEETING TO OFFER UP THEIR PUBLIC COMMENTS DURING THIS PART OF THE AGENDA.

IF ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC REQUIRES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, THEY CAN CONTACT THE CLERK AT SOME MOMENT OF TIME WHERE YOU WILL ASK THE CLERK, WHETHER THE PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP OR DIALED IN OR HAVE BEEN SEEKING ACCESS TO THE MEETING UNDER THE PUBLIC COMMENT SECTION.

ALL ACTIONS, ALL ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE COMMISSION ON ANY MOTION REQUIRES A ROLL CALL VOTE, NO VOICE VOTES. REGRETTABLY, THERE ALL ROLL-CALL BECAUSE YOU'RE IN A VIRTUAL SETTING AND THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW WHO IS VOTING ON WHAT AND HOW.

AND LASTLY, THIS IS NOT A PERFECT TECHNOLOGY.

WE'RE HAVING A WONDERFUL EXCHANGE RIGHT NOW.

EVERYONE CAN SEE EVERYBODY ELSE.

AND THE SOUND QUALITY SEEMS TO BE FAIRLY GOOD.

IF AT ANY MOMENT THERE IS A BREAK IN SERVICE OR A HIATUS IN THE MEETING, THE MAYOR WILL CALL A RECESS TO ALLOW FOR THE PROFESSIONALS TO FIX THE PROBLEM OR TO FIND A WAY TO FIX THE PROBLEM AND THEN RECESS BACK TO THE MEETING.

ONCE THE GLITCH IS FIXED, AS THEY SAY, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECORD.

THOSE ARE THE THE SIX POINTS OF LIGHT MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

AND AGAIN, FOR THE RECORD, OUR GOVERNOR, AS YOU KNOW, RECENTLY EXTENDED THE VIRTUAL MEETING CONCEPT UNTIL AUGUST THE 1ST.

THERE WAS AN ORDER ISSUED JUST TODAY, I THINK IT'S 20-166, WHICH EXTENDED OR EXTENDS.

I DON'T HAVE IT IN FRONT OF ME EXTENDS THE STATE OF EMERGENCY THROUGH SIXTY DAYS FROM TODAY'S ORDER, WHICH WILL TAKE YOU INTO EARLY SEPTEMBER, THE CONSEQUENCE OF WHICH IS THAT THIS SPECIFIC ITEM, THE CMT RULES, REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES ARE NOT EMBRACED WITHIN THAT ORDER. BUT I'M ASSUMING FOR DISCUSSION THAT THERE IS A SUFFICIENT BASIS TO EXTEND BEYOND THE AUGUST 1ST. WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED AS IF AND WHEN THAT ACTUALLY OCCURS.

THOSE ARE YOUR RULES. YOU'VE ADOPTED THEM.

THE ORDER IS IN PLACE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

AND TO THE EXTENT I CAN ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS, I'M HAPPY TO BE WITH YOU.

AND THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH. APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND NOW WE WILL GO TO OUR PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS AND.

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BEAR WITH ME ONE SECOND. SO UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES, WE WOULD BE OVERJOYED TO HAVE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING YOUNG RESIDENTS IN OUR CHAMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO PROPERLY RECOGNIZE THEM AND THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

AND JUST BECAUSE WE ARE HERE VIRTUALLY DOES NOT MAKE THIS ANY LESS IMPORTANT.

WE ARE SO VERY PROUD TO HONOR THESE FIVE VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIANS.

AND THEY ARE JILLIAN BOURAGE, 2020 VALEDICTORIAN BROWARD VIRTUAL SCHOOL.

MICHAEL COLANTUNO AND I APOLOGIZE IF I DO NOT PRONOUNCE NAMES RIGHT, 2020 SALUTATORIAN FROM CARDINAL GIBBONS HIGH SCHOOL.

AJAY SEEDO 2020, SALUTATORIAN FROM ATLANTIC TECHNICAL COLLEGE AND TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL.

KENIA VIRGO 2020, SALUTATORIAN FROM BLANCHE ELY HIGH SCHOOL AND CHARLES WYNTER, 2020 VALEDICTORIAN FROM J.P.

TARAVELLA HIGH SCHOOL. THESE PROCLAMATIONS WERE REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER GELIN AND I HAVE SIGNED THEM ON BEHALF OF THE COMMISSION AND I KNOW COMMISSIONER GELIN WILL GET THEM TO YOU. THESE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN ARE AT THE TOP OF THEIR CLASSES ACADEMICALLY AND WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THEY HAVE IN STORE FOR THEIR FUTURES.

WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT THEY WILL DO GREAT THINGS.

AND WE COMMEND YOU FOR YOUR IMPRESSIVE DEDICATION.

CONGRATULATE YOUR FAMILIES AND WISH YOU THE VERY BEST OF LUCK WITH ALL OF YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVORS. AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL GET TO SEE YOU SOMETIME IN PERSON IN THE FUTURE.

THE OTHER TWO PROCLAMATION'S ARE PARK AND REC MONTH, REQUESTED BY DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND

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RECREATION GREG WARNER.

AND THE FINAL PROCLAMATION IS CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT, GIVING WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE.

IT TOOK QUITE A WHILE FOR THAT TO OCCUR, AND THAT WAS REQUESTED BY MYSELF.

MOVING RIGHT ALONG, WE WILL NOW GO TO COMMISSION REPORTS, VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

[a. Vice Mayor Bolton]

GOOD EVENING, MADAM MAYOR, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF SPEAKING THIS EVENING. I DON'T HAVE A REPORT EXCEPT FOR A RECAP OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT I DID.

THOSE CAN BE FOUND ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE.

THAT IS FACEBOOK.COM/COMMISSIONERMARLONBOLTON.

THAT WOULD INCLUDE THE RIBBON CUTTING AT MEXICAN RESTAURANT OFF OF 441 CLOSE TO COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD IN MY DISTRICT.

I POSTED THE OPENING PICTURES ON FACEBOOK AND IT GOT RAVE REVIEWS.

IT'S EXCELLENT WHEN RESTAURANTS OF DIFFERENT CULTURES CAN OPEN UP IN OUR CITY AND WE CAN EMBRACE THEM.

THERE ARE SO MANY OF OUR RESIDENTS THAT ALREADY VISITED THE RESTAURANT AND VISITED THE SUPERMARKET AND ALSO THE RESTAURANT BECAUSE THE RESTAURANT IS INCLUDED IN THIS MARKET AS WELL. AND THEY LOVE IT.

THEY ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THIS ESTABLISHMENT IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND I'M GLAD THAT IT IS IN MY DISTRICT.

I SHARED THE DAY, OF COURSE, WITH YOU AND OUR COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

I'M THANKFUL THAT YOU BOTH CAME OUT TO MY DISTRICT AND SEE THE AWESOME WORK THAT WE HAVE BEEN ADVOCATING FOR ON THE EAST SIDE AS WELL.

I DO WANT TO MENTION THAT WE DID A SNEAK TOUR, SNEAK PREVIEW TOUR OF TAMARAC VILLAGE, ALTHOUGH IT'S NOT IN MY DISTRICT, IT IS A BEAUTIFUL ESTABLISHMENT, BEAUTIFUL BUILDING.

AND I WAS PARTICULARLY GLAD TO SEE BABY CHANGING TABLES IN THE MEN'S BATHROOM.

I WOULD NOT HAVE ACTUALLY GONE INTO THE BATHROOM, EXCEPT THAT COMMISSIONER PLACKO SAID TO ME, MAYBE YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT IF THEY HAVE BABY CHANGING TABLES IN THE BATHROOM.

AND I DID. AND I WENT AND I TOOK A PICTURE OF IT.

I POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK AS WELL.

AND I AND I GOT LIKE OVER I THINK ALMOST THREE HUNDRED LIKES AND AROUND LIKE A THOUSAND IMPRESSIONS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

SO I'M REALLY, REALLY EXCITED.

THERE ARE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE THE IDEA THAT MEN CAN'T REALLY GET AWAY FROM SAYING I CAN'T CHANGE THE BABY NOW BECAUSE THERE'S NO CHANGING TABLE IN THE BATHROOM.

AND I GOT A COMMENT FROM A RESIDENT ON FACEBOOK AND SHE SAYS, YOU KNOW, SHE SAID, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR THE INITIATIVE BECAUSE IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THE MAN

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CHANGING THE BABY FOR THE WIFE.

BUT THE NEW NORMAL OF OUR COMMUNITY IS THAT WE HAVE, YOU KNOW, PARENTS THAT ARE, YOU KNOW, SAME SEX AS WELL.

AND SO THAT IS WHAT THAT PIECE OF LEGISLATION DOES.

IT REALLY IS IS AN INCLUSIVE TO EVERYONE.

AND I'M SO VERY GRATEFUL THAT WE WORKED HARD TO GET THAT PASSED.

OF COURSE, I'VE BEEN TALKING WITH MY COMMUNITY WITH THE EXCITING PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING AND SO VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE GREAT THINGS THAT TAMARAC IS DOING AS WELL.

I PICKED UP TODAY'S COPY OF THE TAM-A-GRAM AND I WAS PLEASED TO SEE WELL, SOMETIMES I DON'T LIKE TO SEE MY PICTURE.

I DON'T KNOW WHO LOVES TO SEE THEMSELVES OR HEAR THEMSELVES SPEAK OR MAYBE ME.

THE MAIL. BUT, YOU KNOW, PARTICULARLY THIS MONTH, WE HAVE TO GET A COPY BECAUSE I'M FEATURED IN THERE FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY AS ONE OF THE 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL AND POWERFUL BLACK INDIVIDUALS FOR 2020 AS REPORTED BY LEGACY SOUTH FLORIDA MAGAZINE. AND THIS WAS ALSO PUBLISHED IN THE MIAMI HERALD AND OF COURSE, THE SUN SENTINEL. AND OUR VERY OWN COMMISSIONER FISHMAN IS ALSO IN THE MAGAZINE.

I DON'T KNOW IF SHE LOVES TO TALK ABOUT HERSELF LIKE I DO, SO I'LL GIVE HER A PLUG AS WELL. SO THANK YOU OR WELL, CONGRATULATIONS, COMMISSIONER FISHMAN ON BEING A HOME RULE HERO AGAIN. I'VE SEEN YOUR WORK IN TALLAHASSEE AND YOU DO EXCELLENT WORK WHEN WE GO UP THERE TO LOBBY ON THE CITY'S BEHALF.

AND THIS IS THE KIND OF LOBBYING EFFORTS THAT WE NEED FROM MEMBERS ON OUR CITY COMMISSION, SO THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR THAT.

I'LL YIELD WITH MY CELL PHONE NUMBER.

IT IS 954-275-3850.

THAT'S PERSONAL. AND YOU CAN ALSO REACH ME AT THE OFFICE AT 954-597-3463.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. AND I YIELD, MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO YOU.

AND CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO COMMISSIONER FISHMAN AT THIS TIME, COMMISSIONER GELIN.

[b. Commissioner Gelin]

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. I'M JUST WAITING FOR LEVENT TO UPLOAD MY POWERPOINT.

ALL RIGHT, NEXT SLIDE.

SO AS MAYOR GOMEZ DID DURING THE INTRODUCTION, I JUST WANTED TO RECOGNIZE SOME OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENTS IN BROWARD COUNTY THAT REPRESENT THE CITY OF TAMARAC, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND THEY WERE ALL FEATURED IN THE SUN-SENTINEL.

SO FROM CARDINAL GIBBONS, MICHAEL COLANTUNO, WHO GOT A 5.25 GPA, AND YOU CAN SEE HIS HONORS AND SCHOLARSHIPS THERE SO CONGRATULATIONS TO HIM.

JULLIAN BOURAGE WITH A 5.218 GPA.

SHE'LL BE GOING TO THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY.

AND SO I PLAN ON DELIVERING THE PROCLAMATION'S TO EACH OF THESE INDIVIDUALS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. THERE'S ALSO OH THE NAME IS MISSING HERE.

WELL, AJAY SEEDO WHO GRADUATED FROM BROWARD COLLEGE, AND HE'S GOING TO BE GOING TO FAU, KENIA VIRGO, WHO'S GOING TO BE ATTENDING VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY WITH A 5.01 GPA.

AND THEN THE NEXT SLIDE, WE ACTUALLY HAVE THE CHILD OF A TAMARAC EMPLOYEE WHO WILL BE GOING TO STANFORD UNIVERSITY, AN IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL, GRADUATING WITH A 5.36 GPA.

THERE WAS AN ERROR IN THE SUN-SENTINEL NEWSPAPER WHERE HE WAS RECOGNIZED AS A SALUTATORIAN, BUT HE'S ACTUALLY THE SCHOOL VALEDICTORIAN FROM TARAVELLA HIGH SCHOOL.

SO BIG CONGRATULATIONS.

AND IF ANYONE KNOWS ANN HARRIS WYNTER WHO IS A FAIRLY NEW EMPLOYEE AND A DISTRICT TWO REPRESENTATIVE. YOU CAN SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO HER.

THIS IS SOMETHING ANY OF US WHO HAVE CHILDREN, WE WOULD ALL STRIVE TO HAVE OUR CHILDREN REACH THIS LEVEL OF ACCOMPLISHMENT.

MY GPA WAS NOWHERE NEAR THOSE GPA'S WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO I KIND OF WANTED TO START OFF ON A POSITIVE NOTE.

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ON A NEGATIVE NOTE. UNFORTUNATELY, THE CORONAVIRUS NEVER LEFT US.

AND THROUGH THE POOR LEADERSHIP OF THE PRESIDENT AND OUR GOVERNOR, WE DID NOT FOLLOW THE CDC GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING.

SO IT'S NO SURPRISE THAT THE CORONAVIRUS IS RAGING IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. YOU KNOW, THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE HEADLINES THAT HAVE BEEN IN THE SUN-SENTINEL. THE NUMBERS APPEAR TO BE GETTING WORSE AND WORSE EVERY DAY.

AND WE ALL NEED TO DO OUR PART TO PROTECT OURSELVES AND TO PROTECT OTHERS.

I DON'T THINK ANYONE TAKES ANY COMFORT IN WEARING A MASK.

I HATE IT. I THINK WE ALL LOOK STUPID WEARING A MASK, BUT WE ALL HAVE TO MAKE THAT TEMPORARY SACRIFICE TO PROTECT OURSELVES AND TO PROTECT OTHER PEOPLE.

NEXT SLIDE. AND IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT WE DID NOT TAKE THE STEPS OF THE BEST PRACTICES BECAUSE AS REPORTED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, OTHER COUNTRIES ARE SEEING A DECLINE AND WE ARE SEEING AN INCREASE.

SO YESTERDAY IN FRANCE AND GERMANY, 11 AND 13 PEOPLE DIED YESTERDAY IN THE UNITED STATES, OVER 100 PEOPLE DIED YESTERDAY.

SO WE'RE REALLY HEADING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION, UNFORTUNATELY.

NEXT SLIDE. EARLIER THIS WEEK, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, MYSELF, MANY OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS, ATTENDED THE BROWARD BLACK ELECTED OFFICIALS JUNETEENTH CONFERENCE.

AND WE JUST TALKED ABOUT THE AGENDA FOR BROWARD COUNTY OVER THE NEXT 12 TO 24 MONTHS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO IT WAS WELL ATTENDED.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE COULDN'T DO IT LIVE LIKE WE NORMALLY DO, BUT WE DID THE BEST THAT WE COULD. NEXT SLIDE.

I WAS ALSO ON A CALL WITH FORMER PALM BEACH MAYOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER MAC BERNARD CURRENT JUDGE LIKE TO BE AN ELECTED OFFICIAL AND WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN ELECTED OFFICIAL.

NEXT SLIDE. TOMORROW, I'LL BE ON A VIRTUAL TOWN HALL WITH A BROWARD SOCIAL NETWORK WITH DR. GREGORY SALTERS, WHO IS A POLICE OFFICER WITH THE FORT LAUDERDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT, A COUPLE OF CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE, AND TED VICTOR AND THE WHO WAS PART OF MY I DIDN'T PUT THIS TOGETHER. I WAS INVITED.

SO I JUST TOOK THE OFFER.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. FRIDAY, I'LL BE ON A CONFERENCE CALL HOSTED BY OUR REPRESENTATIVE, ANIKA OMPHROY WITH THE OSCEOLA COUNTY SHERIFF RUS GIBSON AND THE CANDIDATE FOR STATE ATTORNEY, HAL PRYOR.

SO WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT RACIAL INJUSTICE, COVID-19 VOTING THE CENSUS AND A LOT MORE, EVEN THOUGH I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH YOU CAN COVER IN AN HOUR AND A HALF WITH ALL THOSE TOPICS, NEXT TOPIC.

AND THEN SATURDAY, I WAS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN A BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST, WHICH IS BEING ORGANIZED BY SOME STUDENTS AT STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL.

I ACTUALLY NEVER HAVE GONE TO A PROTEST I DON'T REALLY LIKE PROTESTS.

I DON'T LIKE BEING AROUND BIG CROWDS, BUT THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A PEACEFUL PROTEST.

I TOLD THEM THAT I WOULD SHOW UP.

NEXT SLIDE. AND JUST TO KEEP THE HUMOR LIGHT, A LOT OF PEOPLE GET OFFENDED BY PEOPLE SAYING BLACK LIVES MATTER, BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CONTEXT, YOU KNOW, IF WE DIDN'T SAY HAPPY FATHER'S DAY BECAUSE ALL PARENTS MATTER, THAT'S KIND OF WHAT IT'S LIKE WHEN PEOPLE SAY YOU SHOULDN'T SAY BLACK LIVES MATTER.

AND IT'S SIMILAR TO THE FOUNDING FATHERS SAYING, YES, ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, YET THEY OWN SLAVES. SO JUST A LITTLE CONTEXT, A LITTLE LIGHT MOMENT FOR SOME OF YOU.

NEXT SLIDE. YOU KNOW, I AM STILL A LITTLE UPSET ABOUT OUR COMMISSION NOT PASSING A RESOLUTION ON WHITE SUPREMACY, BUT SHORTLY AFTER OUR DISCUSSION, THE PRESIDENT, NUMBER 45, TWEETED A VIDEO OF A MAN SHOUTING WHITE POWER.

HE NEVER APOLOGIZED, NEVER SAID ANYTHING.

BUT THERE ARE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS OUT THERE THAT ARE TAKING STEPS TO BAN THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE HE'S JUST SUCH AN UNSAVORY CHARACTER.

NEXT SLIDE. AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR ALL GROUPS TO SAY SOMETHING WHEN ANY GROUP, WHETHER IT'S BLACKS, HISPANICS, WHITES OR ASIANS.

AND ASIANS, ARE REALLY TAKING A LOT OF CRITICISM RIGHT NOW BECAUSE, OF COURSE, THAT TRUMP IS CALLING THE CORONAVIRUS THE CHINESE VIRUS.

AND SO I'M REALLY PROUD OF OUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DOTIE JOSEPH, WHO REPRESENTS A PART OF MIAMI. SHE WENT TO YALE UNDERGRAD, GEORGETOWN LAW SCHOOL, AND AS PART OF THE HAITIAN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, THEY ISSUED A LETTER CONDEMNING THE RACISM AND THE CRITICISM TOWARDS

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CHINESE AMERICANS.

AND COINCIDENTALLY, THEY ALSO QUOTED THE SAME QUOTE THAT I QUOTED WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT BEING SILENCED, WHEN THE ULTIMATE TRAGEDY IS NOT THE OPPRESSION AND THE CRUELTY BY THE BAD PEOPLE, BUT THE SILENCE OF THE GOOD PEOPLE.

SO THAT'S ONE OF THE COOL THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DO.

SOME PEOPLE DON'T THINK IT'S A BIG DEAL TO PASS A RESOLUTION THAT MAKES A STATEMENT.

WHEN YOU DON'T MAKE A STATEMENT, YOU'RE ALSO SAYING SOMETHING YOU'RE SAYING IS ACCEPTABLE. NEXT, SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND, YOU KNOW, MOST OF YOU KNOW, I'M A HAITIAN AMERICAN, HAITIANS FOUGHT FOR THEIR INDEPENDENCE, DEFEATED THE BRITISH, THE FRENCH, THE SPANISH, AND BECAUSE OF THE WAR BETWEEN HAITI AND FRENCH, THE FRENCH WERE FORCED TO SELL THE LOUISIANA.

WE ALL LEARNED ABOUT THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE.

AND SO BECAUSE HAITI GOT THEIR FREEDOM, THEY WERE ABLE TO EXTEND FREEDOM TO JEWISH PEOPLE DURING THEIR TIME OF NEED.

AND SO WHILE AMERICA WAS SILENT, WHEN SIX MILLION PEOPLE, JEWS WERE BEING KILLED, HAITI SAID, WE'LL ACCEPT YOU, WE'LL HELP YOU.

AND SO THAT'S THE BENEFIT OF NOT BEING QUIET WHEN OTHER PEOPLE ARE BEING ABUSED AND KILLED. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO SHARE A COUPLE OF RESOURCES WHERE THE JEWISH COMMUNITY RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT HAITI WAS NOT QUIET IN THEIR TIME OF NEED AND THE US WAS QUIET AND THEY WANTED TO REMAIN QUIET UNTIL THE JAPANESE BOMBED PEARL HARBOR.

NEXT SLIDE. AND I'M REALLY SO I'M UPSET ABOUT THE COMMISSION NOT PASSING THE RESOLUTION, BUT I AM HAPPY WITH THE COMMISSION SUPPORTING MY RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO TAMARAC RESIDENTS. AS WE ALL KNOW, WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A TERRIBLE CRISIS AN UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS. AND THERE WAS AN ARTICLE IN THE SUN-SENTINEL THAT TALKS ABOUT THE FACT THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE READY AND WILLING TO WORK, BUT THE JOB OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOT THERE.

IT'S NOT THERE. EVEN IN TAMARAC, WE'RE NOT HIRING.

NOBODY'S HIRING. AND SENATOR, I FORGET HER NAME.

I CAN'T SEE YOUR NAME WITH THIS THING ON MY SCREEN.

BUT SHE POSTED AN IMAGE REMINDING EVERYONE THAT THERE ARE NINE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THOUSAND, ALMOST A MILLION FLORIDIANS THAT ARE STILL WAITING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS. SO THAT'S THE IMPORTANCE OF US AS A CITY DOING WHAT WE CAN FOR OUR RESIDENTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

BUT THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE BENEFITING FROM THE PANDEMIC AND IT'S A SHAME, BUT SOME OF THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE IN AMERICA HAVE BENEFITED AND PROFITED FROM THIS, WHILE NEW YORKERS AND FLORIDIANS AND PEOPLE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY ARE WAITING IN LINE FOR FOOD.

AND THAT'S THE REASON WHY WE NEED TO, YOU KNOW, COME UP WITH SOME KIND OF CHANGES IN THE SYSTEM TO MAKE EQUITY OR MAKE SUCCESS ACHIEVABLE FOR ALL AMERICANS.

NEXT SLIDE. AND ROBERT REICH IS A WELL RESPECTED ECONOMIST.

SO CITY GOVERNMENTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY ARE LOOKING FOR MONEY.

SUPERINTENDENT ROBERT MUNSIE WAS ON MSNBC AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY ARE LOOKING FOR A BAILOUT PACKAGE FROM THE GOVERNMENT.

BUT IN THE MEANTIME, THESE BANKS HAVE GOTTEN 17 BILLION DOLLARS IN FEES FROM PROCESSING ALL THESE LOANS. AND SO WHO'S REALLY PROFITING FROM THIS? AND INSTEAD OF GIVING ALL THESE COMPANIES LOANS, I ALWAYS FELT THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE GIVEN A CHECK TO PEOPLE FOR A PERIOD OF AT LEAST SIX MONTHS, AND THAT WOULD HAVE KEPT THE ECONOMY GOING.

YOU DON'T HELP THE ECONOMY GOING BY ALLOWING THESE BANKS TO PROFIT.

NEXT SLIDE. AND THIS WAS REPORTED IN CORAL SPRINGS TALK.COM.

FOUR WOMEN WENT TO CVS AND I GUESS THEY JUST DID A LITTLE SHOPLIFTING.

AND THE REASON WHY I BRING THIS UP IS BECAUSE YOU HEAR A LOT OF TALK ABOUT DEFUND THE POLICE. RIGHT? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? DOES THAT MEAN REMOVE POLICE OFFICERS? NO. WHAT THAT MEANS IS WE NEED TO ESTABLISH SYSTEMS THAT WILL PROVIDE AN OUTLET FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE THE MEANS TO GET SOME BASIC ITEMS. SO THEY HAD AN INFANT WITH THEM.

AND WHAT DO THEY DO? THEY TOOK BABY FORMULA.

THEY TOOK A PREGNANCY TEST.

THEY TOOK DIAPERS, THEY TOOK ITEMS THAT THEY NEEDED.

SO NOW WE HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES, HOW ARE THEIR LIVES GOING TO IMPROVE BY NOW HAVING AN ARREST RECORD AND WHY ISN'T THERE A MEANS OR MECHANISM FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO GET BASIC NECESSITIES? NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. ONE OF THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT I'VE DONATED TO IN THE PAST AND CONTINUE TO DONATE TO IS AN ORGANIZATION CALLED THE JACK AND JILL'S CHILDREN CENTER THERE'S A TAMARAC RESIDENT THAT ACTUALLY WORKS THERE.

AND EVERY NOW AND THEN WHEN I WAS BUYING DIAPERS FOR MY SON, I WOULD BUY AN EXTRA BOX OF DIAPERS AND DONATE IT TO THE JACK AND JILL'S CHILDREN CENTER.

DIAPERS ARE EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE AND PEOPLE THAT DON'T HAVE THE MEANS SOMETIMES CAN'T AFFORD IT, AND THEN THEY RESORT TO DOING DIFFERENT TYPE OF THINGS.

SO THIS CENTER IS A NONPROFIT, THE STILES CORPORATION.

THEY SUPPORT THIS ORGANIZATION HEAVILY FINANCIALLY.

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AND WE HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES, INSTEAD OF RELYING ON CORPORATIONS AND THEIR BENEVOLENCE TO HELP THE COMMUNITY, THAT'S WHERE SOMETIMES THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO STEP IN.

AND SOME PEOPLE CALL THAT SOCIALISM.

BUT IT JUST MIGHT BE THE RIGHT THING TO DO TO PREVENT AS A CRIME PREVENTION MECHANISM.

NEXT SLIDE. AND THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION, SO I JUST WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY AND A SAFE SUMMER. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER GELIN, COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

[c. Commissioner Fishman]

THANK YOU, MAYOR. I AM JUST GOING TO BE VERY BRIEF.

I HAVE ATTENDED A NUMBER OF THE FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS THROUGH THE CHURCHES IN OUR COMMUNITY.

THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE HELPED WITH THOSE FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS HAVE BEEN WONDERFUL.

I THANK THE CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER, WHICH IS WHERE WE WERE TODAY.

THE MAYOR AND I.

THEY HAD TWO HUNDRED MORE CARS TODAY THAN THEY DID TWO WEEKS AGO WHEN THEY DID THE FOOD DISTRIBUTION.

SO, COMMISSIONER GELIN, YOU ARE RIGHT, PEOPLE ARE STILL HURTING.

THIS VIRUS IS NOT GOING AWAY.

IT'S JUST A AN UNFORTUNATE SIGN OF THE TIMES THAT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE SPENDING THE TIME IN THESE LINES TO GET THE NECESSARY ITEMS FOR THEIR FAMILIES.

WITH THAT, I, TOO, WILL WISH EVERYONE A GOOD FOUR WEEKS WHILE WE ARE ON HIATUS, AND I WILL TURN IT OVER.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

[d. Commissioner Placko]

THANK YOU. I'M GOING TO ALSO BE BRIEF.

WE HAVE A VERY LENGTHY AGENDA TONIGHT, BUT I WANTED TO CONGRATULATE OUR VICE MAYOR AND COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

EVERYONE, PLEASE LOOK AT YOUR TAM A GRAM.

IT'S WELL WORTH LOOKING AT.

WE'RE VERY PROUD OF OUR COLLEAGUES FOR THAT.

AS FAR AS COVID THE SITUATION IS NOT GOING AWAY, IT'S JUST GETTING WORSE.

AND I AM URGING EVERYONE, IF YOU'RE NOT WEARING A MASK, PLEASE YOU HAVE TO WEAR A MASK.

IT'S FOR YOUR PROTECTION.

YOU'RE NOT SPREADING IT.

IT'S FOR EVERYONE'S PROTECTION.

IF ANYONE HAS SEEN THE LINES AROUND OUR REC CENTER, PEOPLE GETTING TESTED, THE LINE IS BACKED UP INTO WOODMONT.

SO PEOPLE ARE BEING TESTED AND OBVIOUSLY MORE PEOPLE TESTED, MORE POSITIVE CASES.

BUT WE NEED TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY.

WE NEED TO WEAR OUR MASK.

AND I ALSO WISH EVERYONE A VERY SAFE SUMMER, STAY SAFE, SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY, DO THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU.

WHEN YOU HAVE TO GO OUT PLEASE WEAR A MASK.

THANKS VERY MUCH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[e. Mayor Gomez]

SOME OF THE STUFF HAS ALREADY BEEN COVERED.

I DO WANT TO TOUCH ON SOME OF THE NOTES.

IT WAS A GREAT RIBBON CUTTING OF THAT WAS A LOT OF FUN.

DO WANT TO CONGRATULATE OUR VALEDICTORIANS AND SALUTATORIANS.

AGAIN, I WANT TO THANK BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE BROWARD SHERIFF GREGORY TONY TAMARAC DISTRICT CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO, EXECUTIVE OFFICER, LIEUTENANT FOR LAST NIGHT'S VIRTUAL TOWN HALL AND FOR COMMISSIONERS PLACKO AND FISHMAN FOR JOINING US ON THE TOWN HALL AND FOR BSO ANSWERING QUESTIONS AND TAKING THE TIME TO SHARE POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMING ALREADY IN PLACE AND SOME NEW ONES THAT ARE ON THE HORIZON AND OF COURSE, THEIR CONTINUED SERVICE.

SAME THINGS AS PAST SEVERAL WEEKS.

BUNCH OF CONFERENCE CALLS, AS I THINK YOU'VE HEARD ME SAY.

I ENDURINGLY CALL OUR MAYORS, CALLED THE THIRTY ONE FLAVORS OF MAYORS AND THE COUNTY.

WE ALL HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT OPINION, BUT WE'RE ALL HERE FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF OUR CITIES AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WE CAN DO AS A WHOLE.

WE ARE QUITE FAMILIAR WITH IF WE DO SOMETHING HERE IN TAMARAC, BUT WE DON'T DO SOMETHING IN ANOTHER CITY, WE TRANSIENT, WE GO PLACE TO PLACE.

SO WHAT DO WE DO? WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAKE SURE WE DO THINGS SOLELY AS A WHOLE? THERE WAS A NEW ORDER THAT WAS ISSUED JUST BEFORE THIS MEETING AND I KNOW THERE'S SOME TIGHTER RESTRICTIONS GOING ON.

I CAN'T GIVE YOU A FULL OVERVIEW.

MAYBE POSSIBLY SAM WILL HAVE HAD SOME MORE TIME TO LOOK AT IT THAN I HAVE.

BUT THERE'S RESTAURANTS THAT WILL BE CLOSING BY 10 O'CLOCK AND BARS BETWEEN TEN AND FIVE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE TIGHTER ENFORCEMENT ON KEEPING PEOPLE WHO ARE IN PUBLIC PLACES WEARING THEIR FACIAL COVERINGS.

AGAIN, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A FULL MASK.

IT HAS TO BE A THAT KIND OF GOOD STUFF. SO THOSE SOME DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE AND WE'LL SEE HOW THIS GOES. WE DO KNOW THAT OUR COVID TESTING FACILITY HAS BEEN DOING EXTREMELY WELL IN THE

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RESPECTS OF HANDLING PEOPLE AND GETTING PEOPLE IN AND OUT.

WE'VE RECEIVED COMPLIMENTS FROM OUR RESIDENTS AND WHO HAVE GONE THROUGH THE TESTING SITE.

SO THANK YOU TO FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR ALL THE WORK THAT YOU'VE BEEN DOING AND PUTTING INTO IT AT THIS TIME. I KNOW WE GO THROUGH THE END OF THE JULY ON TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM NINE TO FOUR WITH THE TRAFFIC AT THAT TIME.

I WOULD LIKE TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW THAT I'VE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH OUR HOSPITALS AND THE HOSPITALS OF FLORIDA MEDICAL CENTER, UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND BROWARD HEALTH, CORAL SPRINGS. I KNOW THERE'S BIG CONCERN ABOUT YOU HEAR ON THE NEWS OVERCAPACITY.

WE'RE OUT OUR ICU'S.

OUR HOSPITALS ARE FINE.

THEY'RE PREPARED. THEY'RE STILL DOING WELL.

YES, THERE MIGHT BE SOME MORE PEOPLE IN IT, BUT WE'RE NOT AT CAPACITY.

WE'RE NOT HAVING ISSUES. SO I'D LIKE PEOPLE TO BE COMFORTABLE TO KNOW THAT.

I'VE HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING ON ANOTHER MAYOR'S CALL WITH PLANTATION MAYOR LAUDERDALE LAKES MAYOR ROGERS, NORTH LAUDERDALE OMPHROY AND WE DISCUSSED VARIOUS THINGS, INCLUDING OUR CARES MONEY IN OUR COUNTY, WHICH WILL PROBABLY BE ANOTHER TOPIC FOR ANOTHER TIME.

I HAD THE PLEASURE OF ATTENDING A FOURTH OF JULY BLOCK PARTY IN A COMMUNITY SOCIALLY DISTANCE. IT WAS A DIFFERENT TYPE OF FOURTH OF JULY THIS YEAR FOR ALL OF US.

AND PEOPLE WERE ON THEIR FRONT LAWNS AND JUST DID A DRIVE THROUGH AND WAVED AT EVERYBODY AND STOPPED IN THE STREET TO TALK TO PEOPLE.

SO I APPRECIATE THAT WAS PUT TOGETHER.

IT WAS ENJOYABLE.

FOR FUTURE CONVERSATION I'VE ALREADY LET THE CITY MANAGER, THE CITY ATTORNEY, KNOW THAT NOW THAT THE STATE HAS ALLOWED FIREWORKS ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, DECEMBER 31ST AND JANUARY 1ST, WE NEED TO DISCUSS PROCEDURE AND GROUP, WHETHER IT BE THROUGH CODE OR A SPECIAL BSO UNIT FOR THESE FIREWORKS TO NOT BE TAKING PLACE THREE WEEKS BEFORE AND A WEEK AFTER AND AT ALL HOURS AT ONE THIRTY IN THE MORNING? VERY DISRUPTIVE TO OUR COMBAT VETERANS, TO OUR PEOPLE WITH MEDICAL CONDITION, TO OUR PETS AND OUR WILDLIFE.

SO THAT'LL BE A TOPIC FOR A FUTURE MEETING JUST TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW THAT.

I HAD IT WASN'T A PLEASURE IN THE RESPECTS BECAUSE NOBODY LIKES TO GO TO A FUNERAL BUT TO BE AT THIS FUNERAL OF A GENTLEMAN WHO LIVES IN OUR CITY.

HE WAS A FEW MONTHS SHY OF HIS 99TH BIRTHDAY, AN AUSCHWITZ SURVIVOR.

SO HE WAS IN THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS.

THERE WAS A LOT OF HEARTFELT DISCUSSION.

WE WERE ASKED TO VIEW HIS HOUR TAPE OF HIS RECANTING HIS TIME AT AUSCHWITZ, AT THE SHOAH AND ONE OF THE THINGS THE FAMILY KEPT SAYING THERE WASN'T NEGATIVE TO THE PEOPLE WHO WERE HARMING HIM, THERE WAS POSITIVE TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO WERE WILLING TO HELP HIM, TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO THE GUARDS WHO KNEW THAT HE WAS STARVING, BUT STILL SNUCK HIM IN SOME FOOD TO HELP HIM SURVIVE FOR THOSE FAMILIES.

THERE WAS A FAMILY WHO WAS WILLING TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY HIRED HIM BECAUSE HE'S A CARPENTER ON SUNDAYS AND MADE SURE HE WAS ABLE TO GET REST.

IT WAS A VERY POWERFUL FUNERAL AND I WISH HIS FAMILY PEACE.

GOING ON TO OTHER HARD STUFF IS BASICALLY ALSO ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE STARVING AND NEEDING FOOD. AS COMMISSIONER FISHMAN SAID, WE HAD A VERY ACTIVE FOOD DRIVE TODAY AT CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER AND I WAS ABLE TO RECEIVE THE NUMBERS, TO JUST COME IN.

THERE WERE FORTY THREE PALLETS OF FOOD OF THIRTY FOUR THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE POUNDS SERVED SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIX FAMILIES, 80 VOLUNTEERS FOR A TOTAL OF SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN FAMILIES FOR A 10 WEEK TOTAL THAT CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER HAS BEEN DOING IT. IT IS EIGHT THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED NINETY TWO PACKAGES OF FOOD.

THREE HUNDRED THIRTY FOUR THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTY FOUR POUNDS OF FOOD HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED. ORIGINALLY WE THOUGHT WE WOULD BE GOING THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH OF JULY AND IT APPEARS THAT THE CONVERSATION IS TO STILL CONTINUE TO GO THROUGH THE END OF AUGUST. THAT INFORMATION, OF COURSE, THE CITY WILL PUT OUT FURTHER DETAIL.

FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO DID NOT GET A CHANCE TO RECEIVE FOOD.

BY THE END, WE HAD SALAD, MAYBE 20 CARS THAT ONLY GOT SALAD.

PLEASE COME TO THE KOREAN METHODIST CHURCH ON SATURDAY, STARTS AT EIGHT O'CLOCK WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. SOMETIMES IT GETS TO 11:00, SOMETIMES IT ENDS BY 10:00.

SO PLEASE GET IN LINE THERE FOR THIS WEEK'S FOOD SERVICE.

I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF BEING ON A PANEL FOR JULY 20TH AT 7:00 P.M.

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TO 9 P.M. IT WILL BE POSTED VIEWPOINTS ON RACISM WITH DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES.

A ZOOM DISCUSSION.

I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF BEING ON THIS PANEL WITH MELANIE GADIS, CEO OF LIFE NET FOR FAMILIES. PETER M.

WEINSTEIN, BROWARD COUNTY CHIEF JUDGE, WHO IS RETIRED DEPUTY DAVID SHERIFF MODERATOR STEVE GOREN AND MYSELF.

AND JUST TO MAKE NOTE, THE STEVE GOREN IS NO RELATION TO OUR WONDERFUL SAM GOREN.

AND ON THAT NOTE, AS YOU KNOW, THIS IS OUR LAST COMMISSION MEETING FOR THE HIATUS THAT WE HAVE. BUT I'M PRETTY SURE I SPEAK FOR ALL OF US.

WE'RE ALL AVAILABLE WHENEVER YOU NEED US.

IT JUST WON'T BE ON A ZOOM MEETING UNLESS WE PUT ONE TOGETHER PRIVATELY WITH YOU.

SO BE SAFE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND I WILL NOW TURN THIS OVER TO OUR CITY ATTORNEY.

[4. CITY ATTORNEY REPORT]

SAM. THANK YOU MAYOR AND COMMISSION AND GOOD EVENING AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY A COUPLE OF QUICK ITEMS IF I CAN.

