General Meeting Minutes March 12 2013

Fort Lauderdale Council of Civic Associations
General Meeting Minutes
March 12, 2013

City Hall, 8th Floor Conference Room

  1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by President Mammano at 7:30 pm.
  2. VP  Centamore called attendance and declared a quorum.
  3. Minutes:  Minutes of the January meeting were approved as presented.
  4. Treasurer’s Report:   Treasurer Klein provided the monthly report.
  5. POLICE/FIRE REPORT

Captain Victor London reported on transfers and promotions within the FLPD.

Captain Jo-Ann Lorber  reported there will be a Port Everglades emergency drill on the morning of March 20.  Fort Lauderdale has asked that businesses and Associations in the area be notified by the County.  Discussion on the high risk populations around the Port and the impact on the surrounding area followed.

6.GUESTS

Stephanie Denham, Neighborhood Support, was introduced to relay that the meeting regarding Nextdoor.com was held prior to the Council meeting and take additional comments.

Shannon Vezina, Public Affairs Office, requested input on the ‘civic package’ content and presentation.  The format is being redesigned.  She asked anyone with ideas or preferences to contact her and provided her card.

7.OLD BUSINESS

The Nominating Committee Chair, Doug Sterner, presented the slate from the Committee and opened the floor to additional nominations.  No additional nominations were made.  Olivier Turino moved to accept the slate as presented, Marilyn Marcus seconded.  The membership vote was unanimous.  The 2013-2015 Board is listed on the rear and on the website.

8.REPORTS

President Mammano summarized the ETC Survey process and suggested the results be compared to the Council Consensus Report.

First Vice President Centamore stated that 16 renewals have been received.

9. COMMITTEE REPORTS

Legislative Committee will email for input and participants.  Additional volunteers were taken from the floor.  First meeting will be scheduled prior to the next General Meeting.

Better Meetings Committee – those interested can email input and request to participate to Marilyn Mammano.

10. NEW BUSINESS

Dave Parker from Sailboat Bend  raised concerns with the  Redistricting Committee recommendation to move Sailboat Bend to District 2.                  As suggested, he will email the concerns to the board for further discussion.

11. FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY

“Power of One Hour” and CVC project in Poinciana Park April 6.  Flyers  to be emailed.

Mark your calendars for “Citizen of the Year” awards on May 7 at City Hall.

12. The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Donna Mergenhagen

Recording Secretary