AND NUMBER ONE, WE'VE BEGUN SENDING YOU SOME CITY ATTORNEY MEMORANDA WITH REGARD TO BILLS THAT WERE ADOPTED THIS SESSION AND WERE SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR OVER THE PAST TEN DAYS, WHICH RELATE TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND MUNICIPAL BUSINESS.

I'M NOT GOING TO SEND ALL OF THEM AT THE SAME TIME, BUT WE'RE GOING TO SEND YOU THEM ON A PERIODIC BASIS TO GIVE YOU UPDATES REGARDING THINGS SUCH AS FIREWORKS MADAM MAYOR THE ISSUES REGARDING SUBPOENAS IN ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS.

AS YOU READ THEM DURING THE HIATUS I'M HAPPY TO RESPOND BACK WHEN WE GET BACK TO THE DAIS ON ANY QUESTION MORE PRIVATELY, AS THE CASE MAY BE DURING THE COURSE OF THAT FOUR WEEK PERIOD. A COUPLE OF OTHER INTERESTING THINGS TO NOTE IS THAT THE COUNTY COMMISSION, AS YOU KNOW, HAS BASICALLY AGREED IN PRINCIPLE TO ALLOCATE THIRTY PERCENT OF THE CARES ACT FUNDS THAT THE COUNTY RECEIVES TO THE MUNICIPALITIES.

THAT IS ABOUT ONE HUNDRED AND THREE MILLION DOLLARS OF ALLOCATIONS.

I KNOW THAT THERE THE MAYOR AND MANY COMMISSION SITTING THIS EVENING WE'RE INVOLVED WITH THOSE DISCUSSIONS.

ON BEHALF OF THE BROWARD LEAGUE OF CITIES THERE ACTUALLY A NEGOTIATING SESSION THAT BEGINS TOMORROW AT NINE O'CLOCK AS A PUBLIC MEETING WITH THE COUNTY COMMISSION STAFF WITH REGARD TO THE MATRIX PREPARED BY THE AND THE CITY MANAGERS ASSOCIATION, AS WELL AS THE LEAGUE OF CITIES THROUGH THEIR JOINT EFFORTS IN AN ATTEMPT TO ESSENTIALLY ALLOCATE ABOUT ONE HUNDRED THREE MILLION DOLLARS REASONABLE. AND BUT FOR THE FACT THAT THE CITIES REQUESTED AND QUITE FRANKLY DEMANDED MORE THAN JUST 10 PERCENT BEING OFFERED, THEY WOULDN'T HAVE RECEIVED THE THIRTY PERCENT, WHICH IS NOW BEING PROPOSED CITY. I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE NUMBERS ARE, BUT THEY'RE NOT THE GOVERNOR ISSUED ANOTHER EXECUTIVE ORDER LAST EVENING ON JULY SEVEN.

IT'S AN IMPORTANT ORDER FOR ONE VERY IMPORTANT REASON.

IT EXTENDS THE ORIGINAL 20-52 WHICH WAS THE DECLARATION OF A STATE EMERGENCY FOR 60 MORE DAYS. SO EVEN RELATES TO THE VIRTUAL QUORUMS AND VIRTUAL MEETINGS, THAT'S ONLY THROUGH AUGUST THE 1ST.

BUT THE ACTUAL STATE OF EMERGENCY HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR 60 DAYS FROM THE 7TH OF JULY INTO EARLY SEPTEMBER TO DOCUMENT AND TO BE MINDFUL OF THAT BECAUSE IT PROVIDES CERTAIN RIGHTS AND LASTLY, YES, MADAM MAYOR AND COMMISSION, THE COUNTY COMMISSION ADMINISTRATOR ISSUED 20-21 ABOUT AN HOUR AGO.

WE JUST BEGAN READING IT.

IT HAS ABOUT A DOZEN ATTACHMENTS.

IT IS A STRINGENT ORDER.

ACTUALLY. AND DOES HAVE SOME PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS WHICH ARE REQUIREMENTS, BAR CLOSURES, RESTAURANT CLOSURES, 10 O'CLOCK, CURFEWS, ETC., FOR SIT DOWN RESTAURANTS, ETC.

AND SOME MASK REQUIREMENTS AS WELL, DEPENDING UPON THE NATURE OF THE BUSINESS THAT YOU'RE IN. THAT'S THE QUICK UPDATE I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THIS EVENING.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY, AS ALWAYS, TO UPDATE YOU ON WHICH MATTERS TO THE CITY COMMISSION AND THIS ADMINISTRATION.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH. APPRECIATE.

THANK YOU. CITY MANAGER.

[5. CITY MANAGER REPORT]

THANKS, MADAM MAYOR COMMISSIONERS.

GOOD EVENING. THE CITY OF TAMARAC IS CONTINUING TESTING FOR COVID-19 THROUGH THE END OF JULY AT THE TAMARAC RECREATION CENTER, LOCATED AT 7501 NORTH UNIVERSITY, DRIVE AS TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FROM NINE A.M.

TO FOUR P.M.. THIS SITE IS IS BEING PUT ON BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND IT HAS A LIMITED CAPACITY FOR DAILY TESTING.

ONCE THAT CAPACITY IS REACHED, IT WILL CLOSE FOR THE DAY.

AS A REMINDER, MASKS MUST BE WORN AND ID MUST BE SHOWN.

AT THIS POINT APPOINTMENTS ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED.

THE SITE AT THE TAMARAC RECREATION CENTER TESTED THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SIX PEOPLE TODAY AND UP TO TODAY THEY'VE TESTED TWENTY SIX HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN TOTAL AT THE SITE.

SO IT IS ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE AND BUSY SITES IN THE COUNTY AT THIS POINT.

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THE KOREAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, LOCATED AT 6501 WEST COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD, WILL BE HOLDING A FOOD DISTRIBUTION.

THEY'LL BE DOING THESE EVENTS ON JULY 11TH, 18TH AND TWENTY FIFTH BETWEEN 8:00 AND 11:00 A.M. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION WILL ALSO TAKE PLACE AT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER AT TWENTY SIX NINETY NINE WEST COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD AND WILL BE HELD ON JULY NINE, JULY 15TH AND JULY 20TH BETWEEN NINE A.M.

AND 11 A.M.

. TO HELP OUR RESIDENTS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL CHALLENGES DURING THE PANDEMIC THE CITY HAS EXTENDED ITS SUSPENSION OF WATER SERVICE SHUTOFFS THROUGH AUGUST 31ST.

THE CITY OF TAMARAC HOSTED A HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE E WASTE RECYCLING EVENT ON SATURDAY, JUNE TWENTY SEVENTH.

THE EVENT HAD FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY TWO INDIVIDUALS DROP OFF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE AND USED ELECTRONICS FOR RECYCLING AND SAFE DISPOSAL.

THERE WAS A TWENTY FIVE PERCENT INCREASE OF PARTICIPATION COMPARED TO OUR LAST THREE EVENTS WHERE WE HAD AN AVERAGE OF THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY INDIVIDUALS AT EACH EVENT.

THANK YOU TO THE VERY WORTHWHILE EVENT.

THIS PROGRAM HELPS DIVERT POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE FROM THE SOLID WASTE STREAM AND HELPS PREVENT THE MATERIAL FROM ENTERING OUR CANALS AND OUR STORMWATER SYSTEM.

AND THAT IS ALL I HAVE FOR THIS EVENING, MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COMMISSION. THANK YOU.

AT THIS TIME, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE TO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND I'M GOING TO READ THE RULES

[6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION]

OF THE ROAD INTO THE RECORD.

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC MAY SPEAK TO ANY ISSUE THAT IS NOT AGENDIZED FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS AT THIS MEETING, SPEAKERS WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES DURING THIS ITEM AND AT PUBLIC HEARINGS. THERE WILL BE A 30 MINUTE AGGREGATE TIME LIMIT FOR THIS ITEM.

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO COMMENT PUBLICLY ON ANY MATTER, INCLUDING ITEMS ON THE AGENDA, MAY SUBMIT THEIR COMMENTS BY EMAIL TO CITYCLERK@TAMARAC.ORG.

ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY EMAIL THAT HAVE READ ORALLY ARE THREE MINUTES OR LESS SHALL BE READ INO THE RECORD. ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY EMAIL SHALL BE MADE PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORD. PUBLIC COMMENTS MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE DURING THE MEETING THROUGH FACEBOOK LIVE. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY ALSO REGISTER ONLINE AT HTTPS://WWW.TAMARAC.ORG/SIGNUP. INDIVIDUALS WHO REGISTER WILL BE CONTACTED BY TELEPHONE AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME DURING THE MEETING TO OFFER THEIR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

WE DON'T HAVE ANY QUASI JUDICIAL, SO WE WON'T BE WORRYING ABOUT THAT.

SO AT THIS TIME, PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW OPEN AND I SEE THAT THERE ARE NO CALLS.

BUT CITY CLERK, IF YOU WOULD, PLEASE READ THE THREE COMMENTS THAT WE HAVE AT THIS TIME.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. THEY'RE ALL FROM FACEBOOK THIS EVENING.

THE FIRST ONE IS FROM MARIA AND SHE SAYS, WHAT ABOUT ORANGE TREE? THERE ARE SEVERAL COMMENTS FROM SANDRA GORDON.

SHE SAYS, THANKS FOR BEING TRUTHFUL, SIR, ABOUT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.

NOT ENOUGH CONTACT TRACING IS BEING DONE.

AND YES, THE LOGISTICS ARE AWESOME AT THE TESTING SITE.

THERE ARE TWO COMMENTS FROM ADAM REYNOLDS, AND HE SAYS, MADAM MAYOR, GREAT IDEA ABOUT THE FIREWORKS. IT IS OUT OF CONTROL.

AND IS THERE ANY INTEREST IN THE VACANT WINN-DIXIE PROPERTY AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

THANK YOU. AND I KNOW RESPONSES WILL BE MADE ACCORDINGLY.

AND AT THIS TIME, IF THERE'S NOTHING ELSE THEN I AM GOING TO CLOSE PUBLIC COMMENTS, PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED AND WE WILL NOW MOVE ON TO OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

[7. CONSENT AGENDA]

CITY MANAGER, ARE THERE ANY DELETIONS OR ADDITIONS? WE HAVE NO ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS THIS EVENING, MADAM MAYOR.

ALL RIGHT, I'D LIKE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE.

SO MOVED.

SECOND. CITY CLERK PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES. VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES. COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES. THE CONSENT AGENDA PASSES UNANIMOUSLY 5 TO 0.

THANK YOU. MOVING TO ITEM 8A TR13433 - PRELIMINARY MILLAGE RATE RESOLUTION

[a. TR13433 - Preliminary Millage Rate Resolution]

CITY ATTORNEY WILL YOU PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD? THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COMMISSION. FOR THE RECORD, THIS ITEM NUMBER EIGHT A FOR THOSE WHO ARE DIALING IN, SO TO SPEAK, AND LOGGING ON ITS TEMPORARY RESOLUTION, NUMBER ONE, THREE, FOUR, THREE, THREE. AND IT READS AS FOLLOWS IN THE PUBLIC RECORD.

IT'S A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY TAMARAC FLORIDA APPROVING THE PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE OF SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE MILLS FOR THE GENERAL OPERATING

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PURPOSES, APPROVING THE SEPTEMBER 14 2020 AS AT 5:05 P.M.

AT THE TAMARAC CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS AT SEVENTY FIVE TWENTY FIVE NW 88TH AVENUE, TAMARAC, FLORIDA. AS THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE FOR THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING TO SET THE TENTATIVE MILLAGE RATE AND BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY ONE APPROVING SEPTEMBER TWENTY NINE TWENTY TWENTY AT 5:05 P.M.

AT THE TAMARAC COMMISSION CHAMBERS AT SEVENTY FIVE TWENTY FIVE NW EIGHTY EIGHTH AVENUE TAMARAC, FLORIDA.

AS THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SECOND PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT THE MILLAGE RATE AND BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY ONE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SEND THE PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE OF SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE AND THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE FOR BOTH THE FIRST AND SECOND PUBLIC HEARINGS TO THE BROWARD COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER FOR FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY ONE, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THE MATTER IS NOW ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION.

MAYOR AND COMMISSION, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU. I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE.

SO MOVED. SECOND.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I WILL NOW TURN IT OVER TO OUR INTERIM FINANCE DIRECTOR, MS. CHRISTINE CAJUSTE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU MAYOR. LEVENT WOULD YOU PULL THE PRESENTATION UP.

ALL RIGHT. SO, AGAIN, I SAY GOOD NIGHT, VICE MAYOR, COMMISSIONERS AND OTHERS, PRESENT.

CHRISTINE CAJUSTE INTERIM DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES.

ALSO PRESENT IS JEFF STREDER OUR BUDGET MANAGER, WHO WILL BE MAKING THIS PRESENTATION.

THE OPERATING BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021.

I WILL NOW HAND OVER JEFF TO MAKE THIS PRESENTATION.

JEFF. YES, GOOD EVENING, MADAM MAYOR, VICE MAYOR BOLTON AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

FOR THE RECORD, I'M JEFF STREDER THE BUDGET MANAGER.

THE GENERAL FUND OPERATING MILLAGE RATE IS BEING PROPOSED AT 7.2899 MILLS.

THIS WOULD KEEP THE MILLAGE RATE FLAT.

THIS WOULD BE THE NINTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR THAT THE MILLAGE RATE WOULD NOT INCREASE.

IT WOULD PROVIDE FOR GENERAL OPERATIONAL FOR THE CITY AND BASED ON THE JULY ONE CERTIFIED VALUES THE CALCULATED ROLLBACK RATE IS SIX POINT SEVEN NINE THREE FIVE MILLS FOR 2021.

JUST TO REMIND YOU WHAT THE ROLL BACK RATE IS.

IT'S THE NEW TAXABLE VALUE.

IT'S THE RATE WHEN APPLIED TO THE NEW TAXABLE VALUE, LESS YOUR NEW CONSTRUCTION VALUE TO GENERATE THE SAME LEVEL OF REVENUE FROM THE PRIOR YEAR, THAT IS WHAT YOUR ROLL BACK RATE IS. THE MILLAGE RATE YOU'RE APPROVING IN THIS RESOLUTION TONIGHT WOULD CONSTITUTE A NOT TO EXCEED RATE, YOU CAN APPROVE A PUBLIC HEARINGS, BUT ESSENTIALLY, YOU REALLY CAN'T APPROVE A HIGHER RATE BECAUSE IF YOU APPROVE A HIGHER RATE, YOU HAVE TO RE ADVERTISE.

AND THE EXPENSE OF ALL OF THAT IS ON THE CITY.

THOUSAND DOLLARS OF TAXABLE VALUE IS IS THE AD VALOREM TAXES THAT ARE EXPRESSED IN TERMS OF RATE PER THOUSAND OF VALUE.

A SIMPLE EXAMPLE OF THAT IS A PROPERTY THAT HAS A TAXABLE VALUE OF FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS, TAKE FIFTY THOUSAND DIVIDED BY A THOUSAND.

YOU MULTIPLY THAT BY SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE AND YOU GET WHAT THE TAX IS LEVIED ON THAT PROPERTY WOULD BE.

IN THIS CASE, IT WOULD BE THREE HUNDRED SIXTY FOUR DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. NOW, WITH THE PANDEMIC NOT SHOWING ANY SIGN OF EASING ITS GRIP ON OUR STATE OR THE NATION FOR THAT MATTER, IN FACT, MAYBE IT'S STRENGTHENING.

WE ARE LOOKING AT LOTS OF WE'RE LOOKING AT LOSES IN SOME OF THE OTHER MAJOR REVENUE MIC] GENERAL FUND.

I POINTED OUT DURING THE WORKSHOPS THAT SOME OF THOSE ARE THE STATE THE HALF CENT SALES TAX, FUEL TAXES.

AND WE'RE ALSO PROJECTING WE'RE GOING TO LOSE REVENUE FROM ALL OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES.

THE REVENUES THAT COME FROM THE STATE AND THE COUNTY, WE DON'T KNOW THE EXTENT OF WHAT THOSE ARE GOING TO BE YET. AND WE WON'T KNOW THAT UNTIL MID TO LATE JULY, WHEN THE BUREAU

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OF ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS RESEARCH RELEASES THEIR ESTIMATES FOR 2021 VERY POSSIBLE THAT WHEN WE BRING YOU A TENTATIVE BUDGET IN SEPTEMBER WHAT WE'RE PROJECTING FOR THOSE REVENUES MAY FURTHER BE DECREASED.

THE PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE AT SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE MILLS ONLY MAINTAINS CURRENT SERVICE LEVEL. AND IN A SENSE, IT DOESN'T EVEN DO THAT, BECAUSE IF YOU RECALL, THE PROPOSED BUDGET INCLUDES A SOFT TRAVEL BAN, BEING DONE UNLESS THEY'RE BEING DONE BY FIRE RESCUE OR BY STORM WATER UTILITY.

ANY VEHICLE REPLACEMENT WE HAD ONLY PROVIDES FUNDING FOR TWO ADDITIONAL PART TIME PARK RANGERS IN THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

AND THE NEED FOR THOSE TWO POSITIONS WAS EXPLAINED TO YOU IN DETAIL AT THE BUDGET WORKSHOPS IN JUNE.

AS FAR AS CAPITAL MOVEMENTS GO, ALL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ARE UTILIZING FUND BALANCE.

NO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ARE BEING FUNDED FROM REVENUE THAT'S GOING TO BE GENERATED IN FY21. THIS CHART SHOWS YOU A HISTORY OF THE CITY'S TAXABLE VALUES, THE FIRST TAKE AWAY FROM THIS IS THAT THE FIRST TIME THAT THE TAXABLE VALUE REACHED OR RETURN TO THE LEVEL TO PRERECESSION LEVELS WAS TWENTY NINETEEN.

IT TOOK THAT LONG FOR US TO RECOVER FROM THE FINANCIAL CRASH IN 2008.

THE ESTIMATED FISCAL YEAR, TWENTY TWENTY ONE REFLECTS AN OVERALL INCREASE IN TAXABLE VALUE OF SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT PERCENT AND THAT'S A 7 POINT TWO EIGHT PERCENT INCREASE FROM THE JULY ONE CERTIFIED VALUES OF LAST YEAR.

IT'S ACTUALLY A SEVEN POINT THREE ONE INCREASE FROM THE FINAL GROSS TAXABLE VALUE THAT INCLUDES THE ADJUSTMENTS MADE BY THE VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD.

WELL, WE ACTUALLY HAD ABOUT 40 MILLION DOLLARS REDUCED IN TAXABLE VALUE THROUGH ADJUSTMENTS MADE BY THE VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD, AND THAT TRANSLATES INTO ABOUT TWO HUNDRED NINETY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THE ESTIMATE IS SEVEN POINT TO EIGHT PERCENT GROWTH FROM LAST YEARS CERTIFIED VALUE INCLUDES NEW CONSTRUCTION OF APPROXIMATELY FORTY TWO POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS.

WE ARE ESTIMATING NO GROWTH IN TAXABLE VALUE FOR TWENTY TWO AND TWENTY THREE BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW HOW THE PANDEMIC HOW THE ECONOMIC SHUTDOWNS, THE JOB LOSSES ARE GOING TO PERMEATE THE REAL ESTATE MARKET.

AND IN TURN, WE DON'T KNOW HOW THAT'S GOING TO AFFECT TAXABLE VALUES GOING FORWARD.

ONE THING WE CAN COUNT ON MIC] YEAR TO YEAR. I DON'T THINK THAT YOU CAN JUST EXPECT THAT NOW ANYMORE WITH THE PANDEMIC. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE COMPLAINT WITH FLORIDA MILLAGE RATES IN FLORIDA, STATE STATUTES ESTABLISH REQUIRED TO PASS EACH OF THOSE VARIOUS MILLAGE RATES.

THE CURRENT MILLAGE RATE IS SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE.

LAST YEAR, WE ESTIMATED THAT THAT WOULD GENERATE THAT WOULD BE A LEVY OF THIRTY POINT ZERO SEVEN, SIX MILLION AND WE BUDGETED TWENTY EIGHT POINT FIVE SEVEN TWO MILLION.

THE PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE, AGAIN, IS SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE.

BASED ON THE NEW VALUE OF THE JULY ONE CERTIFIED VALUES, THAT WOULD GENERATE A LEVY OF THIRTY TWO POINT TWO SIX SIX MILLION AND A BUDGETED PROPERTY TAXES OF THREE POINT SIX THIRTY POINT SIX MILLION, THAT WOULD BE APPROXIMATELY A TWO MILLION DOLLAR INCREASE FROM THE BUDGETED LEVEL OF LAST YEAR.

THE CALCULATED ROLLBACK RATE WOULD ACTUALLY GENERATE LESS TAXES THAN WHAT WE BUDGETED FOR LAST YEAR. THE MAJORITY VOTE, MAXIMUM MILLAGE RATE, WHAT THAT IS, IS THAT'S THE ROLLBACK

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RATE MULTIPLIED BY THE GROWTH IN INCOME IN FLORIDA, IN FLORIDA PERSONAL INCOME, THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE IS USING AN ESTIMATE OF ONE POINT ZERO THREE TWO TWO FOR THAT GROWTH. AND THAT BRINGS YOU TO A MAJORITY VOTE, MAXIMUM OF SEVEN POINT ZERO TWO THREE.

SO THAT'S THE HIGHEST MILLAGE RATE YOU COULD PASS WITH JUST THE SIMPLE MAJORITY VOTE.

THE NEXT MILLAGE RATE THAT HAS TO BE CALCULATED IS ONE HUNDRED AND TEN PERCENT OF ADJUSTED WITH THE GROWTH FACTOR, AND THAT WOULD REQUIRE A TWO THIRDS VOTE IN ORDER TO PASS. ANY MILLAGE RATE BETWEEN THE SEVEN POINT ZERO ONE, TWO, THREE, AND THE SEVEN POINT SEVEN ONE THREE FIVE CAN BE PASSED WITH A TWO THIRDS VOTE.

ANY MILLAGE RATE ABOVE SEVEN POINT SEVEN ONE THREE FIVE WOULD REQUIRE A UNANIMOUS VOTE.

THE ONLY MILLAGE RATE IN THAT CHART THAT WOULD ALLOW YOU TO PUBLISH A NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING AS OPPOSED TO A NOTICE OF TAX INCREASE, IS THE ROLL BACK RATE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. IN THE BUDGET WORKSHOPS, THE QUESTION WAS RAISED, HOW DOES TAMARAC'S MILLAGE RATE COMPARE WITH OTHER BROWARD COUNTY CITIES? SO WHAT I DID IS I PUT IN WHAT THE POINT WAS MADE THAT ALTHOUGH TAMARAC'S MILLAGE RATE IS ON THE HIGHER END OF THE SPECTRUM WHEN IT COMES TO MILLAGE RATES IN BROWARD COUNTY, THE TAXES LEVIED ON YOUR AVERAGE PROPERTY OWNER, YOUR SINGLE FAMILY HOME OR YOUR CONDO IS AT THE LOWER END. AND I PUT THIS CHART TOGETHER TO SPECIFICALLY ILLUSTRATE THAT POINT.

AND WHAT YOU CAN GATHER FROM THIS CHART IS WHEN IT COMES TO THE TAXES LEVIED ON THE AVERAGE SINGLE. I'M SORRY, LET ME BACK UP A LITTLE BIT.

THE CHART IS BASED ON JULY ONE, CERTIFIED VALUES IN JULY ONE VALUES AVERAGE TAXABLE VALUES FOR SINGLE FAMILY HOMES AND CONDOMINIUMS, BUT IT USES THE THE LAST YEAR'S ADOPTED MILLAGE RATE BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT OTHER CITIES ARE ACTING ON THEM JUST LIKE WE ARE TONIGHT.

SO I DIDN'T HAVE THE CURRENT MILLAGE RATE TO USE.

I USED THE MOST RECENT ADOPTED MILLAGE RATE.

SO IF YOU APPLIED LAST YEAR'S ADOPTED MILLAGE RATE TO THIS JULY ONE'S AVERAGE SINGLE FAMILY HOME AN CONDO TAMARAC ACTUALLY IS THE FOURTH LOWEST.

THE ONLY THREE CITIES THAT ARE LOWER THAN TAMARAC ARE LAUDERDALE LAKES.

WEST PARK IN PEMBROKE PARK.

AND ONE OTHER INTERESTING TAKE AWAY AS FAR AS CONDOMINIUMS GO, THE AVERAGE CONDOMINIUM TAXES LEVIED ON THE AVERAGE CONDOMINIUM, TAMARAC, IS SIXTH LOWEST.

BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE SINGLE FAMILY LEVY ON AN AVERAGE OF VALUE.

THERE'S ONLY THE THREE CITIES THAT ARE LOWER THAN TAMARAC ACTUALLY ALL HAVE A HIGHER MILLAGE RATE. SO THAT SORT OF CONFIRMS THE POINT THAT WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE WITH THIS CHART. IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT LAUDERDALE LAKES, THERE TOTAL MILLAGE RATE.

THEY HAVE A LOWER TAXES LEVIED ON AN AVERAGE SINGLE FAMILY HOME THEY'RE AT 890.

WE WERE AT 919 OR 918 I NEED TO SEE THE NEXT SLIDE, BUT I KNOW IT'S 918.

SO LAUDERDALE LAKES ACTUALLY THERE MILLAGE RATE WAS WAS VERY SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN TAMARAC'S. SO I THINK IF YOU GO BACK, CAN YOU GO BACK ONE SLIDE LEVENT? THANK YOU THEIR TOTAL MILLAGE RATE, BUT THAT DOES INCLUDE A VOTE AT THAT MILLAGE IS NINE POINT SIX NINE AND OUT OF THAT NINE POINT SIX NINE MILLAGE RATE, THEY'RE ONLY ABLE TO LEVY TAXES ON AN AVERAGE SINGLE FAMILY HOME OF 89023.

THAT'S BECAUSE WHEN YOU'RE DERIVING REVENUE FROM A SMALLER A SMALLER POOL, A SMALLER PIE.

YOU NEED A FACTOR WHEN THE 2 THINGS IN THE FORMULA ARE VALUE AND RATE, ONE OF THOSE HAS TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE. AND THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE SEEING.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND HERE ARE THE OTHER TWO CITIES THAT ARE LOWER WEST PARK AND PEMBROKE PARK, PEMBROKE PARK HAS A MILLAGE RATE OF EIGHT POINT FIVE AND WEST PARK HAS A MILLAGE RATE OF EIGHT POINT FIVE. YOU CAN SEE WHERE TAMARAC COMPARES WITH THE COUNTY WIDE AVERAGES, AVERAGE SINGLE FAMILY HOME, COUNTY WIDE IS TWO HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT AVERAGE

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VALUE FOR SINGLE FAMILY HOME IN TAMARAC, 120 FOR AVERAGE TAXABLE VALUE, ONE TWENTY MIC] MADAM MAYOR, DID YOU LOSE MR. STREDER? NO, I'M HERE, I'M WAITING FOR THE NEXT SLIDE.

OH GOOD JUST MAKING SURE THAT THERE'S NO DEAD AIR.

MAKE SURE THE PUBLIC IS AWARE THAT YOU DIDN'T GO ANYWHERE.

I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE. GOOD. I THINK WE HAD A SLIGHT PROBLEM WITH THE AUDIO, BUT I THINK IT'S BACK. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

THIS CHART YOU SAW DURING THE BUDGET WORKSHOPS, WHAT THIS SHOWS, HOW THE LEVY IS DISTRIBUTED ACROSS DIFFERENT RANGES OF VALUE OR HOW THE LEVY IS DISTRIBUTED ACROSS THE DIFFERENT RANGES OF LEVY.

AND WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CHART IS, IS THE MOST THE LARGEST NUMBER OF PROPERTIES OR THE RANGE WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER OF PROPERTIES IS PROPERTIES THAT ARE LEVIED ONE DOLLAR TO TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS BY THE CITY OF TAMARAC, THAT'S THE LARGEST NUMBER.

THAT'S SIX THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED PROPERTIES.

THAT ARE LEVIED.

A DOLLAR TO TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS AND ANOTHER POINT TO MAKE WITH THIS IS THAT ALMOST SIXTY TWO PERCENT OF PROPERTIES ARE LEVIED BETWEEN ZERO AND SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND JUST SOME IMPORTANT DATES TO KEEP ON.

JUST TO REMIND YOU ALL AND GIVE YOU AN IDEA WHAT THE PROCESS IS GOING TO BE GOING FORWARD FROM HERE, NO LATER THAN AUGUST 4TH, WE NEED TO SUBMIT THE PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE THE FIRE RESCUE ASSESSMENT RATE, THE SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES RATE AN THE STORM WATER RATE AND THE NUISANCE ABATEMENT ASSESSMENT TO THE PROPERTY APPRAISERS OFFICE.

ALONG WITH THE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION FOR THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING SO THAT INFORMATION CAN BE INCLUDED IN THE TRIM NOTICES THAT BEGIN TO GO OUT ON AUGUST 12, THEN ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH AT 5:05, WILL BE THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT THE TENTATIVE MILLAGE RATE AN THE PROPOSED BUDGET.

AND THAT ACTUALLY CONSTITUTES THE FINAL PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ASSESSMENTS, THE CITY THEN WILL PUBLISH ITS NOTICE THAT WILL EITHER BE A NOTICE OF TAX INCREASE, OR NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING, ALONG WITH A BUDGET SUMMARY AD IN THE SUN-SENTINEL ON SEPTEMBER 27TH.

SO THAT'S A SUNDAY.

AND THE FINAL PUBLIC HEARING WILL OCCUR ON SEPTEMBER TWENTY NINE, TWENTY TWENTY AT 5:05 PM TO ADOPT A FINAL MILLAGE RATE THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION AND I'M OPEN FOR QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. FIRST, I'M GOING TO ASK OUR CITY CLERK, ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.

NOT AT THIS TIME, MA'AM? THEN PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

AND I'M GOING TO ASK I DO NOT SEE ANYBODY RAISING THEIR HAND AT THIS TIME, SEEING THAT THERE'S NOBODY WHO WISHES TO SPEAK FROM THE COMMISSION.

I'M GOING TO ASK FOR A ROLL CALL VOTE, PLEASE.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON, I HAVE MY HAND UP MADAM MAYOR.

IT JUST WENT UP, SO.

OK, VICE MAYOR, GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, SO QUESTION FOR JEFF OR SAM, VOTING FOR THIS RESOLUTION DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE RAISING OR DECREASING OUR MILLAGE RATE TODAY, CORRECT.

CORRECT WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS YOU ARE ANSWER, THEN I'LL DEFER TO JEFF, IF YOU WILL.

THE ADOPTION OF THIS RESOLUTION BY THE COMMISSION DOES NOT IMPOSE A MILLAGE RATE.

IT SIMPLY NOTICES THE PUBLIC WITH REGARD TO THE TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS, WHICH WOULD THEN BE

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THOSE TIMES WHEN YOU COULD OPPOSE THE MILLAGE RATE.

THE SECOND HEARING AT WHICH WOULD BE THE FINAL MILLAGE.

CORRECT. SO YOUR ACCURATE.

MR. VICE MAYOR. OK, AND EXPLAIN THE ANSWER WAS SUFFICIENT.

THANK YOU. EXPLAIN WHY THIS RESOLUTION IS IMPORTANT AND WHAT LEGAL REQUIREMENT IT SATISFIES.

CITY ATTORNEY. THE BEST ANSWER I CAN PROVIDE IS TO VICE MAYOR IS, IS THAT YOU YOU MUST, IN FACT, NOTIFY THE PUBLIC UNDER THE TRIM NOTIFICATION TRIM LAW.

CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED. EXACTLY WHAT YOUR TENTATIVE OR PRELIMINARY RATE WOULD BE.

IT MUST BE PUBLISHED BY I THINK IT'S AUGUST.

JEFF HELP ME OUT HERE. AUGUST, THE EARLY AUGUST IN DELIVERY SO THAT THE PUBLIC HAS AN EXPECTATION OF WHEN THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING IS, WHEN THE SECOND PUBLIC HEARING IS AND WHAT THE IMPOSITION DATES WOULD BE FOR THOSE PARTICULAR DATES.

SO IT'S AN ADVERTISING PREMISE MORE THAN AN IMPOSITION OF THE MILLAGE PREMISE.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON. IF I CAN REPEAT THE DEADLINES WE ARE REQUIRED TO GET THIS INFORMATION TO THE PROPERTY APPRAISER NO LATER THAN AUGUST 4TH.

AUGUST 4TH. ALL THE PROPERTY APPRAISER, TIME TO CALCULATE THE LEVY, THE ESTIMATED PROPERTY TAXES THAT ARE GOING TO GO INTO TRIM NOTICES THAT THEY START MAILING OUT ABOUT THE 12TH OF AUGUST. OK, SO TO RESIDENTS WHO ARE WANTING TO SEE THE MILLAGE RATE REDUCED OR CAPPED OR INCREASED.

EXPLAIN WHY THIS WOULD NOT PERHAPS BE THE RIGHT VENUE TO DO SO.

JEFF? I'M NOT SURE I UNDERSTOOD THE QUESTION.

I'M SORRY, COULD YOU REPEAT IT.

MAYOR MAYBE I CAN HELP THE VICE MAYOR A BIT.

VICE MAYOR, TONIGHT'S DECISION, IF RENDERED WOULD, AS JEFF MENTIONED, WOULD PROVIDE DELIVERY OF THE TENTATIVE MILLAGE TO THE PROPERTY APPRAISER FOR PUBLICATION PURPOSES, WHICH IS YOUR FIRST HEARING AND SECOND HEARING.

AS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED.

THERE WILL BE FULL AND COMPLETE PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THOSE TWO DATES, WHICH JEFF MENTIONED, WHICH WOULD BE THE 14TH OF SEPTEMBER AND THE TWENTY NINTH OF SEPTEMBER, WHEREIN THE PUBLIC WOULD HAVE A RIGHT TO BE HEARD UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.

AND IN FACT, JUST AS A MATTER OF SIDENOTE FOR THE VICE MAYOR I RECEIVED YESTERDAY, WHICH I KNOW THE CITY PROBABLY DID AS WELL.

THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ACTUALLY HAS CONCLUDED THAT THE CONDUCT OF THE TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS IN SEPTEMBER CAN BE CONDUCTED THROUGH THE CMT PROCESS, WHICH WOULD ALLOW FOR THIS KIND OF HEARING FOR THAT PURPOSE.

BUT THAT DOES NOT IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM LIMIT THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT OF ACCESS TO COMMENT OR TO BE HEARD DURING THOSE TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS.

YOU ARE CORRECT IN THAT ASSESSMENT, MR. VICE MAYOR. THANK YOU. AND THEN BY PASSING TODAY'S RESOLUTION, IN ESSENCE, WE'RE SAYING TO STAFF, GO AHEAD AND PLAN YOUR BUDGET ESSENTIALLY WITH A SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE MILLS RATE.

THIS IS WHAT WE'RE ESSENTIALLY TELLING STAFF.

GO AHEAD, MAKE YOUR BUDGET BASED ON THIS RATE.

YEAH. YOU'RE TELLING STAFF TO BRING YOU A BUDGET A TENTATIVE BUDGET ON SEPTEMBER 14TH FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION.

THAT INCLUDES THE SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE MILLAGE RATE THAT ASSUMES THE 7.2899 MILLAGE RATE FOR PROPERTY OK, AND THEN THE MILLAGE RATE, THE ROLLBACK RATE IS SIX POINT SEVEN NINE THREE FIVE MILLS, CORRECT.

YES. OK, SHOULD AN ELECTED OFFICIAL? WELL, IF AN ELECTED OFFICIAL WERE SERIOUS, THEN, JEFF, ABOUT REDUCING THE MILLAGE RATE, THEN THIS COULD BE THE VENUE WHERE A SUBSTITUTE MOTION COULD BE MADE TO ADOPT THE ROLLBACK RATE INSTEAD OF THE SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE MILLS RATE THAT YOU ARE PUTTING FORWARD IN THE RESOLUTION.

RIGHT. THIS COULD BE A VENUE FOR THAT.

YES. OK, SO THAT DROPS IN A BOOBY TRAP TO MY QUESTION BEFORE WHEN YOU SAID THAT THIS IS PERHAPS NOT THE RIGHT VENUE TO BRING THAT UP.

SO IF WE WERE SERIOUS ABOUT REDUCING THE MILLAGE RATE, THIS WOULD BE THE VENUE TO SAY TO YOU, PLAN YOUR BUDGET WITH THE ROLLBACK RATE OF SIX POINT SEVEN, WHATEVER MILLS IT IS,

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AND NOT SEVEN POINT TWO, BECAUSE IF WE GO AHEAD WITH THIS RESOLUTION, ESSENTIALLY, WE'RE SAYING GO AHEAD AND PLAN AT THE HIGHER RATE.

BUT IF WE MAKE A SUBSTITUTE MOTION FOR THE SIX POINT SEVEN, WE'RE SAYING GO AHEAD AND PLAN AT THE LOWER RATE, CORRECT? YES. AND THAT WOULD MEAN WE WOULD JUST HAVE TO MAKE CHANGES RATHER QUICKLY BETWEEN THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING AND THE SECOND PUBLIC HEARING.

OK, AND HOW DETRIMENTAL WOULD IT BE OR HOW MUCH ISSUE WOULD IT BE FOR STAFF IF WE WENT AHEAD AND TOLD YOU, GO AHEAD WITH THIS SEVEN POINT TWO MILLS RATE, BUT THEN AT THE FIRST READING, SAY TO YOU, OH, WE WANT THE ROLLBACK RATE.

WOULD YOU PREFER THAT WE TELL YOU UP FRONT RIGHT NOW THAT WE WANT A SIX POINT SEVEN RATE INSTEAD OF AT THE FIRST HEARING SAY THAT WE WANT A LOWER RATE THAN THE SEVEN POINT TWO.

WOULD IT BE BETTER PLANNING FOR US TO TELL YOU RIGHT NOW THAT WE WANT A LOWER RATE IS WHAT I'M SAYING? IT WOULD GIVE US MORE TIME TO MAKE THE CHANGES, BUT WE COULD OPERATE IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, WE WOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE THE CHANGES WITHIN THAT TIME.

OK. AND IF THE MILLAGE RATE WERE TO BE LOWERED TO THE SIX POINT SEVEN MILLS GIVING, OF COURSE, THERE ARE SOME OTHER NUMBERS BEHIND THAT WOULD THIS AND MAYBE I NEED TO ASK THE CITY MANAGER THIS QUESTION.

I'M SURE YOU CAN ANSWER, JEFF, BUT HE'S A LITTLE BIT MORE POLITICAL THAN YOU.

IF THE MILLAGE RATE IS LOWERED MR. MANAGER TO THE ROLLBACK RATE HOW DOES THIS AFFECT THE QUALITY OF SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDE TO OUR CUSTOMERS? THAT IS LIKE POLICE AND FIRE AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

WELL, VICE MAYOR, THAT'S A VERY GOOD QUESTION.

YOU KNOW, BASED ON THE BUDGET THAT WE ARE PROPOSING TO YOU AT THE SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE MILLS, WE BELIEVE THAT WE ARE MAINTAINING THE LEVEL OF SERVICE THAT WE ARE PROVIDING NOW, IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT WE'VE ALREADY REDUCED THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET BY FIVE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS.

IF THE COMMISSION WAS TO GO TO THE ROLLBACK RATE TONIGHT, WE WOULD BE LOOKING FOR AN ADDITIONAL TWO MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF REDUCTIONS OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND.

REMEMBER THAT THE MILLAGE RATE REVENUE, THE AD VALOREM REVENUE ONLY IMPACTS ON THE GENERAL FUND.

AND SO WE WOULD BE LOOKING TO TAKE ANOTHER TWO MILLION DOLLARS OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND AND THAT WOULD CERTAINLY HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE LEVEL AND QUALITY OF THE SERVICES THAT WE'RE PROVIDING AS OF NOW.

COULD I ADD SOMETHING TO THAT, MIKE? WE COULD POTENTIALLY BE LOOKING FOR EVEN MORE THAN TWO MILLION DOLLARS BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE REVENUE ESTIMATES ARE GOING TO BE ON THOSE OTHER GENERAL FUND SOURCES UNTIL THE END OF JULY. AND THAT IS VERY WELL BE A LARGE NUMBER.

YEAH, THAT'S A VERY GOOD POINT AS THE BUDGET MANAGER MAKES I MEAN, I THINK THAT'S WHY, YOU KNOW, AS WE TALK TO OTHER CITY MANAGERS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY AND OTHER FINANCE PROFESSIONALS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY, I HAVEN'T HAD ONE CITY MANAGER TELL ME THAT THEY ARE PROPOSING A REDUCTION IN THEIR MILLAGE RATE THIS YEAR BASED ON THE REDUCTIONS THAT WE ARE ALREADY SEEING AND ANTICIPATING IN THE STATE SHARE OF REVENUES.

AND I KNOW THAT. VICE MAYOR, I GUESS BACK TO YOUR QUESTION ABOUT THE QUALITY OF SERVICE.

I KNOW THAT THESE PRESENT SOME SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES TO YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES IN TERMS OF TRYING TO MAINTAIN THE MOMENTUM THAT WE HAVE ESTABLISHED UP TO THIS POINT AND TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SERVICES AT A HIGHER LEVEL EACH YEAR AND TO TRY TO BRING MORE SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY THAT ARE BEING REQUESTED BY YOUR CONSTITUENTS.

SO IT REALLY IS A DOUBLE WHAMMY WITH THE LOSS OF THE STATE'S SHARED REVENUES AND THEN THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF AD VALOREM REVENUE.

IF YOU WERE TO GO TO THE ROLLBACK RATE, THAT WOULD CERTAINLY PUT US IN A NEGATIVE POSITION, NOT ONLY THIS YEAR, REMEMBER, BUT FOR YEARS TO COME.

AS YOU LOOK AT MR. STREDER'S PROJECTIONS, CERTAINLY FOR TWENTY TWO AND TWENTY THREE, IT JUST CONTINUES TO SPIRAL DOWNHILL.

AND I REALIZE THAT IT'S A CHALLENGE.

BUT I THINK THAT SOME OF THE INFORMATION THAT MR. STREDER PRESENTED EARLIER ARE RELATIVE TO NOT JUST THE MILLAGE RATE, BUT WHAT PEOPLE

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ACTUALLY PAY IN DOLLARS AND CENTS, CASH MONEY FROM THEIR POCKET.

IN TERMS OF TAXES, TAMARAC IS THE FOURTH LOWEST TAX ENTITY IN THE COUNTY FOR A SINGLE FAMILY HOME. ONLY LAUDERDALE LAKES, WEST PARK AND PEMBROKE PARK ARE LOWER.

AND I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, SEEING THE CHART REGARDING WHO PAYS BETWEEN ZERO AND SEVEN FIFTY, ALMOST TWO THIRDS OF THAT AVERAGE PAY LESS THAN SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS WHEN YOUR AVERAGE IS ONLY NINE HUNDRED.

AND I BELIEVE HE SAID EIGHTEEN DOLLARS.

SO, YOU KNOW, I'M NOT SURE HOW MUCH LOWER WE CAN GO IN TERMS OF WHAT PEOPLE PAY IN TAXES AND THE QUALITY OF THE SERVICES THAT WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE WITH THAT REVENUE.

CAN I ADD ONE THING TO THAT, MIKE.

CERTAINLY. OK.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, VICE MAYOR BOLTON, WITH THE REDUCTIONS, WITH CUTS IN THE OPERATING, IF YOU'RE CUTTING OPERATING TO BALANCE YOUR BUDGET, IT MAKES DOING CAPITAL PROJECTS VERY, VERY CHALLENGING BECAUSE CAPITAL PROJECTS RIGHT NOW IN FY TWENTY ONE, NO CAPITAL PROJECTS ARE BEING FUNDED FROM ANY MONEY THAT'S BEING PRODUCED NEXT YEAR.

THEY'RE ALL BEING FUNDED FROM MONEY THAT'S BEEN PRODUCED IN THE PAST.

THEY'RE COMING FROM FUND BALANCE.

AND IF YOU KEEP DOING THAT YEAR OVER YEAR, SOONER OR LATER, YOU DON'T HAVE ANY FUND BALANCE LEFT. OK, YOU BOTH GAVE GREAT ANSWERS, BUT I DON'T THINK THAT I HEARD THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION MR. CERNECH. IF WE REDUCE THE MILLAGE RATE AND GO TO THE ROLLBACK RATE OF SIX POINT SEVEN NINE THREE FIVE MILLS, WILL WE SEE A REDUCTION IN THE QUALITY OF SERVICES WHERE FIRE AND POLICE IS CONCERNED TO OUR RESIDENTS? WELL, TO BE VERY CANDID, VICE MAYOR, WE WOULD HAVE TO ASSESS THAT UNDERSTANDING THAT WE ARE IN THE PROCESS, AS YOU KNOW, GETTING READY TO OPEN A NEW FIRE STATION ON UNIVERSITY DRIVE FIRE STATION THIRTY SIX WE WILL BE OPENING SHORTLY.

AND AT THE SAME TIME, WE HAVE BUDGETED, I BELIEVE, ABOUT THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR AN ADDITIONAL RESCUE UNIT AT A FIRE STATION SEVENTY EIGHT TO CONTINUE TO WORK ON IMPROVING RESPONSE TIMES IN DISTRICT ONE IN PARTICULAR.

AND SO, YES, THOSE DECISIONS WOULD CERTAINLY BE JEOPARDIZED BY A REDUCTION IN THE MILLAGE RATE. AND WE WOULD HATE TO THINK AGAIN WITH THE MOMENTUM THAT WE'VE ESTABLISHED TRYING TO PROVIDE THAT SERVICE, THAT WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO HIRE THOSE FIREFIGHTERS AND WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO ESTABLISH THAT ADDITIONAL RESCUE UNIT AT STATION SEVENTY EIGHT AND ALSO HAVE TO CONTEND WITH LESS THAN WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER TO BE FAVORABLE SERVICE AT STATION THIRTY SIX. KEEP IN MIND PLEASE, THAT IF YOU IF YOU MAKE THAT TYPE OF A DECISION THIS YEAR, IT WILL IMPACT SERVICES CERTAINLY IN FIRE THIS YEAR, BUT IT WILL ALSO IMPACT THOSE SERVICES IN YEARS TO COME.

SO IT DOESN'T HAVE A TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT, IT HAS WHAT I WOULD CALL A TRICKLE UP EFFECT, IT'S GOING TO IMPACT THAT EACH AND EVERY YEAR BECAUSE NEXT YEAR WE'RE GOING TO BE SAYING, OK, WE HAVE LESS REVENUE TO LIVE WITH NEXT YEAR THAN WE HAD THIS YEAR OR LAST YEAR.

AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIGURE OUT AGAIN HOW TO MAKE DO WITH THE REVENUE THAT WE HAVE AND CONTINUE TO TRY TO EXPAND THOSE SERVICES.

I THINK THAT'S WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO MAINTAIN THE MILLAGE RATE AT THE SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE. THAT'S WHY WE'RE RECOMMENDING IT.

AND THAT NUANCE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO EXACERBATE, ESPECIALLY IF WHAT HAPPENS, THE TAXABLE VALUE. RIGHT NOW, I'M ONLY ESTIMATING TAXABLE VALUE IS A ZERO INCREASE.

WITH THE PANDEMIC, YOU CAN ACTUALLY START TO SEE LOSSES IN TAXABLE VALUE LIKE WE DID WITH THE FINANCIAL CRISIS IN 2008.

OK. THE CLERK HAS A LETTER THAT I RECEIVED FROM ONE OF THE RESIDENTS IN MY DISTRICT.

I'LL READ IT INTO THE RECORD IT IS THE CLERK CAN MAKE IT AS A PART OF IT SAYS IT'S ADDRESSED TO THE MAYOR WITH MYSELF AS THE C.C.

IT SAYS, AS A TAMARAC RESIDENT LIVING AT HER ADDRESS ON NORTH WEST FORTY FIFTH LANE, SHE WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT THIS REQUEST FOR ACTION TO YOUR ATTENTION.

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I BOUGHT MY HOME IN TWENTY SIXTEEN AND ALTHOUGH I ENJOY MY HOME, I REGRET THAT I MOVED HERE. THE CITY OF TAMARAC TAXES COMES AT A HIGHER RATE THAN ANY OTHER CITY AROUND HERE AND THE ADDED CDB FEES DOES NOT HELP.

MORTGAGES UP PREMIUM HAS JUMPED ANYWHERE FROM FIVE HUNDRED TO SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS A MONTH WITH THE ADDED CDB.

RESIDENTS OF CENTRAL PARK WERE NOT PROPERLY INFORMED IN ADVANCE OF THIS ADDED CDB, BUT ONLY AT CLOSING WITH LIMITED INFORMATION AND TIME.

A GREAT GROUP OF RESIDENTS ARE LEAVING THEIR HOMES EITHER BY SELLING OR RENTING OUT BECAUSE THEY CANNOT AFFORD IT.

SO YOU WILL HAVE A DILEMMA IN CENTRAL PARK WITH THIS COMPLEX BECOMING A GHOST TOWN BECAUSE IT WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR HARDWORKING INDIVIDUALS TO AFFORD TO LIVE HERE.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THE NOTION TO GIVE US A ROLL BACK HAS BEEN BLOCKED SEVERAL TIMES BY YOU, THE MAYOR.

AND AFTER READING AN ARTICLE IN THE SUN-SENTINEL LAST YEAR, I'M REQUESTING THAT YOU TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS.

ADOPT THE ROLLBACK MILLAGE RATE DOING SO WILL KEEP OUR TAXES FROM INCREASING AND WILL DECREASE IF EVER OUR PROPERTY VALUES GO DOWN.

NUMBER 2 TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CITY'S BUDGET AND FIND AREAS WHERE YOU CAN SAVE AND SAVE TO MAKE UP ANY INCOME GAPS.

NUMBER THREE, LOOK AT WAYS TO REDUCE NON AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT'S.

CDB WAS ADDED FOR BEAUTIFICATION OF TAMARAC AND SOME PROJECTS.

PROJECTS ARE COMPLETED AND YOUR BUDGET IS AT A SURPLUS.

PLEASE TAKE THE CDB AWAY.

YOUR ACTIONS WILL AFFECT OUR QUALITY OF LIFE AND COULD BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING ABLE TO PAY OUR ELECTRIC BILL AND NOT KEEPING HARD WORKING MIDDLE CLASS AS RESIDENTS IN TAMARAC. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND YOUR ATTENTION IN THIS MATTER.

WHAT DO YOU TAKE OF THAT LETTER, JEFF? I DON'T REALLY HAVE AN OPINION ON THE LETTER.

I CAN UNDERSTAND WHERE CDB'S TEND TO BE VERY HIGH.

THEY ARE USED TO PUT INFRASTRUCTURE IN THAT OTHERWISE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN IN THE DEVELOPMENT BUT I DON'T HAVE A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT CDB'S.

BUT WHAT I KNOW ABOUT CDB'S IS THEY'RE USUALLY THE LARGEST PORTION OF A TAX BILL.

THAT'S WHAT I AND THAT'S SO THAT THE CDB WAS ABLE THEY FUND ALL OF THAT INFRASTRUCTURE THAT GOES IN FOR THAT DEVELOPMENT. AND THEY GET IT BACK OVER TIME FROM THE OWNING OF THE PROPERTY.

AND I GUESS THEY USE THAT MONEY TO PAY DEBT.

SO I CAN UNDERSTAND WHERE SHE THINKS THAT SHE'S AT EXORBITANTLY HIGH TAXES BECAUSE SHE'S GOT THE CDB LAYERED ON THERE.

OK, WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF ADAPT THE ROLL BACK MILLAGE RATE DOING SO WE'LL KEEP OUR TAXES FROM INCREASING AND WILL DECREASE IF EVER OUR PROPERTY VALUES GO DOWN.

DO YOU THINK THAT IS A FAIR STATEMENT? NOT ABSOLUTELY, BECAUSE IF HER VALUE GOES UP, HER TAXES WILL GO UP.

BUT IF WE ARE AT A REDUCED MILLAGE RATE AND THE PROPERTY VALUE GOES UP, THAT DOES NOT STABILIZE SOMEWHAT WHAT THEY PAY ON A TAX BILL.

IT WILL LESSEN THE INCREASE YES.

BUT THE DIFFERENCE THE ANNUAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ROLLBACK RATE AND THE PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE, IT'S GOING TO BE MAYBE 60 OR 70 DOLLARS A YEAR.

I WOULD NEED TO ANALYZE IT SPECIFICALLY.

BUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE MILLAGE RATE AND A SIX POINT SEVEN NINE THREE FIVE MILLAGE RATE ON SAY AN AVERAGE PROPERTY IS ONLY GOING TO BE MAYBE 60 OR 70 DOLLARS A YEAR.

THE RESIDENT SAYS TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CITY'S BUDGET AND FIND AREAS WHERE YOU CAN SAVE TO MAKE UP ANY INCOME GAPS.

WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT?

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DO YOU THINK THAT YOU COULD BE LOOKING AT THE BUDGET SOME MORE AND WE'D BE LOSING MAYBE TWO POINT ONE MILLION DOLLARS EVERY YEAR? BUT IS THERE A WAY THAT WE COULD LOOK AT THE BUDGET TO FIND WAYS TO MAKE THIS UP? I MEAN, SURE, I MEAN, I THINK WHAT WE WOULD PREFER IS FOR YOU TO TELL US WHAT YOU DID NOT WANT TO HAVE OR YOU DID NOT WANT OR WHAT AREAS YOU WANTED TO REDUCE TO GET US TO THAT NUMBER. WE DON'T WANT TO MAKE THE CHOICE FOR YOU.

OK, SO IT SEEMS LIKE TAXES ARE LOW IN CONDOMINIUMS, I HAVE SEVERAL CONDOMINIUMS IN MY DISTRICT, LIKE THE GATE AND LAKES OF CARRIAGE HILLS AND BERMUDA CLUB, SO DOES COMMISSIONER FISHMAN IN KINGS POINT AND SO FORTH.

BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THE BRUNT OF THE COMPLAINTS COME FROM SINGLE FAMILY HOMES.

THE WESTWOOD'S AND THE CENTRAL PARKS AND SO ON.

SO I THINK WE SHOULD LOOK AT HOW, YOU KNOW, THIS IS STRUCTURED AND I GUESS BETWEEN NOW AND FIRST READING, I'LL PUT FORWARD SOME RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU.

BEFORE I YIELD THE FLOOR OVER TO COMMISSIONER GELIN, VICE MAYOR, SINCE YOU BROUGHT UP THIS LETTER, I ACTUALLY RECEIVED THIS LETTER FROM THREE PEOPLE, ONE PERSON I DON'T HAVE HIS ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER, SO I HAVEN'T CALLED HIM BACK.

BUT I'VE SPOKEN TO BOTH LADIES WHO SENT THESE LETTERS FOR POINTS OF INFORMATION.

THE CDB IS TWENTY THREE HUNDRED AND THREE DOLLARS, WHICH IS SET BY THE CDB BOARD WHERE THE RESIDENTS ARE INCLUDED ON THAT BOARD.

THE TAX IS PAYABLE TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

I WENT THROUGH THE BILLS WITH THEM, THE TAXES PAID FROM THE CITY OF TAMARAC ARE APPROXIMATELY SIXTEEN HUNDRED TO SEVENTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS.

ON ONE PROPERTY OWNER.

HER TAXES ACTUALLY WENT DOWN FROM TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN FROM TWENTY EIGHTEEN.

THE OTHER ONE WENT UP ABOUT FORTY EIGHT DOLLARS.

THE PRIMARY THERE'S ABOUT THIRTY FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS.

THAT'S FROM BROWARD COUNTY TAXES, VOTER DEBT APPROVED.

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, THE HOSPITAL DISTRICT AND VARIOUS OTHER ITEMS THAT ARE NOT THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

AND I DID EXPRESS TO THEM AND ASKED THEM AND ONE OF THEM DID ASK FOR FOR THE CITY MS. CAJUSTE OR MR. STREDER TO GIVE THEM A CALL BACK.

AND THAT WAS PUT THROUGH CRT TO BE DONE.

I'M NOT SURE IF THE CALL ACTUALLY WENT THROUGH YET OR NOT, BUT THE CONVERSATION WAS UNDERSTOOD ABOUT THE SPECIFIC SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND THE REALITY OF THE PRESENTATION THAT WE HAD RECEIVED PER BUDGET OF THE TAX BILL BEING APPROXIMATELY, I'M BEING TOLD MY CAMERA'S OFF.

BUT I PROMISE YOU, I'M.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO, SO I'M TALKING AND.

OK, SORRY, BUT I AM HERE FOR THE RECORD, I AM HERE.

I LOOK BETTER PROBABLY WITH THE CAMERA OFF, BUT ANYWAY, SO I EXPLAINED TO THEM THAT SOME OF THE SERVICES THAT IF WE DO THE REGULAR, IF WE KEEP IT, THE FLAT RATE THAT WE'VE HAD FOR THE 10 YEARS IT'S APPROXIMATELY FORTY FIVE FIFTY DOLLARS FOR THE NEXT YEAR, BUT WE WON'T KNOW YET. PROPERTY VALUES IS INCREASING, WHICH HAS BEEN SOME OF THE GOAL, AND THAT THE ROLLBACK RATE, AS MR. STREDER MENTIONED, THAT IT WOULD APPROXIMATELY BE MAYBE 70, 80, MAYBE A MAXIMUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS, BUT THERE WOULD BE SERVICES THAT WOULD BE CUT.

AND BOTH WE'RE NOT EXACTLY PLEASED WITH HEARING THAT EITHER, BUT THAT'S SOMETHING FOR THEM TO CONSIDER AND DISCUSS.

AND THEY WERE BOTH GOING TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THEIR CDB BOARD REGARDING THE SERVICES THEY RECEIVED FOR THE CDB BOARD.

PLUS, I ALSO MADE SURE THEY UNDERSTOOD THAT THE CDB DOES NOT PAY FOR ANYTHING ELSE OUTSIDE OF THEIR COMMUNITY. THAT WAS A CONFUSION THAT WAS EXPRESSED AND WRITTEN IN THIS LETTER THAT THE CDB PAYS FOR TAXES, THAT PAYS FOR ITEMS AND PROJECTS OUTSIDE OF THEIR COMMUNITY, WHICH IT DOES NOT. SO ALSO THEIR PROPERTY VALUES HAVE INCREASED.

ONE LADY'S PROPERTY, SHE'S A REALTOR.

SHE SAID THAT HER PROPERTY VALUE HAS GONE UP TO ABOUT HAS GONE UP ABOUT TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS. SO AT THIS POINT IN TIME, I JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I HAVE REACHED BACK OUT TO THEM AND ADDRESSED THESE ISSUES WITH THEM.

AND CONVERSATIONS WILL, I GUESS, CONTINUE.

AT THIS POINT IN TIME I WILL HAND THE FLOOR OVER TO COMMISSIONER GELIN.

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SO CITY MANAGER, YOU SAID THAT WE REDUCED THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET BY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS. WHAT DID THOSE NUMBERS LOOK LIKE? SO IT WENT FROM WHAT NUMBER TO WHAT NUMBER? WHEN YOU SAY YOU REDUCED IT BY FIVE MILLION.

AND WHAT'S THE TOTAL BALANCE OF THE GENERAL FUND NOW? SO THE ADOPTED BUDGET FOR TWENTY TWENTY FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR IN THE GENERAL FUND WAS SEVENTY SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS, THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FY TWENTY TWENTY ONE IS SEVENTY ONE POINT TWO MILLION.

SO WE'VE REDUCED IT BY ABOUT FIVE POINT SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS PROPOSED TO YOU TODAY.

AND HOW MUCH DO WE HAVE IN RESERVE? I'M GOING TO DEFER TO MR. STREDER ON WHAT THE FUND BALANCE IS IN RESERVE, BUT PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, COMMISSIONER, THAT WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT RESERVES THIS EVENING AND WE HAVE A FINANCIAL POLICY AGAINST USING RESERVES FOR OPERATING.

I UNDERSTAND. SO WE NEED TO USE CURRENT REVENUES FOR CURRENT OPERATIONS.

BUT MR. STREDER, I THINK, WOULD HAVE THE BALANCE OF THE GENERAL FUND RESERVES AT THIS POINT.

UNASSIGNED BALANCE, IN GENERAL FUND WAS TWENTY TWO MILLION SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND AT SEPTEMBER 30, 2019.

OK HOW MUCH IS BEING RECOMMENDED TO BE APPROPRIATED FOR THIS BUDGET? I THINK IT WAS SIX POINT, JEFF DO YOU HAVE THAT NUMBER.

I THINK IT WAS.

WELL, I WAS GOING TO SAY I THOUGHT IT WAS ABOUT SIX AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS THAT WAS BEING APPROPRIATED FOR THE FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY ONE BUDGET, I THINK MR. STREDER COVERED THAT IN HIS PRESENTATION.

I'M NOT SURE WE GAVE YOU THE NUMBER, BUT THERE WAS A SIX PLUS MILLION DOLLAR APPROPRIATION RECOMMENDED FOR THIS CURRENT FISCAL YEAR FOR THE CAPITAL PROJECTS THAT YOU WERE COMMITTED TO. OKAY. AND AT WHAT POINT WILL WE KNOW HOW MUCH OF THE 103 MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE COUNTY THAT WE WILL GET AND THEN WHEN THE TIME FRAME FOR RECEIVING THOSE FUNDS? COMMISSIONER, THERE IS ONGOING DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THAT.

HOWEVER, WHAT I HAVE BEEN TOLD, I THINK AND IT'S BEEN MADE CLEAR TO THE CITY MANAGERS, IS THAT THE MONEY THAT THE COUNTY IS GOING TO PROVIDE US IS NOT GOING TO BE FOR REVENUE REPLACEMENT. THAT THE MONEY THAT THE COUNTY IS GOING TO BE PROVIDING IS GOING TO BE ESSENTIALLY FOR NEW PROGRAMS OR TO SUPPORT AID TO RESIDENTS AND AND WHATNOT, SIMILAR TO THE TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT YOU HAD PROPOSED FOR US.

SO WE'RE ACTUALLY HAVING A CALL ABOUT IT TOMORROW.

BUT AS IT WAS PUT TO US BY THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, THAT MONEY'S NOT FOR REVENUE REPLACEMENT. IT'S GOING TO BE FOR NEW PROGRAMS, WHICH PUTS US IN A VERY AND IT PUTS ALL CITIES IN A VERY STRANGE PLACE.

WE'RE ALL CUTTING OUR BUDGETS.

WE'RE CUTTING PROGRAMS. WE'RE PLANNING ON REDUCING EXPENSES.

BUT THE COUNTY IS OFFERING US MONEY FOR NEW PROGRAMS THAT WE'RE NOT DOING TODAY THAT, YOU KNOW, WE CAN DO GOING FORWARD IF WE WANT TO CARES ACT MONEY.

SO THAT'S NOT A GOOD SCENARIO AT THIS POINT FOR ANYONE, ALTHOUGH WE WILL CERTAINLY LOOK TO TAKE THE MONEY FROM THE COUNTY AND BENEFIT THE RESIDENTS.

RIGHT. AND ARE WE ABLE TO REPLACE THE TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND THAT WE JUST APPROVED TONIGHT WITH THE COUNTY MONEY? SO WE'RE TAKING 250 FROM OUR RESERVE TO PROVIDE TO HELP RESIDENTS.

CAN WE THEN TAKE WHENEVER WE GET THAT COUNTY MONEY AND REPLACE THAT 250 THAT WE ALREADY ALLOCATED? I WOULD CERTAINLY HOPE SO.

I WOULD THINK THAT THAT WOULD BE AN ALLOWABLE EXPENSE.

BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE SURE UNTIL THE NEGOTIATIONS ARE COMPLETE AND THE COUNTY SETS THE RULES. BUT I WOULD TELL YOU, I THINK THAT'S CONSISTENT WITH WHAT I'VE HEARD THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TALK ABOUT.

OK, AND HAS THE COUNTY COME UP WITH THE FORMULA ON HOW THEY INTEND TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH EACH CITY GETS AND BASED ON WHATEVER FACTORS.

THAT'S STILL BEING NEGOTIATED.

WHAT THEY TURNED US DOWN FOR WAS SIMPLY A DISTRIBUTION BASED ON POPULATION, WHICH WE THOUGHT AS CITIES WOULD HAVE BEEN THE EASIEST WAY TO DO IT.

RIGHT. BUT THEY THEY TURNED US DOWN FOR THAT.

BUT THOSE AS I SAID, THOSE NEGOTIATIONS ARE ONGOING.

OK, AND SO AND HAVE THEY COMMITTED THAT ALL 31 CITIES ARE GOING TO GET SOME PORTION OF THE

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HUNDRED AND THREE MILLION.

I BELIEVE THAT THEY HAVE.

AND THEN THERE'S GOING TO BE AN AMOUNT ALLOCATED FOR UNINCORPORATED PARTS OF BROWARD COUNTY AS WELL.

THAT'S CORRECT. OK, HOW MUCH MONEY ARE WE SAVING NOW? BECAUSE WE'RE NOT PROVIDING SOME SERVICES.

SOME EMPLOYEES ARE WORKING FROM HOME.

ARE WE GENERATING ANY SAVINGS AT ALL BASED ON THE MOST RECENT CHANGES THAT WE'VE HAD TO GO THROUGH BECAUSE OF COVID 19? WE CERTAINLY WE BELIEVE THAT WE ARE AND I WOULD DEFER TO CHRISTINE, FOR SPECIFIC DOLLAR AMOUNTS AND OR JEFF, BUT YEAH, I MEAN, WE ARE WE HAVE TO BECAUSE OUR REVENUE HAS BEEN CUT PRETTY SIGNIFICANTLY. WE LOST, I THINK, TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IN STATE SHARED REVENUES JUST LAST MONTH.

SO, YEAH. I MEAN, ALL OF THE REDUCTIONS THAT WE TALKED TO YOU ABOUT IN THIS YEAR ARE ONGOING. BUT IF CHRISTINE HAS A BETTER ANSWER, I'D ENCOURAGE HER TO SHARE IT.

YEAH. YOU KNOW, I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT STATE SHARE IN REVENUE WHERE WE LOST ABOUT YOU KNOW, IT'S BEEN LIKE THAT FOR A FEW MONTHS NOW.

AND WE EXPECT THAT THAT'S GOING TO CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR.

CERTAINLY, WE HAVE HAD SOME SAVINGS BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD MANY PROGRAMS, MANY EVENTS THAT HAS BEEN CUT THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE THE EXPENDITURES ON THOSE PROGRAMS AND THOSE EVENTS.

SO WE HAVE HAD SAVINGS FROM THOSE HOWEVER IN OUR ESSENTIAL SERVICES WE STILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THOSE SERVICES.

SO AND WHAT DO YOU DESCRIBE AS ESSENTIAL SERVICES.

WATER, ROAD UPKEEP OF A PARK? OH, OF COURSE SAFETY, FIRE.

OK.

WE TALKED ABOUT WHERE WE'RE GOING TO GET THIS MONEY FROM, AND I REMEMBER A DISCUSSION AT THE BUDGET WORKSHOP ABOUT A MILLION DOLLARS GOING INTO THE HEALTH INSURANCE FUND CAN WE TALK ABOUT THAT AGAIN.

YOU KNOW, I REMEMBER OUR RECOMMENDATION WAS MADE BY MARK GOING INTO THE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN FOR A MILLION DOLLARS.

BUT IT DIDN'T SOUND LIKE IT WAS NECESSARY.

IT SOUNDED LIKE IT WAS JUST CONVENIENT TO PUT THAT MONEY THERE.

WHAT'S OUR TYPICAL INCREASE FOR INSURANCE FOR THE CITY? AND IS THAT MONEY BEING PUT IN THAT FUND, THAT MILLION DOLLARS, PUT IN THAT FUND JUST TO FUND? RIGHT.

AND THAT MOVE WAS FROM ONE RISK MANAGEMENT FUND TO ANOTHER.

THAT MONEY WAS RESERVES THAT WERE IN THE RISK MANAGEMENT FUND THAT WAS THERE BECAUSE OF UNANTICIPATED CLAIMS AND ANY OTHER COSTS THAT SURROUNDS RISK MANAGEMENT.

SO WE NEEDED TO MOVE FROM THAT RISK MANAGEMENT FUND TO THE HEALTH INSURANCE FUND BECAUSE WE ANTICIPATED THAT WE MAY HAVE INCREASES IN THAT FUND BECAUSE OF INCREASED HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS, INCREASED CLAIMS BECAUSE WE ARE MAINLY SELF-INSURED.

SO WE THOUGHT IT WAS PRUDENT TO MOVE IT FROM THAT FUND TO THE OTHER FUND.

THAT BEING SAID, YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOT ABLE TO MOVE THOSE FUNDS BACK BECAUSE THEY ARE ALREADY EARMARKED FOR RISK MANAGEMENT BACK TO THE GENERAL FUND WHERE THEY CAN BE UTILIZED RIGHT FOR JUST ANY COST.

RIGHT. OH.

I GUESS THAT'S ALL I HAVE, THE REASON WHY I STRUGGLE WITH THIS IS BECAUSE I REMEMBER QALKING ALL OVER TAMARAC, MEETING PEOPLE AT THEIR DOOR, AND WITHOUT BEING JUDGMENTAL, YOU DO JUDGE PEOPLE BASED ON WHERE THEY LIVE, HOW THEY LIVE AND WHAT YOU'VE SEEN.

AND THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE STRUGGLING IN TAMARAC.

WE ALL KNOW WHAT THE MEDIAN INCOME IS IN TAMARAC, AND WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE UNEMPLOYED IN TAMARAC. AND SO EVEN THOUGH BY REDUCING THE PROPERTY TAX LEVEL, IT MAY IMPACT SOME PEOPLE BY 50 OR 100 DOLLARS WHEN PEOPLE CAN'T AFFORD TO EVEN GET FOOD.

FIFTY TO 100 DOLLARS IS A LOT OF MONEY.

AND IT IS DIFFICULT FOR ME TO MAKE A DECISION TO SAY, YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO KEEP THE PROPERTY TAX LEVEL THE SAME, KNOWING THAT'S GOING TO GENERATE MORE MONEY FOR THE CITY AND HIGHER TAXES FOR RESIDENTS, INCLUDING MYSELF.

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IT MAKES IT HARD TO VOTE FOR THAT BECAUSE IT'S EASY TO SAY, YES, WE'RE NOT INCREASING YOUR PROPERTY TAX LEVEL OR MILLAGE RATE, BUT THE VALUE THAT THEY'RE GOING TO PAY IS GOING TO BE HIGHER. AND IN A TIME OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC, WHEN EVERYONE'S BEING ASKED TO MAKE SACRIFICES.

YOU KNOW, MAYBE THE CITY SHOULD MAKE A SACRIFICE TOO.

AND LOOKING AT THE BUDGET AND THE PROPOSED TAX LEVELS, IF WE INCREASE IF WE REDUCE THE MILLAGE RATE TO THE SEVEN POINT 01 OR WHATEVER, IT WAS SOMETHING IT WAS IN BETWEEN THE SIX POINT NINE AND SEVEN POINT TWO, TAMARAC WOULD STILL GENERATE AN ADDITIONAL ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

BUT WE WOULD STILL, YOU KNOW, SAVE RESIDENTS SOME MONEY, SOME OF WHOM MAY END UP LOSING THEIR HOMES. WHO KNOWS? BUT IT WOULD DEMONSTRATE THAT WE'RE MAKING A LEVEL OF SACRIFICE, JUST LIKE SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE HAVE TO MAKE A SACRIFICE.

SO THAT'S WHERE I STRUGGLE.

AND IN REVIEWING THE BUDGET AND I KNOW THAT WE'VE MADE SOME CUTS BUT I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY REAL DRASTIC SACRIFICES OR MAJOR CHANGES THAT WE'RE MAKING IN ORDER TO REALLY BE AS EFFICIENT AS POSSIBLE. AND DO WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT PLAN? HAS ANYONE SIGNED UP? IS THERE ANY UPDATE ON THAT OR ARE WE STILL STATUS QUO WAITING, FOR MORE INFORMATION? NO, COMMISSIONER, WE HAVE DISTRIBUTED THAT INFORMATION TO THE EMPLOYEES. WE'VE HAD, I THINK, A NUMBER OF EMPLOYEE MEETINGS AND I THINK WE'VE HAD FOUR OR FIVE EMPLOYEES AT THIS POINT SIGN UP I THINK WE'VE GOT MANY NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WHO ARE CONSIDERING IT.

YOU KNOW, IT'S A BIG DECISION FOR EMPLOYEES.

SO THEY HAVE TO TALK TO THEIR FINANCIAL ADVISER.

THEY HAVE TO TAKE SOME TIME, WHICH IS WHY THEY GET SOME TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT.

BUT I THINK IT WAS VERY FAVORABLY RECEIVED.

YOU KNOW, I ACTUALLY, HAD AN EMPLOYEE THAT CALLED ME AND WISHED THEY QUALIFIED.

CAN WE GO BACK TO THE POWERPOINT? DO YOU HAVE THAT SLIDE THAT SHOWS WHAT THE REVENUE WOULD BE OR THE INCREASE WOULD BE BASED ON THE TIERED LEVELS OF MILLAGE RATES? YEAH. YEAH, SO THE INCREASE AT THE SEVEN OR IF WE WENT BACK DOWN SEVEN POINT ZERO ONE, TWO, THREE, WE WOULD STILL GENERATE NINE HUNDRED THIRTEEN SO CLOSE TO A MILLION DOLLARS.

SO WE WOULD NEED TO MAKE UP THAT ONE POINT ONE MILLION DOLLARS IS WHAT THIS BUDGET IS SAYING. YES, COMMISSIONER, IF WE DON'T FURTHER REDUCE THE BUDGET BY ANOTHER ONE POINT ONE MILLION. OK, SO WHAT KIND OF CUTS WILL WE HAVE TO HAVE OR REDUCTION IN SERVICES OR HOW EVER YOU WANT TO DESCRIBE IT? IF WE WENT BACK TO WENT DOWN TO SEVEN POINT ZERO ONE, TWO, THREE. WELL, WHEN YOU ASK, I MEAN, WHAT KIND OF CUTS, I MEAN, OF MIND. IF YOU SAID, OK, IF I HAVE TO REDUCE THE BUDGET BY A MILLION DOLLARS, THEN THE FIRST THING I WOULD CUT IS X, Y OR Z.

WELL, AGAIN, IN REVIEWING THE BUDGET AS IT'S PROPOSED, WE HAVE VERY LITTLE NEW EXPENSE OR NEW PROGRAMING.

SO WHAT WE WOULD TYPICALLY DO IN TERMS OF REDUCTIONS, WE WOULD GO IMMEDIATELY TO THE NEWEST PROGRAMS OR THE NEWEST EXPENSES.

AND WE WOULD WE WOULD REDUCE THOSE.

WE WOULD ALSO LOOK AT ONGOING EXPENSES CITYWIDE AND LOOK AT HOWDO WE REDUCE EXPENSES THAT ARE NICE TO HAVE BUT NOT NECESSARY.

SO, FOR INSTANCE, WE OPEN THE WATER'S EDGE PARK AND WE PROPOSE TO ADD ANOTHER MAINTENANCE PERSON, BUT WE DON'T HAVE THE REVENUE FOR IT.

SO WE HAD TO ELIMINATE THAT POSITION BEFORE WE EVER EVEN GOT TO YOU.

SO WE'VE ADDED A NEW PARK, BUT WE DIDN'T ADD ANY CAPACITY TO MAINTAIN IT YET, GIVEN THE LEVEL OF MAINTENANCE THAT'S REQUIRED FROM THE EXISTING PARKS THAT WE HAVE.

WE HAVE A COUPLE OF PARK RANGERS, PART TIME PARK RANGERS PROPOSED IN ORDER TO DEAL WITH THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN THE PARKS AND WHATNOT.

WE WOULD HAVE TO ELIMINATE THOSE.

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I THINK THAT WAS PROBABLY FIFTY FIVE OR SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THOSE POSITIONS.

WE HAD, I THINK FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS OF NEW EVENTS PLANNED TO PROGRAM AT TAMARAC VILLAGE. WE WOULD HAVE TO ELIMINATE THAT.

THERE'S PROBABLY ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF GENERAL FUND CAPITAL OUTLAY FOR EQUIPMENT FOR PUBLIC SERVICES, UTILITIES, FIRE.

WE WOULD LOOK AT THAT LIST OF EQUIPMENT AND SAY, OK, YOU KNOW, WE MAY NEED IT, BUT WE CAN'T. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET BY WITHOUT THAT.

WE HAVE A SIGNIFICANT TRANSFER FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE FIRE RESCUE FUND EVERY YEAR.

WE WOULD HAVE TO EVALUATE THAT.

I THINK WE HAVE THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY TO THREE HUNDRED AND 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS BUDGETED FOR THE ADDITION OF A RESCUE UNIT AT STATION SEVENTY EIGHT.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT PROBABLY WOULDN'T HAPPEN.

WE HAD AN ADDITIONAL POSITION BUDGETED FOR THIS YEAR THAT WE ARE NOT FILLING IN PUBLIC INFORMATION AND WE WOULD LOOK TO PROBABLY REDUCE EXPENSE IN THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE BY POTENTIALLY NOT FILLING THAT POSITION OBVIOUSLY GOING FORWARD.

AND MAYBE WE ELIMINATE THE TAM A GRAM THAT WOULD SAVE US PROBABLY ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE OR ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND IT WOULD FREE UP THE STAFF TO FOCUS MORE ON SOCIAL MEDIA ONLY OR OTHER FORMS OF COMMUNICATION THAT DOESN'T COST ONE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE OR ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

YOU KNOW WE HAVE TRAVEL CITY WIDE.

WE REDUCED IT ALREADY.

WE CAN GO BACK AND ELIMINATE IT, ESSENTIALLY TRAVEL AND TRAINING FOR 2021.

YOU KNOW, THERE'S, SOME PART TIME PERSONNEL THAT WE HAVE THAT WE COULD ELIMINATE.

IF YOU DO THAT YOU'RE GOING TO GET CLOSE TO SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS WITH THINGS THAT I'VE JUST SPOKEN ABOUT.

SO YEAH, THERE ARE MORE THINGS THAT WE CAN TAKE OUT OF THE BUDGET, BUT THEN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO COME BACK TO YOU IN TWENTY, TWENTY TWO AND SAY, OK, WELL WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO THIS YEAR, BECAUSE THAT MONEY THAT WENT AWAY IS NOT COMING BACK.

AND THEN NEXT YEAR, YOU KNOW, WE'RE ALREADY LOOKING AT AND SAYING, OK, ARE WE GOING TO BE FACED WITH PROPERTY VALUE ISSUES? YOU KNOW, TAMARAC WAS THE THIRD HIGHEST MORE IN TAMARAC THAN IN ALL BUT TWENTY EIGHT OTHER CITIES THIS YEAR.

SO IT'S SEVEN POINT THREE PERCENT INCREASE.

WE WERE THE THIRD HIGHEST INCREASE IN THE COUNTY IN TERMS OF PROPERTY VALUE AND YOU KNOW THE LONGER TERM IMPACT OF NOT HAVING THE THE MILLAGE REVENUE IS THAT THOSE INVESTMENTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY ARE GOING TO CEASE.

THE THINGS THAT ARE NICE TO DO, LIKE APPEARANCE, LIKE THE SIGNAGE PROGRAM, LIKE LANDSCAPING, YOU KNOW, ALL THAT STUFF THAT MAKES THE CITY LOOK NICE AND ADDS VALUE, PARTICULARLY WITH THE NEW DEVELOPMENT THAT WE HAVE GOING IN.

YOU KNOW, THOSE ARE THE KINDS OF THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO GO AWAY.

AND WHILE I UNDERSTAND THAT, YOU KNOW, IT'S YOU KNOW, IT'S THE INTENT OF EVERY CITY COMMISSION TO TRY TO LIMIT PEOPLE'S TAX EXPOSURE TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE WHEN YOU CONSIDER THAT FOR AN AVERAGE SINGLE FAMILY HOMEOWNER WE ARE THE TWENTY EIGHTH LOWEST TAX ABLE CITY IN THE COUNTY.

I'M GOING TO SAY TO YOU AGAIN, I SAID IT ALREADY, I'M NOT SURE HOW MUCH LOWER WE CAN GO AND MAINTAIN THE COMMUNITY AND THE QUALITY OF SERVICE THAT'S BEING PROVIDED TODAY.

I MEAN, WHEN TWO THIRDS, ALMOST TWO THIRDS OF YOUR TAXPAYERS PAY LESS THAN SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS A YEAR, I JUST I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH LOWER WE CAN GO.

I UNDERSTAND THE ISSUE WITH THE CDB IN CENTRAL PARK AND MANOR PARK.

BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE VALUE OF THE HOME AND YOU LOOK AT THE FOURTEEN, FIFTEEN, SIXTEEN, SEVENTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS THAT THEY PAY IN PROPERTY TAXES BASED ON THE VALUE OF THEIR HOMES, YOU KNOW THAT'S NOT AN UNREASONABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY TO PAY WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE VALUE OF THE HOME.

YOU KNOW, IT'S.

YOU KNOW, UNFORTUNATELY, AND LET ME GET ON MY SOAPBOX JUST FOR A MINUTE ABOUT TAXATION IN FLORIDA, BECAUSE THEY HANDLE IT IN OTHER STATES MUCH BETTER, BUT BECAUSE OF THE SAVE OUR HOMES RULES, YOU KNOW, ONE NEIGHBOR CAN PAY SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN ANOTHER NEIGHBOR IF THEY'VE LIVED THERE FOR A LONG TIME.

AND SO IF YOU'RE THE NEW GUY ON THE BLOCK, YOU KNOW YOU CAN PAY TWO OR THREE TIMES AS

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MUCH AS SOME OF YOUR NEIGHBORS, WHICH I FIND TO BE PATENTLY UNFAIR, YOU KNOW, CONSIDERING EVERYBODY GETS THE SAME LEVEL OF SERVICE SO WE DON'T PENALIZE THE PEOPLE WHO PAY ZERO TO FIVE HUNDRED WITH LESS SERVICE THAN WE PENALIZE THE PEOPLE IN CENTRAL PARK WHO PAY SEVENTEEN, SEVENTEEN HUNDRED PLUS THEIR CDB.

SO, YOU KNOW, WHAT I'M SAYING I GUESS IS THAT IT'S AN IMPERFECT SYSTEM AND IT'S JUST ONE THAT WE HAVE TO CONTEND WITH.

AND I THINK YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE PAY. AND IS IT AN APPROPRIATE AMOUNT FOR THE SERVICE LEVELS THAT THEY RECEIVE.

I GET IT. SO SPEAKING OF THE NEW DEVELOPMENT, HOW MUCH REVENUE ARE WE GETTING FROM SOME OF THESE NEW DEVELOPMENTS, WHAT IS THE PROJECTED REVENUE? YOU KNOW, FOR EXAMPLE, I EXPECT THE WOODLANDS DEVELOPMENT PASS WHAT IS THE PROJECTED REVENUE FROM THAT IF THAT PASSES AND OTHER DEVELOPMENT, SOME OF THESE HOTELS, THE NEW HOTEL THAT WE HAVE AT THE END OF I75 OR COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD.

RIGHT. SO, COMMISSIONER GELIN, THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

I THINK YOU KNOW WE LOOK TO THE PAST TO KIND OF UNDERSTAND THE FUTURE RELATIVE TO NEW DEVELOPMENT. WOODLAND'S, IF IT PASSES, WON'T BE THOSE PROPERTIES WON'T BE ON THE TAX ROLLS FOR PROBABLY THREE OR FOUR YEARS BECAUSE IT'LL TAKE THEM THAT LONG TO GO THROUGH THE APPROVAL PROCESS, GET THE WORK DONE.

AND YOU CAN LOOK AT WOODMONT TWENTY SEVENTEEN.

AND THOSE HOMES ARE JUST BEING MOVED INTO IN 2019 AND JUST COMING ONTO THE TAX ROLL.

JUST THE FIRST HOMES THAT HAVE BEEN OCCUPIED OVER THERE.

SO, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A TWO TO THREE YEAR, TWENTY FOUR TO THIRTY SIX MONTH LAG IN THE APPROVAL AND THE CONSTRUCTION, THE OCCUPATION AND THEN THE ACTUAL TAXATION OF THOSE HOMES AND THOSE PROJECTS. SO, FOR INSTANCE, THE HOTELS THAT ARE BEING BUILT COULD COME ONLINE IN TWENTY, TWENTY ONE PARTIALLY, BUT THEY WON'T BE FULLY ON UNTIL TWENTY TWENTY TWO.

THE TAMARAC VILLAGE PROJECT WILL BE THE SAME WAY.

I THINK THAT WILL COME ONLINE LATER THIS YEAR.

BUT IN TERMS OF THE TAXABLE VALUE THAT WILL COME ON IN TWENTY ONE AND TWENTY TWO, THE EDEN PROJECT AND SOME OF THE NEW DEVELOPMENT THAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE THAT'S BEEN APPROVED, BROWARD EAST WILL COME ON IN TWENTY TWO AND TWENTY THREE AND TWENTY FOUR.

SO THE IMPACTS ARE NOT IMMEDIATE.

THOSE IMPACTS WILL CERTAINLY HELP OVER TIME, BUT IT'S GOING TO TAKE A WHILE FOR US TO SEE THE FINANCIAL BENEFIT OF THAT.

AND DOES THE CITY HAVE ACCESS TO AN ECONOMIST? THAT HAS GIVEN ANY KIND OF PROJECTIONS IN TERMS OF WHAT TO EXPECT.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, I LISTEN TO BLOOMBERG RADIO AND THEY WERE SAYING WE CAN EXPECT THIS COVID THING TO LAST FOR THE NEXT 18 TO 24 MONTHS.

SO IF THAT'S THE CASE, THEN PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO NOT WORK, LOSE JOBS, LOSE HOMES.

VALUES WILL GO DOWN.

HOMES WON'T BE FOR SALE.

SO DO WE HAVE AN ECONOMIST WITH SOME KIND OF FINANCIAL EXPERT WHO HAVE GIVEN US ANY DATA ON PROJECTIONS? WE HAVEN'T EMPLOYED AN ECONOMIST TO DO ANYTHING LIKE THAT FOR US.

BUT WHAT WE DO, DO AND I CAN WHAT WE DO, DO IS LOOK TO THE STATE AND THE STATE GIVES US PRETTY GOOD GUIDANCE BASED ON THE STATE SHARE OF REVENUES AND WHAT THEY SEE.

AND I THINK IN SPITE OF WHAT THE GOVERNOR MAY SAY OR THINK, I THINK WHAT YOU JUST SAID ABOUT EIGHTEEN TO TWENTY FOUR MONTHS OF FINANCIAL IMPACT FOR COVID, I THINK IS ACCURATE.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR.

I THINK THAT THE BIG CHALLENGES THAT WE FACE AND I DON'T KNOW THAT AN ECONOMIST CAN PUT A NUMBER TO THIS, BUT I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT.

AS PEOPLE CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE WITH JOBS AND EMPLOYMENT, AS THAT BEGINS TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON PEOPLE'S ABILITY TO PAY THEIR MORTGAGE AND THE BANKS AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, IF THEY CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER TO PROVIDE RELIEF LIKE THEY HAVE WITH THE FORBEARANCE UP TO THIS POINT, YOU KNOW, THE QUESTION IS REALLY HOW IS THAT SITUATION GOING TO BE MANAGED OR IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NOT GOING TO LEARN ANYTHING FROM WHAT HAPPENED IN 2009 2010 2011. AND ARE WE GOING TO SEE ANOTHER REAL ESTATE CRISIS? ARE WE GOING TO SEE THOSE FORECLOSURES.

RIGHT NOW I THINK THAT THAT'S PROBABLY THE THING FROM A LOCAL FROM A CITY AND COUNTY PERSPECTIVE. THAT'S PROBABLY THE SCARIEST THING THAT WE'RE SEEING IS WHAT IS THE IMPACT

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OF THIS GLOBAL PANDEMIC GOING TO END UP HAVING ON THE REAL ESTATE MARKET AND THE PEOPLE WHO PAY TAXES THAT SUPPORT THE THINGS LIKE POLICE, LIKE FIRE, ALL THE THINGS THAT WE'VE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT. SO, I MEAN, I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT.

THOSE ARE CERTAINLY TOPICS WE HAVE NOT ENGAGED AN ECONOMIST TO SPEAK TO US ABOUT WHAT THEY MAY OR MAY NOT THINK.

BUT I THINK THAT THE STATE HAS PROVIDED A PRETTY GOOD AND PRETTY CONSERVATIVE GUIDANCE UP TO THIS POINT RELATIVE TO THE REVENUES THAT WE SEE FROM THE STATE.

AND CERTAINLY THE FORECLOSURE AND EVICTION NUMBERS ARE NOT WHAT THEY WOULD BE IF NOT FOR THE FORBEARANCE THAT'S BEEN PROVIDED TO THE BANKS BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

IF THAT HADN'T BEEN DONE, WE WOULD ALREADY BE SEEING FORECLOSURE ISSUES FOR PEOPLE.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, HOW THIS PLAYS OUT IS AS YOU SAID AND I AGREE, AND EIGHTEEN TO TWENTY FOUR MONTH PROCESS.

AND AT THIS POINT, I DON'T THINK WE HAVE A GOOD ANSWER FOR YOU RELATIVE TO AN ECONOMIST.

CHRISTINE, IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING YOU WANT TO ADD TO THAT, PLEASE DO.

I DON'T THERE'S SO MANY UNKNOWNS.

WE DO GET SOME ADVICE FROM OUR INVESTMENT ADVISOR ON THE INVESTMENT SIDE AND THEY DO TALK TO US ABOUT HOUSE PRICES AND, YOU KNOW, AND WHERE THE ECONOMY IS GOING IN, YOU KNOW, RELEVANT, TO OUR INVESTMENT.

AND OTHER THAN THAT, YOU KNOW, AS WE WHEN WE CRAFTED THE BUDGET, WE ANTICIPATED THAT WE WERE GOING AND MOST OF THESE LOSSES ARE FROM SOURCES THAT WE USUALLY USE TO SUPPLEMENT WHAT WE DON'T GET FROM PROPERTY TAXES.

SO WE DID LOOK AT SOME OF THAT WHEN WE PROJECTED THE REVENUES DOES THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES OR ANY OF THE ASSOCIATIONS THAT WE'RE PART OF PROVIDE AN ECONOMIST OR SOME KIND OF FINANCIAL EXPERT.

WE ARE CONSTANTLY GOING ON ALL THE WEBINARS THAT ARE BEING OFFERED, YOU KNOW, TRYING TO GET INSIGHT ON WHAT WE CAN DO, YOU KNOW, SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO OPERATE, ESPECIALLY AT THE LEVEL THAT WE ARE OPERATING WITHIN THAT.

AND WE ARE TRYING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ANY GRANTS THAT ARE OUT THERE, LOOKING TO SEE IF THERE'S ANY WAY WE CAN CUT EXPENDITURE IN ORDER TO BALANCE THE BUDGET.

AND WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CRAFT THIS FROM MARCH.

SO WE HAVE MADE EFFORTS AND EVERY TIME SOMETHING NEW COMES ALONG, WE TRY TO PUT THAT IN PLACE TO SEE HOW BEST IT CAN SERVE THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

ALL RIGHT, THEN, JUST A FINAL QUESTION.

WHAT HAVE WE SEEN IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC? I KNOW WE SAW A COUPLE OF BUSINESSES CLOSE.

HAVE WE SEEN BASED ON A DAY THAT WE GET A LOT OF THESE BUSINESSES CLOSED, MORE THAN NORMAL PEOPLE NOT BUYING NEW HOMES IN THE CITY, PEOPLE LEAVING THE CITY.

WHAT HAVE WE SEEN BASED ON THE DATA THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY SEE? YOU KNOW, COMMISSIONER, I THINK THAT BASED ON WHAT WE'VE HEARD FROM THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, I THINK THAT A LOT OF OUR SMALL BUSINESSES ARE CERTAINLY STRUGGLING.

I THINK THAT SOME OF THEM HAVE RECEIVED SOME ASSISTANCE, BUT I THINK THAT THEY ARE STRUGGLING MIGHTILY.

WE'VE SEEN SOME NEW BUSINESSES OPEN IN SPITE OF COVID, WHICH IS POSITIVE.

BUT I THINK THAT THERE'S A LOT OF BUSINESSES THAT ARE STRUGGLING.

WE HAVEN'T SEEN BASED ON THE NUMBERS THAT WE'VE SEEN UP TO THIS POINT, WE HAVEN'T SEEN A REDUCTION IN HOME VALUES.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE INVENTORY FOR HOMES FOR SALE, PARTICULARLY FOUR BEDROOM, THREE BEDROOM TYPE HOMES, IS ACTUALLY VERY LOW.

SO WE'RE AGAIN STRUGGLING WITH TRYING TO HAVE A HOME INVENTORY THAT ALLOWS US TO RETAIN FAMILIES AS THEY GET LARGER IN OUR COMMUNITY.

SO WE HAVEN'T SEEN THAT IN TERMS OF THE STRUGGLE YET.

THERE'S STILL A VERY HEALTHY HOUSING MARKET.

AND THAT'S PRIMARILY DRIVEN, I BELIEVE, BY THE LOW INTEREST RATES THAT EXIST TODAY.

YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF BUSINESSES CLOSING, I DON'T KNOW THAT WE'VE SEEN TOO MANY BUSINESSES CLOSED.

I HAVE NOT HEARD THROUGH THE CHAMBER OF ANY BUSINESSES CLOSING YET, ALTHOUGH I'VE HEARD THAT THERE ARE SOME THAT ARE REALLY, REALLY STRUGGLING, PARTICULARLY SOME OF THE RESTAURANTS THAT ARE FAMILY OWNED.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOT SEEING A DEVASTATING EFFECT AT THIS POINT.

BUT IT I HATE TO SAY THIS, BUT IT'S EARLY ON.

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YOU KNOW, WE'VE BEEN AT THIS FOR MONTHS.

AND AS YOU SAID, I THINK THAT THE SMART MONEY IS ON THIS THING GOING ON FOR QUITE SOME TIME. ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

AND JEFF, TALKING ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PROPOSED RATE AND THE SEVEN POINT ZERO ONE, WHAT WOULD BE THE DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE'S TAX BILL FOR A YEAR? CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME SORT OF ESTIMATE, OF A PROPERTY AT A CERTAIN VALUE.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SEVEN POINT TWO 8 NINETY NINE AND THE SEVEN POINT ZERO ONE, TWO, THREE FOR A PROPERTY THAT HAD VERY TAXABLE VALUE OF UNDER SAVE OUR HOMES, LET'S SAY THAT LAST YEAR WAS ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THIS YEAR, THE VALUE AFTER EXEMPTIONS, THAT WOULD BE ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND LAST YEAR. THAT WOULD GO UP TO UNDER SAVE OUR HOMES WITH THE TWO POINT THREE PERCENT INCREASE THAT WOULD GO UP TO ONE HUNDRED AND THREE THOUSAND FOUR FIFTY TAXABLE VALUE AND PROPERTY WITH THAT SCENARIO, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE AND THE SEVEN POINT ZERO ONE TWO THREE IS TWENTY EIGHT DOLLARS AND SEVENTY TWO CENTS A YEAR.

THESE ARE SUCH TRYING TIMES AND YOU KNOW I UNDERSTAND FROM EVERYTHING I'VE HEARD AND EVERYONE I'VE TALKED TO WE ARE LOOKING AT EIGHTEEN TO TWENTY FOUR MONTHS, WHICH MEANS PEOPLE MAY NOT BE WORKING HOMES GOING TO FORECLOSURE.

I CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND ALL THAT AND IT'S DIFFICULT.

AND WE MAY SIT HERE AND SAY TWENTY EIGHT DOLLARS OR FIFTY 8 DOLLARS OR A HUNDRED DOLLARS IS NOT A LOT.

AND FIRE AND PUT PEOPLE'S LIVES ENDANGER FOR THAT.

SO AS COMMISSIONER GELIN SAID YOU STRUGGLE.

HOW DO YOU HELP? HOW DO YOU NOT HINDER EITHER BY PUTTING PEOPLE'S LIVES IN DANGER, BY CUTTING SERVICES.

SO IT'S A TOUGH ONE.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I'VE HEARD FROM RESIDENTS IS I DON'T THINK THEY FULLY UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH OF THEIR TAX DOLLARS ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO THE CITY.

AND THAT MIGHT BE IF WE CAN GET SOMETHING OUT TO EDUCATION, THOUGH, IS A WONDERFUL THING TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT OF THOSE TAX DOLLARS ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO THEIR CITY AND PROVIDING SERVICES FOR THEM.

I REMEMBER BACK IN 2004 2005, WHATEVER IT WAS, WE CLOSED DOWN PARKS FOR CERTAIN DAYS OF THE WEEK IN ORDER TO CUT BUDGETS.

PEOPLE WERE IN AN OUTRAGE ABOUT THAT, AN ABSOLUTE OUTRAGE.

AND THAT IS AN OUTLET FOR THEM, ESPECIALLY NOW WHEN WE DIDN'T HAVE OUR PARKS OPEN.

PEOPLE WERE TRULY UPSET BECAUSE THEY'RE STUCK WITH COVID AND THEY HAVE NOWHERE TO GO AND NOW THEY CAN'T EVEN GO TO THE PARK.

SO IT'S A TOUGH ONE TO WEIGH.

BUT I THINK IT'S SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO STRUGGLE WITH FOR SOME TIME.

THANK YOU, JEFF. I APPRECIATE ALL THE INFORMATION.

YOU ARE WELCOME. THANK YOU.

BEFORE I TURN THE FLOOR OVER TO THE VICE MAYOR, I'D LIKE TO JUST REMIND EVERYBODY, THIS IS THE DISCUSSION FOR HAVING SET THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE TAX MILLAGE RATE THAT IT CAN BE ADVERTISED. IT IS NOT THE FINAL DECISION.

WE STILL HAVE TWO HEARINGS IN SEPTEMBER FOR THE DISCUSSION.

AND IN SEPTEMBER, WE'LL KNOW A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT OUR WORLD AND WHERE THINGS ARE.

SO THIS IS NOT TO SAY THAT WHATEVER WE ARE SETTING TODAY IS THE FINAL NUMBER IT IS JUST SAYING THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT WE WERE ALLOWED TO SET IT AT BEFORE WE CAN'T MAKE ANY CHANGES TO GO HIGHER AFTER WE SET IT.

SO JUST WANT TO BRING THIS PART OF THE CONVERSATION BACK AROUND, BECAUSE I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO REMIND EVERYBODY WE ARE STILL ON 8A AND THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER ITEMS TO DISCUSS.

VICE MAYOR, YOU HAD ANOTHER QUESTION OR COMMENT OR TWO.

THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR YES.

OK, SO WHEN WE ARE USING EXAMPLES, I NOTICE THAT IT IS A TREND WITH FINANCE THAT WE USE EXAMPLES WITH HOMES, WITH LOWER VALUES.

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FOR INSTANCE, A HOME WITH ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLAR, YOU KNOW, TAXABLE VALUE OR, YOU KNOW, BEFORE A TAXABLE VALUE HOME.

BUT WE CAN'T MISTAKE THE HOMES.

I'LL SPEAK FROM MY DISTRICT.

WE CAN'T MISTAKE THE HOMES IN MY DISTRICT THAT ARE THREE HUNDRED PLUS THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CENTRAL PARK.

WE CAN'T MISTAKE THE HOMES IN COMMISSIONER PLACKO'S DISTRICT IN WOODMONT.

RIGHT. AND WE CANNOT MISTAKE THE FACT THAT THERE ARE NEW RESIDENTS COMING IN.

SO YOU KNOW WHAT THE HOUSE MAY HAVE BEEN WORTH SOME YEARS AGO.

NOW A NEW RESIDENT IS PURCHASING THAT HOUSE AT A HIGHER RATE.

RIGHT. SO I WAS TALKING TO A BOARD MEMBER, HOA BOARD MEMBER IN THE MAINLAND'S JUST THE OTHER DAY. AND SHE SAID TO ME, COMMISSIONER, IF YOU KNOW ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO BUY A HOUSE, WE HAVE A GREAT ONE THAT WE'RE SELLING.

AND I WAS LIKE, OH, REALLY? WHAT IS THE PRICE? AND SHE GOES, TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AND IN MY MIND, I SAID, WHAT IN THE MAINLAND? AND IT'S NOT LIKE, YOU KNOW, I'M SAYING THE MAINLAND SHOULD NOT BE LIKE WHATEVER.

BUT I'M JUST SAYING, LIKE, YEARS AGO YOU COULD BUY A HOUSE IN THE MAINLAND FOR FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS. YOU KNOW, NOW THEY'RE BEING SOLD FOR TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS, TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

SO WHEN YOU BUY A HOME AT A HIGHER VALUE, THAT'S WHERE NOW ALL THE NEW RESIDENTS ARE SAYING, BUT WAIT, YOU KNOW, WHY IS MY TAX BILL, YOU KNOW, SO HIGH SO WE CAN'T, YOU KNOW, BASE THE NUMBER ON ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THAT SORT OF STUFF ANYMORE? WE HAVE TO BE REALISTIC AND WE HAVE TO PRICE, YOU KNOW, MAKE OUR EXAMPLES ON WHAT IS REALLY REALISTIC.

TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND SO FORTH.

THAT IS THE VALUES THAT WE'RE SEEING NOW IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

SO, YOU KNOW, IT'S WE HAVE ALL COME TO A POINT RIGHT.

WHERE WE ARE STRUGGLING TO MAKE A DECISION.

AND, YOU KNOW, REALLY AND TRULY, I'M NOT STRUGGLING WITH MAKING A DECISION.

WE HAD A VERY LONG TIME TO THINK ABOUT THIS.

THE PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE PASSED THAT WE'RE SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY ON.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE HAD A LOT OF TIME TO THINK ABOUT THOSE PROJECTS, YOU KNOW, I THINK AT SOME POINT WE NEED TO BE LOOKING TO REDUCING THE MILLAGE RATE INSTEAD OF SHOOTING IT UP OR KEEPING THE SAME RATE, UNDERSTANDING THAT IT'S GOING TO BE HIGHER TAXES ANYWAY, BECAUSE THE VALUE OF THE TAX THE VALUE OF THE HOMES ARE GOING UP.

SO TECHNICALLY, WE ARE INCREASING THE MILLAGE RATE.

IT'S YOU KNOW, WE CAN SAY, OH, IT'S NINE YEARS OF KEEPING THE SAME MILLAGE RATE, BUT WE ARE INCREASING IT. THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.

SO WE CAN'T SIT HERE AS A COMMISSION AND SAY THAT OH WE'RE KEEPING TAXES LOW, YOU KNOW, YEAR AFTER YEAR. I'VE YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN ON THE SAME CRUSADE THAT WE SHOULD REDUCE THE MILLAGE RATE AND BE MORE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE.

BUT HEY, YOU KNOW, IT IS WHAT IT.

LET ME SEND A WORD OF CAUTION TO STAFF MR. STREDER AND MS. CHRISTINE CAJUSTE.

RIGHT. THIS IS A WORD OF CAUTION, RIGHT? I'M NOT GOING TO MAKE A MOTION TO.

SO YOU CAN PUT YOUR HAND DOWN, MR. CERNECH.

I'M NOT AT LEAST I'M NOT GOING TO MAKE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE ROLLBACK RATE TONIGHT.

BUT YOU HAVE STAFF.

NO GUARANTEE FROM ME THAT I WILL BE PASSING THE MILLAGE RATE AT 7.2899 MILLS.

YOU HAVE LET ME REPEAT IT.

YOU HAVE NO GUARANTEE FROM MARLON BOLTON THAT YOU'RE GOING TO GET A MILLAGE RATE AT SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE MILLS, SO I WOULD SUGGEST STAFF GO BACK, CRUNCH SOME NUMBERS, FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU CAN CUT.

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AT THE ROLLBACK RATE OF SIX POINT SEVEN NINE THREE FIVE MILLAGE RATE.

HAVE SOME SORT OF PLAN AND MEET WITH ME RIGHT NOW AND SHOW ME THAT PLAN, BECAUSE I WANT TO KNOW THAT MY DISTRICT AND EVERYBODY'S DISTRICT, FOR THAT MATTER, BENEFITS FROM THIS MILLAGE RATE.

WE TALK ABOUT, YOU KNOW, WHAT THE CITY PORTION IS.

WELL, THE CITY PORTION, YEAH, IT'S YOU HAVE BROWARD COUNTY, YOU HAVE THE SCHOOL BOARD, YOU HAVE THE CITY, BUT THEN YOU HAVE ALL THESE OTHER ASSESSMENTS THAT WE ALSO NEED TO LOOK AT REFERENCING THE RESIDENTS LETTER.

RIGHT. SHE SAID LOOK AT WAYS TO REDUCE THE NON AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS.

SO MAYBE THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD BE LOOKING AT AS WELL.

SO, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE MY CAUTIONARY TALE THAT WE NEED TO LOOK AT WAYS THAT WE CAN SAVE. AND IF WE CAN'T SAVE IN THE END, FINE.

YOU KNOW, WE CAN KEEP THE MILLAGE RATE FOR THIS YEAR, BUT AT LEAST SHOW US THE PROS AND THE CONS SAY, LOOK, THESE ARE THE HARD FACTS.

THIS IS THE HARD NUMBERS AT A ROLLBACK RATE OF SIX POINT SEVEN NINE THREE FIVE.

THESE ARE THE PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS.

WE'RE GOING TO CUT THE WE'RE GOING TO CUT WHATEVER IT IS, THIS IS WHAT WE WILL CUT.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, SHOW US THE SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE MILLS AND SAY, OK, IF YOU KEEP THIS MILLAGE RATE, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO ACCOMPLISH.

SHOW US. YOU KNOW, I'M JUST TIRED OF COMING YEAR AFTER YEAR AND THEN IT'S A HYPOTHETICAL.

WELL, IF WE DO THE ROLLBACK RATE, WE MAY DO THAT AND WE MAY DO THAT AND WE MAY GET RID OF A FIRE TRUCK AND WE MAY YOU KNOW, THIS YEAR IT'S NOT GOING TO BE A HYPOTHETICAL.

I THINK COMMISSIONER GELIN IS ALSO CLEAR AND IT STANDS THAT HE IS LOOKING OUT FOR WORKING FAMILIES AND HE CAN CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG ON THE RECORD.

HE SAID IT EARLIER THIS EVENING.

HE'S LOOKING OUT FOR WORKING FAMILIES IN TAMARAC.

AND EVEN IF OUR RESIDENTS SAVE SIXTY DOLLARS, EVEN IF OUR RESIDENTS SAVE 60 BUCKS, THAT IS.

THAT IS PROBABLY ONE MONTH WHERE SOME CHILD, SOME SINGLE MOM, A SINGLE MOM SOMEWHERE WILL NOT SLEEP IN THE DARK BECAUSE FPL HAS TURNED OFF THEIR LIGHTS.

RIGHT. SO WE CAN'T SAY ALL THE SAVINGS ARE MINIMAL.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO SAY THAT THIS YEAR.

WE ARE GOING TO WORK FOR WORKING FAMILIES AND SHOW TAMARAC JUST WHERE OUR MONEY IS GOING.

NO MORE HYPOTHETICALS.

SHOW US THE MONEY.

SHOW US HOW MUCH MONEY YOU HAVE IN RESERVE.

SHOW US WHERE YOU'VE BEEN SPENDING.

YEAH, WE GET IT.

WE GET IT. WE DID A FANTASTIC JOB IN THE TAM A GRAM, YOU KNOW, WITH THESE CITIES CONDENSED ANNUAL REPORT KUDO'S, I THINK TO COMMISSIONER GELIN FOR BRINGING THAT UP SOME TIME AGO.

WE DID A GOOD JOB IN SHOWING SOMEWHAT WHERE OUR MONEY IS GOING.

BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH. IT'S NOT ENOUGH.

RIGHT. SO I'M TELLING YOU, BOLTON IS COMING.

YOU BETTER PREPARE. YOU BETTER PREPARE TO SHOW SOME NUMBERS AND SHOW WHERE OUR MONEY IS GOING. AND SO WE CAN BE ABLE TO TELL OUR RESIDENTS JUST WHERE THEIR MONEY IS GOING AND HOW IT IS BEING ACCOUNTED FOR.

I'VE GONE THROUGH THE BUDGET.

I'M GOING THROUGH IT WITH PROFESSIONALS AS WELL.

AND I SEE PLACES THAT WE CAN CUT.

I SEE THINGS THAT WE CAN CUT FAR MORE THAN TWO POINT ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

SO DON'T PLAY THIS GAME THIS YEAR ABOUT LET'S GET RID OF A FIRE TRUCK.

IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN. VICE MAYOR. SO I THINK I MADE IT CLEAR, MADAM MAYOR, THAT THE TIME IS SO WE'LL MOVE ON WITH THIS RESOLUTION.

BUT I JUST WANT IT TO BE CLEAR

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YOUR POSITION IS.

ALL RIGHT. BUT I AM GOING TO TURN THE FLOOR OVER TO THE CITY MANAGER FOR THE ONE LAST COMMENT THAT HE HAS, AND THEN WE WILL CALL FOR A VOTE.

CITY MANAGER. I'VE LOWERED MY HAND DOWN MAYOR.

OK, THANK YOU VERY MUCH CITY CLERK WILL YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

YES, MA'AM. VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES. SORRY, WHAT WAS THAT? YES, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ. YES.

THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY, FIVE TO ZERO.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS 9:15.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A 15 MINUTE BREAK.

WE WILL RESUME AT 9:30.

WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

IT IS 9:30.

WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE WITH 8B TR13434 - FIRE RESCUE ASSESSMENT.

[b. TR13434 - Fire Rescue Assessment]

CITY ATTORNEY, PLEASE READ THE NEXT ITEM IS TEMPORARY RESOLUTION NUMBER ONE, THREE, FOUR, THREE, FOUR.

IT'S A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF FIRE RESCUE SERVICES, FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA. ESTABLISHED IN THE ESTIMATED ASSESSMENT RATE FOR FIRE RESCUE ASSESSMENTS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1 OF 2020, DIRECTING THE PREPARATION OF AN ASSESSMENT ROLE, AUTHORIZING A PUBLIC HEARING AND DIRECTING THE PROVISION OF NOTICE THEREOF, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND FINALLY PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. THANK YOU MAYOR AND COMMISSION, THERE'S THE MATTER THAT WILL BE ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND, PLEASE.

SO MOVED.

SECOND. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NOW, INTERIM FINANCE DIRECTOR MS. CHRISTINE CAJUSTE THE FLOOR IS YOURS.

THANK YOU.

SERVICES TR 13434 SETS THE PRELIMINARY FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT FEES FOR FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY ONE. THE PRELIMINARY RESIDENTIAL RATE IS 350 DOLLARS, WHICH IS THE SAME AS THE LAST FOUR FISCAL YEARS.

THIS WOULD PROVIDE A NET ASSESSMENT REVENUE OF 13 MILLION, NINE HUNDRED AND THIRTY TWO THOUSAND AND THIRTY SEVEN DOLLARS.

IT FUNDS APPROXIMATELY 98 PERCENT OF FIRE SERVICES COST AND REPRESENTS 52 PERCENT OF THE APPROXIMATELY TWENTY FIVE MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO IT'S SIMILAR TO THE RESIDENTIAL RATE, WHICH IS 350 AS WE JUST STATED. THERE HAS BEEN NO CHANGE TO THE COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL OR INSTITUTIONAL RATES.

THIS CHARGE PROVIDES A BREAKDOWN OF THESE TIERS AND OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTY THAT IS LESS THAN TWO THOUSAND SORRY, TWO THOUSAND SQUARE FEET WILL BE ASSESSED AT FIVE HUNDRED AND FORTY ONE DOLLARS FOR FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY ONE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

ESSENTIALLY, THIS RESOLUTION ESTABLISHES THE PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT FOR NOTICE PURPOSES.

THE TRIM NOTICE WILL BE ON AUGUST 12TH 2020.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE ON AUGUST 16, 2020, AND PUBLIC HEARINGS FINAL ASSESSMENT WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2020, AT 5:05 PM.

AND WITH THAT, THAT ENDS MY PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CITY CLERK.

ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS? WE'RE ARE NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC COMMENTS.

WE HAVE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR THE FIRE ASSESSMENT MA'AM.

THANK YOU. PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

I SEE COMMISSIONER GELIN HAS HIS HAND UP.

COMMISSIONER GELIN. YEAH, HOW MUCH MONEY IS COLLECTED FROM RESIDENTS VERSUS BUSINESSES? SO OF THE THIRTEEN MILLION DOLLARS, WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THAT COMES FROM RESIDENTS VERSUS BUSINESSES? I DON'T HAVE THAT INFORMATION RIGHT IN INFORMATION TO YOU. ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S FINE. THANK YOU. SEEING THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS THEIR HANDS UP, I'M GOING TO ASK THE CITY CLERK TO CALL THE ROLL, PLEASE.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES, COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES. MOTION TO APPROVE THE FIRE ASSESSMENT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

THANK YOU. 8 C TR13435 STORM WATER, UTILITY MANAGEMENT FEES, SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS.

[c. TR13435 - Stormwater Utility Management Fee Special Assessment]

CITY ATTORNEY PLEASE READ THE TITLE INTO THE RECORD.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COMMISSIONER, FOR THE RECORD AND FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE MAYOR AND

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COMMISSION. TEMPORARY RESOLUTION NUMBER ONE THREE FOUR THREE FIVE READS AS FOLLOWS.

IT'S A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PROVIDED BY THE CITY'S STORM WATER UTILITY, DETERMINING THAT CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY WILL BE ESPECIALLY BENEFITED, THEREBY ESTABLISHING AND CONFIRMING THE METHOD OF CALCULATING THE COST OF STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SERVICE AGAINST THE REAL PROPERTY THAT WILL BE SPECIFICALLY BENEFITED, THEREBY DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO PREPARE OR DIRECT THE PREPARATION OF A PRELIMINARY STORMWATER UTILITY MANAGEMENT FEE ROLE.

BASED UPON THE METHODOLOGY SET FORTH HEREIN ESTABLISHING A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PROPOSED STORMWATER UTILITY MANAGEMENT FEES AND DIRECTING THE PROVISION OF NOTICE IN PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT OF DATE. ONE THREE FOUR THREE FIVE IN THE PUBLIC RECORD.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COMMISSION. THANK YOU.

I NEED A MOTION AN A SECOND FOR APPROVAL.

SO MOVED. SECOND.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I WILL NOW TURN IT OVER TO OUR INTERIM FINANCE DIRECTOR CHRISTINE, CAJUSTE. THANK YOU.

NEXT PRESENTATION, PLEASE.

OK, SO CHRISTINE CAJUSTE AGAIN FOR THE RECORD, INTERIM DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, SO TR 13435. THAT'S THE PRELIMINARY STORMWATER UTILITY MANAGEMENT FEE, SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FEES. I'M SORRY, FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021 NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE STORMWATER UTILITY MANAGEMENT FEE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT WAS ADOPTED ON APRIL 24TH, 2013.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. THE PROPOSED RATE FOR TWENTY TWENTY ONE IS HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE DOLLARS AND 53 CENTS FOR EQUIVALENT RESIDENTIAL UNIT, OR ERU FOR SHORT.

IT IS THREE PERCENT HIGHER THAN PRIOR AND CONSISTENT WITH THE ORDINANCE, THE FEE ON STORMWATER OPERATIONS, AS WELL AS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND CAPITAL EQUIPMENT GOES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS RESOLUTION ESTABLISHES THE PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT FOR NOTICE PURPOSES.

THE TRIMNOTICE WILL GO OUT ON BEGINNING ON AUGUST 12, 2020.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON AUGUST 16TH, 2020, AND PUBLIC HEARINGS TO ADOPT THE FINAL ASSESSMENTS WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 14, TWENTY TWENTY AT 5:05 P.M.

AND THAT ENDS THIS PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU, CITY CLERK, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR PUBLIC COMMENTS? YES, THERE ARE SOME PUBLIC COMMENTS, LET ME PRINT THEM OUT.

I RETRACT THAT STATEMENT.

THERE ARE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE STORMWATER ASSESSMENT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED, SEEING THAT THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSION. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN. YES.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO. YES.

COMMISSIONER GELIN. YES.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

NO. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NOW, MOVING ON TO 8D TR ONE, THREE, FOUR, THREE, SIX, SOLID WASTE

[d. TR13436 - Solid Waste Special Assessment]

SPECIAL ASSESSMENT.

CITY ATTORNEY, PLEASE READ THE TITLE.

THANK YOU MAYOR AND COMMISSION. FOR THE RECORD, THIS IS TEMPORARY RESOLUTION NUMBER ONE THREE FOUR THREE SIX, WHICH READS AS FOLLOWS INTO THE PUBLIC RECORD.

IT'S A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION AND THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES AND FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR A PURPOSE AND DEFINITIONS, PROVIDING FOR LEGISLATIVE DETERMINATIONS, ESTABLISHING THE ESTIMATED RATE FOR THE RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES ASSESSMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER ONE OF TWENTY TWENTY, DIRECTING THE PREPARATION OF THE RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLE, AUTHORIZING A PUBLIC HEARING AND DIRECTING THE PROVISION OF NOTICE THEREOF AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE THAT'S TEMPORARY RESOLUTION NUMBER ONE THREE FOUR THREE SIX CURRENTLY ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COMMISSION. THANK YOU VERY MUCH I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL. SO MOVED.

SECOND. THANK YOU.

OUR INTERIM FINANCE DIRECTOR, MS., CHRISTINE CAJUSTE.

THANK YOU. LEVENT CAN YOU PLEASE PUT THE PRESENTATION ON? THANK YOU. SO TR ONE THREE FOUR THREE SIX.

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THAT'S THE PRELIMINARY SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES ASSESSMENT FEES FOR FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY ONE. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE PROPOSED RATE FOR THE SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES ASSESSMENT IS TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY EIGHT DOLLARS AND SEVENTY FIVE CENTS, WHICH IS THE SAME AS FISCAL YEAR 2020.

THIS IS EXPECTED TO YIELD FIVE MILLION AND FIFTY NINE THOUSAND AND NINETY TWO DOLLARS IN FEES THROUGH THE ASSESSMENT, THESE FEES FROM THE COST OF SOLID WASTE COLLECTIONS, DISPOSAL BILLING AND MANAGEMENT NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS RESOLUTION ESTABLISHES A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT, GOING OUT BEGINNING ON AUGUST 12, 2020.

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE ON AUGUST 16TH, 2020, AND THE PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT THE FINAL ASSESSMENT WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2020 AT 5:05 P.M.

AND THAT ENDS THIS PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU, CITY CLERK.

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC NOT ON THIS ITEM MA'AM.

EXCELLENT PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

SEEING NOBODY WISHES TO SPEAK FROM THE COMMISSION, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO. YES.

COMMISSIONER GELIN. YES.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN. YES.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

NO. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES.

THE SOLID WASTE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT IS APPROVED 4 TO ONE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE WILL NOW GO TO 8E TR ONE THREE, FOUR, THREE SEVEN FY TWENTY TWENTY

[e. TR13437 - FY 2021 Nuisance Abatement Special Assessments]

ONE NUISANCE ABATEMENT, SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS.

CITY ATTORNEY, PLEASE READ THE TITLE INTO THE RECORD.

THANK YOU. MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

FOR THE RECORD TEMPORARY RESOLUTION NUMBER ONE THREE FOUR THREE SEVEN READS AS FOLLOWS.

IT'S A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF NUISANCE ABATEMENT ON CERTAIN REAL PROPERTIES BY THE CITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER NINE, ARTICLE TWO, DIVISION FIVE OF THE CITY'S CODE OF ORDINANCES DETERMINING THAT CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY HAS BEEN SPECIFICALLY OR SPECIALLY BENEFITED BY THE CITY'S ABATEMENT OF NUISANCES THERE ON DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO PREPARE OR TO DIRECT THE PREPARATION OF A PRELIMINARY NUISANCE ABATEMENT ASSESSMENT ROLE.

ESTABLISHING A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PROPOSED LEVY OF UNPAID NUISANCE ABATEMENT ASSESSMENTS ON THE ANNUAL TAX BILL AND DIRECTING THE PROVISION OF NOTICE IN CONNECTION THERE WITH PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND FINALLY PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. TEMPORARY RESOLUTION NUMBER ONE THREE FOUR THREE SEVEN ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION. THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL.

SO MOVED. SECOND. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

INTERIM FINANCE DIRECTOR THE FLOOR'S YOURS AGAIN.

LEVENT CAN YOU PUT THAT PRESENTATION UP PLEASE.

LEVENT. OK, THANK YOU.

SO TR ONE THREE FOUR THREE SEVEN SETS THE PRELIMINARY SOLID WASTE PUBLIC NUISANCE ABATEMENT ASSESSMENT FEE FOR FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. ORDINANCE NUMBER TWO THOUSAND AND TWELVE DASH TEN PROVIDES FOR THE IMPOSITION OF A PUBLIC NUISANCE ABATEMENT ASSESSMENT AGAINST RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES FOR CLEANUP COSTS, FOR PROPERTIES THAT MEET THE DEFINITION OF PUBLIC NUISANCE.

THIS YEAR BETWEEN JUNE ONE, 2019, AND MAY 31ST TWENTY TWENTY.

WE ABATED SEVEN PROPERTIES WHICH WERE NINE HUNDRED DOLLARS. WE PROVIDED ALL NOTICES, MADE EFFORTS TO COLLECT.

NONE OF THE PROPERTY OWNERS APPEALED AS ALLOWED IN THE ORDINANCE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. THE ASSESSMENTS RANGED FROM FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE DOLLARS AND 38 CENTS TO ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND SIXTY SEVEN DOLLARS AND 19 CENTS FOR EACH PROPERTY, ONE PROPERTY ACTUALLY HAD THREE INSTANCES.

THE TOTAL ASSESSMENT ROLL IS FIVE THOUSAND FIFTY ONE DOLLARS AND SIXTY EIGHT CENTS NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. SO EACH OF THE SEVEN PROPERTIES HAVE THEIR OWN ASSESSMENT BASED ON THE COST TO BRING THE PROPERTY INTO COMPLIANCE AND THE COST TO LEVY THIS ASSESSMENT.

THIS RESOLUTION ESTABLISHES THE PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT FOR NOTICE PURPOSES.

THE TRIM NOTICE WILL GO OUT ON AUGUST 12, 2020.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON AUGUST 16, 2020 AND PUBLIC HEARINGS TO ADOPT THE FINAL ASSESSMENT WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 14TH TWENTY TWENTY AT 5:05 P.M.

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AND THAT CONCLUDES THIS PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CITY CLERK.

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC? THERE ARE NO COMMENTS ON THIS ITEM MA'AM.

EXCELLENT PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED, SEEING THAT THERE ARE NO COMMENTS EITHER FROM THE COMMISSION. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES. VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES.

APPROVAL OF A NUISANCE ABATEMENT RESOLUTION HAS BEEN APPROVED FIVE TO ZERO.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE ARE NOW MOVING TO 9A TO2433 ORDINANCE ADOPTING MANDATORY YEAR ROUND LANDSCAPING,

[a. TO2433 - Ordinance Adopting Mandatory Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Conservation Measures]

IRRIGATION CONSERVATION MEASURES CITY ATTORNEY.

THANK YOU MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

YES. TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2433 READS AS FOLLOWS FOR THE PUBLIC RECORD.

IT'S AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, AMENDING AND RESTATING CHAPTER TWENTY TWO, ARTICLE EIGHT OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC ENTITLED WATER CONSERVATION REGULATIONS IN ITS ENTIRETY AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO IMPLEMENT PROCEDURES TO PROTECT THE WATER RESOURCES OF THE CITY TAMARAC AND TO PROMOTE WATER CONSERVATION THROUGH THE EFFICIENT USE OF LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION AND CONSISTENCY WITH THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT.

THAT'S THE DISTRICT'S MANDATORY YEAR ROUND LANDSCAPING, IRRIGATION CONSERVATION MEASURES UNDER CHAPTER FOUR FORTY E DASH TWENTY FOUR OF THE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE KNOWN AS THE FAC AND PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS AUTHORIZING CITY MINISTRATION TO TAKE ALL REQUIREMENTS OF STATE LAW, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, AND FINALLY PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE, TEMPORARY ORDER, NUMBER TWO FOUR THREE THREE ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION. THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

THANK YOU. I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL.

SO MOVED. SECOND. THANK YOU.

AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR JACK STRAIN.

GOOD EVENING, PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR JACK STRAIN.

BEFORE YOU, WE HAVE TEMPORARY ORDINANCE TWO, FOUR, THREE, THREE WATER CONSERVATION REGULATIONS, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THE INTENT AND PURPOSE TO PROMOTE WATER CONSERVATION THROUGH EFFICIENT USE OF LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION AND CONSISTENCY WITH THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT'S MANDATORY YEAR ROUND LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION CONSERVATION MEASURES.

THIS CODE WILL INCREASE WATER USE EFFICIENCY, PREVENT AND CURTAIL WASTEFUL IRRIGATION PRACTICES BY PROVIDING MANDATORY LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION CONSERVATION MEASURES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO THE LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION MEASURES, THE LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION MEASURES SHALL BE PROHIBITED BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10:00 A.M.

AND 4:00 P.M..

IRRIGATION OF EXISTING LANDSCAPING SHALL COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS, EVEN NUMBER ADDRESSES AND RIGHTS OF WAY AN OTHER LOCATIONS WITHOUT AN ADDRESS MAY ACCOMPLISH THE NECESSARY LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION ONLY ON THURSDAYS AND OR SUNDAYS.

ODD, NUMBER ADDRESSES MAY ACCOMPLISH THE NECESSARY LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION ONLY ON WEDNESDAYS AND OR SATURDAYS.

IRRIGATION SYSTEMS MAY BE OPERATED OUTSIDE THE RESTRICTED DAYS AND OR TIMES FOR CLEANING, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR WITH AN ATTENDANT ON SITE IN THE AREA BEING TESTED.

LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION SYSTEMS MAY BE ROUTINELY EXCUSE ME, BE OPERATED FOR SUCH PURPOSES NO MORE THAN ONCE PER WEEK, AND THE RUNTIME SHOULD NOT EXCEED 10 MINUTES PER ZONE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

VIOLATIONS OF THE PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PENALTIES, FIRST VIOLATION WILL BE A WRITTEN WARNING, SECOND VIOLATION WILL BE A FIFTY DOLLAR FINE AND THIRD AND SUBSEQUENT VIOLATIONS WOULD BE A ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR FINE.

THE CHANGES WON'T TAKE EFFECT UNTIL 60 DAYS AFTER THE SECOND READING TO ALLOW US TO EDUCATE AND INFORM THE USERS OF THE CITY ON HOW THESE WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES AFFECT THEM. QUESTIONS.

EXCELLENT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND I AM NOT SEEING ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSION, CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

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YES. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES. THE ORDINANCE IS PASSED ON ITS FIRST READING FIVE TO ZERO.

EXCELLENT. MOVING NOW TO 10 PUBLIC HEARINGS, 10 A IT'S

[a. TR13458 - Approval of 5-Year Consolidated Plan FY 2020/2021 to 2024/2025 including FY 2020/2021 CDBG Annual Action Plan]

TR13458 - APPROVAL OF 5-YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN FY 2020/2021 TO 2024/2025 INCLUDING FY 2020/2021 CDBG ANNUAL ACTION PLAN. CITY ATTORNEY, THE REST OF IT'S ALL YOURS.

APPRECIATE THAT MAYOR. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THE TEMPORARY RESOLUTION FOR THE RECORD IS NUMBER ONE THREE FOUR FIVE EIGHT WHICH READS AS FOLLOWS. FORMERLY A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY, TAMARAC, FLORIDA, ADOPTING THE CITY'S CONSOLIDATED PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR FY 2020/2021 TO 2024/2025 AND APPROVING THE PROJECTS RECOMMENDED FOR INCLUSION IN THE FISCAL YEAR.

2020-2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR EXPENDITURE OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS ESTIMATED TO BE $417,242 FOR THE TWENTY FIRST PROGRAM YEAR TOGETHER ATTACHED HERETO IS EXHIBIT A. AUTHORIZE THE APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS TO SUBMIT A CONSOLIDATED PLAN, ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AND RELATED DOCUMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OR APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY, TWENTY TWENTY ONE ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FEDERAL APPLICATION FOR FUNDING.

PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY.

FINALLY, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THAT'S TEMPORARY RESOLUTION NUMBER ONE THREE FOUR FIVE EIGHT ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION. THANK YOU MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NOW GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MAXINE CALLOWAY. THANK YOU, MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

GOOD NIGHT TO EVERYONE. AGAIN, MY NAME IS MAXINE CALLOWAY.

I'M THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, AND I'M HERE TONIGHT WITH SOME GUESTS THAT I'LL INTRODUCE SHORTLY TO PRESENT THE CITY'S CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND OUR ACTION PLAN.

JUST QUICKLY, JUST SOME BACKGROUND THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN IS THE CITY'S FIVE YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN, WHICH IS REQUIRED BY HUD IN ORDER FOR US TO RECEIVE CDBG FUNDING.

EACH ANNUAL ACTION PLAN IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN, AND IT PROVIDES ANNUAL GOALS THAT ARE UNDERTAKEN TO ACHIEVE THE PRIORITIES THAT ARE IDENTIFIED IN OUR STRATEGIC PLAN. STAFF BEGAN WORKING ON 10 PRELIMINARIES IN EARLY DECEMBER OF TWO THOUSAND AND NINETEEN WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF OUR CONSULTANT, WHO IS HERE WITH US TONIGHT TO AND THE PLAN IS NOW COMPLETE.

AND MR. ERIC CHATHAM WHO'S THE PRINCIPAL OWNER OF SUMMARY OF THE PLAN.

ALONG WITH US TONIGHT IS MR. CHARLES MURPHY. WE'LL HEAR FROM SHORTLY.

HE'S A GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE FOR T-MOBILE WHO WILL BE PROVIDING SOME INFORMATION ON OUR NEW PUBLIC SERVICE INITIATIVE, WHICH I'LL TALK ABOUT LATER IN THE PRESENTATION.

FOR NOW, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO ERIC CHATHAM AND HE'S GOING TO WALK YOU THROUGH FOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMPONENT OF THE PLAN.

CHATHAM, WE'RE GOING TO CUT IN HERE FOR A SECOND.

I FORGOT TO DO A MOTION AND A SECOND.

SO MAY I PLEASE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL BEFORE WE PROCEED ANY FURTHER.

SO MOVED. I'VE GOT A MOTION I NEED A SECOND PLEASE.

SECOND. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE'VE GOT A SECOND, MR. CHATHAM IT'S ALL YOURS. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. MADAM MAYOR, SO IF WE CAN GO LEVENT ONE MORE SLIDE AND THEN MR. CHATHAM CAN GO AHEAD.

ERIC, IT'S YOURS.

THANK YOU, MA'AM. GOOD EVENING, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

I'LL TRY TO BE BRIEF WITH OUR PRESENTATION HERE.

AS MRS. CALLOWAY SUGGESTED, THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN IS A REQUIREMENT OF HUD FOR ALL GRANTEES OF THE CDBG PROGRAM.

THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN, AS CITY ATTORNEY READ IN THE NOTICE, COVERS THE NEXT FIVE FISCAL YEARS AND THEN YOU WILL HAVE ANNUAL ACTION PLANS DURING THOSE FIVE YEARS THAT WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN.

THE POINT OF THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN IS HUD INTENDS FOR THE CITY TO SORT OF TAKE A PAUSE IN THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM AND REASSESS THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY BOTH FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS SUCH AS PUBLIC PARKS, INFRASTRUCTURE, PUBLIC SERVICES, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ETC..

ONCE THOSE PRIORITY NEEDS AND GOALS ARE IDENTIFIED IN THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN, WE ESTABLISHED ANNUAL ACTION PLANS THAT DIRECT FUNDING EACH YEAR.

AT THE END OF EACH YEAR.

AS YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD IN PAST YEARS, THE CITY WAS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE HUD IN THE PUBLIC WITH AN ANNUAL REPORT, THE CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT THAT IS SORT OF THE BOOK INTO THE ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AND SUMMARIZES THE ACTUAL OUTCOMES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR THE PROGRAMS THAT THE CITY FUNDED IN A GIVEN YEAR.

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NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM JUST A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND HERE, AUTHORIZED TITLE OF ONE OF THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1974.

AND THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF VIABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES THE PROGRAM PRINCIPALLY SERVES PERSONS IN LOW TO MODERATE INCOME IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND WITH THREE LARGER OBJECTIVES OF PROVIDING DECENT, AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

SUITABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENTS WHICH INCLUDE ADEQUATE PUBLIC FACILITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE, AS WELL AS EXPANDED ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES.

AND CITIZEN PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS, TYPICALLY ARE THAT THE CITY MUST HOLD TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO GAIN CITIZEN FEEDBACK.

OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE DOING ONE OF THOSE THIS EVENING.

THE PLAN IS PUBLISHED FOR A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD.

TYPICALLY, THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN MUST BE PUBLISHED FOR A 30 DAY COMMENT PERIOD.

WITH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, HUD HAS ISSUED A NUMBER OF WAIVERS RELATED TO CITIZEN PARTICIPATION, INCLUDING OBVIOUSLY A VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING, AS WE'RE DOING TONIGHT, BUT ALSO REDUCE THE 30 DAY COMMENT PERIOD TO JUST A FIVE DAY COMMENT PERIOD.

AND NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN CONTAINS FIVE MAJOR COMPONENTS, THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT, WHICH LOOKS AT THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

THEN THE HOUSING MARKET ANALYSIS, WHICH, AS IT SOUNDS, LOOKS AT THE HOUSING STOCK WITHIN THE CITY. NATURALLY, WE'RE LOOKING AT THE NEEDS AND THEN COMPARING WHAT THE MARKET IS PROVIDING. WE COME UP WITH SHORTFALLS.

AS MANY OF THE COMMISSIONERS SPOKE ABOUT THIS EVENING, THERE'S A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION OF TAMARAC THAT ARE LOW INCOME.

AND SO THEY ARE CERTAINLY STRUGGLING IN THIS TIME PERIOD WITH THE PANDEMIC.

AND SO WE'VE IDENTIFIED, AGAIN, THE PRIORITY NEEDS AND GOALS TO HELP ADDRESS THE NEEDS FOR THOSE LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS.

SO THAT COMES IN THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

AS I MENTIONED, THE ANNUAL ACTION PLAN SPECIFICALLY ALLOCATES FUNDS FOR PROJECTS IN A GIVEN YEAR. AND THEN FINALLY, THE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION EFFORTS, WHICH I MENTIONED IN THE PREVIOUS SLIDE.

QUICK HIGHLIGHT HERE THE 2020 ANNUAL ALLOCATION FOR CDBG PROGRAM IS FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FORTY TWO DOLLARS.

THIS IS THE ANNUAL ENTITLEMENT PORTION.

THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE SUPPLEMENTAL ALLOCATION THROUGH THE CARES ACT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AS MS. CALLOWAY SUGGESTED, WE STARTED OUR EFFORTS ON THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN MANY MONTHS AGO.

GIVEN THE PANDEMIC, WE WEREN'T ABLE TO HOST AS MANY PUBLIC MEETINGS AS WE WOULD HAVE NORMALLY LIKE TO. BUT THE CITY DID MAKE A GREAT EFFORT TO PUBLISH AN ONLINE SURVEY.

AND QUITE FRANKLY, WE'RE ALSO HELPING BROWARD COUNTY WITH THIS SIMILAR EFFORT RIGHT NOW.

TAMARAC GOT MORE RESPONSES TO THE SURVEY THAN THE ENTIRE COUNTY DID.

SO KUDOS TO THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER FOR GETTING OUT AND CONTINUING TO PROMOTE THE SURVEY. AS YOU SEE ON THE SLIDE HERE FROM THE COMMUNITY SURVEY, WE HAVE TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY FIVE INDIVIDUAL RESPONSES.

AND THEN WE HAD A TARGETED STAKEHOLDER SURVEY THAT WAS SENT OUT TO AGENCIES TO PARTNER WITH YOU THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

NATURALLY, THAT WAS A SIMILAR RESPONSE, BUT STILL SIX QUALITY RESPONSES FROM STAKEHOLDER ORGANIZATIONS. MAJOR CATEGORIES FROM THE COMMUNITY FOR WHAT THEY WOULD CONSIDER THE HIGHEST PRIORITIES OR NEEDS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY, OVERWHELMINGLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING, FOLLOWED BY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

CERTAINLY IF WE TOOK THIS SURVEY AGAIN, SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE IN JOB CREATION, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, GIVEN THE IMPACT OF COVID-19, THAT WOULD LIKELY ELEVATE AND PROBABLY BE THE HIGHEST PRIORITY CURRENTLY FOLLOWED BY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS FOR NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN UP WATER, SEWER IMPROVEMENTS, STREET IMPROVEMENTS, INCLUDING SIDEWALKS, AND FINALLY, DEMOLITION AND CLEARANCE, CODE ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES AND DEMOLITION OF THE BLIGHTED, SPECIFICALLY HOUSING BUT BLIGHTED STRUCTURES IN GENERAL.

NATURALLY, THE STAKEHOLDER ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE PROVIDING SERVICES, NATURALLY THEY WANT YOU TO CONTINUE TO FUND OUTSIDE AGENCIES FOR PUBLIC SERVICES, THEN FOLLOWED BY AFFORDABLE HOUSING, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS WOULD BE THE LOWEST ON THEIR PRIORITY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO BASED ON THE DATA COLLECTED, THE FEEDBACK AND WORKING WITH STAFF WE IDENTIFIED OVERALL TWO HIGH LEVEL PRIORITY NEEDS TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE PUBLIC SERVICES AND QUALITY OF LIFE, IMPROVEMENTS AND TO PRESERVE AND DEVELOP AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

WE DIDN'T HAVE SPECIFIC GOALS TO ADDRESS THOSE PROVIDE SUPPORT OF SERVICES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS AND TO PRESERVE EXISTING HOMEOWNER HOUSING, WHICH SORT OF SUPPORTS THE ACTIVITIES THAT THE CITY HAS DONE FROM YEAR TO YEAR.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. JUST A QUICK SUMMARY OF OUR CITIZEN PARTICIPATION, AS I SHARED WITH YOU PREVIOUSLY, WE HAVE ALREADY CONDUCTED ENCLOSED A PUBLIC SURVEY.

WE'RE CURRENTLY IN THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD, WHILE THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD, I SUPPOSE, ENDS AT THE END OF THE PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT.

AND THEN WE'LL BE SUBMITTING ALONG WITH THE COUNTY AND THE OWNER ABOUT AUGUST 10TH.

AND THAT'S SUBJECT TO BASED ON YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE BROWARD COUNTY HOME CONSORTIUM, THE COUNTY WILL ACTUALLY SUBMIT OFFICIALLY FOR EVERYONE LIST OF VARIOUS CITIES AND COUNTIES HAS APPROVED THE PLAN.

AND AT THIS TIME, I'LL TURN IT BACK OVER TO MS. CALLOWAY. THANK YOU ERIC. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO A PART OF THIS PROCESS IS APPROVAL OF THE ACTION PLAN, WHICH IS HOW YOU WILL EXPEND THE FUNDS FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR, WHICH COMMENCES OCTOBER ONE 2020.

AND MUCH OF THIS YOU'RE VERY FAMILIAR WITH.

WE'RE MAINTAINING ALL OF THE PROGRAMS AND ADDING ONE NEW ONE THAT I'LL SPEAK ABOUT SHORTLY. BUT WE'RE MAINTAINING ALL THE PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE HAD BEFORE WITH RELATIVE TO CDBG ADMINISTRATION, OF COURSE, THAT STAFF AND ADMINISTERING THE PROGRAMS AS 20 PERCENT.

SO THAT'S PROJECTED AT EIGHTY THREE THOUSAND FOUR FORTY EIGHT.

WE ARE GOING TO BE DOING SOME PUBLIC SERVICES AND FOR 2019 AND 2020 HUD HAS RELAXED THE PUBLIC SERVICE CATEGORY.

NORMALLY WE WOULD ONLY BE REQUIRED OR ALLOWED TO EXPEND UP TO 15 PERCENT, NO MORE THAN 15 PERCENT IN THIS AREA.

BUT WITH THE RELAXATION NOW, WE CAN GO A LITTLE BIT HIGHER.

SO WE'RE PROPOSING TWENTY ONE PERCENT WITH PUBLIC SERVICES.

THAT'S A TOTAL OF EIGHTY SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE EIGHTY SIX.

SO WE'RE DOING OUR FEEDING SENIOR PROGRAMS, WHICH WE IMPLEMENTED MAYBE ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO, WHICH IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MEALS ON WHEELS, WHERE WE'RE FEEDING SENIORS IN THE COMMUNITY. WE'RE MAINTAINING THAT AT FORTY TWO THOUSAND FIVE EIGHTY SIX, WE ARE ALSO MAINTAINING OUR PREVENTATIVE AND INTERVENTION SERVICES FOR YOUTH.

AT TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS WHERE, WE'RE PROPOSING TO ASSIST A MINIMUM OF SEVENTY FIVE YOUTHS. AND WE'RE INTRODUCING THIS YEAR A NEW INITIATIVE IS THE BROADBAND ACCESS STUDENTS INITIATIVE AT TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, WHERE WE WILL BE PARTNERING WITH T-MOBILE AND ASSISTING APPROXIMATELY 80 YOUTH IN THE CITY.

AND WE'VE INVITED THIS EVENING CHARLES MURPHY, WHO IS GOING TO GIVE YOU SOME INFORMATION ON THAT PARTNERSHIP AND ON THAT PROGRAM.

AND FINALLY, THE BULK OF THE FUNDS WILL GO TOWARDS PRESERVING AND DEVELOPING AFFORDABLE HOUSING. THIS IS OUR VERY SUCCESSFUL MINOR HOME REPAIR PROGRAM THAT WE MANAGE EVERY YEAR AT TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY SIX THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHT DOLLARS.

AND SO THAT ADDS UP TO OUR TOTAL ALLOCATION OF FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN TWO FORTY NEXT SLIDE. AND SO BEFORE CHARLES COME ON TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP WITH T-MOBILE I JUST WANT TO SHARE WITH YOUR OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR A MINOR HOME REPAIR PROGRAM, WE WILL PROVIDE YOU A FLIER SO YOU CAN HELP US TO MARKET THIS PROGRAM.

BUT IT WILL OPEN ON THE 17TH AT 8:00 A.M.

AND CLOSE ON AUGUST 28 AT FIVE P.M., WE WILL ADVERTISE ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE AND APPLICATIONS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE AS WELL.

AND CHARLES MURPHY FROM T-MOBILE WILL TAKE THE NEXT FEW SLIDES AND GIVE YOU SOME INFORMATION UNDER A NEW PUBLIC SERVICE INITIATIVE WHERE WE WILL BE ASSISTING IN THE COMMUNITY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH T-MOBILE.

CHARLES. OH, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. AND MAYOR GOMEZ, VICE MAYOR BOLTON AND GREAT COMMISSIONERS'.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME TONIGHT.

AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, I AM A NEW RESIDENT HERE, TAMARAC, IN WHICH I LOVE.

SO I LOVE THE GREAT CITY OF TAMARAC.

SO THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

SO I'LL BE BRIEF TONIGHT.

AND JUST TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BACKGROUND, T-MOBILE CONNECTS HOME.

OUR PARTNERSHIP STARTED BACK IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WHERE HE RECOGNIZED THAT 90 PERCENT OF HOME WORK IS BEING DONE AND SENT HOME.

HOWEVER, 30 TO 40 PERCENT OF OUR FAMILIES AND STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO INTERNET ACCESS AT HOME.

SO WHAT WE'VE DONE HERE AT T-MOBILE, WE'VE PARTNERED UP WITH LOCAL HOUSING AUTHORITY, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, TO HELP CLOSE THAT DIGITAL DIVIDE GAP.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC THAT'S JUST HAPPENED.

T-MOBILE, HAD PARTNER WITH OVER TWO HUNDRED FORTY TWO THOUSAND STUDENTS IN OVER 500

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SCHOOL DISTRICTS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TO HELP CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE.

BUT SINCE THE PANDEMIC ITSELF WE'VE PARTNERED WITH OVER 1600 SCHOOLS HERE IN BROWARD AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN WHICH THAT'S DONE AS WE'VE HELPED CONNECT OVER A MILLION STUDENTS NATIONWIDE BECAUSE THEY JUST DID NOT HAVE ACCESS TO INTERNET AT HOME.

AND WHEN WE DO THAT, WE PARTNER WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND IT DOES A LOT OF GOOD THINGS FOR US. IT NOT ONLY HELPS KEEP OUR KIDS UP TO DATE AND PROVIDE THEM ACCESS AT HOME, IT ALSO HELPS PARTNERS WITH FAMILIES.

BECAUSE OF THE COVID PANDEMIC IT'S HELPING WITH JOB SEARCHES, ONLINE INTERVIEWS FOR PARENTS AND GIVING THEM ACCESS TO THE INTERNET.

IT'S SO MUCH NEEDED.

AND WHAT T-MOBILE HAS DONE IS WE SPONSORED THESE PROGRAMS AND WE HELPED PROVIDE AND FUND THE PROGRAM FOR DONATING THE DEVICES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. HERE ARE TWO SUCCESS STORIES THAT WE HAVE THAT WE PARTNERED WITH IN MEMPHIS WE HELPED PROVIDE OVER 1000 TABLETS TO STUDENTS AND KIDS WHO NEEDED ACCESS TO INTERNET. T-MOBILE HELPED SPONSOR THAT.

AND ALSO IN NEW YORK, WE PARTNERED WITH OVER WITH THE NEW YORK HOUSING AUTHORITY WHERE WE DONATED OVER 5000 TABLETS TO USERS OUT IN THE FIELD AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND ALSO HERE IN ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE WHERE T-MOBILE PARTNERED WITH ONE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT WAS IN DESPERATE NEED OF PROVIDING CONNECTIVITY TO THEIR STUDENTS.

HERE, ALSO LOCALLY IN BROWARD COUNTY WE PARTNERED UP WITH THE BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY, THE PALM BEACH LIBRARY AND DELRAY BEACH LIBRARY AS WELL.

WELL, YOU CAN GO INTO THE LIBRARY AND CHECK OUT A HOT SPOT.

RIGHT NOW IS THE NUMBER ONE ITEM BEING CHECKED OUT IN THE LIBRARIES SO, AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE'S A HUGE NEED.

AND WHAT WE'RE SO EXCITED ABOUT PARTNERED WITH THE CITY OF TAMARAC TO HELP THE KIDS AN THE FAMILY WHO DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS AT HOME.

NEXT SLIDE. AND AGAIN, WE DON'T WE'VE CONTRIBUTED OVER FIVE MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS IN HELPING CONNECT KIDS.

NEXT SLIDE. AND THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

SO THAT'S IT FOR US MAYOR AND COMMISSION, WE CAN TAKE QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME IF YOU HAVE ANY. THANK YOU. EXCELLENT.

AT THIS TIME, I'M GOING TO OPEN UP A PUBLIC HEARING AND CITY CLERK.

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC? WE DO NOT HAVE ANY COMMENTS ON THIS ITEM AT THIS ITEM MA'AM.

EXCELLENT AT THIS TIME PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE CLOSED OUR PUBLIC HEARING IS NOW OFFICIALLY CLOSED AND I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YEAH, HOW DO WE DETERMINE THE SPEND THE BREAKDOWN OF THOSE FUNDS.

CAN WE GO BACK TO THE SLIDE, THE POWERPOINT.

RIGHT THERE, RIGHT THERE LEVENT. YEAH, SO PREVENTIVE AND INTERVENTION SERVICES FOR YOUTH FOR TWENTY THOUSAND BROADBAND TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND SENIORS FORTY TWO THOUSAND.

HOW DO WE COME UP WITH THESE NUMBERS? WHAT IS THERE A FORMULA WHO DETERMINES THESE VALUES.

NO. SO AS STAFF RECOMMENDATION WAS MENTIONED BY ERIC BEFORE, THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN IS A FIVE YEAR PLAN. AND EVERY FIVE YEARS WE GO OUT AND CONDUCT THIS KIND OF PRIORITY ASSESSMENT. AS MENTIONED IN THAT ASSESSMENT, IT'S ESSENTIALLY THE SAME PUBLIC SERVICES AND HOUSING THAT'S COMING BACK IN TERMS OF HIGH PRIORITY NEEDS IN THE CITY.

AND SO THAT'S WHY A BULK OF OUR FUNDS IS TARGETED OR TARGETED TOWARDS AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

FIFTY NINE PERCENT OF OUR FUNDS.

NORMALLY WITH CDBG EXPENDITURE YOU ARE ALLOCATING FUNDS FOR ADMINISTRATION.

THE PROGRAM HAS TO BE ADMINISTERED.

THAT'S NORMALLY 20 PERCENT OF THE FUNDS.

AND SO THAT'S WHY YOU SEE THE 20 PERCENT YOUR PUBLIC SERVICES CATEGORY IS TYPICALLY 15 PERCENT. SO SOME OF IT IS FORMULA DRIVEN, NOT MORE THAN 15 PERCENT.

HOWEVER, GIVEN THE PANDEMIC AND FOR TWENTY NINETEEN AND TWENTY TWENTY, HUD WENT AHEAD AND RELAXED THE 15 PERCENT CAP.

AND SO WE ARE INCREASING IT THIS YEAR TO TWENTY ONE PERCENT.

SO WE ARE ABLE TO INCLUDE THE BROADBAND ACCESS, CONTINUE TO DO THE SENIORS PROGRAM AND OUR PREVENTATIVE PROGRAM, WHICH WE HAVE HAD FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS.

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SO YOUR ADMINISTRATION IS BY FORMULA IT'S NOT MORE THAN 20 PERCENT OF YOUR PUBLIC SERVICES IS BY FORMULA, NOT MORE THAN 15 PERCENT, BUT YOUR CAP WAS RELAXED FOR 2019 AND 2020. AND BECAUSE WE SEE A NEED IN THIS AREA, WE WENT AHEAD AS STAFF AND RECOMMENDED AN INCREASE UP TO TWENTY ONE PERCENT, GIVING THE RELAXATION ON THE CAP.

WHAT IS VOICES FOR CHILDREN OF BROWARD COUNTY DOING FOR THESE SEVENTY FIVE YOUTH.

THEY'RE DELIVERING THE SERVICE ON THE CITY'S BEHALF AND SO THEY ARE WHAT YOU'D CALL A SUB RECIPIENT? WE HAVE CONTRACTED WITH SO THIS IS THE PREVENTATIVE SERVICES, THE FEEDING PROVIDING FOOD AND PROVIDING SOME TYPE OF COUNSELING SERVICE. BUT THESE ARE FOR YOUTH IN THE COMMUNITY THAT ARE DEEMED TO BE HOMELESS. AND SO THESE ARE CHILDREN IN THE SCHOOL THAT THEY PROVIDE THESE SERVICES FOR.

THAT'S ABOUT TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX DOLLARS PER PERSON.

DO WE GET A BREAKDOWN OF WHAT THEY DO AND HOW MUCH THEY SPEND ON WHAT? THAT'S JUST NOT I DON'T JUST SEE THAT.

I DON'T SEE THAT GOING VERY FAR.

WE DO, BECAUSE IT'S A PART OF THEM BEING A SUB RECIPIENT.

THEY HAVE TO REPORT TO US THAT THEY ARE MEETING CERTAIN METRICS AND REQUIREMENTS.

AND SO WE CAN PROVIDE THAT TO YOU AFTER THIS MEETING.

CERTAINLY. BUT YES, THEY HAVE TO REPORT TO US AND WE SAY A MINIMUM OF SEVENTY FIVE YOUTH BECAUSE THAT'S A MINIMUM.

TYPICALLY, IT'S MORE WE ACHIEVED MORE.

LAST YEAR I THINK IT WAS OVER ONE HUNDRED OR SO.

BUT YES, WE CAN PROVIDE SOME INFORMATION TO YOU A BREAK DOWN.

I KNOW WE HAVE A LOT OF HOMELESS YOUTH AT ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS AND TAMARAC WITH SOME KIDS LIVING IN CARS AND AND BEING FED FROM THE SCHOOL ONLY AND SOME SUPPORT FROM COMMUNITY PARTNERS.

REGARDING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

I KNOW WE HAD A STUDY DONE TAMARAC VILLAGE IS THAT GOING TO HAVE ANY AFFORDABLE HOUSING? NO, IT WILL NOT.

THE EDEN DEVELOPMENT IS THAT GOING TO HAVE ANY AFFORDABLE HOUSING? NO, IT WILL NOT. AND THERE'S A DEVELOPMENT GOING ON IN VICE MAYOR BOLTON'S DISTRICT IS THAT GOING TO HAVE ANY AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

THOSE ARE ALL MARKET RATE BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED, AT LEAST FOR YOUR MEDIAN INCOME TAMARAC HAS ACHIEVE ITS AFFORDABLE HOUSING REQUIREMENT.

I THINK WHERE WE ARE LOW IS IN THE VERY LOW CATEGORY AND NOT IN THE MODERATE OR THE MEDIAN INCOME, BUT INSTEAD IN THE VERY LOW, WHICH OFTENTIMES IT'S HARD TO PROVIDE OR TO ACHIEVE BECAUSE IT'S 50 PERCENT AMI, IT'S VERY LOW.

AND WHAT IS 50 PERCENT OF AMI NUMBERS WISE.

I HAVE TO PULL UP THE CHART.

OK. BUT THAT'S FOR A GAP RELATIVE TO MODERATE AND MEDIUM.

OK, ALL RIGHT YOU CAN SEND IT TO ME LATER.

THAT'S FINE. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN. THANK YOU.

I WAS GOING TO ASK ABOUT THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY VOICES FOR CHILDREN.

BUT, COMMISSIONER GELIN BEAT ME TO IT.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT AS WELL, THE BREAKDOWN OF WHAT THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO FOR THE CHILDREN LAST YEAR SINCE THAT WAS THE FIRST YEAR OF THE PROGRAM.

AS FAR AS THE SENIOR FEEDING PROGRAM, DID WE HAVE A WAIT LIST FOR THAT? WE DO. AND AS YOU RECALL, THIS COMMISSION APPROVED AS A PART OF COVID CDBG BE APPROVED. AN INCREASE IN PUBLIC SERVICES, SO WE'RE ABLE TO FEED THE ENTIRE WAITING LIST, SO WE'RE CURRENTLY DOING THAT NOW.

HOWEVER, THIS IS FOR OCTOBER ONE UNDER OUR REGULAR CDBG FUNDING WHERE WE MIGHT HAVE TO REVERT BACK TO OR THE AMOUNT THAT WE HAD BEFORE.

OK, BUT WE STILL HAVE SENIORS THAT WOULD BE DEPENDING ON THAT, THOSE MEALS COMING IN.

WE MIGHT VERY WELL HAVE THAT COMMISSIONER, WHAT WE WILL HAVE TO DO AS A PART OF THE NEGOTIATION OF THE CONTRACT, BECAUSE ONCE WE DO THAT FOR OCTOBER ONE EXPENDITURE, WE CAN THINK ABOUT A FEW THINGS, WHETHER WE CAN INCREASE THE NUMBER BY REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF TIME THE MEALS ARE DELIVERED.

THERE ARE SOME OPTIONS THAT WE HAVE THAT WE CAN CONSIDER AT THE TIME WE'RE NEGOTIATING THE CONTRACT. BUT THIS IS FOR OCTOBER ONE EXPENDITURE.

AND SO AT THAT TIME WE WOULD LOOK AT HOW WE CAN EFFECTIVELY DEAL WITH THE ENTIRE WAITING LIST. YEAH, ESPECIALLY SINCE WE'RE LOOKING AT EIGHTEEN TO TWENTY FOUR MORE MONTHS OF THIS GOING ON, I WOULD HATE TO THINK THAT WE HAVE SENIORS THAT WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE

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BEING FED BECAUSE WE DIDN'T PLAN AHEAD SO THANK YOU.

I KNOW THE MANAGER SPOKE ABOUT THE CITY OF TAMARAC RECEIVING FUNDS FROM THE COUNTY.

WE WILL BE BACK BEFORE YOU RELATIVE TO OTHER PUBLIC SERVICE INITIATIVES THAT WE CAN PROVIDE TO THE COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, SEEING THAT THERE ARE NO OTHER COMMENTS, MR. CHATHAM, AND MR. MURPHY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PRESENTATION, ALONG WITH OUR DIRECTOR.

AND ALSO MR. MURPHY WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY.

YOU'LL ENJOY LIVING HERE.

THANK YOU I LIKE IT. THANK YOU. I WILL NOW CALL A ROLL OR ACTUALLY I'LL HAVE THE CITY CLERK CALL THE ROLL. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES, COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES. THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

THANK YOU. NOW MOVING ON TO 10B ALSO STILL IN PUBLIC HEARING FOR THIS ITEM, IT IS WCC CURE

[b. W CC Cure Plan - Woodmont Amended and Restated Development Agreement Third Periodic Review]

PLAN WOODMONT AMENDED AND RESTATED DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

THIRD, PERIODIC REVIEW.

CITY ATTORNEY PLEASE INTRODUCE THE ITEM.

I WILL. MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND GOOD EVENING.

THE CITY OF TAMARAC IS A PARTY TO AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN ITSELF AND WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB AND PULTE HOMES. THE DOCUMENT WAS EXECUTED IN JANUARY OF 2017, THE ELEVENTH OF JANUARY.

THERE'S A PROVISION IN THAT DOCUMENT THAT CALLS FOR THIS PARTICULAR TYPE AND KIND OF PRESENTATION THIS EVENING.

THERE IS BACKUP FOR YOU TO CONSIDER.

A PRESENTATION WILL BE MADE BY MAXINE CALLOWAY AS THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT.

I'M ASSUMING FOR DISCUSSION THAT COUNCIL FOR OR A REPRESENTATIVE FROM WOODMONT WILL PRESENT AS WELL. LAST TIME AROUND, DURING THE OPENING STATEMENT OF THIS PARTICULAR ITEM LET ME READ TO YOU TO THE RECORD THE PROVISION OF THE AGREEMENT, WHICH IS BETTER KNOWN AS A CHAPTER ONE SIXTY THREE DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT, WHICH HAS SOME LEGAL MEANING, AND THE PROVISION OF THE CONTRACT, WHICH IS A RECORD OF PUBLIC RECORD, SAYS AS FOLLOWS.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION ONE SIXTY THREE POINT THREE THREE TWO THREE FIVE FLORIDA STATUTES AS MAY BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, THE CITY'S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT SHALL REVIEW THE PROPERTIES SUBJECT TO THIS AGREEMENT AT LEAST ONCE EVERY 12 MONTHS TO DETERMINE IF THERE HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED GOOD FAITH COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS SET FORTH HEREIN BY EACH OF THE PARTIES WITH RESPECT TO THEIR OBLIGATIONS.

IF THE CITY FINDS ON THE BASIS OF COMPETENT, SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE THAT THERE HAS BEEN A FAILURE TO SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT BY EITHER THE DEVELOPER, WHO IN THIS CASE IS WOODMONT OR PULTE, WITH RESPECT TO THEIR OBLIGATIONS AS INDICATED IN THE AGREEMENT AND SUCH FAILURE TO COMPLY CONTINUES BEYOND ANY APPLICABLE NOTICE AND CURE PERIOD AS PROVIDED FOR HEREIN THE AGREEMENT, MAY BE REVOKED OR MODIFIED BY THE CITY COMMISSION AT A PROPERLY NOTICED PUBLIC HEARING.

IT SHALL BE NOTED THAT THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER AND PULTE ARE SEPARATE AND A DEFAULT BY ONE PARTY SHALL NOT IMPACT THE RIGHTS OF THE OTHER.

IF THE NON DEFAULTING PARTY REMAINS IN GOOD FAITH, SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CARE AND CONTAINED UPON THE CITY'S DETERMINATION OF A FAILURE TO SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT BY EITHER THE DEVELOPER OR BY PULTE WITH RESPECT TO THEIR OBLIGATIONS PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT AS PROVIDED FOR IN THIS PARAGRAPH TWENTY SIX, THEN THE CITY SHALL PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTICE TO SUCH A RESPECTED PARTY AND SUCH PARTY SHALL HAVE NO LESS THAN 30 DAYS TO CURE SUCH COMPLIANCE FAILURE OR UNDERTAKES SUCH COMPLIANCE EFFORTS AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE COMPLETION PRIOR TO THE CITY REVOKING OR MODIFYING THIS AGREEMENT.

THAT IS, IN ESSENCE, THE PROVISION UNDER WHICH MS. CALLOWAY WILL PRESENT HERSELF TO YOU THIS EVENING.

SHE HAS SEVERAL EXHIBITS AND ITEMS TO HER PRESENTATION, WHICH IS A MEMORANDUM.

YOU'VE SEEN A COPY OF IT IN PRIOR DAYS.

YOU'VE ALSO SEEN A CURE PLAN OFFERED UP BY MR. SCHMIDT ON BEHALF OF HIS CLIENT.

WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB.

HE WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD BEFORE THE COMMISSION THIS EVENING AS WELL.

ULTIMATELY, THE COMMISSION MUST CONSIDER THE COMPETENT AND SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE OF THE PRESENTATION BY BOTH PARTIES AND SHALL MAKE A DETERMINATION ON THE RECORD WHETHER OR NOT THERE HAS BEEN SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT.

THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO BE HEARD.

AS YOU KNOW, DURING MY READING OF THIS PARTICULAR DOCUMENT, THE AGREEMENT MAY BE REVOKED OR MODIFIED BY THE CITY COMMISSION AT A PROPERLY NOTICED PUBLIC HEARING.

PUBLIC HEARINGS ARE A BIT DIFFERENT THAN A PUBLIC MEETING.

IT GOES BEYOND JUST THE MEETING CONCEPT.

IT REQUIRES A HEARING.

SO ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WHO IS EITHER SIGNED IN, CALLED IN, EMAILED IN FACEBOOK, IN, ET CETERA, TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE WOULD HAVE THE ABILITY LEGALLY AND UNDER THE CMT RULES TO BE HEARD, BUT ONLY ON THIS PARTICULAR AGREEMENT AND ONLY IN THE CONTEXT OF THE COMMENTS AND THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY STAFF IN THE CONTEXT OF THEIR PARTICULAR

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POSITION ON THIS PARTICULAR MATTER.

SO TO THAT EXTENT, MAYOR AND COMMISSION, THE PREMISE IS THE ACTUAL DOCUMENT IS A CHAPTER ONE SIXTY THREE AGREEMENT.

IT IS A RECORD OF PUBLIC RECORD.

THE PARTIES ARE IN FACT THE CITY PULTE AND WOODMONT.

THIS EVENING THE PRESENTATION WILL BE BY MS. CALLOWAY. TO THE EXTENT THAT SHE HAS A MEMORANDUM WITH EXHIBITS TO OFFER INTO THE RECORD AND INTO EVIDENCE AS A MATTER OF RECORD.

TO THAT EXTENT, MR. SCHMIDT, IF HE IS PRESENT, WHICH I BELIEVE HE IS, WILL BE ABLE TO PRESENT AS WELL IN CONNECTION WITH HIS CURE PLAN AND ANY RESPONSES HE WOULD CHOOSE TO GIVE.

THE PUBLIC WOULD THEN HAVE A RIGHT TO BE HEARD MAYOR AND COMMISSION ONCE THE PUBLIC HAS ENDED THEIR CONVERSATION, IF ANY, AND THE PUBLIC HEARINGS CLOSED, THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION CAN THEN MAKE A MOTION TO ACT UPON THE DOCUMENT OR NOT, DEPENDING UPON YOUR DISPOSITION, AND TAKE APPROPRIATE PUBLIC ACTION THEREAFTER.

I'M HAPPY TO RESPOND.

MS. CALLOWAY HAS SHARED THE MEMORANDUM WITH ITS EXHIBITS, ALONG WITH ALL THESE EVENTS WITH THE MEMORANDUM SEVERAL, WEEKS AGO.

THAT'S MY PRESENTATION BRIEFLY AS TO THE RULES OF THE ROAD, I'M HAPPY TO RESPOND AS YOU PROCEED MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

THANK YOU AND ACTUALLY, PROCEDURALLY, WE'VE BEEN DOING THE MOTION AND THE SECOND, AS WE DID IN THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING BEFOREHAND, SO I'M GOING TO CONTINUE TO GO ALONG THAT PREMISE FIRST. BUT BEFORE DISCLOSURES FROM THE COMMISSION.

SO, CITY CLERK, WILL YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL? AND AS WE GO DOWN THE LINE COMMISSION, PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY DISCLOSURES FROM THE LAST MEETING.

AND IN CASE YOU DON'T HEAR THAT, THAT'S FIREWORKS.

GO AHEAD PLEASE. COMMISSIONER GELIN.

NO DISCLOSURES.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

NO DISCLOSURES.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

NO DISCLOSURES. VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

NO DISCLOSURES. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

NO DISCLOSURES FROM THE LAST MEETING, I WILL NOW LIKE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE.

SO MOVED. SECOND.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND AT THIS TIME, I WILL NOW TURN IT OVER TO OUR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, MAXINE CALLOWAY.

MAYOR IF I MAY.

JUST TO BE CLEAR THE MOTION WHICH HAS BEEN EMBRACED BY MOTION.

AND SECOND IS TO SUPPORT THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROFESSIONAL STAFF, MS. CALLOWAY, WHO WILL PRESENT AND PROVIDE YOU WITH COMPETENT AND SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

GOOD EVENING AGAIN, MAXINE CALLOWAY, FOR THE RECORD, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

NEXT SLIDE, LEVENT.

AS MENTIONED BY SAM IN ITS INTRODUCTION, THIS IS REALLY A CONSEQUENCE OF THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND IT'S CALLED FOR UNDER THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT RELATIVE TO MY REVIEW OF THE AGREEMENT AND A PERIODIC REPORT ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, AS MENTIONED IN THE LAST MEETING, THAT THE FIRST REVIEW OF THE AGREEMENT WAS DONE ON JANUARY 8TH, 2018.

AT THAT TIME, THE CITY COMMISSION ACCEPTED A CURE PLAN, WHICH I'LL SPEAK ABOUT SHORTLY, AS A PART OF MY PRESENTATION.

AND THEN THERE WAS A SECOND PERIODIC REVIEW THAT WAS DONE IN TWENTY NINETEEN IN MY OFFICE. THERE WAS NO ACTION TAKEN BY THE CITY COMMISSION, PRIMARILY DUE TO THE FACT THAT MUCH OF THE PROPOSALS IN THE CURE PLAN YOU ACCEPTED IN TWO THOUSAND AND EIGHT HAD NOT BEEN REALIZED. AND SO WE DID NOT HAVE A NEED TO COME BEFORE THE CITY COMMISSION.

ON MAY 27TH.

OF COURSE, WE DID OUR THIRD PERIODIC REVIEW.

DURING THAT DISCUSSION.

YOU ASKED WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB TO PRODUCE A CURE PLAN FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, WHICH THEY DID AND SUBMITTED TO STAFF SOMETIME IN EARLY JUNE.

IT'S DATED JUNE 9TH, 2020.

AND NEXT SLIDE. IN THE CURE PLAN THAT WAS PROVIDED BY WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB IT WAS FILLED WITH NEW TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT ARE PRIMARILY CONTRARY TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

ESSENTIALLY, IT WAS STAFF'S DETERMINATION THAT WHAT WAS CONTAINED IN THE NEW PLAN WAS ESSENTIALLY IT CONTEMPLATED A MODIFICATION TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, WHICH WE, OF COURSE, DO NOT HAVE THAT DISCRETION TO DO, AND WHICH WOULD ESSENTIALLY REQUIRE YOUR AUTHORIZATION. AND SO QUICKLY, JUST TO GO OVER THE OPTIONS YOU HAVE RELATED TO THIS REVIEW, AND I KNOW SAM MENTIONED IT.

UNDER THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AS WELL AS CHAPTER ONE SIX TWO THREE THREE TWO THREE FIVE REQUIRES A PERIODIC REVIEW ON AN ANNUAL BASIS OF THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND PROVIDES FOR SOME OPTIONS THAT YOU DO HAVE AFTER YOU HAVE DETERMINED, BASED ON COMPETENCE, SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE THAT THERE'S BEEN A FAILURE TO SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

THEN YOU CAN DIRECT STAFF TO PROVIDE A NOTICE TO THE DEVELOPER TO PROVIDE THE DEVELOPER WITH SOME TIME TO CURE.

IF THAT TIMEFRAME IS NOT MET BY THE DEVELOPER, THEN YOU CAN REVOKE THE AGREEMENT THAT HAS

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TO BE AT A MEETING VIA RESOLUTION.

YOU CAN ALSO MODIFY THE AGREEMENT AS WELL AS THERE IS AN ENFORCEMENT OPTION YOU HAVE THAT IS CONTAINED IN FLORIDA.

STATUTE ONE SIX THREE THREE TWO THREE TWO FOUR THREE, WHERE ANY PARTY MAY FILE AN ACTION FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF.

AND YOU CAN ASK TO HAVE THE TERMS OF THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT ENFORCED.

AND SO I JUST WANTED TO HAVE YOUR OPTIONS PRESENTED BEFORE I GO THROUGH THE CURE PLAN AS PRESENTED BY WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB. NEXT SLIDE.

SO I JUST WANT TO QUICKLY GO OVER MY MEMORANDUM, I HAVE JUST DONE JUST A QUICK SYNOPSIS SO WE CAN SPEAK TO THE PROPOSALS THAT WERE MADE IN THE CURE PLAN AND THEN THE CITY'S RESPONSE TO THE PROPOSALS.

SO RELATIVE TO PARAGRAPH SEVEN OF THE AGREEMENT THAT SPEAKS TO THE WATERWAY CONVEYANCE AND PRIMARILY TO THE TO THE CITY THAT ARE NOT CONTEMPLATED IN THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, PRIMARILY THEY'RE SAYING THAT THE CITY'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN THE LAKE HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY DAMAGED THEIR GOLF COURSE AND THEIR IRRIGATION SYSTEM.

AND THAT WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB MAINTAINS THAT THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AGREEMENT IN NO WAY REQUIRES THEM TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THE LAKE.

ACCORDING TO THE CURE PLAN, WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB IS PROPOSING THAT IF THE CITY WISHES FOR WOODMONT TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THE LAKE, THAT THE CITY WOULD ONE WOULD NEED TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD THEM HARMLESS FROM ANY EXPENSES THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO RESTORE THE LAKE TO ITS PROPER CONDITION.

WE WOULD HAVE TO ALSO TAKE ON THE ONGOING MAINTENANCE OF THE LAKE ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH INSURING THEM FROM RELATED LIABILITIES.

WE WOULD NEED TO REIMBURSE THEM AS WELL FOR ANY DAMAGE TO ITS IRRIGATION SYSTEM.

WE WOULD ALSO NEED TO REIMBURSE THEM FOR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH A REPLACEMENT IRRIGATION PUMP NOTWITHSTANDING IN THE CURE PLAN WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB IS ALSO SAYING THAT THEY NO LONGER INTEND TO PURSUE AN AQUA RANGE AND INSTEAD THEY WOULD WANT THEY'D LIKE TO CONSIDER THE INSTALLATION OF A DRIVING RANGE SOMEWHERE ELSE ON THEIR PROPERTY.

NEXT SLIDE. AND SO THE CITY'S RESPONSE TO THAT CURE PLAN PROPOSAL IS THAT WE DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THE DELIVERY AND OWNERSHIP OF THE AQUA RANGE IS AN OPTION.

WE BELIEVE IT'S AN OBLIGATION AND IT'S AN OBLIGATION TO THE CITY UNDER THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AS WELL AS UNDER THEIR APPROVED MASTER PLAN, THEIR CURE PLAN OF TWO THOUSAND AND EIGHT, AS WELL AS THEIR APPROVED LANDSCAPE ENHANCEMENT PLAN.

PARAGRAPH NINE OF THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT READS IN PART THAT THE NEW PINE SCORES SHALL INCLUDE AN AQUA RANGE.

PARAGRAPH EIGHT OF THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT ALSO SPEAKS TO THEIR OWNERSHIP OF THAT AQUA RANGE AND RESOLUTION R TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN DASH FOURTEEN.

AND IF YOU LOOK ON THE SLIDE, YOU'LL SEE IT IN THE INSET.

THAT IS THE APPROVAL OR THE GRANTING OF THEIR DEVELOPMENT ORDER FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GOLF COURSE. IT SPECIFICALLY CALLS FOR A NEW DRIVING AQUA RANGE.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT IN THE TITLE OF THE APPROVED RESOLUTION THAT GRANTS THE DEVELOPMENT ORDER FOR THE GOLF COURSE.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, IN 2008, WHEN THE CITY COMMISSION ACCEPTED THE CURE PLAN THAT WAS DELIVERED BY WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB, THEY TOO COMMITTED TO THE DELIVERY THE AQUA RANGE BY SUMMER OF TWENTY NINETEEN.

NEXT SLIDE. RELATIVE TO PARAGRAPH NINE OF THE GOLF COURSE, AND THIS IS SPEAKING TO THE DELIVERY OF THE GOLF COURSE IS SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION OF THE GOLF COURSE.

WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB, CURE PLAN IS NOW PROPOSING TO CONSTRUCT A NEW DRIVING RANGE, AND THEY'RE SAYING TO THE CITY, APPROVE THIS, THAT THEY WOULD ENDEAVOR TO COMPLETE THESE IMPROVEMENTS BY DECEMBER THIRTY FIRST TWENTY TWENTY.

AND THE CITY'S RESPONSE IS THAT THIS IS COMPLETELY CONTRARY TO THE MASTER PLAN, THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE CITY.

IT CONFLICTS WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AS WELL AS THE MASTER PLAN AS WELL AS THE LANDSCAPE ENHANCEMENT PLAN.

AND I BRING YOUR ATTENTION AGAIN TO THE 2017 RESOLUTION THAT APPROVAL FOR THE AQUA RANGE.

IT ALSO SPEAKS TO A DRIVING RANGE THAT IS PROPOSED AT HOLE NUMBER EIGHTEEN, AS WELL AS THE CURE PLAN DEVIATES ENTIRELY FROM THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

AND SO ONCE AGAIN, WE CALL TO THIS AS A NON COMPLIANCE SECTION OF THE AGREEMENT NEXT.

RELATIVE TO PARAGRAPH NINE IMPROVEMENTS AND MAINTENANCE WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB, CURE PLAN SPEAKS TO THE CART PATH AS WELL AS THE MAINTENANCE BUILDING AND THE FENCE, ALL OF WHICH ARE NEW PROPOSALS THAT THEY'RE INTRODUCING AS A PART OF THEIR CURE PLAN.

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THERE ARE CONTENDING THAT THE IMPROVEMENTS TO CERTAIN CART PARTS PATHS ARE PULTE'S RESPONSIBILITY AS IT RELATES TO THE NEW MAINTENANCE BUILDING WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB IS PROPOSING TO COMMENCE THAT CONSTRUCTION LATER ON THIS YEAR AND TO BE COMPLETED LATE TWENTY TWENTY ONE. IN ADDITION, WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB IS ALSO PROPOSING A NEW FENCING MATERIAL THAT IS CONTRARY TO WHAT IS REQUIRED UNDER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND THEY ARE PROPOSING THAT THIS BE CONSTRUCTED WITHOUT COLUMNS AS A PART OF THE WROUGHT IRON FENCE.

NEXT SLIDE. THE CITY'S RESPONSE FIRST TO THE CART PATH IS THAT THEY ARE REQUIRED, IT'S AN OBLIGATION FOR THEM TO INSTALL THE CART PATH AS A PART OF THE APPROVED MASTER PLAN.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, BOTH THEIR DESIGN THAT WAS DONE BY JOE GENSET AS WELL AS THE CITY'S PIER REVIEWER DESIGNER MICHAEL PLAN THAT WAS APPROVED.

AND YOU PROBABLY CAN'T SEE THAT LITTLE IMAGE AT THE VERY TOP.

BUT THAT'S AN EXHIBIT OF THE APPROVED MASTER PLAN THAT SHOWED THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CART PATH THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE DELIVERED BY WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB.

AND SO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AT NO TIME CONTEMPLATES PULTE AS BEING RESPONSIBLE OR OBLIGATED TO DELIVER THIS AMENITY OR THESE IMPROVEMENTS SO WE THINK THAT, TOO, IS CONTRARY TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AS IT RELATES TO THE MAINTENANCE BUILDING, WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB IS PROPOSING THAT THAT BE BUILT AT A LATER DATE IN DECEMBER.

HOWEVER, WE THINK THAT, TOO, IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

THE BUILDING PERMIT FOR THE MAINTENANCE BUILDING HAS BEEN ISSUED SINCE JUNE 18TH, 2019 UNDER WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUBS 2018 CURE PLAN.

IT CALLS FOR THE MAINTENANCE BUILDING TO BE CONSTRUCTED WITHIN SIX TO EIGHT MONTHS OF THE ISSUANCE OF A BUILDING PERMIT, WHICH MEANS THAT THE MAINTENANCE BUILDING SHOULD HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED BY DECEMBER TWENTY NINETEEN NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 2020.

AND SO THAT PROPOSAL UNDER THE CURE PLAN ONCE AGAIN IS CONTRARY TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND SPEAKS TO THE NONCOMPLIANCE OF WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB.

AND AS IT RELATES TO THE FENCE MATERIAL THAT'S BEING PROPOSED, PARAGRAPH 15 OF THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT READS IN PART THAT THE DEVELOPER SHALL CONSTRUCT A SIX FOOT DECORATIVE FENCE WITH SIX FOOT MASONRY COLUMNS, 20 FOOT SO IT'S VERY DESCRIPTIVE RELATIVE TO THE FENCE THAT THE DEVELOPER IS OBLIGATED TO DELIVER. IN ADDITION TO THE DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE IN THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, IT ALSO CONTAINS AN EXHIBIT, EXHIBIT M THAT SHOWS THE MATERIAL AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FENCE.

AND SO WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB IS PROPOSING AT THIS POINT IS CONTRARY TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND ESSENTIALLY WOULD REQUIRE A MODIFICATION TO ACHIEVE.

NEXT SLIDE. RELATIVE TO PARAGRAPH 13, WHICH IS A RESERVATION AND DEDICATION OF LAND.

WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB IN THEIR CURE PLAN, THERE PROPOSED CURE PLAN.

THEY DENY THAT THERE IS ANY CONDITION CURRENTLY IN NONCOMPLIANCE WITH REGARD TO THIS SECTION. AND OF COURSE, THE CITY DOES NOT AGREE.

WE BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE OBLIGATED TO DELIVER AN EASEMENT UPON THE CITY'S REQUEST.

AND THIS EASEMENT, OF COURSE, WOULD ALLOW FOR THE DRAINAGE OF PART C B AND G TO FLOW OVER AND THROUGH THE AQUA RANGE, WHICH WE BELIEVE THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT REQUIRES THAT THEY OWN AND THEN PRODUCE OR PROVIDE AN EASEMENT TO THE CITY IN ORDER TO HAVE THE FLOWAGE FROM THE AQUA RANGE. AND SO WE BELIEVE ONCE AGAIN, WHAT'S BEEN PROPOSED BY WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND DEMONSTRATE THEIR NONCOMPLIANCE TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

NEXT SLIDE. PARAGRAPH 16, THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMMERCIAL PARCEL, WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB HAS A SERIES OF PROPOSALS THAT HAVE INCLUDED IN THEIR CURE PLAN, THEY ARE PROPOSING TO BE ALLOWED WITHOUT A PERMIT TO COMMENCE THE MOVEMENT OF THE EARTH, TO CREATE A BERM AND TO INSTALL THE LANDSCAPING.

THEY WANT TO IMMEDIATELY PURSUE COMPETITIVE BIDS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF THE PROPOSED CHAIN LINK FENCE.

THEY ALSO WANT TO PROPOSED COMMENCE AND IMPROVEMENTS BY NOVEMBER WITH A COMPLETION IN JANUARY TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

AND THEY ARE SAYING THIS TIME FRAME IS NOT REALLY PREDICTABLE.

IT'S REALLY BASED ON FORCE MAJEURE AND OTHER DELAYS BY GOD.

SO THEY ARE NOT REALLY COMMITTING TO ANY DATES.

THEY'RE SAYING THIS MIGHT BE SUBJECT TO FORCE MAJEURE OR ANY ACTS OF GOD THAT MIGHT DELAY THEM BEING ABLE TO PERFORM.

THE CITY IS ESSENTIALLY SAYING THAT THE AGREEMENT REQUIRES THE COMPLETION OF THE COMMERCIAL PARTS OF TEMPORARY IMPROVEMENTS.

WE BELIEVE THAT THIS SHOULD BE DONE BY MAY TWENTY SIX.

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IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE BY MAY OF 2019.

AND SO WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB HAVE NOT DILIGENTLY PURSUED ANY EFFORT TO INSTALL THESE TEMPORARY IMPROVEMENTS, PARTICULARLY SINCE THEY HAVE NOT MADE ANY EFFORTS TO MOVE THEIR PLANS OUT OF PUBLIC SERVICE? THOSE HAVE BEEN IN REVIEW SINCE TWO THOUSAND AND NINETEEN.

NEXT SLIDE. SO TO CONCLUDE A STAFF POSITION THAT IT'S CLEAR THAT WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB IS NOT OFFERING A CURE PLAN WHICH IS CONSISTENT WITH THEIR OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, AND THEY ARE INSTEAD PROPOSING NEW TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE CITY COMMISSION CONSIDERATION.

AND SO STAFF IS THEREFORE RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COMMISSION FINDS BASED ON COMPETENT, SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE, THAT THERE HAS BEEN A FAILURE TO SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLY WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND THAT YOU AUTHORIZE STAFF TO FORMALLY PUT TOGETHER THE WRITTEN NOTICE TO WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB, ADVISING THEM OF THEIR FAILURE TO SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLY WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

THIS NOTICE MUST BE IN WRITING.

IT WOULD GIVE THEM 30 DAYS TO CURE THE COMPLIANCE ISSUE AND TO UNDERTAKE SUCH COMPLIANCE EFFORTS AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE THEM TO COMPLETION.

WITHIN THAT 30 DAY TIME PERIOD, THE COMPLIANCE HAS NOT AND IT CONTINUES BEYOND THAT TIME FRAME.

THEN STAFF WILL COME BACK TO THE CITY COMMISSION WITH A RESOLUTION ASKING, OF COURSE, FOR YOU TO CONSIDER ONE OF THE OPTIONS THAT WE DISCUSSED EARLIER, WHETHER IT BE REVOCATION MODIFICATION OR THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT UNDER SECTION 163.3243 FLORIDA STATUTE. THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MR. SCHMIDT. MADAM MAYOR, IF I CAN.

I KNOW THAT STAFF IS MOVING THE ITEM, WHICH IS THE POWERPOINT INTO THE RECORD AS PART OF HER PRESENTATION THIS EVENING.

TO THAT EXTENT, MS. CALLOWAY, YOU'RE MOVING IT INTO THE RECORD TO HAVE IT CONSIDERED BY THE COMMISSION AS PART OF YOUR PRESENTATION. CORRECT.

YES. THANK YOU MA'AM.

MADAM MAYOR. THANK YOU, MR. SCHMIDT. GOOD EVENING.

GOOD EVENING. I WAS ABOUT TO GO PUT ON MY PAJAMAS AND GET READY, BUT I FIGURED I'D STAY FOR FOR THIS FUN MEETING.

I HOPE EVERYBODY IS DOING WELL.

OBVIOUSLY, WE ARE STILL STRUGGLING WITH THE PANDEMIC AND.

IT IS A DIFFICULT TIME FOR OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC, INCLUDING WOODMONT. FOLLOWING THE PREVIOUS COMMISSION MEETING, WOODMONT WAS ASKED TO PROVIDE A CURE PLAN WE DID.

IN THE MONTH AND CHANGE SINCE THE LAST COMMISSION MEETING.

OTHER THAN A BRIEF CALL WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY THAT I INITIATED, I DID NOT RECEIVE A SINGLE CALL FROM STAFF TO DISCUSS THESE ISSUES.

I DID NOT RECEIVE A SINGLE CALL FROM MS. CALLOWAY TO DISCUSS MY CURE PLAN AND A COUNTERPROPOSAL OF ANY SUGGESTIONS.

I MEAN, I DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND THE POINT OR THE EXERCISE OF REQUESTING THAT WE PREPARE A CURE PLAN IF THE RESPONSE FROM THE STAFF IS SIMPLY TO SAY, WELL, ANY COMPROMISE OR SUGGESTIONS YOU'RE PROPOSING IS GOING TO REQUIRE A MODIFICATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT ANYWAYS. IT SEEMED TO BE A FUTILE EFFORT THAT THE CITY STAFF HAS SET WOODMONT UP TO FAIL.

I REMAIN EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED WITH THIS PROCESS.

I DISAGREE WITH MANY OF THE ASSERTIONS MADE IN THE STAFF'S REPORT.

I BELIEVE MANY OF THE FACTUALS ARE INCORRECT.

I BELIEVE THERE'S AMPLE EVIDENCE OF RECORD IN THE DOCUMENT ITSELF THAT DISPUTES THAT IN SECTION SEVEN, THE WATERWAY CONVEYANCE, THE WATERWAYS BEING EXCHANGED ARE IDENTIFIED IN EXHIBIT TO THE DOCUMENT, SAYS EXHIBIT E HAS THE SKETCH AND LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF ALL THE LOCATIONS OF THE NEW WATERWAYS BEING PROPOSED THAT ARE BEING EXCHANGED.

YOU WILL NOTICE THE LAKE IS NOT PART OF THAT EXHIBIT.

I'M NOT MAKING THIS UP.

I'M TELLING YOU THAT THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT FOR WOODMONT TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THAT LAKE IT'S NOT MENTIONED ANYWHERE IN THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

AND IF WE HAVE TO GO AND LITIGATE THIS AND HAVE A JUDGE TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT I'M TELLING YOU, THAT'S FINE.

THEN WE'LL HAVE TO DO THAT.

AND BOTH PARTIES WILL HAVE TO SPEND THEIR TIME AND RESOURCES LITIGATING THIS MATTER.

BUT, YOU KNOW, WOODMONT HAS MADE AN EFFORT AND AT LEAST TRIED TO FIND SOME COMPROMISE

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SOLUTIONS TO THESE ISSUES.

AND I HAVE NOT EVEN GOTTEN A RESPONSE FROM THE CITY STAFF OTHER THAN TO JUST SAY, SORRY, YOU'RE IN DEFAULT. NOT EVEN A COUNTERPROPOSAL.

NOT EVEN A PHONE. NOT EVEN THE COURTESY OF A PHONE CALL.

AND I FIND THAT EXTREMELY DISHEARTENING.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I'M NOT FINISHED, I HAVE SOME MORE COMMENTS, PLEASE.

OK, WELL, THEY TOOK A VERY PRONOUNCED PAUSE, SO I THOUGHT YOU WERE GO AHEAD.

I LOST MY DISCUSSION, GETTING EMOTIONAL AND LOST MY TRAIN OF THOUGHT.

NOW I HAVE TO GO BACK TO MY NOTES AGAIN EXCUSE ME.

GETTING A SIDE OF THE LEGAL ARGUMENTS.

I MENTIONED THE ISSUE OF THE LAKE WOODMONT AS WAS EVIDENCE FROM THE COMMISSION MEETING.

ALL THE BUSINESSES AND ALL THE RESIDENTS IN TAMARAC CONTRIBUTE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MONEY THROUGH THE NON AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS TO MAINTAIN THE STORMWATER AND THE WATERWAYS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

THE CITY'S DEMAND THAT WOODMONT NOT TAKE OVER RESPONSIBILITY AND OWNERSHIP OF THAT LAKE MEANS THAT WOODMONT WOULD BE PAYING TWICE.

WE'D BE PAYING A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF MONEY THROUGH OUR STORMWATER ASSESSMENT.

THEN WE'D ALSO BE PAYING OUT OF POCKET TO MAINTAIN THIS BODY OF WATER THAT RESIDES IN THE CENTER OF THE WOODMONT COMMUNITY THAT HAS OVERFLOW FROM SIX OR SEVEN DIFFERENT RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES.

WHY SHOULD WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB TAKE OVER THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAINTAINING THIS BODY OF WATER WHEN NUMBER ONE WE'RE ALREADY PAYING AN ASSESSMENT FOR IT.

AND NUMBER TWO IT IS PART OF THE STORM WATER SYSTEM FOR THE ENTIRE WOODMONT COMMUNITY.

IT IS UNFAIR TO PLACE THAT BURDEN ON WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB.

THE CITY OF TAMARAC HAS OWNED AND MAINTAINED THIS LAKE FOR 40 PLUS YEARS.

THE DIAGRAMS OF THE AQUA RANGE.

EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF CORRESPONDENCE THAT WE HAVE WITH THE CITY REGARDING AQUA RANGE SAYS CONCEPTUAL ON IT.

THERE'S EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE BACK AND FORTH SHOWING THAT IT IS CONCEPTUAL, THAT IT IS NOT CARVED IN STONE. EVEN THE CURE PLAN THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED TWO YEARS AGO SAYS THAT THE AQUA RANGE, IF COMPLETED, IS NOT EVEN GOING TO BE DONE UNTIL AFTER PULTE FINISHES THE RESIDENTIAL PODS THAT ARE ADJACENT TO IT.

WE CAN'T GO AHEAD AND BUILD SOMETHING THAT IS ADJACENT TO AND SO NEAR AN ACTIVE ONGOING CONSTRUCTION SITE.

AND AGAIN, GOING BACK TO THE ISSUE OF THE CART PATHS, HOW CAN WE BUILD CART PATHS THAT ARE WITHIN ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION ZONES, PULTE'S STILL BUILDING HOMES.

HOW CAN WE BUILD A CART PATH THROUGH AN ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION ZONE? IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.

THE ARGUMENT THAT THE STAFF IS MAKING DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE.

SO MEANWHILE, WOODMONT IS STILL DOING ITS BEST WE'VE HAD UPS AND DOWNS.

WE JUST RECENTLY FOUND OUT THAT A COUPLE OF EMPLOYEES WERE SENT HOME WHO HAVE RECENTLY CONTRACTED THE VIRUS.

THIS IS A DIFFICULT TIME.

AND, YOU KNOW, SOME OF US HAVE LOVED ONES AND FRIENDS THAT ARE BEING HOSPITALIZED AND INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON SURVIVING AND WORKING OUT A NEUTRAL RESOLUTION TO THIS, WE HAVE THREATS FROM THE CITY TO SHUT US DOWN.

AND TO REVOKE THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

AND I JUST FIND IT UNCONSCIONABLE TO BE FIGHTING WITH YOU GUYS DURING THIS PANDEMIC, AND I GUESS WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY IS THAT WE REMAIN WILLING TO SIT DOWN AND FIND AN AMICABLE RESOLUTION THAT TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THE ADDITIONAL TIME THAT'S NEEDED.

AND I ALSO DIDN'T MENTION SOMETHING THAT'S NOT MENTIONED IN THE STAFF REPORT IS THAT AGAIN THE STAFF HAS NOT THE CITY HAS NOT LIVED UP TO ITS OBLIGATIONS IN THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT EITHER. MAYOR, WE HAD THIS DISCUSSION.

I KNOW YOU HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH MEMBERS OF WOODMONTS TEAM AS WELL.

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WE'VE BEEN WAITING THREE YEARS FOR THE CITY TO COMPLETE THE SIGNAGE AROUND THE WOODMONT COMMUNITY THAT THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT OBLIGATES THE CITY TO BUILD A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, OBLIGATED THE CITY TO COMPLETE THESE SIGNS THREE YEARS AGO.

WHAT DO WE HAVE ONE DONE, ONE UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

AND YOU KNOW, THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT WHEN THE CITY DOESN'T ABIDE BY ITS OBLIGATIONS, LIKE MAINTAINING THE LAKE THAT YOU STILL OWE.

IT'S CAUSED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF DAMAGE TO OUR GOLF COURSE THAT WE HAVE TO PAY FOR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF DAMAGE BECAUSE THE CITY ACKNOWLEDGED AT THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING THAT THEY WEREN'T MAINTAINING IT.

THEY SIMPLY STOPPED MAINTAINING IT.

THERE'S NO EXPLANATION.

THEIR EXPLANATION WAS, OH, WELL, THE CONTRACT SAYS THAT WOODMONT IS GOING TO TAKE IT OVER AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE, WHICH ISN'T TRUE.

BUT THAT WAS THEIR EXPLANATION, THAT BECAUSE THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT PROVIDES THAT WOODMONT IS GOING TO BE TAKING IT OVER SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE.

THAT MEANS THE CITY JUST STOPS MAINTAINING IT FOR A YEAR.

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF DAMAGE WE'VE INCURRED.

OUR DEFAULT ARE TAKING A LITTLE BIT LONGER.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVEN'T BUILT THE MAINTENANCE AREA BECAUSE PULTE TOOK THAT SPACE FROM US AND WAS USING IT FOR STAGING, THEY JUST GAVE IT BACK TO US RIGHT BEFORE THE COVID STARTED.

THAT'S WHY THE MAINTENANCE AREA IS NOT BUILT.

IF WE SAT DOWN AND HAD A MEETING AND I CAN EXPLAIN THIS TO MAXINE, WHICH I'VE TRIED TO ON MANY OCCASIONS, SHE WOULD KNOW.

PULTE, WE COULD BRING PULTE INTO THE MEETING AND THEY CAN EXPLAIN THIS TO CITY STAFF AS WELL. SO THE REASON WHY WOODMONT HAS BEEN DELAYED IN COMPLETING SOME OF ITS THINGS IS BECAUSE OF ONGOING WORK BY PULTE.

BUT OF COURSE, THERE'S NO CONSIDERATION OF THAT IN THE STAFF REPORT.

SO, I MEAN, WE CAN SIT DOWN AND DISCUSS IT AND COME UP WITH A REASONABLE TIME FRAME TO MOVE FORWARD, ASSUMING WE'RE ALLOWED TO STAY OPEN.

I MEAN, WE WERE AFRAID TODAY THAT THE RESTAURANTS WERE GOING TO BE FORCED TO CLOSE AGAIN.

YOU KNOW, AND JUST BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T CLOSE TODAY DOESN'T MEAN THAT THINGS AREN'T GOING TO CHANGE IN THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO.

SO, I MEAN, WE'RE OPERATING WITH GOLF AND LIMITED OPERATIONS OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE.

WE STILL CAN'T HAVE PARTIES.

NOBODY IS THROWING ANY PARTIES RIGHT NOW, EVEN IF WE WERE ABLE TO OPERATE AT FULL CAPACITY. NOBODY IS THROWING ANY PARTIES RIGHT NOW.

NOBODY IS THROWING ANY PARTIES FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR, OUR BANQUET FACILITY, ALL REVENUE FROM OUR BANQUET FACILITY IS ESSENTIALLY SHUT DOWN FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR BECAUSE NOBODY IS THROWING ANY PARTIES RIGHT NOW.

SO. WE CAN THE CITY'S CHOICE IS TO MAKE IT HARDER FOR WOODMONT TO SURVIVE, WHICH COSTS YOU NOTHING OR TO LITIGATE AND WE CAN BOTH SPEND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FIGHTING OVER TIME FRAMES, TIME PERIODS DURING A PANDEMIC, A ONCE IN A LIFETIME PANDEMIC.

YOU SPENT OUR TAXPAYER MONEY.

SPENDING TAXPAYER MONEY.

AND THIS IS GOING TO COST MONEY.

WE COULD WORK OUT AN AGREEMENT THAT COSTS NOTHING.

THAT HELPS A PRETTY IMPORTANT BUSINESS FOR THE COMMUNITY OF WOODMONT.

IF WE FAIL, WHAT HAPPENS TO THE WOODMONT COMMUNITY? SO IT COSTS YOU NOTHING TO BE CONSIDERATE.

AND TO RECOGNIZE THE STRUGGLE THAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW OR WE COULD FIGHT.

I GUESS. THAT'S WHY IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE THESE DECISIONS.

IT SEEMS LIKE A NO BRAINER TO ME, BUT.

IT'S NOT MY JOB, I GUESS SO.

ON THAT NOTE, I'LL END, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE ARE GOING TO OPEN PUBLIC COMMENTS AND AT THIS TIME FOR THIS PUBLIC HEARING, IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING FROM THE CITY CLERK, WE HAVE ONE COMMENT.

CITY CLERK, PLEASE READ THE COMMENT INTO THE RECORD AND ADVISE IF THERE'S ANYTHING NEW.

YES, MAYOR. WE ACTUALLY HAVE SEVERAL COMMENTS FROM THE SAME INDIVIDUAL, SO I'LL READ THEM ALL AT ONCE. THESE ARE FROM ADAM REYNOLDS.

THEY COME IN ON BOTH FACEBOOK AND EMAIL.

HELLO. IF MEMORY SERVES CORRECTLY.

THE WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB RECEIVED A VARIANCE TO BE ABLE TO OFFER FOR SALE A PIECE OF

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PROPERTY FOR THE PROPOSED WOODMONT HOTEL.

MY QUESTION IS, WHEN DOES THE CONTRACT ON THIS PROPERTY EXPIRE? I IMAGINE THAT THE PROPERTY WAS CONTINGENT TO THE PASSING OF THE PROJECT BY THE TAMARAC TOWN COUNCIL, AND THIS PROPERTY SHOULD REVERT BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL ZONING.

ALSO, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TRIMMING THE THREE FOOT TALL WEEDS THAT ARE IN FRONT OF THE FORMER WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB WHERE THE CONSTRUCTION BARRIER IS? THIS IS UNSIGHTLY.

THERE ARE MANY HOMES THAT BORDER THE GOLF COURSE.

THE COUNTRY CLUB SHOULD PRUNE TREES ACCORDINGLY.

IN THE EVENT OF A HURRICANE, THERE WON'T BE PROPERTY DAMAGE.

I YEARS. IT IS A POTENTIAL SAFETY HAZARD.

ALSO ALONG SEVENTY FIFTH STREET, THERE ARE LARGE SWATHS OF LAND THAT ARE ON THE COUNTRY CLUB'S PROPERTY THAT HAVE LARGE AMOUNTS OF LEAVES AND DEBRIS.

THIS COULD BE A FIRE HAZARD IN DRY PERIODS.

ALSO IN FRONT OF THE FORMER COUNTRY CLUB, THERE ARE CONSTRUCTION BARRIERS THAT THREE FOOT TALL WEEDS ON 80TH AVENUE.

SOMEONE, WHETHER IT IS PULTE OR WOODMONT, NEEDS TO MAINTAIN THIS AREA.

PLEASE HOLD WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB ACCOUNTABLE.

FINE THEM ACCORDINGLY.

TWENTY NINETEEN THE PANDEMIC WAS NOT HAPPENING.

THEY WERE TO HAVE THESE DONE BY THEN.

NOT A GOOD EXCUSE.

AND ALSO MOST OF THE VIOLATIONS ARE FROM TWENTY NINETEEN.

THE PANDEMIC DIDN'T START UNTIL MARCH 17, 2020 AND THEREAFTER.

AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE. THANK YOU.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, PUBLIC HEARING IS NOW CLOSED.

AND ACTUALLY BEFORE I GO AND TURN IT OVER TO COMMISSIONER PLACKO, WHO HAS OUR HAND UP, I HAVE A PROCEDURAL ITEM AND I BRING THIS UP NOW BECAUSE PROCEDURALLY, IF WE HAVE MADE IT THAT OUR MEETINGS HAVE TO END BY 11:30 AND WE HAVE TO MAKE OUR MOTIONS AND DEAL WITH IT FIRST. SO I JUST WANT TO ASK SAM IF WE HAVE TO DO ANYTHING NOW OR NOT.

SO IF YOU WOULD CITY ATTORNEY.

AND I THINK YOU'RE ON MUTE.

HOW ABOUT NOW? PERFECT.

PERFECT. YOU ADOPTED A MODIFICATION OF TWO DASH TWENTY NINE SOME NUMBER OF MONTHS AGO.

THE ADDED LANGUAGE SAYS THE FOLLOWING ALL CITY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETINGS SHALL ADJOURN NO LATER THAN ELEVEN THIRTY PM LOCAL TIME.

ALL REMAINING ITEMS ON THE AGENDA SHALL BE DEFERRED UNTIL THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COMMISSION OR TO A DATE AND TIME CERTAIN, AS APPROVED BY THE MAJORITY VOTE OF THE CITY COMMISSION. CITY COMMISSION MAY CONCLUDE DEBATE AND VOTING ON ANY AGENDA ITEM UNDER CONSIDERATION AT ELEVEN THIRTY PM AND THE CITY COMMISSION MADE BY A MAJORITY VOTE TO EXTEND THE TIME OF ITS MEETINGS PAST ELEVEN THIRTY TO CONSIDER REMAINING ITEMS ON THE AGENDA. SO YOU HAVE SOME DISCRETION, BUT YOU NEED TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS BEFORE ELEVEN THIRTY HAPPENS. OTHERWISE YOU TURN INTO A PUMPKIN BASICALLY.

PRECISELY WHY I'M ASKING NOW, BECAUSE THIS MIGHT HAVE A FEW MORE MINUTES OF A COMMENT, AND I DO UNDERSTAND WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PUBLIC HEARING, BUT I SURMISE THAT OUR COMMENTS MIGHT TAKE US TO TOO CLOSE TO THE HOUR, THE BEWITCHING HOUR WHEN WE TURN INTO PUMPKINS.

SO I AM FAMILIAR WITH AT LEAST TWO ITEMS THAT ARE ON THE AGENDA AFTER THIS, THAT ARE TIME SENSITIVE ONE BEING ITEM 11 A.

AND ONE BEING ITEM 13 A AS TIME SENSITIVE.

SO TO MY COLLEAGUES AT THIS TIME CAN WE FIRST AGREE THAT WE WILL PROCEED PAST 11:30 TO COMPLETE THIS ITEM IF NEEDED.

CAN I GET CONSENSUS ON THAT.

DO I NEED A MOTION SAM.

YOU DO BECAUSE YOU CAN'T HAVE CONSENSUS, UNFORTUNATELY SOMEBODY TO PLEASE MAKE A MOTION THAT WE WILL FINISH AT LEAST ITEM 10B TONIGHT.

I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE AT LEAST FINISH ITEM 10B TONIGHT.

10B IS THE CURRENT ITEM, COMMISSIONER.

YES. SECOND.

CITY CLERK PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

COMMISSIONER GELIN. YES, COMMISSIONER FISHMAN, YES, COMMISSIONER PLACKO YES VICE MAYOR BOLTON, YES, AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES, THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY, FIVE TO ZERO.

THEN MY NEXT QUESTION IS THIS.

WE HAVE TWO ITEMS THAT ARE TIME SENSITIVE THAT ALSO REMAIN ON THE AGENDA.

ONE HAS TO BE DONE BEFORE JULY 11, WHICH IS SATURDAY.

AND THE OTHER ONE, I'M NOT SO SURE ABOUT THE ARTWORK.

THAT'S FOR 11 A I DON'T BELIEVE THAT'S A LONG ITEM.

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11 OR 13A THOUGH, IS POTENTIALLY LONG.

AND THEN WE HAD TWO OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA, B AND C FOR 13.

SO COLLEAGUES WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO FIGURE OUT TONIGHT BEFORE WE GO TO THE NEXT ITEM ABOUT SETTING A CONTINUED MEETING UNLESS YOU WANT TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING.

WE CAN JUST MAKE THE LAST COMMISSION MEETING OF THE YEAR BEFORE THE SUMMER, ALWAYS OUR LONGEST ONE. ANYBODY HAVE ANY COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS FOR ME? LET'S PROCEED WITH THE MEETING AS FAST AS POSSIBLE AND SEE WHERE WE ARE AT 11:25.

WELL, WE WERE GOING TO FINISH THIS ITEM, SO WE HAVE AN EXTENSION ON THIS ITEM, SO PRIOR TO THE END, SAM, IS IT OK THAT WE BRING IT UP AT THAT TIME WITHOUT HAVING A NEED FOR A FURTHER EXTENSION? THE ANSWER IS IF YOU CHOOSE TO GO BEYOND 11:30 ON ANY OTHER ITEM BESIDES NUMBER 10B, YOU NEED TO DO A SEPARATE MOTION. OK, SO BUT IT'S FINE THAT WE COMPLETE THIS ITEM AND THEN DETERMINE IF WE'RE GOING TO EXTEND PAST THAT AT THAT TIME.

THAT WAS RIGHT.

THAT'S THE CONCEPT OF YOUR MOTION.

THAT'S CORRECT. OK, GREAT.

SO WE'LL PROCEED ON THIS ONE AND THEN AT THE END OF 10B, WE WILL THEN MAKE DETERMINATION FOR THE REST OF THIS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

THE FLOOR IS YOURS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I WOULD LIKE TO DEAL VERY STRICTLY NOW WITH FACTS.

AFTER A VERY LONG YEAR OF NEGOTIATIONS, WHICH MR. SCHMIDT WAS INVOLVED IN, A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED ON JANUARY 11TH, 2017, THREE AND A HALF YEARS AGO. THIS AGREEMENT WAS VERY, VERY DETAILED.

IN EVERY FACET PART OF THAT AGREEMENT, STATES WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB WILL TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THE UPPER RANGE LAKE PLAN INCLUDES AQUA RANGE.

EXHIBIT M.. GROUND STORM WATER UTILITY, EASEMENTS, MAINTAIN MIC], TEMPORARY IMPROVEMENTS TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTY.

THAT IS ALL STATED IN OUR DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

THE PAST THREE YEARS, THE RESIDENTS OF WOODMONT HAVE ENDURED DUST MOUNTAINS OF DIRT AND TRASH, ANIMALS ROAMING EVERYWHERE, CONSTRUCTION, TRAFFIC AND NOISE.

OR IN THE CASE OF THE MAINTENANCE AREA, NO CONSTRUCTION JUST TO LOOK AT.

THE PILES SO LARGE AND CITY FOR SO LONG THAT GRASS WAS GROWING AN EYESORE, TO SAY THE LEAST, PERMITS HAVE BEEN READY TO NO AVAIL.

DURING THIS TIME, THE RESIDENTS CONTINUE TO ENDURE BECAUSE THEY HAD THE PROMISE OF AN ENHANCED, UPGRADED COMMUNITY.

IT WAS WRITTEN IN THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

PROMISES WERE MADE TO THE COMMUNITY AFTER YEARS OF NEGOTIATIONS AND COMPROMISE BY MANY RESIDENTS. THOSE PROMISES WERE AGREED UPON BY WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB, PULTE AND THE CITY.

THIS AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED THREE AND A HALF YEARS AGO, COVID-19 HAS BEEN AROUND FOR FOUR MONTHS. THIS SITUATION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH COVID-19 AFTER THREE AND A HALF YEARS.

WE MUST NOT RENEGOTIATE NOR MODIFY THIS AGREEMENT IT STANDS AS STATED.

WE ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS OUR WORD AND I WILL NOT GO BACK ON MY WORD TO THE COMMUNITY AND I WILL HONOR THIS AGREEMENT.

THE RESIDENTS OF WOODMONT DESERVE THE AGREEMENT TO BE FOLLOWED.

I SUPPORT STAFF ISSUING NOTICE TO WOODMONT FOR THEIR FAILURE TO COMPLY AND PURSUE ANY AND ALL OPTIONS TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE.

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT A CURE PLAN, THAT MEANS THIS IS THE ISSUE.

THIS IS HOW I AM GOING TO CURE IT.

IT DOES NOT MEAN YOU RENEGOTIATE IT.

SO I FULLY SUPPORT STAFF IN THIS.

CLEAR QUICK AND SIMPLE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. THANK YOU.

AT THIS TIME, I DO NOT SEE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE REST OF MY COMMISSION AND I WILL JUST SAY CALL THE ROLL. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES. COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES. AND MAYOR GOMEZ, YES.

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THE MOTION PASSES 5 TO 0.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND ACTUALLY WE'RE STILL UNDER TIME.

SO MOVING RIGHT ALONG, WE ARE GOING TO ORDINANCE 11A ORDINANCE ON SECOND READING

[a. TO2432 - Ordinance Extending the Woodlands Overlay District Termination Date to Sunset and Terminate Three (3) Years After the Effective Date of the Land Development Code]

TO 2432 ORDINANCE EXTENDING THE WOODLANDS OVERLAY DISTRICT TERMINATION DATE TO SUNSET AND TERMINATE THREE YEARS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE.

CITY ATTORNEY.

THANK YOU IT IS, IN FACT, TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2432.

IT READS AS FOLLOWS FOR THE PUBLIC RECORD AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA. EXTENDING THE WOODLANDS OVERLAY DISTRICT TERMINATION DATE AMENDING CHAPTER 10 OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC CODE OF ORDINANCES ENTITLED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE BY AMENDING ARTICLE TWO ENTITLED ZONING DISTRICTS BY SPECIFICALLY AMENDING SECTION 10-2.7(C) ENTITLED WOODLAND'S OVERLAY DISTRICT TO SUNSET AND TO TERMINATE THE WOODLANDS OVERLAY DISTRICT THREE YEARS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE IN CONFORMITY WITH THE CITY, TAMARAC COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PROVIDED FOR CODIFICATION, PROVIDED FOR CONFLICT SEVERABILITY AND FINALLY PROVIDED FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ITS TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER TWENTY FOUR THIRTY TWO ON SECOND READING NOW ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION. THANK YOU MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

IT'S YOURS. THANK YOU.

I NOW NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL.

SO MOVED. SECOND.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THIS IS AN ORDINANCE ON SECOND READING FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS, CITY CLERK, DO WE HAVE ANY? I DO NOT HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THIS ITEM.

EXCELLENT PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

I'M NOT SEEING ANY REQUEST FROM THE COMMISSION TO SPEAK, CITY CLERK PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO. YES.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES. COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES. VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES. THE ORDINANCE IS ADOPTED ON SECOND READING FIVE TO ZERO.

EXCELLENT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE ARE NOW MOVING ON TO 13 A PUBLIC ART SCULPTURE DESIGN DISCUSSION AND APPROVAL.

[a. Public Art Sculpture Designs Discussion and Approval Colony West Suspended Ceiling and Exterior Sculptures & Tamarac Village Amphitheater and Splash Pad including Pending Projects Update]

CITY ATTORNEY IF YOU WILL.

I WILL. THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COMMISSION UNDER THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE SECTION CALLED OTHER. IT'S 13 A, IN FACT, THE PUBLIC ART, SCULPTURE DESIGN, DISCUSSION AND APPROVAL.

AND IT READS AS FOLLOWS. THE COLONY WEST SUSPENDED CEILING AND EXTERIOR SCULPTURES IN TAMARAC VILLAGE AMPHITHEATER AND SPLASH PAD, INCLUDING PENDING PROJECTS, UPDATE CITY COMMISSION CITY WIDE AND THE APPROPRIATE MOTION THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE OFFERED AT THE END OF THE CONVERSATION I THINK STAFF IS PREPARED TO RESPOND AND TO PRESENT THANK YOU, MAYOR. THANK YOU.

AND JUST AS WE ALL KNOW, I'M KEEPING AN EYE ON THE TIME AT ELEVEN TWENTY FIVE WHOEVER IS SPEAKING OR PRESENTING AT THAT TIME, PLEASE KNOW THAT I WILL BE INTERRUPTING AND.

ALL RIGHT.

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, WE DO HAVE SOME ITEMS WE'D LIKE TO DISCUSS, PUBLIC ART RELATED ITEMS THAT BETH AND GEORGE ARE HERE TO DISCUSS WITH YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CONSIDERING THESE ITEMS, BECAUSE THEY ARE TIME SENSITIVE, ESPECIALLY THE ONE RELATED TO COLONY WEST.

I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO GEORGE AND BETH.

WE HAVE A PRESENTATION FOR YOU.

AND EARLIER TODAY, WE ALSO DROPPED OFF SOME SAMPLES.

AND I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO EITHER LOOK OR TOUCH OR FEEL THOSE SAMPLES.

GEORGE WILL TOUCH ON IT WHEN HE GETS TO THAT SLIDE.

BUT I HOPE YOU ALL HAD A CHANCE TO SEE THOSE SAMPLES.

THANK YOU MAXINE.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR GOMEZ AND THE COMMISSIONERS, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO PRESENT TO YOU AGAIN.

WE'RE EXCITED TO BRING BEFORE YOU WHAT WE BELIEVE IS A SIGNATURE WORK OF ART THAT WILL BE IN THE NEW COLONY WEST FACILITY, SPECIFICALLY A LIGHTED CEILING SCULPTURE.

JUST TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND, AGAIN, THE ORIGINAL BUDGET FOR THIS PARTICULAR LIGHTED CEILING SCULPTURE WAS FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AND THE LAST COMMISSION MEETING, IT WAS NOT FAVORABLE TO LOOK AT ANY OPTIONS THAT WERE MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS OR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AND WE WERE ABLE TO REENGAGE SERVICES WITH A PARTICULAR COMPANY WHO HIRED A PARTICULAR ARTIST WHO DOES ACTUALLY GLASS WORK AND WAS ABLE TO PROVIDE US WITH WHAT WE BELIEVE IS THE SOLUTION TO A NICE SIGNATURE PIECE THAT WILL GO IN THE LOBBY AND THAT PARTICULAR NEW BUDGET FOR THAT PARTICULAR PROJECT OF THE CEILING SCULPTURES OF SIXTY FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS GIVES YOU JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF WHAT THE ACTUAL ARTWORK SHOULD DO, AND WE BELIEVE THAT THE ARTISTS WE WANT TO PRESENT TO HAS ACTUALLY DONE THAT.

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NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. JUST TO GIVE YOU AGAIN SOME BACKGROUND, THIS IS THE INTERIOR OF THE CLUBHOUSE, WHICH, OF COURSE NOW IS MUCH MORE PROGRESSED IN TERMS OF COMPLETION OF THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE SOUTH WALL AS WELL.

AND WE'LL GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

OK, AND THIS IS THE NORTH WALL, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AT OUR LAST MEETING WITH THE COMMISSION, WE PRESENTED ARTWORK BY AN ARTIST THAT IS ONE OF THE GLASS DESIGNERS WITH A COMPANY CALLED LASVIT, AND YOU HAD SEEN THIS PARTICULAR IMAGE, WHICH IS FAIRLY LARGE IN A LARGE SPACE, ABOUT A THREE STORY BUILDING.

ACTUALLY, CRYSTAL MESH TWILL IS THE ART PIECE.

AND SO BASED UPON THIS PARTICULAR CEILING SCULPTURE, YOU HAD ASKED THAT WE WOULD GO AND SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO FOR US.

IT WAS SOMETHING VERY SIMILAR, BUT YET VERY DIFFERENT.

AND I LIKE TO PRESENT THAT TO YOU AT THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

BUT BEFORE DOING THAT, I WON'T EVEN BEGIN TO TRY AND PRONOUNCE THIS PARTICULAR ARTIST'S NAME, BUT THIS IS THE ARTIST WHO IS THE DESIGNER.

SHE ACTUALLY SPECIALIZES IN ALL OF THE WORKS THAT LASVIT DOES WITH THE DESIGNERS ARE ALL CRYSTAL AND CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S.

THE CZECH REPUBLIC IS WORLD RENOWNED FOR THE GLASS CRYSTAL WORK THAT THEY DO.

AND WE'RE PLEASED TO PRESENT THIS PARTICULAR ARTIST WHOSE WORK IS ALL OVER THE WORLD WITH BUDGETS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS DUBAI BEING ONE OF THEM.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO WE PUT THIS SLIDE HERE TO SHOW YOU A COMPARISON, THE ONE THAT YOU YOU SAW AT THE INITIAL MEETING, AND THEN WE MET WITH THE REPRESENTATIVE AND OF COURSE, CONFERRING WITH THE ARTIST TO GIVE US SOMETHING VERY SIMILAR, BUT NOT SIMILAR.

NOW, I'D LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT HERE JUST TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT AND OF COURSE, I MAY BE PREACHING TO THE CHOIR AND YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW THIS, BUT WHENEVER AN ARTIST IS CREATING A WORK OF ART AND IS ASKED TO MAYBE DO SOMETHING SIMILAR, IT'S NEVER SIMILAR IN THE SENSE THAT IT'S REALLY CREATING A NEW PIECE OF WORK.

LET'S JUST SAY, FOR EXAMPLE, A PAINTING.

IF YOU WERE ASKED AN ARTIST TO DO A REPLICA OF A REMBRANDT PAINTING, HE OR SHE WHO IS LOOKING TO DO THIS WORK, THE BRUSHSTROKES WILL BE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

SO THE WORK WILL BE UNIQUE IN AND OF ITSELF BASED UPON THE ARTISTS STYLE.

YOU WOULD LOOK AT THAT PARTICULAR PAINTING AND SAY YES, IT IS A REMBRANDT OR SIMILAR TO A REMBRANDT, BUT IT IS INDEED AN ORIGINAL PAINTING IN AND OF ITSELF BECAUSE THE ARTIST WHO DID IT, THE STROKES ARE DIFFERENT AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

SO I SAID THAT TO SAY THIS, THAT WHAT YOU SEE ON THE LEFT IS A MUCH LARGER CEILING SCULPTURE. WHAT YOU SEE ON THE RIGHT IS ONE THAT WILL ACCOMMODATE AND WE'LL GET TO THE NEXT SLIDE THAT WOULD SHOW YOU HOW THIS PARTICULAR EIGHT FOOT SCULPTURE CEILING SCULPTURE WOULD ACTUALLY FIT WITHIN THE ACTUAL SPACE ITSELF.

IT WAS ORIGINALLY DONE BY THE GLASS ARTISTS THAT SPECIFICALLY DONE FOR TAMARAC.

THAT IS NOT EXACTLY AS WHAT YOU SEE HERE ON THE LEFT, BUT STILL GIVES YOU THE SAME IMPACT AND THE SAME FEEL WHEN YOU WALK INTO THE BUILDING.

THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS GIVES YOU A VIEW FROM THE ENTRANCE AS YOU'RE ENTERING INTO THE BUILDING, WHAT YOU WILL SEE, ONCE THIS PARTICULAR WORK? THIS CEILING SCULPTOR IS ACTUALLY INSTALLED.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS GIVES YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE OF DETAILS IN TERMS OF THE BOTTOM.

NOW, JUST TO SHARE WITH YOU AND AS MS. CALLOWAY HAD MENTIONED, WE WERE PROVIDED WITH SAMPLES OF CRYSTALS THAT YOU HOPEFULLY HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A LOOK AT.

BUT THIS PARTICULAR WORK WILL BE DESIGNED STRICTLY WITH ALL THE CRYSTALS.

AND THERE WAS ALSO IN THE PACKET SAMPLES OF THE AMBER COLOR CRYSTALS AS WELL.

SO WE'RE PROPOSING TO HAVE A COMBINATION OF ABOUT 30 PERCENT AMBER.

AND THE REMAINING WOULD BE THE THE LIGHTER COLOR CRYSTALS THEMSELVES OUT TO MAKE UP THIS WONDERFUL WORK. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ONCE THE ARTIST IS INSTALLING, SHE WILL CREATE THE FORM, THEY WILL CREATE THE FORM TO GIVE

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THE VOLUME THAT WE WOULD NEED NOW AND THEN THE TOP JUST TO SHOW YOU TO DESCRIBE TO YOU THE CEILING SCULPTURE WILL ACTUALLY BE SUSPENDED FROM THE CEILING.

AND IN THE TOP RIGHT THERE, YOU SEE SMALL LIGHTS.

SO THOSE LIGHTS WILL ACTUALLY BE EMBEDDED INTO THE CEILING AND THEN THE SCULPTURE WORK ITSELF WILL BE SUSPENDED BY METAL RODS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. HERE'S A COUPLE OF PHOTOGRAPHS THAT ACTUALLY SHOWS THE VARIATION IN TERMS OF COLOR USING THE CLEAR CRYSTALS AS WELL AS THE AMBER COLORED CRYSTALS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. AND HERE IS THE ACTUAL RENDITION THAT ACTUALLY SHOWS THE SPACE WHERE THE ACTUAL WORK WILL GO AND THE IMPACT THAT IT WOULD MAKE WITHIN THAT SPACE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. OK, SO WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR RIGHT NOW, IF WE CAN JUST GO BACK FOR A MOMENT, PLEASE, ON THE PREVIOUS SLIDE.

SO WHAT WE'RE ASKING FROM THE COMMISSION, THE ONE BEFORE THAT, PLEASE.

SO WE'RE HERE TONIGHT TO ASK FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMISSION TO MOVE FORWARD WITH EXECUTING THE CONTRACT WITH THE LASVIT AND THE ARTIST.

SO AS MS. CALLOWAY HAD MENTIONED, THIS IS TIME SENSITIVE IN TERMS OF BEING IN COMPLIANCE ALONG WITH THE CONSTRUCTION BUDGET I'M SORRY, THE CONSTRUCTION TIMELINE.

AND MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THIS PARTICULAR WORK WILL BE COMPLETED SO AS TO MEET THE TIMELINE NECESSARY FOR IN OCTOBER.

SO WE'D LIKE TO GET THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMISSION ON THIS PARTICULAR WORK WITH THE BUDGET OF SIXTY FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. ACTUALLY, IF I MAY.

BECAUSE WE'RE IN A TIME SITUATION, I'M GOING TO ASK YOU THIS QUESTION.

THE FIRST ITEM IS TIME-SENSITIVE IS THE SECOND ITEM TIME-SENSITIVE.

WELL, THE SECOND ITEM IS AN EXTERIOR SCULPTURE AT COLONY WEST.

I WOULD SAY IT'S NOT TIME SENSITIVE BECAUSE IT CAN BE INSTALLED INDEPENDENTLY OF THE BUILDING. AGAIN, IT WOULD BE HE'S READY TO GO.

WE HAVE THE IDEAS.

WE'D LIKE HIM TO PROCEED.

BUT IT'S NOT. IT CAN BE DONE AFTERWARD.

IT WOULD BE NICE IF IT WAS ALL FINISHED AT THE SAME TIME WHEN THAT HOTEL OPENS UP.

I'M JUST I'M LOOKING AT THE TIME FRAME JUST TO DISCUSS THE ONE ITEM.

AND THEN DEPENDING ON WHAT MY COLLEAGUES WILL DETERMINE FOR TIME FRAME, WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT STEP. I'M JUST TRYING TO MAKE SURE WE GET WHAT WE CAN FOR RIGHT NOW.

SO NORMALLY, YOU KNOW, I LIKE YOU TO GO THROUGH YOUR WHOLE ENTIRE PRESENTATION, BUT ON THIS ONE, I AM GOING TO ASK THAT WE BIFURCATE A LITTLE BIT.

AND LET'S JUST TALK ABOUT THE SCULPTURE FIRST.

I KNOW THAT COMMISSIONER PLACKO HAS OUR HANDS UP.

SO IF YOU WOULD.

MAYOR CAN I JUST INTERJECT JUST A BIT.

MAYOR, PLEASE? THE SECOND SCULPTURE IS RELATED TO COLONY WEST.

THEY BOTH HAVE THE SAME INSTALL TIMELINE.

OKAY.

THE COLONY WEST PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE FINISHED BY THE END OF THE YEAR AND READY FOR OCCUPANCY. AND SO I WOULD SAY THAT THAT, TOO, IS TIME-SENSITIVE.

WE'D LIKE TO KEEP THEM ON THE SAME TIMELINE, THANK YOU. I'M JUST I'M GOING TO HAVE COMMISSIONER PLACKO PROCEED.

AND THEN AFTER HER COMMENTS, I AM GOING TO BRING IT BACK TO MY COMMISSION TO ASK US ASK WHAT WE'RE DOING ABOUT TIME. SO PLEASE HAVE YOUR CALENDARS IN MIND IN CASE WE'RE NOT GOING TO PROCEED FOR ANOTHER HOUR OR SO.

I'LL BE CLEAR. GEORGE, CAN YOU TELL ME, IN LOOKING AT THE ORIGINAL, IT APPEARED TO BE VERY WHITE IN COLOR.

THIS ONE APPEARS TO BE, I DON'T KNOW, MAYBE BEIGE OR GOLD OR IS THAT THE CASE OR IS IT JUST THE PICTURES I'M LOOKING AT THAT LOOK THAT WAY.

WELL, AND COMMISSIONER THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

A GREAT OBSERVATION.

WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT, THE THE FINAL PIECE THAT WAS INSTALLED IS THE ACTUAL REAL THING.

SO WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT IN TERMS OF THE CONCEPT THAT'S COMPUTER GENERATED IS WHY YOU SEE THAT COLORATION.

NOW, AS I MENTIONED, THE CRYSTALS ARE BEING PROPOSED BY MYSELF AND BETH IN TERMS OF THE COLORS. THAT CAN BE A COMBINATION OF AMBER AS WELL AS ALL CRYSTAL CLEAR CRYSTAL WITH NO AMBER WHATSOEVER.

SO IF YOU GO WITH A FULL, CLEAR CRYSTAL WITH NO AMBER, 30 PERCENT AMBER, THEN YOU'RE

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GOING TO SEE THE SAME WHITENESS, IF YOU WILL, OF THE FINAL PIECE THAT YOU SEE ON THE FAR LEFT.

AND CAN WE GO BACK TO THAT SLIDE AND IT ADDS DEPTH AND INTEREST TO THE PIECE? IT'S YOUR CHOICE.

OK. MY QUESTION ABOUT THAT WOULD BE, DO WE KNOW WHAT COLOR THE WALLS ARE GOING TO BE PAINTED BECAUSE IT ALL GOES TOGETHER AND YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT COLOR THE WALLS ARE GOING TO BE PAINTED THAT ARE GOING TO COMPLIMENT THIS OR NOT.

AMBER IS A VERY NEUTRAL COLOR.

AND WE FEEL IT WILL ENHANCE THE PIECE.

IF YOU WANT IT ALL WHITE, YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL WHITE.

NOT WHAT I'M SAYING BETH.

I'M ASKING THE QUESTION, DO WE KNOW WHAT COLOR THE WALLS ARE GOING TO BE PAINTED? I DON'T THINK AN AMBER PIECE AGAINST A BEIGE WALL IS GOING TO HAVE ANY IMPACT.

I AGREE WITH YOU COMMISSIONER AND WE'RE AT THIS STAGE NOW WHERE ONCE THE ARTIST IS BROUGHT ON BOARD, HE WILL WORK CLOSELY WITH MR. STEIN, RON STEIN, AND PURPOSELY THE COLOR IN TERMS OF THE INTERIOR OF THAT PARTICULAR AREA HAS NOT BEEN ADDRESSED SO THAT THE ARTIST CAN BE THE CREATOR.

AND THEN ONCE THAT WE KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO TAKE PLACE, THEN THE COLORS CAN BE DETERMINED .

DOES WALL COLOR COME FIRST OR DOES THE ART PIECE COME FIRST? I MEAN, I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING WE REALLY NEED TO KNOW.

SURE. WELL, AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, WE'RE NOT MARRIED TO AMBER FOR SURE. AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT WILL BE A PIECE THAT WE ALL WILL BE PROUD OF.

AND THE COLORS AND THE PIECE ITSELF WILL ACTUALLY COMPLEMENT AND BLEND IN WITH THE WHOLE ENVIRONMENT. SO I'LL GIVE YOU MY WORD THAT THE COLORS THAT WILL BE CHOSEN FOR THE WALL WILL BE COMPLEMENTARY TO THE CEILING SCULPTURE ITSELF.

AND WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE PLEASED WITH THE COLORS.

AS AN ARTIST, THE PROCESS OF CREATIVITY IS ORGANIC, YOU KNOW, YOU GO IN WITH ONE INTENTION, BUT THEN ONCE YOU DETERMINE, OK, NO, THIS IS NOT THE APPROACH, THEN YOU LOOK AT THE BETTER WAY. AND NOW THAT BECAUSE WE ARE TIME-SENSITIVE IT'S TIME SENSITIVE NOW WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH REALLY TALKING ABOUT COLOR.

I STILL DON'T KNOW WHICH COMES FIRST.

ARE WE GOING TO APPROVE THIS TONIGHT AS BEIGE GOLD AND THEN THE WALL COLOR WILL GET CHOSEN DOWN THE ROAD TO COMPLIMENT THAT OR VICE VERSA.

SO, COMMISSIONER, I THINK WHAT GEORGE IS SAYING IS THAT THE LASVIT HAS ALREADY MET WITH RON SINCE WE KNOW THAT THAT IS A SIGNIFICANT CONCERN OF YOURS.

WE'LL BRING LASVIT BACK, GET THE ARTIST'S OPINION AS WELL IN TERMS OF THE COLOR THAT THE ROOM NEEDS TO BE IN ORDER TO FURTHER ENHANCE THIS PIECE, SINCE WE KNOW THAT THAT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU, WILL DEFINITELY START THAT DIALOG WITH THE ARTISTS AS WELL AS WITH RON.

SO WE WILL HAVE AN INPUT.

THE ARTIST WILL HAVE AN INPUT IN TERMS OF WHAT COLOR IT'S LIKELY THE INTERIOR WILL OCCUR BEFORE THE PIECE IS HUNG, BUT AT LEAST THE ARTIST WILL HAVE AN INPUT IN TERMS OF COLOR ON THE WALL. NOW THAT GEORGE IS RECOMMENDING 30 PERCENT NUMBER.

AND I THINK IN TERMS OF WHETHER OR NOT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT, WE PROBABLY NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU, BUT THEY ARE JUST RECOMMENDING THAT FOR FURTHER DEPTH.

I KNOW THAT'S NOT WHAT YOU INITIALLY SELECTED, BUT THE ARTIST PRESENTED THAT TO US AND WE SAW THAT THAT MIGHT CREATE SOME DEPTH IN THE PIECE.

AND IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU LIKE THAT, THEN LET US KNOW.

IN FACT, IF YOU WANT US TO GO BACK TO EXACTLY ALL WHITE, THAT'S CERTAINLY NOT A PROBLEM EITHER. BUT WE PRESENTED YOU WITH THE CRYSTAL.

YOU SHOULD YOU MIGHT HAVE LOOKED AT IT ALREADY, BUT WE GAVE YOU THE CRYSTALS FOR THE AMBER AS WELL AS THE WHITE.

THANK YOU. WELL, I'M GOING TO JUMP IN SINCE NOBODY ELSE HAS ANYTHING HERE AND I WAS ALONG THE SAME LINES AS A COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

WE MAY NOT HAVE PICKED WALL COLOR YET BUT HAVE WE PICKED THE SCONCES FOR THE LIGHTING? DO WE KNOW IF WE'RE USING PLATINUM, SILVER CHROME BRUSHED NICKEL FOR THE LIGHTING THAT'S BEING INSTALLED IN THE BUILDING.

SO FOR UPSTAIRS, I KNOW WE'RE DOING BRUSHED NICKEL, WHICH IS LIKE A SILVER TYPE OF LOOK.

SO WE'RE DOING THAT UPSTAIRS.

I DON'T BELIEVE WE'RE HAVING ANY SCONCES ON THE WALL.

I WAS NEVER ASKED TO SELECT SCONCES, SO I DON'T BELIEVE WE'RE HAVING THOSE.

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THIS IS JACK STRAIN, THE PUBLIC SERVICE DIRECTOR.

THERE ARE GOING TO BE HIGH HATS ABOVE THAT.

SO THE CANS WILL PROBABLY BE WHITE OR SILVER.

EXCUSE ME.

I CAN'T TELL YOU AT THE MOMENT, PROBABLY SILVER, BUT THEY COULD BE WHITE, BUT THEY ARE GOING TO BLEND IN. WE DON'T WANT THEM TO STAND OUT.

SO THEY'LL BLEND INTO THE ROOF.

SO I ASSUME THEY'LL BE WHITE, BUT THEY COULD BE SILVER OR CHROME.

EXACTLY. SO THAT'S WHERE MY HEAD IS GOING.

I'D RATHER LOOK, I WILL TELL YOU RIGHT OFF THE BAT, I'M NOT A FAN OF THE PIECE.

I TOLD YOU, I'M NOT A FAN OF THE PIECE FROM WHEN WE FIRST HAD IT, MY UNDERSTANDING AFTER THE LAST MEETING WAS THAT WE WOULD TAKE THE MATERIAL AND CREATE SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO FIT A TWO STORY BUILDING TO FIT OUR CONTEMPORARY STYLE LOOK.

I FEEL THE WAVES AND THE LINES DO NOT FIT THE LOOK, BUT THAT BEING THE CASE, IF THIS IS WHERE THE COMMISSION'S GOING.

I'LL JUST PUT MY REST OF MY COMMENTS ON THIS.

MY UNDERSTANDING IS ALSO WE WANTED IT TO BE SOMETHING THAT WE'VE GOT THE BEAUTIFUL IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE IT WAS WHITE LIGHT RIGHT NOW IF WE HAVE IT AS A WHITE WITH THE BEADS NO AMBER, THE FROSTING, YOU ALSO HAVE THE ABILITY TO CHANGE THE LIGHT COLORS UP ABOVE TO CREATE A DRAMATIC EFFECT IF THERE ARE SOME KIND OF EVENT THAT MIGHT BE HAPPENING AND BE ABLE TO PULL THROUGH THOSE PIECES.

SO I THINK IF WE HAVE THE AMBER AND THAT WE CHANGE THE SCHEME OF WHAT MAY BE ABLE TO BE DONE FOR OTHER THINGS, SO.

I WOULD LIKE I SAID, IF WE'RE GOING TO BE GOING FORWARD WITH THIS, MY OPINION IS TO REMOVE THE AMBER THAT WAS PLACED IN IT.

THAT'S MY COMMENTS FOR NOW.

ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY COMMENTS? IF NOT. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS ELEVEN, TWENTY ONE, SO LET'S FINISH UP THIS TOPIC SO WE CAN FIGURE OUT WHAT WE'RE DOING WITH THE REST OF THEM.

I'M GOING TO CALL I NEED A MOTION AND SECOND, ON SOME KIND OF MOTION.

MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE THE NEWEST PROPOSED SCULPTURE WITH OUT THE AMBER BEADS.

I'M NOT RECEIVING A MOTION ON THAT.

I'M SORRY.

NO, THAT'S OK. I MEAN, I'M SEEKING ASSISTANCE FROM ANYBODY WHO WISHES TO MAKE A COMMENT ON THIS, AND I WOULD, BUT I DIDN'T UNCLICK I DIDN'T RAISE MY HAND.

I WOULD MAKE A MOTION TO GO AHEAD WITH THE NEW PIECE BUT IN THE WHITE, NOT IN THE AMBER THE AMBER JUST I DON'T KNOW.

IT'S JUST NOT WORKING FOR ME.

IT'S JUST MY OPINION. SO LET'S SEE WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE THINKS.

DO I HAVE A SECOND? SECOND.

WE HAVE A SECOND CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

COMMISSIONER GELIN. YES.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON. YES.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

NO. MAYOR GOMEZ.

NO. THE MOTION FOR THE NEWEST PROPOSED SCULPTURE IN ALL WHITE PASSES THREE TO TWO.

ALL RIGHT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER, WE ARE NOW GOING TO HAVE TO DISCUSS EXTENDING THIS.

WE HAVE ONE OTHER ITEM THAT SEEMS TO BE TIME SENSITIVE, WHICH IS THE SCULPTURE FOR COLONY WEST. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF ITEMS THAT STILL REMAIN ON.

SO ARE WE WILLING TO EXTEND THE MEETING TO FINISH THE SCULPTURE CONVERSATION? THAT'S ONE OPTION TWO CALL BACK FOR ANOTHER DAY.

OR IF WE DON'T FINISH THE SCULPTURE OPTION AND WE DON'T GO TO THE OTHER TWO ITEMS AND THE REST OF THE STUFF ON THIS LIST, MOVING IT TO AUGUST.

I'M SORRY, COMMISSIONER GELIN, WILL YOU PLEASE SAY THAT ONE MORE TIME? SO LET'S WRAP UP TONIGHT END AT ELEVEN FORTY FIVE.

IS THERE A POWER POINT FOR THE NEXT SCULPTURE? YES, THERE IS.

THERE ARE A COUPLE OF SLIDES AND YES, THERE'S A COUPLE, BUT NOT LONG.

DO I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO EXTEND THE MEETING UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

YES. OH, I'M SORRY.

YES. YES.

I MAKE A MOTION TO EXTEND THE MEETING TILL MIDNIGHT.

LET'S GET IT DONE.

DO I HAVE A SECOND? HELLO.

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COMMISSIONER GELIN THANK YOU VERY MUCH SO.

CITY CLERK WILL YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL? COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES. COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES. VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES.

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY, FIVE TO ZERO.

VICE MAYOR PLEASE GO GET SOME COFFEE.

ALL RIGHT. IF YOU WOULD CITY ACTUALLY I THROW IT BACK TO YOU, GEORGE OR BETH, I BELIEVE YOU WERE DOING THANK YOU. OKAY, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS THE COLONY WEST EXTERIOR SCULPTURE IN FRONT OF THE PORTICO.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

LEVENT ARE YOU THERE. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

GREAT.

OK, MICHAEL SAZBO WAS AWARDED THIS COMMISSION, HIS APPROVED BUDGET WITH SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND, AND HE HAS GIVEN US SEVERAL RENDITIONS THAT IT'S BEEN A WORK IN PROGRESS.

NOTHING HAD BEEN APPROVED.

AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH HIM TO GET A SCULPTURE THAT WE WANT.

AND WHAT HAPPENS ALONG THE WAY IS THAT HE FELT HE COULD NOT GIVE US A SIGNIFICANT SCULPTURE IF HE INCORPORATED IN HIS BUDGET THE CONCRETE WORK, THE ENGINEERING, THE ELECTRICAL. AND GEORGE AND I DID GO BACK TO RON STEIN AND MAXINE AND ASK THE POSSIBILITY, BECAUSE THIS WE HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS WHERE WHEN YOU'RE ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE MANY TIMES BECAUSE THE EQUIPMENT'S ALREADY THERE, THE CONCRETE IS ALREADY THERE, THAT MANY TIMES THAT CAN HAPPEN AND NOT TAKE OUT OF THE ARTIST'S BUDGET.

BUT RON SAID THAT HE COULD NOT DO THAT, THAT THE BUDGET WAS EXTREMELY TIGHT.

SO WE DECIDED TO RAISE THE BUDGET TO NINETY THOUSAND AND GIVE IT TO THE ARTIST WHO HE WOULD NOW BE RESPONSIBLE FOR, EVERYTHING I JUST MENTIONED, AND HE WOULD BE ABLE TO GIVE US A SIGNIFICANT SCULPTURE.

AND WE FEEL THAT HE'S DONE THIS AND WE WANT TO SHOW IT TO YOU.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO HIS SCULPTURE IS A COMBINATION OF STAINLESS STEEL WITH BRONZE BANDS, AND HE PUTS A SPECIAL SEALANT ONTO THE BRONZE BANDS SO THAT THEY DON'T AFFECT THE STAINLESS STEEL.

BUT WE LOVE THE MOVEMENT.

WE LOVE THE ABSTRACT NATURE.

WE FELT IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR PHOTO OPS AND WE FELT THAT FOR THE BUDGET IT WAS SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

OH IS THIS? I'M SORRY, GO BACK ONE, LEVENT, BECAUSE THERE'S IF YOU CAN CLICK ON HE HAS A LITTLE VIDEO ON THE LEFT SIDE, THE BLUE.

IF YOU COULD CLICK ON THAT.

DO YOU SEE THE BLUE WRITING? THAT'S A VIDEO IF YOU CLICK ON THAT.

A LITTLE ANIMATION SO THAT YOU CAN SEE ALL THE VIEWS OF SCULPTURE.

AND AS MAXINE HAS SAID, SHE SAID, THIS IS TIME SENSITIVE, THAT WE DO WANT TO GET EVERYTHING INTO COLONY WEST AT THE SAME TIME SO THAT WHEN WE DO OPEN THEREFORE, THE ARTWORK IS FINISHED AND IT WILL MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE.

SO WE DO NEED A VOTE ON THIS TONIGHT.

THANKS. LEVENT THAT WAS GREAT.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO. GEORGE, CAN YOU TELL ME THE DIMENSIONS OF THIS? THE SCULPTURE MEASURES APPROXIMATELY CORRECT.

I THINK THAT BETH HAS WORKED MORE CLOSELY WITH THE ARTIST.

YEAH. IT'S APPROXIMATELY 12 FEET HIGH AND 10 FEET WIDE AND HIGHER BECAUSE HE'S GOING TO GIVE US IT'S GOING TO BE ON A CONCRETE PAD SO YOU CAN ADD TWO TO THREE FEET TO THAT.

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OKAY BUT IN THE PICTURE IT'S SITTING ON A ROUND.

IT WILL BE ON A ROUND PAD.

AND THE ARTIST IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THAT IS THAT. I'M SORRY. HOW HIGH IS THAT? THAT WOULD BE 2 TO THREE FEET.

WE HAVE NOT DETERMINED THAT YET.

PROBABLY TWO TO THREE FEET.

AND THEN WE'RE LOOKING ABOUT 15 FEET UP.

YES. OK.

THANK YOU. YOU'RE WELCOME.

VICE MAYOR. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

BETH, CAN YOU TELL ME JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT MICHAEL SAZBO, THE ARTIST? YES, MICHAEL IS A SCULPTOR WHO LIVES IN CALIFORNIA, AND HE NOT ONLY DOES PUBLIC ARTWORK, BUT HE'S BEEN IN MANY.

IN FACT, HE'S BEEN IN PALM BEACH AND IN MIAMI THIS PAST YEAR.

AND THAT'S HOW HE WAS ABLE TO VISIT THE SITE SO OFTEN.

I'VE MET WITH HIM TWICE ALREADY BECAUSE HE DOES PERSONAL SCULPTURE AND HE'S IN DIFFERENT EXHIBITIONS AND HE'S RECEIVED NUMEROUS COMMISSIONS.

AND THE WAY THAT WE GOT TO THIS PARTICULAR SCULPTURE WAS WE LIKED SOMETHING SIMILAR, THAT HE HAD ALREADY COMPLETED ANOTHER COMMISSION.

AND HE IMMEDIATELY SAID TO ME, WELL, THAT'S DOUBLE YOUR BUDGET.

AND GEORGE AND I, LIKE ALL OF YOU, ARE VERY, VERY SENSITIVE TO OUR ART BUDGETS AND HOW WE'RE SPENDING THE MONEY.

SO HE WAS ABLE TO REDESIGN.

AND AS I SAY TO YOU, THERE WERE MANY ITERATIONS THAT WE GEORGE AND I WERE JUST NOT SATISFIED WITH. WE DIDN'T FEEL IT WAS SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH.

BUT THIS IS A VERY, VERY NOTED ARTIST.

HE RIGHT NOW HAS A COMMISSION IN POMPANO THAT HE'S ALSO DOING AND ALSO IN PALM BEACH.

SO HE HAS THREE AS A CALIFORNIA ARTIST.

HE HAS THREE COMMISSIONS IN OUR STATE THIS YEAR.

FUNNY THAT YOU WOULD SAY THAT, BECAUSE I WAS JUST GOING TO ASK IF HE IF HE WORKS WITH ANY OTHER LOCAL MUNICIPALITY OR IF HE'S DONE ANY LOCAL WORK SO HE HAS.

AND HE WAS DELIGHTED WHEN HE GOT THE PHONE CALL THAT HE WAS GETTING THIS COMMISSION.

AND HE SAID, THAT IS SO GREAT BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, I'LL BE THERE OFTEN.

I CAN COME AND MEET WITH YOU.

AND HE'S BEEN VERY ACCOMMODATING TO GEORGE AND I AND MEETING US ON SITE WITH RON STEIN.

THAT'S GREAT.

I ACTUALLY HAVE FOLLOWED THIS ARTIST.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, IN 2011 I THINK HE DID A PIECE THAT I WAS VERY MUCH INTERESTED IN AND HE UPLOADED THE PIECE ONLINE.

I THINK WE SHOWED IT AT A FASHION SHOW OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

SO I PARTICULARLY LIKE THIS ARTIST AND I LIKE THE PIECE.

CAN YOU TELL ME HOW YOU DERIVED THIS PARTICULAR PIECE, THOUGH? I MEAN, WHEN I GO TO HIS WEBSITE, I KIND OF SEE, LIKE OTHER GREAT PIECES THAT WOULD BE VERY MUCH, YOU KNOW, HOME TO TAMARAC.

LIKE I LOOK AT IT AND I'M THINKING, OK, THIS COULD BE DONE TAMARAC.

AND BY THE WAY, I STILL DON'T HAVE A PIECE OF ART IN MY DISTRICT.

SO I WOULD LOVE FOR MICHAEL TO BE THE ARTIST IN MY DISTRICT.

OK.

INTO CONSIDERATION BECAUSE AS BETH MENTIONED, WE HAD GONE THROUGH SEVERAL ITERATIONS WITH THIS ARTIST IN TERMS OF ARTWORK THAT WERE JUST NOT IMPACTFUL.

AND ONE OF THE ITERATIONS WAS A VERTICAL PIECE.

AND SO IT'S LIKELY THAT THAT PARTICULAR VERTICAL PIECE MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT YOU MIGHT FEEL WOULD WORK PERFECTLY IN YOUR PARTICULAR DISTRICT.

SO AND WE'RE OPEN TO FURTHER DISCUSSIONS.

AND JUST ONE OTHER COMMENT ABOUT HIS WORK.

WE REALLY, REALLY FELT THAT THE BRONZE BANDING AROUND THE STAINLESS STEEL WAS VERY UNIQUE TO HIM, VERY DIFFERENT.

WE HAD NEVER SEEN THAT IN A SCULPTURE BEFORE.

AND THAT'S WHEN WE ASKED HIM TO PLEASE GO IN THAT DIRECTION.

AND HE DID.

SO WE WERE VERY PLEASED WITH THIS FINAL DESIGN THAT HE DID.

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THAT'S GREAT. I KNOW THAT COMMISSIONER PLACKO LIKES EXQUISITE STUFF, AND I DON'T WANT MICHAEL TO END UP IN DISTRICT FOUR ON HER FIRE STATION, SO MAKE SURE THAT ANY ATTEMPT THAT COMMISSIONER PLACKO HAS TO GET THIS ARTIST IN DISTRICT FOUR THAT IS BLOCKED, WILL YOU PROMISE THAT TO ME BETH.

I NEED EVERYBODY.

WE HEAR YOU COMMISSIONER AND JUST THE FACT THAT WE'RE HERE TONIGHT PRESENTING TO YOU WHAT WE'VE DONE FOR COLONY WEST AND IN A TIME PERMITTING WE WILL PRESENT THE SPLASH PAD AS WELL AS THE AMPHITHEATER.

BASED UPON YOUR FEEDBACK.

AS YOU KNOW, WE'VE MET WITH EACH OF YOU INDIVIDUALLY AND KNOW WE'RE NOT TOOTING OUR HORN, BUT WE HAVE DILIGENTLY WORKED AS HARD AS WE COULD TO TRY AND ACCOMMODATE ALL OF YOUR WISHES. SO WHAT YOU'VE STATED, VICE MAYOR BOLTON, WE HEARD IT LOUD AND CLEAR.

YES, SIR.

GOING BACK TO ONE OF MY QUESTIONS.

HOW DID YOU DERIVE THIS PIECE.

DID YOU COME FROM DIFFERENT PIECES AND THEN COME TO THE ACTUAL PIECE THAT YOU HAVE.

TELL ME A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT PROCESS.

AGAIN, LIKE I SAID, WE WERE VERY ENAMORED WITH THE MATERIAL OF HIS WORK, OF THE STAINLESS STEEL WITH THE BRONZE BANDING.

IT'S VERY UNUSUAL.

WE KNOW NOBODY ELSE THAT'S WORKING LIKE THAT.

AND WE WANTED HIM TO GO IN THAT DIRECTION.

AND AT FIRST WE WANTED A VERTICAL PIECE, BUT HE WASN'T GIVING US ANYTHING.

THE WORD THAT I KEPT USING WHEN THE DESIGNS KEPT IN, I SAID IT WAS VERY UNDERWHELMING.

I DIDN'T TELL HIM THAT.

BUT HE KEPT GOING BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD, BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD.

AND WE HAD SEEN THIS HORIZONTAL PIECE THAT HE HAD DONE AND WE FELT WE WANTED TO GO HORIZONTAL. BUT OF COURSE, WE HAVE CHAMPAGNE TASTES ON A BEER BUDGET.

AND HE KEPT SAYING, HE CAN'T DO IT FOR THAT MONEY.

AND WE WERE ABLE BY INCREASING MONEY FOR HIS CONCRETE PAD.

WHICH COMMISSIONER PLACKO THAT WAS A GREAT QUESTION.

HOW TALL IS THAT PAD.

THE PAD IS GOING TO ADD THE ADDITIONAL HEIGHT TO THE SCULPTURE AND ALSO GIVE IT A VERY ELEGANT PRESENTATION THAT IT'S ON THIS WONDERFUL ROUND PAD.

AND THAT'S HOW WE DERIVED IT BY REALLY WORKING WITH HIM.

THERE WERE SEVERAL ITERATIONS, SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS, SEVERAL HANDHOLDING, ALWAYS COMPLIMENTING HIM AND MAKING WE PUSHED HIM TO HIS LIMIT TO GIVE WHAT WE FELT WAS A VERY SIGNIFICANT BUDGET.

AND HE WORKS IN VERY LARGE BUDGETS.

SO HE DIDN'T THINK OUR BUDGET WAS.

SO, YOU KNOW, IT WAS DIFFICULT FOR HIM.

BUT THAT'S WHY WE ARE PLEASED WITH WHAT WE ENDED UP WITH.

WHENEVER AN ARTIST WOULD SEND US THEIR CONCEPT OR DESIGN FOR THE CONSIDERATION BETH WOULD RECEIVE THE SAME. WE BOTH RECEIVED THE SAME EMAIL AND THEN WE WOULD CALL THE OTHER ONE AND SAY, WELL, HAVE YOU SEEN MIKE'S LATEST? AND WE NEVER SAID, WELL, WHAT DO YOU THINK? YOU KNOW, BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO PREJUDICE THE OTHER'S DECISION.

THEN ONCE WE BOTH HAVE SEEN IT, THEN WE TALK.

LIKE YOU GOT TO GO LOOK AT IT.

YOU KNOW, I GO LOOK AT IT AND HE DOES THE SAME TO ME SO THAT WE EACH COME WITH OUR OWN OPINIONS.

YOU KNOW, TOO MS. CALLOWAY HAS A VERY GOOD AESTHETICS AND A SENSE, QUITE FRANKLY, OF WHAT SHE FEELS THAT THE COMMISSION WOULD WANT IN THEIR CITY.

AND AS WE ALL KNOW ART IS VERY SUBJECTIVE.

SO SOME PEOPLE LIKE THIS, SOME PEOPLE LIKE THAT.

BUT SHE WOULD PUT A STOP TO SAY, NO, NOT IN MY BACKYARD, IF INDEED IT'S NOT WHAT IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE. SO IT'S QUITE AN ITERATIVE PROCESS THAT WE GO THROUGH.

AND WE RELY UPON, OF COURSE, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE WITH THEIR FEEDBACK AND THEIR COMMENTS, WHICH ARE INVALUABLE.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, MS. MAXINE THAT CAN SAY, WELL, NO, THIS IS NOT GOING IN OUR CITY.

AND THEN WE MAKE A DECISION HOPE THAT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTION.

YES, IT DOES.

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TELL ME ABOUT. THE PROCESS WITH THE ART COMMITTEE, LIKE WHAT DID THE ART COMMITTEE SAY ABOUT THE PIECE THAT IS BEFORE US? HE FELT THAT IT HAD MOVEMENT THAT HE LIKES THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE PEOPLE CREATE A DIALOG AND THAT FROM IT'S A SCULPTURE.

WITH SCULPTURE IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT IT BE THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY DEGREES THAT NO MATTER WHAT WAY YOU VIEW IT, IT'S INTERESTING.

AND HE FELT THAT HE HAD ACCOMPLISHED THAT WITH THE DIFFERENT TWISTS AND TURNS AND INTERTWINING. AND PAST WHERE WE PUSHED HIM BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE WANTED.

HE WAS ORIGINALLY SHOWING US SCULPTURES THAT WERE TOO SIMPLE AND THEY DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH INTEREST WITH TWISTING AND TURNING AND IT JUST WASN'T INTERESTING ENOUGH.

AND THIS ONE WAS RIGHT.

I MEANT, WHAT DID THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE SAY ABOUT THE PIECE THAT WE SEE TONIGHT THAT WE'RE SEEING TONIGHT. ALL RIGHT, GEORGE, YOU WANT TO ANSWER THAT? WELL, I'M TRYING TO.

AND MAYBE MAXINE COULD HELP US HERE.

BUT BECAUSE OF THE WE ACTUALLY SHOWED THEM THE PIECE, I BELIEVE, AT THE LAST PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE MEETING, AND THEY LOVED IT.

THE DIALOG WAS SUCH THAT AND BETH REFERENCED IT A PHOTO OP, YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF GIVING HIM GUIDANCE, IN TERMS OF HOW TO GIVE A LITTLE HEIGHT SO THAT WHEN PEOPLE ARE AT THE FACILITY AND THEY WANT TO TAKE A PHOTO OP, THERE'S KIND OF AN ARCHWAY THAT CAN ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN. SO THEY WERE VERY MUCH IN FAVOR.

YOU KNOW, IF YOU RECALL, VICE MAYOR, HE WAS ACTUALLY THE ARTIST THAT THEY HAD INITIALLY PRESENTED BEFORE THE COMMISSION AND RECOMMENDED FOR THE ENTRY PIECE.

SO THEY WERE VERY MUCH INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS.

AND, OF COURSE, WE BROUGHT BEFORE THEM IN OUR LAST PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE MEETING AND SHOWED THEM ACTUALLY THE VERTICAL PIECES THAT WE DID NOT LIKE.

AND WE SHOWED THE EVEN TAKING THE VERTICAL PIECES AND MAKING THEM HORIZONTAL, WHICH IS WHAT HELPED US GUIDE HIM IN TERMS OF ENDING UP WITH A HORIZONTAL PIECE AT THIS MAGNITUDE.

WE REALLY WE PUSHED HIM AND THEN WE FEEL WE SUCCESSFULLY PUSHED HIM TO THE POINT RIGHT NOW. RIGHT.

CAN YOU REMIND ME OF THE BUDGET FOR THIS PIECE? YES. NINETY THOUSAND.

INCLUDING, AGAIN, AND LIGHTING HIS SUGGESTIONS FOR HARDSCAPE, WHICH HE DID IN HIS LITTLE PHOTO. YOU SAID EIGHTEEN THOUSAND OR EIGHTY THOUSAND.

9 0.

NINETY THOUSAND, AND THEN ARE WE GOING TO PURCHASE THIS OR ARE WE LEASING IT ARE WE RENTING.

NO. ONCE HE DELIVERS IT, IT'S OWNED BY THE CITY AND IT BECOMES PART OF OUR COLLECTION.

OK, AND THEN REMIND ME HOW MANY PIECES WE HAVE IN OUR COLLECTION FOR THE CITY.

RIGHT. ROUGHLY WE HAVE ABOUT 12 NINE TO 12 PIECES.

AND I'M BASING THAT UPON A BROCHURE THAT WAS JUST RECENTLY DONE, AND I BELIEVE THAT'S CORRECT. OK, SO WE'VE GOT NEW PIECES THAT NEED TO BE ADDED NOW AS WELL.

AND INSPIRATION WAY, WHICH I ASSUME THAT YOU'VE HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT ALL OF THOSE SCULPTURES WE HAVE AN OPTIONAL PURCHASE BUDGET OF SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

SO WE HAVE THE OPTION TO PURCHASE AS MANY AS WE WANT UP TO SIXTY THOUSAND OR WE DON'T HAVE TO PURCHASE ANYTHING.

BUT A LOT OF THOSE SCULPTURES ARE VERY REASONABLY PRICED, LIKE SOME ARE TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, SOME ARE 14.

SO THE COMMITTEE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE IS GOING TO COME BACK JULY TWENTY FIRST WITH THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS AND HOPEFULLY YOU'LL HAVE SOME MORE SCULPTURE IN THE CITY.

SO TAKE A LOOK, SEE IF YOU LIKE ANYTHING AND IF YOU WANT IT IN YOUR DISTRICT, WE'LL STILL DO YOUR MICHAEL SAZBO.

BUT IF YOU WANT SOMETHING IMMEDIATELY, YOU COULD.

I WOULD WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR OPINION.

BUT IF YOU'LL EXCUSE ME THOUGH NOT THIS EVENING, BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO FINISH THIS TOPIC . RIGHT NOT THIS EVENING. AND WE HAVE WE ALL TURN INTO PUMPKINS IN ABOUT 17 MINUTES.

SO, VICE MAYOR, PLEASE FINISH YOUR COMMENTS ON THIS TOPIC OR QUESTIONS ON THIS TOPIC.

DEFINITELY. I'M WRAPPING UP.

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HOW HEAVY IS THIS PIECE? ARE YOU LIFTING IT.

YOU THAT. SO THIS IS JUST A GUESS, A GUESSTIMATE, PROBABLY TWO THOUSAND POUNDS MAYBE OF IT'S NOT HEAVY AS I'M SORRY.

TWO THOUSAND. YOU SAID TWO THOUSAND POUNDS.

YES. BECAUSE A COMBINATION OF BRONZE AND STAINLESS AND IT'S HOLLOW.

IT'S NOT SOLID ALL THE WAY THROUGH.

AND YOU KNOW, BASED UPON THESE DIMENSIONS, TWELVE BY TEN WITH WORKS THAT BETH AND I INDIVIDUALLY HAVE DONE.

I SAID ROUGHLY ABOUT TWELVE.

WELL ABOUT TWO THOUSAND POUNDS.

RIGHT.

THE ARTIST TYPICALLY AS DID ROGER STOLLER FOR THE PIECE THERE ON COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD, THEY CONNECT WITH A TRANSPORTATION OR TRANSPORT COMPANY THAT ACTUALLY TRANSPORTS IT ACROSS COUNTRY ON A FLATBED AND THEN A CRANE.

THEY HIRE A CRANE AND THE CRANE LIFTS IT ONTO THE PAD AND THE SITE IS ALL PREPARED FOR THE SCULPTURE AND IT'S LIFTED BY CRANES PUT ON THE PAD, BOLTED, AND THAT'S IT.

SO THE OTHER DAY, SOMEBODY VANDALIZED ONE OF OUR WALLS, I THINK IT WAS IN COMMISSIONER FISHMAN'S DISTRICT, HOW DO WE SECURE OUR PUBLIC ART? THIS IS A NINETY THOUSAND DOLLAR PIECE AND WE OWN IT.

HOW WILL WE SECURE THIS WHEN IT GETS HERE? WELL, THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

WE DESIGN FOR SAFETY AND WE AND OF COURSE, IT WOULD NEVER GET PAST THE PERMITTING DEPARTMENT WITHOUT ALL OF THAT, AS IF A PERSON HAS A WILL TO TO VANDALIZE SOMETHING, NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU PLAN AGAINST THAT, PARTICULARLY A SCULPTURE LIKE THIS OUT IN THE OPEN, THERE'S REALLY NO WAY TO TO PREVENT THAT.

BUT HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE I'M SURE THERE WILL BE AMPLE LIGHTING AND WHAT HAVE YOU, AND HOPEFULLY THAT PERSON WILL BE DETERRED FROM DOING THAT.

ARE THEY GOING TO HAVE ANY OF MANNED SECURITY AT THE CLUBHOUSE AT NIGHT? AND SO TO YOUR QUESTION, YOU KNOW, WE CAN'T PREVENT JOHNNY FROM GOING UP AND VANDALIZING THE SCULPTURE IF JOHNNY WISHES TO DO SO.

RIGHT. I THINK WE SHOULD LOOK INTO SOME SORT OF SURVEILLANCE FOR THE PUBLIC ART.

I MEAN, IT'S A NINETY THOUSAND DOLLAR PIECE AND I WOULD HATE FOR SOMEBODY TO VANDALIZE IT, YOU KNOW, SO I THINK WE SHOULD DEFINITELY LOOK INTO SOME SORT OF SURVEILLANCE.

WOULD SURVEILLANCE BE A PART OF THE PUBLIC ART BUDGET? THAT'S A VERY GOOD QUESTION.

AND THERE IS WE HAVE A SITUATION SIMILAR TO THIS ABOUT A YEAR OR TWO AGO.

AND I THINK MS. MAXINE WAS IT AT THE AMPITHEATER.

NO, NO, I'M SAYING WE HAVE TO GET TO THE AMPITHEATER TONIGHT AND IT'S ELEVEN FORTY SEVEN.

AFTER I HAVE TO ANSWER THE MAYORS QUESTION.

YES. AND SO THERE IS SOMETHING IN THE GUIDELINES IN TERMS OF EXPENDITURES, WHAT WOULD BE JUSTIFIABLE UNDER THE PUBLIC ART ORDINANCE AND WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT.

THAT'S A VERY GOOD QUESTION.

AND BARRY. I'M WRAPPING UP MY QUESTIONS WITH THIS NINETY THOUSAND DOLLAR PIECE, WHAT IS NOW THE CUMULATIVE VALUE OF OUR ART IN TAMARAC? WE WOULD ALSO HAVE TO GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT, BUT ART GENERALLY.

IT'S LIKE BUYING A GOOD STOCK AND IT GENERALLY AN ART COLLECTION OF PUBLIC ART COLLECTION BECOMES VERY, VERY VALUABLE IN THE YEARS TO COME, ESPECIALLY IF YOU CHOOSE WISELY AND IF YOU PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT.

AND GEORGE AND I DO THAT WE HAVE HIRED SOMEBODY TO MAINTAIN OUR SCULPTURES AND THEY'VE ALREADY DONE, I BELIEVE, THREE YEAH. AND WE'RE ABOUT TO DO A FOURTH COMMISSIONER PLACKO'S FAVORITE IBIS.

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AND SO WE DO MAINTAIN WE'RE VERY CONSCIOUS OF THAT AND IT PRETTY MUCH PUBLIC ART COLLECTIONS ARE BECOME A VERY GOOD ASSET FOR CITY.

AND IT'S VERY PRESTIGIOUS.

WHY DIDN'T WE LEASE THIS PIECE, THIS PIECE, INSTEAD OF BUYING IT? WELL, I DON'T THINK THAT THE PUBLIC ART ORDINANCE ALLOWS FOR THAT TO HAPPEN, I THINK, BUT AREN'T LEASING SOME PIECES AT INSPIRATION WAY? LIKE WE LEASE THEM AND THEN WE GIVE THEM UP AT A CERTAIN POINT? YES THAT IS A TEMPORARY PROGRAM.

AND WE SELECT WE PUT OUT CALLS TO ARTISTS FOR PERMANENT ADDITIONS TO THE COLLECTION . INSPIRATION WAY IS THE FIRST TIME, AND GEORGE AND I VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A TEMPORARY LOAN PROGRAM. WE ALSO HAD A SCULPTOR, A SCULPTOR WHO WANTED TO GIVE US HIS SCULPTURE FOR A YEAR ON LOAN AND IT DIDN'T GET THROUGH RISK MANAGEMENT, SO.

WE TRY WE THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA AND WE'RE GOING TO DO INSPIRATION WAY AGAIN.

WE HAVE A DRAFT CALL FOR ARTIST OUT NOW AND.

AND IT'S A GREAT IDEA. OK, JUST MY LAST QUESTION, BETH OR GEORGE, ARE WE ABLE TO DO A LOCAL CALL FOR ARTISTS? I MEAN, I GET THAT, YOU KNOW, MICHAEL AND, YOU KNOW, ALL THESE OTHER ARTISTS THAT WE HAVE, THEY'RE GREAT.

THEY'RE VICE MAYOR, WE ALWAYS ENCOURAGE FLORIDA ARTISTS.

ALWAYS.

BUT A LOCAL TAMARAC CALL.

I KNOW THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL ARTISTS LIVING IN TAMARAC AND THEY WOULD LOVE TO DO YOU KNOW. THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY TO EVERY SINGLE PROJECT THAT WE HAVE AND WE ENCOURAGE IT. IT'S JUST THE WAY THE SYSTEM IS.

IT DOESN'T GO BY IF THERE'S A LOCAL AND WE LIKE THE WORK, THEY DEFINITELY HAVE AN ADVANTAGE. DEFINITELY.

THERE IS. THERE IS IN THE PUBLIC ART ARENA, THERE IS THE.

STANDARD THAT AN ARTIST CAN BE A LOCAL ARTIST AND HE OR SHE, IF THEY ARE ABLE TO BE IN THE ON THE PLAYING FIELD EVENLY WITH OTHER ARTISTS WHO ARE NATIONALLY AND DELIVER THE QUALITY PRODUCT AS A NATIONAL ARTIST WOULD, THEN INDEED, YES.

WE HAVE WITH ANOTHER CLIENT OF OURS, DID A CALL TO ARTIST FOR LOCAL ARTISTS.

AND IT'S 11:51.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ACTUALLY.

COMMISSIONER, VICE MAYOR, ARE YOU DONE? I'M DONE FOR NOW.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH BUT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND TO FINISH THIS TOPIC AS IT PERTAINS TO THE COLONY WEST SCULPTURE AND THAT WE WILL COMPLETE THIS COMMISSION MEETING THROUGH THAT. DO I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND? I'M MAKE A MOTION THAT WE FINISH THE ARTWORK FOR COLONY WEST.

I SECOND THE MOTION.

I MAKE AN ALTERNATE MOTION THAT WE COMPLETE ALL THE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA.

TONIGHT? YES.

WELL, OF COURSE WE'LL TAKE THE FIRST ONE AND THEN IF YOU GOT A SECOND, WE'LL COME BACK TO YOURS. SO I HAVE A MOTION A SECOND ALREADY.

LET'S COMPLETE THIS ONE.

CITY CLERK PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE FIRST MOTION, THE MOTION THAT HAS A MOTION IN A SECOND.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON. YES.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN. NO.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

NO. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ. YES.

SO WE'RE FINISHING THE COLONY WEST THROUGH COLONY WEST SCULPTURE.

OK, I DON'T HEAR ANY ALTERNATIVE, ADDITIONAL MOTIONS, COMMISSIONER FISHMAN THE FLOOR IS YOURS. I WANTED TO GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL BUDGET FOR THIS PIECE.

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IT WAS AT SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ORIGINALLY.

I DIDN'T HEAR A FULL EXPLANATION AS TO WHY WE'RE RAISING IT TO NINETY THOUSAND.

COMMISSIONER, FORGIVE ME, BUT I DID GIVE THE EXPLANATION HE COULD NOT GIVE A SIGNIFICANT SCULPTURE WHILE ALSO HAVING TO INCLUDE HIS FOOTER, WHICH COULD BE 10 TO 15 THOUSAND.

THINGS THAT GO WITH PUBLIC ART IS THAT YOU HAVE TO INCLUDE EVERYTHING.

AND IF HE INCLUDED EVERYTHING, WHICH IS ENGINEERING, HIS FOOTER, HIS INSTALL, HE COULD NOT GET US A SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH SCULPTURE.

AND I DID SHOW MAXINE OTHER SCULPTURES THAT WERE SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND THAT DIDN'T HAVE THE SIGNIFICANCE THAT WE FELT WE WANTED FOR COLONY WEST.

I SHOWED SOMETHING THAT I HAD DONE FOR NORTHBOROUGH PREP SCHOOL RECENTLY THAT WAS THIRTY THOUSAND AND IT WAS EIGHT FEET HIGH.

SO, YOU KNOW, THE PRICE OF STEEL, THE PRICE OF THE METALS, THE PRICE OF THE CONCRETE, EVERYTHING HAS GONE UP SO SIGNIFICANTLY THAT HE SAID TO ME, I CAN'T MAKE MONEY ON THIS.

I CAN'T, I WON'T, I'M NOT ABLE TO GIVE YOU MORE.

AND GEORGE AND I ARE SCULPTORS.

WE ARE PUBLIC ARTISTS.

AND WE KNEW IN COMPARING THAT IT WASN'T ENOUGH, HE WASN'T GIVING US WHAT WE WANTED.

SO WE WENT TO RON STEIN.

WE WENT TO THE CITY AND SAID, BECAUSE IT'S A CONSTRUCTION SITE AND THIS HAPPENS THIS HAPPENS OFTEN IF YOU'RE ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE.

IT HAPPENS TO ME IN WASHINGTON, D.C., WASHINGTON, D.C., TOTALLY ON THE SITE.

DID MY INSTALLATION FOR ME, PAID FOR MY ENGINEERING, PAID FOR MY CONCRETE.

THEY SAVED ME TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS AND IT ALL WENT INTO MY ART INSTEAD OF GOING INTO INFRASTRUCTURE THINGS.

SO WE TOOK THAT APPROACH AND WE WERE TURNED DOWN.

AND SO, FOR INSTANCE, WHEN I JUST SAID, YOU HAVE TO HIRE A CRANE TO PUT THE SCULPTURE DOWN. IF YOU'RE ON A JOB SITE MANY TIMES THERE IS A CRANE ALREADY.

SO IT'S WONDERFUL.

IF YOU CAN USE THAT CRANE AND SAVE YOURSELF A THOUSAND TO FIFTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS, WE WERE NOT ABLE TO DO THAT.

AND THAT'S WHEN WE MADE THE DECISION TO UP THIS BUDGET SO THAT HE WOULD DO ALL THIS HARDSCAPE, ALL HIS THINGS THAT HE HAD TO DO AND BE ABLE TO GIVE US A SIGNIFICANT SCULPTURE. I WILL SHOW YOU TOMORROW, I'LL SHOW YOU THE SCULPTURE THAT I SHOWED MAXINE, WHAT YOU GET FOR A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY.

WE KNOW GEORGE AND I, WE KNOW THIS AND WE WORKED WITH IT AND WE KNOW IT'S UPSETTING.

BUT BELIEVE ME, WE SAVE YOU MONEY WHENEVER WE CAN.

WE'RE VERY, VERY COGNIZANT OF DOING THINGS IN A VERY BUDGET CONSCIOUS WAY.

I AND I APPRECIATE YOU SAYING THAT.

BUT WE'RE NOW TALKING ABOUT A SECOND PIECE OF ART FOR THE SAME PLACE WHERE WE ARE GOING TO BE SPENDING ALMOST THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS MORE THAN WE ANTICIPATED OR PLANNED FOR.

THE FIRST PIECE THAT WE'VE JUST VOTED ON WAS ALMOST FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS MORE THAN WE HAD BUDGETED. AND THIS ONE IS FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS MORE THAN WE BUDGETED.

I'M HAVING A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING HOW.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN, LET ME.

IF I COULD FINISH MY IF I COULD FINISH MY THOUGHT, PLEASE.

YES, I'M SORRY. I'M HAVING A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING HOW.

WE MISCALCULATED THAT MUCH WHEN WE HAVE.

THE EXPERIENCE OF YOU AND GEORGE BEHIND US IN GUIDING OUR OUR ART COMMITTEE . PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE DID BRING YOU A FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLAR SCULPTURE INITIALLY FROM MICHELLE THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE APPROVED OF THAT AND IT WAS TURNED DOWN BY THE COMMISSION.

WE WENT OUT AGAIN AND BROUGHT YOU OTHER EXAMPLES.

AND LAST IT WAS SELECTED.

AND WHEN GEORGE AND I MET WITH HIM, HE FELT HE COULDN'T GIVE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF A SCULPTURE. HE SHOWED US A FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLAR SCULPTURE AND IT WAS NOT SIGNIFICANT

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ENOUGH FOR THAT AREA.

SO WE TRIED.

WE SPOKE TO HIM. WE HAD HIM DESIGN FOR FIFTY THOUSAND AND IT WAS NOT SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH FOR THE SPACE. AND.

WHICH SPACE ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? WHERE WE FIRST BROUGHT YOU A FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLAR SCULPTURE FROM A GLASS ARTIST AND THE COMMISSIONER, YOU TURNED IT DOWN AND WE HAD TO GO BACK OUT AGAIN.

OK, BUT WE'RE NOT.

ALL FIFTY THOUSAND.

AND YOU TURNED IT DOWN.

I'M DONE FOR NOW. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. I ACTUALLY HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

IN LOOKING AT THE ARTIST'S WORK.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S JUST BECAUSE THE WAY IT'S PRINTED ON THE PAPER, IT LOOKS LIKE SOME OF THE SCULPTURES AND HE'S DONE THIS TYPE OF DESIGN BEFORE, HAS MORE OF A GRAY TINGE TO IT RATHER THAN BRONZE.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S BECAUSE THE MATERIAL HAS JUST.

THE RIGHT THE BANDS I'M TALKING ABOUT, THE BANDS.

YES. THE BANDS LOOK MORE GRAY OR AN ENAMEL COLOR LIKE AN EBONY COLOR.

GRAY COLOR. IT'S NOT BRONZE.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S BECAUSE OF IT'S CHANGING OR IF THAT WAS THE COLOR USED.

AND PERSONALLY, IF THAT WAS A COLOR USED, KNOWING THAT WE HAVE GRAY OUTSIDE AND THE COLOR SCHEMES THAT WE'RE DOING WITH GRAY AND WHITE BRICK PAVERS, PERSONALLY, I WOULD RATHER TAKE THE BRONZE AND MAKE IT THAT GRAY EBONY COLOR.

I LIKED WHAT I SAW ONLINE FOR HIS PHOTOS, FOR HIS SCULPTURE PICTURES.

SO THIS IS JUST MY COMMENTS ON IT.

I'M NOT REALLY SURE ABOUT THE DESIGN SAYS ANYTHING OR SPEAKS ANYTHING, BECAUSE SOMETIMES WE ASK FOR THESE SCULPTURES TO HAVE SOME KIND OF REPRESENTATION.

AND I BELIEVE WHEN WE WERE LOOKING AT THESE SCULPTURES BEFORE, WE WANTED TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT TAMARAC. NOT REALLY SURE THAT THIS HAS THAT SAME SAY ABOUT HAVE ANY SAY AT ALL.

BUT I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH IT IN AND OF ITSELF.

I UNDERSTAND THE MAGNITUDE OF WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO WHEN YOU FIRST COME IN.

AND I JUST WANT IF YOU SAID THIS BEFORE IT IS LATE, I DO APOLOGIZE.

I WILL ASK YOU TO SHARE AGAIN WHERE YOU WILL SEE THIS WHEN YOU DRIVE IN.

IS THAT THE ROUNDABOUT WHERE YOU DRIVE IN BETWEEN THE HOTEL OVER HERE AND THE GOLF? THE CLUBHOUSE OVER HERE? IN THE STREET HERE? YES, IT'S IN FRONT OF THE PORTICO.

YOU'RE EXACTLY CORRECT HERE.

YES, YOU'RE EXACTLY CORRECT.

IT WILL BE IN THAT SPACE. YES.

SO IT'S OUTSIDE.

IT NEEDS TO STAND UP TO THE ELEMENTS.

IT NEEDS TO BE BIG ENOUGH.

SO IF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO JUMP ON THIS PLATFORM, THEY'RE NOT RIGHT NEXT TO A SHARP POINT.

ALL RIGHT. AND I SEE THAT OBVIOUSLY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT LIGHTING IT AND GREENERY AROUND IT AND IT COMPLEMENTING THE AREA.

THOSE WERE MY QUESTIONS. FOR THE MATTER.

IF THERE'S NOBODY ELSE WHO HAS ANY QUESTIONS ON THE MATTER, I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE THE SCULPTURE.

I HAVE A MOTION AND MUSIC.

YEAH. SOMEBODY'S MUSIC IS ON.

SO COMMISSIONER PLAC